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Live Casinos: 4 Things You Need to Know

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Online casinos aren’t new. In fact, they’ve been around since the mid-nineties and have been growing in popularity ever since due to the ease of accessibility and level of convenience that they offer players. They also boast a plethora of titles, from traditional games like poker and slots to more new ones unique to the gambling website. However, live gaming is a trend on the rise, where users can interact with real dealers instead of merely software. In this post, we’ll cover some of the things you need to know about these live casinos.

  1. They’re generally secure and safe

Contrary to what some might believe, live casinos don’t all exist within a vacuum. Instead, they’re in a regulated sector. This means that they need to obtain a license to operate before they can begin keeping players engaged with their games. Apart from proving their ability to run their gambling website, aspiring operators need to secure their apps and websites before availing them to prospects. Moreover, they have to prioritize the protection of the funds and data of their customers and work with reputable payment companies.

For these reasons, playing at a live casino with real money is generally a safe activity, provided that you do your due diligence beforehand.

  1. You can use your mobile devices to play

These days, mobile devices can do nearly everything that a computer can, whether it is holding video conferencing meetings or browsing the internet. They also have the hardware and power to handle live casino gaming. With that said, the experience of gambling online through your smartphone or tablet will still depend on specific factors. For example, wireless connectivity may still be prone to hiccups here and there, so that could affect the live stream. The device’s technical specifications must also match the games you want to play, and it could struggle if it’s older.

  1. They offer incredible game selections

One of the reasons many prefer live casinos over land-based establishments is that they generally come with a wide variety of titles. As a result, there’s going to be something for everyone. Players are also less likely to get bored because there will always be something that they can play after they’ve had their fill of a specific game.

  1. There are bonuses

No one can deny that knowledge and expertise can help influence the outcome of any online casino game. However, one other thing that can put you in a favorable position when gaming online is the bonuses that they offer. After all, they can help you make your gaming sessions much longer without having to risk more money than you already have in the process.

Conclusion

Live casinos continue to be the preferred means of gambling for many enthusiasts because they are easier to get into and more convenient than a land-based gaming den. So, if you’re looking to have a good time playing your favorite games, try to join a live casino.

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MiFinity enable N1 Interactive’s payment expansion

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MiFinity, the secure iGaming eWallet, today announced a new partnership with online casino operator N1 Interactive Limited. The MiFinity eWallet will now be available as a payment method for customers in some of N1 Interactive’s European markets across 37 brands.

As one of the most popular casino brands on the market, N1 Interactive offers a wide range of payment methods for players in different regions. MiFinity will be working with N1 Interactive to help increase conversions by providing players with their preferred payment method via the MiFinity eWallet.

Paul Kavanagh, CEO at MiFinity, said: “We have considerable experience in N1 Interactive’s key European markets, providing customers with localised payment methods via our eWallet. With over 40 integrated payment methods, we can significantly reduce the risk of a player abandoning the cashier across all N1 Interactive’s live brands.”

N1 Interactive added: “We’ve onboarded MiFinity because they offer a wide range of local payment methods in our target markets, as well as having an in-depth understanding of these markets. With their support, we can provide better service to our players and streamline the payment journey, increasing conversions and removing transaction barriers.”

With the MiFinity iFrame, brands like Casino Universe, Slot Hunter Casino and N1 Casino can provide players with the option to use their MiFinity eWallet within the cashier experience. Once players have signed up for a MiFinity eWallet, they can choose their preferred local payment method to transfer funds. Then, players simply select the MiFinity option directly in the cashier for deposits and withdrawals when playing online.

Paul Kavanagh said: “Removing unnecessary steps in the payment journey, such as navigating to a 3rd party payment page, positively impacts conversion rates. Similarly, providing players with localised payment methods, multiple currencies, and multilingual options reduces the risk of cart abandonment. Our iFrame does all this within the brand’s cashier, providing a seamless customer experience.”

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ACMA Blocks Illegal Offshore Gambling and Affiliate Marketing Websites

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The ACMA has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites.

The sites include Casino Moons, Winnerama, Extra Vegas, Win Paradise, LegitGamblingSites and Gamblers Lab.

The ACMA investigated and found these services to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

Website blocking is one of a range of enforcement options to protect Australians against illegal online gambling. Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 568 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked.

Over 170 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.

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Entain to Pay £17M Penalty for Online and Retail Failures

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Entain, the global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment Group, has confirmed that it has agreed a regulatory settlement with the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in respect of alleged historical licensing breaches. The regulatory settlement amounts to £14m in respect of Entain’s digital business and £3m in respect of its retail business.

Entain has entered into the regulatory settlement with the UKGC in order to bring the matter to a close and avoid further costly and protracted legal proceedings. Entain accepts that certain legacy systems and processes supporting the operations of its British business during 2019 and 2020 were not in line with the evolving regulatory expectations of the UKGC in respect to aspects of social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) safeguards. However, the Group also notes the UKGC’s statement that it found no evidence whatsoever of criminal spend within Entain’s operations.

The issues raised by the Commission relate to the period between December 2019 and October 2020, which predates the many changes in the area of safer gambling and AML that Entain has introduced. For instance, in 2021 Entain launched its Advanced Responsibility and Care (ARC) programme which, using revolutionary AI technology, operates in real-time and is individually tailored for each customer. The initial trials of ARC in the UK have shown a risk assessment accuracy of over 80%, a 120% uplift in the use of safer gambling tools by those most at risk and a 30% overall reduction in customers increasing their risk levels.

Furthermore, in May of this year, Entain was awarded the Advanced Safer Gambling Standard by GamCare, having evidenced the highest standards of player protection and social responsibility for its online and land-based gambling businesses in Great Britain.

As part of the settlement, Entain has also agreed to appoint a Board sponsor to oversee the implementation of any further improvements identified by the original 2020 compliance assessments and to undertake an independent audit of the relevant policies and procedures at a future date.

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