About the IMGL Masterclass

The IMGL Masterclass will be taking place at the iGaming Super Show and will cover issues around fantasy sports, regulation in Holland, payments and tax. Delegates are able to attend the IMGL Masterclass for free.

The conference content has been created by IMGL and is customised to bring delegates from the entire gaming industry access to information and analysis delivered by C-level executives and international thought leaders. IMGL is an internationally respected body of thought leaders and aimed at shaping the future of gaming law. The content of the IMGL Masterclass and the high calibre of the speakers will reflect this core objective. 

Delegates attending the IMGL Masterclass can expect a day of conference sessions that are around 45 minutes in length and that are focused on learning. Delegates will also have access to the seven other conferences that are taking place at the iGaming Super Show, and all of the networking opportunities.

Conference schedule

The IMGL Masterclass is taking place on Thursday 13th July 2017. 


10:15 - 10:30 Welcome from the conference chair 

Morten Roende, Director of Education and Association Development, International Masters of of Gaming Law, DOGA and Partner of Nordic Gambling

10:30 - 11:15 Liability of operators, suppliers and affiliates  

More and more countries in Europe are introducing licensing regimes for online gaming and are subjecting licensed operators and their service providers to strict conditions. The regulatory burden is ever increasing. 

This panel discussion will address issues arising with operators, suppliers and affiliates as regulators attempt every possible means to protect their local gaming regulations/restrictions and, of course, their revenue streams. We will be discussing issues surrounding how the gaming industry will have to prepare for the changes in regulation and enforcement..  

Joerg Hoffmann, Partner, Melchers Lawfirm

Tal Itzhak Ron, Founding Partner, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.,

Tom Edmonds, Harris Hagan

Yoav Dotan,Co Founder, Casino Cruis

11:30 - 12:00 Morning Networking Break

12:00 - 13:00 Legal update: Europe and Africa

Get updated on latest regulation and jurisprudence about AML, litigation and data protection. This session features an educational discussion where latest development in key legal areas for industry stakeholders are discussed by international legal experts. 

Moderator: Sharon Shalem, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm

Simon Planzer, Partner, Planzer Law Firm

Ruben Portanier, Founder & Executive Advisor , Avviza

Ian Gauci, Partner, GTG Advocates

Yahaya Maikori, Partner, Law Allianz, Lagos, Nigeria 

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break

 14:00 - 15:30 Regulatory enforcement in the Netherlands and in other EU countries (extended session)

The heat on grey market operators is rising. While the Netherlands is lashing out against unlicensed operators and service providers targeting the Dutch players the Norwegian government has introduced new payment blocking measures that makes it even more difficult to process payments to Norwegian players.

The panel will be discussing the latest developments in enforcement, the impact of the industry and the (non?) compliance with EU Law.

How should industry operators manage while waiting for licensing to open. 


Moderator: Alan Littler, Partner, Kalff KatZ & Franssen

Frank Tolboom. Attorney-at-Law, Kalff KatZ & Franssen

Joakim Marstrander, Head of Legal, Deloitte

Morten Ronde, Director of Education and Association Development, International Masters of of Gaming Law, DOGA and Partner of Nordic Gambling

Robert Skalina, Senior Advisor, WH Partners

Mattias Kelmeling, Associate, Hansen