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With just one week left until the most important edition of Prague Gaming Summit will kick off we are honored to confirm that Heathcliff Farrugia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) will join the “Case Study: Relationships between Regulators, Operators, and Affiliates Storming the iGaming and Financial Industries” panel discussion, moderated by Tal Itzhak Ron.
This panel discussion will touch base on many current industry related topics which shape the important relationship between regulators, operators, and affiliates, with distinguished speakers hand-picked by the event’s legal and banking sponsor Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm).
Among the experts of the discussion, you will find Assaf Stieglitz (President, Odds1x2 Holdings), Amir Mikay (Co-founder, TrafficLightMedia), Yoav Dotan (Co-Founder, Affiliate Cruise and Genesis Global), Stephanie Attias (Global Head of Regulation, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.), and Vasilije Lekovic (Director of Gaming Accounts at Trustly), as well as Mr Farrugia, which is considered by many gaming industry experts as one of the most forward-looking and influential regulators in the gambling sector in Europe and abroad.
Do not miss this opportunity to attend the leading conference in the region which offers the option for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance updates, while also take part in several industry related discussions with the leading groups that are at the forefront of the gambling industry in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.
About Heathcliff Farrugia
Heathcliff Farrugia is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). He is specialized in business management, operational efficiencies, strategic planning, and regulation; and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Leicester, UK. Throughout his professional career, he held various senior executive positions both within the private and the public sector. In 2014, Heathcliff joined the Gaming Authority in the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and was pivotal in the transformation process which the Authority underwent. He held this position for two years, up until he moved to the Regulatory department to hold the role of Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO) in 2016. In this role, he was responsible for all Regulatory aspects of the Authority, with four teams focusing on Regulatory Supervision, Authorisations, Compliance, and Player Support respectively.
At the same time, he was also a member of the Supervisory Council and co-chaired the Fit & Proper Committee, entrusted with the assessment of the fit and properness of the individuals and companies applying for an MGA license. Heathcliff was a board member on the Gaming Regulators European Forum (GREF), where he is now a member and is also a member of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) and the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA).
Source: European Gaming Media and Events