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GAMING REPORT – IBERIAN PENINSULA – Focus on Spain and Portugal at European Gaming Congress VE (#EGC2020VE)

Zoltan Tundik

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Spain and Portugal in focus at European Gaming Congress VE (Virtual Edition).

 

#EGC2020ve – You may already know this, but Spanish and Portuguese are classified as a Romance language, along with Catalan, Italian, French, and Romanian. Both are beautiful languages with a wide global influence on business and culture.

However, one does stop and reflect on the curse words that have been going on when the Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of measures that will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure.

This happened 2 months ago and the ban follows the approval of laws as part of Spain’s “Royal Decree on Advertising” which currently permits a four-hour advertising window for betting companies, but does not authorize any exposure out of the timeframe.

In addition to the ban on shirt sponsorships, the new decree will prevent gambling companies from being allowed to sponsor stadium names nor any other aspect associated with the teams.

Also in Spain, CONFAD (Spain’s National Commission to Combat the Manipulation of Sports Competitions and Betting Fraud) has published its action plan for 2020/2021, outlining 21 directives to safeguard the integrity of Spanish sports.

Supporting CONFAD directives, Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry states that the action plan will be implemented by the DGOJ and further coordinated with Spain’s National Sports Council, federal police force, and Guardia Civil.

In Portugal, the RJO (Regime Jurídico dos Jogos e Apostas Online) received constant and heavy criticism within the gambling community during its implementation procedure, with the special gambling tax the main subject of criticism and within this context.  However, the online gambling tax regime has recently been amended and the Portuguese State Budget for 2020 states that the tax regime will be reassessed within a maximum period of two years.

The SRIJ (Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos) has been also closely monitoring social games that are made available in Portugal and that use themes similar to the ones subject to regulation (for example, casino games, slot machines, poker or bingo), to assess whether these games should be subject to the licensing regime provided under the RJO.

As you may see, there is plenty of news to share about the Spanish and Portuguese gambling industry, but we will leave that to the expert who will join the “GAMING REPORT: IBERIAN PENINSULA” panel discussions at the virtual edition of European Gaming Congress 2020.

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.

THE EASY AND FREE REGISTRATION PROCESS IS SPONSORED BY ALTENAR AND YOU CAN REGISTER FOR FREE HERE!

The conference covers +28 jurisdictions and you have the opportunity to dive into quality information about the Iberian peninsula with Óscar Madureira (Senior Associate at Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés) and Arcangelo Lonoce (Head of Business Development – Europe at Habanero Systems).

The panel discussion will be moderated by Fernando Saffores (Founder & Director at Focus Gaming News) and promises to bring a wealth of Latin information.

You can find more details about the speakers’ and moderator on the official website of the conference: www.europeangamingcongress.com

AS MENTIONED ABOVE THE EASY AND FREE REGISTRATION PROCESS IS SPONSORED BY ALTENAR AND YOU CAN REGISTER HERE NOW!

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European Gaming Congress surpasses all expectations and achieves supreme goal

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Good morning Hipthers!

Digital events have been key for the industry this year and we’ve made it a priority to not only keep things going with our hybrid conferences but to also make sure that we’re able to adapt and offer the latest in technology to make sure that the format never gets old.

Last week’s Congress and PICANTE MARKETING Summit smashed all our expectations, and we want to thank each and every one of you for taking part to make it truly brilliant!

With more than 500 registrants and more than 3,000 viewers over the festival via our streams, it was truly an honor to have close to 100 brilliant speakers draw up a virtual chair and offer some of the industry’s best insights on Europe.

We also saw plenty of firsts at the Congress, with our new Altenar-sponsored interactive panel discussions topping out at more than 400 viewers at both sessions – and based on your feedback, we’ll definitely be doing more to bring the audience into the panel conversations at our upcoming events.

Our (newly launched) virtual networking platform also had the chance to make its trial appearance, and we’ll be doing plenty of work to develop it in the coming months to ensure we can start making more connections for our community during the coming winter!

Of course, these events could never happen without our fantastic sponsors, and special thanks goes to Altenar (Registration Sponsor) and Golden Race (Gold Sponsors), as well as Trustly, SoftSwiss, BetGames.TV and Nordic Gambling.

Looking ahead, we’re already planning our live calendar for Q1 2021 – with our Prague Gaming Summit 2021 and MARE BALTICUM going ahead on-location as planned, as well as plenty of virtual appearances for those who can’t make it!

Here is a small break-down of the hybrid events we are planning for 2021:

Prague Gaming Summit – 30 March – (Registrations are open)
MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit and BSG Awards – 13 May (Riga)
CEEGC Budapest – End of September
European Gaming Congress – beginning of November

You can subscribe to our communications on this link to be updated with all it’s happening at Hipther!

Make sure to also register for our upcoming free webinar: What is Hipther and what are our plans for 2021?

Until then, stay tuned for plenty more awesome news soon enough, and enjoy your October!

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BetGames.TV sponsors the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Report Panel at European Gaming Congress 2020 VE (Hipther Festival)

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Award-winning live dealer betting games supplier joins the sponsors’ list at Hipther Festival.

 

There is just one day left until European Gaming Congress 2020 kicks off (between 6-7 October). The event is part of Hipther Festival, which kicks off today with PICANTE MARKETING Summit.

The organizing team is honored to announce the support of BetGames.tv as the panel sponsor of the “GAMING REPORT: BALTICS AND SCANDINAVIA” panel discussion.

The panel discussion is scheduled for the 7th of October between 14:50 – 15:50 CEST (Central European Summer Time) and will be joined by:

  • Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling)
  • Gustaf Hoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling)
  • Dainis Niedra (Chief Operating Officer at Enlabs)
  • Richard Hogg (Director, Online Betting and Gaming at TV)

The panel is moderated by Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm) and will focus on Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Denmark, and Sweden.

The registration is free and you REGISTER HERE NOW!

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European Gaming Congress aims to become Europe’s largest gaming compliance gathering which during the two days of discussions will cover all compliance-related updates from the EU/EEA and Balkans region.

You can find more details about the Agenda here or you can register here!

The speaker lineup at the European Gaming Congress is well-known for its colorfulness that includes the presence of regulators, industry experts, and industry representatives.

Even from its launch in 2018 in Ljubljana, the conference has topped all boutique-style conferences and has continued to offer an even bigger platform in 2019 when it was held in Milan.

 

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European Gaming Congress announces virtual speaker line-up

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Europe’s largest gaming compliance meeting of the year assembles industry heavyweights

European Gaming, Central and Eastern Europe’s leading betting and gaming media platform, has announced its finalised list of speakers and sponsors for this year’s European Gaming Congress.

With the virtual edition of the European Gaming Congress 2020 taking place between Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th October, a total of 75 speakers have been assembled for Europe’s largest gaming compliance meeting of the year.

The two-day speaking track will be joined by representatives from the Maltese, French and Austrian regulators, including Dr. Yanica Sant (Head of International Affairs and Policy at the Malta Gaming Authority), as well as Martin Lycka (Director of Regulatory Affairs at GVC Holdings), Malcom Bruce (Founder and Senior Partner at Gambling Integrity), and Maris Catania (Head of Responsible Gaming and Research at Kindred Group).

This will be the first virtual gaming event to offer audience members the chance to interact with discussions. Audiences will be able to add to the agenda and join the conversation – in effect making it a moderated roundtable format.

Offering 30 key panels covering the latest in regulation and compliance across the EU and EEA, as well as industry innovation and outlook for 2021, European Gaming has also integrated the newly launched WireUp networking platform to provide an upgraded networking toolkit for participants.

Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events added:

“Digital events have been key for the industry this year and we’ve made it a priority to not only keep things going with our hybrid conferences, but to also make sure that we’re able to adapt and offer the latest in technology to make sure that the format never gets old.

“The European Gaming Congress is going to offer plenty of firsts for virtual industry events, including interactive panel discussions and an exclusive, newly launched networking platform that offers a far simpler UX and more longevity than anything we’ve seen before.”

Additional industry speakers are also set to include Altenar, Betano Stoiximan, Fantasy Sports Interactive, Nsoft, Focus Gaming News, Vixio, EGT interactive, Rombet and Habanero, with the event’s non-European contingent represented by Evan Davis (SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory) and Ron Segev (Segev LLP).

As well as headline sponsorship from Altenar, Golden Race, BtoBet, Trustly, Nordic Gambling, SoftSwiss, European Gaming has also appointed Square in the Air as the event’s Strategic Partner.

The Congress’s WireUp networking platform has been launched as a bespoke tool for the event – with attendees able to network in advance, as well being able to make use of the networking platform following the event to revisit new contacts.

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