Those interested in the online gaming industry in Denmark are being invited to attend the second annual edition of the Mare Balticum Gaming Summit as the upcoming event is to feature a trio of experts well acquainted with this Scandinavian nation’s market.
May 9 extravaganza:
According to a Thursday press release from show organizer European Gaming Media and Events, the 2019 edition of its Mare Balticum Gaming Summit is set to take place in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius on May 9 and see Birgitte Sand (pictured), Sissel Weitzhandler and Morten Ronde sharing their views on the Danish iGaming sector.
European Gaming Media and Events explained that its one-day boutique event, which will be held inside the Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, is to see Sand, who serves as the Director for Denmark’s Spillemyndigheden regulatory authority, featured in a special panel discussion from the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) entitled It’s Hot in the Nordics: IMGL Mega Panel. It declared that here attendees will be able ‘to hear first-hand the updates from the Danish regulator’ while also getting critical information from Weitzhandler, Group Compliance Manager for online casino games developer Play‘n Go, and Ronde, Chief Executive Officer for the Danish Online Gambling Association.
The show organizer detailed that gross gaming revenues in Denmark hit €1.3 billion ($1.4 billion) last year due to a rise in consumer spending on sportsbetting and online casinos. It furthermore proclaimed that this 5.7% year-on-year increase was significantly helped by interest in last summer’s FIFA World Cup but that with any such continuation expectations could be impacted by a looming introduction of a revised code of conduct that is aiming to ‘strengthen consumer protections and lower the risk of gambling addictions’.
Read a statement from European Gaming Media and Events…
“Just recently, Denmark’s gambling regulator warned its online gambling licensees to be upfront with customers regarding so-called ‘free’ bonus offers. The statement reminds online licensees about the Danish Consumer Ombudsman’s February of 2016 statement regarding the use of the word ‘free’ in marketing materials related to bonus offers if these involve a turnover requirement.”