Daily News: Evolution Gaming Signs a Deal and Commissioner of England wants loot boxes to be considered as gambling
Evolution Signs a Deal With The Famous company
The giant in of the gambling industry Flutter Entertainment announced that they have signed an agreement with EvolutionGaming according to which such well-known website as PaddyPower and Betfair will offer live casino provided by the company.
The agreement contains information that the company’s brands will be presented with a full set of live games from Evolution including baccarat, roulette, blackjack and many others. Also, sites will have the opportunity to offer Deal or No Deal Live. This news turned out to be the final chord of this month which turned out to be hard for Evolution because recently the company has expanded its cooperation with Scientific Games by launching its games on the OGS platform.
Evolution CEO Sebastian Johannisson said that it would be great event for Evolution that they had been moving towards for several years. He added that they were honored to work with Flutter, and their companies were ambitious and cultural equally. They consider themselves to be ideal partners who can bring their live dealer casino to a new level.
Commercial Director of Paddy Power Mike Phelan added that they were exited with the strong positions of the Evolution's developments, and they were incredibly pleased to be able to expand their activity in the Live Casino area by offering exclusive slots of the major brand.
Commissioner of England wants loot boxes to be considered as gambling
This week it became known that UK Children's Commissioner called the government to make changes in the law and bring loot boxes to the category of gambling.
In the UK, 93% of children play video games. Players buy loot boxes to get some virtual content that cannot be seen before buying as it is random virtual content of different value and usability. As you know, the probability to get a valuable item is small. Some jurisdictions loot boxes are considered to be gambling and Commissioner wants the United Kingdom to follow their position, as there are reports that some children spend more than £300 a year on this type of virtual shopping.
Video game developers have struggled with allegations over loot boxes as they bring them very good profit. They claim that players get an actual and valuable product, despite the fact that they do not know what awaits them. However, certain restrictions will be likely introduced in the future.