CONFERENCE 2017 PROGRAM

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The IAGR Johannesburg 2017 Conference program is available below.  The following speakers have permitted public access to their PRESENTATION files. Please find the links to each of the presentations located under the speaker's respective session.

Monday: Martin Britton & Pierre Otto

Tuesday: Dan Waugh, Edward Lalumbe, Shelton Pagiwa, Christina Thakor-Rankin and Adam Vaziri Vanjani

Wednesday: Evert De Bruyn

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Monday, 16  October

0800-1800 

Registration – Information desk open

GLI Regulators Seminar (Optional)

Monday sessions are organized as part of the GLI Regulator's Seminar. Delegates may sign up to attend this half-day of content - at no additional cost - as part of their general conference registration.

0900-0915

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker: Martin Britton, Managing Director, GLI Europe & Africa

0915-0945

The Where of iGaming

iGaming has been live successfully overseas and in Canada for years, and since expanded its footprint into U.S. States. The diversity of business models embraced by different jurisdictions has been matched only by the diversity of their technical requirements. This session will take stock of the industry by focusing on key questions of where iGaming is now and where do we go from here?

Speaker: Martin Britton, Managing Director, GLI Europe & Africa

PRESENTATION

0945-1030

Sports Betting and Wagering: The Risks and Differences in a Live Environment

Sports betting and wagering is on a fast track as more and more operators transition from traditional betting to online betting. In this session industry leaders will discuss best practices developed from their personal experiences around the world in the evolution from offline to online betting, including key areas in risk protection, technical and internal controls, protecting the data information of the players, and risk and reputation protection.

Moderator: Martin Britton, Managing Director, GLI Europe & Africa

1030-1045 

Networking & Refreshment Break

1045-1115

Trends for 2017/18: Technology, Expansion, Security and Obsolescence

Speaker: James Maida, President & CEO, GLI

1115-1145

Gambling in Africa -The Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Devon Dalbock, General Manager, GLI Africa

1145-1200

Verification and Inventory Management Tools for the Modern Gaming Floor:  Lessons from the Field

The increasing complexity of gaming content, bonus features and the introduction of skill and hybrid games, makes conducting proper field inspections to ensure the protection of critical assets more challenging than ever. The issue is further complicated by the rapid expansion of systems functionality, their integration into a broader scope of activities and the growth in cashless wagering and server-based gaming. This panel will discuss the training and techniques needed for effective device and systems verification and the tools regulators are using to better manage their gaming floor to ensure compliance.

Speaker: Pierre Otto, Compliance & Quality Manager, GLI Africa

PRESENTATION

1200

Final Questions

Afternoon on your own until Evening Reception

1300-1700 

IAGR Board of Trustees Meeting

1800-2000 

Opening Reception:  the CODESA WALKWAY

The IAGR Delegates will be welcomed at a reception in the foyer of the Fabia Rooms and adjacent to the "CODESA WALKWAY" - the historically former World Trade Centre "CODESA TALKS" venue at the Emperors Palace.

Welcome Remarks by

IAGR President Dale Fuga, Chief Operating Officer, Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba

Mr. Mxolisi Zwane, Chairperson, Gauteng Gambling Board

 


Tuesday, 17 October                 

0830-0845

Opening of the IAGR Johannesburg 2017 Conference  

Welcome & Introduction: 

IAGR President Dale Fuga, Chief Operating Officer, Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba

Mr. Mxolisi Zwane, Chairperson, Gauteng Gambling Board

0845-0930

Keynote Address:  Hon. MEC Mr Lebogang Maile

0930-1015

Keynote Session: Avoiding Boom and Bust in Gambling Regulation

Speaker: Dan Waugh, Partner, Regulus Partners

PRESENTATION

1015-1030 

Networking & Refreshment Break

1030-1130 

The Changes in the Punter Profile and the Possible Impact to the Gambling Regulatory Landscape in Africa

Panelists:

Edward Lalumbe, Chief Operating Officer, Gauteng Gambling Board

Shelton Pagiwa, Gaming Technologist, National Gambling Board of South Africa

PRESENTATION - E Lalumbe

PRESENTATION - S Pagiwa

1130-1200 

PR & Communication - Tools to Optimise Gaming Regulation in the Future 

Speaker: Anne-Mette Hjelle, Communications Director, The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority

1200-1300 

Luncheon

1300-1400 

Blockchain - the New 'Internet'?  

Blockchain technology has arrived. For beginners, this is essentially a database, a giant network, known as a distributed ledger, which records ownership and value, and allows anyone with access to the network to view records and take part. A network is updated and verified through the consensus and agreement of all the parties involved. When something is added it cannot be altered and, if it looks valid to everyone, the update is approved. So far the best-known example of blockchain technology is bitcoin, but things are starting to change, and blockchain, is starting to make its way into the wider world. This session looks at how blockchain is already gaining popularity in the world of betting and gambling, and starting to challenge the traditional models of lottery, betting and gaming.

Using familiar examples, the session aims to underline why every regulator, irrespective of whether they allow, restrict or prohibit lottery, betting and gaming - on-line and off-line - needs to get to grips with a new technology that is predicted to be ‘bigger than the internet’ and ‘revolutionise’ the way in which we currently do business.

Presenters:

Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd.

Adam Vaziri Zanjani, Director, Quanta Technology Limited

PRESENTATION - C Thakor-Rankin

PRESENTATION - A Vaziri Vanjani (file pending)

1400-1500 

Regulating the Digital Market

New technologies and concepts in and around the gambling sector provide a constant challenge to regulators and regulation. This panel will discuss how regulators are grappling with such new technologies and concepts as they cross over into the regulated gambling space.

Moderator:

Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming Ltd.

Speakers:

Steven Brennan, Chief Executive, Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission

Joseph Cuschieri, Executive Chairman, Malta Gaming Authority (MGA)

Mark D'Andrea, Gambling Commission (United Kingdom)

John Toohey, CEO and co-founder, Dominode

1500-1515

Group Photo 

1515-1530

Networking & Refreshment Break

1530-1630

Open Microphone - Member Driven Issues & Discussions (IAGR Members Only)

As regulators, we are all aware that our world is changing rapidly: from changes in public policy to the entry of new regulators; from the emergence of new products and channels to the demands from consumers for new, personal and interactive experiences. This year’s conference will provide members with the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences and make those all important links with colleagues with whom one can communicate throughout the year ahead.

To this end we have included an innovative ‘open microphone’ session early in the conference program where you as a member will be able to address delegates (maximum of ten minutes) about a subject or issue that you are facing in your jurisdiction. You will then be able to take questions - or comments from the floor.

We have never done this before – and to make it work, we need you to grab the microphone for just a brief moment and share a challenge or question you may wish to receive some input to. From time to time, we all wrestle with the potential solution to a regulatory conundrum: the answer can be staring us in the face but we are just too close to see it. And other IAGR members may be able to help!

Delegates will also be encouraged to share their experiences with you afterwards - during networking and social times – if more can be discussed than time allows for during the session – and thus perhaps providing that elusive solution to your issue! This is, after all, completely in line with IAGR’s mission to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of gaming regulation.

This is a great opportunity for us all to benefit from each other’s expertise. You will only have to prepare a single question that you wish to ask the delegates present at the session - and together with about 5 or more members doing the same we hope to create a great learning session for all of us. Step forward for just a few minutes and enjoy the willingness to share experiences from your global colleagues - let's make a dynamic session together!

Moderator: Birgitte Sand, Director, Danish Gambling Authority, IAGR trustee and former IAGR president

1630-1730

IAGR Annual Business Meeting (IAGR Members Only

Evening on your own


Wednesday, 18 October

0845-0900

Opening Remarks & Announcements

0900-1000

Measuring and Reporting Gambling Harm and Responsible Gambling Doctrine 

Expert presentations from leading gambling researchers on the theory of responsible gambling as well as contemporary thinking around measuring and reporting gambling harm.

Moderator:

Paul Newson, Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming & Racing, New South Wales (NSW)

Speakers:

Professor Paul Delfabbro, Acting Head of School, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, South Australia

Professor Nerilee Hing, PhD, Research Professor (Gambling Studies), Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQUniversity, Australia

1000-1045

Responsible Gambling Policy and Interventions

Panel discussion on jurisdictional approaches and contrasts to responsible gambling policy and supervision.

Moderator:

Paul Newson, Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming & Racing, New South Wales (NSW)

Panelists:

Marja Appelman, Chief Executive, Kansspelautoriteit (Netherlands Gaming Authority)

Professor Paul Delfabbro, Acting Head of School, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, South Australia

Professor Nerilee Hing, PhD, Research Professor (Gambling Studies), Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQUniversity, Australia

Graeme Reeves, Chief Gambling Commissioner, New Zealand Gambling Commission

André Wilsenach, Executive Director, International Center for Gaming Regulation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Susan Wright, Manager – Policy & Legislation, Commercial and Strategic Transactions, Liquor & Gaming NSW, Sydney Australia

1045-1100 

Networking & Refreshment Break

1100-1145

Creating Revenue Within a Responsible Gaming Environment

Speaker: Atle Hamar, Director, The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority

1145-1230 

eSports: Integrity and Regulatory Challenges

Esports as an industry has grown substantially over the past few years. With increased media exposure and commercial backing in the eSports industry, betting on eSports is increasing substantially. Yet eSports is fundamentally different to conventional sports, and betting regulators should take note of how the industry operates in order to ensure the safety of those betting on eSports. This discussion will provide a brief overview of the eSports industry as it is today, its projected future growth, take a look at the current situation relating to sports betting on eSports, consider the issues affecting the integrity of the eSports industry such as match fixing, doping, cheating, hacking and online attacks, as well as the current position regarding regulation of the industry. Specific incidents unique to eSports, most notably those relating to Skin Betting, will also be canvassed.

Speaker: Evert De Bruyn, Attorney, De Bruyn Attorneys

PRESENTATION

1230-1330 

Luncheon

1330-1430 

Anti-Money Laundering: Practical Guidance for Gaming Regulators

In recent years, gaming regulators have been increasingly required to apply effective anti-money laundering (AML) rules to their land-based and online industry. This is due to substantially increased legislative efforts at national and international level (e.g., Financial Action Task Force; 4th EU AML Directive).

However, gaming regulators face major challenges: AML legislation regularly contains notions that are very broad and indistinct. For instance, enhanced customer due diligence shall be required when “the business relationship is conducted in unusual circumstances”. Yet, what is this supposed to mean? How is it to be applied in the gaming sector specifically? And which measures can regulators take to mitigate the risks?

There is also significant uncertainty among licensees who may approach their regulator with questions regarding AML standards. Accordingly, many regulators are increasingly expected to find answers to these questions but not all of them dispose of the same in-house AML resources. And often, there is little external guidance available for the specific questions gaming regulators may have.

This session aims to provide real-life AML guidance directly applied to the gaming sector. It presents the results of a scientific study that inquired the aforementioned issues at length. Numerous professionals from regulatory authorities and specialised AML bodies have contributed to the results of this highly topical research.

Moderator: Nick Tofiluk, Executive Director, Gambling Commission (United Kingdom)

Speaker: Dr Simon Planzer, Lecturer in Law, University of St.Gallen

1430-1530 

Establishing Gambling Policies in order to Avoid Harm for the Poorest

Speaker:

Janne Nikkinen, Docent in Social Ethics, University Researcher, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

1530-1630

IAGR Sub Committee Updates (IAGR Members Only)

Presenters:

Mark D'Andrea, Remote Gaming Advisor, Gambling Commission (United Kingdom) & Member, IAGR Technical Standards Sub-Committee

Michael Herborn, Finance Officer, Danish Gambling Authority & Member, IAGR Statistics Sub-Committee

Birgitte Sand, Director, Danish Gambling Authority & Chair, IAGR Statistics Sub-Committee

1700-1715

Delegates gather at bus staging area for departure to Gala Dinner

1715-1730

Delegates board Gala Dinner buses for 1730 (5:30 PM) departure

1830-2200 

IAGR Gala Dinner:  Sun International's Time Square, Menlyn, Pretoria

The Host Jurisdiction is creating a wonderful evening for the 2017 Johannesburg Conference Delegates at Sun International's Time Square in Menlyn, Pretoria.

2200-0200

IAGR After Dinner Drinks: Altitude Restaurant at Time Square Casino

IAGR Conference delegates are welcome to an after-dinner drinks social event which will continue later in the evening at Altitude Restaurant at Time Square Casino.


Thursday, 19 October

IMGL MasterclassThursday sessions will consist of content as part of the IMGL Masterclass series

 

0915-0930

Opening Remarks & Announcements

0930-1030 

IMGL Masterclass: Regulation of Online Gambling

Moderators:

Wayne Lurie, Attorney, Lurie Attorneys, Inc.

Garron Whitesman, Attorney, Whitesmans Attorneys

Panelists:

Mike Burns, Group Compliance Manager, Goldrush Gaming Group

Edward Lalumbe, Chief Operating Officer, Gauteng Gambling Board

Adv. Themba Ngobese, Chief Executive Officer, Casino Association of South Africa

Nick Tofiluk, Executive Director, Gambling Commission (United Kingdom)

André Wilsenach, Executive Director, International Center for Gaming Regulation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

1030-1045

Networking & Refreshment Break

1045-1145

IMGL Masterclass: Betting on Lotteries/Secondary Lotteries

Moderators:

Wayne Lurie, Attorney, Lurie Attorneys, Inc.

Garron Whitesman, Attorney, Whitesmans Attorneys

Panelists:

Mike Burns, Group Compliance Manager, Goldrush Gaming Group

Tasoulla Hurwitz, Director, Lottostar (Pty) Limited

Edward Lalumbe, Chief Operating Officer, Gauteng Gambling Board

1145-1245

Delegates transition to Afternoon Tour bus staging area to pick up box lunches

1245-1300

Delegates board Afternoon Tour buses

1300-1930

Social Networking Function:  Afternoon Tour

An afternoon tour has been organized for attendees as a final social networking activity to conclude the IAGR Johannesburg week. The itinerary will take delegates to Lion Park and to the Apartheid Museum. Full tour details may be found on the Social Events webpage.

2000-2300

Social Networking Function:  Closing Dinner

In addition, the Host Jurisdiction has also added a final closing dinner at Back O' The Moon Restaurant at Gold Reef City. Complete details on the social networking events will be updated on the Social Events webpage regularly as plans are finalized in the coming weeks.


Please check back often as sessions and speakers are confirmed over the next few weeks.

  • All conference sessions are held in the Emperor's Palace Convention Center.
  • Registration and refreshment breaks are located in the foyer of the conference space
  • The Registration Desk will be staffed during all conference sessions. 

 

Company Details

International Association of Gaming Regulators
7881 W Charleston Blvd, Suite 155
Las Vegas, NV 89117
USA

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