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Betsson Group 
Betsson Group comprises the well-known brands Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet, Norgesautomaten and CasionEuro, among others. The company employs around 1,000 people and operates from Malta. Betsson is licensed and governed by Maltese authorities to run legal online gaming. The group is owned by the Swedish company Betsson AB, which is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.


Lottomatica Group 
SPIELO International and GTECH G2 belong to the Lottomatica Group, one of the world's largest commercial lottery operators and a market leader in the Italian gaming industry. SPIELO International is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of top-performing games, cabinets, central systems and associated software for legal gaming markets around the world, including distributed government-sponsored markets, commercial casino markets, and Amusement with Prize (AWP) markets. GTECH G2 is the most trusted partner in iGaming and sports betting, with an award-winning range of products and services deployed in over 40 jurisdictions worldwide.

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Bit8 is a game platform development company that brings a fresh approach towards online gaming backends for both new and established operators. Offering a variety of high quality games with 3D animations and special effects, sophisticated customisation options and advanced player segmentation, our platform and licensed games are designed to increase revenue and keep players engaged as much as possible. Advanced seamless wallet integration, bonus system, promotions, data mining and CRM give a cutting edge to operators and maximise retention. The bit8 backend is a next generation intelligent gaming backend that has been built from the ground up to cater for the needs of modern gaming operations. The bit8 backend features a seamless common wallet integration, support for multiple game manufacturers and third party application providers. Unique features of the backend include inbuilt support for advanced data mining and business intelligence modules, together with an Artificial Intelligence rule engine system that enables the platform to learn and adapt automatically to the operators specific needs and operational circumstances. The bit8 backend is accessible via any modern web browser that supports the latest HTML5 technology. The intuitive user interface has a task oriented design that boosts productivity significantly. The bit8 backend is designed in a highly modular manner that can scale up to any number of concurrent players. Operators can mix and match additional modules to achieve the precise system that is needed. The modular design allows any number of third parties to be integrated, with our backend providing "backend of backends" functionality across all manufacturers. This permits the operator to achieve independence from a single supplier and ensures that the valuable player database always remains under strict control of the operator.

Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law
Kalff Katz & Franssen Attorneys at Law is widely recognised for their solid and business oriented expertise in many sectors of the entertainment industry. The firm has a strong international profile specifically in the gaming sector.The Gaming Team of Kalff Katz & Franssen exclusively focusses on advising and litigating on behalf of the international gaming sector. Clients range from blue chip land based and remote gaming operators, manufacturers, PSP´s, ISP´s, platform providers, media companies, broadcasting companies, financial institutions, sport organisations to institutional investors. 
Head of the gaming team Justin Franssen received consistent band 1 rankings in Chambers Global Guide. Chambers Global Guide comments: “He maintains a strong involvement in shaping gambling legislation in the Netherlands.” and, "he has a strong and deep passion for the industry and his clients, is very committed and works day and night."


Asensi Abogados
Asensi Abogados has an extensive expertise in all areas related to Gaming Law. They are recognised as the leading Gaming Law firm within the Spanish market. They represent the interest of a large number of major bookmakers, poker, casino, bingo and skill games operators, slot suppliers, software providers, land based and online. Furthermore they provide legal advice to gaming associations and gaming jurisdictions. Asensi Abogados advises large corporate and start-up ventures across all areas of the gaming industry. They closely work with all the autonomous regions’ gaming agencies in Spain as well as with the General Directorate for Gaming on a daily basis. Moreover they also maintain frequent contact with gaming regulators from all over the world through their international practice. Asensi Abogados is the only Spanish firm quoted in the Gaming & Gambling practice by Chambers Global editions, for Band 1 in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.

Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers 
AGEM is an international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of electronic gaming devices, systems, table games, key components and support products and services for the gaming industry. AGEM works to further the interests of gaming equipment suppliers throughout the world. Through political action, trade show partnerships, educational alliances, information dissemination and good corporate citizenship, the members of AGEM work together to create benefits for every company within the organization. Together, AGEM has assisted regulatory commissions and participated in the legislative process to solve problems and create a business environment where AGEM members can prosper while providing a strong level of support to education and responsible gaming initiatives.

Avigilon designs and manufactures high-definition surveillance solutions that deliver the best evidence. Our award-winning Avigilon Control Center (ACC) software with High-Definition Stream Management™ (HDSM) technology delivers the best image detail in the industry, leading to faster response times, reduced investigation times, and superior overall protection. Avigilon components work together in an end-to-end solution or work with your existing systems to enhance their current capabilities. We offer a variety of configurations that let you customize your own powerful, scalable and cost-effective surveillance solution. Avigilon helps protect and monitor diverse locations, including stadiums, retail environments, schools, casinos, critical infrastructure, transportation stations, and more. Offering the broadest range of high-definition IP cameras from 1 MP to 29 MP, our cameras come in a variety of formats, including dome, panoramic and fixed, and can be used for countless applications.

Gaming Laboratories International 
For nearly 25 years, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC has been the world leader in providing independent testing, inspection and certification services to the gaming, wagering and lottery industry. GLI also offers independent network and information security assessments to its regulatory, lottery and supplier clients. With 20 laboratory locations located across Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, North America and South America, GLI is the only global organization of its kind to hold U.S. and international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and guide 65 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries.

Hambach & Hambach
Hambach & Hambach law firm in Munich is a highly specialized Law Boutique with main focus on legal advice in the German and international TIME-sectors: Telecommunication – IT - Media & Entertainment Law. Custom-tailored consultancy services for major German and pan-European projects as well as large-scale court proceedings are our everyday business at Hambach & Hambach. For instance, we were successful in obtaining German licences regarding sports betting and online-casino. Furthermore, we were part of the ground-breaking “Carmen Media decision” (C-46/08) before the European Court of Justice, which has ended the monopoly for online games of chance in Germany. Dr Wulf Hambach was one of the representatives of the Carmen Media Group Ltd. in these proceedings. We also frequently support prominent deals in the field of sports sponsoring – from their initiations till their completions. The continuous development of our strong national and global network in the areas sports, media and gaming, which in particular positions itself at the interface between the legislator and the economic players, is indispensable for us and our clients. We work in strong, well-established cooperation with law firms from Amsterdam, Rome and Madrid (www.gaminglaw.eu). Moreover, there is also individual cooperation with single partner law offices on all five continents. Every day, we successfully turn our clients` visions into reality: Hambach & Hambach has received several awards from CHAMBERS GLOBAL and was elected “Advertising Law Firm of the Year in Germany” by Corporate INTL in 2012. The international magazine for managers, ACQ5, has elected Hambach & Hambach as “Advertising Law Firm of the Year 2012” and Dr Wulf Hambach as “Gaming Lawyer of the Year 2012“, respectively.

Jeffrey Green Russell
Internationally recognised for the quality of its practice, the Gaming and Betting Group at Jeffrey Green Russell is one of the UK’s leading specialist teams advising on all aspects of gambling law and assisting clients in the gambling sector on transactional matters. We have extensive industry experience and are thus able to provide focused advice. We readily understand and account for relevant commercial and regulatory issues. We advise not only on UK matters but also assist clients with global strategies and international projects. As part of our overall service we address other leading gambling jurisdictions. In addition to our excellent cross border links through the International Alliance of Law Firms, our team maintains a close network with IMGL and the leading gambling lawyers from across the world. We are thus able to provide clients with access to the finest specialist advice from almost any jurisdiction. The team enjoys close working relationships with many of the leading regulators. Drawing from the full range of legal services provided by Jeffrey Green Russell, the team advises on industry focused issues such as technology, white labelling and affiliate arrangements as well as on mergers and acquisitions and the other services expected from a thriving commercial practice.

NOVOMATIC Group of Companies 
With a turnover of about Euro 3.4 billion in 2012 NOVOMATIC Group of Companies is one of the largest integrated conglomerates of the international gaming industry. Founded by the entrepreneur Prof. Johann F. Graf the Group comprises affiliated companies in 43 countries, produces high-tech gaming devices and exports to more than 80 countries. Consistent investments in research and development, an eagerness to do pioneer work, a distinct feeling for trends and a total commitment to quality have made the NOVOMATIC Group of Companies a major player of the international gaming industry. Responsible Gaming, an extreme customer focus, respectability and technological trendsetting as well as quality standards which are exemplary in the gaming industry and beyond, build the foundation of international success.

Penn National 
Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities with a focus on slot machine entertainment. The Company presently operates twenty-nine facilities in nineteen jurisdictions, including Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Ontario. In aggregate, Penn National's operated facilities currently feature approximately 34,800 gaming machines, approximately 850 table games, 2,900 hotel rooms and approximately 1.6 million square feet of gaming floor space.

SHFL entertainment, Inc.
SHFL entertainment, Inc. is a leading global gaming supplier committed to making gaming more fun for players and more profitable for operators through product innovation, and superior quality and service. The Company provides state-of-the-art, value-add products in five distinct categories: Utility products, which include automatic card shufflers and roulette chip sorters; Proprietary Table Games, which includes live games, side bets and progressives; Electronic Table Systems, which include various e-Table game platforms; Electronic Gaming Machines, which include video slot machines; and iGaming, which features online versions of SHFL’s table games, social gaming, and mobile applications. 

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Global Gaming Business 
Global Gaming Business is a leading gaming trade publication focusing on the worldwide casino gaming industry. GGB is the exclusive official publication of the American Gaming Association and an official G2E magazine. Publications include Tribal Government Gaming, Casino Design, RD&E magazine, G2E Preview, Casino Connection Atlantic City and the premiere online weekly gaming news report GGB News. GGB also sponsors the annual Gaming & Technology awards presented at G2E.