Cryptocurrency: Its Potential Gaming Benefits and Regulatory Challenges

Cryptocurrency: Its Potential Gaming Benefits and Regulatory Challenges

October 08, 2018, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Sands Expo & Convention Center - Veronese 2405
Since Bitcoin became the first decentralized mainstream cryptocurrency in 2009, it has slowly become an acceptable method of gambling payment for some gaming products including esports and online gaming. With regulators like the Malta Gaming Authority establishing a test and learn environment for using cryptocurrency in remote gaming with plans to publish Distributed Ledger Technology guiding principles in 2018, and prospective operators like Dragon Corp hoping to raise $500 million from an ICO (initial coin offering) to finance a floating casino in Macau, will the future of land-based casinos include cryptocurrency? This panel will first explore what cryptocurrency and blockchains are and how they are currently used in gaming, and then will consider the benefits and challenges they pose for operators and regulators.


  • Alexander Perry


    Executive Director, Forensic & Integrity Services


    Alex Perry is a New York based Executive Director in Ernst & Young's Forensic & Integrity Services Practice where he is a leader in our Forensic Data...

  • Darin Oliver




    Darin has over 30 years of experience in finance working in senior institutional sales and trading roles with UBS, Bear Stearns, Drexel Burnham...

  • Louis Rogacki


    Deputy Director

    New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement

    Louis Rogacki is a graduate of Seton Hall University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science. He is also a graduate of the Vermont...

  • Omer Sattar


    Co-Founder & EVP of Strategic Initiatives

    Sightline Payments

    Omer Sattar is Co-Founder and EVP of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at Sightline Payments.

Session Type

  1. Program
    Panel Session


  1. Track
    IAGA Best Practices Institute

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