ICE invites international key legislators

ICE Totally Gaming expects the presence of international representatives.
ICE Totally Gaming expects the presence of international representatives.

British Parliamentary Group for Betting and Gaming will be part of the biggest international event.

UK.- The British Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group (APPG) will host an international legislation session during the first day of biggest gaming event of the year, ICE Totally Gaming. The Parliamentary Group is inviting law-makers from worldwide markets to experience the educational and networking activities in ExCel, London, on February 7. ICE Totally Gaming is also expecting the presence of over 30,000 visitors.

The key decision makers will participate at a one day programme, which includes the visit to ICE Totally Gaming, an international policy seminar, a tour of a betting shop, bingo hall and London casino and reception at the Palace of Westminster. Legislators will exchange their experiences on gambling policy and will share best practice from around the world. The International Legislators’ Day will not only give an opportunity to law-makers and regulators to discuss how best to legislate and scrutinise legislation of gambling, but also to witness industry innovation on display at the show and in operation by touring gambling facilities, such as a betting shop and a casino.

Philip Davies MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary All Party Betting & Gaming Group, a group of 40 British Members of Parliament with interest in gambling, and the host of the initiative, commented in the invitation: “We believe that while each gambling jurisdictions’ issues are unique, there are concerns such as preventing problem gambling, protecting against crime, ensuring the integrity of sports and getting levels of taxation right that are common to all of us. We hope that by getting together and sharing expertise, we can provide our constituents and stakeholders with a more informed approach.”

The initiative has already received support from the National Council of Legislators form Gaming States, a US organisation, whose President, Bill Galvano, a veteran senator from Florida said: “At NCLGS, we have long recognized that elected officials can best learn from each other as to what works, and what doesn’t when it comes to gaming policy. As gaming has evolved into a global industry, our members must expand our horizons as well, and learn from our counterparts overseas, and they in turn, can learn much from our experience.”