About Plans for Opening a Gambling Facility at Hotel Kozatskiy, and Poker Game with Hellmuth and Esfandiari: Industry News
Which Kyiv hotel plans to open a gambling facility and what software is intended to help regulators fight against unlicensed gambling operators? When will casinos resume operations in Scotland and how did the poker match between Hellmuth and Esfandiari take place? Read about these and other news in the weekly digest.
Kyiv Hotel Kozatskiy plans to open a gambling facility
Referring to anonymous sources, Login Casino online portal reports that the State Property Fund of Ukraine and Hotel Kozatskiy located at Maidan Nezalezhnosti negotiate the agreement about the launch of a gambling facility.
The State Property Fund of Ukraine will consider the draft agreement in the nearest time. Besides, a meeting with the hotel’s administration will take place.
According to the official website of the hotel, Kozatskiy offers 126 rooms, restaurant, café, five conference and banquet halls.
Tool to combat illegal gambling operators
Yield Sec add-on was developed by A Game Above marketing agency and Beanstalk – a company that manages Gamban app designed to allow users to restrict their access to gambling websites and apps.
Yield Sec tool is intended to help governments and regulators to control activities of unlicensed operators. The tool will provide access to real-time database of gambling websites operating in the black market.
Besides, the tool offers a player protection feature. The system can automatically forbid access to unlicensed gambling platforms for underage users and individuals listed as problem gamblers.
Hellmuth beat Esfandiari in the first game of High Stakes Duel
PokerGO posted the first episode of High Stakes Duel show, featuring one to one poker tournaments. According to the rules, the winner of the game qualifies for the next round. The player that loses the game can ask the rival for a rematch.
The first game brought together the holder of fifteen World Series of Poker bracelets Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari that holds three bracelets. The buy-in amounted to $50,000.
Hellmuth won the game that lasted for two and a half hours. Immediately after the end of the round, Esfandiari challenged him for a rematch.
An offer to limit bets for online slots in the UK
The Social Market Foundation proposed to introduce a betting limit for online slots within the range of £5.
The other initiative stipulates a limit for the maximum sum a player can spend at an online casino per month. Authors of the document offered to set a £100 limit.
Besides, the Foundation spoke in favor of the establishment of the position of a gambling authorized agent and introduction of changes to the tax regime of operators registered in offshore territories. Besides, they offer to impose a ban on white label solutions that allow foreign gambling companies to enter the British gambling market through existing licensees.
Announcement of preliminary date when gambling facilities will reopen in Scotland
Casinos, slot machines, and bingo halls will resume work at the third stage of the ease of restrictions introduced due to COVID-19 pandemic. According to preliminary data, they will start accepting visitors on August 24. However, gambling facilities will have the right to operate only on the condition they adhere to social distancing rules. It was reported by the First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon.
Besides, on August 24, slot machines will resume operation at betting outlets, which opened on June 29.
According to the government representative, the opening date of gambling facilities can be postponed if the number of people infected with coronavirus is too high.
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