The Cyprus Gaming Show (CGS), the first gaming event bringing the online and offline gaming sectors together has successfully taken place in Nicosia at the Hilton Hotel on 20 and 21 September. The two-day conference and exhibition focused on Cyprus as a prospective regional gaming centre. CGS is the first gaming industry event on the island and, given the excellent turnout, is set to become a regular feature in the B2B occasions calendar of Cyprus.
The event was chaired by Christina Thakor-Rankin, the Principal Consultant for 1710 GAMING. The start of CGS was reflective of the ample support the event received from the local Governmental, as well as independent and non-profitable business-facilitating bodies on the island. Day one saw speeches and presentations from representatives of the following:
• Invest Cyprus, Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA),
• Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
• Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus,
• Cyprus National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission,
• National Betting Authority of Cyprus (NBA).
It is safe to say that the island has put infrastructure in place to create a hospitable environment for the industry, ensuring that international ‘best practice’ policies are put in place.
The panel discussion on the future of the new Integrated Casino Resort (ICR), which is set to be the biggest in the EU was a lively one. Mr Andy Choy (Melco Resorts & Entertainment) was well prepared in answering the myriad of questions on the planned operations, including the impact of the ICR in creating employment opportunities.
The casino itself is an opportunity for many local industries, some of which have not even been developed yet.
For instance, the operational issues of running a casino is something only foreign professionals could cover, such as details of the product mix and ways to optimise the casino floor, as covered by Mr Robert Brassai of Kerzner International. Furthermore, delegates could learn about the evolution of the specifications of roulette machines, as described by Mr Andrew Cammegh of Cammegh Ltd.
The representatives of The Training and Development Unit of the University of Nicosia took careful notes. After all, the specific exhibitor is charged with developing ‘homegrown’ talent to fill casino vacancies and that does indeed include maintenance staff.
The license given to the physical casino has sparked various reactions among the locals. Many are optimistic that Cyprus is en route to become the next regional hub for the offline and online gaming industries. Others are concerned that the expansion of gaming is a threat. The opportunities, the drawbacks and the current legislation, as well as various regulatory bodies were discussed in depth at various panel discussions, including one led by an industry connoisseur, Mr Graham Martin (Cardinal International Group).
No B2B event escapes ‘tech talk’ and CGS was no exception. Panel discussions on tech and innovation, topped with a comprehensive guide on use of cryptocurrencies in gaming, as well as the introduction to VR as part of a gaming experience, were vigorously discussed.
Regulation was another hot topic. This ranged from the key attributes of the privatisation of the National Lottery to the dangers of disregarding EU Personal Data Protection Laws and furthermore drew attention to the importance of the European Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD).
By the end of day two it was clear that gaming has a bright and promising future in Cyprus and seasoned professionals are more than happy to share ‘know-how’ and insights. It was evident that the local authorities are supportive of responsible gaming practices.
Lastly, service providers, instrumental to the industry, are ready to offer a comprehensive list of tools and processes to make the industry flourish. Exhibitors of CGS included: ECommPay, BetConstruct, Prospectacy, SB Betting Software, SBTech, Sunobel, UNIC Training and Development Unit.
CGS would not be the glorious success it has been without the support and key offerings from the sponsors: ECommPay, BetConstruct, Denitza Demitrova Consultus, Healys LLP, BtoBet, Prospectacy, PlayPearls, NBA and CIPA.
CT Interactive Signs Deal with Torrero Platform
CT Interactive has signed a key deal with Torrero Platform N.V and Тorrero Ltd, prominent players in the iGaming industry.
“We are so proud to partner with Torrero. Torrero Platform is a leading player in the iGaming industry, offering a comprehensive suite of solutions designed to empower operators and enhance player engagement. Through this partnership, we will increase our presence in Europe, Brazil, Mexico and Asia,” Lachezar Petrov, CEO at CT Interactive, said.
With a focus on delivering exceptional gaming experiences, CT Interactive continues to push boundaries in the iGaming space through its commitment to quality, creativity, and player-centric offerings.
Antonio Donov, Business Development Manager EMEA at CT Interactive, said: “The collaboration between CT Interactive and Torrero Platform is underpinned by a shared commitment to delivering excellence in the iGaming space. By combining our resources, knowledge, and networks, both companies stand to benefit from the partnership.”
Aleksei Tolstov, Head of Business Development at Torrero, said: “The agreement entails that CT Interactive will be launched on various platforms, including betmaster.com, betmaster.ie, casinoin.ie, bongo.io, and betmaster.com.mx. These games will be accessible in markets spanning from Mexico to Estonia. Torrero.com offers customized casino and sportsbook solutions globally, providing game aggregation services and enhancing multiple brands to deliver top-notch experiences.”
Pragmatic Play Grows in Paraguay and Brazil with Giro Win
Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, is achieving further expansion in Paraguay and Brazil after signing a multi-vertical deal with Giro Win.
The deal encompasses the supplier’s Slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports products, bringing its portfolio to an even greater LatAm audience.
Pragmatic Play’s Slots portfolio has seen numerous player-favourite additions in recent weeks that will soon be available for Giro Win’s costumers, including new titles in the iconic Big Bass franchise as well as the renowned John Hunter series. The agreement also includes award-winning staples such as Sugar Rush and Gates of Olympus.
The supplier’s Live Casino content stretches from casino classics such as roulette and blackjack to captivating live game shows such as Sweet Bonanza CandyLand and Snakes & Ladders Live that are also part of the agreement.
Also included is Pragmatic Play’s Virtual Sports, powered by a real-time physics engine and providing life-like renditions of popular sports such as Formula 1, greyhound racing and horse racing, on-demand to sports bettors.
As it further expands across LatAm, Pragmatic Play continues its commercial trajectory and ambitions of delivering fresh content to even more players than ever before.
Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “With LatAm remaining a source of commercial growth for Pragmatic Play, its latest partnership with Giro Win underpins its ongoing commitment to bringing a dynamic entertainment offering to more consumers in the region.
“Giro Win is an esteemed operator in the Latin American market and Pragmatic Play is proud of this new partnership that will see its Slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports soon integrated to its platform.”
Hélio Cuevas, Director of Giro Win, said: “Pragmatic Play’s portfolio boasts some of the best games in the industry and it will be a welcome addition to our offering. We have no doubt the response to the large quantity of Slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports titles that Pragmatic Play offers will match the overwhelming reception they have already experienced worldwide.
“Giro Win and Pragmatic Play share a vision of powering up new possibilities for players and delivering an unmatched experience and we are delighted to now count them as a partner.”
Pragmatic Play to Have Significant Presence at SBC Summit Latinoamérica
Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, is set to be in attendance at the upcoming SBC Summit Latinoamérica.
Exhibiting at stands G40 and H40, Pragmatic Play’s leading portfolio of multi-product content will be on display to cement its standing as the leading supplier to the Latin American market.
Pragmatic Play will be a Gold Headline Sponsor of the event, where the team will join attendees at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Miami from the 31st of October to the 2nd of November.
The conference forms part of its LatAm Mission Itinerary, a campaign to inform delegates across leading industry events how Pragmatic Play can twist, transform, and elevate gaming experiences. Marking Mission #12, the provider’s attendance will be figure-headed by its Spaceman, the main character from its market-leading crash game title.
The Pragmatic Play team will be on hand at its stands to greet both current and potential clients and detail the advancements it has made in the realms of Slots, Live Casino, Virtual Sports, and Bingo.
Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play is thrilled to announce its attendance at the upcoming SBC Summit Latinoamérica and looks forward to welcoming attendees and gaining a deeper understanding of the lively Latin American market.
As Mission #12 in Pragmatic Play’s LatAm itinerary, it has a lot in store for the conference and will reaffirm its commitment to providing new dynamic experiences that allow its partners to excel.”
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