CasinoBeats Summit: finding a balance between innovation and regulation in the digital age

As the industry seeks optimal methods to responsibly integrate innovative technology, the upcoming CasinoBeats Summit will provide delegates with an exploration of the latest emerging technologies, regulatory frameworks and future trends to ensure a safe yet immersive gaming experience for players.

The ‘Industry & Leadership’ track will take place across both core days of the CasinoBeats Summit, May 22 – 23, at the InterContinental Malta. Panel sessions will delve into key topics such as global gaming regulations, the evolving digital payment landscape and an in-depth exploration of the world of M&A. 

The panel titled ‘Responsible Gambling in the Digital Age’ will delve into the latest responsible gambling initiatives influencing the digital landscape. Expert speakers Pedro Romero (RG Consultant & psychologist, University of Gibraltar), Matthew Curtis (Head of Responsible Gaming, L&L), Georgia Wise (Head of Responsible Gaming, PlayNorth), Eduards Jakubovs (Head of Responsible Gaming, Betsson) and panel moderator Maris Catania (Senior SG Consultant, SG: Certified) will analyse the impact of landmark regulatory guidelines such as the 3.4.3 regulation on remote customer interaction and the UK’s white-paper, as well as discuss the latest distinctions between regulated, grey and black markets.

The ‘Industry Trends and Future Predictions’ panel will look at the future of the casino sector, examining upcoming industry trends and their potential impact. Industry leaders Itai Zak (Executive Director Digicode, Former/Ex CEO of SBTech), Matthew D’Emanuele (CEO Yolo Entertainment), Alexander Martin (CEO, SKS365), Inesa Glazaite (Chief Commercial Officer, iGaming Platform), Dmitry Starostenkov (CEO, EVENBET), alongside panel moderator Martyn Elliott (Project Director, SBC Media) will offer insights into key emerging markets, innovative game formats and strategies to effectively cater to evolving player needs. 

Commencing the second day is the panel titled ‘The Evolving Landscape of Gaming Sector Payments’, which will explore the current state of the industry’s payment sector. Expert speakers Sean Spiteri (Head of Payment Solutions, PressEnter), Enrico Giancaterina (Managing Director, Funtech) and Ian Perrygrove (Chief Risk Officer, Kwiff) will discuss the current payment innovations driven by the casino sector, analyse the future of digital payment methods and the potential risks of such rapid innovations.

The ‘Navigating the Future: Global Gaming Regulations’ panel will explore strategies to effectively address the challenges posed by current and future global regulations. Regulator representatives Aideen Shortt, (Advisor to the Minister, Curaçao), Andrew Lyman (Gambling Commissioner and Executive Director, Gibraltar), Andrew Rhodes(CEO, UKGC) and Brandon Debattista (Deputy Chief Regulatory Officer, MGA) will provide insights into their respective markets, whilst assessing the possibility of a unified global regulatory standard and the importance of cross-market collaboration.

Additionally, track attendees will have the opportunity to garner insights into the world of acquisition and investment during an exclusive IMGL-led masterclass, ‘Acquisition Strategy: Gearing up for Investment’, set to take place on Thursday May 23, the second core day of the event. 


For groups of three or more, you can purchase the Group Pass Ticket and gain access to all three days of the CasinoBeats Summit for the discounted price of €400 per person (a saving of €200 per ticket).

Additionally, operators and affiliates can apply for a free pass to the event. 
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