Responsible gaming and gambling done right?

Why attend the RiG Conference?

There are many conferences where scholars and other experts share the latest insights on problem gambling, its prevalence, and the neurological effects seen in the brains of people with a gambling disorder.

But how do we translate these insights into concrete and specific measures for operators to implement in their day-to-day operations? And what should regulators know and do about it?

While understanding the deeper causes of problem gambling is certainly important, the Conference will focus on what stakeholders can and should do to create an effective and workable responsible gaming and gambling policy.

Why attend? This conference not only aims to bring together the entire gaming and gambling industry – from lotteries to online casino operators – but is also designed to allow attendees of various backgrounds to exchange insights and learn from each other. Top executives and top researchers will share their views on how to translate evidence-based research into best practices.


Who is attending?

The event is tailored to provide decision makers in the land-based, online, and lottery industry segments with specific and concrete information to apply responsible gaming and gambling principles to their core business operations.

 The following speakers have already confirmed their attendance:

  • Brigitte Sand, Director of the Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden), Denmark
  • Russell Mifsud, KPMG, Malta
  • Per Jaldung, Chairman of the European Casino Association (ECA), Belgium
  • Jason Frost, Euromat, Belgium
  • Simo Dragicevic, Bet Buddy, Playtech, UK
  • Philippe Vlaemminck, Managing Partner at Pharumlegal
  • Jonathan Parke, founder of Sophro, UK
  • Kim Kim Mouridsen, Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Head of Neuroimaging Methods, MINDLab, Founder of Mindway AI, Denmark
  • Jeffrey Derevensky, McGill University, Canada
  • Alan Littler, Kalf Katz & Franssen, The Netherlands
  • Simon Planzer, PLANZER LAW, Switzerland
  • Michael Auer, Neccton, Austria
  • Valérie Peano, EGLA, Italy
  • Francesco Rodano, Playtech, United Kingdom
  • Arjan van `t Veer, European Lotteries (EL), Belgium
  • Maarten Haijer, European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), Belgium
  • André Wilsenach, BMM, UK
  • Dan Iliovici, ROMBET, Romania
  • Roland Louski, National Lottery, Belgium
  • Yanica Sant, MGA, Malta
  • Alison Gardner, Camelot, United Kingdom
  • Peter-Paul de Goeij, Speel Verantwoord, the Netherlands
  • Pieter Remmers, Assissa, The Netherlands

For details and a draft program, please visit


When & where?

The Responsibility in Gaming Conference takes place October 23 – 24, 2019 in Brussels at Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel (formerly the Conrad Hotel), centrally located at Avenue Louise.

To guarantee minimal out-of-office time, the official program kicks off after lunch 23 October 2019 at 13.00 with a fully packed afternoon program. On 24 October 2019, sessions will continue until lunchtime.

Our aim is to bring together C-level and senior management executives, as well as responsible regulators, to stimulate fruitful discussions on the practical, business-relevant aspects of responsible gaming and gambling. We have designed the program in such a way that attendees can travel in the morning, attend the afternoon, evening and next morning sessions and then travel back home, having spent minimal time away from the office.

Please visit for more details, registration and when needed and wanted, booking a room in the conference venue.

Who we are? This conference is organized by Assissa and Gaming in Holland and supported by the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG).

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