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Casino Guru has revealed the blue paper for its global initiative

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Casino Guru’s Complaint Resolution Center Reaches a Major Milestone with 5,000 resolved Complaints

 

Casino Guru has revealed the blue paper for its global initiative to provide gamblers in all jurisdictions with an additional layer of protection through its Global Self-Exclusion System (GSES). Outlined in the company’s blue paper, GSES seeks to create a functioning and reliable way to improve consumer protection online.

GSES will create an opportunity for consumers to exclude privately from online gambling services, thus ensuring that they are not able to gamble in the designated period of the exclusion at any gambling website that is partner to GSES. Casino Guru Sustainable & Safer Gambling Lead Šimon Vincze welcomed the publication of the blue paper and said:

“We are happy to have introduced blue paper to our partners and industry stakeholders, as it outlines the exact functional and technical details of the Global Self-Exclusion System. Discussions are now more concrete than ever before, creating opportunities for tangible collaborations. It is one of the milestones on the roadmap we intend to follow in improving consumer protection.”

Casino Guru seeks to collaborate with prominent gambling operators across jurisdictions who are committed to improving overall player protection and who are willing to join the GSES initiative to provide consumers with an additional possible level of security.

The team behind the initiative has set several priorities, including keeping consumers out of harm’s way, ensuring that any entry logged into the GSES respects the privacy of the consumer, and offering a reliable way for players to block their access to gambling.

Casino Guru’s product takes on the ambitious goal to exceed the reach of other blocking and self-exclusion solutions, such as excluding at a single operator or using other means to limit consumer gambling.

The company seeks to collaborate with stakeholders, who are prepared to protect their consumers across numerous jurisdictions, and seek to establish an independent authority that can preside over GSES that is fully-focused on securing new members and improving the overall effectiveness of the solution.

GSES has accounted for a number of potential complications and challenges . The blue paper has looked into key points such as identifying personal details and handling false positives, ensuring the privacy of the shared information and outlining a roadmap to implement the system. Vincze acknowledged the challenges that remain to be tackled:

“The biggest challenge is probably ensuring widespread implementation of the global scheme among operators and other industry stakeholders. The system is counting on voluntary participation as there probably never will be enforcement by regulators. We know there is a need on players’ side to exclude globally and will on operators’ side to reduce gambling harm. We can achieve widespread implementation with the functional and reliable global system with credible management.”

GSES will activate while a consumer is registering at an online gambling website will rely on API connection between participating gambling companies that automatically check if a person has self-excluded in the past through the system. To bolster privacy, GSES also works to introduce people to the system even if they are not in any need to self-exclude.

GSES banks on a simple integration with partner companies in order to improve effectiveness and have a better level of success with gambling operators. Casino Guru has also presented several examples in its blue paper explaining how GSES will work in practice and how it strives to protect consumers. Vincze noted that the company has met with several stakeholders to begin working on the system.

“We have met with several big players among operators and platform providers on with whom we will continue with our talks of possible implementation. We have also intensified our relations with player protection and RG research organizations to work together on international self-exclusion standards,” he concluded.

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Betsson Group Affiliates named sponsor of iGaming Club London ’23

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Betsson Group Affiliates named sponsor of iGaming Club London ’23

 

Affpapa, the ultimate iGaming directory connecting affiliates and operators, can today announce that Betsson Group Affiliates has been named a sponsor of its upcoming iGaming Club London ’23 event.

Betsson Group Affiliates, home to industry-leading brands such as Betsson, Betsafe, NordicBet is recognised for combining the finest practices of the dynamic online gaming sector with the foundation of a traditional business-led approach.

The iGaming operator is a “long-time partner” of AffPapa, having developed several connections with affiliates through the AffPapa directory.

The company has now secured the exclusive sponsorship ticket, which in addition to sponsoring the headline event during ICE, also grants the operator access to the AffPapa directory, the companies’ partnership is extended for yet another solid year.

Shakyra Jonsson, Senior Affiliate Operations Manager at Betsson Group Affiliates, stated: “Betsson Group Affiliates are excited to extend their partnership with AffPapa, one of the most exciting new directories within our industry.

“Our experience has been top and the team at AffPapa have been amazing and supportive. We look forward to another great year ahead in collaboration with AffPapa.”

Triston Smook, Head of Affiliates at BGA, added: “iGaming Club was a resounding success in Amsterdam, and we are excited to see what this organisation can deliver in London this year! Networking between top professionals is always at the highest level at this event and is an experience not to be missed.”

Yeva Avagyan, Head of Commercials at AffPapa, commented: “Betsson Group Affiliates has been a long-time AffPapa partner, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to iGaming Club London as one of the event’s official sponsors! We’re looking forward to taking this partnership with the BGA team to the next level.”

iGaming Club London is part of a global series of events powered by AffPapa, featuring the biggest figures in iGaming, with the sole objective of building business relationships among participants of the sector.

Exclusive dinner and drinks, with iGaming speed dating designed to help attendees get connected with potential partners quickly. Affiliates, operators, and B2B companies can use this chance to showcase products/services, build relationships and create business opportunities.

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Industry invited to vote for Game of the Year for iGB Affiliate Awards 2023

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Industry invited to vote for Game of the Year for iGB Affiliate Awards 2023

 

The vote is open for the igaming affiliate community to determine its’ Game of the Year, one of the most prestigious categories in the annual iGB Affiliate Awards,taking place on the evening of Thursday 9 February at The Troxy, London’s iconic art deco venue.

The Awards are an integral part of the iGB Affiliate London experience and highlight the ‘best of the best’ across a broad range of categories comprising Best Poker Affiliate; Best Sports Betting Affiliate; Best Casino Affiliate; Best Bingo Affiliate; Best Crypto Affiliate; Best Affiliate Manager; Best Affiliate Programme; Best Affiliate Network; Best Tech for Affiliates; Best Tech for Affiliate Programmes; Best Digital Agency; Marketing Campaign of the Year; Rising Star; Best Newcomer; Innovation Award; Affiliate Employer of the Year; Safer Gambling Initiative of the Year and Game of the Year, which is the only competitive category decided by an industry vote. An in-house panel will select this year’s Affiliate Idol, aka the Lifetime Achievement Award.

iGB Portfolio Director Naomi Barton, stated: “While there are thousands of new titles released to the market each year, only a small number break through and establish themselves as a sustained driver of revenue for affiliates. This award lets the industry pick out the titles released by suppliers and studios in the past year that have put themselves in with a shout of becoming the next Starburst.”

The winner of Game of the Year will be decided by a vote on the Top 10 slots released in the period 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022. The shortlist for 2023, provided by iGB’s official casino data partner eGaming Monitor, comprises: John Hunter & The Book Of The Fallen (Pragmatic Play); Fishin’ Pots Of Gold (Gameburger Studios); Secret Of Dead (Play’n GO); Gonzo’s Gold (NetEnt); Fishin’ Frenzy; The Big Catch Megaways (Blueprint Gaming); Leprechaun’s Luck Cash Collect (Playtech); Links Of Ra (Slingshot Studios); Solar Queen Megaways (Playson); Dragon King Legend Of The Seas (Red Tiger) and Return To Paris (Betsoft Gaming).

Expanding on the importance of the event, Naomi Barton added: “The black-tie Awards, which also comprise a three-course sit-down dinner and an entertainment-packed stage show, represent the perfect way to celebrate the industry and recognise the talented individuals who are driving its development. The Awards, which are purely for the igaming affiliate world, are a central part of the iGB Affiliate London experience which this year will involve in excess of 170 leading brands occupying a total of 11,800 square metres of floor space, making it more than a fifth (22%) bigger than the 2022 edition which was held in April last year.”

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London Affiliate Conference

Naomi Barton: ‘iGB INTRODUCING will help facilitate thousands of at-show meetings’

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Naomi Barton: ‘iGB INTRODUCING will help facilitate thousands of at-show meetings’

 

The organisers of iGB Affiliate London (8th – 11th February, show open days 9-10 February, ExCeL London) have announced the launch of iGB INTRODUCING, a new at-show initiative which has been created to help facilitate thousands of meetings across two days of the sector-leading show. Open to all show stakeholders iGB INTRODUCING is designed to physically connect all attendees, exhibitors, sponsors and suppliers who are active in the igaming affiliate space, live at the event.

Explaining the background to and purpose of the initiative, Naomi Barton, Portfolio Director responsible for the iGB events brand said: “iGB INTRODUCING is  a considered response to the findings of our post-show research conducted amongst stakeholders attending the 2022 show. From our perspective research is all about identifying gaps and then providing creative solutions to meet the needs of our customers. The independent research which was conducted by Explori found that whilst iGB Affiliate London scored extremely well with visitors and exhibitors alike there was a need to help facilitate and encourage new connections and relationships.

“Whilst nearly 7 out of 10 attendees met new customers, partners and suppliers as a result of iGB Affiliate London there is significant appetite for more connections to identify products, solutions, industry trends and establish new business relationships.  The Journey of Connections will start in mid-January using the Swapcard App and culminates onsite courtesy of  the iGB INTRODUCING networking hub and the numerous business and social networking events which are a central part of the iGB Affiliate London experience.”

The simple four step process involves (1) Completion of an online profile on the official Swapcard Show app (2) Select meeting targets using the online filters and contact lists. (3) Review and accept on-site meetings and then (4) Meet connections in the signposted networking areas at show.  The App will go live in mid-January when those registered to iGB INTRODUCING will be contacted by a dedicated member of the iGB Affiliate Customer Success team to support and help generate onsite meetings.

Looking ahead to February’s event Naomi Barton added: “The 2023 edition of iGB Affiliate London will be the biggest on record and as the show continues to grow it’s imperative that we help visitors and exhibitors by providing curated networking opportunities which connect the numerous audiences whose support has helped to make iGB Affiliate London the pre-eminent global live event in the igaming affiliate space. iGB INTRODUCING is part of that ongoing commitment.”

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