Clarion Gaming and the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), the non-profit corporation which provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and insight to gaming law, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will see IMGL become Clarion’s Global Legal Partner on all legal and regulatory developments. The partnership will see both parties deploying their respective commercial and legal knowledge, expertise and marketing reach to enhance the quality of educational experiences offered to the global gaming industry.
In terms of specifics, the collaboration will see IMGL establish a high-profile presence at Clarion’s World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) event held at ICE London in February. IMGL will work alongside the team at Clarion Gaming to advise on critically important legal and regulatory content and help secure authoritative speakers at Clarion Gaming events, including at ICE North America, iGB Live! and ICE Africa on matters of vital concern to the industry. IMGL will have the option to conduct IMGL Masterclasses at all of Clarion Gaming's other events held throughout the world and will work with the production team to host and moderate legal tracks across the five verticals comprising: Sports Betting; iGaming; Esports; iLottery, and Affiliates. IMGL will continue to conduct their Spring and Autumn conferences and other IMGL Masterclasses globally.
Reflecting on the MOU, Kate Chambers, Managing Director of Clarion Gaming said: “Our skill lies in our ability to develop, create and organise professional gaming events which have the right chemistry and which engage with our stakeholders throughout the world. This also entails working in collaboration with partners who are experts in their respective fields and the International Masters of Gaming Law certainly fit into that category. Working in partnership with the IMGL will enhance our ability to deliver professional, informed, business experiences for our stakeholders many of whom travel vast distances to attend our events. I look forward to a productive relationship with our friends at the IMGL and helping to deliver high quality educational and learning experiences to the global industry."
“IMGL brings the most expert legal and regulatory advisors from across the world. As a truly global organization of expert gambling lawyers, our partnership with Clarion ensures that together we can deploy that expertise and assist gambling industry stakeholders in enriching their sector expertise, particularly in relation to legal, regulatory and compliance at Clarion Gaming events for the benefit of their businesses for years to come. We are honoured to join with Clarion Gaming in this partnership in their role as the pre-eminent organizer of gambling events globally”, President Jamie Nettleton added.
About Clarion Gaming
Clarion occupies a unique position in the gaming sector, delivering a full range of services to the entire spectrum of the global industry including exhibitions, conferences, technical training, research and digital information. ICE London is the world's largest and most international gaming technology event, which in February 2019, attracted a record 36,092 attendees from 155 nations. The reputation of the ICE brand has seen Clarion Gaming launch the first ICE Africa in 2018 and ICE North America in May 2019.
About International Masters of Gaming Law
IMGL is a not for profit association with over 340 members globally comprising eminent gambling lawyers, regulators, executives, researchers and consultants. Its goal is to ensure continuing education within the gambling sector, shared by members who are recognizedas the leading experts in their jurisdictions. Every year, IMGL hosts two major conferences as well as IMGL Masterclasses at international gaming events and expos. IMGL conferences provide the content and the expertise of IMGL members and invited panellists, who share their knowledge with participants at the conference and participate in discussions on how to shape the future of gambling law on an international basis. IMGL conferences also feature social networking events such as receptions and a Gala Dinner at a historic or elegant venue.