The Australian has become the leader of The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR)

Harry Mason

During the annual meeting of the International Association of Gaming Regulations, the group introduced a new president- Paul Newson. Newson, a  trustee of the New South Wales Responsible Gaming Fund will be replacing Trude Felde, the senior advisor at the Norwegian Gaming Authority. The newly appointed leader of IAGR has a long history in gambling, including serving as the CEO of Greyhound Racing NSW, where he oversaw a strategy and welfare control updates, as well as the creation of new regulatory and commercial activities aimed at improving organization’s governance and accountability.

During his speech, Newson said that the appointment was an honor, especially after “the watershed year” for the organization. “I’m really looking forward to working with our Board of Trustees, members and industry stakeholders to best position IAGR to advance better regulation globally.”- said the newly appointed executive.

Newson continued to thank the speakers for making the event productive. “Our impressive lineup of speakers, many internationally renowned, provoked thinking and debate and sparked conversations that will continue and help advance efficient and collaborative gambling regulation globally. Thank you to our hosts the Betting Gaming & Lotteries Commission and Casino Gaming Commission, Jamaica for staging an outstanding conference and for the immensely warm and vibrant Jamaican hospitality.”

IAGR’s meeting took place from September 30 to October 3 in the tropical Montego Bay. The event attracted more than 200 gaming regulators and law experts from over 25 countries, as well as representatives from the gaming industry. 40 renowned speakers and panelists, shared their opinions and sparked conversation during the event-

One of the speakers being Paul Curby, the director of Curby partners, who led a presentation regarding regulating the regulations.

Next Year’s meeting is planned to take place in Boston and will be hosted by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, offering attendees a nice contrast from the Caribbean waters to scenic foliage.