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Kosovo Gambling Ban in Force

Niji Narayan

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The new law in Kosovo, which prohibits all form of gambling with the exception of the lottery of Kosovo, has came into force last week. The law was adopted in March in a fast-tracked parliamentary procedure.

The law was adopted under pressure from the international community for its poor results in fighting crime and corruption, and the immediate cause of it was the killing of two young men at a casino in March.

The Gambling Association of Kosovo said the industry employed 4,000 workers. As the law enters into force, more than 400 businesses would be closed which include 306 betting shops, 133 outlets with gambling machines and six Bingo outlets.

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Joe Ewens (GamblingCompliance) to moderate the Balkan Gaming Industry Briefing at CEEGC 2019 Budapest

Zoltan Tundik

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The Balkan Gaming Industry Briefing returns to Budapest.

There are quite a few changes in the Balkans when it comes to the gaming industry and one of the greatest opportunities which can be materialized by the regulated jurisdictions is the closing of the Albanian market.

It happened a couple of months ago when the Albanian authorities in Tirana banned all gambling activities except the ones in five-star hotels outside urban areas. This leads to some major relocations to Montenegro and Serbia by large gaming operators that have been active in the jurisdiction.

Albania is not the only country in the Western Balkans to take a stand against gambling. In neighboring Kosovo, the parliament also approved draft legislation introducing a complete ban on gambling for the next ten years.

While these tensions are not benefiting the industry in Albania, if we have a look at the other jurisdictions such as Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia, we will be surprised to see that there is yearly growth.

At the 4th edition of the yearly Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference which will take place on the 24th of September at the Ritz-Carlton Budapest, we are bringing back a compliance-related panel discussion which focuses exclusively on the Balkans.

Such a complex panel discussion deserves professional industry insights when it comes to moderating and who would be better to take on this role than Joe Ewens, Managing Editor at GamblingCompliance.

About Joe Ewens
Joe Ewens is the Managing Editor of GamblingCompliance, where he oversees the company’s daily output of news and analysis on the gambling market and its constantly developing regulatory challenges. Joe has been writing about aspects of the European gaming industry since 2008. Prior to his current role, he was the Editor of Coinslot, the historic trade paper for the UK’s machine gaming and amusements industries.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the CEE and Balkans region via the CEEGC platform which is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the region on a yearly base.

Register here or View the Agenda!

Browse the official event website here: www.ceegc.eu

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NSoft has integrated Merkur Gaming’s casino games onto Balkan Bet’s web

George Miller

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NSoft has integrated Merkur Gaming's casino games onto Balkan Bet's web
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NSoft, an award-winning internationally recognized software solutions provider for the betting industry, has integrated Merkur Gaming casino games onto Balkan Bet`s web. NSoft provides full web solution for the Serbian client that now has extended its offer to exciting casino games as well.

“The process of integration has been performed smoothly and we have had great communication, both with Balkan Bet and Merkur Gaming teams while working on this project. Everything was done very professionally and on time,” commented Ivan Rozić, SVP of Sales & Marketing from NSoft.

NSoft betting solutions for web and support infrastructure foresees easy to manage integration requests from the clients. The overall business set-up is client-oriented which ensures NSoft’s agility to easily handle clients` requests.

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NSoft and Olimp extend cooperation with In-Play MTS

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Serbian Betting operator Olimp has extended the existing cooperation with NSoft to its web channel. After long-lasting successful cooperation in retail where Olimp offers NSoft`s draw based game Lucky Six, Sportsbook In-Play Betting MTS and Greyhound Races, the games will be available on Olimp ́s web as well.

In-Play Betting MTS has already been released while the integration of Lucky Six and Greyhound Races is to follow shortly.

In-Play Betting MTS offers the broadest spectrum of live bets on the most attractive matches from a wide range of different sports. NSoft`s Sportsbook solution driven by Betradar data provides clients with an extensive offer of up to 25,000 live events per month across 20+ sports.

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