Last year's G2E was distracted by a lot of change.  Company mergers, hopes of online gaming, getting started on the unknown skill games, etc. This year's G2E was a more mature one. 

Brands were settling down after mergers.  Online gaming (in the U.S.) was on the back burner.  Skill games had a much more sophisticated approach.

Meantime, the AGA and NIGA were having a love fest and sports betting replaced online gaming as the big topic to tackle at the Federal level.