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Important IMGL MasterClass about the restrictions trend at Prague Gaming Summit 2020

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A special IMGL MasterClass will be included in the agenda of the Prague Gaming Summit 2020.

 

The gambling industry restrictions have been trending in the news outlets and it seems that there is no limit which could not be crossed by legislators and regulators in order to keep the operators on a tight leash.

Whenever we are talking about payment restrictions or advertisement banning, the gambling industry has been the clear target of a masterplan that might change the industry forever.

At the 2020 edition of the Prague Gaming Summit, which will take place on the 6th of March at Vienna House Andel’s Prague, we are honored to announce that a special IMGL MasterClass has been included in the program.

Restrictions in payment methods, in advertising and payment processing as well as reducing the scope of games and betting types. Negative developments in various jurisdictions and how to approach this topic from different cross-border perspectives are the main topics of the discussion.

The IMGL MasterClass will be moderated by local and internationally recognized gaming expert, Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners) and will be joined by Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Justin Franssen (Partner at Kalff Katz & Franssen), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW) and Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling).

Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners) – panel moderator

Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is based in Prague and works in Malta regularly.

He is a financial service and corporate lawyer and provides advice to a wide range of investment managers, advisors and funds, including private equity and hedge funds. Robert also regularly advises clients in the gaming/gambling industries and has vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and complex cross border transactions.

Robert has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout the EMEA region. Prior to that, he served as legal counsel for the largest retail bank in the Czech Republic.

Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)

Dr. Joerg Hofmann is a Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (“IMGL”) and group leader of the Gaming & Betting Law Practice Group of Melchers Law Firm.  He has been practicing gaming law since the mid-90s and Melchers’ legal advice is highly valued by global market leaders in all sectors of the gaming industry.  A highly recognized expert in the field, Joerg has been consistently ranked as a leading individual and expert in gaming law by prestigious legal directories including Chambers Global and Best Lawyers for many years.

Justin Franssen (Partner at Kalff Katz & Franssen)

Justin Franssen is an attorney at law and partner at Kalff Katz & Franssen, where he leads the Gaming Practice. His comprehensive advisory and litigation practice regularly deals with sector-specific acquisitions and complex public affairs processes.

Prior to his admission to the Dutch Bar, Justin acted as general counsel for a gaming developer in Amsterdam and New York. His career as an attorney at law began at an associate firm of KPMG, where he founded their European Gaming & Entertainment Services Group.  He subsequently spent 12 years as head of the Gaming, Sports & Entertainment practice group at a medium-sized law firm in Amsterdam.

Justin regularly publishes in national and international professional journals, is a frequent speaker at sector events and conferences, and is on the editorial boards of Gaming Law Review & Economics and Online Gambling Lawyer. He is a board member of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL). Justin is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) and holds a seat on the Advisory Board of the International Research Institute for Gambling and Gaming in Bonn.

Justin has received no less than eight consecutive Band 1 ranking in the Chambers Global Guide.

Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW)

Dr. Simon Planzer is a partner at PLANZER LAW, a Zurich-based gaming law boutique.

PLANZER LAW’s team provides strategic, regulatory and legal advice to companies, regulators and other stakeholders across all areas of the gaming and entertainment industry.

The firm’s primary focus is on EU/EEA gaming law, compliance issues such as AML as well as Swiss gaming law and related commercial, corporate and financial matters.

Dr. Simon Planzer is General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. An alumnus of the College of Europe, he specialised early on in EU affairs and gaming law, working at the EFTA Court, the legal service of the EFTA Secretariat and as research fellow in European business law.

Dr. Simon Planzer is the author of the monograph (PhD) ‘Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction’(2014) and the book chapter ‘Gambling Law’ in The Handbook of EEA Law (2016), both published by Springer International Publishing. Simon also works as a Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen where he teaches European Economic Law. He studied and did research i.a. at Harvard University, the College of Europe and the European University Institute.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founding partner of PLANZER LAW has recently received the recognition from Chambers & Partners and has been listed as a global gaming law expert. Clients and firms across many practice areas and geographies have trusted Chambers’ research for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founder of Planzer Law, is endorsed by interviewees (Chambers & Partners) as “absolutely excellent” and “the top Swiss lawyer” for gaming. He is actively involved in the shaping of gaming regulations in Switzerland, regularly interacting with the authorities, as well as providing regulatory advice to private clients. Based in Zürich, he is additionally active in representing fantasy sports companies.

Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling)

Morten Ronde has 20 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 regulations.

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 via the Prague Gaming Summit platform, book your ticket now in order to avoid disappointment and also book a meeting with their team. The seats are limited!

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

Central Europe

CEEGCVirtual – Final agenda and meet the sponsors

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The virtual CEEGC is taking place on 22 September in a virtual layout.

The team at Hipther Agency is excited to announce the final agenda of one of the most important conferences in the Central and Eastern European region, the CEEGC.

The yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference was launched in 2016 and is the crown event for the gambling industry professionals that are looking to dive into quality discussions about the CEE, CIS, and Balkans.

Register here for free | View the agenda

The focus in 2021 is on industry updates from Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and the final agenda looks the following way:

22 SEPTEMBER 2021 – All times CEST (Central European Summer Time)

– 9:30 – 10:15 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: ROMANIA
Moderated by Andrius Gabnys – Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene
Panelists:

  • Nicola Longmuir – Chief Commercial Officer at Push Gaming
  • Cosmina Simion – Managing Partner at Simion & Baciu
  • Dan Iliovici – Vice President at Rombet

– 10:15 – 11:30 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: CENTRAL EUROPE
Moderated by Andrius Gabnys – Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene
Panelists:

  • Dr. Robert Skalina – Senior Advisor at WH Partners
  • Helembai Gabor – Senior Associate at Bird & Bird Budapest
  • Dr. Jan Rehola – Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal
  • Aleksej Mišković – Senior Partner at Law Firm Glinska & Mišković Ltd.
  • Jaka Repansek – Media and TECH Law Expert
  • Piotr Dynowski LL. M. – Partner/Attorney at Law/Head of IP/Media/Tech&Comms Practice at Bird & Bird Poland

– 11:30 – 12:30 – CEE AND CIS AS THE MOST IMPORTANT HUBS FOR ESPORTS
Moderated by Lyubomira Lazarova – Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay
Panelists:

  • Anton Janér – Founder & CTO at Abios
  • Vlastimil Venclik – Founder and CEO of Oddin.gg
  • Peter Ivanov – Head of Trading at UltraPlay
  • Alexandr Iaroshenko – CEO at Betbazar

– 12:30 – 13:15 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: D-A-CH
Moderated by Dr. Simon Planzer – Partner at PLANZER LAW
Panelists:

  • Dr. Christian Rapani – Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani
  • Dr. Holger Jakob – Senior Lawyer at MELCHERS LAW

– 13:15 – 14:00 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: BALKANS
Moderated by Joe Ewens – Managing Editor of Vixio
Panelists:

  • Lazar Miuchin – VP of Strategic Partnerships at NSoft
  • Luka Popović – Partner at BDK Advokati

– 14:00 – 15:00 – INDUSTRY UPDATE: CIS
Moderated by Dr. Simon Planzer – Partner at PLANZER LAW
Panelists:

  • Tamar Jikia – Senior Associate at MG Law Office
  • Araksi Sargsyan – Head Of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming
  • Ilya Machavariani – CEO and Senior Partner at 4H Agency

If you haven’t already registered, make sure to register here for free.

The conference is sponsored by UltraPlayNordic Gambling, and PLANZER LAW.

UltraPlay is a multi-awarded betting provider, founded in 2010, offering a turn-key iGaming platform to online operators worldwide. The company focuses on sports and eSports betting, live betting, white-label, online casino, and blockchain technology.

Assembled by a team of iGaming professionals with vast experience in betting product development, operations, eSports, and marketing, UltraPlay is a trusted partner for delivering superior sports betting software and odds products to its customers.

Learn more about the company here: www.ultraplay.co

Nordic Gambling is the only legal firm in the Nordic countries that specializes in gambling-related law such as licensing, compliance advice, and public affairs.

They have gained extensive experience in the industry from working with operators, suppliers, service providers, and government regulators. Their team has been closely involved in the development of the law and regulation in a number of European jurisdictions, including Denmark and Sweden.

The partners of Nordic Gambling are recognized among the leading legal experts in the gambling industry and are qualified to assist you with whichever legal issue you may encounter.

The team at Nordic Gambling is also very pleased to announce that they have contributed a section on Sweden, first published in the latest version of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Gambling 2020. You can read that chapter here.

Visit https://www.nordicgambling.com/ for more details.

PLANZER LAW is a law firm specializing in gaming & entertainment and technology & online businesses. Its team notably provides strategic, regulatory and legal advice on all matters relating to EU/EEA and Swiss gaming regulation. PLANZER LAW enables and facilitates business development and compliance programs. Clients profit from an unrivaled global network and highly specialized expertise.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founding partner of PLANZER LAW has been recognized by the leading ranking by Chambers & Partners as a global gaming law expert. He has been endorsed by interviewees as “absolutely excellent” and “the top Swiss lawyer” for gaming.

For more details visit https://www.planzer-law.ch/en/

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Dive into native gambling industry knowledge at the virtual Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC 2021 Virtual)

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The traditional yearly CEEGC will be hosted in a virtual format on 22 September and brings together top industry specialists from the CEE, CIS, and Balkans.

The team at Hipther Agency is excited to announce the comeback of one of the most important conferences in the Central and Eastern European region, the CEEGC.

The yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference was launched in 2016 and is the crown event for the gambling industry professionals that are looking to dive into quality discussions about the CEE, CIS, and Balkans.

Register here for free | View the agenda

In 2021, the event will be held in the virtual format and focuses on industry updates from Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and more.

Besides the regulatory talks and burning questions being answered about certain jurisdictions, the audience will have the opportunity to hear more about why the region is so important in the development of eSports.

Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder at HIPTHER Agency, stated: “CEEGC is the first conference series we launched back in 2016 and even if we can’t meet in person this year at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Budapest, we are bringing you the opportunity to hear more from the experts who represent the industry for many years in the CEE, CIS and Balkans regions.

The conference is sponsored by UltraPlay, Nordic Gambling, and PLANZER LAW.

Among the already confirmed industry experts, you can find:

  • Cosmina Simion – Managing Partner at Simion & Baciu
  • Nadiya Attard – Director of Sales at Relax Gaming
  • Lyubomira Lazarova – Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay
  • Alex Iaroshenko – CEO at Betbazar
  • Ilya Machavariani – CEO and Senior Partner at 4H Agency
  • Lazar Miučin – VP of Strategic Partnerships at NSoft
  • Luka Popović – Partner at BDK Advokati
  • Peter Ivanov – Head of Trading at UltraPlay
  • Marek Suchar – Head of Partnerships at Oddin.gg
  • Aleksej Mišković – Senior Partner at Law Firm Glinska & Mišković Ltd.
  • Oskar Fröberg – CEO and Founder of Abios
  • Piotr Dynowski – Partner/Attorney at Law/Head of IP/Media/Tech&Comms Practice at Bird & Bird Poland
  • Jaka Repanšek – Media and TECH Law Expert
  • Joe Ewens – Managing Editor of Vixio
  • Dr.Simon Planzer – Partner at PLANZER LAW
  • Jan Řehola – Director at IFGR and Partner at PS Legal
  • Dr. Robert Skalina – Senior Advisor at WH Partners
  • Gábor Helembai – Senior Associate at Bird & Bird Budapest
  • Andrius Gabnys – Founding Attorney at Gabnys.Gabniene
  • Dan Iliovici – Vice President at Rombet
  • …and many more

If you haven’t already registered, make sure to register here for free.

The strategic partners of the meetups are GameOn and Square In The Air.

For further sponsorship/speaking and marketing inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency).

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

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Happening next week on 9 September, European Gaming Q3 Meetup, agenda, sponsor and details inside

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The third European Gaming Quarterly Meetup will take place on the 9th of September and continues its mission.

There is only a week to go until the team at Hipther Agency welcomes you again to the virtual stage and brings you the opportunity to dive into quality discussions with some of the greatest minds of the online and land-based gambling industry in Europe.

If you haven’t already registered, make sure to register here for free.

The already confirmed sponsors are Altenar, Play’n GO, nanocosmos, PLANZER LAW, Nordic Gambling, and All-In Global.

The discussions will focus on some of the most talked-about topics such as compliance and operations-related updates from the Netherlands, updates from the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal), and the Nordic industry updates.

Besides the regulatory updates, the meetup will also feature two interactive sessions:

  • What are the opportunities for the iGaming industry in an ever-increasingly regulated marketplace? (Sponsored by Play’n GO)
  • Level up – the rise of skill-based arcade games

You can view the full agenda on the following link: https://europeangaming.eu/meetups/schedule-q3-meetup/

The final agenda looks the following way:

ALL TIMES ARE CEST – Central European Summer Time (Berlin time)

  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Regulation Outlook on 2021 in Europe
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Updates from the Iberian Peninsula
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Nordic Updates
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – What are the opportunities for the iGaming industry in an ever-increasingly regulated marketplace? (Sponsored by Play’n GO)
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Level up – the rise of skill-based arcade games

Among the confirmed experts, you can find:

  • Annemarie Furtschegger – Secretary General at APAJO – Associação Portuguesa de Apostas e Jogos Online
  • Alba Monroy – Senior Business Development Manager at Relax Gaming Ltd
  • Helen Walton – Chief Commercial Officer, G Games
  • Minna Ripatti – Founding partner and legal advisor at Legal Gaming in Finland
  • Ciara Nic Liam – Commercial Director – Gaming at Betsson Group
  • Alan Littler – Gaming Lawyer at Kalff Katz & Franssen
  • Peter-Paul de Goeij – Managing Director at NOGA | Netherlands Online Gambling Association
  • Simon Planzer – Partner at PLANZER LAW
  • Arcangelo Lonoce – Head of Business Development – Europe at Habanero Systems
  • Mario Benito – Chief Commercial Officer R. FRANCO DIGITAL
  • Christian Tirabassi – Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure
  • Morten Ronde – CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling
  • Gustaf Hoffstedt – Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling
  • Dinos Stranomitis – Director and COO at Altenar
  • Magnus Olsson – Head of Sales and Account Management at Play’n GO
  • Jan Urbanec – CEO at Endorphina
  • Oliver Lietz – Owner/Director at nanocosmos
  • Andrius Gabnys – Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm
  • Lloyd Purser – Chief Operating Officer at FunFair Technologies
  • Shalva Bukia – Product Director at Spribe
  • Benedict (Ben) McDonagh – CEO and Co Founder, Green Jade Games

Register here for free

You can view the full recordings of the Q1, Q2 meetups on the following links:

The aim of the quarterly virtual meetups is to increase access to quality information, but also provide an excellent opportunity to participate in engaging discussions between the industry stakeholders.

All through the year, you can tune in on quality discussions and meet up with the top names from the EU/EEA/CIS and Balkans via the European Gaming Quarterly Meetups, or with the North and Latin American gaming industry via the Gaming Americas Quarterly Meetups.

The strategic partners of the meetups are GameOn and Square In The Air.

For further sponsorship/speaking and marketing inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency).

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

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