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EPIC Risk Management Partners with Whysup to Reduce Gambling Harms

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EPIC Risk Management has partnered with Whysup, an addiction awareness service, to support the UK Gambling Commission’s “National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms”. The partnership will deal with the gambling related problems, as well as raise awareness to reduce gambling related harm at practical and regulatory level.

“A key enabler in the National Strategy to reduce Gambling Harms is collaboration, as is the important role that people with lived experience can offer. The passion of Mark and Liam (Whysup directors) to make a difference combined with their breadth of lived experience really resonated with us,” Pete Wallis, EPIC Operations Manager said.

“This strategic partnership is a real force multiplier and will allow us to have a greater reach, and positively impact on more people to reduce gambling related harms. We’re excited for the future and believe this collaborative partnership will be instrumental in the strategy to make gambling safer for all,” Pete Wallis added.

EPIC Risk Management have long been known as the leading gambling harm minimisation consultancy and after meeting the team we realised they were like-minded. Paul (EPIC CEO & Founder) and his team have not forgotten why they started and are first and foremost concerned with reduction in harm and always looking to maintain high standards in this industry,” Whysup Director Mark Murray said.

“Whysup are passionate about our work, we have delivered to a variety of different audiences and utilise personal experiences to validate our service. We have a grass roots, real world approach and believe our partnership with EPIC will ensure more people are educated, gambling is made safer and show when to hit the stop button, if needed. We are delighted to be collaborating with Paul and his team,” Murray added.

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Fantasma Games Launches Riviera Star

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Fantasma Games has released its latest online slot game Riviera Star. The glamorous slot delivers plenty of big-win potential with thrilling features including Respins, Free Spins, Sticky Wilds and Multipliers.

Any line win activates the Respin feature and sees all winning symbols locked in their position while the rest of the reels spin. Any new line win during the Respin feature is locked and the rest of the reels spin again. When no new line wins occur, the Respin feature ends.

The unique Superstar feature can be randomly activated at the start of any base game spin and sees the Superstar symbol, which acts as a Sticky Wild, placed randomly at a position on reels two to four. It also boasts an increasing all-win multiplier.

Riviera Star also features a Free Spin bonus game triggered when three Scatter Symbols land during the base game. The player receives ten Free Spins and the Superstar feature and all-wins multiplier are also activated.

“The team has done an excellent job of creating a perfectly balanced slot with a unique Superstar feature that combined with an unlimited multiplier, delivers plenty of big win potential that even the Riviera’s rich and famous will be envious of,” Fredrik Johansson, CEO of Fantasma Games said.

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WorldMatch Renovates its Website

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Online gaming company WorldMatch has renovated its website to emphasise its 160 slot machines with 70 game engines, 30 table games and all types of video poker, in HTML5 for both desktop and mobile devices. The new site includes a section dedicated to the individual games and the explanation of their technical characteristics.

The new smart search tool allows filtering the slot machines catalogue, according to the required features and as usual, players can play all the games for free to better appreciate the gaming experience. Real-time updates about the release of new titles, partnerships and participation in events are available in the News page.

The graphic restyling is aimed at pointing out WorldMatch’s mission: to offer a wide range of games that will meet every player’s taste.

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France’s Française des Jeux Secures New Jackpot Insurance

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Française des Jeux (FDJ), the operator of France’s national lottery games, has announced the implementation of a comprehensive insurance policy to cover its counterparty risk from January 1, 2020.

One of the changes involved in the tax and regulatory reform carried out as part of the privatisation of FDJ was the discontinuation of the “counterparty fund” system.

This reform is part of a broader process of clarifying the relations between the state and the company, which is now responsible for covering counterparty risk through an insurance policy, at its own expense.

FDJ has taken out a comprehensive insurance policy with a number of top-tier French and international insurers and reinsurers to cover its counterparty risk, which will take effect from January 1, 2020.

This contract, drawn up with insurance broker Marsh, provides a guarantee for the gains falling within its scope on an aggregate basis. It provides annual coverage of up to €150 million. All costs related to this insurance policy are in line with expectations and are covered by the planned budget.

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