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Latvia – SiGMA sets iGathering networking dinner at The Royal Casino in Riga

The iGathering networking dinner will take place this 26th of August SiGMA has announced that its next iGathering networking event will be held in Riga with a dinner planned for August 26 at the stunning Royal Casino. The evening will also welcome guests from neighbouring countries Estonia and Lithuania, tapping into a wide network of…

Latvia – Another six slot halls told to close in Riga

Riga City Council has cancelled the operating licences of six slot halls for breaking new urban planning rules, as they were all based in housing areas or close to Riga’s historic centre protection zone. According to Latvia’s gambling legislation, local governments can revoke casino, gambling, bingo hall and betting shop licenses, if they believe the…

Latvia – Tax on player winnings driving VIP players out of Latvia

Latvia’s decision to increase gaming tax by taking a slice of customer winnings has prompted players to go elsewhere according to international operator Storm International, who opened its Shangri La Casino in Riga in November 2017. According to officials at SL Casino Riga, Latvia is now less attractive to wealthy casino visitors from abroad. But…

Latvia – Latvian gaming up 18 per cent despite Riga closures

Land-based slot machines helped drive Latvian gambling revenues up by 17.7 per cent to €154.5m during the first six months of the year. The Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Inspection (IAUI) published results showing the country’s slot machines generated GGR of €111.5m, an increase of 11.5 per cent compared to the first half of 2018. Traditional…

Latvia – Coingaming launches live bitcoin studio in Riga

The Coingaming Group, operator of leading gaming brands including Bitcasino.io and Sportsbet.io, has announced a multi-year partnership with a leading supplier to launch a dedicated live casino studio in Riga, Latvia. The new studio, located close to the ancient city, will be known as the Bombay Club High Roller Studio. The Asian themed private salon…

Latvia – Riga to ban all gaming except in four or five-star hotels

Politicians in the Latvian capital of Riga are planning a second raid on the gaming industry with a draft decree that would close around 200 slot halls and casinos. Only casinos operating in four and five-star hotels will be exempt from the new regulation. This will leave a handful of casinos including Olympic Voodoo Casino…

Latvia – Olympic loses out in battle to save Pragas Street casino

Baltic casino operator Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) has lost its decision with the District Administrative Court in Riga to keep the Olympic casino at Pragas Street open with the court ruling in favour of the Riga City Council. According to the city council’s decision, the casino has to close in October 2022. Oympic will appeal…

Latvia – Storm to open Shangri La Casino Riga in Latvia

Storm International is to open Shangri La Casino Riga in the Latvian capital in mid-October, becoming the fourth casino operated under the brand. The new casino will be located in the heart of Riga and only 20 minutes away from the international airport. SL Casino Riga is aiming to become one of the best casinos…

Latvia – Shangri La joins Riga Gaming Congress 2017

Shangri La Casino Riga, a part of the international chain managed by Storm International, has become a partner of the Riga Gaming Congress 2017. The Shangri La brand started its development in Moscow in 1999 and since that time has gained popularity among gamblers in many regions. As for today, Shangri La casinos operate in…