London:2011 ICE Gaming Exposition

Scheduled at Earls Court in London from the 25th to 27th of January the ICE 2011 gaming show and exposition will take place. The last few years this yearly expo attracted internet casino professionals from over 122 different countries. The previous year more than 18,500 delegates attended. This year 400 exhibitors spread across 20,000 square meters will showcase their products and services.

The majority of individuals who want to attend the ICE expo have already made prior arrangements to partake in this prestigious event. Based on registrations to date it would appear that there is a noticeable increase in the officials from regulatory establishments attending this year. It has been reported by the organizers that more than 100 gaming regulators from across the globe would be sending their representatives. Various countries like Swaziland, Bulgaria, Ghana, Singapore and Slovenia don’t even feature in talks that pertains to internet casinos or offline gaming.

Director of the ICE gaming show, Kate Chambers said, “It’s really good to see the amount of industry professionals that would be flocking in under one roof. There are numerous reasons why they come to London and the same applies for our 20,000 buyers. These groups are aware that the ICE hosts the globe’s most renowned specialists and the major names in global gaming.” Regulators can revel in the size of the gaming world and they can also get the chance to understand some new technologies. Most importantly they get to experience the full nature of the gaming world’s social responsibility. When they go back to their respective countries they will realise what the added benefits a regulated internet gambling environment holds, such as reducing budget deficits and infrastructure development projects.

One of the main discussions for the ICE 2011 would be the regulation of internet casino gambling in the various jurisdictions across the globe. The 25th of January, seminars would be held on Europe’s adaptation to change and internet gambling’s future in the United States which will focus specifically on California and New Jersey. January the 26th, certain issues such as UK regulatory developments, Nordic regulatory developments, internet gaming in the U.S and regulation in Malta will top the list for discussions. Last but not least, on the 27th of January internet gambling and its future in South America would be discussed.

Gambling issues that have reasons for concern will also be discussed at the ICE 2011. Topics of discussions will concentrate on the following: cyber crime, mobile gaming, social networking and payments. Mergers and acquisitions will be on the agenda as well and the impact it will have in the internet gaming industry. Exhibitors include software developers such as Playtech and Microgaming and payment processors like Moneybookers.



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