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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. 

February 26, 8 a.m. PST

B2B Due Diligence for the Gaming Industry
This session will focus on current best practices being used by global gaming operators to screen for supplier and vendor risks. It will also discuss the impact of mergers and acquisitions on due diligence, and will evaluate the potential risks associated with working with international partners. 

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Self-Exclusion Registries – Is there a path forward?
Does self-exclusion, as a responsible gaming measure, actually work – how and for whom? This webinar will explore the potential to rationalize self-exclusion programs in the US from the perspective of stakeholders including, regulators, operators, researchers and advocates for those affected by disorder gambling and will explore what this situation means for policy makers, researchers and gambling consumers as well as looking at nascent efforts to develop multi-jurisdictional and multi-gaming venue self-exclusion registries.

Moderated by Russell Sanna, Executive Director, International Center for Responsible Gaming

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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.