Prague Gaming Summit 2018 set for regional regulatory updates, innovations talks, and social responsibility discussions

5 December 2017

The second edition of Prague Gaming Summit will highlight the Slovakian, Czech and Polish market, while also focusing on the latest industry innovations and help increase social awareness in the area.

Regulatory updates from Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland

As is typical, legislation has lagged behind innovation in the industry in Europe and we’re just starting to see more nations undertake the balancing act between ensuring they generate sufficient tax revenue, and providing a safe environment for their bettors.

This process is made particularly difficult since levying too much tax will discourage investment in localities, as well as promote a move to less regulated, altogether dodgier iGaming venues from the punters themselves.

Despite the divides between legislators, there are still good offers for specific counties across Europe. The Czech, Slovak and Polish market are not among them. With this in mind, the organisers of Prague Gaming Summit 2018 are reaching out to the industry to encourage a bringing together of the key stakeholders in the industry to discuss potential amendments.

Special regulatory briefings will be held by top names in the industry, well known in the region for their contributions to the online and land-based gambling. These include the following speakers: Dr. Robert Skalina (WH Partners), Jakub Kolomicenko (Endorphina), Jan Rehola (PS Legal), Vojtech Chloupek (Bird&Bird), Piotr Dynowski (Bird&Bird), Tal Zamstein (Fortuna Group), Bogdan Coman (Rombet).

Social Responsibility, Anti-Money Laundering and Gambling Licensing Procedures

Social responsibility is all about protecting players from gambling-related harm and keeping crime out of gambling. The industry is facing a period in which more and more regulated markets are adopting license conditions and codes of practice which revolve around responsible gambling. However, these programs have to be implemented in a manner which does not cripple the industry.

There are rumors of a 5th AMLD which will focus on the following 5 main requirements: Extending the Directive Scope to include Virtual Currencies, Addressing the Issue of Anonymity in Relation to Prepaid Cards, Beneficial Ownership Registers, Enhancing cooperation and information sharing among EU financial intelligence units and Developing a Consistent EU Approach Toward High-Risk Third Countries.

Discussing these issues are the following confirmed speakers: Pieter Remmers(Assissa), Alex Henderson (The Ritz Hotel Casino London), Dan Iliovici (Romanian National Office for Gambling), Martin Arendts (ARENDTS ANWÄLTE).

Innovation Talks, Retention and Marketing

There is no doubt that crypto related news is a hot topic of the industry, thus the organisers are once again putting together a panel where the experts of the crypto industry will share their wisdom and talk innovations. 

For the first time in their portfolio, the organisers are also implementing a panel style workshop which will revolve around Conversion and Retention which will help attending delegates to gain access to information that will help increase their profit.

The already confirmed experts of the panels are:Tal Itzhak Ron (Tal Ron, Drihem and Co. Law Firm), Quirino Mancini (Tonucci & Partners), Max Krupyshev(Cubits), Robert Dowling (EveryMatrix), Joseph Borg (WH Partners).

With such an incredible lineup of expert speakers, the event is expected to surpass the inaugural edition in numbers and networking opportunities, and the organisers are receiving high early registration numbers.

Delegate pass price breakdown:

  • Early Bird Rate (60% Off): 199 EUR – Sales end on December 31, 2017
  • Combo – Early Bird Rate + 2 nights accommodation (60% Off): 379 EUR – Sales end on December 31, 2017
  • Advance Rate (40% Off): 299 EUR – Sales end on March 22, 2018
  • Combo – Advance Rate + 2 nights accommodation (40% Off): 479 EUR – Sales end on March 22, 2018
  • Regular Rate (no discount): 499 EUR – Sales end on March 29, 2018

Tickets can be registered via the special new registration gateway created by EEGEvents where delegates can opt for fiat and cryptocurrency payments.

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The organisers are looking forward to welcoming you in Prague as well as your contributions to the discussions taking place.