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IAGA is pleased to announce a new free webinar series focusing on critical issues facing the global gaming industry. 
Held every six weeks and developed in conjunction with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR), the UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI), the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) and Ernst & Young, these webinars will focus on key topics of interest within the ever evolving global gaming industry and will feature panelists who are thought leaders on each issue. The free webinars are made possible by Casino International, and all past webinars are archived in IAGA's Members Only section of this website. 

January 15, 8 a.m. PST

US Sports Betting Update:
What's Happened Since PASPA was Repealed
Since the US Supreme Court repealed the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in May 2018, many US states have legalized sports betting services, leading to a rapid expansion of the market throughout the nation. Featuring several prominent US regulators, this panel will take a look at the current state of sports betting post-PASPA, discuss the issues that potential licenses should focus on when considering entering a market, review the regulatory challenges that have arisen, and discuss what future challenges and opportunities they now face.

Moderated by George Rover, Managing Partner for Princeton Global Strategies, the panelists are:

  • Sandra Morgan, Chairwoman, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Brian Ohorilko, Administrator, Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission
  • David RebuckDirector, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement
  • Sara Gonso TaitExecutive Director, Indiana Gaming Commission

February 26, 8 a.m. PST

The Balancing Act: Marketing to VIPs and High Risk Due Diligence
It was once a foreign idea for many operators to imagine compliance and marketing departments working in tandem.  While challenges still exist, operators with well coordinated marketing and compliance efforts improve customer experience while reducing regulatory risk.  In this one hour webinar, the panelists will discuss:

  • Identifying potential friction points
  • Current best practices for high risk due diligence
  • Improving customer experience when on-boarding
April 8, 8 a.m. PST

Cannabis, Casinos, and KYC
As the legalization of marijuana gains momentum, casinos – wherever located – must take steps to manage the potential money laundering and related risks of providing services to customers in the marijuana industry. These risks in the U.S. are real regardless of whether a casino is located in a state, Tribal territory, or foreign country that has legalized recreational or medicinal marijuana. This panel will bring together AML experts in private practice and casinos who have experience dealing with these and similar issues (e.g., hemp and CBD) to discuss compliance best practices, including developing specific due diligence, monitoring, and reporting procedures for customers that derive revenue from cannabis and ancillary businesses, which is becoming more difficult and important to detect than ever.

Moderated by Michael Bresnick, Chair, Financial Services Investigations and Enforcement Practice, Venable.

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Is There A Future for Blockchain In Gaming?
With so much historical focus on blockchain only in reference to its use to support cryptocurrency, its potential value for other gaming applications has been overlooked. This webinar will explore how Blockchain could be used to help gaming regulators streamline the licensing process, its potential use of smart contracts to permit more efficient handling and storage as well as an audit trial of transactions, its potential use as a payment processing platform and more. During the hour, the panelists will have an open and frank discussion that will illustrate the potential of Blockchain beyond its genesis as a cryptocurrency.