Specialized training for organizations in the gambling sector will be rolled out for the first time in Australia as part of a new partnership between leading specialist gambling law, regulatory and compliance advisory, Senet, and the International Centre for Gaming Regulation (ICGR).
The five-day gambling regulation education program, called Regulating the Game, will run concurrently with the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) at Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC) in August, giving attendees the opportunity to experience emerging technologies and products and speak with leading industry figures about innovation and emerging trends that are expected to shape the future direction of the sector.
Regulating the Game aims to provide attendees with deeper sector knowledge and an understanding of key compliance and regulatory principles and how to apply them.
Senet regulatory and gambling specialist Paul Newson said the nature of the training was one-of-a-kind worldwide and would address the distinct challenges facing the industry in 2021.
“Australians love a punt and outspend the rest of the world by a decent margin per capita,” he said.
“In the face of regulatory headwinds and associated public policy uncertainty, it is increasingly important for industry to demonstrate effective governance, contribute to policy discussions and cultivate a workplace culture of compliance and social responsibility.
“This course will equip individuals and organizations alike to enhance their capacity to participate in policy discourse, inform effective public policy, contribute to efficient regulation and help achieve a secure, safe, responsible, innovative and vibrant sector.
“Training of this nature with a mix of Australian and international experts is not available anywhere. It’s truly exceptional. We’ve lined up a star cast of leading practitioners in gambling law and regulation with vast industry knowledge and experience.
“To name a few, Gaming Laboratories International will contribute vital regulatory technology expertise and AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence unit and AML/CTF regulator, will share its expertise around known and emerging AML risk in the gambling sector including casinos, bookmakers and licensed venues.”
The launch of Senet’s new gambling regulation education program comes as Australia’s largest casino operator, Crown Resorts, fronts Royal Commissions in both Victoria and Western Australia in the wake of the recent findings of a similar inquiry in New South Wales. The subsequent release of the Bergin Report led to Crown being found unsuitable to retain its casino license for its AU$2.2 billion Crown Sydney development.