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SBTech blows competition away with Exploding Jackpots launch

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Global leader in omni-channel sports betting & gaming technology starts show off with a BANG with game-changing cross-platform jackpot innovation

 

SBTech, the leading sports betting and gaming technology supplier to the regulated iGaming sector, has blown the competition away on the opening day of ICE 2019 with hundreds of delegates present for the launch of its game-changing Exploding Jackpots product.

Visitors to stand S3-110 at Europe’s premier gaming industry show were treated to a spectacular ‘Big Bang’ launch of SBTech’s latest innovation that promises to take the market by storm.

In an industry-first, a unique cross-platform series of ‘must-drop’ timed and amount-based jackpots will be available on any sports bet or casino game and any of the company’s preferred partners’ games or products across the entire SBTech platform.

Prior to Exploding Jackpots, other ‘must drop’ products have been limited to specific casino game suppliers, restricting how operators can use them to complement marketing activities.

SBTech’s Exploding Jackpots is the ultimate gamification tool for operators enabling their players to receive an enhanced experience with the chance of randomly unlocking one or more potentially life-changing cash prizes across any sports bet or slot spin.

In turn, operators can use the product to significantly boost cross-sell opportunities and maximise their marketing efforts by alerting players to the status of ‘must-drop’ jackpots before a sporting event begins or during a popular match or tournament.

Greg Karaolis, Chief Product Officer, SBTech, said: “Exploding Jackpots has made an immediate impact at this year’s ICE and we’re delighted with the response. Unlike other timed products, this is the first of its kind capable of being activated on any sports or casino game or third-party supplier across our entire platform.

“Players have really taken to the concept of must drop timed and amount based jackpots in the last year. However, we are taking this to the next level and unlocking its true cross-platform and cross-product potential.”

SBTech’s ICE attendance marks its 10th consecutive year at the premier gaming show with 2019 its largest and most ambitious project yet, showcasing its full product range and with its leading omni-channel platform capabilities central to every demonstration area of the stand.

Its multi award-winning, regulation-ready omni-channel Chameleon360 platform gives customers full control of their operations no matter where they are due to its flexibility, localisation capabilities, extensive responsible gaming tools and speed to market for new entrants.

ICE delegates will also not want to miss SBTech’s Masters series, a dedicated on-stand area for visitors to listen to a series of exclusive 15-minute TED-talk style sessions led by SBTech product experts discussing the hottest topics in the industry.

For the first time, SBTech will present a series of Masters sessions during the first two days of ICE, each 15-minute presentation debating and dissecting the hottest topics in the gaming industry. Join us to meet the SBTech people behind the brand. For more information click here

 

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Greece Prohibits Advertisement on Online Slots

Niji Narayan

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The Greek government has implemented tough norms on online gaming and advertising. As per the new norms, the maximum stakes of random number generator (RNG) games is limited to of €2, and maximum prizes are limited to €5000.

The slot games  should not be advertised anywhere outside of an operator’s own website. Gambling products other than slots can be advertised on social media but the operators must ensure that the ads are viewed only by persons over the age of 21.

There are several other provisions.

Online players now need to fix loss and time limits for play, and operators must inform players when they reach 80% of their limit.

Casino games will have a prize limit of €70,000 and sports betting will have a prize limit of €500,000 per bet.

Fees for for seven-year licences have been fixed at €3million for online betting and €2million for other forms of gaming.

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Dutch Govt. Grants Power to Local Authorities to close Leisure Venues

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In a significant move, the Dutch government has granted power to Dutch municipal health services (Gemeentelijke Gezondheids Dienst – GGD) to close leisure establishments such as casinos and slot arcades. The GGD can exercise this power, if needed, for containing the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo De Jonge announced this decision amidst concerns about rising Covid-19 cases in the country.

Dutch gambling trade association VAN Kansspelen also issued a warning to its members to strictly implement all restrictions and ensire that customers follow all of the measures intended to limit the spread of the virus, such as keeping a distance from one another.

“The number of infections is increasing and people not adhering to the basic rules as closely, such as observing the 1.5m and hygiene measures,” VAN Kansspelen said. “The national government is taking measures to prevent further spread of the virus.

“As a sector, it is important to contribute to the prevention of infections. We therefore call on you to adhere to all protocols and the rules. Also inform your guests of this if they do not comply with this.

The Netherlands government allowed casinos and slot arcades to start functioning again on July 1, after closing in mid-March.

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SkyCity Shuts Down Auckland Casino as New Zealand Re-enters Lockdown

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Casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has once again closed down its flagship integrated resort SkyCity Auckland, after the New Zealand government revealed four new cases of community transmitted COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The cases have come as a huge shock to the country, which only 24 hours earlier had celebrated 100 days without a single new locally transmitted case of the coronavirus. Auckland has immediately been placed back on Stage 3 restrictions for three days as a precautionary measure, with the rest of New Zealand on Stage 2. Under Stage 3 lockdown, bars and many businesses will be closed, gatherings restricted to 10 people and travel in and out of Auckland mostly prohibited.

SkyCity’s casinos in Hamilton and Queenstown will remain open with social distancing measures in place.

“SkyCity is fully complying with this latest update from the New Zealand government. SkyCity is well prepared to respond quickly to these changes and is in a strong financial position to withstand the financial impacts of these temporary restrictions,” Graeme Stephens, CEO of SkyCity Entertainment, said.

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