It’s day one at the 2014 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas and the Income Access team has hit the ground running!
One of our first stops was the Global Gaming Awards Luncheon. We were thrilled to be nominated for two awards: Digital Gaming Innovation of the Year and Digital Acquisition Program of the Year. We were even more excited when Income Access was awarded Digital Acquisition Program of the Year!
Later in the afternoon, we attended the seminar “Bad Actors: The Impact and Enforcement of Illegal iGaming Sites”. The panel included prominent figures such as George Rover, New Jersey Assistant Attorney General and Richard Shuetz, Commissioner of the California Gaming Control Board.
The panel emphasized the difficult regulation process in the US, while clearly expressing differing opinions on the matter. On one hand, there was Rover, who was judicious in his answers. He indicated that there shouldn’t be a bad actor provision in the statute, but instead stated that it should be left up to individual states. He then went on to imply that they are currently looking at new licensing paths for New Jersey that will exclude promoting unregulated operators.
On the other end of the discussion was Shuetz, who states that there are a number of issues that need to be sorted out before California can properly consider regulating. He argued that unregulated sites are currently more efficient than the regulated ones and that strong controls are necessary on affiliates, as he believes they are the ones that shape the industry.
Overall, it was a great day at G2E. We are especially honored to receive the award for the Digital Acquisition Program of the Year. If day one is any indication of what’s to come, we can look forward to more learning, networking and collaborating! Please stay tuned for more updates.