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SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator Obtains a Greek License

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The SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator has received a Manufacturer Suitability License (A.1), which will allow the company to expand its presence in the Greek market. The Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) has ruled that the SOFTSWISS Gaming Aggregator can legally provide B2B gambling services. 

The A.1 Category license allows the company to offer its services to gambling operators in Greece for 7 years. According to the licensing conditions at the moment the SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator can legally provide local operators with access to the content from 12 gaming studios. 

Earlier this year SOFTSWISS obtained a Greek B2C gaming license for its first partner project in the Greek iGaming market. According to the legislation, the license is intended to operate in Greece and is available to players with Greek passports, IDs and bank accounts, as well as permanent residents of the country.

The official operation on the territory of Greece became possible after the adoption of new regulations by the country government in October 2019. As a result, the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) opened the application process for new online gaming licenses at the end of 2020. The new rules provide for two types of operating licenses: for online gambling and for online betting. The new rules provide for both B2C operating licenses and B2B online gambling solution provider licenses.

“Obtaining a Greek gaming license was the result of SOFTSWISS’ long and hard work, which over the years has accumulated extensive experience and understanding of the iGaming market. Recognising the needs of our clients, we are constantly moving towards development and finding new solutions. One of them was getting local licenses, which allows SOFTSWISS to expand its presence in new regions. This summer we already opened a Greek market with a B2C gaming license. Now with the new B2B license local operators will be able to enjoy the benefits of the SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator. We have a lot to offer to the local gambling industry, so I am sure there are a lot of interesting projects and partnerships ahead of us”, comments Andrey Starovoitov, COO at SOFTSWISS.

 

About SOFTSWISS

The Game Aggregator API connects over 11,000 games from 170+ game studios to casino, sports betting and poker brands via a single integration.

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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The winners of the Better Collective Bookmaker Awards 2022 in Greece and Romania announced

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At the Better Collective Bookmaker Awards 2022 show in Athens, the best iGaming operators in Greece and Romania were honoured.

The purpose of the awards is to honour the best operators using data collected by Better Collective throughout 2021. BLE Pavillion in Athens was the venue for Better Collective Bookmaker Awards 2022-show. Together with its local flagship brands, Betarades and Pariurix, Better Collective honoured the winners in different categories including Player’s Choice and Best Overall Bookmaker in Greece and Romania. 

Shona ODonnell, Head of Strategic Events at Better Collective, said: 
“The Better Collective Bookmaker Awards have been created to support and develop our values of trust, transparency and putting players at the heart of what we do. The awards are driven by a desire to provide unbiased information for players. This also means that the Better Collective Bookmaker Awards are rather unique as they are reflecting what players tell us is important in the market. Congratulations to all the winners. They deserve this honour.”

Donations for emergency relief
Better Collective made donations for emergency relief in Ukraine on behalf of all guests attending the event in Greece and were able to donate 4,200 EUR to the Red Cross.


Bookmaker Award for Greece and Romania

Categories:

Best Basketball Odds:
Shortlist Greece: bet365, Novibet, NetBet, Stoiximan, Sportingbet
Winner Greece: Stoiximan

Best Tennis Odds: 
Shortlist Romania: Efbet, Maxbet, Superbet, Winmasters, Fortuna
Winner Romania: Efbet

Best Football Odds:
Shortlist Greece: Winmasters, Stoiximan, bet365, Novibet, Betshop
Winner Greece: Betshop

Short list Romania: Winmasters, Efbet, Stanleybet, Get’s bet and Casapariurilor
Winner Romania: Efbet

Best Markets Selection:
Shortlist Greece: Pamestoixima, Interwetten, Novibet, Betshop, Stoiximan
Winner Greece: Betshop

Short list Romania: Mozzart, 888, Maxbet, Betano, Admiral Bet
Winner Romania: Betano


Best Customer Service:
Shortlist Greece: Betshop, Novibet, Stoiximan, Vistabet, Bwin
Winner Greece: Novibet

Short list Romania: Casapariurilor, Unibet, Betano, Baumbet.ro, Winmasters
Winner Romania: Betano


Best Banking Options:
Shortlist Greece: bet365, Netbet, Betshop, Stoiximan, Novibet
Winner Greece: bet365

Short list Romania: Unibet, Betfair, NetBet, Stanleybet, Superbet
Winner Romania: Superbet


Best User Experience:
Shortlist Greece: bet365, Novibet, Stoiximan, Bwin, Vistabet
Winner Greece: Stoiximan

Short list Romania: Netbet, Casapariurilor, Betano, Superbet, Unibet
Winner Romania: Unibet


Best Welcome Offers:
Shortlist Greece: Betshop, Stoiximan, bet365, Netbet, Novibet
Winner Greece: bet365

Short list Romania: Fortuna, NetBet, Winbet, Publicwin, Winmaster
Winner Romania: NetBet

Best Customer Loyalty Offers:
Shortlist Greece: Pamestoixima, Netbet, Novibet, bet365, Stoiximan
Winner Greece: bet365

Short list Romania: Pokerstars, Netbet, Unibet, Betano, Maxbet
Winner Romania: Betano


Players’ Choice, voted for by the users in the individual markets:

Winner Greece: Stoiximan
Winner Romania: Superbet


Best Overall Bookmaker Award, based on data collected throughout 2021

Winner Greece: Stoiximan
Winner Romania: Betano


Congratulations to all winners!

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Compliance Updates

Greece Raises Betting Limits for Online Slots and Poker

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The Greek government has confirmed that it will ease player wagering restrictions on online casino and poker verticals.

Positive developments for market incumbents will see the government increase its €2 maximum wager on online casino (slots and table games) to €20.

Announced by the Hellas government gazette, the increase on maximum wagers will be instantly effective from May 2022 onwards and will be further applicable for online poker and its associated RNG games.

The changes follow a Year-1 review of Greece’s relaunched gambling regime by the Ministry of Finance.

Further positives saw the government announce that Jackpot values on games of chance and slots would be doubled from an existing €70,000 cap to €140,000.

The Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) provided a further technical update that will allow licensed operators to reduce game/spin times from 3-to-2 seconds.

The HGC further revealed that it would extend its compliance window for operators to connect to its centralised monitoring system until December 2022.

HGC President Dimitris Ntzanatos welcomed the Finance Ministry’s decision to increase wagers on online casino and poker – stating that his department had backed the outcome in its recent auditing report of Greek gambling.

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GoldenRace strengthens its presence in the online Greek market

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GoldenRace, the leading Virtual Sports provider, has recently signed a partnership deal with Betsson, becoming the first and only Virtual Games provider of Betsson Group in Greece.

Thanks to this agreement, Betsson’s online players in Greece will be able to enjoy GoldenRace’s Virtual Sports and Games through an aggregator platform.

Thanos Marinos, managing director at Betsson Greece, said: “At Betsson, we are always listening to our customers’ needs and wants and we constantly strive to provide the very best entertainment to our clients. Bringing in new and fresh content is a big part of what we do, and I would like to welcome GoldenRace to our product portfolio, which I am sure our customers will find as a great addition to our existing offering.”

Martin Wachter, GoldenRace CEO and Founder, highlighted: “The Greek gambling market is growing fast and offers exciting opportunities. We knew that when we first started operations in the country, and it is amazing to join forces with Betsson, to keep offering Greek players our leading virtuals.”

This new partnership contributes to GoldenRace’s growth in the Greek online market, where the company has been operating with great success since they obtained their licence in 2021.

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