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Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla celebrates opening

George Miller

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At the end of June, the NOVOMATIC Group celebrated the opening of its second casino operation in the autonomous community of Andalusia in Spain: Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla. After a year of meticulous renovation and refurbishment, the new casino complex welcomes guests to a splendid gaming, dining and entertainment offer that sets new standards in and around Seville.

After about one year of renovation and refurbishment, the new Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla officially opened its doors with a big event for more than 300 invitees and VIP guests. Delegates such as Manuel Vázquez Martín, General Director of Taxes, Finance and Gaming of the Spanish Government in Andalusia, as well as Jose Luis Sanz, the Major of Tomares, and representatives of the local municipality, executives and leading representatives of major business partners and tourist institutions, key players of the Spanish casino industry, specialist media and the local press were joined by top executives of NOVOMATIC Spain and ADMIRAL Casinos Spain.

The event was hosted by the management team of ADMIRAL Casinos Spain and NOVOMATIC Spain who were proud to introduce the ADMIRAL brand to the region of Seville. Keynote speakers Manfred Schartner, Managing Director ADMIRAL Casinos Spain, and Francisco Vidal, COO ADMIRAL Casinos Spain welcomed guests to an evening programme of culinary delights, entertainment and surprises. The agenda included a magic show performance, live music, as well as a full presentation of the complete offer of the venue – but first and foremost: drinks, dinner and a party to celebrate the arrival of the Casino ADMIRAL in Seville.

The newest member of the Spanish ADMIRAL casino estate is located in Tomares, a small town at the summit of Aljarafe hills, outside Seville. First opened in 2006 under the original name Gran Casino Aljarafe as the first and only casino in Seville, it was acquired by the NOVOMATIC Group in 2016. Detailed planning and the complete renovation and refurbishment of the majority of the premises created a venue that now complies with the high NOVOMATIC quality standards. It took more than a year and an investment of some EUR 6 million to complete the new Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla – with 7,000 sqm of space for gaming floors, Poker areas, restaurants and show venues to cater for a complete entertainment offer. Also, the casino has created additional jobs in the region.

Most of the facilities of the former Grand Casino Aljarafe have been rearranged and the entire utilization modified to create a guest experience in the true ADMIRAL casino and entertainment style. The refurbishment also created new space with two terraces and an extended gaming area. 1,000 sqm of floor space comprises ultra-modern live tables, slots and sport betting terminals, as well as a dedicated Poker Room for weekly poker tournaments as well as hosting the national and regional Poker series. The casino offers the largest variety of live games in the entire province of Seville: Poker cash tables (Omaha & Texas Hold’em), American Roulette, Black Jack and Caribbean Poker, as well as two modern electronic Roulettes. Moreover, Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla has more than 100 state-of-the-art slot machines with leading games and the latest in terms of technology.

The Admiral Arena Sports Bar has been added to the casino offer providing sports betting with all the amenities that real sports lovers deserve: a great social atmosphere and large video walls to enjoy the most exciting football matches, rugby, super bowl or any other sports event, together with friends and fellow sports fans. Special culinary delights are offered by the Kaori restaurant with its new Sushi Bar and Teppanyaki grill or at the Miami Lounge Bar that puts on a tasty menu based on Spanish and Andalusian specialities in a beautiful outdoor area with a wood-burning oven and a lavish BBQ grill.

The full-service offer at Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla is complemented by the 500 sqm event and convention venue Sala Tarsis. Its features, location and infrastructure recommend it as the perfect place to organize social events, seminars or business meetings. The experienced team at the Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla is on hand to organize any kind of private or public event.

The result of the transformation of the Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla is a new and modern integral space for leisure and entertainment near the largest city of Andalusia that combines leading technology, excellence in service and premium entertainment in true ADMIRAL style. In short, the Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla welcomes guests to a variety of things to enjoy: top gastronomy, regular events & shows, premium gaming and betting technology, poker tournaments, live sports events & much more.

Manfred Schartner, Managing Director ADMIRAL Casinos Spain, said: “This fantastic re-inauguration of the Casino ADMIRAL Sevilla, following the complete refurbishment, is another important step in growing our operational business in Andalusia and Spain. The positive feedback we receive daily from our customers and partners is a big motivation for us to continue our successful strategy.”

 

About NOVOMATIC:
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 30,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to more than 70 countries. The Group operates around 255,000 gaming terminals and video lottery terminals (VLTs) in its some 2,100 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.

Through its numerous international subsidiaries, the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified Omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.

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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NSoft Days – trend presentations for stakeholders

Zoltan Tundik

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NSoft is organizing a two-day immersion with future thinkers and do-ers. The NSoft days will be held on August 23-24, 2019 in order to present the how and why NSoft sets future trends.

Topics like how to implement AI into products, Machine Learning as well as the insight into the future of app building are to be presented to more than 60 business partners and are to provide an excellent networking opportunity. NSoft’s guests will be able to participate in a series of workshops and presentations, where NSoft’s team will be showcasing the most relevant global trends and the future of NSoft including Vision and Chameleon.

Additionally, NSoft’s guests will be able to participate at a must-see event Red Bull Cliff Diving. NSoft has decided to blend NSoft days with this world-know Mostar edition of this Red Bull event by sponsoring it and will host its guests at the VIP zone of the event.

In order to obtain in-depth information about the latest NSoft’s innovations and products, feel free to book a meeting with our representatives at sales@nsoft.com

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Approval of Foundation Level Gambling Industry Tester Specialist Syllabus by ISTQB®

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International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) is a software testing certification organisation that operates internationally, founded in Edinburgh in November 2002. The company has approved the release of 2019 version of the ISTQB® Gambling Industry Tester Specialist (GT) Syllabus.

The GT Syllabus gives essential understanding and knowledge to anyone involved in testing in the gambling industry and also reflects the current best practices and procedures for testing in the gambling industry.

The ISTQB® provides the new GT Syllabus as follows:

 

  1. To the ISTQB® Member Boards, to translate into their local language and to accredit training providers. Member boards may adapt the syllabus to their particular language needs and modify the references to adapt to their local glossary terms.
  2. To the certification bodies, to derive examination questions in their local language adapted to the learning objectives for this syllabus
  3. To the training providers, to produce courseware and determine appropriate teaching methods
  4. To the certification candidates, to prepare for the certification exam (either as part of a training course or independently)
  5. To the international software and systems engineering community, to advance the profession of software testing, and as a basis for books and articles.

 

ISTQB® President, Olivier Denoo, stated – “the focus of ISTQB® is towards addressing its customers main needs. The Gambling Industry Tester certification, will address a growing market of Gaming of all kinds, including Gambling games, which has a great potential for those developing and testing those games. We have shown with this certification we are not looking only for huge markets, but also on unique trends and customers who needs certifications in today’s growing IT market”.

Alon Linetzki, ISTQB® Marketing working group chair added: “as ISTQB® is trying to address evolving and new areas of testing and target Software Testers, came out this unique syllabus. It addresses the needs of a growing industry – Gaming and Gambling Testing – which this is the first syllabus in that domain”.

 

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iovation Research: Fraudsters Increasingly Leveraging Mobile Devices for Schemes

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TransUnion company explores top continents and countries for risky mobile transactions, and types of behavior businesses to need to look for to catch mobile fraud

iovation, a TransUnion company, today released its recent research that about half of all risky online transactions appear to be coming from a mobile device. Specifically, in the first half of 2019 iovation saw 49% of all risky transactions come from mobile devices, up from 30% in 2018, 33% in 2017 and 25% in 2016.

“Fraudsters are like chameleons. They are always adapting their tactics to make it look like they’re legitimate customers,” said iovation’s Senior Director of Customer Success, Melissa Gaddis. “With well over half of all transactions now coming from mobile devices, our analysts increasingly see fraudsters either using mobile devices or making it look like their transactions are coming from mobile when in fact they are using a traditional desktop.”

Among its research, iovation found:

  • The top continents for mobile fraud: So far in 2019 it is North America with 59% of all risky transactions coming from mobile devices. In 2018, it was Asia at 53%. In 2017, it was North America with 55%. In 2016, it was North America again with 36%.

  • The top countries for mobile fraud: Gabon leads so far in 2019 with 85% of all risky transactions coming from mobile devices. It 2018, it was Japan with 79%. Papua New Guinea led in 2017 with 86%. In 2016, it was Bangladesh with 59%.

  • The top industries for mobile fraud: So far in 2019 it is telecommunications with 75% of all risky transactions coming from mobile devices. In 2018, it was gambling with 60%. Communities (for example social networks or online dating sites) led in 2017 at 59%. In 2016, it was healthcare with 58%.

To find fraudulent transactions from mobile devices, iovation suggests businesses closely analyze specific indicators including:

  • Mobile emulators: Fraudsters like to hide information by using emulators to make it look like their desktop device is a mobile device.

  • Orientation: Is a device staying in the same position or is it face down? These could be tell-tale signs of a bot or a fraudster emulating a mobile device.

  • SIM card country: Since fraudsters often try to mask their location, the SIM card country provides yet another method for identifying the true location of the end-user. Fraud analysts may find fraudsters that target their businesses tend to have devices from particular countries.

  • SIM card carrier name: Certain mobile carriers can have a higher percentage of fraudulent activity originating from them.

  • Currency: The type of currency tied to a device provides additional context to the region associated with the device. This can be another way to determine if the device is coming from a risky location.

  • Language: Much like countries, carriers and currency, the language used on a device provides additional context on the transaction which can help crack a fraud case when a fraudster is attempting to mask other aspects of their device.

  • Mobile OS version: Certain mobile operating system versions may correlate with fraud or abuse.

 

Mobile Transaction Jump

iovation found 61% of all online transactions came from mobile devices so far this year, up from 56% in 2018, 51% in 2017 and 45% in 2016. Europe and North America are consistently among the top continents for mobile transactions with 67% and 60% respectively so far this year. The top industry for mobile transactions so far in 2019 is communities with 73%.

For more insights into iovation’s findings along with new iovation features to catch mobile fraud, go to this blog post that includes an infographic.

Methodology

iovation came to its findings by analyzing the 30 billion online transactions it evaluated for fraud from January 2016 to June 30, 2019. To find the risky mobile transactions, it calculated the percent of risky transactions from mobile devices compared to overall risky transactions. For overall mobile transactions, it calculated the percent of mobile transactions compared to all online transactions. iovation defines risky transactions as those that typically result in fraud.

 

About iovation:

iovation, a TransUnion company, was founded with a simple guiding mission: to make the Internet a safer place for people to conduct business. Since 2004, the company has been delivering against that goal, helping brands protect and engage their customers, and keeping them secure in the complex digital world. Armed with the world’s largest and most precise database of reputation insights and cryptographically secure multifactor authentication methods, iovation safeguards tens of millions of digital transactions each day.

 

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