Hong-Kong based events company, Eventus International organised the Strategic Platform for iGaming Conference and Exhibition from 25th to 27th February 2019 which witnessed the top players, panellists and pros of the gaming industry come under the same umbrella to discuss the future of iGaming in India.
The event kicked off at the Goa Mariott Resort and Spa on 25th February with a ‘SPiCe Breaker’ networking event, and it was followed by debates and discussions that went on for two days.
The Speakers discussed several topics which ranged from regulation to legalisation. These two days earmarked point on discussions over several issues wherein the panellists discussed topics such as data handling, Indian market, the growth of poker and the hurdles in entering the Indian gaming market.
“India is not very far away in getting legalisation and regulation in place,” said the Principal Consultant of 1710 Gaming Gaming Ltd and chairperson of SPiCE 2019, Christina Thakor-Rankin.
“We have several groups that have come forward with several game plans. We just need to bring these groups together and move in the right direction,” she added.
The need to legalise and regulate gaming in India was a constant issue which kept coming over during these two days. Issues such as the importance of self-regulation were also brought into the light.
“Self-regulation becomes hugely important in the absence of government regulation for the investor,” said Zain Pandit. “Transparency, unpredictability and fairness are what makes sports betting exciting,” he added. “I am very positive about fantasy gaming.”
An event that started-off with cocktails and dinner event concluded with the Table Talk Networking Dinner where speaker Ankush Gera discussed the challenges and opportunities in the South Asian casino and gaming industry. The organisers have also affirmed that they are planning to organise the third edition of this event in Goa next year.