The fifth edition of SiGMA will take place between the 28th and 30th of November at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali. Positioned at the cutting edge of a very competitive industry, it has evolved into the definitive iGaming showcase. SiGMA 2018 will welcome over 400 sponsors and exhibitors, 200 industry-leading speakers and a record-breaking 12500 attendees from over 80 countries – solidifying its reputation as a staple on the global iGaming calendar.
09:00 - 09:05 Introduction by Conference Chair:
09:05 - 09:15 Keynote speech: Under the Magnifying Glass: 4 months of The New Gaming Act
09:15 - 10:00 Regulators and Operators – Is Malta’s gaming law meeting, exceeding or failing to meet expectations?
10:00 – 10:05 Keynote speech Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister: WELCOME TO THE WORLD'S IGAMING VILLAGE
10:05 - 10:35 The next paradigm of innovation - How is the regulation embracing new technologies?
10:35 – 11:15: International perspective: towards more emphasis on consumer protection and responsible gambling
11:15 – 12:00 IMGL Masterclass
12:00 – 12:30: Tax – Gambling tax, VAT and other necessary evils
12:30 – 13:00 The next big step: Buy, Sell, List, Leverage?
13:00 – 13:30 What does the future hold for a pan - African regulation?
13:30 – 13:40 - Ending keynote: Responsible gambling - sustainability for fully-committed operators
The SiGMA '18 kicked off with the highly awaited Regulatory Conference, co-hosted by WH Partners.
The conference offered invaluable insights into European, U.S. and African international updates. Other topics included responsible gambling, investments, new technologies and gambling tax.
The conference was chaired by James Scicluna, Co-Managing Partner. Olga Finkel, Co-Managing Partner lead the discussion on the new gaming act and tried to find out together with regulators and operations the question whether the act passed test after 4 months since it came into force.
Joseph Borg, Partner and Head of Gaming Advisory and Blockchain Advisory and Robert Zammit, Partner were also amongst the speakers of the event.
Watch the full conference here.