The Gaming Standards Association (GSA), the leading standards-setting body for the gaming industry, will hold a two-day workshop in London on 16 & 17 September to facilitate collaboration between the gaming industry and policy domain leaders.
The workshop, titled “Building Bridges,” will be held at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel. Participants will hear updates about GSA’s Online Gaming Committee (OGC) work and draft standard, listen to regulators and discuss together the role GSA standards can play in the online gaming space. An abbreviated example of the online gaming standard will be distributed exclusively to attendees.
“This workshop is a critically important event as we discuss and debate the current situation and the future of iGaming in Europe from a technical standards perspective. The European market is considered the largest market for iGaming worldwide. Even discounting the effect of the gradual market opening in the US, Europe’s leadership remains uncertain due to the national segmentation of the EU market and multi-layer compliance burdens this brings on the gaming industry. GSA is in a unique position to create and stage events such as this, and we invite stakeholders in the industry to attend and participate in the debate that will shape the new online gaming standards,” said GSA President Peter DeRaedt.
The workshop is open to GSA members and non-members alike from Europe and the rest of the world. Participants will hear gaming industry regulators speak about the current issues they face. Regulators are also invited to attend and can expect a highly informative session, where they will hear about possible technical solutions to their challenges and having an enhanced capability to achieve their policy objectives.
Apart from a number of key speakers, the OGC will play a key role at the workshop. On day one, the OGC will seek input and advice from regulators on data set requirements for the central monitoring standard that the committee will be creating. On day two, workshop attendees will be invited to observe an OGC meeting in action, as the committee debates and decides on GSA’s new online gaming standard.
Members, non-members and the regulatory community can review pricing options and register for this unique event here: http://www.gamingstandards.com/?page=europe_event_gsa_workshop2014.
GSA has arranged for special room rate pricing at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel. Attendees can register for a room at GSA’s group page on the Hilton’s website: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/L/LONPDHI-GGSAB-20140916/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Additional questions should be directed to GSA Executive Director Michelle Olesiejuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or GSA Europe Special Representative Phyllis Farrugia at email@example.com.