Global Casino conference track takes place at CasinoBeats Summit 2023

The eagerly awaited fifth edition of the CasinoBeats Summit is nearly upon us, and is set to deliver its highly coveted ‘Global Casino’ conference track. 

Situated across both days of the event (24-25 May) the track will be showcasing an in-depth analysis of the ever-changing gaming industry on a global scale with roundtables and panel discussions covering jurisdictions such as Malta, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK and Ontario, among others.

The best and brightest minds in the casino industry will come together at the InterContinental Hotel in Malta, the hub of igaming, to discuss the evolving landscape of the casino industry. 

Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn and participate in an assortment of discussions, including: the navigation of restrictive markets, the intricacies of several igaming jurisdictions, how to grow player databases and how local innovation can have a global impact.

Opening the summit will be the unique opportunity to participate in our ‘Emerging markets roundtables’, which alongside a vast array of industry experts, will be discussing everything from the technological landscape in Africa, to the value of casino expansions in a sports betting dominated LatAm market. 

With such a variety of industry experts, attendees will have the opportunity for an intimate and first hand account on everything they need to know about the evolving markets in LatAm, Africa and Japan.

The panel discussion “UK Focus – mitigating the increased cost of compliance” will examine how operators can intelligently adapt to continuous regulatory change and how this can be integrated into their compliance departments. 

The panellists include Dee Maher (Chief legal & Compliance Officer, RAW iGaming), Andrew Rhodes (CEO, UKGC) and Paul Foster (CEO, Crucial Compliance). The panel, moderated by David Clifton (Director, Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited), will explore the latest flurry of changes from the review of the UK Gambling Act and discuss how compliance departments can mitigate the rising costs, with the help of various departments working harmoniously together.

Opening the second full day of the summit is the panel “Germany Focus – weathering the storm”, which will discuss the much-maligned German InterState Gambling Treaty and how to navigate through it successfully. 

Panellists include Christian Madlindl (Managing Director, Magic Sports Media) and Sebastian Erfurth (CCO, with more to be announced. Moderated by Johannes Brecher (Senior Director Accounts, iGamming, Lead Link GmbH), the panel will showcase the titanic opportunity the German market holds and will look at what operators can do now to survive the current regulatory limitations whilst maintaining and building upon a loyal customer base for the future.

Closing the summit will be the panel session “Malta Focus – re-imagining igaming’s favourite hub” where experts will discuss the tech innovations that are keeping Malta at the forefront of igaming. 

With esteemed panellists including Dr Brandon Debattista (Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, MGA) and Ivan Filletti (COO, GamingMalta), this panel aims to highlight Malta’s place in the evolution of the European regulatory landscape and how technological innovation can improve player security, transparency and protection. The panel shall be moderated by James Scicluna (Co-managing partner, WH Partners).

Other panels across the same track include deep dives into battling adversity within regional regulations, the untapped potential within the European market and the continued development of the North American and Canadian gaming landscape. 

Alongside the “Global Casino” conference track, attendees of the CasinoBeats Summit can expect a vast array of expert panellists across four stages which will run simultaneously alongside a dedicated workshop area. Attendees will be presented with the opportunity to delve into a variety of subject matters, with content on Leadership, Affiliation, Slots and Casino Products

In addition to informative content, the summit will feature a trade show with new game releases and product launches, as well as opportunities to network with industry professionals at some of the most iconic venues in Malta. You can purchase your CasinoBeats Summit ticket by visiting the website. For groups of three or more people, a special discount is available, saving you €150 on the regular ticket price (per ticket).