Isle of Man Online e Gaming Summit Coming in November

Published Sunday, October 03, 2010 -

The Isle of Man is one jurisdiction that has gained a lot financially from the online gambling industry.
In order to promote and continue the growing industry there, the accounting firm KPMG, will host an e gaming summit this November. The firm will call on the electronic gaming sector’s major players and service providers, to bring to the forefront the Island’s potential on the global stage.
The summit is to be held on Tuesday the 23rd of November at the Mount Murray Hotel which is set in 200 acres of beautiful Manx countryside and ideally located between the airport and Douglas. The event is by invitation only, where those invited key stakeholders and policy makers will consider and debate the future of the Isle of Man's ecommerce environment.

The Minister of the Department of Economic Development for the Island, Allan Bell will open the summit to welcome and address the delegates.  The minister is trying to ensure the Isle of Man is ‘A Good Place to Play’.
The programmes will tackle issues impacting the sector as a whole, with the emphasis on businesses licensed in and currently operating on the Island. The Isle of Man Government’s Gambling Supervision Commission and Department of Economic Development will provide timely updates on the newest regulatory norms and the fast changing online gambling industry.

As the summit progresses sessions on regulation in the sector, responsible gaming, new developments globally and what it means to be a service provider to the gaming sector will be on the one day agenda. The conclusion to the summit will offer an opportunity to discuss specific concerns with the panel of local and off-island speakers. Followed by an evening of fine entertainment hosted and sponsored by software developer Microgaming.

The director responsible for egaming services at accountants KPMG Isle of Man, 
Russell Kelly, commented, "The egaming sector is expanding globally, and is already a major contributor to the Manx economy. It is crucially important that the Island continues to make itself an attractive jurisdiction for the licensing and operation of online gaming companies. This involves input from the government, key industry players and service providers in finance, IT and a variety of other key sectors. This summit will bring those key players together to discuss the needs of the industry as it grows and develops."


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