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Central and Eastern Europe in charge of European Gambling Congress VE (Virtual Edition).

#EGC2020ve  The CEE gaming business continues to be at the highlights of numerous media outlets and think it or not there’s something big happening within this area.

From the Czech Republic: Only 1 week Czech Lawmakers have voted in favour of a fresh decree to prohibit all mechanical and electronic gambling machines from the national capital. The decree anticipates a nod in the town council.

When it will get the council’s acceptance, it is going to indicate the conclusion of legal slot machines and video lottery terminals at the Czech funding once the present licensing period finishes in 2024.

Back in Austria: The Australian Financial Authorities have completed a total of 278 reviews on supposed black-market gambling sites since January, leading to the confiscation of over 660 gaming machines. ) More than half of those captured machines have been located in Vienna, the capital city of Austria.

In a declaration issued July 28, Austria’s fiscal authorities set from the progress it’s made this year to get a decrease in illegal gaming in the nation. It made clear that the vast majority of illegal gaming activity is happening in urban centers like Vienna and Linz.

In metropolitan locations, prohibited gaming was largely diminished — for instance, from the nations of Burgenland, Styria and Vorarlberg united, just two devices are discovered since January.

In Poland: The newest statistics released by Poland’s finance ministry also have shown that although the gaming revenue decrease for the year thus far, recently regulated goods helped mitigate the drops in online gambling and Rival gambling.

The gross gambling yield projections offered by H2 Gambling Capital demonstrated the overall for the year to June 11 is anticipated to drop 9.5percent from 2019’s figures. That is substantially lower compared to 19.6% reduction projected throughout all EU markets.

Poland’s lower estimated decrease was a result of the growth of recently regulated verticals like internet casinos and also land-based arcades. Internet casino earnings grew 96.7percent for the year to June 11, assisted by expansion from Totalizator Sportowy’s Complete Casino website.

Additionally in Poland, pro soccer striker Robert Lewandowski has already signed an investment deal with all Movie Games, at a Polish producer of sports-related movie games, and this has gained publicity throughout the coronavirus lockdown.

Based on Movie Games, Lewandowski is becoming a shareholder in an organization that’s going to be launched in established by September to build sports video games.

Lewandowski stated in a statement published by Movie Games:”I see a enormous potential in this section”

Back in Bulgaria: The National Revenue Agency (NRA) has formally assumed the ability of regulating the gaming industry in Bulgaria. The nation’s National Assembly passed a resolution to the effect a month. It replenishes the State Commission on Gambling (SCG).

NRA Director Galya Dimitrova, that has the choice to nominate a deputy to manage the controlled gaming marketplace, will likely be in control of proceedings.

The preceding permits will remain valid until they die. NRA will process license applications and renewals in just six months.

SGC was freed in the gaming regulation responsibility after a few scandals, resulting in the resignation of Chairman Alexander Georgiev at February after he had been questioned in relation to a research to Vasil Bozhkov, proprietor of Bulgaria’s earliest gaming operator, Eurofootball.

This is a lot of information to share regarding the Hungarian, Slovakian and Romanian gaming industry also, but we’ll leave it to the pros that will unite the 3 specific board discussions at the digital variation of European Gambling Congress 2020.

The digital variant of European Gambling Congress 2020 is currently happening involving 6-7 October and gathers high titles of the gambling business who will exhibit their own insights to make Europe’s biggest gambling compliance amassing.

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The seminar will pay +28 authorities and you’ve got the chance to dive to quality information concerning the CEE area via 3 particular panels.

The”GAMING REPORT: CENTRAL EUROPE (PART ONE)” panel discussion will concentrate on the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. The dialogue will be moderated by Jakub Kolomicenko (Head of the legal department Endorphina) and will likely soon be connected by Jan Rehola (Manager at IFGR and Partner in PS Legal), Ewa Lejman-Widz (Head of Polish Desk in WH Partners), Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska (legal adviser, Neighborhood Partner in DWF Poland), Jakub Myszkorowski (Chief Commercial Officer in STATSCORE) and Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor in WH Partners).

The”GAMING REPORT: CENTRAL EUROPE (PART TWO)” panel discussion will likely concentrate on Hungary and Slovenia under the moderation of Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor in WH Partners).

The dialogue is going to be connected by Helembai Gabor (Attorney-at-law in Bird & Bird Hungary) and Jaka Repansek (Media and Gambling Specialist, Partner in Hipther Agency).

The next panel discussion will concentrate on the upgrades from Romania along with Bulgari and will be tagged”GAMING REPORT: EASTERN EUROPE“.

The dialogue will be moderated by Ana-Maria Baciu (Managing Partner Simion & Baciu Law Company ) and can be combined by Dan Iliovici (Vice President of ROMBET — Deadly Gambling Organizers’ Association) and also Georgi Dimitrov (legal counsel in EGT Interactive Ltd).

There are additional information about the speakers’ along with moderator bios below.

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The HIPTHER FESTIVAL carries a complete week of seminars that are made to bring together invention with compliance through several talks and talks in many businesses and will operate between 5-9 October.

The festival comprises the next conventions:

  • PICANTE Marketing and Advertising Summit (#MS2020ve) — 5 October
  • European Gambling Congress (#EGC2020ve) — 6-7 October
  • PICANTE TECH Seminar Europe (#TCE2020AutumnVE) — 8-9 October

The enrollment is absolutely free and you may attend all 3 conventions with only 1 registration!

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Ana-Maria Baciu — Running Partner Simion & Baciu Law Company

Ana-Maria Baciu is a intellectual property attorney, helping clients in a variety of industries, such as gaming, IT, e-commerce or pharmaceuticals, to get over 20 years.

From the gambling industry, Ana-Maria has been directing betting & gambling businesses, alternative suppliers, advertising affiliates, and other firms with an interest in this industry and industry-relevant institutions, on the complete variety of operational and regulatory gaming facets.

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Ewa Lejman-Widz — Head of Polish Desk in WH Partners

Ewa is going the Desk of WH Partners within this strategic partnership below the WH Partners new with Izabella Żyglicka and Partners, a well respected full service law company in Poland and also a part of Ally Law.

Ewa is a company attorney with over 12 decades of expertise. She helps clients on topics related to gambling and betting, contract law, M&A along with IT service marketplace legislation.

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Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska — Legal adviser, Local Partner in DWF Poland

Anna Wietrzyńska-Ciołkowska is a company attorney coping with M&A trades focused on the gaming and insurance businesses.

She guides clients from the gaming industry on establishing a company and getting a license to conduct a gaming company in Poland, providing betting services to residents from different authorities, organising promotional lotteries, organising gaming trades, dispersing gaming machines, and betting elements in pc games or lotteries, obtaining gambling businesses and structuring collaboration between spouses in these businesses, outsourcing of betting purposes, limitations on creating payments or promotion activities in betting, in addition to issues related to betting taxation.

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Jan Řehola — Director in IFGR and Partner in PS Legal

Jan Řehola has more than eight decades of experience in the gaming area, both by the private and public industry.

He also holds a Master of Law from Charles University at Prague.  Jan functioned for four decades to the Ministry of Finance — that the Czech gaming regulator; firstly, as a Head of the Legal Unit and afterwards, as a Manager of Gambling Department.  In his job for the Czech gaming operator, Jan was accountable for all gaming policy problems, such as the building of new laws, the issuing of gaming licenses and collaboration with other European authorities as part of the European Commission Expert Group on Online Gambling.

After departing the Ministry of Finance at 2014, Jan became a part of Petroš Sedláčková Legal and co-founder of this consultancy firm BetOnSkill Consulting, a full-time international gaming consultancy.

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Georgi Dimitrov — Legal Counsel / Compliance Manager in EGT Interactive

Georgi Dimitrov is an authorized adviser at EGT Interactive Ltd., having a concentration on legal, technical and regulatory compliance issues linked to the iGaming industry. He specializes in global gaming law and offers advice on certification and licensing frameworks, policy drafting, and compliance procedures. His line of work entails communicating with focal stakeholders from the industry like testing labs, operators and regulators.

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Gábor Helembai — Senior Associate in Bird & Bird Budapest

Gábor is currently a Senior Associate at the Corporate and Business teams at the Budapest office of Bird & Bird. He advises both cross-border and domestic trades and investments in a variety of businesses. He’s got a distinctive industry focus on gaming/betting, informing major internet and land-based operators, and even slot machines makers on regulatory issues.

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Dan Iliovici — Vice President of all ROMBET — Romanian Gambling Organizers’ Association

Dan Iliovici is the Vice President of all ROMBET — Integrating Gambling Organizers’ Association, among the most significant institutions of this business.

With abundant experience in the gaming business, the former President of the gambling regulator — The National Gambling Office.

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Dr. Robert Skalina — Senior Advisor in WH Partners

Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate in Addition to a Registered European Lawyer at Malta. He’s located in Prague and operates in Malta frequently.

He’s a financial support and corporate attorney and gives guidance to a broad assortment of investment managers, advisers and capital, such as private equity and hedge funds. Robert also frequently counsels clients in the gaming/gambling businesses and has enormous expertise in the region of mergers and acquisitions and intricate cross border trades.

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Jakub Myszkorowski — Chief Commercial Officer in STATSCORE

Together with over 10 years of expertise in the professional game and gambling sectors, Jakub is currently contributing to the Sales and advertising operations in STATSCORE, a Polish firm aiming at getting the Largest Sports Data Center on earth.

As an former soccer UEFA A mentor and football performance analyst, he also combines the top sports practices into handling the team.

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Jaka Repanšek — Media and Gambling Specialist, Partner in Hipther Agency

Jaka has worked for various TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media, Entertainment) businesses because 1996. He’s recognized among the top specialists on gambling, media and electronic law in Slovenia. Jaka graduated in the Faculty of Law in the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and obtained his first graduate degree from Cambridge University in England and Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (Diploma in European Community Law) and finished two-year MBA graduate research in the University of Kansas in the United States.

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Jakub Kolomicenko — Head of the legal division in Endorphina

Jakub Kolomicenko began his training as a corporate attorney and member of the Czech Bar Association but he then shifted his attention and also as an in-house counselor specializes in IP law and all aspects of gambling legislation

He’s presently the Head of the legal division in Endorphina and operates with a team which is composed of highly qualified foreign professionals that have several years of expertise in online casino games production.

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