Gaming’s leading professionals discuss Eastern Europe's regulatory future

Gaming’s leading professionals discuss Eastern Europe's regulatory future

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Totally Gaming
Bucharest hosted WrB Eastern Europe attendees from more than 50 organisations

Leading figures from across the global gaming industry gathered in Bucharest for last week's World Regulatory Briefing (WrB) Eastern Europe event to unravel the opportunities surrounding the region’s regulatory environment.

Around 100 Influential decision-makers, representing local and international regulators, operators, suppliers, finance and law companies, met to network, share ideas and talk frankly about the current regulatory challenges within the CEE market.

The December 2 event also saw over 50 organisations and more than 20 countries represented at the one-day conference, which was hosted by Clarion Events at the Novotel Bucharest City Centre hotel.

With an impressive speaker line-up, delegates were given the opportunity to listen to major industry regulators, including Odeta Nestor, President of the Romanian National Gambling Office, Tereza Cejpová, Head of Unit, Methodology, Supervision and New Games Unit at the Czech Republic's Ministry of Finance, and Janis Laganovskis, Chief of Licencing at Latvia's Division of Law Department, Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection.

They, along with the CEE’s other major regulators, were treated to the latest news regarding developments in these major emerging markets.

Angel Iribozov, chairman of the Bulgarian Gaming Association (BTAMOGI) trade group, gave delegates an update on the key issues in his home country, presenting a balanced view of his nation’s progress.  Iribozov also outlined Bulgaria’s strategy in relation to problem gambling, adding: “The responsible gambling regulations were finally passed this year and they will give new impetus to responsible gambling behaviour of the stakeholders.”

Nestor said: “WrB was a great opportunity for us, as a regulator, to present you the new rules that we have worked on for more than a year and a half.”

Clarion Events Event Director Rory Credland, on-site in Bucharest, said: “We are thrilled with the feedback we have received from attendees, and we are already putting plans in place to ensure the WrB series continues this positive momentum heading into next year.”

* The next event in the WrB series will be WrB Africa, which will take place in the spring of 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria – visit www.wrbriefing.com/africa for further information. WrB will also be taking place at ICE Totally Gaming – for more information visit www.icetotallygaming.com/world-regulatory-briefing. To pre-register for next year’s WrB Eastern Europe, visit www.wrbriefing.com/ee 

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