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Nominations are open for the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards 2019 Vilnius)

George Miller

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We are honored to announce the launch of the inaugural BSG Awards. The BSG Awards stands for Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards and recognizes highly ranked, trustworthy, hard-working companies for their respective field of activity in the online gambling industry. The awards will be held yearly from 2019 onwards.

To be considered for the award, companies must nominate their brands on the following link between 19 November 2018 and 22 February 2019.

This unique award will recognize the most outstanding gambling companies in the Baltics and Nordics. The broad category scope of the award will make it more interesting and will reveal emerging companies that are often overlook. Thus, we are delighted to be launching this award which epitomizes our commitment to recognizing and enhancing brand awareness for companies in the region,” said Zoltán Tűndik, Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events.

The award category winners will be selected after two voting session. The first voting session is going to be held online between 1 March and 31 March, 2019. The top 5 most voted companies per each category will advance to the shortlist. The final vote, which will decided the winners, will be casted by the attending audience of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit (The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit) which will be held on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel in Vilnius.

Here are the categories which will recognized at BSG Awards 2019:

Baltics – Operators

Best Online Casino in the Baltics 2019
Best Sports Betting Operator in the Baltics 2019

Baltics – B2B

Best eSports Service Provider in the Baltics 2019
Best Fantasy Sports Provider in the Baltics 2019
Best Virtual Sports Provider in the Baltics 2019
Rising Star in Baltic Sports Betting Technology 2019
Best Sports Betting Innovation in the Baltics 2019
Best Sports Betting Provider in the Baltics 2019
Best Cryptocurrency Gaming Platform Provider in the Baltics 2019
Best Online Casino Provider in the Baltics 2019
Best Online Casino Innovator in the Baltics 2019
Rising Star in Baltic Online Casino Technology 2019
Best Lottery Service Provider in the Baltics 2019
Best Payment Service Provider in the Baltics 2019

Nordics – Operators

Best Online Casino in the Nordics 2019
Best Sports Betting Operator in the Nordics 2019

Nordics – B2B

B2B- Select category in the Nordics
Best eSports Service Provider in the Nordics 2019
Best Fantasy Sports Provider in the Nordics 2019
Best Virtual Sports Provider in the Nordics 2019
Rising Star in Nordic Sports Betting Technology 2019
Best Sports Betting Innovation in the Nordics 2019
Best Sports Betting Provider in the Nordics 2019
Best Cryptocurrency Gaming Platform Provider in the Nordics 2019
Best Online Casino Provider in the Nordics 2019
Best Online Casino Innovator in the Nordics 2019
Rising Star in Nordic Online Casino Technology 2019
Best Lottery Service Provider in the Nordics 2019
Best Payment Service Provider in the Nordics 2019

The awards ceremony is part of the conference agenda and the winners will be revealed in the final session of the event.

You can find more details about the awards on the following link.

Would you like to attend MARE BALTICUM? Register here!

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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EGT Interactive inks agreement with Betsson Group

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EGT Interactive has joined hands with Betsson group to supply its complete portfolio of premium video slots in the Baltics.

The new partnership will be a boost for EGT Interactive, especially for its operations in the Baltic markets of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. EGT Interactive CEO Todor Zahariev, said: “We are extremely proud to be signing partnership with one of the key players in the iGaming industry! We are looking forward to providing a great casino content and real casino experience to their vast net of players. The Baltics have always been a great market for EGT Interactive’s casino content and we believe that together we will have the chance to reach out to a greater group of players, interested in the traditional high quality casino slots.”

Official Statement from Betsson group:

“We’re extremely happy to be able to start providing our customers in The Baltics a new portfolio of games by EGT Interactive jam packed with industry leading features. Besides they playfulness of their games EGT Interactive also offers a powerful and robust back office – and this is very important for us at Betsson Group as we strive to offer our customer a playful, yet fully secure platform.”

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Latvian initiative roots for a ban on gambling halls

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A new initiative of New Conservative Party’s (JKP) that advocates a ban on gambling halls in Latvia is gaining initiatives.

The initiative specifically demands ban on gambling halls in the whole territory, except for luxury-class hotels. It calls for amendments to the Gambling Law.

The plan published by the new initiative terms the gambling situation in Latvia is critical and amendments should be adopted immediately. However, the plan offers for a five-year transition period.

The initiative provides clear-cut stats: € 99 million were lost by gamblers in the gambling halls, € 7 million in land-based casinos at gaming tables, € 18 million in online casinos.

However, some quarters also warn of the consequences of closing down gambling halls: the ban of land-based gambling could lead to mushrooming online gambling websites, which poses a different set of problems.

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Latvia bans illegal gambling domains

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Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia (IAUI), the gambling regulator in the country, has blocked 20 illegal gambling websites in the country. IAUI has published the list of banned websites as well.

The following websites are also included on the banned list in Latvia: grandfortunecasino.com, vippowerlounge.com, powerjackpot.com, powerjackpotcasino.com, classicjackpot.com, fruits4real.com, casinotriomphe.com, 365sport365.com, vegaspalmscasino.com, royalvegascasino.com, piggspeak.com, pokerstars.net, fulltiltpoker.net, 1bet.com, pantaloo.com, cristalpoker2.com, tonybet.com, bitstarz.com, slotsmillion.com, gunsbet.com.

With the new additions, the black list of gambling websites without a Latvian license now contains 1507 domains.

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