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Panama – Panama City to host 10th GLI LatAm roundtable

By - 6 September 2017

Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI) upcoming 10th annual Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable is to take place on October 9 and 10 in Panama City, Panama.

Hosted by GLI’s world-renowned GLI University and produced by GLI Director, Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes and her team of experts, the Regulators Roundtable is a two-day, educational event held free of charge exclusively for gaming and lottery regulators and government lotteries.

Taking place October 9 and 10 in Panama City, Panama, the Regulators Roundtable promises to offer attendees insights into a variety of relevant gaming and lottery topics including:
• New Gaming Laws and Regulatory Development Projects in the Latin American and Caribbean Region
• What Have We Learned About Online Gaming Regulation Thus Far?
• Gaming and Lottery of the Future and the Role of the Technical Compliance Process in Innovation
• Embracing and Regulating New Technology and New Types of Games – The Regulator and Lottery’s Point of View
• A Risk-based Approach to Fraud Prevention – What Role Does Security Play in the Preventative Policies That Must Be Implemented in Gaming and Lottery Operations, Both Land-based and Online?
• The Current State of Anti-Money Laundering Policies and the Impact That It’s Having in the Accessibility of the Financial Services for the Gaming and Lottery Industry Region Wide
• The Role of the Government Regarding Social Responsibility Policies: A Modern Approach to Responsible Gambling and Public Safety as Part of the Government Policy – Prevention, Education, Communication and Treatment
• An Update on Efforts to Prevent and Eradicate Illegal Gaming
• Regulations, Requirements and Guarantees for Commercial Promotions
• Working Groups
o Controls and Actions Against Illegal Gaming
o Online Gaming Regulations
o Sports Betting Regulations and Integrity
o Responsible Gambling
o Effective Actions to Stop the Discrimination of Financial Services for the Gaming Industry
o The Impact of Player Tax in Gaming and Lottery Revenue and Tax Collection
o A Holistic Approach to the Supervision and Control of the Industry – Technology and Professionalization of Regulatory and Lottery Entities

Courtesy of the Gaming Control Board of Panama, the conference program includes on-site demonstrations at the Majestic Casino at Multicentro on the second day of the conference. There will be three different types of demonstrations: money laundering prevention methods; field inspection verification procedures for gaming devices; and field inspection verification procedures for monitoring and control systems and communication testing.

Sierra-Hughes said, “The Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable has reached a very important milestone this year – its 10th year – and we are so grateful to all of the regulators and government lotteries that have supported us in our efforts to produce a well-rounded conference.

“We have a busy and informative two days planned for you,” she said. “The Regulators Roundtable provides attendees a unique opportunity to not only share knowledge with their peers, but also network with each other and discuss their own experiences in the gaming industry. We have several topics on the agenda designed to open dialog on policy and technical complexities of gaming and lottery and to promote collaboration among the authorities. We are very appreciative of the Gaming Control Board of Panama and the Panama National Lottery for being our hosts this year. Please join us for this 10th annual Regulators Roundtable – it’s going to be the best one yet.”

The 2016 Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable, held in Curacao, hosted almost 90 representatives from government lotteries and gaming and lottery regulators from more than 36 entities and two associations. Attendees represented 22 countries from across the region including: Argentina; Aruba; Belize; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Curacao; El Salvador; Guyana; Honduras; Jamaica; Mexico; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; Saint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; Uruguay; and the Virgin Islands.

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