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New Zealand registers mild increase in gaming revenue

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The Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand (GMANZ) has published the quarterly financial results of the gaming sector. Its highlight is the 3.4 per cent rise in Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) from pokies in the country from June to September.

The GMP rose by €6.7 million, but the numbers of poker machines and the venues where they are decrease.

According to GMANZ spokesperson, Bruce Robertson, the results provide a fair reflection of the success of the balanced, controlled and sustainable approach of the Class 4 model that they have in New Zealand. He added that the heightened activity is happening against the backdrop of an expanding economy.

“Gaming venues such as pubs and clubs aim to provide a safe, fun and regulated environment to those who choose this popular form of entertainment. Reduced accessibility to local venues and machines is likely to drive more players into the world of unregulated online gambling,” concluded Bruce Robertson.

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Virtuix Releases “Blackbeard: The Trials of Skull Island”

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Virtuix, developer of the Omni virtual reality treadmill and Omni Arena, has unveiled “Blackbeard: The Trials of Skull Island,” its latest game for the Omni Arena VR attraction.

The game can be played by up to four people, who will be challenged to take on the role of pirates and work as a team to find treasure and fight enemies as they battle for the top spot on the leaderboard.

Players will go through four separate rounds during the game, including a puzzle challenge where they must work together and a final showdown with the boss. This variety encourages a high level of repeat play.

“Blackbeard is Omni Arena’s most kid-friendly game to date. It’s also a blast for adults and esports players. We designed the game for high repeat play. It’s easy for everyone to play, but thanks to its variety and depth, it’s hard to master. No two rounds are ever the same,” Jan Goetgeluk, founder and CEO of Virtuix, said.

The new game will be a part of Virtuix’s weekly and monthly esports tournaments for the Omni Arena. Teams who reach the top of the world leaderboard will win cash prizes from the $100,000 prize pool, sponsored by Virtuix and HP.

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Playson extends Italian reach with SignorBet

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Games studio pens new commercial agreement

Casino software supplier Playson has announced a deal to deliver Italian operator SignorBet with its popular slot games.

The partnership sees a selection of Playson’s titles directly integrated with the online casino, including Rome: Caesar’s Glory, Solar Temple, and Solar Queen as well as the provider’s Funky Fruits series and its Timeless Fruit Slots portfolio.

The agreement also covers the implementation of Playson’s full suite of engagement tools, which will allow the operator to sharpen its player retention rates. The integration-free features, including bonus spins and regular tournaments with daily prize drops, will be available across all of the developer’s games.

SignorBet is operated by the Distante Group, Italy’s leading provider of retail and land-based casino solutions with over 4000 slot machines distributed in 900 locations across the country. The deal further strengthens Playson’s expanding Italian footprint, with its games popular with players across the regulated market.

Lars Kollind, Business Development Manager at Playson, said: “We are delighted to continue growing our Italian market presence with SignorBet, a prominent online outlet belonging to the highly-regarded Distante Group.

“Our portfolio offers an engaging range of gaming experiences, so this deal will be undoubtedly be followed by further partnerships across the globe.”

Antonio Distante, Director at SignorBet said: “Playson’s immersive collection of games is enjoyed by an extensive international fanbase, so we are thrilled to have the company on board.

“The supplier’s premium quality catalogue matches perfectly with our world class customer offering, and we look forward to cultivating a highly productive commercial relationship.”

 

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Spain Bans Gambling Firms from Sponsoring La Liga Clubs

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According to a report in El Pais, gambling companies will no longer be permitted to appear as front-of-shirt sponsors for La Liga clubs next season.

Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of measures which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure. Currently, eight clubs in La Liga feature a gambling company as a main shirt sponsor.

The ban follows the approval of laws as part of Spain’s “Royal Decree on Advertising” which currently permits a four-hour advertising window for betting companies, but does not authorise any exposure out of the timeframe.

In addition to the ban on shirt sponsorships, the new decree will prevent gambling companies from being allowed to sponsor stadium names nor any other aspect associated with the teams.

Garzón had altered the wording of the ruling to state that “sponsorship in sports T-shirts or equipment will not be admissible”, with gambling companies already banned from featuring on youth shirts.

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