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Belgium: online gambling represented a third of total revenue in 2015

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Online gambling pushes Belgium’s revenue

The Belgian Gambling Commission revealed that during 2015, online gambling represented a third of total revenue.

 

Last week, the Belgian Gaming Commission (BGC) released its 2016 annual report, which (confusingly) contains Belgian-licensed operators’ financial information from 2015, allegedly due to the slow pace at which operators compile their individual statistics.

According to these stats, Belgian-licensed gambling revenue totaled €622m in 2015, 17% higher than 2014’s tally. Total online revenue was €211.3m, just over one-third of the overall figure.

The BGC’s ‘A’ license category of casino operators reported land-based gaming revenue of €102.3m in 2015, down 7% year-on-year. By contrast, these operators reported their online gambling revenue rising 41.2% to €78.6m in 2015.

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The BGC breaks down its eight online casino ‘A’ licensees by amounts generated, but doesn’t identify these operators by name. Whoever they are, the top two online casinos claimed more than half (€44.2m) of this online pie.

The ‘B’ category of license involves slot machine arcade operators, who generated combined revenue of €234.5m in 2015, up 11.6% year-on-year. Of this sum, €157.3m (+3.4%) was generated at land-based venues, while €71.7m (+30.6%) came online. The top two online arcades also scored more than half (€39.8m) of the online total.

The ‘F’ licensed betting operators reported overall revenue of just under €206.5m, up 22.4%. Land-based betting improved 21.7% to €145.5m while online betting gained 24% to just under €61m. Here again, the top two online betting sites claimed more than half (€34.2m) of the total.

As for unauthorized online gambling sites, the BGC added 12 more names to its online blacklist in 2016, the same number as in 2015.

The BGC issued 85 administrative fines against gambling operators and their customers in 2016, including on one unauthorized (and unidentified) online gambling site. The BGC is one of the few regulators that actually penalizes players for playing with unauthorized sites, and nine players were hit with such fines in 2016.…

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Source: EEGaming.

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Supremeland Gaming Gains Interim License Approval in West Virginia

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Supremeland Gaming, the emerging brand in American iGaming, announced the approval of an interim Supplier License in West Virginia, further solidifying its position as a key player in the rapidly expanding iGaming industry. This milestone marks the company’s third approval following the successful acquisition of the first approvals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Supremeland Gaming is approved to operate under this interim license and is now authorized to offer its cutting-edge innovation to the Mountain State.

Supremeland’s game portfolio has garnered international appeal since its debut in November 2023. The innovative brand promises cutting-edge slot play, combining immersive storytelling, state-of-the-art graphics, and impressive bonuses.

Rickard Öhrn, CEO of Supremeland Gaming, said: “The acquisition of our interim Supplier License in West Virginia is a pivotal step in our journey, reflecting on our dedication to delivering innovative experiences to a broader audience. As we expand our footprint, our commitment to excellence remains unwavering, and we look forward to contributing to the vibrant gaming landscape in the Mountain State.”

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​​Supremeland is gaining traction for its emerging portfolio of top-notch games, including Red Panda Rising and the international debut title, Munition Mine, underscoring its commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation in the iGaming industry.

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Pragmatic Play Expands LatAm Reach with Betsala Deal

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, is continuing its momentum in the Latin American market, after signing an agreement to take its three biggest products live with Betsala.

The agreement will see Pragmatic Play’s full portfolio of award-winning Slot content go live, including recently released Slot titles Loki’s Riches and The Big Dawgs in addition to familiar player-favourites such as Sugar Rush and Gates of Olympus.

Betsala customers will soon gain access to Pragmatic Play’s Live Casino products upon integration being completed. The sector has been a focus for the provider over the previous 12 months with releases such as the dynamic Treasure Island game show which complements Pragmatic Play’s comprehensive range of casino classics such as Roulette, Mega Roulette, and Blackjack which are also available on the platform.

Completing the product offering is Pragmatic Play’s cutting-edge 3D renderings of popular sports such as horse and greyhound racing, football, and motorsports.

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The latest LatAm development for Pragmatic Play sees it further boost its profile across the region where it has cemented its status as a leading supplier of casino experiences.

Victor Arias, Vice President of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Proving LatAm is still a key source of growth, Pragmatic Play is delighted to now count Betsala as another valued partner in the region.

“Pragmatic Play’s three leading products will soon be on the platform, and we look forward to even more players discovering its robust and engaging offering.”

Albert Bellavista, CEO at Betsala, said: “Pragmatic Play has built a stellar reputation across Latin America for its high-quality experiences, and we welcome them as our latest partner to bolster our offering and provide more thrills than ever.

“Most iGaming enthusiasts worldwide are already familiar with Pragmatic Play’s titles and we know the upcoming addition of its content will come with a great response from our players.”

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Pragmatic Play Gears Up for SAGSE LATAM 2024

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content supplier to the iGaming industry, is set to make another appearance at a Latin American summit, at SAGSE LATAM in Buenos Aires.

Taking place across two days from March 20th-21st, the event sees iGaming professionals gather at Buenos Aires’ Hilton Hotel for the 32nd edition of the iconic exhibition.

SAGSE LATAM marks the second summit attended by Pragmatic Play in Latin America in 2024, with its new immersive proposal Pragmatic Play Experience, after an extremely successful exhibition tour in 2023, which saw the provider make inroads across the continent and impress industry representatives.

The gaming provider will be at Stand 120 to showcase its diverse portfolio, including Slots, Live Casino, Virtual Sports and Bingo content, alongside its brand-new Sportsbook solution.

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In addition, Pragmatic Play will be a platinum sponsor of the event, highlighting the importance of such industry exhibitions and the vital role the leading provider plays in them.

Victor Arias, VP of Latin American Operations at ARRISE powering Pragmatic Play, said: “Pragmatic Play is proud to be a platinum sponsor of SAGSE LATAM and to be influential in shaping the future of the Latin American iGaming market. With a comprehensive multi-product offerings and solutions, it is poised to capitalise on the immense opportunities that the region presents.

“With an exciting range of panel discussions and interactivities that the conference brings, it is set to be yet another momentous date in the LATAM gaming calendar.”

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