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PAGCOR provide ringing endorsement of ICE London

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Strengthening their strategic relationship with the ICE brand, the Philippine Amusement & Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) has confirmed it will be bringing its largest ever delegation to this year’s ICE London (4-6 February, 2020, ExCeL London, UK) following the association’s recent partnership with SiGMA and the inaugural ICE Asia, which takes place in Manila this June.  Speaking ahead of the world’s largest Gaming innovations showcase, the trade association’s CEO Andrea Domingo expanded upon the Philippines’ growing regulatory developments and how PAGCOR is preparing to ‘Step into the Future’…

 

Why is the strategic partnership with SiGMA and ICE Asia so significant and what will ICE Asia contribute to the industry in the region?

The agreement with ICE Asia is significant because SiGMA and ICE are valuable partners that can help PAGCOR to achieve its goal to be the top Gaming and entertainment destination in Asia.  PAGCOR will be recognized more and establish itself as an institution in the Gaming and entertainment industry that promote fair play, player and investor protection and responsible gaming.

What opportunities does ICE London offer PAGCOR?

Considering that there are a lot of offshore gaming participants in ICE London, this will help PAGCOR in the development of its offshore Gaming products, both procedurally and market wise.  Since being launched in 2016, PAGCOR is focused on further improvement by issuing legal and reasonable regulations and fees, proper and accurate auditing and creation of new markets; protection of players/bets/investors.

PAGCOR is also learning from the regulations of the other jurisdictions on offshore Gaming and we aim to apply those that are applicable.

The creative theme for ICE London and ICE VOX 2020 is ‘Step into the future’ – what does the future hold for PAGCOR and where do you want the organization to be in 10 years’ time?

With the rapid development of technology in Gaming, PAGCOR wants to be abreast with all the developments in the industry, including offshore Gaming, since this will greatly help in revenue generation for the purposes of government and socio-civic projects.

In this regard, PAGCOR aims to be the top Gaming and entertainment destination in Asia.  We are also focused on being one of the top revenue generating government-owned and controlled corporation and contributor to government and socio-civic projects, whilst also being recognised as a respected regulator where the Gaming operations are properly regulated and fair play is ensured and protected.

What are the main objectives for PAGCOR and its members?

The main objectives of PAGCOR and its members in attending and participating in ICE London 2020 are to create and develop new markets, whilst also keeping abreast with the latest trends, machines and technology in Gaming and entertainment; and monitoring/auditing systems available.  In addition, we aim to familiarise ourselves with, and learn from, the Gaming regulations of other jurisdictions, as well as to introduce PAGCOR and create awareness on what it does and its goals and achievements.  Finally, we will promote the Philippines as a key Gaming, entertainment and tourism destination.

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Game Payment Technology raise international profile at ICE London

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Game Payment Technology (GPT), the UK developed cashless payments app, launched its international marketing campaign with a successful debut appearance at ICE London.  The result of a joint venture between bacta and Polar Moment, GPT’s appearance at ICE London resulted in positive interest from gaming organisation’s based in Spain, United States, France and Holland as well as a meeting with representatives from the DCMS, which was described by bacta’s Robert Gibb as being ‘both productive and encouraging.’

Expanding on GPT’s ICE London experience, Gibb stated: “It’s been a key part of the business plan to explore opportunities to introduce the app to businesses operating outside of the UK and in the process seek to develop additional revenue streams to support bacta and its members. In that respect ICE London, which attracts over 100 nationalities, is the perfect platform.

“We met with representatives from several countries and our entire time was spent demonstrating how the app works and explaining how it has been built around a commitment to social responsibility. There’s no doubt that ICE delivers a new audience and is about making contacts for the future. From the feedback we received it’s clear that GPT provides solutions that cut across cultures and jurisdictions. It was also very valuable to be able to spend some time with representatives from the DCMS and keep them updated on the project and the significant progress that has been made. We are very grateful to the team at Reflex for allowing us to share their stand space and extremely happy to start the year with successful appearances first at EAG and then ICE London.”

The GPT app is undergoing its first live tests following completion of a payment acquiring agreement with one of the top three UK acquirers, a nationally recognised brand. It represents the first such deal with a Tier 1 UK bank for cashless gaming in pubs and other venues and is a testament of the acquirer’s confidence in GPT’s business plan, product credentials, financial structure, and the team’s ability to manage a gambling e-wallet.

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Online Casino PlayJango Launches on SkillOnNet Platform

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PlayJango has become the latest online casino brand to launch on the SkillOnNet platform. PlayJango offers its players a huge range of online slots and casino games, as well as generous offers and promotions.

The SkillOnNet platform allows PlayJango to offer thrilling tournaments and promotions, as well as localised payment options and top-rated customer support, to its players.

PlayJango will use SkillOnNet’s licences to launch in core markets such as the UK, Germany, Finland and Norway plus dot.com markets via its Malta permit.

“We have gone to great lengths to create a fun and friendly brand that is straight-talking and delivers a no-nonsense online casino experience to players. Partnering with SkillOnNet has allowed us to do this while also providing our players with thousands of popular casino games and a great range of payment options. SkillOnNet is behind some of the most popular online casinos in Europe and we look forward to achieving similar success with PlayJango,” a spokesperson at PlayJango, said.

“We are thrilled to be working with PlayJango and to be powering their online casino which has all the right ingredients to be a huge success. SkillOnNet is one of the most experienced and successful online casino platform providers and we look forward helping PlayJango as it establishes itself as a top-rated online casino brand,” Jerry Land, VP B2B Sales at SkillOnNet, said.

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Trustly recognized as the Best PISP, AISP at the Merchant Payment Ecosystem Awards (MPE Awards)

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Trustly is thrilled to announce that it has been recognized as the Best PISP, AISP (Payment Initiation Service Provider, Account Information Service Provider) at the Merchant Payment Ecosystem Awards (MPE Awards).

The MPE Awards have, over the past 10 years, become an important benchmark of global excellence in POS and merchant payments and celebrate and honor the achievements of companies across the European merchant payments ecosystem. The PISP AISP award goes to the company that most efficiently brings open banking services to the merchant community, and provides the best customer experience. Trustly won this award for its continuously innovative approach to realizing the potential of open banking.

Leon Dhaene, Chairman of the MPE Awards, says: “Make e-commerce simple again. It could have been the slogan of a politician, but it is essential if you want to bring potential customers to effectively buy over the internet. The Jury appreciated the fact that Trustly delivers fast, simple and secure payments in only three steps.”

Oscar Berglund, CEO at Trustly, says: “We’re proud to be recognized as the Best PISP, AISP at the MPE Awards. We will continue to work meticulously on further developing the online banking payment solution that our merchants and their customers love. It feels great to have our hard work recognized by the merchant and partner community.”

 

About Trustly:

Founded in 2008, Trustly is the global leader in Online Banking Payments. Our account-to-account network bypasses the card networks, letting consumers make fast, simple and secure payments to merchants directly from their online banking accounts. With support for more than 6,000 banks, roughly 600 million consumers across Europe and North America can pay with Trustly. We serve many of the world’s most prominent merchants within e-commerce, financial services, gaming, media, telecom and travel, which all benefit from increased consumer conversion and reduced operations, fraud and chargeback costs.

Trustly has 400 employees across Europe, the US and Latin America. We are a licensed Payment Institution under the second payment services directive (PSD2) and operate under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Europe. In the US, we are state regulated as required to serve our target markets. Read more at www.trustly.com.

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