The New Gaming Law Framework: A Lens on the Key Functions and Outsourcing

 

Date: 16th October 2018
Time: 09:00 till 12:00
Venue: 21 Business Centre, Naxxar
Type of course: Interactive
Room set up: Board room style/Limited places available

21 Law in collaboration with City Legal, will be hosting a workshop entitled ‘The New Gaming Law Framework: a Lens on the Key Functions and Outsourcing’.

Description

Part I – An Introduction to the New Gaming Law Framework

The Maltese gaming industry has, this year, witnessed a plethora of changes. The first part of the workshop will provide attendees with an analysis of the salient differences between the old and new legal and policy frameworks.

Part II – The Transformation of the ‘Key Official’ Role

One of the main changes brought about by the new Gaming Act is that, rather than appointing one ‘Key Official’ for the purposes of overall compliance supervision and monitoring, licensees are – from 1 August 2018 – required to appoint several persons to conduct the ‘Key Functions’ of the gaming operation. The second part of the workshop will bring to the fore the manner in which the new requirements have transformed the traditional Key Official role, effectively raising the bar for compliance.

Part III – Outsourcing in 2018

The gaming industry is increasingly relying on outsourcing for certain functions that would otherwise be catered for in-house. This part of the workshop will explore the Malta Gaming Authority’s requirements for operators in this context, also shedding light on the operator-affiliate dynamic.

Price: €75 + VAT per person


TRAINER

Dr Emma Grech

Emma’s main areas of practice are gaming and gambling regulation, data protection, company law and corporate finance. In January 2018, she took on the role of Legal Consultant at Malta-based law firm City Legal, where she forms part of the gaming department and advises clients on local and cross-border matters relating to the gaming industry. She previously occupied the position of Senior Legal Counsel at the Malta Gaming Authority. She graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta with a thesis entitled, ‘Regulating the Future: The Legal Implications of Social Games’, and is currently reading an LL.M (Finance Law) at the University of London.