Rally for Internet Poker and iGaming conference updates
Looking for a bright spot in all this domain name seizure madness? How about this: The igaming community seems to be coming together like never before. Land-based casinos are getting more involved with igaming issues, and more online casinos workers (and affiliates) are converging on land-based conferences to get together and sort out these issues.
Yesterday, Internet poker rubbed up against political reality as the Poker Players Alliance (PPA) rallied in front of the U.S. Capitol, along with several members of Congress. The goal of this annual National Poker Day was to urge action regulating online gambling, now more urgent than ever given this week’s most recent announcements.
Last week, the Global iGaming Summit & Expo in San Francisco debated many of those same issues, in the heated environment of a huge state that’s trying to implement its own online gambling laws. CalvinAyre.com has great coverage of that event.
Conferences take on regulatory issues
At the moment, Dublin is hosting the iGaming Super Show, a three-day event with CAP’s own Brooke Cole on hand to help discuss affiliate issues. (If you’re in London and reading this article early enough, you still have enough time to attend.) That event has taken on a more regulatory theme as events in the U.S. raise concern on a global scale.
iGaming Business, the company behind the iGaming Super Show, understands that concern. To help affiliates keep track of the growing number of igaming get-togethers, the company has announced a new service that aims to put together all the iGaming industry “trade shows, conferences, seminars and social events” together in one location.
The calendar is directly integrated with Facebook, Google Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and even Apple iCal “in a single mouse-click”. An RSS feed is also offered. Get more details here.
European sport business conference
Also on the conference track, the second annual Sport & New Media Conference hits Paris on June 15. Organized by UK-based SportBusiness Group, the conference was a hit last year, when it was held in Manchester to a sold-out crowd.
Less an affair for affiliates than for “rights holders, brand owners and agencies in the sport industry,” the conference nonetheless merits attention given how online sports betting, and how evolved that particular industry is in the UK. Big names like Eurosport CEO Laurent-Eric Le Lay and reps from MasterCard Europe and RCS Sport are scheduled to attend.
Details on Peru conference
Those gaming affiliates facing the Latin American market should take note: Lima will host the Peru Gaming Show later this summer on the 11th and 12th of August, 2011. Get the details here.