G2E Las Vegas first gambling event post-pandemic

Published Jun 19, 2020
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G2E Las Vegas will be the first industry event that will return physically after the longest casino shut down in history, Event Director Korbi Carrison and AGA Senior Director Meredith Pallante confirmed.
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The team is working hard, the executives said, to make G2E Las Vegas a reality from October 5-8, 2020 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Commenting on this possibility, an official G2E press release said that in light of the reopening of casinos around the United States, the organisation felt encouraged to go ahead and try to restart operations as well.

The press release also detailed the assistance coming from the American Gaming Association, co-owners of G2E, who are committed to establishing an organisational action plan that would allow them to host an event that is in line with public health officials’ recommendations and norms.

A special Health & Safety Task Force has been created by Reed Exhibitions, another stake holder in G2E. The task force will work on establishing the best practices for arranging a large-scale industry event, focusing on several pillars, including show layout and logistics, physical distancing, capacity and flow of people and others.

The event organisers said that they are thrilled to have the opportunity to assist in restoring the industry back to normality.

While preparations are ongoing, the full program of the upcoming event is yet to be announced. There is a good reason to believe that blockchain gaming and bitcoin casinos will be part of this year’s edition.

In the very least, diversification and managing risk will certainly be two of the main topics. The examples for the necessity of better risk-management tools are evident after the industry was shuttered for three months, and restrictions persist.

Blockchain projects have become increasingly prevalent at gaming shows in recent years, with CasinoFair's platform supplier FunFair showcasing their tech at ICE, as well as the Coingaming Group, who run leading casino BitCasino, and CasinoCoin. With more awareness and the need to rethink the existing industry, it’s fair to say that this could be a major boon for the crypto sector.

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