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Industry News 09-07-2021

Playboy to Launch Mobile Casino Game in Indian Market

Media business Playboy’s owner has teamed up with tech partner Gaming Technologies (Gametech) to develop a new mobile game for the Indian market. PLBY Group has partnered with the software platform provider and owner of the Mexico-based online casino and gaming brand Vale to create a new Playboy-branded, skill-based, real-money Rummy mobile game for release […]

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Industry News 07-07-2021

Malta Gaming Authority Reports 5.3% Revenue Drop in 2020

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has reported a 5.3% drop in revenue year-on-year in 2020 as it accounts for the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The body also revealed that the gaming industry contributed an estimated €924m to the economy in 2020, a decrease of some 40.8% on the €1.56bn it contributed in 2019. […]

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Industry News 01-03-2021

Ukraine Committee Approves 10% Tax Rate for All Forms of Gambling

Ukraine’s Committee on Finance, Tax and Customs Policy has at long last approved a gambling tax bill for the country, setting a flat 10% rate for all forms of gambling. The committee considered bill 2713-d, put forward by committee chair Oleg Marusyak, to complement the Gambling Act that legalized various forms of gambling in Ukraine and was signed into […]

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Industry News 01-03-2021

GSlot Casino Becomes Part of Alpha Affiliates

The world of gambling is full of surprises and never ceases to amaze – and if ever you wanted proof of this, then the news that renowned casino GSlot has joined the Alpha Affiliates affiliate program is sure to provide it. What’s more, the two names have ambitious plans for some serious growth together. Despite GSlot being […]

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Industry News 22-02-2021

Irish Labour Party Introduces Bill to Ban Gambling Advertising

Ireland’s Labour Party has published draft legislation to ban all advertising of gambling in the jurisdiction. If enacted, the Gambling (Prohibition of Advertising) Bill 2021 would prohibit all forms of gambling advertising except sponsorship. The party said the bill would divorce the gambling industry from the everyday enjoyment of sports, politics and entertainment. While Labour […]

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Industry News 17-02-2021

Spelinspektionen Issues Penalty Fees to 4 ComeOn Brands for Bonus Violations

The Swedish Gaming Authority, Spelinspektionen, has issued four ComeOn-owned brands with warnings and penalty fees for, among other things, unauthorised bonus offers. Casinostugan was given a warning and penalty fee of SEK25m (£2.16m/€2.49m/$3.00m). ComeOn Sweden received a SEK35m penalty fee in addition to its warning, while Hajper Ltd was issued with a warning and sanction […]

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Industry News 15-02-2021

Malta Regulator (MGA) Cancels 7 Licenses in H1 of 2020

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has revealed that it cancelled seven licences in the first half of 2020, while it contacted a number of other gambling operators in relation to breaches of its rules and regulations. Published in its Interim Performance Report, covering the six months to 30 June 2020, the figures showed that the […]

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Industry News 15-02-2021

Danish Gambling Revenue Declines by 9.3% in 2020

Denmark’s regulated gambling revenue fell 9.3% below prior year levels in 2020, though the fourth quarter included record returns from sports betting, according to the latest figures from Spillemyndigheden. Revenue for the year declined to DKK5.96bn (£704.2m/€801.8m/$971.8m), with land-based gaming affected by nationwide lockdowns from March to June, then again from November 2020 due to […]

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Industry News 15-02-2021

ICE London and iGB Affiliate London Postponed to 2022

Clarion Gaming has responded to requests from its international community of stakeholders and postponed the co-located 2021 editions of ICE London and iGB Affiliate London, which were due to take place at the end of June. Based on requests from its customer base, the next edition of ICE London will take place at ExCeL London […]

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Industry News 15-02-2021

GiG Partners with Marathonbet for Marketing Compliance Tool

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG), has signed an agreement with Marathonbet for the provision of its automated affiliate marketing compliance screening tool, GiG Comply. Tailored to cover market-specific legislation and advertising standards, GiG’s self-service marketing compliance software helps operators to manage and monitor their affiliate advertising campaigns on demand.  The self-serve solution will enable Marathonbet […]

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Industry News 10-02-2021

Kindred Group Publishes Harmful Gambling Revenue Figures

Kindred Group has reported that just over 4% of its gross winnings came from high-risk players during the most recent financial quarter as it became the first top-tier operator to report the share of revenue that is derived from harmful gambling. In the three months to 31 December, 2020, the Unibet and 32Red operator said […]

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Industry News 20-01-2021

Dutch iGaming Launch Delayed for the Third Time

The Dutch Remote Gambling Act (KOA) has been delayed yet again, with Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker pushing the date the law comes into effect back to 1 April 2021, and the date the market opens back to 1 October. Responding to a series of questions from legislators, Dekker announced that the latest delay […]

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Industry News 12-01-2021

Stakelogic Becomes Founding Partner of Dutch Gaming Association

Popular game developer to provide content to online casino platform provider for operators targeting the newly regulated market Stakelogic, the progressive and innovative online casino content developer, has become a founding partner of the Dutch Gaming Association and will provide its full suite of classic and video slots to operators through the DGA’s platform. Stakelogic […]

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Industry News 07-01-2021

Irish Psychiatrists Body Calls for Betting Ad Ban in 2021

The professional body for psychiatrists in the Republic of Ireland has called for an outright ban on sports betting advertisements from early 2021. In publishing its Gambling Disorder Position Paper, the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland (CPI) said there was overwhelming evidence for a connection between the high volume of betting advertisements and an increase […]

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Industry News 25-12-2020

Evolution Partners with JVH Gaming Group in the Netherlands

Evolution today announced that it has entered into a partnership with JVH gaming & entertainment group (JVH group) for the supply of Live Casino content and services in the Netherlands. Founded in 1958, JVH group is the leading private casino operator in the Netherlands, that welcomes well over four million guest visits annually across more […]

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Industry News 16-12-2020

Swedish Gambling is Set for New Marketing Restrictions

Swedish gambling is set for new marketing restrictions following the publication of a long-awaited report on the regulation of igaming in the country. The report was commissioned in June 2018 to examine additional measures to those set out in the Gambling Act that came into force from January 2019. The scope of the inquiry was […]

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Industry News 16-12-2020

Google Introduce New Gambling Limits for Advertising

Advertising: Google users will be able to limit their exposure to gambling and alcohol advertisements through a new feature to be introduced in the coming months. The feature will be first be used on YouTube Ads in the US, with this extended to Google Ads and YouTube globally in early 2021. Countries with legal restrictions against […]

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Industry News 14-12-2020

Dutch Regulator KSA to Launch New Self-Exclusion System

Dutch gambling regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced that it will expand testing its new self-exclusion scheme next week, inviting all interested parties to connect with the system. The Centraal Register Uitsluiting Kansspelen (Cruks) forms part of the country’s new Remote Gambling Act, which is set to come into force on 1 March next year after a […]

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Industry News 09-12-2020

Slovak Football Association Signs Data Sharing Agreement with MGA

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has established a data sharing agreement with Slovakia’s Football Association, the sport’s governing body in the jurisdiction. The agreement will facilitate information sharing between the two parties, in order to maintain compliance with sports betting laws and protect the integrity of Slovakian football. Multiple well-known online casinos operated under the […]

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Industry News 08-12-2020

ComeOn Appoints MoPlay Founder Juregen Reutter as the New CEO

iGaming operator ComeOn Group has appointed former Addison Global founder Juregen Reutter as its new chief executive effective immediately, replacing Lahcene Merzoug, according to iGB. Reutter joins ComeOn Casino ten months after MoPlay operator Addison – which he founded in June 2017 – was declared insolvent and had its licenses suspended in both Gibraltar and Great Britain. The operator’s management […]

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Industry News 08-12-2020

BetMGM Launches Online Casino in Pennsylvania

BetMGM, the betting brand operated via the Roar Digital joint venture between GVC Holdings and MGM Resorts, has launched an online casino offering in the state of Pennsylvania. BetMGM Casino will offer players in Pennsylvania access to a range of online slot and table games. Integration with MGM Resorts’ M life Rewards program will also […]

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Industry News 08-12-2020

Estonian Government to Fund Problem Gambling Services and Study

Estonia’s Minister of Social Affairs, Tanel Kiik, has signed a directive offering €200,000 to the non-governmental organisation, MTÜ Gambling Addiction Counselling Centre, to monitor of problem gambling and provide a centre for gambling addicts and their relatives. The Ministry of Social Affairs announced a strategic partnership application round in October, in order to find a […]

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Industry News 02-12-2020

Pragmatic Play Seals Live Casino Integration with Kindred Group

Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry, has finalized the direct integration of its live casino portfolio with leading operator group, Kindred. This new deal enhances an already robust partnership between the two, with the Nordic operator previously integrating Pragmatic Play’s slots.  Kindred will now have direct access to the supplier’s acclaimed […]

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Industry News 26-11-2020

LuckyStreak Partners with JustPlay Gaming

LuckyStreak welcomes JustPlay Gaming as the newest addition to the LuckyConnect Aggregation Platform. LuckyStreak, an Igaming content company specializing in Live Dealer Casino games, today announced that the company is partnering with JustPlay.  JustPlay is an up and coming gaming studio, located in Latvia, that focuses on creating award-winning, unique slot games. By partnering with […]

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Industry News 25-11-2020

GambleAware Launches Brand-New Analysis of Problem Gambling Treatment

British responsible gambling charity GambleAware has commissioned its second Annual GB Treatment and Support Demand Survey to determine the barriers, take up and demand for treatment and support for gambling harms in Great Britain. The survey, which will be conducted by YouGov, will run concurrently with three other surveys, each using identical questions on gambling […]

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NetEnt Recreates a Classic as it Unveils Divine Fortune Megaways
Industry News 24-11-2020

NetEnt Recreates a Classic as it Unveils Divine Fortune Megaways™

Megaways™ makeover adds an exciting new twist to one of NetEnt’s all-time favorite slots. NetEnt has produced an enhanced version of one of its most popular games Divine Fortune with the addition of the Megaways™ mechanic.  The game is the latest in NetEnt’s standard-setting back catalogue to be given the magic Megaways™ treatment after the […]

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Industry News 19-11-2020

NetEnt Group Debuts Red Tiger Games in the US with Rush Street Interactive

Red Tiger makes its US market launch at RSI’s BetRivers.com and PlaySugarHouse.com sites in Pennsylvania Supported by NetEnt’s license in Pennsylvania, Red Tiger has directly integrated with one of the market-leading gaming operators, Rush Street Interactive, and a range of Red Tiger titles are now available for players in the state. The initial launch of games includes Gonzo’s Quest™ […]

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Industry News 17-11-2020

Dutch National Lottery to Separate Lottery and Sports Betting Accounts

The Dutch National Lottery (Nationale Loterij) has announced it will introduce separate online accounts for lottery and sports betting, ahead of the country launching its regulated online gambling market in 2021. From 1 March 2021, customers that want to place online sports bets and also play lottery games over the internet will need to have […]

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Industry News 16-11-2020

Norsk Tipping: At-Risk Play Dropped Under Lockdown

Norwegian gambling monopoly Norsk Tipping said the suspension of certain forms of gambling during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic led to a drop in risky behaviour among players, though things quickly returned to normal as games came back online. The report was split into two stages, from March to May and May to July, and […]

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Industry News 15-11-2020

2020 WSOP Main Event Scheduled for December

Despite an angry COVID-19 pandemic, officials have been able to orchestrate an amazing situation to play the 2020 WSOP Main Event. To pull this off they have set up an online-live hybrid for both domestic and international play. In America, the tourney will take place on the WSOP.com website for players in New Jersey or […]

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Industry News 11-11-2020

Betsafe Signs Sponsorship with Godsent Esports

Betsson Group-operated sports betting brand, Betsafe, announced it has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Swedish professional esports organisation Godsent, focused on its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) team. The deal sees Betsafe become Godsent’s exclusive betting partner. While the organisation consists of professional esports teams, and aplyers as well as content creators across ten esports […]

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Industry News 10-11-2020

Swedish Government Aims to Hold Online Casino Controls Until 2021

Sweden’s government has launched a consultation on extending the temporary controls for online casino, including a SEK5,000 (£439.2/€490.0/$580.3) weekly deposit limit, until June 2021. The government’s memorandum proposes lengthening the controls in order to better protect players during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, amid rising case numbers in the country.  “We see that the development […]

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Industry News 09-11-2020

Yggdrasil Signs Content Deal with Fortuna Entertainment Group

Yggdrasil Gaming, the leading global casino provider of online games, has signed an agreement with Fortuna Entertainment Group, one of the leading operators in Central Europe, according to iGB. Fortuna is active in a multitude of European markets and will soon see its player base enjoy Yggdrasil’s roadmap offerings going live in territories such as […]

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Trustly unveils new logo and visual identity
Industry News 06-11-2020

Trustly Reveals Its New Logo and Visual Appearance

Trustly, the global leader in online banking payments, is excited to unveil its new visual identity, including a logo, color palette, and typeface.  Since its founding in 2008, Trustly has processed hundreds of millions of transactions, increased its geographical footprint to include Europe, North America and Australia, and grown to serve more than 10,000 global […]

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NetEnt Live Expands its Portfolio with Baccarat Addition
Industry News 04-11-2020

NetEnt Live Expands its Portfolio with Baccarat Addition

NetEnt has unveiled its first-ever Baccarat live casino game, widening the appeal of its offering with a high-speed, scalable product that meets demands for new game variants. The supplier has developed three-speed Baccarat tables, two of which feature in its physical studio to offer an authentic casino experience and add to its existing collection of […]

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Industry News 16-10-2020

Svenska Spel Report: No Evidence of Covid-19 Problem Gambling Spike

State-owned Swedish gambling operator Svenska Spel said that while it did not see an increase in problem gambling during the first wave of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in the country, players with existing issues gambled more. According to iGB news, Studies presented to the Svenska Spel Independent Research Council, during its annual research day on Monday […]

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Industry News 07-10-2020

Norwegian Trade Group Takes Aim at New Gambling Law

The Norwegian Industry Association for Online Gaming (Norsk Bransjeforening for Onlinespill/NBO) has called for a complete rethink on rules relating to the sector in its official response to the country’s proposed new gambling legislation. The NBO said the bill that seeks to unify the existing Lottery Act, Gambling Act and Totalisator Act and maintain Norsk […]

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Industry News 01-10-2020

GamCare Launches Gambling Harms Toolkit

Responsible gambling charity GamCare has launched a new toolkit to help UK financial institutions, gambling businesses, and debt advice agencies identify and support customers experiencing gambling-related financial harms. Available for free on the GamCare website, the new solution was developed in partnership with a number of debt charities and agencies, high street banks and gambling […]

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Industry News 20-09-2020

MGA Cancels Knockout Gaming’s Licence

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has canceled Knockout Gaming Limited’s B2C gaming licenses in the country over two breaches of the country’s gaming regulations. Knockout Gaming has been ordered to cease all of its gaming operations in Malta, while the operator must no longer accept new customers or player deposits. However, Knockout Gaming must allow […]

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Industry News 15-09-2020

NetEnt Live Expands Malta Studio with 3 Blackjack Tables

NetEnt has advanced its live casino offering by adding three new standard blackjack tables in its Qormi studio and signing a deal to provide dedicated tables to CasinoEngine, EveryMatrix’s iGaming Integration Platform. The increased studio capacity expands NetEnt Live’s operations and has been created in response to heightened demand for the supplier’s live products over […]

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Industry News 07-09-2020

Lucky Dino Casino has MGA Licence Suspension Lifted

Lucky Dino Casino has had a suspension imposed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) lifted just days after it was set. The Malta regulator stated earlier this week that the operator’s license had been suspended. The reason for the suspension was from original MGA notification of an administrative fine, related to documents certifying new suppliers’ […]

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MGA Signs Agreement With Dutch Gambling Authority
Industry News 02-09-2020

MGA Signs Agreement With Dutch Gambling Authority

The Malta Gaming Authority (the MGA) and the Dutch Kansspelautoriteit (the Dutch Gambling Authority) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the purpose of enhanced cooperation between the two authorities, according to gpwa.org. Thanks to this MoU both authorities will be supporting each other in the sharing of best practices and information in […]

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