Media platform stays ahead of the curve as numerous events are postponed
European Gaming, Central Europe’s leading betting and gaming media platform, has unveiled plans to host the industry’s first virtual conference after announcing its MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit and BGS Awards are to be postponed.
Set to take place on the 7th May, the date of the original event, the industry’s first virtual conference will include panel discussions and presentations via live stream, along with the opportunity for registered delegates to network via online meetings.
Each of the event’s registered delegates and speakers will be assigned an online profile upon registering, with each available to contact (and be contacted) in advance of the event. Arranged meetings can take place either via voice or video call through the event’s platform during the conference day.
European Gaming’s innovative solution comes amidst ongoing uncertainty about the impact of the COVID-19 virus on the gambling industry, and what precautionary measures should be taken in relation to upcoming events.
Zoltan Tuendik, Founder and Head of Business and Events at European Gaming said: “The spread of the COVID-19 virus is yet to be fully realised and we as an industry are already feeling the economic impact.
“The best approach we can take at this time is to embrace and innovate. The virtual space is an area our team already has experience in, and with learning and networking essential during this challenging period, we saw this as the natural solution.
“In the upcoming weeks we will also launch several other tools to help like-minded industry peers stay ahead of the curve and create more leads, so be sure to stay tuned.”
The virtual conference will take place online and those interested can register via the following link: https://hipther.agency/product/delegate-pass-mare-balticum-gaming-summit-2020-virtual-edition/
ABOUT EUROPEAN GAMING:
European Gaming Media and Events (part of Hipther Agency) is a leading media and boutique event organizer company in Europe and produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:
- CEEGC (Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
- CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
- Prague Gaming Summit
- MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit
- BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards)
- EGC (European Gaming Congress)
- SEG Awards (Southern European Gaming Awards)
The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.
In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest topics into scope.
The event destinations in 2020 and beyond will include a further expansion for the company in their quest to enter the Western European region and bring their expertise to produce local gaming events.
For more details about the calendar, agendas and locations, visit the Live Events/Conferences section on europeangaming.eu
Lithuania Mulls Cracking Down on Gambling Ads
Lithuanian MPs have registered amendments to the Gambling Law proposing to further tighten gambling advertising in the country as of 2025.
Around 50 MPs, mostly from the ruling majority, have signed the amendments proposing to prohibit the dissemination of information of the gambling companies sponsoring any public events, activities, natural or legal persons.
If adopted, the amendments would eliminate the advertising of betting, wagers, and casinos on television, in newspapers, magazines, or news websites and on street billboards. Neither the names nor the logos of gambling operators could appear on the jerseys of athletes and in arenas during the sporting events.
Companies would only be able to publish information on the types of gambling at the gambling venue or on the company’s website, the address of which is specified in the Gambling Regulation.
It is proposed to allow gambling companies to publish information on gambling only in publications aimed at professionals in the business. They could advertise their name and brand on their head office building or gambling venue.
Lithuanian MPs have started considering tightening the requirements for gambling advertising amid allegations that Šarūnas Stepukonis, a former BaltCap Infrastructure Fund partner, has embezzled and gambled away millions of euros of the fund’s money.
The initiator of the amendments, Mindaugas Lingė of the ruling conservative Homeland Union, has previously said that last year the total revenue of gambling operators amounted to 222 million euros, up from 103 million euros in 2020.
The amount spent on advertising in the gambling business doubled from 6.36 million euros in 2020 to 12.73 million euros in 2023. Gambling operators’ profits increased from 20 million euros in 2020 to more than 53 million euros in 2022.
IGT Signs 12-Year Contract Extension with UAB Perlas Network in Lithuania to Deploy Upgraded Central System Software
International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, has extended its contract with UAB Perlas Network (“Perlas”) for an additional 12 years until 2035. As part of the agreement, IGT will provide upgrades to the Lottery’s central retail system including advanced software and user interfaces.
“Upgrading Perlas’ central system with IGT technology will help us optimize and elevate the country’s most popular and exciting lottery games,” said Mindaugas Marcinkevičius, UAB Perlas Network CEO. “We look forward to implementing IGT’s upgrades and are pleased to continue this successful relationship for another 12 years.”
“The technology enhancements being provided to Perlas are backed by IGT’s decades of lottery industry leadership and experience,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer Global Lottery. “This upgraded technology will introduce an administration portal that will enable the Lottery to view and manage all applications and back-office functions, helping to improve efficiencies and maximize profitability.”
The Lottery has been a customer of IGT’s since 1994. In 2023, IGT announced that it signed a contract with Euloto UAB (Perlas’ dependent company) to deploy its advanced cloud-based remote game server and at least 12 eInstant games per year.
Spinomenal goes live in Lithuania with Optibet partnership
Leading iGaming content provider, Spinomenal has extended its successful partnership with Optibet to take its games into the regulated Lithuanian market. Spinomenal first started working with Optibet a while ago when it launched its games with the operator in Estonia and Latvia.
The library of slot content for Lithuania is being integrated via Light & Wonder’s OpenGaming™ platform. Optibet’s Lithuanian players will be able to engage with Spinomenal’s extensive collection of exciting games that stars Majestic King, Poseidon’s Rising, Times of Egypt, Book of Rampage and Lucky Jack – Lost Jungle.
Lior Shvartz, CEO for Spinomenal commented: “Optibet is a huge player in the Baltic region where we have already had significant success within the Estonian and Latvian markets. We’re thrilled to go live in Lithuania with such a strong partner.”
Davit Khatiashvili, CPO for Optibet commented: “After a very successful launch in Latvia & Estonia, we are pleased to offer Spinomenal games to our Lithuanian customers.”
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