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2022 WORLD REGULATORY BRIEFING (WRB) >>

11 Apr 2022
WRB

WRB Chair: Marc Ellinger, Principal, Ellinger & Associates

9:30 - 9:50 The Big Questions
Keynote address by the Gambling Commission.

Andrew Rhodes, Chief Executive, Gambling Commission

9:50 - 10:30 Shared Experience: Regulator panel: A year in review
Examining the shift to online, self-regulation, ESG and player protection, targeting by offshore companies, new technology including AI and cryptocurrency. Evaluation of the use and efficacy of sanctions, advertising restrictions and perceptions of gambling in the media.

Moderator: Marc Ellinger, Principal, Ellinger & Associates
Rene Jansen, Executive Chairman, KS
Isabelle Falque Pierrotin, Chairwoman, ANJ
Mikel Arana, Director-General, DGOJ

10:30 - 11:00 MORNING BREAK

11:00 - 11:40 Shared Experience: Data not dogma: Appreciation of evidence in regulatory development

  • Safer gambling regulation should be driven by data rather than fixed principles. Politically motivated restrictions can hurt channelisation and consumer protection.
  • How can operators gather and share data to make the impact of restrictions clearer?
  • What have we learned and how to apply it – looking at Sweden and Germany.
  • What would a more evidence-based regulatory environment look like?

Moderator: Steve Myers, Managing Director, Praxis Consulting and Advisory
Adriana Minovic, Head of Data Privacy and Compliance Governance, Betsson Group

Mike Kenward, Development Director, Gamcare
Margaret Carren, Associate Professor in Law and Associate Dean, City University of London

Nick Hill, Sales Director, nChain

11:40 - 12:20 Shared Experience: Chasing channelisation: The role of regulation
Regulation can both improve and harm channelisation. While regulation plays a vital role in protecting players from harm, player protection is rendered useless if bettors choose instead to play with non-regulated operators.

  • How can we make it more obvious when a player is on a legitimate site?
  • What are the biggest issues faced by operators when competing with the black market?
  • How can regulators work with operators to ease these concerns?

Moderator: David Henwood, Director, H2 Gambling Capital
Birgitte Sand, CEO, Birgitte Sand & Associates
Lolita Sumskaite, Head of Unit, Ministry of Finance, Lithuania
Mathias Dahms, President, DSWV
Bill Pascrell, Partner, Princeton Public Affairs Group
Morten Rønde, Chief Executive, Danish Online Gambling Association

12:20 - 13:35 LUNCH BREAK

13:35 - 14:15 Shared Experience: New markets panel
Operators and suppliers are always looking to new markets becoming regulated. The US and Canada, two of the biggest examples, both present a huge opportunity. But they are being regulated on a state-by-state basis, and it is not always clear exactly which products are allowed in each state, and what the future holds for regulation. This panel will focus specifically on those yet-to-be regulated regions that are most likely to next open their markets.

Moderator: Quirino Mancini, Partner, Tonucci & Partners
Corinne Valletta, General Counsel, Betsson Group
Yaron Halewy, VP Regulatory Affairs and Compliance, 888 Holdings

Karen Sierra-Hughes, Vice President of Latin America & Caribbean, Gaming Laboratories International
Paul Burns, CEO, Canadian Gaming Association

Joseph Watkins, Director, Gaming North America, Worldpay

14:15 - 14:55 Shared Experience: Political focus: Reputation of gambling in the media

  • What do operators need to do to win over politicians, the media and the general public?
  • How can they show this?
  • Comparisons with other industries.

Moderator: Marc Dunbar, Shareholder, Dean Mead
Keith Pickard, President, NCLGS
David Williams, Head of Public Affairs, Rank Group
Brigid Simmonds, Chairman, Betting and Gaming Council

Richard Schuetz, CEO, Schuetz LLC

14:55 - 15:25 AFTERNOON BREAK

15:25 - 16:05 Shared Experience: Know the score: Global trends in marketing and advertising regulation

  • Restrictions on advertising across Europe.
  • How do you advertise the fact that you are regulated from an operator’s point of view?
  • Does the industry only have itself to blame for its regulatory restrictions bearing in mind how aggressive and irresponsible it was before?
  • Is greater collaboration between operators and regulators allowing for safe and sensible gambling advertising?
  • How will this trend develop and evolve?

Moderator: Cosmina Simion, Managing Partner, Simion & Baciu
Christel Fiorina, Director of Markets, Compliance and Player Protection, ANJ

Andy Taylor, Senior Regulatory Policy Executive, Committee of Advertising Practice

Tudor Manda, Self-regulatory Development Officer, European Advertising Standards Alliance

16:05 - 16:45 Shared Experience: The transition from underground to above ground
Newly regulated markets, including the Netherlands, Germany and some US states, have experienced challenges transitioning to a regulated market. This session will look at the important questions, including:

  • How should you communicate changes to your market?
  • What can be learned from the Netherlands’ cooling-off period?
  • What does a regulator need to ensure it can enforce effectively from the moment the market opens?
  • How to encourage compliance from operators.

Moderator: Justin Franssen, Partner, Kalff Katz & Franssen
Peter-Paul de Goeij, Managing Director, Netherlands Online Gambling Association
Pontus Lindwall, CEO, Betsson
Paris Smith, CEO, Pinnacle

Jessica Maier, Head of Government Affairs, Play'n GO

16:45 - 17:00 CLOSING REMARKS

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Speakers
Nick Hill, Sales Director - nChain
Marc Ellinger, Principal - Ellinger & Associates LLC
Rene Jansen, Chairman of the Board - KSA
Isabelle Falque Pierrotin, Chairwoman - ANJ
Mikel Arana, Director-General - DGOJ
Steve Myers, Managing Director - Praxis Consulting and Advisory
Adriana Minovic, Group Head of Data Privacy and Compliance Governance - Betsson
Margaret Carren, Associate Professor in Law and Associate Dean - City University of London
David Henwood, Director - H2 Gambling Capital
Birgitte Sand, CEO - Birgitte Sand & Associates
Lolita Sumskaite, Head of Unit - Ministry of finance
Mathias Dahms, President - DSWV
Bill Pascrell, Partner - Princeton Public Affairs Group
Morten Ronde, Chief Executive - Danish Online Gambling Association
Corinne Valletta, General Counsel - Betsson Group
Yaron Halewy, VP Regulatory Affairs and Compliance - 888 Holdings
Paul Burns, President and CEO - Canadian Gaming Association
Karen Sierra-Hughes, Vice President of Latin America & Caribbean - Gaming Laboratories International
Joseph Watkins, Director, Gaming North America - Worldpay
Marc Dunbar, Shareholder - Dead Mead
Richard Schuetz, CEO - Schuetz LLC (Formerly Cali Gaming Commission)
Keith Pickard, President - NCLGS
David Williams, Director of Public Affairs - Rank Group
Brigid Simmonds, Chairman - Betting and Gaming Council
Christel Fiorina, Director of markets, compliance et player protection - ANJ
Andy Taylor, Senior Regulatory Policy Executive - Committee of Advertising Practice
Justin Franssen, Partner - Kalff Katz & Franssen
Peter-Paul de Goeij, Managing Director - Netherlands Online Gambling Association
Pontus Lindwall, CEO - Betsson
Paris Smith, CEO - Pinnacle
Cosmina Simion, Managing Partner - Simion & Baciu
Tudor Manda, Self-Regulation Development Officer - European Advertising Standards Alliance
Jessica Maiser, Head of Government Affairs - Play'n GO
Andrew Rhodes, CEO - Gambling Commission
Mike Kenward, Director of Development - Gamcare

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