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EEGEvents announces the dates for CEEGC 2017 Budapest, 2nd edition of a “bombastic” event

George Miller

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EEGEvents, the organizers of CEEGC Budapest have announce the official dates for the 2nd edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards which will be held between the 19th and 20th of September at the modern and luxurious Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest.

The second edition of the yearly event has a new format and second day of networking and seminars have been added at the request of the delegates which have attended the inaugural event.

CEEGC 2016 was among the most talked about seminars of the CEE and Balkanic region, thus the organizers have set the motto for the 2017 edition. The current motto is “Unfinished business: DARE TO ATTEND” and the event will gather +50 speakers during 2 days of networking and market updates.

The information which is scheduled to be shared is of vital importance for companies that are looking to expand or be updated about compliance and regulatory changes in the Eastern and Central European markets, as well from the Balkans region, which is currently witnessing some major changes. It is a must attend event for online gambling operators and all involved companies.

The agenda of the event can downloaded on the official website: www.ceegc.eu and the organizer have set an Early Bird Rate for the tickets which can be booked with a 50% discount until September the 3rd, 2017.

Register on the following link: https://ceegc.eu/registration/

Additionally, the organizers are inviting up to 25 operators which can register for free and attend the event as guests of EEGEvents and the event’s sponsors.

 

Gala Awards Dinner

CEEG Awards 2016 was a huge success…

….bringing a large wave of Post Event linking and mentions of the winners published on major portal such as Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg, PRNewWire, GlobalLiveNews, local media, TV adverts and many more.

The awards are given to +10 categories and the CEEGAwards aim to create an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Central and Eastern European gaming industry.

The Awards celebrate gaming software suppliers, operators and service providers for their outstanding contributions to the online sector of industry in their respective fields.

Nominations period will start soon, watch this space for more updates.

 

About EEGEvents

Launched in the spring of 2016 as a sub-division of EEGMedia, the event organizer team has managed to organize some of the most talked about events in the region at a rapid pace. With a portfolio of 3 gaming events held in the Central and Eastern European region, the team has now adopted the title of “Boutique Gaming Event Organizer” and the plan is to expand to 4 new countries in 2018. The current portfolio includes the following events: CEEGC Budapest(Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards), VIGE(Vienna International Gaming Expo) and PGS (Prague Gaming Summit).

The company also prides about having the most colorful line-up of speakers and topics discussed in a friendly environment where networking is considered to be the top priority besides learning about the essential content.

For more details, visit www.eegevents.org or enquire for Media Partnerships at zoltan.tundik@eegmedia.eu

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

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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 www.totolotek.pl 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

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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 – www.vegas.hu.

“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 vegas.hu 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 vegas.hu, 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 vegas.hu 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.

Register here or View the Agenda!

 

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 (www.iprh.cz). 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!

Browse the official event website for more details: www.ceegc.eu

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