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Bede Gaming kicks off biggest responsible gambling campaign to mark RG Week

Zoltan Tundik

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Responsible Gambling Week, Nov 1- 7, 2018 - Cashino at Romford. Photography Sam Pearce / www.square-image.co.uk Press contact details: timJ@thephagroup.com or alyssao@thephagroup.com. 24.08.2018
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Week-long series of RG awareness includes seminar from problem gambler – aimed at long-term goal of becoming the ‘safest place to play’

Bede Gaming, the award-winning supplier of software to the online gaming industry, has launched its inaugural campaign of responsible gaming initiatives to coincide with Responsible Gambling Week, as it progresses towards its long-term goal of being the ‘safest ‘place to play’.

The week-long internal campaign highlights the major issues, technology challenges and realities of problem gambling with the aim of educating its 177 strong staff as to how a responsible gaming company is more sustainable and successful.

With a strong focus on staff well-being, Bede has arranged a series of diverse initiatives and activities that it plans to continue to drive forward in the coming months and years.

As well as striving to develop its tools to the highest standard with an RG focus for player safety, the company is using this week to engage its staff with RG practices, to educate them on the risks of problem gambling and to encourage open discussion around the issues.

Bede’s Responsible Gaming Week highlights includes:

  • A series of staff awareness initiatives encouraging every technical and non-technical employee to examine how Bede can improve RG methods, and enhance its own RG technology tools
  • The integration of staff RG policies within the Bede Gaming employee handbook ensuring Bede is taking every step possible to look after the mental health and welfare of its staff
  • A seminar delivered by a reformed problem gambler to highlight the risks and to educate staff on spotting problem gambling behaviours

Alex Butcher, CEO, Bede Gaming, said: “RG Week is just the beginning of our journey to becoming a more responsible member of the gaming industry and practising what we preach. Raising awareness and discussing openly the issues involved, as well as engaging everyone to improve our responsible gaming tools and technologies, plays a crucial part in our long-term vision of being the safest place to play. We have a responsibility to both the industry and our staff to keep gambling safe and fun.”

Patrick Foster, Epic Risk Management, who is speaking to Bede employees this week, said: “It’s great to see Bede Gaming embracing RG week and taking the necessary steps on their journey to achieving their vision of being the safest place to play.

“If my story can help them achieve this through educating their staff and customers it can only be a good thing. At Epic Risk Management, we have all had problems with gambling and are now putting our experiences into helping the industry become more empowered and positive towards safer gambling practices.

“We want the industry to be fun, not destructive, and we’re starting to see a shift in attitudes towards more responsible gambling. The more companies like Bede, that can get on board with better practices and policies, the more successful and enjoyable the industry will be.”

After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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Dutch Games industry in the spotlight at gamescom 2019 as this year’s official partner country

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The Netherlands is the official partner country of 2019’s gamescom! Dutch Games Association will be hosting the tenth Holland Pavilion at gamescom this year, bringing a record number of Dutch delegates and presenting the Netherland’s newest projects to the world.

The Netherlands is the official partner country at gamescom this year!
This year, Dutch Games Association is proud to announce that the Netherlands is the official partner country for gamescom, the biggest European games expo. This means the Dutch games industry and its attendees will be in the spotlight worldwide. gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany from August 20th to August 24th and is the most important event for game developers when it comes to sharing knowledge and expanding their network. The event combines B2B and B2C and attracts over 370,000 visitors from 114 countries.

It is also the 10th anniversary of the Holland Pavilion! It will not only be the largest Holland Pavilion so far to gamescom, but this year will also feature a record number of participants. A grand total of 30+ companies will present their games, services and products at gamescom.

DGA Chairman Horst Streck says “It’s an honour to be chosen as gamescom’s official partner country this year. For us in the Netherlands, being part of the games industry is about creativity and independence – finding new ways to push boundaries and come up with playful solutions both for entertainment products and serious games. There are hundreds of Dutch studios which embody these traits, along with a smaller core of large, internationally renowned companies. The Netherlands offers a healthy working climate with the ideal mix of freedom and support to allow studios to try new ideas.”.

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Betsoft partners with OGaming

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Deal will see innovative supplier’s games live across portfolio of brands

 

Industry-leading casino content developer Betsoft Gaming has signed an agreement with OGaming which will see its full portfolio of cutting-edge games live across the operator’s brands.

The OGaming Group, which currently has RioAposta live, is also launching EagleBet in the coming weeks, with a third brand to follow later this year. They will have access to Betsoft favourites, including recent smash hit slot games Spinfinity Man, Viking Voyage and Chillipop.

Today’s agreement with OGaming marks another significant step for Betsoft as it continues to expand globally, signing a series of strategic deals with other operators in recent months including Caliente in Mexico, Carousel in Belgium and international brand Bethard.

Francesca Raniolo, Sales Executive, Betsoft Gaming, said: “We are delighted to partner with OGaming, who are one of the industry’s most innovative, up-and-coming operator groups.

“We have made it a key point to expand in a number of growing markets, and this is yet another statement of intent from Betsoft.”

Thomas Golding, Chief Executive Officer at the OGaming group, said: “We are very pleased to be offering Betsoft games across our brands, as they have some of the most exciting content in the industry.

“We are always looking to add new, dynamic content that will enhance our customer experience, and Betsoft’s award-winning portfolio of immersive games will give our players some fantastic new titles to play.”

Betsoft won the Innovation in RNG Casino Software category at the annual EGR B2B Awards at the end of June. The company was named the winner as a result of its product development for their revolutionary release Max Quest: Wrath of Ra.

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pferdewetten.de enhances horse racing offering with SIS’s 24/7 Live Betting Channel

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German operator goes live with around-the-clock pictures and data service

 

Leading multi-channel supplier SIS (Sports Information Services) has announced a deal with listed German operator pferdewetten.de for its innovative 24/7 Live Horse Racing Channel.

SIS’s 24/7 Live Horse Racing Channel will provide the online operator with live pictures and data of 27,000 horse races a year from over 130 of the world’s leading racecourses.

Delivered in a “Watch & Bet” format, the channel will provide quick-fire, frequent short-form betting events throughout the day, designed to increase engagement levels and improve betting revenues.

This latest agreement further highlights the strong demand from operators across the globe for the SIS 24/7 Live Betting Channel, with its high frequency, quality betting opportunities proving to be an attractive proposition.

Pierre Hofer, Director at pferdewetten.de, said: “Horse racing is hugely popular with our customers and the launch of the new SIS 24/7 Live Betting Channel will greatly enhance the betting experience.

“We’re really excited to be offering this new live service, which ensures we can broadcast the world’s most exciting races to bettors on a regular basis and provides us with an opportunity to further grow the business.”

Sandra McWilliams, Sales Director at SIS, said: “Launching the SIS Live Horse Racing Channel with pferdewetten.de is an important deal for us and we’re excited to be enhancing its online offering with our top-quality horse races.

“Our 24/7 live betting channels are attracting strong interest from operators looking to evolve their existing offering with regular betting events across all times of the day. We’re confident that the channel will prove popular with their customers and help drive betting revenues.”

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