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Du 6 au 8 décembre 2017, le Grimaldi Forum accueillera ce nouvel événement précurseur dans le domaine de l’industrie du jeu d’argent en Europe.

Le concept est novateur… « World Gaming Expo » est un salon mondial BtoB qui réunira tous les professionnels de l’industrie du jeu d’argent : fournisseurs, fabricants et prestataires de services du secteur seront de la partie. Cet évènement rassemblera ainsi l’ensemble des acteurs, de l’industriel aux casinotiers en passant par tous les représentants des divers jeux d’argent existant. Au programme : conférences, workshops et présentations des dernières nouveautés.

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Casino and café chain owner Hard Rock International has finalized the purchase of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino, a move that allows the company to finally enter Atlantic City’s casino market. Hard Rock will host a press conference on Wednesday, April 5, to shed light on its plans for the property. The casino developer and operator has not disclosed Trump Taj Mahal’s purchase price, but it had formerly confirmed that it would invest over $300 million in the property’s complete redevelopment. Spread over 17 acres of land on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk, the complex will reopen doors for visitors and guests as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.



First « World Gaming Expo »
The professionals gaming trade show in the principality of Monaco


From 6 to 8 December 2017, the First World Gaming Expo will take place at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, a forerunner in the Gaming Industry in Europe.


An innovative concept:

World Gaming Expo is a B to B tradeshow gathering professionals in the gaming industry; suppliers, manufacturers, and service providers will be part of it. This event will bring together all major players from the equipment manufacturer to Casinos as well as all gaming representatives in the field. Programme will include: Conferences, workshops and presentations addressing challenges and new trends in the industry.

Most suitable location:

The Principality of Monaco is not only the world’s premier destination for Luxury, it’s also renowned for its prestigious casinos, its congresses and events. Every year, famous medical pharmaceutical, automobile and many other companies come to Monaco to organise their event.

The gaming tradeshow market is not developed yet in the Principality of Monaco and in the Mediterranean, “World Gaming Expo” can position itself as the not to be missed event for major players in the field.

The quality of the infrastructure, the flourishing market on the Casinos and their attractiveness, as well as a strong luxury hotel industry make the Principality of Monaco, the ideal location to host “Word Gaming Expo.”

The Principality of Monaco welcomes every year around seven hundred events. These qualitative and diverse events contribute to the strong international reputation of Monaco. Thereby “World Gaming Expo” will contribute too. The large number of exhibiting companies, the expected conference attendees and tradeshow visitors would generate strong revenues especially for hotels when the period of the year may be less busy.

A professional local organiser

This project is led by an ambitious and dynamic Monegasque, Igor Gamba, founding manager at Monaco International Events. Experienced entrepreneur for ten years in communications and media he created “Monte-Carlo Pass+” ( the Monegasque publication) and in 2009 he took over the “Monaco Yachting Guide” publication.

How the idea of the World Gaming Expo came from?qs

While I was in business trips I observed the best practices in many sectors. I had the Idea in 2015 when I realised that there was not, in Europe, an event answering the gaming industry challenges. I have decided to develop my career in organising events and World Gaming Expo, is the ideal professional trade show to be held in our Principality.

Was the decision to organise this event at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco logical?

Yes definitely, it’s a natural move as the competences and professionalisms of the various teams at the Grimaldi Forum are recognised by everyone. We are convinced that the GFM will deliver qualitative service to our exhibitors, presenters and visitors.

What are the relationships and synergies investigated between the ‘Société des Bains de Mer’ (SBM) and the World Gaming Expo?

As everyone knows, the SBM is historically a major actor in the Principality. The SBM made Monaco shine beyond the boundaries for more than 150 years, thanks to its Hotels, Casinos and its aura. It will be a great pleasure to develop a close collaboration and synergies together.

“WGE” seems to be aligned with the Principality interests. Moreover, this tradeshow is intended to be a reference in Europe and beyond.


Casino developer and operator Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG) is planning to complete and launch Phases 3 and 4 of its Cotai Strip property Galaxy Macau by 2018 and 2020, respectively. The company said during a Friday presentation of its annual financial results that the new phases of the massive project will mostly include family-friendly entertainment options and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events) facilities.

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A gambling bill passed a Florida House Committee on Tuesday after members voted 11-7 in the affirmative. Sponsored by Rep. Mike La Rosa, the piece basically keeps the current gambling status quo in the state, very much unlike a separate legislation currently being considered in the Senate that calls for a massive gambling expansion.HB 7037 was introduced in mid-February and cleared the House Tourism and Gaming Control Subcommittee shortly after. Here it is important to note that Rep. La Rosa chairs said subcommittee. The legislative piece is next headed to the Commerce Committee. If it clears that hurdle, too, it will then appear before the full House floor.



The Gold Coast Integrated Resort will feature up to five high-rise towers and a marine parking for jet ski among many other amenities, developer ASF Consortium has revealed to local media.The A$3-billion complex, dubbed Gold Coast’s largest development project in recent history, is planned to be located on a five-hectare site on Gold Coast’s Southport Spit, right next to the Sea World marine animal park.



An iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk casino will be transformed into a family-friendly resort destination, it became clear on Monday. Real estate developer R&R Development Group is set to buy the shuttered Atlantic Club Casino Hotel for an undisclosed price.

The Atlantic Club’s new owner – Ronald Young – and his real estate development firm are planning to invest over $135 million in renovating the former resort and turn it into a popular non-gambling destination. Mr. Young expressed hopes that 300 rooms of the property’s hotel portion will be opened this fall.



Security officers at Sheldon Adelson’s Sand casino in Bethlehem made history last week, when they signed a union contract with the casino operator .Last Wednesday, members of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America signed a three-year contract with Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem that will give its security guards an 8 percent pay increase—effective immediately—as well as a seniority structure and a greater say in work rules for its 146 members, The Morning Call reported.



Casino operator Wynn Resorts  has appointed industry veteran Craig S. Billings as the new chief financial officer. Billings will replace Stephen Cootey starting March 1, the Las Vegas operator said in a statement. Cootey, who held several Wynn financial positions since joining the company in 2014, resigned “to pursue other interests.”