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Kiron Interactive put pen to paper on an agreement with leading online operator Pinnacle

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The partnership will see the provider’s full range of titles extended to the leading operator.

Specialist virtuals provider Kiron Interactive has put pen to paper on an agreement with leading online operator Pinnacle. Under the terms of the agreement, Kiron will make its online bet management platform, Betman Online, available to the operator through the Iforium platform.

Kiron’s full gaming portfolio will be at the disposal of Pinnacle customers, including its diverse catalogue of virtual sports titles.

Steven Spartinos, CEO at Kiron Interactive, said: “Pinnacle is one of the industry’s fastest-growing and most highly-regarded operators, making them the perfect partner with whom to integrate our growing portfolio of best-in-class gaming content. We are committed to building our global reach in line with our potential, and we hope to enjoy a rewarding relationship as we move forward.”

Paris Smith, CEO at Pinnacle, said: “Providing our players with the most engaging and exciting selection of games is a priority, and partnering with innovative providers like Kiron Interactive is a big part of that. We are certain our players in regulated markets across Europe will enjoy Kiron’s diverse suite of virtual games.”

The deal with Pinnacle closes a busy 2017 for Kiron Interactive, having gone live with a host of operators and aggregators in jurisdictions across the world.

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Fair Play Bets announce Microgaming deal

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Thursday, February 22, 2018, Malta – Fair Play Bets, operator of multiple reputable online casinos, has ramped-up its world-class offering on its VegasPlay.com and DiamondWorldCasino.com casinos by launching the Microgaming portfolio of games via the Quickfire platform. This new agreement underlies Fair Play Bets commitment to offering the most entertaining casino games.

Fair Play Bets enjoys an unrivalled reputation for an outstanding player experience, with secure deposits and withdrawals, surprising casino bonuses and committed customer support. Fair Play Bets is licensed in UK, Malta and Curacao.

Microgaming is a pioneer of online gaming, with award-winning casino, poker and bingo software, as well as the popular Quickfire platform. Through this new agreement Fair Play Bets has extended their games offering significantly and added a vast choice of new game content on their sites, VegasPlay.com and DiamondWorldCasino.com. This includes top-performers Jurassic World, Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance.

Andrew Clucas, Director of Quickfire commented, “Fair Play Bets are a great addition to the Quickfire platform, with a number of popular online casinos providing entertainment to players. As per our announcement at ICE, this year we are set to shake up the online slot market by working with a range of new, independent studios on an exclusive basis. There isn’t a better time to join the Quickfire platform, with an award-winning portfolio of proven games, as well as a very strong content roadmap for 2018!

Jeremy Fall, Head of Marketing at Fair Play Bets said, “Our secure casinos are enhanced with the Microgaming portfolio. We are delighted to have such a range of exciting and innovative slots available on our platforms via Quickfire, and look forward to adding more as Microgaming has an impressive release schedule for 2018.

Malcolm Ferrante, a Director of Fair Play Bets said, “Becoming a partner with Microgaming is another positive step for Fair Play Bets following agreements with a number of major operators in recent weeks. We look forward to a solid partnership with Microgaming and the Quickfire team, and to announcing further developments very soon.
For further information visit www.fpbets.com

 

ABOUT FAIR PLAY BETS
Fair Play Bets Limited is an operator of a number of reputable online casinos, allowing players to enjoy a world-class gaming experience. Fair Play Bets operate a number of online casinos that enjoy great popularity among players. All Fair Play Bets gaming sites are characterised by a distinctive and distinguished look, offering a rewarding range of casino games carefully selected to provide an outstanding and entertaining gaming experience as well as fantastic bonuses. The company is licensed in the UK, Malta and Curacao.

ABOUT MICROGAMING
Based in the Isle of Man, Microgaming are the world’s leading supplier of online gaming software. Microgaming’s products include Casino, Multi-player, Mobile, Poker, Bingo, Land-based, Sportsbook, Live Dealer, Business Solutions and Quickfire. Microgaming has created more than 850 unique casino games, including over 1,200 variants. Publishing a mix of licensed and proprietary content, Microgaming keep their portfolio fresh by releasing new titles every month.


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Skin-Gambling Streamer Sues Twitch For Banning Him Two Years Ago

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive skin gambling streamer James “Phantoml0rd” Varga has filed a lawsuit against streaming platform Twitch for banning him two years ago, saying Twitch breached its contract by improperly suspending him.

Varga had amassed over a million followers on Twitch before the goliath streaming company kicked him off in July, 2016. He was one of the top ten streamers on the site, where fans viewed his content more than 88 million times.

Varga earned followers streaming League of Legends, but in 2014, pivoted to something shadier: CS:GO skin gambling. In YouTube videos and on Twitch, Varga recorded himself winning anywhere from $600 to several thousand dollars in skin lotteries on sites like CSGOShuffle. An exposé by journalist Richard Lewis reported that Varga was affiliated with CSGOShuffle and potentially owned it without disclosing that in his content.

After the exposé, in July, 2016, Twitch slammed the ban hammer down on Varga. Now, Varga is fighting to get his Twitch channel back and win compensation for financial damages due to his ban.

The reason for Varga’s ban was threefold, although in the suit, Varga complains that he wasn’t provided with a solid reason until after his ban. Varga allegedly violated the site’s content guidelines by claiming fake bot subscribers and broadcasting non-gaming content. (At the time, Twitch did not allow streamers to venture outside of gaming.) He was allegedly streaming too much of this skin gambling and not enough good ol’ games. (The new lawsuit quotes Varga’s manager asking him to stream skin gambling in spurts of thirty minutes or less, or he’d get flagged for a suspension).

Perhaps more importantly, Twitch says Varga’s skin-gambling stream violated the company’s Terms of Service. Promoting your CS:GO gambling site without disclosing it’s yours violates both Valve’s ToS and FTC rules, therefore also violating Twitch’s ToS. In the meantime, Varga has been streaming on YouTube, which is known to be a little more hands-off about its streamers’ content.

The lawsuit, filed on February 14th in the Superior Court of California, claims that Varga was banned in an improper manner and, perhaps, should not have been banned at all. Varga did not violate the site’s Terms of Service, the suit argues, citing Lewis’s “unsubstantiated allegations” against him in his expose. If Lewis was wrong that Varga owned or was affiliated with CSGOShuffle, there wasn’t a good reason to ban him, the lawsuit suggests.

The lawsuit reads, “Twitch apparently accepted as true false allegations published by an unscrupulous commentator,” adding, “As a result of Twitch’s improper suspension of Varga’s Twitch.tv account, and also as a result of Twitch’s misrepresentation as to what content Varga was permitted to broadcast, Varga has incurred significant monetary damages.” In a YouTube video posted yesterday, Lewis denies that his report was unsubstantiated. The lawsuit also does not specifically say that Varga had no connection with CSGOShuffle.

The suit goes on to accuse Twitch of using Varga to “deflect negative press” over the CS:GO gambling scandal and “divert attention from the fact that Twitch continued to knowingly allow such conduct to continue on other Twitch channels.” Twitch declined a request for comment, explaining that it does not talk about pending litigation. Varga has not responded to a request for comment.

Even though Twitch’s guidelines have expanded to include an IRL section, where streamers can do whatever they want, Varga couldn’t come back and skin-gamble, even if he was unbanned. CS:GO skin-gambling still violates Valve’s Terms of Service.

 

Source: kotaku.com


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Dunedin City Council hears both sides of gambling story

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Pleas to focus on community harm mixed with warnings of funding cuts for community sports during  the debate yesterday on the Dunedin City Council’s (New Zeeland) proposal to gradually reduce the number of gambling venues in the city.

Proposed changes to the council’s  gambling and TAB venue policy would extend South Dunedin’s sinking lid policy on poker machines to the rest of the city.

It would also ban new gambling venues and not allow existing ones to relocate.

The new approach attracted 56 submissions,  35 of which supported the change, but yesterday’s  hearing was dominated by organisations arguing against the move.

They included gaming trusts and the Class 4 Working Party, which represented 85% of gaming association venues, and  also Dunedin sports organisations worried about losing grants. Dunedin Netball volunteer and former general manager Lee-Anne Anderson said her organisation relied on such funding to cover costs, from competitions and equipment to court hire.

Without it, more costs would have to be passed on to  members, which “would definitely see a drop in participation numbers”, she said.

Sports organisations themselves could also be under threat, as $40,000 received by Dunedin Netball last year amounted to 15% of its annual income.

“That’s the difference between breaking even and a loss,” she said.

Duane Donovan, the volunteer chairman of ParaFed Otago, which supported members with physical disabilities to take part in sport, also opposed the change.

ParaFed depended on such funding for its very existence, and that was “not an exaggeration”.

The effects  of the proposed policy would be felt by sporting and welfare groups across Dunedin, he said.

Karen Shea, of the Southern Trust, said her organisation distributed just over $220,000 in  84 grants to Dunedin groups last year.

About half  went to sports groups and the rest to a mix of community organisations, but it was just a slice of the $5.8million in total gaming machine income distributed in the city last year.

Committee chairman Cr Aaron Hawkins questioned dire warnings of the effects on sports groups,  pointing out the sinking lid policy would take effect only if a venue closed and did not reopen within six months.

Putting an end to poker machines and community funding was not being proposed, and suggesting otherwise was “a bit of stretch”, he said.

Jarrod True, of the Class 4 Working Party, disagreed, saying a sinking lid policy implied a target of zero, and “that’s where you are heading”.

Nothing had happened since Dunedin’s policy was last reviewed in 2015 to justify the change, Mr True said.

Instead, while gaming machine numbers nationally had dropped in the last 15 years, problem gambling rates had remained static, he said.

Extra restrictions would push more people into online gambling, where “you can lose your home without leaving it” and money was not returned to communities, he said.

Others disagreed, including Eru Loach, of the Problem Gambling Foundation, who said the amount of money spent on poker machines was climbing.

The social problems that resulted — from crime and lost jobs to depression and suicide — meant his organisation was “flat out”.

“We are not talking about something that’s financial harm alone. It’s everything else which comes with it.”

He supported the council’s new approach and said the search for more sustainable sources of income “is the way forward” for community groups.

The hearing was adjourned and  will  resume for public deliberations on March 6.


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