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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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Sightline Joins Forces with Responsible Gaming Solution GameSecure

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The partnership aims to connect payment solutions and a centralized real-time self-exclusion database for increased player protection

 

Las Vegas-based Sightline Payments (“Sightline”) and Vancouver based Bencon Technologies Inc. (“Bencon”) have entered into a partnership to bridge the current technological gap between digital self-exclusion functions and payment services. The goal of the partnership is to ensure at-risk patrons are denied access to content or payment services in real-time.

The first quarter of 2019 has resulted in a number of violations of self-excluded patrons gaining access to content in the US market, meaning regulator fines have been issued to non-compliant operators, unfortunately, the damage to the patron is already done. GameSecure’s real-time database solution will ensure these patrons do not gain access to digital content once self-excluded and by partnering with  it creates another barrier to a patron’s payment activity.

“The Sightline team has been committed to responsible gaming for more than 20 years and we are very excited to announce this important partnership,” said Cameron Conn, Co-Founder of Bencon Technologies Inc.

“We strongly believe there is not a singular solution to completely address all aspects of player protection and responsible gaming, however, partnerships like these allow for better solutions that will give continued insights into at-risk behavior for improved responsible gaming programs.”

“Sightline is in a unique position because our Play+ ecosystem, in the US, connects to nearly 100% of all digital platforms and 90%+ of all casino management systems, allowing for a uniform capability for a network-wide self-exclusion program through our SPAN Network,” said Kirk Sanford, CEO and Founder of Sightline Payments.

A primary goal of the partnership will be to work with the responsible and problem gambling communities to ensure these new solutions will work to enhance future programs for player protection.

“The Responsible Gambling Council is pleased to hear about the partnership between GameSecure and Sightline.  We believe that safeguards are imperative to the success of any self-exclusion program,” stated Shelley White, CEO of Responsible Gambling Council in Canada.

Keith Whyte, the Executive Director of the US National Council on Problem Gaming adding: “Congratulations to Bencon and Sightline for this step to further integrate responsible gaming into payment methods for the industry.  Streamlining player protection is an important goal for the National Council on Problem Gambling, and we are pleased to support this innovative effort.”

“Self-exclusion programs have been in existence for years with the on-premise ATM providers, however, until now nothing has existed for the digital world which is where the industry is moving,” added Sanford.

Bencon is currently working with multiple jurisdictions in the United States (and internationally) to integrate GameSecure into their Responsible Gaming Programs.


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OneTouch unleashes heavyweight Sumo Showdown

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Supplier’s second slot marks innovative addition to rapidly expanding content portfolio

 

Mobile-first games developer OneTouch has released its latest blockbuster slot game, the Japanese-themed Sumo Showdown.

The 4×4 grid game, featuring 10 payways, is the second slot from the innovative provider and follows the success of its debut game Juicy 7 unveiled in November this year.

Sumo Showdown centres on the ancient Japanese sport of Sumo wrestling with gargantuan warriors filling the reels and helping players to massive wins. Alongside the giants of the ring, the reels are packed with traditional oriental symbols including bonsai trees and a panoramic view of Mount Fuji.

The game’s exciting bonus feature includes respins when the Sumo symbol lands on both the first and fourth reels. These symbols act as scatters and do not have to be part of a payline to unlock winning spins. Random sticky wilds, in the form of a gyōji, or Sumo referee, can also replace symbols on the reels.

Ollie Castleman, Head of Marketing, OneTouch, said: “Sumo Showdown is the second slot game in our rapidly expanding portfolio of games content and its elegant design and fun gameplay is sure to be a massive hit with players across a number of key markets.

“Featuring easy to understand payways and a straightforward bonus feature, the user-friendly game will appeal to casual players and experienced gamers alike, and we’re delighted to add this slot to our burgeoning portfolio.

OneTouch’s collection of games also boasts Juicy 7, as well as classic casino table games Baccarat, Blackjack, Hold’em Poker, Russian Poker and Sic Bo, featuring cutting-edge sounds and graphics, while retaining the classic games’ authentic features.


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New South Wales families and youth at centre of responsible gambling grants

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Five universities will share in almost $400,000 funding from the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling for research to help prevent and reduce gambling harms.

The office’s director, Natalie Wright, said the 2019 Responsible Gambling grants support innovative projects with a focus on youth, families and new technology.

“Technology and in particular online betting have made it easier than ever before for people to gamble,” Ms Wright said.

“We need to better understand betting motivations and what approaches work best for people at risk of gambling harm.

“It’s also important our research looks into the impact of gambling technology and innovation on younger people as well as the effectiveness of support for families of problem gamblers.

“By funding programs and research projects like these, we will further develop and underpin the evidence base for responsible gambling policy and programs.”

Of the five successful grants, four will focus on youth and family with studies on issues including the effects problem gambling has on family members and how to best educate young people about the risks associated with gambling.

The successful projects are:

·         Design Innovation Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney: Design an animation series educating young people on responsible gambling

·         The Australian National University: Addressing gambling harms experienced by female concerned significant others

·        Central Queensland University: Loot boxes: Are they grooming youth for gambling

·        Deakin University: Family member treatments: Systematic review and content analysis across addictions

·        University of Sydney Business School: Do ‘cash-out’ products offered by bookmakers exploit behavioural biases.

For more information, visit www.responsiblegambling.nsw.gov.au


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