Asia-Pacific gaming regulators to attend five-day training program in Sydney in August

Asia-Pacific gaming regulators to attend five-day training program in Sydney in August

By IAGR Media

This coming August, Liquor & Gaming NSW in partnership with University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Center for Gaming Regulation, will be hosting key regulatory staff from across the Asia-Pacific for a tailored five-day training course.

This is the first bespoke gaming regulation course of its kind held in the Asia-Pacific.

IAGR enew spoke to Paul Newson, Deputy Secretary of Liquor & Gaming NSW and IAGR Vice President about the how the course came together.

Paul said, ‘Building regulatory capability and deep sector knowledge underpins effective risk-based industry supervision, and ensures regulatory resources are applied where the risks and public interest are greatest, while minimising undue regulatory burden.

‘UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation run a lot of valuable training but it’s not always viable for Asia-Pacific regulators to make the trip to Las Vegas – so we identified a gap and thought we’d do something about it.’

Tailored training over five-days

Paul added, ‘We talked to Jennifer Roberts at UNLV and kicked off the process by contacting Asia-Pacific regulators to gauge their interest and what regulatory issues would be relevant.’

Based on this feedback, Liquor & Gaming NSW and UNLV’s International Centre for Gaming Regulation have developed a five-day educational program. The course will be delivered by UNLV’s team and other subject matter experts, covering a broad range of themes including:

  • current issues in international gaming regulation
  • licensing and suitability investigations
  • responsible gaming trends and initiatives
  • internal control standards and functions
  • current issues in money laundering prevention
  • casino management systems
  • junkets and VIP/premium play
  • regulatory audit preparation
  • compliance and regulatory enforcement
  • future gaming and emerging risks
  • gambling technologies and independent labs
  • casino crime and vulnerabilities.

As part of the course there will also be offsite visits to The Star Casino and the Australasian Gaming Expo 2019.

An overview of the full program can be found here.

Regulators can also engage with their peers at a number of social events planned around the course.

‘And while the training will be world class, we also hope that regulators in this region come away with a network of contacts, which is really important for advancing collaboration and sharing policy developments and regulatory best practice,’ said Paul.

Reserving your place

Spaces are limited for this course and are open only to regulators in the Asia-Pacific region. Registrations will open shortly.

To find out more about how you can register email nathan.bennett@industry.nsw.gov.au

Paul added, ‘Join us at our Gaming Regulation 2019 program and contribute to enhancing regulatory policy and best practice and advancing secure, vibrant, innovative, safe and responsible industry.’

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