Global Gaming Expo 2020 in Las Vegas cancelled
The American Gaming Association and Reed Exhibitions have officially announced that Global Gaming Expo, the gambling industry’s premier event, will be canceled in 2020. Show organizers have confirmed that they intend to produce a series of online events before the end of the year. The G2E event was supposed to take place between Oct. 5-8 in Las Vegas.
Bill Miller, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association said, “In light of the current situation regarding market activity, restrictions on the free movement of tourists around the world, and unclear guidelines for major public events this fall, we have come to a sad conclusion. We simply will not be able to do G2E offline this year. Health and safety have always been our top priorities. The uncertainty created by the pandemic makes this decision make more sense than the deadlines of the companies that were planning to participate.”
Hervé Sedky, regional president of Reed Exhibitions for the Americas also commented on the forum’s cancellation: “We came to this decision after consulting with national and local public health authorities and major industry representatives. Ultimately, it became clear that organizing a live event was not possible.”
Global Gaming Expo has been the world’s premier gaming industry event for 20 years. Each year, more than 30,000 attendees attend the expo.
Event organizers will soon approve plans for virtual and educational events. Earlier, casinos in the U.S. began shutting down again due to outbreaks of coronavirus in gambling employees.