The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) has released a gaming law journal, the IMGL Newsletter, which will replace previous jurisdiction-based publications in order to represent the organisation’s global orientation and growing membership base.
The first edition includes contributions by specialist scholars from five continents, with North America making three appearances, including an examination of trends in New York State and Hawaii, as well as the control of loot boxes in Canada.
With an update on the UK Gambling Act investigation and an opinion from the European Gaming and Betting Association on post-Brexit data flows in Europe, Europe is well guarded.
There’s also an investigation into fantasy sports in India, a road map for gaming control in Africa, and a briefing on the Australian casino inquiry in New South Wales.
An array of educational opportunities
The launch was described by Marc Ellinger, president of IMGL, as follows: “The IMGL Magazine sits alongside IMGL Masterclasses, Regional Conferences, Semi- Annual Conferences, including virtual conferences to offer the broadest array of educational opportunities in the gaming sector. The IMGL has and will continue to address the most timely (and sometimes the most challenging) issues in the global gaming industry.”
The IMGL Magazine will be a quarterly digital publication available, with the next edition expected to be released in the summer. Contributions are expected to cover topics such as the regulation of cryptocurrency transactions in Malta, an analysis of the new French regulator Autorité Nationale des Jeux’s first few months of operation, and an examination of Canada’s single-event sports legislation.
Editor-in-Chief Simon Planzer stated: “This first edition sets the standard for what will be a truly worldwide publication with global authorship and readership interested in gaming law.
“Gaming law issues, which arise in one jurisdiction, are often reminiscent of the discussions in another. In the IMGL Magazine, you will find high quality scholarly articles with equally high practical relevance from the four corners of the gaming world.”