onday – 10th of April, 2017 – Prague - After carefully examining the Czech market and some of the recently “in the spotlight” markets, the organizers of Prague Gaming Summit have put together the agenda for the inaugural event. The seminar type conference will take place between June 8-9 at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague and promises to bring together regulators, operators, affiliates and software providers in order to discuss the options of the newly regulated online gambling market of the Czech Republic.
Friday – 21st of April, 2017 – Prague - The organizers of Prague Gaming Summit have released a new press release about the new developments of the upcoming inaugural event. It has been a busy week over at the EEGEvents office and the team is really looking forward to giving you even more in detail news soon.
Beside the careful examination of the current legal framework’s positive and negative aspect, the organizers have set the agenda to also target the Scandinavian and Baltic regions.
The first edition of the yearly Summit will also give way for the delegates to network with regulators, gaming experts, operators, software providers and investors.
With an exception to serving information only for B2B companies of the industry (operators, software providers), the organizers are also planning an affiliate industry related panel. The discussions will revolve around new emerging markets that have regulated the status of the affiliates. Most of the regulations impose the affiliates to apply for a 2nd tier license and pay a yearly license fee in order to operate legally. The guest speakers will discuss the positive and negative aspects of such regulations in order to move things towards a safe affiliate eco-system.
Below you can find topic titles for the 6 important panels which will discussed by the soon to be announced speakers:
Focus on the negative aspects of the Czech Republic’s gambling legislation
The panel will point out the flaws and the negative points of the new regulatory frame which came into force starting with the 1st of January 2017.
The Benefits of the European Gambling Laws (8th of June – 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Prague Local Time)
Regulations and amendments shape the future of global operators. Businesses that set a transparent course of doing business and apply for local licenses are benefiting of exposure and safety of the market regulations.
Speakers: Yancy Cottrill, Managing Director of Business Operations at NSoft, located in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He received his LL.M in International Business Law from Central European University.
Yancy, an American attorney licensed to practice law in the states of New York and North Dakota, oversees the legal department. He advises the management on legal issues and changes in legislation across all markets where NSoft is doing business.
Prior to joining NSoft, Yancy served as a staff attorney to the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, where he drafted legislation on a regular basis. Albeit his time on the islands, he has lived and worked primarily in post-communist emerging markets for the past 12 years.
Focus on the positive aspect of Czech Republic’s gambling legislation (8th of June – 9:30 – 11:00 AM – Prague Local Time)
Pointing out the correctness and the positive points of the new regulatory frame which came into force starting with the 1st of January 2017.
Speakers: Vojtěch Chloupek
Partner in the Czech Bird & Bird office and Head of the Intellectual Property, Tech & Comms and Media groups in Czech Republic and Slovakia
His expertise covers intellectual property (IP)/ information technology (IT) law, gaming and media law. He also regularly assists clients in connection with various data protection and related compliance matters, as well as competition law matters.
For the past 5+ years Vojtěch has been actively involved in advising gaming companies on a broad range of legal issues including provision of online system operations, preparation of contractual documentations, related licensing and regulatory matters as well as enforcement of intellectual property rights.
He is an author of the Czech chapter in Duisberg A., Picot H. The Law of Video and Computer Games and the Czech Chapter in 3rd edition of Thomson Reuters’ Gaming: A Global Guide from Practical Law.
Vojtěch has been repeatedly recognized as a leader in his field of expertise (Intellectual Property and Technology, Media & Telecommunications). He received ILO Client Choice Award 2014-2015 and was named WIPR Leader by World IP Review and IP Star by Managing IP (2016, 2017).
He is the President of LES Czech Republic and Slovakia, local representative of ITech Law and active member of ALAI. Vojtěch was also recently admitted as a member of IMGL (International Masters of Gaming Law).
You can reach Vojtěch on the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus on the Baltics
The Baltics are considered one of the fastest growing and evolving business regions and this growth is mainly focusing on technology. What does this mean for the online gambling industry and what are the current frameworks that shape the regulated markets.
Affiliates in regulated markets
In the last 2 years we have seen the new emerging markets regulate the status of the affiliates. Most of the regulations impose the affiliates to apply for a 2nd tier license and pay a yearly license fee in order to operate legally. The guest speakers will discuss the positive and negative aspects of such regulations in order to move things towards a safe affiliate eco-system.
Updates of the Scandinavian region
With a special focus on Sweden and the new laws which are likely to come in force, the Scandinavian region have always been a pioneer for the regulated markets. Denmark has the most successfully record about the gaming law implementation and the panel will stress on debating the growth of the online gambling industry within the Scandinavian region.
Announcing the first Gold Sponsors
The first announced Gold Sponsor of Prague Gaming Summit is Betting Gods, a tipster management platform and one-stop place where you can check out the best of the best sports betting advisors.
The online service brings together a number of different tipsters under a single platform and this allows Betting Gods to manage their tipsters’ services, market them and most importantly for you as a punter, ensure that the best quality tips are made available.
The whole operation is managed by Darren Moore(speaker at Prague Gaming Summit) who has loads of experience in the field of operating tipster services. In terms of what you can get from Betting Gods, it links punters up with tipsters in a variety of different disciplines. From football to golf, and horse racing to rugby.
Naturally, this variety means that there is something for everybody, no matter what type of betting you like, or your approach.
Welcoming the first two Silver Sponsors
At the forefront of the gaming industry since 2007, SBTech is a leading provider of interactive sports betting solutions and management services to top gaming operators, established bookmakers and land-based networks in regulated and traditional markets around the globe.
SBTech has been announced as one of the Silver Sponsors of the inaugural edition of the yearly Prague Gaming Summit.
Beside the award-winning sports betting solutions provider, Nsoft has also announced their support of the event as Silver Sponsor.
The 2nd announced Silver Sponsor of Prague Gaming Summit is Nsoft, a company which provides top quality software solutions for gaming and betting industry, including platform, virtual games, sportsbook, and lotteries.
Their success story is not something that happened by chance. A combination of great products, great people, and great culture played a key role in their growth. The team at Nsoft understands that strong and long-term partnerships are essential for further development, so they’ve joined forces with world’s leading sport data provider – Sportradar. This means their products are available through Sportradar’s sales channels.
The organizers are honored to have these firstly announced sponsors supporting their event and invite you to join them in Prague.
Delegates can reserve their limited seats at an Early Bird Rate of 250 EUR(-50%) until 28.05.2017 by registering on the official website of the event: https://praguegamingsummit.eu/
…or by choosing your delegate package(delegate passes with accommodation at the official hotel) here: https://praguegamingsummit.eu/register/
For more details about the event, you can contact the organizers directly by e-mail on the following e-mail address: email@example.com or by phone on +40 726 388 370.
Make sure you check back for more updates about Prague Gaming Summit.