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Casino Guru Celebrates Persuading 50+ Casinos to Alter T&Cs

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Casino Guru, an independent source of information about online casinos, has recently reached an amazing milestone that marks its success in trying to change the online gambling ecosystem for the better. Due to Casino Guru’s efforts, over 50 casinos have removed or altered parts of their Terms and Conditions, that were not in line with fair gambling and player safety.

Player protection is one of Casino Guru’s priorities. The team behind the project believes that current market practices, although in line with the rules of gambling regulators, are not sufficient to allow players to gamble safely and without having to worry about unknowingly doing something against the rules of the venue they play at. Ridding the casinos’ T&Cs of unfair and predatory clauses has been part of Casino Guru’s active endeavors for over two years now.

“We have fine-tuned our casino review process to identify unfair conditions and warn players about them in our reviews. Therefore, the highest casino ratings are reserved for venues that create a safe environment for their customers,” said Matej Novota, the head of the casino review team at Casino Guru.

According to Matej, most of the clauses that have been removed or altered had something to do with these areas:
dealing with dormant player account and giving the casino the right to confiscate the balance of players that have not logged in or played in a certain period of time, giving the casino the right to decline withdrawals of players that have been identified to use so-called irregular betting patters, which don’t really make sense according to the Casino Guru team, limiting the size of winnings that can be accumulated over a certain period of time, unfair rules concerning playing with an active bonus.

“Casinos also often write their T&Cs in a way that’s difficult to understand and confusing, which leaves players helpless when trying to understand what they are and aren’t allowed to do. Additionally, as the T&Cs are generally designed to protect the casino at all costs, this creates an unbalanced player-casino relationship that can be exploited by the casino,” he added.

Casino Guru also helps casino players with their complaints. When players feel like they have been mistreated by the casino in an unfair way, they can submit a public complaint, and Matej’s team analyzes the situation and tries to help to get things resolved. These complaints also help Casino Guru identify points of friction between players and casinos, which can potentially be improved by altering the casino’s Terms and Conditions.

“Our reviews and ratings are used by thousands of players to choose a casino to play at, so it’s in the casinos’ best interest to be rated well. If casinos with unfair clauses in their T&Cs or many justified player complaints want to improve their rating, they need to get these issues resolved. This strict approach has helped us considerably in our endeavor to make casino T&Cs more balanced.”

It’s a great result for Casino Guru, but there still is a long way to go until players are fully protected when playing online. Casino Guru has described common issues in their fair gambling codex, which also defines the terms ‘fair casino’ and ‘fair and safe casino’.

The latter one is reserved for venues that meet exceptionally strict requirements. This is how all online casinos would function in the ideal world, according to Casino Guru. Out of over 3000 online casinos in their database, only two meet the criteria to be called ‘fair and safe’ in line with these requirements. The less strict criteria for ‘fair casinos’ have been met by approximately 150 venues.

The Casino Guru team will continue working towards improving this statistic in the future and helping make gambling online safer, but only time will tell whether that happens or not.

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Lottery.com Enters Into an Agreement with Ritzio International, as it Seeks to Enter Various European Markets

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Lottery. com, a leading platform that allows users to play the lottery online, has signed an engagement letter with Ritzio International (“Ritzio”) in relation to an expansion of Lottery. com’s business into European markets.

Ritzio is a leading gaming brand for outstanding customer service, profitable strategy, and leadership. Its gaming venues are primarily small and medium-sized properties located in urban areas throughout Europe. Their stable gaming network provides visitors with flexible access to a growing portfolio of gaming venues, entertainment services and strict standards of quality and safety.

Europe’s gambling market is estimated to be approximately €23 billion ($27.4 billion). The addressable market in the countries that Ritzio covers includes 96 million people.

“This partnership is an important inroad as we expand our overseas operations and offer our products to new markets,” said Lottery. com CEO Tony DiMatteo. “Ritzio’s established presence and experience in the gaming industry is phenomenal and aligns well with our growth strategy.”

The deal demonstrates Lottery.com’s recent efforts to increase its international expansion and presence, with Ritzio operating more than 150 gaming halls across its Germany, Romania, and Belarus divisions, exceeding 3,800 gaming terminals and €90 million ($107 million) of annual revenue. Ritzio brings more than 15 years experience in this market. More information about Ritzio can be found on their website https://ritzio.eu/

On February 22, 2021, the Company entered into a definitive agreement with Trident Acquisitions Corp. (Nasdaq: TDACU, TDAC, TDACW) to become a publicly traded company on The Nasdaq Stock Market.

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Voodoo Ranger Becomes Official Beer Partner of Dignitas

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Voodoo Ranger has become the Official Beer Partner of the esports organisation Dignitas.

The partnership marks the first in esports for Voodoo Ranger and features community-centric social, digital, and future on-location activations with the goal of connecting Dignitas’ vibrant fanbase through the organisation’s content creators and athletes.

Through the partnership, Voodoo Ranger and Dignitas will collaborate on exciting new content to celebrate Dignitas’ passionate esports fans and community. In Voodoo Ranger Community Game Nights, streamed live on Twitch, Dignitas athletes and content creators will square-off in battles of bragging rights and brews. Dignitas will also hold a series of fan-focused Happy Hours and release original content, celebrating the special connection between gaming fans across the world and the future of the global esports community. Dignitas and Voodoo Ranger will continue to connect gaming fans and athletes at live, in-person events in the future; offering opportunities for tasting, sampling and celebrating.

“Our partnership with Dignitas is an amazing chance to support a team and community that loves beer and all things gaming and esports but includes the community support and initiatives that we as a brewery also hold extremely close to our hearts. Cheers!” Patrick Morgan, Voodoo Ranger Community Manager, said.

“Aligning with a brand that values bringing people together as highly as we do makes Voodoo Ranger a natural fit. Community is the lifeblood of esports and gaming, and we’re proud to partner with a brand dedicated to uplifting and celebrating the lives and moments we all share together,” John Spiher, Vice President of Partnerships at Dignitas, said.

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BLAST Premier extends broadcast reach for 2021 season with eight new media deals

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Media deals include linear TV channels SportsMax, Nordic Entertainment Group and BOLT+ after increased viewership in 2020

Esports tournament BLAST Premier has extended its international broadcast reach with eight new media rights deals for the rest of the 2021 season.

TV channels SportsMax, Nordic Entertainment Group and BOLT+, among other new deals, will take the world’s leading Counter-Strike tournament series to a number of new regions around the world, including: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Iceland, Canada, Kosovo, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India and the Caribbean.

The new rights partnerships will extend the esports media network’s portfolio of media rights to over 35 partners, meaning BLAST Premier will be shown in 18 different languages and across 157 territories.

The announcement highlights a period of growth for BLAST’s TV and online distribution footprint after a year of increased viewership for esports. Newszoo’s 2020 report estimated a year-on-year increase in the total esports audience by 11.7% to just short of 500 million people, while revenue from media rights and sponsorships ($822.4m) was expected to account for three-quarters of the total market.

Last season, BLAST Premier enjoyed increased viewership and more than 83 million hours of content watched across all seven of its Counter-Strike tournaments while posting the most watched CS:GO online match of all time during the Global Final.

Alexander Lewin, VP of Distribution and Programming for BLAST, said: “We are thrilled to see so many new partners join the BLAST network of leading TV and online channels. These deals will offer even more fans the opportunity to tune in to watch BLAST Premier from around the world, which is now accessible in over 150 territories and 18 languages. We expect to continue our path of expansion during an exciting period of viewership growth at BLAST Premier and in esports.”

BLAST Premier is a global Counter-Strike tournament series that unites all major events, offers opportunities to all regions across the globe and crowns the world champions of CS:GO. Up to 32 teams will take part in the seven BLAST Premier events this year with a combined prize pool of $2,475,000 on the line.

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