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How Brexit is Affecting Gaming Companies in the UK Gaming Industry

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The UK gaming industry has contributed £2 billion annually to the UK’s GDP. Creative, high-tech and fast-growing, it yields high profits on exports. It competes with the AI industry for the best technological talent. It produces global gaming hits. ‘Grand Theft Auto’, Farm Hero Saga, Lego and Batman are UK gaming industry products. The industry would have expanded with the onset of 5G games. Then the UK voted for Brexit.

The Brexit Factor
It’s feared that Brexit will drive up industry costs, hindering progress. The planners of Brexit industrial strategy ignored the UK gaming industry. A report by an industry campaign group ‘Games for EU’ brings grim news. It says a hard Brexit or even a ‘no deal Brexit’ will jeopardise the industry. Here are some reasons:

  • The UK gaming industry workforce consists of 30%EU nationals. Brexit ends free UK entry for EU nationals. UK companies had access to the most talented European gaming professionals. Post-Brexit, it becomes very expensive to bring EU nationals into the UK. Larger companies may absorb the cost. Small companies can’t do that leading to the somber truth that some may close owing to higher costs.
  • A no-deal Brexit could block UK’s access to streaming and phone services. A negotiated Brexit could bring new data rules with extra costs.
  • Industry products will now be subject to tariffs and VAT on imports and exports. So, it will be less profitable to work in the UK.
  • British gaming entrepreneurs will no longer have access to EU startup grants. This will impede their growth.

What’s Next?
Once Brexit goes through, bigger companies may absorb the higher costs. Small companies may not. Hopefully, the casino industry will survive. With reduced profits, companies must find new strategies. UK operators may enter the US market. Some companies may consider relocation to gambling hubs like Malta. but this is an expensive option. We must wait to see what the future holds.


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New partnership of EGT Interactive with the esteemed operator Videoslots

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We are delighted to announce that the high value casino operator Videoslots has integrated our well-known and preferred content. This partnership has a big importance for our company as it gives us the opportunity to strengthen our positions as a leading provider in territories with big potential. As a first step we will launch our high-quality content in the so called .com territories, covered by our new partner.

Todor Zahariev, the Managing Director of EGT Interactive, commented: “As an ambitious company we are very proud, that Videoslots put faith in our reliable and top-notch content. This partnership is a strategic step, as in accordance to our long-term development strategy to enter new markets, we are expecting our successful partnership to expand also in Sweden. Territory, which we consider as top priority. Sharing common values such as security, excellence, integrity and passion, we believe that we will be a great partner for Videoslots and will be able to deliver the ultimate experience to their dedicated players.”

What the Management of Videoslots commented: “The Videoslots team is continually striving to become the world’s biggest and best online casino and we have ensured our players have access to even more high-quality games than ever with this deal. EGT Interactive’s quality portfolio is full of exciting games blended together with immersive graphics, exciting maths models and engaging narratives. Our players are sure to love our latest editions.”


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Spain’s Ombudsman Calls for Gambling Ad Ban

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Francisco Fernández Marugán, Spain’s acting Civic Ombudsman, has recommended the Spanish government to issue a complete ban on advertising gambling products and services. Marugán addressed the recommendations to the Ministries of Finance and Health, Consumer Affairs and Social Welfare.

The ban would mean that operators would be prohibited from displaying any form of broadcast pertaining to gambling products and services before a particular time, in addition to the prohibition of celebrity endorsements and gambling signage at sporting events.

Marugán has stated that any operator found to be in contravention of the proposed ban could result in the cancellation of an operator’s license, however, this can only be justified if a total ban is imposed.

Marugán considers that the advertising of gambling and bets “should not be considered protected in the freedom of business, as it is not in products such as tobacco or addictive substances.”


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Authentic Gaming Partners with Volcanobet

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Authentic Gaming, the Malta-based gaming solutions provider, has signed a deal with Volcanobet, the leading Montenegro online sportsbook and casino provider. As per the deal, Authentic Gaming will be the exclusive provider of live casino games to Volcanobet.

Volcanobet can now access the Authentic Gaming’s full suite of games including Authentic Roulette, Blaze Roulette, Casino Floor Roulette and Live ARENA games.

“We really enjoy creating solutions for niche and emerging markets which is why I’m delighted that we can demonstrate our full capabilities to Volcanobet, a company that has proven to be a real market leader. To be the exclusive partner of Volcanobet is also a fantastic opportunity for us to help create a new trend within the Montenegro player community and we can’t wait to play such an integral role in the company’s future strategy,” Jonas Delin, CEO, Authentic Gaming said.

“We are famed within Montenegro for providing the best online betting and casino product in the market. Adding Authentic Gaming to our portfolio ensures that we are continuing our position as market leader whilst evolving our product range to provide more choice, added excitement and bespoke solutions to keep our players coming back. This is especially interesting as the Montenegrin market is very receptive to roulette, and we will now be working with a live roulette provider that offers that widest variety in the industry,” Sveta Vasiljevic, CEO, Volcanobet said.


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