SiGMA Match now open to delegates attending CIS & Balkans event in Cyprus

Katy Micallef 3 weeks ago
SiGMA Match now open to delegates attending CIS & Balkans event in Cyprus

Following its launch for SiGMA Asia’s debut event in Manila this July, SiGMA Match is now available to delegates attending this week’s summit in Cyprus.

The free tool, which is designed to help delegates navigate networking opportunities during its events, will open three days before each summit and close one week post event.

The networking web app will be fully accessible to all registered delegates, allowing them to connect to new business leads and chat with fellow affiliates, operators, and exhibitors from the moment they receive their ticket.

The tool also includes a smart matching feature, allowing users to select specific tags for more targeted matches.

SiGMA Match will be available this month to all attendees of SiGMA CIS & Balkans gaming and emerging tech event being held in Cyprus, from the 4th to 7th of July at the newly inaugurated Integrated Resort – City of Dreams Mediterranean. Last minute tickets for the expo are still available through the website.

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The SiGMA Gaming Awards kickstarted Malta Week activities with lavish dinner and auction [caption id="attachment_453991" align="alignleft" width="200"]clemence CEO Woman of the Year – Clemence Dujardin.[/caption] It was a night of surprises for the SiGMA Gaming Awards last night. Taking place at the Hilton Malta in St. Julian’s, and powered by BetConstruct, the gala evening kicked off with a few glasses of champagne on the terrace before moving into the theatre for the main event. Starting out with a little lively banter, presenters Jon Thompson and SiGMA’s own, Lorraine Sammut warmed up the stage, noting that it was good to be back after two difficult years for the industry. And what a comeback, the buzz was palpable as winners started to make their way on stage.  Here are the night’s winners: iGaming Consultancy of the Year - iGaming Advisor Corporate Services Provider of the Year - CSB Online Gaming Media of the Year - iGaming Future Online Casino Provider of the Year - Soft2bet Live Casino Provider of the Year - Pragmatic Play Online Sportsbook Provider of the Year - Digitain Game Provider of the Year - Stakelogic Rising Star Table Game of the Year - Full Color Gaming Platform of the Year - BetConstruct Unique Selling Point of the Year - Evolution Online Slots & RNG Games of the Year - Push Gaming Rising Star Operator of the Year - Betiton Online Casino of the Year - VideoSlots Crypto Casino of the Year - TrueFlip Sportsbook Operator of the Year - William Hill Affiliate Program of the Year - 7StarsPartners Affiliate of the Year - Bluewindow Sportsbook Affiliate of the Year - Oddspedia Esport Product of the Year - Esport Technologies Responsible Gaming of the Year - Betsson Gaming Fund of the Year - Yolo Investments CEO Woman of the Year - Clemence Dujardin Workplace of the Year - Betsson CSR Contributor of the Year - BBIN Online Payment Solution of the Year - Trustly [caption id="attachment_453959" align="alignleft" width="200"]mark 2 Mark Blandford receiving Outsanding Contribution of the Year.[/caption] One standout moment was reserved for the Outstanding Contribution of the Year. This year’s winner, Mark Blandford, a pioneer in the gaming sector with a solid 25 years  of experience behind him, was clearly caught off guard by the unexpected accolade. Clearly moved, he had this to say: “I’ve been speechless a few times in my life, I had no idea this was happening. A number of great friends in the audience tonight have managed to keep things quiet. “I love this industry, I've been in it since the beginning, getting involved 25 years ago - seeing it develop and mature into a great industry makes an old bloke like me very proud. Thanks to everyone, including Eman Pulis and the SiGMA team for pulling off such a tremendous event. I wish each and all of you every success with your careers, companies and ongoing success.  There was also a guest appearance from French football legend Djibril Cisse, who turned up to introduce Betiton. “This is my first time to Malta, it’s a great country! I’ll be playing for you on Wednesday at SIGMA Night, so see you then!”  On behalf of SiGMA Foundation, Keith Marshall also gave a rousing speech, urging attendees to get involved, saying that this was their time to shine. “With you guys on board - the sky’s the limit. Don’t sit on the fence of indifference - this is your opp to shine.” [caption id="attachment_453969" align="alignright" width="300"]a7b07190 Keith Marshall speaking about the SiGMA Foundation.[/caption] The evening then moved on to the auction - a live bidding round where several art pieces were up under the hammer for charity - with proceeds going to the SiGMA Foundation. Things got off on a good note with the first piece - a twist on the traditional triple 7 jackpot in silver filigree by artist Kevin Attard, going for 3,000 EUR. This was then followed by a fierce bidding war, where a staggering 8,000 EUR was raised for Derek Mason’s King of Cards - a piece exploring the synergy between fiat and crypto. Lastly was a piece by well known international artist Reuven Shockner, known for using banknotes in his tactile artworks. His pieces ask poignant questions about the changing nature of money - providing a chance for us to reflect on the innovations turning traditional finance on its head. This three-piece set went for an incredible sum of 7,000 EUR. Malta Week is happening between the 16th and the 18th at the MFCC, Ta' Qali, Malta.
Katy Micallef 2 years ago
SiGMA Americas confirms Canada for 2022 expo
The Toronto supershow will debut SiGMA’s affiliate, emerging tech, and gaming verticals SiGMA is excited to confirm Canada as the location for SiGMA Americas 2022. The multi-vertical expo SiGMA, which is to include SiGMA Group’s gaming vertical SiGMA, its affiliate arm AGS, and emerging tech brand AIBC, will mark its entry into the Canadian market when it opens its doors in Toronto this June, 2022.  SiGMA Americas 2022 was launched at SiGMA’s networking iGathering held in Las Vegas during the Global Gaming Expo earlier this month, where the announcement that SiGMA Group will add another key location to its event calendar for 2022 was well received. SiGMA Americas rounds off an international line up of key markets - including Africa, the GCC, and the CIS regions. [caption id="attachment_246476" align="alignleft" width="200"] Nicole Fields, VP for Growth and Strategy US at SiGMA Group.[/caption] “The Canadian gaming market is experiencing tremendous growth stemming from new regulations around iGaming and sports betting. These new regulations are making way for new sectors to emerge and new suppliers to enter the market.  “SiGMA’s role in all of this is to connect leading operators, suppliers, affiliates, policy makers, and thought leaders by building a first class business event with a forward thinking conference, an innovative and tech driven trade show floor and meaningful networking events and unique experiences attendees are used to experiencing at SiGMA events,” says Nicole Fields, VP for Growth and Strategy US at SiGMA Group. “Bravo SiGMA! A fabulous networking event. It was great to connect with so many innovators and entrepreneurs in the gaming and emerging technology space. Fantastic news that SiGMA will be launching a full conference and tradeshow next year in Toronto! said Terry Debono, Partner at the Debono Group - a consultancy focused on the Global Gaming, Broadcasting, Entertainment and Interactive Technology Sectors.” Why Canada? There's never been a better time. Following the landmark passing of Bill C-218 on the 27th of August 2021, Canada’s 10 provinces are now in a position to choose whether to independently regulate single-event wagering on pro-sports events. Additionally gambling legislation will now fall under individual provinces and will no longer be governed by Canada’s Criminal Code.  A decade in the making, the bill will allow for new regulatory oversight, player protection, a more level- playing field for industry players, and economic growth as Canadian provinces work to capture the grey market in their first initial steps towards Canada’s first regulated marketplace. This is the first expo for the SiGMA Americas brand, having held several successful virtual events over the last 2 years for the LatAm and North American markets, as well as several networking events across the US.

What to expect:

SiGMA Toronto, which takes place from 6-9 June, will focus on leveraging the natural synergy between the emerging tech and iGaming sectors, taking advantage of an industry enjoying rapid growth following recent iGaming reforms through the legalisation of single-game sports wagering in Canada and the launch of Ontario’s regulated iGaming market. In addition to a full agenda of expert-led panels and workshops, a high-energy expo floor offers a direct line to some of the top brands in the business – making it an ideal place for networking and brand exposure. Delegates can also expect plenty of networking occasions during the summit, with a number of dinners taking place in the evenings. The event will also host two award evenings, catering to the gaming, emerging tech, and marketing verticals. In addition to handing out accolades, the awards will host a charitable auction, the proceeds of which will be diverted to SiGMA Foundation – the company’s charitable arm. The summit will incorporate SiGMA Group’s emerging tech and affiliation brands; AIBC and AGS. This cross pollination between the verticals brings added value to delegates looking to explore new opportunities in complementary frontier sectors. On the second day of the expo SiGMA will host a career fair. From 14:00 doors will open to students and individuals looking for employment in the Gaming and Emerging tech sectors. This fast growing sector continues to demand talent, especially in creative niches such as development and design.
Save the dates for Malta Week: For the first time ever SiGMA Group is bringing its 4 leading shows together for the mother of all conferences. From the 15th to 19th November, SiGMA, alongside AGS and AIBC will bring the best in the business to a first-class meeting point at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC). Malta Week is a chance for investors to leverage the significant crossover potential for multi-faceted business deals and to double down on opportunities to connect with some of the leading affiliates, policymakers, thought leaders, suppliers, and operators in the industry. Register now!
Katy Micallef 2 years ago
Top international speakers fly in for Malta Week conference
Our select group of experienced men and women across a broad spectrum of 4 verticals will provide you with the motivation you need to develop personal and business strategies that will give you a competitive advantage

With years of experience and leveraging industry relationships, our team is fully trained to seek out the best speakers to let you feel energised and inspired throughout the conference.  Our inspirational speakers have a history of eliciting strong emotions in our listeners and leaving them feeling motivated and inspiring peak performance. Below is a list of this year's Malta Week motivational event speakers who will be present during the show. 

SiGMA Speakers:

Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Kay Bushnell is an American businessman and electrical engineer. He established Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre chain. Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame and the Consumer Electronics Association Hall of Fame received the BAFTA Fellowship and the Nations Restaurant News "Innovator of the Year" award, and was named one of Newsweek's "50 Men Who Changed America." Bushnell has started more than twenty companies and is one of the founding fathers of the video game industry. He is on the board of Anti-Aging Games. In 2012 he founded an educational software company called Brainrush, that is using video game technology in educational software. Nolan is credited with Bushnell's Law, an aphorism about games that are "easy to learn and difficult to master" being rewarding. Nolan Bushnell is also a Strategic Advisor at Esports Technologies.

nolan bushnell, strategic advisor, esports technologies | SiGMA News

Ivan Montik

Entrepreneur in the sphere of information technology, founder of SoftSwiss, a pioneer in Bitcoin online casino solutions, and strongest supporter of cryptocurrency, currently running a number of successful projects in IT and iGaming. With a background in economics and management and a track record in journalism, he founded a custom software development company and further launched two products, online auction software under the brand Merkeleon and an online casino platform under the brand SoftSwiss. The company reached a top position in the iGaming industry and turned into the leading provider of turnkey white label solutions for online casino operators. With the profound knowledge of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, Ivan managed to implement the technology in the online casino software and led his company to become a pioneer in the area of Bitcoin gaming.

ivan montik, ceo and founder, softswiss | SiGMA News

Paul Burns

Paul Burns was instrumental in establishing the Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) in 2005, recognising the need for a unified voice for the gaming industry in Canada. Under his leadership as the CGA’s Vice President, the association grew to include the industry’s leading operators, manufacturers, and suppliers nationwide. Mr. Burns was appointed the CGA’s President & CEO in March 2018. He has been responsible for the development of industry-wide research and programs, including the release of the most comprehensive study on the economic impact of gaming in Canada, and the expansion of the industry’s national annual conference, the Canadian Gaming Summit.

paul burns, president & ceo, canadian gaming association | SiGMA News

Alexandre Tomic

Alexandre Tomic is co-founder of ALEA, the multi-award-winning creator of innovative gaming experiences. Tomic is well-known within the industry, having over ten years of experience in varying aspects ranging from affiliate network owner to casino operator. He and his partner at ALEA, Charles Gross, are familiar friendly faces at many conferences and shows. Their passion for the industry is matched by their drive for innovative products and ideas. Alexandre himself is a Biohacking and VR enthusiast and is committed to promoting social responsibility among operators and creating awareness about the societal impact of the gambling industry. Tomic is also the cover of BLOCK's latest issue as health wearables have been a bit of a passion project for the founder. In BLOCK’s latest issue he sits down with our editor to discuss why these devices are on track to change the face of healthcare.

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Susan Breen

Susan Breen is a Partner in the firm's top-ranked Betting & Gaming Group in the Innovation Department. Susan's practice spans both corporate and M&A, as well as regulatory and commercial advice with over 20 years experience acting for gambling industry clients. A particular strength of Susan's practice is her ability to blend her corporate knowledge with regulatory, infrastructure, and compliance advice to many of the industry's leading operators, service providers, and business owners both in the UK and internationally.

susan breen, partner, mishcon de reya | SiGMA News 

AIBC Speakers:


Akon, a hip-hop superstar and one of Africa’s most renowned philanthropists, has accepted a speaker slot during AIBC in Malta, he will all give a performance at the official SiGMA night. He will be speaking about his Akoin token and how he hopes the blockchain-based cryptocurrency can empower young entrepreneurs in Africa to strengthen the continent’s rising economies and support the development of sustainable communities. The Senegalese-American hip-hop singer/songwriter/producer has been profiting from a range of business ventures this year. There's his Konvict Clothing, his Pepsi soccer ad campaign, and Kon Live, his Interscope-backed imprint that's home to Lady Gaga and others. Akoin, created by visionary global artist and change-maker himself Akon is a cryptocurrency, powered by a marketplace of tools and services to fuel the dreams of entrepreneurs, business owners, and social activists. Akoin helps them connect and engage across the rising economies of Africa and beyond. 

akon aibc | SiGMA News

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni 

Dr. Marwan Alzarouni is an internationally recognised blockchain technology advocate, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor. Dr. Alzarouni is the CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center (DBCC), impact business, and a strategic partner to Dubai Future Foundation. The center was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum under the Area 2071 initiative in May 2018. It aims to create a fertile ground and a holistic ecosystem for blockchain companies and projects to thrive in. DBCC regularly hosts a number of blockchain startups within Area 2071 and also conducts educational classes and seminars around blockchain use cases in the government and private sector. Dr. Marwan is currently heading the Digital Asset Task Force (DATF), a research and advisory team that reports to the Dubai Future Council for Blockchain. The purpose of the task force is to conduct a comprehensive study to provide clear guidance on how digital assets can be encouraged and regulated. The council establishes Dubai as a global blockchain capital, offering a prominent platform for decision-makers from various local and international governments and private sector entities to explore futuristic, blockchain-based solutions.

dr marwan | SiGMA News

Michael Saylor

Michael Saylor is the Chairman & CEO of MicroStrategy (MSTR), a publicly-traded business intelligence firm that he founded in 1989. He is also the founder of (ALRM), named inventor on 40+ patents, & author of the book “The Mobile Wave”. He founded & serves as a trustee for the Saylor Academy (, a non-profit organization that has provided free education to 800,000+ students. He is an advocate for the Bitcoin Standard ( He has dual degrees from MIT in Aerospace Engineering & History of Science. 

michael saylor chairman & ceo of microstrategy | SiGMA News

John Karony

John Karony, the CEO of Safemoon has been nominated for the ‘Crypto Influencer of the Year’ Award 2021. John Karony’s token is trending because of the unprecedented price increase. In the last month, this novel token has grown up to 6000%, leaving the whole crypto industry speechless. Karony, is a former analyst for the United States Department of Defense. After its launch, SafeMoon quickly gained over one million holders of the cryptocurrency.

john karony, ceo, safemoon  | SiGMA News

Mark Blandford

Mark is a founding partner of Burlywood Capital LLP, a new digital Pay2Play investor, and advisor. Burlywood invests in companies in the digital Pay2Play entertainment industry; the fastest-growing segment in the $0.8 trillion global media and entertainment industry. Highly driven serial entrepreneur. Moved into an investment, specialising in development capital.

mark blandford, chairman, burlywood capital  | SiGMA News

AGS Speakers:

Dave Crane

Dave Crane is the host of the award-winning weekly web TV show ‘Turbo-Charge Your Brand TV’ the motivational personal branding show watched by thousands of industry experts, thought leaders, and high achievers in 84 countries worldwide. This former BBC journalist is one of the freshest and highly requested speaker/trainers and motivational entertainers in the market, having worked in the USA, UK, Spain, South Africa, Germany, Austria, France, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, the Caribbean, Italy, and Monaco. One motivational session in Greece led to one Global company recording a 49% growth in sales within their next 12 months period and they attributed much of it to his work.

dave crane, ceo dave crane | SiGMA News

Jonas Cederholm

Jonas Cederholm is the founder and Group CEO of Game Lounge. He has a great understanding and passion for Search Engine Optimization and online marketing. Jonas has a typical entrepreneur’s leadership. He sees opportunities rather than problems and believes in decentralization by empowering employees to make their own decisions.

 jonas cederholm, ceofounder, game lounge group | SiGMA News

Fabio de Sio

Award-winning public speaker, and LGBTQ business coach, Fabio De Sio offers bespoke individualised coaching sessions. With a renowned focus on developing Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion, Fabio works with all levels of management and staff, to increase trust and thereby improve efficiency and productivity, within the workplace.

fabio de sio, public speaker & lgbtq business coach  | SiGMA News

Robert Andersson

Robert Andersson is a Computer Science graduate from Stockholm University and Griffith University. He has long experience in creating shareholder value and developing growth companies in iGaming and the media industry. Before joining Acroud, Robert was CEO of Enlabs and Catena Media, which he built up and developed, turning them from small companies with a few employees into large established listed companies. Robert joined Acroud in February 2020.

robert andersson, ceo acroud | SiGMA  News

Mike Prasad

Mike is the Founder & CEO of Tinysponsor, the world’s first programmatically addressable and inventory-driven marketplace for influencer and content sponsorships. Mike brings his diverse experience as an entrepreneur, VC, and digital strategist to focus on building a platform that can help creators and businesses collaborate and thrive together. Prior to Tinysponsor, Mike co-founded VentureLab, a cross-market early-stage VC and incubator, and before that he worked with startups from Y Combinator, Idealab, 500 Startups, Yetizen, Supermassive, HAXLR8R, SOSventures, and more. In 2008, as the digital strategist and co-founder at Kogi BBQ, he started the worldwide twittering food truck trend that is now a billion-dollar industry. Prior to his work in startups, Mike delivered digital strategy and implementation for companies large and small, from local businesses to Fortune 500's, including Microsoft, Amadeus, Nolet's Gin, Fatburger, Burger King, Fedex, Outrigger Hotels, Wynn Hotels, Tasting Panel Magazine, NVIDIA, Toynami, and others.

mike prasad, founder & ceo, tinysponsor | SiGMA News

Med-Tech Speakers:

Thomas Balkizas

Thomas Balkizas has extensive leadership and consulting expertise in the global healthcare, life sciences, and technology industries. He has enjoyed guiding the strategic direction of firms such as IBM Watson Health, Toshiba Medical Systems, Henry Schein, and IQVIA. He was educated at Imperial College London, NTUA, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is the creator of Alpha Tech Capital, a private equity advising business that connects high-growth technology companies with investors. Thomas presently manages Amazon Web Services (AWS) Healthcare and Life Sciences sector in EMEA. AWS is the world’s most comprehensive and widely used cloud platform.

thomas balkizas med tech world | SiGMA News

Ardy Ariandpour

Ardy Arianpour is the CEO and Co-Founder of Seqster, an award-winning SaaS healthcare platform that uses complete medical records (EHR), individual genetic profiles (DNA), and personal health device data to help enterprises drive effective healthcare. Ardy pioneered various clinical and consumer-based genetic tests as CCO of Pathway Genomics and SVP of Ambry Genetics, which was acquired by Konica in 2017 for $1 billion. Ardy got a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California Irvine and an MBA from the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management. She was named a 2019 Top 40 Healthcare Transformer and a San Diego Business Journal 40 under 40.

ardy ariandpour med tech world | SiGMA News

Ruthy Kaidar

Ruthy is in charge of Microsoft’s Health Industry division in Central and Eastern Europe. She has worked with Microsoft for almost 7 years, most recently as Microsoft’s Chief Startups Lead and Software Partners Tech Lead in Central and Eastern Europe, and previously as Microsoft Israel’s Vice President for Startups and Developer Relations. Ruthy Kaidar is a medical device, digital health, telecommunications, and venture capital industry executive with over 20 years of expertise. She worked as a Software and Firmware Engineer in the Telecomm business at Geotek and Qualcomm as a Computer Science Engineer.

ruthy kaidar med tech world | SiGMA News

Nathan Berkley

Experienced CEO of Muhdo with a track record of success in the sports, health, and media industries, as well as multiple start-ups. On a worldwide scale, he has a strong history in expanding firms through new content solutions and data-driven tactics. Muhdo recognizes that we all have a set of genetic predispositions, but that these predispositions are either diluted or intensified depending on our lifestyles and situations.

Muhdo makes the concept of epigenetics, which is the junction of genetics, nutrition, and environment, and how diet, micronutrients, exercise, and sleep can all affect the expression of our genes, more understandable. Epigenetics recognises that the mind and body are in a constant state of interaction, with one always affecting the other.

nathan berkley med tech world | SiGMA News

João Bocas

João Bocas is a worldwide acclaimed business thought leader, coach, counsellor, and entrepreneur who specialises in wearable technologies. João has worked in Healthcare, Financial Services, Media, Sporting, and Third and Public Sector companies with over 25 years of hands-on experience in Professional Sport and Corporate contexts, working with top management, Boards, and executive teams.

While studying sport for eight years, he has collected an impressive collection of 17 formal professional certifications. He is a worldwide adviser and board member of various internet firms, as well as a finalist in the Great British Entrepreneurs Awards 2015 and a Top 100 Global Digital Health Influencer.

joão bocas | SiGMA News


Malta Week – Save the dates:

For the first time ever SiGMA Group is bringing its 4 leading shows together for the mother of all conferences. From the 15th to 19th November, SiGMA, alongside AGS and AIBC will bring the best in the business to a first-class meeting point at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC). Malta Week is a chance for investors to leverage the significant crossover potential for multi-faceted business deals and to double down on opportunities to connect with some of the leading affiliates, policymakers, thought leaders, suppliers, and operators in the industry. Register now!

Maria Debrincat 2 years ago
SiGMA Foundation goes green along with Internet Vikings!
The SiGMA Foundation, together with Internet Vikings, organised a trek and bouldering session last weekend, with a shore clean-up thrown in the mix for good measure (more…)
Content Team 2 years ago
SiGMA Toronto opens online registration with early bird tickets
The tickets include full access to the expo, as well as an invitation to network and enjoy a few drinks at the official welcome reception Following the launch of SiGMA Americas’ inaugural Toronto summit, SIGMA has officially opened online registration for the event. Delegates who take advantage of early registration will benefit from advantageously priced early bird tickets - which are available on the website for a limited period of time.  The tickets, which are on offer for just $49, include full access to the expo, as well as an invitation to network and enjoy a few drinks at the official welcome reception. The tickets run until 15th April, after which standard prices open at $99, and eventually a series of last minute tickets at $149 for last-minute buyers.

SiGMA Toronto

[caption id="attachment_519565" align="alignleft" width="300"]igathering-canada The SiGMA iGathering in Toronto '22.[/caption] SiGMA Toronto, which takes place from 6-9 June, will focus on leveraging the natural synergy between the emerging tech and iGaming sectors, taking advantage of an industry enjoying rapid growth following recent iGaming reforms through the legalisation of single-game sports wagering in Canada and the launch of Ontario’s regulated iGaming market. In addition to a full agenda of expert-led panels and workshops, a high-energy expo floor offers a direct line to some of the top brands in the business - making it an ideal place for networking and brand exposure. Delegates can also expect plenty of networking occasions during the summit, with a number of dinners taking place in the evenings.  The event will also host three award evenings, catering to the gaming, emerging tech, and marketing verticals. In addition to handing out accolades, the awards will also host a charitable auction, the proceeds of which will be diverted to SiGMA Foundation - the company’s charitable arm. The summit will incorporate SiGMA Group’s emerging tech and affiliation brands; AIBC and AGS. This cross pollination between the verticals brings added value to delegates looking to explore new opportunities in complementary frontier sectors.    Asia Awards 2022: The Asia Awards will be held during the first edition of SiGMA Asia. Alongside premier networking opportunities, the gala event brings together luminaries in the industry for an evening of recognition and celebration of achievement, attracting a guest list of over 300 esteemed individuals to its inaugural debut. Give recognition where it’s due by nominating someone whose work has created a positive impact on the industry. You can join us and witness the most intriguing and creative projects changing the face of the sphere. Book a seat at the Asia Awards by sending your request here.
Katy Micallef 2 years ago
SiGMA iGathering brings premier networking to 3 continents
The iGathering networking dinners will take place across Europe, the USA, and Asia In the run up to the upcoming SiGMA Europe show during Malta Week, SiGMA is taking its renowned series of iGathering events across three continents.  [caption id="attachment_122945" align="alignleft" width="263"]SiGMA news Tziganos, SIGMA iGathering - London 2021.[/caption] Successful dinners were held this summer in several European locations, including Kiev, Marbella, and most recently, London - and for many guests marked the first iGaming networking events since the health crisis prompted a series of nationwide shutdowns. A dinner in Florida in the beginning of June kicked off the first iGathering to be held in the USA, paving the way for an event this Autumn on the 3rd of October, which debuts in Las Vegas with an elegant dinner set up at the Wynn Resort.  [caption id="attachment_122956" align="alignright" width="243"]SiGMA News SiGMA iGathering - Marbella, 2021.[/caption] Next up on SiGMA’s calendar of events however, is a dinner in Latvia’s capital - Riga - lined up for the 26th of August at the Royal Casino, it will also welcome guests from neighbouring regions, such as Estonia and Lithuania. This will be followed by a second European location, set in the heart of the Balkans - Belgrade. Planned for the 14th of September, the exclusive dinner will be held at the Azzaro Green Club.  [caption id="attachment_123186" align="alignleft" width="229"] The Manila Padel Club.[/caption] SiGMA’s roadtrip through Europe continues with a next stop in Limassol just two days later, and then on to Amsterdam on the 29th of September, before concluding with a last stop in Sofia on the 27th of October. Then it’s over to the Philippines for a dinner at the popular Manila Padel Club on the 22nd of October.     SiGMA iGatherings  With no-expense-spared, these lavish events offer a plethora of premier opportunities to network. Dress for dinner at luxury restaurants, take in the sights on a sunset cruise or make the most of long, hot summer days at our pool parties. With hotspot locations such as Manila, Amsterdam, and Las Vegas already highlighting the year’s iGaming calendar, we’ve got you covered when it comes to meeting the right people in the right place. [caption id="attachment_122976" align="alignleft" width="300"] Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[/caption] The guest list is strictly limited to 200 prestigious c-levels, ensuring intimacy and exclusivity, with attendance only secured through invitation. These events present the ideal opportunity to network and strike connections in a cordial environment where attendees can relax and forge synergies, and since our dinners are fully sponsored and completely free of charge for the dinner delegates, invitees only have to arrive and let us take care of the rest!   To sponsor a dinner please reach out to Emily on [email protected] or visit our website for more information on how you can apply. [embed][/embed]
Katy Micallef 2 years ago
Obey the law, be transparent, be competent – PAGCOR
There is no place for bad decision making and bad actions to be taken, says Andrea Domingo in keynote speech at SiGMA In her opening keynote on the first day of SiGMA-ICE Asia digital, PAGCOR chairperson and CEO, Andrea Domingo, expressed her admiration, and appreciation of the determination, the will, and commitment of SiGMA to its goals. (more…)
Content Team 3 years ago
Credexon emerge victorious at the SiGMA Asia Pitch Competition
Credexon was the deserved victor of the much anticipated Pitch Competition at the inaugural SiGMA Asia Summit embraced by the Philippine capital of Manila. Held on day 1, the 20th of July at Manila’s largest convention centre the SMX, a panel of highly respected industry-leading professionals deemed Credexon the most uniquely impressive concept in attendance. Credexon outshone the 5 other competing start-ups, which had been chosen meticulously from the 100 enterprises lining the prestigious SiGMA Asia expo floor. The SiGMA Asia Summit is a globally acclaimed platform that supports and recognises the success of all the participants on the expo floor and gives particularly coveted traction to the start-ups that have proven innovative enough to compete in the Pitch Competition. The winner graciously accepted the award expressing delight at victory and gratitude towards SiGMA’s well-cultivated platform: “Start-ups need events like this to be able to express themselves.” Credexon The fantasy gaming platform offers innovative game modes for the globally acclaimed sports of cricket and football. Credexon fuses innovative stock market ideas with the blood-pulsing world of fantasy sports, hoping to break down the barriers hindering the popularity of traditional fantasy offerings such as contests and prize pools. The Indian start-up currently employs 5 individuals however there are plans to expand into the United Kingdom, perhaps sooner rather than later in lieu of this inspired achievement. Speaking on their product's unique nature Credexon had this to say: “It was really nice for SiGMA to recognise us and to be able to bring something different while still being acknowledged by the market.” [caption id="attachment_41642" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Credexon emerge victorious at the SiGMA Asia Pitch Competition. Credexon, SiGMA Asia Pitch winners.[/caption] Do you have what it takes to win our next Pitch competition? The Pitch Competition will return in September for the SiGMA Balkans/CIS  Summit to be held in Limassol, Cyprus. Offering participating start-ups unparalleled networking prospects and heightened visibility among prominent investors and venture capitalists in the region. You too can be a winner. Apply now for SiGMA Balkans/CIS!
Jake Graves 2 months ago
Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort to headline Dubai event
CPA Club Connect, in partnership with SiGMA Group, has announced that the CPA Club International forum’s official meetup will be held this March 12th in Dubai. Meet the Wolf of Wall Street The event, which will take place in the run-up to the SiGMA Eurasia Dubai expo, will feature Jordan Belfort - an influential speaker best known in financial circles as the legendary Wolf of Wall Street. The event aims to connect industry experts, foster new business relationships, and provide an opportunity for participants to discover new marketing trends and boost their skill set.  Featuring on the agenda will be topics that seek to guide investors and entrepreneurs on best practices for improving business performance, and in building the right sales strategy. Q&A sessions will then follow, opening the floor up to the audience.  Bringing things to a close, a ritzy afterparty, featuring a world-class DJ and a thrilling dance show, will take place at the legendary Sky2.0 nightclub.  Jordan Belfort is an influential former stockbroker and motivational speaker who rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s - chronicled in his memoir "The Wolf of Wall Street," which was later adapted into a film of the same name. With his profound knowledge of the evolution of sales technology, and his expert grasp of classic and cutting-edge marketing techniques, Belfort has become a sought-after speaker and advisor. Belfort founded Stratton Oakmont, a company that traded cheap stocks over the phone. The firm's financial turnover reached a billion dollars. The SiGMA Eurasia expo, held in Dubai from the 13th to 16th of March at the InterContinental Dubai Festival Arena, provides invaluable opportunities for delegates from the digital marketing, gaming, and emerging tech sectors to network with industry professionals, enjoy exposure to the latest innovations in the sector, meet key decision makers, and gain insight into new markets.  The event brings operators, affiliates, high-ranking government officials, and influencers together for 2 days of expert-led conferences, a buzzing expo floor - including a Startup Village, world-class gala awards, a competitive startup pitch event, and nightly networking dinners. Enjoy 10% off by registering using the discount code: SiGMA23.
Maria Debrincat 8 months ago
Bizin Africa joins SiGMA as brand ambassador for 2023 Nairobi Summit
Bizin Africa has played a significant role in the expansion of the gambling industry in the continent by closely collaborating with all stakeholders in the market ensuring the success of their enterprises SiGMA has welcomed Bizin Africa Group as their brand ambassador for SiGMA Africa's upcoming summit that is set to take place from the 16th to 19th of January 2023. Bizin Africa Group is an investment management firm with roots in Nairobi, Kenya. The company has played a significant role in the expansion of the gambling industry in Africa, with a focus on East Africa by collaborating closely with all stakeholders in the market to ensure the success of their enterprises. Jeremiah Maangi, Founder and Managing Director, Bizin Africa Group said; "This is a great opportunity for anyone working or targeting the industry to learn more from specialists in the igaming space in Africa. Additionally, it presents a significant opportunity for businesses looking to market their product offers to industry operators. It is astounding that SiGMA chose Nairobi for this event." [caption id="attachment_728242" align="alignright" width="390"] Eman Pulis (left), Jeremiah Maangi (right).[/caption] The worldwide gambling sector, which boasts more than 6000 operators and 4000 providers, believes that many of them will participate during the three-day summit in Nairobi. This is a lifetime opportunity for you as a player in the betting world. Eman Pulis, Founder, SiGMA stated; “Kenya is a great choice for the launch of our first edition of SiGMA Africa. The country offers tremendous potential for growth. From a youthful population to fast adoption of tech - Kenya is a rising star amongst gaming hubs in the region. We hope to help galvanise this exciting era of prosperity by providing a unique platform for bright ideas and minds to come together." Africa is a force to reckon within the iGaming sphere globally. It's home to some of the fastest-growing markets and has a massive population that operators are not even halfway to satisfying. The Nairobi expo sees SiGMA host operators, suppliers, affiliates, payment providers, legal entities and regulators, media outlets, and investors. Being the first time SiGMA will be hosted in Kenya, the experience is expected to be life-changing for all those in attendance. For operators, suppliers, and financial service providers in Africa seeking an exhibition space in the event, book your space through [email protected] Join us: 14 – 18 November for SiGMA Europe Being one of the first European countries to regulate the gaming sector, Malta is a hub of global business. With a plethora of prospects for both investors and entrepreneurs looking to shape the future, SiGMA’s Malta Week event will bring together industry giants among the affiliates, operators, and suppliers of the sector.
Maria Debrincat 11 months ago
Brazilian Institute of Responsible Gaming celebrated for contribution at SiGMA Awards 
The first edition of the SiGMA Americas Awards kicked off on the 15th of June at the Casa Bisutti in São Paulo, Brazil, to the sounds of samba, surprise wins, and enthusiastic bidding on a charitable auction held on behalf of the SiGMA Foundation. The extravagant SiGMA Awards Gala [caption id="attachment_859044" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Brazilian Institute of Responsible Gaming (IBJR), winners of the Outstanding Contribution to Responsible Gaming award.[/caption] Generously sponsored by Smartsoft Gaming, and with entertainment from an electrifying group of samba and mirror dancers, the evening was hosted by SiGMA’s own Elisa Martinotti and Mark Borg. SiGMA Foundation ambassador Rick Goddard led a rousing auction towards the end of the night. In addition to the main categories, a special accolade was awarded to the Brazilian Institute of Responsible Gaming (IBJR) for their Outstanding Contribution to Responsible Gaming. This win comes as Brazil navigates its way to a new regulatory landscape for online gaming - marking a significant moment for the future of the LatAm gaming and sports betting industry.

Here are the remaining 25 winners of the night:


SiGMA Foundation auction raises €11,400 for charity

[caption id="attachment_859024" align="alignleft" width="200"]SiGMA Awards Art Auction presented by Rick Goddard. SiGMA Foundation Ambassador Rick Goddard.[/caption] Several bidding wars and a couple of heart-warming speeches later, the SiGMA Foundation raised a total of €11,400 for its charitable projects during the traditional SiGMA Awards Art Auction. First on the block was a pop art work on canvas depicting football legend Pele. The painting, by Tommy Zegan, which went for €2100. Next up was Ronaldhino, also by Tommy Zegan, which sold for €800. His third painting, MMA fight champion Amanda Lourenco Nunes and the lion, brought in €600. Zegan’s last piece in the auction - a 1963 Baja guitar went for €1400. Next up were pieces from Derek Mason, a British artist based in Malta who regularly contributes to the SiGMA Foundation’s charitable auctions. Essence of blockchain went for €850, Neymar Jr for €2000, Parallel Beginnings for €650 and Dramatic Pause for €600. Another piece depicting Neymar at the World Cup by Bordinassi went for €700, while Pelé the king also sold for €700.  Last up was a coveted Centurion boxing glove which, after some spirited bidding, went for €1000. [caption id="attachment_859034" align="aligncenter" width="750"]Pelé the King, sold for €700 during the SiGMA Awards Art Auction. Pelé the King, sold for €700.[/caption] Still haven't gotten your tickets to our inaugural summit in Brazil? Don't worry, there's still time! Visit any of our convenient registration points or purchase them online.
Content Team 3 months ago
[WATCH] – Andrea Domingo expresses full appreciation for SiGMA’s commitment to Asia
Only a committed, dedicated and really serious agency would resort to a digital summit - Andrea Domingo PAGCOR’S Chairperson and CEO Andrea Domingo has expressed extreme gratitude towards the ever-growing company for the commitment and dedication shown through such tough times. Finding new means and alternatives to a planned summit surely wasn’t easy but SiGMA knows that it is now more vital than ever to stay informed and connected. The digital conference will embrace the difficulties faced at a time when working together has never been more important. (more…)
Content Team 3 years ago
Affiliate Grand Slam: Meet Megan Sagriff

Megan Sagriff, VP of Sales at YTZ, gives an exclusive interview to SiGMA News as part of our latest series on affiliates

How did you first get into the affiliate space, and were you always focused on the iGaming sector?

I had zero experience with affiliate marketing when I stumbled into the space. I was fresh out of university with two degrees and no real job prospects. I ended up taking a position as an executive assistant to the then CEO of YTZ. There weren’t enough administrative tasks to keep me busy so I started helping out in different departments of the company, learning the ropes. Within a year I joined the marketing team. Fast forward 10 years; I’m now the VP of Sales. Throughout my tenure we’ve operated in a lot of different verticals but we only got serious about iGaming a few years ago. With the affiliate business constantly changing we felt like we needed to refocus our efforts on a vertical that could bring more long lasting stability. (more…)
Content Team 4 years ago
SiGMA Foundation inaugurates 3-in-1 school in Jimma Bonga, Ethiopia
The SiGMA Foundation has kicked off 2023 with the inauguration of a massive, 3-in-1 school in Jimma Bonga, Ethiopia, securing food and education for a thousand Ethiopian children. Comprising a kindergarten, primary, and junior secondary, the three-year-long project was supported by €300,000 donated in funds raised by previous Camino expeditions. The inauguration featured several speeches, given by the bishop and cardinal Markos Ghebremedhin, local clergymen, and government officials. Alongside them were Chief Philanthropy Officer Keith Marshall and the Maltese group from the SiGMA Foundation, along with the staff, parents, students, and many helpers of the school. Words by Matthew Calleja The Bishop's speech Bishop Markos Ghebremedhin started the official ceremony with a speech remarking on the positive impact of the school. “You have been committed to this project for several years. Now, with this school, we will build the future generation.” Congratulating the SiGMA Foundation for its hard work and commitment to the end, the bishop likened Keith Marshall to the late Dun George Grima, a celebrated Maltese priest, and philanthropist. “Keith Marshall is our brother, just like Dun George Grima was our father.” [caption id="attachment_768317" align="aligncenter" width="524"] “Education is the best weapon against poverty.”[/caption] Address by CPO Keith Marshall and Austin Cachia The SiGMA Foundation's Chief Philanthropy Officer Keith Marshall has led the Foundation through thick and thin since its inception. Keith spoke of Ubuntu, a South African concept encapsulating the human virtues of compassion and humanity. “I have been to many countries, but if there is one which holds Ubuntu close to its heart, it is Ethiopia and its people.” There are many difficulties and pitfalls on the road to charity. In a heartfelt call to action, Keith remarked “Fundraising is never easy. You can find a hundred problems every day. We must find the one reason to keep on going. The children in front of us are that reason today.” “We gathered here today to inaugurate the school that will bring hope and change in Bonga,” said Austin Cachia, the Foundation’s treasurer, and Keith’s right-hand man. “This is the result of hard work and dedication of countless people who have come together to make a change in this world.” Austin also highlighted the collaboration and commitment to charity of Browns Pharmacy and Missio. Inauguration The School’s three namesakes Jonathan Chetcuti - Playgrounds Speaking on behalf of Jonathan Chetcuti, the namesake for the playgrounds in the school, Jonathan Dalli remarked on Chetcuti’s mantra for life centred on sports. “Jonathan believed that sports was the foundation for life, or in his words “the university of my life”. The principles he learned from sports - dedication, determination, discipline, respect, teamwork, and above all, the importance of having fun - guided him throughout his life.” Karl Pace - Kindergarten “The joy of living is something which Karl Pace embraced in his way of life,” Jonathan Galea opened his speech in reference to his late cousin. “Karl’s dream was to empower children through education. Thank you to all who’ve helped to make this dream come true today.” Rebecca ‘Becs’ Zammit Lupi - Junior Secondary School Darrin Zammit Lupi spoke on behalf of his daughter, Becs, who two years ago lost her life at the age of 15 after a long illness. “Becs believed in access to education. When she was sick in hospital, she became very frustrated that her education came to a sudden halt, and campaigned for the introduction of online education for teenagers in hospital” he remarked.  “She will live on through this school and the children here will now be part of her extended family.” WATCH what went down this morning:

About SiGMA Foundation:

SiGMA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the SiGMA Group, reflecting the company’s commitment to supporting those in need around the world through fund-raising activities, charity, education, and crucial skills to enable self-confidence and personal empowerment. The organisation operates with a focus on transparency and all accounts are available on request.
Maria Debrincat 8 months ago
South Korea: Kangwon Land announces further suspensions
Kangwon Land will remain closed until 11 May due to the Covid-19 pandemic Kangwon Land, a state-owned resort in Gangwon, is located in a remote upland area 90 miles from the capital and is the only casino in South Korea that allows locals to gamble. (more…)
Content Team 3 years ago
PAGCOR’s Alejandro Tengco confirmed to headline SiGMA Asia summit
Regulatory and industry leaders come together to shape the future of gaming in South East Asia SiGMA Group is pleased to announce that PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco will be delivering the opening keynote address at the upcoming SiGMA Asia conference in Manila taking place from the 19th to the 22nd of July. [caption id="attachment_813300" align="alignleft" width="225"]PAGCOR SiGMA Asia SiGMA Managing Director for the Asian Region Neil Shih, together with PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro H. Tengco.[/caption] Tengco, who only recently took over the reins of the Philippines’ gaming regulatory body from Chairwoman Andrea Domingo, will join a prestigious lineup of experts and thought leaders in gaming and the emerging tech industry. SiGMA Asia's conference will provide an opportunity for professionals in their respective fields to come together, share ideas, learn about the latest trends and innovations, and network with one another. Neil Shih, SiGMA Managing Director for the Asian Region commented on this saying "We are thrilled to have Chairman Tengco join us as the opening keynote speaker for SiGMA Asia. His participation is a testament to our commitment to providing top-tier events in the gaming industry. With his extensive experience and knowledge in the industry, we are confident that Chairman Tengco's insights will contribute significantly to the success of the conference. We look forward to delivering what's in store for our delegates for SiGMA Asia and to making this a truly memorable experience for everyone involved." Apart from being a clear stamp of approval from PAGCOR, Alejandro H. Tengco's involvement in SiGMA Group's conference is a testament to his dedication to the growth and success of the gaming industry in the region. This is a significant development for SiGMA and marks a major milestone in the Group's efforts to establish itself as a leading provider of top-tier events in the region. With Chairman Tengco's participation, SiGMA Asia is poised to deliver even more value to attendees. His keynote address aims to spark important discussions about the future of the gaming industry in South East Asia. Tengco's considerable knowledge, experience, and hard work in the industry will provide invaluable insights into the challenges and opportunities that are facing the gaming industry in the region. SiGMA Asia's registration is booming and with a packed floor plan, this summit has quickly become one of the premier events for the gaming industry in the region. With a number of key speakers already on board, interest is fast growing. We look forward to welcoming Chairman Tengco and all of our delegates to SiGMA Asia. To find out more details about the agenda and speakers or to register click here.
Maria Debrincat 6 months ago
SiGMA Match now open to delegates attending CIS & Balkans event in Cyprus

Following its launch for SiGMA Asia’s debut event in Manila this July, SiGMA Match is now available to delegates attending this week’s summit in Cyprus.

The free tool, which is designed to help delegates navigate networking opportunities during its events, will open three days before each summit and close one week post event.

The networking web app will be fully accessible to all registered delegates, allowing them to connect to new business leads and chat with fellow affiliates, operators, and exhibitors from the moment they receive their ticket.

The tool also includes a smart matching feature, allowing users to select specific tags for more targeted matches.

SiGMA Match will be available this month to all attendees of SiGMA CIS & Balkans gaming and emerging tech event being held in Cyprus, from the 4th to 7th of July at the newly inaugurated Integrated Resort - City of Dreams Mediterranean. Last minute tickets for the expo are still available through the website.
Katy Micallef 3 weeks ago
The Cruise and Airplane Industries Return to Business, While Finland Introduces Changes to Land-Based and Online Casinos
Industries hit hard by coronavirus have lately been emerging from under the lockdown. Losses of many sectors are already so large that staying longer in quarantine would render their recovery impossible. Hence, they have slowly been returning to life, despite rising death rates in the USA, Brazil, Russia, and elsewhere. The airline industry that is estimated to lose $113 billion due to the quarantine inaction is beginning its recovery process, as countries let their airlines partially resume flying. The cruise industry will soon return its ships to service, judging by the new Sail Safe program recently announced by Norwegian Cruise Line. The cruise sector was not only badly hit financially, with Royal Caribbean, Carnival Corp., and Norwegian Cruise Line sinking by more than 50 percent, but it also experienced difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic that other industries did not encounter. In March, at least seven cruise ships were in limbo, because their passengers had Covid-19 and were not accepted by any country. (more…)
Content Team 3 years ago
[WATCH] Digital Quill: Content marketing with Isabella Banda at SiGMA 2021

Veteran content creator and CEO of the WRITERS Group, Isabella Banda spoke to Charity Ovbiagele about the digitalization of the market and how written content is a pillar of any marketing approach

Elaborating on her background, Isabella’s content has toured the world beginning from her home of Australia where she helped tech businesses such as DocuSign develop a more human approach in their marketing. She would then move to the UK which allowed her to branch into the global fashion industry and get her first taste of social media marketing before she finally reached Malta, stepping into the iGaming world through her work with LeoVegas. Noticing the gap in the market for high quality content that converted into sales, she founded the WRITERS Group to fill it.
So we started in 2019. I was actually in Greece when I set up my first project. My first project was actually for a Norwegian affiliate company and we were requested to do over three and a half million words in about four months, which was a big task for one of your first projects but we actually really had a great experience and it really shaped our understanding on what foundation is needed for this type of work so it was definitely a great one to start off with.
Charity then asked if she could elaborate on the multidisciplinary approach that the Group had and how it could create content for industries as varied as Blockchain, eCommerce and Gaming.
We actually focus on a number of different industries. iGaming and affiliates are our main kind of area. However we have a pool of over 35 plus writers all scattered across the world and they are all very niche and specific to different industries. So we have everything from cryptocurrency, FinTech, we've got health and wellness, we've got fashion and lifestyle, eCommerce. The list is never ending. However, we started off and have more primarily focused on iGaming and affiliates.
Charity then moved towards the effect COVID was having on the industry. With the economy digitizing more than it ever has before, online marketing has become an even more vital part of the new economic model.
I definitely see a shift. Obviously we started off as an online provider and everything we do is done remotely. This year has really been shaped by COVID-19. So we really saw a lot of brands needing to start focusing on their online presence, a lot more coming out with a little bit more of a refined tone of voice that's more nurturing, inspiring and informative rather than being really heavily focused around sales. The end client is spending so much more time online. So I think that the need for good content is prime at the moment. So we really, although we struggled with not being able to interact with people face-to-face and having those kinds of meetings, we did see a positive increase in business because everyone is just so focused on needing it online.
Describing their services, Isabella spoke about how the Group offered content writing, translation, localization, SEO, link-building, social media, marketing and management.
SEO, as we know, it's so crucial for any businesses growth. It is just becoming more and more important. People are becoming impatient and they tend to go onto Google and click the first couple of links that they come across. And that's why it's so important to have high quality content and SEO. That really helps you rank because people aren't going to sit there and scroll for ages, trying to find which company is actually the best.
Finishing her point on content creation, she stated that Content was still king and everyone knows it.
It's how businesses speak to their audience. It's how they entice them into taking an action and if you're not actually communicating with that audience in a way that suits your brand, you're really missing out on so much value and growth for your business.
She concluded by sharing how happy she was to be at the expo after the long COVID drought and how it was lovely getting the chance to network again. SiGMA 2022: After the exciting set of conferences that was Malta Week 2021, the SiGMA Group plans to take the world by storm with the golden steeples of Kiev and the snowy city of Toronto being hubs to draw the best and brightest of the iGaming world together. Our next expo takes us to cutting-edge metropoli of the United Arab Emirates for three days of networking, panel discussions and festivities. Stay up to date with the latest and greatest through SiGMA News.
Content Team 2 years ago
SiGMA Virtual Roadshow launches: First stop Ukraine
SIGMA Virtual Roadshow will start the first leg of its tour in Ukraine on March 3rd The SiGMA Roadshow is back. After a successful string of shows in Hong Kong, Estonia and Argentina, SiGMA Group is excited to announce its latest venture – the SiGMA Virtual Roadshow. The Roadshow kicks off its inaugural launch in Ukraine, 3rd of March, 2021 - running from 13:00 to 15:00 CET. The SiGMA Roadshow has now moved into the virtual world, with a journey entailing several virtual shows across five major regions, specifically, the CIS region, Europe, Asia, Americas and Africa. Every month SiGMA will host a show on an interactive platform consisting of 2 hour mini conferences, which will focus on five key areas. These areas are, but not limited to, regulation, tax and niche market opportunities and challenges, all related to the specific chosen region. These hot topics will be tabled by leading academics, policy makers, and thought leaders, bringing industry experience to the debate - amongst them Artem Kuzmenko  and Andrey Astapov, partners at Eterna Law, Boris Baum, an advisor to the Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, and Anton Kuchukhidze, a political consultant. (more…)
Content Team 3 years ago
The 6th AskGamblers Awards Launch Today launched the 6th edition of AskGamblers Awards, one of the most sought-after accolades in the iGaming industry. As in the previous years, the process is put into motion with the launch of the first stage, the nominations. During the nominations stage, which will run until 4 May, registered AskGamblers players will have a unique opportunity to help narrow down the nominee shortlists in the following categories: Best Casino, Best New Casino, and Best New Slot. The winners in the above categories will be decided by combining player votes and AskGamblers experts' opinions. Finally, the Players' Choice Award will be decided solely by players, relying on their nominations and votes in the Best Casino and Best New Casino categories. Online casinos and slots eligible for nomination in the Best New Casino and Best New Slot categories will include only casinos and games published on AskGamblers from 1 March 2022 to 1 March 2023. Denis Ristić, AskGamblers General Manager, said: AskGamblers Awards season is a season of celebration—the celebration of the iGaming industry as a whole and our faithful players. The Awards season is when we really get to put our money where our mouth is and listen carefully to our players' insights. We're following the same tradition this year and couldn't be more excited about the whole process, said Ristić. The winners of the 6th AskGamblers Awards will be announced in a gala ceremony in June. About AskGamblers AskGamblers, officially acclaimed as the best casino website, provides unbiased online casino, slot, and bonus reviews coupled with real player opinions and ratings. Owing to its player-first approach and unique Casino Complaint Service, AskGamblers has returned over $50 million in unfairly confiscated funds to players so far. The company's guiding philosophy is contained in its motto: Get the truth. Then play.
Content Team 7 months ago
SiGMA announces July iGathering dinner in Marbella
The networking event will be the first event for Spain’s gaming crowd following the lifting of Covid restrictions SiGMA Group will hold an iGathering dinner in Marbella, Spain, on the 8th of July, 2021. The networking event for top-tier execs will take place at D.O. Mar, a new, ocean-themed restaurant boasting enviable views of the Mediterranean sea. (more…)
Content Team 2 years ago
WeAreGame is Heading to SiGMA Americas in São Paulo, Brazil
WeAreGame is excited to announce its participation at the upcoming SiGMA Americas in partnership with the Brazilian iGaming Summit. The event will be held at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo from June 14th to 17th, and WeAreGame will be located at Stand E121 alongside other industry giants.  Brazil is quickly becoming a hub for iGaming businesses, and WeAreGame has had a busy year launching multiple brands in the country, including FazOBetAí, FazOBetAí Fantasy,, PixJogos, PixBet Fantasy 5, brbet, Greenbets, and F12 Mania. With more exciting Brazilian announcements on the horizon, WeAreGame is well-positioned to become the go-to choice for operators looking to enter or expand in the Brazilian market.   WeAreGame's expertise in the Brazilian market is exceptional, with a deep understanding of regional differences and the ability to tailor content accordingly. The platform specialises in Brazilian sports content and leagues, including specials and boost, MMA, and local proposition markets such as elections.   SiGMA Americas BiS will bring together thousands of attendees from across the iGaming sector, including casino operators, developers, bettors, and more. Nearly half of the attending businesses will be represented by C-level executives, making it the perfect place to build on existing collaborations and forge new ones.   WeAreGame is thrilled to participate in SiGMA Americas BiS and continue its journey in Brazil. The company will also be attending SiGMA Asia in Manila from July 19th to 22nd and SiGMA Europe in Malta from November 13th to 17th. For more information on how WeAreGame can help start your iGaming business in Brazil, LatAm, or any other market, please email at [email protected]. 
Content Team 5 months ago
In a first for SiGMA, Americas opens its doors to thousands in Toronto
Expect the following days to be filled to the brim with spectacular events aiming to connect the most outstanding Canadian industry leaders in Toronto In a first for SiGMA Group, the SiGMA Toronto expo has just opened its doors to the eagerly awaiting delegates. After months of intense expectation and preparation the day of the premiere in Toronto, Canada's capital of innovation, is finally here. Expect these days to be filled to the brim with spectacular events aiming to connect the most outstanding industry leaders under one roof. What went down yesterday: Events started yesterday with a Beer Tour around Toronto where guests were offered Tasting Flights and Samples during their three brewery visits. Expert beer guides were present along the way educating them the whole process. Other events also included a competitive-friendly poker tournament, global gaming women networking drinks reception as well as dinner and welcome drinks. Experts exchanging opinions on stage: With the Summit taking center stage in Toronto, expect today's conference to be graced with a hand-picked selection of global experts in the affiliation and gaming scene taking the limelight in discussions related to all industry-related things. Our panels are divided into two different topics. The first cohort between 9 am and 13:00pm will focus on the Sports Betting and esports scene. This will include insights into sports wagering in Ontario, payments for regulated iGaming and Sports betting, and fair peer-to-peer skill-based play. SiGMA Americas Pre RegDay one will also host the first SiGMA Americas Pitch competition in Toronto – always a crowd favorite the SiGMA Pitch draws crowds as ten exceptional business startups take to the stage to battle it out for a prize pool that includes mentorship, and media exposure, and investment opportunities. Therefore at 1 pm, we invite our conference audience present to witness potential unicorn companies taking the SiGMA / AGS stage for a heated competition that could launch one start-up dream into reality. One exceptional start-up could be a chance to take 500,000 in an equity investment fund. As soon as the start-up pitch comes to a close the stage will get transferred back to a conference stage. Interested in online affiliation and digital marketing? Today is your day. From culture, content, cross-border affiliation, and NFTs, we invite all our delegates to engage in our panel discussions. While the conference discussions are taking place on stage, Workshops will also be occurring at the same time. Here delegates can engage in intensive discussion and activities on a particular subject such as masterclasses, investor workshops, and introductions to the GameFi and Metaverse ecosystem. Want to check out the agenda and see what you want to tune in for? Click here. Striking connections: After a long day on the expo floor and conference discussions from the industry's best and brightest, our lucky delegates will be treated to two very exciting ways to celebrate the night away. All SiGMA expo pass holders have free entry to the networking drinks taking place at the Lobby Westin Harbour Castle. Here delegates can mingle, enjoy drinks, and exchange business cards. This will be taking place from 18:00 to 20:00 pm. This is the best place to be for a well-spent evening of connection-making. To conclude the first day, an exclusive iGathering dinner at Against the Grain will also be meant to facilitate networking among the delegates present. If you need any help at any time, visit the Registration Helpdesk, staff and conference helpers will be on hand at the start of each session to provide any further clarification you might need. We hope you have a good first day at the conference. You can follow along on our social media platforms, and websites, or watch live from our YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss the action. Join us in Belgrade, Serbia from the 22-25th August: Renowned for its beautiful scenery, delicious cuisine, rich culture, and penchant for parties, the Balkans have been sought after by both tasteful tourists and entrepreneurs with an eye on the growing iGaming ecosystem calling the region home. As the home to the global Gambling community, the SiGMA Conference is known far and wide for its enlightening panels, inspiring speeches, ample opportunities to invest and network, and the ability to do it all while having the time of your life. Join us in Belgrade for the best the industry has to offer and for a window into the future of worldwide gambling. To learn more about sponsorship and speaking opportunities or to inquire about attending the event, please contact Sophie at [email protected].
Maria Debrincat 1 year ago
SiGMA launches childcare plan for summit delegates

With business-family life balance at the top of the SiGMA agenda, a childcare plan is available to all those attending the expo during Malta Week this November.

SiGMA, in collaboration with partner hotel, The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta, will offer professional childcare to attendees of any of its 4 summits during Malta Week. With family-friendly business policies at the heart of its commitment to empowering working parents, SiGMA will open a number of nursery rooms at the Westin to cater to visiting speakers, exhibitors, suppliers, and delegates attending Malta Week expos from the 16th to 19th of November. The creche is in line with Malta’s reputation as a family-friendly destination and recognizes the increasing call for places of business to cater to the needs of a growing and diverse workforce by making childcare plan readily available to their employees. The initiative also acknowledges that high-powered business executives, like other working parents, may also have families and that managing high-pressure jobs in addition to their children’s needs can be difficult. SiGMA hopes to enable guests at its events to make the most out of all opportunities during Malta Week without having to compromise on their plans. 'At The Westin Dragonara Resort, we create an inclusive environment that supports the recruitment, retention, and advancement of all employees. We actively engage in efforts to develop a diverse and inclusive workforce, encouraging the representation of females in managerial as well as senior leadership roles.  Our offer of childcare services to our associates is one of our key initiatives to support working parents.  This is alongside other family-friendly measures in place such as flexible working hours and reduced working hours. We also embrace the diversity of ages, having associates from various generations working with us as well the diversity of nationalities, currently employing 27 different nationalities,' said a spokesperson for the resort. A leading hub for digital innovation and business, the island of Malta has a long-standing reputation for pulling off excellent networking events. For the first time ever SiGMA Group is bringing its four leading shows together for the mother of all conferences. From the 16th to the 19th of November, SiGMA, alongside AGS and AIBC will bring the best in the business to a first-class meeting point. The conference is now complete, with a full-scale childcare plan included for an absolutely carefree experience. The week will also host the second edition of Med-Tech World, a digital health conference. The alignment of our super-shows allows investors to leverage the significant crossover potential for multi-faceted business deals and to double down on opportunities to connect with some of the leading affiliates, policymakers, thought leaders, suppliers, and operators in the industry. Malta Week is your chance to tap into the synergy between the emerging tech, digital marketing, and gaming sectors while making the most of what the islands have to offer. (more…)
Content Team 2 years ago