Annual Convention

 2022 LVGA Annual Convention

Our LVGA Annual Convention last week in Baton Rouge was a huge success thanks to everyone who participated, including the sponsors, exhibitors, guest speakers, registrants, Board Members and LVGA Members. Turnout exceeded our expectations and everyone was able to garner something valuable for their organizations, businesses, and associates.

The Convention kicked off on Day 1 with an Agenda that encompassed a variety of topics.  It included opening remarks by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser on state tourism and how video poker has enhanced that industry.  Attorney General Jeff Landry spoke relative to legal insights and the regulatory arm of gaming.  Representative John Stefanski appeared to give the audience updates on video poker and gaming issues from the legislative arena.  Chairman Ronnie Johns of the LA. Gaming Control Board gave closing remarks and updates on the lastest gaming issues.

Louisiana State Police, represented by Major Chuck McNeal and Norbert Courville, from the Gaming Division, gave an update on the status of the Central System, site controllers, TITO, timelines, etc.  

There was also a panel consisting of representatives from various segments of the gaming industry, to talk about numerous pressing issues relative to video poker regulations, requirements, amenities, timelines, reports, security, etc...

On Day 2, the Trade Show was packed with a wide variety of exhibitors representing machine and game manufacturers showcasing their newest games and software, distributors, insurance providers, wholesale food suppliers, coin and currency counters, printing, and advertising, just to mention a few.

Door prizes were also an exciting part of the event with another Carnival Cruise as the grand prize.  Below are just a few candid shots of this fun and exciting event.  If you were able to join us this year, we thank you for your participation.  If not, we invite you to watch for future dates of this popular Convention.

In the meantime, continue to visit our LVGA website here.  If you are not an LVGA member, you may want to take advantage of that opportunity and become one, in order stay informed and remain on the cutting edge of gaming.