Looking Back at the Eastern European Gaming SummitPublished December 8, 2015 by Florin P
Renowned European gambling experts converged at the Eastern European Gaming Summit in Sofia, yielding interesting and important conclusions.
Every year in November, gaming experts from all over Europe converge to Bulgaria, to attend the Eastern European Gaming Summit. Given the success of the previous editions, Sofia has proudly hosted the 8th edition of the major forum bringing together international associations, national regulators and tourism industry experts. The event is organized by the Bulgarian Trade Association of Manufacturers and Operators and it came a long way since opening its doors for the first time in 2008.
The Eastern European Gaming Summit Leads the Technological Trends
The gaming forum presents industry representatives with the chance to meet potential partners and stay up-to-date with the advancements of technology. One of the key subjects at this year’s reunion was protection against money laundering and fraud, with participants discussing the best ways to ward off this major threat.
This topic dominated the first part of the conference day, but equally important issues, such as responsible gaming as well as the inherent challenges faced by the gaming industry were discussed. The emphasis was on finding the best ways to protect players from the potential threats posed by gambling addiction.
The Perfect Mix of Land-Based and Online Gaming
Unlike similar events that focus exclusively on Internet gambling, the Eastern European Gaming Summit also paid attention to the challenges of the land-based operators. Speakers from some of the leading companies attended and they came up with useful ideas for those who contemplate the possibility of starting their own business.
In addition to casino games, which were at the cornerstone of this gambling conference, the topic of sports betting was also debated. Those dwelling mostly on online gambling were particularly interested to hear more about the mobile games revolution, as mobile devices are extensively used these days. At the same time, the issue of gambling tourism came into the spotlight and Carlos Siu Lam, a researcher from Macao fascinated the audience with his insights.