Aviatrix enters Georgia market

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Aviatrix has entered the fast-growing Georgia market, after gaining certification to provide its award-winning NFT-based crash game in the country.

The certification allows Aviatrix to supply its game to operators in Georgia for the first time. One way operators in the market will be able to gain access to the game is via the Slotegrator platform.

Anton Yarash, COO at Aviatrix, said: “Gaining certification in Georgia underlines Aviatrix’s commitment to entering regulated markets. We are achieving this in less than a year since first launching, which shows just how quickly the game has gained popularity. We’re also excited to partner with Slotegrator to bring Aviatrix to operators in Georgia.”

Aviatrix plans to launch in other regulated markets in the coming months. The news of its successful entry into Georgia follows its participation at the recent SBC Summit Tbilisi.

Victoria Lambroza, account manager at Aviatrix, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for Aviatrix to exhibit at SBC Summit Tbilisi and showcase the game to operators across the region. Now we are certified in Georgia, I’m looking forward to working closely with operator partners to help drive growth in this unique country, which I am proud to call home.”

Aviatrix is a pioneering NFT-based online casino game designed to boost player engagement via innovative new gaming mechanics. Since it was released last year, it has achieved huge global success, and now attracts more than 40,000 daily active users worldwide.

The feature-packed title is fully customisable and regularly updated, as well as being supported by network tournaments, the most recent of which boasted a one million euro prize pool.


Playtech Enters Georgian and Armenian Betting Markets Through Partnership with Adjarabet

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Playtech, a globally recognised leader in gambling technology, embarked on a strategic journey into the Georgian and Armenian betting markets, marking a significant milestone in its ongoing pursuit of market expansion. The collaboration with Adjarabet, a formidable operator in the region, exemplifies Playtech’s commitment to delivering superior gaming experiences across diverse territories.

Expanding on an established collaboration, this venture further extends Playtech’s ongoing partnership with Flutter Entertainment, which acquired a controlling stake in Adjarabet in 2019. This alliance spans multiple platforms and regions, encompassing prominent names such as Betfair, Paddy Power, Pokerstars, Skybet, Fanduel, and now, Adjarabet.

Renowned as the premier online gaming operator in Georgia and boasting a robust presence in Armenia, Adjarabet’s diverse portfolio encompasses poker, casino games, sports betting and the renowned Betfair Exchange. The synergy between Playtech and Adjarabet marks a surge in popularity of Live Casino, a dynamic vertical that stands as one of Playtech’s fastest-growing verticals.

Shimon Akad, COO of Playtech, said, “Our collaboration with Adjarabet signifies our commitment to pioneering operations in emerging markets. We believe this trend will only accelerate – and we look forward to expanding even further globally.”

Avto Oboladze, Head of Online Casino at Adjarabet, said: “The strategic partnership with Playtech cements our standing as a leading gambling operator in the region. The integration of Playtech’s content into Adjarabet presents an exhilarating dimension for our valued customers, setting the stage for the partnership’s evolution.”


CT Gaming Set to Impress at Tbilisi Gaming Fest 2023 with Innovations and New Products

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CT Gaming is all set to showcase its innovative products at the Tbilisi Gaming Fest (TGF) 2023, to be held on September 15. The company’s stand, B1, is expected to be a focal point for attendees looking to experience the latest in land-based gaming technology.

CT Gaming’s highlight will undoubtedly be the NEXT Slot Cabinet, the popular Diamond King 1 and the newly released Diamond King 3. The NEXT Slot Cabinet, a modern marvel of technology, combines sleek design with high-end technical specifications. Its ergonomic design, two 27″ HD monitors and advanced touch screen features ensure an unparalleled gaming experience for players and superior performance for operators. This cabinet will feature one of the company’s most popular multigames – Diamond King 1. This multigame series has been tailored to meet the customer’s preferences and contains 50 exciting titles, including games such as 20 Star Party, Lucky Clover and 40 Treasures, which have become favourites among local audiences. 10 of the games are linked to the progressive and yet conventional Diamond Tree Jackpot. Diamond King 1 has been a huge success in the Georgian market, which has led to the design and development of Diamond King 3, which will be introduced to the region for the first time. This newest addition emphasises and features the elevated version of the legendary MegaJack trio – Slot-O-Pol Deluxe, Champagne 20 and Aztec Gold. Attendees can expect an immersive gaming experience with 50 exciting games in the Diamond King 3 multigame, 20 of which are linked to the 3-level Diamond Tree progressive jackpot.

Dimitar Muhovski, Director of Business Development in Georgia, said: “Georgia is a growing market and we are looking forward to showcasing our top performing products at the TGF. The iconic MegaJack Trio, which is part of our Diamond King 3 series, is something we’re particularly proud of and we can’t wait for the visitors to experience it.”

In addition to product display, CT Gaming’s presence at TGF 2023 will be marked by its Casino Management System, RHINO, which offers a complete and innovative slot management solution. Built for a variety of gaming venues, from small to large, Rhino offers comprehensive and advanced reporting functions, cashless operations through various mechanisms, player tracking options as well as marketing tools, promotions and loyalty programmes.


Georgia Bans 1.45 Million People from Gambling

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A new decree approved last year has banned well over a million people from participating in gambling in Georgia. The law, which follows the introduction of new online casino restrictions, bans under 25s, public employees, the socially vulnerable and those blacklisted by courts from gambling.

Minister of finance Lasha Khutsishvili said 1.45 million citizens are now banned from gambling, including people who are self-excluding. The new law came into effect this month after being approved by prime minister Irakli Garibashvili last year.

Last month, Garibashvili approved another batch of restrictions to tighten the country’s gambling laws. One of the measures will be to ring-fence online casino licences so they can be held only by land-based casinos based in Georgia.

That would make Adjara Group, Crystalbet and Iveria the only operators that can hold online casino licences. However, in addition, the government plans to offer a licence for exclusive rights to operate online casino for a fee of €1.6m.

Last year, the government presented plans to introduce separate gaming licences for specific verticals so that operators would no longer be able to expand into different verticals with no need for an additional permit. The annual permit fees for each of the business types (online casino, slots and betting) were to be set at €35,580.

All gambling advertising on TV, websites and public places has also been banned, and gambling taxes have been raised. Another batch of measures that are expected to be imposed includes a ban on casinos on ships.

The government says the measures are designed to bring the country in line with the EU expectations as it seeks to enter the bloq, although there is no EU ban on gambling advertising or prohibiting certain people from participating.


EGT Digital to Enrich Gaming Choice of Betlive’s Customers

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EGT Digital continues its winning streak in Georgia. The prominent local operator Betlive enriched the gaming choice of the players on its betting site by adding to its portfolio the 18 top-performing titles of Bell Link, High Cash jackpots, as well as the 5 single progressives Rise of Ra, Versailles Gold, 20 Super Hot, 40 Super Hot and Burning Hot.

“The partnership with Betlive is another milestone for us. It is convincing proof of our company’s growing popularity and the serious positions it occupies as one of the preferred gaming providers for more and more operators in Georgia,” Tsvetomira Drumeva, Head of Sales at EGT Digital, said.

“EGT Digital’s games immediately captivated the attention of our website’s visitors, who are looking for a rich variety of themes along with high chances for winnings and bonuses. Our impressions of their performance so far have been excellent and I believe that we will continue working with the Bulgarian provider for a long time in order to provide our customers with high-quality online gaming entertainment,” Varlam Sakhvadze, Head of Games Department at betlive.com, said.


Co-Founder of BetConstruct, Vigen Badalyan, Wins Outstanding Contribution to Gaming Award at SIGMA Eurasia

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The leading gaming platform provider, BetConstruct, is delighted to announce another industry recognition, the Outstanding Contribution to Gaming award, granted to the Co-Founder of BetConstruct – Vigen Badalyan.

As one of the most reputable awards, the trophy pays another tribute to Vigen Badalyan’s dedication to innovation and excellence, as well as exceptional contributions to shaping the future of the gaming industry as a whole. As an industry pioneer, Vigen Badalyan was the first to introduce tokenisation to the gaming industry, and his visionary leadership continues to drive a new wave of innovation.

Through his leadership and vision, BetConstruct continues to redefine the boundaries of innovation, delivering cutting-edge gaming solutions to partners around the globe.


SoftGamings Attending SiGMA EURASIA 2023

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SoftGamings is preparing everything for SiGMA Eurasia held in UAE, a place where both the East and West bring the best from their worlds. This noteworthy event will take place at InterContinental Dubai Festival City from 13 to 16 March 2023.

During the event, participants will be able to exchange business ideas and experiences through conferences, exhibitions, and networking. SoftGamings will appear at the Summit as an exhibitor and display up-to-date software solutions relevant to gambling businesses at stand P11.

Anyone interested in state-of-the-art turnkey and white-label casino solutions, single integration of top-notch game providers, Self-Service and Bitcoin solutions, or licensing and banking solutions can set up a meeting with us and learn more about our offerings. We look forward to meeting current clients and forming strategic partnerships with new associates at our stand.

SiGMA Eurasia will attract esteemed operators, suppliers, affiliates, investors, and other influential attendees from the gambling industry, 47% of which will be C-level or decision-makers. Taking note of what these experts have to say about the industry’s future can revolutionise the gaming market and speed up the implementation of innovative business models.

SoftGamings’ director of partnerships, Anna Lalina, expressed her excitement about attending this highly anticipated event, saying: “SiGMA Eurasia in Dubai is one of the events you shouldn’t miss in 2023. The SoftGamings team has already prepared everything for this spectacular Summit, where we hope to show the gaming world how valuable our platforms and products can be. During this three-day conference, we will present our top-rated casino and betting solutions that can significantly boost your business and take it to the next level. Our stand is P11, so pay us a visit and discover all we have to offer.”


EGT Digital Made a Breakthrough in Georgia

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EGT Digital’s gaming content is already available on the Georgian market. Since November, one of the newest websites asvla.com is offering to its customers 15 of the most successful titles from the Bulgarian provider’s portfolio, among which are the progressive jackpots Versailles Gold, Rise of Ra, Burning Hot, 40 Super Hot, and 20 Super Hot, as well as all games from the top-performer Bell Link.

Madlen Matevosian, Regional Manager at EGT Georgia, said: “The collaboration with new websites with great potential such as Asvla is very important for us, as it will help us to quickly popularize our games among the players in the country and will pave the way for more successful integrations in the future.”

Tom Hutchinson, CEO of Asvla, said: “Our customers seem to be enjoying the games a lot, especially the Bell Link jackpot, which immediately grabbed their attention. The integration phase also went very easily and smoothly. We’re looking forward to working with EGT Digital closely and to launch more of their content soon.”


On Air Entertainment to go live with Georgia studio

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Global provider of premium live casino content to open state-of-the-art four-floor studio in Tbilisi with 130 tables and a team of 1,700

On Air Entertainment, the go-to provider of thrilling live casino content, is set to break ground and a brand-new studio located in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi as part of wider global expansion plans.

The four-floor studio will contain 130 tables for English Blackjack and Roulette, with each set against stunning backdrops that have been designed to capture the unique atmosphere of a buzzing land-based casino floor.

This is the fast-growing provider’s third studio and takes its total table capacity to 220 and comes shortly after announcing it had been given the green light to open a studio in Romania.

The Georgia studio benefits from cutting-edge digital environments as well as high-definition cameras and powerful microphones. This ensures games are broadcast to the highest quality and deliver a superior player experience at all times.

The facility will be run by a team of 1,500 – 2,000, including game presenters as well as operations and technology units.

OnAir expects to open the doors of its Georgia studio in Q1 2023 with operators already showing interest in adding these tables to their portfolios.

After launching its first blackjack table in November 2021, OnAir has since worked tirelessly to enhance its offering with the addition of roulette, speed roulette and auto roulette and 9 Pots of GoldTM StreamIconTM Edition to follow on 16 August and 6 September respectively.

The OnAir network is also certified in key regulated markets including the Isle of Man, the UK, Greece, Ontario, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Malta.

Mathijs Beugelink, Head of Operations at OnAir Entertainment, said: “We have quickly become the go-to provider of premium live casino content and the demand for our games continues to increase at pace, which is why we have an ambitious roadmap for new studio launches.

“Our Georgia studio really is cutting edge and the technologies it contains allow us to deliver an unrivalled player experience at all times.

“It is great to be able to bring so many jobs to the wonderful city of Tbilisi and we look forward to growing out our team with the best talent in the business. This is a significant milestone for OnAir Entertainment and for the operators that we work with.”

Vasileios Martharis, Head of Studio, Georgia, at OnAir Entertainment, added: “OnAir’s Georgia studio will be one of the most advanced in the industry and will allow us to further strengthen our position as a tier-one live dealer provider to operators in regulated markets around the world.

“I am looking forward to building out the team that will run the studio with me and bringing such a significant employment opportunity to Tbilisi. OnAir is committed to becoming the leading provider of live casino content in the industry, and this studio is another step towards achieving this goal.”