ICE Africa (2-3 October, Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa) will provide a sharp focus on consumer protection with confirmed conference streams dealing directly with the issue of socially responsible gambling as well as sessions looking at how regulation, community projects and advertising can help to safeguard and boost the perception of the industry.
‘Shining a light on Diverse Women within the gaming industry,’ is the theme of this year’s Women in Gaming initiative developed and organised by Clarion and sponsored by the South Africa-based Zamani Holdings, the parent company under which Ithuba, the SA National Lottery Operator Functions.
After a successful Sports Betting West Africa+ 2019 Eventus international is looking ahead to Sbwa+ 2020.
With over 300 key industry speakers, 120 exhibitors and 3,500 industry delegates in attendance, this is the leading sports betting industry event of 2019 (17-20 September).
The forthcoming CEC Vegas – September 4 and 5, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas – has recorded a major coup securing Take-Two Interactive’s Director, J Moses, as its keynote speaker.
Conference in Amsterdam at iGBLive! after a final stop to advertising
“Now we need a total reform of the gaming sector, perhaps from the government” to shed light on a sector where “much confusion” has been generated.
This is the invitation launched yesterday in Amsterdam from operators and games experts, just a few days after the final stop of gaming advertising in Italy, as provided for the dignity decree, strongly wanted by the Deputy Premier Luigi Di Maio at the beginning of the legislature.
During the conference organized by Gioconews at the second edition of the “iGB Live!” sector fair, the operators asked again for transparency and regulation, following the ban on advertising, following a “brief, but highly articulated” regulation, as Francesco Gaziano, Cmo and Country Manager Italy of Sks365 explained. “The Government had announced with the Dignity decree a general reform of the sector, to be carried out by last February – the lawyer Rodolfo La Rosa, of BakerMcKenzie, pointed out – and even if nothing has been heard abour it, it is reasonable to expect that sooner or later this reform will actually be made. And who knows that it may not happen already in the coming months, perhaps even through the financial measures”.
“The scenario can still be changed – Alessio Crisantemi, director of Gioconews, explained -. However, we need to find suitable, sustainable and credible solutions. And, above all, change mentalities, with a view to greater responsibility. This, I believe, is the real challenge who the operators and the entire industry have to face”.