World's Biggest Gaming Trade Show Just Weeks Away

15th Annual World Gaming Congress and Expo

Staged October 17-19 in Las Vegas

Sep 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from GEM Communications LLC

    LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the 15th annual World
 Gaming Congress and Expo (WGCE) are putting the finishing touches on the
 industry's largest exposition, educational and forward-planning event, which
 begins in less than three weeks.
     WGCE convenes October 17-19 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las
 Vegas with the world's biggest gaming expo and largest attendance of any
 gaming show this year. The popular Slot Manager Institute and the new GameTech
 technology conference precede it October 16.
     "We are excited about this year's show, and thrilled with the ongoing
 support we've received from everyone involved in this event," said Brian
 Vargas, Senior Vice President Trade Shows for GEM Communications, producer of
 WGCE. "It's unfortunate that other trade shows and events scheduled in Las
 Vegas have been canceled recently, but by proceeding with WGCE, it will help
 ensure the strength of the gaming industry and it is a show of support for Las
 Vegas and the convention industry."
     Registration for WGCE continues to grow, with new attendees signing up
 from across the United States and around the world. "We are very appreciative
 to our exhibitors, attendees and speakers, who are all working together to
 ensure a successful show. This is the only trade show that truly represents
 all sides of the gaming industry, domestically and internationally, and we
 will continue that fine tradition this year, next year and in the years to
 come," Vargas said.
     In addition to the wide range of exhibitors and seminars, highlights of
 the three-day event include keynote speeches by Steve Wynn, Erin Brockovich
 and Ernest L. Stevens, Jr. A complete schedule of events is available at
     WGCE, the world's largest and most established gaming trade show, is
 produced by GEM Communications. GEM is publisher of 11 trade magazines and
 newsletters serving the gaming industry around the world including IGWB,
 Casino Journal, Slot Manager, Indian Gaming Business, Lottery Business, Casino
 Executive Reports, Gaming for Africa, InterGame, InterGaming, InterPark and
 National Gaming Summary.
      GEM Communications LLC is a subsidiary of The Official Information
 Company (TOIC), specializing in collecting a wide range of data and
 information electronically, adding value by customizing it and then
 distributing it primarily electronically to customers worldwide.
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