Top gaming event in the world to host a dedicated seminar on India

15 December 2013

ICE Totally Gaming, one of the most prestigious gaming events in the world, will include India in their high-profile talks on their 2014 edition (

Due to the increasing interest of the market, and the momentum of the regulatory trend in our country, ICE (in cooperation with FICCI) will have for the first time in the event history a dedicated room and a one day session exclusively on India.  The event, that happens every February in London, is planning to be a very high profile event and invite top gaming influencers in India.

The event expects to address gambling regulation after the Spring elections, and anybody attending will be joining a full house of senior government officials, industry leaders and market participants from India as they outline the latest challenges that lie ahead for online gambling.

Also, poker in India will have a specific session. Session which will try to analyse the legality of poker in India and other games of skill and the future of the game in the country.

Commenting on the expectations of the event, Albert Climent, Chairperson and promoter of the ICE India event said, “I believe this will be a golden opportunity to increase international exposure of the current gaming/gambling scenario in India, learn from the international regulatory trends, and market India as one of the most promising gaming markets in the world.”


Below is the agenda for the event:


London - Tuesday 04 February, 2014

India Gaming Seminar
Morning Refreshments
Chairperson’s welcome address: Albert Climent (Entrepreneur and gaming consultant)
Keynote Speaker : “Status of Regulatory Readiness for Gaming in India” – by Justice  Mukul Mudgal,  Chairperson IPL Spot Fixing Scandal Probe Committee and Former Chief Justice of Haryana and Punjab High Court

Keynote Speaker : “Potential of Lottery & Gaming Industry in India” – by Mr. Sugal Chand Jain, Chairman Emeritus, Sugal & Damani Group

 Keynote Speaker : “Business Environment for Gaming Industry in India” – by Mr. Rajpal Singh, Director, FICCI

Morning Session 1

India Gaming in Context

·         Understanding the potential gaming revenues and market opportunity

o    Evaluating gambling penetration in India

o    Recent market statistics and consumer trends

o    What are the potential growth drivers?

·         What gaming opportunities does India hold and what are the specific challenges for potential entrants to the market?

o    Current geographical market share of global online gaming

·         Assessing the present and future socio-economic benefit to India

Moderator: Albert Climent

Tim Shepherd, Executive Director, Silver Heritage Ltd

Kapil Khanna, CEO, Future Gaming

Kamlesh Vijay, CEO, Sugal and Damani Group of companies

Rajpal Singh, Director, FICCI

Rakesh Wadhwa, casino enterpreneur


Morning Session 2

Panel session: Is India ready for a regulated online gambling market?

·         Understanding the current legal state of play in India

·         Key areas being considered to ensure future sports betting and online gambling regulatory progression and sustainability in the market

·         What are the legal challenges likely to be faced by online gambling providers

·         Match fixing: analysing the current state of play and understanding what preventative measures are needed to be put in place?

o    How can regulated gambling assist in the fight against match fixing

o    Can legalising and regulating sports betting solve the match-fixing conundrum?


Moderator: Honorable Justice Mukul Mudgal (Former Chief Justice Punjab and Haryana High court)


Gowee Gokhale, Partner, Nishith Desai Associates

Mr. Vidushpat Singhania, Principal Associate, Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan Attorneys

Networking Lunch
Afternoon Session 1

Games of skill in India: The poker and rummy case   

·         Understanding the legality of poker and other games of skill; analysis of India’s gaming laws

·         Skill v’s Chance: Ascertaining what is gambling in India and what is not

·         How much skill is enough? Does the game need to be 100% skill based?

·         The future of social gaming in India.


Patrick Nally, President, IFP (International Federation of Poker)

Anuj Gupta, Founder of Adda52
Sujit Lahiry,
Jay Sayta, founder

Headline Sponsor’s case study Presentation : Skilrock Technologies – Sugal & Damani Group

Afternoon Session 2

Technology Solutions & Services for Gaming Industry from India


·         Key Gaming Technology Solution Areas from India

·         Opportunities in Innovation & Game Development in India

·         Main opportunities of IT Outsourcing in India

·         How can western companies take advantage and make the most of this opportunity?


Moderator: Abhishek Kumbhat (Skilrock Technologies)


Nath Danturty (Chief strategy officer at Fundoo gaming)

Jaydeep Chakravartty (Ingenuity Networks)

Networking Break
Afternoon Session 3

Social Gaming – An opportunity to stake a claim in India.

·         Understanding the current social gaming landscape

·         What are the forecasts for growth in terms of revenues and how players usage is likely to change

·         Challenges of mobile social gaming and retaining customers with non-money rewards

·         How social gaming can help forge the path to a regulated gaming space


Karl Jeffrey, CEO, Arooga

George Oborne, Managing Director,


Chairman’s closing remarks and Close


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