Category: iGaming

11 May 2020

NetEnt signs IP agreement with IWG

A new agreement between game suppliers NetEnt and Instant Win Gaming (IWG) will see IWG develop instant win games based on assets from well-known NetEnt games.


11 May 2020

DT9 Affiliations grows and consolidates gaming business

With a network of over 570 affiliates and almost 6 thousand players moved during the lockdown, the growth of the leading company in affiliations continues.

In the highly complex scenario of the lockdown, in the gaming sector, there are those who continue to grow, like Dt9 Affiiliations and their partners. The figures confirm it, with about 6,000 players guided in the gaming websites (“Ftd”, First time deposit) of their partners in the last 50 days, between March and April 2020, so during the lockdown. With a constantly expanding network, on the main regulated markets and especially on the Italian one, where DT9 works with the main operators and market leaders: this is the case of Betaland – a brand of OIA Services Ltd – with which a new agreement has been signed.

“Dt9 Affiliations is continuing to grow, with the network that has now reached 570 affiliates and a high quality network that represents a guarantee for our partners”, Danilo Di Tota, CEO of Dt9 Media, owner of the brand of affiliations, explains. “We are really satisfied with how things are going and honored to work with such prestigious brands, representing a further incentive for our business. For this reason, we are working to consolidate the group, to accompany the growth of the business and guarantee the highest quality and reliability to our partners – he adds. We have therefore introduced new figures to the group, for a new and further structuring that allows us to better manage our customers and further expand our horizons”.

Annalisa Criscuolo joined the Dt9 media team, who is responsible for management of the Customer base and Raffaele Zambardino, responsible for managing the social media of the group, which are added to the other staff members.

“With this new team and through the new organization, we are obtaining extraordinary results that allow us to better manage the high traffic and the growing complexity that is recorded, especially in this particular moment with the lockdown that has significantly increased the propensity to play online”, Di Tota adds, also revealing the group’s upcoming strategies: “Right now we are making new investments in advanced technologies and in particular on Artificial Intelligence applications that require specific skills but which will allow us to optimize processes and increase our scope. And in the next few days we will reveal new advanced tools that will be made available to our affiliates”.


04 May 2020

Online gaming: April confirms March growth but without boom

Online gaming grows in April too, confirming the percentages of March and compared to the same months of 2019.

Online gaming with the plus sign in April 2020 too. Lockdown growth confirmed with increases of 120-100% for online poker, compared to February 2020 and with even greater percentages compared to 2019. Online gaming in April overall raised €3.3 billion for an expense of €130.5 million, which is the share that goes to the tax authorities and operators.

As analyzed and anticipated by many operators and analysts in the Digital Panels and also on our news pages from abroad, the increases seem physiological and there is no boom.

In any case, for online poker tournaments the increase of mtt is 28.85% month on month on turnover, while for cash game there is an increase of 15.46%. Therefore, growth is confirmed, but the extra days of the lockdown must also be calculated, which in April for many areas of Italy was complete while in March many regions closed after 8-9 March.

Good numbers, but they shouldn’t cause a scandal. Italians are playing online but, as confirmed by the operators, they are doing it intelligently and preferring games that are certainly more entertaining.

Hence the growth, but a minimal one, of casino games which rose by about 7%, compared to March, always talking about turnover. Last month expense (ie collection, €2,694,089,040, less the winnings, € 2,595,831,076), amounted to €98,257,963, compared to € 67.5 million in April 2019. In percentages, the growth is of 45 percent year on year, attributed to the now “usual” positive trend of casino games, but accentuated by the at least temporary shift to online gaming, due to the stop of land-based activities, because of Covid-19. Compared to March, expense growth is 6.96 percent.