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Live casino games — the future of the Asian iGaming market

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As the gambling industry shifts online, so is a huge portion of Asia’s massive population of gamblers. Online slots and lotteries are as popular as anywhere else, but one product outstrips all others in Asian gamblers’ eyes: live dealer games.

Assessing the potential of the Asian audience, Slotegrator, a gambling software developer with 10 years of experience in the industry, paid special attention and created a line of solutions for the needs of Eastern markets. Thanks to cooperation with leading providers of gambling content, the developer managed to improve the quality and attractiveness of slots focused on Asia. Slotegrator makes sure that the games presented on the operators’ sites include local dealers and offers the most popular gambling content in the East.

 

How it works

Live casino games let players feel like they’re in a real land-based casino. The broadcast is conducted from a studio with an interior that resembles the luxurious halls of land-based gambling establishments. They are equipped with tables and modern technology that provides amazing sound and picture quality. Wide-angle HD cameras are strategically placed throughout the studio, some of them filming at maximum zoom. This allows players to easily observe what is happening on the table and in the room.

Professional croupiers or specially trained TV presenters serve as live dealers, running the game and chatting with users in a friendly manner. As a result, the player receives a high-quality broadcast, the atmosphere of a real casino, and an exciting game. Anyone can join the table or play privately, at any time and from anywhere.

Live dealer games deliver players an increased level of comfort. One recent example of their advantages was how during the pandemic, live casino customers could play and communicate with other users online without risking their health, providing a much-needed social outlet.

In recent years, there has been a tendency in Asia for experienced players to move to online casinos with live dealers.  Players value the emotional security that dealer support provides. Through the screen — just like in a real game — they answer questions from users and help them. This interaction gives a sense of control and legitimacy, increasing trust.

 

Which live games are popular in Asia?

The Asian market was one of the first to embrace live dealer games. Initially, Asian players didn’t trust the RNG mechanism which was responsible for the outcome of slot games, and needed something more transparent. Live games have become a great alternative — the random number generator doesn’t hold a candle to a real person dealing the cards. The most popular games in Asia are Live Dragon Tiger, Baccarat, and Super Sic Bo. They are run by dealers dressed in Asian style, in an environment with a design inspired by the culture of Asia.

Simple and dynamic, Dragon Tiger comes from Cambodia. According to its rules, two cards are dealt: a dragon and a tiger. The winner is determined by the highest card. The player can bet on the dragon, on the tiger, or on a draw. He also has the opportunity to make additional bets.

Baccarat is considered to be one of the easiest live games to play, often preferred by users who are used to betting big. The pace of this online live dealer game is just as fast-paced and exciting as in a land-based casino.

Super Sic Bo is a famous ancient Chinese dice game. Today, three dice are used in Sic Bo. The rules of the game give users many opportunities for betting, and respectively, a wide range of payouts.

 

Why Asian operators choose live games 

Today, with almost any game available on the iGaming content market, it is difficult for an operator to know what to choose for their platform. Nevertheless, there are more and more arguments in favor of games with live dealers:

 

  1. According to a study by GSMA Intelligence, by 2030, 72% of the world’s population will communicate online. Like the rest of our lives, online gambling will also continue to move online.

  2. Live dealer games increase operators’ reach, appealing to older players used to the traditional casino experience and younger players who live most of their lives online already anyway.

  3. Live dealer game developers are among the industry’s most innovative, constantly coming up with newer and more creative variations of classic games to make sure there’s always something exciting for players to try.

 

After deciding to launch an online platform, operators should consider the possibility of equipping it with flexible systems that are compatible with a variety of payment methods, the mechanics of adding gambling content, and much more. Slotegrator’s many years of experience gives the company’s specialists the opportunity to advise start-up entrepreneurs on all issues of launching an online casino platform, as well as provide recommendations to experienced players in the Asian market.

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Spectacular growth helps Pronet Gaming pivot towards Asia

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Pronet Gaming is to turn its attention to emerging markets in Asia following the unprecedented success that has allowed it to expedite its ambitious plans ahead of schedule.

The full turnkey platform specialist has expanded rapidly in the last 18 months after providing a range of operators with sportsbook and casino platform solutions, as well as a range of retail options, in a variety of jurisdictions around the world.

This growth has funded a massive investment in IT and new offices which has allowed it to perfect it’s offering for markets in Asia, where its services will allow brands to offer localised products to their customers and a genuine point of difference among competitors.

The supplier will also embark on a recruitment campaign to bolster its ranks in one of the region’s most important gaming hubs, across all disciplines including sales, marketing, account management and IT Support and Development

Pronet Gaming CEO Alex Leese said: “An Asian market entry was always in the plan and required a real focus on ensuring that we had the right product to compete. I’m obviously really pleased that we are now able to do that sooner rather than later.

“The tremendous commercial success we have enjoyed is not only testament to the hard work of the team and the universal appeal of our offering, but it bodes well for new customers looking for an affordable, yet tailored solution.

“Needless to say, we will have to expand our team with Asian market specialists in the coming months to ensure we offer a truly localised service, but I’m confident we will have a compelling proposition moving forward.”

Pronet Gaming has introduced a number industry-firsts such as FastBet, which has helped optimise the player experience. This solution enables users to wager multiple single bets across all sports at the touch of a button without creating a betslip.

The provider’s Popular Bets and Popular Events widgets automatically display the wagers and sports that are most popular in a jurisdiction, refreshing every five minutes.

Pronet Gaming’s clients are also able to customise the sports betting features that suit their unique needs in regulated markets, creating fine-tuned experiences for audiences that increase revenues as well as engage and retain players.

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PAGCOR releases P30.09 million aid to three beneficiaries

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THREE new beneficiaries received funding for their respective community development projects after the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) released a total of P30.09 million in financial grants on June 21, 2022 at the agency’s Executive Office in Manila.

The provincial governments of Marinduque and Ilocos Sur as well as the Nueva Vizcaya Police Provincial Office received their cash grants from PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo, who was joined in the distribution of checks by President and COO Alfredo Lim and Directors Gabriel Claudio and James Patrick Bondoc.

Marinduque was granted P28 million, which Provincial Governor Presbitero Jose Velasco. Jr. said will be used for the construction of four covered courts in different barangays.

“Napakalaking bagay nitong donasyon sa amin ng PAGCOR dahil maraming tao ang makikinabang sa itatayong covered courts sa apat na barangay sa Marinduque,” he explained. Said structures, Velasco added, can be used as evacuation centers during calamities and venues for various sports and livelihood programs.

Ilocos Sur, meanwhile, received P1.89 million for the procurement of 55 computer sets that will be distributed to ten municipalities and one city in the first legislative district of the province. Acting Provincial Treasurer Ronnette Victa, who represented Governor Ryan Luis Singson received the donation.

The state-run gaming firm also turned over P199,833 to the Nueva Vizcaya Police Provincial Office Director Police Colonel Ranser Evasco to finance the purchase of a laptop with printer and a TV set.

“Napakahalaga po ng mga kagamitang aming bibilhin sapagkat halos lahat ng aming conference ngayon eh virtual na. Kaya’t lubos po kaming nagpapasalamat sa PAGCOR sa tulong-pinansyal na kanilang ipinagkaloob sa amin,” Evasco noted.

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Jump.trade the largest NFT marketplace in India touches 100,000 sign ups, in the last 60 days; to soon launch the P2E Game “Meta Cricket League”

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Witnesses 10,000 daily new visitors joining

Jump.trade, a thriving NFT marketplace and D2C platform that focuses on gaming NFTs and International brands are all set to launch its maiden gaming venture – Meta Cricket League at the end of June. This is a new Play-To-Earn game that is driven by NFTs and allows players to earn cash prizes and other rewards by climbing leaderboards or challenging other players. The game is set to instill the excitement of real-world cricket into the experiential Web3 format.

The Meta Cricket League will be available on all Mobile and Web Platforms to provide easy access to gamers everywhere. This will enable seamless and easy onboarding as Gamers will have the chance to play-on-the-go and from anywhere. Interestingly, the Games initial 55,000 NFTs were sold-out for $25 but with its value multiplying in a very short time, a substantial pool of those NFTs are now being traded in values exceeding 10x and 200x.

With cricket constituting an integral part of the national fabric, a whopping 93% of Indians were found to be devout fans of the sport. It is evident from the fact that cricket games in the Google Play Store account for the highest number of downloads grossing well over 250 million.

Speaking on the occasion, Kameshwaran Elangovan co-founder and COO, who lead the execution and launch of MCL on Jump.trade, said,” We are extremely delighted to have emerged as the flag bearers of the NFT bandwagon in the country. With NFTs not being restricted to just mere digital indulgences and entering the mainstream with their numerous applications, the launch of The Meta Cricket League (MCL), a cricket-based NFT game that allows players to earn while they play is certainly a dream come true for gamers across the country. Cricket as a sport already rules the hearts of countless Indians and we are confident that the MCL will be a sensational success story with NFT enthusiasts and gaming lovers everywhere. “

Highlighting Jump.trades user base in just the last 60 days, the number of sign-ups on the platform has touched 100,000 now. Also, being 100,000 wallets filled, with around 10,000 new visitors joining the ecosystem daily. The average trade volume of the marketplace in a day is around $10,000 to $25000 worth of trades, of which 85% of men and 15% of women are represented as NFT holders in the ecosystem.

With such exponential demand and hundreds of millions of potential players within the Play-to-earn revolution, Cricket will be one of the largest gaming segments in the space. Just as Cricket unites people of all ages, regions, and languages in India and across cricket-playing nations, the P2E Cricket game MCL aspires to prove to be instrumental in breaking through Web3 adoption in India. 

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