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#MAREBALTICUMGamingSummit2019 – Speaker profile – Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection and Compliance Lawyer at NSoft)

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The latest announced speaker will complement the discussion about Virtual Sports in the “Gambling Industry in 2020” panel discussion at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, which will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel.

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Zlatan Omerspahić is the Data Protection and Compliance Lawyer at NSoft who also understands the Virtual Sports market by being a proactive team member at one of the most respected and forward-thinking suppliers of games in the CEE region, NSoft.

About Zlatan Omerspahić

Zlatan Omerspahić has a Ph.D. in Commercial law, Corporate governance, Contract law, Regulatory issues and is currently serving the role of Data Protection Officer at NSoft.

He has graduated the Faculty of Law at the University of Zenica and has held several compliance-related roles at Sberbank and Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank.

He is responsible, loyal, dedicated and eager to learn about innovative things.

Just recently, Zlatan has been shortlisted at the Global Regulatory Awards 2019 in the category: Data Protection Officer or Team of the year.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to meet the leaders of the gambling industry at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, which will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel.

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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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NSoft announced as GENERAL SPONSOR at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019

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MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, also known as the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and Awards is the leading conference in the Baltic and Scandinavian region gathering region oriented operators, software providers, and industry regulators for a full day of learning and networking.

We are excited to announce that NSoft will join the sponsors’ list as General Sponsor.

NSoft is an award-winning internationally recognized software solutions provider for the gaming and betting industry. Its product portfolio includes a turnkey solution for managing betting business, retail and omni-channel solutions, Virtual sports bettingSportsbook and Draw based games.

Do not miss the chance to meet Mr. Omerspahic during the conference or if you need more information about NSoft, contact us at info@nsoft.com or sales@nsoft.com.

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel and the agenda includes compliance panel discussions about the state of the gambling industry in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, presented by local regulators Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania), Signe Birne (Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia) and Taivo Põrk (Ministry of Finance, Estonia).

Among the compliance panel discussion, the agenda also includes a special IMGL MasterClass™ which is titled as “It’s Hot in the Nordics: IMGL Mega-Panel” and will stress on regulatory Trends, IP blocking and payment blocking in Scandinavia. Among experts of the MasterClass, you will also find the Danish regulator, Birgitte Sand (Director of the Danish Gambling Authority), Rolf Sims (Public Affairs Manager for Kindred Group in Norway and Board Chairman of the newly formed Norwegian Trade Association for Online Gambling Companies) and Gustaf Hoffstedt (General Secretary at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling).

Tech and industry hot topics related talks include panel discussions about the future of the gambling industry, the innovations and use of CRM systems, the use of AI in the gambling industry, outsourcing, safe gambling, and the latest about AML/KYC.

Those interested in the D A CH region, will not be disappointed as the agenda once again features a compliance panel discussion about the German language speaking countries such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, under the expert guidance of Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW).

You can Register here or View the Agenda for more details and speakers!

In 2019, the conference will include the inaugural Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards which will recognize the top 21 companies in their respective categories for their hard work and commitment in the region. You can find more details about the shortlist and how you can take part in deciding the winners on the following page.

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

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.

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Denmark in the focus with industry experts, Birgitte Sand, Sissel Weitzhandler and Morten Ronde in Vilnius

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Birgitte Sand (Director of the Danish Gambling Authority), Sissel Weitzhandler (Group Compliance Manager at Play’n GO) and Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling) to share their views from all angles about the Danish and Scandinavian gambling industry at the second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, also known as the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and Awards.

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel and is gathering the gambling industry from the Baltic and Scandinavian regions for a full day of quality learning and networking with like-minded peers, regulators and representatives of the industry media.

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Increased consumer spending across sports betting and online casino helped to push gross gaming revenue in Denmark up 5.7% year-on-year to DKK9.74bn (€1.30bn) in 2018, according to official figures published by the Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden).

The 2018 total is up by DKK520m on DKK9.22bn reported in the previous year, as the Danish market was boosted by the 2018 Fifa World Cup, which took place from June 14 to July 15 last year.

Meanwhile, a new code of conduct for gaming operators active in Denmark was published last month, with the aim of strengthening consumer protection and lowering the risk of gambling addiction in the country.

Due to come into force on July 1, 2019, the code aims to set limits and offer tools that go beyond regulatory requirements to help protect consumers.

Just recently, Denmark’s gambling regulator has warned its online gambling licensees to be upfront with customers regarding so-called ‘free’ bonus offers.

The statement is reminding online licensees about the Danish Consumer Ombudsman’s February 2016 statement regarding the use of the word ‘free’ in marketing material related to bonus offers if said offer involved a turnover requirement.

At MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, Birgitte Sand (Director of the Danish Gambling Authority), Sissel Weitzhandler (Group Compliance Manager at Play’n GO) and Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling) will take part in a special IMGL MASTERCLASS™ which is titled “It’s Hot in the Nordics: IMGL Mega-Panel”, giving you the opportunity to hear first-hand the updates from the Danish regulator.

 

Birgitte Sand, Director, Danish Gambling Authority

Birgitte Sand is Director of the Danish Gambling Authority. She took up her current position in 2008 after several years of work as a member of the Executive Board of the Copenhagen Tax Center.
Birgitte Sand holds a master’s degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen; 1985.

She started her career in the Danish court of Taxation and moved on to a wide range of different tasks and management positions in the Ministry of Taxation covering legal advice on corporate tax structures and tax on private companies and property, the central IT department and projects regarding leadership, innovation, strategy, change of organizational structures and the development of a nationwide IT salary system. She was for many years also a member of the Board covering the nationwide planning of tax compliance projects.

Since late 2011 Birgitte Sand has been a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) Board of Trustees and chair of the IAGR Membership Subcommittee; she has served as Vice President of the association since October 2013 and served as IAGR President until October 2015.

Birgitte Sand is a frequent speaker at international gambling conferences, where topics like the Danish model for gambling regulation and the Danish self-exclusion system are on the agenda.
The international cooperation is very close to Birgitte Sand’s heart, as well as creating a strong, dialogue-based relationship between regulators and the industry.

In 2017, Birgitte Sand received the award “European Regulator of the Year” from the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). The prize is awarded to a person whose work with gambling regulation is particularly remarkable and Birgitte Sand received it for contributing to the high standard and regulation of the Danish gaming market and for her remarkable contributions to international regulatory work.

Sissel Weitzhandler, Group Compliance Manager at Play’n GO

Sissel Weitzhandler has since 2011 been in the gambling industry. She is a compliance specialist, managing multiple groups of companies that have successfully secured and maintained gaming licenses in multiple European and non-European jurisdictions. Sissel has vast experience managing technical, legal and regulatory compliance teams and an in-depth understanding in operator and supplier opportunities and challenges. She is dedicated to growing businesses by accessing new and emerging markets while promoting a culture of compliance across organizations with a focus on the remote gaming industry. Passionate about international law, business and relations, and holds a post-grad in War Studies from Kings College London and an undergraduate in International Relations from London’s University of Westminster. Sissel has been in various forums and specialist groups including EU Commission round-table workshops.

Morten Ronde, EO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling

Morten Ronde has 19 years of experience from working in the gambling industry.

His background is in gambling regulation. He started his career in the Danish State Lottery and worked later 12 years as legal counsel for the Danish Gambling Authority. During his time as a regulator, he drafted the Danish online gambling reform that allowed for open licensing of betting and online casino operators in Denmark. The Danish gambling model is still considered one of the best gambling regimes in the world and has inspired many countries to adopt similar regulation.

Morten received the ”European Regulator of the Year Award” in 2010 from the International Masters of Gaming Law.

Since 2012 Morten has been working in the private sector of the gambling industry and has been advising clients in all sectors of the industry on regulatory affairs issues.

Morten acts as CEO of the Danish Online Gambling Association (DOGA), a trade association for online gambling operators in Denmark and as Director of Education and Association Development of the International Masters of Gaming (IMGL), the pre-eminent global gambling law network.

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.

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

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ConnectPay announced as PAYMENTS SPONSOR at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019

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With 21 days to go until the second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, also known as the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and Awards opens its doors, we are excited to announce our latest sponsor, ConnectPay.

Financial services providers are an important part of the gambling industry and having a local company such as ConnectPay present at the conference in Vilnius gives an unparalleled opportunity for regional and global companies to learn more about the company.

ConnectPay is welcomed as the official Payments Sponsor of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019 and is a financial services provider for rapidly-growing online-focused businesses, which are long under-served by mainstream banks.

The company operates as an alternative bank that delivers a connected and usability-focused customer experience to fast-paced online businesses. Leveraging our extensive know-how and network, ConnectPay shortens the distance of power between under-served digital businesses and mainstream banks. We do this by creating products with enhanced capabilities, continuously optimized to meet the needs of the modern digital consumer.

Liutauras Varanavičius, Head of Business Development at ConnectPay stated: “Since Gaming is one of the industries that ConnectPay focuses on the most, we are more than happy to sponsor the event and meet strong, fast growing, perspective industry players. MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit is a great chance to create trustworthy and valuable business partnerships and achieve the most effective win-win solutions together.

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel and is gathering the gambling industry from the Baltic and Scandinavian regions for a full day of quality learning and networking with like-minded peers, regulators and representatives of the industry media.

Register here or View the Agenda!

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

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.

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