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Gambling in the Czech Republic and its New Regulatory Framework
Presentations and videos from the Conference can be found here.
The conference is organized by the Ministry of Finance in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination
Thursday 9th October 2014
Lichtenštejnský (Liechtenstein) Palace, U Sovových mlýnů 506/4 Praha 1 (Map)
Beginning: 8:00 am – Registration and Coffee.
The conference is open to invited and registered guests only.
All lectures will be translated into English.
- Presentation of the new Gambling Law and related tax legislation
- Presentation of the results of the existing and the new regulation impact analyses of gambling in the Czech Republic
- Comparison of the results of analyzes processed with foreign experience
- Providing examples of good practice in the regulation of gambling abroad
- Evaluation of the consultation process in the preparation of the new law
Due to limited capacity, it is necessary to confirm attendance no later than 20th September 2014 via e-mail: Jan.Cibulka@mfcr.cz. Please provide the names and institutions. For more information please contact us on the phone +420 257 042 033. Guest registration is handled separately for guests invited by the Secretariat of the Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination.
Transport: Tram – Station Malostranské náměstí (Tram n. 12, 20, 22), 5 min. on foot, Underground – Station “A” Malostranská, 10 min. on foot, Car – Preferably P+R parking lots in the suburbs and then by public transportation (MHD).
The conference is taking place within the project „Improving Performance of Government Control and Management Procedures In the Field of eGaming“ co-financed by the European Social Fund under the Operational Programme „Human Resources and Employment“.
International Conference - Gambling in the Czech Republic and its New Regulatory Framework
Organized by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic in Cooperation with the Secretariat of the Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination
The conference is taking place within the project „Improving The Performance of Government Control and Management Procedures In the Field of eGaming“ co-financed by the European Social Fund under the Operational Programme „Human Resources and Employment“
Conference Venue: Lichtenštejnský (Liechtenstein) Palace, U Sovových mlýnů 506/4, 118 00 Prague 1
Program Overview: Thursday 9th October 2014
|8:00 – 9:00||Conference Registration, Coffee|
I. Opening Session
|9:00 – 9:15||Conference Opening|
|9:15 – 9:25||Andrej Babiš, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic: Impact of the New Regulatory Framework on Tax Collection|
|9:25 – 9:40||Jindřich Vobořil, National Drug Policy Coordinator: Gambling Policy in the Context of Governmental Integrated Drug Policies|
|9:40 – 9:50||Ondřej Závodský, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic: Social Benefits of the New Regulatory Framework and their Impact on State Budget|
|10:00 – 10:30||Coffee Break|
|10:00 – 10:30||Press Conference|
II. Research evidence and Context
|10:45 – 11:00||Viktor Mravčík, Head of the National Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction: Gambling in the Czech Republic – Government Analysis Report|
|11:00 – 11:15||Jaroslav Vacek, Department of Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague: Efficiency of Measures Used In Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment|
|11:15 – 11:30||Chantal Patricia Mörsen, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin: Gambling Risks - Assessing and Comparing the Risk Potentials of Different Gambling Types|
|11:30 – 11:45||Ingeborg Rossow, The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research (SIRUS) – Oslo: Gambling and Its Impacts|
|11:45 – 12:00||Jiří Schwarz, Faculty of Economics, University of Economics, Prague: Regulation of Gambling - an Economic Approach|
|12:00 – 12:15||Radim Polčák, Masaryk University Faculty of Law, Brno: Legal Aspects of e-Gaming|
|12:15 – 12:30||Tereza Cejpová, Representative for European Affairs, Department 34, MF CR: EU Gambling Policy (TBC)|
|12:30 – 13:00||Discussion|
|13:00 – 13:45||Lunch|
III. Regulatory Framework
|13:45 – 14:05||Nanna Vahl, Lea Frederiksen, Danish Gambling Authority (DGA): Introduction to the Danish regulation model including self-executive system, monitoring of online gambling and blocking|
|14:05 – 14:15||Jean Michel Costes, The French Ministry for the Economy and Finance: Current situation surrounding gambling practices in France|
|14:15 – 14:35||Marek Havrda, Expert in Regulatory Impact Assessment: Methodological Approaches to Social Impact Assessment|
|14:35 – 14:45||Karel Blaha, Director of the State Supervision of Gambling and Lotteries Department (Department 34), MF CR: Context of the New Regulation, main issues and conclusions from internal analyses|
|14:45 – 14:55||Martina Koutná, Head of the Legal and Methodological Unit, Department 34, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic: Presentation of major changes in the New Regulatory Framework|
|14:55 – 15:30||Coffee Break|
|15:30 – 15:50||Simona Hornochová, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic, Radim Boháč, Deputy Director of the Tax Legislation Department, MF CR: Changes in Tax Regulation|
|15:50 – 16:10||Vladimír Dzurilla, ICT Specialist, Ondřej Plešmíd, Department 34, MF CR: Concept for the Monitoring and Control System|
|16:10 – 16:15||Ondřej Závodský, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic: Conference Summary|
|16:15 – 17:00||Discussion|
|17:00||Glass of wine|
- Video no.1
- Andrej Babiš
- Jindřich Vobořil
- Ondřej Závodský
- Video no.2
- Viktor Mravčík
- Jaroslav Vacek
- Chantal Mörsen
- Ingeborg Rossow
- Video no.3
- Jiří Schwarz
- Radim Polčák
- Tereza Cejpová
- Video no.4
- Nanna Vahl
- Lea Frederiksen
- Jean-Michel Costes
- Marek Havrda
- Karel Blaha
- Martina Koutná
- Video no.5
- Simona Hornochová
- Radim Boháč
- Ondřej Plešmíd
- Vladimír Dzurilla
- Presentation - Jindřich VobořilPDF (229kB)
- Presentation - Viktor MravčíkPDF (650kB)
- Presentation - Jaroslav VacekPDF (598kB)
- Presentation - Chantal MörsenPDF (79kB)
- Presentation - Ingeborg RossowPDF (768kB)
- Presentation - Jiří SchwarzPDF (673kB)
- Presentation - Tereza CejpováPDF (270kB)
- Presentation - Nanna Vahl, Lea FrederiksenPDF (908kB)
- Presentation - Jean-Michel CostesPDF (450kB)
- Presentation - Marek HavrdaPDF (241kB)
- Presentation - Karel BlahaPDF (668kB)
- Presentation - Martina KoutnáPDF (360kB)
- Presentation - Simona Hornochová, Radim BoháčPDF (1177kB)
- Presentation - Ondřej PlešmídPDF (328kB)
- Discussion Paper - Pieter RemmersPDF (103kB)
- Presentation - Vladimír DzurillaPDF (2956kB)
|Minister of Finance and the First Deputy Prime Minister Ing. Andrej Babis studied at University of Economics in Bratislava, international business and later he devoted to this field. He is the owner and until the January 2014 he was the managing director of The AGROFERT Group. In year 2011 he has founded political party ANO and from August 2012 is Andrej Babis its chairman. In January this year he has been appointed as Minister of Finance and the First Deputy Prime Minister.|
|Jidřich Vobořil, is currently a National Drug Coordinator of Czech Republic and the Head of the Secretariat of the Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination. He is one of the leading Czech experts in drug related issues, which is evident by his more then 20-year of experience in leadership and development of health care and social services related to the topic both in the Czech Republic and internationally. He took part in number of consultation project in the underdeveloped countries (Afghanistan, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia) as well as many European projects (Russian Federation, Republic of Serbia etc.)|
|JUDr. Ondrej Zavodsky, Ph.D., is Czech lawyer, public servant and since February 2014 Deputy of Minister of Finance for section property of the State. He studied Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague. JUDr. Zavodsky Ph.D., used to act as the head of legal department in the Ministry of interior and in 2010 he was removed from office after he pointed on wasting and corrupt behaviour. The Anticorruption Endowment awarded him by Prize for Courage. Since February this year he oversees state economy and gambling and lotteries as Deputy of Minister of Finance.|
|Viktor Mravčík is the Head of the Czech National Monitoring Centre for Drug and drug Addiction and assistant professor at the Department of Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. His professional focus is on epidemiology of addictive substances and addiction. He was the principal researcher of the study on health and social consequences of gambling in the Czech Republic. He is the main author and editor of the annual reports on drug situation in the Czech Republic and he published number of analytical reports and scientific papers.|
|Jaroslav Vacek is psychologist, researcher and assistant professor at the Department of Addictology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague. His research activity focuses on non-substance addictions such as pathological gambling, and use of modern technology in the prevention and treatment of the addictions. As a researcher he participated in a number of prevalence and evaluation studies in the field of risk behavior and addiction services.|
Chantal Patricia Mörsen
Psychologist and research assistent at the Department of Psychiatry, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Chair of the Research Group on Gambling and Gaming Addiction. Research interests focus on neurobiology of addictive behaviors, health service research and epidemiological studies.
|Jiří Schwarz is an ass. professor at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics, Prague. From 2009 to 2013 he was a member of the National Economic Council of the Czech Republic and in the period of 2003-2010 he served as a dean of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Economics in Prague. Currently, he is member of the executive committee of the Mont Pelerin Society and member of the board of trustees of the IREF (L´Institut de Recherches Economiques et Fiscales). He is a senior research fellow of CETA (Center of Economic and Market Analyses) and in his research he focuses on economics of regulation and public finances.|
|Ingeborg Rossow is senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research in Oslo. She has a PhD in epidemiology and has worked with alcohol and drug research for over 20 years and with research on gambling and youth over the past decade.|
|Radim Polčák is the head of the Institute of Law and Technology at the Faculty of Law, Masaryk University in Brno. He teaches and publishes in ICT law, energy law, legal theory and legal philosophy at Masaryk University and lectures at law schools and judicial training institutions in Europe and the US. Radim Polčák is the founder and general chair of the Cyberspace annual international symposium; editor-in-chief of the Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology; editor-in-chief of the Review of Law and Technology and a member of the editorial boards and governing bodies of several ICT-law focused scientific journals and international conferences round the EU and Asia. He is a panelist at the .eu ADR arbitration court.|
|Nanna Vahl works as a Special Advisor at the Danish Gambling Authority. Nanna deals with legal and regulatory aspects of the Danish Gambling market. Nanna holds a Master of Law from Aarhus University.|
Lea Kholghi Frederiksen
|Lea Kholghi Frederiksen works as a legal officer at the Danish Gambling Authority. Her primary work areas are international relations, match-fixing and player protection. Before employment in the Danish Gambling Authority she studied law at faculty of law, University of Copenhagen.|
|Vladimír Dzurilla works as ICT consultant focused on analyzing existing practices of companies with proposals for its improvement and in advising on the best use of technology to meet business needs of companies from the major financial, telecommunication and automotive institutions. Participant series of implementation and transformation projects in the Czech Republic and abroad.|
Economist and sociologist. He worked for the European Commission, where he focused on socio-economic analysis and behavioral economics. Previously, he worked for think tanks and the private sector. He studied at Charles University, Warwick Business School, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. He is currently working on a startup connecting the social sciences and information technology.
The conference is open to invited and registered guests only.
Due to limited capacity, it is necessary to confirm attendance no later than 20th September 2014 by e-mail: Jan.Cibulka@mfcr.cz. Please provide the names and institutions. For more information please contact us on the phone +420 257 042 033. Guest registration is handled separately for guests invited by the Secretariat of the Government Council for Drug Policy Coordination.
Lichtenstein Palace - Lichtenštejnský palác
U Sovových mlýnů 506/4
- Tram – Station Malostranské náměstí (Tram n. 12, 20, 22), 5 min. on foot
- Underground – Station “A” Malostranská, 10 min. on foot
- Car – Preferably P+R parking lots in the suburbs and then by public transportation (MHD)
Tips for accommodation close to the Liechtenstein Palace. The accommodation is reserved and covered by each participant.
Hotel Kampa - Stará zbrojnice
Všehrdova 16, Prague 1
Prices per night: 74 EUR for single room, 80 EUR for double room, online reservation.
Hotel Kampa Garden
U Sovových mlýnů 1, Prague 1
Prices from 92 EUR/night, online reservation.
Hellichova 5, Prague 1
Prices per night: 75 EUR for single room, 79 EUR for double room, online reservation.
Mělnická 13, Prague 5
Prices per night: from 54 EUR for single room, from 58 EUR for double room, online reservation.
Újezd 425/24, Prague 1
Prices from 98 EUR/night, online reservation.
Elišky Peškové 11, Prague 5
Prices per night: 119 EUR for single room, 127 EUR for double room, online reservation.
Mgr. Jan Cibulka
Phone: +420 257 042 033