UCivan
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buzzpaff
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April 9th, 2012 at 9:29:03 AM permalink
Attendee Registration Options and Pricing
Conference Rates:
By Nov 16 After Nov 16
Full Conference $1,099 $1,199
Full Conference Group Rate 5 or More $999ea $999ea

Exhibit Booths

The Table Games Conference features an active exhibit hall with over 35 exhibit booths. Situated next to the main conference room, exhibitors get plenty of interaction with attendees during receptions, scheduled networking breaks and even throughout the entire conference.

There are always a variety of sponsorship opportunities available to " meet your needs and to fit your budget."


Guess I will have to find out the cost to exhibit my game. But my budget rarely reaches 3 figures, let alone 4. SIGH
UCivan
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April 9th, 2012 at 9:34:42 AM permalink
You're on SM's show list. You're are all set before December. Congra.
buzzpaff
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April 9th, 2012 at 10:00:11 AM permalink
Thanks I have emailed Lesley for a quote anyway. Just in case I am hallucinating or Roger has a lucid interval.
Of course after May 2nd, I might just have to fold my tent and slink away in shame and despair.
buzzpaff
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April 9th, 2012 at 10:05:03 AM permalink
How is this for a RAVING challenge ?

Stop the erosion of table games revenue; create a pit area that is thrilling to younger players, that is friendly enough to tease your slot players, and that will invigorate your current players.
Paradigm
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April 9th, 2012 at 10:36:09 AM permalink
Buzz, I believe the cost of exhibiting at the last Ravings Table Game Conference was in the $3,000 to $4,000 range, so it ain't cheap!
DJTeddyBear
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April 9th, 2012 at 10:38:31 AM permalink
Quote: Paradigm

I believe the cost of exhibiting at the last Ravings Table Game Conference was in the $3,000 to $4,000 range, so it ain't cheap!

Yeah, but it's cheaper than G2E. Still WAY out of my range. Hell, even ATTENTING is out of my range.


Of course, I'm curious to know what UCivan's comment means, and if it applies to me as well:
Quote: UCivan

You're on SM's show list. You're are all set before December.

I invented a few casino games. Info: http://www.DaveMillerGaming.com/ 覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧 Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁
Paradigm
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April 9th, 2012 at 10:55:43 AM permalink
About 1/2 of G2E, but G2E is a way bigger show. Believe there was less than 200 attendees at the last Ravings Conference, but they are all table games management folks, so it is target rich.

Problem is they are from all over the place and unless you are licensed or going to be licensed in their jurisdiction, you aren't even really an option for a lot of the attendees. As a result not sure Ravings or G2E is the right place for independents.

That is why the SMI event is so good for those exhibiting. You are likely getting in front of Nevada DTG's (i.e one market albeit an expensive one to get in to) and getting in front of a distributor to boot. And hopefully you are going to see some fairly detailed feedback comments from the group (I hope it will be more than just a voting score as that isn't going to give you a why if your score is less than desired).

As an independent developer, I don't think you can't take the shot gun approach to marketing the game and just exhibit at a show. If you want to go it alone and try and get a trial of the game, you have to target one or two jurisdictions that are easy to get into from a logistics standpoint and hit the pavement with a "comfortable pair of shoes" (as Roger S. was quoted to say in Eliot Jacobson's book).

Otherwise, find a distributor connection and see what you can carve out on that route. JMHO for whatever that is worth.
buzzpaff
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April 9th, 2012 at 1:20:46 PM permalink
My name is Buzz and Lesley from Raving answers to the nickname of Guzz.

The cost to exhibit is $3,500 and includes:

10x10 booth
1/4 page ad in Casino Journal's November issue
Designation as a sponsor on all Marketing materials
Your logo on website with link
two full conference passes
six VIP reception invitations
Guaranteed new game trial AWARDED TO THE BEST "NEW TABLE GAME" at Black Oak Casino and Agua Caliente Casino

It is a great opportunity to get your game in front of Table Game Professionals who come to attend the sessions and meet you and play these innovative games.

I got a free pass into SMI focus group. Proving once again that the good Lord looks out for fools .
buzzpaff
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April 9th, 2012 at 1:27:58 PM permalink
(as Roger S. was quoted to say in Eliot Jacobson's book).

Got chewed out by the wife for talking to myself in church. Told her I was just praying out loud, but she knows me too well for that to fly.

Probably was talking to myself about Eliots " Elements of a sucessful carnival game " Parts 1 and 2. I think I have not violated any, but now planning my presentation, that is something else. Dan Lubin has given me some generous advice. And I have watched
" A pitch for the Angels" twice more. Ed Wynn Senior in a Twilight Zone classic. My one and probably only real chance to make
a pitch for the grandkids.

I will report back here in detail on the Focus group as as many of the games as I possibly can. remember.

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