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Status of All Those 26K Attending G2E Not Known, Event Will Go on as Scheduled

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Oct/02/2017

Following the worst mass shooting in US history, many in the gambling sector were frantically seeking information on colleagues with some 26,000 gaming professional from around the world slated to attend this week’s Global Gaming Expo.  That event will go on as planned per a statement issued by organizers 10:30 am EST Monday.


STATEMENT ISSUED BY AGA REGARDING STATUS OF G2E

The event was to commence today with former NBA superstar Magic Johnson.  Hall of Fame Basketball Legend Magic Johnson was slated to speak at the event.  He was believed to still be in Los Angeles having attended an LA Sparks game.

THOSE IN VEGAS FOR THE G2E EVENT ARE ENCOURAGED TO MARK THEMSELVES AS SAFE ON FACEBOOK

More than 50 were reported dead and over 200 injured as of 9:15 am EST.

The now deceased gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas Strip on Sunday, raining down bullets from the 32nd floor of a hotel for several minutes before he was shot dead by police.

Some 22,000 people were in the crowd when the man opened fire, sending panicked people fleeing the scene, in some cases trampling one another, as law enforcement officers scrambled to locate and kill the gunman. Shocked concert goers, some with blood on their clothes, wandered the streets after the attack.

Some companies were posting statements as to the status of their staff and colleagues on social media outlets and elsewhere.

This story is fluid…

- Chris Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

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