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Malta iGaming Seminar Hosting Inaugural Awards for Industry ProfessionalsPublished August 20, 2016 by Mike P
iGaming Idol is a brand new awards event for November 2016 that will honour Malta’s industry professionals for the first time.
The Malta iGaming Seminar (MiGS) will return for its eighth year, with industry professionals attending the Hilton Malta from 7-9 November 2016 for the event. Those who attend this year will notice a new addition in the form of an awards ceremony entitled iGaming Idol.
iGaming Idol Awards
Now, what is special about iGaming Idol is that it will be the first-ever awards ceremony to honour professionals working in the Malta marketplace. Video Slots has agreed to be the lead sponsor for the awards, with NetEnt and the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) also acting as sponsors.
Event organisers MiGS and Remax Malta have planned a wide scope for the ceremony, with awards planned for every sector of the country’s igaming industry. In terms of how it works, colleagues and employers are being asked to nominate impressive individuals working within the industry.
After the nominations have been made, the next stage of the process will be for the nominees to appear in front of a judging panel filled with igaming experts. Their task will be to rigorously question nominees on the duties they perform in their roles. Ultimately, the panel will select the most impressive of the nominees to receive the relevant awards.
MiGS16 Topics for Discussion
For MiGS16, organisers have secured the attendance of three expert hosts in the shape of AJ Thompson, Michael Caselli, and Sue Schneider. Over the course of three days, the hosts will oversee and guide discussions that encompass a number of pressing topics that are currently relevant in the igaming industry.
Regulation and taxation are ever-present topics for each iteration of MiGS, but, in 2016, there are some new things to discuss. The first will be to cover esports, given the popularity in the US, while another crucial topic will be virtual currencies and the role of blockchain in improving financial security.