Category: News

07 Mar 2013

Quixant to showcase its portfolio of all-in-one gaming platforms at Rimini 2013

Quixant the world leading designer and manufacturer of advanced gaming platforms for the casino and slot machine industry will be showcasing its range of all-in-one gaming platforms and monitors at Enada Rimini 2013 (Booth 01, Hall C5).  The 40th anniversary of Enada exhibition takes place at Rimini exhibition centre and runs from 12th to 15th March 2013.

Visitors to Quixant's stand will have the opportunity to meet the team, including engineers from the Quixant Italia office, who would be delighted to showcase and discuss the product range, including the QXi-106, Quixant’s all-in-one gaming platform specifically designed for compliance with Italian “Comma 6a” regulations.  Quixant is officially accredited by AAMS (Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato) for the production of gaming platforms for the Italian market.

The QXi-106 utilises a high performance AMD 64-bit CPU combined with advanced ATI graphics together with dedicated hardware to provide compliance with Article 110, Comma 6a of T.U.L.P.S.  The QXi-106 is housed in a compact, secure enclosure, includes AAMS protocol support and is powered via a standard JAMMA connector and therefore requires no additional power supply.

The QXi-106 has already assed homologation through several Italian certification labs, providing customers with a competitive edge in taking their machines through the process.

Quixant is also actively contributing to the proposed Comma 6a+ regulations and as such will remain at the forefront of developing the technology required by the new regulatory regime.

During the four-day exhibition, we will also be demonstrating the latest addition to Quixant’s range, the QXi-4000. Based on the ground-breaking AMD R-Series APU with integrated AMD RadeonTM 7000G graphics, this mid-range gaming platform can drive up to four independent HD monitors with support for daisy-chaining through support for DisplayPort 1.2 multi-stream transport (MST).

Quixant's DisplayPort monitor range will also be demonstrated at the show. These monitors perfectly complement the gaming platform range and are designed specifically to suit gaming machine applications.

Gary Mullins, Sales Director of Quixant commented “The Italian gaming market continues to be key for us in Europe. With our contribution to the upcoming Comma 6a+ regulations, it is gearing up to be an exciting year for Quixant. The Enada Rimini show offers us the perfect opportunity to showcase our award winning all-in-one gaming platforms to the Italian market and also to meet with our customers and prospects and demonstrate the strength and depth of the team”.

06 Mar 2013

EASG Seminar: The Ever Changing Dutch Gambling Landscape

Everything you always wanted to know about gambling in the Netherlands. The Easg (European Association for the Study of Gambling) is organising a seminar on 28 March 2013 in Amsterdam. Reflecting on the changing Dutch gambling landscape and to  give participants the opportunity to hear from industry experts, the most influential industry speakers and to actively take part in panel discussions. GiocoNews.it is a official Media Partner of Easg events.

Each session will give serious insights across a range of important areas such as:

·         Legal and Regulatory
·         Research
·         Compliance
·         Safety and Security
·         (Online) Regulation
·         Responsible Gaming

The panel discussions will be focusing on the ‘hot topics’ addressing the current situation and the future of gambling in the Netherlands.

Seminar language is Dutch. Simultaneous translation Dutch/English will be available

 

 

05 Mar 2013

Net Entertainment is launching a new Client Area

Yesterday on March 4, Net Entertainment successfully launched a new Client Area with several new improvements. The new Client Area also works well on most mobile devices, including phones and tablets both iOS & Android. The new Client Area is password protected, so you will be asked to enter your details at your first visit, and you will receive your new log in details once your registration has been approved.

We hope all our customers will find the new Net Entertainment Client Area useful and even better than before.

05 Mar 2013

Gioco News: The march issue of paper magazine is (also) online

A crazy March, not only as the saying goes, but because this month, coinciding with the first important fair of the year, starts in a confused scenario as regards the future structure of government emerging from the recent political elections. In the March issue of the Gioco News magazine, that we are delivering during these days, we talked about the ‘gaming government’ with a very authoritative political man: Angelino Alfano, of the PDL party, who proves having very clear ideas on a field of enormous economic importance, and whose the numerous socio-political implications are even more clear. And if at a central level the ‘backrooms’ have yet to find their tenants, local administrations are in a state of ferment and sometimes in contradiction with each other: an investigation into the ‘Confusion of municipalities’ tries to understand a little bit more of what is happening and what the bodies want, but also can do.

Read the magazine online!

There is of course a space for the next ENADA Spring and for its protagonists, companies that despite the regulatory difficulties and the uncertainties for the future still offer a lot of novelties, and as well as for the latest updatings as regards the ‘problem’ of new concessions for new slots and vlts, and as well as for the now imminent arrival of the so colled new slots “plus”.

Therefore, a full glance about gaming, also studying in detail everything about betting, horse racing, casino, pinball, continuing with poker and with its uncertain future regarding its live manner, always full of prestigious events that we follow with some rich reportages.

And the vip? This month we host Tania Cagnotto and Enrico Silvestrin, and the spotlights are on on the cover story also, in February dedicated to Cristaltec. We told you everything? Certainly not: we do not want to anticipate everything, so you lose the pleasure of discovering and reading, but of course we recommend you not to miss the thematic sections and maybe to measure yourself against with cooking, with the really exceptional advices this time of Benedetta Parodi!

Make it virtually is very simple: just register (free) yourself to the site, while those who want to subscribe to the ‘paper’ magazine have only to fill in the ‘subscriptions’ form which is located on the home page. Happy reading!

04 Mar 2013

Conclusion of the administrative proceedings related to the concession for the electronic management

Snai announces today that the Customs and Monopolies Agency notified the company of the ruling concluding the administrative proceedings related to the concession for the electronic management of lawful gaming through gaming machines (the “Concession”). Such proceedings had been commenced following the malfunctioning of the “Barcrest” gaming platform in the context of the episode which occurred on 16 April 2012.

Aams, based upon the observations and documentation made available by the Company, and upon the results of its technical verifications and review process, while concluding that there was no need to proceed with the revocation of the Concession, has claimed from Snai contractual penalties based upon the criteria provided under the Concession, totaling approximately Euro 1,500,000.00.

28 Feb 2013

Silicon Valley’s leading investors to judge iGaming and social gaming start-ups competing

The US online gambling market is still in its infancy, and with momentum building around state-level regulation in the country, a wave of new ideas focusing on the convergence between social and real-money gaming have been streaming out of Silicon Valley. To provide a platform for these ideas to be presented to the wider gaming industry and to the investment community, the 13th Global iGaming Summit & Expo (GiGse) is pleased to announce the 2nd GiGse LaunchPad, a start-up competition that will see up to five start-ups pitching their ideas to the panel of judges and to the entire 700-plus audience.

Start-ups will be quizzed and drilled by renowned investors such as Josh Hannah of Matrix Partners, Steven Schlenker of DN Capital and Ben Sternberg of The Raine Group. But it will be up to the combined GiGse and ScS audience to choose the winner in interactive voting. Ben Sternberg, LaunchPad judge, said about his involvement in the LaunchPad: ‘Raine has been deeply engaged in the social casino industry, having sold Double Down Interactive and Buffalo Studios last year. At  GiGse, I’m looking forward to meeting the innovative start-ups that are changing the industry’.

Submissions are accepted until March 22nd, and all gaming start-ups that are trying to get their feet off the ground and have a unique, compelling proposition that differentiates itself from everything else available on the market are invited to apply. Social gaming, mobile, gaming technology, cross-channel integration and customer loyalty offerings are amongst the trends particularly welcomed by organisers, considering the particular context of the San Francisco event, dominated by the land-based gaming executives who are gearing up to ‘flip the switch’ to regulated iGaming.

Submissions from outside of the gambling sector are also encouraged and San Francisco, being a technology hub, played a huge part in attracting start-ups for which the Launchpad was the first ever opportunity to interact with this lucrative sector last year. That was the case for the 2012 GiGse LaunchPad winner, a social game analytics firm, Use It Better. Its CEO and Founder, Lukasz Twardowski, said recently: ‘GiGse opened the world of online gambling to us and we continue discussing the many partnership opportunities with both iGaming companies and investors’.

The 2nd GiGse LaunchPad will take place on April 24, 2013 during the 13 Global iGaming Summit & Expo and Social Casino Summit, co-located this year with the newly launched Social Casino Summit, in San Francisco, CA. For more information and the submission criteria, please visit www.gigse.com.

 

 

 

28 Feb 2013

Legislating European gambling What’s next on the EU agenda?

The recent developments within the European Union with the European Commission's action plan and the European Parliament's reports clearly shows that the gambling issue has been put at the top of the agenda. Going forward we can expect both a new legislation at the EU level and renewed infringement procedures.

Possible discussion points:
-Which initiatives can we expect from the new action plan?
-What could be the implications of the new initiatives for private companies and state monopolies?
-Is there a future for a common EU license?
-Can the EU accept different taxation for online and land-based casinos?
-There is a pressure on restarting the infringement procedures. What may this result in?
-Will the EU and/or national legislation be able to protect license holders from competition?

Speakers:
Ashley Fox, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur "Online gambling on the internal market"
Charmaine Hogan, Policy Officer Unit E3 – Online and Postal Services, DG MARKT, European Commission
Maarten Haijer, Director of Regulatory Affairs, EGBA – European Gaming & Betting Association
Michael Bay Jørsel, Danish Centre for Gambling Addiction

Moderator:
Laurie Korpi, Legal and Research Director, International, GamblingCompliance

27 Feb 2013

Net Entertainment launches Fruit Shop on mobile

Net Entertainment, the world’s leading provider of high-quality casino games, announces the release of its latest mobile slot: Fruit Shop Touch™. Fruit Shop Touch™ has integrated the classic feel and flow of original fruit slots style into an upbeat, energetic and colorfully captivating new style. Fruit Shop Touch™ is a successful smart range game that is a firm favorite online and now available on mobile and a “juiced” up version of a game that never fails to appeal.

The fun starts with 5 reels and 15 fixed bet lines in the main game and in Free Spins. Players will also be happy to see Wild substitutions with a x2 multiplier. Colorful graphics and non-stop play set the scene, giving players a feeling of excitement that can only be found here in this fully fun and fruity Fruit Shop Touch™.

Net Entertainment is continuing to expand its Touch mobile portfolio with the launch of more top class games. “Players that enjoy non-stop excitement and high paced games will surely find what they are looking for in Fruit Shop Touch™,” comments Simon Hammon, Chief Product Officer at Net Entertainment.”

25 Feb 2013

Net Entertainment releases Wild Turkey video slot

Net Entertainment, the world’s leading provider of high-quality casino games, announces the release of its latest video slot, Wild Turkey™. Wild Turkey™ takes players on a journey to a remote mountain range where a tribe of turkeys worship Wild symbols. Wild Turkey™ is a 5-reel, 20-line video slot featuring innovative Wild and Stacked Wild symbols that also award Free Spins. The Wild symbols in Wild Turkey™ only appear on the reels in the main game, while in Free Spins only the Stacked Wild symbols can appear on the reels. With up to 800,000 coins to be won, Wild Turkey™ offers players a truly exciting adventure.

“Net Entertainment always focuses on quality and innovation and I am very proud of what we have achieved with Wild Turkey™,” comments Per Eriksson, President and CEO of Net Entertainment. “There are a number of really exciting and innovative features which I am sure our players will absolutely love. Wild Turkey™ is the latest example of how we are driving the online casino market through better games.”

23 Feb 2013

Spielo International to showcase innovative new games and beloved favourites at Enada 2013

Spielo International is showing more entertaining games than ever before across all gaming platforms as part of Lottomatica’s booth at the ENADA Rimini trade show on March 12 – 15, 2013. Below is only a taste of the comprehensive game library customers can sample at Ice. Showcased games for the Vlt market include perennial favourites such as The Big Easy™ and Sphinx™. Additionally, concessionaires will have the opportunity to view seven games that have been recently approved by SOGEI: Swinging Bells™, Royal Spins™, Crank’s Bash™, Diamond Daze™, Rickety Cricket™, Decadence™, and Lead to Gold™.


Through our partnership with MARIM, AWP operators also have a lot to look forward to, including titles such as MAGIC PHARAOH™, AFRICAN RICHES™, and multigame MY CHOICE™ – EDIZIONE VERDE, shown at MARIM’s booth. The popular delite™ cabinet, known for its streamlined, casino-style look and robust nature, will also be on display.

In International Titles, concessionaires will get their first glimpse at the new MaXVusion™ machines, with three exciting licensed titles that casual gamers know and love from PopCap® Games, a division of Electronic Arts. The new slot games, based on internationally recognized PopCap franchises, are Plants vs. Zombies™ Gargantuar, Zuma®, and Bejeweled®. SPIELO International has worked closely with PopCap to stay true to the spirit of their brands and create terrifically fun and engaging new slot gaming experiences.

The spotlight is also on two completely new diversity™ multigame suites: diversity Best of Vol. 1 will feature the most successful titles from all nine diversity suites. Listening to our customers’ requests, the new diversity Legendary Classics will feature titles with a low line count. Show visitors can also try two of SPIELO International’s new core games: Stardust™ and Treasure Blast™, which include innovative, “out-of-the-box” features such as time-based bonuses, WILD line bonuses, and an improved MULTi RULES feature.

But that’s only the beginning of SPIELO International’s exciting content-driven games and solutions. Visit the Lottomatica booth at ENADA to see much more, and to find out how SPIELO International speaks gaming.