Sun International Exclusive deal paves way for Bede Gaming South Africa

Gambling platform and Software Company, Bede Gaming have signed a landmark deal with South African-based leisure and entertainment giant, Sun International. The result will be Bede’s first entry into the South African gambling market.

Under the terms of the deal, Bede Gaming will become Sun International’s go-to internet gaming technology partner and will also license its flexible gambling platform to the group. The gambling company will provide sports betting exclusively to players in South Africa.

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Sun International – Inks a Deal with Bede Gaming

Sun International will influence Bede’s platform to support the company’s desires for its digital growth in the gambling market. Moreover, it will include its leading Sunbet brand and online sports betting website.

Bede Gaming, which is based in the UK maintain its status as the first optimal choice for operators that are looking to advance growth within the digital arena. A supplier sceptical and flexible platform helped Bede in demonstrating its ability to participate expeditiously. It also gave operators a substantial choice of suppliers.

Sun International CE Speaks

Sun International CE, Anthony Leeming, said, “To leverage in the digital environment we require a flexible platform that will allow us to deliver the world-class experience which our customers expect.  For this reason, it was an easy decision to partner with Bede Gaming, which has enjoyed significant success in other markets. The team has been a pleasure to work with and we are excited to continue working in partnership.”

Bede Gaming CEO Michael Brady said: “To enter the South African market with such a respected name as Sun International. It really underlines our commitment to growing Bede’s footprint in global regulated markets. We have been selected by Sun International because we offer a flexible platform. And also lightning fast integrations that have proven successful in multiple jurisdictions. Operators are demanding greater speed and flexibility, which is something we are able to deliver. We look forward to building a long and mutually beneficial relationship with Sun International. Furthermore will continue to build upon our market-leading offer.”-he added

Tatts Group Limited merge with Tabcorp Holdings Limited

$8.3 billion was proposed for the great merger deal of bookmaker, the Tatts Group Limited and Horse-race betting giant, Tabcorp Holdings Limited in Australia. The mega-deal could be finalized by December after the local rival CrownBet dropped its long-running competitor for the deal.

The union was announced in October 2016 and is said that it will create a new entity and offer a wide range of sports betting, keno, lotto, and gaming services. There have been a lot of disapproval before the deal was confirmed. The disapproval was from CrownBet and Racing Victoria Limited, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Racing.com. However, the deal supposedly received its final approval from the Australian Competition Tribunal and is going to be put to a vote before the Tatts Group Limited shareholders in December.

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Tatts Group Limited – CrownBet against the Deal

CrownBet feared being taken out of the local horseracing market. The bookmaker also threatened to take its competition of the planned merger to federal court for a judicial review. However, it later decided that a merger might be the best.  The deal means that there is an agreement that will see it gaining access. This is to the live horseracing streams broadcast by Tabcorp Holdings Limited Sky Racing television channel.

CrownBet is not against the merger of Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Tatts Group Limited. The bookmaker will also not interfere with any implementation of the merger.

The live stream deal is anticipated to give CrownBet access. Acess to pedigree and harness horseracing action, more than any Australian corporate bookmaker. Although, it does not cover the New South Wales state of Australia.

Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Tatts Group Limited plan to complete their merger on the 22nd of December, subject to shareholders approval and a favorable reaction from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Macau Regulators Play Cards for Renewal of Casino License

Macau casino operators will have to start reapplying for their gaming licenses in the next couple of years. However, they shouldn’t expect any hints of what the conditions for those renewals are going to be. The news comes from Lionel Leong Vai Tac, Macau Secretary for Economy and Finance. He goes on to say that the competitive nature of the gambling industry means the territory will have to keep its cards close.

On Thursday Leong addressed the upcoming expiration of franchises granted to the six existing casino operators in the Chinese gambling territory. The casino licenses will end on different dates between 2020 and 2022. Leong went on to say that the increased competition through Asia means that casino regulators in the gaming market will need to be careful when they reveal their information when it is not necessary.

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Regional Competition Prompts Discretion

The main concern seems to be the possible reaction from other authorities in the region. Should Macau decide to change their policy, regulators around the jurisdiction will have time to adjust their policies as well. This is also used to increase competitive burden in China.

Current license receptacles might also want information about the standards and franchises. Executive director at SJM Holdings Angela Leong on Kei urged Macau officials to broadcast their objectives so that the process could move smoothly for the interested parties.

Macau Regulators Laws

Under the gaming laws of Macau, the government has the capability to renew the franchise for five years.

Macau Casino 2.0 Regulation

There is a lot of excitement for the gaming revenues increasing in Macau and Asia. Top news in Macau include the impending licensing renewals. Moreover with the government and gambling sites making preparations for the application. For some casino operators, this means more money is coming in the territory.  A month ago, Las Vegas Sands made an announcement about their plans to spend about $1.1 billion with renovations and rebranding the Sands Cotai Central.

Tasmania wants to ban lottery betting

The Tasmanian Government will have a new law passed that will help ban lottery betting in Tasmania. The Australian territory has now joined Western Australia and New South Wales and all want to make sure that lottery betting in the states is banned. South Australia is by far the first Australian state to have taken a step into making sure that the lottery gets banned.

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Lottery Betting

Lottery betting is a casino game that appeals to many players. Games along with the likes of bingo and scratch cards have lottery-like qualities. It requires players to match numbers on their lotto tickets to those that are drawn by the lottery machine. With the lottery game, players select numbers, between 1 and 45.  Players can also choose lines that they want to play. It is an easy and fun game to play.

The Tasmanian Government

The Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Roger Jaesnch said, “It could prove difficult to control on a state level, but South Australia has done it. We will start technical and legal work straight away. There is a difference between buying a ticket in the lottery and online gambling where consumer protections do not apply. This form of the product is not welcome here.”

The disapproval for lottery betting in Tasmania is also seen as a loss for small businesses. It is also believed that it may be an attack on the shop revenues.

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The Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association’s Tasmanian General Manager, Ben Kearney, said: “We can certainly find solutions and I applaud the Government’s decisive actions.”

Nigel Birrell, Lottoland CEO, exposed that there is no indication that supports the claim that the lotto has a major impact on sales in Australia and Europe. An example will be the Australian Lottoland which is known to account for less than 1% of Tatts’ general revenue.

Overall, it looks as if the Australian government want to ban gambling. Moreover, lottery gambling seems like it will be banned within the country within the near future.

IGT attains Responsible Gaming Certificate

International Gaming Technology (IGT) has become the first game software developer and supplier to achieve responsible gaming certification. The gaming software is based in the UK and really made a mark in the gaming industry. IGT attained the certificate for its lotto games along with its brick and mortar casino sections.  They received the certificate from the Global Gambling Guidance Group known as G4.

Responsible gaming and problem gambling experts want to lessen the effect of problem gambling. The group G4 manages to fight off the effect of problem gambling by promoting accreditation programs. The certification strengthens its commitments as a responsible dealer and lightens success of responsible gaming technology results. The company provides their services to gaming operators all over the world.

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IGT  – Who Are They?

IGT is one of the leading gaming software providers across the globe. It provides quality games to casinos online and also land-based casinos. Players can also access their favorite IGT games on their mobile devices.  Games featured include; slots, baccarat, roulette, poker, blackjack and more.

“IGT has successfully proven its commitment to responsible gaming by integrating effective features in its products. It assists operators with minimizing harm and preventing problem gambling,” said- Pieter Remmers, G4 Board of Directors Member.

IGT CEO Renato Ascoli, said- “IGT partners with gaming operators around the world to provide innovative technology and services. And it’s our responsibility to create solutions that help our customers protect their players.” Ascoli added, “ It prides itself as an industry pioneer. And the G4 certification allows us to transparently demonstrate our leadership on this important topic.”

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The gaming company autonomously assessed by the Global Gambling Guidance Group for it to obtain the certification. This is also a great way to create awareness about problem gambling. Try their casinos and enjoy gaming and more at casinos.

Irish National Lottery success on record sales for 2016

The Irish National Lottery has reportedly made an excellent turnover of 12% for the year 2016. They have made sales that total €750m, reported by Irish Times.

Premier Lotteries Ireland, national lottery operators, credited the success of Irish National Lottery turnover. The success means an increase of investments and better use of sales openings. The quantity of outlets and merchants in the Premier Lotteries network went up from 4,002 to 5,290 in the past year.

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The lottery is almost like a bingo game. Players select numbers that will be drawn from the machine. The only way to win is when the numbers that are drawn are the same as the players.

The CEO of Premier Lotteries, Dermot Griffin said: “Several important initiatives were activated during the year, including the continued refresh of our game portfolio, major investment in our online and retail channels and the launch of the new National Lottery App”.

Irish National Lottery

Premier Lotteries Ireland was given a 20-year license to run the National Lottery. They were given the license in November 2014 by the Irish Government. Their biggest jackpot to date was €13,793,435 and was recently won on the 23rd of January 2016.  This jackpot helped to raise the national lotteries profile and the turnover.

The modernization of the game is the reason for the growth by using various internet platforms on smartphones as well as tablets. The reputation of the games and their convenience meant that 2.1million Irish residents frequently took part in the lottery game.

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Some of the money was donated to Charities and some of the great causes. And more than €422m was awarded in forms of prizes. Irish National Lotteries will celebrate its 30th birthday soon; players should watch out for special prizes and events that will be taking place!

Macau Government Releases New Smoking Lounge Rules for VIP gamers

Macau government announced the details for VIP smoking lounges within the gambling institution of Macau. This follows by the approved legislation in July by Legislative Assembly. The new legislation states that venues have to conform to the new law on smoking in public areas. This law will prohibit smoking in the VIP gambling spaces. However, casino operators may install free of gaming smoking lounges in the high-roller gambling areas.

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Macau – More on the New VIP smoking Law

Slot machines and gaming tables must be three meters away from the entrance to smoking lounges. The distance can be condensed to two meters should there be a wall that separates the smoking lounge from the casino. Gamblers can play games such as poker, baccarat, roulette, slots and other gambling games’

Under the new rules, every smoking area should have a single entrance. The casino can add sliding doors with an automated system that opens and closes. Installation of smoke alarms will have to be installed. Smoking will be suspended when they have to clean the areas. Cleaning staff will wear masks that protect them to make sure that they are safe from any hazardous tobacco.

Macau Health Bureau

The Health Bureau will be regulating and authorizing smoking lounges in casinos. Casino operators will have to include data that explains the dangers of smoking.  This will be more of promoting healthy lifestyle between players. Over three years ago the government of Macau had banned smoking from the mass market gambling areas. The Cotai District administration managed to tighten up their smoking regulations. They have introduced a new policy on tobacco prevention from authorized lounges only.

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Responsible Gambling in Macau

Gamblers should always remember to gamble safely and make sure that they don’t chase after their losses. Gambling is supposed to be fun and entertaining. Always remember to gamble responsibly.

Grosvenor House to host EGR Operator Awards on the 26th Oct 2017

Over 800 gambling industry professionals will be on hand for the 2017 EGR Operator Awards that will take place on the 26th of October.  These awards are the known to be the Oscars of the eGaming division. It is going to be a day to remember. Being one of the biggest events to take place in the gaming industry, you don’t want to miss it!

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EGR Operator Awards – Voting Process

Peers vote on each other and once they have been nominated, casino operators and gamers are able to vote on who wins.  The shortlisted candidates were announced on the 7th of September. All the data of companies and winners are held in confidence.  They will continue to be held confidentially until the day of the event. It is considered to be a great privilege for gaming companies to be nominated for an award at this prestigious event.

There are nine categories which are unique to the final judging procedure. Companies that are nominated will be given five minutes to present themselves and another five minutes to answer questions from the judges.  This will take place on the 28 of September 2017 at the Athenaeum Hotel in London.

Contested categories to headline are:

  • Bingo operator
  • Casino operator
  • Affiliate of the year
  • Mobile operator
  • Poker operator
  • Rising star
  • Operator of the year
  • Socially responsible operator
  • Sports betting operator

It is not a new thing to see a new casino being shortlisted in rising star category and also be able to take more than one award home. Red Queen Casino is one casino that you should look out for at this year’s award ceremony. The site was established in 2014, but the operators have been giving players the best gaming experience imaginable.  Talk of this casino is on everyone’s lips. They offer top casino games with best quality graphics and sound effects. A casino that ticks all the boxes will help judges make their decisions on winners.

EGR Operator Awards 2017

Bitcasino is shortlisted for Slots operator and in recognizing invention and player engagement. More gaming software providers have also been nominated.  Shortlist coveted Operator of the year award are:

  • Ladbrokes Coral
  • LeoVegas
  • bet365
  • The Stars Group (Amaya)
  • Lottoland
  • Pinnacle
  • Mr Green
  • Sky Betting & Gaming

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Wrest Point Casino Named a Heritage Site

Wrest Point Casino was the first casino to be legalized in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The casino has now been granted legal protection as a heritage site. In late August, the (THC) Tasmanian Heritage Council added the tourist attraction site to their Heritage Register.

Wrest Point Casino’s centrepiece is a 17-storey octagonal skyscraper standing at 64 meters high. It is the tallest building in Hobart. The building was designed by Sir Roy Grounds. The building was completed in 1973, with the wider complex designed to integrate with the existing Riviera Hotel that was launched in 1939.

Tasmanian Heritage Council’s Brett Torossi issued a statement celebrating the casino’s addition to the Heritage Register.

“The inclusion of Wrest Point Hotel Casino on the Heritage Register gives important recognition to the significant role this place has played in the development of Tasmania’s tourism and hospitality industry. Together, the Riviera Hotel and Wrest Point help to tell the story of how tourism and hospitality have evolved in Tasmania.”- said Brett Torossi

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Wrest Point Casino

The General Manager of the casino, Dominic Baker framed the heritage status as an incentive for visitors from all over the world to explore Wrest Point Casino and Hotel.

Tasmanian tourists are excited about the step that has been taken to make the casino a heritage site. It is also a great tourist attraction. This will also help put Tasmania on the map.

Australians can now tell their prospective visitors that the casino plays an important role in the Tasmanian currency. The casino has been available for years now and is still known to give players the best gaming experience.

Federal Group, who are the building owners have announced an AU$100 million renovation proposal to take place in December of the year 2015. Wrest Point Casino was to be turned into a luxury destination along with Australia’s great casino resorts.

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The redevelopment was to establish Wrest Point as Australia’s greatest entertainment destination. The plan was to return the focus to the prime waterfront location, with performance spaces, recreate the excitement of casino gaming and high quality dining outlets that champion Tasmanian produce.

Go ahead and try Wrest Point Casino and enjoy your gambling journey.

Playtech Launched Robocop Slot Game

Playtech has launched a slot game that is based on the famous movie, Robocop.  This slot game narrates the story of Murphy, the robotic policeman. The robotic policeman swears to serve and protect the public. In addition, Robocop also vows to protect the innocent and support the law. For players that know Robocop from the movie, they will certainly enjoy the slot game. New players can also get to know and enjoy the likes of Robocop through this exciting casino game.

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Playtech – Get to know Robocop

Robocop is a 1987 American science fiction superhero. The genre of this movie is adrenaline pumping action. It was written by Michael Miner and Edward Neumeier. The film was directed by Paul Verhoeven. It received positive feedback from the public all over the world. Some of the stars that played in the film were Ronny Cox, Nancy Allen, and Kurtwood Smith to name a few.

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Playtech is a leading casino software provider that is well known globally. Most players choose to play at Playtech casinos because of the quality they produce, giving players the best gambling experience possible.

Playtech – Robocop slot game

What makes Robocop a super awesome game to play is the media influence, corruption, greed capitalism and so much more that takes place in this movie. The film received amazing reviews and with flocks of people taking further action to view it. It was also named the best movie of 1987. The movie then had series, two sequels, animations, Robocop comic books and so much more that went along with the craze.

Honours for the film include two BAFTA Award nominations, five Saturn Awards and the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing. In addition, it received nominations for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing.

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Playtech -More on Robocop Slot

Playtech has provided gamblers with a chance to bring justice to Detroit. Crime-fighting features have been added to the real money gaming and free play mode. For gamblers to receive a large payout, they must see the 3×3 ED-209 Wild that is on the reels. For players to accumulate more prizes they should break into the boardroom of OCP and track down the corrupt directors of the business. Additional wild symbols on the reels will give multipliers worth 5x assisting you in getting justice with the win that you deserve.