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NetEffect apply for Nevada licence; UKash embarks on Argentina expansion; Microgaming Shoot the slots

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neteffect ukash microgamingInformation Technology firm NetEffect Networks has applied for an online gaming licence in Nevada. According to Card Player the company would become a Class 2 service provider and to obtain the licence must, like every other licensed firm, enter a partnership with an existing land-based casino business. When this occurs they can be granted a license and join the many other hopefuls on a list that now contains 18 names.

Payments provider UKash is expanding further in Argentina with the launch of its prepaid voucher scheme. Customers in the country have lived with the firm since it launched in Buenos Aires in February and it expands the amount of outlets where vouchers are available to 100. CEO David Hunter explained that UKash is perfect for this particular market.

“Our research indicated that Ukash is perfect for the Argentinean market. For example, over 60% of the population access the internet regularly, with rates of internet access and e-commerce also growing. Furthermore, bank account penetration in Argentina is relatively low, with cash transactions accounting for 42% of all purchases, compared to just 4.6% card transactions – as an alternative cash payments business, we were very interested to discover this,”

Software provider Microgaming will develop a football-themed online slot as part of a deal with Pedigree Group Ltd. The game will be based on popular magazine Shoot and become available this summer. Roger Raatgever, CEO of Microgaming, commented: “There is a summer of soccer ahead and we will have a market-leading game with Shoot, that will kick it off in style. We are delighted to be associated with this iconic brand and look forward to launching a game that will attract players at a time when they will be highly engaged in the sport.”

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