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SportsModule and 247 Leagues Join Esports Integrity Commission

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Sports Data provider SportsModule and their subsidiary tournament organiser 247 Leagues have joined the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC).

Their membership highlights the 247 Leagues’ dedication to adopting and promoting ESIC’s Integrity Programme, to assist in the greater fight against cheating and corruption across esports competitions.

247 Leagues will integrate ESIC’s integrity codes and standards into its tournament operations, encouraging fair play and sporting integrity across the tournaments hosted on their platform.

“We are excited to welcome 247 Leagues as a member of ESIC. 247 Leagues’ commitment to ESIC is reflective of their pledge to maintain integrity in their esports operations. We believe it is important to collaborate with tournament operators such as 247 Leagues in order to facilitate the continual harmonisation of competitive integrity efforts in esports,” Ian Smith, Commissioner of ESIC, said.

“We are delighted to start a partnership with ESIC, which fits perfectly with our ambition to be a leading international eSports organiser with a trustworthy and transparent brand. 247 Leagues aims to cater perfectly to the high integrity requirements of all our customers. We welcome a more regulated esports market and see our membership with ESIC as vital in helping to support this process,” Robert Verschoyle, Founder at SportsModule, said.


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Multi-brand TV Manufacturer Vestel Brings Twitch to Smart TVs across Europe

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Multi-brand TV manufacturer, Vestel, has announced the launch of a new app collaboration that is set to bring the leading interactive livestreaming service, Twitch to more Smart TVs across Europe. Now available, the app has been rolled out to all Vestel-manufactured Smart TV ranges, including those designed for many top brands, such as Hitachi, JVC, Telefunken and Techwood.

With the app, everyone will be able to browse Twitch channels and watch live streams on any Vestel-manufactured Smart TVs that have been produced from June 2018 onwards. Viewers can look forward to a user-friendly experience, which includes one-click access to the service, thanks to the dedicated Twitch button on the TVs’ remote controls.

The Twitch community will find it easy to navigate the app on their TVs, only having to click on the remote controls’ arrow buttons to find content. Those with Twitch accounts will be able to sign in on the TVs, so that they can keep up with the latest live broadcasts from the streamers they follow.

The Smart TVs themselves support and build on the Twitch viewing experience. With screen sizes of up to 58”, 65” and 75”, they are ideal for bringing all the latest on-screen entertainment to life, including live streams of games, such as League of Legends and Fortnite. Promising a more deeply immersive audio-visual performance, many of the TVs also offer 4K HDR, and additional built-in TV speakers, as well as image processing technologies to refine the picture quality and ensure judder-free action scenes.

“We are extremely proud to be able to launch Twitch on our Smart TVs,” said Barış Altınkaya, Deputy General Manager of Marketing and Product Management, Vestel. “With this addition to our app line-up, we can connect everyone at home to an endless library of live entertainment that covers everything from games, sports, and travel to cooking and talk shows. Whatever their interests, thanks to this app collaboration, we can offer viewers more of the content they love, whilst also maximising their Twitch viewing experience with cutting-edge, big-screen TVs.”

Sajjad Rehman, Director of Business Development at Twitch said, “Twitch is first and foremost a community which comes together to experience live entertainment, based on their passions and fuelled by interactivity. And there is no more important community than a family. Bringing Twitch into the living room through the Vestel TV’s will make it even easier for even more communities to come together for those never to be repeated moments which take on Twitch every second.”

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Adverty outlines a unique opportunity to boost monetisation significantly with seamless in-game advertising on the Unity platform

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Join the leading in-game advertising specialist on 3rd March to find out more about this opportunity and for the chance to win up to $50,000

Adverty, the leading in-game platform for advertisers, agencies and game developers, will outline a unique opportunity to significantly boost monetisation with seamless in-game advertising on the Unity platform at a seminar taking place on 3rd March 1pm UK / 2pm CET.

The upcoming seminar by Adverty will unveil how to integrate its Unity software development kit (SDK) into mobile games and will see the seamless in-game advertising specialist share tips, tricks and best practice with developers.

Adverty is also running a competition to encourage developers to use its SDK – with the prize being a 12-month contract with a whopping $30,000 in guaranteed prize money – with ad revenue on top, and an additional $20,000 in prize money to developers who manage to surprise the jury with their creativity.

Being considered will entail some requirements for developers – such as certain minimum daily active users (DAU) in specific geographies and a 12-month live commitment to its SDK.

The tech seminar is entitled ‘Boost monetisation with in-game brand advertising on the Unity platform’ and, in order to win Adverty’s exciting competition, participants must submit their entries before April 16th.

The winner will be chosen by gaming specialists within Adverty’s supply-side team.

Join Adverty for this fascinating webinar in which we showcase how to incorporate the seamless ad units In-Play™ and In-Menu™ into your game on the Unity platform, and share best practice tips and tricks of the trade as to how and where you can place effective ads and drive revenue.

The webinar will outline how easy it is to integrate Adverty’s offer into games, and enable audiences to test its BrainImpression™ technology, ImpViz™ and SmartBend™ features to maximise viewability and monetisation.

Register for the free seminar here: https://live.remo.co/e/seminar-boost-your-monetisation-/register

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Casino Guru’s complaint data reveals scope of UK players gambling at unlicensed websites

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The Gambling Commission’s recent calls for evidence and views from the industry and the public regarding upcoming changes to Great Britain’s gambling regulation has seen a number of professionals emphasize the potential rise of black-market gambling as a consequence of tightening regulations.

These claims have been largely backed up by a PwC report, which estimates the number of UK online gamblers using unlicensed operators to have more than doubled from 2018 to 2020, from c.210,000 to c.460,000 gamblers.

Later on, UK gambling firms have been accused of exaggerating the scale of black-market gambling in an attempt to influence the GC’s decision to introduce tougher regulations. The GC’s chief executive Neil McArthur commented that the report delivered by PwC is not consistent with their intelligence picture and lacked any evidence to show an increase in illicit betting. He added that GC’s own evidence suggests that the impact may be being exaggerated.

Simon Vincze, Casino Guru’s Responsible Gambling Projects Manager, has been keeping up with the heated discussion taking place in British media and looked into their data on player complaints to get an idea about the scope of the issue: “I understand the need for regulation in the gambling market and its usefulness in keeping children and vulnerable players safe. It’s something I deeply believe in and work towards in my position as well. However, it didn’t seem right to me to just disregard the negative effects of tightening regulations altogether.”

Casino Guru operates a casino dispute mediation service, in which players can complain about any online casino if they feel to have been mistreated, regardless of its license, and get assisted for free. After looking into their data, Simon discovered 666 complaints submitted by players from the UK, of which 145 is about casinos with a license from GC and 521 is about casinos without it. This means that 78% of all complaints submitted by UK players have been about operators without a GC license.

“Of course, this doesn’t mean that 78% of UK players gamble at foreign websites. Because of the generally lower quality of service and reputation of these operators, it can be expected that these players will run into issues more often, resulting in a higher proportion of players submitting public complaints. However, it is also a clear sign that there are UK players gambling at casinos without a GC license, and that there is quite a lot of them,” Simon commented on this data.

He also compared the British situation to what has happened in Sweden: “When gambling regulations get more restrictive, an increased proportion of players usually start looking for unlicensed operators to avoid those regulations. Sweden is a great example of this, where 40% of casino players and 34% of sports betters gamble on unlicensed websites or would consider doing so in future, according to a study published back in April 2020. Taking a look at Google search data, there has been a major increase in Swedish players actively looking for unlicensed casinos since introducing the country’s gambling regulations with a strong focus on player safety.”

“With tighter regulations being introduced in Great Britain, the GC should be aware of the possibility of an increasing number of British punters actively looking for unlicensed sites in attempts to avoid the strict regulations. These players then gamble on foreign websites without the strict limits present at UK-licensed ones, ending up more susceptible to problematic gambling habits as a result of lower responsible gambling standards of some foreign operators, on top of other negative qualities that can be present at these websites.”

Data from the PwC report suggests that 4,5% of UK players gamble at foreign websites, while 78% of all complaints submitted to Casino Guru by UK players are related to these foreign websites.

Simon commented: “Combining this data would suggest that 4,5% of players are responsible for 78% of all casino complaints, which would signify a huge imbalance. Of course, the numbers are based on different data and there may be other factors in play, but I think that the imbalance is there, and has to do with the fact that players gambling on foreign websites simply run into issues more often. These can range from unclear bonus terms and bad implementation of responsible gambling features all the way to unscrupulous casinos outright scamming players.”

“If an increasing number of players leave the regulated market and go for foreign alternatives, they may be subject to a higher risk of developing problem gambling and losing money to foreign websites, some of which can have unscrupulous tendencies. This seems like a good enough reason to seriously consider the risk of rising use of black-market gambling websites by UK players,” he added.

While the GC is examining evidence presented by stakeholders and working towards updated gambling regulation, it remains to be seen how the situation ends up being handled and what new rules get implemented. Only time will tell whether tighter regulation really does increase the use of black-market sites or not, and whether the benefits will outweigh possible drawbacks.

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