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Melco Cyprus becomes first European operator to receive RG Check accreditation

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Melco Cyprus, operator of Cyprus Casinos (C2) and the upcoming integrated resort, City of Dreams Mediterranean, announces C2 has been accredited with the esteemed third-party accreditation for Responsible Gaming — RG Check, establishing C2 as the first in Europe to receive the endorsement. The achievement further establishes Melco as the first and only integrated resort operator in the world to be recognized by RG Check in all its jurisdictions of operations. The accreditation has been awarded to all four C2 venues, namely Limassol, Nicosia, Ayia Napa and Paphos. Tied to Melco’s commitment to safeguarding the community’s wellbeing is its effort to promote Responsible Gaming. Melco surpasses mandated regulatory requirements in all its jurisdictions of operation, and seeks continuous improvement to ensure a fair and safe experience for all guests.

C2’s RG Check accreditation is a demonstration of Melco’s commitment to Responsible Gaming across its global operations. As announced earlier, the Company was the first in Macau and the Philippines to attain RG Check certifications. Melco’s entire global portfolio, including Altira Macau, City of Dreams Macau, Studio City, City of Dreams Manila, and now Cyprus’ C2, are accredited by RG Check, making Melco the only operator to receive RG Check certifications for its entire portfolio in Macau, the Philippines and Cyprus.

Mr. Lawrence Ho, Chairman & CEO of Melco, said, “Melco is dedicated to being the industry’s leader in the promotion of Responsible Gaming. Providing a safe and fair gaming experience for guests continues to be at the core of the Company’s commitment to society. The sustainable development and continued implementation of a Responsible Gaming culture is prioritized within every jurisdiction that we operate. We wish to thank the RG Check organizers for the honor, and our colleagues in Cyprus for making this achievement possible.”

Ms. Shelley White, CEO of Responsible Gambling Council (RGC), said, “RGC is thrilled that Melco has once again demonstrated its commitment to responsible gaming by achieving the RG Check accreditation in Cyprus for each of its four operating Cyprus Casinos properties. This is the third jurisdiction in which Melco has successfully completed the RG Check Accreditation. Throughout this process, Melco has demonstrated its transparency as an operator and has made duty of care a priority in its operations. In particular, we commend Melco on a best in class score in the Standard Areas of RG Policy, Strategy and Culture which recognizes Melco’s strong responsible gaming leadership and its comprehensive and integrated approach to building a responsible gaming culture that demonstrates awareness of the potential harms caused by gambling, as well as prevention and mitigation measures. RG Check is an invaluable tool for managing risk and increasing the effectiveness of RG programming. RGC is proud to provide continuous support to Melco’s harm minimization efforts throughout their properties around the world.”

RG Check is the world’s most comprehensive and rigorous responsible gaming accreditation program. It is designed to meet or exceed all existing responsible gaming regulatory requirements and is valid for three years. Accreditation is reviewed by a prestigious and independent panel of responsible gaming specialists.

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GGPoker Obtains German Gambling License

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Online poker provider GGPoker, operated by NSUS Malta Ltd, received permission to host online poker on November 25th, 2022 from the State Administration Office of Saxony-Anhalt. As with all providers, the permit is initially limited to five years.

Active in the global Poker and iGaming market since 2017, GGPoker has become the world’s largest poker room thanks to its innovative approach to poker. As an official sponsor of the WSOP Las Vegas, GGPoker is the direct link to the world stage of poker.

NSUS Germany, Sven Stiel on licensing:

“We are delighted to have gone the long and constructive path with the German  authorities. We are now able to offer our high-quality, innovative and secure poker environment officially and legally backed. This is the decisive step towards modern iGaming in Germany under professional and customer-oriented conditions.”

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The annual VIXIO GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards recognise the best in the industry

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Yesterday VIXIO GamblingCompliance announced the winners of its Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs). We were delighted to host more than 350 guests at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. The prestigious GRAs recognise and reward individuals and teams who work tirelessly to set new standards in compliance and responsibility within the gambling industry.

Comedian Hugh Dennis was the night’s host and helped present the 20 categories, along withspecial guests. Highlights from the night include wins by Christine Gallo at GLI, David Webb from BetConstruct and Beth Jones at Genting Casinos, all of whom walked away with one of our special individual awards. Meanwhile, Flutter Entertainment had a night to remember, receiving three Global Regulatory Awards including Compliance Team of the Year. We concluded the ceremony with our annual Compliance Lifetime Achievement Special Award, which was awarded to Paul Burns, the CEO of the Canadian Gaming Association.

The full list of 2022 award winners can be found here.

Since its launch in 2017, the independently adjudicated GRAs has become the biggest of its kind, and continues to grow as the industry moves towards a stronger culture of compliance.

VIXIO would like to thank this year’s awards sponsors: Bally’s Interactive, BetConstruct, Docaposte, DraftKings, Fortuna Entertainment Group, GiG Comply, Playtech and San Manuel Tribal Gaming Commission, as well as our charity partner YGAM. Without the continued support from our sponsors and partners, the Global Regulatory Awards would not have been the success that it continues to be.


Mike Woolfrey, CEO of VIXIO, said: “Congratulations to all our winners. This year the standard was exceptionally high, so winning an award really is a clear demonstration of a dedication towards regulatory compliance and safer gambling. VIXIO is proud to provide a platform to showcase the great work going on within the industry. We were delighted to see that guests from across the globe joined us last night, a true testament to the industry’s recovery following the pandemic.”

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Georgian Govt to Introduce Permit Requirement for Specific Online Gambling Operations

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Online gambling businesses – including online casinos, slot machines and betting – will be subject to mandatory permits for specific types of operation, following the Georgian government’s reveal of amendments to the relevant law on Monday.

According to the bill, online casino permits will be issued only to casino holders, with online slot machine permits likewise granted only to slot machine holders and betting permits issued only for holders of betting businesses.

The amendments seek to replace the current regulations that allow online gambling businesses to add different types of operations without acquiring additional permits.

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