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gaming events governments and financial services providers worldwide. The second half of the afternoon session featured a presentation from the RGA’s Sue Rossiter and KPMG’s Simon Trussler, which analysed the merits of a gross profits model of taxation on online gaming. Peter Montegriffo of Hassans moderated a panel of four distinguished members of the eGaming community; Peter Howitt, Kevin de Haan, Michael Carlton of Victor Chandler and Adam Craig of bwin.party. Together they explored a variety of issues pertaining to the future of eGaming globally including technological innovations, regulatory challenges imposed by recent European legislation, opportunities presented by the US and the challenges and opportunities presented by the as yet largely untapped Asian gambling market. Closing words were provided by KPMG’s Director of Audit & Advisory Russell Kelly who expressed gratitude to speakers, delegates and to the event’s sponsors Continent 8, Hassans, Counting House, Intelligent ID, Callcredit and Gibtelecom for making the 2013 KPMG eGaming Summit a resounding success. Managing Director of KPMG Gibraltar, Micky Swindale, commented on the day’s success: “The KPMG eGaming Summit is fast becoming an essential resource for all professionals engaged in the global eGaming sector in any capacity and we are proud of its growing reputation. The eGaming industry is one of the most rapidly evolving in the world and, as such, sets

GIBRALTAR MAGAZINE • MAY 2013

Kevin de Haan, QC, Gibraltar’s Minister for Education, Financial Services, Gaming, Telecommunications and Justice, the Hon. Gilbert Licudi, QC and Peter Montegriffo (Hassans)

a number of precedents in terms of licensing and regulation, technological innovation, legislation and political dialogue, and skills pooling. Our eGaming Summit series is the perfect opportunity for key stakeholders and interested parties alike to discuss the implications of these trends, challenges and opportunities. I would like to thank our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for making this one of our most exciting and informative yet.” n

The KPMG eGaming Summit “is fast becoming an essential

resource for all professionals engaged in the global eGaming sector in any capacity and we are proud of its growing reputation

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The Gibraltar Magazine - May 2013  

Gibraltar's fabulous business and leisure magazine. Crammed full of great features from finance to football, from fashion to arts. Enjoy i...

The Gibraltar Magazine - May 2013  

Gibraltar's fabulous business and leisure magazine. Crammed full of great features from finance to football, from fashion to arts. Enjoy i...