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UK Public Accounts Committee Slams UKGC and DCMS for “unacceptably weak understanding” of Gambling Harms

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The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons has claimed that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) have an “unacceptably weak understanding” about the harmful effects of gambling and how to tackle them.

A report from the Committee offers a critique of the failures by DCMS and the Gambling Commission to help an estimated 395,000 problem gamblers in the UK and a further 1.8 million people who are considered at risk.

The report accuses the department of being “unwilling to accept the premise that increasing the commission’s budget to prevent harm would be preferable to spending on treating problem gamblers.”

“What has emerged in evidence is a picture of a torpid, toothless regulator that doesn’t seem terribly interested in either the harms it exists to reduce or the means it might use to achieve that,” Meg Hillier MP, chair of the committee, said.

The committee calls for a published league table of gambling operators, naming and shaming poor performers. It said the department must urgently begin its long-planned review of the Gambling Act, setting out a timetable within three months of the report.

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) said in a statement that the industry’s gambling firms were working hard to raise standards.

“Our industry is already heavily regulated. We mustn’t drive customers to offshore, black-market, illegal operators that don’t have any of our safeguards, and we do want to see more action taken against the unregulated industry,” BGC said.

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IGT Launches PeakBarTop Cabinet

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International Game Technology PLC (IGT) has launched its next-generation bartop hardware, the PeakBarTop cabinet.

Guests of Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, Calif., Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif., San Manuel Casino in Highland, Calif. and Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. can be among the first players in the world to experience IGT’s much-anticipated PeakBarTop cabinet.

“Launching the PeakBarTop builds on IGT’s decades of commanding leadership in video poker and positions us to transform the entire bartop market segment. It provides our customers with a compelling, technologically advanced cabinet for market-dominating IGT video poker games such as Game King, Super Star Poker and Ultimate X Poker, in addition to Proven Performer IGT slot games such as Scarab and Solar Disc,” Nick Khin, IGT’s Chief Operating Officer for Gaming, said.

“IGT customers can launch the PeakBarTop with confidence, knowing that it’s backed by the gaming industry’s most talented and experienced video poker product team and extensive focus group testing with players, operators and bar staff,” Nick Khin added.

The PeakBarTop cabinet includes a 23-inch curved, full-HD display, a front-mounted ticket printer and an embedded card reader. The PeakBarTop cabinet also includes features such as enhanced lighting and sound, a USB mobile device charging port, a play-level indicator for service staff, and embedded Bluetooth technology that enables operators to seamlessly integrate with IGT’s cashless gaming systems technology.

The PeakBarTop cabinet supports an expansive library of IGT game content. In addition to housing the most popular video poker titles of all time, the PeakBarTop portfolio offers new IGT video poker games such as Ultimate X Bonus Streak Poker, exciting Keno games such as Da Vinci Diamonds Keno, Proven Performer slot games such as Mistress of Egypt and a variety of roulette games.

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Authentic Gaming Signs Live Roulette Deal with FavBet

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Online sportsbook operator FavBet has entered into a deal with the market-leading live roulette provider Authentic Gaming.

Under the deal, FavBet players will now be able to access highly entertaining live roulette titles streamed from Authentic Gaming’s modern ARENA Studio located in Malta. This includes 24/7 Roulette, Grand Roulette and the provider’s flagship Blaze Roulette variant.

The deal also includes Authentic Roulette, which allows players to sit down next to real players and wager at real tables located on the floors of real casinos around the world.

FavBet has also taken two branded auto-roulette tables, providing players with a bespoke live roulette offering that allows the operator to stand out from its rivals.

“We are delighted to have joined forces with FavBet and to be proving its players with the most authentic live roulette experience on the market. Blaze has proved to be hugely popular with players in markets all over the world, while our Authentic Roulette titles really do take players to the heart of the action taking place on the casino floor. We believe this will be a successful partnership for Authentic Gaming, FavBet and most importantly FavBet players,” Jonas Delin, CEO of Authentic Gaming, said.

“Live casino is becoming increasingly popular with our players, so we wanted to expand our offering with unique, quality live dealer content. Authentic Gaming is the absolute market leader when it comes to live roulette, and we are delighted to have integrated its full suite of games into our live dealer lobby,” Aleksey Tserkovnyi, Product director at FavBet, said.

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Codere SA Launches New Italian Gaming Machines Distribution Unit “Codwin”

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Spanish gaming company Codere SA has created a new Italian gaming machines distribution unit “Codwin” by merging its subsidiaries FG Slot and Gap Games Italia.

Codere is the majority shareholder in the two existing businesses and won approval from investors to merge the units at a shareholder meeting in April.

Andrea Rigodanzo, former MD of FG Slot, will head up the new company, which Codere hopes will offer savings on operational costs.

Rigodanzo said: “It is an extremely difficult time for the legal gaming sector, in particular for operators of gaming machines. As a result, we have decided to join forces to face the challenges the market is presenting to us. The Covid-19 pandemic arrived in an already difficult context of increased taxation and regulations that put a strain on the sector…

“With Codwin we intend to offer a model of management integration and efficiency that will also represent an incubator for other companies that want to continue operating according to the usual standards of reliability and legality and who have a long-term project to share with us. We are able to support companies that are currently experiencing difficulties and to implement a shared strategy that allows them to face the future with optimism and competence.”

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