Coming in September: Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference 2016

Mike P. - July 17, 2016

The inaugural 2016 CEEGC conference and awards will be hosted in Budapest this September, bringing together attendees to discuss regulatory topics.

Coming this September will be the first-ever Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC). Scheduled for 20 September 2016, professionals working throughout the global gambling industry will travel to Budapest to listen highly regarded keynote speakers and participate in networking events.

Specialist Speakers

Hungary’s Budapest Hilton Budapest City hotel will play host to inaugural conference that will attract more than 150 industry leaders along with 20 speakers. Ahead of the event, CEEGC’s website is sharing written previews in advance to help attendees become acquainted with the intricacies of each topic that has been planned.

Jan Řehola is one of the organised speakers and works as a lawyer and consultant with BetOnSkill, while Nadya Hambach is also on hand share her legal perspective from being renowned as Bulgaria’s leading gaming lawyer. Generally, there is a strong presence among legal and compliance experts, BetOlimp chief marketing officer Mark McGuinness will be there to discuss customer challenges.  

Geographic Focus

CEEGC attendees have been drawn to the event on the promise that it will focus on recent legislative changes made to Eastern European gaming markets. The most prevalent examples include Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and other nearby countries.

In discussing the geographic challenges, the talks will be broken into four categories. Eastern and Northern Europe will come first, with Central Europe and the Balkans scheduled for the afternoon. A fifth discussion has been planned to discuss more specific industry topics, such as the emergence of Bitcoin, e-sports popularity, and forex and binary options.

Jan Řehola in the Spotlight

Jan Řehola is scheduled to participate on the panel entitled “Focus on recent developments in Eastern Europe”, with Řehola on hand to share his specialist insights on the Czech Republic’s new gambling act. For the four years, Řehola worked in gambling regulation for the country’s finance department.

In the present, Řehola is working with BetOnSkill, which is a dedicated gambling consultancy firm set up to assist with regulatory compliance and other matters. He will be primed to explain how the Czech market has gradually opened up since being restricted to a handful of operators. Řehola will also be able to outline the new opportunities moving forward.

CEEGA Awards

The Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards (CEEGA) will also be hosted during CEEGC. An informed panel of professionals will oversee CEEGA, with awards due to be handed out to gambling operators, software suppliers, and services providers working in different fields, including sportsbooks, casino sites, poker sites, social gaming, and others.



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