Conventions and Conferences
Being a multi billion dollar industry, the Online Gaming or iGaming Industry has many conferences and casino conventions dedicated to it, held throughout the year around the globe.
Casinos Online whilst not in attendance at every event, does from time to time attend certain selected events. Those events attended are geared either towards the UK market or certainly feature operators who provide gaming products and services available to those players who reside in the UK.
On these pages you will find in-depth reports of some of the conferences whereby staff from Casinos Online have been in attendance. Indeed, main contributor to the site, Dave Sawyer, has also spoken at some of the events held. With the first conference Dave attended being the International Casino Exhibition held at Earls Court, London, in January 2006.
Below you will find reports on just some of the conferences whereby Casinos Online have been on the ground to find out exactly what makes them tick!
ICE 2016 – Excel Centre
The first week of February 2016 saw our first sojourn to an iGaming Industry conference, since the London Affiliate Conference of 2012, which was held at Old Billingsgate Market in London.
What made our desire to return to the floor of a conference hall was in part down to the major changes in regulation concerning online gaming in the UK in particular over the past 18 or so months.
In addition to this, it also allowed me ( Dave Sawyer ) to catch up with some old friends I have made in the industry over the past eleven years or so since leaving the employment with Ladbrokes out in Gibraltar.
Indeed this report is the first such report I have written concerning a Casino/iGaming conference since the ICE and LAC of 2011.
The International Casino Exhibition is now held during the first week of February, having moved from it’s former haunt of Earl’s Court to the massive but way out of the way Excel Centre.
London ICE & LAC 2011
The ICE conference at Earls Court, London, back in 2006 was the first gathering of webmasters I attended.
The ICE of January 2006 was also the first time I met the programs and operators ( apart from those I knew from my time in Gibraltar ) alongside my peer webmasters in person.
Ever since, I have regularly made the short hour and a bit train pilgrimage to London at the end of January and start of February.
My highlight of the week is always the Meister Meet put together by Bryan of Casinomeister and sponsored yet again by those fine people from Club World Casinos.