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Mobile Dashboard – July 2018

first_img Tags: Mobile Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the July 2018 Mobile Dashboard.The Mobile Dashboard is your monthly overview of the mobile sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of mobile from 2003 with projections up to 2023.As the charts show, mobile gross win has not only grown aggressively since 2003, but its percentage of overall igaming win has also risen rapidly, particularly over the past five years.H2 predicts mobile will account for more than 50% of igaming gross win by 2022, although many operators are already reporting that more than 50% of their revenues come from the mobile channel, particularly when it comes to sports betting. As the doughnut graph shows, 69% of mobile revenues come from betting.Interestingly, while by region Europe takes the bulk of global mobile revenues, Asia/Middle East has a higher percentage of its region’s gross win coming from mobile. This is likely to be due to the fact that in some countries, particularly those in Asia, fixed line broadband was slow to develop and many users skipped desktop altogether and adopted mobile as their first internet device.H2 Gambling Capital is the gambling industry’s leading consulting, market intelligence and data team. The company has a track record of nearly 15 years focused on the global gambling industry, its projections have been influential in shaping legislators’  and investors’ views of the gambling sector across the globe. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Mobile Dashboard – July 2018 10th July 2018 | By Joanne Christie Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM US North Africa & Middle East H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the July 2018 Mobile Dashboard Email Addresslast_img read more


The Great Gambini’s Night Magic By Greentube

first_img25th March 2019 | By Aaron Noy Casino & games Email Address Topics: Casino & games Slots Magic is truly the name of the game in The Great Gambini’s Night Magic, the new spell-binding slot addition to the Greentube portfolio that is now available to B2B partners. Magic is truly the name of the game in The Great Gambini’s Night Magic, the new spell-binding slot addition to the Greentube portfolio that is now available to B2B partners.Gasp in wonder at this beautifully animated 20-line, 5-reel slot that never fails to pull another awesome feature out of the hat. Go on a magical journey to a slot wonderland in The Great Gambini’s Night Magic.Discover more about this game here!center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Great Gambini’s Night Magic By Greentube The Great Gambini’s Night Magic Slot Promo from Greentube GmbH on Vimeo. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more


Funky Spin by Realistic Games

first_img Topics: Casino & games Slots Funky Spin by Realistic Games Email Address It’s not always easy finding a fresh and funky idea for a new slot game, especially with the ever-increasing number of games available.Although, sometimes the ideas are right in front of you the whole time…Introducing Realistic Games new slot: Funky Spin. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games 11th July 2019 | By Aaron Noy It’s not always easy finding a fresh and funky idea for a new slot game, especially with the ever-increasing number of games available.Although, sometimes the ideas are right in front of you the whole time…Introducing Realistic Games new slot: Funky Spin. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more


Kenyan president calls for gambling ban

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Regions: Africa East Africa Kenya Tags: Online Gambling Payments Legal & compliance Kenyan president calls for gambling ban Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon the country’s lawmakers to pass a total ban on gambling in the country, also warning that he expected bookmakers to pay in full any taxes considered to be owed to the authorities. Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon the country’s lawmakers to pass a total ban on gambling in the country, also warning that he expected bookmakers to pay in full any taxes considered to be owed to the authorities.Speaking at the 60th anniversary of the Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Church in Karen, Nairobi, Kenyatta urged lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment to ban gambling in the country.“We have this thing called gambling and it’s so bad, I alone can’t finish it – go change the constitution,” Kenyatta said, according to local media reports.Kenyatta also encouraged MPs to “introduce and ensure that tougher laws are passed in Parliament”.The Kenyan authorities have been embroiled in a long dispute with operators, with much of the disagreement coming over enforcement of a 20% tax on gambling winnings. The Kenyan regulator claims that this tax is levied on both the payout and the player’s original stake, while operators have argued that the tax is only on the payout. The Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB) claimed it is owed a total of KES60.56bn (£483.7m/$586.4m/€528.1m) in unpaid taxes by 27 companies.Kenyatta invoked the Bible to argue that operators must pay the full amount the authorities claim is owed and again calling for legislators to support him.“So long as they are operating within Kenya, and are guided by the laws of the land, they should give Caesar what belongs to Caesar. [MPs] should help me do it.”Earlier this month, Kenya’s largest gambling operator, SportPesa, called the authorities’ interpretation of the regulations, “the result of a deliberate politicisation of tax figures, supporting the Kenyan government’s own political agenda.”As a result of the tax dispute, SportPesa has had its application to renew its operating licence rejected. Following a call from the Kenyan authorities, mobile payment provider M-Pesa has also stopped processing transactions to gambling operators, preventing customers from making deposits.This has led to SportPesa cancelling all of its sports sponsorships in Kenya including that of the Kenyan Premier League. However, in his speech, Kenyatta was critical of these sponsorship deals, claiming that only a few people benefit.“There is no reason for a few individuals to benefit from gaming companies who are claiming to sponsor athletes and sportsmen,” Kenyatta said. “Why should it go to the pockets of five people?”SportPesa has taken legal action against the Kenyan government, claiming it received a High Court order that made the government’s decision to block payment services illegal. A decision is expected on 19 September. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th August 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more


Loto-Québec sees revenue climb despite lottery decline

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling Regions: Canada Quebec Loto-Québec sees revenue climb despite lottery decline Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 1.53% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of 2019, despite seeing a decline within its draw-based games business. Canadian provincial lottery operator Loto-Québec has reported a 1.53% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first half of 2019, despite seeing a decline within its draw-based games business.Total revenue for the 183 days to 30 September 2019 amounted to CAD$1.42bn (£847.8m/€980.2m/US$1.09bn), up from $1.39bn in the same period last year. Loto-Québec noted that the first half of last year was slightly shorter, based on the 177 days to 24 September 2018.Casinos were the most popular form of gaming in the Canadian province in the first half of the year, with revenue coming in at $512.5m, up 5.3% from $486.7m last year.Revenue from gaming– primarily video lottery terminals – was also up 3.0% year-on-year to $465.9m, boosted by ongoing growth with bingo and kinzo products, but lottery revenue slipped 3.7% from $467.0m to $449.8m.Loto-Québec said that the decline in lottery was expected as sales of the Lotto Max were particularly high last year due to higher jackpot prizes. However, online lottery games revenue climbed from $14.4m in 2018 to $15.5m in the opening six months of this year.Read the full story on iGB North America.Image: Makaristos 28th October 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more


Californian tribes make sports betting regulatory pitch

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games A coalition of 18 California-based Native American tribes have put forward a proposal that could pave the way for the launch of legal wagering in the state. A coalition of 18 California-based Native American tribes have put forward a proposal that could pave the way for the launch of legal wagering in the state.The proposal, the California Sports Wagering Regulation and Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act, takes the form of a ballot measure, which if adopted would be put to voters at the November 2020 elections. It aims to amend the state constitution to legalize sports betting at limited locations, including Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks, and set a 10% gross revenue tax on licensees. “Californians should have the choice to participate in sports wagering at highly regulated, safe, and experienced gaming locations,” said Tribal Chairman Mark Macarro of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. “We are very proud to see tribes from across California come together for this effort, which represents an incremental but important step toward giving Californians the freedom to participate in this new activity in a responsible manner.” Only in-person wagering would be permitted under the Act, and limited to those aged 21 and above. Minors are further protected by advertising controls, such as a prohibition on advertising that may appeal to underage individuals, while betting on high school sports and events featuring California-based college teams will be prohibited. Read the full story on iGB North America. Californian tribes make sports betting regulatory pitch Tags: Race Track and Racino Email Address 14th November 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US California Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Tribal gaming Horse racinglast_img read more


Gaming Innovation Group approved for Pennsylvania launch

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance Regions: US Pennsylvania AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has further expanded its presence in the US after it was granted approval by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to begin offering its affiliate services in the state.The gaming solutions provider will launch its World Sports Network (WSN.com) and CasinoTopOnline.com US-facing platforms in Pennsylvania.GiG is already active in New Jersey, Indiana and West Virginia. In January 2019, GiG was granted an affiliate vendor registration in New Jersey, followed by a certificate of registration for sports betting in Indiana in December.In addition, GiG’s WSN.com is operational in West Virginia, where there are no licensing requirements for sports betting affiliates.Read the full story on iGB North America. 19th February 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has further expanded its presence in the US after it was granted approval by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to begin offering its affiliate services in the state. Tags: Online Gambling Gaming Innovation Group approved for Pennsylvania launch Email Addresslast_img read more


Reach plc Relaunches Mirror Bingo with Jumpman Gaming

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Reach plc Relaunches Mirror Bingo with Jumpman Gaming The UK’s largest print and digital publisher, Reach plc, has relaunched its Mirror Bingo brand as part of a new partnership with Jumpman Gaming.First launched in 2008, Mirror Bingo has migrated to Jumpman’s platform for the relaunch, having previously been partnered with industry suppliers Playtech and Cashcade.Mirror Bingo customers will gain access to a variety of bingo, slot and casino games, with a focus on low-stakes play and opportunities to win big jackpots. The platform will also incorporate elements of gamification such as loot boxes, and trophies that customers can collect in exchange for free spins. This is the third in a series of relaunches to come from Reach, with Star Wins and Express Wins recently returning to market after closing in 2018.“Jumpman are a young, agile and very successful business in the gaming market, and their approach to player experience, enjoyment and loyalty really impressed us,” Reach head of betting and gaming Mark O’Donnell commented. “We’re delighted to launch Mirror Bingo with them, and also bring back old favourites Star Wins and Express Wins.”“Just like the media brands, each has a distinct style and audience which means we can welcome players of ages and interests”.With a monthly audience of over 40m in print and online, Reach aims to capitalise on its position in the media, using its newspapers and websites to generate awareness of the relaunched brands. These efforts will be bolstered by social media and search marketing, as well as a gaming affiliate programme.David Morris, network manager at Jumpman Gaming, added “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Reach, one of Britain’s biggest, most successful newspaper groups. Just like us, they are dynamic and seize new opportunities in a constantly moving environment and have the customer at the heart of everything they do.” 4th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Casino & games Bingo Social gaming Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Reach plc relaunches several gaming brands including Mirror Bingo, Express Wins and Star Wins, through a new supply partnership with Jumpman Gaming. Bingo Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more


AC Milan announces Yabo Sports as official Asia partner

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting AC Milan announces Yabo Sports as official Asia partner Regions: Asia Europe Southern Europe Italy Email Address AC Milan will look to enhance its presence across Asia through a new partnership with online casino and sportsbook operator Yabo Sports, in a deal beginning from the the 2020/21 season.The three-year deal sees Yabo become the club’s official regional partner across Asia, in a region the club says is its “second home”, where it has the second largest following of any team in China.The partnership will kick off with Yabo being involved in the club’s digital summer tour, which will see it create a ‘virtual fan village’ to offer exclusive experiences aimed at engaging its Chinese fans. “We are delighted to partner with Yabo Sports, who will undoubtedly help us to grow our brand and connect with our millions of Rossoneri fans across the Asian region,” the club’s chief revenue officer Casper Stylsvig said. “Delivering high performance, localised partnerships that focus on shared business objectives is a fundamental aspect of our partnership strategy”Yabo Sports’ chief marketing officer, David Lee, added: “We are very excited to join hands with AC Milan, a club with the second largest fan base in China.“For the next three years, we very much look forward to work closely with AC Milan to deliver incredibly creative sports entertainment experiences for our fans in Asia and beyond”.With a rban on gambling sponsorships for clubs in Italy imposed last yera, the move comes as evidence of a shift in focus by clubs to improving fan engagement across the globe.This has already seen SS Lazio sign up HQ Bet as its Chinese betting partner; JBO become Bologna FC’s Asian betting partner and 10Bet as Serie A champions Juventus’ ‘international partner’.Regulators across Europe are beginning to take a more restrictive approach to the involvement of gambling companies in sport, and teams across the region have begun reconsidering their approach to sponsorship. AC Milan will look to enhance its presence across Asia through a new partnership with online casino and sportsbook operator Yabo Sports, in a deal beginning from the the 2020/21 season. 8th September 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gamblinglast_img read more


Finnish consumer authority: Veikkaus revenue should be directed to treasury

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Lottery Casino regulation Regulation Problem gambling Responsible gambling Regulation “This is also in line with the state’s corporate governance principles. The solution would be in line with the alcohol policy, as STM is also responsible for [state-owned alcohol retailer] Alko Oy’s corporate governance.”   “STM is already responsible for monitoring, researching, evaluating and developing prevention and treatment of gambling disorders,” the KKV said. “Thus, it would be best placed to steer the company in a direction where gambling causes less harm to individuals and society.  In 2019, the KKV argued that there should be a central regulatory body for the country’s gambling sector as it said the current framework was not fit for purpose. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In addition, the KKV said Veikkaus’ governance should come under the power of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (STM) rather than the Prime Minister’s Office. It said that one way to facilitate this improvement would be by making Veikkaus revenue go into the treasury instead of directly towards certain funding areas. However, the KKV said this created a situation where any efforts to reduce gambling harm risked leading to underfunding for these areas. Finnish consumer authority: Veikkaus revenue should be directed to treasury 17th February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle The KKV has issued a series of reports on Veikkaus in the past. In September of last year, it determined that the monopoly broke Finland’s Procurement Act by making substantial changes to its supply contract with International Game Technology (IGT).center_img Currently, just over half of Veikkaus revenue goes to the Ministry of Education and Culture for sports, science and arts funding, while 43% goes to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health for improving health and social welfare. A further 4% is used to fund horse racing through the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The KKV’s overall assessment was that the reform of Finnish gambling was “on the right track”. However, it said, there is still room for improvement and that Veikkaus should have prevented and reduced gambling-related harm “in a more targeted way than has happened”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter In addition, the KKV said further reform of the Finnish monopoly system should be undertaken in a data-driven manner, and that Veikkaus’ own data should be made available to the research community. The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (KKV) has determined that Veikkaus’ revenue should go towards the treasury rather than specific beneficiaries, in its final report on the operator’s gambling monopoly. Email Address “If active efforts are made to reduce gambling disadvantages, Veikkaus beneficiaries will not be able to anticipate their funding, as reducing gambling disadvantages is likely to have an impact on the amount of Veikkaus revenues distributed to beneficiaries,” KKV research professor Mika Maliranta said. “On the other hand, if the gambling monopoly does not actively seek to reduce harm, the monopoly system does not meet the purpose or justification of the law.  “This contradiction has hampered the social debate about Veikkaus’ responsibility”. The KKV added that the change would bring “predictability and stability” to the funding of Veikkaus’ current beneficiaries. Tags: Veikkaus KKVlast_img read more