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.

IMGL Masterclass Schedule - Thursday 9th June 2016

10:00 - 10:15       Registration & exhibition opens

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


Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner, MELCHERS Law Firm

10:30 - 11:15       iGaming and tax update

Hear the latest trends and developments from emerging jurisdictions in Europe such as Greece, Belgium, Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.


Frieder Backu, Attorney at Law, SSW Schneider Schiffer Weihermuller


Jan Rehola, Independent Law Consultant & Former Director of Czech Gambling Regulator

Pierre Tournier, Director of Government Relations, Remote Gambling Association

Konstantinos Maragkakis, Senior Consultant, Instinctif Partners

Tatjana, Partner, Klaeser Avocat

11:30 - 12:00       Morning networking break

12:00 - 13:00       What's on the horizon in the Netherlands?

Hear the latest updates about the Dutch gambling market reform.


Andrew Gellatly, Head of GC Services, Gambling Compliance


Justin Franssen, Partner, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys-at-Law

Kevin O'Neal, Director, Business Development, Amaya

13:00 - 14:00       Lunch Break

14:00 - 14:45       Daily fantasy sport in Europe: Will it catch on?       

DFS has rocked the US market and it is coming for Europe. But how is DFS currently regulated in Europe and will the games be equally successful in the European markets?


Wes Himes, Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners


Frank Tolboom, Attorney-at-Law, Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys-at-Law

Jeffrey Hass, Chief International Officer, DraftKings

Benjamin Carlotti, Managing Director, OuLaLa

14:45 - 15:30       Liabilities for operators and for affiliates

Hear about the legal challenges and liabilities for operators and affiliates when working together in regulated markets.


Joerg Hofmann, Senior Partner, MELCHERS Law Firm


Simon Planzer, Founding Partner, Planzer Law

Morten Ronde, Owner, Copenhagen Gambling

Tal Itzhak Ron, Chairman and CEO, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm

15:30 - 16:00       Afternoon networking break