ComeOn! launches new casino site

(PRESS RELEASE) — Gaming operator ComeOn!, a Cherry AB subsidiary, announces the launch of a new brand targeting the German market; Blitzino.com. A name that combines the local word for lightning “Blitz” with casino and illustrates what it does offers deposits, withdrawals and casino play in lightning speed.

Operating under a Malta Gaming Authority license, Blitzino.com allows German customers to benefit from faster casino play and withdrawals without time-consuming registration.

Lahcene Merzoug, CEO of ComeOn, said, “After launching Snabbare and Hajper in Sweden and Nopeampi in Finland, our desire was to bring this business model to Germany. As the name suggests, the experience for the customer is faster and easier than anything previously available on the market, so with Blitzino the customer can start playing instantly and get their winnings to their accounts in lightning speed.”

Blitzino.com is a secure and fast pay and play service that has been made easy to use. The full Know Your Customer (KYC) solution on every deposit allows customers to play casino instantaneously without having to go through the ordinary time-consuming registration process. The withdrawal process has also been made as fast and efficient as possible and takes only 15 minutes.

BetSid partners with Income Access

(PRESS RELEASE) — BETSID, the U.K.-based casino and sportsbook brand, has announced a partnership with Income Access, Paysafe Group’s marketing technology and services provider. Through this partnership, BetSid’s new affiliate program, which is scheduled to launch within the next few weeks, will integrate with the Income Access Network, an affiliate network tailored to the evolving needs of iGaming operators.

The BetSid affiliate program will benefit from the Income Access affiliate platform, which features a suite of robust reporting options. With access to data-based insights that drill down to the player level, BetSid will have the tools necessary for effective collaboration with affiliate partners and implementation of strategic initiatives to promote acquisition and retention.

The BetSid program will also leverage the Income Access Network, the iGaming industry’s longest-serving independent affiliate network, to strategically optimize program growth. This will empower BetSid to recruit affiliate partners rapidly and grow the program post-launch.

Earlier this year, BetSid announced its partnership with platform provider FSB, a specialist in online sportsbook and casino solutions. That partnership provides players with access to a comprehensive package of sportsbook products that covers a range of sports markets, including football, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis and more. Greyhound and horse racing are also among the featured products.

Players can also take advantage of BetSid’s in-play betting feature as well as offerings across casino, live casino and virtual games. The online casino boasts a collection of classic games, including blackjack, roulette and slots.

BetSid, which was founded in 2013 and has an existing land-based presence, has also partnered with the affiliate marketing experts at Affiliate Insider to build an affiliate strategy that further supports the brand’s expansion to a wider online audience.

Paul Kirkby, BetSid Managing Director, said, “We are pleased to partner with the trusted Income Access Affiliate Network to launch the BetSid affiliate program. Having a trusted technology partner sit alongside us as we develop our strategy means we can offer a valued-added service to affiliates who partner with our brand.”

Tara Wilson, General Manager at Income Access, Paysafe Group, said, “An emphasis on quality product offerings puts BetSid in a strong position ahead of their affiliate program launch and well into the future. We’re very happy that the Income Access Network will play a role in their growing success across the sportsbook and casino verticals.”

Omnia Casino integrates Pay N Play

(PRESS RELEASE) — Omnia, the world’s first AI-built and compliance-led online casino, has integrated leading payments provider Trustly’s new ‘Pay N Play’ technology to instantly recognise verified customers, allowing them to deposit and play in seconds, and withdraw funds in less than five minutes.

Omnia is one of only a handful of casino brands to use the innovative payments method in this way, enabling pre-KYC checked Swedish customers to instantly deposit and enjoy Omnia’s casino content using a unique individual bank ID.

Each player in Sweden must first undertake KYC checks with their bank and, once verified, receive a unique bank ID number. This enables Omnia to instantly recognize fully compliant and age-verified players, who simply use their ID to log into the site and deposit in a matter of seconds and withdraw winnings in under five minutes – the fastest deposit and withdrawal method available today.

Using Trustly will be the only way for new customers to deposit, ahead of the country’s regulated online gaming market opening in January 2019. As a result, Omnia players in Sweden will be able to deposit, play and withdraw in the most rewarding, secure and responsible environment available on the market.

Founded in December 2017 by several senior gaming executives with a successful track record in launching and running major online and mobile casinos, Omnia’s leadership includes Sam Hobcraft, former Director of Gaming at Betfair and MD-Casino at PokerStars.

Omnia’s mobile-first offering has been built using the latest AI software and tech stack to both reward players and ensure they always play responsibly. Designed to provide constantly responsible gaming functionality with mandatory deposit limits, Omnia’s mission is designed to be the most upfront, clear and simple customer-friendly platform on the market.

Omnia’s core philosophy of creating a first-class, compliance-first gaming experience for all its customers meant that Trustly’s new Pay N Play product aligned perfectly with its brand values.

Sam Hobcraft, Founder of Omnia Casino, said, “We have adopted this method as we firmly see it is as the future of payments and sits squarely with our compliance focus for Omnia.”

“Combining Pay N Play with our unique product offering and compliance mindset will provide Swedish customers with a superior product and allow Omnia to become a significant brand as the market regulates in January 2019. Using Trustly’s unique bank ID system the player registration process will become almost non-existent, and we will only need to capture a few details and allow the player to agree to the appropriate T&C’s. This is unique and excellent customer experience.”

“The major benefit is that every Omnia player will already be pre-checked, age-verified and compliant, meaning instant access to all of our great games and withdrawals in just five minutes. Very few online casinos are offering this product in this way right now putting us one step ahead in giving our customers the most responsible and rewarding casino experience in the market.”

Source: iGamingAffiliatePrograms.com

Global gambling regulators voice concerns

(PRESS RELEASE) — Global gambling regulators have teamed up to voice their concerns about skins gambling and loot boxes in video games.

Fifteen gambling regulators from across Europe, as well as Washington State Gambling Commission, have signed an agreement to work together to address the risks created by the blurring of lines between gaming and gambling.

Tackling unlicensed third-party websites offering illegal gambling linked to popular video games is a priority and the regulators are calling for the video games industry and technology platforms to play their part in helping crack down on these websites. Games providers must also ensure that features within games, such as loot boxes, do not constitute gambling under national laws.

Neil McArthur, Chief Executive and signatory for the Gambling Commission on the declaration, said: “We have joined forces to call on video games companies to address the clear public concern around the risks gambling and some video games can pose to children. We encourage video games companies to work with their gambling regulators and take action now to address those concerns to make sure that consumers, and particularly children, are protected.”

Neil adds: “We want parents to be aware of the risks and to talk to their children about how to stay safe online. For example, unlicensed websites offering skins betting can pop up at any time and children could be gambling with money intended for computer game products.”

Source: Online.CasinoCity.com

LeoVentures invests in esports betting

(PRESS RELEASE) — The LeoVegas Group, through its wholly owned investment company LeoVentures Ltd, has acquired 51% of the shares in Pixel Holding Group Ltd, which runs the esports betting operator Pixel.bet. The investment amounts to €1.5 million for 51% of the company and is made through a new issue. Pixel.bet’s vision is to create the greatest gaming experience in betting on esports.

“Esports is an international and fast-growing area that engages millions of viewers and players every month. With this investment in Pixel.bet we as a Group will gain unique insight into a new and fast-growing segment,” comments Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas’ Group CEO and co-founder of LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group.

“In Pixel.bet we have found a passionate team of entrepreneurs who come from the esports community. With its strong technology and mobile-first gaming experience, Pixel.bet is a perfect match for the LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group. Together we will drive development for the absolute premier experience in esports betting,” says Robin Ramm-Ericson, Managing Director of LeoVentures and co-founder of LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group.

Eirik Kristiansen, CEO of Pixel.bet, comments, “We love esports. And we love betting. We want to create value for enthusiasts and add something truly extra to our community. Pixel.bet is, for example, the first to offer log-in with mobile BankID and instant withdrawals. In LeoVentures we have now found a unique partner and investor that understands and shares our passion.”

Pixel Holding Group Ltd runs the esports betting operator Pixel.bet and in its next phase is gearing up for a broader launch of its business. Sweden and the Nordics are initial focus markets, with clear potential to grow further internationally. Pixel.bet has the ambition to position itself as the leading brand in esports betting.

Completion of the acquisition is expected during the third quarter 2018. The investment in Pixel Holding Group Ltd will initially not have any significant effect on the LeoVegas Group’s earnings or financial position.

Source: Online.CasinoCity.com

Endorphina releases Kamchatka slot

(PRESS RELEASE) — Endorphina’s newest slot game is situated inside the wild terrain of Kamchatka, planning to be released right after summer 2018.

With magnificent geysers, high-rise mountains and solid wins waiting for you to discover them, you should expect nothing less than pure adventure inside of Endorphina’s newest addition. The theme of Kamchatka is strongly inspired by its local nature – where Endorphina also incorporates some of its wild predators rolling within the wheels in beautiful high-definition graphics (like the wild bear, eagle, wolf and fox – among other symbols).

In this new slot, Endorphina will offer 243 fixed lines and two options on how players can increase their wins inside of this game. On top of the classic free games that are triggered by three scatter symbols that appear on the reels, there’s also a geyser pick bonus — in which the mathematics are truly unique and are being used for the first time in Endorphina’s slot. As shared by the creators of the game, they expect that this title will span worldwide with no geographic limitations and that this theme will be attractive for many players across the globe.

Source: Online.CasinoCity.com

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