Problem gambling in focus as Botswana hosts global meet

IAGR president: Jason Lane with Manake and Kesitilwe in Melbourne
IAGR president: Jason Lane with Manake and Kesitilwe in Melbourne

The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) conference, which will be hosted by Botswana in October 2023 will, among others, discuss initiatives aimed at curbing problem gambling.

This is to ensure industry monitoring and facilitate counselling and education for the affected. Botswana has won the bid to host next year’s conference and benefit from key interactions with advocacy committees at the IAGR, enjoying support and exclusive access and discounts on members-only content, services, events and opportunities.

This was revealed by the Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry, Beauty Manake on the sidelines of the 2022 IAGR conference in Melbourne, Australia. “My attendance is a confirmation that next year’s host regulator, the Gambling Authority Botswana has full support from my government,” she said.

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