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. 

Wednesday, Oct. 7
8 a.m. PST

Making a Case for a Legislative Fix for the Wire Act Dilemma
All industry eyes have been on the legal maneuverings related to the Wire Act for the past few years as the restrictions continue to keep the industry from meeting its full online potential. By November, the elections will be behind us and a new Congress will be seated in January 2021. Now may be the time to collectively explore whether a legislative effort is feasible and, if so, what would it look like.  This discussion will scrutinize possible legislative efforts, investigate how best to structure legislation on the topic, probe possible paths and analyze the feasibility of its success. 

Moderated by Sue Schneider, Vice President of Strategy and Growth/Americas for Sports Betting Communities, the panelists include:

  • Ayesha Khanna Molino, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs MGM Resorts International
  • Hon. Jon C. Porter, CEO/President and Former Member of the U.S. Congress, PORTER Government & Business Solutions
  • Charles McIntyre, Executive Director, New Hampshire Lottery 
  • Will Moschella, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

To register, click here.

 Wednesday, Oct. 28, 8 a.m.

Sanctions Compliance Workshop: Why it Matters and Best Practices for an Effective Program
Interested in learning more about US sanctions compliance and how it applies to the gaming industry? During this workshop-style webinar we will provide a refresher on US sanctions, including OFACs role in administering sanctions programs, applicability or sanctions, and recent actions based on geopolitical events.  We will then share our perspective on sanctions enforcement trends, including notable actions outside of the banking space and why they matter. We will also cover best practices for developing a sanctions compliance program, consistent with OFACs expectations outlined in its sanctions compliance framework. Led by sanctions compliance experts from PwC, this webinar workshop is a must-attend for anyone  who wants to understand sanctions trends and best practices for creating an effective program. 

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8 a.m.

 Gambling in the Socially Distant Future Part II – is this the "New Normal"?

 Wednesday, Dec. 2, 8 a.m.

The intersection between financial crime and problem gambling
Money laundering Is frequently viewed in terms of large-scale, trans-national criminal networks engaged in such activities as human trafficking, drug trafficking, or identity theft. We might also think of smaller networks of headline-grabbing criminals engaged in white-collar fraud and corruption, like Bernie Madoff or Jho Taek Low of the 1MDB scandal. While each of these poses a threat to the gaming industry, there is also a risk posed by gamblers who turn to crime to fund their addiction. 

Featuring AML and responsible gaming experts, this session will look at the relationship between gambling addiction and money laundering from multiple perspectives: global regulatory expectations and trends, compliance and casino operations and social responsibility. Case studies will be used as examples to define the problem and highlight evolving regulatory expectations. At the webinar’s conclusion, you’ll take away practices that can be implemented at your own company both to raise awareness and mitigate money laundering risk arising from problem gamblers.