CAP Euro Barcelona 2008 SummaryPublished October 8, 2008 by OCR Editor
This Weekly Edition is brought to you from Barcelona, where Kate and the OCR Live team have attended the annual CAP Euro event. Here are highlights, news, opinions and even some poker tips from the iGaming conference.
The Online Casino Reports team has travelled to Spain, along with about 1,300 iGaming industry movers and shakers to attend the annual CAP Euro event. Over a weekend jam-packed with events, lectures, panel discussions, business meeting and parties, we had the chance to talk with the participants and bring you a few minutes of what's going on around the online gambling world.
Following are the topics covered in this Weekly Edition, which you can look for further coverage on coming OCR Live videos and OCR Weekly Editions.
We sat in on the CEO panel and heard the casino industry bigwigs talk about mobile gaming, advertising on TV, giant jackpot policies, and their vision for the coming years.
In walking around the dozens of exhibition booths, we chatted with the affiliates. Meet the faces behind the casino sites, and hear about the latest on player promotions.
CAP Down Under
Apparently, the demand among casino affiliates in Australia is so high that CAP have organized a similar event for the local market to take place on 26-27 November, 2008.
We interviewed the marketing manager at Referback, a leading affiliate company established in 1999, for his perspective on the CAP Euro event and the industry at large.
The Kentucky Case
Of course, participants wanted to talk about the ruling that called for the seizure of online gambling domains. We asked the questions and recorded their comments.
The legal status of online gambling is always changing, and seems confusing. We bring you a few explanatory words from CAP Euro participants and speakers on the legalities concerning casino operators, web advertisers and the players too.
We reported before that local authorities stormed the poker tournament held at CAP conference and confiscated poker tables and chips, but we could still get some useful poker tips for you from the Spanish poker star Juan Manuel Pastor.
New Poker Game
This American fellow has invented a new variation of Omaha poker. He teaches us the basic rules and shares his hopes that the game will catch on.
J Todd from the APCW has also attended the event, and as expected, had an opinion on just about anything people were talking about.
The keynote presentation at CAP Euro was given by Jamie Gold, the 2006 WSOP Champion and winner of $12 million. We asked him for a few tips for players.