Tag Archive : Casino

Wazdan Delivers Slots Portfolio to Lithuania’s Uniclub Casino

Online slots developer Wazdan has teamed up with Lithuanian gambling operator Uniclub Casino to deliver its portfolio of HTML5 titles to local players.

Wazdan games are now available to Uniclub Casino customers as the content developer and provider looks to further expand its footprint into a rapidly-growing regulated European market.

Aside from Wazdan’s gaming titles, Uniclub Casino and its players have also been granted access to the provider’s Unique Wazdan Features that tailor games according to each player’s personal preferences.

Wazdan’s features include Volatility Levels, which enables players to adjust the volatility of their game, Ultra Lite Mode, which reduces the time a game takes to load, Ultra Fast Mode, which speeds up the pace of the game, and Big Screen Mode, which zooms the reels of the game to fill up the entire screen.

The Uniclub Casino brand has been part of the Lithuanian gambling sector for nearly two decades now. Since its inception in 2001, the operator has been running a wide network of slot machine halls across the Baltic nation. It has also expanded into the Lithuanian online gambling space.

News about Uniclub Casino’s partnership with Wazdan emerge shortly after the gambling operator announced the addition of content from popular game development studio BF Games as part of its efforts to enhance its online offering.

Lithuanian Expansion

The partnership with Uniclub Casino marks Wazdan’s expansion into the regulated market of Lithuania. The online gaming supplier brings more than a decade of experience and expertise in the development of tech-rich online slots games.

Commenting on their alliance with Uniclub Casino, Wazdan Head of Sales Andrzej Hyla said that they are thrilled to announce this new partnership as Uniclub Casino offers a platform that is just as dedicated to slots as Wazdan’s team.

Mr. Hyla went on to say that teaming up with Uniclub Casino allows his company to extend its reach in the Lithuanian iGaming market while providing the gambling operator with “access to our top-quality games, sure to delight their slot loving players.”

Wazdan debuted the latest addition to its ever-growing slots portfolio – Lucky 9 – just a couple of days ago.

Lucky 9 is a fruity slot title with a pixel twist. The game arrives with a colorful and retro theme where single pixels take on massive proportions offering players a glimpse into those old days when the first arcade slot machines were making waves in the gambling space.

Wazdan’s new slot title features a 6-reel grid and 20 paylines with images of fresh, juicy fruits serving as the game’s symbols. The red strawberry symbol offers the highest win potential and can be additionally multiplied with the pixelated Variable Win Multiplier.

The starry scatter symbol triggers the Free Spins feature while the special Unique Gamble Feature offers players the chance to multiply their winnings by directing traffic so the taxis avoid collision.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

Blueprint Brings Four Retail RTG Hits to Online Casino Fans

UK-based online casino games developer Blueprint Gaming today announced that it has adapted four Realtime Gaming classic slots for the online gaming space.

All titles are now available through the development studio’s RGS platform and can be exclusively accessed by Blueprint’s global operator network.

The studio’s design and development teams have reimagined four hit retail titles from RTG for the online gambling market, with these four being:

  • 7s Deluxe – the newly developed online slot is based on the classic sevens game; it features a 5×3 grid and includes a Wild Seven Substitute where the flaming 7 wild symbol substitutes for the classic 7 symbol for some extra win potential.
  • Crown Gems – this 5-reel, 10-payline slot arrives with stacked symbols that offer the chance for multiple wins across all active lines.
  • Thai Flower – this Thailand-themed slot comes with a 5-reel grid and 10 paylines; it features three Lotus Flowers awards and 12 free games.
  • Hot Frootastic – as it name suggests, this a classic fruit slot that offers great potential for wins of up to 5,000 times the line bet.

News about the conversion of four RTG retail classics emerged shortly after Blueprint adapted retail hits Eye of Horus and Fishin’ Frenzy for the online gaming environment. Including the latest conversions, Blueprint’s online casino content library now includes more than 30 titles that have been optimized for the iGaming market.

RELATED: Bask in the Greatness of Ancient Civilizations with Blueprint’s New Wonder of Ages Slot

Converted Retail Titles Prove Particularly Popular

Commenting on today’s news, Blueprint Gaming Director of Marketing and Relationships Jo Purvis said that the range of Realtime Gaming retail slots they have transformed for the online casino space “have proved really popular with players” and that they are excited to bring the four new games to the market.

Ms. Purvis also praised the Blueprint development team for once again doing great job in converting retail classics to “work seamlessly on our RGS and in stunning HTML5 format.”

Blueprint is part of German gambling group Gauselmann. As mentioned above, the studio is based in the UK and specializes in the development of content for the gambling industry. Its games are available across desktop and mobile and can also be played on more than 100,000 land-based gaming terminals across the UK, Germany, and Italy.

In separate news from the past few days, Blueprint announced that it has joined the list of providers delivering content to NetBet. Blueprint titles are now live into all .com domains of NetBet Casino. The integration was carried out via iSoftBet’s iGaming platform.

The integration includes popular Blueprint titles such as Genie Jackpot Megaways and Goonies as well as recent branded Megaways release Rick and Morty Megaways.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

Author: Terry Davis holds a degree in Psychology, but it was after his graduation that he found his real passion – writing. Previously, he worked for a local news magazine.

Red Rake to Add Casino Games to United Remote Aggregator

Spain- and Malta-based online casino developer Red Rake Gaming has recently announced a new strategic agreement that would provide it with new distribution channels to deliver its content through.

The developer has teamed up with United Remote in a deal that would see Red Rake integrate its content onto its new partner’s platform.

The partnership covers the integration of more than 40 games from Red Rake’s ever-growing portfolio, including the gaming studio’s latest releases as well as the recently launched progressive tournament tool.

Games to be added to United Remote’s aggregator include hit Red Rake title Gustav Minebuster – a cluster slot offering players the chance to win up to 20,000x, Mother of Horus – one of the studio’s fastest growing games with its fixed jackpot and free spins mode, and Million7 – a 10×6 slot with one million win ways, and last but not least, Secrets of the Temple – the latest addition to Red Rake’s portfolio.

United Remote, an iGaming content aggregator, has gone through a period of restructuring since industry veteran Jeremy Fall took its reins. The company has also grown significantly with its new CEO and has gained a number of new top-tier clients, including some of the industry’s biggest names.

A Packed 2020 Roadma

Since its inception, Red Rake has remained focused on delivering innovative and engaging titles to its partners. The company says that this year will not be different as it has a packed roadmap ahead.

The online gaming supplier has also been busy signing strategic agreements with fellow B2B companies as well as with B2C providers of online gambling services. Most recently Red Rake has agreed to launch its content with Malta-licensed online casino brand CasinoSecret.

Aside from growing its library of online casino games, the supplier has also recently delivered an innovative progressive tournament tool. The new promotional product has already gained positive reactions across Red Rake’s network of clients.

Of their partnership with United Remote, Nick Barr, Managing Director at Red Rake Malta, said that this is a great alliance due to “the synergies between the companies” and that it would allow them to increase their foothold in already very strong markets for their content.

Mr. Barr went on to say that they are looking forward to working with United Remote and that they are confident in the mutual benefits the two companies would reap thanks to this collaboration.

United Remote CEO Jeremy Fall commented that through this partnership they will be able to ramp up Red Rake’s content to the operators on United Remote’s aggregation platform and that these operators and their players will gain access to “all sorts of innovative Red Rake Gaming content including a raft of thrilling slots.”

Mr. Fall also pointed out that the recently signed partnership is a step forward for both his company and Red Rake and that they are particularly looking forward to make the supplier’s specialist Hispanic titles available for operators pushing into Latin America.”

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf Casino to Feature 2,500 Slot Machines

The new casino at the Queen’s Wharf destination resort, currently under development in Brisbane, will have more slot machines than The Star Entertainment Group’s existing gambling venue in the city, Treasury Casino.

The Star and its Chinese partners Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium won the right to develop the Queen’s Wharf gaming, entertainment, and hotel precinct in Brisbane, Queensland in the summer of 2015. The multi-purpose resort is expected to open doors in 2022.

Star Queensland Managing Director Geoff Hogg said earlier today that the casino at Queen’s Wharf will feature 2,500 slot machines (or pokies as they are called in Australia), which is 800 more than what Treasury Casino currently has.

It should be noted that The Star’s existing gambling venue in Brisbane will close once the Queen’s Wharf resort is launched. The Treasury Casino’s license will be transferred to the new gaming operation. The Star’s old casino will be transformed into a department store in about 2023.

Mr. Hogg said today that “there has been no change to the casino’s licensing conditions” and the city would still be having only one casino when their new resort swings its doors open for guests and visitors.

The Star and its Chinese partners are ploughing more than A$3.6 billion (approx. $2.4 billion) into the scheme. Construction work on the property kicked off last summer following nearly two and a half years of excavation work at the site.

Work on Riverside Gardens Under Way

Mr. Hogg, together with Queen’s Wharf Project Director Simon Crooks and ProBuild General Manager Jeff Wellburn, walked local journalists through the cement base for The Landing, the two semi-circular gardens that will be sticking 50 meters into the Brisbane River and will be part of the multi-purpose integrated resort.

The two cement bases will support more than 6,500 square meters of landscaped, riverside gardens that will be facing South Bank.

Mr. Wellburn explained that construction workers drilled pilings 26 meters into bedrock so the riverside park space would survive a collision with a vessel in the event of a flood.

Mr. Crooks told journalists that The Landing would make the Queen’s Wharf precinct stand apart from South Bank. The official went on to say that while South Bank is more a family-friendly destination, the Queen’s Wharf integrated resort “with all of the things here – is probably the flipside as families will still be able to use it, but “this is entertainment for adults as well.”

The new multi-purpose complex will feature hotels and residential towers, a casino, multiple food and beverage facilities, retail centers, and other amenities between George and William Street in Brisbane.

Mr. Hogg said today that the multiple buildings comprising the resort will be about 20 meters above ground level by Christmas.

Source: Queen’s Wharf will have more gaming machines than Treasury Casino

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

Germany Slams Unnamed Online Casino Payment Processor

Germany’s state of Lower Saxony this week ordered an unnamed payment service provider to refrain from processing transactions related to illegal online gambling.

Last summer, the state issued a similar order, yet again to an undisclosed online payment processor, which was widely believed to be PayPal as the company announced in August 2019 that it was shutting down its services to German online casino players.

Earlier this week, Lower Saxony’s Ministry of Interior and Sports announced that it has “once again prohibited an internationally active payment service provider from participating in payment transactions in connection with illegal gaming in Germany.”

The state’s Ministry of Interior and Sports is the responsible gaming supervisory authority in Germany under the country’s Third State Treaty on Gambling.

Under that treaty, online casino-style gaming and poker activities are prohibited from being conducted on the territory of Germany except the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

The country’s gambling law, which is only a temporary one until a permanent framework takes effect in mid-2021, permitted interested sports betting operators to apply for licenses and operate in a regulated environment. However, the Darmstadt Administrative Court earlier this month halted Germany’s sports betting licensing process until further notice, saying that it was marred by lack of transparency and other issues.

War on Payment Processors

In a Monday statement, Lower Saxony Minister of Interior and Sports Boris Pistorius reminded payment service providers that they are “legally obliged to refrain from making payments in connection with illegal gambling” and that if they fail to refrain from such activities Lower Saxony lawmakers “will take action.”

The Ministry further said Monday that more prohibition orders in connection with illegal gambling-related transactions are in preparation.

Minister Pistorius also noted that the Ministry expects financial services firms to live up to their responsibilities “and to critically review and, if necessary, immediately stop working with companies that practice illegal gambling.”

Earlier this year, the Lower Saxony Minister of Interior and Sports sent a letter to Germany’s banking sector warning financial institutions to refrain from processing illegal gambling money.

On a more positive note, Minister Pistorious praised the successful measures taken by individual payment service providers, saying that these show “an effective approach is possible and has an impact in the industry.”

As mentioned above, the errant payment processor was not identified by Lower Saxony officials, but there have been reports that the recent prohibition might have yet again been issued to PayPal. According to industry sources, the major financial services firm was listed earlier this year as an available payment option with some Germany-facing online gambling operators.

Source: Germany still targeting online casino payment processors

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

Expansion of Melco’s Studio City Casino Resort Kicks Off

Lawrence Ho-led company Melco International Development confirmed this week that work has begun on the second phase of its Studio City integrated resort in Macau.

The property was launched in the fall of 2015 with great fanfare and Hollywood superstars Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio and director Martin Scorsese attending the Grand Opening ceremony.

Melco spent $3.4 billion on the first phase of the luxury multi-purpose complex and has now earmarked between $1.35 billion and $1.4 billion for the planned expansion of Studio City.

The company has tapped Chinese construction conglomerate China State Construction International Holdings as the main contractor of Studio City’s Phase Two. In a filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the construction giant said that the contract value stood at HK$6.48 billion (approximately $836 million).

What Will Phase Two Include?

Melco said in its latest financial report, released earlier this week, that Phase Two of its Studio City property will include two new hotel towers with a total of 900 rooms and suites.

The expansion plan further includes the addition of a cineplex, “one of the world’s largest indoor water parks”, as well as MICE facilities.

Back in 2015, Studio City opened doors with a casino with 250 gaming tables offering baccarat, blackjack, roulette, and other popular games as well as more than 1,200 slot machines.

The property’s non-gaming options currently include a Batman Dark Flight 4D ride, the family-friendly Warner Bros. Fun Zone attraction, the House of Magic, which was designed by famed illusionist Franz Harary, and the Golden Reel – the world’s highest figure-8 Ferris wheel located between the resort’s two hotel towers.

The two towers – The Star Tower and The Celebrity Tower – currently feature a total of 1,600 rooms and suites.

Extended Development Deadline

Melco said this week that the government of Macau has granted further extensions on the deadline for the development of the public land where Studio City is located. The company noted that it is now expected to fully develop Studio City’s land by May 31, 2022.

However, Melco said in its latest financial report that it can provide no guarantee that it would be able to complete construction work by the above deadline.

The company said that prior the coronavirus outbreak, their estimated development period for Phase Two of Studio City was 32 months, but that period can now be extended due to the global health emergency.

Melco further noted that if additional time is required to complete development work on the remaining portion of Studio City land, they will have to apply for extension of the development period, “which shall be subject to Macau government review and approval at its discretion.”

Source: Melco starts Studio City Phase 2, eyes mid-2022 completion

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

Hard Rock Confident in Success of Greek Casino License Appeal

Hard Rock International is confident that it will win a court appeal of the Hellenic Gaming Commission’s decision to disqualify the hotel and casino operator from the race for a license for the development of a casino resort at a defunct airport near Athens, Greece.

The Greek gambling regulator awarded the license to another US-based casino and hospitality company – Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, earlier this year.

The license authorizes the tribal gaming and hotel operator to build a €1 billion casino resort as part of a larger complex, dubbed the Hellinikon, at the site of the former Ellinikon International Airport, just outside the Greek capital.

As mentioned above, Hard Rock was disqualified from the casino license race and the company appealed that decision. Its appeal was rejected by the Hellenic Gaming Commission and the Preliminary Appeals Authority.

Greece’s highest administrative court is set to hear the appeal today. Hard Rock spokesperson Michael Karloutsos told local media that the company “will ultimately win the competition for Hellinikon” and that it is the only company in the race “to have developed a project like this before and they will do it again.”

Mr. Karloutsos went on to say that Hard Rock “is the only contender with a recognizable global brand and a worldwide network with staying power that can attract much needed additional tourists to Greece.”

Insufficient Experience and Finances Behind Rejection of Hard Rock’s Bid

According to Greek news outlets, Hard Rock sent a letter of guarantee outside the timeframe specified by the Hellenic Gaming Commission. In addition, the regulator reportedly told the company that its application papers did not demonstrate sufficient development experience and did not meet financial criteria.

Companies interested in participating in the Hellinikon casino license bidding process had until early October 2019 to submit the necessary documents with the Greek gambling regulator.

Responding to comments about its lack of experience and finances for the project, Hard Rock said last year that it was “absolutely laughable” that the company’s expertise was being questioned.

Hard Rock operates hotel and casino resorts in Florida, New Jersey, Iowa, Mississippi, and Canada, and is looking to build an integrated resort in Japan. The company was also authorized to build a luxury resort in Spain.

As mentioned earlier, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and its INSPIRE Athens concept was selected as the preferred bidder for a casino resort at the Hellinikon. The eventual start of the project has been delayed for years, and the global coronavirus crisis has pushed back groundbreaking one more time.

Hard Rock’s legal challenge is expected to further delay the process. The company maintains that “it was wrongly disqualified” and that it was victim of “unfair and improper practice.” Hard Rock also says that it is ready to take the matter to Greek and even European courts to end up as the winner in the race for the casino license.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

Genesis Affiliates Presents New Casino Planet Brand

Genesis Affiliates is gearing up preparations to soon debut Casino Planet, the 12th online casino powered by the multi-brand affiliate program.

Casino Planet promises personalized experience in an otherworldly city where the sun never rises and districts never go to sleep, bursting with energy and entertainment and neon gleaming lights.

The new online casino, yet to open its virtual doors for gaming enthusiasts, will offer a rich library of games that are known to be globally loved by players. The digital gambling venue will also be generous in promotions and special bonuses in a bid to attract players and keep them entertained.

As mentioned earlier, Casino Planet will offer tailor-made experience, built around advanced technology and real-time communication with players.

Gaming Software and Other Important Info

Casino Planet will feature a wide variety of content from some of the most advanced and largest game studios in the industry, including NetEnt, Microgaming, Yggdrasil, Play’n GO, Red Tiger, Evolution Gaming, among others.

The new online casino will also offer titles developed by new but very promising iGaming content developers.

Planet Casino’s library will include slots, progressive jackpots such as all-time classics Mega Moolah, Hall of Gods, and Mega Fortune, daily jackpots, popular table games, and Live Casino hits that offer authentic land-based casino experience but from the comfort of players’ own homes.

The casino will keep adding new and exciting games every month.

Upon launch, the new casino will be offering more than 1,300 different games on desktop and over 500 titles on mobile.

Casino Planet will support English, German, Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian languages. Supported currencies will include EUR, GBP, USD, CAD, INR, ZAR, SEK, and NOK, among others, which suggests that it would target and service players from some of the largest European markets, but also from the rest of the world.

Casino Planet is licensed and regulated by the Malta Gaming Authority, the UK Gambling Commission, and the Swedish Gambling Authority (Spelinspektionen).

Casino Planet Offers and Bonuses

Casino Planet arrives with a plenty of welcome bonus packages and other special offers and promises to always maintain a wide variety of promotions.

The casino offers 100%, max bonus £$€300 for all markets except Finland, Sweden, and India, plus 200 Free Spins as a welcome bonus. Finnish players will receive 100 Free Spins (20 a day) upon deposit. In Sweden, players will be offered 50 Free Spins for the Starburst slot upon deposit. And in India, players are treated to a 100% welcome bonus up to ₹30,000 + 20 Free Spins.

The main welcome package includes 100% up to £$€300 + 200 Free Spins for a first deposit, 50% up to £$€400 for a second deposit, and 25% up to £$€400 for a third and fourth deposit.

For Indian players, the welcome package includes 100% up to ₹10,000 + 20 Free Spins on Starburst for a first deposit, 50% up to ₹10,000 for a second deposit, and 25% up to ₹5,000 for a third and fourth deposit.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

Japan Casino Plan Likely to Remain Unchanged

Japan’s central government is not likely to push back a previously set license application timeline for the country’s first integrated casino resorts, according to a recent research paper from consultancy firm Global Market Advisors LLC (GMA).

The research firm further noted that Tokyo’s participation in the bidding process for the right to host one of Japan’s casino resorts is “not a matter of if but when.”

Japan legalized casino gambling in late 2016. Casinos in the country can only be part of larger multi-purpose complexes known as integrated resorts. Japan’s central government has authorized the development of up to three such properties during the first phase of casino market liberalization.

Cities and prefectures interested to host one of Japan’s first integrated resorts must find a private-sector partner in order to be able to participate in the license application process.

The application window is expected to open in January 2021 and to run through July 2021. According to GMA, that timeline would remain in place despite the fact that Japan is currently in a state of emergency amid the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The consultancy firm noted that if the application process was to be pushed back, “it is less likely that the integrated resort champion, Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe will be spearheading the project.

Earlier this month, a minister from the central government told local media that they did not plan to change the application schedule.

GMA Expects Tokyo to Enter Race

GMA said in its recent paper that it believes “there are only six viable locations, with two of these – Nagoya and Tokyo – yet to formally raise their hands in the process.”

The four other prefectures, all of them having active efforts to participate in the casino application process, are Nagasaki, Osaka, Wakayama, and Yokohama, as noted by GMA.

According to the consultancy firm, it is “not a matter of if but when” Tokyo would announce its participation in the bidding process. GMA said that this could happen by the end of the summer following the re-election of Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike.

In addition, the consultancy firm pointed out that “the addition of Tokyo could cause several operators and prefectures to potentially rethink their strategy.”

Earlier this month, the city of Yokohama announced that it had decided to push back the process for the selection of a private-sector partner in its effort to host one of Japan’s first three integrated casino resorts.

The city is now set to publish its integrated resort implementation policy and the application requirements for its request-for-proposal process for integrated resort operators in August instead of June.

Yokohama’s Mayor, Fumiko Hayashi said that despite the delay, their new timetable still fits comfortably within the timetable set out by the central government.

Source: Abe to stick to 2021 casino schedule, Tokyo to bid: GMA

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the day’s top casino news stories

All eyes on the casino industry, payments and compliance, among the topics at MBGSVE2020 (Virtual Conference)

All eyes on the casino industry, payments and compliance, among the topics at MBGSVE2020 (Virtual Conference)

The casino industry, payments industry, and future compliance to be in the spotlight on the 7th of May during virtual conference.

Big names of the casino, payments, and gambling compliance industry are joining the discussions at European Gaming Media’s (part of Hipther Agency) first virtual conference this year which will take place on the 7th of May.

You can register on this link to save your seat (no travel needed, you can attend from the comfort of your home or office)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are already a registered delegate of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, you don’t have to purchase a new ticket!

IS THE ONLINE CASINO INDUSTRY BENEFITING DURING SPORTS TOURNAMENT DISRUPTION?

Sports betting enthusiasts are spending more time playing casino games and with all the land-based casino lockdowns, the online casino industry should be benefiting the most. Among the verticals that have seen an increased activity is the online poker industry. While live tournaments are being canceled, the poker players are moving online and resurrecting the online poker industry. But, is this the real case?

The experts of the “IS THE ONLINE CASINO INDUSTRY BENEFITING DURING SPORTS TOURNAMENT DISRUPTION PERIOD” panel discussion, which will be moderated byAndriusGabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm), is joined by BeyzaOrazova (Head of Sales, iGaming at DIMOCO Carrier Billing), Vadim Potapenko (Head of sales at Slotegrator), Dmitry Starostenkov (CEO at Evenbet Gaming – the leading poker platform provider), Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina), Vladimir Malakchi (Chief Business Development Officer at Evoplay Entertainment), and NadiyaAttard (Director of Sales at Relax Gaming).

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY DURING COVID-19

Social distancing is keeping people in their homes and with this comes more online spending. The fiat currencies are doing good during this crisis, however, cryptocurrencies are losing their value fast. We will analyze if there are growths in the transaction volumes and how the spend is increasing during this period but also keeping an eye on cybersecurity.

The discussion will be moderated byDr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW),and will be joined by Simon Dorsen (Director of Gaming at OKTO – Gaming Fintech solutions), Vytautas Karalevičius (Co-founder at Bankera), Vasilije Lekovic (Director of Gaming at Trustly), SauliusRacevičius (CEO at ConnectPay), Olga Golikova (Head of Billing at Parimatch), and Marc Riedi (Director, paysafecard Switzerland, a Paysafe Company).

WILL ADVERTISEMENT BANNING STILL BE ENFORCED AFTER COVID-19?

While battling against COVID-19, European countries are spending a huge amount of incomes and once the battle is over, the state budget has to be supplemented. Will legislators consider lifting advertisement bans in order to allow operators and affiliates to relaunch their activities and start running the business, while paying taxes.

Compliance experts and lawyers, regulators are going to join the “WILL ADVERTISEMENT BANNING STILL BE ENFORCED AFTER COVID-19?” panel discussion, which will be moderated by Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW).

The discussion will be joined by SörenMeius (Estonian Ministry of Finance), Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling), Joe Ewens (Managing Editor of GamblingComplianceat VIXIO), GustafHoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling), and Ivan Liashenko (Chief Marketing Officer at Parimatch).

As mentioned above the virtual edition of #MBGS2020VE will be held on the 7th of May and will gather 300 gambling industry professionals who can attend virtually from their internet browser. The gathering will allow virtual delegates to network at virtual tables in the virtual deal room and conduct 1 on 1 meetings with their prospects/clients/partners.

The conference will start at 9:30 AM CET on the 7th of May and the participants will gain access to the platform on 23 April.

For further inquiries about the 2020 edition of MBGS and BSG Awards, speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an e-mail to Andrada Bota (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency) or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.

Among the supporters of the conference, you will also find Square in the Air as a strategic partner, and leading media outlets such as Online Casino Reports, CalvinaAyre.com, Focus Gaming News, Gioco News, iGaming Business, iGamingCalendar.com, Gambling Insider, InterGame, Global Legal Group, FortunaWeb, Commission Magazine, Slotegrator and much more.

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Live and BSG Awards

Information about the live edition of the conference and BSG Awards, which will be held on the 6th of August, will be announced at a later stage. The online voting stage for BSG Awards 2020 has been stopped and will be reset in order to allow all participants to focus on different matters.

A new online voting stage will be started between 1 and 30 June. Further information will be released in the upcoming weeks.

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, also known as the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit & Awards offers the opportunity for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance update, while also being part of a group that is at the forefront of the gambling industry in the Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, and also from the DACH region.

The Summit approaches all regulatory and compliance related aspects of the mentioned markets and also highlights some trending topics of the gambling industry.

For more details visit www.marebalticumgaming.com

European Gaming Media and Events press contacts:

Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business

[email protected], +40 735 559 234

Alex Marginean, Marketing Specialist

[email protected], +40 731 394 220