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Ieva Andersone (Sorainen Latvia) will add her insights about the Latvian gambling industry at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019

Zoltan Tundik

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The online and land-based gambling industry is well connected in the Baltics and it has been just lately that region has been quoted in several industry media outlets. Especially given the fact that the City Council of Riga, Latvia’s capital, is going to close down all gaming venues in the city, including the downtown and neighborhoods.

A decree had been ordered by Nils Usakovs from the municipality’s Legal Affairs Department and Urban Development Department and the plan is to revoke all gaming venues’ licenses in Riga, except for those given to four- and five-star hotels.

According to the Law on Gambling in Latvia, if the operation of gambling on the particular premises creates a substantial impairment to the interests of the State and the residents of the respective administrative area, the city or the local government council is entitled to terminate the permit to establish a casino, a gambling hall, a bingo hall, a betting or a wagering shop and to operate the respective type of gambling on the particular premises, by means of a reasoned decision.

During the second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, which will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, experts of the industry and regulators will debate the recent actions and will also brief the attending delegates about the regulations in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark and the DACH region.

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Ieva Andersone, Commercial & Regulatory Practice Group partner at Sorainen Latvia, will join the “Focus on the Latvian and Estonian gambling industry” compliance panel discussion, which is consisted by 2 regulators (Signe Birne – Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia, Taivo Põrk – Ministry of Finance, Estonia) and industry representatives from the region.

About Ieva Andersone

Ieva Andersone is a partner at Sorainen, responsible for Commercial & Regulatory practice group in Latvia, including trade regulation, intellectual property & IT law, privacy and data protection, consumer law, competition law, and energy. During her practice, Ieva has made a special focus to clients from Pharmaceutical & Life sciences, and well as Technology & Media sectors, including the gaming industry.

Ieva is a frequent speaker on data protection, privacy, regulatory and compliance matters, and she also regularly provides pro bono assistance for companies in creative industries and for creative personalities.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the Baltic and Scandinavian region via the MARE BALTICUM Gaming platform which has been launched in 2018 and is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the Baltic and Scandinavian region on a yearly base.

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After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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Playson teams up with TOPsport

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Slot supplier to provide titles to Lithuania’s leading operator

 

Casino software developer Playson has cemented its position in the Baltic states after agreeing a direct integration with online sportsbook and casino TOPsport.

The number one operator in Lithuania will receive a host of top-performing games including the supplier’s Timeless Fruit titles.

Players at the site will also be able to enjoy access to more than 50 proven hits such as Book of Gold: Double Chance, Wild Warriors, and Crystal Crush.

Blanka Homor, Sales Manager at Playson, said: “We are extremely excited about this new partnership with the leading Lithuanian operator TOPsport. This deal is very much in line with our strategic move to expand further in regulated markets.

“We have new games and innovative features that we are excited about releasing to the market in the coming months.”

Gintaras Staniulis, CEO at TOPsport, said: “As a supplier, Playson have a great range of titles which appeal to a wide variety of players. As the leading operator in Lithuania, we want to assure that our players receive the best casino content, as they always did since gaming was added to TOPsport. This is a very positive development for us, it is going to help us to sustain number one position in Lithuania and we look forward to working with them as they roll out their back catalogue and add new hits.”

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Urve Palo Becomes the New CEO of Novoloto

Niji Narayan

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Urve Palo, the former Estonian minister of population and ethnic affairs, has become the new executive director of the Novoloto. Novoloto is part of the Austrian holding Novomatic AG, one of the largest manufacturers of hardware and software for slot machines in the world.

“Novomatic is not only one of the largest companies in its field in the world, but also an innovative and socially responsible enterprise. My main goal is to maintain a level worthy of a parent company in Estonia and to increase Novoloto’s market share. In Estonia, Novoloto wants to be a good employer for more than 300 employees,” Urve Palo said.

Novoloto operates 22 gambling halls throughout Estonia. Palo announced her intention to end her political career in July last year. From April 2007 until May 2009, she served as Estonian Minister of Population and Ethnic Affairs. She also served as the Minister of Entrepreneurship in Taavi Rõivas’ second cabinet.

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Matching Visions Opens Shop in Lithuania

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It’s official, Matching Visions have opened their doors in Lithuania! With offices situated in Malta and Denmark, Matching Visions decided to broaden their horizons further by opening an office in Lithuania.

This began due to the company hiring quite a few Lithuanian employees and felt the need to grow at a speedy rate. First to join the Matching Visions team was Agnė Galvelytė in 2018. This opened the doors to the idea of hiring more people and opening an office.

Running the office in Lithuania, will be Matching Visions brand new hire, Alanas Ivšinas. This top affiliate manager joins Matching Visions from the successful Oddschecker Global Media. This is what he had to say:

“After few amazing years at Oddschecker Global Media (ex. iBus Media), it is time for me to take a new step and pursue other career opportunities in the gambling industry. Most in the gaming industry are very well aware about one of the best affiliate networks – Matching Visions, and knowing Dennis personally, made the decision that much easier to make the move.

Lithuania is an amazing country, known for its talented people who are looking for their next steps in the international market. There is no doubt that this market can help Matching Visions create some new ideas and find new opportunities.”

Currently, there are 4 great Lithuanian employees working for Matching Visions and we can only imagine this will strengthen them in many industries. What did, CEO, Dennis Dyhr-Hansen have to say?

“We are always on the look out for the best opportunities. Opening an office in Lithuania was definitely the next step for us as our team is growing quite quickly. We have secured a great spot and are pleased to announce the joining of Alanas Ivšinas to our team.

We have also hired some other great Lithuanian employees and can only see more success on the horizon!”
Matching Visions have officially opened their doors and are looking forward to conquering more in the future!

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