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RGA appeals for calm after the appointment of new culture secretary should target “stability”

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The UK’s Remote Gambling Association (RGA) has urged for a period of calm following the appointment of Jeremy Wright as the new Culture Secretary.

Former Attorney General Wright replaces Matt Hancock, who has appointed as Health Secretary after just six months in the job. He will now lead the department responsible for dealing gambling and sport, with Tracey Crouch remaining Minister for Sport, a post she has held since 2015.

Wright will have to face the heat immediately surrounding the debate about FOBTs – on the reduction of the maximum cap from £100 to £2 “to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm.” The announcement came after the completion of the Triennial Review that has involved government, the Gambling Commission and interested parties from across the gambling industry.

Speaking after Wright’s appointment, Clive Hawkswood, of the RGA, told iGamingBusiness.com: “After the protracted debate around FOBTs and the Triennial review process, I think the wider industry really needs a period of stability, so I’d suggest it could be counter-productive for anyone to rush forward with a shopping list of issues they might like him to consider.”

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) told iGamingBusiness.com that it hopes to work with Wright as his department implements the introduction of the FOBT maximum stake reduction, which the group has previously estimated could lead to 4000 shop closures and 21,000 job losses.

The ABB said: “We look forward to working with the new Secretary of State, Jeremy Wright QC, MP to ensure a sustainable and responsible retail betting industry.”

“Betting shops are facing a massive threat as the new maximum stake on gaming machines will result in thousands of shop closures, job losses and significant economic consequences for horse and greyhound racing. It is vital that we work with the Secretary of State and his department to mitigate these impacts where possible and ensure that betting shops remain one of the safest environments in which to gamble in the UK.”

An ABB spokesperson said: “While the implementation timeframe is a matter for the government, an appropriate timeframe would enable staff redeployment where possible, the introduction of voluntary redundancy schemes, the renegotiation of shop leases and the termination of contracts with many local suppliers in an orderly way.

“In addition software changes to the architecture of over 200 games will be made. This process will also require each game to be independently verified.”

“Those shops that survive will continue to provide a safe place to gamble with staff interaction and industry leading responsible gambling measures and to support British sport.”

 

Source: iGamingBusiness.com


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Betsoft Gaming Jumps Ahead in Curaçao with Jumba Bet Content Agreement

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 Betsoft Gaming remains a leader in the Curaçao regulated market, signing the latest in a series of far-reaching content agreements with customer-focused casino Jumba Bet.

eement covers all Betsoft games licensed for the jurisdiction, including player favourites and cutting-edge titles from the Slots3TM series.  The partnership also provides for the integration of further content over time, allowing Jumba Bet’s players to experience new innovations in upcoming games like the genre-redefining Max Quest: Wrath of Ra.

Founded in 2016, Jumba Bet is an upbeat online casino, presenting players with a choice of more than 130 of the industry’s finest slot games, accessed through a joyful, jungle-inspired user experience.  Jumba Bet has maintained a focus on customer satisfaction from its inception, with the promise of “positive gambling mojo” backed up by personalised service available around the clock.

“Jumba Bet has built its name on brand identity and trust, and this combination has seen them become one of the fastest-growing casinos in the market” explains Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director for Betsoft.  “We are thrilled to be able to help Jumba Bet sustain that pace of growth, providing its players with an uncompromising experience across a broad range of different games.”

A key criterion for Jumba Bet’s choice of content provider was consistency and quality across different devices, as Jumba Bet’s Patrick Duncan explained:

“We are one of the fastest-growing casino brands, and this is in part due to our ability to offer the best and most innovative games anywhere, at any time.  In this sense, Betsoft’s suite of HTML5 content is a perfect fit for the kind of experience we want to present to our players: only the best, whatever their device.  This partnership will provide us with access to a rich library of exciting, modern games, making it a match made for success.”

 

About Betsoft Gaming:

Betsoft Gaming develops innovative casino games for desktop and mobile.  Its portfolio of more than 190 RNG titles reaches players through partnerships with many of the iGaming industry’s leading operators.  Under the SLOTS3TM banner, Betsoft is elevating players’ expectations; these cinematic, true-3D slots blend rapid, gratifying gameplay with an audio-visual excellence more typical of movies and videogames.

An early entrant to mobile gaming, Betsoft launched the ToGoTM collection in 2012.  More recently, Betsoft revealed the ShiftTM environment, which supports truly cross-platform development at the same time as increasing performance, drastically reducing file size and streamlining integration.

Casino Manager, Betsoft’s comprehensive back-office platform, rolls reporting, management, marketing, promotion, and administration into a single compelling package.

Betsoft is headquartered and licensed to operate in Malta, and holds additional licenses in Romania and Curaçao.  Contact sales@betsoft.com or visit www.betsoft.com for general information and enquiries.  For press and marketing enquiries, email press@betsoft.com.

 

About Jumba Bet:

Since launching in 2016 under the Funky Fortune brand licensed in Curaçao, Jumba Bet already has a strong following of loyal players because of their stable reputation and how easy it is to play and win at this entertainment destination.

Providing players with only the best, Jumba Bet uses Saucify, a software provider with more than 15 years’ experience who understand what it takes to create a one-of-a-kind online playing experience.

Not only boasting a selection of games that are completely different to any other operator, the casino also hosts the very exclusive and interactive Spin16 slots where the reels spin up, down, left or right to increase those winning chances.

This vibey, jungle themed casino has already established a powerful reputation of trust amongst members due to its 97% pay-out ratio. It too, has completely revolutionised gaming with their innovative and incredible selection of over 130 amazing games which are unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else.


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Best Gambling secures Gambling Commission licence

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Best Gambling Ltd are very pleased to announce that they have been granted an Operator’s Licence from the UK Gambling Commission.

This allows Best Gambling to provide a new platform for gambling start-ups (or scale-ups) with great product ideas and who want to operate in the UK.

Ian Beauchamp, CEO of Best Gambling, commented “Securing a Gambling Commission licence is a major achievement for the business, that, in addition with, the senior management team receiving their respective Personal Management Licenses will take us to the next level in the growth of the company. Best Gambling can now accelerate towards launching the first, of what I believe will be, an exciting and innovative range of products into the UK market.”

“We look forward to meeting with start-up / scaling enterprises and potential investors alike as we grow the business”.

 

For further information: www.bestgambling.co.uk


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NetEnt beta-launches affiliate business

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Today NetEnt announces the beta-launch of its own affiliate business. Via a brand-new games section at www.netent.com, video slot fans will now be able to try out all the NetEnt games while at the same time receive great bonus offers from operators.

The aim is to create a place where players can enjoy the complete portfolio of NetEnt games for free, while operators can offer traffic-driven bonuses to players that are interested in the full experience, playing for real money. Offers and bonuses from Leo Vegas, Casumo, Cashmio and ComeOn will be available to NetEnt fans through this beta-launch.

Working with affiliates is a proven method for operators to reach new customers in a cost-efficient way. The method is rapidly growing and has been successful in verticals like travelling and e-commerce.

Therese Hillman, CEO of NetEnt, comments: “This is both an important and natural step for us, positioning us in an attractive part of the value chain, as we continue to offer the ultimate entertainment experience. This new strategic initiative is a great way for us to strengthen our relationship with both operators and players.”

“We know that we create entertaining slot games and our brands have a strong position on the market with a lot of fans and dedicated players. Through our affiliate site we’ll be able to supply operators with traffic and provide Netent fans with great content and offers when they play our games.”

NetEnt’s affiliate business is launched alongside a brand new and innovative game section at www.netent.com. On the new site NetEnt fans can enjoy the full NetEnt portfolio, play their favorite games, find similar titles through playlists and themes and then go on to play the games they like with our secure and trustworthy affiliated operators.

 


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