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Russian ICO-Investors unwanted in Lithuania

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The first months of 2018 saw a real boom of the cryptocurrency industry in Lithuania. Local regulators stated that investments in ICOs might have much to do with Russian criminal money to launder illicit funds.

Marius Jurgilas from the board of the Bank of Lithuania has made a remarkable statement on the country’s economic development in the sphere of initial coin offerings or ICOs. As reported by Politico, the official doesn’t view the Russian capital ‘infiltrating into the local economy’ as anything good.

We are constantly reminding everyone about the risks … ‘I don’t want to see 70 percent of your investors in your ICO coming from Russia’’, siad Marius Jurgilas.

The Baltic country has been turning into a large ICO and crypto startup hub. For instance, last week saw the launch of Lithuanian platform for legally secure ICOs. Statistics show that local projects attract no less than 10% of global ICO investments.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Only 72 hours left to save 100 EUR on your ticket and attend the most important conference in the Baltics and Nordics

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I strongly believe that the region – Baltic States and beyond – has been an unfortunate gap in the industry media and events coverage for quite a long time. Zoltan and Betty were bold enough to make the first true dedicated gambling forum in the region and from my experience at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit it turned out to be a very good idea. Smooth organization, accurately selected panels, convenient and cozy venue. A very strong foundation for another successful series of events for European Gaming Media and Events.”

These were the words of Andrius Gabnys (Managing partner, Attorney-at-Law at Gabnys Law Firm) after the inaugural MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit finalized in 2018.

In 2019, we are putting together an even more exciting agenda for the second edition of the conference which became the leading conference dedicated to the Baltic and Scandinavian Gambling Industry.

The conference will include compliance related panel discussions which will bring the latest insights into the markets such as Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, and Denmark, with the opportunity to engage the regulators of the mentioned countries.

You can find more details about the Agenda here

Besides the regulatory updates, the agenda will also include hot discussions about Innovations in CRM, Safe Gambling, IT security, AML / KYC and a special panel for the DACH region that will highlight the investment opportunities for the industry in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.

The conference will include the inaugural edition of the BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards). The awards ceremony will celebrate the leading companies for their respective categories from the Baltics and Nordics.

You can find more details about the nominations and categories on the following link.

Believe us when we say this, anyone who is someone in the gambling industry will be attending the conference! Make sure you are there! There is still time to benefit of the limited registration offer which will expire on the 31st of January!

Register 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 and will take place on 9 May 2019 at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel

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

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

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Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania) to speak at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2

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Leading industry expert responsible for designing the national gambling policy in Lithuania through legislation for more than 17 years, set to join the “Gambling Industry in Lithuania” (Compliance Panel Discussion) at the second edition of the most important gambling industry conference in the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

We are honoured to announce that Ms Lolita Sumskaite will represent the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania at MARE BALTICUM – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit 2019, which will take place on 9 May 2019 at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel.

Lolita Šumskaitė is working for the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania and was responsible for designing the national gambling policy in Lithuania through legislation for more than 17 years. She was the main author of the first Law on Gambling, which was adopted in 2001. Lolita is a member of EC Expert Group of Gambling Services.

Since 2010, her responsibilities also include insurance – designing insurance policy through legislation and her main responsibility is to implement EU regulation into national legislation.

Starting 2013, she is responsible for anti-money laundering acts – following and participating in the negotiations in the EU Council on the text of Anti Money Laundering Directive, preparing LT positions. Lolita was Chair of the EU Council’s Working Party discussing fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive during LT Presidency of the EC.

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 this link.

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Early Bird Rate and Nominations expire in two weeks for the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and Awards

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There are only two weeks to register at the Early Bird Rate for MARE BALTICUM – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and save 100 EUR for your ticket(s).

The second edition of the conference will take place on 9 May 2019 at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel and as announced earlier, the conference will include the inaugural edition of the BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards). The awards ceremony will celebrate the leading companies for their respective categories from the Baltics and Nordics.

You can find more details about the nominations and categories on the following link.

In terms of the content and networking, some of the leading industry experts from the region, which includes regulators, lawyers, gambling operators, and supplier representatives, will supply the continuous presentation.

Some of the leading names have already been added to the speakers lineup, which include Andrius Gabnys (Founder at Gabnys Law Firm) – Conference Ambassador, Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania),  Signe Birne (Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Taivo Põrk (Ministry of Finance, Estonia), Valts Nerets (Senior Associate, attorney-at-law at Sorainen), Viktorija Antanaviciute (Managing Director at TonyBet), Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling), Sissel Weitzhandler (Group Compliance Manager), Gustaf Hoffstedt (General Secretary at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling), Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner, MELCHERS LAW), Pieter Remmers (CEO, Assissa), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW, Zurich), and many more.

MARE BALTICUM 2 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 register here!

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

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

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