With 7 conference rooms and over 300 world-class speakers who will be focusing on the development of the betting and gaming industries, we are extremely excited to be attending this years event.
This year they will be joined by six new industry pioneers: Former Sky Betting & Gaming CEO Richard Flint, Bet365 CEO Denise Coates, Boylesports Founder & CEO John Boyle, former 888 CEO John Anderson, and Playtech PBS CEO Armin Sageder. Joining the industry veterans will be Jukka Honkavaara, who placed the first ever online sports bet with Intertops back in 1996.
Will you be there? Get in contact today to arrange your meeting!
European regulations: implementation and effect - the panel discussion that has kick started WGES 2019! Industry experts discuss the detrimental impact of compliance on the European markets. How will operators safeguard their business in Europe?
What does the future hold? A fragmented and jurisdiction driven Europe or a robust & pfair legal market? What do you think?
If you will be there and you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss your recruitment or career requirements, get in contact today.
Better late than never….
Our 10th birthday celebrations were fabulous! We took over the Fox@Excel for one night at ICE Totally Gaming and celebrated with friends of EyeSpy – old and new!
A decade is a milestone in any business and for us, it was no exception. We were very humbled by the show of support we received from the many hiring managers and candidates with whom we have worked with and came to raise a glass with us.
It was a brilliant night – thank you to all those who were able to attend. Here's to the next 10 years!
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TokenMarket 2018: ‘Insights into the Token Economy’ introduces its inaugural two day summit today and tomorrow, on Sunborn Yacht, Gibraltar. The summit will take attendees each day through a carefully structured thematic program consisting of keynotes, panels and presentations. Over 25 world leading experts in blockchain, tokenisation and investing are speaking at the event about their views on the current global ecosystem and insights into the growing token economy.
One of EyeSpy Recruitment's Founders, Emma Clayton-Wright is attending the event and will be sending us news snippets throughout the two days.
Albert Isola MP, Minister for Financial Services and Gaming, addressed attendees this morning and said: "There are currently 35 business licenses at review, and we are very pleased with Phase 1 and how we are attracting the “right” kind of businesses to Gibraltar."
The event sponsor, TokenMarket is a highly successful exchange business based in Gibraltar providing a platform for organizing blockchain token or virtual currency sales. In just 15 months, the company oversaw 30+ ICOs, raising €350million, resulting in a €1-2billion market capital.
As we all take a breath on the first Monday following the latest ICE Totally Gaming conference at Excel in London, I have been reflecting on what was new and exciting at this year's show. This was my 7th ICE as a Founder of EyeSpy Recruitment, and it has historically been an exceptional industry barometer for areas of growth and tech innovation. Following 2018's show, my conclusion this year is rather rapid and unequivocal…blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
The market implications of blockchain technology in light of the bitcoin boom in 2017 was one of the key talking points amongst senior executives in the industry. The rise of bitcoin and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) highlights how transformative the underpinning blockchain technology will be across sectors, with online gaming, financial services and capital markets at the front of the queue.
Among the many seminars available, interested visitors to the show listened to a panel of gaming executives who were at various stages of ICOs, or 'token sales', as lawyers apparently prefer to use, to describe the critical fundraising life cycle stage of a crypto business. One company which really stood out in this entrepreneurial group was casino B2B platform, FunFair Technologies. Founded by Jez San, Oliver Hopton and Jeremy Langley, the start-up had its Phase 1 Token Presale in June 2017, and raised an incredible $26 million, selling out in 4 hours.
Credit Suisse report - Blockchain 2.0
A report published by Credit Suisse on 11 January (Blockchain 2.0), largely supports the belief blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies is a way of driving increased adoption of online gambling, rather than as representing a significant threat to incumbent players.
In this report, Credit Suisse lists four key reasons why entrepreneurs such as Jez San have found the world of gaming to be such fertile soil for the implementation of blockchain technology.
Despite the apparent volatility of some cryptocurrencies and the general confusion most still hold over the intricacies of crypto and blockchain (myself included), I think there is little doubt over the agreed potential they have to profoundly impact our industry. It's incredibly exciting to see Gibraltar follow suit to Malta in January, and introduce a regulatory framework for crypto businesses seeking a licence.
We are certainly looking forward to continuing our support of the sector's development by helping start-up's in London, Malta and Gibraltar recruit the right people to realise their visions!
Thank you for reading!
Founder and Director of Executive Talent Acquisition at EyeSpy Recruitment
Pragmatic Play has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of Melissa Summerfield as Chief Commercial Officer.
Summerfield was previously at Microgaming for a year and a half, where she served as VP of operations for Gibraltar, Spain and Latin America, holding responsibility for commercial strategy and operational growth.
Our executive search facility is a targeted service, used specifically to approach senior professionals who are not readily available via contingency recruitment. Get in contact with us for further information.
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