Connect with us
SIS

Conferences in Europe

Spanish Gambling Market to be examined by gaming expert Martin Stöfler at European Gaming Congress 2018

Zoltan Tundik

Published

on

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Ljubljana – 5 July 2018 Based on the recent reports, Spain’s revenues of the online gaming market, or GGR, for the first quarter has touched 163.3 million euros. The figure, while drop of 5.69 per cent when compared to the just previous quarter, is an increase of 28.85 per cent when compared to that of the corresponding period in 2017.

This is shown by the data published by the Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling (DGOJ), in its report on the online gaming sector, which also indicates that the betting segment has a growth rate over the same quarter of the previous year of 15.89 per cent, with some restraint compared to what was experienced in previous years (20.38 per cent in 2015, 30.33 per cent in 2016 and 20.48 per cent in 2017).

According to these information, we can expect a spike in the revenues which will come out next year, as Spain has reduced tax rates for online gambling operators in the country. The gambling industry, quite predictably, has hailed the move and termed it as an “absolutely fantastic” news.

The tax cut was announced in the recently presented 771-page annual budget.  The budget has several tax reductions for online gambling operators, most importantly a 5 per cent reduction in gross gaming revenue, slashing the tax rate from 25 to 20 per cent.

The news headlines have been reporting lots of activities from international operators. Betway has lately been pushing sponsorship deals for Spanish football clubs such as Deportivo Alavés, Levante U.D, while also extending their official t-shirt sponsorship with C.D. Leganés.

During the inaugural edition of European Gaming Congress, gaming expert Martin Stöfler, will share the latest insights he has about the market and experiences he encountered while working with the Spanish market’s regulations. Martin has worked with companies such as NYX GAMING (now SG DIGITAL), AMAYA, BWIN, ONGAME and many more.

About Martin

Martin has worked in the IT Security and Compliance field since 2001. He has excelled in a wide variety of roles ranging from penetration testing to heading up the security and compliance teams for major international B2B and B2C iGaming providers. Having been on the forefront of entering newly regulated markets in Europe and the US, he has accumulated a vast amount of experience in the practical aspects of online gaming regulations from an operator and platform provider perspective.

In 2017 Martin co-founded the Austrian Startup OSM Solutions, which focuses on iGaming security and compliance and is about to launch a revolutionary compliance product which will support operators and regulators through the often very complex processes of audit and certification management.

Make sure you register your seat in time to benefit of the great lineup of speakers that will share their knowledge for operators and industry connected companies about France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Netherlands and Belgium.

The inaugural edition of European Gaming Congress which will be held on the 16th of October at the Grand Union Hotel in Ljubljana will also focus on shedding light upon the industry and its main topics.

The European Gaming Congress (EGC) is expected to bring together industry experts from all over Europe and create a platform which will enable both networking and learning at the highest quality.

You can view the full agenda on the following link.

Full detail about the event can be found on the official website of the event: https://europeangamingcongress.com/

Make sure you grab your seat as the seats are limited to 100 registrants!

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.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Comments

Conferences in Europe

POST EVENT: #PragueGamingSummit3 ranks high once again in the region’s development

George Miller

Published

on

Reading Time: 5 minutes

 

The third edition of Prague Gaming Summit took place last week at the ‘traditional base’ of the conference and gathered +110 key industry stakeholders. With this occasion, we would like to thank the supporting sponsors of the unique boutique style conference and the praises go to:

The agenda of the conference included several panel discussions, an exclusive IMGL MasterClass, unique and informative keynote presentations, a fireside chat, several networking opportunities and last but not least a live music performance by Tal Ron, who delighted the attendees with his original music: “Four on the Floor”, “It’s Only Natural (Alone in the Dark with You)” and a surprise hit.

The attending delegates had the unique opportunity to hear the recent updates and enjoy network sessions with some of the leading names of the industry. You can find the full list of speakers below at the end of the press release!

The audio recordings of the panel discussion and videos will be available in a few weeks on special platform which is going to be launched on our website.

We are honored to have such a great turn out in Prague year by year and we are already starting to plan the 4th edition of the event which will take place at the beginning of March 2020. Prague Gaming Summit continues the mission of all our event, quality learning and networking in our special boutique style!” stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events.

You can view the full official image gallery on the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/165468093@N04/albums/72157704110474382

Make sure to also subscribe to the social media channels of the conference for continues updates regarding the 2020 event: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram

We are already working hard on our new destinations in 2019 and we are looking forward to providing a high-quality service in Vilnius at MARE BATICUM Gaming Summit, in Budapest at CEEGC & CEEG Awards and in Milan at European Gaming Congress!

Here are a few of the testimonials that have left by the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of Prague Gaming Summit:

“The Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was very well organised and included a number of key international speakers. Agenda was full of interesting content and panels were aimed at discussing areas of mutual interest.”

Heathcliff Farrugia, Chief Executive Officer at Malta Gaming Authority(MGA)

Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was the great challenge which showed the new regulations in Eastern Europe. Thank you Zoltan for the great organization’s and thank you for the conference which covered the new opportunities and the new ways to the operators.” – Vladimir Petrov FPQP™, Global Research Analyst and International Development at Efbet Casinos & Sports

Prague Gaming Summit is a great place to discuss the current hot topics in the gaming industry and exchange opinions and ideas with the most relevant people from the operator, affiliate and provider sides. It was a pleasure joining the panel about the relationship between operators, affiliates and regulators and sharing my views from the Trustly perspective.” – Vasilije Lekovic, Director of Gaming Accounts at Trustly

It was great to have the operators and suppliers with the presence in the CEE territories under one roof. It is always very useful to discover the challenges and see the trends of the industry in the newly regulated markets.” – Tal Zamstein, Group Head of Gaming at Fortuna Group

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Prague Gaming Summit. The agenda was relevant, content was good and the caliber of speakers was excellent. I also welcomed the opportunity to catch up with some old faces and forge ties with new ones. Kudos to Zoltan and the team. I look forward to attending again next year.” – Russell Mifsud, Gaming industry specialist – Associate Director at KPMG

An outstandingly organized event, free of the hustle associated with hectic expo conferences, bringing together industry stakeholders to debate, network and gather insights. The great location and distinguished speakers all add up to this great forum, which I recommend to anyone wishing to keep track of current developments in the region or is willing to receive a hint of what’s coming next in igaming.” – Georgi Dimitrov, Legal Counsel / Compliance Manager at EGT Interactive

This most recent event was a rich one. The diversity of speakers and the structured topics provided a platform for real debate, presenting food for thought for many. I’m sure I/we will pick up on the very relevant topics again at this event.” – Charmaine Hogan (Regulatory & Public Affairs, International Relations, Policy Development Expert)

Fantastic event: well-organized, interesting and keeping up with the latest trends; a leader in its field!” – Donata Szabo, Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance

“A conference of great quality. Not only excellent content is presented by top experts, but also the industry is moving closer together through many networking opportunities.“ Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M (Secretary General, Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling)

“Prague Gaming Summit 3 brought together Maltese, Romanian and other regulators, software developers, operators, and payment solution providers, to name a few. It was great participating in the discussions with everyone on and off the agenda.”Kate Romanenko, CBO of Evoplay Entertainment

 

The lectures and industry insight during the conference were given by:

Assaf Stieglitz (President, Odds1x2 Holdings), Yoav Dotan (Co-Founder, Affiliate Cruise and Genesis Global), Vasilije Lekovic (Director of Gaming Accounts at Trustly), Heathcliff Farrugia (Chief Executive Officer at Malta Gaming Authority), Odette Nestor (Gambling specialist and President of AOJND), Stephanie Attias (Global Head of Regulation, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.), Genia Gurevitz (Head of Asia-Pacific and Baltics Operations, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.), Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm), James Camilleri (Head of Sales and General Manager, Scout Gaming Group Malta), Nadiya Attard (Director, Business Development EMEA and Asia at NetEnt), Vlastimil Venclik (CEO at oddin.gg), Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros (Sales Director at Golden Race), Stav Zilberstein (Co-Founder, Hyperion Tech), Jan Rehola (Lawyer, PS Legal), Tal Zamstein (Group Head of Gaming, Fortuna Group), Jakub Kolomicenko (Head of legal department, Endorphina), Vojtech Chloupek (Partner at Bird & Bird), Michał Sałajczyk (Associate, Bird & Bird Poland), Stefan Švec (Sales Director, Playtech), Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor, WH Partners), Martin Stöfler (Co-Founder, OSM Solutions), Francesco Baranca (General Secretary at Federbet AISBL), Kim Mouridsen (Professor at Aarhus University, Founder and Managing Director Cercare Medical, Founder at Mindway AI), Alina B Gleiss (EMEA Sales Manager at Zendesk), Alex Kornilov (CEO & Founder at BETEGY), Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M (Secretary General, Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling), Dr. Alexandra Körner (Senior Legal Associate, MME Legal), Dr. Christian Rapani (Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani), Dr. Matthias Spitz (Senior Partner, MELCHERS LAW), Russell Mifsud (Gaming industry specialist – Associate Director at KPMG Malta), Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection and Compliance Lawyer at NSoft), Martin Arendts (Founder of ARENDTS ANWAELTE), Quirino Mancini (Global Head of the Gaming and Gambling Practice at Tonucci & Partners), and last but not least Charmaine Hogan (Regulatory & Public Affairs, International Relations, Policy Development Expert).

Special gratitude is also extended to the panel moderators for keeping the discussions flowing and educative:

Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm), Tiago Aprigio (CEO at All-in Translations), Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert), Andrius Gabnys (Managing partner/Attorney-at-Law, Gabnys Law), Pieter Remmers (CEO, Assissa), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW) and Dr. Matthias Spitz (Senior Partner, MELCHERS LAW).

For further inquiries about the 2020 edition of Prague Gaming Summit, speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an e-mail to zoltan.tundik@europeangaming.eu or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.

Continue Reading

Baltics

Latvian regulator, Mrs. Signe Birne, to join the speaker lineup at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019 in Vilnius

Zoltan Tundik

Published

on

Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

It has been reported by industry media that Latvia’s parliament has decided to ban gambling halls throughout the country. The representatives of the political parties have stated that amendments are needed and that casinos can only be located in luxury hotels.

The representative of the Ministry of Finance, Yana Salminia, stated that the streamlining of the gambling business is already underway. Politicians and other interested parties can submit their proposals, the draft consideration was already completed.

Meanwhile, the country’s gambling revenue increased by 11.7 per cent compared with 2017 and amounted to 277.701 million euros, according to the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia.

The total turnover of gambling operators in 2018 grew by 10.5 per cent to 293.467 million euros and the total estimated profit of these active 16 companies, amounts to 80.998 million euros in 2018, which is 18.5 per cent more than in 2017.

During the second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and Awards, which will take place in Vilnius on the 9th of May, Mrs. Signe Birne, Director of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia, will join the “Focus on the Latvian and Estonian gambling industry” compliance panel discussion.

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

About Signe Birne

Since 1993, Mrs.Birne has worked as Director of Securities department and Financial Market Policy department of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia.

With the establishing of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection in 1998, Mrs.Birne starts her career as Director of Inspection.

Mrs.Birne has been graduated from the University of Latvia, Finance and trade faculty – Master’s Degree in Economics and in 2001 she earned the Master’s degree in Social science.

Signe Birne has an in-depth understanding of organizational practice and theory as well as experience within the regulation of the Latvian gaming market – land-based and online, illegal online gambling and payment blocking.

Signe Birne is very active with her country point of view on developments of gaming business all around Europe since 2001 till 2009 she held a position as a member of the Executive Board of GREF, Gaming Regulators European Forum, and 2009 – 2012 she was a Chairman of the Executive Board of GREF.

Since 2012 Mrs.Birne participated as the Latvian representative in the European Commission’s Expert Group on Gambling Services, which provides the Commission with advice and expertise in relation to the preparation of policy initiatives and facilitates the exchange of regulatory experience and good practices between EU and the EEA Member States.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the Baltic and Scandinavian region via the MARE BALTICUM Gaming platform which has been launched in 2018 and is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the Baltic and Scandinavian region on a yearly base.

Register here!

Browse the official event website here: www.marebalticumgaming.com

Continue Reading

Baltics

Tom Horn Gaming announced as Silver Sponsor at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2

Zoltan Tundik

Published

on

Reading Time: 1 minute

 

The second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and Awards will take place in Vilnius this year on the 9th of May at the prestigious Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel.

The MARE BALTICUM Gaming platform has been launched in 2018 and is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the Baltic and Scandinavian region on a yearly base. The inaugural event was held in Riga and has recorded a huge success for the growth of the industry in the region. You can read the post-event result on the following page.

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

We are honored to announce that in 2019, we will have the support of Tom Horn Gaming as Silver Sponsor.

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019 is a highly professional and detailed conference, with a fantastic line-up of expert speakers who will fill in participants about the requirements and development in the Baltic and Scandinavian markets.

As always all delegates will not only be fed the latest information but will be well looked after and entertained at the accompanying social events.

A very good industry focused event I can only recommend!” stated Sara Urbanovicova, Chief Commercial Officer at Tom Horn Gaming.

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

Browse the official event website here: www.marebalticumgaming.com

Continue Reading
Advertisement
NSoft

Global Gaming Industry Newsletter – Weekly Digest (sent every Wednesday)

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from European Gaming Media and Events:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here. Read more about European Gaming Media and Event's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Subscribe to our News via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our news and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Latest by author

Trending

Notice for AdBlock users

We are constantly showing banners about important news regarding events and product launches. Please turn AdBlock off in order to see these areas.