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IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 234, Level 2

Session information

Prosecuting illegal gambling in an international context: legal and enforcement challenges and remedies

Tuesday 1 November (0930 - 1045)

Room 234, Level 2
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Committee(s)

Leisure Industries Section (Lead)
Communications Law Committee

Description

Without any unified international legislation with respect to what constitutes “legal gambling” the prosecution of such activities is a matter for each individual jurisdiction. The digitalisation of the offer, which enables these services to be provided in any jurisdiction, from any jurisdiction, has compounded the difficulties for national prosecutors in terms of prosecuting these activities. These issues are also paramount to legal operators, which can see their turnover greatly impacted by the offering of illegal gambling, and players who may be at risk of compromising their funds, their personal data and even of unknowingly collaborating with criminal organisations. However, some recent examples of a desire for more co-operation between national prosecutors and regulators may be one of the keys to a more efficient and successful prosecution. The session will also address the perspectives of prosecutors, regulators, operators and players.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Camila Borba Lefevre Vieira Rezende Advogados, São Paulo, Brazil; Member, Communications Law Committee Advisory Board
Diane Mullenex Pinsent Masons, London, England; Member, Communications Law Committee Advisory Board

Speakers

Kyle Freeny Greenberg Traurig, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Chung Nian Lam WongPartnership, Singapore, Singapore; Member, Communications Law Committee Advisory Board
Neil Montgomery Montgomery & Associados, São Paulo, Brazil; Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Aviation Law Committee
James Scicluna WH Partners, Ta' Xbiex, Malta