SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2011) - Spectrum Gaming Group, the foremost independent research and professional services firm with pioneering expertise in Internet gaming and public policy, is proud to be a coordinating partner with Clarion Gaming for their 11th Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGSE), May 17-19, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Having ignited the 'iGaming discussion' amongst the key US interest groups in May 2010 in Montreal, GiGSE is moving to the exciting new location to be closer to the main stakeholders who are shaping the iGaming legislative debate.

"Having worked successfully with Spectrum Gaming Group and seen their dedication to high quality research and advice, we're very excited to have Spectrum as our strategic knowledge partner for GiGSE. We are confident that by bringing their in-depth expertise in both Internet and land-based gaming, and acting as GiGSE's gateway to the casino industry in North America, Spectrum Gaming Group will help us to attract many more brick-and-mortar operators and regulators, so important for pushing the iGaming debate in the USA forward," said Ewa Bakun, Event Director for GiGSE.

"As we have learned since we first began studying this issue nearly a decade ago, Internet gaming policy in the United States should be developed carefully from the outset, and many voices are seeking to be heard -- from commercial casinos to tribal operators and from state governments to European operators. This event can provide both a focus and a forum for such views," said Michael Pollock, managing director of Spectrum Gaming Group.

Since the first event in 1998, GiGSE has been at the forefront of innovation in the iGaming sector in North America. Now back on the industry calendar after a 2-year UIGEA hiatus, the 11th Global iGaming Summit & Expo will help you:

  • Understand when, where and how you will be able to offer online poker, casino and other products to North American players
  • Plan specific scenarios for different regulatory outcomes -- both State and Federal perspectives -- so you secure your winning share of the market
  • Engage with the key interest groups, from AGA members to Indian tribes and lotteries, to shape the legislative debate and make sure your strategic interests are heard and included
  • Create strategic alliances with global iGaming operators and suppliers to exchange expertise and ensure the quickest way to market
  • Learn best practice in launching and operating an iGaming business, including age verification, payment processing, data protection, player acquisition and CRM, from best-of-breed European operators

Register today before the Early Bird offer runs out on March 4 -- save up to $400 with this outstanding offer. Go to or call the GiGSE hotline +44 (0)207 370 8577 and be sure to use the Promo Code GIGSPEC.

Spectrum Gaming Group ( is an independent research and professional services firm serving private- and public-sector clients worldwide. Its recent client list includes government agencies in Singapore, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, West Virginia and Maine. Spectrum has been analyzing Internet gaming policies for more than a decade, and has chaired Internet gaming conferences in Europe and Canada. Spectrum was recently retained by the National Indian Gaming Association to prepare a comprehensive report that examined the evolution of Internet gaming in Europe to glean lessons and provide advice for tribal councils that are considering the opportunities and threats posed by the legalization of online gaming in the US.