Thomas Graf to Address Inaugural EGAS EMEA

Organiser Swan Events has confirmed that the very first European Gaming & Amusement Summit (EGAS) will take place on 12th-14th May in Dublin.

Te European Gaming and Amusement Summit (EGAS) will be staged at the prestigious InterContinental, Dublin.


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European première. They form part of an illustrious list of casinos spread around the continent who have already seen the benefits of this new form factor on their gaming floors, including sites in Holland, Germany, France, Italy and Portugal.”

UK – Adult gaming centre, Merkur Cashino has celebrated re-launches in Northampton, Kings Lynn, Doncaster, Bridgwater, Ipswich, Rochdale, Luton and Leeds in January and February following a series of £200,000 refurbishments. The refurbishment is part of a nationwide programme of gaming centre redevelopment that will eventually see all 165 Praesepe-owned Cashino’s in the UK refurbished. Recent refurbishments include Kings Lynn, Doncaster and Bridgwater, Ipswich, Rochdale, Luton and Leeds.

UK – SIS has promoted William Morris to Head of International Racing. Mr. Morris joined SIS in 2016 as Digital Sales Manager, playing a key role in growing the company’s digital business, both

domestically and internationally. He previously worked for the Racing Post for eight years, focusing on business development initiatives and strategic planning, as well as delivering Racing Post’s B2B division’s digital strategy.

In his new role, Morris will be responsible for managing and growing SIS’s international horse racing rights portfolio, which forms an integral part of the company’s betting channels including its new 24/7 Live Betting Channels.


Organiser Swan Events has confirmed that the very first European Gaming & Amusement Summit (EGAS) will take place on 12th-14th May at the prestigious InterContinental, Dublin.

Produced by Swan Events in partnership with EUROMAT, EGAS will focus exclusively on issues confronting land-based Amusements and Gaming, with speakers and panellists to include some the industry’s most successful and influential leaders.

A highly anticipated keynote address will be delivered by Mr Tomas Graf, CEO of Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division. Mr Graf will present a personal perspective on the future of amusements and gaming within Europe.

EUROMAT President Jason Frost revealed: ‘We’re delighted to confirm Tomas Graf’s appearance. When I first approached him with a request to deliver the keynote address, he accepted without hesitation. Tomas Graf is highly respected and has our industry at his heart. I know that delegates can look forward to a highly informative presentation, along with a unique opportunity to put questions,” confirmed Jason.

SIS pens Saudi Cup rights deal with Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

SIS agreed a deal in January with the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia for the rights to distribute live pictures and data from the Saudi Cup. As part of the agreement, SIS broadcast the full two days of horse racing at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with Kingdom Day and the Saudi Cup Day. Saudi Cup Day features the Saudi Cup race itself – known as the world’s most valuable horse race thanks to its $20m prize fund and the $10m cheque handed out to the winner.

Te full Saudi Cup racing schedule will be made available to SIS’s customers worldwide via its retail and

Te two-day event will feature a wide-reaching programme addressing many of the key issues for today’s operators and regulators. A full agenda may be viewed at

Registration for 2020’s definitive event is now open at and with places strictly limited, those wishing to attend are advised to register promptly. Early registrants will be eligible for ‘Early Bird’ discounts.

EGAS is an entirely new event focused on land- based Amusements and Gaming. Designed to appeal to those at the very top of their game, the two-day event will combine relaxed networking with hard-hitting presentations and wide- reaching panel discussions.

Te event is being staged by Swan Events, one of the UK’s most experienced and respected events organisation companies and the name behind some of the world’s most successful trade shows.

Te European Gaming and Amusement Federation (EUROMAT) is the voice of the land- based entertainment industry in Europe.

online services, including its 24/7 Live Betting Channels – an end-to-end solution which benefits partners thanks to its delivery of profitable short- form content throughout the day with a betting event every three minutes. Tis latest rights deal further enhances SIS’s market-leading portfolio of international racing, which also includes events from the UK and Ireland, Australia, Dubai, Latin America, Mauritius and Korea.

Paul Witten, Product Director

at SIS, said: “We’re extremely excited to announce this new partnership with Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia to distribute live pictures and data from the world’s richest horse race. Te partnership strengthens our industry-leading international racing offering, while also benefitting partners worldwide through additional content that is sure to grab the attention of bettors.”


Betsoft has continued its strategic drive into regulated markets through the passing of an ISMS Audit. Tis is another milestone in Betsoft’s expansion within licensed European markets over the last five years. Te ISMS Audit focuses on extensively monitoring all internal controls to ensure that the business is sensibly protecting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of their games from threats and vulnerabilities. Te rigorous certification processes conducted by iTech Lab, a leading accredited testing lab for online gaming worldwide, confirms that the Spanish jurisdiction will allow Betsoft titles to be used by locally licensed operators. iTech Labs have been at the forefront of the development of Internet Gaming Standards, which are now used by regulators worldwide.

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