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Dr. Simon Planzer (PLANZER LAW) to bring the latest information about Switzerland and Liechtenstein at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019

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As announced earlier, the second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit will bring the D-A-CH region in focus via the specially created panel discussion which will be moderated by Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW) and will be joined, among other experts, by Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW, Zurich) who will have the mission of bringing the latest information about the state of the gambling industry in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Dr. Simon Planzer will also be the host of a Fireside Chat, having Birgitte Sand (Director of the Danish Gambling Authority) as the guest speaker of the discussion.

With topics ranging from compliance, marketing, innovation, CRM, safe gambling, KYC and AML, the conference will give the opportunity for the attending delegates to gain access to quality learning sessions and will also offer exclusive networking possibilities.

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel and is gathering the gambling industry from the Baltic and Scandinavian.

Register here or View the Agenda!

 

About Dr. Simon Planzer

Dr. Simon Planzer is a partner at PLANZER LAW, a Zurich-based gaming law boutique.

PLANZER LAW’s team provides strategic, regulatory and legal advice to companies, regulators and other stakeholders across all areas of the gaming and entertainment industry.

The firm’s primary focus is on EU/EEA gaming law, compliance issues such as AML as well as Swiss gaming law and related commercial, corporate and financial matters.

Dr. Simon Planzer is General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law. An alumnus of the College of Europe, he specialised early on in EU affairs and gaming law, working at the EFTA Court, the legal service of the EFTA Secretariat and as research fellow in European business law.

Dr. Simon Planzer is the author of the monograph (PhD) ‘Empirical Views on European Gambling Law and Addiction’(2014) and the book chapter ‘Gambling Law’ in The Handbook of EEA Law (2016), both published by Springer International Publishing. Simon also works as a Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen where he teaches European Economic Law. He studied and did research i.a. at Harvard University, the College of Europe and the European University Institute.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founding partner of PLANZER LAW has recently received the recognition from Chambers & Partners and has been listed as a global gaming law expert. Clients and firms across many practice areas and geographies have trusted Chambers’ research for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Simon Planzer, founder of Planzer Law, is endorsed by interviewees (Chambers & Partners) as “absolutely excellent” and “the top Swiss lawyer” for gaming. He is actively involved in the shaping of gaming regulations in Switzerland, regularly interacting with the authorities, as well as providing regulatory advice to private clients. Based in Zürich, he is additionally active representing fantasy sports companies.

Just recently, PLANZER LAW has been nominated in the “Best Regulatory Lawyer or Law Firm of the Year” award at the Global Regulatory Awards 2019 (organized by GamblingCompliance).

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.

Browse the official event website here: www.marebalticumgaming.com

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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iSoftBet inks TOPsport content and platform agreement

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Baltic markets operator to launch leading provider’s games and access 3,000+ titles via leading GAP platform

 

iSoftBet, the leading online and mobile casino content provider, has agreed a deal with Lithuanian operator TOPsport, which will see its proprietary slots and table games go live on the operator’s platform, as well as integrating its cutting-edge Game Aggregation Platform (GAP).

TOPsport customers will have access to iSoftBet’s best-performing slots portfolio, including smash hits Hot Spin and The Dalai Panda, and latest release Book of Immortals and Pinata Fiesta.

In addition, the major Baltic markets brand will gain access to iSoftBet’s GAP content portfolio, enabling it to choose from more than 3,000 slot and table games provided by the supplier’s platform partners.

iSoftBet’s GAP platform offers content from 46 of the largest third-party suppliers in the iGaming industry, as well as a host of advanced marketing and real-time gamification tools.

Michael Probert, Chief Commercial Officer at iSoftBet, said: “We’re very pleased to have signed with TOPsport, which significantly increases our presence across the Baltic markets.

“We are always looking to grow in important and emerging territories, and the Baltics is a key region for us as we continue to lead the way in regulated market growth. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with TOPsport.”

Gintaras Staniulis, CEOat TOPsport, said: “We are delighted to sign with iSoftBet, who are one of the most well-known content providers in the industry. Their leading games and GAP portfolio offer something unique in the market, and we are confident that our relationship will be a success.”

iSoftBet is a finalist in the RNG Casino Supplier of the Year and Mobile Supplier of the Year categories at the EGR B2B Awards 2019.

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Gambling Revenue in Latvia Increases 15% for Q1 2019

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The gambling revenue in Latvia has increased 15.3% year-on-year in the first three months of 2019. The revenue from gambling operations shot up by 15% year-on-year to €77.5m from €67.2m.

Gambling income also rose by 15.9% from €63.5m to €73.6m. Licensed operators grossed €56.4m in revenue from gambling machines. Their first quarter revenue increased by 12.8%. The operators made €50.0m in 2018 during the first three months. Roulette and blackjack, contributed €3.9m to the income posted.

Online casino games contributed €8.8m to the overall online gambling income. The figures are up 39.2% year-on-year. Card tournaments income was recorded €73,000, up 15.8% from the figures posted for the first quarter in 2018.

The hike in revenues for the licensed operators is being attributed to the strong steps taken by the country’s gambling regulator to block illegal and unlicensed gambling websites operating in Latvia.

 

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UltraPlay is now the Best eSports Service Provider in the Baltics

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The company received high industry recognition in the 2019 BSG Awards

 

Twenty-one industry accolades were handed to the winning companies in the first Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards, which were held during Mare Balticum Gaming Summit, on the 9th of May, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

UltraPlay received Best eSports Service Provider in the Baltics – the first award for the year and 6th in total for the company’s unrivaled eSports odds service. Lyubomira Petrova, Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay commented on the award:

“UltraPlay’s leadership in eSports betting was once again highly recognized. It is an honor to be acknowledged as the Best eSports Service Provider from the BSG Awards 2019 – a true inspiration for the entire team of UltraPlay and high recognition from the industry in the region.”

Above 100 delegates from the gambling industry attended the second edition of Mare Balticum Gaming Summit. This year the Summit had a strong focus on the gaming regulations and jurisdictions in the Baltics and the Nordics. As part of the discussion panel “Gambling Industry in 2020”, Lyubomira Petrova (CMO at UltraPlay) shared her knowledge on eSports and its significance in the following years, while  Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection and Compliance Lawyer at NSoft),  and Robert Toth (Key Account Manager at Global Bet) talked on GDPR and Virtual Sports.

“I had the pleasure to speak at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit and present why eSports is going to play a key role in the gambling industry in 2020 and beyond. Discussing what the future holds for the industry, we see the tremendous growth of eSports and its importance in terms of betting and player’s engagement.”, added Petrova.

The company is now heading to G2E Asia, Macao and is nominated in 2 categories for the G2E Asia Awards: UltraPlay’s eSports White Label Solution is shortlisted in the “Best B2B Digital Product Solution” category, and Dariy Margaritov, founder of UltraPlay is nominated in the category “Best industry rising stars”.

UltraPlay will be attending G2E Asia, Macao, from May 21st to 23rd, 2019. How to establish a profitable eSports betting brand will be the exclusive session to be held at the company’s booth #D909 by Mario Ovcharov, CEO of UltraPlay, on May 22nd, 11:30 am. You can book your meeting in advance at sales@ultraplay.net.

 

About UltraPlay:
UltraPlay is a modern technological company, founded in 2010, with the core ambition to offer an innovative approach to the online gaming industry by providing advanced betting solutions, focused on sports and eSports betting, live betting, white label, online casino and blockchain technology.
Assembled by a team of iGaming professionals with vast experience in betting product development, operations, eSports and marketing, UltraPlay is a trusted partner for delivering superior sports software and odds products to its customers. Learn more about the company here: www.ultraplay.co

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