The new venus is the Olympia National, London on Hammersmith Road, which has a total of 8.730 sqm and a maximum capacity to hold 4,800 attendees. The venue has a natural daylight, thanks to the huge windows and offers on site car parking.
But that’s not all that has been modified, the dates of the event have changed aswell. The 9th LAC is set to start on the 31st January and will run until the 3rd of February 2015. Four days of conference, exhibition and networking which you will definitely enjoy and prosper from.
We are sure the conference rooms will be all packed by affiliates, eager to learn from the best and most know names in the industry, such as Dave Naylor, Jake Pollard, Limor Zil, Nick Garner and many more. Not to mention the ever presence of Michael Caselli, Editor-in-Chief at iGaming Business and one of the key figures of the industry.
Conference trainings to look for are “Look ma no links and I’m ranking!” – hosted by Nick Garner on Monday, February the 2nd between 10.35 and 11.10 and “Backing the right domain for international success” by Lloyd Cooke on the same day from 14.00 till 14.35.
The full schedule can be found here.
The Pre-registration Networking Drinks shall be served at Hilton London Olympia Hotel, 380 Kensington High St, London, W14 8NL. This is where delegates and exhibitors will be able to register one day before the exhibition opens, giving them the opportunity to beat the queues and collect their badge, wristband and delegate guide.
We’ve managed to get a preview and a short comment from Alex Pratt, Head of Business of iGaming Business.
First of all, thank you for this short interview in these busy days that you might have before LAC.
EEG: Since our portal is based on business in Eastern Europe, what should affiliates coming from this part of Europe look for at LAC?
Alex Pratt: LAC is huge and attracts thousands of delegates and exhibitors so on the one hand it presents a huge opportunity but it also means you need to really plan your trip to ensure you get the highest return on investment. My advise is to register as soon as possible so you can access the networking app, I would then do three things: Firstly look at all the exhibitors and create meetings with the ones that are most active in your specific market, I would then look at the speakers and content and plan which sessions will benefit you most and mark these in your calendar in the app to attend. Finally I would search the attendee database in the app and see if you can set up meetings with delegates that are relevant to your current business objectives, which could affiliates in your market to work on partnerships, suppliers that could help really boost your business, or industry experts to get the inside knowledge on what is happening in your market when it comes to regulation.
I would though also leave free time to walk the floor as there is always so much going on and often you get your best deals from unplanned meetings….. Obviously there are also lots of networking opportunities outside the show so make sure you attend these with plenty of business cards as there will be lots of people to meet which could potentially help with your business.
One other idea is to use social media to see who else is coming from your region and organise a meet up either within the show at a certain time or outside the show before a networking event. This could be a great way to build your own personal network but also boost your knowledge and business.
EEG: In your opinion, what is the key element that drives such large attendance to LAC? Are you guys planning anything for the 10th LAC which will be hosted in 2016?
Alex Pratt: LAC is as you know our flag-ship event and is huge and I guess there are a number of reasons for this. Firstly it was the first event we did and the first event where affiliates attended free of charge which meant it benefited from huge growth immediately, secondly its in London which is not only a city everyone wants to visit but also a city that is really easy and cheap to get to, and also a city where a lot of the gaming industry is based. Finally I think because it has an atmosphere that is like no other….. If you have ever been to a previous LAC you would understand…. I guess the only way to describe it is electric as though there is a constant “buzz” in the air. As soon as you go in you feel like you have stepped into an environment where everyone is doing business, making money and having fun doing it.
With regards to 2016 – We have already started planning this but are currently keeping it under wraps – I can though confirm what we will be doing will have never been seen before at any event and will be something you definitely shouldn’t miss!
EEG: Well, this is certainly not a question, but an opportunity to spread the word, fire away…advertise the event 🙂
Alex Pratt:LAC this year will be our biggest event to date…. and this isn’t simply marketing speak, the floor space is 50% bigger than last year and not only that we have new additions such as the acquisition zone and Financial Partners Expo. On top of this we have some of the coolest parties ever held at our events in venues that are almost impossible to get into normally.
On top of this we have our annual iGB Affiliate Awards taking place at Chelsea Football Club which we have heavily invested in this year so expect an amazing night with incredible entertainment and an awesome after party for the crème de la crème of the industry.
The 8th edition of the Romanian Conference on Gambling
On the 6th of March 2018, the Parliament Palace in Bucharest hosts the 8th edition of the Romanian Gambling Conference – CRG8, the biggest annual event of the gambling industry in Central and Eastern Europe.
The eighth edition of the CRG, a regional conference of gambling, will be held under the slogan “Ready for the Gambling of Tomorrow.”
As in the previous editions, this years event aims to approach all elements of the gambling industry based on the novelties of the legislation and the enforcement rules, both in Romania and other European countries, as well as the vulnerabilities of the current system, passing through the slot rooms and AWPs, but also casino life or online gambling. Special sections will be provided for human resources, marketing, image, social responsibility and responsible gambling.
Among those who will speak, we find representative names in the gaming world both in Romania and abroad. Representatives of the Romanian authorities, as well as from other European Union countries, are on the guest list.
Those present at the event will be able to ask questions to clarify all the unclear aspects in the special questions and answers (Q&A) sections.
The organizer, as in all previous editions, is the most popular magazine of the Romanian gambling industry, Casino Life & Business Magazine, the double winner of the “Best iGaming Magazine of the Region” Award at the CEEG Awards Budapest, Hungary in 2016 and 2017.
As in the previous editions, during the conference, the organizers wish to host a mini-exhibition in the lobby, so that participants can see on the spot the novelties, as well as other projects of interest.
The event, of both local and international importance, will be hosted by the famous marble halls of the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, on March 6th, 2018.
The Draft of the Program has four plenary sessions as follows:
– Partners Presentation
– CSR & Responsible Gambling
– Europe up-to-date
– Romanian Actuality
The Program has also coffee breaks and a working lunch.
Permanent partners of the events organised by Casino Life & Business Magazine are DGL PRO, GRISOGONO jewelry and ROMBET.
Gold Partner of the conference is NOVOMATIC Romania.
Media partner of the event are the portal www.forrichonly.ro, BURSA news-paper and the very well-known iGaming Business Magazine, part of Clarion group.
Those interested can download the Registration Form from here: Registration Form conf march 2018
For details, registration and other information send your inquiries to [email protected]
The gambling industry in France, un problème historique
The link between France and gambling always has been strong and could even be described as historic.
The country largely contributed to the development of gambling through time with the creation of inescapable games such as roulette (by the mathematician Blaise Pascal) and the 52 card game which gave birth to Baccarat or Shimmy (also known as Chernay).
As a consequence, it feels natural for gambling to be legal in France. But to settle on this territory, you must have a license from by several organisations:
• for betting activities: Pari Mutuel Hippodrome (PMH) and Pari Mutuel Urbain(PMU);
• for bingo lotteries and sports betting, only the Française des Jeux (FDJ) keeps the monopoly on land base activities.
Some conditions must however be respected if you want to offer gambling activities in France. For example, physical casinos can only be established in seaside and tourist towns (except Paris) and on some cruise ships with the French flag.
Since 2010, online gambling is regulated by the Autorité de Régulation des Jeux en Ligne (ARJEL), which can authorise licenses for club games (until now, only the poker is allowed), sports betting and horse races. Online casino games are forbidden in France.
Fifteen licenses have been issued by the ARJEL so far. This particularly low number of licenses can be explained by high tax rates which can frighten some operators.
However, the market is doing well as the third quarter of 2017 results show: an increase by 23% of the revenues linked to sports betting despite a year without international competition, a 10% growth of horse racing revenues and +5% for poker.
France is a market which needs to be followed especially as online casinos should be authorised very soon. The 2018 Football World Cup, with a French team considered as favorite for this new edition, should also contribute to the sector’s success thanks to high sports betting revenues.
On October 16, 2018, the inaugural European Gaming Congress in Ljubljana is set to host a panel where the state of France will be discussed directly with the regulator. To find out more details about the event make sure you follow our news.
We are sponsoring the prizes at ASEAN Gaming Summit Poker Freeroll
We are excited to announce our first event sponsorship and we would like to thank our friends at All-In Translations for the opportunity and initiative. As a strategic partner of Asia Gaming Brief (organizers of ASEAN Gaming Summit), the honor is even higher. (see EEGMedia/EEGEvents engages in strategic partnership with Asia Gaming Brief)
It was great to see that All-in Translations will once again host the official poker tournament of the ASEAN Gaming Summit in March and we want to make it even more interesting for the players by giving some prizes on behalf of our company.
The tournament is a freeroll for delegates attending the conference and we will be sponsoring the prize pool with no less than three packages of great value.
Prize 1 (worth $1600): 1 Seasonal ticket for a company representative which includes access to 5 EEGEvents in 2018.
- Prague Gaming Summit – 29.03.2018
- Mare Balticum Gaming Summit – 08.05.2018
- Vienna International Gaming Expo – 30.05 – 01.06.2018
- Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards– 25-26.09.2018
- European Gaming Congress – 16.10.2018
The ticket includes access to the conference/seminar, complimentary lunch and access to all networking sessions.
More details about the events can be found on the official landing page of the events division: www.eegevents.org
Prize 2 (worth $550): Tickets for 2 EEGEvents in 2018 for a company representative.
The winner can choose from the above list of events.
Prize 3 (worth $900): Featured radio spot for 3 months and interview on iGaming Radio
The player who wins this gets the opportunity to present the company with a radio spot which will be streamed during peak hours on iGamingRadio.com. The radio spot can be created by the representative’s team or by the team at the first online radio dedicated exclusively for the b2b sector of the online gambling industry. A selected representative will also get the chance to take part in the Innovation Talks monthly show and discuss the latest innovation in the industry.
As you may already iGaming Radio is the first online radio streaming gaming related news exclusively through daily shows, interviews and press releases. The aim of the station is to keep its audience connected 24/7 with the online gaming industry by playing awesome music and serving the news first hand.
You can tune in on www.igamingradio.com
About ASEAN Gaming Summit
TECH TRENDS, CONVERGENCE, STRATEGY, RETURN ON INVESTMENT
20-22 MARCH, 2018, CONRAD MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The ASEAN Gaming Summit draws together the region’s leading operators, regulators and suppliers, who are successfully developing the next generation of gaming offerings, both terrestrial and online.
From new-style integrated resorts, addressing the premium mass market, to sports betting innovations and online gaming, this event is for anyone with an interest in this dynamic region.
Mark your calendars for 20 -22 March, 2018.
About All-In Translations
All In Translations is the only Language Service provider offering such a large variety of languages (70+) combined with a true enthusiasm for iGaming, hence their slogan “We speak your iGaming language”.
They are now a market-leading provider of language services to the iGaming industry. Their high-quality standards and service level are ISO certified and trusted by several of the biggest platform providers, developers, operators and affiliate marketers. The team helps companies like Playtech, William Hill, Betfair, Microgaming, Interblock, Betsson and many more to boost their online presence and grow their brands internationally.
The subject of iGaming has been their bailiwick since the company started up in Malta in 2008, meaning that all their linguists and project managers have both a strong knowledge of and a genuine passion for casino games, poker, sports betting, lotto, bingo, trotting, backgammon, roulette and more.
Visit their official website for more details: www.allintranslations.com
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