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The inaugural Prague Gaming Summit surpasses all expectations and becomes a huge success for EEGEvents

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The inaugural Prague Gaming Summit became a huge success and has managed to surpass a competitive event which was held 2 weeks prior to 8th of June! We have to add, that the mentioned event has a long tradition in Prague and focuses on an Eastern European Briefing.

The feedback during the event was music to the organizers ears, especially given the fact that the attendees have expressed gratitude for the initiative of having such a well-organized program during the 2 days of the conference.

The organizers would like to thank the sponsors for once again helping conferences in the region grow. Special thank you goes to NetEnt(Main Stage Sponsor), Betting Gods(Gold Sponsor), SBTech(Silver Sponsor), Nsoft(Silver Sponsor) and BetConstruct(Lanyards and Badge Sponsor).

With +80 delegates attending the event, the attendees had to chance to take advantage of some very informative content and of course had the chance to network in specially scheduled breaks and side-events.

Jan Urbanec(VP of Sales at Endorphina) has stated that, “The quality of the event and attendees exceeded my expectations. The information from the panels was relevant and well presented. I enjoyed the informal networking atmosphere, that helped create good connection between delegates.”

As you may already know, the event took place at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague and the venue provided the ideal location to spending some pre-event time for the delegates because of its location.

From the beginning till the end….

After a smooth registration process and a refreshing morning coffee, the delegates took their seats in the conference room and the first panel commenced.

The first panel (Focus on the Czech Republic) was specially designed to point out the flaws and the negative points of the new regulatory framework which came into force starting with the 1st of January 2017 in the Czech Republic and had a seasoned speaker lineup which was applauded by the attending delegates.

The panel was moderated by Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Melchers Law Firm in Germany) who has introduced the 4 Czech speakers, DR. Robert Skalina (WH Partners), Jan Rehola (PS Legal), Vojtěch Chloupek (Bird & Bird) and Jan Urbanec (Endorphina). The panel was very informational and very interactive, given the expertize of Dr. Joerg Hofmann, who has been moderating and speaking at gambling events for well over 20 years.

Jan Rehola(PS Legal) has shared his views about the newly enforced legislation and has stated that there is still a long way to have a good regulation in place, but he trusts the Czech Republic Gambling Department and he is positive about the outcome.

The experts of the panel have highlighted the main concerns which are in their perspective a hazard to the operators, but are looking towards the new amendments that were announced in rumors prior to the event.

The biggest concerns were expressed about the many pending license applications and of course about some of the local operators who have already received a license to operate.

The first panel has been well received by the audience, especially since the Q&A session has managed to shed light upon some of the less transparent inside news about the Czech Republic’s online gambling market.

The event continued with a 30 minute Networking Break during which the delegates got the first chance to network with attending peers, enjoy coffee or tea and of course some delicious cookies.

The panels continued after the Networking Break and the second panel commenced at 11:30. The second panel focused on The Benefits of the European Gambling Laws, where the speakers have expressed their positive overlook on the online gambling market in the European Union.

The panel was moderate by Yancy Cottrill (Nsoft) and the main stress points of the discussions focused around regulations and amendments which shape the future of global operators. Businesses that set a transparent course of doing business and apply for local licenses are benefiting of exposure and safety of the market regulations.

The panel was missing two speakers, however the experts on the podium have managed to point out each benefit of countries that have regulated their markets and enable remote operators to apply for a license.

The discussion was presented by high level experts of the industry such as DR. JOERG HOFMANN (Melchers Law Firm in Germany), DR. SIMON PLANZER (Planzer Law) and JAKA REPANSEK (Republis d.o.o.).

The Benefits of the European Gambling Laws panel was followed shortly by a 30 minute presentation, part of the Innovation Talks series(launched by EEGEvents) and focused on a preview of Snapscreen, presented by Thomas Willomitzer.
Snapscreen joining the Prague Gaming Summit 2017 was a huge success for us. The organizers were extremely helpful in connecting us to the right people and also provided Snapscreen and the other participants with a very professional platform to engage in meaningful and fruitful conversation. A special thanks for giving Snapscreen the occasion to present its solutions in front of the all the participants – including a live demo that was well received.” – Thomas Willomitzer, CEO Snapscreen

The second Networking Break included a complimentary lunch during which the delegates have had a new round a talks and exchanged cards while enjoying a specially sorted meal.

The second part of the day and the third panel has started at 2 PM(Prague Local Time) and had the focus of bringing some inside information about the correctness of the market directly from the two regulators which were present at the event. The panel was moderated by Zoltan Tundik(EEGMedia/EEGEvents) and had guest speakers from the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance, Czech Chamber of Lottery Industries and local gaming provider Endorphina.

The regulators have addressed a warm welcome for all the delegates and had also informed the attending audience about an amendment which is going to be introduced in a couple of days for the voting session. The amendment contains a correcting of the challenges that the Supervision of Gambling Department has noticed during the first 6 month after the law has been passed and were signaled by the operators.

Ms. Tereza Cejpová and Ms. Jiřina Jůzlová have asked the audience to sign up for the round table talks which was scheduled for the late afternoon or to send their queries via e-mail to avoid the delays with the technical replies for the questions that could have been addressed during the panel.

The panel was also joined by JAKUB KOLOMICENKO (Endorphina), STANISLAV BRUNCLIK (Czech Chamber of Lottery Industries (ČKLP)), who both have pointed out that even if the current standing regulatory law isn’t perfect, it is still a good start and exciting times are awaited in the Czech Republic’s online gambling market.

The panel was followed shortly by an affiliate industry aimed panel which was titled as Affiliates in regulated markets.

The panel was moderated by TAL ITZHAK RON (Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm) and had also been attended by the whole audience with seasoned keynote speakers on the podium.

The speakers of the panel have stressed on the new emerging markets which regulate the status of the affiliates. The positive and negative aspects of such regulations which move towards a safe affiliate eco-system were discussed by EMAN PULIS (SIGMA & AGS), ASSAF STIEGLITZ (Odds1x2.com) and KLAS WINBERG (Catena Media).
“I found the panel discussion about regulatory issues facing affiliates to be very pertinent given the central role affiliates play these days in the overall business model of many operators. We touched upon a number of state regulations, such as the one in Romania, where affiliates have to pay a yearly license. We also discussed law of the land, which often are quite clear, as well as laws of the likes of Google, social media giants like Facebook and others. The latter laws are at times more ambiguous, making it harder for the affiliate to adopt best affiliate practices.

Love these more intimate conferences because they allow delegates to nurture a working relationship. Love the guys behind this event! I’ll be back next year.EMAN PULIS (Founder and CEO of SiGMA, the summit of igaming in Malta & AGS(Affiliate Grand Slam))

All the affiliate talks got everyone excited and the event continued with a 30 minutes Networking Break to prepare for the final presentation and the Exclusive Round Table discussion with the regulators.

The final presentation of the event was presented by Knut-Olaf Skarvang (Deloitte Legal) and focused on a Norwegian Market Update.

Knut has highlighted the main taxing brackets of the Norwegian market and shed light upon the current and expected situation about any licensing possibilities.

The panels have ended with a thank you speech held by organizer, Zoltan Tundik, who has thanked the attending delegates and speaker for their presence and has also mentioned that Prague Gaming Summit will be back next year as well.

The agenda of the day ended with the Exclusive Round Table discussion with the regulators, where 25 delegates have addressed their questions for the two government representatives and have also addressed their complaints.

Prague Gaming Summit was a focused and well-organized event, that shed light to the local market specifics, bringing together all the main stakeholders. We look forward to the next edition, as well as the other upcoming events, for more market insights and networking opportunities.” – Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros (Sales Director at Golden Race)

Even if the panels and discussing have ended at 17:30, the treatment of the delegates hasn’t ended there. All delegates have been invited for a Networking Party sponsored by the organizers at a nearby bar which has been recommended by the locals working at Endorphina.

The Networking party took place at Back Doors Prague and has been a great relaxing get together for all delegates who have enjoyed some of the finest beer Prague has to offer and of course some even danced.

The second day(9th of June) has been planned as a short sightseeing tour for the delegates that have remained in Prague and concluded with a river cruise networking lunch which has been enjoyed by +25 top delegates.

The Prague Gaming Summit was a refreshing change to the usual gaming conferences. The first day of talks included a great line up of industry professionals covering both the Czech market and wider European regulation. The second day provided a relaxed networking session and a lovely tour of Prague! Thank you to Zoltan and all at EEG for organising such a fab event.” – Michele Spiteri, Business Manager, All-in Translations

The organizers would like to thank all delegates once again for attending and look forward to welcoming the guests at the next events!

CEEGC Budapest

 

The next event in the EEGEvents Calendar is CEEGC Budapest(Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards) and will be held between 19-20 September 2017. You can find more details about the event by visit the official website of the event: www.ceegc.eu

 

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European Gaming Q2 Meetup happening next week (10 June), here are the most important details to remember

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European Gaming announces the final agenda for their second virtual quarterly meetup in 2021.

The European Gaming Q2 Meetup is taking place on the 10th of June and we are ready to reveal the final agenda for the event. See more details here | Register for free

The meetup already attracted +2k registrations and the interest around the meetups organized by Hipther Agency has increased by +500% in 2021

The team at Hipther Agency along with the Way Seers at European Gaming has designed a program that will satisfy all content needs for companies interested in updates from the EU/EEA/CIS and Balkan regions.

Here is how the final agenda looks like:

All times are in CEST – Central European Summer Time

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Regulation Outlook on 2021 in Europe
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Responsible Gaming .21
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Nordic Industry Roundtable
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Key ingredients for running a successful operation

Among the esteemed experts who will share their latest information, you can find:

  • DR. SIMON PLANZER – Partner at PLANZER LAW
  • COSMINA SIMION – Managing Partner at Simion & Baciu
  • ALLA SEREBRIANSKAIA – Partner/Socia at Asensi Abogados
  • MÁIRE CONNEELY – Senior Associate at A&L Goodbody
  • CHARMAINE HOGAN – Head of Regulatory Affairs at Playtech
  • RASMUS KJAERGAARD – CEO at Mindway AI
  • SETH PALANSKY – Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications at Conscious Gaming
  • GUSTAF HOFFSTEDT – Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling
  • MORTEN RONDE – CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling
  • MINNA RIPATTI – Founding partner and legal advisor at Legal Gaming in Finland
  • ROLF FRANCIS SIMS – Manager Public Affairs at Kindred Group plc
  • DOMENICO MAZZOLA – Commercial Director at Altenar
  • YANINA KAPLYA – Head of Marketing at BetGamesTV
  • ROBERT LENZHOFER – Co-Founder & CEO at Hölle Games
  • NADIYA ATTARD – Director of Sales at Relax Gaming
  • …and many more

You can also view the full schedule and speakers’ list on the following link: https://europeangaming.eu/meetups/schedule-q2-meetup/

The aim of the quarterly virtual meetups is to increase the access to quality information, but also provide an excellent opportunity to participate in engaging discussions between the industry stakeholders.

All through the year, you can tune in on quality discussions and meet up with the top names from the EU/EEA/CIS and Balkans via the European Gaming Quarterly Meetups, or with the North and Latin American gaming industry via the Gaming Americas Quarterly Meetups.

The meetup series is powered by Hipther Agency and is backed by sponsors Altenar, Nordic Gambling, Play’n GO, All-In Global, and Singular.

The strategic partners of the meetups are GameOn and Square In The Air.

For further sponsorship/speaking and marketing inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency).

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

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Tom Campione New Video to be Premiered Exclusively at Prague Gaming Summit 2021

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Tom Campione is a songwriter, keyboardist, and musician, bringing unique electronic and synthpop-influenced music everywhere.

Campione was born to a family of musicians. His mom is a music teacher and his dad is a computer-tech entrepreneur. Growing up, he lived and worked in four different metropolitans: New York City, Tel Aviv, Milan, and London. It was the streets, scenes, and culture from those cities that made him an obsessive music fan and collector, and later, a creator of his own unique sounds.

To this day, Campione traveled and worked in more than 25 countries around the globe. While traveling, he produced music in some of the most inspirational recording studios in the world. As he continues to tour non-stop, the sounds and songs are here. In 2020 he recorded and released “Anthem (Afraid Without A Reason)” and “The Touch” and signed an exclusive license with NMC United Entertainment, Israel’s No. 1 media company.

Tom’s real name is Tal Itzhak Ron. Mr. Ron has been focused exclusively on online gaming, digital entertainment, and financial technology since 2003 – quickly becoming the first Israeli lawyer to practice only these areas of law and one of the best-known names on the international market.

In Prague Gaming Summit 2019, he held his first show in Europe which is now regarded a classic, performing “It’s Only Natural”, “Somethings Gotta Break” and the crowd favorite “Four on the Floor”, to a crowd of regulators, affiliates, gaming operators and the ministry of finance.

His award-winning Law Firm, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. will host the opening panel at Prague Gaming Summit, this Friday (May 28th) talking about innovation in payments. Later that day at lunch break, his Company’s new video, accompanied by the soundtrack of “The Touch” and featuring members of his team will be premiered exclusively at the Prague Gaming Summit.

 

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Prague Gaming Summit Virtual announces final agenda and reveals sponsors list

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Leading conference in the CEE region reveals final agenda and sponsors list.

 There are only 9 days left until the 5th edition of Prague Gaming Summit kicks off in a virtual format and our team at Hipther Agency is ready to reveal the action-packed program.

If you haven’t registered yet, you are invited to register for free to receive the access details!

On 28 May, you are invited to join a colorful list of discussions that will highlight some of the most interesting topics in payments, regulation, digitalization, and beyond.

Besides the final agenda, we are honored to introduce you to the sponsors of the conference, as without their support, such a conference would not be accessible at any cost by the participants.

The discussions at the 2021 edition of Prague Gaming Summit are keeping up with the tradition of the conference series, which was launched in 2017, and here is a sneak peek at the final agenda:

ALL TIMES ARE CEST (CENTRAL EUROPEAN SUMMER TIME)

09:00 – 09:45 – Innovation in Payments 2021

  • Fabrizio Bergamaschi (VP iGaming at Nuvei Group)
  • Arin Andriazian (Payments Product Manager at Digitain)
  • Kristaps Dobrajs (Sales Director at ConnectPay)
  • Jens Podewski (CEO at FinXP)
  • Tal Itzhak Ron (Advocate and Notary Tal Itzhak Ron, Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm)
  • Maayan M. Dana (Head of Contract Law at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.)

 

09:45 – 10:30 – Gambling Industry Spotlight: Czech Republic in the pandemic

  • Dr. Jan Řehola (Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal)
  • Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners)
  • Jakub Kolomicenko (Head of the legal department at Endorphina)
  • Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm)

 

10:30 – 11:15 – Slovak and Polish gambling industry in review

  • Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska (Head of the Games and Gambling Practice at DWF Poland)
  • Ewelina Antonakos (Head Of Sales and Business Development at TVBET)
  • Piotr Dynowski (Partner/Attorney at Law/Head of IP/Media/Tech&Comms Practice at Bird & Bird Poland)
  • Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners)
  • Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm)

 

11:15 – 12:00 – Fire-side Chat between  Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW) and Dr. Alexander Legat (Head of Group Legal Department at Novomatic)

 

12:00 – 12:20 – Digitain Product Presentation – By Emil Hakobian (Head of Product Development at Digitain)

 

12:20 – 13:15 – DACH – Payments

  • Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)
  • Marc Riedi (CEO of paysafecard Switzerland)
  • Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW)

 

13:15 – 14:30 – Why is the Digitalization in Central and Eastern Europe so important

  • Araksi Sargsyan (Head of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming)
  • Bogdan Stańczak (Business Development Manager for Betting Industry at STATSCORE)
  • Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros (Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions)
  • Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina)
  • Marek Suchar (Head of Partnerships at Oddin.gg)
  • Vasco Albuquerque (SEO Manager at All-in Global)

Meet the sponsors:

DigitainRegistration Sponsor

Digitain is a global leader in the provision of award-winning sports betting and gaming platform technology since 1999.

Their mission is to continually deliver innovative, flexible and customer-centric solutions to their partners, ensuring that they have the best possible iGaming products and services to ensure their competitive advantage.

Digitain offers a wide range of premium products and services, including our proprietorial sportsbook, casino, live dealer, esports and fast games, delivered across all available channels; online, mobile and retail.

Keys to Digitain’s success include our team spirit, technological know-how and continual focus on our partners’ requirements. Today, we have over 1700 experienced and passionate team members in the Digitain family supporting 150+ partners worldwide.

Visit https://www.digitain.com/ for more details

 

ConnectPayPayments Provider Sponsor

ConnectPay is the fastest growing Electronic Money Institution (EMI) in Lithuania – the leading fintech hub in continental Europe – providing banking services for internet based companies. By offering smooth onboarding and boutique banking experience ConnectPay has established a strong clientele featuring numerous Tier 1 gambling companies. Strong focus on different legal jurisdiction specifics enables Connectpay to make compliance work for their clients not against them.

Visit http://www.connectpay.com/ for more details.

 

AltenarGeneral Sponsor

Altenar is a provider of sportsbook services to licensed gaming operators. Ranging from “software-only”​ product offers to the provision of a fully managed sports betting platform stack, Altenar offers proven stability coupled with flexible and personalized service.

Their software is developed and operated in-house, whilst being powered by premium quality data feeds.

You can view their latest video on the following link: https://youtu.be/-1AistxgFQA

Visit https://altenar.com/#stability for more details.

 

Nordic GamblingGeneral Sponsor

Nordic Gambling is the only legal firm in the Nordic countries that specializes in gambling-related law such as licensing, compliance advice, and public affairs.

They have gained extensive experience in the industry from working with operators, suppliers, service providers, and government regulators. Their team has been closely involved in the development of the law and regulation in a number of European jurisdictions, including Denmark and Sweden.

The partners of Nordic Gambling are recognized among the leading legal experts in the gambling industry and are qualified to assist you with whichever legal issue you may encounter.

The team at Nordic Gambling is also very pleased to announce that they have contributed a section on Sweden, first published in the latest version of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Gambling 2020. You can read that chapter here.

Visit https://www.nordicgambling.com/ for more details.

 

Visit the official website of the event to stay up to date with the speaker announcements and register for free to receive the access details!

For further sponsorship/speaking and marketing inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency).

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

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