At an emergency meeting today of the Board of Directors and Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr., the National Indian Gaming Association voted unanimously to postpone the 2020 Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention in San Diego, California.
The decision comes after, among other developments, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order addressing California’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NIGA Board of Directors was also driven by the overwhelming critical safety concerns voiced by many tribal governments and the gaming industry.
National Indian Gaming Association Chairman, Ernie Stevens, Jr., stated: "The health and safety of our tribal gaming attendees are of paramount concern and postponing the Indian Gaming Tradeshow, for now, is the safest course of action. Our Board of Directors and Association staff will work diligently on the best path forward for all impacted attendees in light of this postponement."
The National Indian Gaming Association will provide updates as they become available regarding the next steps after postponement.