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Let’s have a look at this week’s latest slot game releases!

If catching a flight to watch gastropods give their best on the track sounds like an ordeal, Booming Games is here to save the day. Snail Race is the latest addition to their slot portfolio that’s complete with 3 snail racers, walking wild multipliers and so much more. Arranged across an original 6×3 grid, Snail Race brings this whacky practice to life, encouraging players to get those reels spinning, and those snails scooting. The 7th reel is entirely dedicated to snail housing, and here’s where you’re going to want to keep an eye out.

Booming Games l- Snail Race

 

Back at it again with another exciting video slot announcement, Nolimit City, are thrilled to announce their November release. Take a deep dive into an epic trail to discover the lost Tomb of Nefertiti, wife of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, and uncover great riches. This 20-win line, 5 x 3 slot that really packs a punch with every spin and re-spin. Taking the ancient Egyptian theme, travel into the sacred burial ground and embrace your inner explorer, making sure this tomb is sufficiently raided of all it has to offer.

Tomb of Nefertiti - NOW LIVE!

 

High 5 Games, the industry’s leading independent casino games provider, has extended its operator network with the addition of Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG) after agreeing a content deal with The Stars Group. As part of the agreement, H5G will deliver a range of its most popular titles to SBG brands including Sky Vegas, launching first with Goldstruck.  This game is H5G’s most exciting game launch this year featuring the unique Wild Train. Other top performers include Way Out Wilds, Secrets of the Forest, The Green Machine Deluxe and Triple Double Da Vinci Diamonds.

High 5 Games - Goldstruck with new operator partner Sky Betting & Gaming

 

NetEnt’s latest release, Reel Rush 2, has taken the best parts of the 2013 hit prequel and added a bunch of fun-filled extras and social gaming-inspired mechanics. It is a franticly-paced, 5-reel video slot with 3125 betways, set in a crazy, colourful, video game influenced world of juicy candy, cube-shaped fruit and starry wilds. It features Wild Substitutions, Re-Spins, Free Spins and Super Free Spins – as well as a whole new set of eight Random Features where anything can happen.

NetEnt with Reel Rush 2

 

Playson has turned up the heat with Super Burning Wins: Respin, the latest addition to its “Timeless Fruit Slots” series. The 3×3 game, which has 5 classic lines and Red Sevens as the highest paying symbol, comes with brand new Second Chance Respin mechanics, putting a fresh twist on the classic title, Super Burning Wins. The respin feature is triggered when two reels are filled with identical fruit symbols on a non-winning spin, giving players a second chance at mega winnings.

Playson fires up with Super Burning Wins: Respin

 

Pariplay Ltd., has launched The Good, The Bad & The Wild, a Western-themed online slot that challenges players to make off with precious loot through special features, such as the Bank Robbery bonus round. Set against a foreboding landscape, this 5-reel, 40-payline adventure is packed with even more gunslinging features, including Shooting Wilds, Locked & Loaded and Bang Bang Wilds.

Saddle Up for a Cowboy Adventure in Pariplay’s New ‘The Good, The Bad & The Wild’ Slot

 

Microgaming has released “Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx” slot game, developed exclusively by Stormcraft Studios. Packed with excitement, Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx features Microgaming’s popular Rolling Reels™ and powerful Win Booster™ mechanics, along with a multiplier trail that increases during free spins. Set beneath a starry sky, the base game opens play to a five-by-four reel grid and a multiplier trail of up to 10× sat prominently above the reels. On each successive win, Rolling Reels blast away winning symbols as new symbols roll down, creating potential for further wins with increasing multipliers.

Microgaming Releases “Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx” Slot Game

 

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Playtech BGT Sports launches proprietary Virtual Sports for SSBTs

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New virtual gaming products set to enhance in-shop betting experience

Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), the market-leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, is set to launch its first proprietary Virtual Sports portfolio for self-service betting terminals (SSBTs).

Offering unique, simulation-based odds for virtual products enabling players to study form and results, combined with real life 3D action, PBS’s Virtual Sports portfolio will provide a revolutionary new in-shop betting experience.

Operators can provide non-stop betting opportunities, and bets can be placed conveniently and with ease via PBS’s market leading SSBTs.

The new SSBT virtual product is designed to replicate real-life sport and was made possible following a year-long process of advanced motion capture filming at studios in Leavesden, UK.

The result is an industry-first for next generation virtual sports content. The product boasts incredible life-like graphics, exciting gameplay and extensive betting opportunities across a wealth of sports, including football, horse racing, greyhounds, basketball and tennis.

Enabled by an easy plug and play media box with dual screen outputs to maximise the available content and betting opportunities on screen in-shop, PBS’s Virtual Sports product can be ready to go live in just four weeks.

Commenting on the launch, Richard Andrew, Director Virtual Sports at Playtech BGT Sports said: “Operators demand unique products and quick and easy betting opportunities for their customers, no matter what the sporting action or time of day. 

“PBS’s Virtual Sports product suite has been designed with this in mind, ensuring operators are always able to offer ultra-realistic betting to their customers, no matter when, via the quick and easy convenience of our proven SSBT software.”

PBS plans to roll out its Virtual Sports solution to all existing retail customers across a range of markets worldwide.

Operators can customise the product with their own branding, choice of leagues and betting schedules, as well as benefit from a low-cost set up and flexible integration into any platform and via any channel.

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BCLC Contracts with iTel to Support Lottery Network Services

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Kamloops’ technology future looks even brighter with a new agreement between two of the city’s largest technology companies: BCLC and iTel Networks (iTel).

Under a three-year contract with BCLC, iTel will provide the fast and secure Internet connection needed to support BCLC’s retail partners located in remote and rural areas of the province to sell lottery products.

“Given the breadth of our network, iTel checked off all the boxes we had on our list,” said Pat Davis, Vice President of Business Technology and Chief Information Officer. “Its unique ability to support our remote network requirements provided an efficient solution to meet our business needs. We’re pleased to work with an organization that shares our support for expanding the local tech business.”

BCLC awarded the contract to iTel for Province Wide Internet Services following a public procurement process that included an August 2019 Request for Proposal.

“Having lived in Kamloops for most of my life, I am deeply invested in this community both personally and professionally,” added Danny Rink, CEO, iTel Network. “I am excited that we have built iTel over the last 12 years to be an organization that can support the vast and robust network needs of an enterprise organization like BCLC, and by doing so, iTel can continue to invest in the community and help further grow the Kamloops tech sector.”

In addition to both being deeply rooted in the Kamloops technology sector, both BCLC and iTel support the Kamloops Innovation Centre (KIC), a non-profit technology start-up accelerator. Rink helped found KIC in 2012 and BCLC has since created an on-site Innovation Lab in partnership with KIC, with the goal of fueling growth of local tech talent.

“Diversification into technology for B.C.’s regional economies requires the active participation of its large technology employers. iTel Networks and BCLC have proven themselves to be those catalysts in our community,” said Dr. Lincoln Smith, executive director, KIC. “Both of these corporate leaders are directly and indirectly helping to create the ecosystem in Kamloops where new technology-enabled businesses can start up and thrive.”

Thanks to lottery players and retailers across B.C., the lottery business helped BCLC generate $1.4 billion for the Province of B.C. last year to support health care, education and community programs across B.C.

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$1.5 MILLION IN GAMBLING HARM PREVENTION GRANTS AWARDED

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Community organisations across NSW have been awarded more than $1.5 million for local gambling prevention and harm minimisation projects under the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling’s Local Prevention Grants Program.

These projects will support the community to make informed decisions about gambling, break down stigma and encourage people to seek advice and support.

Director of the Office of Responsible Gambling, Natalie Wright, said the projects being funded are instrumental in the work of the Office to prevent gambling harm.

“By funding local responses, we are enabling community organisations to meet the unique needs of their communities and of priority populations,” Ms Wright said.

“We know each community has unique challenges, which is why it was encouraging to see the diverse nature of these projects that address the different issues faced in at-risk communities.

“Through the grants, we aim to raise awareness about gambling harm by encouraging people to get involved, understand the risks and make informed decisions about gambling – something that is paramount in communities most vulnerable to gambling harm.”

A total of 14 projects have been funded, targeting a diverse population including projects with a focus on Aboriginal communities, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, youth, and regional NSW.

Projects include a mix of educational programs for parents and teens, gambling and financial literacy workshops, advertising campaigns aimed at breaking down the stigma of gambling and barriers to help-seeking, and CALD-specific responsible gambling programs.

The grant recipients include:

– CatholicCare Social Services for the Blue Mountains

– Fairfield City Council

– Granville Multicultural Community Centre

– Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast

– Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury

– Lifeline North Coast (NSW)

– Macedonian Australian Welfare Association NSW

– Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation

– Northern United Rugby League Club

– Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania)

– University of Sydney

– University of Technology Sydney

– Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service

– Wesley Community Services

The Office recognises that a whole-of-community response involving partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders is integral in preventing and reducing gambling harm.

For more information about the projects, please visit the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling website.

The full list of funded projects is here:

CatholicCare Social Services for the Blue Mountains: Off-Screen & Smart Play

CatholicCare Social Services for the Blue Mountains provides services in low-income and vulnerable communities. The project Off-Screen & Smart Play will target parents and school-aged children from these communities, to increase awareness and provide strategies for families on dealing with screen time and cyber safety. The project will highlight risks associated with gambling harm in these communities and educate families about the risks of gambling for young people online.

Working with local schools, the project will be run as workshops during school holidays and after-hours programs.

Grant amount: $20,376

Fairfield City Council: Responsible Gambling Community of Practice Facilitation

Fairfield City Council will build capacity of local organisations and community workers through the establishment of a responsible gambling Community of Practice focused on education, innovation and collaboration.

The aim of the project is to educate, facilitate, promote, train and build capacity of local community organisations, community workers and practitioners to deliver best practice prevention and gambling harm reduction programs in the Fairfield LGA. In addition, the project will leave a legacy of culturally and locally appropriate training resources and community awareness collateral

Fairfield Local Government Area is one of the most diverse communities in NSW with 54% of the population overseas born. It also has one of the highest rates of gambling in NSW.

Grant amount: $191,000

Granville Multicultural Community Centre: My Money, My Way

With a focus in the Cumberland Local Government Area, the My Money, My Way project by Granville Multicultural Community Centre will raise awareness of gambling harm and build capacity for the community to address moderate and problem gambling. The project will empower young people to make informed choices, and better understand the potential impact of gambling on them and their future.

Participants will be involved in workshops covering topics such as gambling advertising, the risks associated with certain types of gambling, cyber safety, self-regulation and strategies to minimise gambling risk.

Through personal pathway plans, participants will be able to set their own goals, create links for referral to support pathways and monitor their personal progress. Participants will have the opportunity to design a peer-focused support program orientated to their specific needs.

Grant amount: $98,952

Lifeline Broken Hill Country to Coast: Broken Hill Gambling Harm Awareness Program

This project aims to prevent and reduce gambling harm in Broken Hill, a small and isolated community in Far West NSW. It will support the community to make informed decisions about gambling, reduce stigma, encourage help-seeking, and connect people who need help with support services.

The project will deliver a targeted local awareness campaign, including radio and cinema advertising, seminars and three special educational events with guest speakers.

The project will develop creative and informative resources for ongoing distribution throughout Broken Hill’s pubs and clubs and further afield to other communities in Far West NSW.

Grant amount: $194,000

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury: Financial Life-Skills – Don’t get ripped off

The project will develop and present a Financial Literacy Workshop to be offered to young people aged 16 to 24 in the Northern Sydney area. The workshop will address the fundamentals of how young people can manage their finances to reach their financial goals and will focus on the risks and potential harms of gambling. Lifeline’s financial counsellors, with many years of experience, will present the workshop, which has been developed with young men, particularly young tradespersons, as they are at risk of becoming problem gamblers.

Grant amount: $10,575

Lifeline North Coast (NSW): Reduce the stigma radio campaign

The project is a focused radio campaign aimed at educating and creating community awareness of gambling problems. It will reduce stigma and overcome barriers to help-seeking. It will target young men in with an additional focus on Aboriginal and CALD communities. It will be rolled out over six-months using radio stations listened to by the target demographic.

The Reduce the stigma radio campaign aims to address the major barrier to help-seeking behaviours by providing clear and simple messaging and avenues for help. Many people within the community listen to popular radio programs during work and study, and by providing key messages and creating awareness, this project aims to educate and strengthen the motivation to seek help over a six-month period.

Grant amount: $25,000

Macedonian Australian Welfare Association NSW: Preventing Gambling Harm in Multicultural Communities

This project aims to prevent and reduce gambling harm and promote responsible gambling within culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities (in particular Macedonian, Serbian, Bosnian and Croatian communities) in South-East and South-West Sydney, to improve community health and safety related to gambling.

The project will include an educational campaign, delivered in Macedonian and in other former Yugoslav languages, to raise awareness of gambling and gambling harm, including two large educational events and forums and a monthly outreach group of education workshops. A production of a culturally appropriate marketing tools about gambling harm will be developed and distributed.

A whole-of-community education approach will be used, where community members who are at risk of gambling harm and their families are involved. The project will work collaboratively with local ethnic businesses and cultural and religious groups, local council, police, NSW Health and local clubs.

Grant amount: $58,125

Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation: Women’s Gambling Awareness Rugby League Knockout

Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation will provide gambling awareness in a new innovative way to Aboriginal communities, in particular Aboriginal women in high risk communities in Northern NSW, through the Women in League Knockout, a wellbeing camp and through film.

Aboriginal communities will be encouraged to enter teams into a Women in League knockout. These teams will attend a presentation on gambling risks, have gambling awareness promotion on their playing gear, attend a wellbeing camp and nominate a team member to be filmed and interviewed about gambling issues.

Throughout the journey of the project the aim is to see sustainable change and link those who need it to service providers.

Grant amount: $100,000

Northern United Rugby League Club: Dirrawong Responsible Gambling Program

Northern United Rugby League (NU) will conduct a multi-levelled gambling prevention program, the Dirrawong Responsible Gambling Program, targeted at the Aboriginal population of the North Coast and specifically targeting the population around Lismore. The program will involve an education program involving partnerships with The Buttery and individuals from Gamblers Anonymous as well as involving Beyond Empathy (an Aboriginal focused organisation who deliver innovative programs to help reduce mental health problems), the Aboriginal Medical Services and the Local Area Health Service.

A series of education programs will be held at weekly community training nights that regularly attract over 120 Aboriginal people of all ages. Program signage and information stalls will also be in place at all home games in 2020 and 2021, The program will culminate with branding and signage delivering a strong sponsorship message at the 2020/21 Koori Knockout.

Grant amount: $30,000

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) (Project in Southern NSW): Recoded – changing the way we game

The ‘Recoded’ prevention program will provide education and capacity building on gaming and gambling for young people and their support networks including teachers, wellbeing staff, youth workers, and sporting clubs.

Uniting will employ a project officer and youth worker in Southern NSW to co-design a framework that can be delivered across a range of services and spaces accessed by young people to reduce the potential harms of excessive gaming and gambling. The framework will also develop a train-the-trainer module for key services to ensure the work is embedded within the local community.

The project will bring together best-practice and emerging evidence within the gaming and gambling space to design a responsive and adaptable program that improves community awareness and is able to identify risk factors for young people who are developing unhealthy behaviours. By providing this education to children and young people the program will create healthy and pro-social behaviours around gaming and reduce the risk of these behaviours becoming addictive and escalating to unhealthy gambling behaviours.

Grant amount: $200,000

University of Sydney: Bridging the gap through Aboriginal peer support

The University of Sydney Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic (GTRC) will implement a harm prevention program in indigenous communities in Western/South-Western Sydney. The project will increase awareness of problem gambling and enhance referral pathways by collaborating with community elders to co-design and co-deliver public awareness programs.

The project will build upon existing relationships with Aboriginal services to engage elders as peer-support workers, to provide ongoing support throughout the referral and treatment process. The project will increase the number of peer-support workers who can provide community education, enhance referrals and attend therapy groups to offer support. Educational initiatives will include workshops and resource sharing at community events and local media aimed at increasing awareness and promoting gambling support services.

Grant amount: $198,978

University of Technology Sydney: Aboriginal Animation Training & Resource Program

The Aboriginal Animation Training & Promotion Program will produce a resource about promoting safe gambling targeting Indigenous communities in NSW. Four, 30 second animation clips will be produced by young, indigenous filmmakers.

The clips will be screened throughout the annual Winda Film Festival in November 2020. There will also be opportunities to screen the clips on social media platforms and broadcast networks such as NITV/SBS.

Grant amount: $117,800

Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service: Walgett Community Garden: Yarning About Gambling

This project recognises gambling as a public health issue affecting the social determinants of health for individuals and community.

A reinvigorated Community Garden will provide a safe space unrelated to alcohol or gambling, a source of information, pathways to support, development of pride and contribution to community. Yarning is recognised as an appropriate strategy to engage about the impacts of gambling. Safe spaces, family-friendly activities and a source of fresh produce will be provided.

The project has a capacity building focus, including training Aboriginal Health Workers in Walgett and Brewarrina to equip them to respond to gambling harm and provide community with soft entry points, awareness and support regarding gambling and its impacts. The project targets its outcomes at connections to information and support for individuals, families and community.

Grant amount: $94,000

Wesley Community Services: Gambling awareness and money management program

Wesley Community Services will deliver In Charge of My Money Gambling Awareness to at-risk communities in the Penrith and Sydney-city. The service’s gambling counsellors work with 10 Alcohol and Other Drug Centres, two Community Housing Support Organisations and two Multicultural Community Centres in these regions, providing access and ongoing support to key, at-risk clients.

Wesley will deliver 50, three-hour workshops for 750 people who are at risk or are impacted by problem gambling. The program will provide a soft entry to access further targeted support. Clients will be engaged in an existing program with current partners and receive wraparound ongoing support in a therapeutic environment. The program content will address pathways into gambling and identification of risks and outcomes.

Grant amount: $194,000

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