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Storm International is opening “SL Casino Riga”



Storm International is to open a new casino in Riga

The international holding company Storm International is planning to open a casino in Latvia. “SL Casino Riga” is the fourth casino to operate under one brand. The gambling houses are famous for its high international standards in service, sophisticated atmosphere and hospitality.

The «Shangri La» casino chain has been operating since 1992 and has already become synonymous to luxury. Key gambling houses are beauties of such capitals as Minsk (Belarus), Yerevan (Armenia) and Tbilisi (Georgia). «Shangri La» casino in Tbilisi has even received the prestigious Golden Brand award as the best casino in Georgia in 2016.

All «Shangri La» casinos comply with Responsible Gambling principles towards players, guarantee security and confidentiality. The new casino in Riga is to meet high world’s gambling standards as well.

Storm International is represented on the European market as well. There is a chain of slot-halls “Storm Casinos” in Germany. All of them are decorated in a unified modern style with mirrors, wood, designer furniture and luxurious carpets. “Storm Casinos” offers unique entertainment shows for guest in addition to slot machines, video poker and electronic roulette.


The new SL Casino in Riga will elevate gambling business of Latvia to a new level. It will be located in the five-star hotel, which will be opened in September 2017.


The popularity of Shangri La casino chain allowed the company to enter new markets. Key business model is to offer a high level of comfort for people with high incomes. Thanks to its unique interiors, natural wood trim and exquisite handmade design elements, the Storm International’s “Shangri La” brand has gained popularity amongst the most demanding public.

The new casino of Latvia “SL Casino Riga” will be located in the heart of Riga. It is only 20 minutes away from the international airport and situated in the beautiful hotel. Nearby there are all of the Latvian capital’s key sights to see.

By the way, building of the hotel itself has its own history. It is located in the building of the famous Soviet hotel “Riga”. And soviets had placed one in the historic “Rome” hotel which was popular among aristocrats, musicians, actors and writers of the end of the 19th century.

Guests of «SL Casino Riga» will be able to stay in comfortable renovated rooms, take an advantage of the services of 2 restaurants and 3 bars, a spa and wellness center, a gym and a swimming pool, a Russian and a Finish saunas.

Alex Kravets was responsible for the hotel new interior look. He is one of the famous British designers. The decor uses frescoes, marble elements, wooden furniture and French artists’ art works.


“SL Casino Riga” is one of the best casinos in Riga. It creates a unique gambling atmosphere. The luxurious interior of it is made in the Art Deco style. The halls are dominated by soft colors and subdued lighting. Here everything is created for the comfort of guests. It is one of the best places in the city with variety of opportunities to relax and enjoy the popular games.

The premises of the new casino in Riga are located on two floors. On the ground floor there is a cozy sports bar and a hall with the most modern slot machines with a separate entrance. On the second floor there are halls with gaming tables.

Following good «Shangri La» brand tradition, there is VIP area in casino. X.O. is its name. It is specially designed for “SL Casino Riga” guests who prefers a private atmosphere and high stakes game. It is an oasis of comfort for those who is used to get only the best. Due to the guaranteed confidentiality, well designed club system and best in class service, Shangri La XO has well established gambling house reputation in Europe.

New Shangri La casino in Latvia offers all of the most popular games:

• dozens of slot machines;


• several types of poker;

• roulette;



The grand opening of the casino in Riga is scheduled for the middle of October.


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Amusnet Gears Up for the Inaugural SBC Rio 2024 in Brazil’s Newly Regulated Market





Amusnet, a leading online slots and live casino content provider, announced its participation in the first-ever SBC exhibition in Brazil, SBC Rio 2024. This milestone event marks a significant moment for the iGaming industry in Brazil, following the country’s recent move to embrace regulation, opening new avenues for operators and content providers alike.

“The new regulatory framework in Brazil is a significant opportunity for leading online casino providers like Amusnet, and we are fully committed to becoming a key player in this vibrant market too. Our goal is to collaborate with all licensed operators in Brazil, providing them with high-quality, innovative gaming solutions tailored to meet the preferences of Brazilian players,” said Daniel de los Rios, Commercial Manager LATAM at Amusnet.

At SBC Rio 2024, Amusnet online casino selection will feature slot games, compiling the most-loved and well-performing titles, such as Hot Deco, Diamond Plus, Extra Crown, Phoenix Star, and Cocktail Rush. Among these, the spotlight will be on the exciting and innovative 20 Golden Coins, which stands out with its Bonus Coins and Reel Nudge features. Moreover, the festive reels of Dancing Dead will captivate visitors with its attractive theme and thrilling bonus features.

In the Live Casino vertical, Amusnet will bring its most popular live games, including Vegas Roulette 500x, Dynamic Roulette 120x, and Live European Roulette. Moreover, the company will unveil its upcoming games, Baccarat and Dynamic Sic Bo, designed with Asian elegance and featuring fast-paced gameplay. Both games will be hosted by entertaining live dealers 24/7, guiding players through the immersive gaming experience.


As the iGaming landscape in Brazil evolves, Amusnet is optimistic about its prospects in the market. The company anticipates a significant growth trajectory by the end of the year, driven by strategic collaborations and the introduction of tailored gaming solutions.

“SBC Rio 2024 is not just an exhibition for us; it’s a gateway to various opportunities in the Brazilian market. We are here to learn, share, and contribute to the burgeoning iGaming ecosystem in Brazil. See you there,” shared Daniel de los Rios.

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Digicode Appoints Itai Zak as Executive Director for iGaming Division





Digicode, a leading provider of innovative software solutions, has appointed Itai Zak as Executive Director for the iGaming division. In this role, Itai will drive the growth and strategic direction.

With over 15 years of experience in the iGaming industry, Zak brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Digicode. He has a proven track record of successfully leading and scaling businesses in the online gaming sector, gaining experience as the CEO of SBTech, GoWild Gaming, and Spiral Solutions.

Under Itai’s visionary leadership, GoWild Casino not only seamlessly transitioned to a state-of-the-art iGaming platform but also achieved an astounding 450% increase in profitability, driven by Itai’s strategic expansion into new markets and his ability to build and lead a formidable team of over 300 professionals.

At SBTech, Itai was instrumental in redefining the company’s sales, marketing, and business development approach, transforming SBTech into a leading provider of turnkey sports betting and iGaming solutions. His efforts have helped grow the company from 60 to over 600 employees across multiple global locations, with significant year-on-year growth in net profit.


Itai’s appointment is a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation, excellence, and strategic growth within the iGaming sector. His proven track record in navigating complex regulatory environments, coupled with his forward-thinking approach to product and market strategy, positions Digicode for exciting advancements in its iGaming offerings.

“We are thrilled to have Itai Zak join our team. His deep understanding of the iGaming landscape and leadership skills will be invaluable as we continue to innovate and expand our foothold in this dynamic industry. Also, Itai’s proven track record in navigating complex regulatory environments, coupled with his forward-thinking approach to product and market strategy, positions Digicode for exciting advancements in its iGaming offerings,” Max Maslii, President and global CEO at Digicode, said.

In his new role, Zak will develop and execute Digicode’s iGaming strategy, focusing on driving revenue and growth. He will work closely with the product development and sales teams to deliver cutting-edge solutions tailored to the unique needs of iGaming operators.

“I am excited to join Digicode and lead their iGaming division. Digicode has a proven track record of delivering innovative software solutions, and I am eager to contribute to their continued success in the iGaming market,” Itai Zak said.

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Pragmatic Play Goes Live with City Center Online in Argentina





Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, is enhancing its standing in Argentina and is now live with City Center Online.

Taking its leading Slots portfolio to the online casino, City Center Online’s players are now set to benefit from leading titles, including award-winning hits like Sugar Rush and Gates of Olympus as well as more recent releases from Pragmatic Play’s ever-expanding portfolio such as Pub Kings and Mustang Trail.

This latest agreement follows a series of partnerships that Pragmatic Play has struck across the regulated LatAm markets, combined with several regional industry awards, further cements its position as the leading supplier in Latin America.

Victor Arias, VP of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “We are delighted to announce Pragmatic Play’s agreement with City Center Online as the brand continues its upward trajectory and supply even more LatAm operators with its acclaimed, industry-leading titles.


“With Pragmatic Play’s renowned slot library now live on the platform, we are confident they will be a hit with City Center Online’s players, and we look forward to see its content provision expanding even more in the near future.”

Samanta Zio, Online Gaming Manager at City Center Online, said: “The quality and brand recognition that is brought on by Pragmatic Play games cannot be understated and we are delighted to now offer its portfolio to our players.

“Underpinning our commitment to providing premium gaming experiences to audiences in Argentina, we are confident this partnership is a momentous win for City Center Online.”

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