The action-packed event, which ran from March 7-11, was a huge success. The event featured several partners and key industry players who provided invaluable insight for gambling regulation.
The collaboration between the International Center for Gaming Law (ICGR) and the prestigious Senet – Australia’s legislative, regulatory and compliance body – set precedent and provided training on state-of-the-art regulatory frameworks suited to the dynamic landscape of modern gaming.
Australia-Casino reporter Charlotte Wilson closely followed the Sydney event and identified a wide range of gambling regulatory issues raised by different experts. According to Charlotte, the training provided a concise roadmap to improve the gaming environment to ensure guaranteed safety and long-term gaming practices that adhere to national and international legal frameworks. Below is a summary of how the event unfolded as recorded by Charlotte Wilson.
Regulating the Game Intensive Training Program
According to the event organizers, the main objective of the event was to provide intensive training. The mission is to significantly enhance the industry knowledge of key players, organizational capabilities of the Australian gambling market and generate discourse on best practices within the current regulatory framework. The hope is to foster progressive thinking to secure the future of the rapidly growing industry.
The five-day event, in particular, challenged the existing status quo in the local gaming industry. Challenging the current operating models used by the majority of providers from an outside perspective. The Regulating The Game initiative was a call to action for industry leaders. Encourage these actors to be more curious, challenge existing ideas, collectively share ideas on the best ways to overcome the challenges posed by public policies, and also create a new culture. One that strives to continually improve the gaming environment in Australia.
Senet’s Overview of Australia’s Gaming Industry
Money laundering and other criminal activity in the local gambling market, according to Paul Newson, a specialist in Senet gambling regulation in Australia, takes advantage of existing regulatory loopholes. Paul Newson said Senet is at the forefront of addressing compliance issues among local providers. He urged all industry players to be proactive in addressing regulatory gaps to build a more resilient sector.
“All stakeholders need to be proactive and play an active role in the public square,” Paul said at the five-day conference. Their input should be complemented by taking into account the views of other stakeholders. It is the most effective strategy to influence public policy in favor of a global and fair regulatory framework, adapted to the current security threats plaguing the gaming industry.”
Ways participants will benefit from the program
The expert content presented in the “Regulating The Game” training, as well as the networking platform that fostered debate between key players in the sector, aroused the interest of the participants. The overall atmosphere of the event broke down barriers between Australian gambling providers, resulting in candid discussions about industry issues, potential opportunities and potential risk factors.
Not all participants in the integrated environment have understood or applied regulatory principles to realize benefits such as formulating proven public policies, capitalizing on emerging trends in the global gaming industry, or implementing implement smart risk-based policies to protect their entities from fraudsters.
The partnership between the International Center for Gaming Law (ICGR) and Australia
the International Gaming Regulatory Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (ICGR) collaborated seamlessly with Australian gaming industry leaders. The five-day event brought together experts from research, law, intelligence, public policy, investigations and regulations, making it a unique and comprehensive gathering. This is not typical in the Australian market.
ACMA, which enforces Australia’s interactive gaming law, AUSTRAC, Australia’s official gambling financial intelligence unit, and regulator AML/CTF were among the key figures at the event. Bringing such actors together is difficult, but the event struck an impeccable balance that evoked a collaborative effort between these bodies. The various representatives discussed emerging risks in the gaming industry, their personal priorities and their position on the current regulatory framework.
Key Resolutions from the “Regulate Gambling” Training
Key takeaways from this landmark event include the established opportunity for gaming operators and regulators to build a long-term relationship that could shape a prosperous future for the Australian industry. The collaboration of Australian gambling regulators and international regulators has provided a roadmap for local providers to expand nationally and internationally. Additionally, the local market has decided to engage in healthy and productive competition through networking channels that inform compliance and regulatory policy.
The gambling market in Australia unlike any other in the world and has enormous growth potential. The Queensland government valued the market at over $225 billion in 2019. This figure exploded due to an increase in online gamers during the 2020 and 2021 pandemic, and the resulting lockdown measures. Initiatives such as “Regulating The Game” help consolidate the Australian market and ensure a unified regulatory front in industry expansion efforts.
Charlotte Wilson has been an iGaming reporter for Australia-Casino since 2019. Contact details: [email protected]