CEO of casino watchdog to head International Association of Gaming Regulators

The chief executive of Singapore's casino watchdog, Mr Lau Peet Meng (pictured), has been appointed president of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). -- PHOTO: CASINO REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE (CRA)
The chief executive of Singapore's casino watchdog, Mr Lau Peet Meng (pictured), has been appointed president of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). -- PHOTO: CASINO REGULATORY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE (CRA)

The chief executive of Singapore's casino watchdog, Mr Lau Peet Meng, has been appointed president of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).

Mr Lau, who has been heading the Casino Regulatory Authority since 2011, is the first Asian regulator to hold the IAGR position, the authority said in a statement on Wednesday.

He succeeds Ms Susan Hensel, director of licensing for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, and will serve the role for a year. The IAGR consists of representatives from gaming regulatory organizations around the world

In the same statement, the Casino Regulatory Authority said it signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Great Britain Gambling Commission in Oslo, Norway on Sept 30. The MOU reaffirms the commitment of both parties to collaborate in areas such as information and knowledge sharing, exchange visits and training opportunities.