Eventus International announces a series of three major Global Gaming events: the iGaming Crossroad Summit, SPiCE India, and Betting & iGaming Africa Summit. These events will provide a platform for industry professionals to network, gain regional insights, and explore business opportunities in the thriving iGaming sectors of Georgia, India, and South Africa.
iGaming Crossroad Summit 2023
The iGaming Crossroad Summit 2023, taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia from 4 – 5 December 2023, offers a unique opportunity for gaming professionals to navigate the competitive landscape, understand the latest trends and regulatory frameworks, and foster vital connections with regional decision-makers.
Georgia’s iGaming sector is projected to grow at an annual rate of 7.55%, reaching €39.72m by 2027, making it a major technology hub in Eastern Europe and Asia1. Establishing itself as a major technology hub in Eastern Europe and Asia, Georgia is capturing global attention.
Tbilisi is recognized as the iGaming nexus of Central Asia and the Black Sea region, offering a gateway to explore business ventures in key surrounding markets such as Ukraine, Armenia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Furthermore, Georgia’s tax incentives and finance accessibility make it an attractive spot for tech expansion, including reduced corporate profit tax and lower income tax rates, further enhancing the country’s appeal for international investment.
Georgia is rapidly gaining prominence as a hotspot for live casino experiences in Eastern Europe. The recent inauguration of OnAir Entertainment’s third live casino studio in Tbilisi has further solidified Georgia’s standing in the industry. The country’s liberal gambling laws and strategic geographical position, bridging Asia and Europe, have played a significant role in shaping its image as a dynamic hub for gaming experiences. The increasing popularity of live casino gaming further enhances its appeal.
Hear from Speakers Heading to iCS 2023:
“I wish to bring more insight towards the topics from the Regulatory point of view and share my experience and approach regarding the panel topics, as well as meet new interesting people and extend my network. ” – Giorgi Tsamalaidze, Chief Legal Officer, Random Systems Georgia LLC
👉 Read more about iGaming Crossroads Summit 2023: The First and Best Crossroad Event
SPiCE India 2024
India’s iGaming sector presents a lucrative avenue for iGaming stakeholders, with an impressive 80% of Indian citizens engaging in gaming activities annually. SPiCE India 2024, taking place from 27 – 29 February 2024, will bring together industry leaders from across the Indian subcontinent and beyond. The event promises insightful presentations and panel discussions, providing valuable insights into the industry’s opportunities and lessons learned from global case studies.
In 2023, the Indian iGaming industry witnessed a significant surge, with cricket betting alone generating over $2 billion, particularly during high-profile events such as the Indian Premier League. Cricket, a sport deeply ingrained in the nation’s psyche, played a crucial role in this upswing, with more than 340 million bets placed during major tournaments.
India, with a population exceeding a billion, has a potential market of 826 million individuals aged between 18 to 64 years. A burgeoning middle class, currently standing at 23 million, with the financial wherewithal for online gaming, is a key demographic for the industry. This segment’s growth, coupled with the increasing penetration of mobile technology, indicates a certain rise in online gaming participation in the coming years.
The iGaming industry’s growth in India is part of a global trend, with the sector expected to expand to $252.10 billion by the end of 2023. Factors contributing to this growth include increased internet usage, regulatory changes, technological advancements, the convergence of eSports and iGaming, secure payment methods, and innovative marketing strategies.
As the Indian middle class continues to expand and mobile technology becomes increasingly accessible, the country’s iGaming industry is poised for significant growth. The popularity of cricket and the potential for increased participation during major tournaments presents a lucrative opportunity for stakeholders in the iGaming sector.
Hear From Past SPiCE India Attendees:
“I have been attending since the inception of SPICE India. It’s a great event to network and learn nuances of the Indian gaming ecosystem.” – Anutosh Chatterjee, CEO, Revenue Street.
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Betting & iGaming Africa Summit 2024
South Africa stands as one of the largest gaming markets in Africa, with experts estimating an online gaming market worth over ZAR 4 billion by 2024. The 10th Annual Edition of Betting & iGaming Africa Summit, taking place from 25 – 27 March 2024 in Johannesburg, is set to unite industry leaders, authorities, investors, and advisors across South Africa, Africa, and beyond. The summit will provide a platform for groundbreaking discussions and invaluable networking opportunities.
South Africa is emerging as a powerhouse in the African gaming market, with projections indicating that the online gaming sector could be worth more than ZAR 4 billion by 2024. This growth is largely driven by the country’s high mobile phone penetration rate, with over 100 million mobile subscribers representing more than half of the online gaming market and offering the potential for further expansion.
The popularity of sports betting, particularly soccer, is another significant factor, accounting for over 40% of the country’s online gaming market. However, the regulatory landscape presents some challenges. While online sports betting is legal, online gaming exists in a legal grey area. Efforts are currently underway to draft a new gambling bill that could potentially legalize and regulate online gaming, which would present significant opportunities for market growth.
Recent industry developments, such as the acquisition of South African platform developer Wonderlabz by LiveScore Group and the extended partnership between Kambi Group and South African operator Sun International, underscore the attractiveness of South Africa’s iGaming market.
Despite the regulatory hurdles, the South African iGaming sector is on a rapid growth trajectory, and market expansion seems inevitable. The potential legalization and regulation of online gaming could open up significant opportunities for market growth, making South Africa an increasingly attractive destination for global gaming companies.
Hear From Past BiG Africa Summit Attendees:
“It was great to be part of the BiG Africa Summit in Johannesburg this week. We had fantastic key speakers from leading authorities, connected with key customers, partners, operators, investors, and advisers in the gaming ecosystem.” –Ferhat Eren, Strategic Enterprise Account Executive, Cloudflare.
Eventus International: Connecting Gaming Industries with Global Gaming Events
Eventus International has spent over 10 years bringing together professionals across gaming industries worldwide. The company takes pride in crafting bespoke sponsorship and exhibition opportunities to effectively position brands before targeted audiences at their events. This delivers strong returns for companies looking to enter new markets or strengthen their presence.
With a proven formula of networking, industry insight sharing, and knowledge exchange, Eventus International’s events unite industries and inch them closer to collective goals. The company focuses on gathering high-level executives, enabling fruitful interactions between like-minded professionals to grow businesses and relationships.
The company’s selective approach and high standards account for the success of its flagship events, including the BiG Africa Summit, SPiCE India, iGaming Crossroads Summit, and over a dozen more spanning Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Eventus International connects C-suite attendees so all can network with peers at the top of their field.
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