Slovakia’s Gambling Regulator Creates New Whitelist for Legal Gaming Sites
The Office for the Regulation of Gambling, the Slovakian gaming authority, has announced a whitelist for websites run by licensed operators in order to help players recognise which offerings are legal.
The authority has also historically maintained a similar public register for illegal websites.
Dávid Lenčéš, the authority general director, emphasised the inventiveness of grey and black market operators in a statement explaining the new feature.
“We prevent one illegal website from operating and another one is created immediately. The creativity of their operators has no limits,” said Lenčéš.
“They often try to motivate players with irresistible bonus offers, modern visuals, unlimited deposits, and in the case of foreign operators the perfect Slovak language. If players do not check the mandatory details of the website, they may have no reason to suspect that it is illegal content operating outside our country.”
“However, by playing on the illegal website, they are depriving themselves of the possibility of getting their winnings and their legal protection under the laws in force in the Slovak Republic,” Lenčéš added.
Lenčéš continued, explaining the risks that players take when they gamble with an unlicensed operator.
“In the section ‘legal websites’ we publish all licensed websites of licensed entities. This means that all others not included in this list are illegal. Illegal websites can deprive players of their stakes and winnings and are available to risk groups for whom gambling can pose mental health.”
“With more easily obtain information about the legality of a website, we are point out to the scope for playing online gambling games, which are under the control of the valid Slovak legislation.”
To qualify for a place on the list, legal websites must fulfil the obligations set forth by the country’s Gambling Act.
“We have tools that allow remote supervision. If we find any violations, there are sanctioning procedures, possibly even removal of the license.”
The sanctions also apply to those who promote illegal sites such as affiliates. The sanctions run from €50,000 for a human and up to €250,000 for those behind an AI promotion.
NAILED IT! GAMES APPOINTS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER EXPEDITING FURTHER GROWTH
Nailed It! Games, an independent Krakow-based games studio, is continuing to expand its talent pool and presence after welcoming Mauro Dos Santos as Business Development Manager.
Dos Santos joins the slots studio after a successful career at bet365, NetEnt and Games Global, previously holding various positions including Game Marketing Manager and Regional Games Manager.
As Business Development Manager at Nailed It!, Dos Santos will oversee the studio’s sales and events, ensuring exponential growth and increased visibility as it prepares to release more innovative, high-quality games.
Dos Santos arrives at the studio during an exciting period for the provider. Nailed It! recently debuted its innovative Supermatch™ mechanic via the launch of Rome Supermatch™, which won the Game Innovation Spotlight Award at the CasinoBeats Game Developer Awards, exemplifying the provider’s commitment to the creation of engaging and revolutionary titles.
Commenting on Dos Santos’ appointment, Paweł Piotrowski, co-founder of Nailed It! Games, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mauro Dos Santos to Nailed It! Games. As we continue to build our brand awareness, his appointment heralds future growth and success.
“Dos Santos brings with him invaluable industry experience, as well as a drive to push Nailed It! Games to the next level. We’re confident that we’ll be reaching new heights with our fantastic team!”
Mauro Dos Santos, Business Development Manager at Nailed It! Games, added: “Nailed It! Games is one of the most exciting and fast-growing brands within the industry, and I look forward to contributing to its future.
“My personal drive to succeed and my long-established career within the sector will marry well with the core principals at Nailed It! Games, which are to deliver unique, thrilling experiences to players and expand its player base via new operator partnerships and developments.”
PRAGMATIC PLAY STRENGTHENS AUSTRIAN PRESENCE WITH WIN2DAY PARTNERSHIP
Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, is supplying games to Austrian operator win2day.
Operated by Austrian Lotteries, win2day is the only licensed supplier of lottery and online casino in Austria, where it also provides sports betting.
A selection of Pragmatic Play’s award-winning portfolio of Slots is being made available to win2day players over the coming weeks. Already live is Madame Destiny Megaways™, which will soon be followed by award-winning titles Gates of Olympus™ and Sweet Bonanza™.
Other player favourites scheduled for release include Big Bass Bonanza™, Big Bass Splash™, The Dog House Megaways™, Fruit Party™, Book of the Fallen™, John Hunter™ and the Tomb of the Scarab Queen™, and Wolf Gold™.
The partnership with win2day follows a pattern of continued expansion for Pragmatic Play in regulated markets across the globe.
Irina Cornides, Chief Operating Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “I’m excited to welcome win2day to our growing customer base in Austria. Pragmatic Play is proud to partner with operators who share our commitment to product quality and player protection, as we strive to provide engaging entertainment experiences for new and established audiences worldwide.”
Martin Miesler, Head of Games at win2day, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Pragmatic Play and begin uploading its slot content to our platform. Win2day is proud of providing the most impressive and innovative offering to our online casino players, a criterion that Pragmatic Play fills perfectly and we can’t wait to see how our audience responds.”
Hipther’s Autumn Flagship Event Rebranded to GamingTECH CEE – Don’t Miss the Early Bird Offer!
The #hipthers are thrilled to announce the biggest edition and rebranding of Hipther Agency’s renowned flagship event for the Central and Eastern European region: the CEEGC Budapest gets a fresh makeover and becomes the GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest!
The hugely successful event series in Budapest has cemented the hipthers’ leadership in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, embraced by the iGaming and Tech industry professionals locally and beyond.
GamingTECH CEE, formerly known as CEEGC, has a 7-year tradition of being the leading event in the Central and Eastern European region during Autumn. The conference brings together key players in the gaming industry, providing a wealth of valuable information and opportunities for quality networking. Furthermore, the GamingTECH Awards recognize and celebrate the most innovative and successful companies in the region.
GamingTECH CEE 2023 will take place on 26 September at the Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, while the hipthers will be offering Early Registration and Welcome Drinks on the 25th, to help participants break the ice, connect with new and old friends, and relax before the knowledge-packed conference.
The final Conference Agenda is to be announced, with the current draft promising insights about the future of Gaming in the Central and Eastern Europe, Compliance Challenges and Opportunities, Responsible Gaming, Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning, as well as Networking Sessions and the Evening Social Gathering to close the event in style and togetherness!
Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder and Head of Business of Hipther, stated about the upcoming event: “We are embracing the boundless possibilities of the future and the transformative power of technology in the gambling industry. Through the rebranding of CEEGC Budapest to GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest, we herald a new era of excitement, innovation, and limitless potential. Join us this September in Budapest to explore the frontiers of gaming technology, as we pave the way for a future that will revolutionize the way we play, engage, and win”.
GamingTECH CEE 2023 Registration is Now Open!
→ Don’t Miss the Early Bird Rates & Stay Tuned for the Combo Pass that is coming soon!
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