The National Indian Gaming Association has announced that it is postponing the 2020 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention in San Diego, US, scheduled for March 24– 27.
At an emergency meeting of the board of directors, NIGA voted unanimously to postpone the event. The decision to postpone the convention comes after, among other developments, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order addressing California’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The NIGA board was also driven by the overwhelming critical safety concerns voiced by many tribal governments and the gaming industry.
NIGA chairman, Ernie Stevens Jnr stated: “The health and safety of our tribal gaming attendees are of paramount concern and postponing the show, for now, is the safest course of action. Our board and staff will work diligently on the best path forward for all impacted attendees in light of this postponement.”