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ORYX Gaming live with Lottoland

George Miller

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ORYX Gaming live with Lottoland
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ORYX Gaming, a Bragg Gaming Group company, has gone live with Lottoland, and is now supplying its full portfolio of quality casino games to the internationally renowned operator.

The partnership gives Lottoland seamless access to a library of 8,000+ games from 80+ premium suppliers, as well as exciting new releases from ORYX Gaming’s content roadmap.

Available via ORYX Hub, popular slots from the supplier’s proprietary catalogue is included as part of the agreement, together with premium games from partnered, top tier studios. ORYX Hub and its content is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and certified and approved in 14 major jurisdictions.

Lottoland is the world’s largest online lotto betting operator and in addition to lottery, scratchcard and Instant Win products, offers a wide casino product portfolio to its customers.

Matevz Mazij, Managing Director of ORYX Gaming, said: “Lottoland is a brand which needs no introduction and will be a key partner as we look to expand our business into new markets. Our diverse portfolio of lottery and casino content will make a valuable addition to its online offering and we are looking forward to a partnership with longstanding success.”

Nigel Birrell, CEO at Lottoland: “ORYX Gaming’s library provides a wide range of titles that have something to offer in the market that we operate in. We have been impressed with the quality of content available through ORYX Hub, with games that will help us to deliver a first-rate gaming experience for all our customers.

“ORYX offers not only an impressive content library but also vast expertise and advanced marketing tools such as promotions, leaderboards, tournaments and jackpots.”

ORYX Hub provides operators with simple and quick access to a large portfolio of certified and compliant casino content, as well as its lottery and sportsbook product, with one contract and one integration.

Compliance Updates

Greece Prohibits Advertisement on Online Slots

Niji Narayan

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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

Niji Narayan

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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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