GAME Greece 2021 – Day 1 Recap

Eventus International successfully concluded Day One of the inaugural GAME (Gaming & Affiliate Marketing Expo) Greece today. Day one of the 2-day summit has been a resounding success and successfully gathered international regulators, betting operators, investors, lawyers, affiliates, SEO specialists, betting platform providers, payment providers and more from across the globe.

Day One kicked off with opening remarks from the Chairperson, Thomi Papoutzi, Legal & Compliance Advisor, Inverto Consulting, followed by the keynote address by Evangelos Karagrigoriou, Business Consultant/Former Chairman, Hellenic Gaming Commission, which explored updates on the current regulatory environment and future direction of gaming industry in Greece.

The first panel discussion, Moderator, Jakub Kolomičenko ( (Head of Legal Department, Endorphina Ltd.) explored the topic; “Understanding why a regulated Greek online gambling market is an exciting prospect – Opportunity for growth, future trends and challenges”. Panellists included David Barrie ( (Managing Director, Inverto Consulting) and Teemu Lehtinen (Business Consultant).

“Huge pleasure to be a part of the live event especially in this beautiful city. All panels were very interesting, which brought together a lot of industry stakeholdsers”, said Jakub Kolomičenko, Head of Legal Department, Endorphina Ltd.

Participants enjoyed a refreshing Networking Tea Break thereafter before joining in on the for following panel discussion, namely “Industry’s next big move – Trends to keep an eye on in 2021 post-COVID world and beyond”. This panel was moderated by Vasiliki Panousi , Manager of EU Affairs at European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) and panellists included names such as Dennis Tsalikis (CEO, FSI – Fantasy Sports Interactive), John Kalamvokis (Senior Advisor, Business Development, Kaizen Gaming) and Krister Malm (Founder & Group CEO, Oddsium).

Krister Malm, Founder & Group CEO, Oddsium, stated the following regarding GAME 2021: “A Fantastic opportunity to meet and network with some of the key people of the industry in Europe’s most exciting market for the time being.”

Vasiliki Panousi, Manager of EU Affairs at European Gaming, added: “It is very hopeful and exciting to meet again in person. Interesting conversations and future looking discussions within a well-organized, safe environment.”

A highlight of the day was the online panel discussion, namely Getting Ahead of the Game While Keeping Compliant and Responsible, hosted by award-winning law firm Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. – Emily Helmer and Maayan Dana. The two moderators openly discussed with senior executives from the payments, affiliates and gaming operations, why it is not only a challenge but also an opportunity. Panellists included, Assaf Stieglitz (Co-Founder, Odds1x2 and Playwisecasino), Jens Podewski  (CEO and Co-Founder, FinXP), Marius Galdikas (CEO, ConnectPay), Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman and CEO, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.) and William Young  (Young, Director of Sales & BizDev, Cryptopay). The online presentation can be viewed here: https://lnkd.in/dxEiSi2

After highly informative discussions, participants enjoyed a Networking Lunch Break before attending a Presentation by Anastasios Belesis (Senior Lotteries Consultant). After the break Anastatios took the stage with his presentation; “Passive lotteries in the e-gaming era: Tradition through online channels”, followed by another presentation by Stratos Kanakis, Director at Golden Ratio Consulting, is sharing his knowledge with our C-level audience on “The era of the “thinkers” in gaming industry”.

“This is a great opportunity to gather together after a lot of uncertainty, and outs us back to  some certainty. It makes us feel this are going to be normal again”, said Anastasios Belesis, Senior Lotteries Consultant.

The last panel discussion of Day one was moderated by Thanos Marinos, MD Greece at Betsson Group, namely “How to be successful in a newly regulated market”. Panellists included; Anny Tzivanaki (Online Operations Director, INTRALOT),  David Barrie (Managing Director, Inverto Consulting) and Kyriakos Fourniadis (MD South East Europe, Better Collective).

Anny Tzivanaki, Online Operations Director, INTRALOT, stated the following to the Eventus International team: “Thank you for daring to go ahead with the conference, with a COVID free process! It is important to keep the ball rolling. Interesting speakers, information and thoughts.”

“It’s a bold first move back to in person and a great opportunity for live networking post covid. The insightful panels had industry experts who were well selected and very experienced”, added Maria E. Arnidou, Head of Marketing & People Communications, FSI – Fantasy Sports Interactive

Day One ended off with refreshing networking drinks, proudly sponsored by CoinsPaid. The GAME Greece attendees had the opportunity to network responsibly and engage in conversation over delicious drinks and refreshments.

“This year has been so challenging, yet we are happy to finally see some offline events happening all around the world. I think it is important to meet your existent and prospective partners face to face to rebuild the network and share the much needed expertise on the upcoming market changes.
We are proud sponsors of the GAME Greece 2021 this year, it is a true pleasure to see all the business professionals and amazing speakers gathered in Athens to network. Being an event manager myself, I strongly believe in the power of the personal interaction and I am excited to see the world change when the restriction will be finally lifted”, said Natallia Vavulina, CoinsPaid.

Eventus International invites you to join them tomorrow for Day Two of #GAME2021. Meet Owner, Matteo Dimatteo from Mondogaming LTD on the exhibition floor at their show-stopping stand. Mondogaming LTD is a software provider for sportsbook platforms, projected in the B2B and B2C business. Already present in Africa, South America and Europe, with an expansion plan in Asia and the rest of the world. It offers the possibility of customized Whitelabel or Turn-key solutions. The feature that sets them apart from the competition is that they are both suppliers and developers of their software, any customization becomes possible. To learn more about Mondogaming LTD, visit: https://www.mondogaming.eu/

Eventus International would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the speakers of GAME Greece 2021 for sharing their insights and experiences with our international C-level audience

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