IGE Attendance Topped 20,000

16 February 2009

Final numbers from last month’s International Gaming Expo show that attendance exceeded 20,000, according to Clarion Gaming, the event’s organizers. The expo incorporated ICE and ICEi and ran in conjunction with the Amusement Trades Exhibition International, or ATEI.

Attendees at the total gaming show, which comprised 335 exhibitors from the low-stake gaming, remote gaming, lotteries, betting and land-based casino sectors, numbered 16,692. A further 4,015 badge holders from the co-located ATEI amusements event crossed over into IGE, swelling the overall attendance to 20,707.

The leading visitor nations outside of the United Kingdom were Italy (664 visitors), Austria, (628), Germany (554), Spain (551), Netherlands (543), USA (440), Sweden (417), Malta (387), Slovenia (352), Ireland (293), France (263) and Czech Republic (213). A further 12 countries were represented by visitor delegations in excess of 100.

Jurisdictions represented for the first time comprised Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu and the Wallis and Futuna Islands. The London gaming show also welcomed back its first visitors from Bahrain since 1997, from Algeria since 2002, from Aruba since 2003 and from Bermuda since 2004.

“IGE isn’t the biggest gaming event in the world, but it is the most comprehensive, involving exhibitors from all corners of the gaming landscape,” said Peter Rusbridge, chief executive of Clarion, in a prepared statement. ”The ability to see so much quality and variety at a single exhibition is IGE’s key selling point and one which engaged with buyers who attended from throughout the world.”

Next year’s International Gaming Expo, incorporating ICE and ICEi, takes place at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London on Jan. 26-28.

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