The coronavirus pandemic has forced the cancellation of the Global Gaming Expo, the gaming industry's top global event. It had been scheduled for October at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, the show's organizers, said they will facilitate economic, education and networking opportunities for the industry through virtual events through the rest of the year.
"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," said Bill Miller, president and CEO of the AGA.
About 30,000 people were expected at the event, including industry partners such as the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers, casino operators, sports betting companies and digital payments facilitators.
The next Global Gaming Expo is set for Oct. 4 to 7, 2021, also at the Sands Center.