Regulated Online Poker Track at iGNA 2014 to Feature Operator, Data, Media and Player Insights

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Poker continues to command more attention at one of the premier conferences for the online gambling industry, iGaming North America (iGNA).

The 2014 edition of iGNA features an expanded Poker Track that brings together some of the most recognizable – and influential – names in regulated online poker.

iGNA 2014 takes place from March 19th through the 21st at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

The Poker Track (sponsored, somewhat appropriately, by runs on March 20th (day 2 of iGNA) from 3:45 to 5:15 in Celebrity Ballroom 4.

You can view the complete schedule for iGNA 2014 here.

First half of Poker Track features industry insights

The first half of the Poker Track at iGNA 2014 is a panel titled Regulated Online Poker – The Story So Far.

The 45-minute panel brings together voices from operators like and Ultimate Poker along with members of the poker media and data ecosystem to discuss the first full year of regulated online poker in the United States.

Moderated by OPR, the panel consists of:

  • Dan Stewart, Founder, PokerScout
  • John Mehaffey, Independent Gaming Analyst
  • Chris Danek, Poker Product Manager, Ultimate Poker
  • Bill Rini, Head of Online Poker, Caesars Interactive

Topics to be covered include a frank assessment of performance to date in New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware, an analysis of what’s gone right – and what’s gone wrong – for operators in those markets and thoughts on the next step in the evolution of regulated online poker.

The panel begins at 3:45 on March 20th in Celebrity Ballroom 4.

Second half of Poker Track focuses on player perspective

Immediately following Regulated Online Poker – The Story So Far is the second half of the Poker Track: The Poker Player’s Panel.

This marks the second year of the Poker Player’s Panel at iGNA, and again attendees will be given a rare and valuable opportunity to appreciate online gambling products from the perspective of hyper-informed consumers.

The panel is moderated by Mike Gentile of and made up of:

  • Shaun Deeb, Professional Poker Player
  • Jason Somerville, Team Pro, Ultimate Poker
  • Dominic L. Ricciardi, MD, Chief of Staff, St. Rose San Martin Hospital
  • Danielle Andersen, Team Pro, Ultimate Poker

The panel begins at 4:30 on March 20th in Celebrity Ballroom 4.

Review the full iGNA 2014 schedule here.

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