In parallel with BEGE 2022, the Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) was held. It focused on the future of the sector and the potential it holds: metaverse, crypto, blockchain, gambling marketing, new markets, regulations and responsible gaming. Panellists at the two-day forum included leading international industry experts, such as Alex Haberl, Regulatory Development Manager, GLI Europe B.V., Pieter Remmers, Co-Chair of Gambling at the International Council on Alcohol and Other Addictions (ICAA) and Board Member of the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG) and Dr. Joerg Hofmann, Senior Associate at Melchers Law Firm.

A round table was also held between representatives of the National Revenue Agency and various gaming operators in Bulgaria. It gave a solid start to discussions between the regulatory body and individual operators in the industry. The meeting provided a clear prerequisite for even better future cooperation between the state institution and the private companies in our country.

Professionals from the gaming industry also had the opportunity to visit the accompanying EEGS events on November 21st and 22nd at the Millennium Grand Hotel in Sofia: over 60 of them participated in the Master Class 2022 on the theme of “Responsible Gaming”, and the next day a special Affiliate Conference was held, providing a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences between the participants and an environment for creating and maintaining business contacts.