A two-day major exhibition-forum Russian Gaming Week organized by Smile-Expo for the thirteenth time came to an end on June 7. It brought together manufactures, distributors, and operators in order to discover new gambling trends and get to know industry representatives better.
What was revealed at the conference?
Russian Gaming Week involved top industry experts, including:
- Anton Rozhkovskiy, Chairman of the Board at Mobile Card LLC (the first center of tracking the interactive bet transactions) and Board Member at First Self-regulatory Organization of Russian Bookmakers;
- Artur Voskanian, Founder of Poker Club Management;
- Roman Bout, CEO and founder at Quints;
- Iryna Kurochkina (Founder & CEO) and Oleg Profatylo (Head of Strategy Department) from the international marketing agency Digital Choo;
- Tatiana Nasonova, CEO at Gambling.pro;
- Mariya Lepshikova, a legal counsel and owner of Pravovaya Liniya, LLC, expert in legal backing of gambling and lottery business;
- Valeriy Petrov, Vice President at RACIB, and many others.
Attendees found out about the impact of poker on the development of Krasnaya Polyana gambling zone, changes in Russian gambling legislation, iGaming marketing, and updates of the entertainment industry in the age of technology evolution.
A business zone allowed guests to discuss obtained information as well as to exchange contacts with experts and other participants.
What was introduced in the exhibition area?
Russian Gaming Week’s exhibition area gathered a lot of industry players.
Well, 1xStavka presented its services at Russian Gaming Week. 1xStavka is an innovative Russian betting shop providing services under the license No. 17 by the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation dated October 1, 2010. It is one of the most rapidly growing betting companies in Russia. Besides the largest network of land-based betting shops, its website can boast the highest traffic among all licensed Russian sportsbooks. The betting shop is included in the First SRO of bookmakers. It accepts interactive bets via the connection to the first center of tracking the interactive bet transactions.
An exciting stand was created by SoftGamings, a developer of iGaming platforms and an aggregator of gaming systems. SoftGamings cooperates with such gaming providers as NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play, EGT, iSoftBet, and Kiron. At Russian Gaming Week, other potential partners were able to communicate with company representatives.
Outcomebet, a software developer for iGaming solutions, showed various innovations at its stand. The company develops live broadcasting games, multiplayer and betting games, Daily Fantasy Sports products, lotteries, gaming platforms, and sweepstakes systems.
Digitain, a provider of software solutions for the iGaming sector, also illustrated its solutions at RGW. Digitain allows to use sports betting solutions, casino modules and the payment gateway, as well as twenty-four-hour customer support. The developer is focused on regulated European markets, recently developing in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.
GB Software is a company providing flexible solutions for betting and online platforms. Its products include slot installation, online platforms by well-known brands, and data integration using API. It offers the 24/7 B2B and B2C customer support.
Quints displayed a service for affiliate marketing with the BI module. The startup produces affiliate and media marketing software. It entered startup shortlists at such exhibitions as iGA Congress (Macau) and SiGMA (Malta). Moscow and Macau recognized Quints as the best startup in the online marketing sector.
Slotegrator is a developer of software solutions for online platforms. In the exhibition area, company representatives talked about their services: game and turnkey project development, cooperation with verified developers, and expert client support.
Representatives of Support Lab, a service for load testing and system efficiency improving, explained guests how to eliminate information system problems.
Visitors were able to examine services by Digital Choo, a full-service international digital agency with a deep expertise in gambling. The expert team fully associates customers’ projects, providing analytics, strategy, creative, media support, SEO, and PR/BTL.
The RGW exhibition engaged Ocean Devil, a company offering entertainment equipment. It can be installed in shopping malls, bars, hookah lounges, or other leisure places.
Representatives of law firms also showcased their solutions. Pravovaya Liniya (PL, LLC), a legal company founded by the lawyer with decades of experience and one of the keynote speakers of RGW, Mariya Lepshikova, demonstrated a stand in the exhibition area at Russian Gaming Week.
Moreover, Vashe Pravo law firm was present as well. The company has a long-term experience in legal protection and backing of betting businesses. It appeals to independent experts if necessary.
Annual great ceremony – Betting Awards
The event featured a high-profile ceremony, Betting Awards, rewarding the best gambling industry players.
Betting Awards nominates betting providers who have especially succeeded in their operations. In 2019, top industry representatives received 13 various honorary titles. Winners were determined by five expert judges. You can find details about nominations and prize holders on the Betting Awards website.
Sponsors of Russian Gaming Week
Smile-Expo expresses particular gratitude for the assistance in organization to:
- General Sponsor of Russian Gaming Week – 1ХSTAVKA;
- Platinum Sponsor – TVBET;
- Gold Sponsor – SoftGamings;
- Wi-Fi Sponsor – Fugaso&Groove Gaming;
- Badge Sponsor – Slotegrator;
- Registration Desk Sponsor – BetGames;
- Lanyard Sponsor – BetConstruct;
- Media Gambling Sponsor – Login Casino.
The Smile-Expo team thanks everyone involved in the event and looks forward to seeing you at the next Russian Gaming Week!
The next event is Kyiv iGaming Affiliate Conference 2019 to be held on September 26 and Georgia iGaming Affiliate Conference on October 17. Be aware of relevant online gambling and affiliate marketing trends this autumn!