The Skill Gaming Summit 2018 by The Rummy Federation (TRF): Schedule, Speakers and Event Highlights

Thy Rummy Federation (TRF) will be hosting a Skill Gaming Summit 2018 on 19th July 2018 at Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai 2018. Skill Gaming Summit 2018 is first kind of event by The Rummy Federation (TRF) formed in December 2017 by all major rummy operators in India. Skill Gaming Summit will be the second event this year after all India Gaming Summit 2018 by AIGF in March 2018. Skill Gaming Summit will provide a common platform for operators across rummy operators to set the common standards to protect players and promote responsible playing. On announcing the Skill Gaming Summit President of The Rummy Federation Mario Galea said “With a high growth rate and improvement in technology infrastructure facilitating the booming ITES (Information Technology and Information Technology enabled services) industry in India, online rummy too has gained increasing acceptability across rummy players in India” He also added “This growing industry is now poised at a point where it is apt for the stakeholders to collectively self-regulate by benefiting from each other’s experience. The Rummy Federation, an initiative by the online Rummy industry, proactively adopts state-of-the-art practices from countries where the gaming industry is regulated and lays down stringent self-governance guidelines for online rummy operators. This initiative will ensure that the online rummy industry offers healthy and sustainable entertainment to rummy players across the country.”

About The Rummy Federation(TRF):

The Rummy Federation is a non-profit society that will self-regulate the online rummy industry to encourage the responsible gaming in India. The main objective of the federation is to promote Rummy as a game of Skill rather than gambling. The founding members of The Rummy federation include professionals from various areas of expertise such as online gaming, finance, law, and banking.

Highlights of The Skill Gaming Summit 2018:

1) The release of Industry Reports
2) The launch of TRF Standards
3) Insights from and interactions with international regulators.

Program Details of The  Skill Gaming Summit 2018:

19th July 2018,09:30-10:30 AMRegistration and Tea
19th July 2018,10:30-11:00 AMKey note address and release of industry white paper
19th July 2018,11:00-11:50 AMPanel 1: Insights from International Regulators
19th July 2018,11:50-12:20 AMPanel 2: Online Skill Gaming Opportunity and outlook
19th July 2018,12:50-01:35 PMPanel 3: Current issues and benefit of regulation
19th July 2018,01:35-02:15 PMUnveiling of TRF standards
19th July 2018,02:20 PM onwardsLunch and Networking


Speakers of The Skill Gaming Summit 2018:

  • George Rover (Former Deputy Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement)

George is well-known name in the state and federal government circles as well as private legal and business for bringing high profile, complex legal and policy matters to a conclusion. George has spent 17 years with Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) of New Jersey. George is internationally recognized as one of the foremost experts in all aspect of the casino, internet gaming, sports betting, compliance, licensing and the investigation of individuals and business.

  • Karl Brincat Peplow (COO, Malta Gaming Authority (MGA))

Karl Brincat Peplow possesses the honors degree in Information System Management from the University of London. Peplow is the Interim Chief Officer –Regulatory at MGA and responsible for all regulatory aspects of the Authority. Peplow joined MGA in 2009 as System and Financial Auditor.

  • Mario Galea (President, The Rummy Federation TRF)

Mario Galea is the president of The Rummy Federation. Mario has been working within the gaming industry for the past twenty years, he established Malta Gaming Authority in 2004 also launched the Remote Gaming Regulations in 2004 which were the first to regulate the online gaming in a responsible manner. Mario has expertise in policy making for regulators and business seeking to enter or are operating in the online gaming market.

  • Trivikraman Thampy (Vikram) (Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Play Games24x7)

Vikram has an engineering degree in from IIT Bombay and a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Vikram has lead RummyCircle through several rounds of angel funding, two rounds of venture funding

  • Deepak Gullapalli (Founder & CEO, Head InfoTech Pvt. Ltd)

Deepak is a startup specialist who has built one of the largest gaming company from an idea stage to a multimillion-dollar business. Deepak aims to build innovative games for the mobiles and focusing on social casino markets. Deepak has done MS in Business Information Technology from Middlesex University

  • Vidushpat Singhania (Managing Partner, Krida Legal)

Vidushpat is one of influencer among the leading Sports &Gaming Layers in India. He is also well recognized and acknowledged worldwide for his advisory and consulting on betting and gambling laws. Vidushpat has several publications out of 0which “Law & Sports in India “is one which is a leading reference for the gaming industry.

  • Milind Kamat (Executive Vice President, TechProcess Payment Services)

Milind has an experience of more than 23 years in Information technology out of which he has spent 18years at Tata Consultancy Services in a variety of senior roles. Milind has done masters in Computer Science from Marquette University the USA

  • Ishita Pateria (Clinical Psychologist, Member of British Psychological Society and Bombay Psychological Association)

Ishita Pateria is a member of the British Psychological Society, Bombay Psychological Association and Counsellors Association of India. Ishita has over nine years of clinical experience in the field of mental health including depression, anxiety, phobia, and stress management, compulsive addiction (including gambling, porn, and sex addiction)

  • Suhaan Mukerji (Partner, PLR Chamber)

Suhaan specializes in Legislative drafting, Government Affairs, and Public Policy & Regulatory reform. Suhaan has been an advisor to the prime minister’s office before opening a law firm PLR Chambers with his ex-colleagues. He is also Founder Member of Governing Board – Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India.

  • Sreeram Reddy Vanga (Founder, Cozy Games & Innopark India)

Sreeram has been a technology leader for over 13 years with specialization in gaming systems design and game math, risk management, customer relationship management, and operations. Sreeram started his career with Party Gaming PLC and played key roles in managing their global brands.

  • Vaibhav Kakkar (Partner, Luthra & Luthra)

Vaibhav has experience of 9 years with a specialization in structuring transactions (especially cross-border) and advising on foreign investment/exchange laws, company law and securities laws.

  • Anil Talreja (Partner, Deloitte)

Anil has 20 years’ experience of handling matters related to Indian tax and regulatory. He is a partner with the Deloitte India firm and leads the consumer business sectors. Nil has been a visiting faculty at various institutions like VC Circle, IIM-Ahmedabad, Dun & Bradstreet and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India

  • Shawn Ogren (Client Partner at Facebook)

Shawn has been working in the gaming industry for more than 6 years now and been in Facebook for 4 years. At Facebook, he is handling partnership with the largest mobile, console and online gaming companies including EA, Blizzard, and Warner Bros.

  • Ankush Gera (Founder and CEO, Junglee Games)

Ankush is Founder and CEO at Junglee Games founded in San Francisco. Ankush previously co-founded Monsoon Company (acquired by Capital One), a 70 person digital agency in Berkeley. He serves on the board of Kunai and is an active angel investor in startups like Back to the roots, Cloudability, Sphere, 15five, Inc42 and DilMil.

  • Amit Vohra (Founder and CEO, Living Consumers)

Amit has more than a year of experience in creating the digital products for Motorola, DTS, Reliance Communication, and Hungama. Amit has done MS in Comp Science from Michigan State University and MBA from Chicago Benedictine.

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