ICE Totally Gaming London is the meeting place for all gambling companies and Regulatory Authorities in the field.
The event that takes place annually in London consists of international exhibitions of market gambling products, seminars and conferences for all those interested in the industry, representing the perfect opportunity to set an agenda at the beginning of the year, as well as to create partnerships.
The members of the Association of Distance Gambling Organizers together with Mrs. President Nestor attended this year’s event to represent the interests of the Romanian sector and to understand how new trends and innovations in the field can be integrated into the local market.
On the first day of the ICE LONDON 2019 event, the ADGO president, Odeta Nestor, organized a conference for the members of the association, bringing together representatives of the online gambling industry and the gambling regulatory authority at the same table, through the presence of the President of the National Gambling Office, Mr. Sebastian Ionescu.
The representatives of Maxbet, Betfair, Casa Pariurilor, Fortuna, Paddy Power, Baum Games, Gold Crest Entertainment, Pokerstars, Unibet, Spacco AGS, SB Tech, Zeal International, Playtech, Stab Group, Kindred Group, Osiris Trading, Winbet, as well as the representatives of ROMBET and AOCR associations attended the meeting.
The discussions focused on the legislative changes that occurred in the gambling industry at the beginning of the year and the way they affect the market, in the online area. Article 4 of the Government Emergency Ordinance 77/2009 defines the participation fee as the amount charged by the operator to the participant, directly, in exchange for the right to gamble. Another topic at the meeting at ICE London was that 2019 is a year with many challenges, in the sense that Romania will hold the European parliamentary elections and the election of the President of Romania, thus being an electoral year, Mrs. President Odeta Nestor recommended to all those involved in the sector, a great deal of attention to any proposals for changes that may take place at the legislative level, concluding that the current business taxation is already at the limit of profitability.