Prague – 7 March 2019 – Gambling industry media reported that Poland’s licensed online sports betting operators now control nearly half the country’s market, a significantly higher slice from just one year ago.
Data quoted from Poland’s Ministry of Finance indicates that Polish-licensed bookmakers’ land-based and online turnover hit PLN5.1b (US$1.37b) in 2018, a 55% rise over 2017’s PLN3.3b and triple 2016’s PLN1.7b.
The Ministry of Finance’s blacklist of internationally licensed online gambling operators serving the needs of Polish punters without Poland’s permission currently stands at around 5,414 domains, and the Ministry is continuously issuing reminders to telecom operators and payment processors of their respective obligations to block blacklisted domains and refuse to process financial transactions for any site whose domain appears on the register. Failure to uphold these obligations exposes telecoms and processors to fines of up to PLN250k ($67k) per infraction. (source: calvinayre.com)
At Prague Gaming Summit 2019, Michał Sałajczyk (Associate, Bird & Bird Poland) will join the “Focus on the Slovakian market regulation and decrypting Poland’s licensing procedures” panel discussion alongside with Stefan Švec (Sales Director, Playtech), and Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor, WH Partners), and will share the information he has about Poland’s gambling industry.
Michał Sałajczyk is an associate in the intellectual property and data protection team at Bird & Bird’s Warsaw office. He is an attorney-at-law (adwokat).
He specializes in intellectual property, media and entertainment, advertising, sports and gambling law. He also advises on various IP aspects, in particular, in relation to software licensing contracts and on matters concerning e-commerce and unfair competition.
Michał’s clients include individuals and businesses from the creative industries, such as advertising, interactive and media agencies and film production companies. He also has extensive experience in providing comprehensive legal services regarding film and TV production.
His practice includes preparing contracts concerning rights to intangible goods and the entertainment sector, as well as preparing terms and conditions for e-commerce services, regulations for contests and promotions, and advising on aspects of their organisation. Michał’s experience includes advice on athletes’ image rights, as well as drafting and negotiating sports sponsorship agreements, including the agreement between a leading Polish football club and its main sponsor – a sports betting company.
He completed postgraduate studies in new technology law at the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Do not miss this opportunity to attend the leading conference in the region which offers the option for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance updates, while also take part in several industry related discussions with the leading groups that are at the forefront of the gambling industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
About Prague Gaming Summit
The yearly summit offers the opportunity for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance updates, while also take part in several industry related discussions with the leading groups that are at the forefront of the gambling industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Liechtenstein.
Panel discussion lead by the leading experts of the gambling industry, will approach all regulatory and compliance related aspects of the mentioned markets and will also highlight some trending topics such as the relationships between Regulators, Operators – Affiliates, MasterCard’s new requirements for Online Merchants (CFD, FX, Gaming, Crypto), understanding millennials (with emphasis on eSports, Daily Fantasy Sports an Virtual Sports), outsourcing for gaming companies, IT security, AML, KYC, CSR.
The program will also include a very important IMGL MasterClass that will aim to share the latest insights by the International Masters of Gaming Law experts about advertisement banning.
The conference is held on a yearly basis and it is a “must-attend” gathering for all industry shareholders who are looking for top quality learning and networking having the online and land-based gambling industry in focus.
Full details about the event can be found on the official event website: www.praguegamingsummit.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