Specialised training for organisations in the gambling sector will be rolled out for the first time in Australia as part of a new partnership between Australia’s leading specialist gambling law, regulatory, and compliance advisory, Senet, and the International Centre for Gaming Regulation (ICGR).
Senet’s five-day gambling regulation education programme, Regulating the Game, is aimed at providing attendees with deeper sector knowledge and an understanding of key compliance and regulatory principles and how to apply them.
The announcement comes as a royal commission examines the regulation of the gambling industry in WA, informed by the NSW Bergin probe, as well as a royal commission being undertaken in VIC.
Senet regulatory and gambling specialist Paul Newson said the nature of the training was one-of-a-kind worldwide and would address the distinct challenges facing the industry in 2021.
“Australians love a punt and outspend the rest of the world by a decent margin per capita. In the face of regulatory headwinds and associated public policy uncertainty, it is increasingly important for industry to demonstrate effective governance, contribute to policy discussions and cultivate a workplace culture of compliance and social responsibility.
“This course will equip individuals and organisations alike to enhance their capacity to participate in policy discourse, inform effective public policy, contribute to efficient regulation and help achieve a secure, safe, responsible, innovative and vibrant sector.
“Training of this nature with a mix of Australian and international experts is not available anywhere – it’s truly exceptional – we’ve lined up a star cast of leading practitioners in gambling law and regulation with vast industry knowledge and experience.
“To name a few, Gaming Laboratories International will contribute vital regulatory technology expertise and AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence unit and AML/CTF regulator, will share its expertise around known and emerging AML risk in the gambling sector including casinos, bookmakers and licensed venues.”
Newson said the programme will run concurrently with the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE), also held at the ICC Sydney, giving attendees further opportunities to experience emerging technologies and products and speak with leading industry figures about innovation and emerging trends that are expected to shape the future direction of the sector.
Star Acting Chief Executive Hogg Resigns
Geoff Hogg has tendered his resignation as Acting CEO of The Star Entertainment Group.
The operator’s board has accepted his resignation, which includes all Hogg’s other positions at The Star. A final departure date is yet to be determined, while he will work with the board to transition his executive responsibilities in an orderly manner.
Ben Heap has been appointed to the role of Executive Chairman on an interim basis, effective immediately and until the commencement of Robbie Cooke as the incoming Managing Director and CEO.
Cooke, currently serving as Managing Director of Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale (EFTPOS) machine provider Tyro Payments, was named as the new CEO of The Star in June, but a start date has yet to be finalised.
ACMA Blocks More Illegal Offshore Gambling Websites
The ACMA has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more illegal offshore gambling websites.
The sites include Spin Oasis, Fab Spins, RB Carnival, The GoGo Room, Velvet Spin, Zenith Slots, Slots of Wins, Latinbet24, Hell Spin, Sky Crown, Blue Leo, Wolf Winner, Bizzo Casino, Wabo88 and Ozbet88.
The ACMA investigated and found these services to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
Website blocking is one of a range of enforcement options to protect Australians against illegal online gambling. Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 614 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked.
Over 180 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
IAGR ANNOUNCES DIGITAL TICKET TO UPCOMING CONFERENCE
IAGR looks forward to welcoming around 200 international gambling regulators, industry stakeholders and thought leaders to Melbourne for its conference, A Kickstart for collaboration: Sparking innovation in regulatory practice, from 17 – 20 October.
To extend the reach of the content to regulators who can’t make it to Australia, IAGR has created a ticket to access the recordings from the conference.
IAGR2022’s digital ticket provides one year’s access to the recordings. IAGR President, Dr Jason Lane, says that this way, attendees can watch the content in their time zone as many times as they like.
“For last year’s conference, we had little choice but to create a digital ticket, given so many of us were unable to travel,” says Dr Lane.
“This year, while we’re thrilled to see in-person ticket sales return to pre-pandemic numbers, we still want to offer the opportunity for as many regulators as possible to access the fantastic sessions we have lined up for Melbourne.
This year’s conference features around 40 speakers and panelists, including:
- Andrew Rhodes, CEO, Gambling Commission United Kingdom
- Professor Sally Gainsbury, Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney
- Michael Morton, Senior Policy Counsel, Nevada Gaming Control Board
- Fran Thorn, Chair, Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission
- Are Bashir, Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State Lotteries and Gaming Authority
“Your ticket to IAGR2022, whether you watch the recorded sessions or attend in the flesh, allows you to step back and hear from expert speakers and panel discussions on the latest research, trends, and innovative solutions.”
Head to the IAGR conference page to explore the conference program and secure a ticket.
IAGR is proud to hold this year’s conference in partnership with hosts, the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission.
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