Dec 19 2007
The IGCE (International Gaming Conference & Expo ) - is the conference division of The Sports Network, the premiere real-time sports wire service in the
“After intense research and studies conducted,” stated Amanda Manero, Conference Coordinator for IGCE, “it was determined that the most important area of discussion, awareness and direction was the legal one. Technology, marketing, payment processing, money laundering, the course to be taken to address the burgeoning audience that is Asia are all of interest but, as one attendee noted, ‘They are to no avail if we are not acutely aware of every legal hurdle that we must overcome in our own country and internationally.’ We addressed that with a literal “super star” faculty of speakers from around the world and applied their expertise and knowledge to topics of critical interest.”
Among the many areas to be covered during the two-day conference will be such diverse topics as: * Are there any real benefits to relocating to
* What is the real Internet future of poker, casino games, mah jong, backgammon and anything else categorized as games of skill? Is there such a thing as a game of skill?
* Is it time to sell, merge, acquire or just expand? Are IPOs yesterday news? * How do you get around the concrete hurdles of advertising, marketing, promotion, sponsorship constraints without having to battle the
* Payment Processing. As one source closes down under governmental pressures, what other alternatives have opened up?
* Is the subject of money laundering a convenient government play and accusatory topic or is there some sense of reality to it?
* Does the
* What is critical mass for “affiliate sites” to off-shore/Internet sports-books and when will they enter the danger zones of legal problems?
IGCE has also announced that registration will be accompanied by reservations for specific luncheon seating with designated speakers on a first come, first serve basis and that attendees cannot sit with the same speaker on both days of the conference. IGCE has indicated that the venue will be the 5-star Corinthia Lisboa Hotel in