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IAGR2019 to explore casino chaos and the regulator’s response



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Dr Larry Barton, world-renowned expert in crisis management for casinos, will be exploring a regulator’s role in times of chaos at IARG2019 later this month in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

IAGR2019 is the key event for gaming regulators, law experts, advisors and industry – organised by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR). IAGR2019 runs from Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October at the Half Moon Resort.

Dr Barton is the Distinguished University Professor of Crisis Management and Public Safety at the University of Central Florida, and has spent 31 years working with casinos and regulators in crisis management worldwide.

Larry’s presentation, titled The dynamic realities of crisis management and casinos: Prevention and oversight in the midst of chaos, explores what regulators can learn from those who have already navigated through troubled waters.

‘Gaming regulators often find themselves under scrutiny faster than they may expect, such as Twitter and news feeds, with public expectations for answers, after a crisis impacts a casino,’ said Dr Barton.

‘There is increasingly little time to get to the office and collaborate with staff in person. Much like a casino itself, the regulator must adapt because whether the issue is alleged fraud and embezzlement, insider trading of a publicly traded casino, drug dealing by employees or human trafficking being funded by execs at a property, the range of issues can be dazzling.

‘Even the most seasoned and informed regulatory bodies are often unprepared when legislators, the news, social media and the public begins to demand answers after a crisis.’

Dr Barton will use his extensive experience – he’s on call 24/7 to many regulators and properties globally – to explore strategies that work and those that haven’t during crisis situations.

His session will explore the lessons learnt when casinos and their licensing authorities have faced issues of workplace violence, radicalization, organized crime, allegations of unsafe working conditions and numerous other critical incidents.

As demonstrated by the licence conditions Massachusetts Gaming Commission recently placed on Wynn Resorts, impacts on people – staff, suppliers, customers and the community – are an important part of the mix.

‘This session will focus not on the legislation that governs casino operations, but on the people side – the topics we rarely discuss – so regulators will be more informed and prepared to effectively address questions in a world of often immediate scrutiny,’ says Dr Barton.

‘For example, we are now in the first stage of a massive global discussion regarding mental health and the proper screening of employees. Background checks and weapons ownership, if an employee makes or poses a threat, is in focus.

‘This is a critical time for regulators to look at the landscape of potential controversies and crises and ask: how can we be more effective in the public interest?’

Attendees can catch Dr Barton’s session on Day 1 of our program at IAGR2019. View his full bio.

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EGT Interactive is circling back to Budapest with a special participation at CEEGC



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EGT Interactive is thrilled to announce its consecutive appearance at the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference and Awards (CEEGC). Georgi Dimitrov, Head of Legal & Compliance at the company, will be once again joining the discussions as one of the speakers at this special event. He will participate in the panel titled “Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions” focusing on the evolution of clearly regulated markets. The targeted jurisdictions are Bulgaria, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia and Slovenia.

Georgi Dimitrov has started his career in EGT Interactive as a legal counsel, with a focus on legal, regulatory and technical compliance matters related to the iGaming industry. He specializes in international gambling regulation and provides guidance on licensing and certification frameworks, policy drafting, and compliance processes. His line of work involves communication with focal stakeholders in the business such as testing labs, regulators and operators. He has background in company structuring, M&A, business and corporate development and extensive expertise in competition law. Recently he became Head of the “Legal and Compliance” department at EGT Interactive.


The event will take place on the 24th of September at Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, Hungary.

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Week 38 slot games releases



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Have a look at this week’s latest slot releases!

We begin with another release from Play’n Go, the fun-filled game Mission Cash. The game has its roots in the spy films and TV series of the ‘50s and ‘60s, taking inspiration from classics such as The James Bond Series and The Man from U.N.C.L.E, but also newer titles like Austin Powers and Kingsman: The Secret Service.

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Realistic Games has added a new 3-reel version of its popular title Fireworks to its ever-growing portfolio of games. Fun Size Fireworks retains the featurewhich has been a proven success with players of the 5-reel version, with a bonus round that is reached when a player gets stacked symbols on each of the 3 reels. A reel will then be randomlyselected and a win of one or more win lines will be achievedoffering the player a maximum jackpot ofx250 their starting stake.

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Yggdrasil is under starter’s orders to release its latest slot, Racing Lovers, with players invited to saddle up for their biggest thrill ride yet as they chase the championship trophy for huge rewards. Ladies and gents, hold onto your hats as the starting gates open and the racing begins in this new immersive slot set in the fastest course of them all.

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Microgaming has launched its latest online slot Tweethearts, developed exclusively by Just For The Win. Set in a colourful paradise, nesting love birds bring their feathered mystique to this exciting five-reel, 17-payline slot. Players entering the beautiful jungle of paired-up parrots will find the Double Lucky Line, present throughout the game, perched on the middle row across all five reels. When double symbols land on the Double Lucky Line, they are counted as two symbols for any winning combinations or free spin symbols.

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Stick ‘Em, a 5×4 video-slot follows Canny the Can on an adventure which includes features such as sticky win spins, free spins with high paying symbols and an exciting bonus wheel with three levels of progression! Marcus Codes, COO at Hacksaw Gaming commented:“We’re delighted to release our very first slot today after being exclusive with Leo Vegas for the past 2 weeks. We have seen fantastic numbers and feel Stick Em will be a great hit within the industry. There is more to come from Hacksaw, this is just the beginning.”

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Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and lotteries, has announced the Swedish release of its Viking Glory online slot via an exclusive partnership with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino.

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Kindred Group has partnered with Play’n GO in an exclusive release of Troll Hunters 2, the sequel to the record-breaking first chapter of the Troll Hunters saga. “Kindred has recently invested heavily in the quality of their exclusive games. We believe that product quality is ultimately what customers will recognize and value. This is what will set us apart from the competition and lead the way forward in casino,” Ale Rallo, Games Development Manager of Kindred Group said.

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Sports Betting Bill of Michigan Moves Forward



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A sports betting bill would allow organised sports betting in Michigan casinos and online was passed out of a state house committee. State Representative Brandt Iden of Kalamazoo is sponsoring the legislation.

“Because this is already going on in the market place so we can protect those people who want to play and want to play legally, and we can, you know, make the state a little bit of money, which I think is also a positive,” Iden said.

Iden hopes the bill continues to make its way through the legislature and onto Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s desk before Superbowl season.

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