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Legal Gaming in Europe Conference

January 23rd - 24th 2012 Events

Navigate the new landscape of European gambling laws in a post Green Paper era

Back in its 6th blockbusting year, the Legal Gaming in Europe conference is the must attend event for everyone who is looking to cement their position in existing markets or devising a strategy to enter new markets.

You’ll hear direct from the regulators themselves on legislation in their jurisdiction, from the lawyers fighting infringement cases and operators on their outlook for regulation across Europe and the business challenges they are tackling.

  • Determine the value of the Green Paper: With the experts, assess whether the European Commission is on track to establish a harmonised EU-wide framework, and what minimum standards are required at an EU level with respect to consumer protection and preventing fraud
  • Conquer opening markets: Understand the ins and outs of the regulatory framework in the EU’s newest opening regulated markets, including Spain, Denmark and Greece, in order to simplify your expansion strategy
  • Updates on regulated markets: Ensure your business is in alignment with the latest legal developments and changes to products so you maximize your revenue opportunties
  • Leading operator case-studies: Hear from leading operators, including Betfair, Betclic and Betsson, on how they are managing the complexities of multi-jurisdictional licenses; understand what the Green Paper means to them and their approach to new markets
  • Full Tilt and Black Friday: Assess the fallout from the Full Tilt situation and the Black Friday scandal with those directly involved in the case. Discover the full impact for the operators involved, the lessons learnt by Regulators and what the long-term implications are for the entire industry

Download the brochure to find out how the experts can help with your 2012 legal strategy

The gambling and gaming industry is undergoing a turbulent period of change – given the current multitude of legal battles, unclear legislation and a distinct lack of harmonization across the industry, the need for legal clarity is evident.

The very nature of online playing has propelled the gambling industry towards a pan-European culture, and the demand for legal transparency is intensifying. The reactions to the European Commission’s recently publicized Green Paper on Online Gambling in the Internal Market are eagerly anticipated, and should shed some light on whether different national regulatory models can realistically co-exist, or whether now is the time to establish a harmonised EU-wide framework.

However the industry is still playing the guessing game as to whether the Green Paper will be soft law or a real directive. The recent situation with Full Tilt has turned a spotlight on the on-going European debate between regulators over how best to guarantee the safety of player’s deposits. And with ambiguity surrounding issues such as state aid rules and access to markets, Regulators and Stakeholders alike are caught up in a minefield of legal battles.

Add to this the significant amount of revenue to be generated in the sector, with the Spanish market estimated to be worth up to €250m and the Greek grey market at around €210m to €260m, is it any wonder the examination over regulation and gambling at the European level is intensifying?

You know assessing and moving into new markets is not a simple process and costly mistakes can be made if you are not fully prepared on legalisation. Keeping up to speed on numerous challenges like security, consumer protection, payment processing, social responsibility is an essential yet frustrating necessity.

Against a backdrop of uncertainty surrounding the Green Paper and cautious plans for new market entry, the Legal Gaming in Europe conference is perfectly timed to arm your business with the legal know how you need to navigate this constantly shifting landscape.


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