Japanese parliament approves casino law despite opposition

first_imgCasino & games Email Address Regions: Asia Japan The upper house of Japan’s parliament has approved a bill that will allow up to three casinos to open in the country, despite attempts by opposition politicians to filibuster the legislation.The introduction of so-called integrated resorts (IRs) on Friday, two days before the closure of the Diet’s extended session, will enable casino operators to open at locations that also include conference halls, hotels and shopping malls.The casinos are unlikely to open until the mid-2020s and the legislation has been passed with a number of restrictive caveats, with a poll last year by the Jiji news agency suggesting that more than 60 per cent of the public remains against the introduction of casinos.The locations of the IRs, and the possibility of expanding upon the three initial locations, will only be reviewed after seven years. Tax will initially be set at 30 per cent of gross gaming revenue and casino space will also be capped at three per cent of the total resort size.Residents will be blocked from visiting casinos more than three times per week or 10 times per month. Foreigners will be able to visit the casinos for free, but there will be a set price of ¥6,000 (£41/€46/$54) per visit for Japanese residents.Local regions will now bid for the right to host one of the three initial IRs, but no timeframe has been put in place. A regulatory body to oversee the process will also need to be established.There had been concerns that the introduction of the long-awaited IR Bill could have been derailed after the political response to tragic mudslides in the west of the country earlier this month, which caused the deaths of 200 people, understandably jumped to the top of the agenda ahead of the closure of the Diet’s extended session on July 22.In fact, such was the criticism of the timing of the bill, opposition parties tabled a motion of no confidence against the cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The motion of no confidence was voted down in the lower house earlier on Friday.The IR Bill was supported by the government’s ruling parties, including the LDP, Komeito, Nippon Ishin or Japan Innovation Party and the Party of Hope.Advocates of the legislation have long argued that the IR Bill will provide a boost to Japan’s underdeveloped MICE economy and, as a result, the country’s wider economy, which has been relatively stagnant for more than two decades.Various casino operators have already expressed an interest in entering the market following the news.MGM responded to the news by saying it would aim to build a “uniquely Japanese, world-class integrated resort” in the country. Slot machine manufacturer Sega Sammy Holdings, which controls 45 per cent of a South Korean resort, has already indicated it will seek a majority stake in a Japanese project.George Tanasijevich, managing director of global development at Las Vegas Sands, told the Reuters news agency that there will be “greater focus, greater attention, more budget and more human capital” allocated towards Japan as a market. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Upper house green light opens door to developers – but only to three resorts in the first seven yearscenter_img Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Japanese parliament approves casino law despite opposition 20th July 2018 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Diversity snapshot confirms ‘tipping point’ in career path of women

first_img Email Address A survey completed by 25 gambling firms appears to confirm a ‘tipping point’ in the career path of women at middle management level.The All-Index, which has been compiled by the All-In Diversity initiative with academics from Oxford Brookes University, includes reaponses from Caesars, Paddy Power Betfair, GVC, Playtech and the Rank Group.The Q3 interim report, which will be published in full on the All-In Diversity website tomorrow (Thursday 22 November), appeared to show that respondents were in general doing better than national averages for some common diversity metrics.For example, out of the group of 25 firms to respond 21% of employees in tech roles identified as female – higher than the US average of 19% and 17% in the UK.Women were also found to make up 28% of non-executive director positions among the firms that reported, which is greater than the 18% reported in the US and 26% in the UK.However, a deeper dive into the 43-page snapshot reveals a less surprising picture.According to All-In’s data just 17.02% of leadership roles are held by women from the reporting group, despite them making up 47.06% of entry-level positions.The survey also reveals a drop off in pay equity as salary bands get higher, with just 20% of the industry’s highest earners being female.Further, the report states: “All age bands are near 50:50 female/male. The biggest difference reported was in the 35-45 age group with 55% of this group reported as male and 45% of the group reported female — this may relate to a ‘tipping point’ and may warrant deeper interrogation in future surveys”. People Diversity snapshot confirms ‘tipping point’ in career path of women The demographic breakdown of gender by job roles also reveals that women appear to be more highly represented in ‘people’ or ‘process’ driven roles.Women significantly outstripped men in human resources and people management for example, where they made up 75.27% of those roles in the reporting group.They were also well represented in sales and commercial (54.85%) and marketing and advertising (50.31%).In contrast, women made up just 17% of information security and hardware, network and infrastructure roles, 18.21% of risk management roles and 24.36% of business strategy, product development and innovation roles.All-In Diversity co-founder Christina Thakor Rankin said: “To the uninitiated or anyone unfamiliar with the industry, the numbers at first sight might well generate the reaction ‘What’s the problem? The ratio of men to women is 50/50.’”However, she added: “When it comes to the decision-making roles, a decision-maker being a manager or above, the numbers are far from 50/50. When it comes to decision-making roles, women are still under-represented. And that is the point. That is not equality”.Co-founder Kelly Kehn agreed the first report i still a partial picture. “Our goal for the report is to be an ongoing global perspective for the industry. In order for that to happen, the roster of participants does to need to grow further than those businesses already supporting diversity in the West.”“We need data from operators and suppliers in key jurisdictions such as Eastern Europe, South America and Asia in order to get a clearer picture”.HOW TO PARTICIPATE: The All-In Diversity Project has re-opened the survey for participants that would like to be included in Q4 submissions.Gambling companies can sign up on the All-In Diversity website and the deadline runs to the end of the year. The cost of participation is £500.The results from Q3 and Q4 will be combined and the full year report will be released during ICE London, 4-7 February.Full list of 25 participantsAddison Global Ltd Betfair Holding (Malta) Limited Betfair Ltd (Spain) Betfair (UK) Caesars Entertainment Colossus Bets Gamevy Gaming Innovation Group GVC Holdings IGT Kindred Group Ladbrokes Coral Group LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group (Sweden) Massachusetts Gaming Commission Microgaming Software Systems Ltd Paddy Power Betfair Romania Panserve Limited Playtech Power Leisure Bookmakers Ltd Power Leisure Bookmakers Limited (Sede Secondaria) The Rank Group Red Tiger Gaming Spinnr Games TSED Unipessoal, LDA Videoslots Regions: Europe Apparent decline in female representation at middle management could warrant further investigation, report says AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: People 21st November 2018 | By Hannah Gannage-Stewartlast_img read more

Light in the darkness: what now for UK retail? – Part 2

first_img Having explored the need for an overhaul of the look and feel of the UK’s licensed betting offices, the second part of the feature looks at the technology that could help shape the sector’s sports-led future.The majority of the UK retail sector appears to be focusing on automation, rather than renovation, however. In particular, operators are embracing self-service betting terminals (SSBTs).“We want to remove pinboards of the Racing Post pages. We want the slick, large screens, live content, touchscreen terminals and a more vibrant, clean and modern environment,” Woodfine says.Pettit says SSBTs have been designed with the novice punter in mind, providing them with an interface designed to help them navigate their way to placing a bet.“What is an SSBT but a very big mobile phone that can be played without registration? What we’re offering is a much more intuitive interface, which is proven to be effective in educating new customers. So if anything, that gives me confidence that they will encourage new players to have a bet,” he says.“For novices, it’s much easier to work out a betting site on 22-inch screens than it is on a mobile phone or website.”Woodfine adds that the current retail content offering is “nowhere near as rich” as what’s on offer online – something he says operators have to address as a priority.“You have all the markets but none of the content, and we’re providing the corresponding pictures to that,” he says. “It’s a very small [step towards] producing parity with what’s available online – you have to move closer to the online experience to offer something to everyone.”This, he says, can be achieved through SSBTs. Further linking online and retail can be achieved through an omni-channel strategy. While it has become something of an industry buzzword, it works – omni-channel bettors, according to Ladbrokes Coral, are cheaper to acquire, and more loyal to their preferred brands.Having a single wallet means that retail bettors can take their winnings home in their online account. Should they decide to bet online, they will almost certainly use the account for their retail brand. After all, the money’s already in their accounts.Dave McDowell, CEO of sports betting platform FSB, admits that he was initially dubious of the omni-channel concept but says it is the option to bring online customers into the retail environment that makes it interesting.“One of the things I’ve heard from our operators is that when you take a withdrawal online, it takes a few days, and there will be players who want to immediately access those funds, so they will come into a shop to withdraw in person. And that’s where the omni-channel journey starts to make sense.”Woodford adds: “If you have a player who is a very strong online customer, if they go into a retail environment that they don’t regularly use, then the operator would want to treat that customer in the same way.” This, he suggests, incentivises players to bet in- store rather than solely online.Retail principles However, McDowell suggests the fact that events are less competitively priced in retail compared to online may prove a stumbling block.“You can get a different price over the counter, a different price on your mobile, and a different price on an SSBT,” he says. “How can a betting shop have different prices within five feet of each other?”Pettit, however, argues that the focus should not be on pricing in the lower- volume retail environment, where turnover was £8bn for April 2017 to March 2018, according to the Gambling Commission, compared to £26.9bn for online. Instead, he is in favour of betting shop operators focusing on retail principles, such as buy one get one free, or offering extra percentages back on certain bets.Customers are more likely to look at returns than pricing in the channel, he says, pointing to the operators’ aggressive bonusing strategies around this year’s Cheltenham Festival.“It’s a simpler message for the customer,” he explains. “You might have less competitive pricing but offer more back in bonuses, which is better understood by the end consumer.“Price will become less front of mind as retail issues such as win bonuses on certain selections become more popular as a promotional tool, such as a free in- play bet and the like” he adds.To date, operators appear to have taken the stance that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. There has been little desire or motivation to revolutionise the retail experience. Until 2013 there were a few examples of challenger brands looking to offer a new betting experience, such as Samvo, though none succeeded in gaining any traction in the market.“In 2012 and 2013, the moves were a little bit early,” Woodfine says. “The products, in terms of hardware and software, have dramatically improved and now you have a stronger appetite among the majors to change.”However, a lot of work needs to be done, and few in the industry have gone public about their plans for the future of retail. Those that go into shops today tend to do so because it’s how they have always bet. SSBTs will have to do a lot of heavy lifting to achieve the sort of results that can return retail to growth. And investment will be needed to end some deep-rooted preconceptions about betting shops.Ultimately a change is coming. And many would argue it’s long overdue.McDowell suggests that in their current form, there is no future for betting shops: “For betting shops, it feels like the Blockbuster Video business model. The utilitarian part of it – I want to watch a movie tonight, or I want to place a bet – has moved online,” he says.Unfortunately, at this stage it’s impossible to offer any concrete answers on what the betting sector needs to do to survive in this new regulatory climate. But if the focus shifts from trying to survive to trying to make retail betting thrive, it will have a much better chance of a long-term future. 17th May 2019 | By contenteditor Having explored the need for an overhaul of the look and feel of the UK’s licensed betting offices, the second part of the feature looks at the technology that could help shape the sector’s sports-led future. 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New Zealand’s SkyCity to launch first online casino with GiG

first_img New Zealand gaming and entertainment giant SkyCity Entertainment Group, is set to make its online casino debut later this year after partnering with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).Under the terms of the deal, GiG will deliver a turnkey online casino solution including a technical platform, fully managed services, gaming content, front end development, CRM, compliance and marketing.SkyCity’s new online casino is set to go live in Q3 2019 and will operated under GiG’s Malta licence.Graeme Stephens, chief executive of SkyCity, said the move into online was significant for the group, which operates four of New Zealand’s six land-based casinos.“Growing and diversifying our earnings is a key component of our group strategic plan and developing an online presence to complement our existing land-based casinos in New Zealand will enable us to offer an enhanced gaming proposition for customers,” he said.“GiG is an exciting and innovative technology company with best-in-class teams, systems, platforms and products and importantly share our focus on responsible gaming and host responsibility.”“With this landmark deal, we are entering a completely new continent where we can build on our ambition as the global partner for strong brands in iGaming,” the company’s chief executive Robin Reed said.“We look forward to supporting SkyCity in its expansion into the online space, where our full suite of products and solutions all form part of a very competitive offering to its online customers.“New Zealand is preparing for the regulation of real money online casino gambling and we are there to support our partner further when it happens.”GiG does not expect the SkyCity deal to have a material impact on its revenues this year, but expects a significant contribution from 2020 onwards.SkyCity first revealed plans to enter the online gaming market in February this year, when it published its results for the first half of its 2018-19 financial year. It said at the time that the platform would be located offshore initially, while the New Zealand government made decisions on whether to launch a regulatory framework for the channel, something the operator said it “strongly supported”.However it seems unlikely that the government will move ahead with these plans. Last month it announced a series of reforms to revitalise the New Zealand horse racing industry, including a point of consumption tax for offshore operators and race field fees. It expressly ruled out introducing a licensing regime for horse racing and sports betting, which it said would infringe on the New Zealand Racing Board’s statutory monopoly.GiG already powers an online casino and sportsbook for one of the US’s most prominent gaming brands, Hard Rock Casino, which went live in New Jersey last year.Earlier this month, Nasdaq Stockholm-listed GiG cited the impact of new regulations in the Swedish market as the main reason behind a year-on-year decline in revenue in the first quarter. Revenue for the three months through to March 31, 2019, amounted to €32.4m (£27.8m/$36.2m), compared to €37.3m in the corresponding period last year. Companies: GiG AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Oceania New Zealand Tech & innovation 21st May 2019 | By contenteditor New Zealand’s SkyCity to launch first online casino with GiGcenter_img Topics: Tech & innovation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter New Zealand gaming and entertainment giant SkyCity Entertainment Group, is set to make its online casino debut later this year after partnering with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

Svenska Spel to roll out Playtech casino content

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Solutions giant Playtech has signed a deal with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, the igaming arm of former Swedish monopoly Svenska Spel to roll out its portfolio of online casino and live dealer games in the market.Popular Playtech titles such as Buffalo Blitz will now be available to Svenska Spel’s customers, with further slot launches expected throughout the year.In addition to slot games, the deal sees Svenska Spel benefit from Playtech’s live casino offering, including innovative releases such as Quantum Blackjack.Commenting on the deal, Jonas Nygren, vice president of casino, Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, said: “We are very happy to have Playtech on-board and look forward to be offering their games to our players. We believe Playtech’s existing and upcoming portfolio has much to offer, including the Age of the Gods suite of games which already have proved popular at launch.”“Playtech also brings exceptional innovation within the live segment, which allows us to expand this important category for our players.”As well as increasing the number of games available to Svenska Spel’s customers, the deal represents an important move for Playtech.According to the supplier’s chief operating officer Shimon Akad, the agreement represents ” a key new partnership for Playtech”.“Svenska Spel Sport & Casino are the Swedish market’s leading operator, and with Playtech providing content across both online casino and a burgeoning area such as live casino, it will provide a compelling offer to its customers,” Akad explained.Efforts by Svenska Spel to expand its casino offering, come after a “tumultuous” 2019 saw profits and revenues fall.With more people staying at home during the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, there have been many claims of players’ igaming activity rising during the crisis. Svenska Spel was quick to point out that these claims could be misleading, adding that it had seen an overall decline in player activity.The Playtech deal has been struck against the backdrop of ongoing discussions around deposit limits for online gaming. The current plan is to limit weekly deposits to SEK5,000 (£401/€459/$495) and is due to come into force in July.With the Swedish government keen to impose additional restrictions on gambling throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, industry association Branschföreningen för Onlinespel (BOS) has been critical of the proposed changes. Even the jurisdiction’s regulator, Spelinspektionen, has suggested the restrictions may lead to an increase in black market gambling. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Slotscenter_img Svenska Spel to roll out Playtech casino content 10th June 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Solutions giant Playtech has signed a deal with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino, the igaming arm of former Swedish monopoly Svenska Spel to roll out its portfolio of online casino and live dealer games in the market. Email Addresslast_img read more

ACMA to block eight more offshore gambling websites

first_img ACMA to block eight more offshore gambling websites Legal & compliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Regions: Oceania Australia Topics: Legal & compliance Tags: Online Gambling The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block a further eight offshore gambling websites. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block a further eight offshore gambling websites.The authority said Planet 7 Oz, Ace Pokies, Nordicasino, Reeltastic, Spintropolis, Enzo Casino, Times Square Casino and Royal Spinz are operating illegally in the country and must therefore be blocked.Numerous complaints about the sites had been received, ACMA said, including that they had been withholding winnings and treating players poorly.In response to these complaints, it carried out a series of investigations and found that the sites had been operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.ACMA is authorised to request ISPs to block access to any websites of concern in order to help protect consumers. Since the watchdog made its first blocking request in November 2019, some 92 websites have been blocked.In addition, ACMA advised Australian consumers using any of these websites to withdraw their money immediately.“Over 100 illegal services have pulled out of the Australian market since we started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017,” ACMA said.“Website blocking provides a valuable opportunity to alert the public to illegal gambling services though the messaging that appears when there is an attempt to access the site.”The latest order comes after ACMA last month also requested ISPs to block access to another 11 websites. The sites affected were Happy Hugo, Mucho Vegas Casino, Kahuna Casino, Rich Casino, Box 24 Casino, Bondi Bet, JokaRoom, Omni Slots, Fruits 4 Real, XPokies and Slottica.In May, ACMA also requested that access be blocked to Fortune Casino, Raging Bull Casino, True Blue Casino, Free Spin, Two Up Casino, BoVegas, Cherry Gold Casino, Slots Empire, Real Money Casino, Red Dog Casino and Wild Joker. 18th August 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

3 Tiny Gods by Microgaming

first_img Developed by Foxium exclusively for Microgaming, 3 Tiny Gods mixes ancient Egyptian mythology with modern character art to create a compelling prospect for players of all experience levels. The 5×4 reel, 30-payline slot features three powerful gods with game-changing powers that align with the game’s special features, unearthing a pyramid’s worth of excitement and the chance to take home 5,000x the total bet.You can download the First Look Games affiliate pack for this slot here! Casino & games Email Address 25th August 2020 | By Aaron Noy Microgaming’s latest is a heady mix of ancient Egyptian mythology and modern character art  3 Tiny Gods by Microgaming Topics: Casino & games Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

Evoplay moves into Croatia with Mozzartbet deal

first_imgEvoplay said this latest expansion was testament to the positive feedback received for its games across Eastern Europe. Under the agreement, Evoplay will first launch 20 of its video slots in the jurisdiction, with 10 additional instant game titles to be rolled out during February. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Croatia As well as providing its most popular game titles to Mozzartbet, Evoplay will also integrate its “Spinential” game engine to enhance the games’ download speeds and capabilities, which the supplier claims is proven to increase player retention by up to 35%. “Mozzartbet’s impressive market reach helped us continue to attract new audiences over the course of 2020, so we are thrilled to be entering the key market of Croatia alongside such an esteemed partner,” said Vladimir Malakchi, chief business development officer at Evoplay Entertainment. Evoplay moves into Croatia with Mozzartbet deal 27th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Online casino Online casino supplier Evoplay Entertainment will launch its catalogue of games in the Croatian market through a new partnership with online operator Mozzartbet. Topics: Casino & games Online casino Slots Tags: Evoplay Entertainment Mozzartbet “We are confident that the immersive hits Hot Triple Sevens and Elven Princesses will perform strongly in the territory, helping to grow our expanding Balkan fanbase even further – as well as bringing the next generation of gaming to more players than ever before.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Flutter to block credit cards in Ireland in new safer gambling initiative

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Flutter to block credit cards in Ireland in new safer gambling initiative Flutter currently contributes €450,000 to the Gambling Awareness Trust. Last week, Ireland’s Labour Party introduced a bill to ban all non-sponsorship gambling advertising in Ireland. The party said the bill would divorce the gambling industry from the everyday enjoyment of sports and entertainment. Conor Grant, chief executive of Flutter UK & Ireland, said that he welcomed the Irish Government’s commitment to bring in specific regulations governing online gambling in Ireland, but added that operators must do more of their own accord. In addition, the operator will invest 1% of net gaming revenue from Irish customers, a figure expected to be around €3m, into research, education and treatment of problem gambling by 2023. The funds will go to Ireland’s Gambling Awareness Trust and “emerging initiatives” across Ireland. Tags: Flutter Entertainment Ireland “We recognise that gambling has undergone a technological transformation over the past two decades,” Grant said. “The influence of the smartphone, social media and on-demand streaming has been profound. We understand that legislating for these developments is complex and may take some time. From 1 May, Flutter brands will no longer advertise during live sport before the 9pm watershed, with the exception of ads during horse and greyhound racing.center_img Topics: Social responsibility CSR Problem gambling Responsible gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We have decided to introduce several measures, well in advance of the legislation, to enhance the effectiveness of our safer gambling policies in Ireland.” 22nd February 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Flutter Entertainment has introduced a series of new player protection measures for its operations in Ireland, including a ban on the use of credit cards, a “whistle-to-whistle” television ad ban and a €3m research, education and treatment commitment. Social responsibility Flutter’s brands, which include Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet, will all no longer accept credit cards for transactions, either online or in Paddy Power retail shops. The change will come into effect in early April. Email Addresslast_img read more

Playtech signs up to support All-In Diversity Project

first_imgAll-in Diversity Project co-founder Kelly Kehn added: “Playtech’s timing could not be better. As we continue to grow and align our work with the needs of the industry, having the support of established industry leaders is key to driving impactful change.  17th June 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Topics: Social responsibility CSR Playtech has become the latest gambling business to join the All-In Diversity Project, an initiative aiming to benchmark diversity, equality and inclusion in the betting and gaming sectors. Tags: Playtech All-in Diversity Project AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “Partnering with the All-In Diversity Project will play an important role in supporting our efforts to promote an inclusive culture and accelerate progress on every aspect of diversity within the organisation,” Playtech chief operating officer Shimon Akad said. As a member, Playtech will have access to information, webinars and training related to diversity, equality and inclusion within the gambling sector. Email Address Last month, the Netherlands Online Gambling Association (NOGA) and lottery betting operator Lottoland also signed up as members of the initiative. Playtech said membership of the All-In Diversity Project fits in with Sustainable Success’, its ongoing global sustainability strategy that aims to grow the business in a way that has a positive impact on its people, its communities, the environment and the industry. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter CSR Playtech signs up to support All-In Diversity Project “This together with their commitment to the Project we are very much looking forward to their commitment and good work we can accomplish with their support.”last_img read more