Connect with us

Compliance Updates

Guide to the world of mobile WakeApp agency has received a license to promote gambling in Romania

Published

on

Guide to the world of mobile WakeApp agency has received a license to promote gambling in Romania
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

The performance marketing agency, WakeApp, has received a license to promote online casino sites in Romania.

This means that now the agency’s clients can run full-scale advertising campaigns using all the relevant traffic sources. In addition to the classic online casino, WakeApp gets the opportunity to promote other licensed projects related to gambling in this country, such as poker, betting, and bingo.

WakeApp is already preparing to launch advertising campaigns with several key clients who have expressed an interest in promoting in Romania.

“In 2021, we became a real guide in the world of white mobile advertising, connecting dozens of new traffic sources and reaching even more licensed countries to promote our partners. Obtaining a license from Romania is the next step of the agency to expand the pool of countries in which we can help our clients to take a leading position in the field of gambling and at the same time attract users in accordance with all legal regulations. We saw positive changes in the legislation of the country and the growing interest from the players, so it was only a matter of time to obtain a license. ” – CBDO Nikolay Belikov.

The company is actively introducing new approaches to traffic generation and according to AppsFlyer, takes a leading position in the mobile advertising market, offering customers a wide range of sources with the highest quality target audience.

WakeApp is an international project and has been in the market for 7 years, and is also a leader in the development and promotion of gaming and non-gaming mobile applications in the e-com, video streaming, food delivery, sport, utilities, and finance verticals. With annual nominations in ratings and awards, coupled with many years of experience in the field, the agency has status as a provider in the world of mobile marketing for all WakeApp clients.

Earlier this year, AppsFlyer awarded the agency several honorary awards:

  • 2nd place in the Growth Index in the Eastern Europe region in the non-gaming Android category.
  • 3rd place in the Growth Index in the Western Europe region also in the non-gaming Android category.
  • 4th place in the Retention Index (Volume Ranking) in the Eastern Europe region in the Life & Culture iOS category.
  • 7th place in the Retention Index (Power Ranking) in the Eastern Europe region in the Life & Culture iOS category.
  • Ranked 29th in the IAP (Power Ranking) in the Global region in the non-gaming category for Android.

 

Compliance Updates

Smarkets Fined ÂŁ630,000 for AML and Social Responsibility Failings

Published

on

Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed a ÂŁ630,000 fine to betting exchange Smarkets after identifying a series of anti-money laundering and social responsibility failings, including letting a player deposit a six-figure sum without appropriate checks.

According to UKGC, Smarkets allowed customers to gamble without carrying out sufficient source-of-funds checks, while the operator was also found to have failed to identify and interact with customers at risk of experiencing harm.

Specific examples published by the Commission included one customer being allowed to deposit ÂŁ395,000 during a four-month period, without appropriate source of funds checks being carried out by Smarkets.

The Commission also highlighted a case where an individual was able to transfer significant levels of funds between accounts without scrutiny or source-of-funds checks.

Sarah Gardner, Commission Deputy CEO, said: “This case was identified through compliance checks and once again highlights how we will take action against gambling operators who fail their customers.

“Our investigation into Smarkets unearthed a variety of failures where customers were put at risk of gambling harm.

“It was obvious that poor systems and processes were in place which contributed to these breaches, driven by the company’s failure to effectively implement its policies and controls.”

The operator has also received a formal warning and will undergo an audit to ensure it is effectively implementing its anti-money laundering and social responsibility policies, procedures and controls, in line with section 117(1)(b) of the Gambling Act 2005.

Continue Reading

Asia

Openbox Gaming offers gateway to Asia

Published

on

Openbox Gaming offers gateway to Asia
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

New provider will deliver fresh content opportunitues to both operators and suppliers

Openbox Gaming, a fast-growing distributor of iGaming content across Asia and other markets, has been issued an IOM OGRA Software Supplier licence by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC).

Having secured the Software Supplier licence, one of the industry’s newest iGaming distributors with a unique USP will be in a position to supply a portfolio of online casino games from a variety of internal and external suppliers, to licensed B2B gaming partners and B2C operators.

Richard Hogg, CEO of Openbox Gaming, commented: “We are excited to be able to continue in our mission to deliver gaming content to regulated jurisdictions worldwide and see this as a major step in achieving those objectives. We selected the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission due to its established and proven reputation and its robust licensing process, which provides the ideal platform for our expansion into regulated markets.”

Tony Ure, Head of eGaming, Digital Isle of Man added: “It is a pleasure to welcome Openbox Gaming to the Island. Ensuring that the Island has a supportive ecosystem for gaming companies to operate their business, whilst maintaining our reputation as a highly regulated jurisdiction that prides itself on player protection is key to continuing the growth of this sector on the Isle of Man. I wish Openbox Gaming every success with their future ventures.”

Continue Reading

Compliance Updates

PopOK Gaming Has Received a Certificate for Georgia

Published

on

PopOK Gaming Has Received a Certificate for Georgia
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

The innovative iGaming developer and service provider PopOK Gaming is now certified to offer its games in Georgia.

PopOK Gaming now extends its iGaming activities to Georgia as well. This way, local players will have access to our engaging games already loved by many. 18 games, such as Yummy, Lost Treasure, Diamond Flash, 20 Hot Bar, Sultan’s Tale, Los Apaches and others, will bring a breath of fresh air to all players and make their leisure more colourful, tasty and enjoyable.

PopOK Gaming’s local partners will surely get a lot of benefits from this, being able to deliver certified games to their customers. The gain is totally worth it, with the clear potential to drive high traffic to operators’ websites and greatly contribute to their business growth.

Regarding this certificate acquisition PopOK Gaming CEO, Karen Gulkanyan said, “Since iGaming is regulated strictly in Georgia, it’s a huge step forward to deliver our games to the Georgian audience. The path is not easy, yet we are full of hope that our lucrative solutions will immediately appeal to the regional players and increase business revenue for partners, laying the foundation for long-term cooperation”.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
EvoPlay
Advertisement
Advertisement

Subscribe to our News via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our news and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Trending

Notice for AdBlock users

We are constantly showing banners about important news regarding events and product launches. Please turn AdBlock off in order to see these areas.