May 31 through June 2, 2016, members of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Practice participated in the 2016 International Gaming Summit hosted by the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA). The Summit, for the first time, was held in conjunction with the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF). The Malta Gaming Authority also co-hosted the event. The Summit took place in St. Julian’s, Malta, where approximately 220 delegates from 36 countries across five continents met and discussed the gaming industry’s most pressing issues.
Greenberg Traurig Co-Chair of the Global Gaming Practice and President of IAGA at the time, Martha A. Sabol, made opening remarks at the Summit and presided over the President’s dinner. Other members of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Gaming Practice participated in the Summit, including Co-Chair Mark Clayton, who moderated a panel on social gaming, e-sports, and fantasy sports, as well as participated in the GLI University Regulations Seminar. Clayton also helped oversee the conference’s program committee.
The Summit program focused on critical issues facing the global gaming industry including anti-money laundering compliance initiatives, daily fantasy sports issues, casino expansion into emerging markets, financing, responsible gaming, online gaming, e-sports, and other pressing issues. Topic experts from every major gaming jurisdiction, including some of the gaming industry’s most highly regarded executives, general counsels, compliance officers, and financial advisors, attended and engaged in lively panel discussions.
Greenberg Traurig’s Martha Sabol addresses attendees at the IAGA Summit.