The Executive Chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), Joseph Cuschieri has recently participated in the IAGR & IMGL 2015 Conference organised by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) held in Lima, Peru, between 13 and 16 October, 2015. The IAGR consists of representatives from gaming regulatory organisations throughout the world and its aim is to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of gaming regulation, by fostering co-operation between gaming regulators. On the other hand, IMGL (The International Masters of Gaming Law) is a non-profit association of gaming attorneys, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world who are dedicated to education and the exchange of professional information and advice. This was the first time that the two organisations held a joint conference with sessions focused on topics relevant to regulators and industry professionals alike.
This year’s high profile annual event included discussions, networking sessions and panels on various gaming related matters such as match fixing, sports integrity, regulation of remote gambling and joint cooperation between Authorities and the industry amongst other topics. The MGA’s Executive Chairman was one of the panel speakers in the breakout session with his counterparts from UK, Gibraltar, Alderney and Mpumalanga entitled ‘How to Build a Gambling Authority’ chaired by Dr Julian Harris, Senior Partner, Harris Hagan. The panel focused on the challenges of building a reputable gambling authority through effective legislation, robust regulatory frameworks, proper licensing and enforcement processes as well as the importance of regulating the gambling market.
Mr Cuschieri said: “This year’s event met the expectations of all participants both in terms of organisation, networking opportunities and content. I would like to congratulate Dr J Hofmann, President of IMGL, Ms Birgitte Sand, President of IAGR and the organising committee for the excellent event”. Mr Cuschieri was accompanied by Dr Rachel Mifsud Bonnici, Chief Officer – Compliance and Dr Edwina Licari, Chief Officer – Legal & EU/International Affairs.