Russian Gaming Week 2014 Starts Today in SochiPublished November 5, 2014 by Amir G
The 2014 Russian Gaming Week kicks off today at Sochi.
The 2014 Russian Gaming Week conference and exhibition (RGW) is kicking off today and will wrap up tomorrow evening in Russian local time. Organized by Smile Expo, this year the RGW is quite unique in the sense that it takes place in Sochi, the coastal city of the Black Sea which hosted the Winter Olympics earlier this year. Sochi was chosen as the location after the Russian government's decision to establish a future gaming zone in the city's resort area.
RGW brings together over 30 experts from Russia, CIS countries and Europe, along with over 50 unique reports for studying and discussion. Participants include owners and managers of casinos, lottery and poker organizers, betting shop owners, advertisers, international manufacturers of gaming equipments and slot machines and many more. In this sense, RGW is also a great forum for networking opportunities, bringing together conference goers with many like-minded people from the industry.
The Future of the Sochi Gambling Zone
Much of the event's program will be dedicated to the gambling zone which is set up to be established in Russia's Krasondar territory which will cover the city of Sochi. Talks will deal with matters such as the potential of the future gambling zone, how it could appeal to foreign operators, licensing procedures and future competition between operators and other Russian gambling zones.
Topics of iGaming in Discussion
Beside for the Sochi gambling zone discussion, the RGW convenes to discuss the wider picture of Russian gambling and iGaming in particular. Speakers will deal with the legislative changes in regards to bookmakers in Russia, gaming business development, binary options, crypto currencies and Bitcoin, affiliate marketing and the future of online gaming on mobile devices. Much of the attention will be given to possible future legislation of online poker in the Russian federation.