Francesco Baranca, the main European expert in dealing with betting cheats, will appear at the gambling conference in Tbilisi – Georgia Gaming Congress.

His speech will be dedicated to fixed matches, cheat schemes in eSports and Fantasy Sports as well as ways of solving these problems.

The speaker is the leader of the international association of professionals in gambling business FederBet which is aimed at protecting bettors’ and bookmakers’ rights. The organization has been successful in identifying and eliminating sports cheats since 2011.

Prior to becoming a general secretary at FederBet, Francesco Baranca gained a considerable experience by managing legal departments of large European betting companies.

Let us remind you that Georgia Gaming Congress will take place on March 1, 2017. You can buy tickets to the event here.

Read on to learn more about the opportunities Georgia Gaming Congress presents



Georgia Gaming Congress 2017 starts in Tbilisi on March 1

Tbilisi will host Georgia Gaming Congress 2017 for the third time.

On March 1, Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel in Tbilisi will host the third Georgia Gaming Congress 2017 – the largest professional event for representatives of the gaming industry in the region. It will bring together gambling market leaders, owners of promising startups and state officials. The goal of their meeting is to discuss industry development trends, as well as to get insights into innovations for gambling.

Georgia Gaming Congress 2017 will gather in one place representatives of all gambling spheres: land-based and online casinos, bookmaking, fantasy sports, equipment manufacturers and software developers. Among participants and guests, there will also be investors, hoteliers, junket tours organizers, and of course players.

The event provides a unique possibility to extend business contacts, find ideas for business development, projects for successful investments or investors for startups.


An industry conference will take place as part of the Congress. Its main topics will include:
How to occupy a good niche in the competitive market of Georgia. The best country regions to open a casino
Gambling in virtual reality
How to increase popularity of a gambling institution: success stories from owners of the largest casinos in Georgia
Georgian experience of investing and searching for investors for a casino
Prospects and advantages of using cryptocurrencies in gambling
Gambling regulation and taxation in Georgia
eSports betting: how to gain success in this sphere of betting
Prospects of fantasy sports and its place in the industry
Development of junket tourism in Georgia
The present and the future of online gambling
Show programs as a way to attract visitors to a casino

Demo zone

Georgia Gaming Congress 2017 is also an exhibition of furniture, the newest equipment and software solutions from leading suppliers. The Demo zone will give an opportunity of not only seeing but also testing slot machines, roulette tables, and gaming software.

The event is organized by the company that has ten years of experience in holding large-scale international events – Smile-Expo. It has organized dozens of gambling forums, exhibitions and conferences in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia.

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