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In blockchain we trust: why the leading online-casinos adopt ‘trustless’ RNGs

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The revolution was not evident at first, but the blockchain technology is rapidly finding critical applications beyond cryptocurrency. Two industries that have been in dire need of innovation are the gaming and gambling industry. Blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies have been able to connect with both sectors at a deeper level tackling a long-daunting problem – transparency of a transactions.

One of the most significant challenges associated with traditional online casinos is that essential data, such as gaming results, winnings, payouts, and more info, is deliberately kept away or partially concealed from public scrutiny. Due to this fact, lots of users have lost faith in the industry and have shifted to casual gaming or other opportunities. The integration of blockchain technology is expected to solve these frictions that the online casino community has been facing since the gambling business was introduced to the internet.

However, why is the blockchain technology an A-list topic? For consumers, it adds a layer of trust because it promotes a way of allowing interaction without intermediaries. As an auditable and verifiable data storage system, it can record players’ moves while ensuring that the data is protected yet valid on an open ledger. For developers and entrepreneurs registering every movement of the players automatically opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Casinos looking into implementing the blockchain gambling are an entirely new breed of online businesses which are fully decentralized, with no third-party verifying transactions. Thus, it enables a fair and transparent system for the online casino industry which could trigger getting back the old users and potentially foster the expansion of a new clients network. Implementing blockchain technology is a need of the time as users want to know the game is fair and they have a legitimate chance to win.

One of the industry leaders, BitStarz, is already using the Provably Fair System, which is a perk of implementing blockchain technology inside casino operations. SP8DE offers the ready-made solution, so businesses do not need to waste more time and resources investing in its development as it comes in a package that is easy to enact and at an affordable cost.

Yet, the major issue with the industry is the lack of trust with the random number generator (RNG). This represents a crucial aspect of ensuring the fairness of the game. A significant drawback of the industry is that users believe the numbers are not randomly generated which consequently led to widening the gap between the business and its consumers.

Blockchain developers have been looking into various breakthroughs to this problem, and there are not lots of projects which came up with a viable solution. A decentralized RNG is a Provably Fair system because part of the hash is generated by the client’s side and part by the node. The computation process becomes complex and difficult to hack or set to hack. This way, by adding more variables to the creation of the random numbers, SP8DE’s platform can easily generate millions of random numbers that could cover the needs of the industry and the providers.

The team developed a protocol that is combining off-chain and on-chain RNGs which can be easy to implement not just for casino providers, but for other industries as well such as gaming and many others. The numbers are generated on a blockchain network which makes it impossible to corrupt any transaction, thus ensuring the transparency and fairness that casino business needs to survive. SP8DE believes that RNG is more than just a set of random numbers as they are pioneering a platform that sells trust in times when innovation is the answer.

In the end, we need to see technology as an incremental process. The Internet had casinos connected to the full world, but the technological advancements stagnated ever since. Blockchain represents the revolution for many industries, and especially for the casino one. It reiterates the need for building systems that can ensure trust, transparency, and safety of transactions and information.


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The Stars Group 2019 Investor Day Webcast Details

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The Stars Group Inc.  will host an Investor Day in New York City on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. ET.  Presentations by members of executive management are expected to conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET.

This event will be webcast live at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET and can be accessible via the Internet through http://www.webcasthd.com/tsg

Presentation slides will be posted prior to the start of the event to www.starsgroup.com under The Stars Group, Investor Relations, Financial and Corporate Information.

 

About The Stars Group:

The Stars Group is a provider of technology-based product offerings in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries. Its brands have millions of registered customers globally and collectively are leaders in online and mobile betting, poker, casino and other gaming-related offerings. The Stars Group owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Oddschecker, as well as live poker tour and events brands, including the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK. The Stars Group is one of the world’s most licensed online gaming operators with its subsidiaries collectively holding licenses or approvals in 21 jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, Australia, and the Americas. The Stars Group’s vision is to become the world’s favorite iGaming destination and its mission is to provide its customers with winning moments.

SOURCE The Stars Group Inc.


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Studies find links between loot box spending and problem gambling

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New research has proved that there is a strong link between problematic gambling behaviours and spending money on loot boxes.

The results of the research are published in the journal PLOS One as two studies. The results indicate that people who spend more money on loot boxes are also more likely to be unable to keep their gambling habits in check.

“Loot boxes are extremely widespread. A recent analysis we did showed that they may feature in as many as 63% of mobile games. They’re extremely profitable, too: They’re estimated to have perhaps generated as much as $30 billion in revenue in 2018,” said study author David Zendle of York St. John University.

“They’re also highly worrying — there are clear parallels between loot boxes and potentially harmful activities like gambling. Given their prevalence, importance, and the lack of literature on them, I think a good question is ‘Why weren’t more people running these studies?’”

The researchers had 1172 gamers complete psychological surveys regarding problem gambling and loot box spending.

The participants all reported regularly playing at least of one of ten popular games that feature loot boxes: Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: GO, FIFA 18, Rocket League, DOTA 2, Team Fortress 2, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

“There is a link between loot box spending and problem gambling. However, we’re not sure if this means that loot boxes literally cause problem gambling, or if it means that people who are already problem gamblers spend significantly more money on loot boxes. In either case, though, it doesn’t look socially beneficial.”

On average, the participants reported spending $19.58 on loot boxes in the past month. But some had spent up to $2300.

The study replicates the finding of previous research conducted by Zendle and published in 2018. That study, which examined 7422 gamers, found that people with more severe gambling problems tended to spend more on loot boxes.


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NESN starts telecast of sports-gambling show

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NESN, the television home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox, and VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network), started the telecast of VSiN’s Follow the Money morning show on March 18. It will be shown on NESNplus every weekday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.

Follow the Money, a three-hour show offering valuable betting information, with a lace of humour and entertainment, is hosted by Mitch Moss and Paul Howard.

“NESN has long been a leader in regional sports television, and there is no better partner to reach sports fans throughout New England,” said Brian Musburger, founder and CEO of VSiN. “As regulated sports betting expands across the country, VSiN will continue to partner with innovators like NESN to help inform the rapidly growing number of Americans wagering on sports.”

In the coming days, the show will include expert insight and analysis around March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament which got underway on Tuesday.

“Sports-wagering regulations are changing quickly and with these changes, we anticipate an increased interest in obtaining relevant and reliable sports information,” said Rick Jaffe, NESN’s vice president of programming and production. “VSiN has both the experience and expertise to deliver the most up-to-date gaming data and analytics to New England’s sports fans.”


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