MGA hosts conference for gaming advisors and regulators

    The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) and the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) announced today the successful conclusion of the joint 2016 International Gaming Summit held May 31 through June 2, 2016 at the Westin Dragonara Resort in St. Julian’s, Malta. This premier event brought together 230 leaders and regulators from all global gaming sectors, with delegates attending from 36 countries, five continents and all gaming industry sectors.

    Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), who hosted the conference also added its executive chairman, Joseph Cuschieri participated in a panel titled, “Lotteries: What Does the Future Hold?” together with other international experts from the gaming industry. The panel discussed the evolution of the international lottery industry which has changed the focus to new technologies, in-store experience, new products and online sales channels. The panel also discussed policy objectives of Governments in the various territories with respect to the role of lotteries, funding of good causes, their products and the pros and cons of state control of such entities.

    Other topics discussed during the two-day conference included the role of regulators in the fight against match-fixing, the evolving anti-money laundering compliance practices, emerging markets, and the changing landscape of national lotteries amongst other interesting topics.

    “We are very pleased with this year’s recently concluded International Gaming Summit in Malta,” commented IAGA president Martha Sabol. “With 21 distinct sessions focusing on topics of interest within the global gaming industry, our delegates had an excellent opportunity to expand their knowledge on critical issues and meet with their colleagues from around the world. We sincerely appreciate the collaborative efforts of our GREF conference partners, our conference planning team and the Malta Gaming Authority for their efforts in making this event a resounding success.”

    Dr Jason Lane, CEO of the Jersey Gambling Commission & Chairman of GREF said “this conference brought together industry experts from Europe, Asia, North America and Africa in a fabulous location. The MGA proved an expert and gracious host and provided an important perspective to several panels. This is the second time that GREF has come to Malta and I very much hope it will not be the last.”