With technology still advancing at a rapid rate, it is no surprise to find that the gambling, gaming and eSports industries are continuing to evolve.
Keeping up with the latest developments isn’t easy, with companies in each of the sectors eager to be the first to launch the next ‘big thing’.
However, firms in the respective industries are always eager to showcase their products and services at major conventions around the world.
For people with a vested interest in these types of industries, the events are an invaluable resource when it comes to keeping up-to-speed with where things are heading in the future.
With that in mind, we take a closer look at three of the most important gambling, gaming and eSports conventions set to take place during 2020.
BET iGaming Expo 2020 – April 7-9 – Old Billingsgate, London, UK
With more than 50 influential exhibitors, the BET iGaming Expo 2020 is one of the most popular events in the gambling industry.
It brings together experienced specialists from the gambling sector and also attracts a plethora of key representatives from the world of affiliate marketing.
Leading brands from the online casino industry will be heavily represented, showcasing their latest products and innovations.
These will include a huge amount of themed slots as operators bid to cash in on the ever-increasing demand for new titles that will attract both new and existing customers.
More than 30 guest speakers from across the world will also share their expertise in a series of talks that will discuss how the industry is developing.
The headline speaker is Neteller co-founder, John Lefebvre, who will share his vast knowledge of the sector after spending a significant amount of time out of the public eye.
Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) – June 9-11 – Los Angeles Convention Centre, USA
For anyone with an interest in computer games, video games and other related products, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a simply unmissable event.
Held over three days at the iconic Los Angeles Convention Center, E3 attracts many of the top gaming companies including Microsoft and Nintendo.
The Entertainment Software Association has already confirmed its plans for E3 2020, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Centre on June 9-11.
The organisers have promised brand new stage experiences, live events, special guest gamers and more, during the three-day gaming extravaganza.
One major absentee from this year’s event is Sony, with the company deciding not to showcase any PlayStation products despite the upcoming launch of the PS5 later in the year.
That decision could greatly benefit Microsoft, who will use E3 to show off its eagerly awaited Xbox Series X which is also due out towards the end of 2020.
BlizzCon 2020 – October/November – Anaheim Convention Centre, USA
People from all over the world will head to Anaheim later this year for an event that has become firmly established as one of the most important in the eSports calendar.
BlizzCon stages some prestigious eSports competitions, including the World of Warcraft arena tournament and the Starcraft II championships.
First held back in 2005, the event often includes exclusive information about upcoming games, panel sessions with industry experts and much more.
Gaming announcements at last year’s event included news that a World of Warcraft expansion called Shadowlands will be released in 2020.
Organisers Blizzard Entertainment repeatedly push the boat out on the final night, staging concerts featuring some of the world’s top music artists.
Headliners have previously included Muse, Foo Fighters, Blink-182 and Metallica, highlighting just how much of an attraction BlizzCon has become since its inception.