The Isle of Man government will be using its high profile presence at January’s ICEi to promote its position as a leading jurisdiction of choice for the world’s remote gaming operators.
Isle of Man e-gaming ambassador Bill Mummery enthused: “We are investing in a major public/private sector presence at ICEi. Our stand space has doubled year-on-year and we will be amongst the biggest exhibitors within ICEi. The simple message we will be impressing upon operators is to consider the substantial benefits of locating or relocating their businesses to a premium, well-regulated jurisdiction such as ours.” Bill Mummery believes that the recent crackdown on internet gambling by the US government will benefit the jurisdiction as operators see the value in jurisdictions which are “…well regulated, with good reputations and attractive tax packages.”
The Isle of Man has a clearly defined e-commerce strategy in which e-gaming plays a central role. Mummery continued: “We view e-gaming as an engine for growth which will enable our broader e-commerce strategy to flourish. We set out to provide inward investors with exactly that – the ‘freedom to flourish’. E-gaming is an ideal fit to the Manx economy. It uses low levels of labour, generates significant revenues and provides highly skilled jobs for the island workforce.”
ICEi, part of the bigger International Casino Exhibition, takes place across 23/24/25 January at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, London. The dedicated show for remote and i-gaming providers will comprise 1,500 square metres (16,140 sq.ft.) of stand space, a 70 per cent increase on 2006 and 87 per cent larger than in 2005.