he convergence of GLI’s land-based stand and its iGaming stand from previous ICE shows is analogous to the way the two sides of the gaming industry are converging all around the world.
“At previous ICE shows, we have split the team and booth to manage both sectors. Now we are seeing major crossovers and many companies working in both land-based and iGaming, so it’s a logical change to have one booth covering everything that GLI can provide,” said Martin Britton, Managing Director of GLI Europe.
“It’s a very interesting time for the gaming market in Europe, where iGaming is expanding, technology is moving forward, the product offering is wider and merging. Plus, iGaming is a hot topic in the US. Having a team of experts who are fully knowledgeable in all sectors gives GLI a great position with suppliers, operators and regulators, where we can provide leading information and assistance across the board,” Britton added.
GLI will have representatives on hand from many of its 20 labs who are thought-leaders in land-based and iGaming testing, certification and regulation. Additionally, GLI Director of Latin American and Caribbean Development Karen Sierra-Hughes will be a featured speaker on Tuesday, 5 February in the session, “Brazil & Argentina: Impact of European Regulatory Developments on Latin iGaming Regulation.”
GLI Compliance Manager Dennis Byram said: “For the past two years or so, in our Roundtables, in tradeshow speaking opportunities, at private seminars, and the like, we have been helping regulators understand that this convergence of the gaming industry is coming, and now that day has arrived. This is a time for operators to carefully examine their casino floors, equipment, systems and marketing strategies to allow for consideration of the convergence that is at hand.”