Green Gaming Forum in Malta hosts conversation about sustainability

(PRESS RELEASE) — In a new edition of Green Gaming Forum, we hear Anna Romboli, Chief Communications Officer at NetEnt, and Rikard Rinaldo, head of communications at Mr Green Ltd, talking about sustainability. Both have extensive international experience and serve companies which are operating in Malta since many years.

“To be a community builder in Malta” is about the gaming industry and how the industry can contribute to a sustainable development of and in the societies where the gaming companies are present.

The gaming industry has grown quickly in Malta in the past years. We provide jobs, we take part in building infrastructure and we keep a tight dialogue with the authorities about our contribution to the development of the local community. We have a clear impact on the local community and we want to be a player which influences society in a positive way, otherwise this will not be a sustainable industry longer-term, says Rikard Rinaldo, Mr Green Ltd.

Anna and Rikard continued to talk about the importance of values when it comes to the recruitment of the right individuals. Especially when many cultures meet on a small island and there is a fight for manpower.

It is becoming increasingly important for employees to work for a company which represents values that corresponds to your own values. Today, compared to only five years ago, people are looking for companies they believe have the same set-up of values as themselves. It can be about the environment, or like at NetEnt, to focus on diversity and equal opportunities. This is especially important for tech companies, says Anna Romboli.

But what does it mean to you to be a community builder, what does it boil down to in your daily working life?

Our most important sustainability activity is to understand our customers’ player behaviour and to act on each customer’s risk level. Locally, we have chosen to focus on Malta’s primary natural resource by cleaning the sea around Malta from plastics, says Rikard Rinaldo.

If one looks upon sustainability from a win-win perspective and as a company engages in projects related to the core business, and really understands why it is good for the business, then it is a longer-term sustainable way of working, not only in good times, says Anna Romboli.

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Multilotto obtains gambling license in Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) — The Swedish Gaming Authority (SGA) announced that Multilotto has been granted a Swedish license to operate as from 1 January 2019. The license covers both Lottery and online casino games offerings from Multilotto.

Multilotto is the leading online lottery brand in Sweden, and for the past six years it has been offering the world’s biggest lottery jackpots from around the world together with a multitude of casino games.

The new gaming license gives Swedish customers the opportunity to access the games of their choice under Swedish regulation. The SGA also has strict requirements when it comes to pro-active responsible gambling, meaning customers are better protected, resulting in a more positive gaming experience.

Multilotto is one of the leading international betting services for lotteries and offers secure and competitive bets. Its mission is to breakdown borders and offers players the chance to bet on a wide range of international lottery jackpots including America’s Mega Millions and Powerball draws. The company is based in Malta and is currently licensed in Malta, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Bitcasino.io adds new website design

(PRESS RELEASE) — BitCasino.io, the leading licensed bitcoin casino operated by the Coingaming Group, has responded to customer feedback by adding a new purple mode for players who want an extra splash of color during their gaming experience.

The newly designed skin is the direct result of user feedback, with some customers reaching out to the pioneering bitcoin casino saying they missed the iconic Bitcasino.io purple following the site’s relaunch at the beginning of December.

While the new, cleanly produced white website is proving extremely popular with new and existing players, Bitcasino.io’s commitment to putting the customer at the “center of the universe” led it to add new color schemes. As well as purple, a brand-new “dark” mode is set to follow early next year.

Pavel Navolochko, Head of Design, Bitcasino.io, said, “Our players have been really impressed with the new website, but when they told us they missed the classic purple look, we knew there was still work to be done.”

“We pride ourselves on reacting quickly to feedback from our customers and rolling out the new purple Bitcasino.io mode just weeks after we received the first comments underlines this commitment.”

“We will continue to place our customers at the heart of our development process and look forward to using future feedback to drive forward innovation.”

Bitcasino.io relaunched its website to offer players the fastest and most user-friendly casino experience on the market in early December. The new site boasts and array of innovative new features as well as load speeds of up to eight times faster than its competitors.

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Blockchain Innovations acquires The Games Company

(PRESS RELEASE) — BlockChain Innovations Corp., an international blockchain technology supplier serving the regulated gaming industry, is pleased to announce that it has acquired The Games Company, a popular provider of online casino games that is licensed by the United Kingdom Gambling Commission and Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

TGC’s games are available across Tier 1 online casino operators and government lotteries, including William Hill, Bet Victor and Loto Quebec. TGC’s products, including Hippie Chicks, Cash Cowboy and Lucky 8 Keno, are available in 30+ languages, feature a free spin promotion engine and, most importantly, offer multi-currency wagering including cryptocurrencies.

TGC’s games are available in Canada, the U.K., and markets served from Gibraltar with several 1H 2019 launches out of Malta also scheduled. Leveraging BCI’s blockchain technology, TGC products will become provably fair enabled, allowing players to independently ensure and verify game fairness.

BCI’s CEO Matt Stafford said, “We are excited to acquire The Games Company. In addition to their proven success in the market, strong product roadmap, talented management and staff, and cryptocurrency friendliness; integrating BCI’s technology with TGC’s casino content will allow us to showcase other examples of blockchain applications in the casino content vertical. By adding TGC’s suite of casino content to BCI’s sportsbook, platform, and payments solution, it further establishes BCI as a full-product suite B2B gaming platform supplier with all the advantages of running on blockchain technology.”

The Games Company founder Hans Winkelmann said, “Joining the BCI family expands BCI’s product portfolio, delivers TGC’s games into new markets and on revolutionary technology. By supplying our game content and other product features via BCI’s technology we can then address cryptocurrency players and the nascent bitcoin market that has over 22 million wallets and a market cap exceeding $60 billion USD.”

Source: Online.CasinoCity.com

NetEnt appoints Lars Johansson as Chief Financial Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) — After a thorough search process, Lars Johansson has now been appointed Chief Financial Officer of NetEnt. Lars Johansson has held the position as interim CFO since 3 September 2018.

Lars Johansson has more than 30 years of experience from numerous management positions in various sectors, in both public and private companies – most recently from Ratos AB – where he held the position as Senior Investment Director and prior to that as acting CEO. Some of his previous positions include CFO of Swedavia AB, CFO/COO of TV4 Group AB and CFO/COO and acting CEO of Orc Software AB.

Therese Hillman, Group CEO of NetEnt, comments, “I am very pleased to appoint Lars Johansson as Chief Financial Officer. He brings significant experience to the role and has already played an important part in the ongoing change process of NetEnt.”

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Christmas slots tournament at Intertops Poker

(PRESS RELEASE) — A $2,000 Christmas Slots Tournament starts Friday at Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Casino and continues through the Christmas break. It features the holiday classic Christmas Carol slot and three more of the casino’s most popular slot games from Betsoft. Sixteen players will win $2,000 in prizes.

The Christmas Slots Tournament, 21-28 December, features four Betsoft slots: A Christmas Carol, Ogre Empire, Charms & Clovers and Giovanni’s Gems.

“When you grab a little slots time over the Christmas holiday,” encourages Intertops Poker’s casino manager, “Play the tournament games so you can pick up some extra prize money!”

Players will automatically earn points when they play the featured tournament games. The sixteen players with the most points at the end of the tournament (28 December) will split $2,000 in prize money. The first-place player wins $400. (Prizes must be rolled over at least once in order to be withdrawn.)

In the Christmas Carol slot game, players find themselves in the bedroom of Ebenezer Scrooge watching the classic Christmas tale unfold.

Ogre Empire sweeps players away into a mystical world where they fight the Ogre, free the villagers and test their fate, winning opportunities to instantly double their winnings.

Charms & Clovers brings an ancient Irish myth to life, taking players on a search for that fabled pot of gold. This 40-payline progressive video slot has everything from four-leaf clovers and pots of gold to horseshoes. Its innovative sixth reel controls four distinct bonus features.

Players let out their inner prospector in Giovanni’s Gems. It has dazzling graphics and lots of opportunities for free spins.

Source: Online.CasinoCity.com

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