Recap Annual Gaming Industry Event 2020

Posted on 3 February 2020 by Chris Adriaansz

On Friday 31 January 2020 the 16th edition of the Annual Gaming Industry Event took place at the Koninklijke Industrieele Groote Club in Amsterdam. The annual event was, once again, organised by the Gaming Practice Group of Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys-at-Law and the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL).

With more than 150 guests from all corners of the national and international gambling sector, the event was yet again a great success. Among the guests were inter alia (inter)national regulators, incumbents and remote and land based market entrants, software providers, trade associations, PSPs, and marketing- and media companies from the national and international gaming and gambling sector.

Justin Franssen and Marc Ellinger (IMGL) kicked off the event with special thanks to the organisation and all speakers. Unique to this year’s edition was the contribution of René Jansen, chairman of the board of the Netherlands Gambling Authority, in light of the upcoming opening of the remote gambling market. René Jansen mentioned the fact that it has become a tradition for the Gambling Authority, to contribute to the Annual Gaming Industry Event. During his keynote speech  the chairman looked forward to the entry into force of the Remote Gambling Act, per 1 January 2021 (expectation). He specifically mentioned the criteria for the cooling-off period, the age verification requirement and the timeline for the licensing procedure. Key to his speech was the call for a truly responsible gambling offer. After the speech René Jansen answered questions from the audience.

The second part  of the meeting consisted of a panel discussion with Jason Chess (Wiggin), Paul Leyland (Regulus Partners), Eric Olders (JVH Gaming) and Peter-Paul de Goeij (Speel Verantwoord), moderated by Joerg Hofmann (Melchers). The panel discussed the developments in the Dutch gambling sector in a broader (international) context. The panellists also provided their views on the gambling sector and some desired changes.

After the closing remarks of the speakers, all attendees of the national and international gambling sector were invited for an informal reception to further discuss the latest developments in the (Dutch) gambling sector.

Below you can find a video of the event (thanks to Gaming in Holland)

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Chris Adriaansz is an associate at the Gaming & gambling Practice Group of Kalff Katz & Franssen.

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