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Two Members of Bulgaria’s Gambling Commission Face Organised Crime Charges

Niji Narayan

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A current and former member of Bulgaria’s Gambling Commission have been charged with involvement in an organised crime group allegedly headed by Vassil Bozhkov.

Plamen Georgiev was a member of the commission at the time that it was headed by Ognemir Mitev, who is reported to be among those taken into custody in a succession of prosecutors’ raids on the commission. Todor Markov has headed the control activities department since 2019.

The Specialised Criminal Court declined an application by prosecutors to remand Georgiev and Markov in custody, and ordered them into house arrest. The court ordered Georgiev and Markov not to contact officials at the Gambling Commission so as not to influence the investigation.

Reports quoted the prosecutor’s office as saying that, including Bozhkov, eight people had been the subject of criminal charges so far. Twenty-five witnesses have been questioned in the investigation into Bozhkov’s alleged organised crime group.

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Market rundown by the Baltic industry shareholders at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2020 (Tallinn)

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Leading industry experts will dissect the latest happenings in the Baltics this August in Tallinn at the 3rd edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit (live conference).

 

On the 6th of August, several industry leaders from the Baltic and Scandinavian region will gather under safe conditions in Tallinn at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn for a day of panel discussions, round table discussions and networking.

The mission is sailing out of these uncharted waters in which the industry finds itself due to the COVID-19 lockdowns.

Among the interesting talks, a particular panel discussion must be watched closely. We are referring to the “Market Rundown by the industry shareholders: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania” panel discussion which will be moderated by Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW).

The panel will be joined by some of the biggest names in the industry and include Liutauras Varanavičius (Head of Business Development at ConnectPay), Dainis Niedra (Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at Enlabs), Kaido Ulejev (Commercial Director CEECA at Betsson Group) and Karolis Gogaitis (General Manager at CBet.lt).

As mentioned about, the panel discussion is very important to attend as it will follow the Baltic regulators’ panel discussion.

Make sure to book as fast as possible as the seating is limited! You can choose one of the packages that include either delegate pass or delegate pass and accommodation combo (VIP Package)!

As mentioned in earlier press releases, the conference is going ahead as planned and based on official sources, Estonia has allowed from June 1 for citizens from EU and EEA countries with a slow current spread of COVID-19 to enter the country without the requirement of a 14-day self-isolation period.

You can consult the list that is updated weekly on the following link.

As in earlier years, the conference will also feature the next edition of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards). Read more here…

MARE BALTICUM – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit will once again bring together the leading companies in the Baltic and Scandinavian region for a full day of quality learning and networking with local regulators and industry experts.

You can find more details about the Agenda here or you can register here!

Browse the official event website here: www.marebalticumgaming.com

You can view the photo gallery from the inaugural event on the following link.

Browse the video archives of the panel discussions which were recorded on the 7th of May at the virtual edition of the conference.

For further inquiries about the 2020 live edition of MBGS and BSG Awards (6 August – Tallinn, Estonia), 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.

Visit www.marebalticumgaming.com for more details!

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

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Live and BSG Awards

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

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MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit returns as Europe’s first live event

George Miller

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Third annual Baltic conference to take place in Tallinn on 6th August

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, the Baltic and Nordic region’s largest betting and gaming industry conference, has been announced as Europe’s first post-lockdown live event.

With the majority of EU and EEA member states now able to travel to Estonia restriction free, the summit will take place in Estonia on the 6th August 2020 at the Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn, starting 9:00 am.

Building on last year’s hugely successful iteration in Vilnius, Lithuania, this year’s lineup is set to bring together the region’s key stakeholders with the Baltic’s regulatory authorities in a day of panel discussions, roundtables and networking.

With the return of sports betting, industry innovation and payments hot on the agenda, the day’s speaking tracks will be joined by representatives from the region’s tier one suppliers and operators, including Kaido Ulejev (Commercial Director CEECA at Betsson Group), Nadiya Attard (Director of Sales at Relax Gaming) and Robert Dowling (Chief Commercial Officer at Singular).

The conference’s compliance contingent will be represented by delegates from the Lithuanian and Estonian Ministries of Finance, Latvia’s Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspectorate and Nordic Gambling, who will be updating on the latest in regional developments.

As in 2019, the day’s agenda will be capped by the inaugural Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) ceremony, honouring high-flyers in the Baltics and Nordics. In recognition of the participation of the event’s delegates, winners will be announced from a vote drawn over the day from the summit’s attendees.

Commenting on the return of live industry events, Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency said: “We’re delighted to again bring together industry stakeholders from across the Baltic and Scandinavian region to set the agenda for the year ahead.

“The MARE BALTICUM summit has firmly established itself as one of the Baltic region’s most informative events – and we’ve gone the extra mile to make sure we have a great environment for all.”

With venues in Estonia now able to operate at 50% of their standard capacity, the team has nevertheless limited the conference to 80 delegates to make it comfortable for all those taking part.

With limited seating available, please visit here to register for a delegate pass. For VIP Packages, including a delegate pass and two nights’ accommodation at the Radisson Blu Tallinn, visit here.

 

For media passes, or to enquire about partnerships, contact:

Alex Marginean, Marketing Specialist

[email protected], +40 731 394 220

 

ABOUT THE MARE BALTICUM GAMING SUMMIT :

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

 

ABOUT HIPTHER AGENCY:

One Stop Agency for multiple industries, services and activities.

HIPTHER AGENCY is the parent brand of several leading news outlets and international conferences which cover several industries such as Entertainment, Technology, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech, Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and many more. For more details visit www.hipther.agency

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Wazdan Extend Their Reach in Lithuania with New Betsafe Partnership

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Expert slot games developer, Wazdan, has signed a new deal with Betsafe in Lithuania to bring 30 of their HTML5, tech-rich games to new Lithuanian players.

Founded in 2006 and acquired by Betsson Group in 2011, Betsafe has been keeping pace with innovation in the world of iGaming. They are a global brand, who pay close attention to each country they work in. Lithuania’s Betsafe operation offers the country’s favoured betting markets and slots, so that players have a top-class experience. Wazdan’s top 30 games are now joining the lineup of favoured slot providers. The latest slots from Wazdan will all be available for Betsafe’s Lithuanian customers to play, with recent launches Reel HeroTM, Sonic Reels, 9Tigers and Lucky9TM all on offer.

Passionate about providing superior online experiences, Betsafe’s website is designed with players in mind, and they partner with the world’s leading game providers to ensure excellency is offered via every game. This partnership is a great step forward for Wazdan in Lithuania. Betsafe are major players in the country, and sponsor the national basketball and football teams as well as the Lithuanian Basketball League. Wazdan brings more than a decade of experience to the market with its portfolio of premium games, giving Betsafe players access to their expertise with their top 30 first-class, innovative games.

The team at Wazdan are expert slot-developers. They design technically advanced games that include advanced games mechanics: algorithms, bonuses and Unique Wazdan Features. This combination sets Wazdan games apart, and ensures that each game is as engaging as it can be, tailored by the player to suit their personal preferences. Unique Wazdan Features include Volatility Levels™ which allows players to adjust the volatility of their game on each spin; Ultra Lite Mode which decreases the time taken to load the game; Ultra Fast Mode which speeds up the pace of the game; and Big Screen Mode which zooms the reels of the game to fill the entire screen.

“Wazdan is pleased to announce this new partnership with Betsafe in Lithuania, an operator as dedicated to iGaming as the team at Wazdan. This partnership allows Wazdan to extend our reach in Lithuania even further while giving Betsafe access to our most-popular games, sure to surprise and delight their players,” Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

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