The first ICE Asia was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers of the casino industry exhibition and conference initially scheduled the event on June 8 to 9 at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, Philippines.
Clarion Gaming holds its ICE industry conference in London every year. It was supposed to be the first time ICE will be held in Asia. According to Clarion Gaming, the new schedule for the event will be May 27 to 28, 2021. The venue will remain the same.
The organizers of the event didn’t expect a pandemic will take place. Clarion Gaming will keep its communication channels open for all stakeholders of the Asian event. Instead of the ICE Asia and SIGMA conference on June 8 to 10, they will hold an online event. SIGMA is a conference for the online global gambling sector.
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The best bookie pay per head bookie learned that holding an online event was in response to the need of the gambling sector for knowledge sharing and updates. Also, they want to find how the current situation can affect the industry.
ICE Asia focuses on the land-based casino industry. On the other hand, SIGMA Manila is a conference for the online gaming industry. Sports betting solution insiders are still waiting on whether the organizers will change the topics for the meeting.
For the canceled conference, Clarion Gaming planned to have French gaming operator Groupe Lucien Barriere, PH Resorts Group Holdings Inc., and GamePlan Consultants as participants. Also, it planned to have an Integrated Resort Summit and a review of land-based gaming in the region.
ICE Asia will share some themes of ICE London, including Consumer Protection Zone, Totally Gaming Academy, and International Legislators’ Agenda. The latter is by invitation only. However, the organizers said Japanese regulators and policymakers would attend the event.