There are many casinos in Malta, but Dragonara Casino is considered Malta’s premier casino. With 50 years of experience and a truly breathtaking location, it has become one of the biggest casinos in the world, and certainly one of the most recognizable. In that spirit, Dragonara is set to host the world’s first online gaming masterclass that is being held by the Totally Gaming Academy. The event will take place from the 1st to the 4th of September in Malta. The course will be presented by Igor Samardziski, the CEO of Nexus Gaming. Samardziski is someone who has been in the business for years. He started off as a web developer in 2000, later on founded Visual Innovation Studios, and was on many high level positions in many companies related to his current field of work. All these experiences led him to become the Chief Executive Officer at Nexus Gaming Intelligence. Nexus was started as a by-product. It came out of the need to create something from very little and in order to do that, they had to analyze everything in their business process and industry they operated in. As stated on their LinkedIn page, “Nexus is an aggressively expanding business within the Gaming Industry, based out of Malta, with international development hubs. The business is highly developed in both B2C and B2B services and requires a team that is highly proactive and career driven.” In the past year they have proven themselves in that field of business.

Benefits from attending

If you want to keep up with the latest trends in Online Gambling, learn from the people that have been in the business for years, and meet new people and possible business partners. It is a great place to learn new stuff, business models and get inspired for the future.
This is what people that attended were able to see. The biggest benefit from attending the event is the provision of a pre-designed business plan that can be implemented instantly and will enable the improvement of bottom line performance, or it can be applied to accelerate the growth of your start-up. Throughout the course, Samardziski shared his knowledge with all attendees, thus leaving them with an in-depth understanding of your business. You were able to gain knowledge and change the way you analyze the contribution that you, as well as your employees, deliver to your company.

The great thing about the course is that it is an interactive course, allowing you to work together with everyone and enabling you to get the right advice to take home.

Other benefits included the knowledge to build an integrated strategic vision to deliver an effective and profitable iGaming business, as well as the ability to recognize relevant customer profiles based on their behavior, and how to extract their net revenue contribution to your business and/or their cost.

Who Attended?

The event was focused toward leaders in various fields like C-level executives, including CFO’s, COO’s, CPO’s and CEO’s. Heads of product and heads of Marketing and Acquisition will also benefit greatly from this event. Other key officials like VIP Managers, Bi Analysts, Accountants and Compliance Managers are welcome as well.

C-level Executives benefited from understanding the core influencers within their key departments. Their ultimate benefit will be the achievement of a granular business plan representing the current and expected bottom line and ability to impact departmental KPI’s to drive their business higher performance.

Marketing and Product Managers benefited from creative new approaches to Player Segmentation, Behavioral Patterns and Motivations, Game Mathematics, Exposure and Volatility. Most importantly, they left the event enabled to bring those elements together into an efficient Player Churn Management plan and execute a growth strategy within their department, delivering a highly positive influence on Acquisition ROI.

Fraud & Operations Managers benefited from understanding and identifying the Transaction Churn on player levels and its influence on both the Hold % and the bottom line. They were able to learn how to capture and swiftly identify areas of Risk and Bonus Abuse and better facilitate the Marketing Departments.

Overall, it was a great event that helped attendees improve their business plans and make new and important contacts. Dragonara Casino was a great host to the first even Online Gaming Masterclass. If you were unable to attend, don’t worry, there is another event scheduled for December. The event will take place from the 7th to the 10th of December in Rembrandt Hotel, London.

These kinds of events are rare, as everyone tries to keep their knowledge for themselves. This is why events like these are essential for the business. Smaller businesses have little opportunities to improve and learn from the best and Igor has been a big help. There were many attendees that were just starting out and this will definitely motivate and help them to build a healthy and sustainable business plan. Let’s hope that more places can be the hosts for the next year and the years to come. Making this an annual event could create a great hub for all the people in the industry. Furthermore, it is a great way for smaller companies to build business relations with the big names in the industry. For some, it is a great learning opportunity to send employees for further education and improvement. So, learn from the best to become the best and never stop learning.