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UK Parliament’s DCMS Committee Publishes Report on Tech Industry’s Issues

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The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK Parliament has published a report on issues in the tech industry.

The committee recommends that loot boxes be regulated under the Gambling Act and that these items should not be sold to children. The committee also says that some game industry representatives have “demonstrated a lack of honesty and transparency” in related hearings.

Previously, the UK Gambling Commission ruled that loot boxes cannot be regulated as gambling because there is no mechanism to turn in-game items received into real-world money.

The committee says that “academics broadly acknowledge that there is not yet enough evidence to reliably conclude that loot boxes cause problem gambling.” But while there is no significant evidence that loot boxes cause gambling addiction, the report notes other studies suggest that problem gamblers will often show similar behaviour with loot box mechanics.

The report says “some representatives demonstrated a lack of honesty and transparency” and were “wilfully obtuse” in answering questions about what data is collected about how players engage with games.

The report concludes that “loot boxes that can be bought with real-world money and do not reveal their contents in advance to be games of chance played for money’s worth.”

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Must Read: Why Choose the Best Joomla Hosting

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Are you interested in using Joomla web hosting for your website? If yes, then you’re on the right page today. Explained here are some important details why Joomla website hosting is the best option that you can try. If you’re just new to use this kind of content management system and hosting, then through the use of a simple language you will be able to understand why you need this hosting option. 

You perhaps know that it is not easy to develop a professional or business website, most especially if you have to start from scratch. The process can be tedious but despite it you can still choose the best Joomla hosting after you read this article.

Take note first that you have to avoid a bad hosting provider. It is not good for your website, and more especially for your business. If you start wrong then you will end up in the wrong place. Getting the best web host is the best thing you can do. When it comes to hosting providers, you have to choose the one that can cater to your website more efficiently. Compatibility factor must also work. So if you’re using a Joomla CMS platform, you’re also advised to use a Joomla web hosting. It can be a great start for you if you do this.

Why Is Joomla Hosting the Best? 

Before I am going to give you the exact details why you need to try Joomla hosting, you need to understand first the facts about Joomla content management system (CMS). Joomla is a tool that a website developer can use to create websites. Through the years, it’s been regarded as the most trusted Content Management System (CMS) worldwide. When we say “most trusted” it simply means there are a lot of website owners who are using it. As a matter of fact, there are already 30 million websites, more or less, which use this CMS.

By using this CMS, you can have 10,000 components that you can utilize in expanding the functionalities of your professional or business website. There can be numerous options at your disposal. The options include virtual store, image galleries, forums, newsletters, and others that are quite food for your growth and progress.

Joomla can let the users manage their website as efficient as possible. You can simply create a new page easily. You can modify the present pages with an ease. You can add new photos. You can change the style of your menu options as quick as needed.

Essentially, you can do all things you want with this CMS type. No hassle at all. You can do them as fast as want even if you don’t possess technical knowledge. With just a basic knowledge in text editor or Microsoft Office, you can manage your website effectively.

Joomla web hosting is providing you the needed space for your website data. It runs your website basically. You have to purchase a disk space where you can store and manage all your digital files. An example of this is the presence of your file folders in your computer or laptop. You need to have a folder for every file and the file is saved on that folder. Then the file is accessible anytime you want. Just open your computer and get your file if you want to use it by opening the folder. Joomla web hosting is very much similar to this idea.

Joomla hosting is the best among the best because it has a lot of great options. You can choose from the following choices:

  • Shared Hosting
  • Dedicated Hosting
  • Virtual Private Server (VPS)

Shared hosting is the most popular form because of the idea of being “shared.” It is inexpensive but it does have some limitations, so to speak. Its advantages are: affordability, user-friendliness, and convenience. But due to limited resources, you can’t have a full control over your data usage.

Dedicated hosting in Joomla is advantageous in a sense that the hosting server is intended only for you. It is easy to use. Furthermore, it is flexible and has a high rating when it comes to website performance. In terms of reliability and security, they are guaranteed with this type of Joomla website hosting. There is one problem – it is so costly.

VPS, eventually, lets you use a virtual machine that is taking care of your website operation. The virtual machine is managing many users. But unlike shared hosting, it has an isolated physical computer for every user. It is secure and protected. You can have a full control of your website data and information. But similar to dedicated hosting, it is also expensive.

If you have some questions about Joomla hosting, you can contact Netshop ISP today.

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Week 14/2020 slot games releases

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Here are this weeks latest slots releases!

After the success of Flash Gordon and Mr. Magnificent, MGA Games, the expert developer in localised product for global operators, has chosen the legendary comic book character to create Popeye, cazatesoros. The husky character first appeared in a comic strip in January 1929, but its popularity was such that it was quickly adapted to film. Its trajectory includes up to five television series and a movie that has become a cult film. Nowadays, and in better shape than ever, the mythical strongman continues to flex muscle and has transformed into a Spanish slot game, together with his girlfriend Olivia and the villain Brutus.

Popeye, cazatesoros disembarks in Spanish online casinos

 

Spearhead Studios announces the launch of Lara Jones is Cleopatra, new high volatility, innovative title, which sets its action inside the tomb of the famous Egyptian Queen. The game sees the alluring treasure explorer, Lara Jones, in her new adventure to entertain video slots fans. The game, which was developed using Spearhead Studios’s proprietary game development technology and tools, is optimized for mobile gameplay and is highly responsive across devices. The UI responds fluidly to the device orientation, and the file size is best-in-class for premium-quality games of this type. It is available in a wide range of currencies and languages and is certified for all major jurisdictions.

Lara Jones-Spearhead studios

 

Lightning Box has embraced the elements with its brilliant new game Blown Away. The latest addition to the Sydney-based company’s portfolio is set aboard a fishing ship which has been thrown off course. The scurvy crew, led by the walrus, are trying to whip up several big wins in order to get them back on track. Excitement builds when a tornado lands on the last reel.  With a gust of wind, the lowest Royal symbol is removed and another re-spin awarded. Blown Away, complete with maritime music, went live exclusively with Sky Vegas for two weeks on March 31, before general release on April 15.

 Lightning Box's Blown Away

 

Relax Gaming, iGaming aggregator and supplier of unique content, has expanded its widely-popular Tumble slot series with the action-packed addition of TNT Tumble. Set in a serene meadow lined by Alpine mountains, the 5×7 grid slot offers explosive gameplay where players mine for valuable crystals and big wins of over 12,000x stake. The game features TNT blocks which destroy a layer of dark stone when they fall, as well as Drill Wilds which travel down the reels racking up big prizes to add to the win.

Relax Gaming releases TNT Tumble

 

EGT Interactive has launched its latest online video slot named “Ancient Dynasty.” Set in the exciting era of Chinese antiquity, this new online slot creates a wonderful game universe where players can lose themselves. The variety of artefacts and colours bring players into an authentic setting with the flowing graphics and specific SFX. Five reels, 30 paylines, FREE Spins, Wild and Scatter symbols will keep the attention of the players. Max win can reach 10000 x bet per line. Mystery Jackpot – Jackpot Cards is featured too.

EGT Interactive - Ancient Dynasty

 

 

Mobile-first games developer OneTouch has continued its push into Latin America with the release of latest slot offering Traveling Treasures Brazil. Featuring an abundance of vibrant Brazilian-themed symbols and cascading reels, the suppliers’ latest game release invites players on a journey to the land of Samba to discover a treasure trove of free spins and multipliers that can lead to huge cash rewards. Three or more scattered wilds offer players 10 free spins, while the multiplier increases successive wins by one and six during regular game play and three and eight in free games.

 Traveling Treasures Brazil-OneTouch

 

 

Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry, has released its zesty new adventure, Fruit Rainbow. The game is a colourful take on the classic fruit machine, with a 5×4, 40 payline grid stacked with fruit symbols, while Wilds take the form of a rainbow. The diamond acts as a Scatter symbol and if five land on the reels on any singular spin, players will receive a payout of 500x their stake. If the entire grid fills with the stacked rainbow Wilds, users will be awarded with 2000x their bet stake.

Pragmatic Play With Fruit Rainbow

 

“It’s time to dust off the old magic carpet, as Booming Games goes classic with the release of Arabian Spins”, says Shane Cotter, Booming Games’ Director of Product. “This low volatility 3×3, 10 payline slot, showcases the best of old-school features., and is sure to be a firm favourite with your entire player base”. Join the protagonist and his monkey sidekick as they endeavour to collect as much gold and diamonds as possible.

Booming Games - Arabian Spins

 

Microgaming has signed a new exclusive supply deal with Snowborn Games for its upcoming title “The Vault.” Snowborn Games is a new game development studio based in Stockholm and Helsinki with an ambition to create entertaining, high-quality online slots. The Vault brings intriguing adventures of a devious burglar, Jewel, to life in the form of a thrilling five-reel, 20-payline online slot, which is loaded with striking visuals and features, including respins, stacked wilds and free spins.

Microgaming pres. “The Vault” Slot

 

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#MBGS2020VE announces Domenico Mazzola, Commercial Director at Altenar, among the speakers

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Virtual Edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit addresses global industry topics on the 7th of May.

With numerous gambling industry experts joining the panel discussions at the Virtual Edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, we are taking time today to introduce you to Domenico Mazzola, Commercial Director at Altenar.

Domenico Mazzola is Commercial Director of Altenar, a leading sports betting software provider based in Malta. Altenar works collaboratively with licensed operators, combining proven stability with a flexible and personalized service to offer clients the highest quality online sportsbook solutions.

With a strong background in sales strategy and software development combined with rich experience working across international and European markets, Domenico is an expert in developing successful commercial strategies and establishing and maintaining long-term business relationships.

Domenico previously held the position of Head of Sales at iGamingPlatform.com, where he was responsible for developing and executing strategic plans to achieve and maximize sales targets, solidifying the company’s reputation as a leading gaming solutions provider. Prior to this, Domenico worked as Account Manager at World Match Ltd, spearheading the company’s successful long and short-term sales strategies. Domenico’s professional background also includes over eight years of working as a software developer, honing his technical expertise.

A highly recognized industry figure, Domenico’s in-depth experience in both the business and technical side of the gaming industry places him in the unique position of being able to advise clients on all aspects of their gambling operations, taking into account their wider business objectives.

You can reach Domenico via his social media accounts found here or you can hear her input on the important subjects the industry is facing during our virtual conference. Register now to book your seat! 

By registering to the conference you are receiving access to the Virtual Conference Room and you can book your meeting with attending delegates in the Virtual Deal Room. The networking platform will be opened on the 23rd of April, giving you access to set meetings with prospects, partners, and experts.

The Virtual Edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit is the first announced virtual conference of the gambling industry and is part of the solutions we provide for quality networking and learning in the gambling industry.

For further inquiries about  the speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an email to Andrada Bota (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency) or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alex Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

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