G2E Asia has confirmed the relocation of its 2022 event, which will move from its traditional home of Macau to Singapore, and will be known as Special : Singapore”. 

It was revealed by organizers Reed Exhibitions and the American Gaming Association (AGA) that the event will take place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, on 24-26, 2022, replacing the previously announced trade event scheduled for 30 – September 1 at The Venetian Macao, another Sands property.  

The news is the latest in a number of scheduling changes for , which was twice postponed in 2020, first from May to July and again to December, before being cancelled altogether. In 2021, the show had a new rescheduling opportunity for May 2021, but then was moved to and then to November. It was finally postponed and rescheduled for August 2022. Prior to COVID-19, had been held annually since 2007. The show has not been held since pre-pandemic May 2019.

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The decision to relocate is also linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the authorities in the sovereign state dropped almost all restrictions on fully vaccinated international arrivals, which would allow visitors to only provide a negative PCR test prior to departure. 

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Show exhibitors based in Macau will face a number of challenges to attend the showcase as they will include logistical issues due to the change in location and, upon returning to Macau, they will face a 14-day quarantine following by seven day of “self-health management”, provided the measure is still mandatory by then.  

This could mean a smaller-than-ususal showcase, as was also the case for the first post-pandemic G2E Las Vegas show, and is also the csae for the first post-pandemic installment of the ICE London, to be held April 12-14. 

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