As anticipated, ICE 2015 was a big success, exceeding a strong 25,000 delegate participation, with hundreds of exhibitors focusing on both land-based and online gaming.
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) participated in the annual ICE Gaming Expo 2015, which was held between 3 and 5 February, 2015, at the London Excel Expo Centre. Exec Chairman Joseph Cuschieri received the Gaming Intelligence Award after being listed as one of the Hot 50 Backstage Heroes for 2015, merely one year into his tenure as the chief regulator of Malta’s gaming industry.
In the words of Gaming Intelligence, “He (Mr. Cuschieri) has had a huge impact since being appointed as Executive Chairman in 2013. He has impressed both employees and licensees in equal measure. Some of his key achievements included cutting licensing time and player support time by 50%. He has instituted the Responsible Gaming Foundation and is set to follow that with a new Gaming Academy. He is hell bent on making the regulator the very best it can be on every single level.”
Throught the same days Bit8 had the opportunity to unveil a commercial and strategic partnership agreement with Intralot. In the words Bit8 CEO, Angelo Dalli, “Bit8 is pleased to be entering into a global alliance with the INTRALOT Group, enabling us to provide our solutions in more than 50 countries worldwide. Our solutions and innovative technology will benefit from the years of experience and global reach of INTRALOT, giving us an exceptional combination of technical excellence combined with customer service expertise. This alliance is in line with achieving our vision of having the industry’s best online gaming platform, across multiple product and channel verticals.”
The MGA’s stand, which was prominently set on two-levels, featured the Authority’s new logo and brand. Around 550 companies from 60 countries displayed their products and future innovations at ICE 2015, in an event which attracts thousands of people from all over the world.