IAGR2019: Gaming regulators securing industry integrity, vibrancy and innovation
The International Association of Gaming Regulators has selected Jamaica as the destination for its 2019 Conference. The conference will take place in Montego Bay at the Half Moon from September 30 – October 3.
The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) consists of representatives from gaming regulatory organizations throughout the world. The mission of IAGR is to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of gaming regulation by providing a forum in which gaming regulators can meet, exchange views and information, and discuss policy issues among themselves and with representatives of the international gaming industry. Further, IAGR provides a means of fostering cooperation between gaming regulators in the performance of their official duties and a central point of contact for inquiries from governments, gaming regulatory agencies and personnel, and representatives of the international gaming industry.
“We are honoured that IAGR has recognized our place in the global gaming industry by selecting Jamaica as the destination for its 2019 conference. Jamaica is increasingly gaining the attention of the international gaming industry as evidenced by the fact that Audrey Robinson,
Secretary/Manager for the Casino Gaming Commission is the 2nd Jamaican to serve on the Board of Trustees for IAGR, and we hosted our first international gaming industry conference here in 2017,” said Clovis Metcalfe, Chairman of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission and the Casino
Gaming Commission. “Our team has been working closely with the IAGR Conference Planning Committee for some months on the arrangements for the conference, and we look forward to welcoming our colleague regulators from jurisdictions across the globe.”
Commenting on the selection of Jamaica for IAGR 2019, IAGR President, Trude Felde, Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority said: “Each year we take our Conference to a different continent. Last year Europe was our destination with the Conference taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The year before we were in South Africa. I am delighted that that the
Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission (BGLC) and Casino Gaming Commission of Jamaica have
offered to host the 2019 Conference. I hope this location will enable members from the Caribbean and Americas who may have been unable to travel to Europe and further afield, to join us.”
IAGR’s 2019 will be titled ‘Regulating the Game’, and will focus on how regulators can foster a secure, vibrant, innovative, safe and responsible industry. The Conference will bring together senior international gambling regulatory leaders as well as industry stakeholders to connect and share knowledge and to hear from leading experts about known and emerging issues and trends across the industry. It is an unmatched event in the gambling regulatory calendar that provides the opportunity for participants to discuss leading thinking in regulatory policy and practice, and access international perspectives and insights.
“IAGR2019 is an unrivalled opportunity for delegates to connect with and hear from senior gaming regulators and leading researchers and experts and access the latest international insights on emerging trends and issues and help shape regulatory approaches,” Ms Felde said. “We’re really excited to announce the details of our four-day program for IAGR2019, which follows our hugely successful call for speakers. We’ll be delivering a thought-provoking mix of key note speakers, expert analysis and panel discussions on everything from responsible gambling and behavioural insights to the role of AI and big data in gaming regulation.”
Other key themes to be explored at IAGR2019 include:
- risk and crisis prevention and response
- responsive regulation theory and practice
- strategic interviewing and detecting deception
- cyber security
- blockchain and gaming
- behavioural insights nudging gaming regulation
- the future of responsible gambling
- sportsbetting integrity and match fixing
- anti-money Laundering & counter financing of terrorism
The full-program is now available to view on IAGR’s website at www.iagr.com.
“The impressive speaker line-up will provide valuable insights for all international regulators, particularly those in the Caribbean that are developing or refining their regulatory approaches,” observed Vitus Evans, Executive Director of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission.
As part of IAGR’s conference launch it has released special early bird rates for members and nonmembers. For more information about fees, registrations and hotel bookings for IAGR2019 visit IAGR’s website at www.iagr.com
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BGLC & CGC: Jeanette Lewis: firstname.lastname@example.org; IAGR: Sean Harnett: email@example.com;
- FOR INFORMATION ON THE IAGR CONFERENCE visit: https://iagr.org/conference
- ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GAMING REGULATORS (IAGR): The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) consists of representatives from gaming regulatory organizations throughout the world. The mission of IAGR is to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of gaming regulation by providing a forum in which gaming regulators from around the world can meet, exchange views and information, and discuss policy issues among themselves and with representatives of the international gaming industry; a means of fostering cooperation between gaming regulators in the performance of their official duties; and a central point of contact for inquiries from governments, gaming regulatory agencies and personnel, and representatives of the international gaming industry.
- You can follow IAGR on Twitter at IAGR_org OR #iagr2019 for Conference-specific tweets.
- ABOUT THE BETTING GAMING & LOTTERIES COMMISSION: The Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission (BGLC) is a statutory body of the Government of Jamaica under the supervision of the Ministry of Finance & Planning. The Commission was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Act (BGLA) with the mandate to regulate and control the operation of betting, gaming and lotteries in Jamaica, and to facilitate and enable sustainable growth of the Gaming Industry.
- ABOUT THE CASINO GAMING COMMISSION: The Casino Gaming Commission in Jamaica was established by the Casino Gaming Act, 2010. The Commission is charged with the power to grant casino licences as well as to be the regulatory body for casino gaming in Jamaica.