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Russian Gaming Week 2015 results

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Moscow hosted the main event for gambling business – Russian Gaming Week 2015

Russian gambling business is witnessing a new era after the ban that lasted for 6 years, especially in relation to new gaming zones in Crimea and Sochi, as well as construction of new casinos in the acting gaming zones.

The 9th International gambling and entertainment exhibition-forum Russian Gaming Week has been a huge success, taking place on 3-4 of June, in Moscow, proving its status of a vital event for Russian and foreign gambling industry. The show has set its new records in the number of visitors, becoming a valid indicator of the modern state of industry. This time, Russian Gaming Week has been visited by twice as many people as the last year, being a unified floor for gambling business representatives from Russia, CIS states and Europe.

Russian Gaming Week participants included:

  • new equipment manufacturers;
  • gaming machines manufacturers;
  • bookmakers;
  • security systems manufacturers;
  • casino furniture and accessories manufacturers;
  • gaming zones representatives;
  • online casino developers;

……and many more.

Event has been visited by gambling business representatives from Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Belgium, UK, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Germany, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Armenia, USA and the Baltic states.

Lively exhibitors, basketball player look-alikes, Russian sports stars (Fonbet stand has welcomed an Olympic champion, Honored Master of Sports in Russia, professional boxer Alexandr Povetkin) – all these turned Russian Gaming Week 2015 into a unique industrial event in gambling industry of Russia and foreign countries.

RGW-2015 exhibition included stands of online payment operators, online casinos, and Bitcoin casino operators. These segments are one of the most promising in the modern gambling business, so they were widely popular among event gusts and participants.

Apart from the exhibition, Russian Gaming Week Moscow 2015 traditionally hosted a specialized conference with the announced participants – representatives of gaming zones, investors, junket tourists and lots of many more people, interested in the progress of gambling in Russia and in the world.

The conference included 2 days with the first one (June 3rd) completely devoted to bookmakers. Speakers were discussing the latest changes to legislation, new possibilities/tools for betting shops operation etc. On this day, there were a lot of presentations from constant speakers of Russian Gaming Week, and key figures for Russian gambling business: Konstantin Makarov, Leonid Oboznyi, Yuriy Fedorov, Maksim Baev, and Mariya Lepshikova’s presentation about the legislative changes and legal practice has driven the largest interest.

Speakers list also included some new figures – Denis Konotop, Vadim Sarantsev, Pol Davison. After each presentation, lively interesting discussions captured the interest of attendees, who were also given professional answers to all of their questions.

For the first time, the conference presented Francesco Baranka from Federbet, who used his recent presentation in the European Parliament, analyzing the European fixed matches.

At the end of the first day of the conference, there was a specialized seminar from UB|GAMING, where Elena Rasskazova made a presentation “Fraud in betting shops. How to recognize a cheater and prevent deception”, as well as “Methods for improving betting shop efficiency”, and Irina Kolkova told about “SPOT stock indexes betting. Operation within the legal framework”.

On the second conference day (June 4th), two sections — «Land based» и «Оnline» — were open. The first one has started with Nicholas A. Middletone’s presentation about the Primorye gaming zone development. Apart from him, Russian Gaming Week has also been attended by the whole delegation form The First Gambling Company of the East: Craig Ballantyne (executive director); Thomas Gibbons VP of guest management; Piotr Grzejszczyk VP of video surveillance and security, Petr Sindyukov (one of Tigre De Cristal investors).

As part of “Land based” section, there was organized a panel called “Gambling business in CIS”. Conference guests have been most interested in Michael Nuttall’s presentations about improving the casino license efficiency based on the example of Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia; Irina Sergienko told about the prospects of legalizing gambling in Ukraine, Lavrentiy Gubin informed guests on the peculiarities of gambling business in Georgia, and Igor Rechka – in Belarus. Peter Hoetzinger’s speech on the prospects of Sochi gaming zone development has been the most informative.

This panel has been one of the most popular and interesting at the conference due to its moderator – Elena Botvinnikova, an experienced expert of gambling business. Her comments and additions made speakers’ presentations even more interesting.

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“Оnline” section program has been busy as well, with moderator Vyacheslav Fedorov. Most interesting reports were presented by Pavel Titov, Denis Zheltovskiy, Sergey Zhirkin, Mikhail Kharkovskiy, Yuliya Nemtsova and Endorphina’s Ruslan Lyulko, who presented the eagerly awaited Satoshi Secret, inspired by the amazingly successful cryptocurrency. That was really innovative product with improved functionality, graphics and sounds.

Speakers’ presentations demonstrated a rapid progress of online gambling, where something new appears every day.

As part of Russian Gaming Week, speakers and conference guests appreciated Smile-Expo for the highest possible level of event organization, relevance and importance of such exhibition-forum.

In addition, the first day of Russian Gaming Week also hosted an awards ceremony – Betting Awards-2015, where 11 nominations found winners. Prizes distinguished best betting networks, online bookmakers, payment solutions and services providers, industrial media and other Russian market players.

Betting Awards-2015 winners:
– Best betting product of the year – Winline.
– Best betting network of the year – Fonbet.
– Best online bookmaker of the year – Vbet.
– Bookmaking innovator of the year – UB|Gaming.
– Best betting mobile app of the year – Fonbet.
– Best affiliate program (franchise) of the year – Parimatch.
– Best betting media of the year – “Рейтинг Букмекеров”.
– Best advertising campaign of the year – Maxbet.
– Best payment system of the year – Wirecapital.
– Best affiliate program of the year – Parimatch.
– Breakthrough of the year – OneBett.

The intrigue has been present till the last moment, so each of the nominees has been surprised and excited. After the official part of the ceremony, guests could speak with their colleagues in the relaxed atmosphere, discuss the prospects for industry development, establish many business contacts and even play foosball.

Exhibition-forum RGW-2015 has yet again proven its status of the liveliest event in gambling segment, becoming a perfect floor for networking of all market players, with participants finding lots of new business contacts, which in the future will help companies to enter new markets, and Russian gambling industry – to progress rapidly.

Exhibition-forum participants have been sending only positive feedback, and all exhibitors and attendees were happy with the results of Russian Gaming Week and are looking forward to next events.

Russian Gaming Week organizer — Smile-Expo — thanks all partners and sponsors for the professional competence and support during this important and massive event. Special thanks to BetConstruct, Superomatic Casino, Vekselnaya Sistema, Gaminator, 1XBet, Lottotech, Tradologic and Pari Match.

The following events scheduled for this year: Kazakhstan Gaming Congress, which will take place on August 20 and Belarus Gaming Congress (14-15 of October).

 

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The 8th edition of the Romanian Conference on Gambling

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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 redactie@casino-magazine.ro

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The gambling industry in France, un problème historique

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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.

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We are sponsoring the prizes at ASEAN Gaming Summit Poker Freeroll

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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.

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.comThe 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

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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.

For any questions about the 2018 conference, send an email to events@agbrief.com or visit the official website www.aseangaming.com

 

About All-In Translations

All-In-Translations We are sponsoring the prizes at ASEAN Gaming Summit Poker Freeroll

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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