- KPMG and RGA representatives to present an economic analysis of the proposed Point of Consumption Tax, based on the work recently carried out by KPMG for the RGA.
- Sportsbooks, mobile, enforcement, and payments retain presentation focus.
- DLA Piper and Playtech’s Hilary Stewart-Jones to host panel.
KPMG Isle of Man has announced the speaker line up for its fourth annual eGaming Summit, which includes major international industry experts as well as key representatives of the local cluster.
The Summit will once again open with a welcome to delegates from both on and off the Island, and an overview of the Government’s approach to supporting and developing the local sector. An opening address by Russell Kelly, the Director responsible for eGaming at KPMG Isle of Man will follow, after which GBGC’s Warwick Bartlett will outline the global picture for gaming. The morning session will also feature a joint IOM specific sector update from the IOM Government’s new Head of eGaming, Peter Greenhill, and Steve Brennan, CEO of the Gambling Supervision Commission.
After a morning coffee break, Dominic Atkinson of Island-based sports betting network, Tailorbet, will present on the evolution of sports betting. The first of the day’s panel sessions will then be hosted by Hilary Stewart-Jones of global law firm DLA Piper, whose appointment to the Board of Playtech has just been announced. She will invite panellists including Paul Leyland (until recently Corporate Development Director at William Hill) and Peter Kjaer (CEO of Ho Gaming) to address the topic of enforcement as it relates to today’s eGaming industry.
KPMG’s Head of eGaming, Archie Watt will reopen proceedings after lunch (kindly sponsored by Pokerstars) and will introduce the second panel session of the day, a much anticipated discussion on the topic of payments with representatives from Ukash, Entropay, Optimal Payments, and Counting House. Neill Whyte of Microgaming will then take over with a presentation on the growth of and outlook for mobile gaming, an always popular and rapidly developing topic. An afternoon coffee break will be followed by a joint economic review of the proposed change in UK legislation for online gambling taxation by Sue Rossiter of the Remote Gambling Association, and Bill Robinson and Adam Rivers, the KPMG gambling tax policy specialists who produced the recent report for the RGA. A third panel session will be the last presentation of the day and will see leading delegates tackle the future for eGaming in 2014 and beyond, before the day is closed by the Hon John Shimmin MHK, Minister for Economic Development.
Russell Kelly, Director responsible for eGaming services at KPMG Isle of Man, commented: “The KPMG eGaming Summit series is now a major milestone in the international sector and, as it grows in popularity, continues to attract ever more influential and engaging speakers. This year’s line-up is one of our most varied to date, and I’m confident that our speakers will again offer a penetrating insight in to this diverse and dynamic industry. We’re looking forward to what is set to be a great day of sharing knowledge, strategy and insight, and building stronger community relationships in the process.”
The Summit, the fourth annual event to be held on the Isle of Man, will be held at the Mount Murray Hotel on 12th November. Attendance is by invitation only. For more information, or if you would like to request an invitation, visit www.kpmg.co.im and search for ‘eGaming Summit’, or visit www.whereyoucan.im. For those unable to attend, a full report of the day’s events will be published due, once again, to the support of Continent 8 Technologies.