This week, our East European Gaming Report shall focus on Russia. We’ve managed to interview the Russian Gaming Week Coordinator, Diana Kenchadze and we thank her for this opportunity and more interviews such as this one, will be added in the future.
You will find the Q&A bellow:
EEG: Since our portal is based on business in Eastern Europe, what should affiliates be looking for at the Russian Gaming Week?
Diana Kenchadze: Our foreign guests use RGW platform, as an opportunity to communicate with their customers and partners from Russia and CIS countries, as well as a chance to establish new business contacts. The conference annually held within exhibition is a place where its attendees can learn about new legislation amendments and modes of operation with Russian gambling market.
EEG: In your opinion, what is the key element that drives such large attendance to RGW? We understand that the 2014 event saw about 2,000 people for its two full days.
Diana Kenchadze: Expo-forum Russian Gaming Week is the only target platform in the CIS that combines offline and online markets. Exhibition attendees are representatives of gambling business of Belarus, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Israel and other countries.
EEG:What are the new features this year and could you just shoot us a quick history of the Russian Gaming Week?
Diana Kenchadze: Expo-forum Russian Gaming Week is in the market for over 10 years, during this time it has changed its team, was rebranded and adjusted to significant legislative changes and become a monopolist not only in Russia, but also in Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
In 2009, after gambling business in Russia was moved to gambling zones, betting and lotteries became the main focus of the exhibition, and in summer of 2014 non-governmental lotteries withdrew from the market in Russia. With emergence of new gaming zones and the construction of casinos, a platform such as Russian Gaming Week is an essential aspect for the development of gambling business in the country.
EEG: Here’s a funny one, but we had to ask. Will Putin be there? 🙂
Diana Kenchadze: Unfortunately not, he is too busy.
EEG: And as a closing question, which isn’t really a question, more like an opportunity to spread the word, fire away…advertise the event.
Diana Kenchadze: This year RGW Moscow, as usually, will bring together its exhibitors and attendees in early summer (June 3-4). This will be the show that will take more than 4 thousand square meters, and it will feature the main gambling segments of gambling market: bookmakers, online casinos, manufacturers of gaming equipment and its spare parts, manufacturers of furniture, accessories for casinos and more.
Those who want to know to get to know operating principles of gambling business can visit forum to be held within the exhibition. Business program of the forum is made so as to best accomplish the goals and objectives of participants and respond to the most pressing issues related to gaming industry.
Details of Russian Gaming Week 2015 on website www.rgweek.ru
Tel.: +7 (495) 212-11-28
E-mail: [email protected]
The 8th edition of the Romanian Conference on Gambling
On the 6th of March 2018, the Parliament Palace in Bucharest hosts the 8th edition of the Romanian Gambling Conference – CRG8, the biggest annual event of the gambling industry in Central and Eastern Europe.
The eighth edition of the CRG, a regional conference of gambling, will be held under the slogan “Ready for the Gambling of Tomorrow.”
As in the previous editions, this years event aims to approach all elements of the gambling industry based on the novelties of the legislation and the enforcement rules, both in Romania and other European countries, as well as the vulnerabilities of the current system, passing through the slot rooms and AWPs, but also casino life or online gambling. Special sections will be provided for human resources, marketing, image, social responsibility and responsible gambling.
Among those who will speak, we find representative names in the gaming world both in Romania and abroad. Representatives of the Romanian authorities, as well as from other European Union countries, are on the guest list.
Those present at the event will be able to ask questions to clarify all the unclear aspects in the special questions and answers (Q&A) sections.
The organizer, as in all previous editions, is the most popular magazine of the Romanian gambling industry, Casino Life & Business Magazine, the double winner of the “Best iGaming Magazine of the Region” Award at the CEEG Awards Budapest, Hungary in 2016 and 2017.
As in the previous editions, during the conference, the organizers wish to host a mini-exhibition in the lobby, so that participants can see on the spot the novelties, as well as other projects of interest.
The event, of both local and international importance, will be hosted by the famous marble halls of the Parliament Palace in Bucharest, the second largest building in the world after the Pentagon, on March 6th, 2018.
The Draft of the Program has four plenary sessions as follows:
– Partners Presentation
– CSR & Responsible Gambling
– Europe up-to-date
– Romanian Actuality
The Program has also coffee breaks and a working lunch.
Permanent partners of the events organised by Casino Life & Business Magazine are DGL PRO, GRISOGONO jewelry and ROMBET.
Gold Partner of the conference is NOVOMATIC Romania.
Media partner of the event are the portal www.forrichonly.ro, BURSA news-paper and the very well-known iGaming Business Magazine, part of Clarion group.
Those interested can download the Registration Form from here: Registration Form conf march 2018
For details, registration and other information send your inquiries to [email protected]
The gambling industry in France, un problème historique
The link between France and gambling always has been strong and could even be described as historic.
The country largely contributed to the development of gambling through time with the creation of inescapable games such as roulette (by the mathematician Blaise Pascal) and the 52 card game which gave birth to Baccarat or Shimmy (also known as Chernay).
As a consequence, it feels natural for gambling to be legal in France. But to settle on this territory, you must have a license from by several organisations:
• for betting activities: Pari Mutuel Hippodrome (PMH) and Pari Mutuel Urbain(PMU);
• for bingo lotteries and sports betting, only the Française des Jeux (FDJ) keeps the monopoly on land base activities.
Some conditions must however be respected if you want to offer gambling activities in France. For example, physical casinos can only be established in seaside and tourist towns (except Paris) and on some cruise ships with the French flag.
Since 2010, online gambling is regulated by the Autorité de Régulation des Jeux en Ligne (ARJEL), which can authorise licenses for club games (until now, only the poker is allowed), sports betting and horse races. Online casino games are forbidden in France.
Fifteen licenses have been issued by the ARJEL so far. This particularly low number of licenses can be explained by high tax rates which can frighten some operators.
However, the market is doing well as the third quarter of 2017 results show: an increase by 23% of the revenues linked to sports betting despite a year without international competition, a 10% growth of horse racing revenues and +5% for poker.
France is a market which needs to be followed especially as online casinos should be authorised very soon. The 2018 Football World Cup, with a French team considered as favorite for this new edition, should also contribute to the sector’s success thanks to high sports betting revenues.
On October 16, 2018, the inaugural European Gaming Congress in Ljubljana is set to host a panel where the state of France will be discussed directly with the regulator. To find out more details about the event make sure you follow our news.
We are sponsoring the prizes at ASEAN Gaming Summit Poker Freeroll
We are excited to announce our first event sponsorship and we would like to thank our friends at All-In Translations for the opportunity and initiative. As a strategic partner of Asia Gaming Brief (organizers of ASEAN Gaming Summit), the honor is even higher. (see EEGMedia/EEGEvents engages in strategic partnership with Asia Gaming Brief)
It was great to see that All-in Translations will once again host the official poker tournament of the ASEAN Gaming Summit in March and we want to make it even more interesting for the players by giving some prizes on behalf of our company.
The tournament is a freeroll for delegates attending the conference and we will be sponsoring the prize pool with no less than three packages of great value.
Prize 1 (worth $1600): 1 Seasonal ticket for a company representative which includes access to 5 EEGEvents in 2018.
- Prague Gaming Summit – 29.03.2018
- Mare Balticum Gaming Summit – 08.05.2018
- Vienna International Gaming Expo – 30.05 – 01.06.2018
- Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards– 25-26.09.2018
- European Gaming Congress – 16.10.2018
The ticket includes access to the conference/seminar, complimentary lunch and access to all networking sessions.
More details about the events can be found on the official landing page of the events division: www.eegevents.org
Prize 2 (worth $550): Tickets for 2 EEGEvents in 2018 for a company representative.
The winner can choose from the above list of events.
Prize 3 (worth $900): Featured radio spot for 3 months and interview on iGaming Radio
The player who wins this gets the opportunity to present the company with a radio spot which will be streamed during peak hours on iGamingRadio.com. The radio spot can be created by the representative’s team or by the team at the first online radio dedicated exclusively for the b2b sector of the online gambling industry. A selected representative will also get the chance to take part in the Innovation Talks monthly show and discuss the latest innovation in the industry.
As you may already iGaming Radio is the first online radio streaming gaming related news exclusively through daily shows, interviews and press releases. The aim of the station is to keep its audience connected 24/7 with the online gaming industry by playing awesome music and serving the news first hand.
You can tune in on www.igamingradio.com
About ASEAN Gaming Summit
TECH TRENDS, CONVERGENCE, STRATEGY, RETURN ON INVESTMENT
20-22 MARCH, 2018, CONRAD MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The ASEAN Gaming Summit draws together the region’s leading operators, regulators and suppliers, who are successfully developing the next generation of gaming offerings, both terrestrial and online.
From new-style integrated resorts, addressing the premium mass market, to sports betting innovations and online gaming, this event is for anyone with an interest in this dynamic region.
Mark your calendars for 20 -22 March, 2018.
About All-In Translations
All In Translations is the only Language Service provider offering such a large variety of languages (70+) combined with a true enthusiasm for iGaming, hence their slogan “We speak your iGaming language”.
They are now a market-leading provider of language services to the iGaming industry. Their high-quality standards and service level are ISO certified and trusted by several of the biggest platform providers, developers, operators and affiliate marketers. The team helps companies like Playtech, William Hill, Betfair, Microgaming, Interblock, Betsson and many more to boost their online presence and grow their brands internationally.
The subject of iGaming has been their bailiwick since the company started up in Malta in 2008, meaning that all their linguists and project managers have both a strong knowledge of and a genuine passion for casino games, poker, sports betting, lotto, bingo, trotting, backgammon, roulette and more.
Visit their official website for more details: www.allintranslations.com
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