Agenda includes Games, Gaming Influencer Appearances, ESports Tournaments, Panels, Virtual Reality and Awards.
Rancho Mirage, CA — Agua Caliente Casinos, the award-winning premier casino and entertainment resort in the Coachella Valley with three distinct properties (Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, Agua Caliente Palm Springs and Agua Caliente Cathedral City), will be hosting Gameacon, a video gaming expo presented by Black Dog Gaming at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage. This two-day ticketed experience is open to the public, for all ages and takes place August 14-15, 2021. As a leader in gaming innovation, Agua Caliente Casinos hosts esports tournaments at Rancho Mirage and is always investing in the future of gaming to offer guests and members the most innovative technology, entertainment and special events. Gameacon at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage will attract competitive gamers, video gamer enthusiasts, and all interested in the future of esports and technology.
There will be a full exhibition floor in the Agua Caliente Ballroom, featuring artists, developers, merchandise, and technology. Gameacon is also the home for fans of all types of nerd culture including comics, movies and music. The packed agenda includes Cosplay, VR, AR, a Magic the Gathering Tournament, a Smash Brothers Tournament and special guest appearance, among others Veronica “Ash” Taylor from Pokemon.
Esports and gaming industries have experienced explosive growth in most recent years. An estimated 474 million fans worldwide watch esports, according to Statista, and is expected to grow nearly 22 percent by 2024 to 577.2 million. The number of casual gamers has increased as Newzoo reports there are now 2.81 billion active gamers globally.
“Esports, with its millions of engaged enthusiastic players all over the world, represents the future of casino business,” said Brian Bork, Senior Director of Marketing, Agua Caliente Casinos. “As leaders in utilizing cutting-edge technology to create gaming and entertainment experiences, we are happy to host Gameacon and bring together the best and brightest luminaries in the field, as well as offer the gaming community of all ages the opportunity to compete in tournaments, try the latest games and accessories, and have fun. Agua Caliente is always looking towards the future, and esports is the future now.”
Gameacon kicks off a day on August 14 for all public as well as industry and investors. The all-access ticketed agenda on Saturday August 14 and Sunday August 15 will have the exhibition areas open from 10A-5P, breakout rooms for panel talks, influencer meet and greets and streaming celebrities and tournaments running all day from 10A-10P both days.
Ari Fox of Gameacon added, “We are thrilled to be back at it for the Indie developer and the video gaming community at large. After a year and half of isolation there is nothing that beats in-person events. Gameacon should NOT be missed! We have Indie games that could be the next Rocket League, influencers, esports tournaments and great personal and business relationships that come from attending our events year-round. If you want to learn, prosper, and play in the video gaming industry, Gameacon is the way!”
Gameacon is the only conference of its kind that combines the business-to-business networking and educational opportunities of the GDC with the entertainment and public feedback aspects of Magfest or Pax. Their mission is to promote artists in game creation by providing a space for them to showcase their work, the opportunity to reach an audience who craves to see it, and a forum to learn from each other.
Gameacon Tickets at Agua Caliente Casinos are now on sale with prices beginning at $20. Agua Caliente Casinos will also be announcing special events throughout the resort that will take place during Gameacon. For more information, go to https://www.hotwatercasino.com/RM-Gameacon.
Gameacon is a video gaming conference that celebrates the “art” of play in video gaming culture. If you would like to volunteer, please contact us with the email above. Gameacon is a Trademark of Gameacon, LLC For more information on Gameacon please go to www.gameacon.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT BLACK DOG GAMING
Black Dog Gaming is the esports and video game division of Black Dog Venture Partners.
Our goal is to provide a suite of services to video game developers and esports organizations including:
- Access to equity and debt capital
- Business development and sales management
- Publicity and media relations
- Digital and social media marketing
- Event promotion and sponsor activation
- Business coaching and management team development
ABOUT AGUA CALIENTE CASINOS
Agua Caliente Casinos are located in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, and Cathedral City, CA. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the only property in California that has been awarded the Forbes Four-Star rating for three different locations within the resort hotel with Sunstone Spa earning the Forbes Five-Star award for 2021. The Sunstone Spa, also ranked in the top spas in the U.S. and no. 1 in California by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas 2019; The Steakhouse winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence consecutively since 2007; and the resort hotel have all achieved Forbes Four-Star status. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also a AAA Four Diamond property and was ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards. Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also home to Southern California’s premier entertainment venue, The Show, which features a legendary lineup of performers. Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs offers the newest slot machines, a variety of table game action, high-limit gaming, plus fine dining and shopping, all in a fabulous setting in historic downtown Palm Springs.
Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City, opened in November 2020, is the newest gem in the Agua Caliente Casinos’ crown and consists of over 30,000 sq. feet of gaming, including the latest slots and your favorite table games. The outdoor Agave Caliente Terraza sets this property apart as it will host live entertainment, an array of special events, and community gatherings, all with an amazing view of desert landscape and picturesque mountain tops. This beautiful property also boasts Café One Eleven, a three-meal dine-in restaurant, 360 Sports Bar with its state-of-the-art sights and sounds, the 24-hour Java Caliente coffee shop, and Agave Caliente Tequila Bar. The Agua Caliente Casinos are owned and operated by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, which also owns the world-renowned Indian Canyons and Tahquitz Canyon hiking trails, and the Indian Canyons Golf Resort.
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Mrs. Davis is also president of Davis Strategy Group has over 23 years of service to Indian Country and as an entrepreneur she has successfully established, operated, managed and grown several businesses in multiple sectors. She is equal parts a strategic visionary and behind-the-scenes implementor, essential in guiding and overseeing every process of brand development, business expansion, nation-to-nation relationship building and more.
She was named in 2009 as one of the first recipients of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s, “40 Under 40” award which recognizes up and coming community and business leaders from across Indian Country.