Internet Gaming Confab Announced in Isle of Man
KPMG Isle of Man is all set to sponsor an international online gambling conerence to be held next month on the Isle of Man. The goal of the meeting is to provide a forum for the industry’s service providers and gaming institutions, in order to consider future prospects for the industry. In particular, the leading executives who are invited to attend will talk about how to make sure that the island will continue to be ‘a safe place to play’ for the international marketplace.
The conference, scheduled for 22 November, will be held in Santon, at the Mount Murray Hotel. A similar conference was held last year, to great success. Although issues affecting the entire industry will be discussed, a special emphasis will be placed on companies that have operating licenses and facilities on the island.
In the morning the programme will review last year’s operations, with an update provided by the government’s Gambling Supervision Commission and Department of Economic Development. A panel of experts, both Manx and off-island, will discuss changes to the business environment and related issues.
In the afternoon several speakers will provide a forward-looking discussion of the role of gaming executives and how their activities may evolve as changes in the industry continue to develop. Time will be provided to have individual discussions with the panel members.
According to Russell Kelly, KPMG Isle of Man, who manages gaming services at the company: “The e-gaming sector continues to expand globally and is 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, maintaining its demonstrated position at the forefront of the industry in this regard.”