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InComm Partners with Xsolla to Enable Online Game Account Funding with Cash at GameStop

Zoltan Tundik



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InComm, a leading prepaid product and payments technology company, announced today that it has partnered with Xsolla, the one-stop-shop for game developers to launch, monetize and scale their games globally, providing a unique solution for cash-preferred gaming consumers.

GameStop will be the first video game retailer to leverage InComm’s cash-based payment technology platform, VanillaDirect Pay, to allow Xsolla’s customers to use cash to load their gaming accounts at any of GameStop’s more than 3,800 locations across the U.S.

This will allow gamers to buy online game subscriptions or in-game currency without needing a credit card or traditional banking account. Leveraging the VanillaDirect Pay solution will help Xsolla fill a significant market need in which 52 percent of their end users prefer to pay with cash.

“The growth of online and mobile gaming has presented retailers with a new and attractive way to reach consumers,” said Matt Lanford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Financial Services at InComm. “Allowing consumers to fund their gaming accounts in-store using cash gives them the options they need to keep playing. Video game consumers are fully devoted to their game of choice and will be loyal to the retailers that help them play. Now, retailers can capture that loyalty, drive foot traffic and encourage additional purchases. It is a win-win for both sides of the register.”

Xsolla offers game developers a suite of tools and services that enables them to self-publish and monetize their games globally. It provides payment and billing solutions to some of the most popular online and mobile games in the world including Smite, Phoenix Point and PUBG. Xsolla’s partners’ games are played by over 50 million active monthly users. If those users want to fund their gaming account with cash, they only need to bring a barcode supplied to them through the game’s website or app to one of GameStop’s locations across the country. After the barcode is scanned and the payment is collected, the customers’ accounts will be updated.

“This partnership with InComm and their VanillaDirect Pay technology, allows us to give cash-preferred players the ability to quickly and conveniently fund their accounts, and get back to playing the games they love,” said Aleksandr Agapitov, CEO of Xsolla. “Our goal is to develop the tools and services that level the playing field by giving all of our game developers, from indie to enterprise, the ability to monetize their games to all gamers, at all GameStop stores. In turn, GameStop will have access to the hundreds of indie games we serve. Everyone wins.”

VanillaDirect is InComm’s proprietary suite of cash-based payment solutions, and VanillaDirect Pay is the latest solution launched under its banner enabling consumers to digitize cash at retail such as GameStop.

For more information about VanillaDirect, please visit

About InComm

By building more value into every transaction through innovative payment technologies, InComm creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences. InComm’s unique products and services – which range from gift card malls to enhanced payment platforms – connect companies across a wide range of industries including retail, healthcare, tolling & transit, incentives and financial services to an ever-expanding consumer base. With more than 25 years of experience, over 500,000 points of distribution, 366 global patents and a presence in more than 30 countries, InComm leads the prepaid and payments industry from its headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. Learn more at

About Xsolla

Xsolla delivers a comprehensive suite of tools and services that make it easy to launch and monetize games and products globally. Serving only the video game industry, the Xsolla product suite caters to businesses from indie to enterprise, with: Pay Station and its #1 Anti-fraud solution, Partner Network, Site Builder, Store, Login, and Launcher. These Xsolla tools work seamlessly to eliminate the friction in distribution, promotion, sales and payments so developers, publishers, and platform partners can increase their audience, sales and revenue. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices worldwide, Xsolla operates as a merchant and seller of record for major gaming entities like Valve, Twitch, Ubisoft, Epic Games, and PUBG Corporation. For more information, visit

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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Irish Winner Hits the Stars – Big Winner at Genesis Casino!

George Miller



Irish Winner Hits the Stars - Big Winner at Genesis Casino!
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Luck of the Irish rocks the galaxy with a €10,500 win!

One lucky winner from Ireland has landed in space with a massive €10,533.41 on Microgaming’s Cash Splash – 5 Reel. The win, triggered from a mere €3 wager, sent shockwaves throughout the universe!

Microgaming’s first foray in the Cash Splash series had yielded a fun slot across three-reels. It went on to become one of their most famous games, so why not make it even more enjoyable with a five-reel version? Despite being packed with Bonus features such as Wilds, Scatters offering fiery multipliers up to 250x your wager, and a Progressive Jackpot, the game is not known for its massive RTP. Nonetheless, it was big enough to send a meteor shower of cash straight into our lucky winner’s account who’s spilled the space-beans on this astronomic experience.

Reach for the stars and let their light shine on your reeling fun!

Expectant mother, Michelle, was in the hospital waiting room ahead of a routine check-up. “I had just woken up, I was sitting at the hospital feeling really bored.” Minutes and spins went by before she finally hit the winning combination. “I couldn’t believe my eyes,” she tells us, “suddenly my screen lit up and I realised I had won a big sum.”
Did she ever dream of winning big? “I never ever thought I would score a win of this size. I usually don’t bet that much per spin,” says Michelle, “but I gave it a try and landed a nice win just after a few spins. I haven’t told anybody about it yet – up until now, it was still my little secret!”
Michelle plans on using her newly-won cash on a little getaway after the birth of her baby, but she’ll also spend some of it on Christmas presents for her family and friends.

Star formation in the Genesis sky just before Michelle give birth to a star of her own!

Michelle is a relatively new player at Genesis Casino. Her experience in orbit is, in her own words, “no more than a couple of weeks. I was online and I think I saw Genesis Casino on Facebook or some other social media, so I decided to give it a shot.”
There’s a galaxy of choice at Genesis Casino – players can try their hands at over 1300 games, from video slots, to table games, scratch-cards, live casino and a nice selection of jackpots which includes the interstellar Cash Splash itself. There’s something for everybody at Genesis and you never know, the stars could conspire to turn you into the next big winner!

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Police nabs 12 persons for kidnapping US businessman in Costa Rica

Niji Ng




Police nabs 12 persons for kidnapping US businessman in Costa Rica
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The police arrested 12 persons for allegedly kidnapping an American businessman in Costa Rica. The persons were arrested in Costa Rica and Spain.

The assailants kidnapped William Sean Creighton Kopko, the owner of 5Dimes, an online gambling platform, on September 24 in Costa Rica.

Kopko’s family agreed to pay the ransom of the Bitcoin equivalent of $950,800 after his kidnappers made several calls threatening to kill him.

But once the payment was made, the kidnappers stopped communicating with Kopko’s family and he is still missing.

After the kidnapping members of the gang fled to Cuba, the Civil Guard statement said. On November 9, Costa Rica informed the Civil Guard that three suspects had left Cuba and entered Spain through the Madrid-Barajas airport. The suspects who travelled to Spain were arrested after they rented a house in the city of Zaragoza, according to the news release.

Video from Costa Rican investigators shows authorities raiding a house on Friday in Costa Rica. That raid lead to the arrest of nine others allegedly involved in the kidnapping scheme.

The US State Department has not posted any travel advisories regarding Costa Rica, but there is a warning on its website that crime “is increasing in Costa Rica and U.S. citizens are frequent victims.”

American Carla Stefaniak was found dead after she went missing in Costa Rica in November. A security guard at the Airbnb where Stefaniak was staying was arrested and is a suspect in her killing.

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Casino Technology with premiere of new cutting-edge product offerings at London Exhibition

George Miller



Casino Technology with premiere of new cutting-edge product offerings at London Exhibition
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Casino Technology launches new cutting-edge product offerings at ICE 2019. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the company will make a spectacular premiere of the latest releases of slot machines with diverse content at stand N5-140.

Rossi McKee, Vice President of Casino Technology commented: “The new offerings include eye-catching cabinets with fascinating new multi games. The quality line-up of leading-edge technology and a brand-new content for truly exciting experience is defying our participation at 2019 ICE edition”.

The successful award-winning series of EZ MODULO™ slot machines were further extended with high end models – EZ MODULO Titan™ and EZ MODULO Tower™ that make the product line a perfect choice for all types of casinos and gaming halls.

The innovative EZ MODULO Titan™ captures the player’s attention with compelling design. Featuring 32” UHD main monitor and an impressive 43” UHD J-curved monitor for displaying the jackpot accumulations and the winning celebrations, the cabinet offers superior ergonomics and improved players comfort.

The machine could be offered with 13″ button deck, which combined with a black chrome finish gives a new sense of sophisticated style and design. EZ MODULO TITAN™  is offered with GORILLA WHEEL™ – a multi level progressive game suite with 12 titles and SPEED KING™ multi game with up to 60 games.

The next new release is EZ MODULO TOWER™. With unique 43-inch J-curved monitor and full touchscreen capabilities, the cabinet offers crystal clear sound, and edge lighting as well as a 27” topper.

EZ MODULO TOWER™ will be available with TOWER™ 102 fruits and TOWER™ 104 multi games. Both consisting of 40 titles, the game packages provide attractive winning combinations for extra thrill, with extra wins in addition to the standard winning lines, such as the whole screen filled with the same symbol and interactive bonus features.

EZ MODULO™ series are presented in another new modification with three 32” HD monitors, featuring the SPEED KING™ multi game.

SPEED KING™ provides an exceptional gaming experience with 60 titles, carefully selected after profound research on the market needs. The multi game has realistic graphics, high quality sound, great effects and efficient set of intriguing game maths.

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