Inspired Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has signed a contract to launch its best-in-class interactive Virtual Sports content with Mozzart, a leading iGaming operator in Eastern Europe. Inspired has agreed to supply Mozzart with the Virtual Plug & Play™ (“VPP”) solution, which will allow Mozzart’s players to access multiple Virtual Sports online, including soccer, basketball and football, via a direct wallet integration.
Initially VPP is expected to launch in Mozzart’s core market Serbia. Mozzart has agreed to deploy Inspired as its primary Virtual Sports channel across all brands and territories.
“Mozzart is a leading online gaming operator in Eastern Europe and we are thrilled to become their primary Virtual Sports provider across all brands and territories,” said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer. “Mozzart and their players are familiar with Virtual Sports and we look forward to expanding the breadth of their offering with our award-winning Virtual Sports.”
“Inspired has a wide array of Virtual Sports offerings and they are able to customize them, allowing us to tailor the product to our core markets, ensuring high engagement from our players in each territory,” said Katarina Masal, Virtual Games Sector Manager at Mozzart. “With Inspired’s content, we can offer multiple channels of single match and Matchday soccer as well as European and U.S. basketball, horse racing, car racing and even marble racing. They have thought of all of the different ways that players will be attracted to these products, and we are sure our players will be thoroughly entertained.”
SBC Summit Tbilisi 2024 Promises Growth and a Deep-Dive into Eastern Europe & Central Asia
SBC Summit Tbilisi is poised to reclaim the spotlight on 25-26 June at the Sheraton Grand Tbilisi Metechi Palace, marking its early return after a highly successful inaugural edition in October 2023.
1,500 senior sports betting and iGaming executives will reconvene in the heart of Georgia’s capital, to solidify their foothold in the promising markets of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, while gaining invaluable insights into the nuances that shape industry dynamics.
SBC has once again partnered with SMH to organise SBC Summit Tbilisi, continuing the event’s partnership that began with the SBC Summit CIS in Kyiv in 2021. SMH is an international iGaming and sports management organisation based in Georgia, bringing valuable local knowledge to an event that incorporates unique elements reflective of the vibrant Eastern European and Central Asian markets.
Lasha Machavariani, Founder and CEO of SMH, said: “I’m thrilled that the SBC Summit Tbilisi is making a comeback to my beautiful home country of Georgia. Witnessing all the engaging conversations and networking that took place last year filled me with pride, affirming that the effort that goes into organising an event of this calibre is absolutely and undoubtedly worthwhile.
“Offering a platform for those keen on Eastern European and Central Asian markets feels not only rewarding but also essential, especially given all the buzz in these markets we’re diving into. If this event wasn’t on your radar yet, now’s the perfect time to start considering it.”
Andrew McCarron, Managing Director at SBC, commented: “Operators, suppliers and affiliates who want to make a mark in the region simply have to attend SBC Summit Tbilisi if they are going to compete successfully. These markets are tricky to thrive in without local knowledge, which is why SBC has partnered with SMH in order to provide the platform for companies to perform effectively.”
Centered on these dynamic regions, the event promises an in-depth exploration of key markets, including Georgia, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan and Slovenia among others, and guarantees to be a melting pot of ideas and strategies tailored for these geographically diverse regions. The conference agenda will focus on trends including the new regulatory landscapes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, the influence of innovations from crypto to AI, and new developments in eSports, payments, and influencer marketing, among other topics.
Last year, the host country had a strong operator presence during the inaugural summit, with industry leaders like Adjarabet, Betlive, Crocobet, Europebet, Leaderbet, LVBet, Superbet, TotoGaming and Vbet making their mark.
Past event attendees responded exceptionally well to the inaugural edition of the event. Tereza Tokmajyan, CMO of TotoGaming, called it an ‘excellent opportunity for operators and service providers from the region.’ Dmitry Starostenkov, CEO of EvenBet Gaming, described it as “featuring a very active and representative audience, outstanding topics, and speakers”. Additionally, Vakhtang Mdivani, CPO and Co-Founder of Promofy, praised the event, expressing: “Hosting such an exceptional event in Georgia for the first time and setting the bar so high was truly awesome”.
This year’s show floor is set to be significantly larger, featuring over 60 exhibitors and sponsors, effectively doubling the count from the previous year. Moreover, there is an anticipated 70% growth in the count of operator representatives, and affiliate representatives are poised to experience a 50% increase compared to the figures reported last year.
To cater to the growing interest, this year’s event will expand its agenda, commencing with a half-day conference on the opening day (25 June). This addition brings the total number of featured speakers to 60, marking a significant 50% increase from last year.
The first day will feature a poker tournament followed by the Official Opening Party sponsored by Setanta Sports, taking place at Stamba Hotel. On the second day, a VIP dinner exclusively for C-level executives will be held at the Republic Restaurant, followed by a Closing Party at the Republic Event Hall.
CT Gaming Obtains New Certifications for Romania
NEXT, EZ Modulo 32/32/32, EZ Modulo 27/27/27 and Aurora slot cabinets have received certifications according to the new laws in Romania.
“Due to the new local technical laws, we had to take the needed measures and ensure that our clients can operate without any issues. We were able to acquire the needed certifications for NEXT, EZ Modulo 32/32/32, EZ Modulo 27/27/27 and Aurora slot cabinets,” said Robert Stancu, Sales Manager at CT Gaming, Romania.
The new regulations in Romania require operators to comply with strict regulations regarding the function of their gaming halls and casinos.
“To maintain the leading positions at the Romanian market, it was highly important to act fast in adapting to the new regulations. After the multigame packs such as Diamond King and Diamond King 2 were certified, we did the same for the slot machines that support these packages,” Mr. Stancu said.
He added that now they have applied for certification of Diamond King 3 and NEXT’ 32/32/32 slot machine. The certificate is being processed, so it is expected that soon the hit multigame will respond to the new laws.
The largest exhibition of the gaming industry in Bulgaria marks its 15 year
The largest trade exhibition of the gaming industry for Central and Eastern Europe – BEGE, which takes place in Sofia, marks its 15th anniversary this year. The event will be held on November 27th and 28th at the Inter Expo Center, Sofia, and dozens of companies from Europe, the USA, and Asia have already announced their participation.
The day before the start of the exhibition, the traditional BEGE Awards will be handed out. The glamorous ceremony will take place on 26 November 2024 in a sophisticated setting with the participation of representatives from across the sector. The awards are presented to individuals and companies with significant contributions to the gaming and entertainment industry.
During the exhibition, the Eastern European conference of the gaming industry – EEGS will be held, again at the Inter Expo Center. It is a preferred platform for experts who have the opportunity to learn about regulatory changes, technological developments and the latest trends in the sector.
In 2023, dozens of exhibitors from three continents presented their latest products. “We are glad that hundreds of professionals and experts visited BEGE and our expectations for this year are to welcome even more people. For 15 years, the event has become one of the most influential exhibitions in Europe for the sector, gathering experts, professionals and companies from all over the world, covering all verticals of the online and offline segments of the industry,” explained Natalia Baevska, Project Manager of the exhibition.
BEGE provides an opportunity to make business contacts, present the latest products from the industry, which successfully applies the latest technological innovations, including artificial intelligence.
Application Start for Gamecity Hamburg Prototype Funding on March 7 – 400,000 Euros for Games from Hamburg and New Diversity Checklist
The 2024 BAFTA Games Nominations Host and Panel have been announced!
Sportradar publishes third annual integrity report
FairPlay Sports Media Goes Live with Market-First Bet Builder Comparison Tool
PG Soft Unearths its Latest Glittering Title, Gemstones Gold
Spinomenal Increases Italian Presence with Eurobet Italy Partnership
Games Global and Stormcraft Studios Reveal the Highly Anticipated Release of Immortal Romance II
Blueprint Gaming and Sky Vegas Launch New Era in Multiplayer Gaming with Reel Rivals
Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – January 29-February 4
SCIENTIFIC GAMES’ NEWEST OMNICHANNEL GAMING SYSTEM TO POWER RETAIL AND DIGITAL SALES FOR NATIONAL LOTTERY OF DENMARK
IGT Signs 12-Year Contract Extension with UAB Perlas Network in Lithuania to Deploy Upgraded Central System Software
SOFTSWISS Named Crypto Company 2024
GAMOMAT scoops the Great Place to Work Award at the International Gaming Awards
Aurum Signature Studios: Fifth anniversary Q&A
Playtech Wins Extension to Multi-Year Partnership with Totalizator Sportowy
HIPTHER Announces Online Voting Session for GamingTECH Awards 2024, Leading to the Grand Event at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit
Interviews7 days ago
From Esports to Emerging Markets: Deep Dive into Sports Betting Trends 24’ with Alexander Kamenetskyi
Central Europe7 days ago
Hölle Games Go Live on Bet-at-home.de
EurAsia7 days ago
GR8 Tech Wins Best Online Sportsbook Provider 2024 at SiGMA Eurasia Awards
Australia7 days ago
PointsBet Appoints Daniel Lucas as Group Chief Technology Officer
Central Europe7 days ago
Bundesliga International and Sportradar Announce Long-Term Extension of Exclusive Partnership
Australia6 days ago
Victoria Racing Club, Tabcorp and Nine Enter Landmark Deal for Melbourne Cup Carnival
Latest News6 days ago
St8.io and Betby join forces to offer single API sportsbook integration
Balkans6 days ago
Hacksaw Gaming Unites with Bulgarian iGaming Powerhouse Top Bet Ltd