Fertile Central and Eastern Europe

After the fabulous launch of Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference Budapest CEEGC 2016 establishing the conference as the premier iGaming event of CEE and Balkanic region, this year’s edition will follow with the edgy and ambitious theme “Unfinished business: DARE TO ATTEND.”

The Milieu

Over 150 delegates and 50 speakers will be on hand for 2 days of networking and market updates 19-20 September at the Kempinski Corvinus Budapest.

Croatian Contribution

Highlights of regional coverage include the fantastic progress of Croatia’s first licensed online poker room. Launched at the beginning of 2017, SuperSport has in early reports far surpassed traffic expectations. Coincidence? CEEGC organisers think not, since Croatia has actually had online poker regulation for years, and are going to take an inside look at SuperSport strategy.

Croatia’s Place in Balkans

Overall, the Croatian market is currently wide open, with no restrictions on application for a full range of sports betting, casino, poker, and bingo, with only state-provided lottery services posing any limitations on market entry and expansion,

Casino Adriatic Croatia Managing Director Hrvoje Vincetic is set to layout the new market as keynote speaker at “The Balkan Gambling Opportunity” on the first day of the conference. This report will address the regional iGaming landscape for the countries of Serbia; Croatia; Macedonia; and Bosnia & Herzegovina (TBA)

Eastern Europe Contextualised

This panel will be complemented by another panel examining growth in the regulated Eastern European region overall. The hard look at how already “mature” markets such as Romania and Bulgaria can consolidate their presence to attract more operators can further pave the way for newer regulated markets in Czech Republic, Poland and Ukraine to learn from the growing lessons of others in the region. The panel will address the greater regional markets of Romania; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Poland; and Ukraine.

Awards and Delicacies

CEEGC Award voting will also take place, as well as a sampling of Hungarian delicacies.

More Insights Offered

More highlights of CEEGC 2017 include a discussion of emerging markets with Hungary’s Gabor Helembai Slovenia’s Jaka Repansek.

New Media Partner

CEEGC was further pleased to announce a major new media partner Rombet, one of the Romanian industry’s most influential and groundbreaking associations. Headed by former Romanian Lottery Manage…

Fantasino Gives Their Player Experience a Facelift

Fantasino Casino is already one of the truly unique online casinos out there. The operator took a different approach to online gambling, offering players many incentives to play as much as they possibly could, including fun-to-do quests, improvements for your very own character, called Trebol, and much more. As if that weren’t enough, Fantasino decided to boost their player experience further, by introducing some exciting changes.

Trebol Levels

Fantasino struck a chord with their players by introducing unique characters they get to lead through the game, really making them their own in the process. As a way to increase the engagement even further, the casino has now introduced special Trebol Levels.

The way to move through the levels is exactly what you’d expect: by playing your favorite slots. With each new level, players will get to boost their Trebol with new skills, which translate into different casino benefits. To kick the things off, there will be six levels for players to reach, starting with the Seeker level, all the way up to Immortal.
New & Improved Quests

Quests are an important part of the Fantasino experience, so the casino decided to revamp the interface for their most popular quests, making them even more fun to play. At the same time, given the speed with which some of the players have been going through the existing quests, they’ve realized the storyline needed to be expanded. So, they’ve been adding new quests every couple of weeks, and the latest one for players to complete is Tiki Lava.

In addition to these changes, Fantasino also revamped their Wardrobe and Chesty’s Store. All available accessories collections will be upgraded as players complete quests, offering better rewards and casino benefits.

All Expenses Paid Trip to Costa Rica

Fantasino doesn’t limit the extent of adventures for their players to the virtual world. One lucky player will win an all-expenses paid trip to Costa Rica for two. The winner will be announced soon, on June 19, and the package includes a lot of goodies: flight expenses (up to $1,200 per person) 5-nights stay in a luxury hotel, pocket money, sightseeing, and more. Read our promotional section for more info.…

Content Sharing Deal

EveryMatrix, one of the biggest iGaming platforms offering several thousand games to online casino operators, will be expanding their offer with games provided by Nolimit City casino games developer. Two companies brokered a deal that will see EveryMatrix include Nolimit City games in their already 4,000+ strong portfolio, which will be beneficial for both parties as well as all EveryMatrix partners who’ll now have access to even more titles to choose from.

Important Development for Nolimit

Under the agreement, EveryMatrix will now be able to offer Nolimit City HTML5 titles such as Space Arcade, Octoberfest, and Creepy Carnival to their customers. According to EveryMatrix’s CEO Ebbe Groes, Nolimit slots fit with the company expansion policy, as they are always on the lookout for new, quality content to add to their offer.

However, this deal may be even more important for Nolimit City, as it gives them access to a number of key online gambling markets where EveryMatrix has a strong presence. Thanks to this partnership, many more players will now have an opportunity to see and try Nolimit slots.

Improvements to Pave the Way for Development

In the press release accompanying the deal announcement, Jonas Tagman of Nolimit City explained that the company is currently focused on refining and fine-tuning their current products before they proceed to develop more games.

Tagman explains that the current market requires games of the highest quality, and they are committed to meeting these demands with their current portfolio. Once that part is out of the way, Nolimit City plans to proceed with developing new products which are already in the pipeline.

For all these reasons, the Nolimit and EveryMatrix deal will clearly be beneficial to both companies. While one party may be getting a bit more from the deal, EveryMatrix is committed to staying ahead of the competition, and they can only achieve this by constantly updating their portfolio with new, quality games to keep their clients happy.…

ESIC Signs Agreement

The growing popularity of eSports didn’t go unnoticed by the regulatory bodies. The Gambling Commission regulates commercial gambling in the United Kingdom and it is now ready to undertake the task of regulating electronic sports. The information sharing Memorandum of Understating signed with ESIC will help them identify any problems within the eSports gambling industry. This is the second agreement initiated by ESIC after signing a similar accord with the regulators in Nevada.

eSports are popular on both sides of the Atlantic and the number of people who play video games professionally is on the rise. ESIC has a lot of experience in this line of work, but it will also benefit from gaining access to the intelligence provided by the UKGC. The entire eSports community is also expected to benefit from this agreement, which has the merit of keeping it safe from fraud and organized crime. Wrongdoers have also noticed the rising popularity of eSports and try to tap into its great potential.

Improving the Integrity of the eSports Gambling Industry

Gambling on the most prominent eSports events is a byproduct of the popularity and competitive nature of such matches. Within UK borders, more people bet on video games than ever before and this makes it essential for the industry to be properly regulated. The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has a wealth of experience when it comes to betting on conventional sports, but can definitely use the expertise of ESIC.

Their new partners will issue guidance notes to members, in an attempt to better explain the implications of this agreement. The unique challenges that eSports gambling pose to the entire betting industry require cooperation between the most important players. This agreement proves the willingness and commitment to deal with integrity risks and the threats posed, before these issues run rampant.…

Endorphina Announces Latest Partnership with Iforium

Endorphina, one of the leaders in the online gambling software and game development niche, has announced the partnership with Iforium, another software developer who puts the biggest emphasis on creating unique and flexible gaming solutions.

Reaching Out to Even More Players

Although Endorphina games are already quite popular with the players, Jan Urbanec, VP of Sales at Endorphina, believes the partnership with Iforium will help them expand their player base and increase the number of fans.

Iforium was established back in 2006, and since then, the company has won numerous awards for their software solutions. Their latest effort is the casino aggregation platform Gameflex, which already contains more than 5,000 titles from the leading game suppliers.

With this partnership, Endorphina will be able to reach out to a big number of players and present them with their rich and colorful portfolio. At the same time, Iforium will strengthen their offer even more, making them one of the top choices for online casinos looking for a quality aggregation platform.

Words of Praise

In the press release announcing this partnership, representatives of both companies had only words of praise for each other. Urbanec emphasized that working with professionals such as people behind Iforium is always a pleasure, and he had no doubts that the cooperation will produce outstanding results for both parties.

At the same time, Phil Parry, Iforium CEO, welcomed Endorphina as the latest addition to their growing Gameflex platform. Parry explained he was excited they’ll now be able to offer Endorphina’s games as well, emphasizing the quality and innovation of their titles will fit right in with the overall Gameflex philosophy.

The Czech-based B2B casino game and software supplier, Endorphina already has a very strong presence in the market, and this latest partnership with Iforium will help them secure and further improve their position. Iforium already has 50+ software suppliers as a part of Gameflex and adding more leading providers like Endorphina is a guarantee of success in the long run.…

Dip Into Asian Culture with Microgaming

Emperor of the Sea is a classic 5-reel slot game from the Microgaming company that follows the popular Chinese theme and has many of the traditional images that games of this nature often feature.

While the design may be conventional, there are some exciting bonus features, such as stacked wild wins and a free spins game where winning symbols can be replaced with new combinations and extra wilds.

Playing Emperor of the Sea

An unusual betting option allows players to play with 38, 68 or 88 paylines, with each of these numbers having a special significance in Asian culture. While the majority of the symbols are the classic playing card icons 9 through to A, there’s plenty of unique picture symbols to add colour, interest and hopefully, higher payouts.

Players will see images of a boat, koi fish, turtle, jade bowl and an angry-looking dragon, but the real fun starts when the bonus symbols come into play.

Wilds Wins

The game logo is a wild symbol, helping to complete winning lines by substituting for all except the scatter, and the wild can also be stacked in all 4 positions on a reel, making its job much easier.

A golden bowl will carry out a couple of important duties, paying out multiples of the total wager when it stops in any 3 or more positions, while also triggering an exciting free spins game.

Free Spins With A Difference

Although the initial reward is just 8 free games, these can be extended thanks to Microgamings’ Rolling Reels feature being in effect. Any symbols making up a winning line will disappear, leaving empty spaces for new symbols to drop down into. If this creates another winning combination the process repeats itself over and over, plus extra wilds will be added to the reels with each spin.

Each stack of wilds will grow and it’s possible to get all 15 symbol positions filled with the wild symbol by the end of the bonus round, making all lines pay for 5 of a kind wilds.

Emperor of the Sea can now be found across the many online casinos that use Microgaming software, with brands like 7Sultans Casino, All Slots Casino and Jackpot City Casino.…

Codeta Casino Introduces New Live Games

One of the newer online casinos in the market, Codeta Casino stands out from the competition thanks to the wide array of Live Dealer tables available to their players. Already offering live tables spreading popular games like roulette, blackjack, baccarat, Three Card Poker, Casino Hold’em, and more, Codeta has now gone a step further, introducing two brand new and exclusive games: Double Ball Roulette and Speed Roulette.

Two Balls and One Roulette Wheel

Created by Evolution Gaming, the leader in the Live Dealer games’ niche, Double Ball Roulette gives players a double chance to win during a single spin of the wheel. Each spin features two balls circling the wheel at the same time, so most spins feature two winning numbers instead of just one.

Of course, there is always a possibility of both balls landing in the same number, which pays 1,300 to 1.

Double Ball Roulette is played using a special patented device. A dealer pushes the button to release both balls at the same time, and they travel around the wheel, one always behind the other. Edward Ihre, Codeta’s CEO, emphasized the casino was thrilled to be able to offer this brand new product, staying ahead of the curve.

Fast and Furious Action with Speed Roulette

The other game now available at Codeta is Speed Roulette. Another product of Evolution Gaming which was only introduced earlier this month, Speed Roulette is just like regular roulette, but on steroids.

There is no downtime, as the wheel never stops spinning and bets are placed during the spin. Operated by experienced dealers who have gone through specialized training, Speed Roulette gives players a chance to bet on a new spin every 25 seconds.

Ihre didn’t try to hide his excitement about this product, believing it will attract more players to Live Dealer games. By offering fun, action-packed, and slots-like gaming atmosphere, Speed Roulette creates much more excitement and value for all players.…