Authentic rolls out in Italy

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Authentic Gaming has rolled out its services in Italy for the first time, hailing the move as a “very important” part of its ongoing growth strategy. The live casino supplier will work with LeoVegas.it and Eurobet in the country, with customers of each operator to gain access to live table games streamed from casinos around the world. The Authentic Roulette platform includes streams from the Platinum Casino in Bucharest, Romania, as well as the Royal Casino in Denmark and soon the Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City in London. LeoVegas.it and Eurobet will also gain access to ‘ARENA’, the new live roulette innovation from Authentic that contains six Live Auto Roulette tables with four different game formats: ‘Classic Roulette’, ‘Speed Roulette’, ‘VIP Roulette’ and the new ‘Blaze Roulette’. Jonas Delin, chief executive of Authentic, said: “Italy is the third of our regulated market entries since our launch and is a very important market for our continued growth. “LeoVegas and Eurobet are ideal partners in this regard. They are innovative and exciting, and both have already built a reputation for their live casino offerings. The addition of our products will take this to the next level.” Authentic’s launch in Italy serves as the latest step in the firm’s ongoing growth plans, having last month also obtained a licence in the UK. The company already works with various UK-licensed operator such as LeoVegas, Kindred and Mr Green. Shortly after picking up the UK licence, Delin set out plans for the company to continue to push for growth in other regulated markets around the world, but did not go into details regarding the countries the firm would target. Live casino supplier secures regional deals with LeoVegas and Eurobet Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Email Address Authentic rolls out in Italy Regions: Europe Southern Europe Italy 26th September 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Magic of Pandora by 2BY2 Gaming

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Scientific Games back in profit after strong Q3

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Scientific Games has reported a 4% year-on-year increase in net revenue for the third quarter after growth across all of its business segments, which saw the supplier return to profitability for the period. 8th November 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machinescenter_img Scientific Games has reported a 4% year-on-year increase in net revenue for the third quarter after experiencing growth across all of its business areas.Net revenue for the three months to 30 September 2019 amounted to $855m (£667.0m/€773.9m), compared to $821m in the corresponding period last year.Gaming was the main source of revenue for Scientific Games in the third quarter, bringing in a total of $454m, up 1% year-on-year from $448m in 2018.Scientific Games noted a 10% jump in new gaming machine sales in the US and Canada, while gaming systems revenue was up due to growth in maintenance and services revenue from existing systems. Table products revenue also hiked $8m year-on-year to $60m in Q3.Scientific Games also experienced growth within its lottery division with revenue rising by 6% to $220m. This was boosted by multiple long-term contracts, such as the business being selected to provide instant win and retail technology to the new operators of the Turkish national lottery, Sisal-Şans Dijital, and as the exclusive terminal hardware partner to Sisal in Italy.Elsewhere, digital revenue climbed by 7% to $65m, with Scientific Games highlighting the success of its OpenSports end-to-end sports betting product suite.SciPlay, Scientific Games’ former social games subsidiary that began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market as part of its initial public offering in May, reported an 11% year-on-year increase in revenue to $116m. This was driven by increased monetisation of paying players, it noted. In terms of spending, operating costs were down by 30.6% year-on-year from $1.03bn to $712m. The prior year included a $309.6m settlement in its long-running antitrust case with content developer Shuffle Tech International, which skewed the prior year’s figures.Scientific Games was also able to make savings elsewhere in Q3, with cost of services down from $124m to $133m, while expenses related to research and development were lowered by 6% to $47m. The company spent slightly more on product sales, instant products and selling, general and administrative matters in the quarter.Operating income also improved from a loss of $205m in Q3 of 2018 to a positive of $143m this year, while consolidated adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation increased 6% year-on-year to $344m.Net income for the period amounted to $18m, a significant improvement on a net loss of $352m in the previous year, which was mainly down to the Shuffle Tech payment.“Our products grew the top-line, and operating leverage was driven by business improvements,” Scientific Games’ chief financial officer, Michael Quartieri, said. “We believe there are a number of avenues for further growth driven by share gains and new market opportunities.“We remain firmly committed to maximise cash flows and deliver our balance sheet.” Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Slots Social gaming Scientific Games back in profit after strong Q3 Email Addresslast_img read more

Japanese lawmaker submits bill to abolish IRs

first_img22nd January 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Casino & games Japanese lawmaker submits bill to abolish IRs A member of Japan’s largest opposition party has submitted a bill that would scrap the law allowing for integrated casino resorts in the country.The move follows accusations of bribery related to the development of integrated resorts in Japan against Zhengming Pan, director and chief executive officer of Chinese betting lottery and betting operator 500.com.Pan stood aside earlier this month (6 January) until an internal investigation into the claims is completed.The emerging scandal also led to renewed opposition to the original Integrated Resorts Bill, which was passed in July 2018.The bill was submitted by former Minister of Finance Jun Azumi, a member of the Constitutional Democratic Party, which is the official opposition to Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led coalition government.Azumi’s bill would come into effect immediately and includes a provision that any confidential information known to members of the Casino Management Committee regulatory body may not be disclosed.However, as the governing parties are unlikely to back Azumi’s bill, its chances of passing are extremely low.The controversy also looks to have prompted the government to delay the publication of the guidelines for selecting the host cities of the integrated resorts, which had originally been due for release this month. Local media reports that further changes may now be made to the policy.Operators that have expressed interest in building an integrated resort in Japan include MGM, which promised a “uniquely Japanese, world-class integrated resort”, as well as Caesars Entertainment, Hard Rock International, Melco Resorts and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment.In November 2019, Japan’s government nominated Michio Kitamura, former inspector general of legal compliance at the Defence Ministry, to head up the Casino Management Committee.This followed a public consultation on proposed regulations for integrated resorts, which launched in September, and closed on 3 October. A member of Japan’s largest opposition party has submitted a bill that would scrap the law allowing for integrated casino resorts in the country. Regions: Asia Japancenter_img Topics: Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Neon Rush by Yggdrasil

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MGA grants B2B licence to GGPoker Network

first_img Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 4th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Southern Europe Malta Email Address Topics: Casino & games Poker Social gaming AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter GGPoker Network announced today that it has been awarded a Type 3 Gaming Services licence by the Malta Gaming Authority.The new B2B licence will allow the company to expand its product reach further into new markets, the supplier said, and complements its British licence, awarded by the Gambling CommissionIt comes after GGPoker struck supply deals with partners including TotoGaming and OlyBet  earlier this year. The network will also be used to host the World Series of Poker’s Super Circuit Online tournament series, which sees the physical events move into digital channels as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19). “It’s always a good sign and an honor to receive a license from Malta Gaming Authority and we could not be more enthused,” GGPoker network head Jean-Christophe Antoine commented.“We look forward to signing new partnerships to continue making online poker available all around the world.”GGPoker is the latest business to secure an MGA licence, after the likes of content developer Spinomenal and esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group were certified by the regulator in May.However the island’s licensees are facing a significant decline in revenue as a result of Covid-19, with Type 2 (betting) licensees expected to see revenue fall 40% below initial predictions for 2020. B2B licence holders, meanwhile, expect revenue to fall 20% below projections. As many as 38% of B2B licensees have also postponed investment activity planned for 2020, due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.  GGPoker Network announced today that it has been awarded a Type 3 Gaming Services licence by the Malta Gaming Authority. MGA grants B2B licence to GGPoker Networklast_img read more

Bet-at-home receives German betting licence

first_img Tags: Regional Council of Darmstadt Bet-at-home Betclic Everest Uncategorized Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Bet-at-home receives German betting licence Gross betting and gaming revenue for the first half of the year amounted to €62.3m, down 12.4% from €71.1m in the first six months of 2019. In addition, deposits will be limited until players pass certain verification checks, while licensees will also have to integrate with the national self-exclusion system OASIS and betting markets must be approved by the Regional Council.  While Bet-at-home has not yet been added to the Regional Council’s – which handles nationwide betting licensing under the country’s Third State Treaty on Gambling – whitelist of approved betting operators, it said its application was approved yesterday (2 November). Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Uncategorized Licensing Online sports betting Sports betting regulation “We are very pleased that Bet-at-home is now one of the concession holders in Germany”, Franz Ömer, chief executive of the operator, said. The awarding of licences, ended years of legal uncertainty, came almost immediately after a court threw out an April legal challenge from Austrian betting operator Vierklee that halted the licensing process. Under the Third State Treaty, customers will be limited to a monthly betting limit of €1,000, though a small number of customers may have their limits increased to €10,000 or €30,000. 3rd November 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Other operators include Novomatic’s Admiral Sportwetten, Jaxx, Greenvest Betting’s Neo.bet and BetVictor, which will operate sites branded for the country’s leading tabloid Bild. The brand will join the 15 other operators who have received a licence, including Bet365, Gauselmann Group’s Cashpoint Malta subsidiary, Tipico, Tipwin and four GVC Holdings brands. Email Address The Regional Council of Darmstadt has granted Betclic Everest brand Bet-at-home a German sports betting licence. In August, Bet-at-Home said it remains on track to hit its full-year targets for 2020, despite the impact of the novel coronavirus (COvid-19) pandemic and the fact that it withdrew from some newly regulated markets such as Switzerland during the year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

BCLC urges government to pass single-event betting amendment

first_img2nd February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: BCLC BCLC urges government to pass single-event betting amendment Topics: Sports betting Legal Regulation Sports betting regulation However, support for single-event betting has increased in recent months, with the BCLC having previously voiced its support for legalisation of this form of wagering, along with media business Score Media and Gaming (theScore). “Our players have wanted single-event sports betting for a long time,” BCLC director of eGaming Stewart Groumoutis said. “For example, this weekend is the Super Bowl and our players want to be able to simply bet on the winner, which they are unable to do under the current legislation.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Canadian provincial lottery operator the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has thrown its backing behind a bill that proposes legalising single-event sports betting in the country. Legal Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: British Columbia Introduced in the Canadian House of Commons in November of last year, C-13 seeks to amend paragraph 207(4)‍(b) of the Criminal Code to make it lawful for bets to be placed on a single sports or athletics event. At present, Canada’s Criminal Code permits consumers to only wager on at least three games or more, meaning that a wager on a single match or event is illegal. Email Addresslast_img read more

Court ruling allows Dutch lottery to continue operating as monopoly

first_imgThe Division ruled that there was therefore sufficient difference in the permit systems to be consistent, meaning the monopoly for the lottery licence can be maintained. Email Address Lottery regulation After appeals against the monopoly system were made by private gaming companies – one by Betfair and another by the Dutch Online Gambling Association (NOGA) – the Administrative Jurisdiction Division has rejected the appeals and ruled that the single-permit system for organising lotteries is justified. The Netherlands’ gaming authority, de Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), has been authorised by the Dutch Administrative Jurisdiction Division to grant a monopoly organising state lotteries, in three different rulings issued today (10 March). Court ruling allows Dutch lottery to continue operating as monopoly Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 10th March 2021 | By Conor Mulheir It said that the question of whether a single permit system for state lotteries is allowed had already been raised in a ruling in 2018, which saw the KSA provide reasons that the single-licence system is consistent. Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Lottery regulation Online lottery Retail lottery State monopolycenter_img Otherwise, it said, there is a risk that none of the providers would be powerful enough to present such a large prize pool that the function of directing as many customers as possible to the legal offering could be fulfilled. The Administrative Jurisdiction Division today ruled that the KSA was consistent in issuing a single lotto licence to Dutch lottery operator Lotto BV while issuing multiple charity lottery licences. While there are similarities between the state Lotto and charity lotteries, the Division said, there are also important differences. A key difference is that because the aim of the Lotto is to have as many people as possible gamble through a legal provider, it is important that the market is not divided among several providers. Tags: Kansspelautoriteit Lotto BV Regions: Europe Western Europe Netherlands The number of draws for lottos is also much higher than for charity lotteries, it said, and lottos contribute a much lower percentage of their proceeds to charities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Entain reports increase in responsible gambling customer interactions

first_imgThe company also nearly tripled its financial contributions to responsible gaming charities, with its £9.7m worth of donations a 169.4% increase from 2019. 19th May 2021 | By Nosa Omoigui The number of self-exclusions made by customers reduced 52.4% to 70,170, whilst the number of customer complaints also fell to 15,822. The operator also noted an 84.0% increase in the number of customers setting time and spend limits using safer betting and gaming tools. An Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) report published operating giant Entain has shown that customer interactions for responsible gambling reasons increased 29.9% to 1.39m in 2020. Topics: Casino & games Social responsibility Sports betting Social gaming Problem gambling Responsible gambling Regions: Europe UK & Ireland Entain reports increase in responsible gambling customer interactions Entain was also able to reduce its total energy consumption by 23.3% thanks in part to Covid-induced office closures. Tags: Entain Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The numbers mentioned in the report coincide with the company’s Advanced Responsibility and Care (ARC) initiative, launched as an affordability checking model for British customers in March. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “For customers, our industry-leading safer betting and gaming measures were adapted to respond to the change in player behaviours and risks in light of the pandemic. We also continued to support our new and existing grassroots charity partners throughout this tough period.” Social responsibility The report also showed that the company currently employs 11,336 women (down from 12,189 in 2019), making up 47% of its overall workforce (compared to 50% the prior year), with 36% of board positions occupied by female employees. “We also were inspired by the hard work, resilience, and professionalism shown by our colleagues in the face of a challenging operating environment. ESG committee chair Virginia McDowell said: “Since our last report, Covid-19 has caused unprecedented uncertainty, loss, and challenges to our communities and broader society. We responded with swift and coordinated action to protect our colleagues, customers and communities. Email Addresslast_img read more