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German Market Update with Dr. Joerg Hofmann and Austrian Market Update with Helmut Kafka announced for CEEGC2017

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With one of the most successful boutique C-level gaming conference coming up this September, it comes as no surprise that its organizers (EEGEvents) have included discussions about the gambling industry in Germany and Austria.

The focus on the two countries have been in the eyes of most operators who are somehow active in these German speaking countries and would like to have a legal presence.

As the German online gambling market has the potential of turning into a highly profitable one, if regulated properly, the country has been in a legislative limbo in regard to its online gambling and betting regulations for almost five years and following the latest regulatory developments. The key question is that, is this state of oblivion and uncertainty likely to continue in the upcoming years? Especially when the elections are just around the corner in Germany and it is high likely that we might see some changes if a new Chancellor is seated in the Parliament.

It was this year, the heads of Germany’s 16 states approved a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling, one that was introduced as a refined version of a 2012 gambling law. Each individual state will now have to pass the legislative piece in order for it to come into effect on January 1, 2018.

Although German lawmakers have clearly worked on amending the Treaty, the amendments introduced were not very welcomed by the European Commission, the EU regulatory body that, among many other things, monitors the process of gambling market regulation in member states.

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Such is the case in Austria, where major updates are finally expected to materialize in 2018.

The organizers have decided to invite top names of the industry and both of the keynote speakers are set to join the Central European panel at the second edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference.

The “Where is the Central European gambling industry heading?” panel is scheduled to be held between 14:00 – 15:00 (Budapest Local Time) on the 19th of September (Day 1) during the second edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference Budapest. (you can view the full agenda here).

More about the speakers:

Joerg-Hofmann-300x300 German Market Update with Dr. Joerg Hofmann and Austrian Market Update with Helmut Kafka announced for CEEGC2017Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm)

Dr. Joerg Hofmann is the Immediate Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organisation. He has been consistently ranked as a “Leading Individual” in Gaming & Gambling by Chambers Global since 2011 and is the only German Lawyer listed among “Germany’s Best Lawyers” in the category “Gaming Law” by Handelsblatt and BestLawyers since 2014. Joerg is based in Heidelberg/Germany. He frequently publishes articles in international expert’s magazines and periodicals and speaks regularly on international gaming law conferences around the world.

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Helmut-Kafka-300x300 German Market Update with Dr. Joerg Hofmann and Austrian Market Update with Helmut Kafka announced for CEEGC2017Helmut Kafka (President at Automatenverband)

More than 35 years internationally busy in the amusement and gambling trade.

Since 1988 expert for the Austrian Chamber of Commerce for gambling and amusement with prices machines (AWP), re-elected March 2015.
Since 1999 member of the British Society of Study of Gambling.

Since 2006 president of Automatenverband.at.

2007 until 2015 first vice president EUROMAT, Brussels and chairman of the legal affairs committee. Presenter and attendant of various international conferences, seminars, congresses Member of the scientific advisory board of the Institut f. Glücksspiel u. Wetten at the University Bonn-Sieg, Germany. 2013: Certificate ‘Excellence in Responsible Gaming’ of the Sigmund Freud University, Vienna.

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How to secure your seat?
Early Bird Rate is set for 299 EUR and can be booked with the 50% discount until September the 3rd, 2017. Limited seating! (Online payment, Bitcoin or Bank Wire Available)

Register here: https://ceegc.eu/registration/

For more details visit the official website, www.ceegc.eu or contact the organizers directly by email ([email protected]) or by phone (0040 735 559 234).

Watch this space for more interesting updates about #CEEGC2017Budapest

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Digicode Appoints Itai Zak as Executive Director for iGaming Division

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Digicode, a leading provider of innovative software solutions, has appointed Itai Zak as Executive Director for the iGaming division. In this role, Itai will drive the growth and strategic direction.

With over 15 years of experience in the iGaming industry, Zak brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Digicode. He has a proven track record of successfully leading and scaling businesses in the online gaming sector, gaining experience as the CEO of SBTech, GoWild Gaming, and Spiral Solutions.

Under Itai’s visionary leadership, GoWild Casino not only seamlessly transitioned to a state-of-the-art iGaming platform but also achieved an astounding 450% increase in profitability, driven by Itai’s strategic expansion into new markets and his ability to build and lead a formidable team of over 300 professionals.

At SBTech, Itai was instrumental in redefining the company’s sales, marketing, and business development approach, transforming SBTech into a leading provider of turnkey sports betting and iGaming solutions. His efforts have helped grow the company from 60 to over 600 employees across multiple global locations, with significant year-on-year growth in net profit.

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Itai’s appointment is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation, excellence, and strategic growth within the iGaming sector. His proven track record in navigating complex regulatory environments, coupled with his forward-thinking approach to product and market strategy, positions Digicode for exciting advancements in its iGaming offerings.

“We are thrilled to have Itai Zak join our team. His deep understanding of the iGaming landscape and leadership skills will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and expand our foothold in this dynamic industry. Also, Itai’s proven track record in navigating complex regulatory environments, coupled with his forward-thinking approach to product and market strategy, positions Digicode for exciting advancements in its iGaming offerings,” Max Maslii, President and global CEO at Digicode, said.

In his new role, Zak will develop and execute Digicode’s iGaming strategy, focusing on driving revenue and growth. He will work closely with the product development and sales teams to deliver cutting-edge solutions tailored to the unique needs of iGaming operators.

“I am excited to join Digicode and lead their iGaming division. Digicode has a proven track record of delivering innovative software solutions, and I am eager to contribute to their continued success in the iGaming market,” Itai Zak said.

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Pragmatic Play Goes Live with City Center Online in Argentina

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, is enhancing its standing in Argentina and is now live with City Center Online.

Taking its leading Slots portfolio to the online casino, City Center Online’s players are now set to benefit from leading titles, including award-winning hits like Sugar Rush and Gates of Olympus as well as more recent releases from Pragmatic Play’s ever-expanding portfolio such as Pub Kings and Mustang Trail.

This latest agreement follows a series of partnerships that Pragmatic Play has struck across the regulated LatAm markets, combined with several regional industry awards, further cements its position as the leading supplier in Latin America.

Victor Arias, VP of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “We are delighted to announce Pragmatic Play’s agreement with City Center Online as the brand continues its upward trajectory and supply even more LatAm operators with its acclaimed, industry-leading titles.

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“With Pragmatic Play’s renowned slot library now live on the platform, we are confident they will be a hit with City Center Online’s players, and we look forward to see its content provision expanding even more in the near future.”

Samanta Zio, Online Gaming Manager at City Center Online, said: “The quality and brand recognition that is brought on by Pragmatic Play games cannot be understated and we are delighted to now offer its portfolio to our players.

“Underpinning our commitment to providing premium gaming experiences to audiences in Argentina, we are confident this partnership is a momentous win for City Center Online.”

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Pragmatic Play Adds TriunfoBet to Growing List of Latin American Partners

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, will soon bring its dynamic multi-product portfolio to more customers with Venezuelan operator TriunfoBet, encompassing its Slots, Live Casino, and Virtual Sports offering as part of the deal.

The supplier has continued to build on its impressive Live Casino offering with the launch of Treasure Island. The action-packed gameshow follows in the footsteps of similar hit titles such as Sweet Bonanza Candyland and Snakes & Ladders Live which are also fan favorites across LatAm.

In addition, casino classics such as Roulette and Blackjack will be brought to an even wider audience in the region thanks to this latest tie-up.

Pragmatic Play’s renowned Slot portfolio will promptly be available for TriunfoBet players to enjoy including new titles such as Gates of Olympus 1000 in addition to Christmas-themed versions of its player-favourite franchises including Big Bass Christmas Bash and Sugar Rush Xmas.

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Rounding off the collection is Pragmatic Play’s Virtual Sports which delivers cutting-edge 3D renderings of popular sports betting markets that match real-life equivalents across horse and greyhound racing, football, and motorsport.

The new agreement with TriunfoBet further boosts Pragmatic Play’s profile across the LatAm market as it cements itself as the industry-leading supplier in the region.

Victor Arias, VP of LatAm Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play’s content has become a household name in LatAm, and we are confident that TriunfoBet will achieve similar levels of success as other partners. The LatAm market continues to be a key area of expansion for Pragmatic Play, as evidenced by the consistent stream of new partnerships launched each month. TriunfoBet is the perfect addition to Pragmatic Play’s growing portfolio of partners in this region.”

Luis Lizarazo, CEO of TriunfoBet, said: “We strive to provide our players with an exceptional experience on our platform, and our latest partnership with Pragmatic Play allows us to significantly enhance our offering with their extensive range of products. Pragmatic Play’s remarkable growth in Latin America has been truly impressive, and we are thrilled to be among their latest partners. We are confident that their Slots, Live Casino, and Virtual Sports will be met with the same resounding success they have garnered worldwide.”

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