Best Online Casinos in Europe and Other World
Gambling has existed in Europe for a few centuries as well as all around the world. E-gaming, however, only started decades back with Europeans embracing the gambling culture. We’d look broadly at some common online casinos in major European nations while also comparing them to the USA and Australia. This piece would help point European gamers in the right direction for high-paying games, and will show some peculiarities from other sides of the world.
Are you in Europe and would love to know where to start e-gaming? Would you love to know what other currencies are acceptable in Sweden, Netherlands, and Switzerland? Read along as we walk you through some major ones in these nations. Before dwelling on these countries, let us start with the USA and Australia, as these two countries are trending in the gambling business these days.
The United States
We’ve discovered that online casinos accredited in the United States partner with leading software developers for quality games. These platforms accept credit card payments from gamers willing to send huge deposits at a time. It is important to note that, according to the reviews, US-based online casinos offer a full range of free spins incentives to their new users. American gamers should take advantage of this.
Returning users get a big match bonus on payments made above $5. US gamers, including newbies, enjoy safe and reliable deposit payments on these platforms. Most of the US-based platforms rank on the first page of Google’s search. The reviews from top experts also help to find the best choices, like the list of best NJ casino sites that gives an extensive analysis on the most secure and safe gambling options. Brands like 888Casino, Vegas Royal, IgnitionCasino, and JackpotCity are some of the top-ranking e-gaming platforms in the United States.
If you intend to register at a well-known e-gaming platform in Australia, try Joe Fortune, CloudBet, Hell Spin, and BitStarz. Professional gamers in Australia often recommend these AU online casino operators reviews since they give a lot of useful information on their considerable house edge rules. Platforms like Sky Crown and RickyCasino ensure their users get enough promotions for more e-gaming points.
Most Australian-based e-betting platforms accept AUD directly from their users’ banks. It is easy to make internet banking transactions for payments into your e-gaming profile. Gamers from other parts of the globe can easily convert their foreign fiat currencies into gaming points. This procedure is made available through numerous e-wallet services.
Since online gambling became a thing in Switzerland, Swiss gamblers have particularly enjoyed sports betting. We now have some of the biggest European casinos online in Switzerland. Websites like Casino 777, MyCasino, 7 Melons, and Jackpots.ch rank as Swiss’s top match-bonus sites. They have the best first-time gifts for Swiss users.
Like other best EU casinos, these platforms allow gamers to play in CHF (Switzerland’s currency). Foreigners can change their local currencies using popular e-wallet options on the platforms. Casino 777 competes with other world-ranking e-gaming platforms as one of the best European online casinos. What’s more? Depending on your preference, Casino 777 provides Swiss or German customer support for non-English-speaking gamers; what’s there not to love?
The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has licensed hundreds of casinos for over a decade. E-gaming platforms like Mansion, Genesis, Casino Lab, Grosvenor, and PlayOJO are common among UK gamers.
UK-owned casinos provide profitable deposit bonuses that encourage returning gamers to game more. These casino bonuses come with massive free spins (FS) usable on most spin machines on their websites. Platforms like Genesis and Casino Lab operate under the gambling and new bonus laws as the best EU online casinos in 2022.
With lineups like 888 Casino, LeoVegas, and SNAI, Italy is home to some of the top online casinos in Europe. In the global gambling market, Italy has some of the most reputable brands. For years, provinces in Italy keep legalizing gambling sites, offering Italian gamers the benefits of legalized betting in other developed European countries. Some of the benefits in Italy are fair gameplay and security.
Their websites are commissioned by some of the most transparent regulatory bodies in Italy. International players can easily convert their dollars and local currencies to e-gaming points instantly. 888 Casino ranks as one of the best European casinos with global e-wallet payment methods. Every Italian player has the option of making a payment with Neteller or MasterCard.
Sweden’s gaming brands have some of the best designers in the industry. Most of their games are created by front-row creators like PlayTech, Microgaming, and Evolution Gaming. Each European online casino in Sweden approves withdrawals with favorable wagering requirements. Sweden gamers love live dealer games, progressive jackpot, blackjack, roulette, and video poker.
JackpotCity is a top European casino site accessible to Sweden gamers with favorable payout terms. There are quite some fun and secure games licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority in Sweden. With your cash, you can play on top Sweden platforms like SpinCasino, Lord Ping, and Ruby Fortune. These top Sweden casinos also offer FS and bonus points for gamers that love online slots.
Dutch gamers enjoy lots of real money benefits from MGA-licensed platforms online. There is an excellent list with great free spins incentives in the Netherlands. Gamers can easily find a good selection of table and slot games on these platforms. The e-better experience gets a lot easier with the bank transfer deposit.
Slingo and SlotGenie are some common choices of Netherlands players. These platforms accept Skrill, Bitcoin, and other mobile e-wallet services. It is easy for a newbie to create an account from a licensed online casino in the country. You’d be making the right choice when playing on any of the secured casinos because they guarantee swift payouts.
Comparing the different online casinos from Europe and some other countries, we have brought these analysis to you. In our opinion, JackpotCity stands out as the best online casino for many reasons. Aside from its user-friendly interface and features for seamless play, this online casino offers the highest payout for gamers from every part of Europe. Their platform is created with SSL certificate encryption to prevent third-party access to players’ personal and financial information.
Having said this, not all nations in Europe approve of e-gaming to interested investors. Specifically because of the increased rates of laundering in the continent. As a result, there are lots of fraudulent platforms that claim to be legit in Europe. This article has helped highlight some of the most-preferred casinos in their respective nations that are secure and safe, they have all possible licenses and their ratings among the users are very high.
Bidstack Revs Up In-Game Advertising With Leading Mobile Racing Studios
Bidstack, the technology company pioneering Intrinsic In-Game advertising, today celebrates the one-year anniversary of its partnership with publisher Fingersoft and announces new partnerships with leading driving and racing mobile game studios The Tiny Digital Factory and Fat Cigar Productions Ltd.
Bidstack’s technology has become increasingly popular among mobile titles of all genres due to its ability to increase revenue through authentic and immersive in-game ads – without impacting gameplay or the player experience. Racing and sports games can be some of the most effective environments for in-game ads, enhancing realism and better mirroring real-world sporting environments.
Antoine Jullemier, VP, Gaming at Bidstack, said:
“I’m so pleased to be working with these three incredible racing studios. Brands are a huge part of racing and mobile games; therefore, they tend to have a lot of spaces suitable for in-game ad content, which can enhance the realism of those spaces. Our lightweight SDK means that game performance is unaffected, which is a critical consideration when it comes to players’ on-track performance. We’re super excited to further develop our relationship with Fingersoft and to add The Tiny Digital Factory and Fat Cigar Productions Ltd to the Bidstack paddock. As in-game advertising continues to gain traction with brands, we expect to see the channel generate record revenues in the year ahead.”
Bidstack’s technology was first integrated into Fingersoft’s Boom Karts Multiplayer Racing in May 2022. Over the past year, the online go-kart racer, which has had more than 3.5 million downloads to date, has generated almost half a billion in-game ad requests. One of the largest game developers and publishers in Finland, Fingersoft is best known for Hill Climb Racing and Hill Climb Racing 2, which have more than 2 billion installs between them.
Otto Simola, Head of Game Economy from Fingersoft, said:
“We’re always interested in providing players with a seamless and enjoyable experience while driving incremental revenue for the business. In-game advertising is a natural fit for both of these priorities and our partnership with Bidstack over the past year has proved to us that ads can indeed increase authenticity and immersion in games. We’re eager to see how the obvious possibilities of in-game advertising can crystallise further for players and studios alike.”
The duo of newly-signed partnerships injects yet more high-octane racing content into Bidstack’s portfolio of racing games. The Tiny Digital Factory is a world-class publisher of racing and motorsport games based in Lyon and Montreal. Its popular racing simulation, GT Manager, harnesses Bidstack’s technology to authentically bring real-world brands into its immersive on and off-track environments. Independent British Studio Fat Cigar Productions is utilising Bidstack’s technology in Street Kart Racing, a competitive mobile racer which has been the number 1 paid game on iOS in over 100 countries, to increase realism for users while adding an additional revenue stream.
Stéphane Baudet, CEO & Founder of The Tiny Digital Factory, commented:
“GT Manager is a simulation game that aims to recreate the thrill of running a racing team. Brands are part of the lifeblood of racing and Bidstack’s brand partnerships are contributing to making GT Manager as authentic as possible and supporting our business goals.”
Ross Jones, Co-Founder at Fat Cigar Productions, said:
“As a competitive racing title with a fantastic motorsport-savvy community, we don’t want to integrate any content that impacts on the performance of our game or user immersion. In-game advertising with Bidstack felt like an obvious choice to drive revenue and introduce authentic branded content without harming the user experience.”
Bidstack’s existing cross-platform sports and racing portfolio features Football Manager, Mad Skills Motocross 3, SimWin, Top Eleven and many more, enabling brands to reach an ever-growing and diverse gaming audience.
PAGCOR CANCELS ACCREDITATION OF POGO HUB IN PAMPANGA
Following the recent cancellation of CGC Technologies’ (CGC’s) accreditation – an offshore gaming service provider based in Pampanga – the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) likewise cancelled the provisional accreditation of Sun Valley Clark as an offshore gaming hub.
PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco stated that the Sun Valley Clark Hub in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga is “no longer suitable to maintain its provisional accreditation, nor be issued a full accreditation as an offshore gaming hub due to its failure to ensure a lawful and orderly conduct of offshore gaming by its occupants in its registered sites.”
It can be recalled that on May 4, 2023, an inter-agency search and rescue operation was conducted in Sun Valley after alleged criminal activities such as cryptocurrency investment scams, serious illegal detention and human trafficking activities were being linked to CGC, which occupies six buildings inside the offshore gaming hub. Of the six buildings, however, only two were accredited by PAGCOR.
A POGO hub is a complex which houses the operations, logistical, administrative and support services of PAGCOR-licensed offshore gaming operators and service providers. Among the facilities found in a POGO hub are office and residential spaces, food establishments, grocery stores or supermarkets, health and wellness facilities, recreational facilities, among others.
With the cancellation of Sun Valley Clark Hub, Tengco again reminded PAGCOR’s offshore gaming operators and service providers to avoid any involvement in criminal activities, should they wish to retain their accreditations and licenses.
“This serves as a warning to all our offshore gaming licensees and accredited service providers that PAGCOR is serious in its mission to uphold responsible and regulated gaming in the country. While we see the potential of offshore gaming in terms of our revenue-generation efforts, we do not condone their involvement in any criminal activity that violates the rights – not only of Filipinos but of other nationalities as well,” Tengco furthered.
The PAGCOR chief likewise warned foreign nationals to be more cautious in accepting attractive online job offers in the Philippines, which fraudsters use as a strategy to engage in human trafficking.
“PAGCOR would like to remind foreign nationals who are being offered attractive employment opportunities in the Philippines to check the credibility of the companies that they are applying in. By going the extra mile, they can protect themselves from possible scams and human trafficking activities,” he said.
Tengco added that PAGCOR is continuously coordinating with its partner government agencies including the Office of the President, Department of Justice, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, and Bureau of Immigration to combat illegal activities linked to offshore gaming operations.
DMCC Publishes Latest “Future of Trade” Report on Gaming and Esports
Gaming revenues are expected to almost double by 2027 from 2021 in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, reaching USD 6 billion, according to DMCC’s latest Future of Trade 2023 report titled “Gaming in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Geared for growth”. A young and digital-savvy population, high levels of digital connectivity, and government support are driving the region’s emergence as a consumer and creator hub.
Gaming and esports are both fast growing consumer segments, benefiting from rapid advancements in technology as well as broader and more inclusive audiences. The UAE and Saudi Arabia lead the region, supported by high income levels, strong digital engagement, and public investment initiatives. Globally, Asia Pacific constitutes the largest market share and China, the US and Japan are the largest individual markets.
The report gathers contributions from key industry leaders to establish the critical drivers of the industry’s accelerated growth in the MENA region and beyond. It also examines the impact on gaming and esports from a technology, culture and business perspective, covering global consumer trends, the emergence of MENA as a gaming and esports hub, and the key challenges that the industry needs to address to increase revenues further.
Guiding the global industry’s accelerated growth from nearly USD 200 billion in revenues in 2021 to USD 340 billion in 2027, the report outlines a set of key recommendations for governments and businesses, namely:
- Diversify esports revenue streams from sponsorship to new direct-to-fan monetisation models – including digital merchandising, loyalty programmes and training platforms for amateur gamers – to boost revenues.
- Develop appropriate regulatory safeguards to ensure privacy, security and safety online in the digital gaming ecosystem and provide a business-friendly environment – including smoother visa systems to allow esports professionals and audiences to attend live events – to attract talent into the region and elevate it into a global industry leader.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC, said: “Gaming has come to the fore of entertainment globally, driving rapid growth especially in the MENA region, which now constitutes 15% of the global player base. The rise of gamification in areas such as education, healthcare, and other sectors has demonstrated gaming’s role in facilitating economic activity more broadly. Ensuring the accelerated growth of the gaming sector will have a measurable impact on the future of markets around the world, as well as the future of trade. As DMCC seeks to solidify Dubai’s reputation as a global trade and economic hub, efficiently activating opportunities within the gaming sector will prove essential.”
Among the most closely watched segments is esports, which is expected to post revenue growth of 23.3% between 2019 and 2024 in MENA. Fuelling this is the region’s young demographic, engagement from international broadcasters and sponsors, and government support. Tapping into this economic potential, DMCC partnered with YaLLa Esports, the Dubai-based professional esports organisation, to launch the DMCC Gaming Centre in December 2022. The Centre supports the growth of the industry in Dubai by providing gaming businesses with access to global capital, leading industry talent, and an ecosystem that allows them to operate efficiently and with confidence.
Due to the UAE’s strong business environment and infrastructure, as well as its status as a gateway to the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions, various international gaming developers have set up their regional headquarters in the country. Ubisoft is based in Abu Dhabi, while the gaming giant Tencent set up its MENA HQ in Dubai along with Riot Games. In Saudi Arabia, the kingdom has included gaming as a core element of its Neom project and has already made investments worth over $1.7 billion on the gaming industry.
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