Altenar becomes General Sponsor of EEGS 2024

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The acclaimed Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS) gladly welcomes Altenar, a leading sports betting software provider, as a General Sponsor for this year’s edition of the event. The conference will be held on 27th and 28th of November at the IEC, Sofia, Bulgaria. For another consecutive year Altenar joins the event as a major sponsor with total commitment for fostering innovation and growth in the gaming and entertainment industry, as a whole. This enduring long standing partnership has brought significant mutual benefits and opportunities for both parties and all event participants over the years.

Altenar is delivering best-in-class solutions for licensed operators around the world. Ranging from a standalone sportsbook product to the provision of a turnkey sportsbook solution, Altenar offers proven stability coupled with a flexible and personalised service.

Launched in 2011, Altenar powers hundreds of online sports betting sites, while their self-service betting terminals and mobile app help ensure they meet all operator needs, with an exponentially growing client base in more than 30 countries.

Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis said: “In Altenar we consider EEGS and BEGE as a key event to establish connection with East and Southeast Europe. Considering that Bulgaria is playing a key role in that region, our presence is a must. See you in Sofia.”

Altenar is an invaluable partner, thus contributing to the success and vibrancy of EEGS itself. The continued support highlights a shared commitment to excellence and progress within the industry, making this year’s event an essential platform for associated industry luminaries and entrepreneurs to explore the latest trends and opportunities in gaming, entertainment and hospitality in general.

The Eastern European Gaming Summit (EEGS), the premier conference of the region, provides a dynamic platform for industry leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and explore the latest trends and opportunities shaping the gaming and entertainment landscape.

No doubt you wish to position your company alongside the Conference and exploit our expertise.

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Wazdan boosts Romania footprint with Totogaming deal

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Wazdan, the gain-focused developer behind some of the world’s most rewarding casino game experiences, has further bolstered its presence in the regulated Romanian market after partnering with Totogaming.

The agreement has initially seen Wazdan provide 12 of its most popular titles to the online casino, including Magic Spins™, Hot Slot™:777 Rubies, Sizzling Eggs™ and the player-favourite Coins™ series.

Following the first tranche of games, more will be rolled out over the coming months as the supplier continues to deliver proven titles that resonate well with local customers.

It is the latest commercial expansion by Wazdan, which has enjoyed a strong start to the year, launching a number of key titles as well as undergoing a rebrand, which was revealed at ICE London.

Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer at Wazdan, said: “Our commercial expansion into key European regulated markets is a focal point for us, and we’re very happy to further grow our Romanian footprint in partnership with Totogaming.

“Our products have been well received in Romania already and we’re confident that we can add more value to Totogaming’s casino offering.”

Totogaming’s Product Directions Development Unit Manager, Kamօ Mayilyan said: “Wazdan has a reputation for creating exceptional, tech-friendly products and we’re delighted to add 12 of its best-performing games to our online portfolio.

With a long-term approach to our rollout collaboration, we look forward to enjoying an exciting relationship together.”


The largest exhibition of the gaming industry in Bulgaria marks its 15 year

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The largest trade exhibition of the gaming industry for Central and Eastern Europe – BEGE, which takes place in Sofia, marks its 15th anniversary this year. The event will be held on November 27th and 28th at the Inter Expo Center, Sofia, and dozens of companies from Europe, the USA, and Asia have already announced their participation.

The day before the start of the exhibition, the traditional BEGE Awards will be handed out. The glamorous ceremony will take place on 26 November 2024 in a sophisticated setting with the participation of representatives from across the sector. The awards are presented to individuals and companies with significant contributions to the gaming and entertainment industry.

During the exhibition, the Eastern European conference of the gaming industry – EEGS will be held, again at the Inter Expo Center. It is a preferred platform for experts who have the opportunity to learn about regulatory changes, technological developments and the latest trends in the sector.

In 2023, dozens of exhibitors from three continents presented their latest products. “We are glad that hundreds of professionals and experts visited BEGE and our expectations for this year are to welcome even more people. For 15 years, the event has become one of the most influential exhibitions in Europe for the sector, gathering experts, professionals and companies from all over the world, covering all verticals of the online and offline segments of the industry,” explained Natalia Baevska, Project Manager of the exhibition.

BEGE provides an opportunity to make business contacts, present the latest products from the industry, which successfully applies the latest technological innovations, including artificial intelligence.


HIPTHER Announces Online Voting Session for GamingTECH Awards 2024, Leading to the Grand Event at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit

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HIPTHER, leading event organizer specializing in the Gaming and Technology sectors, is excited to announce the Online Voting Session for the prestigious GamingTECH Awards 2024. This year, the Awards honouring excellence in GameTech in Central and Eastern Europe, will take place at the highly anticipated Prague Gaming & TECH Summit on 26 March.

The GamingTECH Awards is a celebration of industry excellence in the CEE region. Embracing the latest advancements and trends, the awards highlight exceptional achievements across various categories, from companies of a global calibur.

Following the Online Nomination Period that took place between 16 October – 31 December, 2023, the time has come for all the Nominees to be revealed and offered for the Online Voting Session which will determine the Shortlists for each Category.

The Online Voting Process

The Online voting session will run between 12-29 February, 2024, and the Online Voting System is open and ready to receive your votes here. The platform allows one vote per IP address every 24 hours, so get your devices ready, and start voting for your company or favourite nominees!

The Shortlists Announcement is scheduled for 4 March, 2024.


GamingTECH Awards Categories

HIPTHER has introduced four strategic Category Sections covering all critical aspects of Gaming operations and technology: two Operator Categories, six B2B Sports Betting & Casino Categories, four Auxiliary Service Provider Categories focusing on Affiliate Marketing, Payments and Testing Laboratories, and one special Category for the Top Supporter of Responsible Gambling.


All GamingTECH Awards 2024 Categories:

  1. Best Support for Responsible Gambling
  2. Best Testing Laboratory
  3. Best Payments Service Provider
  4. Best Affiliate
  5. Best Affiliate Program
  6. Best Sports Betting Provider
  7. Rising Star – Sports Betting Technology
  8. Best Esports Service Provider
  9. Best Online Casino Platform
  10. Rising Star – Online Casino Technology
  11. Online Casino Innovator
  12. Best Online Casino
  13. Best Sports Betting Operator

Final Vote & Ceremony – The “Endorphina Club & GamingTECH CEE Awards 2024 Ceremony”

The Final Vote will be cast during the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit by its participants on 26 March 2024. The Winners will be announced and awarded the same day in an exclusive evening gathering – the Endorphina Club networking party – that promises to be a highlight of the year for the gaming and technology industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Introduced in 2023, this event is back by popular demand, thanks to the overwhelming response it received.

Hosted and sponsored by Endorphina, a leading name in the iGaming industry, this gathering is a perfect opportunity for professionals, enthusiasts, and experts to meet for an unforgettable night celebrating the industry’s Winners and coming together.


Make sure to cast your votes in the Online Voting Session and Stay Tuned for the Shortlists Announcements!

Join us at the Prague Gaming & TECH Summit for the GamingTECH Awards 2024, to promote your company, network and learn from the brightest minds and professionals of Gaming and Technology!


Ukraine’s ESBU seized UAH 700 million from the accounts of one of the largest gambling companies

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Detectives of the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine exposed one of the largest licensees of online gambling in the evasion of UAH 1.2 billion (€29,6 million ) in taxes.

According to the investigation a group of people from among the company’s employees organized unlicensed online gambling.

Using more than 30 mirror websites with interfaces similar to the licensed website and “misdirection” of payments they set up a scheme for tax evasion on a particularly large scale.

It was also established that the gambling licensee was not located at the address specified in the license of KRAIL. And its officials deliberately concealed evidence – documents and other information necessary for a comprehensive, complete and impartial investigation of the circumstances of the crime.

Currently UAH 700 million (€17,3 million) placed on the company’s accounts has been seized. The pre-trial investigation is ongoing. Operational support was provided by the SSU. Prosecutors of the Prosecutor General’s Office are providing procedural guidance.



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The leading product development and martech supplier taps into rich pool of tech talent in Moldovan capital Chișinău, significantly expanding its capabilities in the betting and casino software development industry 


The Unit, a leader in nearshore product development for sports betting and igaming, has announced the expansion of its multinational office footprint in Moldova.

The 180 sq. m. offices, located in the heart of the capital city of Chișinău, will now be home to over 30 staff, who are driving The Unit’s multifaceted development work for digital sportsbook, casino and fan engagement to new heights.

The Chișinău offices, which are capitalizing on Moldova’s rich pool of tech talent on these state-of-the-art premises, are the latest demonstration of the premium The Unit places on sustained innovation and the scalable local talent that drives it. Much like neighbouring Ukraine and Romania, Moldova has quickly become a natural habitat for the industry, thanks to its deep well of educated, multilingual and tech-savvy workers.

Paddy Casey, Co-Founder at The Unit, said: “It’s very exciting to announce the opening of The Unit’s new office in Chișinău, where myself and some of the Irish-based team have just returned from cutting the ribbon with our new Moldovan colleagues!

“This strategic move aligns with our vision to tap into the rich pool of tech talent in Moldova, fostering innovation and expanding our capabilities in the betting and casino software development industry.

“We’re thrilled to plant another progressive flag in the sand for The Unit – and Chișinău was a logical choice as we expand our footprint. It’s a perfect match: a fantastic team in an environment that’s ideal for The Unit’s growth and trademark creativity.

“We view our new European office as another step in the evolution of our lofty ambitions within the industry to be the best and to work with the best. Moldova is an area of growing appeal, with a capital that boasts a strong trading tradition and a rich environment for young tech talent, which is already complementing our industry-leading experience.

“Our expansion into Moldova is our latest demonstration of our commitment to becoming the partner of choice throughout the industry.”

The Unit is a rapidly-growing team, with full-time staff already based in Ireland and Ukraine. The Moldovan offices will follow the successful model of its Ukrainian development hub, which boasts an abundance of technical resources that allows The Unit to deliver high ROI for its clients and partners in the betting, igaming and sports sectors.

With a broad range of existing international clients, The Unit is pitching its best-in-class product development capabilities across the globe.



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Soft2Bet is delighted to announce the launch of its latest B2C brand in Romania. The new site is powered by Soft2Bet’s online casino and sportsbook platform and will benefit from Soft2Bet’s Motivational Engineering Gaming Application (MEGA), the group’s unique gamification technology that drives engagement, volumes, and revenues.

The launch is one of Soft2Bet’s pioneering projects as it represents the group’s first foray into the Romanian market, setting a new benchmark for online gaming in the region. will provide unique online sports betting and gaming products to Romanian players and is operated by Balkanix Limited and its proprietary platform licensed by ONJN, the Romanian gambling regulator, ensuring a secure entertainment experience for players.’s sports betting product promises exceptional odds across a multitude of sports events, while its casino products offer an extensive selection of more than 1200 slot games, table games, and live dealer experiences.

The platform’s welcome bonuses are designed to cater to both sports bettors and casino enthusiasts.

“We are proud to introduce to the vibrant Romanian gaming community,” stated Yoel Zuckerberg, Chief Product Officer of Soft2Bet. “Our mission is to deliver an unparalleled gaming experience, and embodies that vision. We’re confident that it will become the go-to platform for players seeking quality, variety, and excitement.” Continues Expansion with Entry into Romania

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The Class II license will allow to supply its platform to approved operators in the fast-growing market.

“Romania has been on our radar for some time and we’re really excited to get to work in the country,” the Chief Executive Officer for, Vladimir Negine, said. “We see significant growth potential but at the same time operators are telling us they need a content pipeline to deliver the truly exceptional experience players are demanding. We’re confident we can give our operator partners in Romania a competitive edge via deep integrations that provide the type of functionality not usually associated with an aggregator.” will be supporting operators in Romania with a platform that makes integration look easy via a seamless API, removing manual work and replacing it with cutting-edge technology.

Created by a team boasting decades of experience across both B2C and B2B gaming, was built to give control back to casino managers. As well as the content, it comes packaged with a powerhouse back office, real-time data and instant support. partners also gain access to all marketing and bonus tools provided by games studios, meaning your players don’t have to miss out. has been rapidly onboarding content from many of the industry’s most exciting content studios in recent months including Slotmill, Peter & Sons and BGaming.

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Betfan with PLN 3.75 Million Net Profit in First Half of 2023

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Betfan, a legal Polish bookmaker and one of the industry leaders, generated a total turnover of PLN 213.5 million (EUR 48 million) in the first half of 2023. This is an increase of 8% year-on-year. Bookmaker’s NGR from January to June this year increased by 26% year-on-year to PLN 20.7 million (EUR 4.7 million).

In Q2 2023 alone, the company’s NGR growth was even faster and amounted to 44% year-on-year. In the first half of this year, Betfan generated a net profit of PLN 3.75 million (EUR 0.8 million).

Betfan is an online bookmaker with 98% of its turnover in the first half of 2023 coming from online betting. Hence, the organization primary investments are directed towards the mobile application. In 2023 users saw its new version, both on iOS and Android. The bookmaker focused on the transformation from a marketing-oriented organization to a technology oriented one. The company intends to invest further in this area in the future.

“In 2023, we have been operating according to a new strategy that is already bringing measurable results,” the Chief Executive Officer for Betfan, Lukasz Lazarewicz (pictured), said. “The dynamics of the total turnover, after deduction of bonuses and ‘free bets’, exceeded 10% in the first half of the year and our NGR has been growing even faster. In the first quarter it increased by 23% and in the second by 44%. This shows the high effectiveness of the introduced changes.

“As an e-betting company, we put emphasis on constantly improving our product and the customer experience. We want the Betfan website and the app to be even more engaging, intuitive and fast. We have built solid internal competences in this area and we rely less and less on external partners. We want to actively listen to users because it is for them that we build our product.

“At the same time, we pursue a prudent customer acquisition policy with targeted marketing based on analytics without the industry-wide artificial boosting of bonuses. The result is a high net profit in the first half of this year worth PLN 3.75 million.”

One of the positive effects of the new Betfan strategy was an increase in conversion from registration to the first deposit to 76% and in users activity on the platform. In 2023, the customer base grew substantially, which at the end of June 2023 was 37% higher than in June 2022. One of the ways of its further development is also the newly launched affiliate program and unique media partnerships with market leaders.

At the same time, Betfan is developing a network of stationary betting terminals. As a result, at the end of June Betfan had over 100 of them in Poland. The turnover and NGR in this area have been growing by leaps and bounds. In the first half of 2023, these were higher by 161% and 228% respectively, compared to the first half of 2022. The bookmaker plans to launch another 30 terminals this year.


NOVOMATIC Romania to Participate in Entertainment Arena Expo

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NOVOMATIC is going participate in the 15th edition of Entertainment Arena Expo, the region’s most important B2B industry event, which will take place from 5 to 7 September 2023 at Romexpo in Bucharest.

Valentin-Adrian Georgescu, CEO of NOVOMATIC Romania, said: “We invite all our customers and partners to visit our stand # 101, which we are premiering at EAE in exciting new style and discover our many special offers and surprises. Our host at the fair will again be Diana Munteanu, who has already accompanied us at the last two editions: She is looking forward to our visitors testing our high-quality products and participating in surprise tournaments – this year we will be giving away exclusive prizes! Also, Ilie Năstase, the brand ambassador of, will join us to sign autographs and take photos.”

This year, the portfolio has been expanded with new, revolutionary products that cover all the needs of operators, from AWP bars to clubs and sports betting shops. The stars of this show are five progressive jackpot packages that include a selection of innovative games with special features.

“We have also prepared a special programme for the retrofitting of NOVOMATIC gaming machines according to the new legal standards. I am proud that our team is making remarkable efforts to create a truly special and unique gaming fair. We are committed to providing visitors to our stand with an unforgettable experience and offering them something unique at the event, as we continue to revolutionize the gaming market,” Valentin-Adrian Georgescu said.

Live at the show will be the latest cabinet releases with the outstanding BLACK EDITION II series and its flexible portfolio of three new cabinet versions: BLACK EDITION II 3.27, BLACK EDITION II XL 3.32, and BLACK EDITION II 1.49J. All three versions impress with their captivating, sophisticated design and high-impact game presentation. Additionally, they stand out with the harmonious contrast created by the elegant black finish and the innovative LED lighting concept.

The focus is also on the most impressive jackpot offers on the market, with a variety of complete hardware and software packages for all budgets and preferences. Leading NOVOMATIC cabinets are blended with top-performing Progressive multi-game selections and a variety of excellent signage solutions to create a new buzz of excitement on the gaming floor.

New on the Romanian market is the PRIMUS PRO, a cost-effective cabinet that offers excellent value for money. It represents the best alternative as a replacement for outdated Coolfire I gaming machines.

The most popular and successful gaming mix in Romania, Impera Line HD, launches with its new Edition 9. This version offers a selection of classic NOVOMATIC games as well as new releases, and its user-friendly menu helps players easily identify their preferences.

The sports betting terminals will be presented in a dedicated stand area, where visitors can discover the advantages of the exclusive exhibition offers. NOVOMATIC Romania is expanding partnerships with advantageous conditions, offering an even more diverse range of products, including complete sports betting terminals and lottery products, depending on the type of business chosen by the partner.

“It will be an edition you won’t want to miss! From campaigns, exclusive offers, and exclusive exhibition programs to surprises and special prizes. We have carefully created everything to provide the best conditions, both for our customers and their business. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand 101 for a glass of champagne and traditional Austrian food,” Laura Boșneag, Sales Director of NOVOMATIC Romania, said.