Conferences galore highlight iGaming Asia Congress’ second day

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iga-2013With the first day of the iGaming Asia Congress now in the books, the stage is being set for what promises to be an equally eventful second day that will officially kick off the two-day conferences.

Conference Day One promises plenty of discussion involving a host of topics and issues surrounding the Asian market, including local, regional, and global gaming perspectives. Tim Craine, who head of E-Gaming and New Sectors for the Isle of Man government, will talk about opportunities, challenges and growth prospects for Asian businesses in additional markets. Considering the importance of the issues that will be discussed in this conference, Craine will likewise be joined by a slew of industry experts, including Betsson Director of Asia Magnus Grinneback, the ILS Group’s Head of Group Business Development Richard MacNee, KMIGAMING CEO KEith McDonnell, and Nishith Desai Associates partner and Head of Gaming Law Practice Gowree Gokhale.

Moving past the discussion of gaming perspectives in the region, the schedule then puts a spotlight on Asian games. A number of panel discussions have all been scheduled to discuss how the Asian market has grown to become a serious player in the global gaming landscape. Pacific Net Ventures co-founder Tony Tong will be moderating one particular topic regarding developments in lottery games in China and how operators can be introduced to the market in the hope of positioning themselves for long term opportunities. Tong will be joined by a new set of panelists that include AG Tech chairman & CEO John Sun, Asian Responsible Gaming Alliance chairman Su GuoJing, and SINA Lottery Channel chief Editor Geng Honglin.

Another important discussion that’s set to be tackled on this day is the one that involves how operators can take full advantage of localizing live dealer for the different markets. Xin Tan Di Entertainment CEO Kelvin Lai will take the platform to lead the discussion on this crucial topic. Various issues are expected to be discussed, including operational set-ups for each specific market,  the importance of finding an efficient software provider, and understanding what additional services are needed to ensure steady growth. For this specific discussion, Lai is expected to be joined by Bodog Gaming president Bill Hu and iGaming Office founder Chris Chan.

And then there’s Bodog Poker Network president Jonas Odman, who will also stake the stage to talk about a subject that’s undoubtedly close to his heart: the Anynoymous Poker model.

Needless to say, there are plenty of choices to choose from when you’re picking which talks and discussions you’d want to be part of. Whatever those talks may be, understand that you won’t be able to find so many of the region’s gaming experts sitting in one room and ready to talk shop about what it takes for an operator to break into and become successful in the thriving Asian market.


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