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Wizard
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August 22nd, 2016 at 12:32:51 PM permalink
G2E has denied my press pass request again.

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Hi Michael,

Thank you for applying as press for Global Gaming Expo 2016. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with media credentials for this year痴 show.

If you have registered erroneously as media and would like to register as a G2E attendee, please register at http://www.globalgamingexpo.com/Register-Now/.

Best,

Lovely Mempin | Account Coordinator



The industry gets a lot of mileage out of the free coverage I give to new games that I see there. Exhibitors pay to go there in part for the publicity generated to new games from people like me. But, as usual, I get no respect at all.

At this point a floor pass costs $225. I usually get a lot of offers for a free pass under a corporate sponsor as the show draws close, but none so far.

So, consider this a spot for people like me to beg for a free pass. I know the forum has a lot of starving game inventors who are probably in the same boat as me.

Please PM me if you can get me into the show.

The question for the poll is do you have/need a pass? (S.G. = Scientific Games)
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August 22nd, 2016 at 12:36:15 PM permalink
Should we take this as the tin cup is out again?
Just kidding-
Just curious- when is it?
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August 22nd, 2016 at 12:39:28 PM permalink
Why did they deny you?

I'm pretty positive you have more composite views than any other gambling publication.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 12:47:15 PM permalink
I wouldn't pay $2.25 to go there.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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August 22nd, 2016 at 12:47:55 PM permalink
Shocked zuga and chan don't pick up
There tab- just for content alone
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August 22nd, 2016 at 1:00:57 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Why did they deny you?

I'm pretty positive you have more composite views than any other gambling publication.



They didn't say. It probably comes down to whether the person making the decision that year has heard of me. I get approved some years and denied others.

What I don't get is why some of my competitors like CasinoMeister seem to get approved every year? The press lounge is always full of them eating free food.

Quote: Wizardofnothing

Shocked zuga and chan don't pick up There tab- just for content alone



Oh, they would pay if I asked. As a good employee, I'm trying to save them the money and trouble.

Quote: Wizardofnothing

Just curious- when is it?



Sep 27-29.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 1:23:06 PM permalink
Do you just accept it or get a little indignant with them? I am not a big fan of people asking "do you know who I am?" for better service or favors, but you really are someone that they should be giving a press pass.

Go on the offense...if you haven't already!
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August 22nd, 2016 at 1:27:43 PM permalink
I'll hop on the wagon... Really not sure how they denied you. Did you provide them with any site statistics such as searches, views, members here, etc, etc? I don't get how they don't see you have a big audience and clearly should be able to enter as press. What a moronic move on their part.

I'd love to go to G2E too... When is it again?
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August 22nd, 2016 at 1:55:48 PM permalink
Quote: RonC

Do you just accept it or get a little indignant with them? I am not a big fan of people asking "do you know who I am?" for better service or favors, but you really are someone that they should be giving a press pass.



I just accept it without argument. I'm a defensive kind of guy. I really would like to know how much smaller affiliate sites get approved though.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 2:07:09 PM permalink
Wow that is crazy. There is no reason for them to deny you. I would definitely make a call or try to talk to a higher up.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 2:16:28 PM permalink
Another member was kind enough to give me a link to a free expo pass sign-up page. If you need the link, let me know.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 2:37:58 PM permalink
I would ask for someone to review the situation...it is at least worth an email inquiry. This is a field where you are an important player and provide a lot of free coverage...both based on your own stories and contributions here of others...
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August 22nd, 2016 at 2:40:22 PM permalink
Quote: RonC

I would ask for someone to review the situation...it is at least worth an email inquiry. This is a field where you are an important player and provide a lot of free coverage...both based on your own stories and contributions here of others...



Oh, I'm just not a complainer. Plus, I would come off like a two-year-old screaming "I'm important!"
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August 22nd, 2016 at 6:43:18 PM permalink
Sending you a text.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 7:50:01 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I wouldn't pay $2.25 to go there.

Really why? I thought you were a table games player?

You never know what new game you might find and what juicy information you might get. PM me and I'll tell you about a game that you could've believe. Someone FKed up big time so did gaming and whomever did the game analysis.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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August 22nd, 2016 at 7:51:06 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

Sending you a text.

I want one to.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 7:59:44 PM permalink
Tell them you know Ahigh, he's a powerful
Vegas icon. That and $225 will get you
right in.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 8:39:36 PM permalink
set up out side and have people puke mcnuggets on every one.
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August 22nd, 2016 at 8:52:28 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Really why? I thought you were a table games player?

You never know what new game you might find and what juicy information you might get. PM me and I'll tell you about a game that you could've believe. Someone FKed up big time so did gaming and whomever did the game analysis.



I'd like to hear this one. Send me a PM please. :)
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August 23rd, 2016 at 5:29:10 AM permalink
I am both shocked and outraged, as well as not at all surprised, that they denied you a press pass.

But I'm glad you got your expo pass. It reminds me that I need to get my pass...


But out of curiosity, what would a press pass give you that an ordinary expo pass wouldn't?

For the record, after having been to many conventions of this sort, it's been my experience that the expo floor - the one place where it's relatively easy to get a pass for free entry - is the one place where they vigorously check credentials before entry.

The break out training rooms, the areas that add a lot of value to the convention to those that pay the price, generally have very lax or no security. Anyone can get in.

One example comes to mind: At G2E in 2013, Penn Gillette was giving the Keynote speech Tuesday morning before the expo floor opened. I tested my theory and went right in. In fact, I even stepped up to the mic during the Q&A section. Obviously, my expo-only credentials should not have allowed me to go in, but here's the kicker: This was before I picked up my credentials. I had nothing, but waltzed in anyway.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 6:47:32 AM permalink
Again, another member kindly let me know of a way to get in for free. I don't want to broadcast it here but PM me if you intend to go and need a pass.

Quote: DJTeddyBear

But out of curiosity, what would a press pass give you that an ordinary expo pass wouldn't?



Access to all the sessions and the press lounge. The press lounge is always stocked with food and beverages. It is also pretty easy to sneak guests in, so a nice place to have sit-down meetings. Some people seem to camp out in there the whole show and do one meeting after another.

I may try to sneak into a session or two, now that you make it sound so easy. I'll flip my badge around to hopefully improve my odds.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 8:52:30 AM permalink
I'm in town that week and I'd use a pass if I had one...
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August 23rd, 2016 at 8:55:17 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Oh, I'm just not a complainer. Plus, I would come off like a two-year-old screaming "I'm important!"



You don't have to come off like that at all. Simply have your agent, secretary, assistant, sock puppet, or someone titled something like that ask on your behalf saying that there must be some misunderstanding and listing your credentials. This kind of stuff happens all the time; not everyone knows who you are.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 8:57:41 AM permalink
PM me if you need a pass.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 2:11:36 PM permalink
Thanks for the reminder. For what it's worth, I just booked the round-trip on Southwest for less than $150. I don't think I've ever gotten prices that low.
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August 23rd, 2016 at 2:25:01 PM permalink
I would be very interested in going to one of them Darksider game protection /AP buster presentations. I would love to see what kind of fear mongering tactics they are using to sell themselves or their products.
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August 24th, 2016 at 1:36:58 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

I would be very interested in going to one of them Darksider game protection /AP buster presentations. I would love to see what kind of fear mongering tactics they are using to sell themselves or their products.



I've been to 3. They all end up arguing with other experts in the q and a section.
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August 24th, 2016 at 8:49:37 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I've been to 3. They all end up arguing with other experts in the q and a section.



Are you referring to the talk I moderated? Goes to show what a lousy peacemaker I am.
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August 24th, 2016 at 9:31:58 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Are you referring to the talk I moderated? Goes to show what a lousy peacemaker I am.



Wasn't your fault Henry decided to posture and bluster.

But that was,.in fact, the best of the 3.
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August 24th, 2016 at 10:17:21 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Are you referring to the talk I moderated? Goes to show what a lousy peacemaker I am.

You're a prior moderator, and they turned their nose up to your request for a pass? WTF???
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August 24th, 2016 at 12:30:55 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

You're a prior moderator, and they turned their nose up to your request for a pass? WTF???



Sounds like Mr. Wizard pissed in someones cherios.
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August 24th, 2016 at 1:06:33 PM permalink
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Sounds like Mr. Wizard pissed in someones cherios.

See what he gets for posting up how to take advantage of certain plays. (-;
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September 1st, 2016 at 12:13:38 PM permalink
Just read the videopoker.com September newsletter which said site members can get a free exhibit hall pass if you register by September 16th.
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September 2nd, 2016 at 6:06:40 AM permalink
On the Las Vegas Advice forum, one of their admins made a similar post, but added a direct link:
Quote:

For those who may be in town from September 27th through the 29th, VideoPoker.com is offering a free exhibit hall pass to its members (so, anyone).

Click here to register by September 16, 2016.

Per VideoPoker.com: "It will say there is a $225 fee, but this will be removed at the end of registration."

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