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Riga Gaming Congress: What Sportsbooks Can Expect

Date Posted: October 2, 2017

Latvia’s first gaming congress will take place on Oct. 12 at the Bellevue Park Hotel. With the event all set for next week, everyone in the online sports betting business should take note of what they can expect from Riga Gaming Congress. Many of the discussions and exhibits have a significant impact on the sports betting market. This makes the congress the perfect venue for industry players to network and explore new ventures.

Here are activities that attendees from the Bitcoin sportsbook sector can look forward to:


The Latvian region has a growing appetite for the gambling market. While there are challenges to the market such as the country’s government policy to affect the market, the country presents a good opportunity for sportsbook operators.

The speakers at the Riga Gaming Congress will cover the legal aspect of starting an iGaming business in Latvia. One discussion tackles the state regulation of gaming business in the country. There is also a discussion on the licensing procedures a sportsbook operator needs to go through in Latvia and how to open an account for an iGaming business in the country.

There are also two discussions that most sportsbook operators will find interesting. The first is the “Rise of Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) in Europe” and “Fixing and Cheating in Fantasy Games and E-Sports.” DFS goes hand-in-hand with sports betting website since both markets offer different services for the same consumer.

Other interesting presentations for any sports betting site owners are the ones that tackle crypto currency. This includes “Ethereum for Gaming Industry” and “Cryptocurrency and Its Role in Gaming.” The first discussion is a presentation of the DAO.Casino to show the potential of a Blockchain powered gambling platform. The second is a crash course on Bitcoin and most aspect of it.

Demo Zone participants

Several companies are this year’s Riga Gaming Congress sponsors and are set to exhibit their latest work in the venue’s Demo Zone floor. One notable company to be in the event is Slotegrator. The company will present its portfolio of products on the exhibition floor. There will also be a representative who can offer more details on Slotegrator products and services that can be beneficial to an operator.

Another company to look forward to is CASEXE. The company is known for its VR/AR casino which offers a 100% gambling immersion to its players.

After party networking event

Riga Gaming Congress is an international event which will see delegates from a different part of the iGaming market across the globe. Sports betting site operators can network with other operators, affiliates, COOs, and other interesting people.

The Smile-Expo-organized congress also offers an After Party event from the Royal Casino SPA & Hotel Resort. This event offers buffet, live entertainment, cake, and other freebies. There is even a blackjack and roulette tournament to make the night more exciting. Delegates can make full use of the After Party to bond with other delegates in an informal environment.