It’s time to prepare ourselves for the three-day Gaming, Racing, and Wagering Australia 2014 conference, which begins on August 11 at the Swisshotel Hotel Sydney in Sydney, Australia.
The GRWA 2014 boasts 38 industry speakers, each bringing their own expertise and perspectives to the show.
The conference will begin with a keynote discussion regarding new casino licenses, regulations and the all-new gaming scene in Queensland. Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation Executive Director Michael Sarquis will take the podium to discuss a topics including the impact of new casinos licenses on the gaming and tourism sectors in the territory as well as the evolving regulatory landscape in Queensland and what kind of implications it will have for future operators.
JP Morgan gaming analyst Matt Ryan and Tourism Australia GM, strategy and research, Nell Anderson will talk about the challenges and opportunities that arise in turning Australia into the next casino destination in the world. This discussion will try to answer a multitude of questions, including how Australia’s casino industry continues to stay profitable and relevant in other areas other than gambling. The question on how Australia’s casinos will address the rising popularity of online gambling.
Donaco International Executive Director Ben Reichel will discuss a case study on what it takes to attract China’s premium mass market. This discussion is arguably the most important of the day, especially if the casino industry in Australia wants to establish itself as a premier destination in the Asia-Pacific region. Reichel will be talking about a bevy of topics, including differentiating between premium mass-market gamblers and VIPs and understanding how the Chinese junket market works and how Australian casino market can utilize it.
Day one of the conference concludes with a roundtable discussion with gaming regulators in Australia. Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority Assistant Director Luke Freeman will talk about next generation of cloud-based gaming systems and other regulatory changes that could have implications for land-based gaming venues in Australia.
MGB Marketing & Strategy director David Jorden follows that up with a talk about identifying and attracting new market segments, as well as the role technology plays in the big picture.
The second day of the conference begins with talks on online sports betting and mobile gambling in the morning. Sportsbet COO Luke Rattigan will talk about sports betting while Sportsbet tablet Product Manager Adam Fry and BetEast online head Shayne Hare will serve as panelists in the discussion about mobile gambling.
Ladbrokes GM of marketing and communications James Burnett will talk about the importance of improving payment options for mobile and online applications and in the afternoon, a pair of moderated Q&A sessions regarding the future landscape of wagering in Australia lead by a bevy of industry experts such as Mark Cridland, managing director of Onthepunt.
Anyone who wants to gain the upper hand in shaping their product and marketing strategies for the Australian gaming market should attend the GRWA 2014.
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