Sofia, Bulgaria Readies for Annual Balkan Gaming Event

The Balkan Entertainment & Gaming Expo and concurrent Eastern European Gaming Summit are being held for the third year running at the Inter Expo & Congress Center in Sofia, Bulgaria. The dates for this year’s show and conference are October 4-6.

The expo draws exhibitors from the interconnected worlds of gaming, amusement and tourism. Well-known casino suppliers like Abbiati and Gaming Partners International are joined by regional companies active in both the casino and street slot sectors. Bulgaria’s home-grown slot industry is well represented by Casino Technology and Euro Games Technology, both of whom participate regularly at G2E, IGE and numerous other shows around the world.

Also featured this year are suppliers active in the security and surveillance, digital signage and food & beverage sectors.

The accompanying Eastern European Gaming Summit will offer attendees a unique opportunity to get to know the region, which has 55 million inhabitants. Representatives of gaming associations from Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, Romania and Serbia will be joined by their counterparts from Austria, Greece and Poland to review changes in the regulatory environment. The speakers will outline the challenges and opportunities experienced so far this year, and provide forecasts for the near future.

Armin Karu, chairman of the board of Olympic Gaming Group, and Yuri Rozental, director of European marketing for MGM Grand, will present their views. Regional operators Princess Casinos, Grand Casino Beograd and Club Hotel Casino Loutraki will be among those sharing experience with the audience.

Registration can be completed online before September 30. More information is available at and

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