Gambling regulators from all over the world meet in Copenhagen

16, Sep 2018

Press release

“Let us make great regulations together”. This is the headline for an international conference with over 200 participants, which takes place in Copenhagen from 17 to 20 September.

The organisation IAGR (International Association of Gambling Regulators), which is a non-profit organisation for gambling regulators, has chosen Denmark as its host country of their annual conference. 

It is once in a lifetime that such a significant conference for regulators comes to Denmark, says Birgitte Sand, who is the Director of the Danish Gambling Authority and board member of the IAGR. It is one of the highlights of the year for gambling regulators all over the world when we have our annual conference and we are very proud that it takes place in Denmark this year. When gambling regulators from so many different countries and cultures meet, it creates a special mood. We are different, but at the end of the day, we all share a common purpose: to ensure the framework for gambling in our respective countries, and it is clearly expressed through the common involvement and the elated atmosphere among the more than 200 participants. 

Participants from Australia to Zimbabwe 

The packed conference programme has over 40 speakers and panel participants from the whole world and among the presenters are authorities, scientists, advisers, and representatives from the gambling industry. The general theme of the conference “Let us make great regulations – together” is the main theme for all the presentations, which deals with anything from international statistics in the gambling area, new types of gambling, marketing and bonuses, responsible gambling, to sanctions against illegal gambling. 

-We come from all over the world, from Australia to Zimbabwe and of course, legislation and execution of authority vary across countries. However, it is very valuable to exchange experiences and knowledge and the conference is an excellent platform for this purpose as well as for expanding valuable networks, says Birgitte Sand, who is also a moderator and presenter at the conference. 

The conference takes place at the Hotel Scandic Copenhagen from Monday 17 September 12.30 p.m. to Thursday 20 September 4 p.m.

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More information 

Director of the Danish Gambling Authority Birgitte Sand, 25 44 05 03 
For press participation, contact communication responsible Katja Arabelle Antabi, 72 37 93 85