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Malta hosts International Gaming Summit as iGaming industry booms

Written by Ben Blaschke

Malta’s growing reputation as a global iGaming hub saw it play host to the IAGA’s annual International Gaming Summit for the first time this year.

Held over three days at the Westin Dragonara Resort, the landmark event saw 230 industry leaders and regulators from 36 countries converge to discuss a broad range of issues currently impacting the industry worldwide.

The substantial Conference program included a heavy focus on emerging markets, the booming eSports and Daily Fantasy Sports industries and of course all things iGaming.

2016 represented the 35th anniversary of both the International Gaming Summit and its organizer, the International Association of Gaming Advisors, which aims to utilize the experience of its members in discussing key issues and leading the gaming industry forward.

[b]A session on Emerging Markets at the recent International Gaming Summit in Malta[/b]

In recent years, the Summit has been held everywhere from London, England to the US city of Philadelphia and over the border to Vancouver, Canada but the decision to head to Malta was a clear nod to the future.

Since becoming the first EU nation to regulate remote gaming in 2004, Malta has attracted some of the world’s biggest online operators with around 300 iGaming companies now calling the tiny archipelago home.