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With one month to go until the 2nd Annual SPiCE opens its doors, the full speaker line up has been announced. The Eventus International team has brought together leading industry speakers from diverse affiliations among others to discuss on how elections of 2019 will affect the regulatory scenario for gambling and betting in India; opportunities in the South Asian casino industry; and growth of online poker and poker leagues.

There will be five panels hosted by experts in the industry. The panels will discuss opportunities and growth in online fantasy gaming, eSports in India, need for introduction of responsible gaming practices in India, structuring and growing online skill gaming businesses in India, and opportunities, monetisation challenges and solutions in Mobile Gaming market in India.

Interview with Mark Watts

 Mark Watts

Head of Gambling paysafecard

Mark Watts began his career in the online gambling industry in 2005. He was based on the Isle of Man for six years, with Microgaming. Since 2006 Mark has specialised in online casino merchant management for poker, bingo and casino in core markets including Europe, Canada and Australia as well as emerging markets Asia, LATAM and Russia. In 2012, he moved to Data Cash/MasterCard as Head of Gaming, London. Focused on acquiring, gateway card processing and APM’s, his core verticals were sportsbook and casino. Mark joined paysafecard in August 2014 as Head of Gambling based in Gibraltar. He is responsible for merchant acquisition, retention and launches into new territories.

Eventus: How did you find your start in the industry and how did you arrive at your current position?

Mark: After working in IT for 8 years, managing direct sales teams, it was time for a change. An advert sparked my interest and I took a chance. The person who interviewed me turned me down initially, however I persisted with him and once I was given an opportunity I have never looked back.

Eventus: What do you think the industry will look like in five years?

Mark: A difficult question as each country or territory has its own complexity. Mature markets are at a position of established regulation, taxation and operate within the controls they have set out. Self-exclusion and the social impact of gambling will become more of a topic in time. Emerging markets need to be realistic about how to regulate and agree taxation for gambling revenue. Also, any licence applications need to be at a level which will allow new entrants to capitalise on the opportunities available.

Mobile will dominate to the point of being 90% of all gambling revenue, with in-game bets also becoming more of the preferred option in time. Players will ultimately desire simplicity.

Eventus: If you could change one thing about the industry, what would it be and why?

Mark: Implement gambling taxation the same on all verticals for all game types. Countries should adopt the GGR model (Gross Gambling Revenue); this would place all verticals on the same operating path.

Eventus: What advice would you give your younger self, starting out in the Gaming Industry?

Mark: Take a leap of faith, secure funding, and go for it. Become an operator in a market I would feel comfortable entering.

Eventus: How is the global gaming industry responding to the liberalisation of gambling regulations in and the growth in demand from India?

Mark: Slowly. Unless you start local and find secure and socially responsible partners it will be difficult to gain traction. Invest wisely and focus on key goals.

Eventus: What are the innovative products that can be offered in the current market and are you looking to expand your offering?

Mark: India has a strong leverage on cash, so solutions need to be delivered. paysafecard is the perfect payment solution for this market as it enables everyone to pay online with cash, no bank account or credit card is needed. Consumers first buy a paysafecard voucher that has a specific value with cash in a local sales outlet, and can use this to make purchases with their favourite online services or retailers using a 16-digit PIN.

paysafecard, part of Paysafe Group, is a global market leader in online prepaid payment methods and is available in 47 markets at more than 650,000 sales outlets.

Eventus: In your own words, describe what you believe SPiCE 2019 to be.

Mark: A new platform which provides the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded businesses and to build new strong relationships with local partners and customers.

Eventus: What do you look forward to by being a part of SPiCE 2019?

Mark: It will be a learning curve for me, I am an open book and willing to listen to any business models which would generate significant revenues. Any merchant focusing on Mobile in the gaming space in India is my focus.

Mark Watts looks forward to meeting you in person at SPiCE 2019 in Goa. See more information on SPiCE 2019 and how you can register below.

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50 flavors of Endorphina at London event in 2019

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When it comes to international exhibitions there are certain exhibiting companies that immediately catch attendee´s attention with their promo. As usually, Endorphina was one of these companies during the main igaming event of the year – ICE London.

What was Endorphina´s booth all about then?

This time, Endorphina wasn´t playing any games and brought in a guest star from the US – Erik Cavanaugh, who has already won the hearts of millions with his passion for dancing and challenging stereotypes of a dancer’s body. Erik’s been viewed over 90 million times worldwide and his fame is still rising. His videos and interviews were published by major publications like People Magazine, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Forbes, and more. During each performance there was a crowd watching Erik, cheering and admiring his graceful moves. Trust us, it was an impeccable performance!

We had a chance to ask Erik about his feelings regarding the event:

“I am so excited to be performing with Endorphina at ICE London and getting to show to the attendees that Dancers Come In All Sizes! This is my first time ever performing live in Europe and I couldn’t be more excited!”

Endorphina´s stand was buzzing all the time. Many people came to try their luck in Wheel of Fortune to win a huge collection of prizes – from witty branded cans, a very own Endorphina cookbook or custom Endorphina slides and branded socks. Provider´s slides and socks with designs of successful game titles were the most popular prizes and made more than one attendee of the show come back to their stand for a second chance to win it. And the rest was exploring provider´s latest games and business opportunities.

Did you witness the guy who impressed America with his charm and talent at the show? Or did you win some of the branded goods? Let us know!

 

Learn more about Endorphina: https://endorphina.com/about


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Battle for Humanity’s Survival in Pariplay’s New Zombies Gone Wild Video Slot

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iGaming software provider pits zombie hunters against the undead in this action-packed offering

 

Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and lotteries, has released Zombies Gone Wild, an original online video slot inspired by pop culture’s deep-rooted fascination with the living dead. Engaging characters, an atmospheric soundtrack and an array of exciting gameplay features, will have players of all experience players feeling like they are part of humanity’s last stand for survival.

Pariplay’s Zombies Gone Wild features 50 lines that pay both ways for even bigger rewards as well as a collection of wilds, free spins and jackpots. Ratcheting up the adrenaline pumping action are the expanding Mega Wilds, which occur when one of the game’s three heroic zombie hunters are exposed to radiation and become Wild zombies. During the ensuing free spins, the hunter expands to increase the chances of winning.

The game also features three jackpots, each of which corresponds to one of the three zombie hunters. Players can contribute to the value of these respective jackpots with a winning line that includes a Wild zombie hunter symbol. The jackpot values are tracked with separate progress bars, which when full award multipliers of x25, x75 or x200 of the bet amount, respectively.

Other game highlights include the free spins feature, which awards up to 20 spins and can be retriggered up to three times with the initial number of spins awarded. Offered in over 20 languages, Zombies Gone Wild appeals to a broad audience with its thrilling combination of vile zombie hordes and formidable heroes, that latter of which wield a skateboard, katana and chainsaw as their respective weapons of choice.

Zombies Gone Wild also benefits players with an attractive 95.88% return-to-player (RTP) rate, while its development in HTML5 supports gameplay across mobile phones, desktops and other devices. The game also features a mobile portrait mode, allowing players to easily switch to one-handed gameplay.

Certified by gambling regulators in the UK, Isle of Man and Malta, the slot is the latest addition to Pariplay’s growing portfolio of over 100 online casino games. Alongside its original and branded slot titles, the company also provides a selection of online scratch cards, bingo games and instant win titles.

Richard Mintz, Commercial and Marketing Director at Pariplay, said: “When designing Zombies Gone Wild, we knew it was important to give players a game that not only looked great but was also true to the spirit of a genre that holds such an important place in modern pop culture. That combined with our commitment to maximum entertainment, engagement and unique gameplay features, ensures that players of all experience levels will be eager to return to a world packed with rewards and adventure.”

For more information about the Zombies Gone Wild slot launch, contact Pariplay.


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Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Reports January Fantasy Contests Revenue

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board posted on its web site the January Fantasy Contests Revenue Report. The report provides a breakdown on fees collected from the play of Pennsylvania participants, Fantasy Contests Operators’ adjusted revenue, and tax revenue due to the Commonwealth. The report can be found at www.gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov.

Fantasy adjusted revenue for January was $2,116,499 compared to adjusted revenue of $2,860,503 in December 2018.

Tax revenue is derived through a 15% assessment on the adjusted revenue reported by the Fantasy Contest Operators and is deposited into the Commonwealth General Fund. This resulted in tax revenue generated during January of $317,475. Seven of the Fantasy Contest Operators reported tax revenue due.

Fantasy revenue and tax revenue for each of the providers for January 2019 is displayed in the following table:

Fantasy Contest Provider

January 2019

Fantasy Contest

Adjusted Revenue

January 2019

State Tax Due

DraftKings

$1,026,565.22

$153,984.78

FanDuel

$998,218.08

$149,732.71

Yahoo Fantasy Sports

$41,878.21

$6,281.73

DRAFT

$35,986.44

$5,397.97

Sportshub Technologies

$8,795.00

$1,319.00

Fantasy Draft

$4,201.20

$630.18

Boom Fantasy

$854.78

$128.22

Total

$2,116,498.93

$317,474.59

 

About the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board:

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board is tasked to oversee all aspects of the state’s casino industry, including sports wagering offered currently at six locations. The oversight also includes other new gaming initiatives, expected to be launched in the coming months, which were created through Act 42 of 2017, an amendment to the Race Horse Development and Gaming Act.

The Commonwealth’s casino industry currently consists of 10 stand-alone and racetrack casinos in operation, along with the two smaller resort casinos.  These facilities collectively employ nearly 17,000 people and annually generate approximately $1.4 billion in tax revenue from slot machine and table games play. The largest portion of that money is used for property tax reduction to Pennsylvania homeowners.

Additional information about both the PGCB’s gaming regulatory efforts and Pennsylvania’s gaming industry can be found at gamingcontrolboard.pa.gov. You can also follow the agency on Twitter by choosing @PAGamingControl.

Source: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board


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