Our free webinar series focuses on critical issues facing the global gaming industry. 
Held approximately 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 focus on key topics of interest within the ever evolving global gaming industry and 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. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Regulator Roundtable: regulating in a rapidly evolving world
To remain relevant in today’s rapidly changing, information-intense world, regulators must continually evaluate existing market conditions while considering the potential implications of external forces and advances that weigh in on how their markets operate. Featuring a distinguished panel of North American regulators who daily address complex issues like data privacy and cyber security threats to the rapidly growing digital gaming products, financial crime threats like money laundering, fraud and suspicious financial activity, and whether local or national advertising restrictions are warranted to minimize harm amid extensive player acquisition efforts, attempting to streamline the multi-jurisdictional compliance challenges that operators and suppliers face might seem a low priority but is a constant suggestion from the industry. Our panelists will begin by discussing the many challenges facing the industry as we start a new year and share their thoughts on the feasibility of building consensus toward streamlining the regulatory and licensing process. 

Moderated by Laura McAllister Cox, Chief Compliance Officer for Rush Street Interactive, and CJ Fisher, a Partner with Fox Rothschild, the panelists are: 

  • Robert T. Fontaine, Deputy General Counsel for Gaming, Virginia Lottery
  • Dan Hartman, Director - Director – Division of Gaming, State of Colorado
  • Cathy Judd-Stein, Chair, Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • David Rebuck, Director - Division of Gaming Enforcement, State of New Jersey

To register, click here. 

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Digital Gaming and Sports Wagering:
Emerging Fraud Risk Considerations and Trends
Digital platforms and products have become a driving force behind the growth in the iGaming and sports wagering industry.   As the mobile and online operations market for these products continues to expand into new jurisdictions, companies are at risk of increases in perpetrated fraud and new ways in which malicious actors utilize products and platforms to facilitate this.  Fraud can have significant impact on companies’ operating revenue as well as increases in regulatory and reputational risks.

This session will explore the growth of digital gaming and sports wagering operators, the use of payment processors and how different products and platforms are being used to facilitate fraud.  The panel will address profitability and fraud prevention, including managing impact on chargebacks as well as the impact of operating in multiple jurisdictions.  The panel will also address how innovative products such as NFTs, can be susceptible to fraud as well as how the risks for account takeover and identity theft through fraud rings can impact multiple patron accounts and product usage.  Finally, the panel will explore risk mitigating strategies and important compliance functions to minimize the likelihood of risks materializing or severely impacting company operations.