Looking back on the hugely successful SiGMA Asia 2024 summit

Looking back on the hugely successful SiGMA Asia 2024 summit

It’s been one week since SiGMA Asia took place in Manila, an annual event and trade show that was held in the capital of The Philippines in the first week of June 2024. For those of you who don’t know or missed this exciting event, SiGMA is the global gateway to the online gaming world and is hosted in several countries every year, including South Africa, Spain and Brazil. This article will focus on the latest trends and happenings in the gaming world as showcased in the jam-packed event held in Manila only last week.

A Concentrated Dose of Gaming – The Exchange of Experience, Knowledge and Innovation

Another successful edition of SiGMA Asia took place last week in the bustling cosmopolitan city of Manila. From 3 – 5 June 2024, 3,000 operators and 20,000 delegates passed the turnstiles and visited the exhibition, with over 350 speakers taking the stage to showcase the latest innovations for the future of gaming. The expo space covering two floors was packed to the brim with B2B, B2C and land-based exhibitors. Thousands of trade visitors utilized the industry platform to discuss current economic topics, discover trends and innovations, and expand their network. Gambling experts, specialists and startups were available to answer questions, address concerns and exchange ideas with like-minded individuals. 

Artificial Intelligence in the Gaming World

A huge topic at this year’s event was the technological advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) that are revolutionizing the casino industry, not least because if them promising safer and more secure gambling experiences—a fantastic development for all gaming enthusiasts. While AI and AR (augmented reality) are truly paving the way in terms of innovation, the focus of recent developments in terms of AI technology at SiGMA was more aimed at improving the safety and enjoyment of gambling experiences. The trend is to leverage sophisticated algorithms so that online casinos can better monitor player behaviour and implement measures to mitigate risks, which not only promotes responsible gambling but also ensures a more secure environment for all players.

Gaming is a form of entertainment, something that makes real life easier at times and allows people to enjoy a different type of world without the daily stresses so common in Western society. But the key is to utilize advancements for human benefit, which is why developers are gearing towards using enhanced AI algorithms that are capable of monitoring player behaviour and identifying potential risks. How fantastic would that be for the online community? These are innovations that aim to create a balanced environment that prioritizes player safety because that should always be the priority—the human being behind the screen. Next year’s edition of SiGMA Asia being held from 1 – 4 June 2025 is sure to bring gamers even more exciting features, not least because the ability to analyze vast amounts of data through AI systems can detect patterns and anomalies, and developers are working tirelessly to meet the current demand both in terms of gaming options but also safety and security online.

What the 2024 Event Did Right

This year’s SiGMA Asia event once again demonstrated, to an impressive scale, that it is the central meeting place for the online gaming community in Asia. Combining an innovative exhibition with high-calibre expert presentations and intensive networking opportunities, it really is the ideal platform to help shape the future of gaming together. The initial positive response received from thousands of trade visitors confirms the success of the event and will most definitely encourage the organizers of the event to continue and further develop the event concept in the right direction. Guests were treated to expert forums with keynote speeches by popular influencers, as well as panel discussions and once-in-a-lifetime networking opportunities at 15 networking dinners and two parties. Hooray for everyone who loves SiGMA Asia.

Shaping the Transformation of the Online Gaming World Together

Some of the many impressive keynote speeches presented projects that would enable the more efficient use of existing infrastructures through digitalization and the clever application of artificial intelligence in the gaming world. In the subsequent panel discussion, the guests also focused on the future. Guests at the event agreed with speakers that the industry should work with authorities in their regulatory efforts and start a seamless and mutually beneficial cooperation. The sense of community could really be felt by all the like-minded attendees and while experts presented their tools and measures for efficiency – of course, in a practical manner.

As mentioned above, AI was at the top of the topics list and many believe that the integration of AI into the online casino industry marks a significant step in advancing safer gambling practices. Exhibits showed that as technology continues to progress, players can expect even more advanced tools and techniques to emerge, further enhancing player protection and security. This is a team effort and anyone interested in this aspect of gaming should most definitely visit next year’s event to see the updates and massive changes.


The SiGMA Asia 2024 event has impressively demonstrated once again that it is more than just a trade fair – it is the meeting place for anyone and everyone wanting to be a part of actively shaping the future of the online gaming industry. Both the large volume of participants and the initial positive feedback from those involved are proof of the success of this year’s edition and send a strong message for the coming years. Operators, casino affiliates, sponsors and experts and keen to see what next year has in store. The countdown for the 2025 edition kicked off as soon as the door closed last week, bringing the 2024 event to an amazing close.