The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions have announced the cancellation of this year’s Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas due to the impact of COVID-19.
“In light of continued uncertainty around a viable marketplace at a physical G2E show, global travel restrictions and currently unknown guidance on large public gatherings this fall, we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that we simply cannot hold an in-person G2E this year,” said AGA President and CEO Bill Miller.
“Health and safety have always been our top priority and the uncertainty created by the ongoing pandemic makes this the prudent decision ahead of critical deadlines for exhibitors planning to participate.”
G2E had been scheduled to take place from 5 to 8 October 2020 at Sands Expo and Convention Center but the AGA said the event has now been cancelled completely, with the next edition of G2E to take place from 4 to 7 October 2021. Organizers say they will instead plan to host a series of virtual events in the coming months.
“As the country works to reopen, the American gaming industry continues to adapt and provide the safest possible experience for our employees and customers while continuing to support the communities in which we operate,” said Miller.
“We look forward to the moment when we can convene together again with our colleagues from across the world and celebrate the resilience that our industry is known for.”