Wednesday, March 23

8:30 AM - Registration Open, Network welcome, Breakfast.

10:00 AM - UNLV Blackfire and Stockton U. Esports Innovative Center

     on the state of Esports and the future of the casino industry

Speakers on this panel:

 

 

     • What companies are publicly traded esports and what is their current status

     • What stories of success/failures have there been in casinos experimenting in esports

     • How has esports grown as a "sport" in the college ranks and beyond

     • What should a casino floor look like now and in the future

11:00 AM - Casino/Igaming Regulatory updates on Esports and video gaming.

Speakers on this panel:

     • What states have passed laws on wagering on esport events

     • Will casinos adopt peer to peer wagering

     • With certain states adopting esports wagering what are the revenues so far?

     • What are the revenues from the dark market sector?

 

12:00 PM - Cryptocurrencies used in Esports and Video Gaming, is there a Gambling fit?

Speakers on this panel:

 

     • How does a casino adopt crypto and should they create their own?

     • What video gaming/esports platforms use crypto today?

     • There are multiple cryptocurrencies that are the best for a casino to accept as payment and why?

12:50 PM - Casino Industry Insider Keynote Speaker

                       Chief Operating Officer of Agua Caliente Casinos

                       Saverio R. Scheri III

1:10 PM - Lunch Break / Expo / Floor Time

2:00 PM - Responsible (video) gaming sponsored by nChain & The Entain Foundation US, Inc 

 Speakers on this panel:

 

 

 

 

     • Why does the age of the player matter when it comes to wagering on a video gaming tournament?
     • KYC moving forward how is that regulated?
     • What are the reasons that you should approve wagering?

     • How did NJ get around their law of wagering on esports with players younger than 18 years of age participating in the event?

3:00 PM - The monetized peer-to-peer (P2P) skill-based system of competition is hardly a new concept -  Speakers on this panel:

 

  • What types of games can be offered?

  • Are there any new platforms in the market?

  • What are the benefits of P2P?

  • Can fair matchmaking be assured in these types of matches?

  • Is there an organization dedicated to integrity issues and the P2P stakeholder community?

  • What kind of innovations can the P2P stakeholder community look forward to?

4:00 PM - Colleges and Esports the way wagering platforms see the bigger picture.

Speakers on this panel:

 

     • The Rising Sport on campus is Esports what does this tell us about how casinos should set up wagering for college Esports?

     • Who are the best professional teams in esports and how are they ranked through the wagering platforms

     • Where is the money in wagering on esports? How much do bookies see and why are they investing in it

6:00 PM

 

Thursday, March 24

9:00 AM Registration Open, Network welcome, Breakfast.

10:00 AM - Marketing to a younger demographic, Does the casino market measure up?

     • The opinion of a Millennial and Gen-Z on what a casino means to them

     • How do we change the narrative at a casino venue and the casino's online platform to attract a younger demographic

     • Does a casino have a stigma that it cannot reinvent itself?

11:00 AM - Metaverse how will it affect B&M casinos and their online platforms?

     • Igaming is still not adopted in all states and now the talk of a Metaverse emerges?

     • Are casinos and their business model just to old to keep up with technology's frantic pace?

     • What should a casino do to make changes today before it is too late?

12:00 PM - Lunch Break / Floor Time

1:00 PM Monetizing immersive technology in the physical space?

     • VR/AR and mix reality on property

     • VR/AR and mix reality as a means for gambling?

     • Holograms and other "cool" stuff

2:00 PM - Collaboration gap between video gaming publishers & the gambling industry

 

     • What video games are bet on the most and why?

     • What are the issues between publishers and gambling and how can we overcome them, is there a stigma or fear?

     • Can there be a monetary answer to working with publishers, if so how much of the pie would they want for their IP?

     • What are the legal concerns for gaming publishers and how can the gambling industry address them?

3:00 PM - How to connect esports online to your brick and mortar.

     • What ideas are there for you to offer your online guests to bring them into the brick and mortar

     • Events and entertainment for a younger demographic. Music, video gaming conventions, and other ideas

     • How should you market these ideas

4:00 PM - Should my casino offer NFT's as prizes or winnings?

     • What does this mean for my casino and how much does it cost for an NFT

     • Why are NFTs so popular?

     • The value to a younger generation of an NFT

     • Should my casino offer a crypto exchange?

5:00 PM - Payment systems and how they can help you adapt to a fast-moving pace

 

  • What are the current payment systems being used today - Cashless was adopted because of the Pandemic

  • Does the absence of cash in the Casino help or hurt the industry?

  • Cryptocurrency and the future payment methods of gaming

  • Responsible Gaming and its impact on eSports

  • The future state of gaming

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March 23 & 24

(All Times are Pacific Standard Time)