The Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention was initially scheduled to take place in San Diego this April but the NIGA was forced to re-schedule the event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As a result, the new date for the tradeshow is 19 to 23 July in Las Vegas Nevada and it will be held in conjunction with the Reservation Economic Summit (RES) 2021 Conference at the Bally’s and Paris Hotels. The Indian Gaming’s Tradeshow Floor will be located at the new Caesar’s Forum Convention Center.
The association mentioned that it expects the event, combined with the RES, to be the “largest Indian Tradeshow Conference in history” with more than 10,000 people to attend. It also announced a partnership with the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), which hosts the RES.
A NIGA statement said: “Moving to Las Vegas will allow more time for the vaccine rollout and hopefully further declines in the Covid-19 infection rate. It is the National Indian Gaming Association’s intention to safely conduct a full access Tradeshow in Las Vegas."
NIGA chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. added: “Our two great organizations have a long history of coming together to support one another.
"In this unique year, the joint venture helps coordinate our two shows in one venue, and allows for the maximum amount of time for our attendees to secure vaccinations and safely travel.”