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Vegas Kings Develops 2 Exclusive Branded Slots in partnership with FASHION TV GAMING GROUP and BETCONSTRUCT

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FashionTV Gaming Group, the global exclusive iGaming licensor of FashionTV, the world’s foremost fashion and luxury lifestyle TV channel, with over 2 billion viewers from around the world, in partnership with the gaming giant and award winning BetConstruct, closed the triangle this month by seeking out and partnering with the international iGaming Design and Development experts Vegas Kings, to launch a unique line of innovative, branded slots.

The cooperation sees FashionTV’s unique aesthetic transformed into two thrilling branded games that penetrate the competitive slot market in a unique and glamorous way. Bridging the gap between the high fashion and lifestyle world and online gaming, the games use FashionTV
in-house themes in a fun and exciting manner.

Hitting the catwalk first is ‘Fashion Secrets’, where players enter the glamorous catwalk arena accompanied by gorgeous models on a journey into the FASHION TV GAMING WORLD.

They then embark on a luxury trip in ‘World of Diamonds’, visiting diamond-studded, iconic landmarks, collecting rewards along the way.

“We are so happy and excited about the launch of these games. Working with a huge global brand such as Fashion TV Gaming Group is both an honor and a privilege. We can’t wait to see the reception of these 2 unique and inspiring games that are now a part of the FASHION TV GAMING WORLD”, said Stuart Allen, Managing Director at Vegas Kings.

FashionTV Gaming Group COO, Shai Kaplun, added:
“We are proud to see more instant bestsellers join the ever-growing FASHION TV GAMING WORLD and get exposed to billions worldwide, creating new growth engines for online gaming leaders.

We’d like to thank the teams at BetConstruct and Vegas Kings for continuing to execute on a high level for the FashionTV brand identity and vision.”

Betconstruct COO, Harutyun Hambardzumyan mentioned:
“This is a very fruitful collaboration. FashionTV Gaming Group never fails to inspire us, both concept- and design-wise. And this time our partner Vegas Kings took part in this joint venture too. As a result, the games developer brought out two stylish slot games to contribute to the megabrand’s luxurious collection and deliver an outstanding gaming experience to worldwide players and lovers of FashionTV Gaming Group.”

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EGBA Demands pan-European Consumer Rights for iGaming

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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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