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Wazdan Set to Showcase New Slot Titles at CasinoBeats Summit 2019

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Wazdan is excited to announce their place on stand D3 at Olympia London’s CasinoBeats Summit 2019, bringing attendees a sneak peek of upcoming titles.
Taking place between the 17th and 20th of September, alongside the Betting on Sports Week event, the CasinoBeats Summit brings together operators, suppliers, affiliates and media companies, payment providers, regulators and thought leaders across the industry to discuss the challenges facing the online casino sector.

In its second edition, the CasinoBeats Summit promises to deliver industry insights, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities, all set in the heart of the world’s largest regulated online gaming market.

Always excited for such events, the team at Wazdan have been busy finalising preparations, ready to showcase a range of upcoming slot titles, including Power of Gods™: The Pantheon, Relic Hunters and the Book of Faith™, Butterfly Lovers™, Neon City and the latest addition to their highly popular Magic Stars series, Magic Stars 9.

Beyond the new releases, attendees will also have an opportunity to take a closer look at some of Wazdan’s latest releases. Feature game of the year, Larry the Leprechaun, will be ready for play, as well as Dragons Lucky 8, Lucky Reels and Beauty Fruity™, to name just a few.

As if the promise of new games is not enough to warrant a visit, Wazdan has also sponsored the coffee bar, guaranteeing that attendees can make it through the fun-filled days of the Summit, fully caffeinated.

If you’re ready to play some first-class, Unique Wazdan Features infused slot games, get along to Stand D3, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a passionate chat about what Wazdan has in the works for future of online gaming.

Wazdan brings more than a decade of experience to the production of high-quality slots. With every passing year, they push the limits of technology and increase the standards of what a slot game can be.

Pioneering the sector, Wazdan delivers new games monthly, each injected with the Unique Wazdan Features that have won the hearts of players and operators alike. These Unique Wazdan Features include the world’s first Volatility Levels™, Double Screen Mode, Energy Saving Mode, Unique Gamble Feature, Ultra Fast Mode, Ultra Lite Mode, and Big Screen Mode, giving players the ability to tailor their gameplay according to their particular preference.

“We are extremely excited to be part of the CasinoBeats Summit and bring attendees a taste of some of the new titles soon to be released. The CasinoBeats Summit is a great opportunity for us to mingle with our peers, learn what is happening in the industry, and show off what we are contributing to the online gaming sector. Don’t miss the chance to pick up a coffee, and try your hand at the latest Wazdan games,” says Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

Keep up to date with the latest Wazdan news at: https://www.wazdan.com

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EGBA Demands pan-European Consumer Rights for iGaming

Niji Narayan

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The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has demanded for the introduction of a specific single set of consumer rights for Europe’s iGaming sector.

The European Commission (EC) will publish its new consumer strategy later this year. The EGBA wants the EC to incorporate its demand into the new strategy. It is now consulting stakeholders for developing a single pan-European set of consumer rights.

EGBA has sent a letter to EC with the following excerpts:

In its submission to the EC, it says: “The lack of regulatory consistency jeopardises online players’ safety, as it exposes them to the unregulated and unsafe websites of the black market, which profits to the detriment of the European economy.

“EGBA advocates sector-specific EU regulation for consumer and minor protection.

“There are simple rules that can be proposed, to ensure that online players, minors and players who are at risk are equally protected.

“For example, self-excluded players could benefit from a European self-exclusion register, that would prohibit access to any regulated website of the EU.

“To bridge the gap stemming from inconsistent rules on protecting minors from gambling marketing, EGBA has recently published a European code of conduct to establish minimum requirements on responsible advertising.

“Greater regulatory cooperation between member states can also facilitate the dialogue to achieve harmonisation.

“To this end EGBA regrets the dissolvement of the European expert group for online gambling, as national gambling regulators are deprived from the opportunity to meet and exchange in the framework of a common platform.”

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Jumpman Gaming Integrates Slingo Originals Content

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Gaming Realms plc has announced that its Slingo Originals content is live with Jumpman Gaming platform.

Jumpman Gaming is a UK-based B2B casino networks offering about 600 fun, casual and affordable slots and bespoke bingo games.

Slingo Originals content will now also be distributed via SG Digital’s Opening Gaming System platform to Jumpman’s white label partners.

Michael Buckley, Executive Chairman of Gaming Realms, said: “We’re delighted that through our partnership with Scientific Games we have been able to launch our Slingo Originals content with Jumpman, a key innovator in the iGaming industry operating an extensive network of partner sites.

“The partnership is testament to the popularity of the Slingo content range and we look forward tocontinuing to innovate, launching market-leading content to new audiences.”

Kris Kukula, MD of Jumpman Gaming, remarked: “We’re delighted to welcome the Slingo content to our network. Given its success, both in the UK and globally, we believe it will be a perfect fit to expand our customer and entertainment experience.”

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Australian Study: Loot Box Buyers More Susceptible To Problem

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Researchers in Experimental Gambling Research Laboratory (EGRL) at CQUniversity Australia has found that purchase of loot boxes make players more prone to real-life gambling problems. According to the study, players who purchase loot boxes are not only more likely to gamble in real life but more likely to wager for large amounts as well.

The study was funded by the NSW Government Responsible Gambling Fund. It had a sample size of 1,954 NSW residents who age ranged from 12 to 24. Among the respondents, 22.3% admitted to have gambling problems. The high percentage of people with gambling problems could be due to the fact that sample was chosen among people who engage with gambling and video games.

The study also found that 62% of the most popular video games have loot boxes of some form. In the study, a large majority of respondents (93.2%) had played at least one of these games in the last 12 months and 69.4% had opened a loot box from these games in the same period, However, only 32.9% of the respondents have actually bought the loot boxes.

Professor Matthew Rockloff, the lead author of the study, said: “[Loot boxes] are a growing concern because of the risk and reward elements associated with them that is similar to gambling and there are currently no age limits to play these games. For both young adults and adolescents, there was a strong association between current loot box use and gambling risk. Consequently, although median expenditure on loot boxes is modest, there is evidence that these products are associated with harmful gambling involvement.”

The study urges for preventative measures to prevent the exposure of adolescents to loot boxes.

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