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 research ex...

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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 latest U...

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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!

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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 its ...

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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.

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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 have se...

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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 gam...

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Endorphina has had quite a fruitful time recently working on innovations and expanding its portfolio with new and innovative games. Thus, you can now witness the comeback of the acclaimed Joker Ra and explore the potential of graphics generated by AI. The studio’s efforts to innovate the slots niches have not passed unnoticed and it was nominated for a prestigious gambling award!

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The gambling industry evolves constantly and adapts to the digital era with rapid pace and frequent changes. Different markets continue to reform the way gambling activities are presented to players. Sometimes, those changes aim at more effective industry management, while others are targeted at achieving the goal of more responsible gambling. The United Kingdom and Australia are some of those markets that are most active in reforming the industry. So today we will overview some of the upcoming changes in those countries.

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A lot of countries have changed gambling legislation and made gambling rules stricter in an attempt to minimize the negative impact of this entertainment on players. Thus, seeing betting and gambling-related advertisement restrictions is not something new. Such restrictions might be quite challenging to meet for casino service providers and bookmakers. However, representatives of the gambling industry still try not to lose ground and have strong positions, at least in some markets. The recent news from Latvia and Bulgaria allows them to be optimistic about the future of gambling.

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Playtech, a leading casino software developer, once again shows its position as a company that treats gambling responsibly. The enterprise announces that it is among the supporters of the ICRS’s research on how underserved communities are affected by gambling. Those living in the United States and Canada are the targeted research audience.

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BetConstruct, a renowned supplier of technology and services in the iGaming World, has recently announced that its highly successful B.F.T.H. Arena Awards will be held once more in 2024. Companies and brands in the gaming industry would be happy to know that the prize pool is even bigger than it was previously. Moreover, the number of award-winning categories was extended.

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OnAir Entertainment, one of the successful companies in the sphere of live casino gambling, has been under investigation after the accusations charged against the company by Ivans Ivanovs. This is the former employee who claimed that the company had unlawful access to the internal systems of Playtech for more than 2 years. Due to these shocking charges, the upcoming Diamond Rush Roulette by OnAir Entertainment is currently on hold due to the ongoing investigation.

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Leprechauns, gnomes, and dragons. There are plenty of myths about those creatures that make you believe that they can bestow untold treasure on you, and three online slots that we are going to explore further will show you that those are not just legends. Indeed, you can expect some fortune from leprechauns in a new slot by Playson, hope that gnomes will take you to the mines to dig for gold in the release by Apparat Gaming, and do your best to defeat the dragon and take all the treasures it guards in a recent game by Thunderkick!

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The recent couple of months appeared to be extremely productive for Spinomenal. This Israel-based software developer has signed content agreements with popular online operators in different corners of the world, so players from many markets have new casinos on the list of websites where they can enjoy reeled machines by Spinomenal. You can learn more about the operators that now have a Spinomenal portfolio in their lobbies below!

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Even though it is already spring outside, you might still like to dive into the winter fairytale and enjoy the riches hidden in the snow. Fortunately, Spinomenal and Peter and Sons software developers give you such a possibility! With a new slot in the Majestic Winter series, you will explore the wild nature of the north. At the same time, the Frozen Age slot will engage you in an even more exotic adventure, as you will travel through time to discover mammoths and other extinct creatures. Oh, almost forgot to mention that both games have generous rewards and exciting bonuses prepared for gamblers!

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Yggdrasil Gaming, a popular Swedish software provider, is known for its innovations and experiments with mechanics. No wonder, we can see some unique features in practically every game. Recent releases have been rich in unconventional grid solutions and bonuses, so they are among those games that are worth trying and exploring! We have a short overview of three such slots developed by 4ThePlayer, Bang Bang Games, and Boomerang Studios and provided by this renowned company!

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Animal-themed video slots seem to be at the peak of their popularity, so we have the privilege of enjoying news releases inspired by domestic and wild animals monthly. In this article, we will take a look at the top 5 releases inspired by hippos, chickens, cats, and piggies launched recently. Bonuses and winning potential are explored for each of them, so stay with us!