Suggestions for meetings in Vegas and Vancouver?


Dormant account
In your opinion, with whom would you like me to interface in Vegas and Vancouver?

(I snuck "whom" into a sentence! I think I need more hobbies.)

I thought I'd check out some of the new payment processors and try to get dialoge going with Ichance/Futurebet. They appear to be picking up the licensees that are leaving Starnet/Worldgaming, and there have already been some problems. It's not too late to fix them...


RIP Brian
Those WWS/iChance/Futurebet guys need to get with the program when it comes to the affairs of players left stranded by casino failures like Black Rhino.

They are presumably enticing licencee business by offering lower upfront fees or royalties but that doesn't help the players left without payment when a licencee dies and they are not prepared to step in (like Microgaming and Tropika/Goodfellows) and do the right thing.

Turnkey providers need to recognise that they have a responsibility in these issues in terms of their licencee selection and policing procedures, and their player backup in the case of failure.

Why can't these guys demand escrow deposits or some form of player insurance?


Dormant account
Here's the exhibitor list. I'm going to add to my list of stops, there's rumors they are having some payment problems.
Alea Media
BMM North America
Boss Media
Cart America, Inc.
Casino Marketing Systems
Casino Promote
Casino Times News
Colosseum Online Inc
Densitron Corporation of America
Dot Com Entertainment Group
E-Commerce Marketing/Casino Trade
FortuNet, Inc
FutureBet Systems
Gambling Online Magazine
Gaming Entertainment, Inc.
Gaming Logix
Gone Gambling
Interactive Gaming Council
IQ-Ludorum Software
LGAI Technological Center
Logos Unlimited
Market Edge
Mary Ann Liebert Inc. Publishers
Online Gaming Systems
Orbis Development
Orbis UK
Racing Services Inc
SlickStreet Mktg./Fortune Affiliates
Structured Data Systems Pty Ltd
Tech Innovations
Technical Systems Testing NA
Teledex LLC
The River City Group
Wirenet Sports Group


Dormant account
Seminar list:
Tuesday, September 17, 2002

1041: Accept or Reject: Prospects for Internet Gambling

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
This session will examine the latest developments in the Internet gaming industry worldwide. Panelists will discuss the progress involving the technology regulating who plays and where. Legal issues, marketing issues and regulatory environments will be considered. Also discussed will be the coming consolidation of the numerous Internet casino sites.
Sue Schneider - CEO/President - The River City Group
Anthony Cabot - Senior Partner - Lionel Sawyer & Collins
Marc Falcone - Managing Director - Deutsche Bank Securities
Richard Fitzpatrick - CEO - Interactive Gaming Institute

1042: Regulation and Control: How Will the Internet Industry Respond?

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
In order for Internet gaming to be accepted as a legitimate gaming industry by governments, concerns over money laundering, true beneficial ownership, source of funding and safeguards for consumers must be in place just as they are in land based casinos. Issues of compulsive gaming and underage gaming must also be addressed. This session will include case studies which have revealed "undisclosed interests and questionable company structures that hide true beneficial ownership of these entities.
William Kisby - Vice President of Gaming & eCommerce - National Fraud Center
Murray Marshall, Esq. - Kahnawake Gaming Commission
Thomas Miltonberger - Senior Vice President of Products - Quova Inc.
Art Mitchell - Special Advisor to U.S. Department of Treasury, President - Mitchell & Associates

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

2043: Bricks & Clicks: How to Integrate Land-Based Gaming with Internet Gaming

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Many of the worlds large and small bricks and mortar casinos are now making the jump to include Internet gaming. While a goal is always to make money, for the real world casinos, another major goal is to direct players to their physical plant. In this session, experts will debate how to set up an online gaming operation that will be both profitable and also be used as a selling point for the physical property.
Tim Stanley - Vice President, IT - Harrah's Entertainment, Inc.
Peter Bridge - Managing Director - Lasseter's Hotel Casino
Frank Catania - President - Catania Consulting Group
Andrew Pascal - Chief Executive Officer - WagerWorks
Tobin Prior - CEO - Kerzner Interactive

Case Study: The Australian Internet Gaming Model

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Until a pullback by the federal government within the last two years, Australia was rushing headlong into the leadership position among nations hosting Internet gaming sites. While the pullback has meant different things for different states, Australia still has an active role in the development of Internet gaming. In this session, experts will explain how development, regulation and technical expertise go hand-in-hand when establishing any jurisdiction as a host for Internet casinos.
Alan Campbell - General Manager, Trade & Marketing - Department of Economic Development, Tasmania
Michael Toohey - Australasian Gaming Specialists.

Thursday, September 19, 2002


4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bill HornBuckle, President & COO, MGM MIRAGE Online: The State of the Interactive Gaming Industry

Welcome Reception

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

3041: Interactive Gaming Content: Building Great Products

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
To establish a reputation as a prestigious and profitable gaming site, operators need to provide excellent products. This session will discuss issues such as sports wagering, live table games, remote betting in a bingo or keno game, wagering on the outcome of virtual, server-based games, and participation in skill-based game tournament. These are all options in the new world of interactive gaming.
Louis Castle - Chief Innovation Officer - Westwood Studios/Electronic Arts
Chris Almida - President, - Home Gambling Network, Inc.
David Bailey - President - Intreractive Solutions Corporation
Scott Satov - President - Paradise Technology Limited
Michael Saunders - President - Legal iGaming
Bradley Ward - Vice President Licensing & Corporate Development - Popcap Games

3042: Interactive Television: Betting by Remote Control

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Nearly every home in the world has a television and programs to create wagering opportunities are international. In Europe, legal, at-home, interactive TV gambling will exceed $700 million in revenue this year. Numerous gaming properties are seriously considering offering the opportunity for wagering from their hotel rooms.
Pearl Brewer - Professor & Chair, School Of Hotel Management - University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Mark Bradley - President - Players Network
David Rai - Managing Director - Oedipus3 Consulting
Pauline Vahey - Vice President, North America - Orbis Technology Ltd.

3043: Your Online Presence: Does It Work?

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Like most progressive businesses, gaming companies must have a dynamic website. This panel will consider the design, the ease of operation and the other benefits of your Internet home. They will reveal how to drive traffic to both your site and to your bricks and mortar facilities. Experts will explain why its important to be flexible when designing and operating a modern website.
Rob Gorman - CEO - Venetian Interactive LLC
Fernando Di Carlo - President & CEO - IGSS
Howard Lefkowitz - President -
Tim Schaden - CEO - Reservision
Roger Stone - President & COO - IQ-Ludorum Software

Friday, September 20, 2002

Keynote Lunch

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lord David Lipsey: The Next Steps in the Implementation of the Budd Report

4074: Player ID: Biometrics, Smart Cards & Other New Technologies

1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Does technology currently exist which can provide a reasonable assurance of the identify of someone visiting a web site or playing a remote game? This session will explain the latest technology being utilized in determining if a player is who he says he is. Experts will also explain how GPS systems can determine exactly where a player is when he makes a bet.
Kirk Hendrick - Jones Vargas Law Firm
Tom Miltonberger - Senior Vice President, Products - Quova, Inc.
Burton Tregub - COO - Alea Corporation
John Zurawski - Vice President, Sales & Marketing - Authentify, Inc.

4073: Financial Risks: Creating a Realistic Internet Casino Budget

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
With thousands of Internet casino sites now operating, the competition is fierce. And with major gaming companies considering entering the market, it promises to get even tougher. In this session, learn how to design an Internet casino budget, how to operate within that budget, and how to utilize methods that will produce integrity as well as profitability.
Eugene Christiansen - President - Christiansen Capital Advisors

4075: Show Me the Money: Moving Funds To and From a Player's Account.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Since most interactive gamers use credit cards to make and accept payments, it is crucial to understand how the financial transactions work over these kinds of systems. This session will examine financial operations, credit card use, banking, money laundering, tax payment and tax withholding issues and alternative payment solutions.
Phil Denomme - Chief Technology Officer - One World Payment Systems
Richard Depew - President - SSP Solutions
Robert Widner - Chief Executive Officer - ATM Direct, Inc.

4076: Making It Safe: Proactive Steps to Address Problem Gambling in Interactive Gaming

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
The critics are already attacking Internet gaming as the worst kind of gaming imaginable, with few safeguards and no sense of responsibility. This session will present one of the industrys most innovative problem gaming groups, Britains GamCare, to the table to discuss the problem and compulsive gambling issue. Proactive solutions to these issues will be the goal of this presentation.
Paul Bellringer - Director - GamCare

4071: New Gaming Options: Intranets, Kiosks and Wireless Opportunities

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Internet gaming is only one form of electronic gaming available to the industry today. Depending upon the various laws and regulations, some casinos can conduct electronic gaming in their jurisdiction via telephone betting, intranet wagering or other wireless connections. This session will review all the options and explain how casinos can take advantage of these opportunities.
Jeffrey Silver - Managing Partner - Gordon & Silver
Russell Carter - President - America Unwired
Fred Maxik - Chief Technology Officer - Ad Media Displays
Madalina Stroe - Chief Executive Officer - Eliad Technologies, Inc.

4072: New Jurisdictions: Where In The World Should You Operate Internet Gaming?

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
With legalization being discussed seriously in major jurisdictions such as Canada, Great Britain and the United States, what makes sense for newcomers to the Internet gaming world? Should they wait for these regions to solidify their regulations and fees or choose a nation that has an established Internet gaming community. This session will discuss the pros and cons of various jurisdictions.
Dai Leon - CEO - PanaNexus
Tom Miltonberger - Senior Vice President, Products - Quova, Inc.


Dormant account
I'm going to the Casino Affiliates Conference in Vancouver. I replace Cynthia Carley on the panel discussion Friday.

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Panel: Affiliate Viewpoints on Online Casinos
Louis Fabiano
Cynthia Carley [cancelled]
Roy Mashat
(Vice President of Marketing)
Ray St. Jonn
(Director of Marketing)
Mark Aldrich
(Director of Business Development) Casino City
David Myers
(Director of Marketing)