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Betting Show Melds with IGE

The Betting Show, previously a stand-alone event focused on the bookmaking industries of the U.K., Ireland and Europe, will become part of the annual International Gaming Expo—IGE—in London in January.

Created in 2003 and staged at the NEC in Birmingham, U.K., each October, the Betting Show had been scheduled by owner Clarion Gaming to run at the usual place and time.

However, in May, Emma Green, show director for all Clarion Gaming events, announced in a statement that “some key exhibitors” were withdrawing from the show.

Now, the bookmaking event will join the IGE, which already features exhibitors from the casino, online gaming and coin-op amusement industries. The IGE is being held at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre, January 26-28. Over 300 exhibitors are expected to attract some 20,000 visitors from more than 100 nations.