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eGaming summit underway at Villa

Delegates take stock of industry

Delegates from around the world over are gathered at the Villa Marina for a major industry conference today (8 Sept).

The KPMG Isle of Man eGaming Summit began with an introduction from Chief Minister Allan Bell - who opened the first event six years ago.

Professionals are attending a variety of seminars and workshops on issues from compliance and regulatory changes, to web design and gambling addiction prevention.

The day includes a series of talks and panel discussions covering a range of current sector topics, including the Isle of Man's eGaming proposition post-Brexit.

Among Manx businesses sponsoring the summit, Nedbank Private Wealth, Dervico Isle of Man, Continent 8 Technologies and MT.

Tonight the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino will host the official closing party.

The industry's rapid growth has seen eGaming become the Island's biggest business sector - representing almost 17% of the economy.

Mr Bell says the risk the Isle of Man took embracing the online gaming industry in the late 1990's, has paid-off handsomely:

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