Payment systems for i-Gaming- present and future

29th October 2014 by


Thursday 27 November 2014 Healys LLP, 15 Jockeys Fields, London
8.30 for 9.00 am start.  Finish at 10 am.

Payment systems for i-Gaming are evolving. In the EU, we now have the PSD Directive and the MF regulation.  In many jurisdictions like the US, payment for online gaming services is difficult. What works now and what can we expect going forward?  What will prevail in Europe and the US as it further moves to regulate online gaming?

Hear from industry experts on the implications for your business. The panel will include:


Michael Caselli, Publisher, i-Gaming Business

Michael Caselli is the founder and managing editor of iGaming Business and Bluff Europe magazines. Caselli has been involved in the gaming industry since 1996 when he completed his graduate degree work, studying the viability of gaming on the Internet, at the University of London. Since then, he has helped to successfully launch several online and print gaming publications. Caselli has chaired dozens of major international gaming conferences and has appeared on such media outlets as CNBC and the BBC as an Internet gaming expert.


David Schollenberger, Partner and Head of Gaming Team, Healys LLP

David is a Partner and heads the Gaming and Leisure team at Healys LLP solicitors in London. He is a tri-qualified UK/US/Australian commercial lawyer who focuses on providing legal services relating to supply and use of online and land based gaming and betting. He spent several years as an in-house lawyer for multinational technology and entertainment/leisure companies.

He advises online gaming and gambling operators, hotel and casino brands and owners, content providers, cellcos, financial institutions and technology suppliers with respect to gaming regulatory issues and commercial business transactions both domestically and internationally. He has particular experience of UK and US legal issues relating to remote gaming, gambling and betting, and is a frequent author and speaker on the subject.

Marianne Gilmore, Head of National Accounts, Moneycorp

Marianne has over 10 years of experience in international payments, foreign exchange and wholesale currency supply.

Working for Moneycorp; the UK’s only fully integrated Foreign Exchange provider, Marianne leads teams working in electronic money transfers, derivative and non-derivative hedging products, wholesale bank notes, retail bureaux de change, emergency cash supply and pre-paid card products.

Marianne helps to develop and execute product strategy and to provide the market with a range of service propositions for Moneycorp’s clients and partners. Her teams specialise in product development, client acquisition and account management, most notably with white-labelled products, affiliates and enterprise solution partners.

She also leads cross-departmental teams to implement launch plans for products and partnerships establishing comprehensive infrastructures to ensure high levels of service delivery.

In her spare time Marianne likes to take to the skies as a keen pilot with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Criton Tornaritis, Tornaritis Law Firm, Nicosia, Cyprus

Tornaritis name connected with the Cyprus Law for the last eighty years and Three generations of Lawyers Including the first Attorney General of Cyprus. Member of the Tornaritis foundation which owns the first and biggest marine life museum in Cyprus.

Acropolis Gymnasium, Nicosia
Military officers school, Athens, Greece
Law University, Athens, Greece (LLB)

Admitted to the Cyprus Bar association.
Admitted to the Attorney General office
Practicing lawyer partner on Tornaritis Law Firm LLC
Founding Creditinfo which core business is to operate a consumer and business credit information database and related services In Central and Eastern Europe and Far East.
Founding FASMA which was in the development of new services and methods in the automation of the online payments and card applications
Credit Bureau industry projects involved the private credit bureau in Romania, Bulgaria and Cyprus and the ARTEMIS project, Credit Bureau. Its mission is to collect, maintain and make available information on a database concerning the economic behaviour of businesses and individuals, on behalf of Banks and Institutions whose core business is to provide loans or other credit facilities to the public.
Legal advisor of the Oil & Gas Association
Legal Advisor to several projects of value extent 200 million euro.

Mark Peters, Director Cash Management, Barclays Bank plc

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in the banking sector and for the last 10 years has been supporting the Retail and Leisure sectors and their Cash Management needs. As these sectors consumer trends have changed this has led to greater alignment to the PSP sector and satisfying their banking needs in line with the ever changing regulatory environment.

Work with the ecomm sector has resulted in significant exposure to the gaming sector where Mark has provided solutions and proactive advice to several of the significant operators in this space, where banking relationships can be challenging to establish and maintain.

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Jon Matonis, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation

Jon Matonis a Founding Director for the Bitcoin Foundation and  serves on its Board of Directors. Former CEO of Hushmail and FX Trader at VISA as well as senior influential paost at Sumitomo Ban and VeriSign.

He is a columnist at Forbes Magazine, American Banker, and CoinDesk and Editor of The Monetary Future, a leading economics blog at the intersection of free banking, cryptography, and digital currency. Jon is an advisor to startups in bitcoin, gaming, mobile, and prepaid payment systems. His early work on digital cash systems has been published by Dow Jones and the London School of Economics.

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