July 23, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The annual conference of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) was held
. Attended by 200 people – among them the world's leading industry CEOs, general counsel, advisors and over 30 regulators, the scene was set for some inspiring groups of discussions on key issues crucial to the future of the industry.
Five keynote speakers presented their views on the conference theme "Gaming Convergence: One Industry, Worldwide" –
, Chairman of the UK Gambling Commission;
, Director of Licensing, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, President International Association of Gaming Regulators;
, Managing Director of Shun Tak Holdings Ltd. and Co-Chairman of MGM China Holdings Ltd;
, Chairman, CEO and President of
Entertainment Inc., and
, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Department of Justice. A round table with CEOs from across various sectors of the industry provided facts, opinions and theories on their strategy and the major issues facing the industry today -
, CEO, SHFL Entertainment;
, CEO, IGT;
, Global President & CEO, BMM Compliance;
, CEO, 888; and
, Exec. Deputy Chairman, Genting Casinos UK.
Speakers during the conference included top-level international regulatory officials
, Executive Secretary from Council of
, CEO UK Gambling Commission;
, Director Norwegian Gaming Authority;
, Chairman, Jersey Gambling Commission;
, CEO of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission; Professor
Linda De Vries
, CEO, National Gambling Board (
Joseph W. Brown
, Commissioner, Nevada Gaming Commission;
, Director of the Danish Gambling Authority; and
, Gambling Commissioner and Head of Gambling Regulation, Government of
, Shareholder, Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber & Schreck conducted a one-on-one interview with the retiring President and CEO of American Gaming Association,
, where Schreck captured some of the experience, opinions and insights from one of the most powerful and influential industry figures in the history of casino gaming and a founder of IAGA.
immediate past president of IAGA said:
"I believe that the 2013 IAGA conference was extremely successful, bringing together as it did almost 200 gaming advisors, regulators and guest speakers. The success of our conference this year has further enhanced IAGA's reputation as the organization representing the leaders of the global gaming industry, its advisors and regulators. We are the established forum for continuing discussion and educational analysis of the core issues facing the industry and regulators, with the aim of supporting and strengthening regulated gaming worldwide. I would like to express my deep gratitude to all who attended and participated and to our generous sponsors."
2012-2013 IAGA President