Gambling Payments Intensive 2011
Venue: Central London
|Event Date/Time: Oct 27, 2011||End Date/Time: Oct 27, 2011|
Online gambling is the subject of much controversy internationally, as are the associated payments systems and operators. Online gaming and payments systems are notoriously difficult to regulate and, as a result, are subject to intense scrutiny.
The recent â€˜Black Fridayâ€™ events in the US and their impact on payment processors, internet gaming operators and governments worldwide â€“ most notably France and Alderney â€“ illustrate the interdependence between payments systems and internet gambling operators, and highlighted the need for a clear, consistent approach to online gambling payment regulation.
The Gambling Payments Intensive will provide comprehensive and global coverage of issues affecting the gambling payments industry on business, regulatory and financial levels, and address the challenges authorities face when attempting to regulate them.
Issues to be discussed include:
The territoriality of payments and payments processing: How does a country enforce a payments ban, especially on foreign operators? Can a payments ban in one country have repercussions in other countries?
New developments in payments: How do players pay for their gambling activity if some payment methods are banned? How do prepaid cards work and are they the only way to pay?
Money laundering and â€˜Know Your Customerâ€™ practices: How are payments regulated and what level of regulation works? How do payment businesses comply in practice with payment regulation, in several countries and for different types of activities?
Customer protection: A hot topic in the EU at the moment as gambling activities have been excluded from the scope of the Consumer Protection Directive.
Case studies on the US and Norway: In-depth analysis of how the Black Friday events affected the internet gaming industry and the processing of gambling transactions worldwide. This session will also provide an insight into how the Norwegian payment ban works in practice and testimonies from operators who are faced with this restriction.
This is an essential event for all:
National Governing Bodies
Legal & Business Advisors