The Sydney gaming show is almost certainly going to go ahead as planned on August 10-12, although it may become more of an Australasian domestic event.
With Australia and New Zealand both largely unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers of the event are confident that it will go ahead as planned.
The Gaming Technologies Association, which is running the event at the Sydney Convention Centre, told InterGaming this week that the show was on track, despite the catastrophes that have occurred in the wider leisure industry’s events as a result of the pandemic.
“The casinos, clubs and pubs market in both Australia and New Zealand is almost back to normal levels,” said GTA CEO Chris Muir. “Both countries have been doing really well in comparison with most places, as far as controlling the virus is concerned.
“We are 99 per cent certain that the AGE show will take place as normal, but potentially with some restrictions, although nothing like you are seeing in other countries.
“The issue will be international travel to the show and whether the 14 days’ quarantine obligation will still be in place for anyone who has not been vaccinated. But that will not impact the show too much.”