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ITL demo age verification and Spectral technology at ACOS 2019

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Innovative Technology will use the Autumn Coin-Op Show (ACOS) 2019 to showcase their ICU age verification device and demonstrate their outstanding Spectral technology to the industry.

Andy Bullock, Senior Business Development Manager said, “We are looking forward to showing ACOS visitors our new automated age verification unit, ICU. Offering instant age verification it can help combat underage gambling and assist premises and Operators to comply with gambling restrictions and regulations.

Underage gambling is a real social issue.  A recent UK survey by the Gambling Commission found that a massive 89% of UK pubs failed to prevent children from accessing 18+ gaming machines. ICU boasts a high level of accuracy with a proven 96% success rate in detecting under 18’s and outperforms humans across all age ranges. It’s instant and does not require customer pre-registration or human intervention – providing a seamless service for the end user. We plan to show visitors some clever, unreleased features that will benefit gaming significantly, so make sure you come and see ICU in action on stand 1.”

Andy continued, “As the NV9 Spectral gains more traction in the UK market, our customers can expand its capabilities by adding on a compatible note float module (NV11 Spectral). We welcome ACOS visitors to the stand to demo how this fast and secure recycler reduces float levels, downtime and coin starvation.”

For high volume applications requiring multi-denomination recycling, Innovative have designed the Spectral Payout which offers the industry secure, mixed denomination recycling as well as large storage capabilities. This unit offers 80 note mixed denomination recycling and can store all denominations from a given currency at a fast speed and with a high level of security.

Andy added, “Security is always a key focus for our customers. The use of Spectral technology in the NV11 Spectral and Spectral Payout units offer exceptional protection against fraudulent and stained notes and full spectral imaging sensors validates the authenticity of notes.”

Concluding Andy said, “Ahead of the introduction of the new £20 polymer in 2020 will we be showing Operators how they can access remote currency updates with ReelPay & Live Collect. A mobile app which allows players to transfer funds to any enabled gaming machine quickly and safely, Reelpay offers convenient payment for players while Live Collect revolutionises collection routines and optimises machine utilisation for Operators, including the ability to push out remote currency updates across all machines.”

Innovative plan to demo their latest state-of-the-art innovations on stand 1 at London Olympia, on 1-2 October.

Read more about our full product range: https://innovative-technology.com/products/products-main

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Greece Prohibits Advertisement on Online Slots

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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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