Daily News: Playtech enters the Dutch market, Pragmatic Play enters the Latvian market and more
Qiwi payment system checks gamblers actively
Some users of Qiwi wallets faced with blocking of their accounts. Arbitrage gambling bettors are in a panic, and sellers who accept/send a lot of payments for the purpose of exchange also strung up.
Qiwi massively sends questions about additional verification to accounts with increased/suspicious activity. This has been practiced by this payment system before, but not in such quantities.
On the gambling forums of Russian players, they massively report about blocking and freezing of accounts. Such gamblers are requested to download additionally identity documents, as well as the financial justification of operations.
The situation looks especially sad for those who had accounts on dummy personalities.
Playtech enters the Dutch market in partnership with Holland Casino
Playtech will act as the software provider for Holland Casino, providing a variety of technologies and turnkey services. It is also planned to launch a bookmaker's office and a casino. The rest of the terms of the deal haven’t been announced yet.
Pragmatic Play enters the Latvian market through a deal with Entain's labs
This event made Pragmatic Play games available to Latvian customers. Entain's labs has been providing its services under the Optibet brand in the Baltics and Scandinavia since 2005, where the brand is quite popular as an online poker operator. In general, given the small market volumes, this deal is unlikely to make significant changes for the above-mentioned brands.
Cryptocurrency based on "The Squid Game" turned out to be a scam
The price of the Squid Game token has fallen to zero. It came down after rising from $0.01 to $2.8 thousand in just a week. The growth of the rate was due to the fact that users could not sell their coins (this was specified in the terms, but not everyone got acquainted with them).
Now social networks and the project site are not available. According to the address of the cryptocurrency contract, it was purchased by over 40 thousand users. According to media reports, the scam authors earned about $2.1 million from them.
The project leaders (who are out of relation to the creators of the series) promised to launch an online tournament of six rounds in November, similar to the games in “The Squid Game”. It was assumed that Squid tokens would have to be paid for participation in the tournament. And upon its completion, the funds were promised to be distributed between the developers and the winner, in proportions of 10% and 90%, respectively.