The organisers of the seventh annual European iGaming (EiG) Congress and Expo, Clarion Gaming, has announced that next month’s event will feature a full panel discussion on the online legislative landscape of the United States.
EiG takes place from September 23 to 25 at Barcelona’s International Convention Centre and Clarion confirmed that the panel would include a number of experts qualified in US domestic and international law alongside a successful poker operator that runs a legal American business and a prominent Washington insider and consultant.
Among those taking part will be Frank Catania, an independent director of the eCommerce and Online Gaming Regulation and Assurance (eCOGRA) player protection and standards body. He is also President for Catania Consulting Group and will be in Spain to offer his insights on American regulatory law and the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) of 2006.
Mark Hichar, a partner at legal firm Edwards Angell Palmer and Dodge, will also take part and examine proposals outlining a network of intrastate-regulated iGaming industries.
The Chief Executive Officer and co-founder for PurePlay, Jason Kellerman, will also sit on the panel and provide information on what operators need to know regarding alternative legal business models for iGaming in the US while Mark Mendel, lead council for Antigua in its World Trade Organisation dispute with America, will cover the impact of international pressure on The White House and answer the question ‘what are the next steps for the US?’.
Finally, Tony Coles, a partner at legal firm Jeffery Green Russell and Vice-President of the International Masters of Gaming Law, will chair the panel while speakers debate these key issues along with others such as how the results of America’s November general election could impact iGaming companies and how the gaming sector should prepare itself for different outcomes.