The MGA’s Executive Chairman, Joseph Cuschieri attended this year’s SAGSE Latin America trade show which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina between 7 and 9 of November, 2017. Mr Cuschieri was invited as a keynote speaker so that he shares Malta’s long experience in regulating the online gaming industry with fellow Latin American regulators and policymakers amongst other industry leaders.
This annual event has been a leading international trade show in the gaming industry for the past 25 years and attracts senior executives, and gaming suppliers from around the world seeking new business opportunities in South America and to network with other industry professionals.As one of the leading regulators in the global gaming industry, the MGA was invited to this exhibition to outline and share its vast experience in regulatory policy, innovation, consumer protection standards and governance of the gaming sector.
During a morning conference which featured all these topics, Mr Cuschieri stated that: “The best way to control gambling activity and its potential risks is through sound and transparent legal frameworks coupled with strong regulators ensuring proper governance and oversight of all gambling activity. It is a proven fact that prohibition in gambling doesn’t work – actually prohibition creates more problems because it drives the industry underground with far greater consequences on consumers.” He appealed to those present to analyse what happened in other jurisdictions including Malta so that effective and regulated gaming markets are created to the benefit of consumers and operators alike.
This year’s SAGSE Latin America featured over 60 exhibitors and over 6000 visitors worlwide from different sectors of the global gaming industry.