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Official Shortlist for the 2020 edition of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards(BSG Awards) is now available

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The official shortlist of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020 is now live.

 

It has been a hard and stressful period for some of the companies who battled daily by reaching out to their clients base and asking for feedback via votes to help them climb the charts and be included in the shortlist for the 2020 edition of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards).

During June, the industry had the chance to cast their votes online for their favorite operators, software suppliers, and connected service providers and help them reach the Top 5 for their respective categories.

The online voting closed on the 30th of June at midnight and we are happy to announce that despite the critical period the industry is facing, there have been a total of 9641 votes submitted during the session. There have been many categories in which the number of votes has been at the exact results for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and even 5th place. All companies who made the shortlist should feel proud of this achievement.

The shortlists for each category can be found below and as mentioned in the statement, the winners will be decided by the attending delegates via final voting session at the third edition of the conference and awards that will be held on the 6th of August in Tallinn at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia Tallinn.

Make sure to book as fast as possible as the seating is limited! You can choose one of the packages that include either delegate pass or delegate pass and accommodation combo (VIP Package)!

Here are the shortlists per category and per region:

Baltics – 18 Categories

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE BALTICS 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • CBET
  • NOMINI
  • PAF
  • UNIBET
  • BETSAFE
  • VIENSVIENS

 

  1. BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • CBET
  • NOMINI
  • PAF
  • VIENSVIENS
  • BETSAFE
  • OPTIBET

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • CBET
  • OPTIBET
  • PAF
  • UNIBET
  • BETSAFE
  • BET365
  • OLYBET

 

  1. BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • CBET
  • PAF
  • BETSAFE
  • BET365
  • VIENSVIENS
  • UNIBET

 

  1. BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • MTG ESPORTS
  • SPORTRADAR
  • SIS
  • TAIN BETTING

 

  1. BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • DS Virtual Gaming
  • FANTASY SPORTS INTERACTIVE (FSI)
  • NSOFT
  • PLAYTECH

 

  1. RISING STAR IN BALTIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • DS Virtual Gaming
  • NSOFT
  • FANTASY SPORTS INTERACTIVE (FSI)
  • PLAYTECH

 

  1. RISING STAR IN BALTIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • ALTENAR
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • DIGITAIN
  • STATSCORE
  • SINGULAR

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • SG DIGITAL
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ULTRAPLAY

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • SOFTGAMINGS
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • ALTENAR

 

  1. BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • DIGITAIN
  • STATSCORE

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • BETGAMES.TV
  • MICROGAMING

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • SOFTGAMINGS
  • BETGAMES.TV
  • PG SOFT

 

  1. BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • EZUGI
  • RELAX GAMING
  • WAZDAN
  • PLAY’N GO
  • EVOLUTION GAMING
  • YGGDRASIL
  • QUICKSPIN
  • SYNOT GAMES
  • NETENT

 

  1. BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (B2B)
  • EZUGI
  • NETENT
  • VIVO GAMING
  • EVOLUTION GAMING
  • BETGAMES.TV

 

  1. RISING STAR IN BALTIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020 (B2B)
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • MICROGAMING

 

  1. BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020 (CONNECTED)
  • CONNECTPAY
  • GLOBALNETINT
  • HEXOPAY
  • BANKERA
  • TRUSTLY
  • ZIMPLER

 

  1. BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE BALTICS 2020 (CONNECTED)
  • BMM TESTLABS
  • GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)
  • ECOGRA
  • ITECH LABS
  • QUINEL

 

Nordics – 18 Categories

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE NORDICS 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • NOMINI
  • WAZAMBA
  • YOYOSE
  • PAF
  • BETWAY
  • BWIN
  • CASUMO
  • 888
  • VIDEOSLOTS
  • UNIBET

 

  1. NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • WISHMAKER
  • VIDEOSLOTS
  • TIVOLI CASINO
  • BWIN
  • CASHMIO
  • NORDICBET
  • PAF
  • KARAMBA
  • UNIBET
  • 888
  • BET365
  • POKERSTARS
  • TOMBOLA
  • NINJA CASINO
  • CASUMO
  • CHANZ
  • GUTS
  • JACKPOTJOY

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • RABONA
  • ZULABET
  • BET365
  • PAF
  • BETWAY
  • BWIN
  • 888
  • UNIBET
  • TIPWIN
  • SVENSKA SPEL

 

  1. NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020 (OPERATORS)
  • BET
  • SVENSKA SPEL
  • PAF
  • STANLEYBET
  • UNIBET
  • BET365
  • BETHARD
  • BETSSON
  • OPTIBET
  • NORDICBET
  • BWIN
  • BETSTARS
  • 888

 

  1. BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • SIS
  • SPORTRADAR
  • MTG ESPORTS
  • ABIOS GAMING

 

  1. BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • FANTASY SPORTS INTERACTIVE (FSI)
  • VERMANTIA
  • KIRON INTERACTIVE
  • NSOFT
  • BETCONSTRUCT
  • PLAYTECH
  • VSOFTCO
  • MAGELLAN ROBOTECH
  • SPORTRADAR
  • BETSYS
  • SCOUT GAMING GROUP

 

  1. RISING STAR IN NORDIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • FANTASY SPORTS INTERACTIVE (FSI)
  • NSOFT
  • VERMANTIA
  • SWUSH
  • BETCONSTRUCT
  • EVENBET
  • EVERYMATRIX
  • KIRON INTERACTIVE
  • BETRADAR
  • SCOUT GAMING GROUP
  • PLAYTECH
  • OGS FANTASY SPORTS
  • ELBET

 

  1. RISING STAR IN NORDIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ALTENAR
  • PLAYTECH

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ALTENAR
  • NSOFT

 

  1. BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ALTENAR
  • TXODDS
  • UPGAMING
  • GIG (GAMING INNOVATION GROUP)
  • BETCONSTRUCT
  • METRIC GAMING
  • NSOFT
  • OFFSIDE GAMING
  • LSPORTS
  • SPORTING SOLUTIONS

 

  1. BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • GOLDEN RACE
  • Gaming Solutions
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • ULTRAPLAY
  • ALTENAR
  • FSB
  • NSOFT
  • GLOBAL BET
  • STATSCORE
  • BEST GAMING TECHNOLOGY (BGT – PLAYTECH)

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • GREENTUBE
  • NETENT
  • PLAY’N GO
  • SG DIGITAL
  • ASPIRE GLOBAL

 

  1. BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • YGGDRASIL
  • GREENTUBE
  • ENDORPHINA
  • NETENT
  • BETCONSTRUCT
  • PLAYSON
  • QUICKSPIN
  • ASPIRE GLOBAL
  • SG DIGITAL
  • SPIGO

 

  1. RISING STAR IN NORDIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • SOFT2BET
  • EZUGI
  • TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
  • GREENTUBE

 

  1. BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • TOM HORN GAMING
  • YGGDRASIL
  • EZUGI
  • PLAY’N GO
  • GREENTUBE

 

  1. BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (B2B)
  • VIVO GAMING
  • NETENT
  • EZUGI
  • MICROGAMING
  • EVOLUTION GAMING
  • XPROGAMING

 

  1. BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020 (CONNECTED)
  • TRUSTLY
  • MONEYNETINT PAYMENT SOLUTIONS
  • EML PAYMENTS
  • PAYSAFE
  • ECOMMPAY
  • EMERCHANTPAY
  • EURO PAYMENT GROUP

 

  1. BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE NORDICS 2020 (CONNECTED)
  • BMM TESTLABS
  • QUINEL
  • GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)
  • ECOGRA
  • ITECH LABS

 

As mentioned in earlier press releases, the conference is going ahead as planned and based on official sources, Estonia has allowed from June 1 for citizens from EU and EEA countries with a slow current spread of COVID-19 to enter the country without the requirement of a 14-day self-isolation period.

You can consult the list that is updated weekly on the following link.

MARE BALTICUM – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit will once again bring together the leading companies in the Baltic and Scandinavian region for a full day of quality learning and networking with local regulators and industry experts.

You can find more details about the Agenda here or you can register here!

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

You can view the photo gallery from the inaugural event on the following link.

Browse the video archives of the panel discussions which were recorded on the 7th of May at the virtual edition of the conference.

For further inquiries about the 2020 live edition of MBGS and BSG Awards (6 August – Tallinn, Estonia), 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.

Visit www.marebalticumgaming.com for more details!

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

Baltics

Lithuania Mulls Cracking Down on Gambling Ads

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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.

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IGT Signs 12-Year Contract Extension with UAB Perlas Network in Lithuania to Deploy Upgraded Central System Software

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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.

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Spinomenal goes live in Lithuania with Optibet partnership

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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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