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Special panel discussion focusing on the Ukrainian gambling industry at #EGC2020VE

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Highly informative panel discussion about the Ukrainian gambling industry has been added to the agenda at European Gaming Congress VE (Virtual Edition).

Little over 2 months ago, the Ukrainian gambling industry had a landmark moment for both the international betting industry and for liberalizing the economy.

We’re currently seeing history in the making. In short, the Ukrainian gambling industry is coming back. While gambling peaked at almost $1.4 billion in revenue in 2008, the state monopolized the market into lotteries in 2009, making it the only legal form of gambling – and prohibiting anything else” were the words of Vladimir Malakchi, CBDO at Evoplay Entertainment, in a recent interview (read in full here)

Ukraine’s new gambling legislation would allow the functioning of ground casinos in five-star hotels in the capital city of Kyiv and four-star hotels in regions. The license fee for Kyiv would be $ 2 million for hotels with a capacity of more than 150 rooms and $ 1 million for hotels with a capacity of over 100 rooms but less than 150 rooms.

All-star hotels above three stars can host slot machine facility. The license fee for slot machines would be $ 250000 and $ 100 per month for each slot machine. The facilities can use 50-250 machines with a single license.

Online casinos too will be permitted. The license fee would be $ 230000 or $ 1.150 million for 5 years for one website.

Both online and offline bookmaking activities also will get the nod. The license will cost $ 1 million a year plus $ 500 per month.

As with every newly regulated market, there is information that needs to be digested and this is why we have decided to include a special dedicated panel about the Ukrainian gambling industry at the upcoming European Gaming Congress.

The virtual edition of European Gaming Congress 2020 is taking place between 6-7 October and gathers top names of the gaming industry who will present their insights to create Europe’s largest gaming compliance gathering.

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The conference covers +28 jurisdictions and as mentioned above, Ukraine is among them with a dedicated panel.

During the “GAMING REPORT: UKRAINE SPECIAL” panel discussion, you have the opportunity to hear more about how to apply for a license, what are the insights about the market, and more by the panelists under the moderation of Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm).

The panel will be joined Ievgeniia Derbal (Chief Legal Officer at Parimatch), Vladimir Malakchi (CBDO at Evoplay Entertainment), Sergii Romanenko (Chief Operating Officer at GGPokerok.com), Dainis Niedra (Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at Enlabs), and Artem Kuzmenko, MBA (Partner at ETERNA LAW).

You can find more details about the speakers’ and moderator bios below.

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Ievgeniia Derbal – Chief Legal Officer at Parimatch

Evgenia is Head of Legal for Parimatch, and is responsible for the coordination of the legal function at Parimatch Holding. Evgenia is based at Parimatch’s head office in Cyprus, and is responsible for corporate structuring, tax planning, building commodity – cash flows, protecting the intellectual property of the Holding and coordinating with legal teams at local offices.

Evgenia’s expertise is in gambling taxation, intellectual property rights, and regulatory compliance. For seven years, she led Konnov and Sozanovsky’s tax practice and most recently, was Head of Legal at Media Group FILM.UA, where she was responsible for building and coordinating a team of 20 lawyers.

Evgenia has experience in the development of legislative and regulatory acts and has participated in public councils. Evgenia has diplomas in law and economics from the International Science and Technology University in Kiev.

A keen sportswoman, Evgenia enjoys skiing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, and windsurfing. She loves to travel, and spend as much time as possible with her family and two-year-old son.

Vladimir Malakchi – CBDO at Evoplay Entertainment

Heading up Evoplay Entertainment’s rapidly expanding global presence, Vladimir Malakchi has been key to the studio’s outstanding success in 2020 as it continues to go from strength-to-strength as one of the industry’s most revolutionary suppliers.

A start-up entrepreneur at heart, Malakchi has brought a wealth of experience to Evoplay Entertainment since joining the company earlier this year, having successfully scaled multiple early-stage companies across the tech space, including one of the world’s top five blockchain developers.

Ready to offer his insights on all things global and Ukraine, he holds an extensive track record across the country’s venture capital and investment environment, having guided multiple firm through the product development and strategic development process – raising in excess of $60 million.

Sergii Romanenko – Chief Operating Officer at GGPokerok.com

He has been in the gambling & casinos industry, holding several operations and management positions since 2002. He focuses on the day-to-day administration and operation of the business and also responsible for product development. Now, Sergii helps GGNetwork, the world’s largest poker network, developing its business in Eastern Europe.

Dainis Niedra – Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at Enlabs

15 years of international experience in the B2C gambling/gaming in Baltics and CIS countries. Now is a Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe for the Baltics’ biggest online gaming operator Enlabs.

Artem Kuzmenko, MBA – Partner at ETERNA LAW

Mr. Kuzmenko has over 10 years of experience in the practice of corporate law and M&A, specializes in advising national and international companies.

He is a member of the working group of the Law on Legalization of Gambling Business in Ukraine.

Mr. Kuzmenko has extensive experience in corporate, commercial and regulatory matters related to the activities of companies in the food industry, telecom, pharmaceuticals, retail and financial services, IT, manufacturing companies. He has a broad experience in establishment and liquidation of the companies. He participated in international projects, provided corporate projects and M&A transactions, was responsible for project management, legal support at all stages, including preparation of project documentation and contracts, advising on corporate structure, support and legal support of the work of the food industry, metallurgy, mining companies and agricultural companies.

Mr. Kuzmenko was involved in the organization of the ‘due diligence’ and ‘vendor due diligence’ checks, as well as consulting in the field of real estate.

Prior to joining in ETERNA LAW Mr. Kuzmenko worked in “Prime” law firm.

Andrius Gabnys – Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm

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.

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iGATE, a rapidly expanding iGaming platform, specialising in white-label casino solutions focused on driving customer success, is set to showcase its cutting-edge casino platform at iGB L!VE 2024 from July 17-18, 2024, at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre.

iGATE’s solutions specialise in merging high-end artistry with innovative functionality designed to optimise the gaming experience and enhance player engagement.

iGB L!VE 2024 is an essential gathering of iGaming professionals to explore the latest developments and connect with industry leaders.

The event is celebrated for its comprehensive coverage of gaming innovation and strategy.
John Foster, Managing Director at iGATE, commented, “iGB L!VE 2024 is a mainstay in the iGaming industry and an exciting opportunity for iGATE to demonstrate how our solutions not only captivate but also retain players through superior design and technology. We look forward to engaging with our peers and revealing how our developments can benefit operators and players alike.”

iGB L!VE 2024 participants are welcome to meet the iGATE team at Stand 12-J60 to explore the sophistication and functionality of our gaming solutions in person.

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Exciting Changes to the European Gaming Congress 2024: More Value for Operators & Affiliates!

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HIPTHER is thrilled to announce a dynamic shift in focus for the upcoming European Gaming Congress (EGC) 2024, taking place in the vibrant city of Warsaw between 15-16 October! Our aim is to better serve our community of operators and affiliates by offering a richer, more diverse range of topics and panels.

While we will continue to provide critical insights with two compliance panels focused on Poland and the combined Nordic + D-A-CH regions, we are expanding our agenda to include exciting new topics that cater specifically to your interests and needs:

Esports: Exploring the rapidly growing world of competitive gaming and its integration with traditional gambling.

SEO: Strategies to optimize your online presence and drive more traffic to your platforms.

Marketing & PR: Innovative approaches to branding, customer engagement, and public relations in the gaming industry.

Fintech: Discovering the latest financial technologies transforming the gaming payment landscape.

Blockchain: Understanding how blockchain technology is revolutionizing transparency, security, and operations within gaming.

Special Offer: 30 Free Tickets for Affiliates and Operators!

To celebrate these exciting changes, we are offering 30 FREE TICKETS exclusively for affiliates and operators. This is your chance to gain invaluable knowledge, network with industry leaders, and stay ahead of the curve in the ever-evolving gaming landscape.

Don’t miss out! Secure your free ticket today and be part of the transformation at EGC 2024.

Claim Your Free Ticket Now: https://hipther.com/events/egc/freetickets-egc2024/

Join us in Warsaw for a groundbreaking event that promises to deliver unparalleled insights, innovative discussions, and exceptional networking opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to the European Gaming Congress 2024!

Stay tuned for more updates and detailed agenda announcements.

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MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit 2024 Sparked GameTech Revolution and Unity Across the Baltics and Nordics

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HIPTHER, leading conference organizer for Gaming and Technology industries in Europe, is thrilled to announce the completion of a revolutionary 2024 edition for their successful MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit series.

The #hipthers brought together in Tallinn some of the best companies and most distinguished experts across iGaming, Technology and Compliance industries between 3-5 June, offering a premium experience of growth and connectivity to local and international professionals.

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Day 1 of the Summit was brimming with Compliance updates and insights from panels focusing both on the local standards, as well as keeping up with global compliance trends. Renowned experts debated the the complexities and nuances of the iGaming regulatory landscape in the Baltics and Nordics, offered a concise overview of the complex regulatory frameworks in Serbia, the USA, Spain, Germany, and Estonia, and provided Insights into Market Dynamics, Trends, and Sports Betting Evolution in the Nordic iGaming Landscape.

Furthermore, delegates had the precious opportunity to attend an IMGL Masterclass about Navigating MiCA, EU AI Act, and DSA in the Digital Age.

 

Exploring Fintech, Blockchain, and the Potential of DAOs in the Gaming Industry

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True to its title of Gaming & TECH, the conference delved deep into all matters Tech, ranging from Gaming and the global challenges and opportunities within the eSports industry, the strategic integration of gamification to boost player retention and loyalty in the iGaming sector, and the Digital Services Act and AI EU Act for businesses, to the Integration of Blockchain and Web3 Across Industries.

A specially designed Workshop on Baltic Compliance in Web3, Fintech, and Blockchain offered  a deep dive into Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania’s regulatory frameworks, featuring interactive discussions and case studies.

 

The Power of Communication: Marketing & Organizational Culture Sessions

The MARE BALTICUM Summit speakers offered insights and ample food for thought for all aspects of Marketing in GameTech, starting from the power collab between SEO and Affiliate Marketing Websites, and highlighting the crossroads between B2B and B2C on the path to commercial success.

Honouring the commitment to offering valuable knowledge across the spectrum of GameTech operations, HIPTHER innovates by adding the matter of Organizational Culture in the industry’s Conference Agenda under the guidance of expert Organizational Culture Designers.

 

Connecting People in the 21st Century: MARE BALTICUM Networking Sessions

The magical MARE BALTICUM Experience kicked off with a relaxing Welcome Meet in the lavish environment of the Olympic Park Casino on 3 June.

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Delicious vegan meals, snacks, and coffee nourished attendees and promoted networking and bonding over new taste experiences across the lunch and coffee breaks.

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The Future of Gaming & Technology: MARE BALTICUM 2025 and European Gaming Congress

The popular MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Series travels and honours the Baltic States, and  will return next year in Vilnius! Stay tuned to HIPTHER Channels for updates!

In the meantime, HIPTHER prepares a new All-Gaming Conference Experience and invites you to the European Gaming Congress (EGC) 2024 in Warsaw on 15-16 October, to discuss and connect over Gambling Industry Compliance, iGaming Innovation, Marketing (Communication, Affiliate, SEO), Organizational Culture, and the Evolution of Fintech and Blockchain.

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