February Preview: 5th Annual European Online Gaming Forum

Published December 28, 2014 by Amir G

February Preview: 5th Annual European Online Gaming Forum

The 5th Annual European Online Gaming Forum will tackle the most relevant questions and issues faced by Europe's iGaming industry.

The 5th Annual Regulatory Forum on European Online Gaming is set to take place Monday, February 2nd, at the London's Crowne Plaza – London The City Hotel. Organized by the C5 Group, the European Online Gaming Forum is one of the continent's most important iGaming events. This year's forum brings together many of the people who make the industry work, with speakers ranging from key Euro regulators and decision makers to leading position holders in the industry.

Europe's Booming Online Gaming Industry

Europe's online gaming industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the continent. The European Commission has estimated that by 2015, revenues from the European iGaming industry will reach €13bn. With this in mind, the European Online Gaming Forum convenes to look at the current state of affairs in European iGaming, looking at regulation, safety, business strategies and emerging trends the likes of digital currency.

Key Regulators and Industry Leaders

With regulation being on top of the agenda for 2014/5, an impressive line-up of key regulators will take part in the forum. Some highlights include a keynote address on how the European Commission supports online gaming development by EC representative Harrie Temmink, a session dubbed "Navigating the Regulatory Landscape in Europe" and a fascinating panel looking into the future of gambling. The regulators will be joined by key industry leaders, operators and suppliers, with representatives from companies such as Amaya, Playtech and Betfair as well as leaders of key European iGaming associations.

Focus on UK Regulation

With the recent implementation of the Gambling Act 2014 in the UK, the forum will look at the challenges it has created and the solutions offered, and how the iGaming market responded and is responding to the new reality. A session completely dedicated to the subject dubbed "How to Comply with Your New British Licence" will take place a day after the forum.

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