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Thank you for attending our first ever virtual conference

Zoltan Tundik

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With our first fully digital summit now safely under our belt, I’d like to take the time to thank every one of our friends, attendees, and partners who made this year’s pioneering event a truly special one!

With almost 200 participants, I am delighted that we have managed to move into a new dimension for sharing quality content.

As always, the current pandemic is all about adapting and innovating – and having redesigned the agenda from the ground up to ensure we could bring the most pressing industry topics to the table.

While our events always target regions, we felt given the current situation that it was time to bring the global gaming industry together to talk solutions, which is exactly what we achieved.

From the current turbulence in the classic sports betting to the future of eSports, virtuals, social gaming, and payments – this year had it all; not to mention our panel on future regulatory changes – which no doubt will prove to be invaluable given the current scenario in Sweden and Denmark.

From each and every one of us at Hipther Agency, we would like to say a particular thank you to Dr. Joerg Hofmann, one of the greatest moderators in the industry – whose support we are honored to have, as well as to Lee-Ann Johnstone, Co-Founder of AffiliateINSIDER.

A special thank you also goes to all our fantastic speakers from Latin America and the USA, who despite the time difference of a 2 AM start, were more than happy to get involved!

We will soon release all recordings for the conference which will be available for free to all industry peers to view.

For our next event, our upcoming virtual conference, Sports Betting & Casino Summit North America, will take place between 23-24 June.

Focusing on the restart of the land-based gambling industry in North America, we’ll also be taking a deep dive into the growth of online gambling stateside, as well as compliance updates and several other key topics.

More details can be found on the official website, https://summits.gamingamericas.com/, be sure not to miss our special price for groups, at only $65 per pass!

Our next live event isn’t too far away either, where we are looking forward to meeting and greeting everyone personally in Tallinn this August at the live edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, with CEEGC Budapest and European Gaming Congress in Athens set to follow!

In the meantime, from each of us at Hipther Agency, stay safe and see you all soon!

Baltics

Post-Event: MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Tallinn (hybrid edition), the first of its kind

Zoltan Tundik

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The third edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit took place on the 6th of August in Tallinn and has organized under special circumstances. Due to the travel restrictions, which change weekly in Europe among the states, we had to switch to a hybrid conference.

The hybrid format allowed the speakers and moderators who were restricted from traveling to attend the conference with the help of streaming technologies.

Thanks to this quick fix, the conference has once again been confirmed as the only quality conference in the region that gathers a high number of important delegates and provides quality content about the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

The agenda of the conference included several panel discussions, a fireside chat, several networking opportunities, and last but not least the second edition of the BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards) which rewarded the top 36 companies from the Baltic Sea region for their hard work.

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

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.

We are navigating uncharted waters, but it is very important to motivate ourselves that we have already gone through a hard road to get here. We owe ourselves not to give up and to continue our path. It was very hard to decide if we will host the 2020 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, but having the attention of so many companies that were interested to attend from the region, we had to do it. We of course were limited in terms of size by the local law, however, we are happy to say that at least some of the Baltic industry’s like-minded peers have had the occasion of shaking hands and hugging each other. Special thanks to our MARE BALTICUM Ambassador Andrius Gabnys and Jovita Gabnienė, our TECH Conference Ambassador in the Baltics, for helping us by being on the ground in Tallinn. MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit is an awesome platform that grows year by year and we are thankful to have this opportunity to meet so many great people each year. We are coming back next year as well and we will keep coming back yearly!” stated Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business at European Gaming Media and Events (part of Hipther Agency)

As usual, the conference featured the yearly Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) and the winners have been decided by a final vote, which was submitted by the attending participants.

The winners at the BSG Awards 2020 are the following:

1/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE BALTICS 2020: PAF
2/36 – BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020: OPTIBET
3/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020: BETSAFE
4/36 – BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020: CBET
5/36 – BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: SPORTRADAR
6/36 – BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
7/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020: DS VIRTUAL GAMING
8/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020: SINGULAR
9/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE BALTICS 2020: SG DIGITAL
10/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: SOFTGAMINGS
11/36 – BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
12/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: TOM HORN GAMING
13/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020: BETGAMES.TV
14/36 – BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
15/36 – BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
16/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020: MICROGAMING
17/36 – BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: CONNECTPAY
18/36 – BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE BALTICS 2020: GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)
19/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE NORDICS 2020: CASUMO
20/36 – NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020: NINJA CASINO
21/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020: BET365
22/36 – NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020: OPTIBET
23/36 – BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: ULTRAPLAY
24/36 – BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: SCOUT GAMING GROUP
25/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
26/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020: ALTENAR
27/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE NORDICS 2020: NSOFT
28/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
29/36 – BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: BEST GAMING TECHNOLOGY (BGT – PLAYTECH)
30/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: NETENT
31/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020: TOM HORN GAMING
32/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020: GREENTUBE
33/36 – BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: PLAY’N GO
34/36 – BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
35/36 – BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: TRUSTLY
36/36 – BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE NORDICS 2020: GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)

To have the award delivered to your office, please contact Andrada Marginean for more details.

You can view the full official image gallery of the conference on the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/albums/72157715457973032

The 2021 edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit is scheduled for May 2021 and the location will be revealed soon based on a final surveying and strategy setting.

We are already working hard on our next events and we look forward to seeing you in the digital sphere at European Gaming Congress 2020 Virtual Edition!

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

Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina): “I very much enjoyed the fresh and dynamic approach of the organizers. Even though all imaginable obstacles were in front of them, they were very flexible and facilitated us to have a great panel with top panelists. The topic of casino and sportsbook cross-promotion post-COVID will still require more deep exploration with experience and time

Priit Pajumaa (Head of Online Operations at Olympic Entertainment Group): “Great event with high focus on Baltic markets with industry side notes

Ineta Macinskiene (Head Of Sales at ConnectPay): “The concept of gathering Operators-Regulators-Service providers for sharing news, insights and open discussions are bringing a high value. Well done with a hybrid conference in Tallinn 2020!”

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

Andrius Gabnys (Attorney At Law – Gabnys Law Firm), Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania), Signe Birne (Director of Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Sören Meius (Estonian Ministry of Finance), Janis Laganovskis (Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection of the Republic of Latvia), Rūta Giedrienė (Compliance and Regulatory Officer at the Gaming Control Authority of Lithuania), Dr. Simon Planzer (Partner at PLANZER LAW), Dainis Niedra (Managing Director Central & Eastern Europe at Enlabs), Kaido Ulejev (Commercial Director CEECA at Betsson Group), Karolis Gogaitis (General Manager at CBet.lt), Kristaps Dobrajs (Sales Director at ConnectPay), Henrik Norsk Hoffmann (Partner at Nordic Gambling), Gustaf Hoffstedt (Secretary-General at the Swedish Trade Association for Online Gambling), Jakub Kolomicenko (Head of the legal department at Endorphina), Dr. Joerg Hofmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW), Araksi Sargsyan (Head of Business Development at DS Virtual Gaming), Robert Dowling (Chief Commercial Officer at Singular), Nadiya Attard (Director of Sales at Relax Gaming), Jan Urbanec (CEO at Endorphina), Justinas Badaras (Business Development Manager at Bankera), John Mallia (Team Manager – Gaming Accounts at Trustly), Dmitrijus Borisenka (Co-Founder and CEO of CoinGate), and Sergei Verbitski (CEO of Cointraffic).

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

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UltraPlay is the Esports Service Provider in the Nordics from BSG Awards 2020

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Bulgarian-based company UltraPlay has been recognized by the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards as the Best Esports Service Provider in the Nordics 2020. The awards ceremony was held last week in Tallinn, during the first live conference since March this year. The winners have been decided by a final vote, which was submitted by the attending participants.

BSG Awards are continuing its mission of creating an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Baltic and Scandinavian gaming industry.

Lyubomira Petrova, CMO at UltraPlay said: “We are honored to be acknowledged as the Best Esports Service Provider in the Nordics – a region that is particularly strong when it comes to eSports. It’s the second time in a row to be highly recognized by the BSG Awards and its attending delegates, which confirms we are on the right track – developing and enhancing this very specific betting vertical.”

Last year, UltraPlay has won the Best Esports Service Provider in the Baltics. With the company’s efforts in expanding its presence in the Scandinavian region, UltraPlay has achieved to add the latest accolade to its portfolio of 18 awards.

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BetGames.TV secures latest accolade at Baltic Gaming Summit

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Content provider recognised as Best Online Casino Innovator in the Baltics for 2020

BetGames.TV, the leading live dealer betting games supplier, has claimed the title of Best Online Casino Innovator in the Baltics 2020 at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards).

Held as part of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, this year saw the first iteration of the event’s awards, focused towards honouring the industry’s high-flyers across the Baltics and Nordic regions.

This year has seen BetGames.TV go from strength to strength, with its games ease-of-use, low spend and extended entertainment sessions proving a winning fixture during the cancellation of live sport.

As well as signing numerous strategic agreements in recent months with the likes of Amelco and SBTech, BetGames.TV’s products have consistently stood out as one 2020’s highest performers.

During the judging period alone, the company’s total average daily bets surged by 37% globally, with bet counts tripling in LatAm and up by almost 40% in Europe.

The votes were cast by the event’s attendees which further demonstrates the respect the company has from its industry peers and highlights its popularity throughout its home region.

Commenting on the win, Aistė Garnevičienė, Chief Operating Officer, at BetGames.TV said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have scooped the award for Best Online Casino Innovator at the first ever BSG Awards.

“The win is a true testament to the dedication and attention to detail of our team and is a great reward for the hard work we put in to stay at the forefront of technical development.

“This year has been one of rapid growth here at BetGames.TV, and with good reason. We use our expertise to design cutting-edge games which push the envelope and become instant favourites with both our players and partners. We’re absolutely delighted to see it recognised by our industry peers.”

 

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