Live in Latvia! and Hacksaw Gaming Celebrate New Launch Together

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We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with the swiftly up and coming, launching Hacksaw’s expansive portfolio of top-tier games on the platform.

Popular Hacksaw Gaming titles, including Wanted Dead or a Wild, Le Bandit, R.I.P City, and Chaos Crew, are known for their unique user experiences and have captivated players globally. These titles, along with the full portfolio of slots and Dare2Win™ games, are now proudly featured in the dedicated Hacksaw tab on’s platform. This exciting addition is set to captivate users across Latvia!

Founded as a trusted online casino and sportsbook, has been at the forefront of delivering exceptional gaming experiences. Since its establishment, it has continually pushed the boundaries and embraced emerging technologies. expressed their enthusiasm about the launch: “Exciting News! We’re thrilled to announce a dynamic collaboration between Hacksaw Gaming and! Get ready to elevate your gaming experience as we introduce Hacksaw’s innovative and immersive games to the platform. Together, we’re not just launching games, we’re shaping the future of online gaming, one thrilling experience at a time. Players can look forward to a diverse selection of Hacksaw titles, ranging from thrilling scratch cards to engaging slots, all seamlessly integrated into the experience. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or new to the scene, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.”

Marcus Cordes, CEO of Hacksaw Gaming, also shares’s outlook on this new beginning. “Another strong collaboration under our belts, driving our mission to revolutionise the industry and deliver innovative gaming experiences!”

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HIPTHER Rocks Tallinn: Unmissable Evening Networking Events at MARE BALTICUM Summit!

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The MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit is just around the corner, and HIPTHER is thrilled to announce the exciting evening networking events lined up for this year’s conference in captivating and tech-savvy Tallinn!

Day 1: Evening Networking Event and BSG Awards Ceremony at Fort Bar Tallinn

📅 Date & Time: 4 June, 19:30 – Late Night
📍 Location: Fort Bar (Pikk 43, 10133 Tallinn, Estonia)

Day 1 of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit is set to kick off on a zen tone with Wellness Networking and Morning Yoga before the action-packed panels ahead, but we will be picking up the pace at the Evening Networking Party!

Join us for an unforgettable evening kicking off with the Baltic & Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) ceremony, hosted at the historic Fort Bar Tallinn. Set amidst the charming cobbled streets of Tallinn, Fort Bar’s exterior echoes the city’s ancient fortifications, offering a unique and picturesque backdrop for the night.

Begin the evening with a welcome reception featuring fine wines, craft beers, and exquisite hors d’oeuvres, creating the perfect atmosphere for networking with industry leaders and peers. The highlight of the night will be the BSG Awards ceremony, celebrating excellence in the Baltic and Scandinavian gaming sectors across various categories.

Are you ready to “hold the Gaming & TECH Fort” with the #hipthers?

Day 2: Evening Networking Gathering (Closing Party)

📅 Date & Time: 5 June, 19:45 – 00:00
📍 Location: Heldeke! (Tööstuse 13, 10413 Tallinn, Estonia)

Join us for the closing networking party of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit at Heldeke! “Heldeke!” in Estonian roughly translates to “Oh dear!“, so buckle up for an uplifting and exciting networking event!

This unique theatre-bar will host a vibrant evening featuring live music from Jonathan Flack and his band. Seize the perfect opportunity to unwind, connect, and celebrate a successful summit with industry peers, old friends, and new partners.

Heldeke, don’t tell us that you will pass on these incredible opportunities to network, celebrate, and experience the best of what Tallinn has to offer!

Don’t miss out on the next-level networking and learning experience of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit 2024. See you there!

Check the Agenda of the MARE BALTICUM Summit for more details!

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The best European gamers will meet in Vilnius: global tournaments and the latest technology presentations

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As Lithuania increasingly finds itself in the spotlight of the global gaming community, country’s gamers can once again rejoice at significant news. Lithuania will host “Trackmania World Tour” stage. With this news, it is planned that 24th to 26th of May, in Vilnius the “Baltics Gaming Expo” will bring together the best gamers from across Europe and the world.

International tournaments and showcase battles

“We love to play, and we’re really good at it at the highest level. This is the second year that the “Baltics Gaming Expo” will gather video game enthusiasts and professionals from all around Europe. If last year, 29,000 participants and visitors came to participate or watch tournaments, explore the latest technologies, and try out newly released games, this year, we expect even bigger growth. After all, we have some special news – the “Trackmania” game tournament at the event is included in the global rankings. In other words, all the best players are coming to Vilnius”, says Šarūnas Tamulis, one of the organizers of the “Baltics Gaming Expo”.

Players from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, Latvia, and other countries will participate in the global ranking tournament. Among the participants will be representatives from Lithuania.

The largest gaming and technology event in the Baltic States will also feature “Counter Strike”, “Valorant”, “Rocket League”, “League of Legends”, and other international tournaments.

“There will also be special showcase battles. The best players and streamers in the country will meet on the main stage and compete playing “Counter Strike” and “Valorant”, the organizer says.

From famous streamers’ to retro games

In the gaming community, it’s popular to watch other players remotely broadcast their matches via social networks (game-streaming). Streamers are like opinion leaders, whose popularity and influence grow every day.

“To the delight of our community, the very popular streamer AnnieFuchsia will also attend the event. She has gathered half a million followers on her Twitch channel alone. For those interested, we will create an opportunity to participate in a discussion with the gamer, get answers to significant questions, or even get a photo together”, says Š. Tamulis.

Attendees of the event will also be able to enjoy a space dedicated to exceptional retro games. It will feature dozens of classic arcade games from the 80s and 90s.

“The technology giant “Samsung”, has prepared special activations for the visitors. At the largest “Galaxy AI” stand, you’ll be able to familiarize yourself with the latest artificial intelligence news and try them out on smart devices. There will also be a special “Brawlstars” tournament at the stand, where well-known content creators and enthusiasts of this game from Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia will meet. The winner will receive the latest “Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra” phone”, the organizer presents.

A weekend for popular culture

The “Baltic Gaming Expo” will take place during “Comic Con Baltics 2024 powered by Samsung,” the largest popular culture event in the Baltic States. From May 24th to 26th, “LITEXPO” will turn into a universe of popular culture.

Fans will have the chance to meet stars from iconic Hollywood projects. Among them are actors from the “Harry Potter” films Natalia Tena and Devon Murray, “Marvel” film actor Sean Gunn, “Highlander” actor Adrian Paul, actress Natasha Halevi, internet comic stars Rob DenBleyker of “Cyanide&Happiness,” “Natural Habitat Shorts,” “Nobody Sausage,” and Nathan W. Pyle, creator of “Strange Planet” comics.

The event will also feature the largest cosplay competition in the Baltic States, premieres of the latest films, presentations, and discussions, an interactive family space, the “Artists’ Alley,” which annually unites around a hundred popular culture artists, a space for vendors offering many curiosities, impressive decorations from the most famous films and series worldwide, and many other attractions.

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GiG continues regulated market expansion growth, with new launch in Estonia

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Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced that its multi-award winning iGaming Platform has powered the launch of Suprnation in Estonia, as GiG’s market-leading technology continues to strengthen, amplifying growth in an ever expanding number of regulated markets around the globe.

GiG has garnered a strong reputation as a regulated markets expert, with this latest new launch underscoring its commitment to driving growth opportunities for its partners into new markets, as regulation becomes ever more pronounced.

The news of the launch of long-term partner Suprnation is also notable for extending GiG’s impressive recent cadence of live delivery, launching ten brands in the last six months.

Prioritising a partner-centric strategy, GiG has built a strong reputation for growth, leveraging its extensive experience to foster strong professional relationships with operators, providers, and regulatory bodies. As legislative frameworks evolve, particularly in new and emerging markets, the expertise and experience of providers like GiG become increasingly critical in navigating regulatory complexities and driving revenue.

iGaming in Estonia, across online casino, sportsbook and lottery, is expected to deliver steady annual growth, resulting in a projected market revenue of over €271m by 2029 according to data supplied by H2 capital.

Andrew Cochrane, Chief Business Officer at GiG, said: “We are proud that our long standing partnerships continue to benefit from the expanding addressable markets we have added to our portfolio. The widening regulated opportunities we deliver ensures we excel at driving revenue growth for our partners in new markets, and we look forward to continuing to leverage our expertise, powering online successes throughout burgeoning new regions like Estonia. ”

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Evoplay bolsters presence in Lithuania with Betsafe deal

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Evoplay, the award-winning game development studio, is expanding in the Baltics thanks to its latest tie-up with Betsafe in Lithuania.

The deal sees over 90 of the supplier’s leading titles live on the Betsson Group’s Lithuanian brand Betsafe, a leading operator in the market.

Included in the agreement are Evoplay’s top-performing titles such as Elven Princesses, Hot Triple Sevens and The Greatest Catch Bonus Buy which are now available for Betsafe players.

The latest integration follows a string of similar deals for Evoplay who has continued its expansion across regulated markets in Europe and beyond.

Ihor Zarechnyi, CBDO at Evoplay, said: “Integrating our products to Betsafe, a leading brand in Lithuania, is another important step in our commercial trajectory as our titles continue to grow in popularity and develop a stellar reputation among gaming enthusiasts worldwide.

“Lithuania is a vibrant and dynamic market, and we are thrilled to bring our award-winning content to even more players in the region.”

Aurimas Šilys, Head of Lithuania at Betsson Group, said: “Boosting our offering with a diverse array of titles is of utmost importance for Betsafe as we strive to deliver an unmatched gaming experience to players in Lithuania.

“We are delighted to integrate Evoplay’s dynamic portfolio into our offerings, and we anticipate it will resonate exceptionally well with our audience.”

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Nordcurrent turns players into fashion designers with UGC marketplace

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Developer and publisher Nordcurrent has released a revolutionary update to its leading mobile fashion game, Pocket Styler, with the launch of a new creator platform, Pocket Styler Studio. The digital platform allows players to work like real-life fashion designers to create clothing, shoes and accessories to their exact specifications. Once finished, digital designers can market their creations under their own ‘designer label’ name and sell them in-game to millions of Pocket Styler’s players in return for in-game currency, which has never been possible in a mobile fashion game before.

The gaming skins market is a multi-billion dollar industry, with almost 50% of players buying skins with in-game currency and around 40% buying skins with real money, according to Newzoo. But, conceptualising, drawing and polishing collections takes time, and even with Nordcurrent artists supplying over 100 items every couple of weeks, Pocket Styler players still had a thirst for more items inspired by current fashion, movies, and celebrity looks, thus limiting the time players were spending in the game and subsequently Nordcurrent’s revenue.

The integration of user-generated content into Pocket Styler has revolutionized the in-game design process. It has provided players with a wider range of options to choose from while also allowing them to earn in-game currency. This feature has also addressed the creative burden faced by game artists and developers who previously struggled to keep up with the demand for fresh content. Designers now upload over 2,000 original items into the game every day, adding nearly 300 times more content than before the launch of Pocket Styler Studio.

Victoria Trofimova, CEO of Nordcurrent, said: “‘With over 100,000 daily active users, Pocket Styler is one of the world’s most popular fashion games, and now one of the most advanced thanks to the introduction of Pocket Styler Studio. It provides a platform for creators to become professional digital fashion designers who can build their brands and promote their designs globally.

“By empowering players and letting them design and sell their clothing, we hope to inspire the next generation of fashion designers while supporting them as active contributors to the game they love, helping us form a community of designers who play a genuine part in making the game even better.“

Pocket Styler Studio has been in beta since February. Currently, over 1,000 designers are creating items for the game, and another 5,000 designers are expected to upload daily in the first year of launch, creating trillions of outfit combinations and millions of new looks submitted weekly. Nordcurrent is also testing the option of designers earning real currency from their designs in the future.

Designs are saved into a designer’s profile until they are ready to be marketed. Once on sale, individual designers can track their brands’ success by ‘Publishing’ items and assessing how many sell. Players can choose a name for their designer label and earn ‘Gems’, the in-game currency, for every item sold to other players. Pocket Styler Studio is available globally; players must have Pocket Styler installed on their phones and have a free Nordcurrent ID to use Pocket Styler Studio, which can be accessed through a browser.

Launched in May 2021, Pocket Styler is based on attending different in-game events, creating looks based on the criteria of the events, submitting those looks, getting scores, and competing with other players to become “trendsetters” and climbing on top of the leaderboard. The game has 21 million downloads, with 100,000 players spending 10,000 hours on the app and giving 10 million votes to outfits daily.


Paf and Tallink Grupp sign new multi-year agreement

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The Nordic gaming company Paf has signed a new multi-year cooperation agreement with the shipping company Tallink Grupp. The agreement marks the extension of a successful partnership, where Paf will continue to provide gaming entertainment onboard the company’s vessels.

“We are pleased to continue our long-standing history with Tallink Grupp. This partnership is an important step towards further improving the entertainment experience for our customers,” says Lasse Danielsson, Chief Operating Officer Land & Ship.

Tallink Grupp operates several passenger ships in the Northern Baltic Sea region under the Tallink and Silja Line brands.

Renewed gaming experience

Paf will renew and modernise the entertainment onboard Tallink Grupp’s ships, which operate under the Silja Line brand between Sweden, Åland and Finland. The upgrade includes new coinless machines, integrated with screens that further enhance the gaming experience.

“We will implement our ‘Customer Journey’ concept, which will be an important factor in improving the interaction with our players. The concept not only strengthens the gaming experience but also our communication about responsible gaming,” says Christian Lundell, Key Account Manager at Paf.

In addition, Paf will review the possibility of expanding the gaming experience with specific amusement games designed for adults.

Improved responsible gaming onboard

Paf has previously implemented updates that have improved responsible gaming onboard Tallink’s ships operating to and from Estonia. On these vessels, passengers are required to identify themselves with their boarding cards to be able to play on a slot machine.

“Through our cooperation with Paf, we have successfully achieved a higher standard for the gaming activities onboard. We especially value Paf’s work on responsible gaming and the improvements implemented on our Estonian-flagged ships. Our goal is to improve responsible gaming onboard all our ships together with Paf in the coming years,” says Kairi Maidla, Group Entertainment Director at Tallink Grupp.


Nordcurrent Acquires River End Games from Amplifier Game Invest

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Nordcurrent acquires Swedish games studio River End Games, broadening its vision beyond mobile games into PC and console

Nordcurrent acquires River End Games; plans for the release of a brand-new IP the studio has been working on remain unchanged

Developer and publisher Nordcurrent has acquired the Gothenburg-based games studio River End Games as it looks to expand beyond its focus on mobile gaming as part of its growth plans. River End Games is a 17-strong team of highly experienced game developers led by Jonas Nordling, Anders Hejdenberg and Karl Broström, who have worked on AAA games like Battlefield and Need for Speed, smaller award-winning titles like Unravel and have created several original IPs.

River End Games was created in 2020 with investment and support from Amplifier Game Invest, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Embracer Group. For River End Games, essentially nothing will change in the day-to-day business and the studio will continue as usual; the name will remain the same and it will operate as a separate entity from Nordcurrent’s existing offices.

The studio has been working on an as-yet unannounced single-player game for PC and consoles with a strong focus on narrative and world-building, which will be published by Nordcurrent Labs, the publishing arm of Nordcurrent.

“River End Games’ team joining Nordcurrent is a big step in our strategy to expand beyond mobile gaming, where we have had a decade of success with games like Cooking Fever and millions of engaged monthly players,” the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer for Nordcurrent, Victoria Trofimova, said. “There is a lot of innovation happening in the PC and console ecosystem and I’m looking forward to Nordcurrent and River End Games taking an active role in this evolving market.”

Nordcurrent’s aforementioned decade of success has seen its mobile titles be downloaded over 500 million times by players worldwide. The expanding portfolio of games by Nordcurrent includes its flagship Cooking Fever along with Airplane Chefs, Pocket Styler, Murder in the Alps and more.

“At River End Games, we’re a small but passionate group of people who love games and live to create them,” the Chief Executive Officer for River End Games, Jonas Nordling, said. “Our goal is simple: to bring world-class experiences to gamers. In Nordcurrent, we’ve found a kindred spirit and long-term partner that shares our passion. We are very excited about this new partnership and can’t imagine a better ally to help us create worlds and stories that gamers will remember long after they’ve put the controller away.”


Endorphina Partners with Senator Casino

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Endorphina has partnered with Senator Casino in Croatia.

Holding a strong presence in over 27 regulated markets and releasing one groundbreaking slot after the other, Endorphina will help Senator Casino to enrich its game portfolio.

On the other hand, Senator is a leading casino operator with a very strong presence in Croatia that will undoubtedly help Endorphina strengthen its position in the Croatian market.

Rashad Karimov, senior partnership manager at Endorphina, said: “With its decades of market experience, Senator Casino brings its vast knowledge to the igaming industry, and we believe that our diverse portfolio of games such as Chance Machine and Lucky Streak series, as well as our newly released AI-designed Joker RA, will bring a truly epic experience to their players.”

Dražen Jablan, director of Senator Croatia, said: “We are thrilled to team up with Endorphina, whose commitment to innovation and delivering exceptional gaming experiences aligns perfectly with our own values. This collaboration will enable us to enhance our offering and cater to the evolving preferences of our players.”


SOFTSWISS Recognised as Best Sports Betting Provider in the Baltics

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SOFTSWISS, the leading iGaming software provider, is proud to have been recognised as the ‘Best Sports Betting Provider in the Baltics’ at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2023, confirming its leadership in the region. 

At the core of the award is the brand’s proprietary online sports betting software platform – SOFTSWISS Sportsbook Platform. This state-of-the-art solution enables operators to launch tailored sports betting brands with gamification tools and multiple integration options – via APIs, iFrame, and the SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator. The Sportsbook also provides an array of classic and industry-unique bonuses, including Freebet Booster, Hunting Bonus and Tournament, as well as Lootbox Bonus.

Speaking about the award, Alexander Kamenetskyi, Head of SOFTSWISS Sportsbook, said: “This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering quality and innovation in the iGaming space. We are grateful to the award jury for acknowledging our accomplishments and, most importantly, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our incredible team. Their dedication and diligence have been instrumental in driving us to this remarkable achievement.”

Earlier this year, the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook bolstered its offers by integrating the SOFTSWISS Jackpot Aggregator. This groundbreaking move allows operators to launch jackpot campaigns for sports betting operations, setting a new industry standard.

Together with the company’s range of innovative software solutions, the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook will be presented at SiGMA Americas in São Paulo, Brazil, from 14th to 18th June, at stand D80.



SOFTSWISS is an international iGaming company supplying certified software solutions for managing gambling operations. The expert team, which counts 1,400 employees, is based in Malta, Poland, Georgia, and Belarus.  SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences and provides one-stop-shop iGaming software solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, including the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimised online casino solution.