The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is set to take place from October 4 through October 7, and it will once again be held live in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the keynote speakers of the event will be Michael Bidwill, owner of the Arizona Cardinals.
While all forms of gaming are discussed at the Global Gaming Expo, there will be plenty of focus on sports betting. This form of gaming is starting to take over the United States, and Bidwill will be able to provide a unique perspective as an owner of a professional sports team.
The title of the keynote presentation is “Cards on the Table: A Conversation with Arizona Cardinals’ Michael Bidwill.” Bidwill is expected to have a length discussion with Bill Miller, who is the president of the American Gaming Association.
This keynote speech will take place on Wednesday, October 6, and it will be one of the final keynote speakers of the entire exposition. Several topics will be touched on, including how the Cardinals and the NFL were able to navigate through COVID-19.
Bidwill will also discuss the future of sports betting as he sees it evolving throughout the NFL and into other sports as well. The NFL has taken an aggressive approach into sports betting, but that hasn’t always been the case.
The American Gaming Association also focuses on responsible gambling, especially when it comes to betting on sports. This key topic will be touched on throughout the expo and will be a point of emphasis with the Cardinals’ owner as well.
Sports Betting Now Live in Arizona
One of the reasons that Bidwill was chosen to be a keynote speaker at this event is because his home state is one of the latest to launch legal sports betting. The first online sportsbooks launched in Arizona on September 9, which is also the same day that the 2021 NFL season began.
The Cardinals didn’t waste any time in jumping right into the sports betting scene as the team formed a partnership with BetMGM and Gila River Hotels & Casinos. Arizona allows for legal sports betting to be offered at professional sports stadiums, and State Farm Stadium will become one of the biggest and best options.
The NFL continues to be the biggest sports betting market in the US, and the Cardinals remain the most popular team in the state. There won’t be much data or information on what has taken place so far in Arizona, but the projections are staggering.
About the G2E Conference
The Global Gaming Expo is one of the biggest events in the gaming industry, and it is back to in-person after using a virtual format due to COVID-19. Industry leaders from around the World converge in Las Vegas to discuss the future of gaming in the US and worldwide.
While there are a number of speakers lined up throughout the conference, the G2E is most known for the different exhibits that are on display throughout the event. The latest inventions or programs are on display at this event, giving attendees a chance to glimpse into the future of gaming.