“Stimulating, informative and an in-depth record of a dynamic day”. So comments Michael Tobin, CEO and Co-Founder of Continent 8 Technologies, on the publication of the report on the latest KPMG eGaming summit, which brought together key industry experts to examine the trends, risks and challenges for all those working in the eGaming sector.
Held on 8th September at the Villa Marina in Douglas in the Isle of Man, the summit was attended by more than 280 delegates from across the eGaming industry. It was the first summit to be held in the wake of the Brexit referendum and gave an opportunity to those present to discuss the impact of the Leave vote as well as other market developments around regulation, mergers and acquisitions, consolidation and player protection.
The 70-page report features a detailed summary of all the sessions from the day which covered everything from the market’s view of the sector and recent deals, to the introduction of the National Online Self-Exclusion Scheme (NOSES) and key issues as such as cyber security, reputation and regulatory divergence. Presentation slides and Q&A discussions are included in the document which is available www.kpmg.co.im/eGamingSummitReport .
The 2016 Isle of Man summit report also includes a hugely informative evaluation of the current eGaming market and a fascinating insight into power of augmented and virtual reality software as well as three masterclass presentations from the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).
KPMG Director Micky Swindale, who has been instrumental in developing the eGaming summit series in both the Isle of Man and Gibraltar, adds: “The summits are a wonderful opportunity to really get to grips with the issues and opportunities facing the eGaming industry and there is a huge amount that can be learnt in one day with such an impressive line-up of speakers. The report will be invaluable to all those who were unable to attend in person or those who wish to revisit the sessions for further consideration.
“As we have seen in the past few weeks with sophisticated DDoS activity being targeted at the eGaming sector, it’s important that everyone in the industry stays alert and aware of potential risks as well as technological developments in the eGaming world. KPMG is delighted to help share experience and expertise across the sector.”