Las Vegas, NV — The International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) announced today that it has opened registration for its 2018 International Gaming Summit that will be held May 14 – 16 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Macau, China. Held in conjunction with the annual Global Gaming Expo Asia (G2E Asia) trade show and conference, the Summit provides operators, suppliers, attorneys, investors, bankers, regulators and other advisors an unparalleled opportunity to meet and discuss the top issues facing gaming today. Covering topics ranging from the impact of geopolitics on gaming to the growth of eSports, cryptocurrency and the impact of illegal gambling on regulated gaming, each Summit session will provide valuable insight into critical issues facing the global gaming industry.

IAGA President Laura McAllister Cox, Vice President of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Counsel for Rush Street Gaming, commented: “Macau, the global gaming industry’s largest land-based market, is a dynamic and constantly-changing gaming destination, and IAGA is looking forward to hosting our annual Summit there this May. As this is our Association’s first Summit in Macau, we are confident that our international delegates will appreciate the opportunity to visit this critical jurisdiction and see first-hand how its operators support their clientele. I look forward to joining our 2018 delegates in Macau and participating with them in the thought-provoking discussions for which IAGA’s Summit is so well known.”

This year’s International Gaming Summit will also feature two full-day workshops focused on two critical topics of interest:

  • The Combating Financial Crime and Other Risks Within Gaming workshop will focus on numerous financial crime and risk topics and concerns, highlighting best practices, regulatory requirements and more. Covering issues ranging from the latest regulatory developments on AML, fraud and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act to cyber security and how data analytics can assist in the prevention, detection and investigation of financial crime, this workshop is a must-attend for anyone interested in broadening their understanding of how to minimize these risks within their operations.
  • The Global Responsible Gaming Forum will focus on numerous global responsible gaming topics and concerns. Supported by the American Gaming Association (AGA), the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG), the National Council on Problem Gaming (NCPG), the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and GamCare, the workshop's sessions will focus on global innovations in the identification and treatment of gambling addiction and will highlight proactive measures operators and manufacturers can take to prevent problem gaming.

The full agenda for the Summit and both one-day workshops is available online at