IAGR is pleased to confirm the appearance of the following speakers at the 2017 Johannesburg Conference.
Steve Brennan, Chief Executive Officer, Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission
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 Gaming Integrity, Gaming Compliance and Corporate Services (Finance and Information Technology).
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 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 Certified Management Accountant 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.
Simon Planzer, Lecturer in Law, University of St. Gallen
Professor I. Nelson Rose is a Full Professor with Tenure at Whittier College and a Visiting Professor at the University of Macau, an internationally known scholar, author and public speaker, and is recognized as one of the world's leading experts on gaming law.
Prof. Rose is best known for his Blog, internationally syndicated column and 1986 landmark book, "GAMBLING AND THE LAW®." He is the co-author of GAMING LAW IN A NUTSHELL, INTERNET GAMING LAW (1st and 2nd editions), BLACKJACK AND THE LAW, and the first casebook on the subject, GAMING LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (LexisNexis). Prof. Rose is co-editor-in-chief of the Gaming Law Review and Economics.
Harvard Law School educated, Prof. Rose is a consultant to governments and industry. He has testified as an expert witness in administrative, civil and criminal cases throughout the United States, in Australia, Canada and New Zealand, including the first NAFTA tribunal on gaming issues. Prof. Rose has acted as a consultant to major law firms, international corporations, licensed casinos, Indian tribes, and local, state and national governments, including the provinces of Québec and Ontario; the District of Columbia; the states of Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Texas; and the federal governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States.
With the rising interest in gambling throughout the world, Prof. Rose has addressed such diverse groups as the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the National Conference of State Legislatures, Congress of State Lotteries of Europe and the National Academy of Sciences. He has taught classes on gaming law to the F.B.I., at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, Sun Yat-sen University in China, the Universidad de Cantabria in Spain, Université de Toulouse in France, University of Macau, and as a Visiting Scholar for the University of Nevada-Reno's Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming. Prof. Rose has presented scholarly papers on gambling in Nevada, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Canada, England, Australia, Antigua, Portugal, Italy, Argentina and the Czech Republic.
Prof. Rose can be reached through his website: www.GAMBLINGANDTHELAW.com.
Christina Thakor-Rankin, Principal Consultant, 1710 Gaming