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MS Solitaire Turns 30

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Microsoft Solitaire was never released to make it so popular as a game. In fact, Microsoft Solitaire introduced it in 1990 as a method to teach people the drag-and-drop process. But soon, it became a cherished leisure time activity, and the challenging nature of the game enticed people more to indulge in it. So, no wonder there came a point when Microsoft Solitaire became the most used application, surpassing MS Office.

And now… 30 years have passed since the release of this iconic game. It is a huge milestone, and the good thing is it is not ready to stop yet.

According to Microsoft, around 10 million people still play it monthly, which shows that Microsoft Solitaire is growing like an old wine; the older it gets, the more refined it becomes. However, solitaire games are not limited to Microsoft’s Windows. It has come out and spread everywhere in the form of websites and apps. You don’t need to stick to your chair for hours to play it. You can play it anywhere and anytime.

Today, there are numerous options to play solitaire, each offering unique game play and different features. In case you are looking for some online options, here are a few examples:

  1. Solitaired

If you are looking for a site with many solitaire variations that you feel like playing for ours, then Solitaired is the place for you. It has around 500 variations, including Golf, Klondike Turn 1, Klondike Turn 3, and much more. Besides being a free game, you can also download it to play offline as well. However, whether you play online or offline, you can change the difficulty level from turn 1 to turn 3. In turn 1, you can draw only one card from the pile. In turn 3, you can draw three cards, but you can play only 3rd drawn card, which makes it a hard nut to crack fot young players.

You can also track your performance and try to improve it if it is going down. There are 80% to 90% winning chances. But it is not a piece of cake. One wrong move can cost you in the form of a loss. Moreover, there is also an option to play the game of the day for more competitive souls. Play the game of the day and find out how better you can perform than other players. It would be fun!

  1. Solitaire Bliss

Solitaire Bliss is an amazing game that has around 30+ variations. Forget about Klondike, FreeCell, Pyramids, Spider, or TriPeaks. Talk about Harp, Canfield, Spiderette, Josphine Solitaire, etc., which are unique variations and are hard to find at other sites. Moreover, its unique features, such as solvable game mode, different customization options, amazing animation, daily challenges, and unlimited undo/redo options, take solitaire fun to an altogether new level.

The best thing is it is free of charge or any registration. Open the site, find your variation, and start playing games immediately. Moreover, you also don’t have to deal with annoying ads that pop up during your game like a devil.

  1. Brainium Solitaire

Brainium Solitaire makers proudly call their game a new take on the classic solitaire game because it is the most user-friendly in the market, giving only what users want. Brainium’s simple interface and background, decent animations, and fine music make it a nicely entertaining game.

It has three playing modes from Draw 1, and Draw 3 to Vegas. Draw 1 is the easy mode, while Draw 3 is the hardest. Moreover, unlimited customization options make it the best game to play as you want. 

  1. Tripledot Solitaire

Tripledot Studios is known to create the best brain games, and Tripledot Solitaire is also not an exception. You can explore different variations of solitaire and find the right game for yourself according to your design and taste. You can play games here free as an online version or download them in an app form on iOS or Android. Its other important features include unlimited hints, undo options, daily challenges, and customization options. The game might be called Tripledot, but it surely gives entertainment of the full 52 cards that is undeniably best.

Conclusion

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone is busy earning money. Our goal is to add a few more bucks to our pile of money. In this hustle and bustle, we often neglect fun and entertainment, resulting in dull and lethargic life. So, playing games and physical activities are important. It is even better if you play games that are fun, entertaining, brain games altogether – like solitaire. So, next time, you know what to do when you want a game with fun and the need for brain use in one place. Best of luck!

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SIA Player Media: Latvia’s Path to Safer Gambling: The Nation’s Success in Eradicating Illegal Online Gambling

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SIA Player Media: As Latvia’s legal online betting and gambling market continues to flourish, industry experts predict a substantial gross profit of €172 million by 2025. The growth trend is already evident, with the market achieving €109 million in gross winnings in 2021 alone, representing an annual growth rate of 26% over the past three years. However, amidst this prosperity, a formidable challenge persists: the encroachment of illegal gambling sites.

Unveiling the Hidden Menace: The Surge of Illegal Online Gambling

Illicit online gambling sites have surreptitiously carved out much of Latvia’s gambling market. In 2021, these unregulated platforms raked approximately €33 million, undermining the legal sector’s revenue potential. The gravity of the situation becomes even more apparent when considering the impact on the state budget, which foregoes an estimated €3 million in tax revenue annually. If properly harnessed, these funds could bolster public services and support the nation’s development.

Government Takes Aim: Enforcing Stricter Regulations

Despite the challenges of illegal gambling, the future outlook is optimistic. Latvian authorities are steadfastly implementing stringent regulations to combat this burgeoning issue. The Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Authority, the apex regulatory body overseeing the gambling industry, wields the power to suspend licenses of any gambling organization in Latvia. This encompasses gambling operators, lottery organizers, gambling machine providers, and venue owners. Noncompliance with regulations can result in severe penalties, including license revocation and the restriction of business operations.

Empowering the Regulator: The Role of the Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Authority

The Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Authority plays a pivotal role in shaping the gambling landscape in Latvia. In addition to overseeing and controlling gambling and lottery organizers, the authority fulfills several crucial functions. These include:

  • developing regulatory enactments,
  • maintaining a comprehensive accounting and statistical analysis system,
  • registering gambling machines and equipment,
  • providing critical information to facilitate the administration of gambling and lottery taxes.

Moreover, the authority ensures the smooth operation of the unified gaming machine control system, employs online data exchange with gambling organizers for robust monitoring and manages the self-restricted persons register.

A Triumph Over Illicit Gambling: Collaborative Measures and Optimistic Projections

The Lotteries and Gambling Supervisory Authority stands against illegal online gambling, spearheading efforts to eliminate this menace from Latvia’s digital landscape. By enacting new laws and regulations, the authority aims to foster a healthier and more accountable online kazino market. Notably, the regulator is not alone in this battle. Banks actively block payments to illegal gambling companies and foreign casino IP addresses and impose fines on locals participating in illicit gambling activities. As a result, Latvia is witnessing a triumph over unlawful online gambling, and future projections are decidedly optimistic for the betting and gambling market.

Embracing a future of regulated and responsible online gambling, Latvia utilizes its thriving industry’s full potential while safeguarding its citizens’ interests and the integrity of its economy.

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SPOTLIGHT SPORTS GROUP WINS SPORTS DATA SUPPLIER AWARD AT THE 2023 EGR B2B AWARDS

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Spotlight Sports Group (SSG), a world-leading technology, content, and media company specialising in sports betting and unlocking audience value, was named the best sports data supplier at this year’s EGR B2B Awards.
The award win recognises SSG’s best-in-class content engine, Superfeed. The Superfeed content engine has revolutionised In-play betting analysis for football leagues across the globe. Superfeed In-play provides real-time betting insights across key betting markets for more than 90 football leagues in more than 70 languages.
After being named the best In-play betting software by EGR last year, Superfeed was upgraded to increase the volume of betting prompts delivered for each football match by 100%. The content engine now delivers betting prompts for 136 different betting markets.
The enhancements to the content engine were made to evolve with the changing habits of prospective bettors. As player markets have become increasingly popular, this was an essential next step in the progression of the award-winning product.
In addition to the In-play capabilities of Superfeed, the content engine provides pre-play betting prompts for more than 25,000 sporting events and verdicts for more than 60,000 horse races annually.
Discussing the award win, Spotlight Sports Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Sam Houlding said: “We’re extremely proud to take home this award from EGR. This is a great highlight for Spotlight Sports Group and a testimony to the dedication that everyone in the whole team has in enabling our B2B partners to provide truly unique, customer-centric, content experiences. It’s a great proof point that Superfeed and all of our content make more events matter for our partners. Specifically on this award, we know how popular in-play betting is, and we are proud that audiences find our insights helpful as they make their betting decisions.’’
The EGR B2B Awards winners were announced on Thursday, 8th June, at the iconic venue The Roundhouse, London.
For more information on Spotlight Sports Group, please visit: https://www.spotlightsportsgroup .com
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Kambi’s pioneering AI-powered trading wins sports betting innovation of the year at EGR B2B Awards

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Kambi, the world’s trusted sports betting partner, underlined its market leadership yesterday evening when winning two prizes at the EGR B2B Awards 2023, including the accolade for Innovation in Sports Betting Software for its pioneering AI-driven trading capability.

Held at The Roundhouse in London, the EGR B2B Awards are among the most prestigious in the online gaming and sports betting industry, with the event also seeing Kambi retain the title of the leading Sports Betting Supplier for another year.

Kambi’s AI-driven algorithmic trading, launched ahead of the 2022 World Cup, has enabled Kambi to elevate its odds creation beyond that of any other sportsbook through the pricing and trading odds without human intervention.

Having since been rolled out across all top domestic soccer leagues and European cup competitions, this third-generation method of trading has delivered significant benefits for Kambi’s partners, including almost instantaneous publishing times and a far greater depth of markets.

The award marks the second consecutive year Kambi has won the Innovation in Sports Betting Software category at the EGR B2B Awards after its Bet Builder was awarded the same accolade last year.

David Jacquet, SVP Analytics at Kambi, said: “We are delighted that Kambi’s commitment to innovation and product excellence has been recognised by the EGR B2B Awards with these two awards, which are a testament to the hard work of our talented teams.

“Throughout the development of our AI-powered algorithmic trading capability, we’ve been committed to setting a new standard in sports betting, creating solutions that eliminate friction and deliver far greater betting options.”

The annual EGR B2B Awards are judged by a panel of experienced industry executives and independently adjudicated by professional services firm Deloitte.

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