Prague Gaming Summit will have Polish section

The gambling market of Poland will be discussed with Piotr Dynowski (Bird & Bird) at Prague Gaming Summit 2018.

Czech Republic.- The second edition of the Prague Gaming Summit will be held on the 29th of March at Andel’s by Vienna House Prague and the organisers are putting together a powerful speaker line-up. Among the popular topics – which will bring a wealth of information around the Czech Republic and neighbouring countries – the organisers have added an exclusive panel discussion about the Polish gambling market.

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In an interview with the most recently announced speaker, Piotr Dynowski, he was asked to give a personal opinion about the European gambling industry and to compare it with the situation in Poland. Piotr replied:

“Unfortunately, Poland is still one of the most restrictive markets in Europe with respect to gambling, and doing business by gambling operators in Poland is still pretty difficult, but apparently the changes to the Polish gambling regulations introduced last year were quite beneficial to the licensed betting operators and helped them almost double their turnover in comparison to the previous years.

“In general, running gambling business, even in the EU, is very difficult as legal regulations differ significantly from country to country; some are very restrictive, others pretty liberal, and it is one of probably very few industry sectors left in the EU that are still completely unharmonised and where it seems the fundamental freedoms on which the EU is based do not really apply. Gambling industry also has to struggle all the time with negative perception by many governments and sometimes also negative image in the society.

“Generally gambling is still often perceived as something a little doggy and causing a lot of harm to the society despite all the efforts of the industry towards fraud protection, fighting gambling addiction and other important initiatives to prove that it is not a different industry than any other entertainment industries.”

To hear more about Polish gambling make sure you attend the event and join Piotr Dynowski (Bird&Bird) and Anna Wietrzynska-Ciolkowska (DLA Piper) for the Focus on Poland (panel discussion) which will be moderated by Bogdan Coman (ROMBET).

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