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Tom Lemke (General Manager at Unikrn Germany) to join the eSport panel at VIGE2018

Zoltan Tundik

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Vienna – 2 May 2018 – The second edition of Vienna International Gaming Expo is going to be held on the 31st of May at Melia Vienna and promises to bring yet another quality day of learning and networking.

The agenda of the event will focus on the latest developments in terms of compliance in Austria, Malta, Italy and Romania and will feature panel discussion about fraud detection, customer retention, artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, casino technology, eSports, daily fantasy sports, cryptocurrency and use of blockchain.

You can view the detailed agenda on the following link.

The latest announce speaker will you the “eSports – growth opportunity for European operators” panel discussion.

eSports is a rapidly expanding industry with widespread popularity across the globe. In fact, according to a recent study by Super Data Research, based in the US, the market scraped in a value of $892 million (around £717.6m) in 2016. They believe that this year this figure will soar to over $1 billion.

The panelist are going to give their insights of the industry in Europe and the confirmed speakers are: Daniel Sherlock (Founder of Game Mentorz), Manuel Haselberger (Head of Communications and PR at Austria’s national eSport Federation “eSport Verband Österreich – ESVÖ”), Niklas Timmermann (Vice President of the German eSports Association – ESBD) and Tom Lemke (General Manager at Unikrn Germany).

Tom Lemke (General Manager at Unikrn Germany)

Tom has been an active participant in the esports world since 1999, playing Counter-Strike on the highest German level, co-founding teams such as Mousesports and BIG. In 2007 Tom began his career in the betting industry, starting out as a live-trader for football, while studying journalism and Korean history in Berlin. In 2012 he created a comprehensive esports book, offering Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Dota2 and Counter-Strike, developing submarkets such as “First Blood” and “Pentakill”. In 2015 he joined the Seattle Start-Up “Unikrn” as their Vice President of Business Development. He got promoted to General Manager in 2017, overseeing the betting operation in Europe and leading the German Unikrn team.

About Unikrn

Unikrn is the worldwide leader in esports betting. You can bet legally, for free, anywhere in the world using Unikoins, our virtual tokens. Back your picks with Unikoins or real money and feel the rush when you watch the next big match.

For more details visit https://unikrn.com/

Make sure you register in order to get a chance to networking with the representatives of top companies of the gambling industry from around the world and explore the demo zone.

Register here!

After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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CEEGC 2018

Romanian Gambling Industry update with Cosmina Simion (NNDKP) at CEEGC Budapest 2018

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Budapest – 20 August 2018 – Since the regulation of the Romanian gambling industry, most of the large brands have obtained licenses to offer their services on the territory of the country. There is no doubt that the industry in the region is booming when it comes to licensing, but what makes the Romanian markets so popular among regulated gambling markets in this part of Europe.

We are honored to announce the latest speaker who will join the “Focus on Eastern Europe” panel discussion and share the insights of the Romanian gambling industry.

Cosmina Simion (NNDKP – Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen) an expert, who is often quoted in the industry portals and magazines and has extensive knowledge about the up and downs of the gambling industry in Romania compared to other jurisdictions.

About Cosmina Simion

Cosmina Simion co-heads the Gaming and Consumer Protection & Advertising practices of NNDKP, a preeminent business law firm in Romania. In addition to the gambling industry, her practice focuses on IP/IT, media & entertainment and online industries, having acquired a strong expertise in these fields in her 19 years of professional activity.

In the gaming field, her experience encompasses the full range of regulatory and operational gaming aspects, assisting betting and gaming operators, software & platform suppliers, financial services providers, auditors & certifiers, industry relevant associations or marketing affiliates.

Cosmina has also been actively involved in the review and drafting of the gaming legal framework (primary and secondary legislation), including representing clients before the Romanian regulator.

Previous coordination roles include heading the IP, media and technology practice of a Tier 1 global law firm, and acting as an in-house counsel at a US media group.

Cosmina is acknowledged as Leading Individual in the field of Gambling law by Legal500, being the only Romanian lawyer included in the highest band of the rankings.

She is a General Member of IMGL.

Make sure you grab your seat in time and attend the most prestigious boutique style gaming event which gathers C-level executives yearly in one of Europe’s most visited city. Register here!

You can browse the full agenda and already confirmed speaker list on the following link.

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U.S. Gambling Market Opportunities debated at CEEGC 2018 in a special IMGL MasterClass with Jeremy Kleiman (Partner at the New Jersey law firm of Saiber LLC)

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Budapest – 16 August 2018 – The industry portals are full of news about the gambling industry in the U.S. and this flood of data started when the Supreme Court paved the way for gambling to become legal nationwide.

The online and land based gambling industry is incredibly vast and sophisticated through the whole of Europe. Thus, investment in the U.S. market by overseas companies is a certainty and some are focusing really hard on it.

While this will make the market more competitive, the U.S. market poses a few unique challenges. For example, many gambling companies won’t necessarily know how to properly launch the U.S. market with new products. Gaining the insights necessary to succeed starts at the top with a strategic plan that’s driven by advanced technology.

As mentioned earlier, the IMGL MasterClass™ – US Market – Gold Rush or Opposite for European Operations (panel discussion) is the result of the extensive debates and talks, which leave many questions un-answered by European operators. That question being, expanding through Europe or aiming for the American dream.

We are honored to announce that Jeremy Kleiman, Partner at the New Jersey law firm of Saiber LLC, will join the IMGL MasterClass and share valuable insights as an “inside expert” of the market.

About Jeremy Kleiman

Jeremy Kleiman is a partner at the New Jersey law firm of Saiber LLC and a member of the firm’s executive committee.  His law practice focuses on gaming, regulatory and business law, representing casino operators, gaming equipment manufacturers, technology providers and financial institutions involved in the gaming and lottery industries.  He specializes in gaming-related corporate, regulatory, licensing and compliance matters, with an emphasis on the online and mobile gambling and sports betting industries.

Prior to rejoining the firm, Jeremy served as Executive Vice President, Regulatory & Business Affairs for Coastal Development, LLC, a developer, investor and operator in casino resorts and racetracks.  In that role, he was responsible for the company’s legal affairs, government relations and compliance functions, as well as sourcing, negotiating and executing on a number of business transactions.  Jeremy’s background and experience on the business side of the gaming industry uniquely positions him to counsel and advise clients on transactional and regulatory matters while understanding the clients’ business objectives.

Jeremy had previously been a member of the Firm and head of its Gaming Law Practice Group prior to his time at Coastal Development.  He advised financial institutions, gaming equipment manufacturers, lottery providers and casino operators on all matters related to licensing, compliance and other regulatory matters.

Jeremy is a co-founder and director of iDevelopment and Economic Association (iDEA), an industry association seeking to grow jobs and expand online interactive entertainment business in the United States through advocacy and education.

Jeremy serves on the Board of Trustees of the International Association of Gaming Advisors, is a past Chair of the Casino Law Section of the New Jersey Bar Association, and is a member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.  He is a frequent panelist at gaming industry conferences.

Make sure you grab your seat in time and attend the most prestigious boutique style gaming event which gathers C-level executives yearly in one of Europe’s most visited city. Register here!

You can browse the full agenda and already confirmed speaker list on the following link.

Quotes about CEEGC Budapest from attending delegates

Rafal Nowak – iGaming Sales Director at Mobiyo

“A week after the Budapest Gaming CEE conferences, I’m still discussing the topics brought up there with fellow delegates. Thank you Zoltan Tundik for organizing an informative an well shaped event on this, often underestimated iGaming territory and good luck with the next one!”

Roy Pedersen – CEO & Chief Editor at All In Translations

“For All-in Translations’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour we decided to attend more smaller conferences. Zoltan and Betty are much of the reason for this. They have a unique way of giving a personal touch to the events they organise while at the same time keeping them highly relevant. CEEGC Budapest was another great example where we felt truly welcome, and at the same time it was great for business.”

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Expect to be pampered at CEEGC Budapest by Altenar, welcoming our latest sponsor

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Budapest – 15 August 2018 – We are excited to announce a new type of sponsor for the third edition of the most prestigious boutique style gaming conference in the CEE region.

For the first time ever, we are introducing a “Pamper” sponsor and it is our honor to announce that Altenar will be the company to take this spot.

When the team at Altenar suggested this custom sponsorship, we were simply amazed by their inventiveness. We are really excited to meet such partners who will surely give a moment of pampering for our delegates at the conference.” said Zoltán Tűndik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events.

Altenar will be the official Pamper, Pen and Paper sponsor at the third edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards, which will be held in Budapest on the 25th of September at the Ritz-Carlton.

Make sure you grab your seat in time and attend the most prestigious boutique style gaming event which gathers C-level executives yearly in one of Europe’s most visited city. Register here!

You can browse the full agenda and already confirmed speaker list on the following link.

Quotes about CEEGC Budapest from attending delegates

Rafal Nowak – iGaming Sales Director at Mobiyo

“A week after the Budapest Gaming CEE conferences, I’m still discussing the topics brought up there with fellow delegates. Thank you Zoltan Tundik for organizing an informative an well shaped event on this, often underestimated iGaming territory and good luck with the next one!”

Roy Pedersen – CEO & Chief Editor at All In Translations

“For All-in Translations’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour we decided to attend more smaller conferences. Zoltan and Betty are much of the reason for this. They have a unique way of giving a personal touch to the events they organise while at the same time keeping them highly relevant. CEEGC Budapest was another great example where we felt truly welcome, and at the same time it was great for business.”

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

For more details, visit www.altenar.com

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