4-6 February 2020 | ExCeL London, UK

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IMGL Masterclass

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Wednesday 6 February, ExCeL London, UK (Rooms 5-7, Level Two, Platinum Suites)

To further the IMGL mission of promoting gaming law education, IMGL introduced the first IMGL Masterclass in 2014 at ICE in London in cooperation with Clarion. Since then, there has been tremendous success with the IMGL Masterclasses.  IMGL Masterclass provides a platform beyond the yearly IMGL conferences for bringing together leading experts of the industry, legal advisers, and regulators in our global network.

Below is the full agenda for the IMGL Masterclass.

IMGL Masterclass

10:00 Doors Open  
10:15-10:30  Opening Remarks IMGL President Jamie Nettleton, Addisons Lawyers, Australia
10:30-11:20 Social Responsibility – What does it really mean? – Social responsibility is a focus of business and governmental entities across the globe, but even the term means different things in different jurisdictions. This panel will address how social responsibility is evolving across the globe, with emphasis on gaming advertising and teen related gaming issues. Moderator – Donna More, Fox Rothschild LP, USA
Panelists: Cosmina Simion, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Romania
Connie Jones, AGEM, USA
Pieter Remmers, Assissa, Netherlands
Andrew Cotton, Gordon Dadds, UK
Carina Joelsen, Danish Gaming Authority, Denmark
11:20-11:30 Break  
11:30-12:20 The complexities of regulation – what is the role of today's regulator?
The relationship with the gambling industry and its regulators varies dramatically from territory to territory. Some relationships appear to be discursive and collaborative; others appear to be adversarial and difficult. Why is that? Such differences raise questions about that relationship generally and how it should be. What method of regulation is most effective? Should regulators spoon-feed the industry, lead the industry or provide a framework to the industry to look after itself? Should regulation be "outcome-based" or prescriptive?
Moderator – Stephen Ketteley, Wiggin, UK
Panelists: Michele Magro, Malta Gaming Authority, Malta 
Michael Lipton, QC, Dickinson Wright, PLLC, Canada
Paul Newson, Liquor and Gaming NSW, Australia
Andre Wilsenach, UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation, USA
12:20-12:40 Break  
12:40-13:20 Sports Betting – Evolving Issues -- Whether in mature or emerging jurisdictions, new issues continue to arise in the sports betting arena. This panel will discuss issues such as use of data (fixtures, pricing, etc.), sports integrity and advertising which continue to create new legal hurdles across the globe. Moderator – Marc Ellinger, Ellinger and Associates, LLC, USA
Panelists: Kate Lowehar-Fisher, Dickinson Wright, PLLC, USA
Nick Nocton, Mishcon del Reya, LLP, UK
John Maloney, Law Offices of John K. Maloney, USA
Jamie Nettleton, Addisons, Australia
Luiz Felipe Maia, FYMSA Advogados, Brazil
13:20-13:30 Break  
13:30-14:20 The Increasing Relevance of Technology in Regulation – Artificial intelligence, blockchain and crypto-currency are fast growing fields in gaming. The panel will discuss how regulatory entities can use technology and how those same entities can regulate technology as it expands across the gaming industry. Moderator – Diane Mullenex, Pinsent Masons LLP, UK
James Scicluna, WH Partners, Malta
Ana-Maria Baciu, Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Romania
Simon Bernholt, Wiggin, London
Sean M. McGuinness, Butler Snow, USA
Nina Henningsen, Horten, Denmark
Veronique Dos Reis, Pinnacle Curacao / Malta
14:20-14:30 Break  
14:30-15:20 Gaming, Elected Officials and the Media – As populism continues to have a foothold in governments across the world, it becomes ever more important for the gaming industry to stay involved to defend itself. This panel will discuss the restrictions on gaming businesses in electoral activity and in media with a guide to how gaming businesses can participate in both and insure a continued vibrant gaming industry. Moderator – Marc Dunbar, Jones Walker LP, USA
Panelists: Quirino Mancini, Tonucci, Italy
Joe Kelly, A.L. Goodbody, Ireland
Susan Breen, Mishcon de Reya LLP, UK
Halsey Beshears, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, USA
15:20-15:30 Break  
15:30-16:15 Anti-Money Laundering/Know Your Customer – New regulations, fines and litigation continue to address the AML/KYC arena; in the end, the question is how well do you really need to know your customer to protect your business. This panel will address the shifting and ever-increasing standards in online and land-based gaming operations and the differences in various jurisdictions in each. Moderator – Hilary Stewart-Jones, Harris Hagan, UK
Panelists: Andrew Tait, Gordon Dadds, UK
Dr. Simon Planzer, Planzer Law, Switzerland
James Green, Intelligent Risks, UK
Veronique Dos Reis - Pinnacle Curacao / Malta
Leslie McCloed Miller, LMM Associates, UK
16:15-17:30 Reception  


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