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VIGE2017: Tom Light to speak about Cutting Edge Betting Solutions for market demands at VIGE2017 – Innovation talks(Day 2 – 21.03.2017)



The organizers are proud to announce that Tom Light will give a presentation about Cutting Edge Betting Solutions for the market demands during the Innovation Talks panel on Day 2(21.03.2017) at the Vienna International Gaming Expo 2017.

The panel is specially designed to highlight the most recent innovations and discuss futuristic ideas.

Tom has been working in the gaming industry for many years with a focus on casino operations and sports betting. Currently Tom acts as Vice President of Business Development at SBTech. He is renowned for his role as Vice President of Business Development at FashionTV. Additionally Tom has successfully served as CEO for several online gaming companies such as 7Red Casino and 1King Casino.

Tom is recognized for his high involvement with the creation of the Online How-To Guide ‘eHow’ and has been featured/published in various interviews and articles.

In his early career, Light accepted an internship at Infosearch Media at the age of 19. At the time, he had been working on a concept at Infosearch called Answerbag, a question-and-answer database similar to Yahoo! Answers. The Answerbag property was eventually sold to Demand Media in 2006 for $5 million and was then re-branded into eHow. At age 21, Light became the Director of Marketing at Infosearch Media and also began writing about marketing strategies for various industries in his own financial column in the Tel Aviv newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth. In his position as Director of Marketing, Light offered consultation to many companies including Amazon.comeBayMatch.comChoice Hotels, and Nine West (among others).

His success managing the marketing strategies of these companies led him into a relationship with Playtech, one of the world’s largest online gambling software companies. He founded a marketing business, Tom Light Consulting, which focuses on casino and poker marketing and became the “preferred partner” of Games-OS by Playtech for all its marketing consultation needs. He also founded his own online casino,, and helped turn it into one of the most prominent online casinos on the internet. In 2011, he purchased three online gambling properties, the BonushShot affiliate network, YouSpades Casino, and 11Spades Casino, from Playtech’s owner, Teddy Sagi. He then took the three properties and merged them to create, another online casino.

Tom Light is the right person to discuss innovations coming from the betting industry and even he agrees that the Central European gaming sector needs to speed up the process of transformation and its ability to adapt to the new trends and challenges of the online gaming industry offers within their own region. The only way to switch the region’s economy on the new track is investing in innovative solutions. It is not only about ideas, but ideas and their implementation. Bringing innovation into traditional industries is the key to success and ensures the competitiveness of the CEE region.

The seminar will take place in one of the meeting rooms at the Austria Vienna Center on the 20th of March 2017.

Attending the seminars at VIGE2017 requires a POWER DELEGATE status and is subject to availability. All seminars are limited to 250 delegates and the passes can be ordered at an Early Bird Rate of 300 EUR until 15.01.2017. Register as a POWER DELEGATE HERE!


Be sure to save the date and attend VIGE2017, which will be held between the 20th and 22nd of March 2017 at the Austria Vienna Center in order to hear the fresh information at the seminars which will be held within the Expo, highlight your brand for visiting delegates by booking a stand or attend and network with the leading and newcomer company representatives that are going to be present at the show.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on +40 735 559 234 or by mail on

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Vienna International Gaming Expo will be back in 2018 as a bigger and better boutique style gaming event, do it for your karma



Vienna International Gaming Expo will be back in 2018 with the second edition of one of the fastest growing conference in Central Europe. The 2018 edition of VIGE is reincarnation of the inaugural edition and the motto of the event is “Do it for your karma”.


Below are the main updates which have been adopted to further increase the quality of the event.

New period and a new program

The event will be held between 30 May and 1 June in 2018, the first day being dedicated for Pre-registration, Welcome Drinks and Networking.

The exhibition will be open between 31 May – 1 June and the 2 day event will highlight some of the latest launched companies, but also feature some of the already established providers of the online gambling industry. The key focus is to bring together both software providers and connected service providers of the industry to encourage collaborations in the casino, sports betting, eSports, daily fantasy sports and of course virtual reality game providers.

The floor plan is limited for up to 38 exhibitors and it is encouraged to book early in order to avoid missing out on this great opportunity to highlight your brand in front of the top decision makers of the industry at a boutique style environment.

In parallel with the exhibition, the event will focus on bringing a wealth of information is the special designed panels of the newly launched iGaming Knowledge Seminar series and the already established Innovation Talks.

iGaming Knowledge Seminar – is a conference dedicated to highlighting some of the key techniques and a services which can be implemented by gambling operators in order to increase revenues, decrease fraud and of course catch up with the latest regulatory updates of trending markets.

Innovation Talks – will be highlighting some of the latest technology which is available for operators worldwide and will also feature some new product launches from the top names of the industry. The Innovation Talks series has been launched at VIGE2017 and has been the main topic since then at all the events organized by EEGMedia/EEGEvents.

The seminars will focus on the following main topics: Market Update Austria, Market Update Germany, Market Update Malta, Gambling Regulations in the European markets, IMGL Masterclass, Match Fixing, Convergence between Land Based and Online Gambling, Fraud Detection, VR/AR technology use in Gambling, AI use in Gambling, Customer Retention, eSports, Daily Fantasy Sports, Cryptocurrency

New location

VIGE2018 will be held at a new location which will check the boxes of many delegates that attended the inaugural event and given the feedback about the location.

The event will take place at Austria´s tallest skyscraper, the Danube City Tower.

The iconic DC Tower is the tallest skyscraper in the country. So, when you stay at the Meliá Vienna Hotel you can enjoy spectacular views of the city and the river. It is also close to the United Nations Offices, the Austria Center Vienna congress center and many leading companies.

The location has been picked in order to give the best experience for attending delegates, who will have the opportunity to enjoy networking with a breath taking background view.

Introducing Welcome Drink and Networking Boat Trip, More networking opportunities than ever

The event is built around the feedback that has been received after the inaugural event and it has been carefully analyzed in order to create yet another unique platform for attending delegates.

In addition to the traditional “Official Networking Party” which will be take place at a soon to be confirmed location on the evening of 31 May, the conference will feature a Pre-Registration session with Welcome Drinks and a Networking Boat Trip on the Danube.

Delegate pass price breakdown:

  • General Admission (Early Bird Rate – 50% off): 99 EUR – Sales end on March 1, 2018
  • Group General Admission (Early Bird Rate – 60% off): 79 EUR – Sales end on March 1, 2018
  • General Admission (Advance Rate – 40% off): 118.80 EUR – Sales end on May 1, 2018
  • Group General Admission (Advance Rate – 50% off): 99 EUR – Sales end on May 1, 2018
  • General Admission (no discount): 198 EUR – Sales end on May 31, 2018

The delegate pass will grant access for the visitor to enter and network during the 2 days of action packed seminars and visit the busy floor plan. The delegate pass also includes a complimentary buffet lunch which will be served on both day of the event.



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mybet Holding SE: First betting shops in Austria opened with B2B partner



The mybet Group has expanded its B2B services business and starts with a new partner into the Austrian market. After having completed the technical ramp-up phase the partner’s first seven sports betting shops are now in operation. Further shops are already being planned and are going to significantly increase the business volume in the B2B group segment during the second half of the year.

Also in Austria, like in all our B2B shops, we cooperate with a partner holding the necessary permissions. This step creates a quick and profitable growth in our B2B group segment,” said Markus Peuler, CEO of mybet Holding SE.

Cashout available in whole mybet offering

Since the complete launch of the new online platform mybet is constantly working on improving the offering. In example, as a direct consequence of the platform switch the cashout feature, meaning a buy back option for a bet that has not been settled, which is very popular in the market, is available in all mybet sales channels. That means, customers can use cashout independently from having placed the bet in a shop, on a smartphone or online.

“Cashout is a very popular feature in the market and already a standard offering for a modern betting provider. This is why we are very glad to be able to offer this feature not only like before in some but in all our sales channels,” explains Peuler.


About mybet Holding SE
The mybet Group, licensed in several European countries, provides sports betting and online casino games with the headquarter located in Berlin and offices in Cologne and Malta. mybet offers its betting and gaming products over the internet platform as well as in land-based betting shops operating under a franchise system. In addition, the group is supplying regional betting providers in Europe and Africa as a B2B service provider.
mybet Holding SE is the parent company of the mybet Group. The shares of mybet Holding SE (ISIN DE000A0JRU67) are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the Prime Standard.
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Austria to tighten online regulation



Internet service providers in Austria could be authorised to block domains of websites that break local laws, such as some international gambling sites.


Internationally licensed online gambling sites have proven to be a pain to deal to several countries without proper regulation for the online segment. In order to improve its control over them, Austria is considering to authorise internet service providers (ISPs) to block the domains of websites presumed to be breaking their laws.

As reported by CalvinAyre, plans to amend the Telecommunications Act 2003 to permit local ISPs to take “traffic management measures” in order to prevent “criminal acts” have been recently revealed by the Ministry of the Interior. Despite not being specifically targetted to gambling sites, the Austrian Association for Betting and Gaming (OVWG) has alerted that they could be included if Austrian legislators approve the amendment.

Government’s intentions aren’t a novelty, however, legal challenges at the Court of Justice for the European Union have interfered with their previous efforts to get ISPs to block unauthorised gambling operators’ domains.

Online gambling verticals (excluding sports betting) are restricted in Austria to the Win2Day brand of Casinos Austria and its Austrian Lotteries subsidiary. The OVWG was created to update the current framework in order to make it more EU-compliant.

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