Conferences in Europe
Hot Topic: Gambling and Casino Games via Social Media and Online Technologies at Prague Gaming Summit 2020
Hot discussions about social gambling and how social media is changing the way of prospecting players at Prague Gaming Summit 2020.
Lately, more and more gambling operators have been launching social media games on Facebook, Google+, Bebo, and even MySpace in order to reach more players. Up until the social media gaming giant Zynga launched real money poker on Facebook to their U.K. players in early 2014, all of the social gambling apps on social media were free.
According to Facebook’s guidelines, real money gambling on Facebook is only allowed in specific countries with prior authorization from Facebook. Since only a handful of countries actually meet the criteria, it’s likely that the free games and apps are here to stay and will dominate the social gambling market.
Some of the most popular social gambling games and casino apps on Facebook include free slots, free Texas Hold’em poker and free blackjack. You can play by yourself, with your friends, or with strangers.
Social gaming is a $2.7 billion industry, which is saying a lot because an overwhelming majority of the casino games available on Facebook are free casino games that do not require real cash to play. The gambling operators make their money by offering their players’ in-game benefits, currencies, and virtual goods that can be bought with real money or Facebook credits, which are acquired with cold hard cash as well.
Social casinos pull in millions and millions of Facebook users on a daily basis. About 20% of those users (or hundreds of thousands of players in other words) have paid real cash for in-game goods, benefits, and currencies. The market for social gambling is booming, and it’s only getting bigger and bigger, as more and more big names in the gambling industry are joining in on the fun.
Underage mobile gamers have the opportunity to play social casino games using apps like Double Down Casino, Slotomania, and Zynga. A social casino game is free to play and does not offer real money rewards. Still, simulated casino games get children used to rules and habits of gambling, while introducing them to the brands they might use later on.
At the 4th edition of Prague Gaming Summit you have the unique opportunity to hear more about the subject in the “Gambling And Casino Games Via Social Media And Online Technologies” panel discussion which will be joined by Elina Safargulova (Head of Marketing at Slotegrator), Daniele Alfonso (Head of Gaming at iovation) and Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina).
The discussion will be moderated by Zlatan Omerspahić (Head of Legal and Compliance, Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company).
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Conferences in Europe
Gaming in Holland Conference to Address Current Issues in Dutch Gambling
The twelfth annual Gaming in Holland Conference, which will take place on June 8 at the KIT Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, is perfectly timed to address the latest issues affecting the Dutch regulated gambling market.
Untargeted advertising ban and possible privatization Nederlandse Loterij
On July 1, the long-awaited ban on untargeted advertising of online gambling services will enter into force. This ban, which includes all broadcast, print and outdoor advertising, is expected to have a significant impact on the country’s online gambling market including Netherlands-facing affiliates. Specific guidelines explaining the new advertising rules were published less than two weeks ago.
The Dutch government furthermore announced, in two very recent Parliamentary letters, new explorations into the possible privatization of the Netherlands largest state-owned gambling operator, Nederlandse Loterij, and the implementation of stricter deposit limits.
Conference speakers including René Jansen, Chair of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, and Fedor Meerts, Department Head Integrity and Gambling at the Ministry of Justice and Security, are expected to provide additional clarifications.
Dialogue between care organizations and regulated industry
This year’s Gaming in Holland Conference also aims to kick off a more in-depth dialogue between the regulated gaming industry and care and prevention organizations on creating a more sustainable gambling market. Floor van Bakkum, Prevention Manager at Arkin – Jellinek, and Nathalie Smit, Chief Executive Officer of the Netherlands’ national gambling helpline, Loket Kansspel, will share their views on player protection with industry representatives.
ChatGPT and AI
Well-known Dutch tech watcher Remy Gieling will deliver a presentation on ChatGPT and artificial intelligence (AI) in online gambling. Other sessions are dedicated to market and staffing data, operations and affiliate marketing.
“I think it is fair to say that the annual Gaming in Holland Conference has become a fixture in the agendas of all stakeholders in the Dutch gambling market,” the founder of Gaming in Holland, Willem van Oort, said. “As always, we are happy to welcome key decision makers to our event and we are very pleased that they are willing to share their thoughts on creating a sustainable and responsible gambling market; especially at this critical juncture.”
Hipther’s Autumn Flagship Event Rebranded to GamingTECH CEE – Don’t Miss the Early Bird Offer!
The #hipthers are thrilled to announce the biggest edition and rebranding of Hipther Agency’s renowned flagship event for the Central and Eastern European region: the CEEGC Budapest gets a fresh makeover and becomes the GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest!
The hugely successful event series in Budapest has cemented the hipthers’ leadership in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, embraced by the iGaming and Tech industry professionals locally and beyond.
GamingTECH CEE, formerly known as CEEGC, has a 7-year tradition of being the leading event in the Central and Eastern European region during Autumn. The conference brings together key players in the gaming industry, providing a wealth of valuable information and opportunities for quality networking. Furthermore, the GamingTECH Awards recognize and celebrate the most innovative and successful companies in the region.
GamingTECH CEE 2023 will take place on 26 September at the Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, while the hipthers will be offering Early Registration and Welcome Drinks on the 25th, to help participants break the ice, connect with new and old friends, and relax before the knowledge-packed conference.
The final Conference Agenda is to be announced, with the current draft promising insights about the future of Gaming in the Central and Eastern Europe, Compliance Challenges and Opportunities, Responsible Gaming, Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning, as well as Networking Sessions and the Evening Social Gathering to close the event in style and togetherness!
Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder and Head of Business of Hipther, stated about the upcoming event: “We are embracing the boundless possibilities of the future and the transformative power of technology in the gambling industry. Through the rebranding of CEEGC Budapest to GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest, we herald a new era of excitement, innovation, and limitless potential. Join us this September in Budapest to explore the frontiers of gaming technology, as we pave the way for a future that will revolutionize the way we play, engage, and win”.
GamingTECH CEE 2023 Registration is Now Open!
→ Don’t Miss the Early Bird Rates & Stay Tuned for the Combo Pass that is coming soon!
Hipther’s MARE BALTICUM Summit Delights 150+ Attendees, Sets Stage for Major Budapest Rebrand!
MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit 2023 took place between 15-17 May in Riga, thrilling a whopping 150+ attendees! The #hipthers organized a highly successful 2-day event that brought together gaming and technology executives, fostered knowledge-sharing, engaging discussion panels featuring 50 renowned industry experts, and provided valuable networking opportunities.
The 2023 version of the MARE BALTICUM Summit proved once again why it has been established as the Baltic region’s most popular in-person gathering. Acclaimed professionals from the gambling, fintech, web3 sectors, as well as legal and sustainability experts and government officials, took the stage to educate the audience on the latest trends, news and innovations in gaming and tech in the Baltics and beyond.
All participants, speakers, top decision-makers and business influencers, enjoyed the special networking sessions prepared from the Hipther Team, ranging from constructive coffee breaks, delightful vegan lunches, and dedicated afternoon sessions, to the invigorating Morning Networking Run and special events like Karaoke and Blues parties to help guests unwind and connect!
As the premier event of Gaming and Tech in the Nordics and Baltics, the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit once again honoured the best of the best of both industries in the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards as well as the BTECH Awards. The achievements of accomplished companies in the region were recognized and celebrated across 36 Award Categories. The winners, as voted by the Summit participants, included some of the iGaming industry’s star-studded brands and the most innovative Fintech companies, such as: Betsson Group, Evolution Gaming, Endorphina, EveryMatrix, Tom Horn Gaming, Altenar, Evoplay, Softswiss, Wazdan, Bankera, Gold Koi Coin and more
The conference buzzed with the one-of-a-kind, close-knit, and electric atmosphere the #hipthers are known for creating, and that sense of excitement and camaraderie was evident throughout social media:
The Rite NRG Team – Right Energy Sponsors for the event
Evoplay on winning Best Slots Provider in the Baltics 2023 and the MARE BALTICUM experience
Dr. Rakic Dean, on moderating The Baltic Blockchain Ecosystem panel
Katri Delimoge about her thought-provoking Fireside Chat with Jovita Gabnienė
Tom Horn Gaming on winning the Best Online Casino Provider in the Baltics 2023
Here’s what MARE BALTICUM’s esteemed guests said about the event:
“MARE BALTICUM facilitated meetings of gaming, tech and legal industry in a valuable even if uncommon mix. Can only wish for more events like this!” – Agneta Rumpa – Sorainen Latvia
“Exceeded all expectations, perfect opportunity to network and connect on a more personal note.“ – Lukas Burinskas – Covery.ai
“The event was an excellent opportunity to connect with industry-leading stakeholders in the Baltics region” – EveryMatrix via LinkedIn
“It was a pleasure to be a part of such a vibrant and dynamic gathering, where we had the opportunity to meet industry colleagues and exchange ideas”. – FeniBet via LinkedIn
“Many thanks to all the participants of the panel discussion and specifically to Zoltán Tűndik for providing a space for a pan-Baltic discussion, exchanging experience and ideas on how to drive Baltic fintech scene towards a more rapid development and growth!” – Fintech Latvia Association via LinkedIn
The 2023 edition MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit was supported by the following sponsors: Tom Horn Gaming, EvoPlay, Nordic Gambling, Oddin.gg, nanocosmos, 7777 Gaming, Rite NRG, and Black Cat Card by Papaya
The #hipthers are thankful to our trusted media partners for sharing the great news about the Summit. We are especially thankful to Online Gamblers – the go-to hub for news, casino and sportsbook reviews, and Responsible Gambling education – whose Editor in Chief, Liga Tarasova, joined us to attend and cover MARE BALTICUM bringing her wonderful energy to the event!
Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder and Head of Business, commented about MARE BALTICUM 2023:
“Back in the office for a couple of days now and still struck by the magic of Riga. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended our enhanced MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit and contributed to its success. The insightful content shared by our esteemed speakers over the course of two days has elevated communication between the Baltic states to new heights, paving the way for a better future.
A special thank you goes out to all those who showcased their vocal talents during the karaoke sessions, as well as those who joined in for an unforgettable singalong during the live blues set on the second evening. Your enthusiasm added an extra layer of excitement to the event.
We eagerly anticipate our return to the Baltic region and are thrilled to announce that the 2024 edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit will take place in Tallinn. Stay tuned for the announcement of the dates, and be sure to keep a close eye on our events calendar or pre-register to receive timely updates”.
Our amazing time together in Riga sets the stage for Hipther’s next ground-breaking conference:
The classic CEEGC Budapest event which cemented our leadership in the region, returns with a major rebrand to “GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest” on September 26th!
Join us at GamingTech CEE, the leading event for exploring the latest tech innovations in the gaming industry within Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) targeting the Balkans and D-A-CH regions.
Register Now at a Super Early Bird discounted rate for Delegate Passes (valid until 30th June) and the highly-coveted Combo Passes will be available soon at:
See you in Budapest!
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