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Happening in a couple of days, European Gaming Congress 2019 Milan, why you need to be there

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An important gambling industry conference takes place this week in Milan, Italy!

 

European Gaming Congress (EGC) is just a few days away and the much-awaited conference is gathering major industry names among the speakers and delegates lists.

On the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Hotel Milan, high representatives of major industry operators and service providers will join regulators and gambling industry experts for a full day of quality learning and networking.

You can register here or view the agenda here!

EGC was created in order to help industry shareholders to cover more jurisdictions and expand their gambling business across European markets that work best for their budgets and strategy.

By creating this platform, we have enabled operators, software and service providers, regulators and industry experts to meet yearly in remote locations and discuss opportunities and updates from regions that we are not covering via Prague Gaming Summit, MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, and CEEGC Budapest.

This way, you have the opportunity to learn from genuine world-class experts of the gaming industry who share their knowledge about the state of the gambling industry in South / South West Europe, West Europe, Benelux, and D-A-CH region.

When it comes to content, we are bringing top quality as usual and here are the premium panel discussions in which you can engage or learn from during your time spent at EGC Milan:

Focus on Italy (compliance panel discussion)

As usual, the local market will benefit from the first highlights and the latest information about the Italian market will be shared by the leaders of the jurisdiction. The special compliance panel discussion which focuses exclusively on the Italian market will be joined by:

  • Maurizio Bernardo(Senior Strategic Advisor at SKS365)
  • Domenico Mazzola(Commercial Director at Altenar)
  • Quirino Mancini(Partner at Tonucci & Partners)
  • Andrea Eletto(Legal and Research Analyst at GamblingCompliance)
  • Alessandro Allara (Sportsbook and Digital Director at SNAITECH)

The panel discussion will be moderated by Christian Tirabassi (Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure / Gioconews.it writer)

As a first for European Gaming Congress, the agenda is going to shed light on the Benelux region and will bring the latest market updates from Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

The compliance panel discussion will be joined by Willem van Oort (Founder of Gaming in Holland / Gaming in Spain) and by Marko Jankovic (Head Of Business Development at G-Core Labs S.A.) and will be moderated by Donata Szabo (Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance)

Also a first for European Gaming Congress is the focus on South West Europe and the compliance panel discussion is bringing the latest information from the Spanish and Portuguese gambling industry to the delegates of the conference.

Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm), the moderator of the compliance panel discussion, has the opportunity to squeeze as many information possible from his panelist:

  • Willem van Oort(Founder of Gaming in Holland / Gaming in Spain)
  • Óscar Madureira(Senior Associate at Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés)
  • Javier Sacristán(Digital & Operations Director at Grupo R. FRANCO)

The 4th compliance panel discussion is dedicated to the D-A-CH region and will be joined by Dr. Christian Rapani (Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani) and Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW). Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW) will take on the special role of bringing the latest information about the Swiss market as well as moderate the compliance panel discussion.

The agenda includes a special IMGL MasterClass™ and a unique Fireside Chat.

The IMGL MasterClass™ is titled “Ideal connection and communication between regulators and the industry” and is highlighting some of the main aspects that operators are facing when communicating with regulators and of course discussing whenever this is the right time to introduce lobbying in Europe.

The discussion will be joined by two regulators, Ioanna Fiakkou (Chairwoman of the National Betting Authority Cyprus) and Michele Magro (Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs for the Malta Gaming Authority). The delegates will also have the opportunity to hear more about the subject from leading experts such as:

  • Maarten Haijer(Secretary-General of the European Gaming and Betting Association – EGBA)
  • Quirino Mancini(Partner at Tonucci & Partners)
  • Andrew Cochrane(Chief Development Officer at SBTech)

The IMGL MasterClass™ will be moderated by Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)

The final Fireside Chat of the year will have a special guest, which comes in the form of André Wilsenach, Senior Vice President and in charge of Government Relations at BMM Testlabs.

With this news, we are excited to announce that the series of fireside chats will also continue in 2020 as well at PragueTallinn, and Budapest.

In 2019, besides the compliance panel discussions, European Gaming Congress is bringing more opportunities for learning by adding several topics to the agenda under the form of panel discussions and keynote speeches.

Below are the main topics which will be approached by experts of the gambling, fintech and cybersecurity industries:

Digital Marketing and Working with Affiliates in Gaming vs Financial Websites – How to do it properly?

  • Ariel Weiss(CEO of n00b)
  • Melanie Hainzer(Marketing Manager at Wildz)
  • Sara-Swetlana Klimper(Senior Independent Gaming Consultant)
  • Amir Mikay(CEO at Trafficlightmedia)
  • Tal Itzhak Ron(Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist, and Notary) – panel moderator

Gaming and eSports Companies entering the Online Financial Industry and vice versa – Operational, Regulatory and Compliance Aspects

  • Graham Martin(Third Generation Bookmaker and Gaming Industry Veteran)
  • Martina Scalpello(Senior Manager – AML Compliance – at ARQ Group Malta)
  • Holger Jakob(Head of Legal at G2 Esports)
  • Stav Pischits(CEO at Cynance)
  • Tal Itzhak Ron(Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist, and Notary) – panel moderator

Marketing for Operators in Regulated Markets

  • Ivan Liashenko(Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch)
  • Quirino Mancini(Partner at Tonucci & Partners)
  • Francesco Gaziano(Chief Marketing Officer and Country Manager Italy at SKS365)
  • Zlatan Omerspahić(Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company)
  • Vasco Albuquerque(SEO Manager at All-in Global) – panel moderator

Among the notable attending companies you will also find representatives of Novibet, Catena Media, Betano, Efbet, the National Gambling Control Commission of South Korea, InPlayNet, NetEnt, Golden Race, Magellan Robotech, UltraPlay, Checkout.com, NetShop ISP, WorldMatch, Tom Horn Gaming, GLI Italy, HiPay, AGIMEG, Gioco News, Jamma, and many more.

The agenda of the conference also includes the awards ceremony for the inaugural Southern European Gaming Awards (SEG Awards)

The SEG Awards rewards both B2C operators and B2B providers for their commitment in Southern Europe, with categories ranging from customer service to social responsibility, future thinking, and development in all verticals of the industry.

You can find the shortlisted companies on the following link: https://europeangaming.eu/portal/press-releases/2019/10/15/56424/seg-awards-southern-european-gaming-awards-2019-milan-official-shortlist-announced/

….and if you can’t get enough of networking with like-minded peers during the conference networking breaks, make sure to attend the Evening Social Gathering (location to be revealed to registered delegates).

We hope that you are one of them and if you forgot to register, you can still do so, by ordering your delegate pass on this link!

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EA SPORTS FIFA develops long-term partnership with one of european football’s most decorated clubs

Today, Electronic Arts (EA) and AC Milan have announced a multi-year partnership which enables both brands to deliver innovative, world-class entertainment for their global audiences. For the first time in AC Milan’s history, only in EA SPORTS™ FIFA will players have the opportunity to compete as the Rossoneri in the iconic San Siro Stadium.

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Tom Horn Gaming shakes player experience to its foundations with its latest release 243 Crystal Fruits Reversed

George Miller

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Amid scorching summer days and electric storms Tom Horn Gaming comes with a special treat for its players – a revamped version of its highly popular game 243 Crystal Fruits. In 243 Crystal Fruits Reversed the provider completely flips the old fruit video slot upside down and reverses mechanics of the original game, making the player experience a whole lot different.

Not only does the game reverse original features, it comes in with amazingly tweaked visuals that complement the thrilling gameplay that is again sure to keep every ardent player on the edge of their seats right from the moment of hitting the Spin button.

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243 Crystal Fruits Reverse lives up to its name combining the excitement of a classic fruit slot with a new thrilling twist that can never be forgotten or replicated. Players can immerse themselves in this new juicy adventure from 3rd August when the game is released worldwide.

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Betsson tops Sweden / Swedish casino games ranking – Summer 2020 analysis

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The online casino landscape varies wildly from one jurisdiction to the next. For regulatory reasons, operators can’t offer every game in their portfolio to each individual country. So, to properly benchmark casino games, Online gambling Quarterly’s research teams analyse a different jurisdiction with each issue. This quarter, we chose Sweden / Swedish.

Sweden / Swedish casino benchmarking
First, it’s helpful to quantify the games offered on Sweden / Swedish casino sites per category.

Slot games dominate the casino segment of Sweden / Swedish operators, with an average of 1004 slots per operator. By far, slots appear most of any game category across all Sweden / Swedish operators.

Operators in  Sweden / Swedish offer an average of 32 table games. The highest number of table games offered by an operator (Guts)  is  148.

Jackpot games are relatively common: on average, operators feature 49 jackpot titles. The maximum is 191 (Betsson).

Operators with the widest range of casino games in Sweden / Swedish
For overall casino game benchmarking, Online Gambling Quarterly ranks brands based on the number of casino games offered across all categories: slots, jackpot games, and table games. Each ranking operator receives a reciprocal score, so the number one operator receives 15 points, number two receives 14 points, and so on, with the operator in spot 15 receiving 1 point.

Betsson and Guts earn the first and second spots in the overall casino game ranking. Both companies ranked near the top in each individual game category, bringing them to the forefront of the overall list while Mr Green places third.

Slots benchmarking
In the slots category, Online Gambling Quarterly leaves it to the operators to decide what counts as a slot game. Anything an operator classifies as a slot game (excluding jackpot or progressive games) counts toward operator benchmarking.

Operators in Sweden / Swedish offer an average of 1004 slots. The leader, with  1747 games in its library, is  Guts.
Speedy Casino follows with the second-most slot games: 1657. Videoslots places third in the ranking with 1551 slots.

 

Source: Online Gambling Quarterly

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