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World Online Gambling Law Report

The US Department of Justice will spell out the US government’s attitude to money laundering and payment systems in online gambling at a Special Briefing organised by World Online Gambling Law Report on 20 November at the Café Royal in London.

John G. Malcolm, Deputy Assistant Attorney General from the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice will join UK government officials, regulators and industry leaders from around the world in examining the issues posed by online gambling and money laundering.

"We are extremely pleased that John G. Malcolm is speaking at the Special Briefing," said World Online Gambling Law Report managing editor Lindsey Greig. "Jurisdictions around the world have taken radically different approaches to online gambling. This Briefing allows legislators, regulators and industry figures to identify the key issues as they see them and be clear as to each other’s approach."

In jurisdictions where online gambling is permitted, regulators and industry have a common interest in developing a robust regulatory framework that ensures that online gambling is socially responsible and free from organised crime and money laundering.

To achieve this objective both parties need to work together. Government needs to understand how the industry’s payment systems operate and the impact of their regulations on the industry. Industry needs to make sure that the regulations, once agreed, are rigorously implemented.

The purpose of this seminar is to facilitate the development of effective regulations based on a clear understanding of the actual working of the online gambling industry and the objectives of government.

The briefing will provide a unique opportunity for industry leaders and advisors to discuss the issues with government regulators at a crucial time in the development of the UK and international regulatory structure.

The Briefing is organised by World Online Gambling Law Report and is sponsored by iGGBA, the Interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association; Berwin Leighton Paisner, a leading London law firm and ATE, the world’s foremost provider of business information and services to the international gaming, gambling and leisure industries.


Key Speakers:

John G. Malcolm is currently a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of The Department of Justice, where his duties include overseeing the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, the Child Exploitation & Obscenity Section and the Office of Special Investigations. An honors graduate of Columbia College and Law School, Mr. Malcolm served as a law clerk to judges on both the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. For seven years, Mr. Malcolm was an Assistant United States Attorney in Atlanta, where he was assigned to the fraud and public corruption section.

Clive Hawkswood, Head of Betting and Racing Team, Department of Culture, Media & Sport. Clive has been closely involved with the recent review of Britain’s current gambling laws and has taken the lead on all related betting and online gaming issues, including the issues involved in money laundering.

André Wilsenach, CEO of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, was formerly a member of the National Gambling Board of South Africa and is Chairman of the recently established Alderney Gambling Licensees Forum. André has extensive experience as consultant to the gaming industry in Southern Africa.

Professor Neville Topham, consultant to government and industry on gambling issues, one of the architects of the Isle of Man's Online Gambling Regulation Act 2001 and Founder and first Director of the Centre for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Salford

Andrew Tottenham, iGGBA committee member, founder of leading consulting practice devoted exclusively to gaming and Director of Harrods Leisure. Has worked internationally for both operators and government agencies and was retained by the Hungarian government to advise on the formation of their gaming policy.

Hilary Stewart-Jones, Berwin Leighton Paisner. Hilary has extensive experience in the betting and gaming sector, including international betting and gaming compliance as well as new betting and gaming products, particularly online. Hilary was in-house counsel with Ladbrokes for five years. Her experience in this sector also extends to mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, software licensing, joint venture and broadcast activity.

Julian Harris, Pinsent Curtis Biddle. Julian is internationally known for his expertise on gaming law, having represented the Gaming Board for Great Britain and advising the British Casino Association. He is a member of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys, the International Internet Gaming Association and the International Masters of Gaming Law.

John Briggs, Head of Merchant Services, TrustMarque International. John has over 17 years experience working in the international card payment industry, having held a number of senior management positions in card payment companies, including American Express, Visa International and a number of payment technology vendors.

John Cargnello, Founder and President of Technical Systems Testing, one of the world's foremost authorities on information systems, security and protection in both gaming and non-gaming environments. John has over 25 years experience in consulting on systems security, availability and controls in information technology and since 1993 his expertise has been devoted exclusively to the Gaming Industry.

Roy Ramm, Compliance and Security Director, London Clubs. Joined London Clubs in October 1996 and was appointed to the Board in June 1998. Prior to joining London Clubs, he spent 27 years in the Metropolitan Police Force, where he reached the rank of Commander.

David Curran, Compliance Manager with Access Gaming Systems, where he is responsible for the monitoring of regulatory issues in the internet gaming marketplace and the implementation of regulations within Access Interactive Gaming software. David has delivered briefings to a number of European regulators, suppliers and operators on the practical aspects of implementing a regulatory regime on the internet and has over 17 years IT industry experience.

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