As the German online gambling market has the potential of turning into a highly profitable one, if regulated properly, the country has been in a legislative limbo in regard to its online gambling and betting regulations for almost five years and following the latest regulatory developments. The key question is that, is this state of oblivion and uncertainty likely to continue in the upcoming years? Especially when the elections are just around the corner in Germany and it is high likely that we might see some changes if a new Chancellor is seated in the Parliament.
It was this year, the heads of Germany’s 16 states approved a new Interstate Treaty on Gambling, one that was introduced as a refined version of a 2012 gambling law. Each individual state will now have to pass the legislative piece in order for it to come into effect on January 1, 2018.
Although German lawmakers have clearly worked on amending the Treaty, the amendments introduced were not very welcomed by the European Commission, the EU regulatory body that, among many other things, monitors the process of gambling market regulation in member states.
We are honored to announce the latest speaker who will be joining the Central European panel at CEEGC Budapest 2017 and shed light on the German Market and its possibilities. Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Head of the Betting and Gaming Group of Melchers Law Firm in Germany) is a speaker who needs no introduction in the industry and is recognized as one of the most influential members of the International Masters of Gambling Law.
The “Where is the Central European gambling industry heading?” panel is scheduled to be held between 14:00 – 15:00 (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.
“German Gambling Market Update” is the title of Dr. Joerg Hofmann’s presentation and promises to be a key presentation for attending operators and investors.
Dr. Joerg Hofmann is the Immediate Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organisation. He has been consistently ranked as a “Leading Individual” in Gaming & Gambling by Chambers Global since 2011 and is the only German Lawyer listed among “Germany’s Best Lawyers” in the category “Gaming Law” by Handelsblatt and BestLawyers since 2014. Joerg is based in Heidelberg/Germany. He frequently publishes articles in international expert’s magazines and periodicals and speaks regularly on international gaming law conferences around the world.
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)