Budapest – 17 July 2018 – The online gambling industry in Central Europe is the subject of many restrictions. This is the situation especially when it comes to regulation the market and creating a fair licensing law.
For years operators have been struggling to enter the market, but not many have succeeded as under Hungary’s gambling regulations, only operators of land-based casinos across the country are able to obtain licenses from local regulators to provide online casino games. CJEU ruled against Hungary this year that the particular provision in the country’s gambling law represents a “radical restriction” of EU treaties for the free movement of services across Member States.
If we take a look on the service provider side, it hasn’t been subject of such restrictions. Earlier this year, Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) announced that it has successfully launched an online sports betting channel for Szerencsejáték Zrt., the largest gaming service provider in Hungary. Szerencsejáték Zrt. is fully owned by the Hungarian State, has the exclusive right to sell sport games as well as instant and draw-based lottery games.
If we take a look at the land based industry, things are also positive. Just recently, EGT has launched its T-Line touch table live roulette multiplayer in Hungary. This is the first time this model is installed in the country.
There are some rumors floating in the local media that 2018-2019 might be the season when a new online gambling related legislation is drafted which might reshape the industry in the region.
The Hungarian industry update will be part of the “Focus on Central Europe – Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland” panel discussion and will be presented by local industry expert Gábor Helembai.
As a Senior Associate in the Corporate and Commercial teams at Bird & Bird Budapest, Gábor advises on both domestic and cross-border transactions and investments in various industries.
Gábor provides regulatory advice and support to clients with (international) restructuring, insolvency and winding-up cases. He also assists clients (including foreign corporations, the Hungarian businesses of multinational companies and medium to large Hungarian companies) on general corporate housekeeping matters, and provides legal assistance to the operation of business associations’ different commercial and real estate matters.
He has a special sector focus on gaming/betting, advising major online and land-based operators, and slot machine manufacturers on regulatory matters. Gábor has represented clients in negotiating a concession agreement with the Hungarian State, assisted different clients from non-gaming industries in their gaming related matters (e.g. promotional games), and supported clients in transaction matters in the gaming sector.
Gábor regularly speaks in prominent international gambling conferences and his articles and opinions can often be found in well-known gambling journals and/or websites.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Károli Gáspár Protestant University and completed post graduate coursework at Eötvös Loránd University. Gábor is a member of the Budapest Bar.
You can browse the full agenda and already confirmed speaker list on the following link.
Make sure you grab your seat in time and attend the most prestigious boutique style gaming event which gather C-level executives yearly in one of Europe’s most visited city.
Quotes about CEEGC Budapest from attending delegates
Rafal Nowak – iGaming Sales Director at Mobiyo
“A week after the Budapest Gaming CEE conferences, I’m still discussing the topics brought up there with fellow delegates. Thank you Zoltan Tundik for organizing an informative an well shaped event on this, often underestimated iGaming territory and good luck with the next one!”
Roy Pedersen – CEO & Chief Editor at All In Translations
“For All-in Translations’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour we decided to attend more smaller conferences. Zoltan and Betty are much of the reason for this. They have a unique way of giving a personal touch to the events they organise while at the same time keeping them highly relevant. CEEGC Budapest was another great example where we felt truly welcome, and at the same time it was great for business.”
Source: Press Releases Published on European Gaming Media Network
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The Login Casino Awards 2018 Winners Are Chosen
For the past eight weeks readers of the magazine and industry experts were taking part in the voting Login Casino Awards to choose the leaders of the gambling industry. Now we are happy to announce the names of the winners in six nominations.
The results of the voting showed that the winner in the category Best Marketing Campaign is betting company Betcity. Their campaign Cashback for Unsuccessful Bets included guaranteed returns of bettors’ funds in the form of free bets.
Moreover, our readership identified BETCITY as Best Betting Company 2018. Throughout the year, it was not only introducing promotional offerings for its clients, but also working hard on improving the quality of service and partnering with the leading sports leagues of Russia.
“We were anxiously watching the voting numbers updating every day, and today we are happy to announce the winners! Throughout the whole year, we were watching and monitoring what surprises betting companies created for their customers, and slot game developers – for their partners and slot machine lovers. We had selected the best nominees for the voting, and the winners became the best of the best! We warmly congratulate our prizewinners and look forward to the next year to hold the new edition of Login Casino Awards! Impress the market with your developments, create new products, stay tuned!” said Daria Temnenko, Brand Manager at Login Casino.
Slot game Kamchatka, developed by Endorphina, was recognized as the most interesting, colorful and high-quality slot. Its distinguishing features included bright but natural graphics as well as high RTP rate, a bonus game, free spins, and a jackpot. The combination of everything abovementioned, which is an uncommon case with developers, could not leave the industry experts and slot machine lovers indifferent.
Besides, the list of winners also includes:
- Nikolay Oganezov, chairman of the bookmaking subcommittee of Russia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in the nomination “Person of the Year”.
- Tom Horn Gaming – best slot developer. Game multifunctionality, thematic diversity and unique approach to slot creation, including graphics hand painting, brought the company to the first place.
- Slotegrator received the well-deserved title Innovator of the Year. Apart from enhancing its already existing products, in 2018 the developer implemented a solution that allowed its customers and partners to simplify the process of integrating a number of payment systems.
The Award Ceremony can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUiy8E0a3tU
The voting results of Login Casino Awards become inaccessible for viewing
December 3, the voting results become inaccessible for public view. Nevertheless, readers are still able to vote for those contestants whom they consider the best.
Over the past seven weeks, since October 22, our readers have been supporting their favorite betting companies as well as the representatives of betting and gambling industry.
Starting from today and up to December 10 inclusive the process of voting will be held in a closed format. Hurry up and vote for the industry leaders!
This year Login Casino Awards includes one more category – Login Casino Gambling Awards. Therefore, the traditional list of nominees from the betting sector expended by the online casino software developers and suppliers.
The current leaders in the category Login Casino Betting Awards are:
- Best Betting Company 2018 – BC Olimp;
- Person of the Year – Nikolay Oganezov;
- Best Marketing Campaign – BC Betcity.
The list of those nominated for Login Casino Gambling Awards is headed by:
- Best Slot Developer – Platipus Limited;
- Best Thematic Slot – Tom Horn;
- Innovator of the Year – Slotegrator.
The participants include the leading betting companies, such as bwin and BingoBoom, as well as software developers – Endorphina, Habanero, etc.
The live webcast of the ceremony of awarding the winners will take place on December 19 at 15:00 MSK here.
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