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UK high street gaming finds its voice with powerful new strategic representation

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UK high street gaming has a powerful new voice following the reconstitution of the Gambling Business Group (GBG) and the creation of an influential Board. The GBG Board reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of UK gaming made-up of C-Level figures from leading gaming brands including MERKUR UK, Scientific Games, Novomatic, Inspired Entertainment, OKTO, Game Nation, Entain, Moto Hospitality, Welcome Break, Roadchef, and Extra. The board, which met for the first time on November 9th, represents over 60 percent of UK Adult Gaming Centres and 100 percent of Motorway Service Areas, 100 percent of machines in the Licensed Betting Office sector, 75 percent of sited Category C and Category B gaming equipment as well as accounting for the large majority of land-based GGY.

GBG chief executive Peter Hannibal, confirmed: “There’s no doubt that this Board is among the most influential groups in UK land-based gaming. These are the brands that are investing in the UK high street and helping it to respond to the huge challenges that we are facing post-COVID. These are the brands that are employing local people, sustaining significant local and regional supply chains and providing safe, secure and socially responsible gaming entertainment to customers throughout the UK. They are playing a significant role in the regeneration of the UK high street and have the ability to make important contributions to the Government’s ‘Levelling-Up’ programme.”

He added: “Both the online and the seaside sectors of the industry have their own representation leaving those businesses that are on the high street without a clear and defined voice. The GBG led by its Board of Directors will be addressing these issues and filling the void that we believe exists. Our arguments will be empirically based, we will seek to work with external stakeholders and engage in constructive dialogue.

“The Board was unanimous in its support for the vision that has been presented and, on that basis, we are now in the process of finalising the detail of our strategic plan for high street gaming, which once confirmed we will unveil and share with the industry. The Gambling Business Group was launched in 2014 in order to improve the business environment for gambling brands active in the UK and protect the long-term future of those companies and individuals working within the industry. Our new strategic plan will underpin those original aims and create a powerful new voice for the high street.”

Adam Hodges, Chief Executive of Game Nation stated: “It was refreshing to attend a meeting where we actually discussed and agreed ways in which we can implement change and mean it. I strongly believe that if we want to shift the public’s perception of gambling then we need a combined approach across the industry with all sub-sectors working collaboratively to influence real change. The Gambling Business Group has the influence, the reputation and the focus to achieve this.”

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How Online Casino is Changing the Gambling Landscape in Europe

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It is no mystery that the advancement of the internet has facilitated the rise of several industries, with the online gambling industry serving as one of the finest examples. This is unsurprising to the majority, as we live in an age where digital technology is constantly evolving. Due to the proliferation of online casinos, the gaming environment in Europe is undergoing a rapid transformation. Today, more individuals prefer to bet online rather than in traditional casinos.

This tendency is most prominent in Europe, where many nations now regulate and legalize internet gambling. Moreover, with the onset of modern technologies such as blockchain, which has allowed Bitcoin bookies and gamblers to access casinos with altcoins, making it safer and faster, it is fascinating to witness how the market is shaping up.

What trends are emerging in the online casino industry in Europe?

Some of the latest trends in the online casino industry in Europe include the rise of mobile gaming, the popularity of live dealer games, and the growth of social casinos. Mobile gaming is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people own smartphones and tablets. Live dealer games are also growing in popularity as they offer a more realistic and immersive experience. Social casinos are also becoming more popular as they allow players to interact with each other and compete for prizes.

  • There are numerous reasons why internet gambling in Europe is growing in popularity. It is significantly more handy than traveling to a physical casino. Using a mobile casino app, you may bet from the comfort of your own home or even on the go.
  • Another reason internet gambling is so prevalent is that there are now many more possibilities than in the past. In the past, most gamblers were restricted to land-based casinos with a limited number of games. Today, however, there are countless online casinos to pick from, each with its own distinct game selection. Therefore, regardless of your gambling preferences, you can find an online casino that suits you.
  • The improving safety and security of internet gambling in Europe is a further element contributing to its growing popularity. In the past, there were concerns over the security of internet gambling. But technological advancements and increasing government regulation have mostly remedied these worries. Nowadays, online gambling is safer than land-based casinos.

All factors considered, it is not surprising that online gambling is gaining popularity in Europe. Due to its convenience, variety, and security, an increasing number of consumers prefer online gambling to traditional brick-and-mortar casinos.

The impact of technology on online gambling in Europe

The impact of technology on online gambling in Europe is significant. Online gambling is a rapidly growing industry, and technology has played a significant role in its growth. The availability of online gambling services has made it easier for people to gamble, and mobile devices have made it even more convenient.

Technology has also allowed the development of new gambling games and platforms, making online gambling even more popular. Furthermore, it has also enhanced security through blockchain, and with the combination of AI, not only is online casino more interesting but even more reliable and safe.

The future of online casino in Europe

The future of online casinos in Europe is looking very bright. With the recent legalization of online gambling in many European countries, more and more people are turning to the internet to play their favorite casino games. This trend is only expected to grow in the coming years as more and more people discover the convenience and fun of playing online.

A prominent reason why online gambling is growing in popularity is that it is becoming increasingly safe and secure. With the latest advances in technology, online casinos can now offer their players a very high level of security, ensuring that their personal and financial information is always safe.

So what does the future hold for online gambling in Europe? It looks like it will continue to grow rapidly, with more and more people discovering its many benefits.

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Gaming Corps Announces Approval for Netherlands Launch

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Up-and-coming Swedish developer, Gaming Corps, has expanded its reach within regulated markets by meeting approval requirements to launch its diverse portfolio of Plinko, Mine, Crash, Table and Slot content within the Dutch market. Gaming Corps has already announced that its growth strategy will include a number of new markets over the next year and is thrilled to begin with certification for its proprietary content to Dutch players.

With a commitment to integrity and player protection, Gaming Corps’ will soon be live with several operators in this new market with titles that include: Penalty Champion, Tikiz N Juice, Stormy Witch, Coin Miner, Jet Lucky 2, Skyliner and Cat Ching.

Juha Kauppinen, CEO at Gaming Corps, said “New markets expand the reach of our popular titles and add a new audiences. We see these strategic entries as important to the future of the company while we strive to make the most of our existing titles and those in development. We’re pleased that our content has already received a warm reception amongst the new set of operators we’re now able to open communications with and look forward to announcing those deals soon.”

Gaming Corps is an established gaming company with a background in video games that is now experiencing growth in the iGaming sector. Having recently attracted some of the industry’s leading talent, its strategy is to grow within regulated markets.

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Push Gaming strikes major partnership with Pokerstars

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B2B gaming supplier Push Gaming has signed an agreement with tier-one operator Pokerstars heralding a significant boost in its commercial growth.

The major deal will see Push’s whole portfolio of hugely popular slots go live with one of the largest player bases in the industry. Titles including Razor Shark, Jammin’ Jars and its celebrated Fat series will be available for players, along with upcoming releases such as Mystery Mission – to the Moon and Retro Tapes.

A direct integration via Push’s platform, the content delivery will cover all global regulated markets that Pokerstars is active in and marks a considerable strengthening of the provider’s industry profile.

Part of industry giant Flutter Entertainment, Pokerstars is a global leading operator providing sports betting, gaming and entertainment to over thirteen million customers worldwide.

This latest partnership follows similar alliances with major industry names including Kindred, Sky Bet, ComeOn Group and 888 and maintains Push’s commercial development.

Fiona Hickey, Director of New Business and Markets at Push Gaming said: “This agreement with Pokerstars is another huge step forward for us. It’s a clear sign that the industry’s key players recognise the quality we have in content creation. 

“This year has been incredibly high-yeild in terms of the games we’ve launched, the operators we’ve shaken hands with and the markets we’ve progressed in. We’re excited to continue this into 2023, which is already shaping up to deliver more growth.”

Established as one of the industry’s most entertaining suppliers, Push Gaming is live across the majority of Europe’s key regulated markets with the likes of LeoVegas, Entain, 32red, 888, Casumo, Betsson, Svenska Spel and Sky Bet.

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