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The Russian iGaming industry to incorporate Mastercard in its payment options

Niji Ng

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The Russian gaming industry claims to be the most unique in the world and has seen exponential growth over the years. The Russian based authorised online gaming companies now are about to incorporate  ‘MasterCard’ in their payment options.

The Russian authorities’ publicised that the addition of this payment option would propel the growth of iGaming industry in the local market. Betting Business Russia revealed that transactions made in licensed online gaming platforms in Russia will be coded with Merchant Category Code (MCC) 7995, associated with gambling. Though, iGaming operations with credit cards have not yet received a green light in the country.

It was confirmed by the local newspaper that the transactions will be made viable through MasterCard’s platforms. Russian bookmaker Leon’s press-service said the move “will have a positive effect on the development of the legal online betting market in Russia,” as reported by AGBrief.

It is planned to implement this new payment option prior to the commencing of the World Cup, fixed to be held next June, in Russia. Leon also commented that the decision is “yet another step towards getting the industry closer to best representatives of regulated betting jurisdictions in Western Europe.”

The Head of the self-regulated organisation Association of Bookmakers, Darina Denisova said: “Upon coming into force, the decision of the payment system will help our legal online operators attract even more clients.”

Meanwhile, the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications, Roskomnadzor demanded the virtual private networks (VPN) services to set stricter conditions of access to international websites, including online gaming platforms.

Niji has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. Besides reporting industry headlines from all around the globe, Niji is also head of the content management team at Impressions Content Management, based in Kerala, India, which offers writing and editing services to clients around the world.

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Oryx Gaming and SoftSwiss secure Romania licences

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Oryx Gaming and SoftSwiss have been certified for the regulated igaming market in Romania, the companies have announced.

 

ORYX Gaming has secured all required Romanian certificates, licenses and approvals to offer its iGaming platform and content to Romanian operators.

The ORYX iGaming Platform is an omni-channel and cross-product platform that enables operators to manage their entire product suite using one shared account and one wallet for casino, lottery, sportsbook, bingo, poker and other operations. It features cutting edge player management, payments, finance and fraud management functionalities, automated campaign, promotion, bonus and wagering management functionalities, as well as sophisticated reporting BI, CRM, OTC, SSBT and cross-channel content management systems.

The obtained license will also allow ORYX to roll out its Aggregator content, including some of the well-established content providers, such as EGT, Amatic, ISoftBet and Kiron alongside with Gamomat, Kalamba, few other newcomers and other providers that add up to complete a portfolio of over 5,000 aggregated games.

The ORYX iGaming Platform is already fully compliant with major regulated gaming jurisdictions and has been certified for, licensed or approved in Malta, Schleswig Holstein/Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Paraguay, Colombia, Estonia, Serbia and Argentina.

Matevz Mazij, ORYX Gaming CEO said: “Regulated markets form a key part of our growth strategy and entering Romania is a fantastic opportunity for our business. We are hoping to receive a great deal of interest from operators active in the Romanian territory, who are looking to improve Omni-channel capabilities and offer an extended portfolio of iGaming content.”

 

After the successful re-branding of SoftSwiss games into BGAMING, as well as the expansion and diversification of the game development team, SoftSwiss is proud to share that it has entered the regulated market of Romania.

The SoftSwiss Game Aggregator, which connects game content from a vast portfolio of game providers, now holds a B2B Class 2 gaming licence. For gambling software developers, the Class 2 licence permits to offer services to online and land-based establishments licensed by the Romanian government.

In order to become certified, our game aggregator had to pass an extensive verification procedure with authorised testing bodies. Additionally, BGAMING as game supplier has undergone the rigorous and lengthy technical process in order to certify its games for Romania.

SoftSwiss previously collaborated with sports betting website Superbet by developing a medieval-themed video slot, Domnitors, uniquely for the Romanian market. With the new licence, the full range of BGAMING games have become available on Superbet.ro and for any other Class 1-licensed operators.

A one-off API integration with the SoftSwiss Game Aggregator can connect hundreds of games from recognised providers to other gaming platforms. Being fully compliant to offer its services for the 7th largest state in the EU, SoftSwiss is looking forward to establishing bold new partnerships in the region.

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Login Casino TV presents a unique project “Meeting with an expert”

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Login Casino TV launces a new project called “Meeting with an expert”. You are interested in the most hot-spot issues of the gambling industry? Do you want to get answers to the most provocative questions? Login Casino TV guests are ready to provide them. The participant of our first interview will be the Head of

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It is a prize bonanza at Montenegro’s Тriton Super High Roller Series

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Triton Super High Roller Series, which took place in Montenegro last week, with American professional poker player Jason Koonwinning the Short Deck Ante Only tournament, won by. Belarus’ Mikita Badziakouski triumphed in the $132K Main Event. Over the final two days of the series, the poker festival gave away around $20 million in prizes.

The most anticipated tournament of the Triton Super High Roller Series at Maestral Resort and Casino in Budva, Montenegro, was certainly the 3-day Main Event, which started Tuesday, May 15. Attracting a strong field of 63 entries, the HK$1,000,000 ($132,000) Buy-in event collected an HK$59,270,400 (approx. $7,550,129) prize pool, which was shared among the nine finalists. German player Steffen Sontheimer returned to the table as chip leader with nearly 4 million in chips, followed by Canada’s Peter Jetten and Mikita Badziakouski from Belarus, each with a stack of almost 2 million. Among the other players on the final table were defending champion Manig Loeser and Day 1 chip leader Wai Leong Chan.

It was Badziakouski who came out victorious after defeating French player Rui Cao in the heads-up and took the lion’s share of the prize pool. He took home HK$19,618,400 ($2,499,090), an impressive prize that pushed his live tournament winnings to over $9 million. For his second position, Cao claimed HK$13,217,000 ($1,683,648). The cash prizes for all who made it to the final table were actually quite attractive. The minimum prize that was awarded that day was nearly $250,000 – it was received by Dietrich Fast who busted in the ninth place.

Players who registered for the following event, however, boosted their bankrolls with even more exciting sums of money. On Thursday, the series held its last event, the Short Deck Ante Only which had an entry fee of HK$1 million, or $132,000. This did not stop a total of 103 entries to ante up and contribute to the incredible prize pool of $12,344,397. With the massive field and total prize pool, this tournament became the biggest Triton event ever, while many of the players that took part in it were notable high rollers from all around the world.

Among them were Main Event winner Badziakouski, who registered in the last minute, but did not survive to the final table, Peter Jetten who finished sixth ($641,918), Cao (5th, $802,430), and Winfred Yu (4th,$1,172,752). American legend Phil Ivey, who recently returned to the European live poker scene, was eliminated in the third place, but still managed to bank a nice cash prize of $2,308,434. His countryman Jason Koon saw tough competition in the heads-up action against Chinese player Xuan Tan. In the end, however, he overtook him and received the title, along with the first-place prize of HK$28,102,000, or the equivalent of $3,579,914. For his efforts, Tan took home $2,308,434.

The Richest Triton Super High Roller Festival in History

The popular Asian high roller series visited the beautiful town of Budva in Montenegro, which is situated on the picturesque coast of the Adriatic Sea. The venue hosting the festival was the Maestral Resort and Casino, a luxurious and modern hotel in the heart of the Mediterranean. As a true high-stakes poker festival, it drew some of the most notable names on the scene right now and offered colossal prize pools, although there were only four events scheduled from May 12 to May 18.

This year, the series introduced the so-called Short Deck Ante-Only Hold’em event, which quickly gains popularity among poker pros for its fast pace and thrilling gambling action. The first event of this kind opened the festival, creating a field of 61 players and a total prize pool of US$1,827,546. It was won by Phil Ivey who claimed the title and the first-place prize of $604,977. Richard Yong was the one who topped the second event of the series, the NLH 6-Max, which had a prize pool of $1,048,674. For his score, he received $388,030, the smallest first-place cash rewarded during the festival. Mikita Badziakouski took down the Main Event for almost $2.5, becoming the richest poker player in Belarus, while Jason Koon won the second Short Deck Ante-Only event, receiving more than $3.5.

The total amount of the prize pools during these several days of high-stakes poker at the Maestral Resort and Casino exceeded $22.7 million, making it one of the most intriguing live poker series of the year. The next stop of the current season of Triton Super High Roller Series will be Jeju in South Korea and players can expect the festival at the end of July.

Source: casinoreports.ca

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