The International Masters of Gaming Law has launched a publication dedicated to gaming law, with the IMGL Magazine replacing previous jurisdiction-based magazines in a bid to reflect the organisation’s global focus and widening membership base.

The first edition brings together articles from expert authors spread across five continents, with North America featuring three times throughout, via a look at developments in New York State and Hawaii, as well as the regulation of loot boxes in Canada. 

Europe is well covered with an update on the UK Gambling Act review, as well as an opinion from the European Gaming and Betting Association on post Brexit data flows in Europe. 

Furthermore, there is also an exploration of fantasy sports in India, a route map for gaming regulation in Africa and a report on the New South Wales casino inquiry in Australia.

Marc Ellinger, IMGL president, said of the launch: “The IMGL Magazine sits alongside IMGL Masterclasses, Regional Conferences, Semi- Annual Conferences, including virtual conferences to offer the broadest array of educational opportunities in the gaming sector. The IMGL has and will continue to address the most timely (and sometimes the most challenging) issues in the global gaming industry.

The IMGL Magazine will be a quarterly digital publication available, with the next edition, to be published in the summer, said to be likely to include contributions on the regulation of cryptocurrency transactions in Malta, an analysis of the first few months of operation of the new French regulator Authorité Nationale des Jeux, and an examination of the passage of Canada’s single-event sports betting legislation.

Simon Planzer, editor in chief, noted: “This first edition sets the standard for what will be a truly worldwide publication with global authorship and readership interested in gaming law.

“Gaming law issues, which arise in one jurisdiction, are often reminiscent of the discussions in another. In the IMGL Magazine, you will find high quality scholarly articles with equally high practical relevance from the four corners of the gaming world.”