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Top Israeli lawyers Tal Itzhak Ron and Genia Gurevitz to return to MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit this Thursday; headlining their spectacular virtual Marketing & Payments panels

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In their exclusive sessions, Tal and Genia gathered top industry experts to discuss, brainstorm, and share their insights of the foreseeable future of the industry.

Overcoming operational challenges, regulatory and financial milestones, and recent trends will be discussed, as well as professional tips to market your business successfully. These insightful virtual discussions, hosted by the industry’s most energetic lawyers are events not to be missed. We caught a few moments with Tal and Genia to ask them some questions ahead of the event.

What do you think of the Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2020 virtual edition?

Our firm has been attending and sponsoring all EuropeanGaming.eu events since their first event 5 years ago, and the number of global events curated by them which we missed can be counted on one hand. We like the personal touch of Zoltan and Betty in their events, which from our experience are very professional and bring great value, not to mention that Zoltan being a close personal friend. We think the virtual event will be just as great and already want to be there.

How is the pandemic currently affecting you and your Firm?

As our business is a “people business” it mainly affects ‘how’ we do, not what we do. There is much less human interaction – though we come to our office almost every day. We have two locations in Tel Aviv (Ha’Arbaa Towers and Museum Tower) so we could split our teams between them. Those who live outside of Tel Aviv work mainly from home. Meetings takings place by phone or video conferences, and sometimes at our 18th floor balcony.

On the other hand, since we’re in the “online business”, fortunately, there is hardly any difference in the scope of our work and there is even an increase, due to the fact that the majority of people in the western world are at home most of their time. Many gaming and e-commerce companies (which are many of our clients), notice a surge in revenues, as well as in legal work. We really believe everything will be back to normal soon enough and we already see it nowadays.

What will your panels be about at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2020?

We’ll discuss marketing with some of the best names out there, panelists which are our clients and business partners; discuss solutions on banking and compliance; growth hacking, and much more. It will be two panels one after the other. It will be awesome.

Tal, I heard your musical career is on the rise as well. Can you tell me more about it?

I have been writing songs from a very early age and have been recording and producing music for years, mainly inspired by 80’s style British New Wave and Italo Disco. It was so great to appear live on stage in your conference in Prague last year! 🙂 Tom Campione is my artistic and producer name, and I am signed by Israel’s largest music company, NMC United. You can check more about my music here, www.tomcampione.com. I’ve recently heard some rumors that there will be another show in Prague next year, with a full band, but I cannot comment on that at the moment 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

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

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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

 

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Official Shortlist for the 2020 edition of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards(BSG Awards) is now available

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The official shortlist of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020 is now live.

 

It has been a hard and stressful period for some of the companies who battled daily by reaching out to their clients base and asking for feedback via votes to help them climb the charts and be included in the shortlist for the 2020 edition of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards).

During June, the industry had the chance to cast their votes online for their favorite operators, software suppliers, and connected service providers and help them reach the Top 5 for their respective categories.

The online voting closed on the 30th of June at midnight and we are happy to announce that despite the critical period the industry is facing, there have been a total of 9641 votes submitted during the session. There have been many categories in which the number of votes has been at the exact results for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and even 5th place. All companies who made the shortlist should feel proud of this achievement.

The shortlists for each category can be found below and as mentioned in the statement, the winners will be decided by the attending delegates via final voting session at the third edition of the conference and awards that will be held on the 6th of August in Tallinn at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn.

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)!

Here are the shortlists per category and per region:

Baltics – 18 Categories

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE BALTICS 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • CBET
  • NOMINI
  • PAF
  • UNIBET
  • BETSAFE
  • VIENSVIENS

 

  1. BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • CBET
  • NOMINI
  • PAF
  • VIENSVIENS
  • BETSAFE
  • OPTIBET

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • CBET
  • OPTIBET
  • PAF
  • UNIBET
  • BETSAFE
  • BET365
  • OLYBET

 

  1. BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • CBET
  • PAF
  • BETSAFE
  • BET365
  • VIENSVIENS
  • UNIBET

 

  1. BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • MTG ESPORTS
  • SPORTRADAR
  • SIS
  • TAIN BETTING

 

  1. BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • DS Virtual Gaming
  • FANTASY SPORTS INTERACTIVE (FSI)
  • NSOFT
  • PLAYTECH

 

  1. RISING STAR IN BALTIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • DS Virtual Gaming
  • NSOFT
  • FANTASY SPORTS INTERACTIVE (FSI)
  • PLAYTECH

 

  1. RISING STAR IN BALTIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • ALTENAR
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • DIGITAIN
  • STATSCORE
  • SINGULAR

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • SG DIGITAL
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ULTRAPLAY

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • SOFTGAMINGS
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • ALTENAR

 

  1. BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • DIGITAIN
  • STATSCORE

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • TV
  • MICROGAMING

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • SOFTGAMINGS
  • TV
  • PG SOFT

 

  1. BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • EZUGI
  • RELAX GAMING
  • WAZDAN
  • PLAY’N GO
  • EVOLUTION GAMING
  • YGGDRASIL
  • QUICKSPIN
  • SYNOT GAMES
  • NETENT

 

  1. BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • EZUGI
  • NETENT
  • VIVO GAMING
  • EVOLUTION GAMING
  • TV

 

  1. RISING STAR IN BALTIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020 (B2B)
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • MICROGAMING

 

  1. BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (CONNECTED)
  • CONNECTPAY
  • GLOBALNETINT
  • HEXOPAY
  • BANKERA
  • TRUSTLY
  • ZIMPLER

 

  1. BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE BALTICS 2020 (CONNECTED)
  • BMM TESTLABS
  • GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)
  • ECOGRA
  • ITECH LABS
  • QUINEL

 

Nordics – 18 Categories

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE NORDICS 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • NOMINI
  • WAZAMBA
  • YOYOSE
  • PAF
  • BETWAY
  • BWIN
  • CASUMO
  • 888
  • VIDEOSLOTS
  • UNIBET

 

  1. NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • WISHMAKER
  • VIDEOSLOTS
  • TIVOLI CASINO
  • BWIN
  • CASHMIO
  • NORDICBET
  • PAF
  • KARAMBA
  • UNIBET
  • 888
  • BET365
  • POKERSTARS
  • TOMBOLA
  • NINJA CASINO
  • CASUMO
  • CHANZ
  • GUTS
  • JACKPOTJOY

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • RABONA
  • ZULABET
  • BET365
  • PAF
  • BETWAY
  • BWIN
  • 888
  • UNIBET
  • TIPWIN
  • SVENSKA SPEL

 

  1. NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • BET
  • SVENSKA SPEL
  • PAF
  • STANLEYBET
  • UNIBET
  • BET365
  • BETHARD
  • BETSSON
  • OPTIBET
  • NORDICBET
  • BWIN
  • BETSTARS
  • 888

 

  1. BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • SIS
  • SPORTRADAR
  • MTG ESPORTS
  • ABIOS GAMING

 

  1. BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • FANTASY SPORTS INTERACTIVE (FSI)
  • VERMANTIA
  • KIRON INTERACTIVE
  • NSOFT
  • BETCONSTRUCT
  • PLAYTECH
  • VSOFTCO
  • MAGELLAN ROBOTECH
  • SPORTRADAR
  • BETSYS
  • SCOUT GAMING GROUP

 

  1. RISING STAR IN NORDIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • FANTASY SPORTS INTERACTIVE (FSI)
  • NSOFT
  • VERMANTIA
  • SWUSH
  • BETCONSTRUCT
  • EVENBET
  • EVERYMATRIX
  • KIRON INTERACTIVE
  • BETRADAR
  • SCOUT GAMING GROUP
  • PLAYTECH
  • OGS FANTASY SPORTS
  • ELBET

 

  1. RISING STAR IN NORDIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ALTENAR
  • PLAYTECH

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ALTENAR
  • NSOFT

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ALTENAR
  • TXODDS
  • UPGAMING
  • GIG (GAMING INNOVATION GROUP)
  • BETCONSTRUCT
  • METRIC GAMING
  • NSOFT
  • OFFSIDE GAMING
  • LSPORTS
  • SPORTING SOLUTIONS

 

  1. BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • ALTENAR
  • FSB
  • NSOFT
  • GLOBAL BET
  • STATSCORE
  • BEST GAMING TECHNOLOGY (BGT – PLAYTECH)

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • GREENTUBE
  • NETENT
  • PLAY’N GO
  • SG DIGITAL
  • ASPIRE GLOBAL

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • YGGDRASIL
  • GREENTUBE
  • ENDORPHINA
  • NETENT
  • BETCONSTRUCT
  • PLAYSON
  • QUICKSPIN
  • ASPIRE GLOBAL
  • SG DIGITAL
  • SPIGO

 

  1. RISING STAR IN NORDIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • GREENTUBE

 

  1. BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • YGGDRASIL
  • EZUGI
  • PLAY’N GO
  • GREENTUBE

 

  1. BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • VIVO GAMING
  • NETENT
  • EZUGI
  • MICROGAMING
  • EVOLUTION GAMING
  • XPROGAMING

 

  1. BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (CONNECTED)
  • TRUSTLY
  • MONEYNETINT PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • EML PAYMENTS
  • PAYSAFE
  • ECOMMPAY
  • EMERCHANTPAY
  • EURO PAYMENT GROUP

 

  1. BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE NORDICS 2020 (CONNECTED)
  • BMM TESTLABS
  • QUINEL
  • GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)
  • ECOGRA
  • ITECH LABS

 

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.

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).

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Baltic regulators panel discussion and round table confirmed at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit (Tallinn, Estonia)

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Baltic regulators gather this August in Tallinn at the 3rd edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit (live conference).

 

The Baltic online and land-based gambling industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdowns and tax revenues of the Baltic states have fallen drastically during the first semester of 2020.

In Estonia, the restrictions imposed due to coronavirus are having a significant impact on gambling tax receipts, to the extent they are paralyzing many activities, including those related to social welfare, financed by the tax and under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Affairs, the ministry says.

Lithuania’s gambling revenue for Q1 2020 has fallen 2.8% year-on-year to €25.9m, with an increased online contribution not enough to offset land-based declines caused by Covid-19.

Despite the decline in revenue, turnover across all licensees was up 13.8% to €296.5m in the three months to March 31. This was due to a significant jump in the contribution from online betting and gaming, which climbed 54.2% to €201.2m, meaning the channel accounted for 67.9% of market turnover in Q1. With Lithuania’s land-based venues closed from 16 March, turnover for the channel was down 20.8% to €94.3m.

The Latvian parliament (Saeima) has passed a bill on June 5 that effectively allows the return of gaming. Under the bill, both online and land-based gaming operations can return to business. As a result, the gambling industry in Latvia is planning to return as of June 9.

All gaming operations in Latvia were banned after a bill introduced on March 22. This was a direct result of the country’s government aiming at reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Back in April, the Latvian government updated the bill, effectively banning online gaming with an instant effect.

At the live edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit that will be held on the 6th of August in Tallinn at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn, the Baltic regulators are joining a unique panel discussion and round table discussion to bring the latest information about the outcome of the lockdowns, but also to discuss together with the industry the way forward.

The panel discussion will be moderated by the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Ambassador, Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm) and will be joined by Sören Meius (Estonian Ministry of Finance), Lolita Sumskaite (Ministry of Finance Lithuania) and Signe Birne (Director of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia). More names from the Baltic regulatory bodies will be added in the upcoming weeks.

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).

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