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Use of AI gambling and payments with Sebastian Meitz (Gaming 5.0) and Michiel van der Burgh (Acapture) at CEEGC2018

By CEEGC Editor

Sep 11 2018

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the online gambling industry, mainly in the way it collects, analyses and handles user data. This will represent a milestone in the historic growth of gambling.

It’s something that’s illustrated by the fact that the worth of the big data market was $35 bln in 2017, a figure that’s expected to triple by 2027.

In the gambling industry, data is also crucial. Gambling companies invest time and money on data collection and analysis, since the industry is closely connected to statistical probability, it’s hugely beneficial for casino operators and software developers to be informed of the needs of their potential clients.

The same situation is valid for the payments industry where In order to respond to the shifting business, financial and regulatory landscape, financial institutions need to have the highest levels of efficiency across key activities such as payments processing, customer onboarding, product innovation and time to market, as well as sanctions screening, anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud detection.

AI could play an increasingly important role. While human intervention will probably never fully disappear, technology over the past decade has advanced significantly as to what can be automated and what requires manual intervention in the service of fraud detection and prevention.

This is due to advances in machine learning over the past decade, with this technology has been gradually integrated into the business world as data becomes much more prevalent.

The experts of the “Innovation Talks – Use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in gambling and payments” panel discussion will share their knowledge about the use of AI in the gambling industry. With this occasion we would like to introduce the two panelist of the discussion Michiel van der Burgh (Acapture) and Sebastian Meitz (Gaming 5.0) along with the moderator of the panel Mihnea Paul Popescu-Grisogono (Casino Life & Business Magazine)

The third edition of the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference will be held on the 25th of September at The Ritz-Carlton Budapest and you can view the full agenda of CEEGC 2018 on the following link

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About Mihnea Paul Popescu-Grisogono (Casino Life & Business Magazine)

Founder and the President of Casino Life & Business Magazine, the first and the most popular gambling magazine in Romania.

The magazine was two times nominated as “The Best Offline Gambling Magazine” in the world at the International Gaming Awards in London, UK and its Facebook profile has more than 12000 fans. Casino Life & Business Magazine is a media partner to the most important gaming trade fairs in the world including ICE – London, UK or G2E – Las Vegas, USA.

Mr.Popescu-Grisogono organized over 100 international events all over the world out of which more than 30% were dedicated to gaming. Mr. Popescu-Grisogono holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics and a NATO Senior Executive Master and he was elected as “Man Of The Year” by the American Biographical Institute in 2004 and included in the “Who’s Who Contemporary” catalogue.


About Michiel van der Burgh

Michiel van der Burgh is Vice President of Sales for the EMEA region at Acapture and Payvision with over 10 years of experience in the payments industry. In his role, Michiel contributes to the group’s business development strategy and oversees its implementation for the different verticals such as gambling. In the past five years, Michiel focused on the gambling industry, accruing the fundamental knowledge that enables him to truly understand merchants’ needs and regulatory challenges. And so, together with his team, they deliver customized solutions for merchants to grow their business globally. They support gambling operators to offer players a seamless payments experience, ultimately aiming to increase their revenue.


About Sebastian Meitz

Sebastian Meitz, co-founder and Managing Partner at Gaming 5.0, inspires gaming companies to get their head around the fourth industrial revolution.

Buzzwords like “crypto”, “blockchain” and “AI” are being thrown around, but what, if any, is their impact on the gaming industry? While focusing on emerging technologies, Sebastian convinces organizations not to lose sight of the most critical part of their business – customers, their behavior, and expectations. With over 12 years of professional experience in leadership roles, mostly within gaming and management consulting, Sebastian works hand in hand with C-level executives and their teams on growth strategies, innovation efforts, and business processes helping their companies strive.

Firmly believing in the power of education, Sebastian co-created and will head a postgraduate executive education program ‘Management in the gaming and sports betting industry’ at Kozminski University, one of the top business schools in CEE. A graduate from the University of Warsaw (M.A.) and Warsaw School of Economics (Ph.D. Studies), he also studied at the London School of Economics and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. A proud alumnus of the Leadership Academy for Poland.

Although passionate about Artificial Intelligence and bots, Sebastian very much enjoys discussing current affairs with humans over a glass of good whisky.


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Source: European Gaming Media and Events