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Merkur Inspired sign Konami deal; Spanish eGaming law edges closer

TAGs: Italy, Konami, Merkur Inspired, spain, VLTs

Italy and SpainThe relationship between Merkur Gaming and Inspired Gaming Group has now become a swinger’s party. Merkur Inspired signed a deal with Konami Gaming that will see the internationally renowned company supply game content for the Italian VLT market. The license agreement will mean that Konami will provide content for Merkur Inspired’s machines in the Italian VLT market.

Giacomo Bozzini, General Manger at Merkur Inspired, says: “Having two strong partners out of the industry as shareholders of the joint venture, we now offer the widest range of ergonomic cabinets with the extensive library of top performing games, enlarged with enthralling games for optimum game diversity. The result is added value for all customers going with Merkur Inspired”.

Does this mean that all Italian VLTs will become retro and run old versions of Ridge Racer and Dance Dance Revolution? We certainly hope so!

Elsewhere in Europe, Spain’s long-awaited gaming law is advancing quicker than the running of the bulls. There’s far less blood shed along the way though. eGaming Review reports that they’ve even managed to get the new eGaming law into the country’s official government gazette next week and it will take force subject to European Commission approval and next Friday’s state members’ report. Si si senor!

After the announcement, Ficom Leisure’s Eduardo Morales-Hermo told eGR that unregulated offshore operators might face heavy penalties once the law comes into force. He added that, “it can be interpreted that the penalty regimen [for such actions] will not be applied until 1st January 2012.”

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