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Betdigital sees 400% demand in bespoke Omni-Channel games

Independent Game Design and Platform Integration specialists Betdigital , has seen a 400% increase in demand for its bespoke games. With more operators wishing to embrace an Omni-channel offering has seen Betdigital acquire a huge number of new customers that have significantly boosted revenues. Players are now able to enjoy content on a fresh platform that in turn raises awareness of suppliers …

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UK Government rejects gambling machine £2 maximum wager

The Conservative government has rejected calls to reduce maximum wager on gambling machines to £2. The bid to lower maximum wagers on the machines was led by Newham Council, in order to minimise the increase in betting shops opening within particularly deprived areas. The council would try to attach the proposal to new provisions introduced on the monitoring of betting …

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Staff training the key for successful betting shop

Independent bookmaker Howard Chisholm believes that staff training is one of the most important parts of the business these days. In an interview in this month’s Betting Business interactive, Chisholm revealed that the constant evolution of the betting shop environment means that staff need to be kept up to speed. Director of North East betting chain Chisholm Bookmakers, Chisholm explained: …

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David Clifton: General Election increasing political pressure on FOBTs

Licensing expert David Clifton, of consultants Clifton Davies, has analysed what the political parties have to say about the betting shop’s main breadwinner and doesn’t like what he sees. Fixed Odds Betting Terminals have rarely been out of the news since they were first introduced into Britain’s betting shops. That is now thirteen years ago. Just a year after that, …

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Lords debate restrictions on B2 Gaming Machines

Fixed odds betting terminals have been debated in the House of Lords, with the usual mix of hot air and in-depth analysis that has come to be frequently parodied of the UK’s second legislative house. The whole discussion has been kicked off by Lib Dem Peer Lord Strasburger, despite the fact he doesn’t appear to know what the existing stake …

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FOBT research claims it is possible to ‘distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour’

The Responsible Gambling Trust has published what it describes as ‘world-leading and independently conducted research’ into gaming machines in licensed betting offices that shows it is possible to distinguish between problem and non-problem gambling behaviour. The programme of research was commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust to build the knowledge base available to identify harmful machine play and to understand …

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SG Gaming boosts Cat C jackpots

Following the triennial jackpot increase to £100 on Category C machines, SG Gaming, a division of Scientific Games Corporation, has announced upgrades to some of its best performing games to offer the additional £30 jackpot. The new regulations, which came into effect on 15 January, have increased the maximum jackpot from £70 to £100 on Category C machines. It is …

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32Red strengthens performance

Online gaming operator 32Red has reacted with bemusement over the ‘sharp fall’ in its share price in recent weeks on the back of another year of record revenues. The operator suggests that it has suffered because other gambling firms have also seen their shares drop, but that was as a result of the UK Budget imposing greater taxes on retail …

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Ladbrokes to offer Williams B3 gaming content online

Ladbrokes has agreed to add the full portfolio of Williams Interactive online slot games to its casino offering after signing a multi-year agreement with the Scientific Games-owned company. Through integration with the Williams Interactive Remote Game Server, Ladbrokes.com players will have access to a library of authentic Vegas-style slot games. Many of these games are already popular with players in …

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Industry video explains new machine measures

The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) has published a video in which bookmakers explain the new measures that have been introduced onto betting shop gaming machines, more commonly known as FOBTs. In a statement, the ABB commented: “Even though problem gambling levels are at record low in England, we do acknowledge that some of our customers will have problems with …

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