Vancouver based company looks to reduce risk to self-excluded iGamers and industry operators
June 27, 2018 – Vancouver, BC – Vancouver based tech company Bencon Technologies Inc. has announced the release of their iGaming voluntary self-exclusion technology solution, GameSecure. GameSecure aims to help at-risk gamblers opt out, not just from one iGaming site, but all sites in real-time. This solution is set to eliminate the imbalance of a player reaching out for help, with local resources and support, and not being able to access that help in a timely manner because of the delays associated with back and forth of offline information transfers from operator to regulators. GameSecure ensures that support is delivered seamlessly across all operators in real-time will deliver the player protection and peace of mind that an online exclusion is truly an online exclusion.
With the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), and as states across the United States continue to approve regulated online gaming and sports betting offerings, the exposure and liability for at-risk gamblers to gain access to iGaming content will only increase. With record fines for not protecting vulnerable players, as evidenced by the fines issued to 888 in 2017 of £7.8m and SkyBet of £1m, it is imperative that regulators and operators implement tools that ensure player access can be blocked immediately across all operations within each jurisdiction.
“We really support this initiative,” said Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), “GameSecure provides a timely and much-needed option for regulators and operators to use technology to solve a major problem in regulated gaming today. Currently even well-intentioned self-exclusion programs fail players and operators because they do not provide coverage and support seamlessly across a jurisdiction. We strongly encourage all stakeholders to adopt innovative programs like GameSecure as an ethical and effective way to conduct gaming responsibly and reduce the social costs of gambling addiction.” NCPG is the national advocate for problem gamblers and their families.
Bencon Technologies is currently working with multiple jurisdictions in the United States (and internationally) to integrate GameSecure into their Responsible Gaming Programs as the preferred response tool.
About Bencon Technologies Inc – Founded in 2016, GameSecure is a technological solution for the regulated iGaming industry that allows operators and regulators to have complete real-time visibility, analytics and player management in the area of responsibility gaming and player protection. By leveraging the power of collaboration of data, new jurisdictions have the unique opportunity to comprehensively address the issue in a simple, cost effective, and non-intrusive manner for operators, regulators, and players. Our objective in building GameSecure is to reduce both operator audits and information requests and risk for both operator and regulator liability for barred players gaining access to iGaming content.
About National Council on Problem Gambling – NCPG is the US national advocate for problem gamblers and their families. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling and works with all stakeholders to promote responsible gaming. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem in the United States, call or text the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 1-800-522-4700 or visit www.ncpgambling.org/chat for confidential help.
Source: Press Releases Published on European Gaming Media Network
Evoplay Entertainment showcases leading credentials with EveryMatrix
Supplier signs with one of B2B gambling’s most prominent players
Innovative game development studio Evoplay Entertainment has announced an agreement with one of iGaming’s best-known platform providers, EveryMatrix.
The industry-leading B2B software supplier will integrate the content developer’s award-winning portfolio of 100+ slots, table and instant games, which is set to go live across EveryMatrix’s extensive European client network in early February via a single integration with CasinoEngine, the iGaming Integration Platform.
Providing access to 11,500+ games from 175+ content providers, CasinoEngine is the industry’s largest content library and the go-to source for operators looking to renew their game offerings, get new content or enter new markets.
The new agreement provides CasinoEngine’s operators with access to smash hits such as Temple of Dead, Book of Keno and Treasure Mania, all deploying Evoplay Entertainment’s Spinential game engine, which accelerates download speeds by 10x to radically enhance gameplay quality.
The content studio has cemented its leading position in the instant games space, releasing a raft of premium quality titles that have already proved popular in a wide variety of regulated international markets.
Commenting on the deal, Vladimir Malakchi, CBDO at Evoplay Entertainment, said: “EveryMatrix is an established industry-leader that needs no introduction, so we are thrilled to sign with the company in a deal that’s testament to our forward-thinking approach.
“Armed with a high-tech product offering of unrivalled quality, we look forward to signing additional tier one agreements in the period to come.”
Amund Stensland, CasinoEngine COO at EveryMatrix, added: “Evoplay Entertainment’s unique game collection has proved hugely popular with a wide variety of demographics, performing particularly strongly with the emerging generation of player. The diversity of its superior product suite is especially appealing and we look forward to working with our new CasinoEngine partner.”
Evoplay Entertainment has won accolades from throughout the world of iGaming for the highly distinctive approach to game development it has consistently demonstrated since being founded in 2017.
As well as netting a wealth of SBC and EGR shortlists in 2020, the supplier has continued to expand its global footprint with new launches across the UK, Croatia, Malta, Bulgaria and Romania over the Christmas period.
A welcoming climate for gambling: Slotegrator’s overview of Georgia
The gambling industry in Georgia has been steadily developing for quite a long time, aided by fair legislation and a stable demand for gaming and entertainment services. Recognizing the essential role the industry plays in the country’s economy, Georgia’s government is working hard to implement transparency by developing new regulations — which are also meant to bring the gambling business to a new level.
Slotegrator, one of iGaming’s leading developers, keeps a close eye on the legislative aspects of the industry, providing its clients with up-to-date information and guiding them towards the most promising opportunities. In its new article, the company examines the critical components of Georgia’s gambling market, focusing on the legislation and regulations — both currently existing and those that will soon come into effect — that govern the iGaming landscape.
Georgia turned out to be one of the first countries in Europe to recognize the economic importance of the gambling industry. While many countries sought to inhibit the sector — by banning online casinos, for example — in Georgia, license holders never hit any speed bumps, continuing to smoothly operate their land-based and online businesses.
Operators will undoubtedly wonder how to get a gaming license in Georgia. The process is simple enough; applicants send all the necessary documents via an electronic system, and within a couple of weeks, they will receive a response from the regulatory body. Moreover, there are also expedited ways of obtaining a license, among which is the possibility of getting permission to organize gambling activities the day after submitting an application.
As for the taxation system in Georgia, it varies from state to state, depending on location, tourist zones, types of gaming business, and other factors.
The biggest current trend in the online space is increased player activity. As a result, the Georgian government has developed a number of new regulations aimed at streamlining gambling industry regulations to eliminate legislative contradictions and loopholes.
Read more about the new iGaming regulations in Georgia on the Slotegrator website and stay up to date with the most current events!
Slotegrator’s overview of gambling in Uzbekistan
Online casino and sportsbook provider Slotegrator is one of the leading aggregators in the Eastern European and CIS gambling markets — and rightfully so: the company keeps a close eye on the evolution of iGaming in each country and provides you all the latest information. Slotegrator’s new article shines the spotlight on the gambling landscape of Uzbekistan.
In November 2019, the government of Uzbekistan published a decree on sports activities that also revealed officials’ intention to legalize the sports betting sector of the gambling industry, which was banned in 1991 (with one exception — state lotteries).
The potential legalization of sportsbook businesses looked like a serious and meaningful step forward on the government’s part, and was supposed to open some new doors to the highly promising market for sponsors and investors. It was also seen as a natural stimulus to help Uzbekistan’s sports industry — particularly football — make a giant leap forward.
In addition to the initiative to develop sports betting, there is a project to create a special gambling zone in the city of Muynak. The logic behind the idea is to popularize Uzbekistan as a tourism destination and attract more international investments into the country’s economy. Meanwhile, the planned construction of an entertainment area should include a sports track as well as a shopping mall.
The year 2020 has been set to carry out all the necessary campaigns to lay the groundwork for taking the next steps and eliminating any possible legal contradictions and loopholes.
Read Slotegrator’s new article on Uzbekistan’s gambling initiatives to find out more about the current status of the project.
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