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Digital Gaming Summit Planned in D.C.

Regulators, policy-makers, gambling operators, lotteries and technology providers will gather at the Digital Gaming & Lottery Policy Summit December 5-6 in Washington, D.C. to discuss how policy changes in the United States could result in the regulation of new forms of electronic, interactive gambling. The event will be organized by BolaVerde Media Group and EventMD.

The conference will be the first designed to educate government officials who will have primary responsibility for implementing a legal, regulated system regarding i-gaming in their respective jurisdictions. Several states including California, Florida and New Jersey may take up the issue again when their legislatures reconvene in January. Also, states will need to decide to opt in or out if federal proposals to legalize online gambling are implemented. Participants will learn how 95 governments around the world have addressed the complexities of the issue.  

Topics discussed at the event will include:

• Federal and state policy—current and future—on digital gambling.

• Social and economic impacts of regulated digital gambling.

• Pros and cons of various global regulatory models and a potential U.S. model.

• U.S. prohibition and enforcement mechanisms.

• Gaming products evolution across digital media.

• Business, political and regulatory perspectives on the convergence of online and offline gambling.

• Regulatory safeguards, such as age verification, fraud detection, geo-location and anti-money laundering.

• State vs. federal policy and regulation.

• Examples of regulated U.S.-based internet gambling.

St. Louis-based BolaVerde Media Group specializes in consulting on internet gambling, which, since it began more than decade ago, has grown into a $30 billion global business. Said BolaVerde Director Mark Balestra, “We’ve been tracking this channel of delivering gaming products since 1995 and have watched governments around the world develop both successful regulatory regimes and some which are flawed.  Armed with this information, policy-makers, gaming regulators and lottery officials will be able to determine what works best for their respective jurisdictions.”