IGCE Looks at WTO Ruling - Saturday 21st of January 2006

HATBORO, Pennsylvania The International Gaming Conference& Expo (IGCE), slated to take place April 9th-11th in San Jose, Costa Rica,has announced that it will feature, among an already extensive andcomprehensive program and roster of speakers, what has been billed as "anelectric debate" on the impact of the World Trade Organization Ruling onCross-Border Gaming involving Antigua and the U.S. That conference session,the kick-off of the Expo, will focus on the impact of the decision regardingthe future of global interactive gaming. Complete details and information onthat and the entirety of the conference are now available atIGConference.com

A spokesperson for The Sports Network, organizer of the event, indicatedthat, "As is usually the case with the rest of the world's industries, theU.S. exerts a disproportionate influence on global commerce. Consequently,when related to a multi-billion-dollar annual industry, whether one agreeswith it or not, we decided that it was time to attempt to determine what arethe real effects of the W.T.O. ruling. To effectuate that, we called uponMark Mendel, the lead attorney for Antigua in the case against the U.S. beforethe W.T.O., and renowned gaming law expert I. Nelson Rose, Professor of Law atWhittier Law School. They will debate and discuss what the ruling reallymeans for the industry."

He further indicated that the political battle over the legitimacy ofoffshore and online gaming continues to rage on from New York to Los Angeles,Antigua to London, and Costa Rica to Malta while opinions from the mostrespected legal minds domestically and internationally maintain a steadfastcourse in their diversity and the complete lack of a standard, a guideline.

"The IGCE," he continued, "is the primary result of The Sports Network'sConference Division and others will follow in the months and years aheadcovering technology, marketing, Internet, various aspects of sports as well asothers now in the planning stages. The fact of the matter is that TSN,recognized as the acknowledged leader in the area of real-time sports coveragedomestically and internationally, has the background, expertise and respect ofthe industry as most suited to undertake the conference lead in areas such asthis."

IGCE, whose major sponsors presently are BetCRIS, Scientific Games andWSEX, will gather together gaming attorneys, investors, analysts, legislators,regulators, marketing firms, advertisers, sportsbook operators, paymentprocessors, as well as technology. The comprehensive IGCE program willexamine online gambling, poker, bingo, skill games, sports content, horseracing, land-based competition, gaming platforms, technology, internationallegal and regulatory issues, marketing/brand awareness, payment solutions,Asian and European markets - the appeal of soccer, cricket, rugby and othersports, the public desire for mahjong/backgammon/casino games/virtual horseracing and much more.

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