A focus on profitability to drive the eSports debate at CEC Vegas CDC Gaming Reports · July 9, 2019 at 2:04 pm Clarion Gaming event ambassador Roy Student says that the upcoming Casino Esports Conference (CEC) Vegas, scheduled for September 4th and 5th at the Luxor in Las Vegas, will provide casino operators with answer to the most frequently asked question regarding esports: “How do we make money?” “CEC Vegas will arm senior executives with the information and intelligence they need to understand the eSports phenomenon and integrate it as a positive amenity and attraction,” Student said. The two-day CEC conference, subtitled ‘For the New Era of Gaming,’ will bring together online and land-based gaming operators with the relevant parts of the eSports industry in order to attempt to map out a progressive and mutually profitable future. “(Esports) is an exciting, emergent industry,” Student said. “It is an increasingly important vertical within the gaming space. CEC Vegas will enable delegates to both hear from and network with colleagues who are already in the space… benefit from their insight and identify the stumbling blocks that should be avoided.” “An event like this enables the serious players to sidestep the pitfalls and accelerate their profits,” he said. The planned conference program and exhibition will allow CEC Vegas attendees to learn how to generate revenue, drive traffic, and improve experiences, all through the use of eSports events and wagering. Online gambling operators will learn how to drive more revenue through eSports, and the eSports event community – comprising teams, league organizers, streaming platforms and influencers – will discover sponsorship opportunities and the benefits of collaborating with gaming operators. The supply side of the industry – wagering platforms, tech suppliers, payments specialists and big data organizations – will be presented with chances to network, solidify partnerships and generate revenue opportunities. In a first for the industry, Take Two Interactive Director J Moses will be a keynote speaker at the event, the first time a major computer game publisher will be discussing the future of eSports betting. Take Two Interactive holds two major gaming labels, Rockstar and 2K, publishers of the Grand Theft Auto series and NBA 2K, respectively.