The Czech Republic’s online gambling market has been in the scope of the industry this year and we can say the Prague Gaming Summit has managed to achieve its goal. The goal of taking the industry’s experts into one room with the Czech regulators in order to get a better understanding of the regulatory framework and why not, discuss possible burden easy for the operators.
While the regulators present at the event have made a clear statement that new amendments will follow shortly in June, this has not been materialized yet. It seems that the Czech regulators want to sort out the problems they had with the first regulation law and work out the best possible amendments that will help make the market more competitive for remote operators.
Our sources who will be present during CEEGC, have pointed out that there will be some new guidelines coming out and a methodology on Bonuses and Max Hourly Loss will also be published. These materials will also be followed by the announcement of the newly licensed operators. It seems that the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Finance have their hands full and can’t juggle the sensitive manners of the amendments since they have to recheck the whole land based sector, where all land based operators have to get a new license by the end of the year.
The Czech market will be discussed during the Eastern European panel, which is titled as “The growth of regulated markets in the Eastern European region” and scheduled to be held between 11:00 – 12:00 (Budapest Local Time) on the 19th of September (Day 1) during the second edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference Budapest. (you can view the full agenda here)
The second edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference (CEEGC) will be held at the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest and as during first edition, it will bring together the cream of the online gambling industry for two days of fully packed unique networking opportunities.
We have set the dates of 19 and 20 September by carefully synchronizing with the top delegates that will be attending the event and we are looking forward to having you among our guests.
The motto of the 2017 event is “Unfinished Business: Dare to attend” and it will focus on the Latest Innovations, Hot Topics, Eastern and Central European market updates and a special focus on the Balkans.
We are aiming to bring yet another opportunity to harvest a wealth of information about the hot topics and trends which shape the industry in 2017 and will look towards the future awaited regulatory updates.
“Dissecting the Czech Republic’s regulatory framework” is the title of Dr. Robert Skalina’s presentation and the topic is awaited by numerous operators that have shown their interest to attending the event.
Dr. Robert Skalina is Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is currently a Senior Advisor to WH Partners, a Malta-based leading law firm with a business focus and expertise in gaming & gambling, technology, financial services, tax, M&A and corporate finance. Robert has vast experience advising clients in the gaming/gambling industries on all aspects of their operations. He also provides advice to wide range of investment managers and funds, and regularly advises clients on complex cross border transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout EMEA region.
Robert holds LLM from the London School of Economics and a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in Prague.
“Current state of Czech Republic” is the title of Jan Rehola’s presentation and it will bring the newest information about the status of the Czech gambling market up-to-date.
Jan Řehola has over 7 years of experiences in gambling field, both from the public and private sector. He is a master of Law from the Charles University in Prague.
Jan has been working for 4 years for the Ministry of Finance – Czech Gambling regulator, firstly as a Head of the Legal Unit and later as a Director of Gambling Department. In his work for the Czech Gambling regulator Jan was responsible for all gambling policy issues, including drafting of new legislation, issuing of gambling licences and cooperation with other European regulators as a member of European Commission Expert Group on Online Gambling.
Due to his background, he is well versed in all aspects of gambling operations.
PS Legal is Prague based law firm specialized in providing legal services to all sectors of the gaming industry. PS Legal has rich experience in gambling field and provide professional and high quality legal and compliance consultancy to key players on Czech gambling market.
How to secure your seat?
Early Bird Rate is set for 299 EUR an can be booked with the 50% discount until September the 3rd, 2017. Limited seating! (Online payment, Bitcoin or Bank Wire Available)
*25 operators can attend the event for free! Fill out the form below in order to secure your free seat at CEEGC 2017 Budapest!
*Please note: The 25 free seats can be booked until 01.08.2017 and are based on the first come first serve basis.