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Leander Games and Stakelogic team up

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Leander Games is proud to announce that Stakelogic’s suite of market-leading slot games is now available via its LeGa RGS gateway API.

The new partnership will include Stakelogic’s leading titles such as Book of Adventure and Classic Joker 5 Reels as well as branded games such as Hardwell.

Steven Matsell, CEO Leander Games: “We were able to grow the business for three of our clients by launching Stakelogic content through our platform. The quality and the popularity of the Stakelogic games is just amazing. Through our partnership with Stakelogic we are really able to provide our clients a competitive edge.”

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Stephan van den Oetelaar, CEO of Stakelogic, added: “The partnership with Leander enables us to accelerate our growth strategy. The fast integration and launch of our content shows the enormous potential of our partnership with Leander Games.

Stakelogic´s product calendar includes many top-class games that it hopes will establish a strong presence in the online casino market in 2019.

“We are thrilled to further expand our business by bringing more games to the market through the Leander Games Platform,” said van den Oetelaar.

“Adding quality games is our number-one priority,” added Matsell. “The online gaming market is developing at a high pace. Only the very best games will attract and retain players.

“Through our partnership with Stakelogic we are able to provide our clients with the content they require to be successful today. It will certainly be an exciting year for Leander Games and Stakelogic.”

 

About Leander Games:

Leander Games is an independent gaming company whose mission is to deliver innovative game content to market more quickly than other solutions. The company’s LeGa Remote Gaming Server (RGS) has been developed using the latest technology and making it fast, flexible and scalable. It is accredited and licensed by both the UK Gambling Commission and the Alderney Gaming Control Commission and has the Security Audit ISO 27001. The platform runs with 30 languages and ISO 4217 currencies. Leander’s Game Studio creates high-quality video slots with innovative concepts and feature matched with top quality art and balanced mathematics. Partner games are aggregated to provide operators with the best and most innovative games.

About Stakelogic:

Stakelogic is Europe’s leading provider of market-specific on-line slot games. As on-line casino’s increasingly tend to focus on regional players behaviour, the requirements towards on-line games have changed accordingly. Stakelogic provides a balanced portfolio of localised games to enable on-line casino’s to attract en retain new clients within their target markets. The commercial success of the Stakelogic games is evident as the games reside at top positions of Europe’s biggest casino sites. .

All Stakelogic games are available in instant play format and are ready for integration in over 29 different languages. The games are also backed by first-class integration support, a robust back office, detailed reporting, dedicated client managers and 24/7 technical support.

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EGBA Demands pan-European Consumer Rights for iGaming

Niji Narayan

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has demanded for the introduction of a specific single set of consumer rights for Europe’s iGaming sector.

The European Commission (EC) will publish its new consumer strategy later this year. The EGBA wants the EC to incorporate its demand into the new strategy. It is now consulting stakeholders for developing a single pan-European set of consumer rights.

EGBA has sent a letter to EC with the following excerpts:

In its submission to the EC, it says: “The lack of regulatory consistency jeopardises online players’ safety, as it exposes them to the unregulated and unsafe websites of the black market, which profits to the detriment of the European economy.

“EGBA advocates sector-specific EU regulation for consumer and minor protection.

“There are simple rules that can be proposed, to ensure that online players, minors and players who are at risk are equally protected.

“For example, self-excluded players could benefit from a European self-exclusion register, that would prohibit access to any regulated website of the EU.

“To bridge the gap stemming from inconsistent rules on protecting minors from gambling marketing, EGBA has recently published a European code of conduct to establish minimum requirements on responsible advertising.

“Greater regulatory cooperation between member states can also facilitate the dialogue to achieve harmonisation.

“To this end EGBA regrets the dissolvement of the European expert group for online gambling, as national gambling regulators are deprived from the opportunity to meet and exchange in the framework of a common platform.”

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Jumpman Gaming Integrates Slingo Originals Content

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Gaming Realms plc has announced that its Slingo Originals content is live with Jumpman Gaming platform.

Jumpman Gaming is a UK-based B2B casino networks offering about 600 fun, casual and affordable slots and bespoke bingo games.

Slingo Originals content will now also be distributed via SG Digital’s Opening Gaming System platform to Jumpman’s white label partners.

Michael Buckley, Executive Chairman of Gaming Realms, said: “We’re delighted that through our partnership with Scientific Games we have been able to launch our Slingo Originals content with Jumpman, a key innovator in the iGaming industry operating an extensive network of partner sites.

“The partnership is testament to the popularity of the Slingo content range and we look forward tocontinuing to innovate, launching market-leading content to new audiences.”

Kris Kukula, MD of Jumpman Gaming, remarked: “We’re delighted to welcome the Slingo content to our network. Given its success, both in the UK and globally, we believe it will be a perfect fit to expand our customer and entertainment experience.”

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Australian Study: Loot Box Buyers More Susceptible To Problem

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Researchers in Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory (EGRL) at CQUniversity Australia has found that purchase of loot boxes make players more prone to real-life gambling problems. According to the study, players who purchase loot boxes are not only more likely to gamble in real life but more likely to wager for large amounts as well.

The study was funded by the NSW Government Responsible Gambling Fund. It had a sample size of 1,954 NSW residents who age ranged from 12 to 24. Among the respondents, 22.3% admitted to have gambling problems. The high percentage of people with gambling problems could be due to the fact that sample was chosen among people who engage with gambling and video games.

The study also found that 62% of the most popular video games have loot boxes of some form. In the study, a large majority of respondents (93.2%) had played at least one of these games in the last 12 months and 69.4% had opened a loot box from these games in the same period, However, only 32.9% of the respondents have actually bought the loot boxes.

Professor Matthew Rockloff, the lead author of the study, said: “[Loot boxes] are a growing concern because of the risk and reward elements associated with them that is similar to gambling and there are currently no age limits to play these games. For both young adults and adolescents, there was a strong association between current loot box use and gambling risk. Consequently, although median expenditure on loot boxes is modest, there is evidence that these products are associated with harmful gambling involvement.”

The study urges for preventative measures to prevent the exposure of adolescents to loot boxes.

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