regulating the game 2022

Regulating The Game, a five-day gambling regulation education program is set to debut in Sydney in just two weeks’ time. 

The education program is organized through a partnership between Australia’s leading specialist gambling law, regulatory, and compliance advisory, Senet, and the International Centre for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The program is structured to build the individual and organizational capability, deepen sector knowledge and advance thinking and discussion about contemporary best practice gambling regulation. The program is also designed to grapple with public policy challenges, cultivate curiosity and critical thinking, contest ideas, share insights and motivate an appetite for continuous improvement and sector leadership.

Senet regulatory and gambling specialist Paul Newson said the gambling industry is confronting alarm at compliance shortcomings and money laundering risks in the sector, and there is a tremendous opportunity for the industry to respond to deficiencies and actively contribute to building a more resilient and capable sector.

“The course is bringing leading international and Australian experts together as well as key regulators including AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence unit and AML/CTF regulator, and ACMA, which has an important role in enforcing the Interactive Gambling Act, to speak about their regulatory posture, priorities, and focus, and share insights about known and emerging risks in the sector.

”A key asset of the program is the opportunity to establish connections, hear from international and Australian experts, and exchange ideas and perspectives with regulatory colleagues and industry participants. To start conversations and build understanding, knowledge, and relationships that can better inform regulatory policy and practice, as well as position compliance and regulatory functions as enablers moving towards a more resilient, secure, safe, responsible, innovative, and vibrant sector.

“Training of this nature with a mix of Australian and international experts is not available anywhere – it’s truly exceptional – we’ve lined up a star cast of leading industry figures and practitioners in gambling law and regulation with vast sector knowledge and experience.”

Mr. Newson said, with two weeks until the prestigious program starts with the welcome reception aboard the HMAS Vampire in Darling Harbour, we are encouraging industry and regulators to act now to secure their place on this significant course. We have had strong interest from regulators and industry, and while we encourage in-person attendance to fully immerse in the program, we also offer online registration if travel presents too many challenges just now.

With course registrations closing shortly, Senet is expecting strong demand for the remaining spots.