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Gaming Trade Groups Oppose WHO’s Gaming Disorder Classification

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Gaming trade groups around the world have opposed WHO for the inclusion of gaming disorders among the recognised diagnoses. Last week, the member states of the World Health Organization agreed to adopt the latest revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-11), which includes gaming disorders among its recognised diagnoses.

A number of gaming trade groups have released a joint statement calling on the WHO to reverse course. Representatives from various gaming trade groups have asked the WHO “to re-examine at an early date” the inclusion of gaming disorders in the ICD-11.

“The WHO is an esteemed organization and its guidance needs to be based on regular, inclusive, and transparent reviews backed by independent experts. Gaming disorder’ is not based on sufficiently robust evidence to justify its inclusion in one of the WHO’s most important norm-setting tools,” the groups said.

“It’s like branding games as an evil thing. This will spread among the public a negative perception about video games… The future damage [this would cause] to the games industry and games culture is simply incalculable,” K-GAMES spokesperson Seo Hyun-il said.

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Idaho Lottery Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

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Pollard Banknote Limited has congratulated Idaho Lottery on the success of its 30th Anniversary family of Scratch Games™, which launched in February at the $5, $10 and $30 price points. The three games performed extremely well and represents more than 22% of the Lottery’s total instant sales since their launch.

The Lottery’s 30th anniversary year also marked the launch of their first $30 ticket as part of this family of games. Players could also enter any non-winning 30th Anniversary Scratch Game ticket for a second chance draw with an opportunity to win cash prizes up to $30,000.

“Pollard Banknote’s collaboration on our 30th Anniversary family of games captured the playing public’s interest in this milestone year. We have been extremely pleased with the results of our 30th Anniversary Scratch tickets. They’ve led the way in the Idaho Lottery achieving record sales and dividends for our good causes. It’s been a terrific way to celebrate our success on behalf of public education in Idaho,” Jeff Anderson, Idaho Lottery Director said.

“We’ve had the pleasure of bringing many exciting games to market in Idaho. It’s an honor to help the Lottery celebrate its 30th anniversary with these three eye-catching tickets, and we look forward to helping the Lottery introduce innovative new games for many more years to come,” Byron Peterson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Pollard Banknote said.

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Playson signs partnership with Superbet

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Casino software developer Playson has signed a deal to provide its impressive suite of games to top Romanian operator Superbet.

The agreement will see the innovative slot provider boost the sportbook’s casino offering with titles including Solar Queen, Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win and Fruit Supreme: 25 lines, the latest addition to its Timeless Fruit Slots series.

Having recently obtained its Romanian licence from the country’s regulator (ONJN), this deal is an important step in expanding its influence in the Romanian market and across Eastern Europe.

Blanka Homor, Sales Director for Playson, said: “We’re delighted to have inked this partnership with Superbet and to offer its players our popular suite of slots.

“Expanding our presence in Romania has been paramount after obtaining our licence from the ONJN and we’re thrilled to offer our games to Superbet’s customers.”

Heather Faulkner, Head of Gaming at Superbet, said: “We’ve been hugely impressed with Playson’s portfolio, and we’re sure its games are going to be a big hit with our players.

“We’re delighted to be working alongside such a well-respected provider and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial business relationship.”

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Blueprint Gaming unleashes fury with Gods of Olympus Megaways™

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The gods of ancient Greece are rising once again to bring the power of Megaways™ onto the reels in Blueprint Gaming’s latest release, Gods of Olympus Megaways™.

The action-packed slot, which features the most powerful gods Ares, Athena, Poseidon and the greatest of them all, Zeus, is full of modifiers and free spins rounds.

During the gameplay, the king of gods has the power to award a mystery modifier on any spin, while the Zeus thunderbolt gives players the choice of a godly artefact to reveal one of four free spins rounds – Colossal Free Spins, Wild Storm Free Spins, Mighty Wild Free Spins or the epic Rise Of Olympus Free Spins.

The Megaways™ mechanic, under licence from Big Time Gaming, raises excitement levels even further with up to 15,625 ways to win.

Jo Purvis, Director of Marketing and Relationships at Blueprint Gaming, said: “Gods of Olympus is an exciting addition to our slots portfolio, with plenty of bonus rounds to keep players gripped and entertained.

“The superpowers that these famous Greek gods hold ensures that the gameplay can change in an instant, keeping players on the edge of their seat. We’re confident the game will make a thunderous impact in the coming months.”   

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