Summary Of The 2015 Armenian Gaming ForumPublished December 6, 2015 by Vlad G
All things considered, the Armenian Gaming Forum went very well and it offered a lot of information about the iGaming industry in the market.
The first ever Armenian Gaming Forum took place in Yerevan on 19-20 November and the exhibition-conference was a success. Representatives from the gambling industry visited the forum, attendees got the chance to learn from expert speakers and software developers presented some of their creations in the demo zone while guests had a full tour for the top casinos available in the country. BetConstruct was on the list for the first day and then the tour moved to land-based casinos like Shangri La and Parisian.
Topics covered at the conference
One of the major topics covered at the conference was the possibility for Armenia to close online casinos within its borders. This was covered by Samwel Martirosyan, an IT security specialist and media expert who stated that at this moment foreign online casinos still engage Armenian players without paying taxes in the country but that the technology to regulate gaming websites is coming.
New technologies used in online gaming took up quite a big part at the Armenian Gaming Forum and bitcoin along with other cryptocurrencies did not go unnoticed. The brand manager for CASEXE, Ivan Kondilenko, covered the topic and its use in the Armenian online gambling industry with the conclusion that Bitcoin is still a new thing in the market and not in much demand.
Addressing the legal aspects
With Armenia being a growing market in the region for online gambling, the legal aspects of its industry were on the list for discussion and many showed interest at the conference. The key speaker on the subject was the former Minister of Justice’s Deputy in Armenia, Aram Orbelyan, and he shared information on the rules every operator has to meet.
A highlight from the session includes mentions that basically anyone can create a casino in the country with the government approval but that advertising is limited to entrance points, casinos and four-star hotels.