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Spin Games Granted Pennsylvania Conditional I-Gaming Manufacturer License

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License Enables Company to Offer its I-Gaming Products to its Existing Pennsylvania Customers

 

Spin Games LLC, a leader in Remote Gaming Server technology and interactive content, announced today that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board(PGCB) has granted the Company a Conditional Interactive Gaming Manufacturer license enabling Spin to deploy its proprietary and third-party i-Gaming content built upon the ROC™ Remote Gaming Server (RGS) platform across licensed operator sites within the state. Offering bricks and mortar-based gaming since late 2006, Pennsylvania’s legislature approved a bill allowing online casino gambling in October 2017, with the first online offerings expected to go live on July 15 of this year. The state’s 12 casinos generated a record $309 million in gaming revenue in March 2019, and to date nine operators have applied for licenses to offer i-Gaming products to their players, with three casinos successfully being awarded i-Gaming licenses. Pennsylvania is the fourth US state to legalize online gaming.

“We are delighted to receive our Pennsylvania i-Gaming conditional license,” commented Kent Young, Spin Games’ Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. “This important regulatory approval enables us to provide our existing Pennsylvania customers with our award-winning content immediately when the first online wagers are accepted this summer, and it also represents another key regulatory approval for our Company. As casino operators throughout the Keystone state expand their offerings with interactive online content, we are proud to be able to support their efforts.”

ABOUT SPIN GAMES:
A leader in Remote Gaming Server technology and interactive content, Spin Games specializes in designing and developing world-class gaming content and best-in-class interactive technologies for regulated B2B social and real money gaming markets. Produced in HTML5 format and compatible across desktop and multiple mobile applications, the Spin content portfolio includes a versatile range of proprietary and third-party titles, each featuring a unique and engaging theme enhanced with stellar graphics, sounds and features.

Founded in Reno, Nevada in 2012, Spin Games has content and RGS licensing agreements with numerous top-tier gaming content providers including Konami Gaming, Everi, Incredible Technologies, Grand Vision Gaming and EIBIC. Additional information about Spin Games is available online at www.spingames.net.

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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Spain Moves Forward on Gambling Ads Ban

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The PSOE minority government in Spain is going to accept all the recommendations of Ombudsman Francisco Fernández Marugán to ban gambling advertising.

The Ministry of Finance has accepted the Ombudsman’s recommendations. That way, departments would have to enforce new restrictions on the gaming industry. The authorities will soon draft a Royal Decree to establish restrictions on gambling advertising in Spain.

The Ombudsman filed his recommendation with the ministries of Treasury and the Health, Consumer and Welfare. Within the filing, he asked for a complete ban on gambling advertising in Spain.

“kids’ viewing time needs to be clean of gambling ads and no celebrities should be shown advertising gambling,” he said.

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Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft to Disclose Loot Boxes Odds

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The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has revealed that the console makers are working on policies that will require disclosure on loot boxes odds. Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft are working on policies that would require a loot boxes disclosure on their systems.

“These required disclosures will also apply to game updates if the update adds new loot box features. The precise timing of this disclosure requirement is still being worked out, but the console makers are targeting 2020 for the implementation of the policy,” Michael Warnecke, ESA chief counsel of tech policy said.

The list of member companies that committed to implementing the changes include: Activision Blizzard, Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bethesda, Bungie, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast.

“I’m happy to announce this morning that Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony indicated to ESA a commitment to new platform policies with respect to the use of paid loot boxes in games developed for their platform. Specifically, this would apply to new games and game updates that add loot box features. And it would require the disclosure of the relative rarity or probabilities of obtaining randomised virtual items in games that are available on their platforms,” Warnecke said.

“The major console makers are committing to new platform policies that will require paid loot boxes in games developed for their platforms to disclose information on the relative rarity or probability of obtaining randomised virtual items,” Warnecke added.

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Green Jade Games Secures Malta Licence

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Green Jade Games has secured a supplier licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). The licence will allow Green Jade Games to offer its online casino games to the operators in regulated markets across Europe and further afield. The MGA licence comes just a few weeks after Green Jade Games secured a supplier licence from UK Gambling Commission.

Green Jade’s games combine gambling and skills to create games that allow players to determine the course of the narrative and the outcome of the game. The deeply entertaining games of Green Jade allow players to improve their skills at deploying game features while also having the opportunity to win potentially large cash prizes from relatively small stakes.

“Obtaining our licence from the Malta Gaming Authority is the next step in our plans to provide our games to all of the major online casino operators in regulated and regulating markets around the world. Our games are truly unique and genuinely innovative and now that we hold an MGA permit we can offer them to more operators, and players, than ever before. It also proves that we are meeting the highest possible standards when it comes to responsible gambling and protecting players,” Benedict McDonagh, CEO of Green Jade Games said.

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