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11th European conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues

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In September 2016 it is going to happen. To be more precise from 13 – 16 September 2016,  the 11th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues will take place in the beautifully refurbished InterContinental Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

By that time it is expected to have over 300 participants from more than 40 different countries  coming from a wide variety and diversity of background to attend the conference.

The title of the conference is: Development of the invisible and unknown: Research, Responsibilities and Regulation.

As you may know, the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG) aims to increase the level of dialogue between its members representing various aspects of gambling. The Association provides a forum for the systematic study, discussion and dissemination on knowledge about all matters relating to the study of gambling in Europe and promotes the comparative study of:

-Historical,economical, mathematical, social and psychological aspects of gambling

-Development, execution and evaluation of the regulation of gambling

-Ethical marketing and management of gambling opportunities

-Understanding of the development of pathological gambling and the provision of prevention and treatment programmes.

The EASG avoids taking a communal view about any specific issue relating to gambling.

The close to 200 members of the EASG are regulators from a lot of European countries, gambling industry representatives, land based, online operators and lottery organisations. Also academics and researchers and prevention and treatment specialists are a member of our association.

Since more than 20 years we organize a very successful conference in different parts in Europe.

We started in 1994 and we will have our 11th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues in Lisbon in 2016.

Since about fifteen years we are the largest and most respected conference in Europe, some even say in the world.

For sure regulators will com to Lisbon as gambling and definately the regulation of gambling is a hot topic, not only in Europe but all over the world. What to think about the EU based guidelines and the national regulations to be implemented. Some countries have a steady and well regulated position. Others like Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands are still struggling, especially in the online area. What should be allowed? How should it be allowed? When is this all going to happen? We promise regulators an exiting conference with lots of different topics, including a focus on Responsible Gaming. That is so important these days. A top priority for politicians, but difficult to find in regulation.

The industry will also come to Lisbon. Land based casino industry (including the European Casino Association) the slot machine industry (Euromat) , but also representatives for the lottery organizations and not to forget the online gambling and betting operators.

For academics , researchers the conference is a must, meeting point. Top researchers like Jeffrey Derevensky, David Hodgins, Bob Ladouceur (professor emiritus), Alex Blaszcinsky, Iver Hand, Rachel Volberg and Mark Griffiths will be there. But many more are to come.

In the programme we will have a special dedicated session to the most controversial topics that are mentioned by these Research V.I.P.’s . Speed dating.

Last but not least we expect a large group of participants that are involved in treatment, professionally and those who have a focus on self help programmes, face to face and online.

The basic outline of the conference programme together with all necessary information to send in abstracts and to register for the conference is available on our website ( www.easg.org ).

Two years ago we had over 110 presentations in plenary and parallel session. We expect to do the same this year.

However it is not only  content and knowledge spreading. The EASG conference is also know for the social aspects and its famous social programme. From the moment you arrive you are being taken care of. A great welcome reception, a special dedicated evening providing local food and music and a gala dinner , for sure with entertainment.

Two and half day of top entertainment and knowledge building and maybe making new friends, that will remain friends for the rest of your life.

One more thing for those who want to do more, want to learn more. We also organize two pre-conference workshops on Tuesday 13 September in the afternoon.

One topic is on Match Fixing, never boaring and very actual and important again these days taking into account the professional tennis rumours. And is this still tip of the iceberg? We promise excellent presenters, like we did before in Amsterdam last year and the moderator of the workshop Philippe Vlaemminck will lead the discussion.

The other topic is an absolute must for treatment specialists and other interested parties as it will be on Brief Interventions and Motivational Interviewing techniques. It will be delivered by David Hodgins who is considered to be THE worlds’s expert in this area.

And, besides a lot of other specials, we will host an IMGL Masterclass  and a special on the Bingo Project.

In short what should stop you from getting to Lisbon, Portugal in September? And if you come, maybe you should think of adding a couple of extra days to your travel scheme. There are so many beautiful things to see and do.

Let’s meet!

Pieter Remmers, Secretary General and Conference Organiser

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The 8th edition of the Romanian Conference on Gambling

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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 redactie@casino-magazine.ro

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The gambling industry in France, un problème historique

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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.

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We are sponsoring the prizes at ASEAN Gaming Summit Poker Freeroll

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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.

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.comThe 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

PR-Photo-2 We are sponsoring the prizes at ASEAN Gaming Summit Poker Freeroll

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.

For any questions about the 2018 conference, send an email to events@agbrief.com or visit the official website www.aseangaming.com

 

About All-In Translations

All-In-Translations We are sponsoring the prizes at ASEAN Gaming Summit Poker Freeroll

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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