- February 24th, 2012
The Irish Gaming Show
Gaming Industry Conference
13:00 Industry Update - Legislation & Industry Forum
In this session you will get an update on where legislation is and where it is expected to go with contributions from leading industry figures in Ireland. After the initial session, teh floor will be opened to discussion to contribute to the debate which will form the basis of a submission to the government on behalf of the industry.
14:00 Panel Session - Gaming Machines in Ireland
With machines changing continuously and innovation constantly offering new and more impressive offerings, find out in this session what is working and why. The Irish market has had a staple diet of machines for a reason, but should this change and what will it mean for your business. New business models from supliers will also change the complexion of the Irish industry, find out exactly how at this session.
15:00 Panel Session - Bingo & Lottery
With a recent high court ruling clarifying the operation of bingo (which is a lottery in Ireland) in a commercial environment, operators in Ireland simply can't ignore a high footfall revenue generator that will also contribute to existing business. Find out just how bingo operates in Ireland and how it could benefit you as well as exploring the concept of lottery in general with machines and other variant products that have yet to be realised in Ireland.
13:00 Introduction to GambleAware Website, Helpline, Service
Find out just exactly what GambleAware actually does and for whom. With the National Gambling Helpline in place and a full clinical treatment programme to back it up, this session will reinforce the need for problem gambling issues to be addressed in the Republic of Ireland, specifically by operators in the industry.
14:00 Responsible Gambling - Government Requirement, Public Need
As the Minister for Justice has explicitly stated, if the industry does not fund this initiative he will apply a levy to the industry to pay for it. There is a definitive public need to increase the awareness, education and treatment of problem gambling and the Irish industry needs to fulfil its social responsibility obligation and fund the initiative. This session will introduce the governmetn requirement which is expected to become a requirement in the new Gambling Bill.
15:00 Industry Responsibility - What you need to do in your facility.
Awareness and training are vital for any facility to ensure it does not contribute to problem gambling. With everything from literature for patrons, posters and helpline number machine stickers to a code of practice and training for staff, this session will reinforce what you will get to help you deliver social responsibility in your facility.