And just like that, it’s a wrap! Global Gaming Expo, also known as G2E, blows by so quickly each year, but it’s also a very productive few days and an opportunity to connect with a wide variety of industry experts, many of whom who you’ll hear from over time here at Flip The Switch.
With the conference officially concluded, here’s a few final thoughts from the final day (Thursday) on the expo floor.
Thursday Felt Busier This Year
While the conference normally revs down Thursday and as such the final day is often quieter, it didn’t feel as quiet this year. People were hosting meetings right up until the buzzer at 3 p.m., when the expo hall closed (ourselves included).
It was nice to see so much activity even at the last minute. We were also appreciative of the time all the booths gave us, even in the midst of a busy week, to catch us up on what they’ve been up to.
Industry Jargon FTW
Every year we hear some new industry jargon. We already shared Triple Metamorphics, which other makers were calling “Three Pots” or “Persistent Pots.”
But we also heard other new terms we loved this year:
- “Precog,” or “Pre-recognition,” is the animation or announcement that something big is about to happen, like a bonus or big win. Brian Christopher viewers will also know this as a “Shaky Shaky” and we’ll probably stick with that ourselves.
- Catalyst symbol is the one that makes something happen, such as pays get collected. If you don’t have the catalyst symbol, the reward will not be offered.
Huff N’ Even More Puff
Need we say more? Except there’s also Huff N’ Extra Puff coming, so get ready. Huff N’ Even More Puff is slated for a first half of 2024 release.