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Caesars lauds Japan’s casino regulation moves

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Caesars Entertainment, a US-based casino company which is a prime candidate to obtain the license to run an integrated resort in Japan, has welcomed the Japanese government’s efforts to bring about gaming regulation. Caesars expects to obtain Japan’s casino licenses to be issued in 2020.

Jan Jones Blackhurst, the company’s EVP for public policy and corporate responsibility, told TotallyGaming: “Caesars has been working in Japan for 15 years and we are excited and appreciative that the government appears poised to pass IR regulation and legislation.

We appreciate the thoughtful process the government has undertaken to ensure the strongest regulatory environment and focus on creating resorts unique to Japanese culture.

Assuming the legislation passes the upper house, we think the first licences might be awarded in late 2020 with first resorts opening in 2025.

Jones Blackhurst, a former two-time mayor of Las Vegas, was reacting to news that the lower chamber of the Japanese government had approved the integrated resorts bill, despite opposition from the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.

The progressed bill proposes residents of Japan will be charged a ¥6,000 (US$54) entrance fee, while foreign visitors enter free of charge. The bill will also restrict Japanese residents to a maximum of three casino visits per week and 10 visits per month.

Concern was expressed that the proposed legislation contains only a proportional cap on floor area dedicated to gaming but no overall limit on resort floor area, meaning – in theory – that there would be no upper limit to the size of casino.

However, Jones Blackhurst suggested that Caesars is comfortable even if a limit is imposed. “Given the size of these large entertainment resorts, we are comfortable with the limited casino floor,” she said, adding: “Our primary focus is world-class entertainment.”

It is widely anticipated that the House of Councillors, the upper chamber of the Japanese Diet, will vote in favour of the IR bill – although it remains to be seen whether that will happen before the current legislative session runs out in mid-July.

 

Source: CasinoBeats

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Play’n GO Continue to Thrive Under Swedish Re-Regulation

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Premier supplier Play’n GO revealed today the news that they have gone live with yet another operating partner in the Swedish region.

 

This is the latest step in Play’n GO’s expansion in the country following re-regulation in January.

The slot supplier has wasted no time in making the most of the opportunities that Sweden now presents. Deals with several partners means Play’n GO are now live with a significant number of operators that have applied for, and received, a Swedish licence, all in the space of three months.

The move is yet another reflection of the company’s dedication to compliance and to being the supplier of choice for regulated markets, a fact reflected by their recent nominations at this year’s GamblingCompliance Global Regulatory Awards.

Magnus Olsson, Head of Sales and Account Management spoke on the significance of regulated markets and this latest expansion:

“This is home turf for us, so we are proud to be part of this landmark development. We worked hard, as we always do, to make sure we were in a position to maximise on the opportunity this re-regulation would afford our partners and us.

We have put a lot of energy into making sure our standing in matters of compliance is nothing short of first rate. Regulated markets are the future for online gambling, and we embrace that future.”

For more information about Play’n GO, their offices, or their products and services, please visit http://www.playngo.com or contact sales@playngo.com.

 

Founded in 2005, Play’n GO are a leading supplier for slot gaming in the casino industry. One of the first suppliers to recognise and utilise the potential of mobile slot gaming, their innovation has revolutionised the industry and led Play’n GO to the forefront of the casino supplier market. Since its inception Play’n GO have curated a portfolio of award-winning games developed and tailored for compatibility with all devices and operating systems. In addition to this, they also provide back-end services and solutions to ensure operators are equipped to provide the ultimate gaming experience; this includes their casino platform and their server-based gaming solution, OMNY.


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Raketech expands its online sports listing services into Finland via acquisition of TVmatsit.com

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Raketech, a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, continues to expand its offering of online sports TV listing platforms by acquiring Finland’s leading sports listing website TVmatsit.com.

 

TVmatsit.com is a product that has clear synergies with Raketech’s existing family of online media guide websites and mobile apps. TVmatsit.com is a highly popular platform that generates traffic organically by delivering a complete guide to sports broadcasting in Finland and through a successful media buying strategy. The founders of TVmatsit.com will continue to run the product post-acquisition, and also integrate successful aspects of the platform and media strategy across Raketech’s key markets.

Michael Holmberg, CEO of Raketech, said: “We are pleased to acquire TVmatsit.com, a product which complements our existing range of online sports listing platforms. The acquisition is in line with our strategy to offer all product categories in Raketech’s key markets, and until now we have lacked a guide product in Finland. We look forward to working with the TVmatsit team to further optimise the product with our content and SEO expertise, and also replicate their successful media buying strategy in other markets.”

The acquisition was secured at a multiple of 5.2x EBITDA. The purchase price amounts to EUR 1.6 million, with an additional EUR 0.3 million paid over the next 24 months pending agreed-upon performance targets.

With the acquisition of TVmatsit.com, Raketech increases its online sports media offering, which currently includes TVmatchen.nu (Sweden), TVsportguide.com (UK), TVsporten.dk(Denmark), TVsportguide.de (Germany), TVkampen.com (Norway) and Esportsguide.com (Global).

 

About Raketech Group:

Raketech is a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, with expertise in delivering comparison services for sports and gaming, online guides, communities and social media products in primarily the Nordic region and the UK. Through some 20 flagship brands, Raketech guides sports and gaming enthusiasts to the best possible services, while also delivering high-quality traffic and leads to its partners. Raketech grows both organically and via acquisitions and operates its business in accordance with a clear framework for responsible affiliate marketing services. The company’s shares are listed in Nasdaq First North Premier with ticker RAKE. Erik Penser Bank AB is the company’s Certified Adviser (certifiedadviser@penser.se / +46 8 463 83 00). For more information, visit www.raketech.com.


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Austria in focus with Julia Kotanko (Associate with Dr. Christian Rapani) at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019

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Austria may be the home of the biggest gaming machine producer in the world, but it is also the home of the most un-attractive gaming regulation in Europe. There have been many talks around the regulation in Austria and many court decision are yet to be announced, that could set a precedent in order to create a much better climate for the gaming industry.

During the second edition of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, also known as the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit and Awards, Julia Kotanko (Associate with Dr. Christian Rapani), will take part in the “Gambling industry updates from the D-A-CH region” compliance panel discussion and present new highlights from the Austrian gambling industry.

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit will take place on the 9th of May at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel and is gathering the gambling industry from the Baltic and Scandinavian regions for a full day of quality learning and networking with like-minded peers, regulators and representatives of the industry media.

Register here or View the Agenda!

About Julia Kotanko

Julia-Kotanko-Carusel-Mare-Balticum-2019 Austria in focus with Julia Kotanko (Associate with Dr. Christian Rapani) at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2019Julia Kotanko has completed her law degree at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz. After graduation she became an associate at an esteemed law firm in Graz where she focused on terrestrial offerings of games of chance in Austria. Since the beginning of 2018 she is a senior legal associate with the law firm of Dr. Christian Rapani, where she has made the move to online gaming offerings. She is continuing her academic career by writing a doctoral thesis at the Vienna University of Economics and Business on the topic of online sports betting.

Make sure you take advantage of this unique opportunity of learning and networking with the gambling industry in the Baltic and Scandinavian region via the MARE BALTICUM Gaming platform which has been launched in 2018 and is committed to bringing together industry shareholders and government officials from the Baltic and Scandinavian region on a yearly base.

Browse the official event website here: www.marebalticumgaming.com


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