British politicians to host international legislators in London in February

British politicians to host international legislators in London in February

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Posted by Andy McCarron
Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group welcoming international counterparts

While authorised and regulated at the state level, gambling faces challenges and undergoes developments that transcend national boundaries. To facilitate the exchange on gambling policy and share best practice from around the world, the British Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APPG) is inviting law-makers from around the world to join them in February in London for a day of educational and networking activities.
Scheduled for Tuesday, 7 February 2017, on the opening day of ICE Totally Gaming, the world’s largest gaming exhibition attended by close to 30 000 visitors, the International Legislators’ Day will not only give an opportunity to law-makers and regulators to discuss how best to legislate and scrutinise legislation of gambling, but also to witness industry innovation on display at the show and in operation by touring gambling facilities, such as a betting shop and a casino.
Philip Davies MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group, a group of 40 British Members of Parliament with interest in gambling, and the host of the initiative, commented in the invitation: ‘We believe that while each gambling jurisdictions’ issues are unique, there are concerns such as preventing problem gambling, protecting against crime, ensuring the integrity of sports and getting levels of taxation right that are common to all of us. We hope that by getting together and sharing expertise, we can provide our constituents and stakeholders with a more informed approach.’
The initiative has already received support from the National Council of Legislators form Gaming States, a US organisation, whose President, Bill Galvano, a veteran senator from Florida said: “At NCLGS, we have long recognized that elected officials can best learn from each other as to what works, and what doesn’t when it comes to gaming policy. As gaming has evolved into a global industry, our members must expand our horizons as well, and learn from our counterparts overseas, and they in turn, can learn much from our experience.” In the spirit of that international exchange, he also encouraged elected officials to attend the NCLGS Winter Meeting taking place on 6-8 January in Scottsdale, AZ.
International Legislators’ Day, hosted by the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group, will take place in London on 7 February 2017.

Siddiqa Samsoodien, CS Supervisor at Sportingbet South Africa

Women in Gaming: Sportingbet's Siddiqa Samsoodien on defying discrimination while smiling

Steven Spartinos, co-founder and co-CEO of Kiron Interactive

Kiron Interactive co-founder heralds Africa as “must-have” territory following ICE brand decision

PayExpo in partnership with ICE London

PayExpo to provide gaming focus to payments

Elmarie van Wyk, Gaming Manager at Sun International

Women in Gaming: Sun International's first female Gaming Manager on challenging the status-quo

Gaming Products & Services Directory

The essential directory for the gaming industry