SiGMA 2016 will add an iGaming Education Forum

The first educational segment at SiGMA 2016 will be developed with the approval of the Malta Gaming Authority.

Malta.- The Malta Gaming Authority and the iGaming Academy agreed on delivering a first iGaming Educational Forum during the SiGMA Conference 2016, next November 16th, 17th and 18th. The iGaming Academy showed their gratitude to the independent regulatory body responsible for the governance of all gaming activities in Malta, the Malta Gaming Authority, for recognising the event as a leading force in the provision of expert training and education, for the online gaming industry.

All participants in the iGaming Education Forum will also have free entrance to the expo as SiGMA delegates. iGaming Academy Director, Jaime Debono, stated: “In many people’s eyes, the MGA represents a ‘gold standard’ for gaming governance in the EU and to have secured the Authority’s support assists our aim to make Malta synonymous with training and educational excellence.”

Organisers will focus the iGaming Education Forum on three major areas of contemporary interest to the industry including Compliance, which will touch on regulatory aspects including AML, Anti-Fraud and Payments as well as Responsible Gaming. The exclusive educational activity, which will be held by expertise representatives with more than 80 years in the field, will also cover product specific topics, such as Sportsbook, Casino or Lottery Management and eSports. The Acquisition and Retention workshop will address Customer Relationship Management, Social Media Marketing and Affiliate Management.

The iGaming Academy director explained that the Educational Forum’s target is to ‘grow the industry through education’, which will be achieved through “comprehensive, current and relevant content tailored for any individual who strives to hold a successful position within iGaming.” Joseph Cuschieri, executive chairman of the Malta Gaming Authority, concluded: “Education and training are fundamental to the professional on-going development of what is the fastest growing gaming sector in Malta. Education, innovation and professionalism underpin our brand and we are looking forward to taking an active part in the first iGaming Education Forum in November. As part of this important initiative – the MGA has nominated Thomas Mahoney to head the training division which will further address the need for education within the gaming industry.”