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Play’n GO Show Certified Excellence!

George Miller

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Play’n GO are consolidating their reputation as the supplier of choice for regulated markets, as they announce their most recent certifications and their plans for new markets.

 

Already offering content in over 15 regulated jurisdictions globally, this year has seen them move into Sweden, and prepare to enter Portugal, two growing markets in the industry.

While Portugal saw record growth in its land-based casino sector in 2018; Sweden’s new regulations have opened up the casino market and Play’n GO were one of the first to take advantage of the new regulations, signing landmark deals with prominent Swedish partners including ATG and Svenska Spel.

The biggest boost to their reputation is the fact they have chosen to make their entire portfolio compliant in the regions they operate in. Rather than selecting some games for each jurisdiction, as is the current norm, Play’n GO have made sure that any operators they partner with have as much of their innovative portfolio available to them as possible. This gives their operators more freedom of choice and a higher quality selection of games for their players.

New certifications that they have implemented include the addition of in-game progressive jackpots in Italy; the offering of video bingo, video poker and a selection of slot and table games in Spain; Nearly 70 additional slot titles available in the Czech Republic and the offering of table games in Colombia.

Play’n GO continue to be at the forefront of the industry in regards to both content quality and compliance controls. Head of Compliance Sissel Weitzhandler spoke about Play’n GO’s stance on the issue:

We are committed to being the strongest supplier in regulated markets. This approach is an integral part of our products and operations. We continuously striveto be even better at what we do not only seeing that our products adhere to the strictest standards while providing a great entertainment experience.

We have a strong presence in regulated markets, and it’s growing continuously. Our goal is to expand even further in Europe and increase our presence in Latin America. Wherever we go, our partners can be certain to be fully compliant in those markets.”

 

For more information about Play’n GO, their offices, or their products and services, please visit http://www.playngo.com or contact sales@playngo.com.

Founded in 2005, Play’n GO are a leading supplier for slot gaming in the casino industry. One of the first suppliers to recognise and utilise the potential of mobile slot gaming, their innovation has revolutionised the industry and led Play’n GO to the forefront of the casino supplier market. Since its inception Play’n GO have curated a portfolio of award-winning games developed and tailored for compatibility with all devices and operating systems. In addition to this, they also provide back-end services and solutions to ensure operators are equipped to provide the ultimate gaming experience; this includes their casino platform and their server-based gaming solution, OMNY.

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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MGA: Licence Cancelled for Bet Service Group Limited

George Miller

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The Malta Gaming Authority is hereby notifying that Bet Service Group Limited, gaming licence MGA/B2C/344/2016, has been cancelled as of 18 February, 2019.

Bet Service Group Limited has thus been directed to proceed with the cancellation process of the Authorisation, and to suspend all gaming operations with immediate effect.  In addition, a notice on the Authorised Person’s website/s is to be displayed informing all players that the Authorisation has been cancelled.

Furthermore, the Authority hereby notifies that any websites operated by Bet Service Group Limited or associated with Bet Service Group Limited, and which make reference to the Authority or the above-quoted licence is not approved to be operational by the Authority. Due to the cancellation of the licence, Bet Service Group Limited is therefore not authorised to continue conducting gaming by means of distance communications under an Authority licence.

Players who deem to have any outstanding payments due to them on the mentioned licence are to send an email to support.mga@mga.org.mt and should submit the following information:

  1. Name and Surname;
  2. Registered Address;
  3. Date of Birth;
  4. Copy of Passport or ID Card;
  5. Telephone Number;
  6. Description of Product i.e. casino or sportsbook;
  7. User Name; and
  8. Screenshot of Balance or any pending Cash Outs (if not available an estimated balance is to be submitted).

The Authority notifies that no further information shall be released at this stage in order not to compromise any investigations that may need to be performed by the Authority and/or any other competent authority.

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Breaking News: Dutch Senate votes to legalize online gambling

Zoltan Tundik

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The Netherlands Senate voted today in favor of the country’s long-awaited online gaming legislation, which was approved by the House of Representatives back in 2014.

The new regulatory regime will allow operators to secure online sports betting and casino gaming licenses to serve Dutch consumers, subject to secondary legislation that is yet to be submitted for European Commission approval.

Today, the Dutch Senate voted in favor of legislation to legalize internet-based gambling, clearing the way for foreign and Dutch firms to apply for licenses.

On Monday, the Financieele Dagblad said some 300 companies have expressed interest in running a gambling website in the Netherlands and about 50 are expected to make a formal application for a license when they are up for grabs next year. Tuesday’s vote comes two years after the lower house voted in favor of allowing third parties to legally offer online gambling.

Holland Casino is the Netherlands’ only state-regulated gambling establishment but foreign firms widely flout the ban and continue to target Dutch punters.

The two Christian parties in the ruling coalition voted against the legislation. They claim allowing more companies to offer online betting will lead to more problems with addiction.

Source: DutchNews.nl

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Bangladesh bans online gambling websites

Niji Ng

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has asked all the internet gateway providers and Telecom department to run an internet safety solution programme to block online gambling websites. BTRC is believed to have received an instruction to effect the same from the country’s government.

The telecom regulator has sent the order to block the websites so that these websites will not be accessible in Bangladesh again.

“It might take few more hours to block all the sites completely as blocking any site is so technical,” said Md Emdadul Hoque, general secretary of Internet Service Provider Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB).

A top official of the BTRC said they have often found complaints from different sides about online gambling and that needs to block for the sake of safe internet.

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