Licence suspension, slots, COVID, and Malta Digital: Gaming's July review
As 2020 draws to a close, CasinoBeatsis revisits the last 12 months. SBC Digital Summit North America staged its inaugural offering. Genesis Global signalled its intention to appeal a UK Gambling Commission licence suspension. Evolution offered an update on its moves to acquire NetEnt.
Feature of the month is about slot studios changing their approach to game design. Simon Hammon, CPO of Relax Gaming, Robert Lee, commercial director of Realistic Games, Oliver Castleman, head of marketing at OneTouch, Andy Sekula, the head of games at Kalamba Games and Ivan Kravchuk, Evoplay Entertainment CEO, discuss the trends in the industry.
Genesis Global Limited's licence was suspended due to suspicions that certain conditions had been breached. The company confirmed its intention to appeal the decision. Evolution outlined an accelerated vision to be brought about by its potential NetEnt acquisition. Grosvenor Casinos urged the UK government to reopen casinos. Crown Melbourne will remain closed for six more weeks. Atlantic City casinos are welcoming patrons back.
Genting UK is critical of the decision to delay the re-opening of English casinos. The company had put in place the necessary precautions before the delay. Scientific Games’ Stewart Darkin joined a discussion about the importance of innovation at the GamesFest customer event.
Day two of the Malta Digital Gaming Summit was devoted to 'The Future of Gaming'. Jeremy Taylor, managing director of Genting Online, Christos Mavridis, live casino manager at Stoiximan and Betano, Sam Brown, CCO of Hero Gaming and Stefania Mincu, head of casino at Ellmount Interactive were on a panel entitled 'Live Casino: At a Crossroads'. Jesper Kärrbrink, chairman at Green Jade Games, believes the imminent takeover of NetEnt by Evolution Gaming could shift the balance and provide an opportunity for smaller games providers.
The highlights from day two of CasinoBeats Malta Digital.