Rūta Giedrienė (Gaming Control Authority, Lithuania) will join the speakers’ list at Mare Blaticum Gaming Summit 2019


Rūta Giedrienė (Gaming Control Authority, Lithuania) will join the speakers’ list at Mare Blaticum Gaming Summit 2019

The second edition of Mare Balticum Gaming Summit is just 10 days away and the organizers are happy to announce that the upcoming conference in Vilnius has already recorded 80% more registrations versus the 2018 edition making it a must attend event in the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

With topics ranging from compliance, marketing, innovation, Crm, safe gambling, Kyc and Aml, the conference will give the opportunity for the attending delegates to gain access to quality learning sessions and will also offer exclusive networking possibilities.

Mare Balticum Gaming Summit will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel and is gathering the gambling industry from the Baltic and Scandinavian.

The recently announced speakers, Rūta Giedrienė (Gaming Control Authority, Lithuania) and Kaido Ulejev (Managing Director Baltics at Betsson Group), will join the “Gambling Industry in Lithuania” compliance panel discussion alongside Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania) and Karolis Gogaitis (General Manager at CBet.lt) under the moderation of Andrius Gabnys (Gabnys Law Firm).

About Rūta Giedrienė
Ruta Giedriene is the Compliance and Regulatory Officer at the Gaming Control Authority of Lithuania and works for Lithuanian Government for more than 10 years. During the last 4 years, Ruta has been specializing in the AML/CFT field.

She has a Master’s degree in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. After finalizing her studies, Ruta was appointed as a lecturer at the Economics and Finance Faculty (Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania).

Between 2017 and 2018, Ruta received an International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering issued by the International Compliance Association, Alliance Manchester Business School.

Since 2014, she became a member of a Working Group for the Prevention of ML/TF and works closely with different stakeholders such as Lithuanian FIU, Bank of Lithuania, State Security Department, Ministry of Justice, Law Enforcement Authorities, etc. to ensure that Lithuania meets the EU requirements in combatting ML/TF.

In 2018, Ruta became one of Lithuania’s Delegation member to lead the country through the MONEYVAL 5th Round Evaluation. It was intense and constant work with the assessors and lasted more than a year. The Report was adopted at the FATF Plenary December 2018 in Strasbourg France.

The Gaming Control Authority is an institution under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania that, together with other state and municipal institutions, takes part in the implementation of the state policy in the area of gaming and conducts gaming control to ensure fair and transparent gaming activities and to protect the rights and legal interests of players.

Gaming Control Authority is responsible also for supervision and control of the organisation of National lotteries. The main task of the institution is to supervise and control the operation of this activity with the purpose to protect interests and rights of players and of operators.

These aims and tasks of the Gaming Control Authority are established in the Gaming Law of the Republic of Lithuania and in the Law on Lotteries of the Republic of Lithuania, regulating the mentioned activities in the Republic of Lithuania.

One of the main priority trends of the Gaming Control Authority is to ensure proper activity of the institution enforcing the provisions of legal acts regulating gaming and national lotteries also to ensure the results-based activity.

Main functions of the Gaming Control Authority are:
issue and cancel gaming and national lottery licences;
issue permits to open gaming machine halls, bingo halls, betting and totalisator stations and gaming establishments (casinos), supplement, change and cancel such permits;
control compliance of gaming and lottery operators with the requirements of the laws and other legal acts regulating the operation of gaming and lotteries;
draft legal acts regulating the operation of gaming;
administer the Register of Gaming Devices of Lithuania.
administer Register of Persons Restricted from Participation in Gambling.
The administration of the Gaming Control Authority consists of 4 divisions – Licensing and Permission Division, Control Division, Division of Legislation, Staff and General Affairs and Gaming Devices Type Approval and Register Division. Now we have the staff of 27 civil servants and employees working under employment contracts and Director, who is appointed by the Minister of Finance by way of competition for a four years term.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the Baltic and Scandinavian region via the Mare Balticum Gaming platform which has been launched in 2018 and is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the Baltic and Scandinavian region on a yearly base.
Browse the official event website here: www.marebalticumgaming.com

About the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit & Awards
Mare Balticum Gaming Summit, also known as the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit & Awards offers the opportunity for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance update, while also being part of a group that is at the forefront of the gambling industry in the Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, and also from the Dach region.

The Summit will approach all regulatory and compliance related aspects of the mentioned markets and will also highlight some trending topics such as the importance of a good Customer Relationship Management, Outsourcing, use of Big Data and AI, Safe Gambling, Aml, Kyc and will also include a special future gaming industry related panel discussion, and an exclusive Imgl MasterClass about the Nordics.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the Baltic and Scandinavian region via the Mare Balticum Gaming platform which has been launched in 2018 and is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the Baltic and Scandinavian region on a yearly base.

About the organizer, European Gaming Media and Events
European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer company in Europe and produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:
CEEGC (Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
Prague Gaming Summit
Mare Balticum Gaming Summit
Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards
EGC (European Gaming Congress)
VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo)
The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.
In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest topics into scope.
The event destinations in 2019 will include a further expansion for the company in their quest to enter the Western European region and bring their expertise to produce local gaming events.
For more details about the calendar, agendas and locations, visit the Live Events/Conferences section on europeangaming.eu