Clarion, which organises a portfolio of market leading business to business events in the international gaming industry, including ICE Totally Gaming (London), EiG (Berlin) and GiGse (San Francisco), has named Spectrum Gaming Group as Global Advisory Partner. The strategic alliance between the two organisations, will enhance the breadth and quality of their brands, which range from gaming conferences to regulatory services.
“In our new role, Spectrum will enhance Clarion’s global leadership in gaming events by suggesting topics that this industry must stay informed about, and by suggesting insightful speakers qualified to provide essential guidance,” stated Spectrum Managing Director Michael Pollock.
Spectrum Managing Director, Frederic Gushin added: “This strategic partnership combines our knowledge of gaming law, regulation and operations with Clarion’s unparalleled reach and its commitment to producing events of the highest caliber. Spectrum and its affiliates – Spectrum-i, Spectrum Asia and Spectrum Gaming Capital – have served governments and private clients in markets ranging from Singapore to Cyprus, working in a total of 36 states and 45 countries.”
Kate Chambers, Managing Director responsible for Clarion’s gaming portfolio of brands, believes the strategic alliance represents good news for the growing international community of gaming professionals who access the organisation’s products and services. She explained: “In everything we do, we work in partnership with industry stakeholders to ensure that we deliver events, topics and experiences that are contemporary and which provide real commercial value. Spectrum is a well respected, international company of gaming specialists and the ability to tap into this huge reserve of knowledge and contacts will prove invaluable.
“Gaming is a constantly changing landscape and we will be working with the team at Spectrum to help identify the most important topics, secure the most relevant opinion formers and navigate the regulatory terrain. Spectrum will also contribute to content by speaking at, moderating and chairing relevant sessions across our brands.”
About Spectrum Gaming Group: Spectrum is an independent research, analysis and professional services firm serving private- and public-sector clients worldwide. Its client base includes government agencies from Singapore to West Virginia and Massachusetts, major securities firms, and commercial and tribal gaming operators. Spectrum has performed gaming analysis in areas from Macau and South Korea to emerging markets in the U.S. and elsewhere. Its services include regulatory and due-diligence services, to internet gaming and public policy to feasibility and economic-impact studies. Spectrum is a leading producer of gaming conferences and also produces SPECTRUMETRIX, a suite of publications with enhanced, web-based, dynamic versions of our various reports which gaming operators, equipment manufacturers, analysts, investors, regulators, attorneys and other gaming-related professionals have come to trust. Spectrum co-produces the East Coast Gaming Congress, recently held in Atlantic City, NJ. Spectrum is also the Executive Director for the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS), which will hold its summer meeting July 29-31 at the Boston Marriott Newton. For more information, visit www.nclgs.org.
About Clarion Events: Legal gaming – including lotteries – exists in 250 jurisdictions and is estimated to grow to US$535bn (gross gaming yield) by 2017. Clarion Events occupies a unique position in this sector, providing the full range of services to the global industry, including exhibitions, conferences, technical training and digital information. Clarion’s gaming brands are delivered globally and attract more than 35,000 customers annually in locations spanning every continent. ICE Totally Gaming is the world’s largest gaming technology exhibition. In 2016 the audited attendance of 28,487 was drawn from 150 countries. Clarion also organise the world renowned iGaming events, EiG (Berlin) and GiGse (San Francisco) as well as the established World Regulatory Briefings and Gaming Congresses in Brazil and Japan. Delivering multi-level training for gaming professionals since 2007, the Totally Gaming Academy has firmly positioned itself as the leader in gaming training across online and land based platforms and now offers training in casino management, online gaming, sports betting and anti-money laundering. TotallyGaming.com is the online community for the industry.