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Sightline Joins Forces with Responsible Gaming Solution GameSecure

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The partnership aims to connect payment solutions and a centralized real-time self-exclusion database for increased player protection

 

Las Vegas-based Sightline Payments (“Sightline”) and Vancouver based Bencon Technologies Inc. (“Bencon”) have entered into a partnership to bridge the current technological gap between digital self-exclusion functions and payment services. The goal of the partnership is to ensure at-risk patrons are denied access to content or payment services in real-time.

The first quarter of 2019 has resulted in a number of violations of self-excluded patrons gaining access to content in the US market, meaning regulator fines have been issued to non-compliant operators, unfortunately, the damage to the patron is already done. GameSecure’s real-time database solution will ensure these patrons do not gain access to digital content once self-excluded and by partnering with  it creates another barrier to a patron’s payment activity.

“The Sightline team has been committed to responsible gaming for more than 20 years and we are very excited to announce this important partnership,” said Cameron Conn, Co-Founder of Bencon Technologies Inc.

“We strongly believe there is not a singular solution to completely address all aspects of player protection and responsible gaming, however, partnerships like these allow for better solutions that will give continued insights into at-risk behavior for improved responsible gaming programs.”

“Sightline is in a unique position because our Play+ ecosystem, in the US, connects to nearly 100% of all digital platforms and 90%+ of all casino management systems, allowing for a uniform capability for a network-wide self-exclusion program through our SPAN Network,” said Kirk Sanford, CEO and Founder of Sightline Payments.

A primary goal of the partnership will be to work with the responsible and problem gambling communities to ensure these new solutions will work to enhance future programs for player protection.

“The Responsible Gambling Council is pleased to hear about the partnership between GameSecure and Sightline.  We believe that safeguards are imperative to the success of any self-exclusion program,” stated Shelley White, CEO of Responsible Gambling Council in Canada.

Keith Whyte, the Executive Director of the US National Council on Problem Gaming adding: “Congratulations to Bencon and Sightline for this step to further integrate responsible gaming into payment methods for the industry.  Streamlining player protection is an important goal for the National Council on Problem Gambling, and we are pleased to support this innovative effort.”

“Self-exclusion programs have been in existence for years with the on-premise ATM providers, however, until now nothing has existed for the digital world which is where the industry is moving,” added Sanford.

Bencon is currently working with multiple jurisdictions in the United States (and internationally) to integrate GameSecure into their Responsible Gaming Programs.

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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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation Announces the Name of New Gaming Property as Pickering Casino Resort

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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (Great Canadian) has named the world-class gaming and entertainment destination located in Pickering, Ontario as Pickering Casino Resort. The resort will be a draw for all who enjoy exceptional service, thrilling gaming options, live entertainment and diverse dining experiences.

“While we have so much more to develop and construct, being able to share the brand name of the resort with the community is an exciting next step for us,” Tyrone Waite, General Manager of Pickering Casino Resort.

Construction of Pickering Casino Resort started last year and is projected to open in two phases. The first phase is slated to open in early 2020 and will feature a number of gaming and dining options. The second phase will include a full scope of entertainment amenities and hotel offerings.

“We will now be concentrating on hosting career fairs and seeking local talent to join our team. We are looking for people who have exceptional guest service skills and are willing to learn and grow with the company. We have great training programs that will equip our team members with the right skill set and set them up for future success,” Waite said.

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Gateway Becomes the Official Casino Partner of NFL in Canada

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Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Limited (Gateway) has signed an agreement to become the Official National Land-Based Casino Partner of the NFL in Canada. Gateway’s signature MATCH Eatery and Public House will be the exclusive presenting sponsor of the NFL Fantasy App.

As per the deal, Gateway can use NFL trademarks in Canada to promote their properties and activate around key NFL events including the NFL Draft, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.

“We are thrilled to partner with the NFL in Canada as their first Canadian Land-Based Casino Partner. We know there are millions of football fans across Canada and to be able to offer exclusive, unique experiences to them at our properties is very exciting. This comes at such an exciting time as the NFL is celebrating 100 years of football this season and we look forward to celebrating with them as a new partner in Canada,” Carrie Kormos, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Gateway Casinos said.

“NFL Canada is truly proud to be working with Gateway to collaborate and help accelerate its business in Canada. Like the NFL and our players, Gateway sets itself apart in the market through unparalleled teamwork and commitment to excellence, which makes our new partnership so powerful in Canada,” David Thomson, the managing director of NFL Canada said.

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Inspired Signs Virtuals And Interactive Contract With Loto-Québec

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Inspired Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has signed a three-year contract with Société des casinos du Québec Inc (“Loto-Québec”) to provide its award-winning scheduled and on-demand Virtual Sports as well as its best-in-class Interactive casino content to Loto-Québec’s online gaming website, lotoquebec.com.  Inspired content will be enabled for players in Quebec in the third quarter of 2019.

This agreement will allow Loto-Québec to utilize content from Inspired’s popular portfolio of Interactive slots, table games and Virtual Sports on-demand content including Maximus Soldier of Rome™, Book of the Irish® and 1st Down™ Slots, which is the first slot title to include football virtual clips.

“Loto-Québec is a hugely successful corporation that we consider a key partner in our North American expansion strategy,” said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired.  “They have been at the forefront of Canadian gaming and we are delighted to partner with them to offer Loto-Québec players something unique and different than what they already have access to.”

Shortly following the initial launch, Loto-Québec will deploy Inspired’s industry-leading Virtual Plug N Play™ solution, a complete end-to-end online scheduled Virtual Sports solution that allows operators to access Inspired’s award-wining scheduled Virtual games with minimal integration effort and rapid speed-to-market.  Plug N Play is a white label product and will be branded to meet Loto-Québec’s needs.

Claire Osborne, Vice President of Interactive for Inspired, added, “Loto-Québec’s online gaming site is high-performance, entertaining and enjoyable.  Given its extremely user-friendly interface, we believe our easy and seamless Plug N Play solution will fit in perfectly.”

Loto-Québec conducts and manages gambling in Quebec, including lottery, sports betting, casino, poker and bingo, through multiple channels of distribution. lotoquebec.com is Loto-Québec’s secure, regulated online and mobile channel, with a growing selection of lottery games, sports betting, casino, XP, poker and bingo entertainment.

“The addition of Inspired’s popular casino titles and a library of fresh on demand and scheduled Virtual Sports games boosts our portfolio and allows us to reach a wider audience,” said Julie Benoît, e-commerce General manager for Société des casinos du Québec (SCQ). “We’re excited to see continued growth as a result of this partnership.”

 

Source: Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

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