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Gambling – Doubling down on the US market, changing the game with faster payouts

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We found an interesting update about the developments of the gambling industry in the USA.

Based on the blog post written by Worldpay, there have been huge developments in the gambling industry over the last 6 months. The blog post highlights a talk with Daniel Belda, VP of Digital Content & Gambling, to see what’s been happening and what’s yet to come.

You can find the full article below:

What have your top 3 highlights of 2018 been so far?

  • As of 14th May 2018, the Supreme Court decided to give individual US States the ability to legalise betting on sporting events, which makes for a significant opportunity and new market dynamics.
  • The World Cup fever has hit and it has been full of unpredictable results and unexpected knockouts. It’s been a very exciting time for the gambling industry.
  • One of the key highlights for us is working with and learning from our colleagues across the pond in what was called Vantiv Entertainment Solutions, about the US gambling market and understanding the new opportunities our collaboration now brings across the globe.

Recently, there have been some major developments in terms of gambling in the US.  What opportunities do you see these presenting gambling companies?

Although the Supreme Court decision  paves the way for states to self-regulate, we will only start seeing opportunities materialize towards the end of the year once states have been able to create and vote on their legislation. We see several major players already positioning themselves to take advantage of these opportunities as soon as they become real.

What are you looking forward to the most in the 2nd half of 2018?

  • From everything going on, I’m most excited about the opportunities created in the US due to the Supreme Court decision. With so much regulatory change, for the rest of the year we will be looking at how companies deal with these changes and how we can help in that process.
  • Visa Direct and faster payouts have resulted in a huge shift in the gambling landscape, changing the payouts model from 2-5 days to 30 mins. This is going to enable global, regional, domestic and cross-border real-time payments. Players will benefit from faster deposits and withdrawals, and merchants can manage this through a single gateway integration.

Which gambling companies are doing exciting things – and why?

  • Betfair acquiring US fantasy football company, FanDuel, earlier this year to take advantage of PASPA changes in the future.
  • Stars Group have agreed to buy Sky Betting and Gaming, which would create the largest publicly listed gambling company in the world.

About Worldpay

Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP; LSE: WPY) is a leading payments technology company with unique capability to power global integrated omni-commerce. With industry-leading scale and an unmatched integrated technology platform, Worldpay offers clients a comprehensive suite of products and services globally, delivered through a single provider.

Worldpay processes over 40 billion transactions annually through more than 300 payment types across 146 countries and 126 currencies. The company’s growth strategy includes expanding into high-growth markets, verticals and customer segments, including global eCommerce, Integrated Payments and B2B.

Worldpay, Inc. was formed in 2018 through the combination of the No. 1 merchant acquirers in the U.S. and the U.K. Worldpay, Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange as “WP” and the London Stock Exchange as “WPY.”

Visit us at www.worldpay.com.

For more information, please contact:

Worldpay, Inc. Email  Telephone  
Emily Lahey Emily.lahey@worldpay.com +44 (0) 203 664 5663  
  Louise Mead worldpayecommteam@golin.com +44 (0) 207 067 0585


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Criticism mount against casinos in Goa

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Casinos in Goa, India, continue to attract criticism. An organisation called Aam Aurat Admi Against Gambling (AAAAG), which means the organisation of common men and women against gambling, has asked the government to shut down all offshore gambling companies in the state.

“The Bharatiya Janata Party government had promised that the casinos would be removed from the Mandovi,” said Sabina Martins, the convenor of the organisation opposing gambling. “[late] Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had categorically stated that within four years of his tenure, the casinos would be phased out. Instead of phasing them out, the term of the existing casinos has been extended by another six months.”

AAAAG main objection is against the new Big Daddy casino, which was added after the government’s assertion.

“Amendments and regulations are made to favour casinos,” co-convenor of AAAAG, Anand Madgaoncar said. “While the world over, regulations govern casinos on the percentage of money to be given back to players, in Goa the casinos are having a field day looting them as no such regulations are implemented. There are no accountability mechanisms to check whether those employed are free from exploitation and addiction.”


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Red Tiger slots go live with PokerStars in Italy

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Slots from Red Tiger, the award-winning casino game and software developer based in Malta, have gone live on PokerStars in Italy.

A number of slot titles will be introduced in the coming weeks beginning with hits Mystery Reels and Arcade Bomb.

The launch follows a similar country-specific deal with PokerStars in Denmark, with Sweden and Spain on the way.

Gavin Hamilton, CEO of Red Tiger, said: “We’re very pleased to be working with PokerStars, which is one of the biggest and most-admired brands in gaming.

We’re also pleased to be entering Italy for the first time, continuing our ambition to be the top supplier in every regulated market.”


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Tom Horn strengthens its position in Lithuania with Betsafe.lt

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Tom Horn Gaming, a Malta-based igaming software supplier, has announced its content is now available to players in Lithuania on Betsafe.lt, one of many brands owned by the leading Swedish online gaming company Betsson Group.

Betsafe.lt belongs among the most trusted online casinos, offering the best-in-class gaming content to players in Lithuania. The operator will gradually gain access to Tom Horn’s award-winning content, including its blockbusters such as Hot Blizzard, 243 Crystal Fruits, and Book of Spells.

Tom Horn Gaming was the first online casino supplier to enter the Lithuanian market. The partnership is in line with the supplier’s long-term strategy to further expand its footprint in the Baltic regulated markets, building on the popularity of its titles among players and trust and recognition it has earned among the operators and regulators in the region.

Ondrej LapidesCEO at Tom Horn Gaming said: ‘This is further evidence that our content is in high demand among players in Lithuania and we’re delighted to have joined forces with such an acclaimed brand like Betsafe.lt. I believe that with this latest partnership we will further grow our presence in the Baltics.’

Kaido UlejevManaging Director Baltics at Betsson Group added: ‘Tom Horn Gaming is a modern-thinking company that has built a reputation for developing beautifully designed games, that are packed full of intriguing features, complex math and mechanics that players love. The company has a well-established presence in Lithuania and we know that our casino offering, featuring Tom Horn games, is strongly positioned among players in the market.’


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