hen the second edition of CasinoBeats Malta returns next month it will do so with the PaymentExpert Forum as a key portion of the two-day conference.
With Chris Smart, SVP of eMerchantPay, on board as track chair, the payments track is set to dissect a variety of key industry issues, such as:
David Clifton, director of Clifton Davies Consultancy, who is moderating the first of those sessions, commented on the event: "There can be fewer more topical questions for discussion at CasinoBeats Malta than those that will arise during this session.
"Less than three weeks before the UK credit-card ban comes into force, the speakers will debate whether this will serve to make gambling safer, how difficult the ban will be to uphold, how demonstrably e-wallet providers can prevent the use of credit cards for online gambling though their wallets and whether other jurisdictions will follow suit.
"With calls for more rigorous affordability checks to prevent gamblers depositing funds from overdrafts or loans, what else might emerge from the forthcoming government review of the UK’s gambling legislation?"
The second edition of CasinoBeats Malta will be significantly larger than the 2019 debut, welcoming up to 1,500 delegates to the InterContinental Malta on March 24-26, and offering delegates unparalleled networking opportunities alongside six tracks of conference content.
Paul Buck, Epic Risk Management CEO, stated ahead of his participation: "Epic’s whole purpose is to raise awareness of gambling-related harms and to work with those sectors where it is most prevalent to improve standards and make gambling safer and fairer for all. The work with the gambling industry is vital.
"Rather than just say you have to get better we use our lived experience base and next-gen training to show them how. Malta is a hub of gambling operators so to be able to reach this audience in such a top-quality conference is vital. We have already done a lot of work in Malta but there is much more to do.
"We are looking forward to catching up with our current clients and furthering discussions with more. In a fast-evolving industry it is important to share our knowledge and expertise but also hear what others are doing and the latest trends and initiatives in Malta and across Europe."
Confirmed speakers for CasinoBeats Malta include James Ford, head of casino at LeoVegas; Alexander Stevendahl, CEO of Videoslots' Jan Jones Blackhurst, board director at Caesars Entertainment; Cristiano Blanco, head of gaming at Kindred; Jacqui Gatt, head of casino at Mr Green; Alexander Martin, CEO of SKS365; and Petra Zackrisson, CCDO of Stoiximan/Betano.
Stewart Darkin, CasinoBeats managing director, said: "The PaymentExpert brand is continuing to grow at a very impressive rate and we are extremely pleased to add a strong payments track to the agenda for CasinoBeats Malta.
"For visitors to the event, the payments content will complement the other five tracks perfectly, as we explore slots, affiliate marketing, regulation and compliance, live casino, poker, and much more.
"Along with the KPMG Investor Forum taking place on day one and, on the second day, the Working in Malta track - delivered in partnership with GamingMalta - the 2020 edition of CasinoBeats Malta offers something for everyone.”