Thursday,  June 22  –  General Sessions
 10 a.m.  Opening Remarks & Introduction to Keynote Address

 10:05 – 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Address

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Match Fixing: When the Uncertain Becomes Certain
Encouraged by recession fears, lingering pandemic concerns and other challenges, organized crime has found lower divisions of football, tennis, basketball and other sports as a source of income. These criminals often involve an individual link – i.e., a former player or coach - with active players, coaches or even executives of a club to ensure a certain outcome of a match to maximize a bet's financial return. And as sport develops in our digital world, new means of sport manipulation are paralleled by evolving tools to catch them. Featuring representatives from betting and gaming who will address match fixing, fraudulent player behavior and the negative reputational and economic impact they have on sports betting, our panel will shed light on the growing threat match fixing presents and discuss what the global gaming industry can do to address the negative effects of match fixing. 

Moderated by Brett Abarbanel, the Executive Director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) International Gaming Institute, the panelists include:

  • Steve Paine, Evolve Sports Integrity
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

"As online gambling grows, so does the financial crime risk:”* a look at financial crime detection and prevention best practices
With extensive anti-money laundering compliance programs rigidly followed by bricks and mortar operators to ensure compliance with government requirements, the attention is now shifting to whether current measures used to detect online financial crime and fraud are sufficient to handle online gambling’s rapid expansion.  

Featuring financial crime experts from the US, UK and EU, this panel will consider whether the boom in online gambling across the US creates opportunities for criminals to launder money or engage in other criminal acts like fraud. Next, the panelists will reflect on lessons learned in the UK and across Europe, with emerging best practices that could be applied in the US. 

Moderated by Bob Boyle, Senior Manager for Assurance Services and Forensic & Integrity Service for Ernst & Young (EY), the panelists are:

  • Gabrielle Angle, Director – Government Relations & Licensing, Geocomply
  • Alex Costello, Vice President – Government Relations, American Gaming Association
  • Will Monk, Chief Product Officer, Napier

*Wall Street Journal, 8/29/22

12:30  – 1 p.m. 

Lunch with Breakout Sessions

1 - 2 p.m.

Breakout Session #1: All About the Money – Innovations in
Cashless Gaming and Payment Technology
Over the past year, major strides have been made in how players are allowed to pay for gaming, entertainment and resort services, signaling a radical shift in the way global gaming operators can approach financial transactions. This shift in technological capabilities, along with a favorable shift in regulatory and network environments, is revolutionizing the “money” side of the business with game-changing efficiencies, tighter controls and higher player visibility. This diverse panel will discuss the ups and downs of these advancements, considering potential innovations like mobile wallet and cashless solutions that could be applied seamlessly across jurisdictions if regulatory alignment and approval were achieved.

Moderated by Jennifer Carleton, Chief Legal Officer for Sightline Payments, the panelists include:

 

1 – 2 p.m.

Breakout Session #2: Rumors, Speculation and Innuendo – the Current State of Potential Expansion Opportunities in Global Gaming
Whether it’s sports betting in California or casinos in New York City, Brazil, Mexico and other Latin American jurisdictions as massive market opportunities or thoughts of legalized gaming in Thailand, the global gaming map is continually being redrawn with emerging and expanding market opportunities. Featuring regional experts from Asia Pac, Latin America, the US and EMEA, this panel will take a look at near-term opportunities, discuss the hurdles impeding progress and discuss the realities behind gaming expansion in areas like the middle east and Asia.

Moderated by Rui Pinto Proenca, Managing Partner with MdME, the panelists include:

  • Alfredo Lazcano, Chair, Lazcano Samano, S.C.
  • Morten Ronde, Managing Partner, Nordic Gambling
  • Pedro Trengrouse, Senior Partner, Trengrouse & Conclaves Advogados
  • Loretta Tuell, Principal, Tuell Law
2 - 3 p.m.

Ethics Session #2: Ethics 101
Our second ethics session this year will focus on basic ethical considerations including confidentiality of officer / director / employee information between the company and regulator, considerations given multi-jurisdictional practice guidelines especially when market expansion is occurring and the obligation to be candid with the regulator.

Presented by Greenberg Traurig

 
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