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GAMING REPORT – IBERIAN PENINSULA – Focus on Spain and Portugal at European Gaming Congress VE (#EGC2020VE)

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Spain and Portugal in focus at European Gaming Congress VE (Virtual Edition).

 

#EGC2020ve – You may already know this, but Spanish and Portuguese are classified as a Romance language, along with Catalan, Italian, French, and Romanian. Both are beautiful languages with a wide global influence on business and culture.

However, one does stop and reflect on the curse words that have been going on when the Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of measures that will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure.

This happened 2 months ago and the ban follows the approval of laws as part of Spain’s “Royal Decree on Advertising” which currently permits a four-hour advertising window for betting companies, but does not authorize any exposure out of the timeframe.

In addition to the ban on shirt sponsorships, the new decree will prevent gambling companies from being allowed to sponsor stadium names nor any other aspect associated with the teams.

Also in Spain, CONFAD (Spain’s National Commission to Combat the Manipulation of Sports Competitions and Betting Fraud) has published its action plan for 2020/2021, outlining 21 directives to safeguard the integrity of Spanish sports.

Supporting CONFAD directives, Spain’s Consumer Affairs Ministry states that the action plan will be implemented by the DGOJ and further coordinated with Spain’s National Sports Council, federal police force, and Guardia Civil.

In Portugal, the RJO (Regime Jurídico dos Jogos e Apostas Online) received constant and heavy criticism within the gambling community during its implementation procedure, with the special gambling tax the main subject of criticism and within this context.  However, the online gambling tax regime has recently been amended and the Portuguese State Budget for 2020 states that the tax regime will be reassessed within a maximum period of two years.

The SRIJ (Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos) has been also closely monitoring social games that are made available in Portugal and that use themes similar to the ones subject to regulation (for example, casino games, slot machines, poker or bingo), to assess whether these games should be subject to the licensing regime provided under the RJO.

As you may see, there is plenty of news to share about the Spanish and Portuguese gambling industry, but we will leave that to the expert who will join the “GAMING REPORT: IBERIAN PENINSULA” panel discussions at the virtual edition of European Gaming Congress 2020.

The virtual edition of European Gaming Congress 2020 is taking place between 6-7 October and gathers top names of the gaming industry who will present their insights to create Europe’s largest gaming compliance gathering.

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The conference covers +28 jurisdictions and you have the opportunity to dive into quality information about the Iberian peninsula with Óscar Madureira (Senior Associate at Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés) and Arcangelo Lonoce (Head of Business Development – Europe at Habanero Systems).

The panel discussion will be moderated by Fernando Saffores (Founder & Director at Focus Gaming News) and promises to bring a wealth of Latin information.

You can find more details about the speakers’ and moderator on the official website of the conference: www.europeangamingcongress.com

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SOFTSWISS Becomes the Best Online Casino Provider in the Nordics 2022

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SOFTSWISS adds one more professional trophy to its collection by getting the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards). SOFTSWISS outperformed its competitors and became the winner in the category ‘Best Online Casino Provider in the Nordics 2022’.

BSG Awards is an industry accolade celebrating outstanding achievements of iGaming representatives in 28 nominations every year. It was launched in 2019 as a part of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit organised by the Hipther Agency. 

For SOFTSWISS, a company focused on providing top-end iGaming solutions for operators worldwide, winning the BSG Awards is a confirmation of its strong position in the dynamic market of North Europe. At the same time, this excellent result demonstrates that SOFTSWISS’ key pillars – expertise, security, and innovation –  are highly appreciated by industry leaders in different regions.  

“I would like to congratulate the SOFTSWISS team for their awesome work during the past two years. They are one of the most active companies in the industry, and the time has come to start reaping the rewards from the gambling community,” commented Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

Being a reliable business partner, SOFTSWISS has already collected a set of iGaming accolades such as International Gaming Awards, Starlet Awards, and others. Moreover, online casino brands powered by SOFTSWISS score multiple industry awards winners. 

 

“It’s always inspiring to be recognized by the professional community. Being claimed as the best online casino software provider is an especially significant achievement for the whole team because the Online Casino Platform was the first iGaming product introduced by SOFTSWISS. Now we have a huge experience in providing a range of first-class solutions for launching online casinos from scratch. Whether it’s a classic online brand or a crypto project, each client receives advanced software and the highest-quality support at all stages of cooperation,” noted Andrey Starovoitov, COO at SOFTSWISS.

 

About SOFTSWISS 

SOFTSWISS is a widely-acclaimed iGaming expert supplying certified software solutions for managing gambling operations. The company has an international team, which counts 1000+ employees and has an official presence in Malta, Belarus, Poland and Georgia. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences, providing one-stop-shop iGaming solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, which includes an Online Casino Platform, Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013 SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimised online casino solution.

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Wazdan wins two awards at Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards

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Wazdan awarded the titles of the Best Slots Provider in the Baltics 2022 (B2B) and the Rising Star in Nordic Online Casino Technology 2002 (B2B)

Wazdan, the innovative games provider, has won two awards at the recent Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards).

Wazdan was recognised in both the Best Slots Provider in the Baltics (B2B) and Rising Star in Nordic Online Casino Technology (B2B) categories, highlighting the impressive reach the provider boasts across both regions.

The award recognised outstanding achievements in the regions across 28 categories, with the final results decided by delegates of the Mare Balticum Gaming Summit.

Wazdan has enjoyed a positive start to 2022, releasing a number of thrilling new titles headlined by its new innovative slot, Magic Spins™, while also entering the recently regulated Ontario market.

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, said: “We’re extremely proud to have won two awards at the recent BSG Awards. The Baltic and Nordic regions are important regulated markets for us in Europe. We’re always looking to bring excellent gaming experiences to players and it’s fantastic that we’ve been recognised for our products.

“It’s a testament to the hard work of the entire team. Congratulations to all winners!”

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Betsson Group: Two Wins at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2022

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Betsson Group have won two awards at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards! Launched in 2019, the BSG Awards ceremony are held as part of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, the leading boutique style gambling industry conference of the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

This year’s Awards and 5th edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit were held on 12th May in Vilnius (Lithuania). The BSG awards aims to reward the hard work of companies within iGaming that are active in the Baltic and Scandinavian region. For a fully transparent process, the final winners of each category are decided by a special voting session during the conference.

Betsson was awarded as the Best Sports Betting Operator in the Nordics 2022, while Betsafe was awarded as the Best Sports Betting Operator in the Baltics 2022.

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