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Wazdan confirms partnership with Chippy Software

George Miller

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Due to go live within the first quarter of 2019, innovative slot game producer Wazdan announce their partnership with Chippy Software.

Chippy Software is a B2B Casino Gaming Software provider, offering turnkey solutions to the online casino industry with their indigenous iGaming Aggregator Platform (iGAP). Offering a one-stop solution to clients in the iGaming industry, Chippy Software is a technology partner with strong strategic alliances allowing them to provide comprehensive global solutions and services to their customers.

With more than 13 years of experience to provide iGaming Back Office technology solutions for businesses of all gaming industries across the continent, Wazdan brings Chippy Software cutting-edge solutions, innovative ideas and best-in-class iGaming products for their customers.

Home to a skilled team with a passion for developing first-class games, Wazdan take pride in their work and boast a portfolio of more than 110 HTML5 game titles, all injected with Unique Wazdan Features – the tech-rich secret weapons that make Wazdan games a clear front runner in the gaming industry.

It is the Unique Wazdan Features that make Wazdan games truly innovative and a stand out amongst the rest. Ultra Fast Mode allows players to adjust the speed of the game to their preferences. Ultra Lite Mode decreases the loading time for the games. Volatility Levels™ enable players to change game characteristics by switching between low, standard and high modes. Energy Saving Mode extends the life of mobile device battery by 40%. The Unique Gamble Feature gives players an opportunity to double their wins in an instant with just one click, and Big Screen Mode offers players a super-sized experience.

Starting the year with a bang, Wazdan showcased seven new game titles at ICE London 2019. The new titles, Magic Stars 5, Magic Stars 6, Space Gem™, Gold Fish, Larry the Leprechaun, Juicy Reels, and Lucky Reels, were received with great success at the event and amongst Wazdan partners.

Sales Director at Chippy, Ram Dasari says: “Partnering with Wazdan is an exciting step for Chippy Software, allowing us to expand our offering while continuing to deliver first-class solutions to our clients. As we expand across Europe it is critical for us to partner with the best game producers in the region, this made Wazdan an obvious choice to add to our solution.”

Wazdan’s innovative, technology-packed slot games are made for desktop, tablet and mobile. Find out more at: https://www.wazdan.com

 

ABOUT WAZDAN:
Wazdan is a popular game producer, developing innovative casino games that deliver an original, fun and truly omni-channel player experience. Offering an extensive game library of over 110 HLML5 slots, table games and video poker games, Wazdan is gaining popularity in the iGaming market thanks to the great quality of their games, interesting themes and engaging gameplay. Wazdan’s game portfolio consists of such popular titles as Magic Stars 3, Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, Valhalla and Wild Guns as well as amazing new and upcoming slot games, including Los Muertos™, Mayan Ritual™ and Larry the Leprechaun amongst others. Wazdan releases new, exciting titles on a regular basis and equips them with Unique Wazdan Features: innovative Volatility Levels™, exciting Unique Gamble Feature and mobile-friendly Energy Saving and Double Screen Modes, Ultra Lite Mode, Ultra Fast Mode, as well the brand new Big Screen Mode. Wazdan holds a number of European trademarks including a trademark for their world’s-first Volatility Level™. Their extensive portfolio of clients includes some of the top gaming operations in the industry. The company is headquartered in Malta and holds licenses issued by the UKGC, the MGA and complies with Curacao regulations. Furthermore, their games use the RNG certified by the NMi, which ensures reliable, fair and secure gameplay.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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MGA Recognises 1×2 Network as a supplier

Niji Narayan

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The UK-based 1X2 Network has received a Notice of Recognition as a supplier from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA). This will be a shot in the arm for the iGaming developer.

With this recognition, 1X2 Network can now offer its suite of innovative slots, virtual sports, and table games to Malta-licensed operators utilising its already licenced and established UK entity.

Kevin Reid, Chief Operating Officer at 1X2 Network, said: “We are very proud to have received this Recognition from the Malta Gaming Authority, one of the most established and trusted regulators in the world.”

“We have built our reputation around delivering popular slots, table games and virtual sports, to regulated markets around the world, and will be looking to expand our presence in Malta and other regulated jurisdictions through 2019.”

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Studies find links between loot box spending and problem gambling

Niji Narayan

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New research has proved that there is a strong link between problematic gambling behaviours and spending money on loot boxes.

The results of the research are published in the journal PLOS One as two studies. The results indicate that people who spend more money on loot boxes are also more likely to be unable to keep their gambling habits in check.

“Loot boxes are extremely widespread. A recent analysis we did showed that they may feature in as many as 63% of mobile games. They’re extremely profitable, too: They’re estimated to have perhaps generated as much as $30 billion in revenue in 2018,” said study author David Zendle of York St. John University.

“They’re also highly worrying — there are clear parallels between loot boxes and potentially harmful activities like gambling. Given their prevalence, importance, and the lack of literature on them, I think a good question is ‘Why weren’t more people running these studies?’”

The researchers had 1172 gamers complete psychological surveys regarding problem gambling and loot box spending.

The participants all reported regularly playing at least of one of ten popular games that feature loot boxes: Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: GO, FIFA 18, Rocket League, DOTA 2, Team Fortress 2, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

“There is a link between loot box spending and problem gambling. However, we’re not sure if this means that loot boxes literally cause problem gambling, or if it means that people who are already problem gamblers spend significantly more money on loot boxes. In either case, though, it doesn’t look socially beneficial.”

On average, the participants reported spending $19.58 on loot boxes in the past month. But some had spent up to $2300.

The study replicates the finding of previous research conducted by Zendle and published in 2018. That study, which examined 7422 gamers, found that people with more severe gambling problems tended to spend more on loot boxes.

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Will online gambling be liberalized in Israel

Niji Narayan

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Gambling is perhaps the only vertical in Israel that has not high tech. In almost every other sphere, the technology and the R&D surrounding have so advanced that the country has rightfully earned the tag of startup nation.

The Israeli government and courts have been taking a strong stance against liberalising online gambling. It was in 2005, when smartphone casinos were a not even a common reality, the country’s Attorney General slapped  penalties on credit card companies that facilitated online gambling.

That is how the system works in Israel. However, the change is near, there is a chance, if a new trade bill with Guatemala is any indication.

The legislature in Guatemala is on the verge of passing a bill to liberalise the country’s gambling sector. A consortium of Israeli investors has shown interest in investing in Guatemala’s gambling sector. The investment is estimated to be worth $2 billion  and top personalities like Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson are involved.

This shows how Israeli investors are expanding their gambling portfolios abroad. Well-known Israeli-owned e-gambling companies like Playtech are experiencing difficult times. With competition rising from Chinese operators, the gambling software developer has seen profits dip dramatically. In those circumstances, loosening restrictions on domestic operators could become a safety valve for struggling tech firms.

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