Events

Clarion Events confirms ICE Totally Gaming will keep growing

After the conclusion of ICE 2016, event organisers Clarion Events have confirmed they will renegotiate its contract at ExCeL for the 2020 show onwards, by which time the show organisers expect that ICE Totally Gaming will be occupying the entire site. Clarion also confirmed that this year the show grew by another 4,000sq.m. Only 12 halls were not occupied, but …

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Rank Group signs deal to take Microgaming content via Quickfire

Quickfire, powered by Microgaming, has signed a major UK casino firm in Rank Group. Entertaining Britain since 1937, Rank Group is one of the largest gaming entertainment brands in the UK. Its gaming services include Grosvenor Casinos, the UK’s largest multi-channel casino operator, and Mecca, one of the most popular community gaming websites in Great Britain. Rank has joined forces …

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ICE 2016 – Betting integrity and match fixing

All of the panellists in the Betting Integrity Betmarkets Session at ICE 2016 agreed that the only way the current situation will improve is if the Gambling Commission, sports governing bodies, betting operators and law enforcement align with each other and work collaboratively in the fight against match fixing. Betting integrity and match fixing at the highest level of sport …

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ICE 2016 – Esports dissected

The Betmarkets agenda boasted an impressive collection of speakers dissecting esports across three separate talks at ICE on Wednesday morning. Unikrn Founder Rahul Sood skyped from Seattle, whilst Newzoo’s Peter Warman, Fnatic CEO Wouter Sleijffers and other notable figures discussed the growing industry at length with a focus on how it is vastly dissimilar to traditional sports, and the importance of appreciating this …

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Microgaming receives Guinness World Records certificate

On 6 October 2015, Mega Moolah set a Guinness World Records® title for the ‘Largest jackpot payout in an online slot machine game’ when Betway UK player Jon Heywood won the GBP equivalent of €17,879,645.12 from a 25p spin. Yesterday, on Microgaming’s stand at ICE Totally Gaming, joint record-holders Microgaming, Betway and Jon received their official certificates from a Guinness World Records adjudicator. …

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Beñardo Elorz – Kirolbet – Think Local, Act Local and Go Global

Spanish-licensed bookmaker Kirolbet has made a quick start to 2016, by adding La Liga football club Real Sociedad to its growing list of partners. Starting today in London, they will be exhibiting at ICE stands N1-130 and N1-132. We caught up with Kirolbet Marketing Manager Beñardo Elorz to discuss the new partnership with Real Sociedad, existing deals with other Spanish …

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ICE 2016 – Impact of 4th money laundering directive

A panel of speakers in a Cybercrime, Security and Regulatory Compliance session at ICE 2016 have expressed concern about the revised customer verification and enhanced due diligence (DD) as part of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The European Union 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was officially published in June 2015 as a review on the 2007 regulations, covering all gambling services. …

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ICE 2016 – Virtual Reality vs Perception

Virtual/augmented reality and its potential was a key theme with two of the speakers at one of the first panel discussions of the day at ICE on Tuesday. Amitabh Ghatak Head of Product Development at William Hill, Founder of Winistry Gerard Cunningham and Playtech’s VP of Product Strategy Liron Snir spoke on the topic of device innovation, and new devices that’ll transform …

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Gamification+ workshop comes to Brighton

Gamification+ Ltd is delivering an interactive workshop on how to apply the cutting edge techniques of gamification to marketing. Gamification is the process of making activities more game like, and is a particularly useful way of applying game design theories to everyday situations, especially marketing. The workshop is being held at 68 Middle Street in Brighton, UK. The course will …

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ICE 2016 – Responsible Gambling Focus

Clive Hawkswood of the Remote Gambling Association has insisted the gambling industry is on the right road with self-exclusion policy, and cited the complexity of the issue for those expecting a quick fix. This came in response to Wanda Goldwag, Chair and Independent Standards Commissioner of the Senet Group, claiming that we are a long way from establishing effective policy. Self-exclusion …

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