Cardinals’ owner Michael Bidwill to headline G2E 2021 final keynote

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Michael Bidwill, owner of the Arizona Cardinals, will headline this year’s G2E final keynote as the annual conference makes its return to Las Vegas from October 4 to 7.

The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) is presented by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and organized by RX (Reed Exhibitions).

AGA President and CEO Bill Miller noted: “The expansion of legal sports betting is deepening fan engagement and driving new business opportunities for sports leagues and teams. I look forward to welcoming Michael to the G2E keynote stage to hear his unique perspective on the dynamic, evolving sports landscape.”

The keynote “Cards on the Table: A Conversation with Arizona Cardinals’ Michael Bidwill” will feature a discussion between Bidwill and Miller on the convergence of legal sports betting and professional sports. 

The conversation, on Wednesday, October 6 at 1pm, will examine the thinking behind the Cardinals’ recently-announced sports betting partnership with Gila River Hotels & Casino and BetMGM, the important role of responsibility in sports betting, and what’s next as legal sports betting matures.

“Cardinals fans are very passionate, and the launch of legal sports betting in Arizona provides a new and innovative way to interact with them,” said Bidwill. “With our partners at Gila River Hotels & Casino and BetMGM, we are excited to bring this emerging market to Arizona.”

The Cards on the Table with Bill Miller series features one-on-one discussions with gaming’s top leaders on how they have navigated COVID-19 and gaming’s road to recovery. From casino and sportsbook operators to gaming suppliers, each interview has highlighted the innovative thinking propelling gaming forward on the path to recovery.