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The curtains have closed for the second edition of Prague Gaming Summit and the organizers are delighted to announce that the growth of the event was noticeable.
The second edition of Prague Gaming Summit was held at Vienna House Prague on the 29th of March and it was a sold out event.
The initial plan included seating of 100 top level delegates, however due to the high demand, the event was extended to 120 delegates.
The supporting sponsors of the event were: BetConstruct, NetEnt, SBTech, PLANZER LAW, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. Law Firm and BtoBet.
The main highlights of the conference.
The event started smoothly with delegates starting to network straight away and eagerly waiting for the information to be shared by expert speakers.
The first panel of the event was dedicated to the local market and highlighted the main developments of the Czech Gambling Market. The panel was moderated by Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Melchers Law Germany) who introduced the speakers of the panel.
Dr. Hofmann was joined by Jan Rehola (PS Legal), Jakub Kolomicenko (Endorphina), Ivan Sagál (Bird&Bird), Tal Zamstein (Fortuna Group).
The discussions continued with the second panel which was also moderated by Dr. Joerg Hofmann, who invited Dr. Robert Skalina (WH Partners), Jaka Repansek (Republis Slovenia), Dr. Mag. Klaus Christian Vögl (Fachgruppe Wien der Freizeitund Sportbetriebe) and Dr. Simon Planzer (PLANZER LAW) to the stage. The second panel discussion focused on the state of the gambling industry in Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Austria.
The 3rd panel of the day focused on the gambling industry in Poland and Bogdan Coman (ROMBET) has managed to get all the insights from Piotr Dynowski (Bird&Bird), Zdenek Lang (Superbet Poland) and Kamil Popiołek (Kancelaria Popiolek).
The panel discussion highlighted the most important challenges operators are facing when entering the market.
The second part of the day started with the “Innovation Talks Live” panel, which focused on the role of cryptocurrency in the gambling industry and was moderated by Konrad Gill (ViARSys & iGamingRadio)
The panel was shared by Tom Light (SBTech), who started with a clear presentation of understanding what the role of Bitcoin is in the online gambling industry and continued with a shared discussion among the panelist, Max Krupyshev(Cubits) and Bernhard Blaha (Herocoin.io & Herosphere. gg).
The very informative panel which highlighted some important aspects of smart contracts and the use of crypto currencies in the gambling industry was follow by a short “fire side” discussion between Dan Illiovici (President of the National Gambling Office, Romania) and Dr. Simon Planzer (PLANZER LAW).
The short panel focused on an important topic, which was titled as “How NOT to do it – Avoiding regulatory failure” Dan Iliovici pointed out that there are many lessons to be learned from national efforts to regulate gaming, in Europe and beyond.
All too often, similar mistakes happen along the road. The session pointed out some of the major legislative and regulatory mistakes the regulators often make.
As most of the regulatory related panels have been exhausted, the education continued with a panel dedicated to Conversion and Retention which was titled “From Conversion to Retention – how do you make a successful gaming operation profit”
The panel was moderated by Tal Itzhak Ron (Tal Ron, Drihem and Co. Law Firm), who was joined by Quirino Mancini (Tonucci & Partners), Jon Peters (Theomobex), Tal Miller (Fibonatix).
Tal Itzhak Ron (Tal Ron, Drihem and Co. Law Firm) also moderated the “Effective Marketing and Communications in the Sports Betting Industry” panel discussion where he has invited marketing and communication experts Michal Shinitzky (Pangea Localization Services), Assaf Stieglitz (odds1x2.com), Tom Light (SBTech) on stage.
The panelists emphasized on the fact that it is vital that all marketing campaigns need to be clear, fair and most important optimized with localization.
The agenda has finalized with the awaited panel which discussed Responsible Gambling, AML and Gambling Licensing Procedures in the European Union.
The panel was moderated by Pieter Remmers (Assissa), who has unparalleled knowledge of Responsible Gambling implementation and was joined by expert speakers Martin Arendts (ARENDTS ANWÄLTE), Alex Henderson (The Ritz Hotel Casino London), Dan Iliovici (Romanian National Gambling Office – ONJN) and Tom Edmonds (Harris Hagan).
The discussion pointed out some of the main challenges companies are facing when combating AML and also trying to keep track of their Responsible Gambling Programs.
The organizing team would like to once again thank each delegate for attending the second edition of Prague Gaming Summit and would also like to let you know that based on the feedback received from the event survey, preparations for Prague Gaming Summit 2019 are already under way.
Testimonials of the participants:
“Prague Gaming Summit is definitely the most important event when it comes to learning and networking with the experts of the industry from Central European countries. NetEnt is always interested in finding partners that comply with local laws and we have dedicated ongoing efforts in order to provide the best solutions in regulated markets. Being among the delegates who also attended the inaugural edition in 2017, I can say that this year’s event has doubled in participant numbers and has taken the event’s experience to the next level.”
Nadiya Attard – Head of New Sales at NetEnt
“The 2nd edition of Prague Gaming Summit was really an amazing one. In comparison with the first year there was visible improvement and I hope it will continue next year as well. Perfectly organized, nice place for conference and also good panels to discuss. Always good to be here and meet the right persons from industry. See you next year in Prague”
Vladimir Horak – Business Development Manager at Betgenius
“One of the rare moment where you can discuss about Regulation in Eastern part of Europe.”
Catherine CHAUVIN – Area manager at PMU
“This event is characterized by a very personal atmosphere. Always worth to attend.”
Dr. Joerg Hofmann – Senior Partner MELCHERS law firm and former President of IMGL
“We had a great time at the Prague Gaming Summit! Not only were the discussions very insightful and informative, the schedule was always on point. There were no delays, they were right on time and the sponsors were at the top of their game. We would definitely consider attending the next one!”
Michal Shinitzky – Managing Director at Pangea Localization Services
“Prague Gaming Summit 2018 was an excellent event with renowned speakers, interesting content and an impressive number of delegates who represented variety of industry players. There were lots of networking opportunities, both during formal and informal parts of the conference. I am already looking forward to the next year event in which I will surely participate.”
Bartosz Andruszaniec – Legal Advisor at RM Legal Kancelaria Radców Prawnych
Casino Life & Business Magazine was, again, the only media partner from Romania of this important event.