The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has appointed Adam Raskall as GM of Stakeholder Engagement and Communications.
The GTA is a representative body for Australia’s gaming machine technology suppliers and Raskall told Club Management 2024/25 will be an exciting period in the industry as state governments look toward modern methods for regulation.
“I have a strong background in government departments focused on regulation, stakeholder engagement, public policy and communication to provide increased understanding,” he said.
“My experience is well suited to the role and I will continue to work with governments so balanced, efficient and effective regulatory frameworks can be implemented.”
Raskall said the focus for the GTA will be to ensure a fair and balanced path for gaming technology in Australia.
“As governments explore cashless technologies, GTA members have been at the forefront and commenced cashless gaming trials in NSW prior to participating in an Expression of Interest process through the Independent Panel on Gaming Reform,” he said.
“It is our expectation that these technologies, which have been customer led, will enhance the player experience, allowing users to voluntarily manage their gaming spend.
“This will also mean more complex technology-based solutions are needed to meet anti-money laundering and harm minimisation requirements.”
These technology challenges are something Raskall sees as a hurdle for the industry but ensuring the vulnerable are protected is a priority.
“The industry needs to move with the times but there also needs to be reliable backup systems no matter the fault, for example if major telecommunications go down,” he said.
“Modern self-exclusion measures are an obvious junction ahead but how that is addressed is still to being considered in government.
“A paper-based solution of books and books of people’s photos across the nation is impractical.”