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WEBINAR: Coming out of lockdown: gambling, compliance, and the new normal
9:30am – 10:30am EST
2:30pm – 3:30pm BST
Join Accuity, Sports Betting Community, William Hill and Arq Group for our upcoming webinar.
Gaming operators are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their approach to compliance and financial crime screening.
However, the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought specific and significant challenges to the sector. This webinar on Thursday, July 9, hosted by the Sports Betting Community, will touch on how the pandemic has changed the omnichannel model, how operators have kept their businesses running while sports and live events are on hold, and which changes may be permanent.
In addition, with most countries coming out of lockdown, we will address the possibilities of what gaming companies will face – including reduced or static budgets, no additional staffing, expansion into new markets, increased demand – and the risks these situations pose from a regulation perspective. The webinar will also explore how these companies can use technology safely, to ease the pressure on their compliance teams, while upholding their compliance and regulatory obligations.
Steve Armstrong, Group Director of AML at William Hill, and Manfred Galdes, Managing Partner at ARQ Group, will join Tom Holmes, Key Account Manager at Accuity, to provide a market overview, discuss sector-specific regulations, look at advanced filtering options for better AML and responsible gaming compliance, and explore the future of gaming in this new world. .
How can you ensure the efficiency of your KYC program and drive a culture of responsible gaming?
Key Account Manager, Accuity
Tom has managed Accuity’s gaming clients for the last four years, as well as some of the company’s largest banking and payment provider relationships. In 2019, Tom was given the responsibility of translating key operational benefits of AI, machine learning and data review techniques currently deployed in the world’s largest financial institutions, to gaming operators. Last year he spoke alongside the UKGC at the ARQ Compliance Forum on the relationship between AI and customer data. He also chaired two roundtables at ICE gaming in Gibraltar, focusing on how operators can use technology safely to free up compliance resource for when human knowledge is better suited, like responsible gaming.
Managing Partner, ARQ Group
A lawyer by profession, Manfred Galdes is the Managing Partner at ARQ and a Partner at the law firm Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal. He has spent the last 19 years practising in the area of regulatory and AML compliance, having held leading roles both in the private and public sector in Malta. He has been involved in the drafting of various laws and lectures on a number of related areas.
Group Director of AML, William Hill
Steven Armstrong is the Group Director of AML at William Hill, with a wealth of knowledge across AML in both gaming and financial services. Steven began his career in banking, and eventually finding his passion in AML. Steven held the Deputy MLRO position within Bank of Ireland’s banknote business before moving to the gaming industry, taking on the position of MLRO at Betway in 2015.At the end of 2018, Steven joined William Hill as the Group MLRO, before moving into the Group Director of AML role in September 2019. As Group Director of AML, Steven provides oversight and assurance to the William Hill Group, in regard to their AML policy and strategy.