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US – NIGA still on course for July trade show at Caesars Forum

By - 16 May 2021

The National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) has confirmed it is hosting the Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Conference from July 19 to 22, at the Caesars Forum convention center. This is a brand-new convention centre located behind the Bally’s and Flamingo Hotels on the famous Las Vegas Strip.

For large indoor shows such as ours, Clark County is requiring all attendees to present proof of vaccination or submit to a COVID-19 rapid test for entry. Masks and safe distancing of 3 feet between attendees will still be required. The City of Las Vegas has announced they will be 80% open by June 1st, and expect to be fully open by July 1st, with no capacity restrictions. Therefore, some of the health and safety measures may be relaxed as Clark County assesses the safety of fully re-opening on July 1st. So please be patient with our tradeshow team as we update you on the safety protocols as we move closer to the show date.

All attendees that paid for the San Diego 2020 event will have their fees credited to this year’s event. This includes all commissioner trainings, conference and tradeshow packages, tradeshow floor vendors, and arts and crafts vendors. If you are using this credit, please refer to the instructions here that were sent to 2020’s paid attendees with instructions on how to confirm your attendance this July. To apply your credit, this process must be completed prior to the Tradeshow event. THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE CREDIT GIVEN TO 2020 paid attendees, you must complete this process and register in advance.

Ernest L. Stevens, Jr., Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, said: “It has been too long since Indian Country has gathered together and conducted business in person. The Indian Gaming Association is proud to join NCAIED’s Reservation Economic Summit (RES) Conference this year during the same week. This is a fabulous opportunity for all of our Tribal enterprises to showcase their businesses and products. While separate registrations are required to attend our events, we have worked with NCAIED to provide discounts on passes for attendees planning to join both events. I could not be more excited for this Tradeshow and the partnership with our friends at NCAIED to help make this a one-of-a-kind opportunity for Indian Country.”

“There will be no shortage of work, fun, and entertainment during the entire week. I hope to see everyone on the evening of July 19th at our Welcome Reception kick-off event with NCAIED (location to be announced). On behalf of all the Association’s member Tribes, I want to again encourage you to register for what should be a one of a kind experience this summer and help us take that first big step to a return to normal.

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