In a first for both organisations and a leap forward for the gaming industry, the International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) and the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) have created a collaboration aimed at maximizing opportunities for effective and efficient gaming regulation.
The initiative will focus on two key priorities over the coming year:
- Discussion and information exchange concerning known and emerging issues impacting regulatory policy and practice
- Identifying opportunities to leverage standards and technology to advance efficient and effective gaming regulation
Announcing the initiative, IGSA President Mr. Peter DeRaedt said: “IGSA is the single technology standards setting organization in the gaming industry. We strongly believe that collective dialogue with regulatory authorities on an international level is crucial to enhance regulatory oversight while driving efficiencies for operators and suppliers. Our collaboration with IAGR is an enormous step forward towards the betterment of the gaming industry as a whole. Our organization is very excited about the opportunities this new collaboration presents.”
IAGR President Mr. Mabutho Zwane said, “As regulators, we recognize that dialogue with industry is fundamental to both understand the sector and make informed decisions which can advance efficient and effective gambling regulation. This is particularly important at this time where there is opportunity to leverage technology to drive innovation in regulatory practice.”
As leading voices within the global gaming industry, IGSA and IAGR look forward to the outcomes of this collaboration over the next 12 months and building on this initiative over time. Members of both organizations, as well as the broader gaming industry, can keep abreast of this exciting new initiative by becoming a member of IGSA or by signing up to the IGSA Mailing List.