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Indian Gaming Association Reflects On Anaheim Triumph, Gears Up For San Diego '25

Indian Gaming Association Reflects On Anaheim Triumph, Gears Up For San Diego '25
Indian Gaming Association Reflects On Anaheim Triumph, Gears Up For San Diego '25

The Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention along with the inaugural DigitalPlay Summit (DPS) recently concluded in Anaheim, CA, marking a significant milestone in the tribal government gaming landscape.

As the event wrapped up its busiest show floor to date, attention now turns towards the future, with San Diego set to host the event in 2025, emphasizing the growing importance of iGaming in the industry.

With a surge in attendance compared to previous years, the Anaheim event witnessed over 7,000 industry delegates engaging with a diverse array of major stakeholders. The introduction of DPS for 2024 opened new avenues for exploring developments in iGaming and sports betting, broadening the scope of Indian gaming's premier event.

Leading providers and brands, including IGT, Everi, Konami, Playtech, DraftKings, and FanDuel, among others, showcased their latest offerings at the DPS, contributing to a vibrant exhibition featuring over 400 booths.

Education took center stage with the most comprehensive seminar program to date. Deep dives into online casino and sports betting were complemented by sessions exploring cutting-edge technologies like AI, highlighting their potential to drive growth in tribal government gaming.

A notable addition to the event was the Sustainable Gambling Zone (SGZ), underscoring the industry's commitment to sharing best practices and innovative sustainability initiatives.

Amid discussions on the future of sports betting, optimism prevailed regarding the growth prospects fueled by technological advancements, setting the stage for the inevitable integration of iGaming.

Feedback from exhibitors and attendees underscored the event's evolution into a dynamic space addressing pressing industry issues and emerging trends.

Looking ahead, the 2025 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, slated for March 31 to April 3 in San Diego, promises to build on this momentum.

Marcus Yoder of Playtech USA emphasized the importance of DPS conversations, stating, "It’s a pivotal time for iGaming and sports betting in the US."

Gavin Knapp of Light & Wonder echoed the sentiment, stressing the critical nature of DPS content in anticipation of the iGaming wave.

Ernest Stevens, Jr., Chairman of the Indian Gaming Association, expressed optimism for the future, stating, "Our annual event provides the perfect platform for sharing passion and insight. I know that next year’s gathering in San Diego will continue in that same collaborative vein."

As the industry charts a course towards innovation and sustainability, the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention remains a beacon of progress and unity, shaping the future of tribal gaming in the US.




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