Archive for September, 2011

Las Vegas To Host 2011 Global Gaming Expo

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Las Vegas will play host to the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) next month in October for two days, from the 4th to the 6th at the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

Gambling companies from all over the world will be in attendance, along with their latest innovative creations which include software, systems, and hardware.

Leader in video poker and slot machine games for land based casinos, International Game Technology (IGT) will dominate this year’s Global Gaming Expo as they won’t only be there with just their land based casino goods, their online subsidiary WagerWorks will also be there as well. Oh, and Entraction will also be there as well, since they were acquired by the International Game Technology recently.

WagerWorks is a leading online casino software provider, and will showcase their online casino products along with International Game Technology. Entraction is an online gaming supplier, and their games will be out on display at the Global Gaming Expo as well. As well as software development for land based casino games, International Game Technology also creates hardware for their software, such as game casing, like slot machine cabinets. New modals will be out on display this year, so it looks like there will be plenty to see from International Game Technology.

Goodman’s Parking Mission

Monday, September 12th, 2011

One of the biggest headaches that drivers have to deal with in the city of Las Vegas is downtown parking. Mayor Carolyn Goodman knows this, and she wants to do something about it. During her campaign trail, she promised that she would make it a goal to fix Las Vegas’ downtown parking issues, and she’s kept true to her word.

To help Goodman keep her promise, she’s hired created a new position for a city Parking Services Manager. The lucky hire who landed this position is Brandy Stanley. Stanley comes with 15 years experience, having served this role in other places, and as the Parking Services Manager, her job will be to create a more streamlined parking system that will function well during daytime parking, and for special event parking.

It’s common to experience parking hassles like full garages, full parking lots, non-existent parking signs, and high priced meters. Goodman admitted in a press conference at City Hall that she hears it all the time from constituents, that there’s a problem with parking in downtown Las Vegas.

An innovative move that will definitely help those who want a parking spot when they are downtown is the creation of a mobile application that will allow drivers to view available parking spots. People will be able to go to the link available on the city’s website, and check out parking spot availability through their computer or smartphone.

Sir Philip Green Eyes Las Vegas For Next Topshop

Friday, September 9th, 2011

After opening a Topshop store in Chicago, Sir Philip Green’s eyes have shifted to Las Vegas for his next Topshop location. He has plans of stepping up a United States expansion, and Las Vegas would definitely be a great place to put a Topshop.

Sir Philip is a billionaire retailer, and wants his third flagship store to be in Las Vegas by early next year. He just opened up his second United States store in Chicago, in a three-storey 35,000 sq ft store. He opened up his first store in the United States back in 2009 in New York.

Commenting on the different market, Sir Philip said “This is going to be the next test. It’s completely different from New York. It is a completely different market.” He also added “When you see this, I think it shows we are still moving the business forward in terms of the brand development. We are still pushing the brand. Moving the boundaries of the brand on again.”

Sir Philip is not just planning to expand Topshops stores across the United States, he’s also expanding Arcadia’s international franchise business, opening 80 net stores, increasing the number of international stores to 580 in total across 32 countries.