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Post-Event: The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and Awards (MARE BALTICUM) sets a precedent in the region

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The second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit took place on the 9th of May in Vilnius and has set a precedent in the region, being confirmed as the only quality conference in the region that gathers a high number of delegates and provides quality content about the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

The 2019 edition of the conference gathered +100 industry stakeholders and managed to almost double the size of the inaugural event which was held in Riga in 2018.

With this occasion, we would like to thank the supporting sponsors of the unique boutique style conference and the praises go to:

The agenda of the conference included several panel discussions, an exclusive IMGL MasterClass, unique and informative keynote presentations, a fireside chat, several networking opportunities and last but not least the inaugural BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards) which rewarded the top 21 companies from the Baltic Sea region for their hard work.

The attending delegates had the unique opportunity to hear the recent updates and enjoy network sessions with some of the leading names of the industry. You can find the full list of speakers below at the end of the press release!

The audio recordings of the panel discussions and videos will are available for European Gaming PREMIUM Members.

“MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019 in Vilnius was a great opportunity for us to meet new friends and grow our family in the Baltic and Scandinavian region. We are so happy to see that the MARE BALTICUM series has been taken as a breath of fresh air by the industry and the 2019 edition consolidates our footprint in the region as a key event and source of information. We would also like to congratulate the winners of the inaugural BSG Awards and we will be back in 2020 with an even bigger and more interactive conference.” stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events.

You can view the full official image gallery on the following link:

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BSG Awards 2019 – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards

The inaugural Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) was be held during the second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit and rewarded the hard work of companies (gaming software suppliers, operators and service providers) that are active in the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

The official list of winners can be found below:

  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best eSports Service Provider in the Baltics 2019 – UltraPlay
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best eSports Service Provider in the Nordics 2019 – Sportradar
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports Provider in the Baltics 2019 – Golden Race
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports Provider in the Nordics 2019 – NSoft
  • Casino Operators: Best Online Casino in the Baltics 2019 – Optibet
  • Casino Operators: Best Online Casino in the Nordics 2019 – Betsson
  • Sportsbetting Operators: Best Sports Betting Operator in the Baltics 2019 – Tonybet
  • Sportsbetting Operators: Best Sports Betting Operator in the Nordics 2019 – Bet365
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Rising Star in Baltic Sports Betting Technology 2019 – Inplaynet
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best Sports Betting Innovation in the Baltics 2019 – BetConstruct
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best Sports Betting Provider in the Baltics 2019 – SBTech
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Online Casino Provider in the Baltics 2019 – SoftGamings
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Online Casino Innovator in the Baltics 2019 – Tom Horn Gaming
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Rising Star in Baltic Online Casino Technology 2019 – Tom Horn Gaming
  • Connected Services – Payment Providers: Best Payment Service Provider in the Baltics 2019 – ConnectPay
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Rising Star in Nordic Sports Betting Technology 2019 – Altenar
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best Sports Betting Innovation in the Nordics 2019 – BetConstruct
  • B2B Providers (Sports): Best Sports Betting Provider in the Nordics 2019 – SBTech
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Online Casino Provider in the Nordics 2019 – NetEnt
  • B2B Providers (Casino): Best Online Casino Innovator in the Nordics 2019 – Play’n GO
  • Connected Services – Payment Providers: Best Payment Service Provider in the Nordics 2019 – Trustly

Make sure to also subscribe to the social media channels of the conference for continuous updates regarding the 2020 event: FacebookTwitterLinkedInInstagram

The 2020 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit will be held in one of the following two destinations, Tallinn (Estonia) or Copenhagen (Denmark), based on a final surveying and strategy setting.

The team is already working hard on our next events and we look forward to seeing you in Budapest at CEEGC & CEEG Awards and in Milan at European Gaming Congress!

Here are a few of the testimonials that have left by the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit:

Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros (Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions):

“MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit reconfirmed the Organizers’ efficacy, to bring together the region’s main stakeholders, for structured and multi-faceted interactive discussions. In parallel to the educational aspect, though, it offered the chance of personalized networking, in a relaxed and unpretentious way. I look already forward to the next edition!”

Ineta Mačinskienė (Head of Sales at ConnectPay):

“MBGS is focused on people looking for collaboration with well-known companies in the Gaming industry.”

Lyubomira Petrova (Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay):

“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.”

Margo Prylypska (Director of International Sales at Hyperion Tech):

“We would like to thank Zoltan and Betty for another great event! The organization was at a very high level, great timing and amazing people attending the event! It is definitely the best place to meet good old friends and partners, as well as find new ones and of course, get insights about things happening in the iGaming industry!”

Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert):

“Great event. Great timing. Great location.”

Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar):

“MBGS was a pearl in the sea of so many conferences around the world. Such interesting panels! Zoltan and Betty did a great job inviting so many relevant people from the industry, regulators, and from governments putting all of them together to discuss regulations, exchanging ideas, and solutions on how different countries regulate the gambling sector. A must-attend event!”

Kristina Bučinskaitė (Customer Experience Manager at ConnectPay):

“Well organized, industry-focused event. It is a great opportunity to connect with potential clients, partners and create valuable business relationships. Looking forward to the next year!”

Agnė Galvelytė (Head of Legal and Compliance at Matching Visions):

“Great conference, bringing together regulators, legal specialists, and igaming business professionals. Perfect opportunity to catch up with the latest developments in the region and the industry.”

Dainis Niedra (Regional Director Baltics at Enlabs – Optibet):

“This is a very nice initiative to create and develop such kind of event in the Baltic countries.  By working together and establishing a strong base no matter is it compliance or marketing, we build the right environment for the future development of the business and society.
Baltics are small but at the same time are very different in many aspects. It’s becoming challenging to replicate the previous experience in the new markets and such events are here to help us. Organizational wise – on a very high level. It’s hard to say where did we benefit more – from the main event of from the networking parts.”

Sara Urbanovicova (Chief Commercial Officer at Tom Horn Gaming):

“This is a fantastic event and it is sure to establish itself as a must-attend conference in the diary for the online gaming community. Its Baltic and Scandinavian focus, with a careful selection of high-quality speakers on the panels, an amazing location, organizers’ dedication to creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, make it a one-of-a-kind event that proved to be really productive for us. We’re sure to return next year!”

Andrius Gabnys (founding attorney at Gabnys Law Firm, Ambassador of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit):

“MBGS2 was literally a very pleasing event. Both content-wise and visually. It’s one of those examples when you can feel it goes smooth throughout the whole event, where the interest of the audience is not lost somewhere in the middle, and you don’t find yourself waiting for something else, other than what is happening on stage. It’s where the organizational talent of Zoltan and Betty really kicks in. This second edition proves that the idea of having the Baltics and Scandinavia in a single event is spot on. It was a pleasure to serve as an ambassador of this event and already looking forward to the third edition.”

Andrius Čepkus (Chief Business Development Officer at Ondato):

„The event was very well organized. Especially networking breaks and how participants were seated, which opened many new networking and business opportunities. The content was very up to date and valuable. Thanks again for the great experience!“

The lectures and industry insight during the conference were given by:

Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania), Rūta Giedrienė (Gaming Control Authority, Lithuania), Kaido Ulejev (Managing Director Baltics at Betsson Group), Karolis Gogaitis (General Manager at CBet.lt), Zlatan Omerspahić (Data Protection and Compliance Lawyer at NSoft), Robert Toth (Key Account Manager at Global Bet), Lyubomira Petrova (Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay), Signe Birne (Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Taivo Põrk (Ministry of Finance, Estonia), Linda Reneslāce (Associate at law firm Sorainen), Viktorija Antanaviciute (Managing Director at TonyBet), Margo Prylypska (Director of International Sales, Hyperion), Eduard Rogov (CMO at Quints.io), Paul Plewman (COO at CurrencyTransfer.com), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW, Zurich), Birgitte Sand (Director of the Danish Gambling Authority), Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling), Sissel Weitzhandler (Group Compliance Manager at Play’n GO), Gustaf Hoffstedt (General Secretary at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling), Rolf Sims (Public Affairs Manager for Kindred Group in Norway and Board Chairman of the newly formed Norwegian Trade Association for Online Gambling Companies), Alex Kornilov (CEO & Founder at BETEGY), Bogdan Coman (Executive Director at Rombet), Martin Arendts (Founder of ARENDTS ANWAELTE), Julia Kotanko (Associate with Dr. Christian Rapani).

Special gratitude is also extended to the panel moderators for keeping the discussions flowing and educative:

Andrius Gabnys (Founder at Gabnys Law Firm), Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert), Tal Itzhak Ron (Chairman & CEO at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., Law Firm), Pieter Remmers (CEO at Assissa), and last but not least, Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner, MELCHERS LAW).

For further inquiries about the 2020 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an e-mail to [email protected] or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.

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Enlabs Says Latvia May Suspend Gaming Operations as Part of COVID-19 Restrictions

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The Latvian parliament has voted on measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Enlabs is assessing that one of these measures may result in a temporary suspension of all gaming licenses in the country.

There is still much uncertainty and formally no law is passed. The Government of Latvia has declared that an extraordinary situation exists until 14 April 2020.

Enlabs ensured that they will monitor the ongoing development very closely and will update the information when more clarity prevails.

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Virtual Conference on the 7th of May to address global gambling industry issues and solutions

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Registrations are open for the first virtual conference in the gambling industry.

We are excited to present the latest developments about MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit which has now been turned into a hybrid conference that will have a virtual edition and a live conference in Tallinn later this year.

The virtual edition will be held on the 7th of May and will gather 300 gambling industry professionals who can attend virtually from their internet browser. The gathering will allow virtual delegates to network at virtual tables in the virtual deal room and conduct 1 on 1 meeting with their prospects/clients/partners.

You can register on this link to safe your seat (no travel needed, you can attend from the comfort of your home or office)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are already a registered delegate of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, you don’t have to purchase a new ticket!

We are adapting to current times and catering for the quality learning and networking needs of the industry. We are lucky to have connections such as Erdal Kilinc (CEO and Co-Founder at Deal Room Events), who is helping us with this transition and teaching us the way virtual conferences work. We invite all interested companies to register and attend the first virtual conference in the gambling industry“, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events (part of Hipther Agency)

The Agenda

The agenda of the conference has been updated and now addresses a global audience with panel discussions and talks that revolve around the current topics which the industry and many other industries are facing.

Among the topics of the conference, you will find discussions such as:

  • Restarting The Sports Betting Industry
  • The Sports Betting During Covid-19
  • Alternatives To Classic Sports Betting Are Flourishing
  • Social Gaming Taking The Audience By Storm
  • Deliver Quality Customer Experience During Crisis Times
  • How Are Affiliates Surviving This Period On Uncertainty
  • Is The Online Casino Industry Benefiting During Sports Tournament Disruption Period
  • The Payments Industry During Covid-19
  • Will Advertisement Banning Still Be Enforced After Covid-19

More topics will be added to the agenda as the demand is high from the industry. The organizers are inviting all industry experts to nominate speakers here.

The speakers and moderators

Among the already confirmed speakers and moderators you can find Beyza Orazova (Head of Sales, iGaming at DIMOCO Carrier Billing) Lee-Ann Johnstone (Co-Founder of AffiliateINSIDER), Sören Meius (Estonian Ministry of Finance), Maximilian von Portatius (Co-Founder and Managing Director of SPONSOR.ONLINE), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Vasco Albuquerque (SEO Manager at All-in Global), Cédric Schlosser (Board Member of the Swiss eSports Federation), Robert Toth (Business Development Manager at Global Bet Virtual Sports), Martin Calvert (Marketing Director at ICS), Sergio Stankovic (Sales Director at SBTech), Robert Dowling (Chief Commercial Officer at Singular), Tiago Aprigio (CEO at All-in Global), Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar), Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm), Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina), Anastasios (Tassos) Panagiotaros (Sales Director at Golden Race – Virtual Sports & Betting Solutions), Morten Ronde (CEO at Danish Online Gambling Association and Managing Partner at Nordic Gambling), Magith Noohukha (Customer Engagement Evangelist at Braze) and Jakub Myszkorowski (Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE).

You can register here and catch the Early Bird Rate!

Sponsors and Partners

The organizing team is also happy to announce that all sponsors that support MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit have also opted to support the Virtual Edition of the conference and more sponsors are keen to show their support for the initiative.

Among the sponsors of the conference you will find:

Tom Horn Gaming, SBTech, NSoft, Golden Race, Altenar, PLANZER LAW, Singular, Nordic Gambling, Bankera, and NetShop ISP.

For further inquiries about the 2020 editions of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an e-mail to Andrada Bota (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency) or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.

Among the supporters of the conference, you will also find Square in the Air as a strategic partner, and leading media outlets such as Online Casino Reports, CalvinaAyre.com, Focus Gaming News, Gioco News, iGaming Business, iGamingCalendar.com, Gambling Insider, InterGame, Global Legal Group, FortunaWeb, Commission Magazine, Slotegrator and much more.

Visit www.virtualedition.marebalticumgaming.com for more details!

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Live and BSG Awards

Information about the live edition of the conference and BSG Awards, which will be held on the 6th of August, will be announced at a later stage. The online voting stage for BSG Awards 2020 has been stopped and will be reset in order to allow all participants to focus on different matters.

A new online voting stage will be started between 1 and 30 June. Further information will be released in the upcoming weeks.

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SlotCatalog Introduces Coverage Of Four New Casino Markets

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SlotCatalog announced today the introduction of new expanded online casino markets of Canada, Belgium, Latvia, and Lithuania to its growing roster of real-time industry slots popularity and performance analytics coverage.

A SlotCatalog company spokesperson said: “With ongoing challenges and headwinds affecting the industry as a result of the continued coronavirus pandemic, it has had an unprecedented effect with the cancellation of sports events, shutdowns in the land-based casino industry and more. Digital data insight is now more pivotal for operators as they seek to empower their business decision making in marketing and product for online players.

The digital casino landscape is ever-changing, and while none of us within the industry could have foreseen such a black swan event as the Coronavirus, we believe the addition of analysis of 90 casinos in the Canadian market, 22 in Belgium, 8 in Latvia and 5 in Lithuania increases the depth and breadth of market insight on our platform covering 1,700 online casinos.

Our team remains committed to providing a data-driven intelligence platform for slot games and the iGaming industry and we invite our visitors, players, casino operators, and game and software developers’ seeking detailed data-analytics to reach out with any requests to continue our market coverage in the challenging months ahead.”

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