Online gaming operations by land based casino operators – what are the challenges, opportunities and risks?
Land based casino operators have had varying attitudes and approaches to online gaming. Some see it as potential cannibalisation and some view it as a massive opportunity. Various forays by land based operators into i-gaming have had mixed success.
Is the attitude of UK casino operators different than that held outside the UK? What are the key challenges for land based operators in online gaming? Do the management skills and business models in land based online transfer easily into online? Should existing online companies welcome or fear competition from land based operators? What are the particular legal issues that face land based operators going online? Is there an advantage globally for online operators to have land based casinos as well? Our panel of experts from the industry will discuss and analyse these issues.
Our panel of experts will discuss and evaluate these issues and how it will affect your business:
Moderator: Michael Caselli, i-Gaming Business
Mike Rothwell, Managing Director, Caesar’s Entertainment , EMEA
David Schollenberger, Partner & Head of Gaming, Healys LLP
Jon Duffy, Director of Corporate Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Genting UK plc
Richard Wade, Director of Compliance & Responsible Gambling, Rank Group plc
Andrew Tottenham, Managing Director, Tottenham & Co
Michael Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group
David Schollenberger commented:
Thanks to those who attended our i-Gaming Breakfast Briefing last week at the Healys office on the topic of Online Gaming Operations by land based operators. The panel provided very interesting and varied insights into why historically land based operators have had mixed experiences, how the business models are different, the types of legal and financial obstacles faced and the potential advantages that land based operators have in entering online gaming businesses. Special thanks to Michael Pollock of Spectrum Gaming, who bravely participated on the panel by skype between 3.30- 5.30 am New Jersey time.