Sweet Sofia: EEGS 2016 Comes Off with Flying Colours!

Published December 10, 2016 by Lee R

Sweet Sofia: EEGS 2016 Comes Off with Flying Colours!

EEGS is gaining momentum as a one-stop iGaming information and networking superhighway.

The ninth edition of Eastern European Gaming Summit EEGS at Inter Expo Sofia surpassed the expectations of even the event’s most ardent supporters as well as promoters.   

Global Nexus

Having just concluded from November 21st to 22nd, the conference has already taken on a life of its own as a global nexus for all attendees linking experts, professionals, and all manner of representatives of land-based and online gaming.

Meeting of Minds

Organised by the Bulgarian Trade Association of Manufacturers and Operators in the Gaming Industry (BTAMOGI), the summit provided rousing interface and dialogue among conference attendees and panellists, with over 200 visitors taking part in conference panels and discussions with over 60 seasoned experts.


The event was kicked off by BTAMOGI and Bulgarian State Commission on Gambling Chairman Angel Iribozov, who got things underway in rousing fashion by affirming gaming industry stability through figures in the state budget, characterizing the results as exceeding all expectations.

Further Remarks

Conference moderator Mr. Ognemir Mitev celebrated the fact that EEGS has rapidly transformed into an innovative information and best business exchange, supporting iGaming sectors from manufacturing to operating to regulatory aspects of the gaming business.    

Main Themes

Regulatory changes and challenges in Europe as well as omni-channel strategy were the central topics of discussion. The healthy exchange of ideas dramatically increasing the insight of open-minded attendees for effective compliance into all European markets through a Q&A session led by EU law expert Dr. Simon Planzer and updates from European Commission policy officer Bertil Vagnhammar. 

Meeting the Press

An important press conference also took place at the EEGS, with luminaries such as Dr. Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner, Melchers Law Firm, and former president of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) addressing the press along with Carlo Pagan, General Director of the Casino Campione D'Italia and Vice President of the European Casino Association.

Addressing the Public

Their main message: with thriving online casino revenues increasing, responsible gaming becomes the priority of the iGaming industry moving forward. 


It is only possible to touch upon the goings on at EEGS 2016.  Suffice to say, all can trust that the full benefits were experienced by attendees fortunate enough to be here, with everyone else invited for next year’s even more rousing tenth edition! 

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