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Winamax Could Roll Out Shared Online Poker Tables within Next Two Months

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Winamax, the French online poker operator will need around two months to join the Western Europe-wide shared online liquidity project.

The poker room is currently licensed to operate in its home country and recently received the go-ahead form the local gambling regulator, ARJEL, to share liquidity in the countries that participate in the scheme.

Winamax has already applied for the necessary license to operate in Spain but the country’s regulatory body, DGOJ, is yet to issue it. In Italy, the French operator secured its presence through the acquisition of the existing license of online gambling website bet-at-home. It is also waiting for approval to enter Portugal. The country has kept PokerStars the only licensed operator in its poker market for over a year now.

However, the Portuguese Official Journal published the technical standards framework for shared liquidity this past Friday, which practically means that locally licensed operators can now merge their Portuguese player pools with those in the other participating countries. It is believed that SRIJ, the Portuguese gambling regulator, would now admit more operators to the local market. Winamax and partypoker have already expressed interest in the Portuguese poker environment. It is yet to be seen whether 888poker, another major poker operator, would show appetites to expand its footprint to Portugal.

As to when Winamax will be able to merge its player pools, Emilio Domingues from Spanish-language poker training website EducaPoker said on Twitter that bureaucratic procedures would probably delay the poker room’s launch in the other participating countries. However, the French operator is expected to eventually go live with shared poker tables in Spain and France within the next two months.

Once Italy publishes its own technical standards framework, Winamax will also be able to go live in that country, as well, and to merge its Italian pool with those in the other partnering countries in the shared liquidity scheme.

PokerStars and Shared Liquidity

It seems that the world’s largest poker room will have a couple of months during which it will be the sole participant in the shared liquidity project. PokerStars rolled out Franco-Spanish tables in mid-January. Its PokerStars Europe network quickly became the third largest in terms of cash game volumes and one of the largest in terms of overall traffic.

At the present time, there are 12,758 players online on PokerStars Europe. As many as 683 of them are playing cash games. The 24-hour peak stands at 4,983 cash game players.

It is yet to be seen when exactly PokerStars will open its network to Portuguese players now as the country has officially joined the shared liquidity project. However, given the fact that it rolled out its Franco-Spanish tables on the very day when Spain authorized shared liquidity through a publication on its Official State Gazette, the operator will probably be almost as quick to include players from Portugal.

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Week 9/2020 slot games releases

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Here are this weeks latest slots releases!

Evoplay Entertainment, the innovative game development studio, has announced the launch of the industry’s first ever role-playing game (RPG) slot, Dungeon: Immortal Evil. The result of over a year’s research and development, Dungeon: Immortal Evil harnesses the latest in 3D gaming technology to offer players the first ever slot-based third-person hack and slash adventure. Designed to be truly HTML5 mobile-perfect for handheld gaming, it is unique in its slot-based gameplay. Rather than facing regular pay symbols and pay patterns, the game’s mechanics will be familiar to players of RPGs – following the player’s avatar throughout as he battles with the game’s monsters and accumulates loot when victorious.

Evoplay Entertainment RPG slot

 

NetEnt is submerging players in an underwater slot adventure for a chance to find hidden prizes guarded by the ominous Kraken in its latest release Ocean’s Treasure™. Inspired by the long-lost city of Atlantis, the new 5-reel, 3-row video slot is flowing with features, including Stacked Wilds and Free Spins with an increasing Level Multiplier to amplify excitement with every spin. To unlock the Kraken’s treasures, players need to collect three Scatter Symbols and enter 5-level Free Spins. With each Wild that appears on the reels, they are awarded additional spins and advance deeper into the ocean, unlocking new levels and increasing the Level Multiplier by up to x12.

NetEnt in Ocean’s Treasure™

 

The most watched television series in the world, CSI: Miami, is the latest premium slot instalment by MGA Games and is now available to online casino operators in Spain. A production with the authentic rights of the stars from the famous American series that appear in all the audios with their original voices in Spanish. CSI Miami premiered in September 2002 and lasted for ten successful seasons. To this day, it continues to be broadcasted on DTT channels in Spain and is one of the programs leading the rating of viewership for television series.

CSI: Miami, the new slot

 

Red Rake Gaming, the specialist casino games provider, has just released its latest game, a fantastic 6×10 reel video slot with an entertaining symbol fusion mini game, a free spin feature with multipliers of justice and 1 million different ways to win. This slot game includes the well-known Cascading Reels feature, which can also be found in several of the company’s other video slots, such as the Asp of Cleopatra, Viva las Vegas, Twin Harlequin and Tiger and Dragon. In these types of games, winning combinations from a spin during both regular and free spin features will disappear and the gaps will be replaced by new symbols, giving the player the chance to win even more.  A feature that is greatly appreciated by the company’s players.

Solomon the King

 

The brand-new addition to Greentube’s Home of Games, Diamond Link™: Oasis Riches has arrived! This sensational expansion to the Diamond Link™ series is now available for all B2B partners, with unique features and a theme, which takes players on an exciting adventure through the desert. Glistening under the sun, the precious gems in this 5-reel, 25-win line slot are waiting to be found by players for a chance to win big. The main goal of the game is to gather Diamond symbols, which could grant great rewards – either as individual prizes or as separate jackpots.

GREENTUBE'S - Diamond Link series expands with another gem-filled addition Diamond Link: Oasis Riches

 

Cast away and spin the reels on iSoftBet’s new Fishin’ for Gold slot, where players have the unique chance to catch even more big wins thanks to its latest game-changing Bonus Chance mechanic. Market-leading online and mobile casino software and games provider iSoftBet is well known for its innovative slot features and is adding even more to its new portfolio of titles for 2020. Following extensive research into players’ frustration when hitting only two out of three bonus symbols, iSoftBet has created a new Bonus Chance feature.

iSoftBet Fishin’ For Gold slot

 

Red Tiger has swooped on Ancient Egypt for its latest and most explosive slot to date, Wings of Ra. This 5×3 slot rewards players for engagement with a unique momentum-building free spins progressive feature that builds on – before then surpassing – popular titles such as Pirates’ Plenty: The Sunken Treasure and Dragon’s Fire MegaWaysTM. In an exciting twist, the game offers an explosive path to riches with an end-game focused feature set. Additionally, It’s the first title to be built on Red Tiger’s new Pixi.js framework, which greatly enhances the smoothness of the gameplay.

Red Tiger-Wings of Ra

 

Play’n GO unveiled their latest slot title, Fortunes of Ali Baba. Inspired by the legendary story Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, taken from the One Thousand and One Nights collection of folk tales, Fortunes of Ali Baba is a 5-reel slot which uses elements of the story to create an engaging and thrilling adventure. The slot supplier has woven together some of the story’s most famous element s to create the game, including two entertaining special features; one where Ali Baba must break open oil jars to find the thieves’ treasure, and another where the King of Thieves will chase Ali Baba across the reels until he catches him.

Play’n GO - Ali Baba

 

Award-winning content developer Realistic Games has released its ground-breaking new slot Game Changer to its entire network, featuring the supplier’s innovative new game concept of the same name. Following a successful exclusivity period with the GVC group, Realistic partners will now have access to the 5-reel, 20 line slot. The bonus feature is triggered by boxed symbols landing around the edge of the slot to form a game board. Players then roll the dice to move around the board, landing on either a cash prize, a good square or a bad square and can win up to 6000x their stake. With 324 million potential board combinations, players should never see the same board twice.

Realistic Games Launches Game Changer

 

Playson is set to warm up players with a chance of big wins as it releases its latest title, Sunny Fruits. The third addition to Playson’s popular Funky Fruits series has hold and win mechanics, plus an exciting bonus game feature. This 3×5 game field has 10 pay lines and boasts a fun red chilli pepper as a Wild, which substitutes all symbols except for the funky sun bonus symbol. Should six or more Bonus symbols land on the reels, players gain entry to the immersive bonus game.

Banish those frosty winter nights with Playson’s Sunny Fruits

 

Pragmatic Play, has launched Golden Beauty, the latest title in its ever-expanding portfolio. The 4×5, 75 lines video slot contains golden lotus flowers which will turn into Wilds every 10 spins when hit. Player can even choose their own volatility in the Free Spins option with up to 15 roaming Wilds. Pots of gold, ruby broaches and delicate flowers grace the reels and three or more bonus symbols in any position trigger the free game session.

Pragmatic Play - Golden Beauty

 

Each year, one slot is able to charm the hearts and minds of players until it ranks at the top of casinos’ charts. But this year, Endorphina broke the system and went straight to the top right after the release! Bold? Yes. Brash? Very much. Justified? Absolutely. Indeed, judging by the content and features, this new game has everything you need to become an absolute hit in 2020! So no extra words are needed. Meet the total hit of this year – 2020 HIT slot by Endorphina! The game was available for just one week during the pre-release for a few casinos. After the first couple of hours into the pre-release, it became absolutely clear that this is a real HIT.

The real HIT of the year 2020 was just announced

 

Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and lotteries, has partnered with Valiant Comics in launching Bloodshot: Rising Spirit, an online slot based on the legendary character of the same name. Players will embark on a pulse-pounding adventure, enjoying explosive special features like Expanding Walking Wilds, Rising Spirit Free Spins, Desert Storm Free Spins and Valley of Death Free Spins.

 ‘Bloodshot: Rising Spirit’ Joins Pariplay Lineup

 

Blueprint Gaming is offering players an out of this world adventure with its new slot game inspired by the Emmy-winning animated show, Rick and Morty™.  Under license from Adult Swim and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Rick and Morty Megaways™ follows the antics of the sociopathic genius scientist and his inherently timid grandson as players look to assemble the greatest wins the galaxy has ever seen.

Blueprint Gaming enters the multiverse of “Rick and Morty”

 

Premium slots and table games provider Habanero has launched its latest title, Loony Blox. The innovative action-packed release builds on the map feature of the supplier’s popular hit Santa’s Village, opening with three immersive characters roaming an instantly recognisable location to Habanero fans. The 5×3 title offers 243 ways to win, with each character occupying its own corner of the map, and each triggering Expanding Wilds, Both Way combinations or Linked Reels to keep the excitement coming.

Habanero ready to showcase action-packed adventure with Loony Blox

 

Betsoft Gaming has launched Spring Tails, the latest release in its Red Dragon Series. The 5 reel 5 payline, high volatility video slot offers untold luck and wealth at the hands of the cutest rat on screen. Enter the garden to find the LUCKY RAT MULTIPLIER WILDS. These can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 with each wild giving 3x, 4x and even 5x to be added to any wins. With a stackable multiplier up to 60x, mega wins are yours to enjoy. However, Spring Tails offers even greater win potential.

Betsoft Releases Spring Tails

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Prague Gaming Summit 2020 Sponsor profile – DS Virtual Gaming (General Sponsor)

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DS Virtual Gaming among the General Sponsors at Prague Gaming Summit 2020.

 

A new record has been broken this year at Prague Gaming Summit and we are happy to announce that we had to supplement the seats as the regular tickets have been sold out.

The 2020 edition of the Prague Gaming Summit, which will take place on the 6th of March at Vienna House Andel’s Prague and we are happy to confirm that DS Virtual Gaming will be among the sponsors this year.

DS Virtual Gaming are a software developer and comprehensive service provider in the field of virtual sports betting and online games.

Their team tried and tested top products RACINGDOGS, RACINGDOGS+, RACINGHORSES, RACINGKARTS and Roulette are best sellers and long sellers at the same time.

The special feature of their software is that the virtual events are recorded video files that visualize the final result.

Test their products today and visit the official website: www.virtualgaming.com

You can also contact the DS Virtual Gaming team at: [email protected]

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry via the Prague Gaming Summit platform, book your ticket now in order to avoid disappointment and also book a meeting with Dalia Kasparian (Sales & Marketing at DS Virtual Gaming) and Martin Dvorak (Managing Director at DS Virtual Gaming) The seats are limited!

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

 

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Prague Gaming Summit 2020 speaker profile: Joerg Hoffmann (Partner at MELCHERS LAW)

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The 4th edition of the Prague Gaming Summit will take place on 6 March 2020 and welcomes leading operators, service providers and gambling industry experts from all across Europe.

On the 6th of March at the Prague Gaming Summit, you have the opportunity to dive into several subjects, among which also the “IMGL MasterClass – The trend towards restrictions”

As mentioned in earlier press releases, Prague Gaming Summit 2020 will bring a brand new format of speeches and more trending themes as it did in the early years.

Among the leading experts that will share their latest information, you have the opportunity to hear more about the recent restrictions in Europe and especially in Germany from Joerg Hoffmann – MELCHERS LAW

Dr. Joerg Hofmann is a Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law (“IMGL”) and group leader of the Gaming & Betting Law Practice Group of Melchers Law Firm.  He has been practicing gaming law since the mid-90s and Melchers’ legal advice is highly valued by global market leaders in all sectors of the gaming industry. A highly recognized expert in the field, Joerg has been consistently ranked as a leading individual and expert in gaming law by prestigious legal directories including Chambers Global and Best Lawyers for many years..

Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn and networking with the leaders of the industry.

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

Here is a testimonial that has been left by Russell Mifsud, one of the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of Prague Gaming Summit:

I thoroughly enjoyed attending the Prague Gaming Summit. The agenda was relevant, content was good and the caliber of speakers was excellent. I also welcomed the opportunity to catch up with some old faces and forge ties with new ones. Kudos to Zoltan and the team. I look forward to attending again next year.

Russell Mifsud

Gaming industry specialist – Associate Director at KPMG

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