Gambling Authority readies to host IAGR

Emolemo Kesitilwe PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Emolemo Kesitilwe PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Authorities at the Gambling Authority say it is all systems go as they prepare to host the International Association of Gambling Regulators (IAGR) conference which is billed for next month. As part of the preparations, a team went on a benchmarking mission to Gambling Commission in Great Britain a few weeks ago.

According to Gambling Authority interim CEO, Peter Emolemo Kesitilwe, during the visit, they learnt how the Gambling Commission regulates the industry in the UK. Equally, he said they have also learnt how the industry has changed over the years.

“What we learnt there can assist the Botswana Gambling Authority as we enter a new era of growth and expansion with the desire to implement industry best practices for the future. “Our meeting also provided a timely opportunity to catch up on preparations for the upcoming International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) event, which will be hosted by us here in Gaborone,” he said.

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