Category: News

29 Oct 2019

Mkodo granted European Lottery Association membership

Award-winning app and digital products provider mkodo has been granted an associate membership to the European lottery association (Ela), underlining its position as a highly reputable technology provider to the lottery sector. (more…)

28 Oct 2019

The Dach regional update will be joined by leading experts from Austria, Germany and Switzerland at EGC2019 Milan

Leading experts from the German speaking regions to join the Dach regional update at Egc Milan 2019!

European Gaming Congress (Egc) will once again bring the Dach region under the focus and for a quality briefing about the jurisdictions, and the organizers have invited leading experts from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland to showcase the latest content.

The conference will take place on the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Hotel Milan and gathers 125 leading experts who have the possibility of leveraging from the connections they make during the event.
The “Dach Regional Update” compliance panel discussion will be joined by Dr. Christian Rapani (Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW) and Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW), who will also moderate the discussion.
You can register here or view the agenda here!

Below you can find the bio for each of the speakers:
Dr. Christian Rapani – Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani
Dr. Christian Rapani founded his law firm in Graz in 2013 specializing in business and corporate law. Dr. Christian Rapani is the author of numerous publications in these areas of practice. He possesses extensive experience in advising Austrian and international clients on all aspects of business law. One of his key topics of consultancy are issues regarding gaming and betting law with a special focus on B2B and B2C online gaming and betting offer. He provides guidance in various licensing procedures and advises clients on Austrian regulatory requirements and developments affecting their business activities.
Dr. Joerg Hofmann – Partner at MELCHERS LAW
Dr. Joerg Hofmann is a Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (“IMGL”) and group leader of the Gaming & Betting Law Practice Group of Melchers Law Firm. He has been practicing gaming law since the mid-90s and Melchers’ legal advice is highly valued by global market leaders in all sectors of the gaming industry. A highly recognized expert in the field, Joerg has been consistently ranked as a leading individual and expert in gaming law by prestigious legal directories including Chambers Global and Best Lawyers for many years.
Dr. Simon Planzer – Partner at PLANZER LAW
Dr. Simon Planzer is a partner at PLANZER LAW, a Zurich-based gaming law boutique.

PLANZER LAW’s team provides strategic, regulatory and legal advice to companies, regulators and other stakeholders across all areas of the gaming and entertainment industry.
The firm’s primary focus is on EU/EEA gaming law, compliance issues such as AML as well as Swiss gaming law and related commercial, corporate and financial matters.
Dr. Simon Planzer is General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. An alumnus of the College of Europe, he specialised early on in EU affairs and gaming law, working at the EFTA Court, the legal service of the EFTA Secretariat and as research fellow in European business law.
Dr. Simon Planzer is the author of the monograph (PhD) ‘Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction’(2014) and the book chapter ‘Gambling Law’ in The Handbook of EEA Law (2016), both published by Springer International Publishing. Simon also works as a Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen where he teaches European Economic Law. He studied and did research i.a. at Harvard University, the College of Europe and the European University Institute.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founding partner of PLANZER LAW has recently received the recognition from Chambers & Partners and has been listed as a global gaming law expert. Clients and firms across many practice areas and geographies have trusted Chambers’ research for nearly 30 years.
Dr. Simon Planzer, founder of Planzer Law, is endorsed by interviewees (Chambers & Partners) as “absolutely excellent” and “the top Swiss lawyer” for gaming. He is actively involved in the shaping of gaming regulations in Switzerland, regularly interacting with the authorities, as well as providing regulatory advice to private clients. Based in Zürich, he is additionally active representing fantasy sports companies.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in Europe via the EGC platform every year.
Register here!
Browse the official event website here:  www.europeangamingcongress.com

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

24 Oct 2019

Greentube live in Switzerland with jackpots.ch

Greentube, the Novomatic Interactive division, has extended its reach in the newly regulated Swiss market by launching its games with Grand Casino Baden.

The partnership provides the operator with access to a premium selection of popular land-based titles, including Golden Games’ iconic Super Cherry Slots, a cult classic on the country’s casino floors. Selected slots from Greentube’s portfolio are also now available via Grand Casino Baden’s online gaming website, jackpots.ch.

In July, when the market opened for business, Grand Casino Baden became Switzerland’s first licenced online casino operator. It subsequently launched jackpots.ch, which is supported by Gamanza’s platform technology and regulatory data storage solution. This integration marks Greentube’s second partnership in the jurisdiction, with more set to follow as major operators receive online licences.

Greentube was among the first suppliers to provide its services after receiving the greenlight from Switzerland’s gambling regulator Esbk (Eidgenössische Spielbankenkommission) earlier this year and after passing the Iso (International Organisation of Standardisation) audit with flying colours.
Daniel Lechner, Greentube Head of Sales, said: “Partnering with Grand Casino Baden is an important step for Greentube, as we expand into Switzerland’s online market.

Novomatic being the clear leader with land-based casino slots has allowed Greentube to rapidly secure major partnerships with leading operators”.

“Providing our customers with famous Swiss games such as Super Cherry Slots will serve as a great advantage as we grow our jackpots.ch online brand,” said Marcel Tobler, Cfo of Grand Casino Baden. “Greentube’s portfolio of iconic titles perfectly fits our player profile and we look forward to offering our customers some of the most popular slot games in the market”.