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NFTs in iGaming: how can the new technology be used in the iGaming industry?



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NFTs have stepped into the spotlight. The varied applications of non-fungible tokens have seen them spread into a number of industries — iGaming included. Is now the time to open an NFT casino? Slotegrator shares its opinion and forecast.

Why are NFTs gaining popularity? First of all, they’re a massive trend. Celebrities buy and sell them, famous pieces of art are being tokenized, and blogger creators promote them as a way to earn sums that are not limited by market norms, but by audience imagination.

But what role does NFT technology play in the iGaming industry? To start with, NFTs can be used as in-game tokens and to place deposits, but they can also be a reward in themselves. Casino and sportsbook platform BC.Game, for example, already accepts NFT deposits.

Since NFTs are decentralized and independent, they can be used anywhere, without any limits, which is appreciated by players who have trouble accessing traditional payment methods.

NFTs are powered by blockchain technology, which stores information about ownership, providing a high level of transparency. This concept is also used in the new trend of provably fair games, where players can verify that their results were governed by a smart contract code, and not influenced or manipulated by humans.

One more function of NFTs in iGaming is to grant access to casinos, such as in the metaverse, or membership in loyalty or VIP programs with special bonuses, tournaments, or jackpots. This function is also a good tool in terms of security — it can assist in self-exclusion or help to block access for minors.

Another interesting use of NFTs is letting players become a part of the business: players can purchase their own slot machine in the metaverse as an NFT. If users own their own virtual slot machine, poker table or even casino, they can benefit from them as business owners. There is one catch, though: metaverses still have no gambling regulation, meaning “casino owners” have no obligations to fulfill.

NFT casinos also appeal to a wider audience: younger generations will play because besides the traditional motives to gamble, they’re very interested in collecting digital assets.

In general, NFT is an incredible way of sharing content. But what about regulations?

The European Union has yet to establish a definition of NFTs, but is planning to regulate them in the same way as cryptocurrencies: authorities are closely scrutinizing decentralized financing out of concerns about money laundering, fraud, and the financing of terrorism, which means European businesses can expect new regulation at some point.

Since NFTs are a relatively new concept, even though their popularity is skyrocketing, regulations still need to be worked out — unlike cryptocurrencies, which have already been given due consideration in many countries.

NFTs are assets, and while profits or losses from the sale or purchase of assets are normally subject to taxation, taxation for NFTs has yet to be clearly established. Whereas taxes on gains from trading cryptocurrencies are usually applied in the owner’s country of residence, there are few — if any — comparable practices for NFTs.

Overall, the future of NFTs is incredibly promising.

It’s estimated by MarketsandMarkets that the NFT sector will grow to over $13 billion in 2027, which would constitute an annual growth rate of 35%. This is in line with the overall trend towards spending more time — and money — online; a survey from McKinsey shows that over 20% of the population is going to increase their level of online shopping, exercising, entertaining, etc.

“NFTs were quickly embraced and became a popular way to spend and earn money. The iGaming industry, no stranger to innovation, saw the potential for NFTs immediately, and game providers began developing titles that incorporated the new technology. Aviatrix, for example, features a crash game where players can purchase the in-game avatar as an NFT.  Ultimately, if the rapid spread of cryptocurrencies are any indication of how popular and effective blockchain technology can be, we have every reason to believe that NFTs will become commonplace for online casinos and sportsbooks”, says Ayvar Gabidullin, Business Development Manager at Slotegrator.

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Since 2012, Slotegrator has been one of the iGaming industry’s leading software and business solution providers for online casino and sportsbook operators.

The company’s main focus is software development and support for online casino platforms, as well as the integration of game content and payment systems.

The company works with licensed game developers and offers a vast portfolio of casino content: slots, live casino games, poker, virtual sports, table games, lotteries, casual games, and data feeds for betting.

Slotegrator also provides consulting services in gambling license acquisition and business incorporation.

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ClearStake awarded ISO 27001 certification cementing its position as a trusted financial risk check provider



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Real-time risk profiling tool provider ClearStake has been awarded ISO 27001 certification, the globally recognised standard for data protection and system security, cementing its position as a trusted provider to the gambling industry.

To qualify for the ISO 27001, ClearStake was required to actively demonstrate the successful deployment and adherence to a robust Information Security Management System (ISMS), as part of a rigorous two-stage accreditation process with an independent auditor.

A key endorsement when expanding across global markets, the certification proves ClearStake’s team is fully compliant with international data protection and security standards, which were most recently updated by the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission in 2022.

Martin Burt, CEO at ClearStake, said: “At the heart of what we do at ClearStake is building a secure environment for operators to handle and process data. As such, we are delighted to receive the ISO 27001 certification, which reaffirms our position as a reliable and compliant technology provider.

“This is a vital step in our growth as a company and will give clients further assurance that we operate to the highest standards.”

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ProgressPlay brings forward the future of casino management with revolutionary AI



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Once again, casino and sports platform provider ProgressPlay are ahead of their time with a new wave of technology innovation that has helped the company to attend major shows during 2023 with soaring confidence based on pioneering proprietary technological advances that have featured strongly in annual awards shows.

The company’s future-centred thinking and ambitious AI product development attracted a raft of operators and partners attending last week’s SiGMA Europe in Malta. A raft of casino operators during the show had the opportunity to see firsthand ProgressPlay’s new tech which offers a comprehensive gaming management solution across multiple channels and products.

ProgressPlay’s enhanced iGaming platform provides operators with a powerful real-time AI-driven proprietary flow tool for optimising the performance of an online casino in a dynamic data ecosystem. Real-time player interaction provides compliance teams with the information to manage and interact with players.

Last year, ProgressPlay undertook an ambitious reframe of their technology with new proprietary Responsible Gambling automation and tools at its heart. ProgressPlay’s new platform manages player accounts, payments, bonuses, loyalty programs, fraud prevention and games, using robust tools and analytics.

ProgressPlay Sales Manager Marina Nahhas said: “ProgressPlay’s innovative Responsible Gambling software covers topics like KYC, player activity, affordability levels, and a transparent audit trail. These topics resonate heavily with operators and we were delighted with the level of engagement around this revenue-critical activity during the week we spent in Malta.”

ProgressPlay’s combo sportsbook and comprehensive turnkey solution, including casino platform, player management, payments module, and affiliate software are designed to boost operators seeking to effectively drive both revenue and efficiency with the latest cutting-edge technology.

Over 150 online casino brands have partnered with ProgressPlay covering a unique combination of casino games and sports-betting. ProgressPlay’s sportsbook offers up to 40,000 live betting markets and services across 20 languages while the latest platform offers a slick AI-driven UI/UX, and extensive value-added services alongside thousands of casino games, including slots, online casino, live casino, poker, table games, and sportsbook, across all devices and currencies.

ProgressPlay CEO Itai Loewenstein said: “Commercial agreements are being driven by our breakthrough technology that enables deployment of our AI tools for greater efficiency and revenue-generation. SiGMA Europe has been the last stop in a busy year and we believe that since we first launched our new technology in London at the beginning of the year our sophisticated Responsible Gambling tool has quickly moved beyond the early-adopter stage.”

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Yggdrasil fires up festive fun with Rock Star Santa MultiMax™



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Leading iGaming publisher Yggdrasil has dialled up the Christmas cheer with a hellraising new hit, Rock Star Santa MultiMax™.

A 6×6 grid awaits players, with the cluster pays mechanic requiring five or more matching symbols to be conjoined for a winning spin. Every wining cluster is then removed from the reels, with more icons cascading down from above, and a wild also joins the party.

The multiplier at the top of the reelset will then increase, with the popular MultiMax Game Engagement Mechanic (GEM) swiftly seeing cascades cranked up in volume into massive wins. These can also combine if the cluster straddles reels, for supersonic rewards.

In addition, the Present symbol can land on any spin, awarding up to 100x, 11 free spins, or four extra wilds. This can also include an extra spin or an increased multiplier if it falls during the free spins.

Three or more Golden Ticket Free Spins icons will trigger the bonus round, giving players at least seven spins. During this, the multiplier at the top of each reel does not reset, allowing it to quickly pile up with every winning combination. Free Spins may also be gambled for the chance to win more.

The game also features two separate Buy Bonus options, depending on the jurisdiction, and a Golden Bet option, which increases the chances of a player hitting the bonus for an increased stake.

Rock Star Santa MultiMax is the latest core game developed by Yggdrasil, following recent vibrant releases Defenders of Mystica and Wild Stack Frenzy.

Mark McGinley, Chief Gaming Officer at Yggdrasil, said: “We’ve taken a different approach when it comes to festive hits and introduced the world to our showstopping Santa in our rocking new release, Rock Star Santa MultiMax.

“Incorporating a cluster-pays mechanic is an exciting addition to our portfolio, where we strive to deliver incredible experiences for our players.”

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