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Program

09:00 -10:00

Coffee break & Registration of the participants
Coffee break
  • Coffee break

09:45 -10:00

Opening speech
Sponsors
  • Sponsors

10:00 -12:00

Moderator of business section part 1
Carlo Pagan
  • Carlo Pagan
  • Casino Campione D'Italia
  • CEO

10:00 -10:30

Legislations in Latvian gambling industry and comparison with the experience in the UK

Within his presentation, the speaker will focus on key legal aspects affecting gambling; reveal advantages and disadvantages of active policy in the state; give tips on its improvement based on UK gambling experience.

 

Speaker
Steve Donoughue
  • Steve Donoughue
  • GamblingConsultant.co.uk
  • Gambling Consultant

10:30 -11:00

Personalization via chatbots brings more leads and better gaming experience

The world of virtual reality heavily relies on visualizations, which might be problematic for conveying highly abstract concepts. Make it personal: personalization via chatbots bring more leads and better gaming experience.Speech-driven interaction is natural to humans and should be integrated into UI. This is especially relevant for VR, where interactions with traditional controllers (keyboard / mouse / trackpad) are impossible.

Speaker
Ishay Tentser
  • Ishay Tentser
  • IniTech
  • CEO

11:00 -11:30

Casino marketing

Carlo Pagan will tell the audience about the key elements of marketing strategies for business growth.    

Speaker
Carlo Pagan
  • Carlo Pagan
  • Casino Campione D'Italia
  • CEO

11:30 -12:00

Tendencies in land-based and online casino on Latvian market and worldwide

His presentation will be dedicated to land-based and online casinos both in Latvia and worldwide. He will tell the audience about the development of Latvian gambling business and compare it with other countries. 

 

Speaker
Francisco Javier Vidal Caamano
  • Francisco Javier Vidal Caamano
  • Sortis & Golden Lion Casinos
  • COO - Director of Operations

12:00 -12:30

The Rise of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) in Europe

While the Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) sector has attracted much attention in recent years, especially in the US, it has started to show good potential in becoming a successful new product in other markets around the globe.

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Benjamin Carlotti
  • Benjamin Carlotti
  • OulalaGames
  • Managing Director

12:30 -13:00

Fixing and Cheating in Fantasy games and e-sports

At the conference, the speaker will present analytics of fantasy and e-sports markets; using various cases he will also reveal ways of match-fixing and types of fraud, as well as give advice on fighting unfair game.

Speaker
Francesco Baranca
  • Francesco Baranca
  • Federbet
  • General manager

13:00 -14:00

lunch
Lunch
  • Lunch

14:00 -15:00

Moderator of business section part 2
Vladimirs Remi
  • Vladimirs Remi
  • montazure.co.uk
  • Co-Owner

14:00 -14:30

State Regulation of Gaming Business

Michael Boettcher will speak about various options of state regulation of the industry based on examples of legislation in such countries as Germany, Georgia, Armenia, Latvia. Speaker will provide examples of the proper approach, telling about the benefits for the state and community and how the social risks could be minimized significantly.

 

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Michael Boettcher
  • Michael Boettcher
  • Storm International
  • President

14:30 -15:00

Licensing and account opening in Latvian gambling business

Main points of the presentation:  financial regulation in gambling on the territory of the EU;  licensing procedure for gambling facilities in Latvia;  opening of accounts for gambling business.

Speaker
Vladimirs Remi
  • Vladimirs Remi
  • montazure.co.uk
  • Co-Owner

14:50 -18:00

Moderator of bitcoin section
Max Krupyshev
  • Max Krupyshev
  • Cubits
  • COO

15:00 -15:30

Ethereum for Gaming Industry

Blockchain is reshaping the world of online gambling and opens new market opportunities.
 
At the conference, the speaker will tell which opportunities are opened for gambling industry by decentralized blockchain technologies and using DAO.Casino's first-of-kind Game Channel technology and Ethereum smart contracts, 

DAO.Casino protocol covers all parties in the gambling industry. It allows them to interact without trusting each other. This is needed for a decentralised resilient market to function.  
How removing the need of trust in the entire online gambling can enable new business models and open up new markets, and eventually change the industry itself.
Why, because these systems allow people to cooperate on a massive scale

Join Aleksandra where she’ll demo DAO.Casino’s developer protocol and games and describe how to be the first to new market

Speaker
Aleksandra Fetisova
  • Aleksandra Fetisova
  • DAO.CASINO
  • Project Manager

15:30 -16:00

Cryptocurrency and its role in Gaming

The main topics covered in the presentation bitcoin transactions for various types of wallets: review; ways of storing and using bitcoins for players; speed of bitcoin payments; protection of cryptocurrency payments against fraud and cyber-attacks; risks of operators; relations with a regulator and banks.

 

Speaker
Max Krupyshev
  • Max Krupyshev
  • Cubits
  • COO

16:00 -16:30

Videogames trading in the age of Blockchain
Speaker
Viktor Romaniuk Wanli
  • Viktor Romaniuk Wanli
  • Kinguin
  • CEO

16:30 -16:50

Real Money Trading in Games: Cryptocurrency Solution

Thesises of the speech: Real money trading has a long history in the game industry, and has been historically banned or discouraged by most Western game developers and publishers, especially in the case of MMORPGs. A few examples of Trading and Market implementations in real games. Problems of implementation real money trading. Cryptocurrency as a possible solution. Lordmancer II as an example of such implementation.

Speaker
Ilya Mikov
  • Ilya Mikov
  • Active Games
  • Co-Founder

16:50 -17:20

Bitcoin payments and bitcoin debit cards: how it works

Eric Benz will talk  about cryptopay in gambling and the solution for operators 

Speaker
Eric Benz
  • Eric Benz
  • Cryptopay, UK
  • Managing Director

17:20 -18:15

Panel discussion Latvia&Malta: Where innovation meets regulation, parallel to Latvian reality
Speaker
Patrick O’Brien
  • Patrick O’Brien
  • EXANTE Limited
  • Communications Director
Eric Benz
  • Eric Benz
  • Cryptopay, UK
  • Managing Director
Eman Pulis
  • Eman Pulis
  • affiliategrandslam.com
  • Founder & CEO
Jakub Kolomičenko
  • Jakub Kolomičenko
  • Endorphina Ltd
  • Head of Legal
Max Krupyshev
  • Max Krupyshev
  • Cubits
  • COO

18:15 -18:25

Closing speech
Sponsors
  • Sponsors

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Location
12 October 2017
Bellevue Park Hotel, Riga, Latvia
  • Slokas iela 1
  • +371 67 069 000