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Online casino lifted as sports betting flattens in Portugal

Niji Narayan

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During the first quarter of this year, Portugal has reported a year-on-year increase in igaming revenue, due in part to a jump up in online casino.

Total online gaming revenue for the three months up to March 31 totalled €33.8m ($40.4m), which is €2.5m more than in the corresponding period compared to the last year, but down €2.7m on the final quarter of 2017.

Figures from national gambling regulator Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) also showed that online casino revenue was up by 18 per cent year-on-year to €16.4m.

In the first quarter, slots were responsible for 55.7 per cent of online casino revenue. Also slots should have poker holding an 18.6 per cent market share and French roulette on 16.1 per cent and blackjack 9.6 per cent.

However, while online sports betting remained the main source of revenue with a total of €17.4m for the period, this amount was flat year-on-year and down by more than €3m on the last quarter of 2017.

Football accounted for over three-quarters of total online sports betting revenue, with basketball some way behind in second with a 10.6 per cent and then tennis with 9.6 per cent.

Source:igamingbusiness.com

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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Global Gaming to launch NanoCasino.com in Sweden in cooperation with Finnplay

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Global Gaming will be launching their new online casino, NanoCasino.com, in Sweden. The launch marks the first step in the cooperation between Global Gaming and Finnplay, announced last week, as well as being the first launch for Global Gaming on the Finnplay technology platform, which is licensed or approved for commercial use in the UK, Sweden, Malta, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Denmark, Estonia and Mexico.

NanoCasino will be operated by Finnplay’s subsidiary Viral Interactive Ltd., holder of a Swedish Gambling Authority licence for online gambling.

Tobias Fagerlund, Global Gaming’s CEO, said: “It’s a pleasure to launch NanoCasino with Finnplay as our partner. Both organizations are utterly professional, and we are certainly not wasting any time. I think the proof is in the fact that we have only just launched the cooperation last week but are already announcing the imminent launch in Sweden of a player experience that’s fully licensed, safe and secure.

“The cooperation is clearly already bearing fruit, and we look forward to future opportunities for growth. Our absolute focus is on being able to continue offering our players the best and safest possible gaming experience, in all markets we wish to operate in.”

Martin Prantner, Finnplay’s CEO, said: “Finnplay is excited to launch the first brand in partnership with Global Gaming, which will bring an enjoyable and safe gaming experience to the Swedish players in accordance with the regulation. Our new platform, TITAN, is built for socially responsible gaming and fulfilling the compliance requirements in regulated markets.”

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Dutch Games industry in the spotlight at gamescom 2019 as this year’s official partner country

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The Netherlands is the official partner country of 2019’s gamescom! Dutch Games Association will be hosting the tenth Holland Pavilion at gamescom this year, bringing a record number of Dutch delegates and presenting the Netherland’s newest projects to the world.

The Netherlands is the official partner country at gamescom this year!
This year, Dutch Games Association is proud to announce that the Netherlands is the official partner country for gamescom, the biggest European games expo. This means the Dutch games industry and its attendees will be in the spotlight worldwide. gamescom takes place in Cologne, Germany from August 20th to August 24th and is the most important event for game developers when it comes to sharing knowledge and expanding their network. The event combines B2B and B2C and attracts over 370,000 visitors from 114 countries.

It is also the 10th anniversary of the Holland Pavilion! It will not only be the largest Holland Pavilion so far to gamescom, but this year will also feature a record number of participants. A grand total of 30+ companies will present their games, services and products at gamescom.

DGA Chairman Horst Streck says “It’s an honour to be chosen as gamescom’s official partner country this year. For us in the Netherlands, being part of the games industry is about creativity and independence – finding new ways to push boundaries and come up with playful solutions both for entertainment products and serious games. There are hundreds of Dutch studios which embody these traits, along with a smaller core of large, internationally renowned companies. The Netherlands offers a healthy working climate with the ideal mix of freedom and support to allow studios to try new ideas.”.

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Betsoft partners with OGaming

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Deal will see innovative supplier’s games live across portfolio of brands

 

Industry-leading casino content developer Betsoft Gaming has signed an agreement with OGaming which will see its full portfolio of cutting-edge games live across the operator’s brands.

The OGaming Group, which currently has RioAposta live, is also launching EagleBet in the coming weeks, with a third brand to follow later this year. They will have access to Betsoft favourites, including recent smash hit slot games Spinfinity Man, Viking Voyage and Chillipop.

Today’s agreement with OGaming marks another significant step for Betsoft as it continues to expand globally, signing a series of strategic deals with other operators in recent months including Caliente in Mexico, Carousel in Belgium and international brand Bethard.

Francesca Raniolo, Sales Executive, Betsoft Gaming, said: “We are delighted to partner with OGaming, who are one of the industry’s most innovative, up-and-coming operator groups.

“We have made it a key point to expand in a number of growing markets, and this is yet another statement of intent from Betsoft.”

Thomas Golding, Chief Executive Officer at the OGaming group, said: “We are very pleased to be offering Betsoft games across our brands, as they have some of the most exciting content in the industry.

“We are always looking to add new, dynamic content that will enhance our customer experience, and Betsoft’s award-winning portfolio of immersive games will give our players some fantastic new titles to play.”

Betsoft won the Innovation in RNG Casino Software category at the annual EGR B2B Awards at the end of June. The company was named the winner as a result of its product development for their revolutionary release Max Quest: Wrath of Ra.

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