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Stay Informed: GamingTech CEE Panel to Deliver Vital Updates from the Nordics and D-A-CH Regions

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GamingTech CEE is around the corner, taking place on September 26-27, 2023, at the prestigious Ritz Carlton Budapest. The leading event for exploring the latest tech innovations in the gaming industry within the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region promises to be a game-changer, featuring panel discussions on a wide range of topics.

The ultimate destination for industry professionals, innovators and enthusiasts, GamingTech CEE – brought to you by the #hipthers – offers a unique opportunity to gain a deeper insight into how the gaming industry is evolving within the region. With a focus on compliance, innovation, and networking, this event offers a platform for industry professionals and enthusiasts to stay ahead in the dynamic world of gaming technology.

This year’s event will feature a panel discussion focusing specifically on recent developments in the Nordics and D-A-CH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) region. The “Vital updates from the Nordics and D-A-CH regions” panel promises to be an enlightening session moderated by Anne-Marie Furtschegger, Public Affairs Consultant & Advisor at Hipther. Bringing together industry experts, legal professionals and representatives from regulatory bodies, the panel will share crucial updates and insights from the gaming industry.

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The Nordics and D-A-CH regions are renowned for their dynamic regulatory environments and significant roles in shaping the gambling industry landscape. The panel will take a deeper look into the regulatory frameworks, recent legislative changes and emerging trends that are influencing the gambling industry in these regions.

The discussion will also address the recent issue of loot boxes, exploring whether they should be subjected to gambling regulation and the potential risks for providers, such as the need to refund money to players, as seen is Austria and Germany due to unlicensed games of chance offerings.

Panelists

  • Arthur Stadler – Attorney and Founding partner at STADLER VÖLKEL Attorneys at Law
  • Andreas Woerlein, LL.M. – German attorney at Melchers Law
  • Bernd Henning – CEO at iGamingConsult.com
  • Henrik Norsk Hoffmann – Partner at Nordic Gambling
  • Florian Furger – Junior Associate at PLANZER LAW

Beyond the general overview of recent changes, the discussion will look into licensing requirements, responsible gambling initiatives, advertising regulations and the evolving approach to online gambling. The panelists will provide valuable insights into regulatory updates and their implications for operators and industry stakeholders. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions from the panelists, gaining a personalized insight into the regional landscape.

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GamingTech CEE is more than just a conference; it’s a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and fostering collaborations in the gaming technology sector. Attendees will have the chance to connect with industry leaders, explore cutting-edge innovations, and gain a competitive edge in this rapidly evolving industry.

Registration is still open for those interested in joining this and other enlightening discussions and being part of the GamingTech CEE experience. Register for the conference now or find out more about GamingTech CEE on the official website.

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The MGA Hosted GREF 2024 in Malta

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The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) hosted the Gaming Regulators European Forum’s (GREF) 2024 conference in Malta from May 20 to 22. This prestigious event united gaming regulators from over 25 countries, creating a dynamic platform to tackle pressing industry challenges and exchange invaluable insights.

This year was the first time regulators from other continents were present at the event, inviting a global outlook to the discussions held. Topics discussed ranged from the MGA’s ESG code, responsible gambling, digital and innovation, international perspectives on gambling regulation, anti money laundering and a geographical approach to gambling.

GREF chairperson Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin said she was honoured to open GREF’s 2024 Annual Conference. She underlined the growing maturity of GREF members in their gambling analyses and tools, the urgent need for cooperation between stakeholders, and GREF’s openness to international partnerships. She pointed out that: “European regulators cannot be isolated, apart from the other actors. Even if we have specific and unique responsibilities, we need to work with others to propose effective regulation”.

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MGA CEO Charles Mizzi welcomed attendees to Malta for GREF’s 2024 Annual Conference, highlighting the importance of collaboration for effective regulation. He said: “The complexity of the industry demands collaborative efforts. With various stakeholders, including operators, technology providers, and government bodies – all playing critical roles – collaboration allows us to leverage the diverse expertise and perspectives to develop comprehensive and effective regulatory frameworks that address the complexities that are inherent to the industry.”

Additionally, Anna Grech, International Affairs & Policy Outreach Manager at the MGA, delved into the development of the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Code as a means to acknowledge licensees’ commitment to sustainability, showcasing and building upon the positive initiatives already being undertaken by the gaming industry.

Rachel Bezzina, the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Manager at the MGA and co-chair of the GREF AML working group, also led a dialogue during the event. She delivered key updates on best practices for effective monitoring and supervision over ML/FT risks.

With over 90 participants representing regulatory bodies from various countries, the conference served as an excellent platform for networking and collaboration among international stakeholders, reinforcing the importance of a unified approach to gaming regulation.

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Soft2Bet’s Team is heading to Malta for the SBC CasinoBeats Summit

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Soft2Bet, a leading casino and sportsbook platform provider, will be heading to Malta to attend the CasinoBeats Summit on 22-23 May, where it looks forward to meeting up with colleagues and partners.

The CasinoBeats Summit is a major conference that covers the latest iCasino developments in the online gambling industry. Bringing together leading operators, games studios and content aggregators at Malta’s Intercontinental Hotel, it is packed full with insightful panels, presentations and roundtables.

Soft2Bet recently celebrated the opening of a brand new office space at The Quad Central, one of Malta’s latest and most modern business complexes, and the summit is an ideal opportunity for CEO and founder Uri Poliavich and General Counsel David Yatom Hay to meet up with their Malta colleagues as they travel from the group’s headquarters in Cyprus.

Casino Beats 2024 speaking schedule

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Uri and David will both be speaking at the event and will be joined by Malta-based, Chief Business Development Officer, Martin Collins.

– Keynote speaker: Uri Poliavich will be giving the keynote on 22 May at 12pm CET, where he will delve into the top performing product segments from a range of different industries, motivational engineering and how they could reshape the future of iGaming. – Panel discussions: Shortly after, at 2pm, Martin Collins will be discussing the impact of tech innovations on the iGaming industry and how they can be successfully transposed into online gambling, and on Thursday 23 May at 12pm David Yatom Hay will be taking part in the IMGL Masterclass panel, where he will discuss how iGaming businesses can best strategise to scale up, attract investment or establish exit options.

Commenting on the event, Martin Collins said: “The Casino Beats Summit is a fantastic opportunity to meet up and network with the leading iGaming firms in the industry. The conference content will be packed with invaluable insights and the expo space will feature some of the leading games studios and content aggregators. For Soft2Bet, it will also be a great time to welcome our Cyprus colleagues at our brand new Quad Central office space and celebrate the spirit of innovation that drives us and Malta’s iGaming industry forward.”

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Hitting the Networking Jackpot: Iconic MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit Launch at Tallinn Olympic Park Casino

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HIPTHER, leading event organizer and parent brand of online media outlets for Gaming and Technology, is thrilled to announce the iconic kick-off of their MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit at the flagship Olympic Park Casino!

The Welcome Meet, scheduled for 3 June 2024 from 18:30 to 22:00, promises to set the stage for an unforgettable experience! Attendees will gather at the renowned Olympic Park Casino, located in the heart of Tallinn at the Hilton Tallinn Park hotel, where the MARE BALTICUM Summit is scheduled to take place. This premier venue offers a stunning 1,600 square meters of Las Vegas-style entertainment and is open 24/7, ensuring a lively and engaging atmosphere for all participants.

Guests at the Welcome Meet will enjoy a stylish, warm reception with welcome drinks, snacks, a separate lounge area, and €10 play money to experience the casino’s exciting games. Olympic Park Casino boasts the city’s nicest cocktail bar and a comfortable lounge, along with 76 state-of-the-art slot machines from top manufacturers like IGT, Novomatic, and Aristocrat. The casino also features 14 table games, including Baccarat, Blackjack, Roulette, and various forms of Poker, with a 24-hour table hall, poker tournaments, multi-level jackpot systems, and a VIP room.

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The #hipthers are proud to announce Olympic Casino and OlyBet as official Welcome Meet Sponsors of the MARE BALTICUM Summit 2024, and are excited to host the event at the prestigious and iconic venue of the Olympic Park Casino, setting the tone for an extraordinary summit promising insightful discussions, networking opportunities, and a deep dive into the future of gaming and technology.

Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), the parent brand of Olympic Park Casino and online brand Olybet, is the leading sports betting and gaming services provider in the Baltics and operates casinos across Slovakia, Croatia, and Malta. With a presence in six countries and 145 casinos, OEG is renowned for its commitment to regulated markets and exceptional customer service.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network in style with industry leaders and enjoy the luxurious amenities of the Olympic Park Casino. Register now for the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit 2024 and join us for an iconic kick-off in Tallinn!

For more information and to register, visit: https://hipther.com/events/tallinn/

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