In a recent statement, the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) announced that collaboration will be started with the International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) to maximize opportunities for effective and efficient gaming regulation. IAGR represents gaming regulatory organizations throughout the world, while the IGSA provides unbiased advice and support for the gaming industry.
According to the statement, both organizations “look forward to the outcomes of this collaboration over the next 12 months and building on this initiative over time.”
IAGR president Mabutho Zwane declared: “As regulators, we recognize that dialogue with industry is fundamental to both understand the sector and make informed decisions which can advance efficient and effective gambling regulation. (…) This is particularly important at this time where there is an opportunity to leverage technology to drive innovation in regulatory practice.”
IGSA President Peter DeRaedt said on announcing the initiative, “IGSA is the single technology standards-setting organization in the gaming industry. We strongly believe that collective dialogue with regulatory authorities on an international level is crucial to enhance regulatory oversight while driving efficiencies for operators and suppliers. Our collaboration with IAGR is an enormous step forward towards the betterment of the gaming industry as a whole. Our organization is very excited about the opportunities this new collaboration presents.”
The initiative will focus on two key priorities over the coming year:
- Discussion and information exchange concerning known and emerging issues impacting regulatory policy and practice;
- Identifying opportunities to leverage standards and technology to advance efficient and effective gaming regulation;
- As leading voices within the global gaming industry IAGR and IGSA look forward to the outcomes of this collaboration over the next 12 months and building on this initiative over time.
The initiative will focus on information exchange involving regulatory policy and practice. It will also aim to identify opportunities to advance efficient and effective gaming regulation.