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#PragueGamingSummit3 – Speaker profiles – Michał Sałajczyk (Associate, Bird & Bird Poland)

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Gambling industry media reported that Poland’s licensed online sports betting operators now control nearly half the country’s market, a significantly higher slice from just one year ago.

Data quoted from Poland’s Ministry of Finance indicates that Polish-licensed bookmakers’ land-based and online turnover hit PLN5.1b (US$1.37b) in 2018, a 55% rise over 2017’s PLN3.3b and triple 2016’s PLN1.7b.

The Ministry of Finance’s blacklist of internationally licensed online gambling operators serving the needs of Polish punters without Poland’s permission currently stands at around 5,414 domains, and the Ministry is continuously issuing reminders to telecom operators and payment processors of their respective obligations to block blacklisted domains and refuse to process financial transactions for any site whose domain appears on the register. Failure to uphold these obligations exposes telecoms and processors to fines of up to PLN250k ($67k) per infraction. (source: calvinayre.com)

At Prague Gaming Summit 2019, Michał Sałajczyk (Associate, Bird & Bird Poland) will join the “Focus on the Slovakian market regulation and decrypting Poland’s licensing procedures” panel discussion alongside with Stefan Švec (Sales Director, Playtech), and Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor, WH Partners), and will share the information he has about Poland’s gambling industry.

Michał Sałajczyk is an associate in the intellectual property and data protection team at Bird & Bird’s Warsaw office. He is an attorney-at-law (adwokat).

He specializes in intellectual property, media, and entertainment, advertising, sports, and gambling law. He also advises on various IP aspects, in particular, in relation to software licensing contracts and on matters concerning e-commerce and unfair competition.

Michał’s clients include individuals and businesses from the creative industries, such as advertising, interactive and media agencies and film production companies. He also has extensive experience in providing comprehensive legal services regarding film and TV production.

His practice includes preparing contracts concerning rights to intangible goods and the entertainment sector, as well as preparing terms and conditions for e-commerce services, regulations for contests and promotions, and advising on aspects of their organization. Michał’s experience includes advice on athletes’ image rights, as well as drafting and negotiating sports sponsorship agreements, including the agreement between a leading Polish football club and its main sponsor – a sports betting company.

He completed postgraduate studies in new technology law at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Do not miss this opportunity to attend the leading conference in the region which offers the option for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance updates, while also take part in several industry related discussions with the leading groups that are at the forefront of the gambling industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.

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Post-Event: MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Tallinn (hybrid edition), the first of its kind

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The third edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit took place on the 6th of August in Tallinn and has organized under special circumstances. Due to the travel restrictions, which change weekly in Europe among the states, we had to switch to a hybrid conference.

The hybrid format allowed the speakers and moderators who were restricted from traveling to attend the conference with the help of streaming technologies.

Thanks to this quick fix, the conference has once again been confirmed as the only quality conference in the region that gathers a high number of important delegates and provides quality content about the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

The agenda of the conference included several panel discussions, a fireside chat, several networking opportunities, and last but not least the second edition of the BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards) which rewarded the top 36 companies from the Baltic Sea region for their hard work.

With this occasion, we would like to thank the supporting sponsors of the unique boutique-style conference and the praises go to:

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 discussions and videos will are available for European Gaming PREMIUM Members.

We are navigating uncharted waters, but it is very important to motivate ourselves that we have already gone through a hard road to get here. We owe ourselves not to give up and to continue our path. It was very hard to decide if we will host the 2020 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, but having the attention of so many companies that were interested to attend from the region, we had to do it. We of course were limited in terms of size by the local law, however, we are happy to say that at least some of the Baltic industry’s like-minded peers have had the occasion of shaking hands and hugging each other. Special thanks to our MARE BALTICUM Ambassador Andrius Gabnys and Jovita Gabnienė, our TECH Conference Ambassador in the Baltics, for helping us by being on the ground in Tallinn. MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit is an awesome platform that grows year by year and we are thankful to have this opportunity to meet so many great people each year. We are coming back next year as well and we will keep coming back yearly!” stated Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events (part of Hipther Agency)

As usual, the conference featured the yearly Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) and the winners have been decided by a final vote, which was submitted by the attending participants.

The winners at the BSG Awards 2020 are the following:

1/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE BALTICS 2020: PAF
2/36 – BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020: OPTIBET
3/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020: BETSAFE
4/36 – BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020: CBET
5/36 – BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: SPORTRADAR
6/36 – BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
7/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020: DS VIRTUAL GAMING
8/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020: SINGULAR
9/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE BALTICS 2020: SG DIGITAL
10/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: SOFTGAMINGS
11/36 – BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
12/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: TOM HORN GAMING
13/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020: BETGAMES.TV
14/36 – BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
15/36 – BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
16/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020: MICROGAMING
17/36 – BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: CONNECTPAY
18/36 – BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE BALTICS 2020: GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)
19/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE NORDICS 2020: CASUMO
20/36 – NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020: NINJA CASINO
21/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020: BET365
22/36 – NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020: OPTIBET
23/36 – BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: ULTRAPLAY
24/36 – BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: SCOUT GAMING GROUP
25/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
26/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020: ALTENAR
27/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE NORDICS 2020: NSOFT
28/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
29/36 – BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: BEST GAMING TECHNOLOGY (BGT – PLAYTECH)
30/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: NETENT
31/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020: TOM HORN GAMING
32/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020: GREENTUBE
33/36 – BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: PLAY’N GO
34/36 – BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
35/36 – BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: TRUSTLY
36/36 – BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE NORDICS 2020: GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)

To have the award delivered to your office, please contact Andrada Marginean for more details.

You can view the full official image gallery of the conference on the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157715457973032

The 2021 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit is scheduled for May 2021 and the location will be revealed soon based on a final surveying and strategy setting.

We are already working hard on our next events and we look forward to seeing you in the digital sphere at European Gaming Congress 2020 Virtual Edition!

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

Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina): “I very much enjoyed the fresh and dynamic approach of the organizers. Even though all imaginable obstacles were in front of them, they were very flexible and facilitated us to have a great panel with top panelists. The topic of casino and sportsbook cross-promotion post-COVID will still require more deep exploration with experience and time

Priit Pajumaa (Head of Online Operations at Olympic Entertainment Group): “Great event with high focus on Baltic markets with industry side notes

Ineta Macinskiene (Head Of Sales at ConnectPay): “The concept of gathering Operators-Regulators-Service providers for sharing news, insights and open discussions are bringing a high value. Well done with a hybrid conference in Tallinn 2020!”

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

Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm), Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania), Signe Birne (Director of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Sören Meius (Estonian Ministry of Finance), Janis Laganovskis (Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Rūta Giedrienė (Compliance and Regulatory Officer at the Gaming Control Authority of Lithuania), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW), Dainis Niedra (Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at Enlabs), Kaido Ulejev (Commercial Director CEECA at Betsson Group), Karolis Gogaitis (General Manager at CBet.lt), Kristaps Dobrajs (Sales Director at ConnectPay), Henrik Norsk Hoffmann (Partner at Nordic Gambling), Gustaf Hoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling), Jakub Kolomicenko (Head of the legal department at Endorphina), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Araksi Sargsyan (Head of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming), Robert Dowling (Chief Commercial Officer at Singular), Nadiya Attard (Director of Sales at Relax Gaming), Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina), Justinas Badaras (Business Development Manager at Bankera), John Mallia (Team Manager – Gaming Accounts at Trustly), Dmitrijus Borisenka (Co-Founder and CEO of CoinGate), and Sergei Verbitski (CEO of Cointraffic).

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

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UltraPlay is the Esports Service Provider in the Nordics from BSG Awards 2020

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Bulgarian-based company UltraPlay has been recognized by the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards as the Best Esports Service Provider in the Nordics 2020. The awards ceremony was held last week in Tallinn, during the first live conference since March this year. The winners have been decided by a final vote, which was submitted by the attending participants.

BSG Awards are continuing its mission of creating an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Baltic and Scandinavian gaming industry.

Lyubomira Petrova, CMO at UltraPlay said: “We are honored to be acknowledged as the Best Esports Service Provider in the Nordics – a region that is particularly strong when it comes to eSports. It’s the second time in a row to be highly recognized by the BSG Awards and its attending delegates, which confirms we are on the right track – developing and enhancing this very specific betting vertical.”

Last year, UltraPlay has won the Best Esports Service Provider in the Baltics. With the company’s efforts in expanding its presence in the Scandinavian region, UltraPlay has achieved to add the latest accolade to its portfolio of 18 awards.

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BetGames.TV secures latest accolade at Baltic Gaming Summit

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Content provider recognised as Best Online Casino Innovator in the Baltics for 2020

BetGames.TV, the leading live dealer betting games supplier, has claimed the title of Best Online Casino Innovator in the Baltics 2020 at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards).

Held as part of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, this year saw the first iteration of the event’s awards, focused towards honouring the industry’s high-flyers across the Baltics and Nordic regions.

This year has seen BetGames.TV go from strength to strength, with its games ease-of-use, low spend and extended entertainment sessions proving a winning fixture during the cancellation of live sport.

As well as signing numerous strategic agreements in recent months with the likes of Amelco and SBTech, BetGames.TV’s products have consistently stood out as one 2020’s highest performers.

During the judging period alone, the company’s total average daily bets surged by 37% globally, with bet counts tripling in LatAm and up by almost 40% in Europe.

The votes were cast by the event’s attendees which further demonstrates the respect the company has from its industry peers and highlights its popularity throughout its home region.

Commenting on the win, Aistė Garnevičienė, Chief Operating Officer, at BetGames.TV said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have scooped the award for Best Online Casino Innovator at the first ever BSG Awards.

“The win is a true testament to the dedication and attention to detail of our team and is a great reward for the hard work we put in to stay at the forefront of technical development.

“This year has been one of rapid growth here at BetGames.TV, and with good reason. We use our expertise to design cutting-edge games which push the envelope and become instant favourites with both our players and partners. We’re absolutely delighted to see it recognised by our industry peers.”

 

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