Gaming Legal News: September 22, 2011 • Volume 4, Number 28


IMGL Conference Highlights Future Gaming Trends:

The top ten gaming panel observations at the two-day International Masters of Gaming Law conference held in Vienna, Austria, last week were as follows:

1) Merger and acquisition activity in the gaming equipment manufacturing and related software development industry will pick up in 2012.

2) The impact of the internet on the gaming business is massive and needs to be fully understood and addressed by the regulators in a logical, common sense fashion. The technological revolution and its impact on enforcement issues present significant challenges for the regulators and the industry.

3) Internet gaming is expanding rapidly in Europe, with Italy leading the way. State monopolies are gradually fading away in favor of an open, competitive, commercial internet gaming market that emphasizes commercial transparency. The challenge is to properly protect the public from phony operators and protect player accounts. The European Parliament is awaiting a green paper on online gaming (pegged as the “Creutzmann Report” in honor of its author) which will be forthcoming in October and will serve as the basis for the European Parliament’s development of online gaming policies. The focus of the recommendations will be minimum standards, transparent reporting, and financial transaction regulation designed to block illegal operators.

Please see full newsletter below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Dickinson Wright | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Dickinson Wright on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.