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With preparations for the EUROMAT 2018 Summit well advanced, Organisers have confirmed the availability of additional hotel accommodation within Monaco for delegates. A spokesperson for EUROMAT explained: “I’m pleased to confirm that we have negotiated additional accommodation at the Novotel Monte Carlo. The special daily rate of 235 Euros may only be accessed via the EUROMAT website, www.euromat.org and is applicable for the period 3-5th June 2018.”
The 2018 event will build upon those of previous years. In addition to a detailed scan of the regulatory landscape, a full day will now be devoted to Social Responsibility. New ground breaking sessions will examine the likely needs of future customers and the impact of new technologies. Also new for 2018, the Summit will draw on the experience of both operators and manufacturers to understand the evolution of the FEC market.
The EUROMAT Summit provides an unparalleled opportunity for regulators, gaming lawyers, manufacturers, operators, national trade associations and other groups to meet, face-to-face, in a relaxed and sociable environment.
For additional information and to register for this unmissable opportunity, visit www.euromat.org
This summer will see gaming and amusements industry leaders arriving in Monte Carlo for the EUROMAT 2018 Summit. Traditionally the Summit has been a gathering of EUROMAT member associations, regulators, legal experts and those active in the field of social responsibility. This year’s event, scheduled for 4th-6th June, will build on those of previous years, with a wider agenda that also reaches out to operators, distributors and manufacturers of gaming and amusement equipment.
The eagerly anticipated EUROMAT 2018 Summit is scheduled to take place from 4th-6th June in Monaco. With a new format designed to appeal to a broad cross-section of the land based amusements and gaming communities, the event has been welcomed, with regulators, operators, manufacturers and other industry members confirming their attendance.
For bacta Chief Executive John White the EUROMAT 2018 Summit, taking place 4th-6th June, will be a very busy time. Formed in 1974, bacta is the leading UK trade association, representing the interests of more than 500 companies in the gaming arena. The Association plays a very active role in EUROMAT, having joined some 18 years ago.
Taking place on 2nd-4th June, the EUROMAT Summit will attract professionals from every facet of the European gaming and amusements industries. Regulators, operators, manufacturers, representatives of trade associations and other interest groups will be converging on the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort for two days of lively debate and unsurpassed networking.
Nick Harding, Senior Adviser to the Gauselmann Group, will be representing the Group at the EUROMAT 2018 Summit. The Summit will be held from 4th-6th June at Monaco’s Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and is expected to attract regulators, manufacturers and operators from Europe and beyond.
Nick will join the panels of two of the seminar’s topical sessions: TITO A Pathway To New Payment Options? and The Market Place Of Tomorrow.
With the eagerly anticipated new style EUROMAT Summit scheduled for 4th-6th June 2018, senior figures from the world of gaming and amusements are preparing for their roles as speakers and panellists at the event.
Eduardo Antoja is one participant who will certainly be familiar with the Summit, having served two terms as EUROMAT President; a combined total of 10 years. Eduardo actually instigated the event on commencing his first term in 1999.
Eduardo has enjoyed a long career in the gaming industry, starting when he became CEO of CIRSA Industrial Division, taking responsibility for product development, manufacturing and marketing of gaming devices and systems. CIRSA is one of the larger European and Latin American operators of casinos, bingo and single-site games, as well as online and offline betting and gaming systems.
Now in its 20th year and with a far-reaching new format, the EUROMAT Summit is set to attract professionals from every aspect of land-based gaming.
The newly extended summit programme will devote a full day to the topic of Social Responsibility and in particular self exclusion, consumer protection and problem gambling.
Organisers have confirmed that Pieter Remmers, a leading figure in the area of responsible gaming, will be chairing the panel: Managing Social Responsibility In Different Gaming Channels.
Pieter started his career as director of an outpatient clinic for addiction problems. His company, Assissa Consultancy has worked on responsible gambling policies for a large array of countries, including the Netherlands, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Malaysia, Singapore, Canada, Malta and Sweden.
Pieter is engaged by regulators and government bodies, along with online and land based casinos, slot halls, lotteries and other clients in the betting and gaming sectors. His past and current commercial clients include IGT/GTech, Holland Casino, Unibet, Sun International, Svenska Spel and Gauselmann/Merkur, with whom he is a member of the Group’s Responsible Gambling Commission. Other clients, past and present, include Betsson, Fair play Casinos, Lotto NL, Casino 2000, the Italian SNAI, Betfair and The National Lottery (UK).
Pieter also advises a number of trade associations and serves as Secretary General of the European Association for the Study of Gambling, as well as being a board member of Human Assistance Network for Daily Support (HANDS).
In 2003 Pieter was the initiator of the Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) and is its current Chairman. In 2009 he became a member of the Responsible Gaming Committee of International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).
As might be expected, Pieter is a very regular contributor to conferences around the world and speaking about the EUROMAT Summit, Pieter confirmed: “I have been working with the land-based gaming industry for over 30 years. However, there is still a lot of work to do in this ever changing regulatory environment where Responsible Gaming is a top priority, if not THE top priority.
“I am happy to share my ideas, thoughts and knowledge with the EUROMAT members and other interested parties and take the next steps on this very exiting road.”
EUROMAT President Jason Frost is in absolute agreement about the importance of Responsible Gaming: “We’re delighted that Pieter will be joining us for the Summit. His experience in the area of Responsible Gaming is both wide-reaching and deep. Pieter will bring his experience to bear on an area which we need to deal with, both on a human level, and because failure to do so could threaten the very existence of our industry,” informed Jason.
The 2018 event will take place from 4-5th June at the stunning Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Conveniently located, within a half hour’s travel time of Nice airport, the property is set in lush gardens on its own peninsula. With excellent leisure facilities and award-winning food, the venue should provide the perfect backdrop for both the formal sessions and relaxed networking events.
For detailed information about the Summit Programme and speakers, plus hotels and travel, visit www.euromat.org
Organisers of the EUROMAT 2018 Summit have confirmed that UK manufacturer G-Squared Games has agreed to become a sponsor of the event. The Summit is to take place in Monaco on 4th-6th June at the beautifully located Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.
G-Squared Games is a young, independent and vibrant company with a declared objective of bringing fun and additional choice to low-stakes gaming. G-Squared had enjoyed success with a string of high earning game titles, both reel-based and digital and has also invested heavily in Casino King, a technologically advanced digital AWP platform that brings real time online connectivity to the AWP market.
In January this year G-Squared Games caused a stir at EAG International Expo with the launch of Playgo, an App that communicates directly with the machine, functioning as a virtual ticket, and also offering the player additional features such as pre-set spending limits, cooling off periods, self assessment and even self exclusion.
G-Squared Games will be bringing Playgo to the Summit for demonstration to regulators, operators and any other interested parties.
G-Squared Director Jonathan Powell is looking forward to his role as a panellist on the Alternative Payment Options: Now Or Never? session: “We are delighted to be supporting this exciting event. Alternative payment methods are a key topic for discussion and are of paramount importance to the industry as they will fundamentally change the way players interact with gaming machines. The EUROMAT Summit offers the perfect forum to discuss all the available options and I look forward to many interesting discussions in June”, reveals Jonathan.
EUROMAT President Jason Frost welcomes G-Squared Gaming’s participation: “We’re delighted that G-Squared Games will be joining the ranks of Summit sponsors. Their involvement as a manufacturer is particularly gratifying as it endorses our wishes to open up EUROMAT to the wider amusements and gaming community. We very much look forward to welcoming Jonathan to the event,” confirms Jason.
Offering a wide-reaching programme and unrivalled networking opportunities, the EUROMAT Summit will reach out to regulators, manufacturers and operators from within Europe and beyond.
Further details of keynote speakers, panellist s and other Summit participants may be found at www.euromat.org along with travel advice and access to preferential hotel rates.
With a fresh new format and wide-reaching agenda, the EUROMAT 2018 Summit will take place from 4th– 6th June at Monaco’s Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort.
Traditionally the Summit has been popular with European gaming regulators and EUROMAT’s member trade associations but there are plans to expand its remit.
The 2018 event will benefit from an enlarged agenda, reaching out to manufacturers, distributors and operators of gaming and amusements products, in addition to its existing base.
EUROMAT President Jason Frost explains, “As an Operator myself, I’ve derived huge benefit from previous summits. They have provided me with a rare opportunity to meet with regulators, face to face, and to learn more about the European gaming landscape.
The answers to many of the industry’s problems and opportunities lie with manufacturers and operators. They are the closest to technological developments and understand their customers; they are a natural fit and, in my view, it’s essential for them to be involved in the Summit.