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20 March 2019 Stamford Bridge, London

The PaymentExpert Forum is an event for payment professionals from operators and payment suppliers to network and discuss issues and opportunities in the betting and gaming industry. PaymentExpert Forum will discuss key topics from the fast-changing global payments sector, with a focus on the wide range of disruptions and new disciplines that are impacting all business stakeholders, value chains and commercial cycles in the betting and gaming industry.

The Forum is organised by SBC Events and PaymentExpert.com


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Forum Agenda 10:40

Chair’s Opening Remarks

12:50 - 14:00

Samuel Barrett, Director of Gaming & Payment Specialist, Trustly

10:50 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:10

12:10 – 12:50

Approach with caution: interpreting the US Wire Act! 2018’s repeal of federal PASPA laws, has led to the US market becoming betting’s clear and present opportunity for growth. However, whilst PASPA has been rescinded, online betting and its financial stakeholders are still anchored to the legacy mandate of 1961 Interstate Wire Act. As new and established US gambling stakeholders search for a level of uniformity on sports wagering regulatory policy, how should Wire Act provisions be interpreted? Furthermore, at a transactional point are payment incumbents willing to roll-the-dice on loose/ varied Wire Act definitions, playing the game of chicken with the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Lunch Break

14:05 – 14:30

Trustly Pay N Play presentation

14:30 – 15:10

Identity crisis - How is the industry meeting tighter AMLD rules?

15:10 – 15:40

Payments and problem gambling - where lies the duty of care?

Is mobile the only way in Africa? Do betting incumbents understand the core drivers, motivations and trends of African consumers, who choose mobile platforms as their preferred banking options ignoring standard norms? For fast growth African markets, are legacy payment processing structures of any value, or should incumbents simply focus on mobile transactions? Furthermore, as African mobile payment networks expand, are betting incumbents simply open to increased fraud… How should betting operators function payment ID and Verification processes for Africa’s diverse range of consumers?

Brexit fall out - Are Interchange rates and PSD3 the least of our worries? As the UK proceeds with its Post-Brexit transition, 2019 will see the European Union continue to emphasises its agenda on improving digital consumer standards and protections. Seeking to harmonise digital protocols, the EU will introduce new PSD2 (Payment Services Directive) measures (inbound September 2019) on financial transactions, running alongside its 2018 GDPR policies on consumer data protections. If the UK is outside the EU by this time, where does that leave the market? And will credit card interchange rates begin to climb outside of European rules? Furthermore, individual European governments are reviewing whether to implement tougher credit ‘source-of-fund’ checks on consumer interactions with online betting services (UK, Belgium, Spain & Ireland). How will increased compliance demands impact betting’s value chain and operational structures - as betting operators seek to expand effectively in new markets, will an ‘active presence’ be needed in each member-state to fulfil compliance procedures?

Session details to be added

2018 saw the industry marred by a number of high coverage compliance failures. The record penalties sanctioned by the UKGC point towards a failure by bookmakers and gambling operators to interact appropriately with their customers, and follow UK credit procedures. Furthermore, in 2019 government stakeholders have called for operators to ‘get to know their players’ – or face further disciplinary consequences. Set against a tougher operating backdrop and increased public scrutiny, is betting being forced to rethink and reshape its legacy operating structures on marketing, player management, customer service, enterprise scale and strategies to engage safely and appropriately with modern consumers.

How engaged with the issue of problem gambling does the payments side of the business have to be? In fact, where can it be most effective? Is affordability a reliable marker of problem gambling behaviour? Where does GDPR sit amongst the safeguards? There are already calls to limit credit card usage with gambling sites would that make a difference? Might other payment methods also be affected? SPEAKER

Marc Wood, Global Gaming Sales Director, Pay360


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Evening Agenda

15:40 - 17:00

17:30 - 19:00

Meetings / Networking / Exhibition

Networking Drinks in Exhibition Area + Frankie’s Bar

21:30 - 02:00

19:00 - 21:30

Dinner for Payment Industry at Top London Restaurant

Official Party at Namco Funscape @ County Hall (Sponsored by Hipay)

Speaker Preview

Samuel Barrett

Laurent Reysbosch

Paul Marcantonio

Gaming Director & Payment Specialist, Trustly

Senior Vice President Igaming, Hipay

Head of UK & Western Europe, Ecommpay

Marc Wood

Chris Smart

Matthew Harrod

Global Gaming Sales Director, Pay360

SVP Global Gambling & FX Sectors, Emerchantpay

VP Europe, Processing.com


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Attendee Preview

1XBET

Betano

Betsson Group

Betway

Danske Spil

Novibet

Olimp Bookmakers

OlyBet

Parimatch

Pinnacle

Sky Betting & Gaming

Sportnation.bet

Stoiximan

Vbet

Veikkaus

William Hill

W2 Global Data

Checkout.com


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Why attend

Access to the PaymentExpert Forum on Wednesday 20 March

Access to the Compliance & Global conferences on Thursday 21 March

Full access to the Betting on Football conference & exhibition, with more than 200 speakers across 40 sessions and 40 exhibitors

World class hospitality, including lunch, refreshments, networking drinks and networking parties

Each evening there will be networking drinks and parties at top London venues, and as a delegate, you can continue networking and doing business all day

Markets

Network and do business with 2,000 senior executives from industries such as sports, football, sports betting, affiliates and sports media, legal and regulation, finance etc.

What people say about the forum

“The PaymentExpert Forum is a welcome addition to the industry as SBC always deliver quality focused events with great conference content. The Forum will no question deliver a strong debate among stakeholders in the payment industry.”

Marc Wood, Global Gaming Sales Director, Pay360

“Trustly are a keen supporter of SBC events, and the PaymentExpert Forum is a great addition to their portfolio. We are really looking forward to participate and speak at the event.”

Samuel Barrett, Director of Gaming & Payment Specialist, Trustly

“Many of us have been asking for a dedicated payment industry event for some time. I am glad to see that SBC have finally delivered on their promise to bring this to life for the betting and gaming industry via their new PaymentExpert Forum.”

Laurent Reysbosch, Senior Vice President Igaming, Hipay


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Full Event Schedule Tuesday - 19 March 2019 16:00 - 20:00

Pre-registration at Frankie’s Bar @ Stamford Bridge

18:00 - 00:00

Networking Drinks & Food at Frankie’s Bar @ Stamford Bridge

Wednesday - 20 March 2019 (PaymentExpert Forum) Registration Open

8:30 9:00 - 19:00

Exhibition Open

10:45 - 10:50

Keynote at PaymentExpert Forum

10:50 - 11:30

Approach with caution: interpreting the US Wire Act!

11:30 - 12:10

Is mobile the only way in Africa?

12:10 - 12:50

Brexit fall out - Are Interchange rates and PSD3 the least of our worries?

12:50 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:05 - 14:30

Trustly Pay N Play presentation

14:30 - 15:10

Identity crisis - How is the industry meeting tighter AMLD rules?

15:10 - 15:40

UX - Trends in FTDs

15:40 - 17:00

Meetings / Networking / Exhibition

17:30 - 19:00

Drinks in Exhibition + Frankie’s Bar

19:00 - 21:30

Dinner for Payment Industry at Top London Restaurant

21:30 - 02:00

Official Party at Namco Funscape @ County Hall

Thursday - 21 March 2019 (Betting on Football - Day 2) 09:00 - 17:30

Exhibition Open

10:00 - 17:30

Global Markets Track (Conference Room 1)

10:00 - 17:00

The Science of Compliance Track (Conference Room 2)

16:30 - 17:30

Stadium Tours of Stamford Bridge

17:00 - 20:00

Networking Drinks at Frankie’s Bar

20:30 - 02:00

Closing Party at Mahiki Kensington

NB: Thursday 21 March is the second day of the Betting on Football conference which the PaymentExpert Forum is part of. All PaymentExpert Forum delegates have full access to Betting on Football, including relevant conference tracks like “Global Markets” that profiles new and emerging markets, as well as the “Science of Compliance” track that is managed by our compliance partner GamblingCompliance..

More info about Betting on Football at www.bofcon.com


If you need any further details please contact: Andy McCarron, Managing Director, SBC, andy@sbcgaming.com, +44 (0) 778 231 1768 Rasmus Sojmark, Founder / CEO, SBC, ras@sbcgaming.com, +44 (0) 789 049 5353

The Forum is organised by SBC Events and PaymentExpert.com

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