The two-day Malta iGaming Seminar attracted over 400 delegates and reaped praise from various high-profile industry leaders. Declan Hill, the investigative journalist who was a panelist on the discussion of match fixing, delivered the keynote address titled ‘How to fix a football match’. Mr Hill, who is an international speaker, said MiGS 2014 was one of the best conferences he has attended.
The event was kicked off by Economy Minister Chris Cardona, followed by Jose Herrera, Parliamentary Secretary for Competitiveness and Economic Growth. Dr Cardona spoke about the current situation of Malta’s economy, and Dr Herrera spoke about the importance the island was attaching to the iGaming industry.
Lotteries and Gaming Authority Malta chairman Joseph Cuschieri provided delegates with a review of the year’s achievements and his vision for the industry over the next 15 months.
MiGS partner and owner of Egaming Brokerage Sue Schneider said: “We are delighted that the Maltese government and the LGA are supporting our event.
“It encourages us to know that our vision as a main stakeholder in the industry matches that of the Maltese government. This is not only to enhance the Malta iGaming jurisdiction but to showcase our knowhow by providing cutting-edge topical information through international experts to the community.”
One of the main attractions was Mr Hill’s address. He provided the audience with insight into what happens in the real world of fixing a football match. He gave evidence of live recordings of actual attempts to fix football matches and discussed the international network of Dan Tan and his alleged involvement in several match-fixing scandals. This was followed by an open discussion.
Both days featured networking events. The delegates were entertained to a cocktail reception, a freeroll poker tournament and a party at Club 22. The event closed with a harbour cruise and a party at Monte Carlo Club Malta.