CasinoBeats Summit 2019 opens today with focus on the future

The second staging of the CasinoBeats Summit kicks off today at Olympia London with two tracks of content examining the threats and opportunities facing the casino gaming sector and featuring leading speakers and operators from across the sector.

Around 1,000 senior executives are expected to descend on the West London venue, drawn by four tracks of content over two days, a bustling show floor of 30 exhibitors and some of the best networking opportunities available anywhere in the industry.

Speakers and delegates from some of the industry’s largest operators are attending the Summit, including Betsson, Casumo, Gaming RealmsGiG, EnergyCasino, Genting, GVC, Hard Rock, Hippodrome, Jackpotjoy, Kindred, LeoVegas, LuckiaLVBet, Mr Green, Olympic, Paf, Pinnacle, Rank, Royal Panda, Sky Betting & Gaming, Solverde, Svenska Spel, Twin Casino, Videoslots and William Hill

Leading suppliers are also well represented – as speakers, sponsors and exhibitors – including BetConstruct, Big Time Gaming, IGT, iSoftBet, Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’n GO, Playson, Red Tiger, SG Digital, Swintt, WeAreCasino and Yggdrasil.

Forming a key part of the four conference tracks on offer is today’s Future of Gaming, offering discussion on a range of subject matters that could be critical to sustained and responsible growth of the sector.

“for us, CasinoBeats is an excellent opportunity to reach a broader audience

A further key part on the first day of action will be the keynote delivered by Jesper Kärrbrink, executive chairman of Green Jade Games, who said of his participation: “For us, as a relatively new company, CasinoBeats is an excellent opportunity to reach a broader audience.

“We created Green Jade Games, not to make the 2,501st slot, but to challenge ourselves and the industry with innovations where we deliver casino games that mix the mechanics from slots and table games with video and app games, combining RNG and skill in a way not done before.

“In my presentation [at 14:50 today], I will address the concept of innovation and disruptiveness and why I think it is crucial for us as an industry to innovate if we want to continue attracting new players.”

Cristiano Blanco, head of gaming at Kindred Group, who is to partake in a live casino focused debate this morning, added: “The gaming industry is going through one of the challenging, unexpected and exciting times. New regulations bring opportunities together with delivery delays and strong headaches.

“I am happy to be part of the CasinoBeats Summit because it is a rare occasion to have together all the igaming decision-makers, to have a feel of the market from the inside and seriously think about the future of our industry, putting aside all the issues that the competition brings with it.”

The second track on day one of the Summit is New Horizons, as part of which Tony Plaskow of Black Cow Technology is to moderate a session looking at the fast-evolving sector in the US. He said: “It is a genuine honour to be asked to speak at the conference, which is clearly a must-attend event for anyone in our space.

“I’m participating in the New Horizons track where we are looking to make sense of rapidly moving machinations in both Europe and the States as it starts its journey of legalised igaming. I am moderating a star-studded panel and can’t wait to get into it!”

Paul Plewman, COO of Currency Transfer, who is to speak about the potential Brexit fall-out, added: “I try to keep up to date on the different challenges facing a number of different industry sectors.

“These challenges can commonly cover the impact of currency risk and the importance of an appropriate hedging policy, and how compliance impacts the wider payments space. I always look forward to panel discussions, which can spark some lively debate.”

In addition, Summit delegates gain access to Betting on Sports, which takes place at Olympia at the same time, alongside the PaymentExpert Forum and the  DigitalMarketing Forum, delivered in conjunction with AffiliateINSIDER.

The conference takes place at Olympia London until Friday, September 20, alongside Betting on Sports learn more and buy tickets for the CasinoBeats Summit here.