The “Do-Gooder Award” for G2E’s charitable collaboration with the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) was awarded to Global Gaming Expo (G2E) on Thursday evening.
The Gold 100 Grand Awards of Trade Show executives differentiate trade shows demonstrating general success in activities, policy, and marketing classifications. The class of the Do-Gooder Award acknowledges the dedication of a trade show to a charity or philanthropy. G2E is the world’s leading gaming industry meeting hosted by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and arranged by Reed Exhibitions.
Allie Barth, AGA’s vice president of industry relations said: “No one takes responsible gaming more seriously than the American Gaming Association and our members. There is no better platform than G2E, where nearly 30,000 industry leaders gather, to heighten awareness of responsible gaming and raise funds for the important work of NCRG.”
NCRG shifted its annual conference to G2E in 2006 to enhance communication among sector officials, researchers, and clinicians. The G2E display leadership group assists with the implementation of the annual NCRG meeting by obtaining room, operating requires and immediate donations through voluntary donations as part of the registering for certain card types and as part of the purchase of each exhibitor box. To present, this association has led in $340,000 in money donations to NCRG over the previous seven years and more than $630,000 in-kind.
“G2E leverages the trade show’s reach to help support the industry’s responsible gaming awareness, education, and fundraising initiatives,” said Korbi Carrison, G2E’s event director. “We’re proud to partner with NCRG to raise the global gaming industry’s support of and commitment to responsible gaming.”
G2E is supporting an exhibitor-led Fun Run new this year that will fuel extra donations to NCRG. The 5k Fun Run for Responsible Gaming Return to Player (RTP), driven by Novomatic and endorsed by G2E, AGA, and AGEM, will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 14. PT at the preserve of Springs.