The Bellevue Park Hotel Riga will be the site of Latvia’s first international gaming congress when Smile-Expo opens the doors to Riga Gaming Congress 2017 on October 12. Those looking to implement the latest marketing strategies for the region, stay abreast of legal develops, and network with others in the sector are encouraged to attend.

In attendance at the event will be investors and developers, as well as innovators and potential new business partners for those interested in entering the market or expanding their reach the country. Riga, Latvia’s capital sits on the shores of the Baltic Sea. It was recognized as the European Capital of Culture for the year in 2014, following in the footsteps of other great European Capitals since 1985. Riga shared the honor with Umeå Sweden that year.

The list of speakers for the RGCongress continues to grow. Some of the participants already confirmed include Maxim Krupyshev of Cubits, who will talk about the growing role of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the gambling industry.

Following in the same light, Eric Benz of Cryptopay will explain the value and back office workings of using BTC debit cards for gambling businesses.

Francisco Javier Vidal Caamaño, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Sortis & Golden Lion Casinos in Panama City, will analyze trends in the development of land based and online casinos in Latvia as well as global markets. Francisco Vidal has given presentations at several well-attended conferences in recent years including the Brazilian Gaming Congress (BgC) in Sao Paulo earlier this year. CEO, Steve Donoughue, who has consulted for the Dutch Ministry of Finance, Aspers casino chain, and several other entities from private equity funds to governments updating their gaming laws will compare Latvia and the UK in regard to their markets and industry legislation.

Federbet’s Francesco Baranca will address how fixed matches work in fantasy sports and eSports, and OulalaGames’ Benjamon Carlotti will focus on fantasy sports’ growth in the European market.

Several other speakers are already on the roster. These include Ishay Tentser (IniTech), Luke Levene (Sensiks), and Carlo Pagan (Casino Campione D’Italia), addressing such varied subjects important to the Latvian market as the use of chatbots, VR casino development, and strategies for successful casino marketing.

RGCongress is being presented by Smile-Expo. The firm has over 10 years of experience in presenting specialized in events in the CIS countries and Europe as a whole.

You can learn more about the Riga Gaming Congress by following this link.