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KPMG publishes 10th anniversary Isle of Man eGaming Summit report

Wednesday 5th February 2020

KPMG, with the support of Continent 8 Technologies, has now published a full report of its landmark 10th anniversary Isle of Man eGaming Summit, held last October at the Comis Hotel and Resort, Mount Murray.

The Summit, which celebrated a decade of engagement with eGaming businesses under the theme of “Raising Standards Together”, attracted around 300 delegates, all drawn to hear some of the biggest names in the sector as they reviewed the issues, challenges and opportunities the eGaming industry has met in the past and faces in the future.

The report, downloadable for free from the KPMG Isle of Man website at kpmg.co.im/egaming, contains detailed transcripts of sessions from the day covering key presentations and the popular panel discussions where industry experts gave their thoughts on topics including regulation, collaboration and customer protection.

Held the day after the announcement of the potential merger of The Stars Group with Flutter, there was a lot of interest in particular in M&A activity and the continuing consolidation of the industry, as well as thoughtful reflection on reputational issues including the coverage of online gambling in the press. There were also sessions on responsible gambling, the use of technology for good and observations on how the next 10 years could shape up for businesses and their customers.

Publication of the report is sponsored by Continent 8 Technologies, which has supported the eGaming Summits since their inception in 2010. Managing Director of EMEA David Black said the events were extremely valuable to those in the industry: “KPMG’s eGaming Summits create a space for everyone to debate critical issues and developments as they happen, as well as sharing knowledge and learnings for the greater good of the sector.

“We are delighted to play our role in the publication of this report, allowing this information to reach a wider audience, especially those who may not have been able to attend on the day.” 

Russell Kelly, Senior Partner at KPMG Isle of Man, added: “Once again the Isle of Man eGaming Summit Report provides a detailed account of the presentations and panel discussions that took place and will be of interest to anyone involved in eGaming and the wider professional services industry.

“As Chief Minister Howard Quayle observed in his welcome address, eGaming and digital industries now account for over 30% of GDP of the Isle of Man so it is essential that there are opportunities to take stock of how the sector is progressing, and what challenges and opportunities lay ahead.

“This particular Summit also gave us a chance to look back over the past 10 years of eGaming in the Isle of Man, celebrating the achievements that have been made but also setting the scene for the future where innovation and collaboration will be key to continued success.

“We are indebted to Continent 8 Technologies, not only for sponsoring the publication of this report, but for their long-term support from the very beginning of our eGaming Summit series. We did not envisage a 10-year programme when we held our first event in 2010 and it is a testament to the commitment of our sponsors, as well as all our speakers, that the Summits continue to be so successful and highly valued.”

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