SARS hits online and offline gambling
By staff
It is to be expected that the SARS virus scare would take its toll on offline gambling – flights between Las Vegas and Tokyo have been cut back, for instance – but now a conference on online gambling has succumbed to the virus.

The Global Interactive Gaming Summit and Expo, originally scheduled for May 20-22 in Toronto has been postponed and moved.

After soliciting feedback from attendees and exhibitors, the River City Group, publisher of and producer of GIGSE, has switched the both the date and venue for GIGSE 2003 to June 17-19 at the Palais des Congres de Montreal.

The company said in a statement released today: 'Given the situation in Toronto, it became clear that the event would be impossible to implement as originally planned.'

Revised conference schedules, revised floor plans for the show, and information on hotel accommodations will be made available as soon as possible. The River City Group will post hotel information for its two convention hotels available at its Web site.

In a good faith effort, the River City Group is extending the early-discount rate for registrations until June 12, when online registration is ended. Any on-site walk-in registration fees will be at the original rates.

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