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Post-Event European Gaming Congress 2019 Milan: Quality Networking, Interesting Discussions and Destination Athens 2020

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EGC2019 Milan a huge success, announcing Athens as the destination of the 2020 edition!

The second edition of the European Gaming Congress (EGC) took last month on the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Milan and gathered +110 high-level delegates from around Europe, including official delegations from Cyprus, Malta, and South Korea.

We would like to thank the sponsors of the 2019 edition for their support and here are the companies for which we are thankful:

NetEnt – MAIN STAGE SPONSOR

SBTech – LANYARDS SPONSOR

PLANZER LAW – EUROPEAN REGULATORY SPONSOR

TAL RON, DRIHEM & CO LAW FIRM – LEGAL AND BANKING SPONSOR

BETEGY – TECHNOLOGICAL SPONSOR

BtoBet – DIGITAL SPONSOR

Altenar – PEN, PAPER AND PAMPER SPONSOR

NSoft – GENERAL SPONSOR

Netshop ISP – GENERAL SPONSOR

The 2019 edition of the conference recorded 9 sponsors and most of them have already confirmed their support for the 2020 edition.

“European Gaming Congress is here to stay and we are happy that the platform has received so much encouragement by leading brands, regulators and government officials coming all the way from Asia. We are happy that the second edition was a sold-out event and the information which was shared by some of the biggest names of the industry has reached so many interested delegates. We are already planning for the 2020 edition and make sure to pre-register in order to receive the updates”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events.

Based on the survey which was filled out by 68% of the delegates, the conference will move to Athens, Greece in 2020 and the proposed date of the conference is the 5th of November. The venue will be disclosed at the beginning of next year and the organizers look forward to greeting delegates in new European capital in a market that will probably be highlighted in many news.

You can view the full official image gallery on the following link: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmJqP3u8

The conference brought together compliance experts, regulators, leading gambling industry operators, marketing experts and several service providers from Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, Greece, Cyprus, South Korea, the Baltics, the D-A-CH region, but also from several other European regions.

The agenda of the conference included several panel discussions, and an exclusive IMGL MasterClass which was titled as “Ideal connection and communication between regulators and the industry” and was joined by Ioanna Fiakkou (Chairwoman of the National Betting Authority Cyprus), Michele Magro (Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs for the Malta Gaming Authority), Maarten Haijer (Secretary-General of the European Gaming and Betting Association – EGBA), Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners) and Andrew Cochrane (Chief Development Officer at SBTech).

The attending delegates had the unique opportunity to hear the recent updates and enjoy networking sessions with some of the leading names of the industry. You can find the full list of speakers below at the end of this press release.

The audio recordings of the panel discussions are available for European Gaming PREMIUM Members.

During the second edition of EGC, attending delegates also had the opportunity to decide the winners in the 26 categories of inaugural SEG Awards (Southern European Gaming Awards).

Special thank you goes to the presenters of the awards for their professionalism, Julia Peeva-Sertov (CEO at Amusnet Gaming) and Andrius Gabnys (Founder at Gabnys Law Firm).

As in other awards ceremonies hosted by our team, the winners were announced in the final session of the conference, after the secret vote cast by the attending delegates. You can view the full list of the winners per each category on the following link.

Congratulations to all the winners and the organizers look forward to welcoming you back in 2020!

Make sure to also subscribe to the social media channels of the conference for continuous updates regarding the 2020 event: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Page, LinkedIn Group.

The next edition of EGC will be held in November 2020 in Athens, you can Pre-Register here to get the latest notification about the official date, location, and speaking possibilities.

We are already working hard on the next events and the look forward to seeing you soon in Prague or Tallinn! More details about the upcoming events calendar can be found here.

Here are a few of the testimonials that have left by the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of European Gaming Congress which was held in Milan:

The event appeared very interesting for me in terms of networking opportunities. The first panel was in-depth analyses of the Italian regulatory regime and it was very useful. I am planning to attend the next event as well.” – Polina Nedyalkova – Business Development Manager at EGT Interactive

I was attending the European Gaming Congress in Milan last week. It was a great pleasure for me to take part in this event. I met a lot of people. I took part in a panel discussion about marketing on the regulated markets. I told a lot about Parimatch practices regarding that. I heard a lot about GDPR in the European Union and in the advertising industry. I heard about the practices of Italians and other countries. Thank you for the great possibilities to take part in such an event. Thanks to organizers. See you soon at other events.” – Ivan Liashenko – Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch

The best way to describe EGC in Milan is with Paul J. Meyers quote: ‘Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.’ Thanks again to Zoltan for another great event with high-quality attendees.” – Melanie Hainzer – Marketing Manager at Wildz

EGC is a boutique event pitched at influencer level delegates and of the size and structure that facilitates open discussion and engagement, thoroughly informative and enjoyable.” – Graham Luke – Gaming Industry Consultant – Marathonbet

Nice mingle between regulators and the industry. A great chance to share views with key players and have a grasp on the most recent developments of the industry.”  – Michalis Karamanlis – Legal Counsel at Betano

Once again, European Gaming Events put together a quality, boutique event that brought together people from different, but interconnected sectors of the iGaming industry. It was the most beneficial learning and networking experience!”Maria E. Arnidou – Marketing & Communications Management at Fantasy Sports Interactive

It is always a pleasure to attend the organizers’ events since they provide useful insight and, most importantly, the context for unpretentious and productive networking with key people in the gaming industry.” – Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros – Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions

EGC2019 Milan was nothing short of what I was expecting, a great opportunity to share and learn from the best of the industry.” – Vasco Albuquerque – SEO Manager at All-in Translations

Professionally organized with highest targeting precision for relevant topics” – Dr. Joerg Hofmann – Senior Partner MELCHERS law firm; President IMGL (2014 + 2015)

The lectures and industry insight during the conference were given by:

Maurizio Bernardo (Senior Strategic Advisor at SKS365), Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar), Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners), Andrea Eletto (Legal and Research Analyst at GamblingCompliance), Alessandro Allara (Sportsbook and Digital Director at SNAITECH), Willem van Oort (Founder of Gaming in Holland / Gaming in Spain), Marko Jankovic (Head Of Business Development at G-Core Labs S.A.), Ioanna Fiakkou (Chairwoman of the National Betting Authority Cyprus), Michele Magro (Chief Counsel – Policy & International Affairs for the Malta Gaming Authority), Maarten Haijer (Secretary General of the European Gaming and Betting Association – EGBA), Andrew Cochrane (Chief Development Officer at SBTech), André Wilsenach (Senior Vice President, Government Relations at BMM Testlabs), Ariel Weiss (CEO of n00b), Melanie Hainzer (Marketing Manager at Wildz), Sara-Swetlana Klimper (Senior Independent Gaming Consultant), Amir Mikay (CEO at Trafficlightmedia), Graham Martin (Third Generation Bookmaker and Gaming Industry Veteran), Martina Scalpello (Senior Manager at ARQ Group Malta), Dr. Holger Jakob (Head of Legal at G2 Esports), Stav Pischits (CEO at Cynance), Dr. Christian Rapani (Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani), Ivan Liashenko (Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch), Francesco Gaziano (Chief Marketing Officer and Country Manager Italy at SKS365) and last but not least Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company).

Special gratitude is also extended to the panel moderators for keeping the discussions flowing and educative:

Christian Tirabassi (Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure / Gioconews.it writer), Donata Szabo (Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW), Tal Itzhak Ron (Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist and Notary), Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm) and last but not least Vasco Albuquerque (SEO Manager at All-in Global).

For further inquiries about the 2020 edition of EGC and SEG Awards, speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an e-mail to alex.marginean@europeangaming.eu or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.

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Win Systems Appoints Chad Dickie as EVP & GM USA

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Win Systems has appointed Chad Dickie as Executive Vice President and General Manager, USA. He will be responsible for boosting and accelerating the company’s strength and growth in the US market. Chad has more than 25 years of experience in the gaming and entertainment sector.

Win Systems has had presence in the US for years. However, this year, there has been significant growth in the market with the installation of its renowned CMS Wigos and its premium Gold Club electronic roulettes in prominent casino groups.

“It is a great pleasure for me to join the Win Systems Group. The strong growth that the company has had worldwide and particularly in the USA is a challenge for me and encourages me to contribute to achieving the ambitious goals that the company has in the region,” Chad Dickie said.

“Being able to have top-notch professionals with extensive experience in the sector, as is undoubtedly the case of Chad, will help us achieve our development and growth plans in the country as well as allowing us to maintain the highest demand in terms of standards of the services offered to our customers. The passion and ability to recruit people like Chad bring great value to the company,” Eric Benchimol, CEO of Win Systems said.

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The world of gambling – as seen by millennials and Generation Z

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The generation gap is a subject of discussion that continues to be relevant year on year. Why is it that those born since 1981 are so important to the gambling industry and its future? According to Betinvest COO Max Dubossarsky, every new generation contributes to the development of the entertainment industry, raising the standards for how gambling products and services are created.

Millennials caught the peak of digital technology at a young age, at a time when some of the Generation Z babies were being born already with a smartphone in hand.

The issue of continuity of the generations carries from one age to the next and takes on new dimensions. The gambling industry has its finger on the pulse, aware that the characteristics and preferences of each generation provide detailed information about current and potential players.

During recent years, society has had its eyes fixed on the so-called “millennials” – Generation Y – born between 1981 and 1996, and Generation Z – the “New Silent Generation” – born after 1995—1996. Why are their views and way of thinking important to the gambling industry? Mainly because millennials and Gen Z are products of the digital age.

Modern-day innovations, which previous generations could only have dreamed about, are now the norm for Gen Y and Gen Z. So if it is hard to amaze millennials with high-tech “perks”, it is nigh on impossible to surprise Gen Z – who have fully adapted into the world of 3D technology, VR and AR.

To attract and retain the attention of young players and avoid their games becoming a boring alternative to others on the market, operators created products that borrow features from videogames.

The millennial generation is the first to have grown up with videogames, so their way of life has become one of the reasons for developing online gambling.

This first “internet generation” divides their lives between an online and an offline reality. Many things have become possible to do with the use of gadgets, without the need for physical input. In contrast to well-off baby boomers who were big fans of visiting casinos and the luxury entertainment of gambling, millennials lived in unstable economic conditions and are therefore notable for their rationalism. As a result, they prefer more affordable entertainment, including activities which do not involve leaving the house. The gambling industry grasped the attitude of the new generation and changed its approach accordingly: the first gambling websites started to emerge, and the big casinos began organising events with new kinds of entertainment, such as concerts by famous musicians and DJs, opening exclusive malls, and the like.

Another important move in the battle to earn the attention of younger players is product customisation, responsive design, and additional gamification during the gaming process.

Gen Z, who more or less stormed into the digital age fresh from the cradle, have tough demands. In the modern-day world of gambling, it is no longer enough for games to have just high resolution, gripping storylines and 3D effects. Players want light, fun and quality solutions with compatibility across different devices, secure data and convenient payment methods. Products which cannot easily be adapted to the specific characteristics of regional markets lose their standing and risk being unable to keep up with the competition.

Millennials and Gen Z tend to be cautious in what they do online.

Almost every user leaves behind a digital footprint, which is analysed by marketing experts. It “shows” the user’s interests and gives clues as to what the potential customer might like, helping operators to cater to each player better. But at the same time, data confidentiality and secure payment have become two key issues that users consider when completing any online activities.

It is safe to say that each new generation has contributed – and continues to contribute – towards the change in attitudes towards gambling. Each generation develops the industry by demanding more, thereby raising the standards for how gambling products and services are created.

Because of the rapid development in digital technology, today’s players live in two worlds – an online and an offline world. With the huge amount of offers available, they select the products that are easily understandable. Time has become too expensive to waste on figuring out how things work, especially when it comes to the entertainment industry. Their leisure time is therefore crucial for operators to consider.

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Intralot Appoints New Chief Financial Officer At Its USA Subsidiary

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The INTRALOT Group announces the appointment of Mr. Lampros Klironomos (to date Chief Internal Audit Officer) as Chief Financial Officer of its 100% subsidiary INTRALOT Inc. in the USA. The Board of Directors of INTRALOT during its meeting that held on December 3rd, 2019, following a recommendation by the Audit and Compliance Committee, elected Mrs. Alexandra Moulavasilis for the position of Director (Head) of Internal Audit.

The appointment of Mr. Klironomos at INTRALOT Inc. is part of the overall policy and actions to enhance the subsidiary’s Management Team that plays a pivotal role in achieving our strategic objectives and improving the Group’s financial performance. Mr. Klironomos will undertake his responsibilities in the USA upon the completion of the procedures required by law.

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