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Women and bingo, why?

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In the early days of bingo, women’s involvement has shaped the sense of belonging in clubs. Women are key to organizing bingo in many clubs since the bingo game was often ran through women’s committees. They often enlisted man as a caller, out of the widely held belief that calling required loud male voice, and the ability to control a sometimes-energetic group of female players.

However, the work of selling tickets, working out prize money, verifying winners, and paying out was and is usually women’s work.

Eventually, bingo ended up in women’s hands because they were regular players, and because no one els would reliably do it.

There is an entire history of why bingo is more attractive to women.

Bingo is a popular pastime that is has been played for decades and is very popular in Britain, the USA, and of course with the help of online gaming, all around the world. This gives the opportunity to be regularly played both online and in bingo halls or casinos.

As a matter of fact, bingo is one of the most popular games in the UK! People all over the world associate the game with the Brits.

There are around 3.5 million bingo players playing online in the UK, with numbers increasing year on year. Especially players in the online bingo sphere.

The UK Gambling Commission has been actively involved in ensuring all online bingo players located anywhere in Great Britain can play online bingo online is a safe and secure environment, and they have done this by insisting that any bingo site offering their services to the UK must obtain one of their online gambling licenses.

This year Prince William and Kate Middleton have spent a lot of time getting in touch with care workers in the UK and just like many other Brits, the members of the royal family like to be in the spotlight by enjoying a nice game of bingo. While searching for a good location, Shire Hall was picked by the royal couple as the best destination where they to the opportunity to play bingo with the residents.

The winning, of course, will go to charity as in the UK you can raise money for charity by running a poker night or a bingo night. There are of course rules you need to follow in the non-commercial equal chance gaming activities such as:

  • In non-commercial equal chance gaming the money is raised for charity by charging an entrance fee, participation fee, or through other payments related to the gaming.
  • The maximum amount that a player may be charged is £8 per day (this includes entrance or participation fees, stakes, and any other payments in relation to the gaming).
  • You must ensure that the total amount paid out in prizes remains below £600 in total across all players. However, where an event is the final one of a series in which all of the players have previously taken part, a higher prize fund of up to £900 is allowed. (Source: gov.uk)

Here is news for you, it is often said that the game of bingo actually originated in Italy, so it might not be too surprising that you can find bingo halls and online bingo sites galore in Italy.

The earliest game of bingo was called Gioco del Lotto and was around as long ago as the 16th century! Even today, Italy is a top place to enjoy a few games of bingo, and you will have no difficulty finding somewhere to play.

America is home to Sin City, one of the top gambling destinations anywhere in the world, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that the USA is known as one of the nations to truly love bingo. Actually, America claims that it is the birthplace of modern bingo after the game was introduced to the nation during the 1920s.

It very surprising that it was the Catholic church that helped to cement the popularity of the game amongst the population, using bingo as a method of generating funds. Charities, too, seized on the game to raise money for their organizations.

Even today, commercial bingo games can be found running in casinos, while in American schools, bingo is used as an educational tool.

There is one difference between the game as it’s played in America and in the UK, however. In the USA, 75-ball bingo is most popular, while the original 90-ball game is still the top choice in the United Kingdom.

And you’ve to guest it, the top crowd is women!

As you can see, bingo is not just a UK phenomenon! No matter where in the world you are, you are sure to find a game going on somewhere near you, even if it’s through an online bingo site!

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – September 21-27

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! It was again an eventful week in the USA, despite the still-active virus attack.

Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

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Celer Network’s mobile eSports platform CelerX has become the first mobile esports platform on blockchain to surpass $3 million in player winnings in one month. Since the global release of the BUST-A-MOVE Real Money Tournament in July 2020, CelerX has seen new record-highs in the number of games played each week and users making an average of $20 per day – with top users making $1000+ per day. So far, mid-August has proven to be the biggest gaming day of 2020 and complements CelerX’s $3 million worth of player winnings across the mobile esports platform and game portfolio in one month.

Construction of Fusion Arena, the $50 million esports arena in Philadelphia, has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 3500-seat facility was expected to open in 2021 and was commissioned by Comcast Spectacor, owner of the Philadelphia Fusion of the Overwatch League.

The Legislature of the city of Buenos Aires has addressed a proposed law on the prevention of gambling addiction and the regulation of online gaming on September 24. The bill was proposed by the Lottery of the City of Buenos Aires (LOTBA).

The Carson Nugget casino in Nevada is going to replace and upgrade its old casino management system with Table Trac’s CasinoTrac management system.

Carousel Group has announced that its online sportsbook, SportsBetting.com, has gone live in Colorado. SportsBetting.com took its first wager from Colorado late last Wednesday, a bet on the Dodgers, which resulted in a winning ticket for the customer. The next full day of betting saw a customer win $7,000 on a six-team MLB parlay. SportsBetting.com has rolled out a number of promotions to kick off the launch.

New Partnerships

Online bookmaker Betway has entered into a partnership with North American esports organisation beastcoast. As per this new one-year deal, the bookmaker will back beastcoast’s Peruvian Dota 2 team. Betway will obtain rights to jersey branding, as well as player access, allowing the bookmaker to “bring its fans closer to the action.”

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company has partnered with Newzoo, the world’s leading provider of games and esports analytics. The partnership will enable the two companies to exchange esports market data and insights. Also, Simplicity will have access to Newzoo’s data analytics tools.

Awards

For the third consecutive year, Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s (MGE) flagship property Mohegan Sun was voted “Best Casino Hotel” in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Nominees for the awards were selected by a panel of experts, including editors from both USA Today and 10Best.com, as well as relevant expert contributors. This year’s list of nominees featured some of the most well-known casinos and resorts in the US.

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Isle of Man-based iGaming licensing specialist launches consultancy business

George Miller

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Isle of Man-based iGaming licensing specialist launches consultancy business
Tina Rawlinson FCCA, Director and Founding Principal of Clarity Consulting
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One of the Isle of Man’s leading specialists in iGaming licensing, Tina Rawlinson FCCA, has launched her own advisory business – Clarity Consulting.

The business enables the former Cavendish Trust Company director to focus on helping clients licence, strategize, deliver and be compliant by using her 30 years’ international business experience and specialist iGaming industry knowledge. Tina is an Accountant, a UK Gambling Commission Personal Management Licence holder, and a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors. Clarity Consulting also allows her to explore a limited number of executive and non-executive director appointments suited to her wealth of corporate and iGaming business experience.

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Upgraded tech: Plug in with All-in for easy iGaming localization

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Upgraded tech: Plug in with All-in for easy iGaming localization
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All-in Global is making the iGaming localization process easier than ever by providing a range of effortless ways for companies to choose from in order to plug in with the All-in translation system.

The language service provider dedicated to the gaming industry has been proudly delivering high-quality content for more than a decade now, and it keeps reinventing itself to keep up with a dynamic world of technological innovations. Recently, they presented their updated technology by way of an entertaining, informative, and interactive video where 4 rib-tickling characters explain the up-to-date tech features that are turning the iGaming content localization into a super easy process where All-in bake the entire pie for their clients.

CMS & API integration
To manually upload localized texts is a thing of the past. Clients can now simply get their back-end connected to All-in Global’s translation system and thus turn their content and localization management into a much easier process. They can connect with almost any CMS system, and even get a tailored API integration.
Time to wave goodbye to migraine-triggering formatting and files sharing!

Multilingual WordPress plugin
Additionally, translating a website can be done in a few steps by simply installing and connecting the multilingual WordPress plugin with the All-in server, then selecting the pages that you need translated and, voilà! – a world-class localization squad quickly enters the frame to make the translation process as smooth as possible.

Drag & Drop Folder
There is also the possibility to conveniently transfer files using the Drag & Drop folder in order to reduce the number of exchanged e-mails and increase communication efficiency between clients and Project Managers.

Phone Interpretation
If are you closing online deals these days, the phone interpretation service is something you don’t want to miss out on. Many of today’s business meetings occur online, and All-in Global have the perfect 24/7 solution for those scheduled online/telephone calls where you need an interpreter so that everyone attending can understand everything correctly. They will send you a unique dial-in code, and before you know it, an interpreter familiar with your sector’s terms and topics will be available on the line.

Now that you know their new tech features, we recommend their segmented interactive video where you meet these 4 fabulous characters. They will explain humorously and in detail how to plug-in with All-in.

 

Each character is meant to represent a different segment of All-in Global’s clientele:

Eric Smartman: recommended for busy iGaming and esports entrepreneurs who swear a lot.
Morgan Freewoman: recommended for iGaming creatives who love to own the narrative.
Charlotta Johanson: recommended for Karaoke lovers who got lost in translation.
Daniel Attenthourough: recommended for iGaming developers who fancy the lifestyle of digital nomads.

If you are looking for a reliable partner to safely localize your content into any language that will be relevant and engaging to your global audiences, contact All-in Global. They are constantly building up their expertise and resources to stay the #1 Language Service Provider for the iGaming sector.

Get in touch at [email protected]

If you are interested in finding more about All-in Global, watch the EGC2020 panels moderated by our CEO Tiago Aprigio and our SEO manager Vasco Albuquerque.

 

LATEST INDUSTRY INNOVATION AND HOW THE INDUSTRY HAS ADAPTED TO CURRENT TIMES (INTERACTIVE) (SPONSORED BY ALTENAR) – 15:40 – 17:00 CEST – 6th of October

Confirmed speakers:

  • Stanislav Silin (CEO at Altenar)
  • Dennis Tsalikis (CEO at Fantasy Sports Interactive)
  • Lyubomira Petrova (Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay)
  • Norbert Mathies (Managing Director at Spinmatic Entertainment)
  • Glen Bullen (CCO at DAOGroup)

Moderator: Vasco Albuquerque (SEO Manager at All-in Global)

OPERATION: OUTLOOK 2021 (INTERACTIVE) (SPONSORED BY ALTENAR) – 15:55 – 18:00 CEST – 7th of October

Confirmed speakers:

  • Dinos Stranomitis (Chief Operating Officer at Altenar)
  • Robert Dowling (Chief Commercial Officer at Singular)
  • Evan Davis (Managing Director, Sports Betting and Gaming for SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory)
  • Ron Segev (Founding Partner of Segev LLP)

Moderator: Tiago Aprigio (CEO at All-in Global)

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