KPMG Isle of Man Holds Second Online Gaming Summit

Published Saturday, October 01, 2011 -
KPMG Isle of Man Holds Second Online Gaming Summit

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KPMG recently announced it will be holding its second e gaming summit this November on the Isle of Man. The one day event will take place on Tuesday, November 22 at the Mount Murray Hotel, Santon on the Isle of Man. The goal of the summit is to bring the e gaming sector's major players and service providers together to discuss the Island’s potential in today’s global marketplace. Key stakeholders and decision makers will be invited, to discuss and debate how the Isle of Man will remain 'a safe place to play'.
The Isle of Man Government's Gambling Supervision Commission and Department of Economic Development will provide significant updates on the continuing efforts to mitigate issues concerning operators and service providers on the Isle of Mann.

KPMG Isle of Man’s, Russell Kelly, who is the director responsible for e-gaming services, commented,  “The e-gaming sector continues to expand globally and is a major contributor to the Manx economy.” Kelly continued, “It is crucially important that the Island continues to make itself an attractive jurisdiction for the licensing and operation of online gaming companies, maintaining its demonstrated position at the forefront of the industry in this regard. This involves input from the government, key industry players and service providers and our summit will once again bring those key players together to discuss key events of the last 12 months and the needs of the industry as it grows and develops.”

KPMG's e-gaming specialist, Archie Watt, reflected on the last year, “The eGaming world has changed significantly since our last summit. The actions of the US Department of Justice on Black Friday reminded everyone that the US still disapproves of online gaming. Black Friday has also shocked to the core the perceptions of online poker players – not all regulated jurisdictions are the same.”

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