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Anutosh Chatterjee is a Subject Matter Expert (SME ) in the global iGaming space., Anutosh has a substantial  knowledge and experience for the Indian subcontinent. Anutosh started his career in GVC holding in 2003 as part of their core marketing team and has been exposed to all aspect of real money wagering from paper lotteries to online betting. Anutosh has successfully launched multiple products across various gambling spectrum in India and abroad.

Eventus: How did you find your start in the industry and how did you arrive at your current position?

Anutosh:

I started more than 16 years ago with Party Gaming ( now  GVC ) , back to India in 2010 , where I started my consultancy business.

Eventus: What do you think the industry will look like in five years?

Anutosh: I assume this for India: Three word (s)  – Consolidation , Regulation ( positive / negative ) significant FDI  ,  this will lead to the following

  1. More organized players would venture , lead with SME’s
  2. More states will come with state regulations , ex : Telengana
  3. FDI should flow would be enormous
  4. Land based casinos would see a uprising
  5. Gambling as a domain would be better accepted in India
  6. Lower middle class would gamble more

Eventus: What are some of the biggest challenges facing the gambling sector in India in terms of legislation and regulation at the moment?

Anutosh: Mindset and the social acceptability would play a significant role  , as opposed to the actual legislation and regulation. Political will is BIGGEST  challenge.

Eventus: The debate on legalising sports betting in the country has gained momentum in the country with the Law Commission’s report, however, there has been little discussion at the political level so far. How do you see the deliberations moving ahead in the coming days?

Anutosh: As reflective from my answer above ,  it’s a uphill task , it’s a very sensitive topic for vote banks. Absolute majority in respective houses are important for a particular party. I think a concrete deliberations can only be understand by a single strong headed party. The simple idea of not preventing online platforms working anywhere in the world , has to be articulated in Lutyens Delhi

Eventus: Do you think the government needs to focus more on the gaming sector? If so, what are the immediate and practically plausible steps that can be taken by the government?

Anutosh:  The current size ( legal ) is too low for the government to apply any mindshare. But I think with the LCI report , government has taken into cognizance the amount of “ underground  “ gambling and it should take priority in the coming years.

Eventus: Do you think other state governments are looking at opportunities in the casino and gaming space?

Anutosh: State governments should be more proactive in this space, it offers immense employment and investment opportunities. Backward states like Bihar , Jharkhand should have a good gaming policy where they can attract a ton of investments , while keep local interests / culture intact.

Eventus: Do you think it makes sense to look at opportunities in the broader Indian subcontinent, for example in Nepal and Sri Lanka?

Anutosh: The sheer size of the Indian subcontinent is an opportunity not to be missed , both countries interest are ONLY because regulation exists mainly on the land based domain. The online aspect is worth exploring , although both these countries would observe which way India is going.

Eventus: What are the latest products that are becoming increasingly popular in India?

Anutosh: I think rummy would eventually be a dead game in India , its not working anywhere in the world. Fantasy , esports , online lottery are some new products which would be interesting in the coming years.

Eventus: In your own words, describe what you believe SPiCE 2019 to be.

Anutosh: A repository of best minds in the Indian gaming space !

Eventus: What do you look forward to by being a part of SPiCE 2019?

Anutosh:

I look forward speaking and meeting with the best brains around the world. See you soon !

Anutosh Chatterjee looks forward to meeting you in person at SPiCE 2019 in Goa. See more information on SPiCE 2019 and how you can register below.


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New partnership of EGT Interactive with the esteemed operator Videoslots

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We are delighted to announce that the high value casino operator Videoslots has integrated our well-known and preferred content. This partnership has a big importance for our company as it gives us the opportunity to strengthen our positions as a leading provider in territories with big potential. As a first step we will launch our high-quality content in the so called .com territories, covered by our new partner.

Todor Zahariev, the Managing Director of EGT Interactive, commented: “As an ambitious company we are very proud, that Videoslots put faith in our reliable and top-notch content. This partnership is a strategic step, as in accordance to our long-term development strategy to enter new markets, we are expecting our successful partnership to expand also in Sweden. Territory, which we consider as top priority. Sharing common values such as security, excellence, integrity and passion, we believe that we will be a great partner for Videoslots and will be able to deliver the ultimate experience to their dedicated players.”

What the Management of Videoslots commented: “The Videoslots team is continually striving to become the world’s biggest and best online casino and we have ensured our players have access to even more high-quality games than ever with this deal. EGT Interactive’s quality portfolio is full of exciting games blended together with immersive graphics, exciting maths models and engaging narratives. Our players are sure to love our latest editions.”


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Spain’s Ombudsman Calls for Gambling Ad Ban

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Francisco Fernández Marugán, Spain’s acting Civic Ombudsman, has recommended the Spanish government to issue a complete ban on advertising gambling products and services. Marugán addressed the recommendations to the Ministries of Finance and Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare.

The ban would mean that operators would be prohibited from displaying any form of broadcast pertaining to gambling products and services before a particular time, in addition to the prohibition of celebrity endorsements and gambling signage at sporting events.

Marugán has stated that any operator found to be in contravention of the proposed ban could result in the cancellation of an operator’s license, however, this can only be justified if a total ban is imposed.

Marugán considers that the advertising of gambling and bets “should not be considered protected in the freedom of business, as it is not in products such as tobacco or addictive substances.”


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Authentic Gaming Partners with Volcanobet

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Authentic Gaming, the Malta-based gaming solutions provider, has signed a deal with Volcanobet, the leading Montenegro online sportsbook and casino provider. As per the deal, Authentic Gaming will be the exclusive provider of live casino games to Volcanobet.

Volcanobet can now access the Authentic Gaming’s full suite of games including Authentic Roulette, Blaze Roulette, Casino Floor Roulette and Live ARENA games.

“We really enjoy creating solutions for niche and emerging markets which is why I’m delighted that we can demonstrate our full capabilities to Volcanobet, a company that has proven to be a real market leader. To be the exclusive partner of Volcanobet is also a fantastic opportunity for us to help create a new trend within the Montenegro player community and we can’t wait to play such an integral role in the company’s future strategy,” Jonas Delin, CEO, Authentic Gaming said.

“We are famed within Montenegro for providing the best online betting and casino product in the market. Adding Authentic Gaming to our portfolio ensures that we are continuing our position as market leader whilst evolving our product range to provide more choice, added excitement and bespoke solutions to keep our players coming back. This is especially interesting as the Montenegrin market is very receptive to roulette, and we will now be working with a live roulette provider that offers that widest variety in the industry,” Sveta Vasiljevic, CEO, Volcanobet said.


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