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McArthur is the new chief executive of UKGC

Niji Narayan

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has roped in Neil McArthur as its new chief executive with immediate effect. He has been working as the interim CEO after the departure of Sarah Harrison in February.

He has been recruited after what the UKGC described as a “thorough search and highly competitive process.”

“I’m looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead to make gambling fairer and safer,” McArthur said.

“I am really proud of the Commission’s achievements over the last 12 years, but there is a lot more to do.”

“Ensuring consumers are empowered to make informed choices about gambling while addressing and reducing the harms that can come from gambling is a challenge that cannot be overcome by us alone.

“It needs continued strong partnerships with other regulators, consumer representatives and government.”

“Most importantly, it requires gambling operators to treat their customers fairly and they can expect us to be tough but fair in making sure they meet their responsibilities.”

Bill Moyes, chair of the UKGC, added: “Neil’s appointment is great news for the Commission; he brings to the role a thorough understanding of gambling issues and regulation, along with proven commitment to making gambling fairer and safer.”

“I’m looking forward to working even more closely with Neil as he leads the Commission to make significant progress in raising standards, protecting consumers and the public from gambling-related harm and improving the performance of the National Lottery.’’

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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Zitro’s World Novelties, Illusion And Allure, Are In Red Casino

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In the new Allure cabinet debut the latest video slots games that combine the “multiway” mechanics with the attractive Link Bonus: “88 Link Lucky Charms” and “88 Link Wild Duels” that now are delighting Red Casino players.

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Legislators from Gaming States Announces 35 Expert Speakers for January 10-12 Winter Meeting in San Diego

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Legislators from Gaming States Announces 35 Expert Speakers for January 10-12 Winter Meeting in San Diego
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The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) announced the roster of speakers for its NCLGS Winter Meeting 2020 that takes place January 10-12, 2020, at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Registration is open for legislators and the public at http://nclgs.org/index.php/events/nclgs-winter-meeting-san-diego-2020.

“We are excited that so many highly respected experts are joining us this year in San Diego to help legislators, regulators, and industry participants understand the evolving landscape that is gaming across the United States,” said NCLGS President-elect Keith Pickard, a Nevada State Senator. “The lineup of speakers and panelists this year is unprecedented in quality and scope. I can hardly wait for this conference to start.”

The NCLGS Winter Meeting will focus on critical issues that legislative decision makers throughout the United States will confront, ranging from the rollout of sports betting to growing revenues and generating employment, to law enforcement, security and cheating at casinos. Additionally, a major policy initiative will be unveiled by American Gaming Association’s (AGA) Responsible Gambling Collaborative as a special presentation.

Speakers who will address these and other timely issues include:

  • Gerald Aubin, Director, Rhode Island Lottery
  • Joe Briggs, Staff Counsel, Public Policy Counsel, National Football League Players Association
  • Jonodev O. Chaudhuri, Partner, Quarles & Brady
  • William P. Coley II, Senator, Ohio
  • Frank Donaghue, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Chief Compliance Officer, Penn National
  • William Egan, Senior Lottery Associate, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Alan Feldman, Distinguished Fellow, Responsible Gaming, University of Nevada, Las Vegas – International Gaming Institute
  • Jon Ford, Senator, Indiana
  • Steve Geller, Principal, Geller Law Firm
  • Robert Heller, CEO, Spectrum Gaming Capital
  • Jamie Hummingbird, Director, Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission
  • Brandt Iden, Representative, Michigan
  • Robert Jacobson, Executive Director, California Council on Problem Gambling
  • Susan Jensen, Executive Director, California Nations Indian Gaming Association
  • Kate Lowenhar-Fisher, Member, Dickinson Wright
  • John Maloney, Principal Attorney, John K. Maloney Law
  • Marquest Meeks, Senior Counsel, Sports Betting & Investigations, Major League Baseball
  • Cody Martinez, Chairman, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
  • Bill Miller, President & CEO, American Gaming Association (AGA)
  • Steve Norton, CEO, Norton Management
  • Keith Pickard, Senator, Nevada
  • Dan Reaser, Director, Fennemore Craig
  • F. Douglas Reed, Senior Pari-Mutuel Associate, Spectrum Gaming Group
  • Kevin Ryan, Representative, Connecticut
  • May Scheve Reardon, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery
  • Sue Schneider, Editor-in-Chief, Gaming Law Review
  • Judith A. Shapiro, EsquireJudith Shapiro Law
  • Katherine Spilde, Professor, L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, San Diego State University
  • Perry Thurston, Senator, Florida
  • Dave Trujillo, Director, Washington State Gambling Commission
  • Joe Verrengia, Representative, Connecticut
  • Rachel Volberg, Research Professor, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Keith Whyte, Executive Director, National Council on Problem Gambling
  • Robert Zahradnik, Principal Officer, State and Local Fiscal Health, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Jane Zerbi, Principal, Law Office of Jane Zerbi

Additional speakers will be added in the coming weeks.

The agenda for the three-day NCLGS Winter Meeting includes:

  • Six legislative-chaired Committee sessions that will focus on tribal and commercial casinos, responsible gaming, and lotteries, as well legal, regulatory, and operational aspects related to sports betting
  • Two IMGL masterclass panels conducted by the International Masters of Gaming Law focusing on the legal and regulatory trends of tribal-state gaming compacts and cutting-edge issues related to the surge of sports betting across the U.S.
  • Morning Keynote Address from Robert Zahradnik of The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Luncheon Keynote Address from Bill Miller of AGA: “State of the Industry”
  • Special presentation featuring the release of the “Responsible Gambling Effectiveness Principles” by AGA’s Responsible Gambling Collaborative
  • General session panel examining what state and local governments can do to capture economic benefits of gaming
  • Thursday evening networking reception
  • Friday evening welcome reception
  • Saturday afternoon offsite event

To view the agenda, register, and book rooms at the host hotel at special attendee rates by the December 11 deadline, visit http://nclgs.org/index.php/events/nclgs-winter-meeting-san-diego-2020.

For sponsorship information, contact [email protected] Legislators and others seeking NCLGS membership information should contact Wayne Marlin at [email protected]

NCLGS is the only organization of state lawmakers that meets on a regular basis to discuss issues relating to gaming. Members of NCLGS serve as chairpersons or members of state legislative committees responsible for the regulation of gaming in their state legislative houses. NCLGS does not promote or oppose gaming but is primarily concerned with the regulation and economic and social impacts of the industry. The NCLGS Foundation is the educational and research arm of NCLGS. The 501(c)(3) non-profit is a source of non-partisan data on issues of gaming legislation and regulation. Learn more about NCLGS at https://www.nclgs.org/.

Spectrum Gaming Group, which has performed advisory and consulting work for gaming operators, regulators, and legislatures in 40 U.S. states and territories and in 48 countries on six continents, serves as Executive Director of NCLGS. Discover more about Spectrum at https://www.spectrumgaming.com/.

SOURCE National Council of Legislators from Gaming States

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Play’n GO Hit All the Right Notes With Black Mamba

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Slot supplier Play’n GO have returned to the music world for their latest slot Black Mamba, created in partnership with the Italian hard rock band of the same name.

After the success of House of Doom, Sabaton and their most recent release, Demon, Play’n GO have once again teamed up with another band to create and unique slot based on their musical stylings.

The Italian super band from Italy comprises of four members; Martina Cori (vocals), Alexandra Maiolo (guitar), Cecilia Nappo (bass) and Federico Maragoni (drums), all of whom feature as characters in the game, using their musical skills as part of its special features before coming together in an epic grand finale.

As always, the band themselves were very involved in the game’s creation process, making several visits to the company’s office to work with the producers and artists involved in crafting the game’s final design.

The slot includes the band’s original music, as its soundtrack is taken from their newest album Black Mamba II, which was released in October this year. This includes popular tracks such as MonstersNatural Born Disaster and the hit single Watch Me When I Fail, which is performed during the game’s main Free Spins feature.

To celebrate the release of the game, Play’n GO are hosting an exclusive concert featuring Black Mamba and English rock band Demon. The concert will coincide with the first evening of SiGMA, November 27th.

The game is another example of the company’s creativity in the world of slots. While the musical slot theme is a popular one, Play’n GO have managed not only to approach it uniquely but also redefine the idea of what it means to create a slot of this type.

CEO Johan Törnqvist spoke on the company’s unique approach to their slot making:

“Creativity and innovation are at the heart of everything we do; we want to take this form of entertainment into new territories, and that means playing with new ideas and new concepts.

Working with the band to create the slot is an example of this; we ensure that we capture the personality and the essence of their music and fuse it with the Play’n GO spirit you get with every release. To do that successfully, that’s when you know you’ve created something special.”

Black Mamba is available to play online today.

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