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June 13, 2021

Guest speakers will be Internet safety expert John Carr and Chris Heaton-Harris MEP

Repton provides free gaming seminars at this month’s IGE in London

(UK).- IT solutions provider to the medium and large enterprise marketplace, Repton, is providing free half-day seminars during IGE in London. The seminar program covers business and IT issues including the impact of gaming legislation, identifying problem gamblers and fraud avoidance.

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he guest speakers, internet safety expert John Carr and Chris Heaton-Harris MEP, will help delegates understand possible future changes in European e-gaming legislation. This includes the breakup of existing national gambling monopolies and a more collaborative approach for increased market competition. With a choice of six half-day sessions, delegates will also gain from Repton’s thorough knowledge of IT for gaming applications.

"We were delighted when John Carr and Chris Heaton-Harris MEP agreed to talk at our free seminars during the International Gaming Expo. They bring a wide knowledge that nicely complements Repton’s practical experience of designing and implementing powerful IT solutions within the gaming industry," said Greg Carlow, Managing Director, Repton.

"We hope that Expo visitors take this unique opportunity to find out more about the latest issues and technical challenges. Only the right application of business knowledge and information technology will ensure gaming industry professionals succeed in an increasingly demanding marketplace."

John Carr is NetIDme’s Director of Corporate Relations and the Executive Secretary of the UK’s Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety which includes NCH, NSPCC and Barnardo’s. NetIDme is a commercial online age and identity verification service. Carr has worked closely with law enforcement and has extensive experience of gaming concerns as well as the Gaming Act. He also acts an advisor for online child safety to the UK and international governments.

Chris Heaton-Harris MEP is President of the European Parliament’s Sports Intergroup and a member of two major committees - Internal Market and Consumer Affairs Committee and the Culture Committee. He will talk about the evolving attitude towards e-gaming in Europe, outlining possible future changes to European e-gaming legislation. He is supportive of EU ideas which call for the breakup of national gambling monopolies and increased market competition.

The seminars include sessions on current and future business or legal issues, complying with the one account per customer law, identifying problem gambling and gamblers, finding and examining money laundering trends, fraud avoidance, spotting the online danger signs of betting irregularities, IT security, regulatory compliance, and business continuity.

The six half-day Repton seminars will be held in the Marlborough Room within the Philbeach Suite on the first floor of Earls Court One.

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