G2E Asia forecasts a record 6,400 visitors

    Asia’s biggest gambling show, G2E Asia, kicks off in Macau on Tuesday and is expected to be the biggest so far in the event’s eight-year history in terms of visitor numbers. Organisers are forecasting more than 6,400 visitors to the three-day show, with more than 161 exhibitors. More than 60 percent of those attending will have come from abroad and 95 percent of major casinos from around Asia will be present. But as Macau’s integrated resorts see a growing percentage of their annual revenue coming from non-gaming amenities, such as restaurants and entertainment, this year G2E Asia will also feature non-gaming content. Next year, organisers plan to push further into the non-gaming field, in line with government efforts to diversify the economy, with a newly created non-gaming executive board.