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Ranjana Adhikari, Senior Associate, Nishith Desai Associates


Willy AllisonWilly Allison, Founder & Managing Director, World Game Protection Conference

Willy Allison is the Founder & Managing Director of the World Game Protection Conference in Las Vegas, an annual international conference & expo dedicated to casino surveillance and game protection professionals. The World Game Protection Conference (WGPC) debuted in 2006 and has grown to become the casino industry’s leading conference for examining current and real security threats that can cause potential harm to a casino operation.

Willy started in the casino industry in 1987 as a surveillance operator in Australia. His career progressed into various surveillance management roles that allowed him to experience and take advantage of opportunities in an expanding global industry. Over a 15 year casino operations career, Willy worked in Australia, Asia, South America and the U.S.A.

Willy considers himself to be an educator and information sharer. He has consulted and conducted training seminars for the top casino organizations in the world and every now and then...he writes articles, makes videos and tweets about casino protection stuff. 


Silje Saegrov AmbleSilje Sægrov Amble, Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority

Silje Sægrov Amble works for the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority.

She has a Master degree in Law, and has worked for the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority since 2006. Her special area is regulation of the Norwegian market, illegal gambling, Internet gambling, payment blocking and pyramid schemes.


Khalid AzamKhalid Ezat Azam, Adviser, The Norwegian Media Authority

Khalid Ezat Azam is an adviser at The Norwegian Media Authority within the field of computer games. He has a background from sociology with an emphasis on game studies, and has previously worked as a gaming journalist. In his current role at The NMA he works with topics such as problematic gaming, media trends and content classification.

He also functions as a national representative in the PEGI Council (Pan European Game Information).


Gayle CameronGayle Cameron, Commissioner, Massachusetts Gaming Commission

Commissioner Cameron was appointed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission in April of 2012 by Governor Deval Patrick, Attorney General Martha Coakley and Treasurer Steve Grossman. She was reappointed to a second term in 2016 by Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.  Commissioner Cameron has oversight and advisory responsibility for investigations, licensing and horse racing.

Prior to her appointment to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Gayle Cameron worked as a public safety consultant after a distinguished career with the New Jersey State Police.  She retired as a Deputy Superintendent, the second highest rank.

Prior to her retirement, Lieutenant Colonel Cameron commanded the Investigations Branch which had authority over the areas of: casino regulation, specialized investigations, intelligence gathering and analysis, and forensic sciences. In this position she held the agency’s top security clearance and interacted on a regular basis with the US Attorney from the District of NJ, the State’s Governor, the NJ Attorney General and was the primary liaison with all federal law enforcement agencies.

Commissioner Cameron’s gaming experience began as an undercover operative while conducting casino criminal and organized crime investigations. She also gained valuable expertise as a detective vetting individuals and companies during the application process for licensure to Atlantic City’s casinos.

Commissioner Cameron has also been called upon to sit on numerous promotional boards both in the United States and abroad.  She was appointed to serve as a Commissioner for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) which evaluates police agencies’ best practices both nationally and internationally. She is a founding member of New Jersey Women in Law Enforcement and frequently serves as a panelist for the international association of Chiefs of Police and the National Center for Women and Policing.

Lt. Colonel Cameron holds an M.A. from Seton Hall University, a B.S. from Bridgewater State College, and is a graduate of the FBI Leadership Development School, the Northwestern University School of Staff and Command, and the International Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations certification.


Professor Paul DelfabbroProfessor Paul Delfabbro, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide (Australia)

Paul is a researcher and lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide where he teaches learning theory and statistics. He has published around 300 papers, reports and book chapters in a range of topics, including: the psychology of gambling, child protection and child welfare and has been a regular advisor to State and Federal Government departments over the last 15 years. He has worked in a number of areas of gambling research: population prevalence studies; adolescent gambling; erroneous beliefs about gambling; and, the structural characteristics of gaming machines and how they affect behaviour. He has also conducted research and written review papers relating to gambling co-morbidity and gambling harm.


Trude FeldeTrude Felde, Senior Advisor, The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority & IAGR Vice President

Trude Hogseth Felde works for the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority. She has a Master degree in Law, and has worked for the Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority since August 2001. Her special area is regulation of the Norwegian market, Internet gaming, EU gambling regulation and social gaming/gambling


Barry FelsteadBarry Felstead, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Resorts, Crown Resorts Limited

Barry Felstead was promoted to the role of Chief Executive Officer - Australian Resorts in August 2013, with responsibility for Crown’s Melbourne and Perth properties, and Crown’s VIP International business. He is also a Director of Crown Melbourne Limited and Burswood Limited.

Prior to this, Barry was Chief Operating Officer of Crown Perth (formerly Burswood Entertainment Complex) where he held the position from 2005 to 2007, before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Crown Perth in 2007. First joining Crown as Casino Cage Manager in March 1994, Barry has held the roles of General Manager – Cage & Count Operations, Executive General Manager – Gaming Machine Operations and Executive General Manager – Casino Operations, overseeing the operations of 2,500 gaming machines and 350 tables at the Southbank site, before his move to Perth in May 2005. Barry’s career in Casino’s began in November 1985 when he joined Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast as a Gaming Cashier, progressing through various Casino Cage roles until his move to Crown. 

As Chairman of FutureNow and Board member of Burswood Park Board and Alumni of Celebrate WA, Barry has a keen interest in the community and a desire to make a significant contribution corporately.

A most successful community ambassador, and one of the principal Western Australian fundraisers for the St Vincent de Paul Society CEO Sleepout, Barry is also involved with Anglicare WA, Youth Focus and Foodbank WA amongst many other charity partners. In 2017, Crown Perth donated $2.5m to Telethon, another charity that Barry has embraced both personally and professionally.


Dale FugaDale Fuga, Chief Operating Officer, Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (Canada) & IAGR President

Dale Fuga is the Chief Operating Officer of the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba (formerly Manitoba Gaming Control Commission).  Dale is responsible for all operational units within the Authority including Licensing and Compliance.

Dale has been involved with gaming regulation since 1987 when he began as an Auditor with the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation, subsequently serving as Audit Manager; Manager of Licensing and Audit; and Director of Licensing Services.  In 1997 he was transferred to the newly created Manitoba Gaming Control Commission as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Licensing and Registration.  He assumed the Chief Operating Officer’s role in June, 1999. In 2014, this role was expanded to include additional responsibilities for liquor licensing and compliance.

In addition to serving on the IAGR Board of Trustees, Dale has been an active member of North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA) since 1989 and served as its President on two occasions.  He served as a Director from 2000 to 2004 and from 2006 to 2008 which included terms as President in 2002/03 and 2006/07.  Other positions previously held within the organization include Chair of the NAGRA Past Presidents’ Council, Co-Chair of the Internet Gaming Committee, and Chair of the Casino Gaming Committee.  Dale also served on the Bingo Standards Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Nominating Committee.  He is also an active participant with the Canadian Association of Gaming Regulatory Agencies (CAGRA). Dale has been a speaker and/or session facilitator at many conferences including NAGRA, CAGRA, IAGR, G2E and the Canadian Gaming Summit.

Dale is a Chartered Professional Accountant/Certified Management Accountant (CPA/CMA) and has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba.

Dale is a member of the IAGR Board of Trustees, served as Vice President in 2016 and currently serves as President of the Association.


Andrew Gellatly, Head of Global Research, Gambling Compliance


James GreenJames Green, Programme Director - Data & Risk, Gambling Commission (United Kingdom)

James Green is a Programme Director at the Gambling Commission (Great Britain). He joined the organisation in 2016 and currently leads the data management, data analytics and risk management functions. His role includes oversight of the Gambling Commission’s statistics publications.

James is a member of the IAGR Statistics Sub-Committee and is both a Trustee / Director of the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF) and a member of GREF’s InfoStat group. He has a particular interest in how operators use their data to support responsible gambling and prevent gambling-related crime.

Before joining the Gambling Commission, James worked as a transformation lead in local government. He spent his earlier career serving with the British Army, where he completed a range of command and staff appointments in the UK and overseas, specialising in operational planning and intelligence.

James is also a Trustee / Director of the UK’s Institute of Leadership and Management, a professional body that connects like-minded people with the shared purpose of inspiring great leadership everywhere.


Ben Haden, Programme Director Insight, Gambling Commission (United Kingdom)


Julian HarrisJulian Harris, Senior Partner, Harris Hagan

Recognized as a leading expert in national and international gambling and licensing law, Julian Harris is highly regarded by both operators and regulators throughout the world. Harris Hagan is the first and only UK law firm specialising exclusively in legal services to the gambling and leisure industries.

With over 30 years experience of gambling law, Julian has advised some of the world's largest gaming industry corporations. He and his team have also advised governments, trade associations and private equity houses in both online and land based gaming.

Julian is an experienced advocate, a respected and sought after conference speaker and author. He is the editor of the Practical Law Global Guide to Gaming, published by Thomson Reuters, now in its third edition, and covering 46 jurisdictions. He is recommended in all guides to the legal profession, and has been described by Chambers Guide as "the best gaming lawyer in London". Julian is a Counselor and a past President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors.


Anne Mette HjelleAnne Mette Hjelle, Head of Communications, The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority

Anne Mette Hjelle is Head of Communications at The Norwegian Gaming and Foundation Authority. She has more than 20 years’ experience from journalism in Norway and has later been adviser and board member of different foundations, organizations and companies. Her specialties are reputation management, digital communication management and media relations.  


Dr Joerg HofmannDr. Jörg Hofmann, Senior Partner, MELCHERS Law Firm

Dr. Joerg Hofmann is head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm in Germany. He is a Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organisation. He has been consistently ranked as a “Leading Individual” in Gaming & Gambling by Chambers Global since 2011 and is listed among “Germany’s Best Lawyers” in the category “Gaming Law” by Handelsblatt and BestLawyers since 2014. Joerg is based in Heidelberg/Germany. He frequently publishes articles in international expert’s magazines and periodicals and speaks regularly on international gaming law conferences around the world.


Michael Jørsel, Center Leader, Center for Ludomani


Susanne Morch KochSusanne Mørch Koch, CEO, Danske Spil A/S

Susanne Mørch Koch is the CEO of the Danish gambling company, Danske Spil. Danske Spil is the market leading game provider in Denmark offering a wide range of games on the monopolised (Lotto) as well as privatised, competitive (betting, online casino and draw based games) market. Danske Spil’s games are distributed by contracts with more than 4.000 retailers across Denmark as well as via own digitalised platforms.

Prior to managing Danske Spil, Susanne held executive positions at DSB and ARRIVA, MCKINSEY & CO and KPMG. Furthermore, Susanne is a skilled Board Professional, e.g. previous Chairman of DSB Kiosker/7- Eleven, Deputy Chairman of Rejsekort A/S and currently board member of Coop Danmark A/S.

Susanne has an in-depth understanding of organisational practice and theory as well as extensive experience within retail, customer intelligence, sale and marketing, customer services, digitalisation of customer touchpoints and implementation of new digital models for serving customers in an underlying environment of legacy systems and traditional thinking.


Jakob Kristensen, Global Chief Operations Officer, SportPesa


Edward LalumbeEdward Lalumbe, Chief Operating Officer, Gauteng Gambling Board

Edward is the Chief Operating Officer Officer of the Gauteng Gambling Board.  He joined the Board in June 1997 as Manager : Legal Services.

Gauteng Province accounts for approximately 40% of the country’s GDP and it has the biggest gambling industry in the country.

He holds Broc(UL), LLB(Wits), LLM(UJ), Post Graduate Diploma in Drafting and Interpretation of Contracts (UJ)(Cum Laude) and qualified as an attorney in 1994.  Prior to becoming a gambling regulator he was an associate partner at Fluxmans Attorneys.


Adrian McKennaAdrian McKenna, Executive Director, Office for Police, New South Wales, Australia

Adrian McKenna is the Executive Director of the Office for Police within the Department of Justice in Sydney, Australia. Adrian has over 30 years’ experience, reaching executive rank in the NSW Police Force. His career has included leadership in investigations, child protection, ethics and professional standards, human resources and prosecutions.

Reporting to the Secretary of Justice, Adrian supports the Minister for Police and the Commissioner of Police. His office provides advice and drives policy and legislative changes on a wide range of areas including counter terrorism, crisis management, governance, organised crime and community safety.

Adrian has recently completed a structural review of the NSW Police Force and police oversight. His office is also leading the introduction of facial biometrics for NSW in Australia.

Adrian is also involved in Police Legacy, a charity raising money for children where their parents have been killed or injured while on police duty.


Steven Munchenberg

Steven Münchenberg, Director, Futureye

Steven Münchenberg is a Director at Futureye.  He has over 30 years’ public policy experience in both the public and private sectors.  For the last 20 years he has worked directly to the chief executives and chairs of Australia’s largest companies.  Steven was previously the CEO of the Australian Bankers’ Association, Chairman of the International Banking Federation and Chairman of the Finance Sector Council of Australia.   Prior to that, he led government relations for a major bank during the financial crisis. 

Before joining the finance sector, Steven was Deputy CEO of the Business Council of Australia and an inaugural member of the Australian Stock Exchange’s Corporate Governance Council.  Steven previously worked in the minerals and energy sector, including as CEO of an environment focussed not-for-profit.  He began his career in government as a policy maker and regulator.


Paul NewsonPaul Newson, Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming and Racing NSW, Australia

Paul Newson commenced in the Deputy Secretary, Liquor, Gaming & Emergency Management role in the New South Wales (NSW), Department of Justice in September 2016. Paul brings an extensive range and depth of regulatory knowledge and experience from leadership roles across a number of Australian State and Federal organisations.

Paul’s experience in law enforcement, defence and regulatory practice includes commercial assurance activity in the import/export environment, interdiction of criminality in the border environment, educating and strengthening business resilience in response to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing risks, consumer protection and energy market compliance. Prior to his secondment as interim Chief Executive of Greyhound Racing NSW in February 2015, Paul was the Executive Director of the NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.

Paul has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors Course and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics), a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Legal Studies, and a Master of Law & Management.


Bill Pascrell IIIBill Pascrell, III, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group, Inc.

Bill Pascrell III (BP3), a partner in Princeton Public Affairs Group, is New Jersey’s leading expert on online gaming and has a diverse worldwide client base ranging from Hard Rock Casinos to Sportech to the Meadowlands Race Track to Camelot to PokerStars.  Mr. Pascrell recently led the campaign to legalize NJ Sports Betting after managing a successful statewide referendum.  BPIII is known nationwide for his sports betting and online gaming expertise as well as his influence in crafting horse racing and lottery legislation.  And most notably, Mr. Pascrell spearheaded the multi-year campaign to pass the landmark New Jersey On Line Gaming Act recently signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.  Mr. Pascrell is also a member of the GiGSE (Global Internet Gaming and Sports Experts) Board of Advisors, as well as a member of the National Council of Problem Gambling Federal Affairs Committee.  Mr. Pascrell has been routinely cited as one of the 100 most influential personalities in New Jersey politics by PolitickerNJ.com.


Dr Simon Planzer, Attorney, Planzer Law


Joop Pot, Member of the Board of Directors, Netherlands Gambling Authority


Pieter RemmersPieter Remmers, CEO, Assissa Consultancy Europe

Pieter Remmers is a veteran in the area of responsible gaming, consultancy and training of gambling industry professionals. He has been involved in projects with the gambling industry since 1989. Pieter started his career as the director of an outpatient clinic for addiction problems, Jellinek, in the early 80’s.

His company Assissa Consultancy Europe works/worked on responsible gaming policies and programs in a number of countries i.e. Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, Malta, Sweden and others. Besides Pieter is a consultant worldwide for as well as the gambling and betting industry land based and online, casinos, slot machine halls and lotteries and for regulators or other governmental bodies.

He works/worked with companies like: IGT/GTech/Lottomatica (Italy , USA), Holland Casino (The Netherlands), Unibet (UK , Malta), Sun International (South Africa), Svenska Spel (Sweden), Gauselmann/Merkur (Germany), Betsson (Sweden, Malta), Fair Play Casinos (The Netherlands), Staatsloterij (The Netherlands), Lotto NL (The Netherlands), Casino 2000 (Luxembourg), SNAI (Italy), Betfair (UK), National Lottery(UK), Industry Branche organizations like AWI (Germany), VAN (The Netherlands), European Casino Association (Belgium) and many more.

He also works/worked for governments and regulators in a number of countries for example: Singapore, The Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa. Currently he is involved in projects dealing with the problem of match fixing and AML. He is a member of the Executive Committee and serves as Secretary General of the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG). Furthermore he is a shareholder and board member of HANDS (Human Assistance Network for Daily Support, telephone counseling services).

In 2003 he was the initiator of G4 (Global Gambling Guidance Group). G4 deals with an International Accreditation System on responsible gaming for the gambling, betting and lottery industry land based and online. Since 2004 Pieter is the Chair of the Board of G4. Since 2009 he is a member of the Responsible Gaming Committee of IMGL (International Masters of Gaming Law). He is also a member of the Spielerschutzkommission (Responsible Gaming Commission) of the Gauselmann /Merkur Group, Germany, a member of the Advisory Council of the AWI in Germany and until 2015 he was a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Ministry of Health in Singapore. Pieter is a very regular speaker at many conference all over the world and freelance correspondent for a number of gambling industry magazines.


Morten Ronde, Director of Education and Association Development, International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL)


Birgitte SandBirgitte Sand, Director, Danish Gambling Authority and IAGR Trustee & Patron

Birgitte Sand is Director of the Danish Gambling Authority. She took up her current position after several years of work as a member of the Executive Board of the Copenhagen Tax Center.

Birgitte Sand holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen; 1985.  She started her career in the Danish court of Taxation and moved on to a wide range of different tasks and management positions in the Ministry of Taxation covering legal advice on corporate tax structures and tax on private companies and property, the central IT department and projects regarding leadership, innovation, strategy, change of organizational structures and the development of a nationwide IT salary system. She was for many years also a member of the Board covering the nationwide planning of tax compliance projects.

Since late 2011 Birgitte Sand has been a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) Board of Trustees and chair of the IAGR Membership Subcommittee; she has served as Vice President of the association since October 2013 and served as IAGR President until October 2015.


David SnowdenDavid Snowden, Chief Executive Officer, ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, Australia

Chief Operating Officer, Access Canberra. Over 20 years of regulatory, enforcement and senior management experience in Commonwealth, Territory and New Zealand public sector agencies, encompassing Transport, Customs and Competition and Consumer protection. Holds the statutory positions of ACT Commissioner for Fair Trading, Registrar General and Chief Executive Officer of the Gaming and Racing Commission.

Board Member Transport Certification Australia, Australian Capital Territory Liquor Advisory Board and Australian Capital Territory Gambling and Racing Commission Board.


Tan Teck WangTan Teck Wang, General Counsel, Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore

Teck Wang has been the General Counsel of the Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA) since 2009. With the opening of the two Integrated Resorts in Singapore in 2010 (Marina Bay Sands and Resorts Word @ Sentosa), Teck Wang has been responsible for leading the legal team to assist CRA to develop and operationalise the legal and regulatory regime for casino gambling in Singapore.

Prior to joining the CRA, Teck Wang was a Partner in Singapore’s oldest law practice, Rodyk & Davidson LLP which was founded in 1861. Teck Wang was a partner in Rodyk’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group, with close to 10 years of experience as a private practitioner. Teck Wang’s legal practice focused on Banking and Insolvency Law, and well as Construction Law. Teck Wang has extensive experience in litigation before the Singapore Supreme Court as counsel, as well as in international commercial arbitrations.


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

Christina has over 25 years’ experience in the global betting and gambling sector, including 15 years at Director level and above. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, online and mobile, covering all aspects of gaming operations with some of the world’s best known brands such as William Hill and Virgin and responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions and teams across a range of channels, products and customers, including regulatory compliance, responsible gaming and money laundering.

She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the betting, gaming and gambling cycle – from developing legislation and regulation to business strategy and full operational set-up and business re-engineering, and continues to work as an active Compliance Officer and MLRO for licensed operators in a number of jurisdictions.

She is a committee member of the National Council on Problem Gambling and Co-Founder of the All-In Diversity Project and a regular contributor to industry publications and events.


Henrietta ThomasHenrietta Thomas, General Counsel, Regulatory Strategy and Financial Crime, Tabcorp

Henrietta is the General Counsel, Regulatory Strategy and Financial Crime at Tabcorp. As a member of the Group General Counsel leadership team, she is responsible for all of Tabcorp’s key regulatory relationships and delivering an effective regulatory stakeholder engagement framework.

Henrietta has market leading commercial and regulatory experience. Henrietta started her career at Australia’s corporate regulator, following which she was part of leading practices at King & Wood Mallesons and Herbert Smith Freehills.

Henrietta’s core specialties include Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing law, Financial Crime Regulation, Financial Services Regulation, Gambling Regulation, Personal Property Securities legislation, Consumer and Retail Banking Law and Payments Systems Regulation.

Henrietta also chairs the Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. 

 

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