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GiG re-launches Thrills as a PAY N PLAY(R) operator to enhance UX and compliance

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Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) has re-launched Thrills today as a lightning-fast, instant registration operator by introducing Trustly’s Pay N Play product as its only payment method. The technology is live in Sweden, Finland and Germany and will allow GiG to boost acquisition, build loyalty and stay compliant.

As well as going live on Thrills, the technology is also offered to operators on the GiG Core platform, with external brands Omnia and the newly launched Dreamz going live last month alongside another of GiG’s internal operators, Kaboo. GiG is planning to make it available to other operators soon. GiG plans to offer this to other external and internal operators in the near future.

Pay N Play enables instant player registration without the significant churn that the iGaming sector has historically experienced as a symptom of the more drawn out registration processes. New players deposit funds instantly and with no account registration necessary. The need for time consuming account verification as part of the registration process will become a thing of the past.

Both deposits and withdrawals will become instant transactions with Pay N Play, giving players more control and simplifying their experience. At the same time, operators can retain the strongest registration and security protocols through KYC requirements, which are fulfilled with data supplied directly via BankID.

CEO of GiG, Robin Reed comments:

“Trustly’s Pay N Play will ease the registration experience for Thrills’ players and enable higher conversion and retention while reducing churn. With instant deposits and withdrawals, this new system supports our promise “to provide fair and fun gaming for all”.

 

For further information please contact:

Anna-Lena Åström

Head of IR & Corporate Communications

anna.lena@gig.com

+356 796 998 48

 

About Gaming Innovation Group (GiG):

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all’. Through our ecosystem of products and services, we are connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of state of the art offices in St George’s Bay, Malta and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG. For more information about GiG and our services, please visit: https://www.gig.com

 

About Trustly

Founded in 2008, Trustly Group AB is a Swedish FinTech company that makes online banking e-payments fast, simple and secure. The company offers cross-border payments to and from consumer bank accounts at over 3,000 banks in 29 European markets and connects businesses and consumers within e-commerce, travel, gaming and financial services. In 2018, the Financial Times ranked Trustly as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe on the FT1000 list and in 2017 the London Stock Exchange recognized Trustly as one of Europe’s most inspiring, fast-growing companies.

Trustly has 230 employees and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional offices in Spain, Malta, Germany and the UK. Trustly is a licensed Payment Institution under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Read more at www.trustly.com

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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NH Lawmakers Pass Sports Betting Bill

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The New Hampshire legislature has passed the sports betting bill and heads it to the desk of Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, who has already expressed his support for the bill.

The Senate has made three amendments to the bill. The amendments made it clear that multiple online sports betting operators will be permitted in the space, but will be capped at five. It also capped the retail operators at 10.

The bill creates a subdivision of Sports Wagering within the New Hampshire Lottery Commission, which will act as the regulatory body for the industry.

The bill allows anyone over the age of 18 to wager on professional and collegiate sporting events. Gamblers will not be allowed to wager on New Hampshire colleges or collegiate sporting events in the state. It will not provide the leagues with an integrity fee and does not require operators to use official league data.

It is estimated that the industry will generate $7.5 million in tax revenue for the 2021 fiscal year and $13.5 million two years later.

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MGA Cancels the Gaming Licence of Wish Me Luck Ltd

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The Malta Gaming Authority has cancelled the gaming licence of Wish Me Luck Ltd.

Wish Me Luck Ltd has thus been directed to proceed with the cancellation process of the authorisation and to suspend all gaming operations with immediate effect.

The Malta Gaming Authority notifies that any websites operated by Wish Me Luck Ltd or associated with Wish Me Luck Ltd and which make reference to the Authority or the above-quoted licence is not approved to be operational by the Authority.

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EGBA Brings Case Against Online Payment Blockings In Norway

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This week the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA), along with Entercash payments processor, brought a case against the Norwegian Ministry of Culture in Oslo District Court over the Norwegian government’s policy of seeking to block online gambling payments.

EGBA believes payment blocking infringes on European Union law and the freedom of payment processors to do business across the European Economic Area (EEA).

Instead of enforcing restrictive payment blocking measures to protect the revenues of the state monopoly and fend off outside competition from EU-licensed operators, EGBA urges the Norwegian government to undertake a more fundamental review of how the country regulates online gambling.

The adoption of a multi-licensing regime – like in the vast majority of EEA countries, including those with existing state-owned monopolies – would improve the functioning of Norway’s online gambling market and bring with it several other benefits.

Online gambling is a consumer-driven market – but monopolies naturally restrict consumer choice. This lack of choice available locally might lead some Norwegian players to search elsewhere and play on gambling websites based outside of Norway – which neither apply Norwegian laws nor pay taxes in Norway.

The introduction of a multi-licensing regime would enable a greater variety of products, brands and competition on the Norwegian market to meet existing consumer demand. This would make the local market more attractive to Norwegian players and encourage more of them to play on websites which are licensed and regulated in Norway – and not on websites based outside it.

This is important because it would ensure more Norwegian players are protected by Norwegian laws when they play online and generate greater tax revenues for the state from local gambling activity.

“In today’s digital age it is virtually impossible to enforce national borders on the internet but that’s what the Norwegian authorities are trying to do by introducing payment blockings for online betting.

Rather than being a tool to benefit consumers, such restrictive measures are aimed at protecting the revenues of the state-owned monopoly by cutting off outside competition from reputable EU-licensed operators.

This is not only in breach of the EU’s internal market principles but out of step with the reality of a consumer-driven betting market, where players will inevitably search around the internet for value and choice in the games they play.

This reality is why we’re seeing national gambling monopolies across Europe slowly being replaced by multi-licensing regimes which facilitate better consumer choice and enable better functioning national markets. Norway is one of only two EEA countries which do not have a licensing regime yet – but it is inevitable they will have to confront this decision sooner or later.

The introduction of a multi-licensing regime would be a win-win: it would encourage more effective channelling which would benefit player protection, more effective local control of gambling activity and increased tax revenue for the Norwegian state.” – Maarten Haijer, Secretary General, EGBA.

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