On November 19, 2015, Slotegrator Ltd represented by manager Nikolay Tugolukov became a witness of one of the key events in the Armenian gambling industry -- Armenian Gaming Forum in Yerevan.
Such event devoted to gambling has been the first in the Armenian history, and unsurprisingly gathered huge interest from representatives of the fast growing gambling market in the country.
It has to be mentioned that since 2014, operation of casinos in Armenia is allowed only on the territory of gaming zones of three resort cities, in the Zvartnots airport in Yerevan, and in the free trade area “Yerevan”, which is currently under development. Armenian market representatives constantly address the issue of moving all venues to the capital, which could provide a significant boost to the further progress of the industry.
Today, passionate Armenia attracts tourists from all over the world with not only its glories, marvelous nature and cultural landmarks, but also with high-end gambling venues. Armenian casinos offer exclusive gaming tours, which allow clients to enjoy diverse gaming program, quality services and visit the most interesting historical places in the country.
Armenian Gaming Forum 2015 was visited by representatives of local gaming and betting companies, investors, lawyers, financial experts and many other people interested in the development of gambling business operation in the country.
“Armenia is a country with huge potential when it comes to gambling business,” said Nikolay Tugolukov. “And the organization of such forum is a major step in the progress of the industry, being a real role model.”
Armenian Gaming Forum program included two main blocks: first part engaged presentations from speakers with further discussions, and after that participants had a chance to visit Armenian Gaming Forum testing floor.
On November 19, 2015, Armenian Gaming Forum participants discussed topics relevant to gambling industry in Armenia – legal regulation of business, advertising of gambling venues, position of authorities towards gambling business, new trends in betting, and the state of online casinos in Armenia.
According to Nikolay, one of the most interesting topics has been addressed by Ivan Kondilenko – speaker from Сasexe company. In his presentation, Ivan told about the future development prospects of Bitcoin casino gambling business. In the CIS countries including Armenia, Bitcoin virtual currency is still far from the widespread use, although popularity of Bitcoin is growing constantly in the world. Such kind of virtual casino gathers huge bets. Due to the simplicity of integration and no license required, Bitcoin casino will soon capitalize the larger market share.
Armenian Gaming Forum demo zone offered participants to have a look at the gaming halls equipment, new online gambling technologies, interesting software, games for mobile gadgets.
On the second day of Armenian Gaming Forum, congress participants went for a business tour across the most popular gambling venues in the country. During the visit to casinos, participants learned about some peculiarities and rules of gaming venues operation, mechanism of casino governance from the inside. Forum guest met executives of gaming venues in the informal atmosphere, to discuss the possibility of cooperation and estimate the options for industry progress.
“Establishing contacts and possibility to find reliable partners are the aims that I intended for participating in the casino tour,” said Nikolay Tugolukov. “Our company is looking for cooperation with representatives of the promising gambling markets such as Armenia. Although this time forum has been visited by not so many people as it could’ve been, this event is a great step for the country with almost a hundred years of gambling history, so for Slotegrator Ltd, it was vital to be a part of such event.”