EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar 2016: “The Sunny Side of Sports Betting”

The 2016 edition of the EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar took place in Nice on 21-23 May, under the general theme “The sunny side of Sports Betting”. Almost 120 participants from more than 30 countries all over the world had the chance to participate in a very successful seminar, kindly hosted by FDJ.

EL President, Hansjörg Höltkemeier, engaging in a lively discussion with the audience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year again the seminar addressed a wide range of interesting topics. The speakers included experienced lottery experts but also high level keynote presenters, who all provided valuable insights and made this seminar a highly learning experience for all participants. The seminar was excellently moderated by Danske Spil Sports Betting Manager and Member of the EL Sport Working Group, Jens Nielsen.

Welcome addresses and Keynote Speakers

Chairman of EL Sport Committee and CEO of Norsk Tipping, Torbjorn Almlid, closing the very successful 2016 edition of the EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar.

The seminar was opened by the President of EL, Hansjörg Höltkemeier, the President of WLA Jean-Luc Moner-Banet and Thierry Pujol from the hosting Lottery, FDJ, who all welcomed the participants to Nice and commemorated Jean Jorgensen who traditionally used to moderate this seminar in the past.

Chairman of EU Expert Group Match-Fixing and former Director of WADA, Harri Syvasalmi, spoke about the challenges modern sport is confronted with and underlined the added value the GLMS can provide regarding the on-going global fight against match-fixing. Former WLA President and current President of the Finnish NOC, Risto Nieminen, also delivered a lively presentation about the intimate relation between Lotteries and Sport.

 

Main topics addressed and discussed

Chairman of EL Sport Working Group, Walter de Beauvesier Watson, delivering a presentation on “Euro 2016 and pay-out rates”, as part of the mega sporting events.

As always, the Seminar included highly relevant presentations on issues related to market updates, bookmakers’ data, marketing and mobile technologies in sports betting. As we are in an Olympic year, there was also a focus on sports betting related to mega sporting events. E-sports has become a very hot topic, and participants had the chance to listen to the perspective of Lotteries already offering eSports betting, the perspective of the suppliers, and also engage in a lively discussion about ethical issues regarding eSports. The traditional Partners’ debate this year focused on the interesting topic of digital solutions in retail. Following the interesting input by the Partners, certain Lotteries also had the chance to present their apps and solutions for retail as well. Sports Integrity is always a focus for the sports betting seminar, and this year participants had the chance to listen to a great realm of relevant matters, including education and prevention, protection of players, the work of GLMS, etc.

Social Activities

Participants also had the chance to network and exchange views and experiences during the welcome dinner, which was graciously hosted by FDJ, as well as during the lunch and coffee-breaks. Participants also had the chance to attend the match of the 1st Round of Euro 2016 Sweden vs Belgium.
EL takes this opportunity to warmly thank FDJ for having hosted the EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar 2016!

…and see you next year in Stockholm!

The 2017 edition of the EL/WLA Sports Betting Seminar will be hosted by Svenska Spel in Stockholm on 23-25 May 2017.
More information will be shared in due time! Stay tuned!

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Séminaire 2016 de l’EL/WLA sur les paris sportifs : « Le versant ensoleillé des paris sportifs ». L’édition 2016 du séminaire de l’EL/WLA sur les paris sportifs a eu lieu à Nice, en France, sous le thème « Le versant ensoleillé des paris sportifs ». Presque 120 participants venant de plus de 30 pays différents ont eu la chance de prendre part à ce séminaire très apprécié et organisé par la FDJ du 21 au 23 juin 2016. Le séminaire a été brillamment animé par le directeur des paris sportifs de Danke Spil et membre du groupe de travail sur le sport de l’EL, Jens Nielsen. Le séminaire a été lancé par le président de l’EL, Hansjörg Höltkemeier, le président de la WLA Jean-Luc Moner-Banet et Thierry Pujol, de la FDJ, organisatrice de l’évènement. Ils ont souhaité la bienvenue aux participants et rendu hommage à Jean Jorgensen, qui avait l’habitude d’animer ce séminaire. Président du groupe d’experts chargé du trucage de match et ancien directeur de la WADA, Harri Syvasalmi a abordé les défis auxquels est confronté le sport moderne et souligné l’importance du GMLS dans la lutte mondiale contre le trucage de matchs. Ancien président de la WLA et actuel président du CNO finlandais, Risto Nieminen, a également tenu un passionnant discours sur l’étroite relation entre opérateurs de jeu et sport. Les participants ont également eu la chance de consolider leur réseau, d’échanger les points de vue et les expériences durant le dîner de bienvenue, gracieusement offert par la FDL. Il en a été de même au cours du déjeuner et lors des pauses café. Les participants ont également pu assister au match opposant la Suède à la Belgique, comptant pour le premier tour de la coupe d’Europe 2016. L’El profite de cette opportunité pour remercier chaleureusement la FDJ d’avoir accueilli l’édition 2016 du séminaire de l’EL/WLA sur les paris sportifs. On se voit l’an prochain à Stockholm ! L’édition 2017 du séminaire de l’EL/WLA sur les paris sportifs sera organisée par Svenska Spel à Stockholm, du 23 au 25 mai 2017. Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur leur site Internet en temps utile. Restez à l’écoute !
Español
Seminario de apuestas deportivas EL/WLA 2016: “La cara alegre de las apuestas deportivas”. La edición de 2016 del Seminario de Apuestas Deportivas EL/WLA tuvo lugar en Niza, Francia, bajo el tema general: “La cara alegre de las apuestas deportivas”. Casi 120 participantes, de más de 30 países de todo el mundo, tuvieron la oportunidad de participar en este exitoso seminario, que tuvo lugar del 21 al 23 de junio de 2016 con FDL como anfitriona. El seminario fue excelentemente moderado por Jens Nielsen, director de Apuestas Deportivas de Danske Spil y miembro del Grupo de Trabajo de Deportes de EL. El seminario fue inaugurado por Hansjörg Höltkemeier, presidente de EL, Jean-Luc Moner-Banet, presidente de WLA y Thierry Pujol de FDJ, la lotería anfitriona, que dieron la bienvenida a Niza a todos los asistentes y recordaron a Jean Jorgensen, que solía moderar este seminario en el pasado. Harri Syvasalmi, presidente del Grupo de Expertos de Amaño de Encuentros de la UE y anterior director de WADA, habló acerca de los desafíos a los que se enfrenta el deporte moderno, y subrayó el valor añadido que el sistema GLMS puede proporcionar a la continua lucha global contra el amaño de encuentros. El anterior presidente de WLA y actual presidente de NOC de Finlandia, Risto Nieminen, ofreció también una entretenida presentación acerca de la íntima relación entre las loterías y el deporte. Los participantes también tuvieron oportunidad para relacionarse e intercambiar experiencias y puntos de vista durante la cena de bienvenida en la que FDJ actuó como amable anfitriona, así como durante el almuerzo y los distintos descansos. Los participantes también pudieron asistir al partido de la primera ronda de la Eurocopa 2016 entre Suecia y Bélgica. EL aprovecha esta oportunidad para agradecer afectuosamente a FDJ el haber sido anfitriona del Seminario de Apuestas Deportivas EL/WLA 2016 …y ¡nos vemos el año que viene en Estocolmo! La edición de 2017 del Seminario de Apuestas Deportivas EL/WLA será organizada por Svenska Spel en Estocolmo entre los días 23 y 25 de mayo de 2017. A su debido tiempo se compartirá más información en el sitio web. ¡Esté atento!
Deutsch
EL/WLA Sportwetten Seminar 2016: „Die sonnige Seite der Sportwetten“. Das diesjährige EL/WLA Sportwetten-Seminar fand in Nizza, Frankreich, unter dem übergreifenden Thema „Die sonnige Seite von Sportwetten“ statt. Fast 120 Teilnehmer aus mehr als 30 Ländern auf der ganzen Welt hatten die Gelegenheit zur Teilnahme an diesem sehr erfolgreichen Seminar, das vom 21.-23. Juni 2016 stattfand und freundlicherweise von der FDJ ausgerichtet wurde. Das Seminar wurde hervorragend vom Manager der Danske Spil Sportwetten und Mitglied der EL Sport Arbeitsgruppe, Jens Nielsen, moderiert. Das Seminar wurde vom Präsidenten von EL, Hansjörg Höltkemeier, dem Präsidenten des WLA Jean-Luc Moner-Banet und Thierry Pujol von der Gastgeber-Lotterie FDJ eröffnet. Alle hießen die Teilnehmer in Nizza willkommen und gedachten Jean Jorgensen, der in der Vergangenheit dieses Seminar moderiert hatte. Der Vorsitzende der EU Expertengruppe Spielmanipulation und frühere Direktor von WADA, Harri Syvasalmi, sprach über die Herausforderungen für den modernen Sport und betonte den Mehrwert, den GLMS bezüglich des andauernden weltweiten Kampfes gegen Spielabsprachen bieten kann. Der ehemalige Präsident von WLA und der derzeitige Präsident des finnischen NOC, Risto Nieminen, hielten eine Präsentation über die enge Beziehung zwischen der Lotteriebranche und Sport ab. Teilnehmer hatten auch die Möglichkeit, das Willkommensdinner, das freundlicherweise von FDJ ausgerichtet wurde, sowie auch das Mittagessen und die Kaffeepause, zum Netzwerken zu nutzen und konnten bei dieser Gelegenheit ihre Ansichten und Erfahrungen austauschen. Die Teilnehmer hatten auch die Möglichkeit, sich das Spiel der 1. Runde der EM 2016, Schweden gegen Belgien, anzusehen. EL nutzt diese Gelegenheit, um FDJ herzlich für die Ausrichtung des EL/WLA Sportwetten Seminars 2016 zu danken! ...und wir sehen uns nächstes Jahr in Stockholm! Das EL/WLA Sportwetten Seminar 2017 wird von der Svenska Spel vom 23.-25. Mai 2017in Stockholm ausgerichtet werden. Weitere Informationen finden Sie rechtzeitig auf der Webseite! Bleiben Sie dran!

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