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Richard Schuetz
While a commissioner with the California Gambling Control Commission, I was on the distribution list for appointments made by the governor for the many boards, commissions, and like organizations throughout the state. And as I reviewed those appointments it was generally the case that there was logic between the background of the individual being appointed and the position for which he or she was being appointed. That is, if the appointed position addressed education, the biography of the...
Al Baldoz
Indeed both Ewa Bakun and Christina Thakor Rankin raise valid points in their blog posts last week. And that is exactly why you will see some industry players behave in either described manner. The clearest point is that gaming operators are in the business of revenue generation - this is not a fault, it is their purpose. I am still not sure why so many people have an issue with that.
Christina Thakor-Rankin
As Ewa so very eruditely indicated in her recent piece ‘It’s good to talk!’ despite the efforts and attempts of many to bring the two parties closer together, not least the regulators themselves via various mechanisms such as open forums and consultation, the perception that there is some sort of disconnect between regulators and industry continues to prevail.
Ewa Bakun
On the disconnect between regulators and the industry. As organisers of ICE, WrB, EiG, GiGse and other gaming events around the world, we attempt to provide a platform for industry’s various stakeholders, including regulators, to exchange expertise and progress dialogue. The topic of regulatory change frequently dominates these meetings. I was therefore surprised to find out, during the March meeting of the iGaming Industry Council, a group of 50-plus industry experts, recently assembled...
David Sargeant
"There hasn't been anything new since poker" is a lazy way to look at the iGaming industry and one which fundamentally misunderstands how companies evolve in smaller ways day by day. Disruption is a media-sexy word and by definition is about game-changing ideas that uncovers a brand new market. However just because you aren't disrupting doesn't mean we aren't innovating to make existing market places more effective.
Ewa Bakun
US tribal gaming generated $28.94 billion in gaming revenues and $3.86 billion in ancillary revenues - a total of $32.80 billion last year, according to the 2016 Annual Report distributed by the National Indian Gaming Association during the Indian Gaming T​radeshow on March 13-16 in Phoenix, Arizona. Clearly, it’s an industry to be reckoned with, and a business partnership opportunity that not many, outside of America, are aware of.
Curtis Roach
Why this trendy new job title is starting to emerge as a pillar in the corporate hierarchy regardless of industry - Barrack Obamas’ administration was the first ever in the White House to introduce the role of Chief Data Scientist. Curtis Roach, Gaming producer asks can it be leveraged to grow your business and are we just scratching the surface?
Mark Robinson
iGaming Industry Council, a group of industry experts assembled by Clarion Events, met on 10th March to discuss the key trends, challenges and opportunities for the industry to ensure its success all the way till 2020 and beyond.

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