Press Release: GMM & Associates (Malta) Ltd – Promoting gaming in Oslo

The one day Egaming Summit to be held on the 28th February at the prestige Felix Conference Centre in Oslo shall be sponsored by Betsson¸ Playtech¸ GMM & Associates¸ Betsafe¸ Casino Cosmopol and others.  In response to the massive growth of the market¸ an elite cohort from Nordic countries and Europe will be meeting to discuss the latest cutting-edge topics that affect the future of the sector.  A carefully produced agenda will cover online betting¸ legal developments¸ risk and reputation protection¸ the data behind the campaigns and the future of this industry.  Rueben Portanier¸ CEO¸ Malta Gaming Authority will be joining  Emil Sunvisson CEO Cherry¸ Morten Ronde Chief Executive Danish Online Gambling Association¸ Younes El Michrafi CEO MDJS Morocco¸ Sue Rossiter Director of projects and policy Remote Gambling Association and Alei Walsh Commercial Director GB Group in a regulators vs operators panel wherein they will discuss the developments necessary to shake-up the e-gaming industry and the implementation of a successful legal strategy to influence the future of e-gaming.

On the day¸ Pierre Etienne Mangion¸ Director  GMM & Associates (Malta) Ltd¸ shall be presenting a speech entitled “Implications and barriers within the EU regulated markets” wherein he will be elaborating on the current obstacles¸ both established and perceived  facing operators on a European level and offering possible solutions to help mitigate such difficulties.  Pierre will also be highlighting the fact that Malta will this year be the first EU state to regulate casinos on cruise ships within its territorial waters and be the first jurisdiction globally¸ to regulate digital games with prizes¸ under which the LGA will be licensing and supervising digital online games of pure skill which involve a prize.  These exciting new developments are expected to attract a number of adjunct service providers¸ including leading independent testing laboratories¸ to locate testing and certification facilities in Malta. Malta Enterprise is currently contemplating helping skill game designers to form a cluster to facilitate their creativity and improve outputs.

Another key question to be tackled is whether playing for virtual currency is a good-enough substitute to an experience for playing for real money.  Most people in the gaming industry would scoff at the idea that playing for virtual money is as compelling as real money gambling however this is a reality that is gradually troubling operators.

The agenda also hints at a swing in the political stance taken by Norway which is starting to discuss  the possibility of deregulating the Norwegian e-Gaming market.  This slot will be addressed by the leader of the Conservative Party of Norway.

Although competition in the Gaming Industry is immeasurable¸ Malta has