Publications by Iryna SI
Many online casinos have always been targeting their services to players from Finland, as Finns are passionate about gambling. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health reports that 41% of the adult population in Finland gamble weekly. Therefore, Finland might seem to be a prospective market for land-based and online. Still, there are only 20 brick-and-mortar casinos in the country. The list of online operators is not very long either. The main reason for that is that there is a state monopoly on gambling destinations in this northern European country and any privately held operators cannot obtain a gambling license. However, the Finnish government has recently announced a gambling monopoly reform that might change the state of things in the industry in upcoming years. This researc...Read More
The first casino in Latvia was opened in 1991, soon after it became an independent state. However, online gambling was not regulated in the country until 2006 when The Gambling and Lotteries Law took effect. Starting in 2019,Latvian playersare not allowed to use illegal online operators and can register at licensed casinos only. Research from 2018 shows that legal online gambling and illegal one bring EUR 39 million and EUR 33.8 million respectively encouraging the authorities to restrict gambling at illegal sites. This addition to the gambling law in Latvia appeared to be timely, as the COVID pandemic stimulated that rapid increase in the popularity of online gambling. Currently, it is almost as popular as the land-based one. According to one of the late...Read More
Gambling in the Netherlands has a long history and starting from 2013 there were attempts to create a regulated gambling market in the country. Only in October 2021, Dutch players received the possibility to take advantage of all the benefits of protected and legal gaming, as the Dutch national regulator De Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) began the immediate implementation of restrictions and penalties for illegal gaming destinations. All the efforts of KSA toward the creation of a safe gambling environment had their benefits, and the gambling industry in the country began to grow steadily. Continue reading our research to discover more about the current state of the Dutch gambling market, recent changes, andpredictions for the future!...Read More
Sports betting is a popular activity that involves result prediction of games, matches, races in different kinds of sports (horse racing, football, golf, basketball, hockey, track cycling just to name a few). This entertainment is popular across the world, but several countries prefer sportsbook to any other type of gambling. What are they?Read More
A casino offers a wide variety of entertainment: table games (like roulette or baccarat), blackjack, and poker. However, slot machines seem to be the most popular pastime for visitors, and this popularity results in a great diversity of releases on all possible themes and with numerous modern features. What is more, the number of slot machines an operator offers is usually bigger than the number of all other games. But what is the secret of such great popularity of this type of gaming and which countries are totally fan about slots?Read More
The online gambling industry, including sportsbook and online casino, became legal in Spain in 2011. Since then, the interest of players to virtual wagering grows constantly, as the services offered by online operators allow their customers to experience the atmosphere of land-based gambling without leaving their homes. Thus, the share of online gambling in Spain has doubled since 2012 and comprised 12.1% of the total gambling in 2019. The predictions also show that interactive betting in Spain will win the preferences of users, and its share in the gross win will increase by 30% in 2024.Read More
Slot machines have taken over the rest of the casino content lately, especially among those players that choose online gaming over land-based options. It is not a surprise if you consider the appeal of slots. On top of a simple game of chance, they can offer thrilling plots, a variety of themes, numerous features that constantly evolve, and new slot variations, including the combination of slot mechanics with video game features. Nonetheless, some research shows that there are countries that are still loyal to the traditional concepts of casinos and often prefer table games to any other type of entertainment. What are those countries? Find the top 5 of them below.Read More
Microgaming is probably the first name the gaming industry is associated with. This award-winning and record-breaking studio was launched in 1994, contributing to the world of gambling ever since. Microgaming operates the Quickfire platform, boasts a legendary Mega Moolah progressive slot that is registered in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® for the largest online slot payout. And the company does not stop impressing its fans. Microgamingrecently started a new project to diversify and refresh its portfolio. What is the best way to do this? Get new independent studios with a modern perspective and innovative ideas involved. The project was successfully launched in 2018. Since that time, Microgaming constantly announces cooperation with new studios and expands ...Read More
Slots are the darlings of this century, bringing untold rewards, huge excitement, and a tangible pace of play. As Slot developers compete to create the most innovative new features, ways to award prizes, or generally just dazzle players, you’ll find a massive range of thrilling Slots and game concepts available online. Today we’re going to look at a Slots style that’s pushing gameplay further than ever before; Megaways™ Slots - created byBig Time Gaming (BTG)and licensed out to other software providers on a per-game basis. ...Read More
Renowned for its developed economy, high quality of life, and inclusiveness, Canada has adopted an open-minded approach to gambling activity. Having said that, it still remains something of an enigma in terms of gambling, where its nearest neighbor, the US, hasfully embracedthe potential of betting for generating revenue and supporting strong economic growth. The Canadian market has remained like its legislative outlook in as much as it is a patchwork of provincial markets, each with their own legislation and challenges in operation. According to a research paper byResearchandMarkets.comthe Canadian gambling industry is characterized by a shift from land-based to online gambling activity. Moreover, brick-and-mortar betting establishments hav...Read More
When it comes to technologies, they influence every sphere, making services faster and more accessible, and the customer experience more convenient. Online gambling has also been developed to meet the interests of Internet-oriented customers. However, the question about the share of interactive or online sites, in the total gambling sector is still open. Does it overtake land-based casinos? What is the potential of offline operators? What correlation between these two spheres will be in the future? Despite the common belief that online gambling grows significantly every year and gains major influence,H2GCreports on the total gross win show that land-based gambling continues to lead and preserves a strong position in the market. In 2018, the total gross win for land-based...Read More
How about a thrilling quest for riches inspired by Roman legends? If you are positive about those adventures, get ready to battle monsters side-by-side with Hercules in the slot by ReelPlay and witness the power of Cyclops on an innovative grid of Pragmatic Play’s game. Aside from spectacular storylines, you will be treated to exciting gameplay patterns, memorable bonuses, and promising rewards that can be scooped on any spin!
Animal-themed slots seem to be at the peak of their popularity now, and numerous popular studios can boast a game or two launched recently that are inspired by fearless and curious wild and domestic animals. This time, we take a look at the adventures of cats, a raccoon, and a frog in new releases by ELA Games, Hacksaw Gaming, and Gamebeat respectively. Make sure to explore those reeled machines, as plenty of rewards and enjoyable bonuses await you there!
EGT, a popular Bulgarian software developer that has had a couple of fruitful years lately, has been recognized as the Slot Provider of the Year. This well-deserved award was obtained at SIGMA Awards Balkans 2023. The company is honored to receive this prestigious title and commits to further implementation of innovation in its products and plans to contribute to the development of the online gambling industry.
Now, when the summer is over, you still can feel that adventurous spirit and create a little vacation for several days. The five online slots offer you ventures for any taste and with a wide range of bonuses. Just pick which of those is your cup of tea. Is that a hike with boomers, the hunt in the Siberian forests, a space trip, a visit to the spooky crypt, or the excursion to the money factory? Do not worry if you cannot decide just yet, as we will take a closer look at each slot to see what it has to offer to thrill-seekers!
A bit of elevating and energizing Mexican vibes will be just in time to meet autumn and let summer hold for a few days more. Dragon Gaming and Spinmatic both launch Mexican-themed online slots at the end of August. However, one focuses on hot chilies and generous jackpots they can create, while the other one invites you to feel the incredible atmosphere of the street fiestas created by three mariachis. Regardless of the selected game, satisfying rewards and elevated mood await you on the reels!
Paf launched an innovative grit:lab education program two years ago. Now when students are in their final year and stakeholders are satisfied with the successful results of the initiative, the company plans to continue this program in 2024. Thus, new students from all around the world will be able to take an intensive tech education course soon!
Many countries continue to introduce stricter gambling restrictions to ensure responsible gaming and player protection, and the UK is one of them. Gambling rules have already been strict, but The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) goes further and introduces new advertising rules to prevent those under 18 from seeing gambling ads.
Soon after announcing a new global marketing strategy, Betsson Group has another exciting news for their fans. The company will soon go live in Serbia. Thus, players from this Central European country will be able to enjoy the high-quality services provided by this veteran of the gambling industry in the near future.
Fans of lotteries from Lithuania will soon have access to exciting eInstant games by IGT. This popular software provider has partnered with EULOTO to enhance the current lottery offering in the country. Let’s take a close look at the terms of the agreement to understand how Lithuanian players can benefit from it!
Embark on the adventure for the ancient treasure in two new games released by BetSoft and Relax Gaming. In April Fury and The Chamber Of Scarabs online slot, you are welcomed into Egypt to explore an ancient temple with plenty of mysteries in it, while the Torii Tumble game invites you to Japan where you can witness the battle between samurai and one right after you dare to cross the Torii gates. Both adventures are fascinating, but which would you choose if you could participate in only one of them? We hope our overview of those slots will help you to decide!
Fishing-themed slots, as well as marine theme in general, are trendy these days, and many software providers are willing to expand the collection of such slots with their own releases. This time we explored two new online slots with marine focus. Those are Champions of Poseidon by Eyecon and Bigger Money Brass by Raw iGaming. They have big rewards and unusual bonuses to offer to the players.
Play’n GO, a renowned software developer from Sweden, has recently decided to look through the list of its major hits and offer players either sequels or remakes of such slots. We have already seen Sweet Alchemy 100 and Rise of Gods Reckoning. This time, the studio has decided to add a bit of sweetness to the everyday life of players and offered them a chance to enjoy the Honey Rush 100 online slot. This remake has slight improvements compared to the original, but its vibrant storyline and the settings are preserved!
Add a little bit of excitement to your routine and try how it is to be in the heist-maker’s shoes. It is a must-try experience now when we have two exciting slot machines recently presented by Red Rake Gaming and Booming Games. The stories told on the reels are exciting enough for you to be at the edge of your seats when playing 777 Heist 2 or Dog Heist Shift N Win, but studios behind those games have also added fascinating gameplays with unique features that will let you delve into the robbery process and a chase full of adrenaline. A cherry on top here is the satisfying reward that can be yours if at least one of the heists turns out to be a success!