ICE Totally Gaming news from Playtech and more

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Weizer and Galichan shake

Playtech has announced at today’s ICE Totally Gaming Show that they’ve applied for a remote gambling licence in Jersey. The software and content firm applied to the Jersey Gambling Commission (JGC) for the licence under the Remote Gambling (Jersey) Regulations 2008. Mor Weizer of Playtech and Wayne Galichan of Jersey Enterprise shook hands on the deal with Weizer confirming: “We are delighted to be seeking an operating licence in Jersey. We met last year with the Jersey authorities in Israel who convinced us of the merits of the new licencing regime and their commitment to the sector. With many of our existing licencees having operations in the Channel Islands it makes good sense for us to seek a licence in Jersey to support our customers from a regulated jurisdiction with a first class infrastructure.”

To say Playtech’s had a busy week’s an understatement as they successfully inked two new JVs and acquired Geneity as well as restructuring SciPlay. They’ll need a well-earned beverage or eight at tonight’s Fire and ICE party.

Pacing the floors of the iGaming side of the huge ICE Totally Gaming conference that took place at Earls Court you notice how much the iGaming industry is quickly moving towards mobile gaming technology and Asia.

Appropriately from our corner booth we looked right out to see one of the best inventions in iGaming industry history – naked girls on slots. The best part about it all – they move if you win. Obviously we didn’t win enough for it to turn into a fully-blown porno though! Superomatic were to thank for this.

Right from when you enter the iGaming side of this exhibition instead of the epilepsy-inducing light show in the casino area you are given the chance to take a chance at Inspired’s latest line of 3D virtual games. If you take your eyes off the buxom brunette handing you the 3D glasses for long enough you’ll start to realize virtual sports aren’t half bad. Five years ago if you asked a friend if he wanted to bet on an obscure virtual horse race he’d have told you where the get off.

The latest release might not be that close to the real thing but it gives you something different. The highlight was the speedway with Inspired really doing the sport justice.