The Riga Gaming Congress Recap
The Comskill Media Group team was out in force at Riga Gaming Congress. It boasted over 200 casino professionals, software developers and blockchain enthusiasts in attendance and was hosted on October 12, 2017, in Bellevue Park Hotel Riga. As the only iGaming event held in Latvia this year, the content was mainly focused on the local gambling industry. Here are the highlights.
The first part of the Congress was hosted by Carlo Pagan, CEO of Casino Campione D’Italia, who shared some marketing strategies for business land-based casino growth.
The event started with the presentation of Steve Donoughue, gambling consultant, where he compared key legal aspects affecting gambling in Latvia and UK, and showed obstacles to market growth based on the UK gambling experience. He said that law & taxes are similar in the majority of features in both countries (16 licenses in the UK vs. 7 licenses in Latvia), though Latvia has a more strict regulation regarding advertising; slots are more popular here, and the market is more protected from the foreigners.
Francisco Javier Vidal Caamano, COO of Sortis & Golden Lion Casinos spoke about tendencies in land-based and online casinos in Latvia and other countries. The legal aspects of operating in Latvia were covered by Vladimirs Remi, Founder of montazure.co.uk who started the discussion of cryptocurrency implementation and its benefits in the gambling industry.
The third part of the Congress was devoted to cryptocurrency and its role in gambling. The fun extended into the evening with a Royal Casino Spa and Hotel Resort for delegates to continue business conversations and networking.
It’s been a great pleasure for us to visit Riga Gaming Congress. See you at the next iGaming event in Berlin!
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