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. 

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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.

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The Gaming Floor of the Future and Planning
for the Pending Technology Recession
As casinos around the world reopen with socially-distanced gaming floors, capital expenditure budgets continue to be frozen or severely restricted to give operators a chance to recover from months of closures and significant revenue losses. In anticipation of not just cancelled orders but also reduced casino spending that could stretch for years, equipment providers are drastically reducing their R&D budgets and delaying product launches. With a prolonged industry financial recovery in mind, we’ll take a look at what potential technology advancements might survive the development draught and explore critical technologies that are in development, which could assist operators during the recovery. We’ll also look at lessons learned from the last recession’s impact.

 

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Unanticipated Legal Vulnerabilities: How the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic is Unmasking New Areas of Risk
As we rapidly approach the one-year mark of the current COVID-19 pandemic, organizations within the global gaming world continue to confront  a wide range of legal concerns and situations. Functioning in a constantly shifting reality where legal experts still face heightened cyber/data privacy threats caused by remote work, must consider adjusting business interruption insurance policies and rarely-used force majeure clauses, implement new rules and policies for work environments and interactions with customers and more, the ongoing pandemic has both revealed numerous areas of risk that have changed the way many gaming companies are operating and has created a level of uncertainty of what additional risks the future might reveal. This session will begin by evaluating several new best practices that have emerged as a result and discuss how industry can better prepare for the future and the threat of another similar situation.