Connect with us

Industry News

Interview with Anutosh Chatterjee

Published

on

Reading Time: 3 minutes

 

Anutosh Chatterjee is a Subject Matter Expert (SME ) in the global iGaming space., Anutosh has a substantial  knowledge and experience for the Indian subcontinent. Anutosh started his career in GVC holding in 2003 as part of their core marketing team and has been exposed to all aspect of real money wagering from paper lotteries to online betting. Anutosh has successfully launched multiple products across various gambling spectrum in India and abroad.

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

Anutosh:

I started more than 16 years ago with Party Gaming ( now  GVC ) , back to India in 2010 , where I started my consultancy business.

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

Anutosh: I assume this for India: Three word (s)  – Consolidation , Regulation ( positive / negative ) significant FDI  ,  this will lead to the following

  1. More organized players would venture , lead with SME’s
  2. More states will come with state regulations , ex : Telengana
  3. FDI should flow would be enormous
  4. Land based casinos would see a uprising
  5. Gambling as a domain would be better accepted in India
  6. Lower middle class would gamble more

Eventus: What are some of the biggest challenges facing the gambling sector in India in terms of legislation and regulation at the moment?

Anutosh: Mindset and the social acceptability would play a significant role  , as opposed to the actual legislation and regulation. Political will is BIGGEST  challenge.

Eventus: The debate on legalising sports betting in the country has gained momentum in the country with the Law Commission’s report, however, there has been little discussion at the political level so far. How do you see the deliberations moving ahead in the coming days?

Anutosh: As reflective from my answer above ,  it’s a uphill task , it’s a very sensitive topic for vote banks. Absolute majority in respective houses are important for a particular party. I think a concrete deliberations can only be understand by a single strong headed party. The simple idea of not preventing online platforms working anywhere in the world , has to be articulated in Lutyens Delhi

Eventus: Do you think the government needs to focus more on the gaming sector? If so, what are the immediate and practically plausible steps that can be taken by the government?

Anutosh:  The current size ( legal ) is too low for the government to apply any mindshare. But I think with the LCI report , government has taken into cognizance the amount of “ underground  “ gambling and it should take priority in the coming years.

Eventus: Do you think other state governments are looking at opportunities in the casino and gaming space?

Anutosh: State governments should be more proactive in this space, it offers immense employment and investment opportunities. Backward states like Bihar , Jharkhand should have a good gaming policy where they can attract a ton of investments , while keep local interests / culture intact.

Eventus: Do you think it makes sense to look at opportunities in the broader Indian subcontinent, for example in Nepal and Sri Lanka?

Anutosh: The sheer size of the Indian subcontinent is an opportunity not to be missed , both countries interest are ONLY because regulation exists mainly on the land based domain. The online aspect is worth exploring , although both these countries would observe which way India is going.

Eventus: What are the latest products that are becoming increasingly popular in India?

Anutosh: I think rummy would eventually be a dead game in India , its not working anywhere in the world. Fantasy , esports , online lottery are some new products which would be interesting in the coming years.

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

Anutosh: A repository of best minds in the Indian gaming space !

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

Anutosh:

I look forward speaking and meeting with the best brains around the world. See you soon !

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

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: Interview with Anutosh Chatterjee

Continue Reading

Industry News

NSoft and Casa Pariurilor expand cooperation

Published

on

By

NSoft and Casa Pariurilor expand cooperationReading Time: 2 minutes

 

NSoft, premium betting software provider and Casa Pariurilor, a part of the largest Central European betting operator, have extended their cooperation by agreeing on implementation of NSoft´s In-Play MTS betting solution into Casa Pariurilor’s retail network. The network numbers over 700 shops in Romania, positioning Casa Pariurilor amongst the top three betting companies in this country.

Karlo Kralj, NSoft’s Regional Sales Agent announces: “I am delighted to confirm the continuation of excellent cooperation with our client Casa Pariurilor. It is one of the oldest and the most respected betting companies on the Romanian market. Casa Pariurilor`s experts have profound understanding of their market and are great in deciphering the players` needs. The partnership with Casa has helped us significantly by providing the essential market-insights and up-to-date knowledge about Romanian market trends.”

The first deal between NSoft and Casa Pariurilor was set in 2014 with the release of NSoft`s most popular product – Lucky Six, a draw-based game, together with Virtual Greyhound Races. Initially, the products were available in retail and afterwards, have extended to the client´s web.

“We have been working with NSoft for 5 years now and our cooperation is a role model of how B2B cooperation should look like. You know, you can buy a betting software anywhere, but the people make the difference. We witnessed the NSoft`s trustworthiness and reliability with excellent 24/7 support and great turnkey betting solution, thus the decision to use the advantages of NSoft`s Seven Betting Platform and its In-Play MTS solution in our retail network was a logical step forward,” concluded Lewis Findlay, General Manager Romania, Fortuna Entertainment Group.

NSoft`s Sportsbook solution driven by Betradar data provides clients with an extensive offer of up to 25,000 live events per month across 20+ sports. It is highly customizable sports betting platform requiring zero initial costs.

In addition, NSoft’s Seven Platform allows distribution of In-Play and Pre-Match offer through all available channels: retail, terminal, web, and mobile.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: NSoft and Casa Pariurilor expand cooperation

Continue Reading

Industry News

Week 8 slot games releases

Published

on

By

Week 8/2019 slot games releasesReading Time: 3 minutes

 

Sit back, relax and check out this week’s latest slots releases!

 

First up it’s Wazdan‘s new game title, Space Gem – an intergalactic journey packed with colourful gems for collecting and cosmic prizes to be won, ready to inject a blast of colour to the middle of winter. Showcased earlier this month at ICE London 2019, Space Gem takes players on a ride through the galaxy, with the mission to collect colourful gems and access rich-space bounties with Expanding Wild symbol and Re-spins for a hyper engaging player experience.

Wazdan's Cosmic Slot Space Gem

 

Pariplay has released Zombies Gone Wildan 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.

 Pariplay’s New Zombies Gone Wild Video Slot

 

NetEnt merges magic and mystery in it’s latest slot title Golden Grimoire! Moments of magic await in the 5-reel, 4-row, 20-fixed lines video slot, where symbols are transformed and can cover the whole row in winning combinations, thanks to a theme based around the Golden Grimoire, a powerful book of spells, sorcery and symbol transformation.

NetEnt - Golden Grimoire

 

Pragmatic Play, is whisking players away to the African savannah in its latest video slot Safari King. The 4×5, 50 payline game packs the reels with excitement, featuring elephants, zebras and rhinos as well as immersive sound design. Melissa Summerfield, Chief Commercial Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “Players are sure to love the roar of Safari King, an excellent addition to our range of games bearing all the hallmarks of our flair for game design. Excellent central mechanics are combined with an engaging theme to create one of our most exciting products yet.”

 Pragmatic Play’s Latest Release: Safari King

 

Yggdrasil Gaming has released its heroic new slot, Champions of Rome, where mighty gladiators face off on the reels. Jonas Strandman, Head of Slots at Yggdrasil, said: “Champions of Rome is a visually impressive game where players are in control of how much they want to risk. Seasoned slot warriors can satisfy their thirst for adrenaline by choosing to risk it all, while more casual players can make a more conservative choice with guaranteed winnings.”

Yggdrasil - Champions of Rome

 

We finish this roundup with Microgaming, who has signed a long-term supplier agreement with game development studio, Crazy Tooth. The first game of the partnership is Arctic Valor™, a riveting new six-reel, 4,096 ways online slot. Crazy Tooth Studio® developed this exclusively for Microgaming. The new game involves fierce Valkyries and has a mythological background. David Reynolds, Games Publisher at Microgaming, added: “Arctic Valor provides a visually stunning journey into a land of ice and snow, complete with a fantastically vibrant, Norse-tinged atmosphere.“

Microgaming - Arctic Valor

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: Week 8 slot games releases

Continue Reading

Industry News

UK Gambling Commission mulls banning credit card for gambling transactions

Published

on

By

UK Gambling Commission mulls banning credit card for gambling transactionsReading Time: 1 minute

 

The UK Gambling Commission is considering a ban on credit cards for gambling-related transactions. The commission has invited recommendations and suggestions from the members of the public, gambling businesses and other stakeholders.

Paul Hope, an executive director at the Gambling Commission, said: “We are exploring measures that could help reduce the risk of harm to consumers who use their credit cards to gamble online, and to those who play on all Category B machines. We want consumers, gambling firms and other interested parties to have their say and provide evidence that will help us make gambling safer.”

UKGC has already agreed in principle that consumers should not gamble with money they do not have. Gambling with borrowed money is already well-established as a risk factor for harmful gambling.

Now it is seeking meaningful input to help determine if restrictions—potentially including an outright ban—are necessary to limit risks to consumers.

The other call for evidence gives an opportunity for gambling businesses to outline how they will meet the challenges set out in the UK Government’s Review of Gaming Machines and Social Responsibility Measures over the protections for players using FOBTs.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
This is a Syndicated News piece. Photo credits or photo sources can be found on the source article: UK Gambling Commission mulls banning credit card for gambling transactions

Continue Reading
Advertisement
NSoft

Trending