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VIGE announces new speaker, Sebastiaan de Vos(MailMike), Email Innovation Talks

George Miller



Sebastiaan de Vos
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The organizers are proud to Mr. Sebastiaan de Vos (Developer and Founder at MailMike), who will be among the key speakers in the Innovation Talks panel and will give a presentation about his recent development in E-Mail marketing.

The Innovation Talks panels will be held within the Vienna International Gaming Expo 2017 in the second half of Day 2(21.03.2017) starting from 2:00 PM (Vienna local time).

Sebastiaan de Vos is the developer and founder of the personal deliver-ability manager, “”. Originally from the Netherlands he has been based in Vienna, Austria for over 15 years.

Between 2007 and 2009, Sebastiaan developed a strong interest in E-Mail marketing while working for the former “Telekom Austria”. Later, he worked at “emarsys E-marketing systems”, where Sebastiaan grew from a guy supporting the local delivery application to the global Head of Deliverability, and with his input emarsys grew form a company with 3 offices and 20 Billion messages sent per year to the leading ESP it is today, with over 15 offices worldwide and a yearly volume that exceeds 70 Billion messages.

Today, Sebastiaan de Vos is a recognized industry thought leader in solving specific e-mail deliver-ability issues.

About MailMike

The concept of MailMike was born from the need to respond to the challenges of the fast-growing and rapidly changing email marketing industry. MailMike is not only a tool built with a deep understanding of e-mail deliver-ability, but also a service to assist the large volume E-mail senders to overcome their day-to-day problems.

In late 2016, after the development was complete, Sebastiaan has launched MailMike for commercial use and now he is solely focusing on his business, keeping the product up-to-date with the most recent industry directives and he is assisting his clients to make sure their e-mails always get to the inbox of the recipients. His business partner, Miklos Handa, started assisting Sebastian during the development stages and they created a partnership whereby Miklos assumed the role of Commercial Director at MailMike. industry, with NSoft involved, will have a huge benefit out of it.”

Be sure to save the date and attend VIGE2017, which will be held between the 20th and 22nd of March 2017 at the Austria Vienna Center in order to hear the fresh information at the seminars which will be held within the Expo, highlight your brand for visiting delegates by booking a stand or attend and network with the leading and newcomer company representatives that are going to be present at the show.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the organizers on +40 735 559 234 or by mail on can choose your delegate status below:

Free Expo Visitors
(Definition, advantages and disadvantages)

Free Expo Visitors can register online prior to the event by using the following from or have the opportunity to register at the registration desk during conference days. The delegate status grants its holder the opportunity to visit the exhibition floor, discuss deals, pick up gaming related magazines and network with fellow peers. All registrants are granted this privilege during the 3 days of the expo and are advised to have their ID at hand during their visit to the venue.

Advantages: It’s free! 🙂

Disadvantages: Free Expo Visitors are not allowed to attend any of the seminars which will run during the 3 days of the show. The seminars have a special aim to deliver the newest and most vital information about the European gaming markets, Responsible Gambling, Innovations and of course exclusive insights coming from the region. Free Expo Visitors can upgrade their delegate status anytime during the registration period or at the registration desk situated in the venue.
The agenda and speaker list for the VIGE 2017 Seminars can be viewed here.

Power Delegates 
(Definition, advantages)

Power Delegates can register online prior to the event by using the following from or have the opportunity to register at the registration desk during conference days. The delegate status grants its holder the opportunity to visit the exhibition floor, discuss deals, pick up gaming related magazines, attend the special seminars and network with fellow peers. All registrants are granted this privilege during the 3 days of the expo and are advised to have their ID at hand during their visit to the venue.
The main advantage of the Power Delegate is the opportunity to harvest the extra market information and discussions which can be accessed via the VIGE 2017 Seminars which are held during the 3 days of the show.
Each power delegate will receive a special report of the discussions, including the PowerPoint presentations that will be showed and discuss during the seminars.
The agenda and speaker list for the VIGE 2017 Seminars can be viewed here.

Haven’t yet registered? You are invited to register at an Early Bird Rate (50% off) until the 19th of February, 2017.


George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Merkur Sportwetten Rebrands Totolotek

Niji Narayan



Merkur Sportwetten Rebrands Totolotek
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Merkur Sportwetten GmbH has started its expansion in the Polish online gambling market by rebranding its newly acquired Polish sports betting provider Totolotek. Totolotek has been a part of Merkur since April 2019.

“Totolotek is one of the most renowned sports betting providers in Poland. By integrating Totolotek into our company structure, we want to further advance its success and sustainably strengthen its position in the market. We are convinced that we will succeed in doing this with our innovative products and by drawing on our experience and financial strength,” Niko Steinkrauß, MD of Merkur Sportwetten said.

The Totolotek betting shops in Warsaw are now shining with the laughing MERKUR sun as a widely visible trademark. The shops were fitted out with high-quality “Made in Germany” betting terminals. All Totolotek stationary points of sale will be branded in the new Merkur look before the European Football Championship in 2020.

Totolotek’s online presence has also been revamped so that Merkur sports betting can be experienced at any time and any place. The highlight of the new website is its user interface. All of the betting options can also be called up conveniently and securely using the Totolotek app for Android smartphones.

“Such an extensive modernisation as the one undergone by Totolotek has never before taken place in the Polish sports betting market! The great commitment of our parent company is paying dividends: The response from our customers is overwhelming, both in the betting shops and online,” Adam Lamentowicz, CEO of Totolotek said.

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EGT Interactive Enters in Hungary’s Online Gaming Market

Niji Narayan



EGT Interactive Enters in Hungary’s Online Gaming Market
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EGT Interactive has entered in the online gaming market of Hungary. The most appreciated EGT Interactive games are now accessible to players of LVC in their online casino –

“As a natural continuation to our long-term partnership in the land-based field, we are extremely excited and looking forward with great expectations to this collaboration that naturally closing the circle for the players. Providing the same portfolio of EGT games to LVC’s base of customers in the land-based, as well as in their online casino, is one of our biggest advantages. This deal also strengthens our presence in Europe and is a continuation of the ongoing policy for expansion in new markets,” Todor Zahariev, MD of EGT Interactive said.

The players of can enjoy the attractive RTP strategy of the first 20 games that keeps the player longer in the game, which along with the sleek graphics and the high execution quality of the video slots, are the features that make EGT Interactive games stand out and build a strong base of fans worldwide.

“We are delighted to enter a new phase of our cooperation with EGT Interactive, with the introduction of their video slots to, the first licensed online casino in Hungary. We work tirelessly to ensure that our players get the best possible service, and therefore we are planning to launch additional games in the near future,” Béla Zsolt Orbánhegyi, the Online Operations Director of said.

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CEEGC2019 Speaker Profile (Czechia): Jan Řehola (Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal)

Zoltan Tundik



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Director of platform which brings together the majority of legal gambling operators in the Czech Republic, testing laboratories and game systems and games manufacturers to give a briefing about the jurisdiction at CEEGC 2019 Budapest.


The Czech gambling industry briefing will be part of the “Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions” compliance panel discussion at CEEGC2019 and will be joined by leading experts with extensive experience in the region. The panel discussion is important for operators and service providers who can have a direct impact on the market or harvest from their investments.

The briefing about the Czech jurisdiction will be presented by Jan Řehola (Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal), who will share the insights he has on the tax regime and recent licensing procedures.

The 4th edition of the yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference will take place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, and provides a unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the CEE and Balkans region via the CEEGC platform which is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the region on a yearly base.

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About Jan Řehola

Jan Řehola has over eight years of experience in the gambling field, both from the public and private sector.

He holds a Master’s of Law from Charles University in Prague.  Jan worked for four years for the Ministry of Finance – the Czech gambling regulator; firstly, as a Head of the Legal Unit and later, as a Director of Gambling Department.  In his work for the Czech gambling regulator, Jan was responsible for all gambling policy issues, including the drafting of new legislation, the issuing of gambling licenses and cooperation with other European regulators as a member of the European Commission Expert Group on Online Gambling.

After leaving the Ministry of Finance in 2014, Jan became a member of Petroš Sedláčková Legal and co-founder of the consultancy company BetOnSkill Consulting, a full-service international gaming consultancy.

Jan is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic and its special section “Czech Chamber of Lottery Industries”.

More about the Institute for Gambling Regulation (IFGR)

The platform brings together the majority of legal gambling operators in the Czech Republic, testing laboratories and game systems and games manufacturers. It currently has 31 members, including 4 partner associations, through which other operators are members. The most important Czech operators and manufacturers such as Tipsport, Fortuna, E-gamming, Kajot, Apollo, as well as foreign manufacturers and testing laboratories such as Microgaming, GLI, and BMM are among its members today.

The primary objective of the IFGR is to participate in the conceptual development of gambling operation in the Czech Republic and to become a respected partner of a regulator and other public authorities that are active in the field of gambling for expert discussion during the creation of regulation. The Deputy Finance Minister, responsible for gambling regulation, took part in the IFGR’s founding meeting and endorsed this idea.

The main means of achieving this goal will be not only participation in planned regular meetings with a regulator’s representatives, but also the IFGR’s participation during the development of gambling legislation, interpretative statement, methodologies, standards, and preparation of analyses and studies on the assessment of impacts of gambling regulation.

IFGR has been given the status of a comment place of relevant ministries and authorities in the process of drafting new legislation in this field.

Any gambling operation license holder in the Czech Republic, a testing laboratory with authorization for expert assessment from the Ministry of Finance and game systems and games manufacturer can become a member.

The platform is divided into five sections according to its focus, namely Lotteries, Fixed-odds Betting, Technical and Live Game, Authorized Persons, and Game Systems Manufacturers.

The sections are headed by their managers, most of whom are former officials of a Czech regulator. The Director of the IFGR is Jan Řehola, former director of the Gambling Regulation Division, the managers of the sections are Václav Ulrich, former deputy head of the Licensing Procedure, and Petra Razím Ďurovičová, former head of the Administrative Procedure Department.

IFGR has an established website ( The advantage of membership is, among other things, the private part of the website, where members can find materials on the issues currently addressed, the Newsletter, summarizing information on the statements published by the Ministry of Finance and by the Customs Administration, FAQs, minutes of meetings and other material.

Members can also use the current very popular method of training, that is webinars, on topics currently addressed.

IFGR organizes quarterly meetings of the individual sections to discuss current gambling issues.

Make sure that you are among the delegates of CEEGC Budapest this year for a new and engaging format that is going to increase the engagement and interaction of the attending delegates.

Register here or View the Agenda!

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