The World Bank HQ in Washington DC, Justice and Development (LJD) Week 2019 is a 4 day event that focuses on the overarching theme of Rights, Technology and Development with the following objectives:
Percy Wilman, Genius Sports, LatAm Sports Integrity Director, was invited to be a keynote speaker to discuss the intersection of sports betting and development and how through regulation and technology governments can tackle betting related corruption and raise revenue towards their development goals.
The event was attended by global dignitaries, politicians and members of law enforcement and leadership from the World Bank and featured a polling tool, interactive Twitter exchange and various media resources to engage the audience.
During his keynote, Mr Wilman outlined the regulatory frameworks of Colombia, the UK, and the opportunities presented by the newly regulating sports betting market in Brazil. “We had a very positive response from attendees despite our initial poll showed a 70% negative perception of sports betting. GS technology and monitoring tools were or particular interest in the follow-up Q&A as well integrity”.
“We are very honored to have been invited by the World Bank to share our insights and expertise regarding best practices in global sports betting regulation. We look forward to working with institutions such as the World Bank, the UNODC, Interpol and other global institutions to help prevent the threat of match fixing”, said Wilman.“Was a real privilege for our LATAM Integrity Director, Percy Wilman to be invited to speak at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on our experiences safeguarding sports worldwide from betting-related corruption and the protection provided by legal sports betting”, said finally the company on official social media.
Source: Games Magazine Brasil