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Evolution Gaming launches exclusive Deal or No Deal Live, the world’s first 24/7 game show

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Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, announced the launch of Deal Or No Deal Live, a unique new online live game created in partnership with Endemol Shine Gaming. First unveiled at ICE 2019 in February, the new game is available exclusively from Evolution and joins the company’s growing range of game show style games.

Based on the hit TV show, Deal or No Deal Live is the world’s first 24/7 game show, allowing players to play anytime, anywhere, on desktop, tablet and smartphone.

The multi-layered game combines the suspense of the main game show with RNG-based qualifying and prize top-up rounds featuring slots-style random multipliers. In the main game show contestants predict whether the amount of money in the last of 16 briefcases to be opened will be higher than the banker’s offer. Prior to this they have three offers from the banker, which prompt the live host to ask the all-important question: “Deal or No Deal?”.

According to Evolution, the aim was to stay true to the Deal or No Deal TV game show’s format, while also creating a uniquely entertaining online live gaming experience for an unlimited number of players. This involved creating one of most complex studio sets that Evolution has built to date. The end result is that all the familiar elements — including the universally recognisable studio set, theme music and rich sound effects for UI actions —perfectly recreate the atmosphere of the hit TV show.

Todd Haushalter, Evolution’s Chief Product Officer, said: “Players’ tastes are changing and they are increasingly telling us they love these game show style games, and this game hits the sweet spot since it is the ultimate game show that you can play along with on your phone. We worked really hard to preserve all the drama of the TV show and early signs are that players agree we have done just that.”

Haushalter added: “This is a unique, stand-out game that will add extra variety to our licensees’ Live Casino offering and be a big attraction for the widest range of players.”

Anil Mistry, Director of Games & Gambling, Endemol Shine Group, commented, “Evolution Gaming is perfectly placed to deliver an immersive experience in the Live Casino space and has developed a truly unique and innovative game. The Deal or No Deal brand is immensely successful in the gaming sector and the launch of this latest offering is testament to the enduring appeal and versatility of the format.”

 

Deal or No Deal Live is based on the Endemol Shine Group television format Deal or No Deal © 2003. Deal or No Deal Live Project © 2017 Endemol Shine Group IP B.V. Deal or No Deal is a registered trademark of Endemol Shine Group IP B.V. Used with permission.  All rights reserved.

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mkodo granted Associate Membership to World Lottery Association

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Digital user experience expert mkodo has been granted an associate membership to the World Lottery Association (WLA) in recognition of its status as a respected supplier to the global lottery sector.

As a member of the WLA, mkodo agrees to uphold the highest standards and ethical principles set out by the association to advance the interest of its members.

The WLA is the international trade organisation of state-authorised lotteries and suppliers to the global lottery and gaming industry and currently has 148 Lottery Members and 73 Associate Members from more than 80 countries, spanning six continents.

mkodo has almost a decade of experience from providing its apps and digital user experiences and services to WLA member lotteries including Canada’s Atlantic Lottery Corporation and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation.

The WLA Executive Committee approved mkodo’s membership at the association’s most recent meeting in Naples, Italy on 9th of May.

Stuart Godfree, CEO and co-founder of mkodo, said: “We are thrilled to become a member of the WLA and to be recognised as a trusted partner to the global lottery sector.

“We look forward to working together with the association and its members and to share knowledge and experience to ensure that best practices and standards are upheld in the lottery industry.”

mkodo will attend the 10th European Lottery Congress in Antwerp, Belgium, between May 26th-29th and will also be at La Fleur’s 2019 Montreal conference which will be held June 25th-27th.

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Playson signs major deal with Kindred Group

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Slot supplier to provide titles to online operator’s multiple brands

 

Casino software developer Playson has signed a landmark agreement to launch its games across the sportsbook and casino brands run by Kindred Group.

The international operator will have access to more than 50 titles, including 3 Fruits Win and Vikings Fortune, as well as the provider’s gem games which have proven to be a hit with players.

Kindred has licences in a number of regulated markets across Europe including the UK and Sweden, and the deal places Playson’s products in front of a huge new audience.

Blanka Homor, Sales Manager for Playson, said: “We’re delighted to announce our partnership with Kindred, and are very pleased to be growing our global footprint with such a respected operator.

“We look forward to a long and productive relationship, and we are confident our current titles and the exciting ones we have in the pipeline will really engage its players in different countries.”

David Robertson, Head of Casino for Kindred Group, said: “Playson has been building an excellent reputation as a games provider and we’re thrilled to be able to offer its comprehensive games portfolio to our customers.

“It is a supplier to watch without a doubt and has clearly demonstrated its ability to provide quality content. We’re excited to see what our future partnership holds.”

 

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Sightline Joins Forces with Responsible Gaming Solution GameSecure

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The partnership aims to connect payment solutions and a centralized real-time self-exclusion database for increased player protection

 

Las Vegas-based Sightline Payments (“Sightline”) and Vancouver based Bencon Technologies Inc. (“Bencon”) have entered into a partnership to bridge the current technological gap between digital self-exclusion functions and payment services. The goal of the partnership is to ensure at-risk patrons are denied access to content or payment services in real-time.

The first quarter of 2019 has resulted in a number of violations of self-excluded patrons gaining access to content in the US market, meaning regulator fines have been issued to non-compliant operators, unfortunately, the damage to the patron is already done. GameSecure’s real-time database solution will ensure these patrons do not gain access to digital content once self-excluded and by partnering with  it creates another barrier to a patron’s payment activity.

“The Sightline team has been committed to responsible gaming for more than 20 years and we are very excited to announce this important partnership,” said Cameron Conn, Co-Founder of Bencon Technologies Inc.

“We strongly believe there is not a singular solution to completely address all aspects of player protection and responsible gaming, however, partnerships like these allow for better solutions that will give continued insights into at-risk behavior for improved responsible gaming programs.”

“Sightline is in a unique position because our Play+ ecosystem, in the US, connects to nearly 100% of all digital platforms and 90%+ of all casino management systems, allowing for a uniform capability for a network-wide self-exclusion program through our SPAN Network,” said Kirk Sanford, CEO and Founder of Sightline Payments.

A primary goal of the partnership will be to work with the responsible and problem gambling communities to ensure these new solutions will work to enhance future programs for player protection.

“The Responsible Gambling Council is pleased to hear about the partnership between GameSecure and Sightline.  We believe that safeguards are imperative to the success of any self-exclusion program,” stated Shelley White, CEO of Responsible Gambling Council in Canada.

Keith Whyte, the Executive Director of the US National Council on Problem Gaming adding: “Congratulations to Bencon and Sightline for this step to further integrate responsible gaming into payment methods for the industry.  Streamlining player protection is an important goal for the National Council on Problem Gambling, and we are pleased to support this innovative effort.”

“Self-exclusion programs have been in existence for years with the on-premise ATM providers, however, until now nothing has existed for the digital world which is where the industry is moving,” added Sanford.

Bencon is currently working with multiple jurisdictions in the United States (and internationally) to integrate GameSecure into their Responsible Gaming Programs.

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