Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc., producer of the 2006 Casino Affiliate Convention (CAC), announced yesterday that the conference will discuss the recent decision by the Italian government to block the IP addresses of nearly 700 foreign online gaming websites. The new legislation, which was enacted last month, effectively prohibits online gaming firms not in possession of an Italian gaming license from operating their websites in Italy.
The Italian government's motivation for banning foreign Internet gaming firms and the resulting issues and actions taken by these companies will be a focus of discussion at the CAC, which will be attended by Thibault Verbiest, a founding partner of the Law Firm ULYS, a leading gaming law firm in Europe.
Other topics to be discussed in relation to Italy's actions include the potential for other countries to introduce similar policies as well as the technical issues involved with implementing filters for websites containing gambling content.
A seminar providing business analysis and the decision process required for crisis management will also be held, and will outline options available for online gaming industry management in the event of severely reduced Internet traffic.
The CAC will run in Amsterdam from April 9-10 at the NH Grand Krasnapolsky Hotel. It is the largest conference and expo on marketing and advertising for the gaming industry. A wide variety of subjects are scheduled for discussion throughout the two-day event, including European search technologies, software, rakeback for poker, and mobile gambling.
To read more about the new Italian law, please see Italians Ban Foreign Internet Gambling Sites.
Please see 2006 CAC Announced For Spring In Amsterdam for further details regarding the upcoming convention.