2015 Malta iGaming Seminar Nov 16-19
It’s that time of year again, when regulators, operators and experts from the online gambling community gather off the southern coast of Italy to attend the 2015 Malta iGaming Seminar. Now in its seventh sequential year, the MiGS has become a staple event for major players in the global online and mobile gambling sectors.
This year’s seminar will take place at a new venue, the Corinthia Hotel in St. George’s Bay, situated along the north eastern coast of the archipelago. The four day event begins Monday, November 16 with opening day festivities, wrapping up on Thursday, Nov 19 with an Abba tribute act and hilarious game of Zorb Football.
MiGS Opening Day – Monday, Nov 16
Monday will be a day of fanfare at the Malta iGaming Seminar, with no actual conferences on the schedule. Instead, guests and participants are invited to join in the revelries, highlighted by a freeroll poker tournament hosted by PokerStars. All attendees are welcome to register and test their skill at the tables, helping to set the mood for the following three days of conferences.
MiGS Conference Day One – Tuesday, Nov 17
On Tuesday, Nov 17, the seminar officially begins with a list of reputable key speakers who will welcome guests and deliver speeches on primary topics, like Malta’s continued leadership as an international iGaming jurisdiction, a forecast for operational costs in the industry, and the current status of online and mobile gambling regulations in Malta and beyond.
Attendants will hear dialogue from MiGS and eGamingBrokerage CEO Sue Schnieder, a 20-year internet gaming expert and founder of River City Group, as well as several major media publications. Attorney Christian Cardona, Maltese Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, will also address the platform, along with Joseph Cuschieri, Chairman of the Maltese Gaming Authority.
More than a dozen other notable speakers that day include Calvin Ayre (founder, Bodog/calvinayre.com), Mark Blandford (Venture Capital Investor, Sportingbet Plc), Mark Warrington (Director of Regulations, Betfair), Lee Jones (Director of Poker Communications, PokerStars) and others.
MiGS Conference Day Two – Wednesday, Nov 18
Day two continues with topics of equal prominence, like newly emerging iGaming jurisdictions, the effect of anti-money laundering and VAT directives on business, the need for sports betting operators to work together to preserve integrity, and the steady growth of the mobile gambling market.
Once again, the conference will hear from key experts on these matters, like MGA’s Chief Investigations and Enforcement Officer Dominic Micallef, Gaming Economics CEO Lee Richardson, NetEnt CPO Simon Hammon, Ladbrokes PLC Head of Anti-Money Laundering William Price and more.
MiGS Conference Day Three – Thursday, Nov 19
The Malta iGaming Seminar will be a bit more relaxed on the third and final day with more leisurely ‘Fishbowl Conversations’ on the menu. These include the ongoing expansion of Fantasy Sports betting, the climate of online payment services, and surviving the competitive nature of the industry.
Before the day is done, an assortment of activities have been planned to finish out the MiGS with a bang. Attendees can don huge inflatable balls and take part in a hilarious round of Zorb Football (“good luck fitting on the bench” reads the MiGS description) and, by invitation only, attend the VIP closing party, featuring ABBA tribute band, REVIVAL.
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