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UOKiK Approves Merkur’s Proposal to Acquire Totolotek

Niji Narayan

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UOKiK Approves Merkur’s Proposal to Acquire Totolotek
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The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has approved Merkur’s proposal to take control of Totolotek S.A.

Merkur develops and distributes mutual betting software and sports betting products (online and offline).

Totolotek is a licensed mutual betting operator in Poland offering  online services and in land based points, such as sports bets and animal competition bets.

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Gambling industry advertising regulation updates presented by Dan Iliovici (ROMBET) at CEEGC 2019 Budapest

Zoltan Tundik

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Vice President of ROMBET and former regulator, will present some of the latest developments and regulatory updates regarding advertising in the gambling industry.

Gambling operators are facing harsh fines all around Europe at this moment when it comes to stepping over the boundaries that are set by local laws regarding advertising.

While some of these laws that are in force are fully accepted by the industry and considered “moral”, there are some cases in which the regulator and legislator have not understood that in order to drive business and bring income taxes to the state budget, operators have to be pro-active in advertising.

At the 4th edition of the yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference, which takes place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, Dan Iliovici, the Vice President of Rombet will join the “Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions” compliance panel discussion and share the latest insights on the subject.

Dan Iliovici is the former Romanian regulators and has been a guest speaker of CEEGC Budapest for the past 2 years.

About Dan Iliovici

Dan Iliovici is the Vice President of ROMBET – Romanian Gambling Organizers’ Association, one of the most important associations of the industry.

With rich experience in the gambling industry, former President of the Romanian gambling regulator – The National Gambling Office, Dan Iliovici is one of the personalities who contributed the most to industry’s professionalization. Along the years, he was involved in the Romanian market transformation into a consolidated and transparent industry, with a strong focus on responsible gambling.

Make sure you take advantage of this 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!

Browse the official event website here: www.ceegc.eu

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Altenar announced as Sponsor at CEEGC2019 Budapest

Zoltan Tundik

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Award-winning provider of sportsbook services will join the sponsors’ list once again at CEEGC Budapest.

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 will focus on bringing together key industry leaders and showcase new business intelligence and provide a different angle of view on the already established and emerging market.

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Browse the official event website here: www.ceegc.eu

Ever since the CEEGC platform has been launched it has been supported by many gaming industry leaders and there is no doubt that the team at Altenar finds it as a must-attend conference, they are once again part of the sponsors’ list.

As in 2018, Altenar are the “PEN, PAPER AND PAMPER SPONSOR” at the conference and are ready to start doing business with you!

You can view the Altenar Corporate Introductory Video here:

 

About Altenar

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

About the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference

The Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards (CEEGC & CEEG Awards) has been launched in 2016 with the aim of bringing together gambling industry professionals, executives, and government representatives.

Every year, +125 like-minded delegates have the opportunity to discuss collaboration opportunities, learn about compliance updates and harvest the tech & marketing related information which is presented by industry leaders from the ever-evolving international gambling industry community.

Make sure you take advantage of this 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!

Browse the official event website here:  www.ceegc.eu

 

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CEEGC Budapest 2019 Provisional Agenda and Already Confirmed Speakers List Now Available

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We are delighted to present the official release of the provisional agenda for the 4th edition of CEEGC Budapest (The Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference).

The 4th edition of the yearly must-attend conference will take place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest and will focus on bringing new content and a different angle of view on the already established and emerging market.

Here is a short teaser video about CEEGC Budapest:

 

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The provisional agenda includes the following panel discussions and keynote presentations:

  • Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions (compliance panel discussion) – Focus on: Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia, and Slovenia
  • Balkan Gaming Industry Briefing (compliance panel discussion) – Focus on: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro
  • Emerging CEE jurisdictions (compliance panel discussion) – Focus on: Slovakia, Hungary, Poland
  • Compliance versus Innovation (panel discussion) – Key factors that stop sports betting companies, casino providers and other gaming experience providers, including loot boxes to bringing innovation.
  • D-A-CH regional update (compliance panel discussion) – Focus on Austria, Switzerland, and Germany
  • IMGL MasterClass™: Opportunities in Asia and North America (compliance panel discussion)
  • 2-year revision – Payments, Fintech, and Blockchain (panel discussion)
  • Keynote Presentation about Outsourcing in the Gaming Industry
  • Keynote Presentation about the use of AI and Big Data in the Gaming Industry
  • Fireside Chat – European Regulations
  • CEEG Awards Ceremony
  • Evening social gathering

The already confirmed expert speakers of the conference are Luka Popović (Partner at BDK Advokati), Gábor Helembai (Senior Associate at Bird & Bird Budapest), Andrei Andronic (Legal and Compliance Specialist at Playson), Dan Iliovici (Vice President at Rombet), Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar), Georgi Dimitrov (Legal Counsel at EGT Interactive Ltd.), Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company), Tiago Aprigio (CEO at All-in Translations), Stav Zilbershtein (Co-Founder & CEO at Hyperion Tech), Pieter Paepe (Partner at Astrea Belgium), Ewa Lejman (Head of Polish Desk at WH Partners), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW), Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm), Alex Kornilov (CEO & Founder – BETEGY), Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners), Jaka Repansek (Digital and Entertainment Law Expert) and Jan Rehola (Institute for Gambling Regulation – IFGR).

CEEG Awards 2019

The prestigious CEEG Awards will once again reward and applaud the top 20 companies that drive the industry forward in the region by continuing to the tradition of bringing a transparent and unbiased award for the gambling industry.

Starting in 2019, the process will also involve a nominations committee, which in parallel with the industry, will nominate companies that might have been overlooked in the past years.

The public nomination phase is open and you can submit your company until 15.07.2019 on the following link.

Register here or View the Agenda!

Browse the official event website here: www.ceegc.eu

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