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.