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View Track: iGAMING
This track is designed to provide an overview of internet gambling operations and regulations around the world, as well as in-depth session intended to prepare the U.S. market for business in advance of legalization.
|Tuesday, October 2, 2012|
Responsible gaming is a primary business mandate of any reputable casino operating in the U.S. today, but how does this concept translate online? During this session, experts will review responsible gaming policies already in place in regulated online jurisdictions as well as how current online operators educate and protect their players.
|Proactive Process: Responsible Gaming Online|
Room: Titian 2304 ~ 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Tuesday, October 2, 2012)
• Review current online responsible gaming options
• Examine responsible gaming guidelines for players
• Learn how self-exclusion procedures work online
Moderator: Connie Jones - Director of Responsible Gaming, International Game Technology (IGT)Speaker:
One of the attractions of online gaming, beyond additional gaming revenue, is the possibility to attract new players to your land-based casino. This session will examine how this is already being done in existing online jurisdictions and how it can be implemented in the U.S.
|Migrating Online: How to Combine Your Land-Based and Online Databases|
Room: Titian 2304 ~ 9:15 am - 10:15 am (Tuesday, October 2, 2012)
• Learn how to use play-for-free sites and build your database before legalization
• Find out what attracts online players to land-based casinos
• Use online rewards to bring players to your bricks-and-mortar operation
Moderator:Speaker: John Connelly - Vice President of Business Development, Bally Technologies, Inc. Marcus Yoder - Executive Director, Interactive Business Development & Sales, Americas & APAC, IGT Interactive
In many online gaming jurisdictions, betting on computers is being rapidly eclipsed by wagering on mobile devices. In fact, mobile gaming is the fastest-grown segment of the entire industry. At this session, experts will explain how mobile gaming works in Europe, from how it is regulated to what kinds of devices work best.
|Making it Mobile: Technical and Regulatory Challenges|
Room: Titian 2304 ~ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm (Tuesday, October 2, 2012)
• Find out how social gambling may serve as a bridge to legalization
• Debate modes of content delivery: tablets vs. smart phones
• Learn why sports betting is so popular on mobile devices
One of the most successful forms of online wagering around the world is sports betting, but the U.S. Department of Justice memo of 2011 specifically mentions that sports betting remains illegal. With several states now considering legalizing sports betting in their jurisdiction, what does this mean for online sports wagering? Learn more at this session.
|Sports Betting Basics: Online and Land-Based|
Room: Titian 2304 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Tuesday, October 2, 2012)
• Learn how online sports betting works in Europe
• Understand the scope of and challenges to the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA)
• Hear about the role of mobile gaming in sports betting
Moderator:Speaker: Art Manteris - Vice President, Race & Sports Book Operations, Station Casinos, Inc.
Few issues in gaming generate as much interest and spark as much debate as Internet wagering. While many countries and jurisdictions around the world have embraced the legalization, taxation and regulation of iGaming, others – most notably the United States – have not. The 10th annual G2E Future Watch Survey queried a broad sample of industry experts regarding their opinions on existing and future trends in the online gaming sector. During this session, attendees will learn the results of this survey and hear a panel of experts discuss their implications. How will the growth of Internet gaming impact customers, operators and regulators alike – not only in the virtual gaming world, but in the bricks-and-mortar sector as well? These questions and many others will be addressed.
|G2E Future Watch 2012: Convergence and the Future of Online Gaming|
Room: Titian 2204 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Tuesday, October 2, 2012)
Moderator: Andrew Smith - Director of Research, American Gaming AssociationSpeaker:
A thorny problem relative to operating online gaming in the U.S. is the transfer of money to and from players. The federal Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act currently limits the ability of credit card companies to participate, so what are the options should individual states legalize online gaming? Experts will discuss the pros and cons of a variety of solutions.
|Processing Payments: Challenges in the U.S.|
Room: Titian 2304 ~ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm (Tuesday, October 2, 2012)
• How payment processing works in legal jurisdictions
• Will banks get involved in legal in-state operations?
• Learn how technology can prevent money laundering
Moderator:Speaker: Scott Betts - Chief Executive Officer, Global Cash Access
|Wednesday, October 3, 2012|
With years of experience, international online gaming suppliers are keeping an eye on the U.S. for potential new customers. But what about those suppliers whose other clients include online casinos illegally marketing to U.S. players? At this session, understand the concerns of U.S. regulators and learn how traditional U.S. gaming suppliers are preparing to get in the game.
|Supply Side: Evaluating Your Supplier Options|
Room: Titian 2304 ~ 9:15 am - 10:15 am (Wednesday, October 3, 2012)
• Evaluate whether slot manufacturers or online system suppliers may be the right fit for you
• Learn about "white listed" foreign suppliers
• Debate the advantage of buying a complete package vs. purchasing individual system components
Moderator:Speaker: Roberto Savio - Senior Director of Bally Interactive, Bally Technologies, Inc.
International gaming suppliers and existing online operators are actively courting U.S. casino companies. While U.S. indictments against PokerStars, Full Tilt and others slowed that movement, today companies like bwin.party and even U.S. gaming suppliers are again forging formal relationships with U.S. casinos in anticipation of legalization. Lean more about how these partnerships will work during this session.
|Partnerships for Success: Models that Work|
Room: Titian 2204 ~ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm (Wednesday, October 3, 2012)
• Hear about existing agreements between suppliers and casino companies
• Understand the regulatory hurdles
• Evaluate the slot manufacturers' plug-and-play options
Moderator:Speaker: James Keane - Managing Director, International Markets, Sportingbet PLC John McManus - Executive Vice President & General Counsel, MGM Resorts International
Like slot machines in a land-based casino, games and systems used online must undergo a certification process that ensures the integrity and viability of those items. During this session, learn how online certification works and how new U.S. jurisdictions plan to control and certify the systems in their regions.
|Online Certification: Ensuring Integrity|
Room: Titian 2304 ~ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (Wednesday, October 3, 2012)
• Learn how to establish technical standards
• Review the nuts and bolts of testing games and systems
• Evaluate the capabilities of various testing companies
Moderator: Michael Ellen - Director, Licensing & Strategy, Alderney Gambling Control CommissionSpeaker: Salim Adatia - Chief Executive Officer, GLI Test Labs Canada Adam Fong - Senior Director Service Delivery, BMM Compliance
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