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Supplier marks Responsible Gambling Week with key accreditation

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has marked Responsible Gambling Week by becoming the first Austrian supplier to receive Global Gambling Guidance Group (G4) certification, the world’s strictest international player protection standard.

The G4 award, which covers all business verticals of a gaming company, underscores Greentube’s commitment to responsible gambling and the effectiveness of its player protection measures. The certification extends across the NOVOMATIC group, recognising achievements as both an operator and supplier of terrestrial slot arcades and casinos, sports betting, as well as online gaming and technology development.

Greentube’s responsible gambling measures were tested against nearly 100 criteria by independent auditors, who analysed in-house guidelines and codes of conduct, staff training on addiction prevention, age identification and youth protection. The supplier was also tested on the information available to customers on the risks of gaming, self-limitation tools and self-blocking options as part of the voluntary process.

Its parent company, NOVOMATIC, is the only gaming technology group worldwide to have successfully undergone G4’s strict analysis on such a scale and across multiple business segments, with a total of ten top-performing subsidiaries in Austria, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands achieving the accreditation. According to G4, the vast majority of Group revenue and its 30,000 employees will be certified in the coming year as auditing of the remaining companies progresses.

Barbara Zemann, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Manager at Greentube, said: “Receiving G4 certification is a monumental achievement for Greentube and the wider NOVOMATIC Group. It recognises our dedication to ensuring that player protection runs through the core of the business and that our gaming technology adheres to the highest responsible gambling standards.

“We are very proud that we have adopted the ‘responsible entertainment first’ mindset effectively at every level and been independently endorsed accordingly. The accreditation sends a clear message that we are committed to not only the continuous improvement of our games and products but to help players enjoy them safely.”

The G4 certificate must be renewed annually by means of a re-certification process, with standards regularly updated to reflect the latest scientific findings.

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Leading betting affiliate sets sights on Virtual Sports market

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In a historic shake up of the sporting calendar not seen since the Second World War, all major sporting events have been put on hold indefinitely.

With markets in turmoil, and traffic to online bookmakers and affiliate sites alike taking a significant hit, there is a lot at stake. Sporting events will eventually return, although it’s unclear exactly as to when.

It means that the iGaming community as whole needs to look to viable alternatives, although some feel that the present predicament actually provides opportunity.

 “We’re aiming to turn this unique situation into one where we can adapt, learn, and hopefully come out of the other side in a much stronger position”, says Eskil Kvarnström, CEO of Leadstar Media. 

 

Viable alternatives to sports betting

“We’re quite lucky in the fact that we’ve always set out to hold a varied portfolio of products that set their focus across sports betting, online casino and a number of international markets,” says Kvarnström.

Indeed that is the challenge for many betting affiliates and online bookmakers alike. How they act and react now could leave a pivotal mark in the immediate and distant future alike.

“One of the areas where we’re already seeing a significant upturn is in the realm of virtual sports, and that’s exactly where we’re setting part of our focus for the time being. It’s providing us with a great opportunity to improve in fields that might before have gone overlooked.”

A flagship product of Leadstar Media, BookiesBonuses.com, aims to provide the best overview of UK bookmakers for its users based in the British Isles, but also further afield. 

“While Bookies Bonuses is primarily geared towards providing a great deal of information on online bookmakers, it is one of our sites where sports betting takes centre stage, although online casino does play an ancillary role in what it has to offer.”

 

It’s important to be reactive

Many sports betting sites are already seeking to develop their virtual sports betting products. The likes of Bet365, Betway and Coral have arguably the most advanced virtual sports packages on the market at present, while the BetVictor sign up offer has recently been updated to highlight its availability to players interested in virtual sports. 

“We’re actually surprised that more online bookmakers aren’t yet seeking to promote their virtual sports packages given that we already know many of the major football leagues in Europe in particular are going to be out of action for at least another month or so. But that’s where we come in”, states Kvarnström.

 

The role of the affiliate

“In many respects the virtual sports market goes overlooked by many players who are interested in sports betting, simply because there is a constant availability of real-life events taking place all over the world at any given time.”

“We see our role at Leadstar Media not only to provide the best products for the consumer, but in being a key conduit of disseminating valuable information on distinctive areas of the sports betting and online gambling sector. It’s not just about what is on offer, but also how particular aspects of the market like bonuses and deposits methods fundamentally work in practice, and providing that information accordingly,” says Kvarnström.

“In many respects the virtual sports market is an untapped resource ready for development, especially in such unique times. Our company has a lot of experience in nascent markets across the world, such as Africa and India, so we feel confident we can inform and advertise to our users everything that virtual sports have to offer”.

In such unique and uncertain times, it certainly provides food for thought in how the iGaming sector as a whole will look to react, adapt and develop, and more importantly, what the landscape will look like when we come out of this period on the other side.

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Q&A WITH ELLEVENS ESPORTS OWNER GARETH BALE

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ellevens Q&A WITH ELLEVENS ESPORTS OWNER GARETH BALE

What is Ellevens Esports about?

Gareth Bale said: “On the pitch, my goal is always to win. With Ellevens Esports, that winning attitude is just as important. There are similarities between football and esports in that it takes real dedication and sacrifice to reach the top of your game. I am really excited to now have my own team and I am looking forward to Ellevens competing in major esports events all over the world.”

What inspired you to launch your own esports team?

Gareth Bale said: “My interest in esports started about two years ago watching Ninja stream Fortnite and as a result I naturally progressed to watching FIFA and the FIFA Global Series. The competitive side was fascinating, so I decided I wanted to provide an opportunity for gamers that take esports seriously and to play for a professional organisation at the highest level.

“I am fortunate enough to have been a professional footballer from a young age playing at some of the world’s best clubs and I feel there were lots of similarities between real life sport and esports. Therefore, I want to provide the best professional environment for gamers around the world and build an esports legacy.”

Do you play esports?

Gareth Bale said: “When I’m not training or playing football, I love to play in online FIFA tournaments, but I’m definitely not an elite competitor.

Ellevens will hold a tournament to find gamers to join the team. What’s your advice to players?

Gareth Bale said: “Enjoy it! Whatever you do in life you have to enjoy it so do your best, practice as much as you can and the rest will follow. One of the aspects that I love about esports is that it brings people together – it allows anyone in the world to try out for Ellevens Esports., it’s a fantastic chance to become a professional gamer and I wish everyone good luck! I will be watching!”

 

ELLEVENS ESPORTS GAMERS

Tyler Phillips

Home country: Wales (Newport)

“Representing Ellevens is the proudest moment of my life. Gareth Bale is known all over the world, he is an idol for me, being from Wales. Playing for his team is a life-changing opportunity and is giving me that extra push to take my career to the next level!”

Ethan Higgins

Home country: England (Birmingham)

“Fans can expect to see Ellevens be one of the best teams in the world. Having Gareth Bale as co-owner is amazing as it’s a completely new experience for all of us players.”

Pedro “Resende” Henrique Soares

Home country: Brazil

“It is an honour to be part of Ellevens. Even though we are new in the scene, we already have a very strong team. Having Gareth Bale involved brings a lot of attention which is really exciting. Hopefully we will deliver our fans a number of championship titles!”

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Spearhead Studios to showcase newly launched title Wilds of Wall Street at ICE London

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Spearhead Studios, recently launched gaming development company within EveryMatrix Group, introduces new slot game Wilds of Wall Street. The newly released title will be showcased during ICE London 2020 between 4-6 February, at STAND N6-310.

Wilds of Wall Street pitches the player as a wannabe stockbroker hoping to make it big and it’s inspired by iconic movies set in the 1980s and 1990s.

Kevin Corti, Game Development Director at Spearhead, comments: “We are very excited about this game, as are all those we have shown it to. We designed a series of features that capitalise on the stockbroker theme with, for example, the core ‘Bear or Bull market’ mechanic in free spins where we sought to create an additional moment of anticipation with every spin. With multiple different optional bet boosts available in both the base and bonus feature, players will feel that they are very much part of the experience and the outcome.”

Mathias Larsson, Managing Director at Spearhead, says: “Wilds of Wall Street is an excellent addition to our portfolio. We have a robust roadmap for 2020, which consists in launching 18 new games. We are also on the forefront when it comes to certifying our games in regulated markets. Our games are already now available in 8 different jurisdictions and in 2020 we will add at least 4 more markets.”

In the base game, any paid-for win triggers a subsequent free re-spin with additional symbol positions unlocked (up to 5X5) and an increased number of active pay lines. Six wins in a row will trigger the free spins feature. An ‘Insider Tips’ meter fills up as the ‘Wild Wolf’ character appear on the reel set. This unlocks the optional bet boosts which, if used, increase the chances of triggering free spins.

During the free spins bonus feature, wins will be paid either left to right or right to left, depending on whether it is a ‘Bear’ or ‘Bull’ market. A history displays the previous market outcomes, and the player can opt to bet on the outcome of the next spin. If the players chose correctly, any wins in that spin will be doubled. Free spins are ‘endless’, only brought to an end by the appearance of three ‘closing bells’ in the centre reel. Players can even choose to opt to insure against the appearance of the final bell, potentially increasing the number of free spins they receive.

To find out more about Wilds of Wall Street and Spearheads Studios portfolio, visit Stand N6-310 at ICE London 2020 between February 4th-6th, or email us at info@spearheadstudios.com.

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