This Week's MiGS 2016 Offers a Leg Up on 2017 Regulation

Published November 5, 2016 by Lee R

This Week's MiGS 2016 Offers a Leg Up on 2017 Regulation

The effectiveness of the small country’s market is in many ways a model for the world.

The always intriguing Malta iGaming Seminar MiGS 2016 is on tap this week.


In a small independent European economy where iGaming regulation is flourishing, the preparation of attendees for 2017 regulation landscape will begin with the Event Launch Monday evening November 7th: an official Welcome Drinks at the Portomaso Casino during the final table of the Battle of Malta poker tournament. 

Day 1 Highlights

The thrilling entertainment will give way the next morning on Day 1 to some very serious and important discussions. The leadoff Speaker is the Hon. Dr. Christian Cardona of the Government of Malta, who will contextualize all proceedings with the latest regulatory updates on the state of the iGaming landscape within Malta and abroad. 

Malta Regulatory Update

This will be followed straight on by an official Regulatory (MGA) Update on Malta, revealing in detail the specific reforms that the Malta Gaming Authority has undertaken to streamline their processes and bring their own licensing jurisdiction into the next generation of the industry, delivered by Joseph Cuschieri of the Malta Gaming Authority.

Global Regulation Update

In Day 1’s The Good News and the Bad News session, Global Gaming and Betting Consultants veteran Warwick Bartlett offers his view on how regulation is shaping up for the industry in light of healthy revenue numbers in all markets but still elusive operating profits. The session will address issues such as new product segmentation; growing costs of compliance, media rights and other expenses; and the future of leading licensing jurisdictions.

Day 2 Highlights

Day 2 leadoffs include a speech from John Andrews of The Economist, a networking session; and an IMGL Master Class moderated by Instinctif’s Wes Himes called New and Changing Markets.

Master Class Series

Back by popular demand, the fascinating Master Class on new and adapting jurisdictions will provide industry views on such new options as Greece, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Poland.

Netherlands Authority Speaks

Geraldine Huijssoon of The Netherlands Gaming Authority Kansspelautoriteit will be speaking as well, providing insights on another unique regulation model. 


The full list of speakers and events packed into two intense and informative days will have something for everyone, while giving all attendees immediate access to one of the most attractive markets in existence. 

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