Schedule & Events
2020 Schedule – April 27, Day One
NexGen Gaming Forum
Registration will be open all day to pick up your badges.
ECGC is a two-day conference that includes the NexGen Gaming Forum, which will focus on emerging forms of gaming such as online, fantasy sports, e-sports, skill-based gaming, etc.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Finding Slot Floors of Tomorrow
While Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation still account for the overwhelming majority of casino slot play, survey after survey shows that the younger generations find slots boring. What happens as today’s slot players die out? Will the casino floor of tomorrow need an overhaul? Will it be the slot makers or the casino operators who drive change? Over what period will this transformation take place?
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Networking and Refreshment Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
iGaming vs. iLottery – Defining their Lanes
As lotteries and casino operators look to igaming and sports betting as the means to attract younger demographics, clashes are already occurring. How can each industry find its lane and move from competition to cooperation? How do states that encouraged capital investment in casinos justify allowing an online lottery to compete against them? Are state lotteries becoming gaming companies?
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
What Does Esports in the U.S. Mean for Gaming?
Esports are hot, casinos want to host their tournaments, and the gaming industry generally wants to be associated with this emerging sport. But why? Are esports a casino attraction like boxing? Will it become the focus of betting? Has the gaming industry figured out exactly what it wants from esports – and vice versa?
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Cocktail Reception, at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort & Casino
Sponsored by SBTech.
2020 Schedule – April 28, Day Two
East Coast Gaming Congress
8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
CEO Presentation I
9:20 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.
CEO Presentation II
9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
CEO Presentation III
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
CEO Presentation IV
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gaming expansion continues unabated up and down the East Coast – from the new gaming resorts in Massachusetts to the ilottery in Pennsylvania to potential casinos in Virginia to “skill-based” games of dubious legality in bars and taverns seemingly everywhere. Who are the winners and losers? Are traditional gaming companies adapting fast enough? Can regulators move swiftly enough? Do states’ public policy decisions make sense?
Bar-sinos, Stadium-sinos, and Other New Gaming Venues
The expansion of sports betting into non-traditional outlets such as stadiums, sports bars and other venues raises a number of questions – and opportunities. Will traditional regulatory requirements apply to these new patrons? How can this be addressed, and how can states make sure that the playing field is level? Are these venues an opportunity or a threat to traditional gaming operators? Is sports betting just the beginning for these venues?
Women in Gaming
Challenges women face in the Gaming World will spotlight these prominent women in different fields who will provide insights and advice about challenges faced, work-life balance, and what the future holds for women in the gaming industry.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
CEO Presentation V
1:50 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
CEO Presentation VI
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Wall Street vs. Main Street
Does the increase in M&A activity and industry consolidation represent a shift in leverage and power from regulators and legislators to operators? As mergers and acquisitions among gaming companies continue, more states will find themselves in a position in which their licensees operate facilities in nearby states. This will put pressure on states to develop more investment-friendly regulatory and tax systems to keep capital, jobs and revenue from flowing to other jurisdictions.
A View from the Suppliers
Technology providers are rapidly and radically changing the face of the gaming industry, from creating immersive electronic gaming devices to innovative mobile apps to creating whole new categories of gaming. In this session, the industry’s suppliers discuss the future of gaming across all segments and formats, both digitally and land-based.
Food & Beverage
Driving Revenue through Food & Beverage Opportunities: Attendees will gain insight into creative and innovative concepts in food & beverage – from innovation and future trends in menus/food offerings to unique restaurant concepts.