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Unlicensed Casino Websites are being streamed on Twitch, UK Gambling Watchdog Confirms

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The Gambling commission in UK is currently in talks with Twitch after a eurogamer investigation two confirmed sties played by streamers were unlicensed.

It was discovered by Eurogamer, adverts for the two unlicensed sites are currently promoted in Twitch, the sites have been advertised by multiple casino streamers in the form of images and links in video descriptions and games from both often streamed in the hugely popular casino game section.

It is illegal for all the online casinos without a license in the Gambling commission to operate in the UK. A spokesperson from the Gambling Commission said, “We do not talk about individual cases but i can explain our approach to unlicensed sites. When illegal gaming websites are brought to our attention we take a number of proportionate steps to protect customers in Britain. This will initially involve assessments of whether the site is actually used by consumers in Britain, and then may include engagement with the site owners, and ultimately working closely with advertising and payment providers to cut off sources of customers and access to funds.

“We are currently working with Twitch to prevent unlicensed sites being advertised on their platform”.

The most popular stream play slots, and can give several thousand viewers at a time even on streams with no commentary.

 

Macau Gambling Slowdown to Trip up Casino Stocks.

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A Slowdown in Macau Casino prompted UBS to lower its estimate for its big casino operators.

Casino Stocks have suffered a good deal in 2018, hurt about the worries about a Slowdown in spending at the chinese gambling hot spots. It looks like those fears are justified, written by USBs Robin Farley.

On Wednesday, Farley lowered her forecast for Macau Gross gambling revenue or GGR saying she expects sales to decline 1% in 2019, preciously she projected a 5% rise.

“Despite November Revenue better than expected. Our lower estimates are driven by weaker VIP and Premium demand and heightened risk to the macroeconomic outlook in China,” she Wrote.

It’s not that people are not coming to Macau, its that they are spending less, perhaps partly because more tourists, rather than gamblers, are making the trip. Lower income players are adding to their gambling budgets, but higher income visitors are pulling back.

She believes that MGM Resorts international has been slow to ramp up activity at a new casino on Macau’s Cotai Trip but says that company has underperformed this year, it could star in 2019, winning market share.

 

Kindred Strengthens Kambi link for Unibet’s US Debut

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Kindred Group Online gaming organisation has unveiled a deepening of its relationship with Kambi, at strives to offer the New Jersey market a full range of “first class sports betting and casino products,” under the Unibet Brand.

The current agreement has been extended to encompass the garden state, demonstrating the “strong partnership” already enjoyed, the addendum to the current contact is to give Kindred access to kambi’s sports betting platform in New Jersey.

Unibet US is also set to be powered by SG Digital’s Open gaming platform and open gaming systems, as lead system provider.

Chief Commercial Officer at Kambi, Max Meltzer said: “The Partnership between Kambi and Kindred, which goes back many years, continues to deliver consistent sports betting growth in Europe and Other parts of the world, illustrating Kambi’s ability to empower visionary operators to become Sportsbook market leaders.

“As industry innovators, Kindred has leveraged the flexibility of the Kambi Platform to develop truly unique and differentiated sports betting experiences for its players and we are looking forward to keep supporting the Kindred in Bringing those to US.”

” We are Ofcourse delighted to add this final piece to our product offering towards customer in New Jersey,” added Manuel Stan, SVP Kindred US.

 

 

Blockchain Platform Truegame gains Curacao License

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Truegame, a Blockchain based igaming platform has been awarded a gaming license in the Curacao Jurisdiction.

Truegame, said in a statement, it considered the license to be one of the most significant milestone in the project’s development.

The Company said that, in order to comply with the requirements of the regulator, it had to undertake “a lot of work and to undergo a serious project review.”

It includes mainly on the project details, an audits of the platform’s random number generator and of the company structure, due diligence, servers and infrastructure check.

Dmitry Danilov, Truegame CEO Said: License obtaining is very important turning point in the development of a strong igaming projects like Truegame.

“A Curacao gaming license enables such opportunities as extensive legal interaction with players and parts in accordance with international legal standards, access to banking services and payments system as well as access to all promotional tools.

“Our team is extremely happy with this significant step in the whole project development. The license additionally proves that Truegame is not only legitimate and trustful project, but a solid partner.”

 

 

Relax Gaming Strikes Blue Ocean content agreement

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Malta Headquartered casino game and platform supplier Relax gaming has enhanced the reach of its base of products, after inking a new content based agreement with Blue Ocean Gaming.

Under the new terms of the agreement relax Gaming is to supply its portfolio of video slots, alongside a selection of content from its partner studios, to the multi platform provider.

Head of Accounts Management at Blue Ocean Gaming, Mateja Pavlin commented’ “Relax Gaming has clearly demonstrated its ability to lead the way when it comes to providing rich and evocative igaming experiences. Having both relax and its partners content is a significant Endorsement of our platform.

” we are delighted to be able to offer these exciting products to our growing list of operator partners.”

Titles from Relax Partners Push gaming and Felt Gaming will also be made available to Blue Ocean Gaming’s network of operators, as part of the deal.

Daniel Eskola, Relax Gaming CEO, added: “We are proud to be growing the reach of our diverse range of products with Blue Ocean Gaming, in a partnership that will be hugely beneficial for both companies”.

“We are cementing our reputation as one of the industry’s foremost providers to thank the calibre of both in house games and partners content available through our platform.”

Recently, Relax Gaming agreed a platform to platform partnership with AGS, as the two becomes distributors of each others game content.

Global Gaming and Videoslots gain swedish license

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Global Gaming and Videoslots have become the two latest online gambling operators to be awarded by igaming license in Sweden. This news was confirmed by the Country’s Gambling Authority.

These two operators become 16th and 17th to be awarded license ahead the launch of Sweden’s re regulated market on January 1.

Linda Karrholt, Head of Compliance, said: “We were one of the first operators to submit a license application on August 1,2018 the first available day and are proud to announce that all the hard work put in by our team has paid off.”

CEO Joacim Moller, added:” We are thankful for this seal of approval. It not only signals their approval of our business model but also gives an opportunity to continue focusing on our largest market”.

CEO of Videoslots, said: “We are delighted to be taking our unique casino of offering to swedish players and are grateful that regulator has given the opportunity.

” Videoslots was among the very first operators to apply for a license as we always saw the potential in a fully regulated market. I am very pleased that all the hard work put in by the team has now been rewarded”.

 

PokerStars takes Quickspin into Italy

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Online Poker Giant PokerStars has taken content from Swedish slot developers Quickspin live in italy, after the two companies sealed a distribution agreement.

Players now have access to a number of Quickspin’s most popular titles including Sakura Fortune, Dragon Shine, Phoenix Sun and Second Strike, with more to follow in the coming months.

Daniel Lindberg, CEO of Quickspin said: “We are delighted to have secure a deal with PokerStars. Going live with them is exciting for us and continues our exciting plans for expansion.

” We live and breathe slots and are passionate towards what we do. Our mission is to create ones that players love and we are looking forward to taking the country by storm with some of our most exciting games.”

Quickspin was founded in 2011, it was acquired by playtech in March 2016.

Casino Barcelona Online live with pragmatic Souls

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The online platform of Casino Barcelona, Casinobarcelona.es is to offer players slots from Malta based Casino content developer, Pragmatic Play.

Casinobarcelona.es can offer all games on its quickly growing platform to a large local customer base.

Pragmatic Play suite of content, of more than 100 HTML5 video slot including the hit wolf gold, will go live with Casinobarcelona.es for the first time.

Chief Commercial officer at Pragmatic Play, Melissa Summerfield said: “We are delighted to continue to enhance our footprint in spain after agreeing the deal with Casinobarcelona.es

” We are always looking to grow in regulated markets and we are very pleased that this deal with Casinobarcelona.es is the latest in long line of agreements that we have signed in spain this year.”

Xavier Ballester, director of Barcelona Casino Online, added: Pragmatic Play are consistently producing engaging and immersive content, by its thematic and with high quality production levels, to both online and land based Casino Players.

The news comes after Pragmatic Play entered the live casino vertical earlier this year.

 

Danske Spil inks enhanced Inspired agreement

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Danish National Lottery Danske spil has unveiled a new contract with inspired Entertainment, which is to see its virtual sports content distributed to retail venues across the European Country.

In November inspired launched in Denmark with a host of virtual sports product, including rush football matchday, across multiple dedicated channels of virtual sports content.

Steve Rogers, chief commercial officer for virtual sports at inspired, explained: “I am delighted to announce this strategically important deal with Danske Spil. Inspired is proud to be affiliated with world Lottery association member throughout the world and the opportunity to supply our leading virtual sports to Danske spil retail venues is an exciting one for our business.

“We are Confident that products such as Rush Football Matchday will prove extremely popular with Danske Spil customer. Rush football matchday has recently launched in Italy to great success and we believe that we will see similar receptivity in Denmark.

” At Danske spil we very much look forward to offering inspired’s virtual sports to our retail customers” added Jens Nielsen, sports betting director at Danske Spil. “We pride ourselves on delivering entertaining games and a premium customer experience, we are confident that these new products will not only bolster our existing portfolio, but also impress players with their ultra-realistic graphics and entertaining values”.

The Companies joinings are Francaise des Jeux, Norsk tipping and Veikkaus from France, Norway and Finland Respectively.

 

Terre Haute back in play for Casino

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Terre Haute Businessman Greg Gibson, a principal investor in a group that intends to acquire two Gary based Indiana casino license, says Terre Haute tops his list of potential locations.

Moving a second license to Terre Haute is something Gibson finds appealing, he told in a interview.

“Certainly, Terre Haute is home for me, and certainly having the options of moving a casino license to Vigo County appeals to me. Our community is at the heart of about every decision I make,” Gibson said.

“I do trust that my home community will step up and try to make a case to be considered for a license”.

“And I believe that many people in the Terre Haute Community have wanted a casino for a long time and I think that desire is still there.”

“At the end of the day, i do believe that our state officials, Spectacle Entertainment and my partners, we can work together to pursue the best opportunity for indiana’s economy.” he said.

A announcement has been made on Wednesday by Spectacle Entertainment that it will merge with Majestic Holdco LLC in a cash transaction. Majestic said that the, Owner and operator of the casino and a hotel in Tunica, Mississippi to foundation gaming group in August 2018.

John Keller, general conusel for Spectacle Entertainment, said that the next step is to for Spectacle entertainment is to get approval from the Indiana Gaming Commission.

“We have to file a transfer application for each license. That is a very detailed process that we hope to complete it by the end of next week.” he said.