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Poker in Eastern Europe, here are some myths busted

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Reports claim that Eastern European countries have a high market share and that Russia is the second largest poker market after Germany. Just by claiming that Russia is part of Eastern Europe is a false claim and also if you judge by the incomes and players spend, you also are able to find that Eastern Europe doesn’t have a high market share when it comes to playing poker.

Even if there is no difference between between the skills of an Eastern European player who has a minimum wage of 450 EUR per month and the Western European players who likely makes more than 2500 EUR per month, the true grinders come from a different category.

The Eastern European poker players that are spending big are usually the expats living in Budapest, Bucharest (make sure not to mix these two), Bratislava or Prague for certain cost reasons and representing the region in market share. You can call them a sort of online poker players/digital nomads. There are even sites that promote Budapest a possible Poker Refugee camp for poker players that wanted to play online poker after “Black Friday” hit their favorite skill game.

Texas Hold’em has seen its fair share of popular times and it has certainly impacted the less developed countries in Eastern Europe. This happened at the beginning of 2004-2005 when everyone was imagining that their skills are similar to Daniel Negreanu’s, due to his origins from the region. During this period there hasn’t been any regulation in place and all players had the possibility of engaging into playing poker online on any poker room from around the world.

Things have changed in the mean time when the online gambling industry was regulated in Romania at the end of 2013 and things started shifting towards a more responsible industry in which players were fewer, but started spending more and stronger communities were built.

888poker has remained a key and trusted brand in the region, attracting players each year to WSOP Europe and also to their online poker room with the most realistic deposit bonuses and play methods.

We must also mention that WSOP Europe (WSOPE) is returning to King’s Resort Rozvadov for the third consecutive year, with the central Europe locale and venue playing host for the 2019 edition this Fall.

WSOPE is set to run from October 15 to November 4, again featuring 10 official WSOP gold bracelet events. In 2018, the event schedule saw 6,028 entries compete for €20,997,184 in prize money.

It is a very popular tournament that gives Eastern Europeans and all European players a chance to compete in the heart of Europe, easily accessible for everyone. It is by far the most popular event in Europe.

In order to sum it all up, there is nothing peculiar about the poker industry in Eastern Europe versus the poker industry from the other sides of the world, it’s just having trustworthy poker rooms that offer players from regulated jurisdictions to develop their poker skills and also compete in international tournaments.

George Miller (Gyorgy Molnar) started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Booming Games expands Belgian presence with Napoleon Sports & Casino launch

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Malta-based slot supplier Booming Games kicks off 2022 with the launch of their most popular slot titles on Napoleon Sports & Casino in Belgium. Booming Games’ slot portfolio comprises more than 60 HTML5 slot games including popular titles like Cash Pig, Mighty Gorilla, Burning Classics and latest release Howling Wolves Megaways. All games will be available to Napoleon Sports & Casino and their Belgian players over time. Booming Games release up to two new games per month. Soon to be released are Book of Poseidon, Flaming Chilies and Kim’s Wild Journey.

“We are proud and excited to team up with Napoleon Sports & Casino to further strengthen our presence in the Belgian market” said Frederik Niehusen, Chief Commercial Officer at Booming Games. “Napoleon Sports & Casino is a leading and very reputable operator in Belgium. This is the next strong addition to our constantly growing client portfolio in regulated markets and we are looking forward to working with them”, he added.
Melissa Deboelpaep, Game Expert at Napoleon Sports & Casino added, “At Napoleon, we’re always thrilled to enhance and improve the gaming experience of our players. We strive to offer them the best entertainment in the safest environment. With the addition of Booming Games to our portfolio, I strongly believe we are doing exactly that.”

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Adverty launches In-Play™ ad technology in first major racing title from Wolves Interactive

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Adverty AB (publ) and Wolves Interactive, a leading Istanbul-based developer of mobile racing games, today announce a partnership which brings Adverty’s multi-patented In-Play™ ad technology to Wolves’ global hit Motorbike – Traffic Racer.

With more than 10 million downloads since its launch in 2018, Motorbike: Traffic Racer has built a devoted worldwide audience of players who love to race lifelike motorcycles in a real-world setting. This inaugural collaboration between Adverty and Wolves Interactive also marks the first output of Adverty’s Istanbul team, as the Turkish city cements its reputation as a major hub for game development.

“We are delighted to announce this exciting partnership with Wolves Interactive,” says Thorbjorn Waring, CSO of Adverty. “Racing games are a great fit for our ad format and highly sought after by advertisers. Wolves stands among the very top developers in the world for this type of game, offering superb, life-like graphics which appeal to well-defined and otherwise hard-to-reach target audiences. We are honoured that they have chosen to work with us and we look forward to a long and highly successful partnership.”

Marawan Hassan, Chief Marketing Officer at Wolves Interactive, adds: “As a company, we are very focused on optimizing our advertising revenue, and in our view there is no format that shows more promise for growth than In-Play advertising. We have designed the In-Play ads for Motorbike – Traffic Racer specifically, so that they are displayed in a native, organic way, ensuring that the player experience is optimised.”

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Going Dutch! Leander Games secures Holland Casino deal

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The deal with one of the new market leaders secures access for Leander Games in Europe’s newest regulated market

Leander Games’ product will be available to players in the Netherlands following the supplier’s new deal with Dutch market leader Holland Casino.

Holland Casino is one of the ten operators to have been licensed so far to operate in the newly-regulated Dutch market.

“We’re pleased not only to be able to say our games are available to Dutch citizens but also to be adding such a prestigious name to our roster of clients,”: said Steven Matsell, CEO at Leander Games.

“This is a great opportunity to showcase our offering and given players in the Netherlands a sight of our hugely successful suite of games.

Games now available on the Holland Casino site include Fortune Teller’s Charm, Pearls of Poseidon, Chilli con Carnage, Wild West Zone, Diamond Blast Zone, Tomb of Mirrors, Cash Encounters, A Pirate’s Quest and Ways of the Labyrinth

The regulated market in the Netherlands was opened on October 1.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Leander,” said Holland Casino Digital Director Jeroen Verkroost, “They offer a great range of great content to several regulated markets, and their games will definitely excite our player base.”

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