Casino Professor named Best Affiliate Newcomer at IGB Affiliate Awards 2018

Affiliate steals show at major Gaming Event

The creator of Casino Professor, Cashcow Ltd, has proudly announced that Casino Professor has taken the winning seat as Best Affiliate Newcomer at the IGB Affiliate awards 2018. This awards ceremony is considered one of the main events of the online gaming calendar. It took place last week during the London Affiliate Conference.

At the IGB Affiliate awards, the most highly ranked in the iGaming affiliate industry come together. This occurs in order to grant acknowledgement and also celebrate the achievements of the last 12 months.

Casino Professor, the online casino site, has gathered an astronomical 8000 new depositing players in just above six months. It is currently functioning in three separate markets, including: Finland, Germany and English-speaking countries.

Aside from its rapid growth, Casino Professor has also stood out due to its unique system. Casino Professor has been developed differently, with the user instead of the search engines being considered.

The content involved is player-centred, with truthful reviews and tips available. Additionally, the website’s speed performance on both mobile devices and desktops, is ultra-fast.  Casino Professor can be considered a prime tool for excelling in gambling skills as well as being extremely enjoyable.

As for future plans, Cashcow Ltd aims to strengthen Casino Professor’s position within various markets. In addition to this, they are keen on producing website versions with a variety of language options. They also intend to provide more content through videos on their Youtube channel.

 

 

MGA seeks collaboration with Italian Anti-Mafia Commission

Lacking collaboration between anti-mafia authorities

The gaming watchdog fears that a possible result of a lack of collaboration with Italian anti-mafia  authorities shown by the Malta police and regulators, could be the weakening of the fight against irregular activity.

Malta Gaming authorities stated that despite the regulator not being a law-enforcement medium, information relating to irregular activity in correlation with companies registered in Malta did reach it on occasion.

“The problem is that there is no collaboration between the Italian authorities investigating the Mafia, the Malta police and authorities like us. We are literally kept in the dark and find out what’s happening from the Italian press,” sources insisted.

MGA executive chairman, Joseph Cuschieri, reportedly said to Agimeg, the Italian gaming news site, that he would like to “start a collaboration” with the Italian Anti-Mafia Commission, and also any other agency that would want to be in the know about Italian gaming operators’ activity in Malta.

He also insisted that “a handful” of Italian companies that were registered in Malta, in spite of not actually operating here, were going through a review process.

This comes after the recent arrest of Benedetto Bianchi by Italian police, the former being a suspect relating to the membership of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra, earlier this month.

The notorious Mr.Bacchi, regarded as the “King of slot machines”, was allegedly responsible for hundreds of gambling stores, each generating millions of euros. Authorities in Italy have reason to believe that Mr.Bacchi was utilising companies based in Malta in order to launder money made by the mafia from illegal activities, including drug trafficking, extortion, and others.

For this reason, the gaming watchdog has expressed concern that the Italian mafia has made use of Malta as a money laundering medium, through suspicious gaming companies registered in Malta.

 

 

Eventus International gearing up for event

The Sports Betting & Gaming India Summit 2018 just two weeks away

The month of February has been very exciting for Eventus International, as the Sports Betting & Gaming India 2018, scheduled for the 27th& 28th of February 2018 at the Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa, draws nearer.

With just two weeks to go, Eventus International is all geared up to host its first ever sports betting & gaming event in India. The Eventus team is very excited to host this event and our delegates are ready to mix it up and network at SBGI.

With an agenda crafted to answer attendees’ questions on any legal issues and regulatory developments, and the current state of the gaming industry in India; everybody is thrilled to be part of the event and are set to hear, learn, meet, network and develop relationships with key industry stakeholders.

And with the final speakers lined up from all over the globe from companies like Genius Sports, Betradar, William Hill Australia, PMU, Alderney eGambling, Deltin Group, Lottoland Solutions, Dream11, Silver Heritage Group, Nazara Technologies, All India Gaming Federation, Global Market Advisors, Taj Rummy, Aada52, to name a few; everyone is thrilled to be part of this event with only 14 days left!

Eventus International is a highly professional, independent and global event producing company that specialises in gaming conferences and exhibitions; across Asia and Africa, attended by hundreds of senior delegates from the private and public sector.

The Sports Betting & Gaming India Summit (SGBI), is scheduled to take place on the 27th& 28th February 2018 in Goa, India.

 

 

Gambling.com clinches iGB Affiliate Award for Best Casino Website

“A fantastic event to end what was a great conference”

Gambling.com has announced that the group has been honoured with the “Best Casino Website” award at the 2018 iGB Affiliate Awards in London on February 9th.

A leading authority in affiliate marketing for the online gambling industry, iGaming Business honours the best affiliate marketing organisations once a year at their annual award ceremony in London. The 2018 edition was held at The Brewery on Chiswell Street in the City of London. The hot “Havana Nights” theme provided a welcome respite from the cold February weather.

Gambling.com Group’s experience in iGaming player acquisition, driving and converting targeted traffic enable it to offer iGaming operators a deep source of new players in regulated markets. James Brotherton and Owen Watters from the commercial team attended the awards ceremony and collected the award on behalf of the Group.

“A fantastic event to end what was a great conference. We’re delighted to have won the award. The team always put in a lot of effort and it’s hugely appreciated when that’s recognised, particularly so when that recognition comes from those within the industry,” remarked Owen Watters, commercial account manager at Gambling.com Group Plc.

“It’s a fantastic honour to be officially recognised as the best casino website and it is a testament to the hard work the whole team put in to make it what it is. One of the cornerstones of our progress to date has been focussing our efforts to provide a website both our team and our players can feel proud of, and so it’s especially nice to win this one,” added James Brotherton, commercial account manager.

 

 

30,000 Foreigners to Join Maltese Workforce as iGaming Flourishes

Number of foreign employees in Malta expected to increase

Only 25% of the roughly 10,000 new jobs created in Malta yearly go to Maltese nationals, according to economist and JobsPlus chairperson Clyde Caruana. In an interview published today by the Malta Independent, Caruana gives an overview of the Maltese employment landscape, and the influence of the iGaming sector.

At the current rate, the island could be looking at 28,000-30,000 additional foreign workers within three years. According to Caruana employment of foreign nationals in such quantities is essential to maintain the level of growth required for economic development.

JobsPlus is currently pursuing employing third country nationals and only this week emails are being sent to European non-EU countries seeking to attract employees to Malta.

Caruana seemed unfazed by recent news of redundancies at a leading iGaming firm, stressing that such developments are not out of the ordinary in the industry. He made it clear that if the entirety of the industry had to relocate, the effects would be more harshly felt.

“If, hypothetically, all iGaming companies decided to all just lock up and leave, then yes. That would leave prominent effects, and it is important not to put all our eggs in the same basket. In the past iGaming took up 4 per cent, today it takes up 12 per cent of our GDP which is quite a sizeable number,” Caruana explains. “Companies now and then will make some of their employees redundant for various reasons. But if we had to look at the sector as a whole the number of employees are still going up, so it does not mean that if there some redundancies this is a symptom which is the norm for all”.

 

iGaming Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

The moment the 2017 Malta iGaming Summit came to a closure, people began to speculate about what the next convention will include

Although there is no way to predict the future (yet), it is safe to assume that upcoming tech developments will hijack the show. So if you are wondering what the 2018 summit will include – it is time to review the possible tech changes that will occur this year in the iGaming industry.

With each passing year, new technology emerges practically out of thin air, while older tech gets better and better with time. Both old and new kinds of tech have a great influence on the online gambling industry, so what changes could we expect to witness in upcoming months?

What to Expect

By how things look right now, there are a few iGaming trends that seem set to become a big part of the industry, and they are bound to develop into something even bigger in time. So what kind of tech are we talking about?

  1. Artificial Intelligence – Various types of AI can prove to be useful in the iGaming field: chat-bots, AI betting assistants, automated sports traders, and more. Although this kind of tech is far from becoming the perfect gambling tool, many experts believe that AI is the future of gambling, and big companies are working hard to make this dream come true.
  2. Blockchain and cryptocurrenciesBitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are all people talk about in recent months. The idea behind blockchain is idyllic – it is all about making safe and secure transactions without communicating with the recipient through a third party. Everyone knows that the current payment options aren’t ideal, especially since the verification process can last for days, and it can hold back the payers. If experts incorporate the blockchain method in the industry, people will be more inclined to participate in online gaming, as the process of placing bets won’t look so troublesome anymore.
  3. VR and AR Virtual reality and augmented reality already have a big part in the gaming industry, but online gambling venues haven’t used those tools to improve iGaming as of yet. AR is probably more suited for the iGaming industry than VR since it requires fewer gadgets and players can access it from any mobile device they have at hand, but the possibilities related to VR are quite exceptional as well. If AR is incorporated into the gambling world, there will be endless gaming options for you to enjoy. Think about all the casino games that you love and how they can improve with the help of such tech. Every gambling session you will have while using your phone will turn into a full-blown adventure – realistic and exhilarating. Let’s all hope that this kind of tech will be immersed in the industry as soon as possible.

Each of those tech trends can bring something new to the online gambling arena, and when they become a reality – the iGaming world will never be the same.

At the End of the Day…

Those three trends are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to upcoming iGaming tech. And hopefully, by the next Malta iGaming summit, there will be more breakthroughs to talk about and discuss, but until then – we can only dream big and encourage the best minds in the industry to keep developing the most thrilling tech possible.

  1. Recipient through a third party. Everyone knows that the current payment options aren’t ideal, especially since the verification process can last for days, and it can hold back the payers. If experts incorporate the blockchain method in the industry, people will be more inclined to participate in online gaming, as the process of placing bets won’t look so troublesome anymore.
  2. VR and AR Virtual reality and augmented reality already have a big part in the gaming industry, but online gambling venues haven’t used those tools to improve iGaming as of yet. AR is probably more suited for the iGaming industry than VR since it requires fewer gadgets and players can access it from any mobile device they have at hand, but the possibilities related to VR are quite exceptional as well. If AR is incorporated into the gambling world, there will be endless gaming options for you to enjoy. Think about all the casino games that you love and how they can improve with the help of such tech. Every gambling session you will have while using your phone will turn into a full-blown adventure – realistic and exhilarating. Let’s all hope that this kind of tech will be immersed in the industry as soon as possible.

Each of those tech trends can bring something new to the online gambling arena, and when they become a reality – the iGaming world will never be the same.

At the End of the Day…

Those three trends are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to upcoming iGaming tech. And hopefully, by the next Malta iGaming summit, there will be more breakthroughs to talk about and discuss. But until then – we can only dream big and encourage the best minds in the industry to keep developing the most thrilling tech possible.

While you wait, you can keep playing and enjoying all the new online slots games that gaming companies release on a monthly basis. Remember that every single one of those games could look a whole lot different if the right tech comes along, so keep dreaming big, and maybe by next year, the iGaming world will change completely!

Habanero to Launch Content With Eurobet.it

Full suite of games available to Italian giant

Premium slots and table games provider Habanero has reached an agreement to launch its content with Eurobet.it, one of Italy’s most important operators.

Alfredo Melloni, Head of Gaming at Eurobet.it, said: “Habanero has built up a reputation for developing quality slot games within the iGaming industry and it was important for us to join forces as we look to expand our casino offering. We’re thrilled to be able to offer their games to our players, who I’m sure will become big fans of the slots they produce.”

As per the terms of the deal, Eurobet will integrate the supplier’s full suite of games, including latest releases 5 Mariachis, Rolling Roger and Cake Valley. The new partnership follows recent certification of Habanero’s content in the region by the Italian regulator AAMS, as they look to target the growing market during 2018.

This is being spearheaded by former BetVictor executive Arcangelo Lonoce, who was appointed as European Head of Business Development in November 2017.

“We’re thrilled to have put pen to paper on this significant deal with Eurobet, which strengthens our position not only in Italy but in Western Europe,” said Lonoce.

“Supplying our games to one of the region’s biggest operators is a fantastic way to kick-start our ambitious expansion plans over the next 12 months. We’re confident Eurobet customers will enjoy the depth and breadth of our slots, and we look forward to a long and successful working relationship with the operator.”

The supplier now offers over 80 video slots titles, 10 table games, and 10 video poker titles, which are integrated with over 60 operators and aggregators and available in 24 European and Asian languages.

 

European Commission Expects Malta to Lead EU in GDP Growth

5.6% forecast more than double the European bloc average

The Maltese economy outperformed predictions in 2017, registering 7.2% over the first three quarters of the year. European Commission experts expressed some surprise at the rate of growth, and chalked it up to the export services sector going from strength to strength.

Now, the Commission forecasts a 5.6% growth rate for 2018, a figure that leads the EU at more than twice its average predicted growth rate, according to the Winter 2018 Interim Economic Forecast.

Private consumption is expected to become more of a driver of growth in 2018, as strong employment growth, improved consumer confidence and growing disposable income start to tell.

The European Commission forecast follows a similar pronouncement by the Central Bank, touting the expected growth leading up to 2020.

 

SBTech Winning Prices at IGA Awards and Gaming Intelligence Awards

SBTech, a leading gaming solutions provider, has once again raked in two prices

SBTech has won the Mobile Product of the Year accolade at the annual IGA Awards, in the wake of its success at the Gaming Intelligence Awards as the Sports Betting Supplier of the Year.

The IGA judging panel did not hesitate to award the Mobile Product prize to the fast-growing technology supplier, after they presented a spectacular commercial success and exponential growth over the past year. SBTech is setting itself apart as a company, with its remarkable and high-quality mobile sports betting product providing a responsive offering and a strong live streaming service.

Mobile-first innovations such as the personalised live-betting suggestion feature Action Betting also strengthen SBTech’s market position.

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Andrew Cochrane CCO at SBTech

Shortly after the IGA ceremony, Andrew Cochrane, SBTech Chief Commercial Officer stated, “Winning this award is especially gratifying after a period of intense focus on our mobile offering. What’s even more impressive is that the judges weren’t able to take into account Pulse, the revolutionary feature we launched today at ICE, which is set to redefine the in-play landscape, particularly on mobile.”

Further he added, “As we continue to extend our reach into additional regulated markets, entering strategic partnerships with the giants of the industry, our fast-growing portfolio of tier 1 operators will also be delighted by this latest success.”

After a phenomenal year, also the company’s Scandinavian partner operator ComeOn! was named as the top Sports Betting Operator. Thanks to the power of SBTech’s in-class sportsbook , ComeOn! was able to extend its market share.

Meanwhile, at the Gaming Intelligence Awards, SBTech was honoured as Sports Betting Supplier of the Year. Crucial to the win was SBTech’s partnership with Sky Bet in Germany, strategy agreements with Czech and Azerbaijan state lotteries and a big success with newly-regulated markets such as Romania and Portugal.

In another coup for the company, Ian Bradley, SBTech Chief Product Officer was listed in the prestigious GI Hot 50. He has been successfully supervising a board range of sports and casino product launches, dealt with numerous clients and played an important role in developing an advanced omni-channel solutions.

 

More Air Malta Flights to Tel Aviv as Demand Surges

Commercial ties drive increased visits

The number of arrivals from Israel topped the 16,000 mark in 2017. The increased popularity of the Malta-Tel Aviv connection has been chalked up to an uptick in commercial activity involving the two countries – especially in the fields of tourism and tech.

Air Malta is set to increase the number of flights to and from Tel Aviv, with five weekly flights planned for summer and three in winter. This move will be accompanied by the creation of a sales distribution network in Israel, and is expected to facilitate the increased presence of Israeli tech and iGaming firms in Malta.

The Ministry of Tourism has also announced promotional efforts to increase the number of Israeli tourists visiting Malta. Minister Konrad Mizzi is currently in Israel, where he visited the IMTM fair in Tel Aviv. He said his ministry aimed to considerably increase the number of Israeli visitors to Malta, as arrivals over the past year reached 16,666.