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GameON 2018 Recap

“AGS made it all about the guests and were not pushy with their products. Excellent event; more fun than G2E.”

Chris Voss

Former FBI Hostage Negotiator, Best-Selling Author, and Negotiation Expert

Chris Voss is CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It, which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. A 24-year veteran of the FBI, Chris retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator. Drawing on his experience in high-stakes negotiations, his company specializes in solving business communication problems using hostage negotiation solutions. Their negotiation methodology focuses on discovering the “Black Swans,” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems.

Chris has been featured in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, The Washington Post, SUCCESS Magazine, Squawk Box, CNN, ABC News and more.

 

SPEAKERS & PANELISTS

Derek Amundson

Vice President of Casino Operations
SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Taylor Anderson

Account Executive

AGS

Sean Boyd

Strategic Business Partnerships Officer

The Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce

Andrew Burke

Senior Vice President of Slot Products

AGS

Greg Chase

Chief Thought Provoker

Experience Strategy Associates

Matt Davey

CEO

Tekkorp Capital

Scott Emerson

Executive Officer of Operations

The Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce

Joe English

Event Futurist and eSports Consultant

Jon Fryar

Chief Operating Officer
VSR Industries

Tim Furlong

Managing Partner

The Simmons Group

Ruth Harjo

Director of Human Resources
Prairie Band Casino & Resort

John Hemberger

Senior Vice President of Table ProductsAGS

Jenny Holaday

President

Fuel Leadership

Sigmund Lee

CTO

AGS

Shannon Leyden

Junior Product Manager
AGS

David Lopez

President & CEO

AGS

Mike McKiski

Vice President of West Coast Sales
AGS

Robert Perry

Senior Vice President of Sales
AGS

Sara Slane

Senior Vice President of Public Affairs

American Gaming Association

Warren Steven

Senior Director of Online Gaming
Golden Nugget

Robin Waters

Director of Table Games
Graton Resort & Casino

At this year’s GameON, attendees can expect an agenda primed with dozens of opportunities to increase their skills and industry knowledge to help grow their business and bottom line. Between interactive educational sessions and unique networking events, attendees will experience one of gaming’s most exclusive “meetings of the minds” in a comfortable, intimate setting. 

 

Attendees will have the chance to learn from their peers on emerging practices, discuss the hottest industry trends, and see first-hand what AGS is bringing to casino floors in the next 12 - 18 months. Best of all, attendees will leave the conference with actionable methods and techniques that empower them to expand their customer base and increase incremental revenues.

Agenda is subject to change.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Shuttles, Breakfast, & Driving Range

6:45 am

Get to the golf course early for some breakfast and practice shots at the driving range. Shuttles will pick up from the WinStar Convention Center.

Golf Tournament

9:00 am

Scissortail Golf Course

Fore! Test your golf skills against other GameON attendees and AGS representatives for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Post-Tournament Lunch

1:00 pm

Scissortail Golf Course

Join us for lunch and the announcement of the golf tournament winners.

Opening Reception

7:00 pm

WinStar Resort Pool

Mingle with fellow GameON attendees and AGS representatives as you enjoy cocktails and delicious food by the Resort Pool. Attire is casual.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Healthy Run/Walk 5K

6:30 am

Convention Center

Get some fresh air and your blood flowing before day 1 of conference sessions. The trail starts outside the Convention Center.

Registration Opens

7:30 am

Convention Center

Be sure to check in with our GameON Ambassadors!

Breakfast

8:00 am

Convention Center

Join us for a hearty breakfast to fuel you up for day 1 of conference sessions.

AGS Obsessed! – Welcome, and Our Relentless Obsession with our Customers

8:30 am

Convention Center

David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS

Play to Win: GameON Social Casino App Tournament

8:50 am

Convention Center

Mike McKiski – Vice President of West Coast Sales, AGS
Taylor Anderson – Interactive Account Executive, AGS

WinStar World Casino & Resort – A Path of Strategic Growth

9:00 am

Convention Center

Scott Emerson – Executive Officer of Operations, The Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce
Sean Boyd – Strategic Business Partnerships Officer, The Chickasaw Nation Department of Commerce

The Over/Under on Sports Betting in America — Opportunities for Your Casino

9:30 am

Convention Center

Matt Davey – President and CEO, Tekkorp Capital LLC
Sara Slane – Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, American Gaming Association

Keynote Presentation: Negotiation Secrets from an FBI Hostage Negotiator

10:00 am

Convention Center

Chris Voss – Former FBI Hostage Negotiator and Best-Selling Author of “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It” 

Chris Voss Meet & Greet

11:00 am

Convention Center

Meet Chris Voss and get a signed copy of his best-selling book, “Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It”

Lunch

11:15 am

Convention Center

Join us for a delicious lunch.

GameON Social Casino App Tournament Morning Random Drawing Winner Announcement

11:45 am

Convention Center

David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS
Taylor Anderson – Account Executive, AGS

AGS New Game Preview - Crystal Magic

11:55 am

Convention Center

Shannon Leyden - Junior Product Manager, AGS

AGS Table Products Roadmap – Driving Revenue, Delivering Value

1:45 pm

Convention Center

John Hemberger – Senior Vice President of Table Products, AGS

Pulling Back the Curtain: An Insider Look Into AGS’ Game-Development Process and the Innovators Behind Our Obsession with the Game

12:00 noon

Convention Center

Sigmund Lee – Chief Technology Officer, AGS
Andrew Burke – Senior Vice President of Slot Products, AGS

Table Game Demos

12:45 pm

Convention Center

Hands-on demos of AGS’ new table games and solutions with our product experts.

The Psychology Behind Memorable Guest Experiences

1:00 pm

Convention Center

Greg J. Chase – Chief Thought Provoker, Experience Strategy Associates, and Former Corporate VP of Guest Strategy & Insights, MGM Resorts International

The Top 5 Reasons You Want More AGS Slot Product on Your Floor

2:30 pm

Convention Center

Andrew Burke – Senior Vice President of Slot Products, AGS

AGS New Game Preview - Koi Riches

3:10 pm

Convention Center

Shannon Leyden - Junior Product Manager, AGS

Our Obsession with Customer Partnership: Day’s Recap & the Evening Ahead

3:15 pm

Convention Center

David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS

GameON Social Casino App Tournament Afternoon Random Drawing Winner and Winner of the Most Tournaments of the Day Announcement

3:20 pm

Convention Center

David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS
Taylor Anderson – Account Executive, AGS

Board Shuttles for The Star - The Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Practice Facility

3:30 pm

Convention Center

Attendees board shuttles for An Evening at The Star.

Shuttles Depart for The Star - The Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Practice Facility

4:00 pm

Convention Center

Shuttles depart for An Evening at The Star.

An Evening at The Star

5:30 - 9:30 pm

The Star

Join us for An Evening at The Star - The Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and Practice Facility. You'll enjoy cocktails, delicious food, and games, and have an opportunity to meet the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and five-time Super Bowl Champion, Charles Haley!
(Attire: sports casual - wear your favorite team jersey or logo clothing - can be any sport, any team)

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Boot Camp and Healthy Run/Walk 5K

6:30 am

Convention Center

Get some fresh air and your blood flowing before day 2 of conference sessions. The boot camp class meets and the 5K trail starts outside the Convention Center.

Breakfast

8:30 am

Convention Center

Join us for a hearty breakfast to fuel you up for day 2 of conference sessions.

AGS Obsessed – Day 1 Recap and What’s Next for AGS

9:00 am

Convention Center

David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS

eSports: A Golden Opportunity for your Casino Resort to Capture a New Generation of Consumers and Revenues

9:30 am

Convention Center

Joe English – eSports Expert & Futurist

Managing Today’s Multi-Generation Workforce

10:15 am

Convention Center

Jenny Holaday – President, Fuel Leadership 

Break

11:00 am

Convention Center

Light snacks and beverages provided.

AGS New Game Preview - Red Silk

11:10 am

Convention Center

Shannon Leyden - Junior Product Manager, AGS

Panel: Company Culture as a Powerful Differentiator

11:15 am

Convention Center

Moderator: Tim Furlong - Managing Partner, The Simmons Group
David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS
Greg J. Chase – Chief Thought Provoker, Experience Strategy Associates
Ruth Harjo – Director of Human Resources, Prairie Band Casino & Resort
Jenny Holaday – President, Fuel Leadership

Lunch

12:15 pm

Convention Center

Join us for a delicious lunch.

GameON Social Casino App Tournament Morning Random Drawing Winner Announcement

12:30 pm

Convention Center

David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS
Taylor Anderson – Account Executive, AGS

Why You Must Have an “All-Line” Relationship with Your Customers: Blurring the Lines Between Online & Land-Based Gaming

1:00 pm

Convention Center

Warren Steven – Senior Director, Product and Operations, Online Gaming, Landry’s Inc.
Mike McKiski – Vice President of West Coast Sales, AGS

An Interactive Discussion: What a ‘World-Class’ Slot Supplier Means to You

1:45 pm

Convention Center

Andrew Burke – Senior Vice President of Slot Products, AGS

AGS New Game Preview - Fu Bao Bei

2:40 pm

Convention Center

Shannon Leyden - Junior Product Manager, AGS

Panel Discussion: A Broad Look at How a Las Vegas Strip Operator and Premier Regional Property Enhance the Guest Experience, Approach New-Product Introduction, and Turn Challenges Into Opportunities

2:45 pm

Convention Center

Moderator: John Hemberger – Senior Vice President of Table Products, AGS
Derek J. Amundson – Vice President of Casino Operations, SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Robin Waters – Director of Table Games, Graton Resort & Casino

Closing Remarks & Thank You

3:30 pm

Convention Center

David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS

GameON Social Casino App Tournament Afternoon Random Drawing Winner and Winner of the Most Tournaments of the Day Announcement

3:45 pm

Convention Center

David Lopez – President and Chief Executive Officer, AGS
Taylor Anderson – Account Executive, AGS

Closing Reception

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Regal High Stakes

Join us as we close GameON 2019 with a Whiskies of the World tasting, hand-rolled cigars, awesome food, and the highest limits the casino has to offer. Attire is casual.

 
 
TUESDAY, JUNE 11

GameON golf tournament at WinStar's Scissortail Championship Golf Course with a chance to win awesome prizes, followed by an opening reception at the resort pool.

TravisMathew® Shopping Experience

Every GameON golfer will receive a $150 TravisMathew® gift card to spend in our TravisMathew® pop-up shop on the 10th hole! Update your wardrobe with TravisMathew®, a brand inspired by the Southern California culture and lifestyle – courtesy of AGS!

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Full day of conference sessions and keynote speech, followed by the highlight of GameON 2019: a Dallas Cowboys football experience with a night at The Star ─ the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and the team’s practice facility where they train and work 355 days a year. Tour the state-of-the-art, 210,000 square foot indoor athletic facility and enjoy cocktails, dinner, games, and entertainment as big as Texas outside on the Cowboys’ two outdoor practice fields patio. You'll also have a chance to meet five-time Super Bowl Champion, Charles Haley, and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Full day of conference sessions, followed by a closing reception in the Regal high stakes gaming area, featuring a Whiskeys of the World tasting, hand-rolled cigars, delicious food, and the highest limits the casino has to offer.

“I think that you provided an excellent experience with a great balance of AGS and the industry. I think other manufacturers should take notes. You have really raised the bar with your clients.”

 

WinStar World Casino & Resort

777 Casino Ave. 

Thackerville, OK 73459

800-622-6317

Transportation to WinStar World Casino & Resort

 

WinStar is located in Thackerville, Oklahoma near the border of Texas and Oklahoma. It is an approximately 60-90-minute drive from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field (DAL). Taxi service, ride-share service, and rental cars are readily available from either Dallas airport to WinStar.

Transportation from WinStar World Casino & Resort to Dallas Airports

 

AGS will provide transportation from WinStar to DFW and DAL on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14. Once you have RSVPed to attend GameON, our helpful team of event professionals will work with you to arrange for your return transportation after GameON.
 
Please note: taxi and ride-share service is extremely limited and often unavailable from WinStar; we recommend you let us take you to the airport in an air-conditioned, comfortable shuttle while you relax and enjoy the ride.

“The awareness and insights I captured from this week are truly valuable and will impact the way I approach our future projects and initiatives. Thanks again for the great time!”

 

COUNTDOWN TO GAME ON 2019!

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ATTIRE

Conference Attire: Business Casual

 

Night at the Star Attire: Sports Casual; Wear Your Favorite Team Jersey or Logo Clothing

 

All Other Social Events: Casual

 

CONTACT US

Questions, comments, concerns? Feel free to reach out to us directly:

Lesley Hodges

Senior Director of Events

l.hodges@PlayAGS.com

702-724-1132

Sam Venezia

Marketing Coordinator

svenezia@PlayAGS.com

702-724-1121

 

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