r. Bheki Mlambo of South Africa was inducted as President during the association’s conference in Lima. Mr. Mlambo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Mpumalanga Gambling Board. Mr. Dale Fuga of Canada was inducted as Vice President of IAGR.
Mr. Fuga is the Chief Operating Officer of the Liquor and Gaming Authority of Manitoba. Treasurer Bruce Molnar, Vice President of the Pokagon Band Gaming Commission (USA), and Secretary Trude Felde, Senior Advisor of the Norwegian Gambling and Foundation Authority, retained their respective offices for the next two years. In addition, three new Trustees were elected to the Board.
The 2015-2016 Officers/Trustees are:
The conference, which was held October 13-15, 2015, gathered over 160 delegates from 35 countries. Among the topics covered during the conference were:
The conference featured an opening address from the Vice Minister of the Peru Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism, and special keynote addresses by James Maida, CEO & President, Gaming Laboratories International LLC, and by Andrew Gaughan, President, Sportech Racing and Digital.
Begun in the 1980’s, IAGR works to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of gaming regulation throughout the world and provides a forum in which gaming regulators from various countries can meet, exchange views and information, and discuss policy issues.
In addition, IAGR creates a means of fostering cooperation between gaming regulators in the performance of their official duties and is a central point of contact for inquiries from governments, gaming regulatory agencies and personnel, and representatives of the international gaming industry.
IAGR will hold its next annual conference in Sydney, Australia in the fall of 2016.