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Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions with Andrius Gabnys (Gabnys Law Firm) at CEEGC2019 Budapest

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Gambling Industry Expert and MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Ambassador, Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm) to moderate compliance-related panel discussion involving regulated markets of Central and Eastern Europe at CEEGC2019 Budapest.

 

The evolution of the online gambling industry in the CEE region has seen its ups and downs, however, when dealing with regulation updates sometimes based on the political climate, it is like that.

When we are mentioning the regulated markets of the CEE region, we are referring to jurisdictions in which the online gambling licensing scheme is already in force for a couple of years and is already considered an “almost mature” industry.

Among these countries, we find Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, and Slovenia. Jurisdictions that have transparent licensing schemes which allow remote operators to apply for a license and start accepting players in the country. Nevertheless, when it comes to taxing the industry and profit, it is a totally different discussion.

At the 4th edition of the yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference, which will take place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, we are putting together a very interesting panel discussion for both operators and service providers which will be moderated by Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm) and will be joined by Dan Iliovici (Vice President at Rombet), Georgi Dimitrov (Legal Counsel / Compliance at EGT Interactive), Jan Řehola (Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal) and Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert).

 

About Andrius Gabnys

Andrius Gabnys is an attorney-at-law and a managing partner at Gabnys Law Firm, a legal boutique based in Vilnius, Lithuania, and Tallinn, Estonia. The Firm specializes in entertainment (gambling, media, arts) and technology (IT, cybersecurity) legal aspects. Andrius Gabnys has been working in the online gambling sector for over 10 years and focuses on the multijurisdictional licensing, IP and related matters. He has extensive experience dealing with the gambling authorities in Europe, CIS countries, Africa and South America.

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.

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

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Iforium announced as MAIN STAGE SPONSOR at CEEGC Budapest 2019

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A multi-award-winning B2B software development company focused on providing next-generation gaming solutions to sponsor the 4th edition of the CEE Gaming Conference.

 

With just a little over a month to go until, the 4th edition of Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference, also known as CEEGC Budapest, kicks off we are honored to announce that in 2019, Iforium will be the Main Stage Sponsor of the event.

The recently announced sponsor in one of the companies who is very active in most European jurisdictions and recently also expanding to the USA.

The 4th edition of CEEGC Budapest is taking place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest and if you would like to meet up with the Iforium team, make sure you look up Phil Parry (CEO at Iforium) or Andrew Cairns (Chief Operations Officer at Iforium).

If you are attending CEEGC for learning, there is good news for you, in 2019, the agenda of the conference will focus on Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions, The Balkans, Emerging CEE jurisdictions, D-A-CH region, and a special IMGL MasterClass about the gambling industry in North America. Besides the compliance panel discussions, key industry figures will share their insights about compliance versus innovation, blockchain, fintech, eSports, artificial intelligence, loot boxes, and many more trending topics.

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

About Iforium

Founded in 2006 and based in the Isle of Man, Iforium is a multi-award winning B2B software development company focused on providing next-generation gaming solutions.

Gameflex™ is Iforium’s innovative casino aggregation and seamless bonusing platform. It combines over 8,000 games from 100+gaming vendors and is available to multi-channel operators via single and seamless API integration.

Iforium are the proud recipient of the EGR B2B IT Supplier of the Year Award and CEEGC Casino Awards 2017 & 2018. Iforium is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and by ONJN in Romania.

For more information please visit https://www.iforium.com/

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UltraPlay announced as Registration Sponsor at CEEGC Budapest 2019

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A modern technological company with the core ambition to offer an innovative approach to the online gaming industry to sponsor the 4th edition of the CEE Gaming Conference.

The Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference, also known as CEEGC Budapest, has been created in 2016 to facilitate networking, deliver quality content and push innovation in the CEE region by bringing together gaming and gambling industry peers under one roof.

The recently announced sponsor in one of the companies who has been at the forefront of the industry in the region and has also pushed beyond its borders.

We are honored to announce that UltraPlay has chosen to be the Registration Sponsor at the 4th edition of CEEGC Budapest, which will take place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest.

In regards to supporting CEEGC Budapest as a Sponsor, Lyubomira Petrova, CMO at UltraPlay, stated the following: “CEEGC gives in-depth analysis and thought-provoking ideas of the market’s regulation as well as trends, innovative concepts, and overall growth of the region and beyond. We are looking forward to this year’s edition where a special place in the conference is dedicated to eSports with a discussion panel on the entire movement which is not to be missed.

In 2019, the agenda of the conference will focus on Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions, The Balkans, Emerging CEE jurisdictions, D-A-CH region, and a special IMGL MasterClass about the gambling industry in North America. Besides the compliance panel discussions, key industry figures will share their insights about compliance versus innovation, blockchain, fintech, eSports, artificial intelligence, loot boxes, and many more trending topics.

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

About UltraPlay

UltraPlay is a modern technological company, founded in 2010, with the core ambition to offer an innovative approach to the online gaming industry by providing advanced betting solutions focused on sports and eSports betting, live betting, white-label, online casino and blockchain technology.

Assembled by a team of iGaming professionals with vast experience in betting product development, operations, eSports and marketing, UltraPlay is a trusted partner for delivering superior sports software and odds products to its customers. Learn more about the company here: www.ultraplay.co

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Compliance versus Innovation, operator-provider focused panel discussion with industry experts at CEEGC2019 Budapest

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Key industry figures will explain how sometimes compliance can halt innovation during the 4th edition of the CEE Gaming Conference.

 

Often, innovation is delayed or halted by compliance, and clearly, there have been many signals that certain regulations have been created to benefit the political climate by the legislators or by lack of information.

The situation targets both operators and software providers, or in some cases even advertising companies.

During the 4th edition of CEEGC Budapest, we are putting together a must-attend panel which will feature some of the leading individuals of the moment, who will discuss how they’ve overcome the barriers when dealing with compliance issues and also draw the ideal climate for operating in the gambling industry.

The panel discussion is strategically tilted as “Compliance versus Innovation” and will be moderated by Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert) and will be joined by Andrei Andronic (Legal and Compliance Specialist at Playson), Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar), Pieter Paepe (Partner at Astrea Belgium), Dr. Alan Littler (Gaming Lawyer at Kalff Katz & Franssen), and last but not least, Robert Dowling (Chief Commercial Officer at Singular).

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!

You can view the bios of the experts below:

About Andrei Andronic (Legal and Compliance Specialist at Playson)

Warranted Lawyer, member of National Association of the Romanian Bars since 2009, holder of a Master degree in European Law, with a strong appetite for Compliance and Corporate Law.

Approved and PQ’ed by Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) and holder of a Personal Management License granted by UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).

Recognized compliance specialist upon completion of Global Financial Compliance developed by Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (UK) & Institute of Financial Services (Malta) and Maltese Financial Regulation developed by Institute of Financial Services (Malta) in collaboration with MFSA.

Former professional rugby player with international experience, currently involved in rugby as an amateur coach and player.

 

About Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar)

Domenico Mazzola is Commercial Director of Altenar, a leading sports betting software provider based in Malta. Altenar works collaboratively with licensed operators, combining proven stability with a flexible and personalized service to offer clients the highest quality online sportsbook solutions.

With a strong background in sales strategy and software development combined with rich experience working across international and European markets, Domenico is an expert in developing successful commercial strategies and establishing and maintaining long-term business relationships.

Domenico previously held the position of Head of Sales at iGamingPlatform.com, where he was responsible for developing and executing strategic plans to achieve and maximize sales targets, solidifying the company’s reputation as a leading gaming solutions provider. Prior to this, Domenico worked as Account Manager at World Match Ltd, spearheading the company’s successful long and short-term sales strategies. Domenico’s professional background also includes over eight years working as a software developer, honing his technical expertise.

A highly recognized industry figure, Domenico’s in-depth experience in both the business and technical side of the gaming industry places him in the unique position of being able to advise clients on all aspects of their gambling operations, taking into account their wider business objectives.

About Pieter Paepe (Partner at Astrea Belgium)

During his career as a university researcher (at the Brussels Free University), Pieter built up considerable expertise in the broad field of EU law. That expertise he now places at the service of their clients in a wide range of areas, from competition law to the application of internal market regulation. On the basis of his expertise in EU law, Pieter has focused as a lawyer on a number of sectors including games of chance, new technologies, media, telecommunications, and sport. In these sectors, he gives advice on commercial law, contractual and regulatory issues.

About Dr. Alan Littler (Gaming Lawyer at Kalff Katz & Franssen)

Thomson Reuter’s Global Gaming Guide as well as penning the “Legal and Regulatory Update” for Gaming in Holland. He co-organised a one-day conference entitled Regulating Online Gambling in the EU – Recommendation 2014/478/EU on Player Protection – Where Do We Go From Here?, with the Centre for Commercial Legal Studies, Queen Mary University of London, hosted in Paris in November 2014. In addition to lecturing on the topic at QMUL, as of 2016, he convenes the module on the regulation of online gambling in QMUL’s LLM in Computer and Communications Law by Distance Learning. He was also part of the QMUL team which researched and compiled the 2019 Report Evaluation of regulatory tools for enforcing online gambling rules and channeling demand towards controlled offers for the European Commission.

Alan is an Extramural Fellow of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC), Tilburg University and a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors.

About Robert Dowling (Chief Commercial Officer at Singular)

Robert Dowling is the Chief Commercial Officer at Singular, an established iGaming software supplier focusing on bespoke solutions in all verticals, including outstanding Platform, Sportsbook, Casino Games, Live Dealer, and Payment solutions. Singular’s differentiating factor is their tailored approach. They address each requirement, each client in a bespoke, boutique fashion. There is no one-size-fits-all. The modular architecture enables a personalized experience and generates added value for each operator.

Robert has more than 10 years of experience in the iGaming industry. He started his career as a consultant aiming to deliver excellence to customers in gaming and the payment industries. He has driven significant business growth and market share for the companies he has been engaged with. Dowling has a deep understanding of the iGaming industry and knowledge to create cohesion among marketing, sales, product development, and customer service to bring value for the company and build strong relationships with the clients.

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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