Gambling and Sports Betting News Wire - November 5, 2019

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Here are today's headlines in the world of gambling and sports betting as they happen - Tuesday November 5 2019.

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Will Sports Betting Move Forward in Colorado

Some day later today we will learn if Proposition DD wins.  This is the amendment where voters will make the decision on whether sports gambling becomes legalized in Colorado.

Many have been critical about how the language appears, citing the first sentence that seems to imply taxes will be increased.

One positive perhaps is that only the most dedicated of Colorado's residents are likely to vote this day as it's an "off" election year.

But an amendment to increase taxes on cigarettes could push a certain sector of the community out to the voting booths.  These folks might not be so inclined to vote for a gambling bill that starts off "Shall state taxes be increased by twenty-nine million dollars annually...."

You can follow the results here (they should start rolling in some time after 9 pm ET)

Penn National Gaming Looking for a Media Partnership

PNG is looking for a partner in order to get a stronger foothold in the sports betting market. At the moment, the brand operates in 19 states across the country. What PNG would like is to form a partnership with a leading sports media company as explained by CEO Timothy Wilmott.

He noted that PNG already has deals in place with sport betting companies. They have four deals with DraftKings, theScore, PointsBet and The Stars Group. They also have an exclusive betting partnership with Kambi. These deals that were announced back in August, allowed the company to offer online gambling and sports betting at their properties that are located in states where legalized sports gambling is permitted.  Source: SportsBookReview

European Gaming Congress 2019 Milan, Why You Need to Be There

European Gaming Congress (EGC) is just a few days away and the much-awaited conference is gathering major industry names among the speakers and delegates lists.

On the 8th of November at Radisson Blu Hotel Milan, high representatives of major industry operators and service providers will join regulators and gambling industry experts for a full day of quality learning and networking.

You can register here or view the agenda here!

EGC was created in order to help industry shareholders to cover more jurisdictions and expand their gambling business across European markets that work best for their budgets and strategy.

By creating this platform, the at European Gaming Media and Events have enabled operators, software and service providers, regulators and industry experts to meet yearly in remote locations and discuss opportunities and updates from regions that they are not covering via Prague Gaming Summit, MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, and CEEGC Budapest.

This way, you have the opportunity to learn from genuine world-class experts of the gaming industry who share their knowledge about the state of the gambling industry in South / South West Europe, West Europe, Benelux, and D-A-CH region.

When it comes to content, the organizers are bringing top quality as usual and here are the premium panel discussions in which you can engage or learn from during your time spent at EGC Milan:

Focus on Italy (compliance panel discussion)

As usual, the local market will benefit from the first highlights and the latest information about the Italian market will be shared by the leaders of the jurisdiction. The special compliance panel discussion which focuses exclusively on the Italian market will be joined by:

  • Maurizio Bernardo (Senior Strategic Advisor at SKS365)
  • Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar)
  • Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners)
  • Andrea Eletto (Legal and Research Analyst at GamblingCompliance)
  • Alessandro Allara (Sportsbook and Digital Director at SNAITECH)

The panel discussion will be moderated by Christian Tirabassi (Senior Partner at Ficom Leisure / Gioconews.it writer)

As a first for European Gaming Congress, the agenda is going to shed light on the Benelux region and will bring the latest market updates from Luxembourg and the Netherlands.

The compliance panel discussion will be joined by Willem van Oort (Founder of Gaming in Holland / Gaming in Spain) and by Marko Jankovic (Head Of Business Development at G-Core Labs S.A.) and will be moderated by Donata Szabo (Junior Legal and Research Manager at GamblingCompliance)

Also a first for European Gaming Congress is the focus on South West Europe and the compliance panel discussion is bringing the latest information from the Spanish and Portuguese gambling industry to the delegates of the conference.

Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law - Gabnys Law Firm), the moderator of the compliance panel discussion, has the opportunity to squeeze as many information possible from his panelist:

  • Willem van Oort (Founder of Gaming in Holland / Gaming in Spain)
  • Óscar Madureira (Senior Associate at Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés)
  • Javier Sacristán (Digital & Operations Director at Grupo R. FRANCO)

The 4th compliance panel discussion is dedicated to the D-A-CH region and will be joined by Dr. Christian Rapani (Attorney at Law at Dr. Christian Rapani) and Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW). Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW) will take on the special role of bringing the latest information about the Swiss market as well as moderate the compliance panel discussion.

The agenda includes a special IMGL MasterClass™ and a unique Fireside Chat.

The IMGL MasterClass™ is titled "Ideal connection and communication between regulators and the industry" and is highlighting some of the main aspects that operators are facing when communicating with regulators and of course discussing whenever this is the right time to introduce lobbying in Europe.

The discussion will be joined by two regulators, Ioanna Fiakkou (Chairwoman of the National Betting Authority Cyprus) and Michele Magro (Chief Counsel - Policy & International Affairs for the Malta Gaming Authority). The delegates will also have the opportunity to hear more about the subject from leading experts such as:

  • Maarten Haijer (Secretary-General of the European Gaming and Betting Association - EGBA)
  • Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners)
  • Andrew Cochrane (Chief Development Officer at SBTech)

The IMGL MasterClass™ will be moderated by Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)

The final Fireside Chat of the year will have a special guest, which comes in the form of André Wilsenach, Senior Vice President and in charge of Government Relations at BMM Testlabs.

With this news, the organizers are excited to announce that the series of fireside chats will also continue in 2020 as well at Prague, Tallinn, and Budapest.

In 2019, besides the compliance panel discussions, European Gaming Congress is bringing more opportunities for learning by adding several topics to the agenda under the form of panel discussions and keynote speeches.

Below are the main topics which will be approached by experts of the gambling, fintech and cybersecurity industries:

Digital Marketing and Working with Affiliates in Gaming vs Financial Websites – How to do it properly?

  • Ariel Weiss (CEO of n00b)
  • Melanie Hainzer (Marketing Manager at Wildz)
  • Sara-Swetlana Klimper (Senior Independent Gaming Consultant)
  • Amir Mikay (CEO at Trafficlightmedia)
  • Tal Itzhak Ron (Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist, and Notary) - panel moderator

Gaming and eSports Companies entering the Online Financial Industry and vice versa – Operational, Regulatory and Compliance Aspects

  • Graham Martin (Third Generation Bookmaker and Gaming Industry Veteran)
  • Martina Scalpello (Senior Manager - AML Compliance - at ARQ Group Malta)
  • Dr. Holger Jakob (Head of Legal at G2 Esports)
  • Stav Pischits (CEO at Cynance)
  • Tal Itzhak Ron (Advocate, Certified Computer Scientist, and Notary) - panel moderator

Marketing for Operators in Regulated Markets

  • Ivan Liashenko (Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch)
  • Quirino Mancini (Partner at Tonucci & Partners)
  • Francesco Gaziano (Chief Marketing Officer and Country Manager Italy at SKS365)
  • Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection Officer at NSoft Company)
  • Vasco Albuquerque (SEO Manager at All-in Global) - panel moderator

Among the notable attending companies you will also find representatives of Novibet, Catena Media, Betano, Efbet, the National Gambling Control Commission of South Korea, InPlayNet, NetEnt, Golden Race, Magellan Robotech, UltraPlay, Checkout.com, NetShop ISP, WorldMatch, Tom Horn Gaming, GLI Italy, HiPay, AGIMEG, Gioco News, Jamma, and many more.

The agenda of the conference also includes the awards ceremony for the inaugural Southern European Gaming Awards (SEG Awards)

The SEG Awards rewards both B2C operators and B2B providers for their commitment in Southern Europe, with categories ranging from customer service to social responsibility, future thinking, and development in all verticals of the industry.

You can find the shortlisted companies on the following link: https://europeangaming.eu/portal/press-releases/2019/10/15/56424/seg-awards-southern-european-gaming-awards-2019-milan-official-shortlist-announced/

....and if you can't get enough of networking with like-minded peers during the conference networking breaks, make sure to attend the Evening Social Gathering (location to be revealed to registered delegates).

The organizers hope that you are one of them and if you forgot to register, you can still do so, by ordering your delegate pass on this link!

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

Our Free Picks Record November 5

2019 NFL Record: 3-9 (0%)

2019 College Football Record: 4-2 (66.6%)

2019 MLB Record: 26-18-2 (59%) - No Plays Over -160

2018-19 College Basketball Record: 12-9 (57.1%)

2018-19 NBA Record: 7-5 (58%)

2018 MLB Record: 45-35 (56.2%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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