Brief weekly news review (September 30-October 7)

Karen Nazluyan

Perfect Blackjack by NetEnt

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The new Blackjack game is already available on NetEnt platforms. New features like live dealers or autoplay will find its gamblers. Card games have always been in favor of NetEnt, and the company seems like it would not stop creating more of them.

Data is everything

Mansion 88, an Asian operator, will now cooperate with Comtrade Gaming. The latter is known for its leading positions on the market. M88 is going to keep its data with the help of a new partnership due to server transfer. Both firms are currently working on the expansion.

888 casino to provide Greentube’s projects

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Greentube has proved itself to be a very promising and game-changing player on the game developing market. 888 casino became one of the first operators to provide the slots of the Novomatic’s affiliate. Once a worker for land-based casinos, Greentube now seeks fortune on the net.

Corporate Social Responsibility by GVC

GVC Holdings has announced recently the organization of a new foundation, which would focus on promoting CSR values to all the affiliate companies. Such a decision was dictated by the company’s heads, who are trying to conquer the gambling market not only commercially, but also socially.

Microgaming largens its list of operators

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Realistic Games will be another game developing studio to provide content to Microgaming platforms, the main of which is considered to be Quickfire. Not revealing all the details of the deal, but over 40 slots are to be delivered to Microgaming.

Creativity of Red Tiger

The company was lately sold for over $200m, but it only motivated employees of Red Tiger to come up with new creative decisions. Recently, Red Tiger launched Jackpot Network, which offers hourly jackpots. The feedback was really astonishing.

Oryx delivers BF Gaming’s games

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The agreement between the companies is a usual win-win deal, where BF will provide Oryx with its new projects. Both companies look forward to having good results. BF Gaming will also provide some premium content to the operator.

Blackjack as it is

Have you ever asked yourself how gambling games appear? Especially when it concerns cards, dice and psychology? Well, in this article, we give answers to these questions with a deep dive into the very origins of gambling. Blackjack is just a perfect example of skill, reason and luck.

The poker monopolist

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The two most prominent providers of poker-related content, Flutter Entertainment and PokerStars will be unified and represent one company. Mathematically, the whole poker’s market is estimated at £10bn, where almost £4bn are controlled by these two organizations. There is a fair question: would not this deal create a poker monopolist in 2020?

Big releases at the end of September

Two promising projects were launched a week ago: “It’s Time!!” by Relax Gaming, and “Medallion Megaways” by Fantasma Games. Both slots have quite unique settings, features and reel mechanisms. You can already try out demos of these two.

Loot boxes not to be regulated yet

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In-game loot boxes of video games are not considered as gambling. After year-long research, Gaming Regulators’ European Forum decided to postpone the decision on this question. However, there are serious arguments and pieces of evidence that loot box parts of video games will be restricted in some countries really soon.

UKGC defends clients

There are many companies and organizations in gambling in the UK, which are chasing money, not taking care of their clients. In such cases, the Gambling Commission of the UK decides to punish such firms and help the suffered clients. Generally, after putting sanctions on such companies, the latter ones are forced to work with their own clients closer and execute the GC’s requirements.

NBA and William Hill on a new partnership

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William Hill will be the official sports betting operator of the league. According to the agreement, both William Hill and NBA will exchange the necessary data for satisfying the terms of the deal. NBA will also promote the British company on every platform the association exists.

Hacksaw Gaming is a British licensee

UKGC granted the company with the supplier license. The company was founded a year ago and easily obtained several licenses, among which this one was the latest. Hacksaw is very glad to have an opportunity to work on one of the biggest gambling markets in the world.

Live casino by pragmatic Play

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Having noticed serious attention from players to Live Blackjack, Pragmatic Play now will focus on live casino content. The fact that Live Blackjack is the fastest Blackjack among other online products (the playtime at Live Blackjack is shorter by 25%), it created a very clear picture in which direction to work further.

GVC, BetMakers and racing

Racing has always been a specific part when it comes to betting. However, this segment of the market is not so crowded yet. GVC and BetMakers partnered to work in this direction: both companies will start in Australia and then expand internationally.

MGM to pay $800m for victims

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Impacted people and their relatives will get up to $800m for being victims of a terrible shooting in Las Vegas, which happened on October 1, 2017. After a long and unproductive trial between plaintiffs and MGM, the sides have decided to solve the problem in the most rational and right way in the current situation.

Beer Association against underage gambling

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and United Kingdom Hospitality (UKH) work together on protecting children from underage gambling, specifically in pubs. The general goal is to realize the Social Responsibility Charter of A Code of Practice.

 BTG leaves the UK

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The company occurred to provide illegal and fraudulent slots in their machines. The next games are considered so: White Rabbit, Book of Gods, Extra Chilli. UKGC has already sent emails to other operators with a request to withdraw these titles from their portfolios.

ANJ to be the single regulator in France

The recent legislative initiatives have been passed in the French government. Now the current ARJEL regulator will be dissolved, and several ministries, which control the gambling activity in, will also be freed from that task. The only and the single body to regulate the French gambling market will be the ANJ.

Dice and us

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It is quite interesting how gambling was originated, isn’t it? This article will reveal many shady and hid things about how gambling appeared and which role was dedicated to a single tool: dice. As you are about to recognize, dice can tell about people a lot.



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