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From Conversion to Retention – with Quirino Mancini, Jon Peters, Tal Miller and Tal Itzhak Ron at Prague Gaming Summit 2018

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Prague – 12 March 2018 – We are gearing up for a sold out event at the second edition of Prague Gaming Summit. We are honored to have the opportunity to host you with an impressive lineup of speakers and highly trending topics. We are respecting our promises and keeping the quality experience for networking and learning.

The “From Conversion to Retention – how do you make a successful gaming operation profit” panel discussion will include the experts of conversion and retention and will focus on key strategies you can implement in your business in order to retain your new customers.

The speaker of the panel are Tal Itzhak Ron (Tal Ron, Drihem and Co. Law Firm), Quirino Mancini (Tonucci & Partners), Jon Peters (Theomobex), Tal Miller (Fibonatix)

Tal Miller (Fibonatix)                         

Tal is in essence a problem solver. He specializes in tackling challenging situations and cases, cut to the heart of the matter and find out how to make things work the way they should. Tal is an idealist who likes to see things as they can and should be rather than how they are now, and he take pleasure in getting them up to standard.

As CEO of Fibonatix Tal uses his experience in working in international and multicultural environments, where his language and communications skills can be used to bring people together, and find attractive business opportunities for their clients and partners.

Tal has an extensive knowledge of the payments industry and with this knowledge he excels at reducing complex problems to simple concepts which can be easily understood and resolved.

He makes sure his people always see the big picture and have their clients’ best interests at heart.

 

Tal Itzhak Ron (Tal Ron, Drihem and Co. Law Firm)

Tal graduated from Haifa University School of Law (LL.B.) and Faculty of Computer Science (B.Sc.), and while working as a software developer at a publicly traded software company, NESS Technologies group, has further obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Bar Ilan University (M.Sc). Tal established Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm in 2003, focusing on Online Trading, Ad Tech, Hi Tech, M&A, Fin Tech and iGaming, quickly becoming one of the first international law firms practicing solely on these areas, advising top-tier international clients in these fields. Over the years, Tal gained extensive knowledge in Financial and Gaming regulation, International Taxation and Payment services. Today his team of highly seasoned attorneys and partnering professionals headquartered in Tel Aviv and operating from 8 offices around the world, offers an international one-stop shop for all legal, incorporation, banking, M&A and licensing needs.

 

Quirino Mancini (Tonucci & Partners)

Quirino Mancini is the global head of the gaming and gambling practice at Tonucci & Partners (www.tonucci.com), a top-ten Italian general practice firm with offices in Rome, Milan, Brescia, Padua, Florence, Tirana, Bucharest and Belgrad.

Quirino is one of the leading Italian gaming and gambling lawyers with a specialist practice of almost 20 years.  He acts for Italian and foreign-based online and land-based companies operating in the Italian gaming market, advising them on legal, licensing, regulatory, day-to-day compliance and any other operational aspects connected to their activities.  He also runs a bespoke matchmaking and business strategy service to provide clients with a customised type of assistance that includes also introduction and facilitation of dealings with the local regulatory authorities, banks as well as scouting and suitability checks on potential business partners.

Quirino is a regular speaker at most international gaming conferences and sits in the editorial board of various sector reviews and magazines.

Co-founder and editor of www.gaminglaw.eu, a pan-European information and commentary portal focusing on legal and regulatory issues under European and national gaming laws.

Secretary and fellow member of the Leadership Committee of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), a worldwide organisation gathering regulators, lawyers and advisors, in-house counsels and educators engaged in the gaming business.  Fellow member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA)

You can find our interview with Quirino here…

Jon Peters (Theomobex)

Based in the UK, Jon Peters is an American from New York currently the Managing Director of Theomobex (“TMX”), a funded early-stage technology company in the data analytics based marketing space. The company engages with Channel Partners (MNO’s, Digital Media companies, online gaming operators) to analyze, target and monetize their respective user bases. He became a Principal of the company in January 2014.

Prior to this, he spent seven years at Cisco, most recently as its Director for S+CC (Smart + Connected Communities) Worldwide; large-scale projects in its smart solutions portfolio included Skolkovo in Russia, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) in Israel, Portugal Telecom globally, and Cisco’s IoE Venture Fund. He earlier headed the Service Provider vertical in CiscoOne Emerging Markets.

Before joining Cisco, Jon spent ten years at IDT Corporation, from its start-up phase in New Jersey, to its IPO on NASDAQ, and its eventual listing on the NYSE as a multi-billion dollar telecoms and media company. He moved to London in 1998 to start IDT Europe as its first Managing Director and eventually oversaw IDT’s international sales in Europe, Asia and Africa as Managing Director of IDT Global.

Previously, he was Vice President, Syndication & Placement at The Sumitomo Bank, Limited (now Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.) in New York and Tokyo. His Sales & Trading teams were responsible for the syndication, placement and trading of high-yield debt instruments for M&A, recapitalization, real estate and project finance related transactions. He co-authored the industry textbook, The Syndication and Secondary Loan Placement Handbook, published in 1991.

Jon attended Rutgers University (BA Economics, BA English), New York University (MBA Finance) and Waseda University (Japanese Studies). He currently resides in St Johns Wood, London.

Prague Gaming Summit 2018 will also feature trending topics such as the Polish, Czech, Slovakian, Swiss, Austrian and Slovenian market regulations, the event will also focus on featuring panels about Responsible Gambling, AML, cryptocurrencies and of course the use of blockchain.

Make sure you register in order to get a chance to networking with the representatives of Fortuna Group Entertainment, Sazka, Superbet, NetEnt, Cubits, Payout s.r.o., Nmi Gaming, Data Bet, Pangea Localization Services, PMU, BMM Testlabs, ROMBET, All-In Translations, Betgenius, Endorphina, Vemantia, Kajot, Genii Limited, Quickspin, Apollo Games, Astra Games, Ladbrokes Coral, Mr.Green, Boston Link and much more.

Visit the official website of the event for more details: https://praguegamingsummit.com/

Make sure you register and attend Prague Gaming Summit 2018 which will held on the 29th of March at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague.


Source: European Gaming Media and Events

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Russian Online Casinos Supply the Donbass Separatists

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Pro-Russian separatist groups of the Donbass War (Eastern Ukraine) receive material funds from illegal gambling business, states a recent article published in the Russian Sobesednik magazine. According to article, part of the illegal profits of the online casinos is used to finance the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

As reported by GC Alor analysts, the black turnover of these Russian online casinos is around 200 billion RUR (2,725,065,200.00 Euro). The Majority of these online casinos are registered in foreign administrations, like Azino777 being registered in Curacao.

As experts say, many online casinos are physically based in Ukraine, where the legislation is slightly more loyal than Russian. It is allowed, for example, to develop gaming software for third-party customers. Lucky Labs company, which is linked to the online casino “Vulcan”, operates in Ukraine as software developer.

According to the Security Service of Ukraine, which conducted searches at the office of the company lately, Lacky Labs also controls the websites of CasinoX and Joycasino. The company’s office is big. It is a 4-storey building designed for 150 people. There is also a basement area where there is a kitchen and a dining room, a gym.

Lucky Labs was founded by two Russians. Because of the sanctions imposed by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, now they are not allowed to enter the country. However, Lucky Labs continues to exist. Now the company is registered by an Ukrainian citizen.

If some of the profits of illegal online casino go to pro-Russian patriotic purposes, it becomes clear why Roskomnadzor does not block their Internet addresses. The correspondent of “Sobesednik” managed to access the mentioned online casinos without any obstacles, using no VPN or “mirrors”.

 

Source: sobesednik.ru


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Play’n GO ‘Slots’ Into 1st Place!

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Company celebrates EGR victory with Slot Provider of the Year Award

 

June 22, 2018 – Play’n GO were honoured at the EGR B2B Awards on Wednesday (20thJune) as they took home the highly coveted Slot Provider of the Year Award, beating out some strong competition.

The awards, held in London’s prestigious Hurlingham Club, “celebrates and rewards the very best service suppliers in the online gaming industry” and Play’n GO were honoured to have been nominated in numerous categories including Innovation in Mobile and Best Multi-Channel Supplier.

Play’n GO were recognised for their remarkable offerings in the slot market over the past year including innovative games such as Viking Runecraft, Sweet Alchemy and Moon Princessas well as many other popular titles.

CEO Johan Törnqvist was delighted to pick up the win, and believes it is a reflection of the company’s hard work.

“It’s an honour to pick up such a sought-after award, especially with the level of competition in the category. As a company we work hard to put out the finest, most entertaining, offering to our partners in the market, and winning this award is a testament to that. We have consistently been recognised in the industry for the innovative products we release and it’s our job not to rest on our laurels, but to continue innovating”

 

About Play’n GO

Play’n GO is an award-winning supplier of high quality gaming content to many of the world’s leading casino brands.  Its genuine omni-channel solution can be tailored to suit the needs of individual online and land-based partners, regardless of geographical, regulatory, or market-specific requirements. Its games are developed in HTML5 to provide an enhanced user experience on all devices and operating systems. These are complemented by superior back-office administration tools which provide expansive reporting and marketing capabilities, ensuring operators are equipped to provide the ultimate gaming experience. The supplier’s extensive portfolio was recently recognised by the award of the IGA Slot Provider of the Year 2017 title. Play’n GO currently hold offices in Sweden, Malta, Hungary, and the UK. Please visit http://www.playngo.com for more details.


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Poland: Accepted Changes In Taxes, Including Gambling

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Poland’s lower house (Sejm) has voted down five Senate amendments to a comprehensive amendment to several tax bills, including gambling.

The adopted amendments may be applied retroactively, which is to the income earned from January 1 2018.
Gamblers will be treated in a uniform manner after the changes.

Adopted by the Sejm on May 10th of this year extensive amendment to the Personal Income Tax Act (PIT), the Corporate Income Tax Act (CIT) and the Act on flat-rate income tax on certain revenues earned by natural persons; that all winnings on machines will be exempt from PIT, the tax relief for creators will be extended to the next creative professions, the real estate income tax will be larger. This applies to provisions adopted last autumn and effective from January 1st 2018.

Unlike the regulations adopted in autumn, the amendment assumes for example, that participants of legal gambling will be treated in a uniform manner. Regardless of whether the games are organized by casino operators or a company performing a state monopoly in this area, which would be Totalizator Sportowy. In line with the provisions changed by the Sejm and approved by the Senate on Thursday, winnings in slot machine games, card games, dice games and cylindrical games – regardless of which legally operating entities organize them – will be exempt from personal income tax.

In the remaining scope, the rules of taxing winnings (in numerical games, cash lotteries, mutual bets, etc.) are to remain unchanged in relation to the provisions currently in force. Pursuant to the amendment of October 27th 2017, winnings in gambling are subject to a l0% PIT tax on winning if their one-time value of winning exceeds PLN 2,280 (528 Euro).


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