Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Tag: Isle of Man

The place to be: Demand for IoM gaming licences up 30 percent

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Authorities in The Isle of Man have reported that applications for licenses are up 30 percent year-on-year – due to what it described as “proposed changes to regulation and structure in some jurisdictions.”

Sportpesa’s international footing in doubt as UK agents resign

As Sportpesa remains mired in legal challenges over the potential mismanagement of corporate funds at home, it fails to submit its financial returns by the end of 2020 deadline in the Isle of Man - where two key service providers have now cut their ties

GVC Holdings to relocate from Isle of Man to UK mainland

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GVC has announced plans to relocate its headquarters from the Isle of Man to the UK, ending its tax residency in order to facilitate fundamental business..

Yggdrasil secure eighth regulator licence in Isle of Man

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Yggdrasil has been granted a B2B software licence by the Isle of Man Supervision Commission, securing the game developer’s presence across several existing markets.

PokerStars to cut IoM staff, citing international headwinds

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Trouble in international poker markets has led the Stars Group to reduce its head count on on the Isle of Man - while the local government assures..

Isle of Man GSC introduces software suppliers’ licence

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In a move that is set to make life simpler for gaming operators and suppliers on the Island, the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission is introducing a licensing scheme for software suppliers that will go hand-in-hand with the creation of a centralised software database.

Isle of Man drives innovation with new Blockchain Office

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In a major boost to blockchain-based businesses and entrepreneurs on the Island, the Isle of Man Government has announced that it will be launching a brand new Blockchain Office this Spring. Part Sandbox and part consultancy scheme, the new project promises to deliver world-leading research...

Unikrn ready to “rewrite the rule-book on esports” after securing Isle of Man licence

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Having been granted a coveted Isle of Man gaming licence for its innovative esports betting platform this October, Unikrn has confirmed its reputation as one of esports’ trailblazers. The company now boasts the world’s first regulated esports betting

Nurturing the next generation of poker players

If the poker sector is going to thrive into the future, it’s vital to create a fun, fair and transparent environment in which even the least-experienced newcomers can flourish. That’s the idea behind GreySnowPoker, a newly launched, Isle of Man

KPMG hosts ninth annual Isle of Man eGaming summit

KPMG has celebrated the success if its ninth Isle of Man eGaming Summit, held at Comis Hotel, Mount Murray on 20 September. The forum, organised by the auditing and advisory firm to assess the impact of digital and legislative developments, addressed mergers and acquisitions, diversity, innovation and customer protection under the theme of “Raising Standards Together.” “This year’s line-up of speakers and...

Annexio appoints Sebastien Jeanneau as director of operations

Sebastien Jeanneau has been appointed to the Board of Annexio, taking up the role of Director of Operations as the lottery services company continues to expand its reach in new markets. Previously Head of Operations, Sebastien joined Annexio…

Microgaming celebrates one year at Sixty Two

Microgaming marks its Isle of Man HQ's first anniversary with the burial of a time capsule. Microgaming CEO John Coleman celebrated the milestone alongside staff at the software giant’s Isle of Man campus on Wednesday 1 August by placing…

King Gaming on why it’s never a case of ‘one size fits all’

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The Asian gaming market is filled with opportunity but for some it can be a tough nut to crack, something which hasn’t stopped the newly launched King Gaming from making its mark in the region.

Isle of Man appoints new head of iGaming

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Tony Ure has joined the Department of Economic Development of the Isle of Man as its new head of iGaming.   He takes on the role after working for a number of years within gaming industries in a variety of senior roles. Jonathan Mills, director of eBusiness, Department of Economic Development said: “Tony has spent over 30 years working for...

There can be only one: Microgaming signs licensing agreement for Highlander™

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  Isle of Man-based Microgaming has signed a licensing agreement to develop an online slot based on the original Highlander™ film.   Released in 1986 and directed by Russell Mulcahy, Highlander is based on a story by Gregory Widen. The movie is set between 1980s New York City and historical Scotland, and features an immortal Scottish swordsman, Connor MacLeod played by Christopher...

There’s no place like HQ for Microgaming

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Microgaming has officially opened its new purpose built HQ, named Sixty Two, on the Isle of Man adjacent to its existing office.   Microgaming commenced construction on the new office in April 2015, and just over two years later the company’s building, named Sixty Two, has opened. The 5-storey HQ houses over 100 employees, with a unique sky bridge joining the new...

GAMEIOM titles launched on BETVICTOR

The third party games platform provider, GAMEIOM has confirmed its content has gone live with BETVICTOR less than a month since contracts were signed.   GAMEIOM has announced the launch of its slot games via BETVICTOR, including Rabbit Rampage, Eternal Fortune and Doggone Lucky, plus GAMEIOM’s new ‘realistic virtual’ Real Horses Bet and Real Dogs Bet products. In addition, GAMEIOM has launched...

Habanero focuses on future with Iforium deal

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The quality slots and table games provider, Habanero, has confirmed it will provide its full suite of games to casino content aggregator, Iforium.   Habanero has stated it expects “significant growth in the coming months” following its latest partnership deal with casino aggregator Iforium. The partnership will see Habanero provide titles from its extensive range of slots, table games, and video poker...

Microgaming springs into April with two new titles

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Microgaming has confirmed it will release two new games in April, the classic five-reel Cool Buck, and retro themed Mega Money Multiplier.   The industry developer and tech pioneer, Microgaming, is set to release two new video titles this April, Cool Buck and Mega Money Multiplier. Cool Buck is a classic five-reel player featuring nine-payline slot format and the new free spins...

MPN plays it forward with charity poker tournament

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Microgaming’s MPN team held its inaugural charity poker tournament during this year’s ICE raising thousands of pounds for a number of different organisations   The MPN team took part in a charity poker tournament with Microgaming operators during this year’s ICE Totally Gaming 2017 raising a total of £7,000. The tournament was held on the Sunborn London, a luxurious super yacht hotel...

Microgaming becomes platinum member of GSA Europe

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GSA Europe has welcomed online gaming supplier Microgaming Software Systems Limited as a Platinum member.   Following the recent creation of GSA Europe, Microgaming Software Systems Ltd. has been welcomed as a platinum member of the prestigious group. Commenting on their decision to join the group, Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, said: “The benefits of joining GSA Europe are considerable. As a...

Skin it to win it: Isle of Man amends regulation to allow skin betting

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A change to regulation by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission has allowed for skin betting through a reclassification of non-convertible currencies. The move comes as the practice hit rocky times of late as many query its legitimacy.   The Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission (GSC) has amended gaming regulations that specifically allow for skin betting. The change comes as...

Jersey knits eGaming infrastructure ahead of ICE

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Smp partners brings fresh impetus to Jersey’s burgeoning gaming sector.   Jersey’s eGaming sector has been boosted ahead of next week’s ICE Totally Gaming exhibition with confirmation that that the SMP Partners Group has opened an office in the jurisdiction. The highly-regarded trust and corporate services provider, which is headquartered in the Isle of Man, has been at the forefront of the...

Gibraltar Licence is “great honour” for GAMEIOM

GAMEION has been granted a Gibraltar B2B licence to provide its games and third party content to regulated operators which the company’s CTO, Anthony Ellis, has claimed is a “great honour to receive”.   The Isle of Man-based GAMEIOM Technologies Ltd, has been granted a Gibraltar B2B licence to offer its slots, Real Sports virtual games and third party content to...

Isle of Man stakes its claim as the natural home of e-Gaming

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Representatives from the Isle of Man government’s e-Gaming division will be on hand at ICE 2017 to explain how their jurisdiction has been carefully designed to nurture the growth of new and existing e-gaming operators. The Isle of Man provides the ideal environment for existing e-Gaming companies and for those at the start-up phase. So states the Isle of Man...

Continent 8: Network expansion to rival global telcos

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Internet technology firm Continent 8 achieve truly global status, in expanding its private network from the west coast of the US to Asia’s eastern frontier.   Sixteen years ago when the founders of Continent 8 opened their first data centre, specifically to serve the then emerging online gambling industry, little did they know how much the industry and their role within...

Isle of Man eGaming Summit Report is published

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KPMG release the latest report on their first eGaming summit held in the wake of the Brexit referendum.   “A stimulating, informative and an in-depth record of a dynamic day” is how Michael Tobin, CEO and Co-Founder of Continent 8 Technologies, described the publication of the report on the latest KPMG eGaming summit. Held earlier this year at the Villa Marina in...

AdoptIt: Saturation doesn’t have to stifle innovation

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In an interview with AdoptIt’s CEO, Ashley Sandyford-Sykes, the publishing start-up entrepreneur explains his reasons for starting the company and why gaming is far from being a "perfect market." At a time when the pressure to innovate is greater than ever, an Isle of Man-based start-up is aiming to reinvigorate the industry by streamlining the process of bringing games to...

Manx Telecom: connecting an island with the world

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In contrast to its sleepy rural image, the Isle of Man boasts the high speed connectivity and network infrastructure to process more than $10bn in gaming transactions every year and cater to 200,000 players at any one time. Imogen Goodman talks to Manx Telecom, one of the firms behind the island’s tech revolution, to discover how they did it.   When...

AdoptIt picks “progressive” Isle of Man to kick-start business

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A new firm offering publishing and consultancy services to e-gaming clients has opted for an Isle of Man license, citing high ethical standards and business-friendly regulation as the reasons behind its choice. E-Gaming start-up AdoptIt Publishing, a firm providing publishing, content creation and consultancy services to remote gaming clients, has picked the Isle of Man as its jurisdiction of choice...