The Department of Economic Development of the Isle of Man recently announced that Tony Ure has been appointed as the new Head of eGaming. Mr. Ure was named to the position due to his extensive experience in the gambling industry and the many years he had spent at leading positions within the sector. The senior positions he had occupied prior to his current one had given him the preparation needed in order to live up to expectations.
The Director of the eBusiness Department of Economic Development, Jonathan Mills, stated that the new addition to the Department will prove to be beneficial for the eGaming sector since Mr. Ure has more than 30 years worth of experience in the field and he has worked with the biggest names currently operating. The decision to welcome him in the Department of Economic Development comes as a result of his international experience and connections. He first started working with Grosvenor Casinos and he managed to make his way towards the leading levels of the system which was closely followed by the launch of a new project for the Sheraton Group located in Egypt.
His next aim was the online gambling industry where he thrived together with Ladbrokes in Gibraltar. Mr. Ure was overseeing the online poker operations which eventually resulted in the successful Sky Poker Million tournament which has attracted thousands of poker players. The following ten years of his career he spent at the leading position of Head of Poker Operations for International Game Technology and he then proceeded to become a consultant in the iGaming industry at the beginning of 2016. Tony Ure will make his first official appearance as Head of eGaming at the upcoming Excellence in iGaming (EiG) conference which will commence on 30 October at Arena Berlin in the German capital.
The Place of the Isle of Man in the iGaming World
Gambling is a field which is encouraged by the Government of the Isle of Man and it can be said that the iGaming industry is currently thriving there. Back in 2001, the region was one of the first on a global level to introduce a reliable legislation directed specifically towards regulating the iGaming industry and the companies operating in it. It is all being done in order to ensure that the operation in the field is going as smooth as possible and the rights of all participants are protected at all times. Throughout the years the regulations have improved considerably and nowadays they are even closer to the needs of the iGaming industry.
The brick-and-mortar casinos are also developing well in the region. As it could be recalled, this spring saw the development of the discussions regarding the Casino Amendment BIll which is aimed to give more freedom to the casino operators and allow venues to relocate their premises without losing their licenses for operation. It would also provide more strict anti-money laundering measures for the industry. More action on the legislative piece is yet to be taken.