IESF has announced the slots for 15th World Championships to be held in Iasi, Romania

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With South Africa’s National Team Trials, to be held on 25 March 2023, quickly approaching, excitement among Registered Players is reaching an all time high.

It is  thus welcome news that International Esports Federation (IESF) has just informed Mind Sports South Africa of the number of slots for Africa for IESF’s 15th World Esports Championships (WEC 23′) to be held in August in Iasi, Romania.

The slot distribution for WEC 23′ is divided per registered country per continent, and we would like to inform you that Africa acquired a total number of 13 out of the 82 slots for the following games:

  • CSGO – 3
  • Dota 2 – 2
  • Mobile Legends Bang Bang – 3
  • PUBG Mobile – 3
  • CSGO Female – 2

IESF has also advised MSSA that all African National Federations that have registered athletes for Tekken and Efootbal get a direct slot.

Thus with MSSA having so registered for both Tekken and Efootball, the Registered Player selected by MSSA at its National Team titles for these two esports titles will go straight through to lovely Iasi and not have to fight it out in an African regional Qualifier.

The last chance for athletes to qualify for National Team Trials is:

  • 2023 Gauteng Online Championships to be held on 11 March 2023.

All those entering National Team Trials are again reminded to have valid passports on the date of such National Team Trials.


Superbet Decides to Remove Commercial Messages from Outdoor Advertising

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Superbet has announced that it will remove all commercial messages from its out-of-home advertising. This measure will be implemented in the first half of this year, throughout the entire territory of Romania.

Superbet, as leader of the sports betting industry in Romania, has developed a sustainable business strategy, in which responsible gaming and community involvement are major pillars.

In this context, the company publicly confirmed that it will remove all commercial messages from its out-of-home advertising, in the first half of this year. The removal process of these banners will commence in the near future, with Superbet committing to the fact that they will only keep outdoor advertising which promotes responsible gaming.

Furthermore, Superbet will also remove all types of out-of-home advertising banners, irrespective of size or type of messaging, which are located closer than 100 meters from high school education facilities.


7777 gaming has certified over 50 games for Romania

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7777 gaming has certified over 50 games for Romania. The company has also a license to provide its innovative and sought-after games to Romanian operators.

Elena Shaterova, CCO at 7777 gaming has commented on the new milestone: “Having in mind the maturity of the Romanian market with its over 35 strong online gambling brands, it’s exciting for the team to deliver our unique and innovative games on the market. We have already signed agreements with some of the biggest operators on the market.

Besides, our certified games are already integrated with the leading casino aggregators in Romania, such as IGT PlayDigital and EveryMatrix, which provide content to the most popular Romanian online operators.”

The company’s certified games in Romania are among the top-performing titles of 7777 gaming’s rich casino portfolio. The company plans to establish new and exciting business opportunities with innovative brands that are looking for highly engaging and personalized online casino content.

“Even though the market is highly saturated with B2B providers, we are up for the challenge to stand out from the crowd with our titles that can be adapted to address each and every operator’s pain point.”, added Shaterova.

7777 gaming has recently presented its brand-new games’ package, including 4 online casino concepts – Slots, Instant win, Exclusive, and Contemporary. Each concept corresponds to a certain audience, which is designed to attract, convert and retain all types of casino players. The company’s uniqueness combines also its different approach in the games’ development that is created for each and every type of player.


REEVO Content Live in Romania

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REEVO, the B2B games content and aggregation platform provider, has been granted certifications to offer its in-house games content to leading brands targeting the Romanian market, enabling it to further accelerate its growth plans in 2023 and beyond.

In a significant milestone for the business, games certification will allow REEVO to provide high performing content to all of our partners. The games have been certified by the Romanian regulator with more to follow in future releases.

REEVO already has existing roots in Romania with a locally based games studio where it produces slot and table games alongside a leading aggregation platform.

The business is set to accelerate its in-house games development output this year with a minimum of two games launched every month as well as adding a host of new partnerships.

Petra Maria Poola, Head of Sales, REEVO , said: “Romania is a key location for the games development team and future growth. This certification of the REEVO content will further boost our presence enabling us to provide our leading content to partners. We have some very exciting plans this year and this is just the start of even bigger things to come.”

REEVO is a next generation B2B supplier and an aggregation platform with a rapidly growing games portfolio of high performing titles and a 2023 roadmap to rapidly accelerate games production. It offers customers a seamless games aggregation platform of the industry’s best third-party games suppliers with rapid integration.

Its mission is to make an unparalleled difference for operators, providing them with the opportunity to accelerate their revenues with a blend of innovative and exclusive content tailored to their requirements.


Slotegrator obtains Romanian B2B license

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Game aggregator and online casino and sportsbook software provider Slotegrator has completed the application process and acquired another license, this time from ONJN.

Online casino and sportsbook software provider Slotegrator can now offer its services in Romania.

ONJN, the Romanian regulatory body, offers licenses for B2C and B2B gambling companies. Slotegrator has obtained a Class 2 license, allowing the company to provide its products and services to online casino and sportsbook operators in Romania.

Romania is a very active and fully regulated jurisdiction which is highly attractive for operators, and getting authorized to work there is a big step in the right direction.

This is how Yana Khaidukova, the Managing Director of Slotegator, comments “Being on the market for over a decade, Slotegrator has built a reputation as a provider of high quality solutions for online casinos and sportsbooks, we have clients all over the world and our goal is to always offer them the latest trends and the most innovative technologies. We value the trust they grant us and do our best to justify it. Today we would like to offer them another great opportunity — the Romanian gambling market.”

Romania is becoming a popular target market for iGaming operators, spurring healthy and sustained growth. Total GGR for the market is estimated to be €900 million per year, driven by the country’s population of nearly 20 million, internet penetration rate of 88%, and longstanding cultural acceptance of gambling.

Popular casino games include video slots (especially games with progressive jackpots), live dealer versions of roulette and blackjack (as well as gameshow variations), and poker. Popular sports to bet on include football, cycling, handball, tennis and esports.


BF Games expands in Romania with Favbet

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BF Games, the dynamic games development studio, has bolstered its Romanian presence after striking a partnership with, which will benefit from the developer’s top-tier library of titles.

The deal, which was struck via the aggregator Relax Gaming, will see Favbet benefit from engaging content including Buffalo Trail Ultra™, Wild Jack Remastered™, Cave of Fortune™, and Book of Gates™ as well as legacy hits like Stunning Hot Remastered™, Energy Fruits™ and Hot Sunrise™. 

The expansion in the Romanian market follows recent operator deals with Fortuna and within the territory and continues BF Games’ significant growth across Europe.

The supplier’s catalogue of slots has grown significantly over the last 12 months as the company continues to expand its geographical and commercial reach through partnerships such as these.

Since arriving on the scene in 1999 and operating predominantly in Romania, Favbet has grown its offering to include live betting, casino, esports, lottery, live casino and virtuals.

Commenting on the deal, Claudia Melcaru, Head of Business Development at BF Games, said: “Favbet’s focus on high-quality content and its in-depth understanding of its player base makes it the perfect partner for BF Games in Romania. 

“The operator is regarded very highly in the market, and we are delighted to sign a deal that improves our standing in the jurisdiction so significantly. We can’t wait to help the business further in the next chapter of its growth.”


BGaming Expands Market Footprint with Romanian Licence

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BGaming is delighted to announce that the studio has been granted a Class II licence from Romanian National Gambling Office. It is a significant decision for BGaming, allowing it to boost its international reach and deliver its products to the Romanian market.

Obtaining the Romanian licence for BGaming means opening access to more than 90 high-quality products, including recent hits such as Wild Cash, Wild Cashx9999, the popular Elvis Frog series, and the Brand Exclusive titles to Romanian operators and thousands of players.

Marina Ostrovtsova, CEO at BGaming, said: “We’re happy to resume our business in the Romanian market and see great opportunities for growth in the region. BGaming’s content matches all the country standards, and we’re delighted to provide high-quality games for local operators and thousands of Romanian players“.

Earlier this year, BGaming announced that the studio has implemented all the technical improvements required by the German market regulator and started to provide its iGaming content to the local operators and partners working with German traffic and operating in the .de national domains.


BGaming is a fast-growing iGaming content provider converting gambling into gaming. Thanks to an expert team and a player-driven approach, the studio creates innovative and engaging products featured on reputable platforms and 700+ online casinos worldwide. BGaming is the world’s first to support cryptocurrencies and offer Provably Fair games. Today the brand’s portfolio includes 90+ products with HD graphics and a clear user interface for every device.


Game World and OKTO launch Romania’s first cashless-operated slot machines

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Game World Romania, a leader in the entertainment industry in Romania, is rolling out OKTO’s cashless, mobile-first, responsible payments in its high-end Game World Bucharest Mall Vitan venue, the largest gambling hall in South-East Europe. The award-winning OKTO.WALLET payment app and platform are now available on the first set of slot machines and will gradually be available across all slot machines and electronic roulettes of the main venue, with further rollout across the entire Game World network to follow.

The new service introduced by Game World in the region is made possible thanks to OKTO’s expertise in e-money services and payment technologies for gaming operators and their customers. The rollout marks a significant step forward in the ongoing digital transformation of Romania’s entertainment industry, driving the adoption of digital payment solutions and providing customers with a secure, convenient, flexible, and affordable digital wallet to manage their funds at any time and from anywhere.

Simon Dorsen, OKTO CCO, says: “This is another major partnership and one that we are incredibly pleased to confirm with Game World, one of the most respected and recognized operators in the Romanian gaming market. OKTO views Romania as a core strategy territory and will seek to continue investing in the market.

We are glad to provide mobile-first cashless payment experiences in an extremely important and substantial market. OKTO.WALLET ticks a number of important boxes for operators, regulators, and players alike. Our solution is entirely software-driven, and because it provides a fast, smooth, and trouble-free digital experience, it connects with a younger adult demographic, which in turn will increase the level of consumer engagement, help to broaden the player base, and drive up gaming halls’ footfall.

Not only does the OKTO solution satisfy the exacting digital demands of today’s consumers, but it also satisfies the requirements set out by regulators in terms of safer gambling.”

“One of our main goals is to strengthen our leading position on the local market by constantly coming up with innovative actions in Romania and offering our customers the best entertainment experience and options to play, simply and easily”, says Attila Otto Török, Game World Romania Strategy Director.

“Everything we implement is based on the needs of our customers, offering them a wide range of options. It is no secret that the new generation of customers is looking for a fast, smooth and seamless digital experience. We are fully aligned with OKTO’s mission and values. OKTO’s market-leading digital payment solution enables us to offer seamless digital payment solutions that align with our responsible gaming commitments and compliance rules set by the authorities.”

OKTO.WALLET allows users to load credits directly from their mobile phones through the OKTO app to gaming machines, online or any other touchpoint and collect winnings straight into their OKTO account in real-time and in a secure and safe way. OKTO supports an easy, and fast mobile onboarding (KYC) while users can fund their account with multiple sources for free, like instant bank transfer, card-in and wire transfer. In addition, users can send and receive money from their friends for free while the OKTO app makes users’ life sweeter through rewards schemes.

Alongside, OKTO.WALLET is an open loop, giving players the freedom to move and use their funds as they wish instantly, while also as a universal wallet that has applications beyond gaming, consumers can make transactions anywhere.

Designed to protect the user and the operator and fully aligned with the modern requirements of gaming regulators, the wallet is fully equipped with a responsible gambling toolkit, incorporating all the major levels of safer gaming: age verification, gaming/betting limits, betting time-out period, P&L calculator, problem gambling helplines, aligned with social responsibility.


888 Signs Sponsorship Deal with Dinamo Bucharest FC

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888 Holdings has become the Main Sponsor of Dinamo Bucharest Football Club.

As per the terms of the deal, 888 will sponsor and co-produce content in support of Dinamo Bucharest. 888 branding and logos will be featured on the team’s shirts and training equipment, as well as throughout the club’s home ground, Stadionul Dinamo. Additionally, 888 will work to create content for Dinamo’s YouTube channel.

“We are delighted to announce our sponsorship of Dinamo Bucharest, one of the most successful football clubs in Romania. As a sizeable employer in Bucharest, and strongly committed to supporting our local communities and the Romania market, we are excited to support the team this season and play a key role in this chapter of its long history,” Pedro Barreda Cabanillas, Director International Marketing & Head of Sponsorships at 888, said.

“We are pleased to welcome 888 as our main sponsor, ahead of the start of the upcoming season which begins this weekend. With deep ties to the Bucharest and Romania, 888 shares our desire for Dinamo to succeed and get promoted to Liga I this season. We look forward to working with the team in the coming months,” Vlad Iacob, General Manager of Dinamo Bucharest Football Club, said.


PopOK Gaming Slots Are Now Certified for Romania

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Modern iGaming content developer PopOK Gaming has successfully passed the certification for Romania to provide its iGaming solutions in the region.

The diverse gaming catalogue of PopOK Gaming is now fully compliant with all the regulations set by the ONJN Romania. 18 of its beloved games, such as Yummy, Lost Treasure, Diamond Flash, 20 Hot Bar, Blazing Hot, Lucky Jungle and more, as well as our 4-level Progressive Jackpot, are now ready to capture the hearts of local players and become their favourite.

This certificate acquisition has granted PopOK Gaming further game distribution to the Romanian region and position strengthening in the regulated market. This is a real breakthrough that will certainly go a long way in providing players with high-quality gaming solutions in a secure gaming environment and thereby highly contributing to the partners’ business.

PopOK Gaming Product Manager, Tsovinar Elchyan, said, “We are thrilled to have our games available for the Romanian audience. This is a great start to build strong relationships with our local partners and share promising future achievements.”

Important note: PopOK Gaming belongs to Soft Construct (Malta) Limited that holds II Class license (2239) granted by ONJN (Romanian National Gambling Office).