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Norway set to reform gambling laws

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The gambling industry is rapidly growing and taking over everything. With the development of the Internet and people’s engagement in social networks, online casinos have risen in number greatly. It has even evolved during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.

Different forms of gambling in general require different management systems and many countries introduce regulations to somehow control various gambling channels. Deregulation sometimes leads to illegal gambling, therefore countries think it is better to introduce some laws, in order to control everything.

Norway is also on a path to join a list of countries where the regulatory framework of gambling is in work. According to the country’s main regulator called Lotteritilsynet regulations will bring more consistency to gambling in the country.

If we take a look at the current situation in Norway, the Scandinavian country has three legislative guides: the Lottery Act, the Gambling Act, and the Totalisator Act. This year the state also proposed changes regarding gambling regulations.

In Norway step by step, the newest casinos appear almost every month, which are known among local citizens as nyeste casinoer, and they have a lot of customers. However, the lack of regulations is sometimes a very big problem. Because of that Lotteritilsynet which we have mentioned above, wants to offer more consistent oversight of the gambling sector. You can find out more information about this topic by following this link.

At the same time, the country’s main regulator thinks that by introducing new reforms gambling will be available through legal channels and this will provide better control of the gambling industry.

Regulations also offer player protection and we are all familiar with the concept of responsible gambling. The safety of players is essential. Also, the industry will become freer.

We should note that the changes are already on the agenda of the European Commission, but are temporarily halted. However, the moratorium is expected to end on November 13.

Feature of the gambling legislation in Norway

The age limit for gambling is 18 years old. For those under this age, only scratch cards are allowed. Interestingly, citizens are allowed to host gambling parties at home – as long as it doesn’t turn into a business.

The government is systematically trying to drive foreign companies out of the Norwegian market. In June 2010, the authorities approved a law according to which all Norwegian banks are not allowed to service credit and debit cards used in land-based and online casinos around the world.

In 2004, slot machines accounted for 64% of revenue “on the ground” and 43% of revenue online. This growth was due to the fact that slots were poorly regulated by law. The Lottery Act gave only charitable organizations the right to gamble. But, at the same time, it did not forbid private companies to cooperate with these organizations, place slot machines and share the proceeds.

Since 2002, the Norwegian authorities have started to take action. They began to limit the number of slot machines, as the number of gambling problems, such as gambling addiction, increased with the growth of the industry. The Norwegian government banned slot machines entirely in 2007. In 2009, interactive video terminals appeared – a new form of slots. To play them, you need a special card.

Conclusion

Until these discussions, there was no visible improvement in the situation with the gambling business in Norway. Here they are very strict about gambling, preferring to keep them under the strictest control. Yes, the gambling business brings a lot of money, but for Norway, this is not an argument.

Recently, the Norwegian government has been focusing on the problem of gambling addiction. And it is more likely to give results.

New laws could have a completely different effect than expected. In 2007, analysts from the Norwegian Gaming Board showed that out of 3,000 players surveyed, only 1.3% consider themselves to be gambling addicts. The same study, conducted in 2010, after the introduction of new laws, showed that the number of addicts increased to 2.1%.

The Norwegian government should think more seriously about how it regulates the gambling business in their country. It may be worth allowing online gambling and providing equal opportunities for domestic and foreign companies. In any case, the Norwegian gambling business is performing well, which gives cause for optimism.

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Entry into esports: Insurance group die Bayerische becomes new partner of Berlin International Gaming

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The German insurance group breaks new ground and expands its sponsorship commitments to the market of esports. At the beginning of the 2021 season, die Bayerische will start as the official insurance partner of Berlin International Gaming (BIG), one of the most successful esports organizations in Europe. As BIG’s League of Legends team’s main partner, the insurance group also backs the department that has an EU Masters championship and multiple trophies under their belt.

“We have been watching the triumphant advance of esports in Europe with great enthusiasm for some time now,” says Martin Gräfer, member of the Board of Management of the insurance group die Bayerische. “With our commitment to Berlin International Gaming, we are now taking the first step in this young, dynamic and rapidly growing environment. It gives us immense pleasure to do this side by side with one of the absolute big players of German esports clubs. We can’t wait to go on a title hunt together with BIG and the BIG Family.”

“As a club, we are very honored to be able to accompany such a traditional insurance company as a partner in esports for the first time,” says Daniel Finkler, CEO Berlin International Gaming. “The partnership is another milestone in our history and shows the relevance of the German esports market. We are looking forward to a long-term cooperation.”

Based in Berlin, Berlin International Gaming (known worldwide by the acronym BIG) is one of the most successful European esports organizations. Currently, the German club employs top teams and players in the titles League of Legends, CS:GO, Quake, StarCraft, Valorant and Trackmania. Since 2017, the club has been able to establish itself at the top of the world and celebrate numerous respectable successes in various disciplines. BIG’s partner portfolio includes OMEN (HP), Corsair, Red Bull, Betway, SkinBaron, Backforce (Interstuhl) and Volvic.

BIG’s League Of Legends Team secured a total of six championships in 2019, including three Premier Tour wins and one German championship. The highlight of the team is considered to be winning the European Masters Summer 2019 in Katowice, Poland. Since 2020, the team has been playing in the Prime League, the most prestigious League Of Legends division in the DACH region.

As the official insurance partner of Berlin International Gaming, the two partners will develop target group-oriented esports products and services in the future.
As part of the partnership, die Bayerische acquires an extensive main partner rights package in League Of Legends as well as additional rights in the renowned game titles “Trackmania” with racing driver Dennis “Massa” Lotze and “StarCraft 2” with Tobias “ShoWTimE” Sieber.

Die Bayerische and Berlin International Gaming focus on brand visibility and addressing target groups via digital channels in all rights packages. In this way, the insurance group aims to raise its profile among the young target group and create added value for the esports community.

Since 2016, die Bayerische has been the main sponsor of the traditional football club TSV 1860 München and thus has a prominent presence in traditional sports as an insurance partner. In addition, the insurance company also supports clubs and projects in popular sports and is involved in social partnerships. The two brand ambassadors Samuel Koch and multiple Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner, brand ambassador of the sustainable insurance and pension brand Pangaea Life, round off the company’s current sponsorship portfolio.

The insurance group die Bayerische was founded in 1858 and consists of the companies Bayerische Beamten Lebensversicherung a.G. (parent company), BL die Bayerische Lebensversicherung AG and the composite company BA die Bayerische Allgemeine Versicherung AG. The total premium income of the Group amounts to over 600 million euros. The Group is continuously increasing its equity capital and is well above the industry average. Investments of over 4.8 billion euros are managed. More than 12,000 personal advisors are available to Bayerische customers throughout Germany. In a recent comprehensive company analysis, the rating agency Assekurata again awarded Neue Bayerische Leben a quality rating of A+ (“very good”), attesting to the company’s financial strength, which is far above the industry average.

Berlin International Gaming, known worldwide under the acronym BIG, is one of the most successful European Esport organizations with headquarters in Berlin. The German club currently employs top teams and players in the titles League of Legends, CS:GO, Quake, StarCraft, Valorant and Trackmania. Since 2017, the club has established itself at the top of the world rankings and celebrated numerous respectable successes in various disciplines. The partner portfolio of BIG includes OMEN (HP), Corsair, Red Bull, Betway, SkinBaron, Backforce (Interstuhl) and Volvic.
In 2019, the German club was able to secure a total of six League Of Legends championships. In addition to the three Premier Tour wins, they also finished the last ESL Championship season in first place. The highlight of the League Of Legends team has been the championship title of the European Masters Summer 2019 in Katowice. Since the beginning of 2020, the German team is playing in the Prime League, the highest rated national league in League Of Legends.

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Things that Online Slots Players Should Look Out for in 2021

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A year can bring so much within a short time, as 2020 has shown everyone. As we usher in a new year, online casino players have great expectations for the coming year, and they wait with anticipation for recent, better trends to start rolling out.

These trends are expected to shape the 2021 betting industry better than they did the previous year. From payment options to how bettors play slot games online, there are numerous things players can expect from playing online slots in 2021.

For starters, you can expect to see more slot games introduced to online casinos. Slots are trendy among bettors, and every year, game developers are coming up with new, better games for them to sample. They are coming up with new themes every year. Some of the themes you can expect to see in 2021 include popular movies and TV shows, comics, mythology, and popular cultures.

Expect to see more of your favorite Marvel character in slot games as well as new protagonists. More slot developers will start remaking games into virtual reality, which will offer players life-like experiences. With such games, they will feel like they are interacting with the reels and characters one-on-one.

There will also be an increase in life-like 3D slot games that will feature realistically designed symbols. You can also expect a slight change in slots gameplay to make everything more captivating.

Upcoming Slot Titles in 2021

Numerous slot titles are waiting to be unleashed on online casinos. In January, Yggdrasil will release Frost Queen Jackpots, which will match the cold weather this winter. Fans of the frost queen character will have a field day playing the title. The storyline follows a beautiful blue-skinned lady who has white hair. She has evil intentions and magical powers emanating from her tiara. You will have to fight her to reach lucrative jackpots as you spin the snow and icicle-covered reels.

The same month, NetEnt is expected to release the Fruit Shop Megaways game. It is a fruit-themed title with extra details to create more realistic and exciting gameplay. Some of its symbols include lemons, cherries, oranges, and watermelons. These fruits are so realistic that they will leave you with a craving to have some.

Security will Evolve for New Slots

In 2021, online slots will come with top-notch security technologies aimed to protect bettors from hackers. The security will use artificial intelligence to spot any suspicious IP addresses, malicious files, and threats players might face.

Using artificial intelligence to strengthen security measures means detecting any issues within seconds and sending reports to security departments who immediately neutralize the threats. Bettors will, therefore, not be worried about sharing their personal and bank details with online casinos.

Playing More Slot Games on Mobile Devices

While mobile betting is not new in the online casino industry, more bettors will prefer playing slots on their mobile devices. More players own smartphones, and they view them as a great and convenient way to bet online.

With the pandemic that forced many people to remain indoors, more bettors realized that playing online slots on their mobile devices was safer and more comfortable. The trend is likely to continue in 2021, and players can expect to find more mobile-friendly slot games this year.

More Online Pokies for New Zealanders and Aussies

New Zealand and Australia are known for their love for slots, or pokies, as they fondly call them. For that reason, slot developers are designing games aimed for Kiwis and Aussies, with titles resonating with them. In 2021, these players can expect to enjoy more NZ online pokies options at online casinos. These pokies will come with better gameplay, more appealing graphics, and more significant rewards. They will also be from reputable game providers who don’t compromise on quality.

Games developers compete to design new mechanics, especially those with more significant rewards and high volatility. Kiwis and Aussies will now get more number of ways to win playing pokies. These games will come with better features, and they can expect some to feature progressive jackpots.

What is the Future of Online Slots?

In 2021, online slot players will enjoy numerous perks from both developers and betting platforms. Ranging from new title games to software and types of games, the fun is just kicking off. Emerging new online casinos will offer players more slot options accompanied by bigger bonuses and more exciting gameplay. Hit television series and movies will also continue to inspire game titles in 2021. Get started by playing your favorite slot title today.

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THE CASINO HIPÓDROMO DE PALERMO RENEWS ITS ENTERTAINMENT OFFER WITH ZITROS MULTIGAMES LINK KING AND LINK ME

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The Casino Hipódromo de Palermo, recognized for offering a wide range of entertainment at the forefront of technology, added to its slots room the recognized and most successful progressive multigames of the moment: Link King and Link Me, by Zitro.

“As a reference in the gaming industry in our country, at the Hipódromo de Palermo we constantly work to expand and diversify our entertainment offer. We like to innovate, and we seek to incorporate new products that renew and satisfy the experience we offer to our customers. The incorporation of Link King and Link Me arose with that objective: to renew the entertainment offer guaranteeing the technological vanguard in games and our public has received them with great enthusiasm”, said Carlos Casasa, Operations Manager of the Palermo Hippodrome.

Alejandra Burato, Zitro Sales Director for Latin America, commented: “Our objective at Zitro is to offer the best products to assist the operator in the recovery of the damaged to business caused by the pandemic. Link King and Link Me are highly contrasted products that represent a safe bet, since, where they have been installed, they have succeeded. I want to thank the Hipódromo de Palermo for giving us this great opportunity. ”

The Casino Hipódromo de Palermo provides the highest quality of service in its slots halls, implementing the approved Protocol and the measures provided by the authorities.

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