The scheduled gambling conference calendar is likely to be hit by yet another blow after organizers stated they planned to push the event back a few months.
This past Wednesday, Clarion Gaming issued an advance notice that this year’s ICE London 2021 event, which was scheduled for February 2nd to 4th would be re-scheduled to between 20th and 22nd April.
Kate Chambers, managing director at Clarion, also said that this delay comes after rigorous discussions with key stakeholders, who had expressed their doubt that the world would resume normalcy by coming February.
this announcement came a day after the Medical sciences academy made claims that there would be a second wave of Coronavirus infections in the winter and is likely to claim more than 120k lives unless the United Kingdom improve its COVID-19 health and safety measures.
Miss Chambers added that they are likely to experience many more bumps along the way, but she promised to navigate the challenges and ensure that they deliver that all sectors need and want.
The event was replaced by an online event this past May, the ICE North America Digital, which attracted more than 2300 active participants. The ICE also held its second virtual event this past June, after cancellation of ICE Asia that was to be held in the Philippines.
Clarion isn’t the only organizer whose plans have been delayed by the current pandemic. The previous week, organizers of Global Gaming Expo Las Vegas 2020 had to cancel and as of now, there isn’t a known guideline on mass gathering.