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Post-Event: MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Tallinn (hybrid edition), the first of its kind

Zoltan Tundik

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The third edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit took place on the 6th of August in Tallinn and has organized under special circumstances. Due to the travel restrictions, which change weekly in Europe among the states, we had to switch to a hybrid conference.

The hybrid format allowed the speakers and moderators who were restricted from traveling to attend the conference with the help of streaming technologies.

Thanks to this quick fix, the conference has once again been confirmed as the only quality conference in the region that gathers a high number of important delegates and provides quality content about the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

The agenda of the conference included several panel discussions, a fireside chat, several networking opportunities, and last but not least the second edition of the BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards) which rewarded the top 36 companies from the Baltic Sea region for their hard work.

With this occasion, we would like to thank the supporting sponsors of the unique boutique-style conference and the praises go to:

The attending delegates had the unique opportunity to hear the recent updates and enjoy network sessions with some of the leading names of the industry. You can find the full list of speakers below at the end of the press release!

The audio recordings of the panel discussions and videos will are available for European Gaming PREMIUM Members.

We are navigating uncharted waters, but it is very important to motivate ourselves that we have already gone through a hard road to get here. We owe ourselves not to give up and to continue our path. It was very hard to decide if we will host the 2020 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, but having the attention of so many companies that were interested to attend from the region, we had to do it. We of course were limited in terms of size by the local law, however, we are happy to say that at least some of the Baltic industry’s like-minded peers have had the occasion of shaking hands and hugging each other. Special thanks to our MARE BALTICUM Ambassador Andrius Gabnys and Jovita Gabnienė, our TECH Conference Ambassador in the Baltics, for helping us by being on the ground in Tallinn. MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit is an awesome platform that grows year by year and we are thankful to have this opportunity to meet so many great people each year. We are coming back next year as well and we will keep coming back yearly!” stated Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events (part of Hipther Agency)

As usual, the conference featured the yearly Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) and the winners have been decided by a final vote, which was submitted by the attending participants.

The winners at the BSG Awards 2020 are the following:

1/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE BALTICS 2020: PAF
2/36 – BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020: OPTIBET
3/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020: BETSAFE
4/36 – BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020: CBET
5/36 – BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: SPORTRADAR
6/36 – BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
7/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020: DS VIRTUAL GAMING
8/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020: SINGULAR
9/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE BALTICS 2020: SG DIGITAL
10/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: SOFTGAMINGS
11/36 – BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
12/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: TOM HORN GAMING
13/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020: BETGAMES.TV
14/36 – BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
15/36 – BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
16/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020: MICROGAMING
17/36 – BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: CONNECTPAY
18/36 – BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE BALTICS 2020: GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)
19/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE NORDICS 2020: CASUMO
20/36 – NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020: NINJA CASINO
21/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020: BET365
22/36 – NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020: OPTIBET
23/36 – BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: ULTRAPLAY
24/36 – BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: SCOUT GAMING GROUP
25/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
26/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020: ALTENAR
27/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE NORDICS 2020: NSOFT
28/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
29/36 – BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: BEST GAMING TECHNOLOGY (BGT – PLAYTECH)
30/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: NETENT
31/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020: TOM HORN GAMING
32/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020: GREENTUBE
33/36 – BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: PLAY’N GO
34/36 – BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
35/36 – BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: TRUSTLY
36/36 – BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE NORDICS 2020: GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)

To have the award delivered to your office, please contact Andrada Marginean for more details.

You can view the full official image gallery of the conference on the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157715457973032

The 2021 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit is scheduled for May 2021 and the location will be revealed soon based on a final surveying and strategy setting.

We are already working hard on our next events and we look forward to seeing you in the digital sphere at European Gaming Congress 2020 Virtual Edition!

Here are a few of the testimonials that have left by the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit:

Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina): “I very much enjoyed the fresh and dynamic approach of the organizers. Even though all imaginable obstacles were in front of them, they were very flexible and facilitated us to have a great panel with top panelists. The topic of casino and sportsbook cross-promotion post-COVID will still require more deep exploration with experience and time

Priit Pajumaa (Head of Online Operations at Olympic Entertainment Group): “Great event with high focus on Baltic markets with industry side notes

Ineta Macinskiene (Head Of Sales at ConnectPay): “The concept of gathering Operators-Regulators-Service providers for sharing news, insights and open discussions are bringing a high value. Well done with a hybrid conference in Tallinn 2020!”

The lectures and industry insight during the conference were given by:

Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm), Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania), Signe Birne (Director of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Sören Meius (Estonian Ministry of Finance), Janis Laganovskis (Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Rūta Giedrienė (Compliance and Regulatory Officer at the Gaming Control Authority of Lithuania), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW), Dainis Niedra (Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at Enlabs), Kaido Ulejev (Commercial Director CEECA at Betsson Group), Karolis Gogaitis (General Manager at CBet.lt), Kristaps Dobrajs (Sales Director at ConnectPay), Henrik Norsk Hoffmann (Partner at Nordic Gambling), Gustaf Hoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling), Jakub Kolomicenko (Head of the legal department at Endorphina), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Araksi Sargsyan (Head of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming), Robert Dowling (Chief Commercial Officer at Singular), Nadiya Attard (Director of Sales at Relax Gaming), Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina), Justinas Badaras (Business Development Manager at Bankera), John Mallia (Team Manager – Gaming Accounts at Trustly), Dmitrijus Borisenka (Co-Founder and CEO of CoinGate), and Sergei Verbitski (CEO of Cointraffic).

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

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Betixon strikes Betsson deal in Lithuania and Esto

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Rising star mobile slot developer integrates suite of titles with operator’s popular Betsafe and Supercasino brands

Betixon, the mobile-first slot developer, will integrate its full suite of thrilling and fun games with tier one operator, Betsson Group.

Under the deal, Betixon’s cutting edge mobile slots, which can also be played on desktop, will launch to players in Lithuania and Estonia via the operator’s Betsafe and Supercasino brands.

This means players at these popular online casinos will be able to access titles such as Boots of Luck, Wild Wolf and Ages of Halvar, plus the soon to launch Fortune Breakers series, for the first time.

Fortune Breakers is set to become Betixon’s flagship game series, with each slot packed with stunning visuals and animations plus innovative gameplay and features.

Betixon was founded by industry veterans and has already earned a formidable reputation for designing and developing highly engaging games that have been built for mobile play from the get-go.

Each slot boasts an incredibly high production value, with striking graphics and authentic sound combined with engaging gameplay thanks to the use of cutting-edge math and mechanics.

The developer’s games are available to operators in a wide range of regulated markets, including the UK, Lithuania, Estonia, Italy, Colombia, and Romania with more to follow.

Lior Cohen, Co-founder and CTO of Betixon, said: “This is a major deal for Betixon and marks our arrival as a major player on the slot development scene.

“Betsson is one of the biggest names in the business and it is a real honour to see our suite of mobile-first slot games launch to players in Lithuania and Estonia through its Betsafe and Supercasino brands.

“As a studio, we are focused on regulated markets and partnering with operators that share our strategy and vision, and in Betsson we have found the perfect partner.”

Ciara Nic Liam, Product Director for Gaming at Betsson Group, said: “We pride ourselves in offering our players the widest range of quality casino content localised to the market from which they are playing.

“Betixon has quickly emerged as a rising star on the slot development scene and we believe their games will prove to be hugely popular with players in Lithuania and Estonia.

“We look forward to seeing titles such as Boots of Luck and Fortune Breaks land in the game lobby at Betsafe and Supercasino and to enjoying a long and successful partnership with Betixon.”

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Finnplay Expands to Lithuanian Market with Amber Gaming Signup

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Finnplay Technologies, the Nordic supplier of iGaming technology and services has strengthened its position as the leading platform provider in Northern Europe with the announcement that they have signed an agreement with Amber Gaming, part of Lithuanian based Lotto, Finance, Insurance & Other services company group. Together they will create a new casino and sportsbook brand in Lithuania built on Finnplay’s highly compliant Titan platform.  Finnplay’s expertise in compliance and leadership in the region were key factors in their selection for this partnership.

Erkki Nikunen, Finnplay’s Chief Marketing Officer said: “Finnplay is pleased to strengthen our role as the leading iGaming platform provider in the region with this new partnership with Amber Gaming.  With our expertise in compliancy and state-of-the-art technology we will provide Amber a secure foundation on which to build their exciting new casino and sportsbook brand in Lithuania.”

Justinas Šliažas, Chief Executive Officer of Amber Gaming, stated: “In selecting a partner for this important launch of our gaming business, it was very important we find a company with high standards and a strong reputation for professional compliance, delivery and support.  Finnplay fulfilled all our technical requirements as well as having the right experience, values and strengths to support our new venture”.

The project begins now with a planned launched date for new site in 2021.

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Enlabs Launches Evolution Live Casino in Lithuania

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Baltic-facing operator Enlabs has introduced live casino provider Evolution to its Lithuanian customers via flagship brand Optibet.lt.

A recent regulatory approval will allow Enlabs to introduce 16 live casino game types into the Lithuanian market, including traditional games such as Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat as well as modern variants such as Free Bet Blackjack, Power Blackjack and sports-themed game show Football Studio.

“Evolution are undoubtedly the number one live casino content provider in the world, I am certain that they will go on to dominate the Lithuanian live casino segment,” Chris Davis, Chief Product Officer at Enlabs, said.

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