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Press Releases Partners With Experts to Survey Brits’ Social Media “Addiction”

George Miller


on Partners With Experts to Survey Brits' Social Media "Addiction"
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Researchers at have explored the addictive design of social media and investigated just how dependent Brits are on their favourite platforms. OnePoll was commissioned to survey 2,000 UK residents on their social media usage. also worked with Health and Wellness expert, Caleb Backe and Robopsychologist, Dr Tim Lynch, to analyse how social media giants use some of the most addictive methods found in slot machines to keep users hooked.

Through the gathering of exclusive data, the team was able to gauge why the public spend so long on social media. Slot machines and social media share a worryingly large number of the same addictive components. 16% of Brits stated that their top social media feature was ‘notifications’ and 15% opted for ‘unlimited scrolling’. Both elements work like a slot machine, as each element gives you an unpredictable reward. The wait and anticipation for a notification to load or a newsfeed to refresh is deliberate: it’s like pulling the lever on a slot machine. Each induces a short burst of happiness, which humans are naturally wired to enjoy.

Almost 40% of respondents recorded that ‘being complimented’ is the most accurate representation of how getting a ‘like’ feels, one of the many reasons why users keep going back for more. Slot machines give players a huge dopamine hit when they win. A ‘like’ triggers that same chemical reaction, which is why users are geared to crave more of them.

Brits are not in denial about their social media addiction. 44% of those polled said they couldn’t go longer than a day without checking their accounts, although 30% have an overall negative view of social media., Dr Tim Lynch and Caleb Backe diverged that there are countless reasons as to why hours go by whilst checking accounts, with many similarities of the addictive behaviour being born whilst gambling.

Find the rest of the survey results and expert opinions in the full piece here:


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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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Rapid growth leads to office move for Altenar

George Miller



Rapid growth leads to office move for Altenar
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Leading sportsbook platform provider Altenar on June 12 celebrated the opening of its new office in Malta with a party attended by a large number of the island’s gaming professionals.

The event featured a jazz band and was catered by restaurant Ali Baba.

Altenar’s relocation to the Pendergardens Business Centre from its previous office in Sliema became necessary due to the company’s outstanding growth over the past few years.

Its headcount has risen from just 26 employees in 2016 to more than 100 today across its three locations in Malta, Greece and Russia.

Altenar has also doubled its revenues each year from 2016 to 2018, and already 2019 has seen a number of exciting launches for the company. These include its first regulated Swedish client launch with Lucky Casino in May, as well as its entry into Romania with Red Sevens in January.

Domenico Mazzola, Commercial Director at Altenar, said: “We are very proud of our phenomenal success over the past few years and look forward to expanding further in future. Our new office in Malta gives us space to continue to grow and we will shortly start the hiring process to ensure we have the right people to help us do so.

“This year has seen a number of exciting developments for Altenar and we have a number of new launches coming up imminently.”


About Altenar:
Altenar is a leading provider of sportsbook software and services to gaming operators. Its clients include, the dominant sportsbook operator in the regulated Colombian market, Betrebels in Greece, Winbet in Bulgaria and Betbiga in Nigeria.
It offers an extensive range of markets and sports, with its premium data package from Betradar enhanced further by the recent addition of the Betgenius live events portfolio.

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Microgaming Launches Ruby Casino Queen

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Microgaming, one of the leading software providers to the online gambling industry, has launched Ruby Casino Queen, developed exclusively by Just For The Win. This luxurious five-reel, 20-payline slot transports players into a glamorous world of riches. Ruby Casino Queen features respins, free spins and three types of wilds, all accompanied by sumptuous sounds and dazzling graphics.

In Ruby Casino Queen, wins are awarded when three or more successive matching symbols appear from left to right. When a player lands a free spin symbol on reels two, three and four, a magnificent nine free spins are awarded. In free spins, players can expect all the thrills of the casino floor, with Sticky Wilds and a 2x multiplier on all wins.

“Just For The Win have once again created an outstanding gaming experience, combining exquisite graphics with sophisticated features in Ruby Casino Queen. The second chance respin feature adds an extra level of excitement, while the 6x multiplier maximising potential rewards. Players can experience the true essence of casino elegance, along with all the action that can lead to big wins,” Jagoda Barber, Head of Games at Microgaming said.

“We are thrilled to serve up a slice of casino royalty in Ruby Casino Queen, our latest title developed exclusively for Microgaming. Exhilarating mechanics combine with awesome aesthetics to deliver the ultimate casino experience. Players can feel like a high roller brushing their chips across the velvety felt tops of casino tables, with our casino queen Ruby leading the way towards big wins,” Johan Persson, CEO at Just For The Win said.

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Intralot Announces New Board Of Directors For Its U.S. Subsidiary

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Intralot Announces New Board Of Directors For Its Us Subsidiary
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INTRALOT announces the appointment of a new Board of Directors at its fully owned US subsidiary, INTRALOT Inc. to include three new Independent Directors.

  • Ambassador (Ret.) Thomas Miller, Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director
  • Mr. Daniel Rappaport, Non-Executive Vice-Chairman and Independent Director
  • Mr. Nicholas Mitropoulos, Independent Director
  • Mr. Byron Boothe, Director and Interim CEO, INTRALOT Inc.
  • Mr. Nikolaos Nikolakopoulos, Director and INTRALOT Group Deputy CEO

INTRALOT Group Chairman and CEO Mr. Sokratis Kokkalis stated: “I am very pleased to welcome three very senior Independent Directors at the Board of INTRALOT Inc. joining a very experienced team, in support of our efforts to strengthen corporate governance as a driver for growth and customer satisfaction.”

Thomas Miller is a former American diplomat and three-times U.S. Ambassador, including ambassadorships in Greece, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and as Cyprus negotiator. He has also served as CEO of Plan International, a UK-based NGO, working to help children in developing countries; President/CEO of International Executive Services Corps (IESC); President of the United Nations Association; Chairman of the International Commission of Missing Persons (ICMP); and a board member of The Partnership for a Secure America. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Daniel Rappaport has served as Chairman of the Board/CEO of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX); member of the National Petroleum Council (NPC); and member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Global Markets Advisory Committee. He served as a board member of the Futures Industry Institute, a trustee on the Board of Trustees of New York Law School, and as an appointment of the Governor of the State of Connecticut on the board of directors of Connecticut Innovations.

Nicholas Mitropoulos is a political and business consultant who has previously worked with the Monitor Company. He served as Executive Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School, was the Director of the Forum at the Kennedy School, as well as Deputy Director of Institute of Politics at Harvard.

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