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The Success of the WPC and the I-Gaming InDepth Poker Events in Malta

On December 12th, 2007, holding two i-gambling events in Malta proved to be an outstanding for the participants of both the i-Gaming InDepth: Skill Games and Bingo and World Poker Congress. The Chief Executive Officer of Clarion Gaming U.S., Sue Schneider commented that they are very happy with the level of interest and reception in Malta.

The event started with the 2nd yearly collocated In-Depth Skill Games and Bingo meeting sessions. Participants join different presentations and discussion on each sector, which focused on monetizing casino games and even player motivation.

A good discussion was headed by U.S.-based tax lawyer Rob Bossart, who argued that a lot of online gaming regulatory bills before the U.S. Congress requires a lot of attention if they are to be implemented. Connecting the two events was a good of evening of networking at the newly-opened Sky Bar.

I-gaming delegates grace the event. The party was sponsored by Malta Lotteries and Gambling Authority. The 2nd yearly World Poker Congress' main purpose is to connect the online and land-based poker industries. Only World Poker Tour co-founder Steven Lipscomb was able to speak in the event.

WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack back off from the event and only give a video taped presentations. Another speaker in the event was the 5th place player in WSOP and British poker Jon Kalmar who talked about the online poker industry.

Participants of WPC were treated to a boat trip to the Casino di Venezia by BMIT and they were given dinner and the chance to observe in the Ongame Network-hosted poker event. The winner of the event was Christer Larsson of the online poker site The organizers of the event, Clarion Gaming are happy about the result of the event.


12/24/2007 07:17 PM