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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).

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Olympic Casino Faces Another Fine in Lithuania

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The Lithuania Gambling Supervisory Authority has issued another fine to UAB Olympic Casino Group Baltija following a further breach of advertising laws in the country.

The Authority fined Olympic Casino €25,000 after it found the operator featured information on its website about how customers could watch live sports events on Setanta Sports, but also encouraged users to bet on sports.

The text in question set out how customers would watch live coverage of events such as the Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A football leagues, as well as WTA tennis and Nascar motor-racing in the US.

While the promotion stated that coverage of events would be free, it also included text in relation to how customers could make deposits and withdrawals to and from their account on Olympic Casino. The advert included phrases such as “Be part of the game”.

Assessing the case, the Authority ruled the promotion was in breach of article 10, paragraph 19 of the Law on Gambling of the Republic of Lithuania, which relates to encouraging people to participate in gambling.

The Authority said the information about the possibility to watch events for free was not considered a gift, but information with which the operator sought to draw attention to its services, as well as to persuade and encourage people to participate in gambling.

However, the Authority also noted that the decision was not final and could be subject to an appeal by Olympic Casino.

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Game Wave Festival announces the full list of speakers and agenda!

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Less than two weeks left until the highly awaited gaming industry event in the Baltics – Game Wave Festival (GWF). The full agenda with the speakers has been released and everybody is invited to use promo code GWFRIEND to register for the event with a discount of 20%. GWF will take place on November 28-29, in Tallinn, Estonia at Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel. 

The two-day conference will provide an intersection of business, education and entertainment for anyone who is or wants to be involved in the gaming industry. Game Wave Festival will create an environment full of opportunities for networking and making close connections. The event will host 36+ speakers from different fields and backgrounds who are happy to connect and share their expertise within the gaming field. 

Game Wave Festival Speakers

Over the last 6 years, Julia Iljuk she has been helping game developers to find optimal solutions to their analytics problems. She is the host of an online course “Game analytics: From basic to advanced strategies” and webinars held on the devtodev education platform. Join her speech about Grow your Games with Data: How to Choose and Integrate Product Analytics.

Sercan (Sarge) Altundaş is a multi-disciplinary software engineer with a game and web development background. He is the developer of Ready Player Me, the leading cross-platform avatar system for the metaverse. He is currently SDK and Integrations Team Leader and has been helping the top technology companies integrate avatars into their applications. Sercan (Sarge) Altundaş will deliver an amazing talk on Taking Advantage of Machine Learning in Game Prototyping.

Elizaveta Petruchuk Seepia Playables is very active person. She holds several positions: CEO of Seepia Playables, FGJ Board Member, IGDA Volunteer, Art/Handcraft/Chess teacher or animator for kids, or just an ambitious unicorn. She will tell you her journey of From Outcast to CEO.

Mohammad Ali Sharpasand is a Data Scientist interested in the fields of Game Development, Bayesian Estimation, and People. He has a strong passion for helping others through their professional development. He will talk about Creating Games for Yourself or your Audience?

inesha Gandhi has more than 10 years of management experience in the gaming industry. She has worked on several AAA games. Making games is her passion and profession. She loves helping and solving problems of her team. Being part of the game dev. industry is a dream come true for her. She will share her knowledge on the Role of a Producer in Game Development.

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Wazdan expands Latvia presence with FeniBet agreement

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Wazdan, the innovative games provider, has strengthened its foothold in Europe by securing a deal with the modern Latvian operator, FeniBet.

The agreement allows Wazdan’s innovative slot content to reach more players than ever before, providing FeniBet’s customers with access to its latest engagement-boosting features, such as Collect to Infinity™, Cash Infinity™, and Hold the Jackpot.

A selection of 10 popular titles, including Sizzling Eggs™, 9 Coins™, Magic Spins™, Sizzling 777 Deluxe, Sizzling Kingdom™: Bison, Hot Slot™: 777 Crown, Power of Gods™: Valhalla, 9 Lions, Telly Reels™, and Magic Fruits Deluxe, is already available to FeniBet’s customers thanks to the partnership, with more titles expected to follow soon.

FeniBet operates in Latvia as an online sportsbook and casino, offering a wide range of popular slots, Live Casino products, and secure sports betting markets to guarantee a memorable gaming experience for all of its customers.

The deal serves as further evidence of Wazdan’s commitment to Europe’s iGaming landscape as the supplier reinforces its presence in Latvia, following recent deals with the likes of Play North, Sesame, and Star Casino.

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, said: “We’re thrilled to have established a partnership with FeniBet in a market as exciting and full of promise as Latvia.

“The deal allows us to maintain our impressive growth trajectory and continue expanding our global presence, while providing the operator with some of our most exhilarating slot products.”

Martins Opmanis, Head of IT Department in Alfor, said: “By delivering Wazdan’s renowned content to our players, we are able to provide them with some of the strongest gaming experiences on the market.

“Wazdan’s products are known for their engagement-boosting features and imaginative themes, and we expect the initial crop of games to go down well with our players.”

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