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Betsoft pens Alea Gaming casino content deal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplier’s full games catalogue to be made available on Slotsmillion brand

Industry-leading casino content developer Betsoft Gaming has partnered with global casino operator Alea Gaming in a deal which will see its innovative slots portfolio available on the flagship Slotsmillion brand.

Alea, runs the immensely successful iGaming Platform, AleaPlay, which provides over 4500 games to its operators in only one integration. Moreover, in addition to its extended list of games, it offers services to improve every aspect of gaming experience. Slotsmillion, which is their exclusive B2C brand has became the pioneer of VR gaming. It also has been awarded Best New Casino of 2015 (Meister Awards), Innovation of the Year in 2016 (EGR Operator Marketing & Innovation Awards), and has amassed three consecutive International Gaming Awards for Innovator Operator of 2018, Slots Operator of 2019 & Mobile Operator of 2020.

The agreement will see Betsoft’s full range of premium slot games, including latest releases Spinfinity ManQuest to the West and Viking Voyage,Back to Venus as well as hit titles Dragon KingsMonster Pop and ChillipopTake the Bank, available on Malta-licensed Alea’s top casino brand, Slotsmillion.  

This is the latest in a series of high-profile commercial agreements signed by Betsoft, that have experienced rapid growth in several major regulated and newly regulating markets.

Betsoft’s content portfolio consists of more than 190 RNG titles complete with highly engaging and profitable math models are proven to attract, engage, and retain players.

Betsoft was an award winner at the recent EGR B2B awards, emerging victorious in the Innovation in RNG Casino Software category.

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said: “We are delighted to be working with Alea Gaming, who operate one of the most exciting gaming brands on the market in Slotsmillion, and we look forward to establishing a long-term partnership.

“We are consistently looking to grow our regulated market presence, and Alea are a perfect partner for us as we look to achieve our aims as a business.”

Alex Tomic, Co-Founder  at Alea Gaming, said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer Betsoft’s award-winning content to our customers.

“They have some of the most engaging and innovative casino content on the market, and it has proven to be really successful across a number of jurisdictions. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with them.”

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Notice on further lifting of restrictive measures related to COVID-19

 

On the 18 of May 2020, Health Authorities announced the lifting of more restrictions which were put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19. As a result of this announcement, Gaming Parlours which have been closed in terms of Legal Notice 76 of 2020, entitled Closure of Places Open to the Public Order, 2020, will re-open as from Friday 22 of May 2020.
 
Gaming Parlours shall open solely and exclusively to provide sports betting through the till and for no other service, and clients are not to remain inside the gaming parlours after availing themselves of such sports betting service.

The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data-Sharing Agreement with the Darts Regulation Authority

 

A data-sharing agreement has just been signed between the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Darts Regulation Authority (DRA), the regulatory authority for the sport of darts, worldwide. The DRA is responsible for writing and overseeing the regulations in relation to darts within both the professional and amateur ranks.

The DRA’s Chairman, Nigel Mawer QPM, stated that "The DRA performs an important role in keeping darts safe from corruption and match-fixing. This new partnership with the MGA will go a long way towards helping the DRA protect the sport. It sends a clear message that the DRA has the worldwide ability to detect and prosecute players who breach the Betting Rules and damage the sport."

The MGA’s Sports Integrity Manager, Antonio Zerafa stated that “The COVID-19 pandemic altered the very foundations of sports betting. However, these unprecedented circumstances did not diminish our ambitions towards meeting and partnering with new sport governing bodies such as DRA. Through this agreement which the Authority has signed, we are very much looking forward to helping the DRA fulfil their obligation to investigate cases of sports betting-related corruption.”

Betsoft Gaming offers road to riches with latest release Quest to the West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepare to be captivated by Betsoft Gaming’s new release Quest to the West.

 

Cementing its global reputation for award-winning, cinematic quality animation, Betsoft’s latest slot takes players East to West in search of untold wealth. Follow the cloud-riding Monkey King to open The Meter of the Heavens and grab your chance to win big.

The Quest to the West slot features 5 reels and 25 paylines, delivering thrilling gameplay and stunning visuals. This game includes Walking Wilds, Respins, Instant Wins and up to 1260x your bet.

Monkey King Walking Wilds will substitute for every symbol – grab three to enter the Free Spin round. Trigger the Quest to the West with three Monkey King Wilds. Each re-spin moves the Monkey King symbol one reel left. The spins will end when all the Monkey King symbols have gone, potentially stacking immense wins. Collect 15 or more Monkey King Symbols and fill up the Meter of the Heavens for an Instant Win of 1000x.

Showcasing inspired graphics and Oriental symbols, this eastern themed release will join Betsoft’s award-winning portfolio of video slot games.

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said: ‘The Betsoft team are highly skilled at taking a popular theme and giving it a unique “twist”. This skill is one of our hallmarks and Quest to the West is a fantastic example. Player response has been hugely positive and we anticipate this game will become a fast favourite.’

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Wazdan's New Sonic Reels Turns Up the Volume on Big Wins

 

Innovative slot producer, Wazdan, proudly announce the release of Sonic Reels, the hottest new leader in enhanced audiovisual slots.

 

Officially launched today, Sonic Reels is the latest in a killer lineup from Wazdan this year, with this new game delivering pumping beats and big wins to players who like their music loud. Sonic Reels is a retro-style slot with a big focus on high-quality audiovisuals, giving players immersion into a DJ experience unlike any other.

 

Within the game, players have 6 reels and a staggering 729 paylines at their disposal. What's more, there are bonuses aplenty, activated by pumpkin-speakers – when they grow to an enormous size, it indicates to players that the bonus has been activated. During these bonuses, reels move left to right, bringing the potential to surprise players with massive wins.

 

Accessible through the collection of accumulator symbols, Sonic Reels narrative makes for the ultimate game for the active player who likes fast-paced entertainment, and superior sound and visual quality. With the Unique Gamble Feature giving players a chance to double their win on the spot, Sonic Reels delivers the thrills of what it's like to be a DJ.

 

Boasting vibrant colours, a unique retro atmosphere and first-class sound effects, Sonic Reels is set to be one incredible experience, unlike anything Wazdan fans have experienced before.

As with all Wazdan games, Sonic Reels comes packed to the brim with Unique Wazdan Features, including the world-first, patented Volatility Levels™ for increasing or decreasing volatility. Ultra Fast Mode adds speeds up gameplay, Ultra Lite Mode optimises mobile experiences, maintaining playability even with slow internet connections, and Big Screen Mode supersizes the entire player experience.

 

"Sonic Reels is a game that we are extremely excited to release to our partners and players. This 6-reel, 729-payline game offers the highest quality audiovisual experience which we know Wazdan players are going to love. Add to this plenty of bonuses and Unique Wazdan Features to allow players to tailor gameplay to their preference, and Sonic Reels is set to be an immediate favourite," says Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

Keep up to date with the latest Wazdan news at: https://www.wazdan.com

Betsoft Gaming raises the stakes with Platinum Casino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award-winning iGaming content provider signs new deal with Romania’s biggest casino operator

Betsoft Gaming, a leading provider of high-quality iGaming content has partnered with Romania-based Platinum Casino. The agreement will see the integration of a wide selection of Betsoft’s top-performing titles on the online casino in order to create differentiation for the casino in a crowded market and engagement with an increasingly sophisticated demographic.

Having identified specific features that create and retain customer engagement in its home market, Platinum Casino is confident that Betsoft’s portfolio, as well as its brand capital, will hugely appeal to the target audience - both existing and new.

Betsoft is licensed by the Romanian National Gambling Office and is focused on its strategy of working closely with key players in highly regulated markets. Platinum Casino is an established operator with over ten years’ experience in its home country. Its online division has been licenced since 2018.

Betsoft’s Sales Executive, Francesca Raniolo said: ‘Partnering with Platinum Casino is another exciting move for us. Our portfolio is broad enough to ensure that operators in specific regions can prioritise particular themes or features which appeal to their market and ensure player loyalty. We are looking forward to a growing partnership with Platinum Casino.’

Daniela Asaftei, Head of Marketing, Platinum Casino followed: ‘Differentiation within the Romanian market is the key to future success. We see Betsoft as our partner in enabling growth through taking our gaming standards to a new level. We know we can make this a lasting relationship.’

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Wazdan's Oriental Delight, 9 Tigers, Now Available to Play at Partner Casinos

 

 9 Tigers hits the slots at Wazdan’s partner casinos today, inviting players into an oriental temple where the elements of water and fire unite to bring big wins. Brilliantly executed visuals enchant players and create captivating gameplay in a slot-game-world where tigers reign.

In their latest release, 9 Tigers, Wazdan have utilised two tiger symbols to represent yin and yang. The slot guides players to awaken the divine power that is necessary to control the tigers, bringing natural harmony and the potential for large rewards.

Brought to life through vivid graphics, high-quality sound effects and a captivating narrative, players will find themselves in a world of yin and yang. 9 Tigers is set in beautiful, quiet gardens, with animated tigers in place to awaken the force to fight. These two juxtaposing qualities invite players to maintain a holistic balance, whilst benefiting from a variety of special features offered by this 3-reel, 8-payline slot game.

Players who win the favour of elemental tiger spirits and hit the Tigers Bonus can expect a lot in return. In the Tigers Bonus round, the tamed tiger must attract the opposite beast to maintain a yin and yang balance. The ancient spirits can be very generous with a 1000x bet bonus on offer, and the players who successfully unite fire and water tigers are set to be granted the highest wins. Finally, doubled wins await those who are to select the correct element, water or fire, in the thrilling Unique Gamble Feature.

As with all new Wazdan games, 9 Tigers is customisable through Unique Wazdan Features, including the world-first, patented Volatility Levels™ for increasing or decreasing volatility. Ultra Lite Mode  optimises mobile experiences, saving battery and maintaining playability even with slow internet connections, Ultra Fast Mode allows players to super speed gameplay, and Big Screen Mode supersizes the entire player experience.

"We are proud of what the team has created with 9 Tigers. This is an excellent slot game with fantastic graphics and best-in-class features, which we are sure players and our partners alike are going to enjoy. It has been a busy year for Wazdan, and it is a pleasure to have so much to celebrate by way of new title releases, new operator agreements and market expansions," says Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

Keep up to date with the latest Wazdan news here

Win cash in Betsoft Gaming’s May 2020 promotion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 lucky chances to “Take the Bank” with Betsoft Gaming’s cash promotion!

Premium content provider Betsoft Gaming is giving its players a chance to “Take the Bank” of all its cash with an incredible promotion this May 2020.

Players can now win a share of the total of €28,000 in cash prize money that is being given away by Betsoft throughout the month of May.

From the 4th May, and each week onwards €7,000 in cash prizes will be won each week. The promotion will consist of 3 tournaments in each of the first 3 weeks and one Lucky Prize Draw in the final 4th week, ending on 31st of May 2020.

The first phase of the promotion includes 3 weekly tournaments offering the top 7 players on the leaderboard, a share of the €7,000 per week. The promotion includes 7 popular Betsoft titles; Take the Bank, Total Overdrive, Gemmed, Gold Canyon, The Golden Owl of Athena, Heist and of course Lucky Seven.

In the 4th week and final phase of the promotion a “Lucky Prize Draw” will randomly select 7 qualified players. Each of these lucky 7 qualified players will then instantly win €1,000 in CASH as their prize. One ticket is all it could take to qualify and win!

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming said: ‘We are delighted to announce our exciting May promotion. Throughout the entire period we will be giving away €28,000 across 7 popular Betsoft titles. We will award €7,000 in cash prizes weekly to the players who make it to the top of the leaderboards. For those who don’t, there’s still a chance to win big in our final random prize draw. Seven is the Lucky Number!’

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Betsoft announces partnership with Campeón Gaming Partners

Globally renowned content provider secures partnership with rising operator and affiliate, in this highly anticipated deal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betsoft Gaming, one of the world’s premier producers of high-quality iGaming content, is proud to announce a partnership deal with Campeón Gaming Partners.

The agreement will see Betsoft Gaming integrate a wide selection of its top-performing titles within Campeón Gaming Partners’ brands to further build audience numbers across multiple jurisdictions.

Campeón Gaming Partners is an innovative iGaming operator, looking to become a major industry player through its trusted affiliate network. Operating under their own Curaçao and MGA licenses, as well as holding UKGC and SGA licenses through their white label operated brands, Campeón Gaming Partners’ brands are already globally renowned.

Francesca Raniolo, Sales Executive, Betsoft Gaming said: ‘We are really looking forward to working with Campeón Gaming Partners, who have a fast-growing reputation across multiple territories. We believe that this will be reinforced through our fantastic slots’ portfolio with its constant stream of new releases.’

Vasilis Boumpouras, Head of Business Development & Planning of Campeón Gaming Partners, followed: ‘We are very proud to be partnering with one of the leaders in the iGaming industry. This partnership will add further value to our player audience and help us expand it. We believe that Betsoft’s versatile and unique games will further establish our brands and enhance our games portfolio.’

The deal confirms access to the full Betsoft portfolio of award-winning video slots, including The Red Dragon Series and latest releases Total Overdrive, Monster Pop and Back to Venus.

 

About Betsoft Gaming

Betsoft Gaming is the market leader in cinematic casino content and gaming solutions, working with 200+ of the most successful casino operators worldwide. Since 2006, the Betsoft brand has been synonymous with commercial success and innovation. Its portfolio of more than 190 RNG titles are proven to attract, engage, and retain players. Headquartered and licensed in Malta, Betsoft operates in more than 15 regulated markets, with its games being independently certified by Gaming Labs International. Visit www.betsoft.com to try our games.

 

About Campeón Gaming Partners

Campeón Gaming Partners is a young and rapidly growing iGaming operator, with a highly effective affiliate network. Headquartered in Malta and Athens, they are a global dotcom. For more information, please visit www.campeongaming.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Malta Gaming Authority publishes amendments to the Gaming Premises Directive

 

The Malta Gaming Authority has carried out a number of amendments to the Gaming Premises Directive (Directive 2 of 2019) (hereinafter the ‘Directive’). The amendments were made in order to guarantee the proper functioning of the regulatory mechanisms applicable to gaming premises and controlled gaming premises. The amendments relate to different aspects of the Directive, including the provisions pertaining to:

  • The conversion of regular players into junket players;
  • The identification of employees;
  • The count procedure; and,
  • The ‘No Objection Procedure’ relating to the approval of controlled gaming premises.

Further information may be found in the amended Directive, which is now available on the website of the Authority (please click here).

The Malta Gaming Authority signs Data Sharing Agreement with the International Cricket Council

 

The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has recently established a data-sharing agreement with the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC is the international governing body of cricket and is made up of over 100 national governing bodies from around the world. The ICC governs and administrates the sport, stages ICC global events, oversees playing regulations and through the Integrity Unit coordinates action against corruption and match fixing. This agreement will facilitate the sharing of information between the two parties, in fulfilment of the requirements at law.

The MGA’s Sports Integrity Manager, Antonio Zerafa stated that, “This data sharing agreement with the ICC represents the Authority’s on-going commitment of combatting match-fixing and other types of manipulation in sports. In fact, this agreement will allow the MGA and the ICC to share crucial data related to the process of detecting, preventing and investigating activities related to manipulation of sports competitions.”

Gaming Innovation Group: Update on the sale of B2C assets to Betsson

 

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) signed a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Betsson Group (Betsson) for the divestment of GiG’s B2C assets, ref. announcement on 14 February 2020.  The deal has today been formally approved by antitrust regulators allowing the transaction to be completed mid-April 2020.

Betsson will pay EUR 33 million on closing, including EUR 2 million for the cash deposit securing GiG’s Spanish casino license. GiG will use part of these proceeds to repay the Company’s SEK 300 million 2017 - 2020 bond, strengthening the balance sheet and significantly reduce the financial leverage ratio.

The sale of the B2C vertical is a result of GiG’s strategic review to reduce complexity and improve efficiency. By divesting the B2C vertical, GiG will free up resources, enabling full dedication on driving and growing its B2B business, securing stable and sustainable earnings and profit margins. GiG sees a large and sustainable addressable market for its platform business as the regulation of the iGaming industry continues and is well positioned with the omni-channel platform offering to capitalise on the continued digital transformation of the worldwide gambling market.

 

For more details on the transaction, see announcement on 14 February 2020.

For further information, please contact:
Richard Brown, CEO, richard.brown@gig.com, +34 661599025
Tore Formo, Group CFO, tore@gig.com, +47 91668678

 

About Gaming Innovation Group (GiG)
Gaming Innovation Group is a technology company providing solutions, products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all’. Through its ecosystem of products and services, GiG is connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of Malta and is dual-listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker symbol GIGSEK. www.gig.com.

Wazdan Signs New Partnership with Global Platform Provider, Digitain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 9th; 2020, Malta – Innovative slots producer, Wazdan, is thrilled to announce their new partnership with global sportsbook and platform provider, Digitain.

A leading solutions provider for the sportsbook and casino sectors, Digitain offers a best-in-class, multi-channel, turn-key solution.

Its white label Digitain Gaming Platform allows operators to plug-in sportsbook, casino, live dealer and virtual sports modules, and also includes an integrated payment gateway, bonus engine, CRM system and dedicated customer support.

Digitain's casino solution offers operators access to more than 3,000 games from premium casino suppliers, including Wazdan's portfolio of more than 120 HTML5 games.

Its sportsbook product also covers 65 sports, adding up to 7,500 leagues and 3,000 betting markets, as well as offering odds on 35,000 live events every month. In addition, Digitain also operates as a B2C operator, TotoGaming, where Wazdan games will be available to players.

Primarily focused on the regulated European market, Digitain shares the same ambition as Wazdan to expand their geographical footprint into the Americas and Asia.

Wazdan is a cutting-edge iGaming producer with more than a decade of experience designing and developing tech-rich, visually captivating slot games for casinos, software providers and other partners. Their portfolio of HTML5 slot games are each crafted with the Unique Wazdan Features that make Wazdan games unlike any other.

"Digitain is thoroughly excited to partner with Wazdan to offer their first-class HTML5 slot games to our operators and players via our Digitain Gaming Platform. Sharing many of our values and goals, we expect a fruitful partnership for many years to come," says Lilit Azatyan, Head of B2B Marketing at Digitain.

"The team at Wazdan are joyous to include Digitain as a partner where we can offer their players and operators our unique titles, while reaching for mutual goals to expand our footprints across the globe. We have a great deal of respect for the services and solutions offered by Digitain and look forward to being part of that offering," says Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

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Betsoft signs leading social casino Slot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As part of its continued push into new frontiers, Betsoft Gaming has formalised a strategic content partnership with international social casino institution Slot.com.

The agreement is extensive, covering a wide range of Betsoft content under the Slots3TM umbrella, and making both established favourites and exciting innovations available to Slot.com players.

Founded in 2014, Slot.com is headquartered in Barcelona, and operates worldwide.  Across its website and dedicated application. Slot.com is the number one social casino destination in the company’s home country, boasting in excess of 40,000 daily users who choose from a library of more than 100 games.

“We believe our partnership with Betsoft will be an enduring one, and we hope to add more Betsoft content to our portfolio to help meet player demand” says Yair Martínez, General Manager at Slot.com.  “We are satisfied that, in addition to the immediate content that is currently being integrated into our portfolio, this partnership will also provide Slot.com with a steady stream of new, high-quality games that will appeal to our global player base and support further international growth.”

“Social casino represents a significant growth area for content providers who can meet players’ expectations for quality, variety, and engagement,” explains Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director for Betsoft.  “Betsoft was founded on the principle of cinematic gaming, marrying a new level of audio-visual excellence to the innovative themes and gameplay mechanics that make a successful slot game.  This makes us an ideal source of content for social casinos and we are proud to be in a position to provide world-class content to Slot.com’s worldwide audience.”

 

About Betsoft Gaming:

Betsoft Gaming is the market leader in cinematic casino content and gaming solutions, working with 200+ of the most successful casino operators worldwide. Since 2006, the Betsoft brand has been synonymous with commercial success and innovation. Its portfolio of more than 190 RNG titles are proven to attract, engage, and retain players. Headquartered and licensed in Malta, Betsoft operates in more than 15 regulated markets, with its games being independently certified by Gaming Labs International.

Visit www.betsoft.com to try our games.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/betsoft.official/?ref=br_rs

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/betsoft-gaming

 

About Slot.com:

Slot.com is the leading social casino entertainment portal in the Spanish market and with great growth in different markets around the world. A portal with more than 100 slots dedicated to social casino, is a complete entertainment portal, multiplatform for desktop and also for iOS and android, translated in 6 languages, with challenges and tournaments every single day. Slot.com is a leading product of the Social Games Online company, which is part of a multitude of successful social casino products. It's easy, it's fun, it’s free.

Discover all the excitement at www.slot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/slotcomEN/?brand_redir=355640884570415

 

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MGA Notice on COVID-19 and Sports Integrity

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disruptive impact on sports worldwide, and by correlation, the betting sector is facing unprecedented challenges. The Malta Gaming Authority understands that it is far from being business as usual for operators in this sector and is thus increasing industry outreach as means to set regulatory expectations in these turbulent times.
Most sporting events have now come to a complete halt, and so have the betting markets. This will naturally spur interest in betting operators to look elsewhere, including betting on events with different risk profiles to those traditionally offered. This includes betting on sporting events which are not run to the same professional degree as the more traditional sporting events on which betting is normally offered, including but not limited to amateur or minor league sports.
Esports is one such betting market which may see a significant boost during these times. Even traditional sports and their respective governing bodies have resorted to esports, with some already hosting simulated versions of their events digitally. Just like other sports, esports has varying levels of professional, semi-professional and amateur tournaments, and whilst many esports events are organised in a highly professional manner, others may not. And in a new sector such as esports, this distinction may not be easy to make.
In order to safeguard the integrity of such events, and warn betting operators of the risks involved, the Malta Gaming Authority is therefore recommending the following:

  • Operators should consider that all esports events are now being run online, and therefore lacking the standard integrity checks done at events.
  • Operators should ensure that matches are not pre-recorded, and risk teams should be aware that esports matches are not always broadcast in real time, and there is often a pre-set delay between the actual match, and the public broadcast.
  • Operators should make sure that customers understand the distinction between esports, and virtual sports, whereby the outcome of the latter is determined by a random number generator.
  • Operators should look into whether tournaments benefit from integrity controls, and whether participants are professional, or otherwise, when deciding on which betting markets to offer.
  • Operators should seek information about the participants/officials involved in the esports events from communicative tournament organisers or from publicly available information.
  • Operators should maintain their betting integrity and fraud checks including making sure that participants/officials involved in esports events are not placing bets.
  • Tournament organisers, broadcasters and sports governing bodies (SGBs) should revise any policies regarding misuse of inside information so as to include also any participants or officials involved in their esports events.
  • Any suspicious betting activity should be reported to the gambling regulator.
  • Any other suspicious activity (not betting related) pertinent to an esports event should be reported to the corresponding SGB, and/or event organiser.

Arrow&Square offers COVID 19 advice for iGaming B2B comms 

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PR & content consultancy launches in Malta for iGaming sector

 

Arrow&Square, a B2B comms and content consultancy with a footprint in Malta and London, is offering free advice for iGaming companies whose marketing communications activity for 2020-2021 has been disrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak.  

Jools Moore, director at Arrow&Square, commented, “Notwithstanding the global health crisis, this is a tricky time for businesses everywhere, but the show must go on.  We’re keen to support the iGaming community, and offering some free advice is a great way to introduce ourselves, no strings attached. In the short term we all have to adapt marketing strategies to this ‘new normal’, with no end in sight for the current disruption.”   

Any companies interested in discussing their marketing communications in 2020 should visit www.arrowandsquare.com to get in touch with the team for a complimentary review.

With COVID-19 disrupting various marketing activities in the iGaming sector, the events calendar has been particularly hard hit. Both marketing and commercial teams now need to adjust their approach to communications to offset the loss of the global events roster.  

Industry events have traditionally provided a platform for networking, sharing new products and services, key messaging, thought leadership, branding and more.  With the postponement of these staples in the industry calendar, marketers will need to refocus their efforts with comms and content activity to take on more heavy lifting when it comes to B2B marketing.

Moore has provided comms and content services for the iGaming sector since 2004, most recently as Comms and Publishing director for SiGMA Group, the Malta-based events company. 

He added, “During this testing period, Arrow&Square will offer free counsel to iGaming companies concerned about losing share of voice while the world locks down to prevent further spread.   We’ll audit your social media presence, suggest new ways to use content marketing to connect new leads and business connections, and advise on how to approach B2B communications with trade media.”

 

                        For more information please contact:

                        Jools Moore

                        jools@arrowandsquare.com 

                        +44 771 773 4606

 

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arrowandsquare

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/arrowandsquare

 

About Arrow&Square

Arrow&Square is an integrated comms and content agency, working with B2B iGaming, fintech and emerging tech clients to maximise brand positioning across trade and business media, social channels, content strategy, search marketing, online video, inbound marketing and more. The consultancy specialises in sharing brand stories and successes, helping companies to grow their business. 

 

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Betsoft secures presence in Colombia’s regulated market with Rivalo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leading Latin-American operator chooses Betsoft’s award-winning content to consolidate its position as the region’s premier online platform.

Rivalo, Colombia’s only vertically integrated, licenced operator is delighted to partner with Betsoft Gaming. Access to Betsoft’s award-winning portfolio will allow Rivalo to offer the highest quality gaming experience to players in Colombia and ultimately, further afield. Betsoft Gaming recently passed a rigorous ISMS Audit giving it autonomy to operate in Colombia. Rivalo works closely with Coljuegos, the national betting regulator as well as utilising EveryMatrix software. This committed regard for security, together with Betsoft’s quality and rigour, is anticipated to expedite Coljuegos’ approval process of each game.

Francesca Raniolo, Sales Executive, Betsoft Gaming, said; ‘The Latin-American market is a hugely exciting opportunity for us;: we take new business markets very seriously, hence our commitment to regulation and compliance. We are very pleased to build a successful relationship with a professional and well-respected operator such as Rivalo.’

Alvaro Jose Mosquera, Country Manager, Rivalo said; ‘Now more than ever, having a great offering of casino games, will be the determinant factor for customer acquisition and retention. As we are one of only 18 licenced operators in Colombia, it is critical for us to work with providers who more than meet the requirements set by our regulatorregulator, so we are delighted to integrate Betsoft’s game offering into Colombia.’

Betsoft Gaming has also recently passed an ISMS audit for Spain, allowing their Spanish partners full access to the ever-expanding portfolio.

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MGA extends deadline for the submission of audited financial statements

 

One of the regulatory requirements that stems from the regulatory instruments applicable to MGA licensees is that of the submission of audited financial statements for each financial year, by not later than 180 days after the end of such financial year.

The Authority is aware that adherence to such obligation is dependent on a thorough process which licensees must undergo with qualified third parties, and that the current situation in Malta and elsewhere, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is such that such this may be difficult to complete in the timeframes which are expected in normal circumstances.

In this light, the Authority is hereby informing licensees whose last concluded financial year ended, or ends, between December 2019 and March 2020, that the deadline for submission of the audited financial statements envisaged in article 41 of the Gaming Authorisations and Compliance Directive is hereby extended to the end of October 2020.  Nevertheless, by not later than 180 days after the end of their financial year, licensees are obliged to submit unaudited accounts, in order for the Authority to retain continuous visibility over their financial standing.

Should other considerations be required as the situation develops, the Authority will act accordingly and proportionately in line with the relevant developments.

MGA issues notice on socially responsible commercial communications with respect to COVID-19

 

The Covid-19 pandemic is proving to be a very trying time for all. The MGA is taking heed of all relevant developments and is constantly proposing adequate and proportionate measures.

The Authority would like to take this opportunity to highlight the fact that this situation could also be particularly distressing to players. The MGA would like to remind its licensees that, in accordance with the Commercial Communications Regulations to which they are subject, all commercial communications must be socially responsible, especially in light of the current situation. Any direct or indirect reference to Covid-19, or any related circumstance, would be considered to amount to a breach of this regulation.

Amongst other requirements, at no point must any commercial communications directly or indirectly:

encourage antisocial behaviour

suggest that gaming can be a resolution to social, educational, personal or professional problems

suggest that gaming can be an alternative to employment

a solution to financial concerns or a form of financial investment

portray gaming as socially attractive or

suggest that solitary gaming is preferable to social gaming

The Authority urges its licensees to pass on this information to any affiliates, and to be vigilant and ensure that their brands are not being promoted in an unethical and socially irresponsible manner.

Betsoft wows clients with latest release Monster Pop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award-winning Betsoft Gaming is reinforcing its reputation for cinematic quality animation with brand new release Monster Pop. This cascading reels video slot offers a 5x5 grid that expands to an impressive 13x13 grid, giving mega win potential with its cluster pay-outs of up to 1921x your bet.

Monster Pop brings fast-paced gameplay with exciting action. Collect stacks of monsters and watch out for the MONSTER CLONER SYMBOL to expand the grid. Added Wilds increase your chances for big wins. Grab FLAMING SPHERES for free spins to set the swamp on fire and watch the winnings tumble into your lap with a potential for even more re-spins. A MONSTER FURY can be triggered at the end of a cascade, creating big reactions to spark off bigger wins!

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said: ‘We are renowned for great storyboards and for true cinematic quality. Monster Pop strengthens this reputation. It also delivers an innovative take on cluster pays slot games, offering players excitement and huge win potential. Player response has been fantastic so far and we expect Monster Pop to be a long term hit.’

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Gaming Innovation Group: Update on COVID-19

 

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) closely monitors the progress of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and consider contingency measures to reduce the risk for our staff and to ensure business continuity. Last week, GiG successfully deployed the Business Contingency Plan (BCP), with all systems and operations performing well. GiG operates from various offices in several countries and local measures have been taken based on the recommendations from the various authorities.

GiG has a robust BCP to ensure continuity of operations, and working from home is an integral part of the day to day operations and it also forms an integral part of the BCP. Proactive steps were taken at the end of last week of advising employees to work from home prior to any announcements by governments. As part of the BCP all changes to production environments will require an extra level of approval to protect both the Company’s and the customers businesses even more. GiG is an agile company, remote development and operational teams are part of day to day operations and will continue to work business as usual.

Casino operations have not been affected by the turmoil and daily Net Gaming Revenue (NGR) in March are in line with January and February for both our own B2C operations, B2B platform clients and for Media Services.

GiG’s operations are mainly directed towards casino, and revenues related to sports betting accounted for around 6.5% of total revenues in 2019 and so far in 2020. A large part of the sports related revenues are from paid Media, and initiatives has already been taken to move media spend from Sports to casino, to reduce the impact on operations from the closure of Sport events. Measures has also been taken to reduce operating expenses related to Sports in both B2C and B2B, and overall, the cancelation of sports events are not expected to have any material impact on GiG’s revenue and EBITDA going forward.

Overall revenues in January and February, including B2C as continued operations, where 6% above the average in Q4-2019 and for the time being we stand by our targets communicated in our 2019 Q4 report.

The divestment of B2C assets to Betsson Group is proceeding according to plan, and the compulsory competition filings have been submitted to the control authorities. Closing is expected mid-April 2020, giving time to receive the necessary approvals.

Richard Brown, CEO of GiG, comments: “Our focus is on protecting our employees and our customers, as well as securing a stable continuation of service to our partners. Board and management are continuously monitoring the situation and further measures will be taken if necessary to protect employees, customers and shareholder value through these turbulent times. In these times of turmoil GiG has so far proven that our technology is robust, staff agile and that there is a increased demand for our services across of different verticals.”

 

For further information, please contact:

Richard Brown, CEO, richard.brown@gig.com

Tore Formo, Group CFO, tore@gig.com

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Romania Receives Wazdan’s Top 30 Games

Market-leading slot producer, Wazdan, are thrilled to confirm receipt of certification to deliver 30 of their top games to eager players and casino partners across Romania.

Marking a significant step forward into the regulated market of Romania, the innovative slot game developer, Wazdan, secured their certification in the first days of March, allowing them to deliver games to players in yet another regulated European country.

This new certification to deliver top-tier Wazdan games in Romania marks the sixth European market now open to Wazdan, with the UK, Sweden, Malta, Lithuania, and Latvia all now secured. And Denmark, Portugal, and Spain all in progress, with confirmations of certification expected to be released later this month.

Since securing the certification in Romania, Wazdan has officially released their top 30 game titles, putting their best foot forward to a highly anticipating crowd of players and partners.

In Romania, operators can now benefit from the fresh content supplied by Wazdan to wow their players and boost their engagement with the Unique Wazdan Features that Wazdan alone offer through their games.

These Unique Wazdan Features allow players to tailor their gameplay to their personal preferences – whether it's speeding up their gameplay with Ultra Fast Mode, adjusting the volatility with their world-first, patented Volatility Levels™, using Ultra Lite Mode, or supersizing the view with Big Screen Mode.

These features are coded into every Wazdan game, including the top 30 released in Romania, which are available through direct integrations, as well as through aggregators such as Playtech, iSoftBet or EveryMatrix, to mention just a few.

Of the new certification, Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan says: "Receiving certification in Romania is a big win for Wazdan, allowing us to support our partners better and expand our footprint across Europe. We are delighted to offer to Romanian players and operators our pick of the top 30 best Wazdan games to mark this new market and set the foundations for strong relationships to come."

Volt City is Live and Ready to Play at Volt Casino

 

Volt Casino are thrilled to announce that Volt City is live and ready to play.

After a long year spent developing the industry’s most exciting gamified rewards programme, Volt City is officially ready for players to enjoy, exclusively at Volt Casino.

Envisioning a post-fossil fuel world, Volt City is the player rewards game of the future, where players can develop their own virtual city, built using Volt Crystals, which are picked up playing their favourite online casino games, from Larry the Leprechaun to Magic Stars 3 and every game in between.

Starting from a complete blackout, Volt City challenges players to restore an entire city, develop districts, upgrade buildings, create the technology and items necessary to see their city progress, whilst seeing to the needs of their citizens through missions and quests from the residents themselves.

In the process of building their Volt City, players can level up and discover Mystery Spots, where great rewards are waiting to be grabbed. 

Volt City has garnered great praise from leading affiliates who were treated to an early preview of the new rewards game. Pavlos Sideris, from NoWagering.com, said: "Volt City is a groundbreaking revolution which completely breaks the mould of online casinos.  Player engagement and retention is very often overlooked, but this new and exciting experience not only promises to entertain players in a completely new and novel way, it bridges the gap between iGaming and traditional city-building simulation video games."

Of the launch, Daphne Xerri, Head of Casino at Volt Casino, said: "Volt Casino is delighted to have Volt City officially available for our casino players to build their city and collect rewards. After an entire year in development, with the team working hard to make Volt City the most innovative, technically advanced gamified rewards programme in the industry, Volt Casino is proud to uncover Volt City. The most engaging online casino rewards programme available to date."

Get on over to Volt Casino today to try your hand at the industry’s leading online casino rewards game: https://voltcasino.com/

 

ABOUT VOLT:

Volt Casino is operated by Fair Play Bets Ltd and is the home for top-notch online slots and live casino games. The casino has a varied selection of games from titan providers such as NetEnt, Microgaming, Wazdan, BeeFee Games (BF), Playson and Fugaso. Volt holds licences issued by Malta Gaming Authority, The UK Gambling Commission and Curaçao eGaming and is the best available source of excellent online casino action, unrivalled loyalty program, wager-free rewards, secure deposits, first class customer service and reliable payouts.

Betsoft Gaming welcomes the Year of the Rat with Spring Tails

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Multi-award-winning Betsoft Gaming kicks off the Year of the Rat with Spring Tails, the latest release in its Red Dragon Series. The 5 reel 5 payline, high volatility video slot offers untold luck and wealth at the hands of the cutest rat on screen.

Enter the garden to find the LUCKY RAT MULTIPLIER WILDS. These can appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 with each wild giving 3x, 4x and even 5x to be added to any wins. With a stackable multiplier up to 60x, mega wins are yours to enjoy. However, Spring Tails offers even greater win potential. The GOLDEN KEYS can appear anywhere on the reels and will trigger 12 FREE SPINS while removing all low value symbols to make this the luckiest start to your year of the Rat. With a win potential of 300364x your bet, this will put the spring in your step.

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said: “We are delighted to have scheduled the release of Spring Tails in time for Chinese New Year. The Red Dragon series has been fantastically well received by our players and operators alike and our commitment to cinematic quality, new concepts and to giving our players huge pay-out potential is what keeps us at the forefront of this very demanding and dynamic market.”

Betsoft has hit the ground running this year. Having launched SuperSweets in January and TotalOverdrive mid-February. Spring Tails is the third slot released in 2020 from the world-class content provider.

Gaming Innovation Group Inc.: Mandatory notification of trade

 

Henrik Persson Ekdahl, board member and primary insider of Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (“GiG”) has today purchased 200,000 GiG shares at an average share price of SEK 5,47. After this transaction, Henrik Persson Ekdahl owns 4,896,125 shares in GiG. 

This information is information that Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication at 15:15 CET on 20 February 2019. 

About Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all’. Through its ecosystem of products and services, it is connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. GiG operates out of Malta and is dual-listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker symbol GIGSEK. www.gig.com

Behind the Scenes: Official First Glimpse of Volt City

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Wednesday, February 19; 2020, Malta - Volt Casino proudly unveils its first glimpse of the brand-new rewards program, Volt Casino, bringing innovative gamification to their players.

Officially ready to view, Volt City is a new kind of game where Volt Casino players not only get to play their favourite casino games but through the process, they earn Volt Crystals which are used to build and develop their very own Volt City and can receive Wager-Free Spins, as the virtual city rises from the ground.

Volt Crystals gathered while playing the existing casino games go toward players Volt City and can be applied for the development of living areas and industrial zones, the needs of the city's citizens, or challenges that may need to be conquered as the city comes into virtual life.

As players city's advance, they too will advance in levels and be given chances to win special Mystery Boxes filled with Wager-Free casino rewards.

The best news for players is that they need not sacrifice any of the games they love, all of their favourite games -- Magic Stars 3, Mega Moolah, Starburst Bar, Larry the Leprechaun, Immortal Romance and more – allow them to collect Volt Crystals, which go toward the creation and development of their Volt City.

All new players who sign up receive a Welcome Bonus and can claim up to 300 Wager-Free Spins on their first deposit, as well as daily promotions with exciting prizes.

Volt City offers honest, transparent rewards and made extra fun with the best gamification on the market.

Of Volt City's behind the scenes sneak peek Daphne Xerri, Head of Casino at Volt, said: "It is so exciting to be able to give players and partners a glimpse of the brand-new Volt City platform. This is rewards gamification at its best and we are delighted to offer an even greater gaming experience to our players through Volt City."

To find out more visit https://voltcasino.com/

 

ABOUT VOLT:

Volt Casino is operated by Fair Play Bets Ltd and is the home for top-notch online slots and live casino games. The casino has a varied selection of games from titan providers such as NetEnt, Microgaming, Wazdan, BeeFee Games (BF), Playson and Fugaso. Volt holds licences issued by Malta Gaming Authority, The UK Gambling Commission and Curaçao eGaming and is the best available source of excellent online casino action, unrivalled loyalty program, wager-free rewards, secure deposits, first class customer service and reliable payouts.

Join Betsoft Gaming on a cool ride with TOTAL OVERDRIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award-winning content developer Betsoft Gaming continues to dominate 2020 with its latest 3 reel, five payline video slot release called Total Overdrive.  This modern spin on a retro slot features neon graphics for the traditional 7s, cherries and diamonds against a Metropolis inspired background, all backed with a cool electro-pop soundtrack to create an instant new classic.

The Wild symbol replaces all other symbols and 3 Wilds give you a 50x win. Big wins in Total Overdrive come with the Overdrive Multiplier: every winning spin increases the multiplier, with consecutive wins ensuring bigger payouts.

The Overdrive multiplier can become sticky, staying in place even without consecutive wins. This multiplier can also re-trigger, pushing potential wins up to 1450x the max bet into Total Overdrive.

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said; ‘Total Overdrive is an innovative approach to a traditional slot. It appeals to classic slot fans who want that extra excitement in their games in addition to the high cinematic quality that we are renowned for.’

Total Overdrive is Betsoft’s third release of the year to date and joins their globally recognised and award-winning portfolio of desktop and mobile games.

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Gaming Innovation Group divesting its B2C vertical to Betsson Group

 

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) signs a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Betsson Group (Betsson) for the divestment of GiG’s B2C assets which include the operator brands Rizk, Guts, Kaboo and Thrills. Betsson will, through this agreement, become a long term partner of GiG, generating revenues to GiG’s Platform Services. On the day of closing, Betsson will pay €31 million, consisting of a €22.3 million cash payment for the acquisition, plus a prepaid platform fee of €8.7 million. GiG will use the proceeds to repay the Company’s SEK300 million 2017 - 2020 bond.

Betsson commits to keep the brands operational on GiG’s platform for a minimum of 30 months. For the first 24 months, Betsson will pay a premium platform fee based on NGR generated. Based on the expected platform fees, the total value of the transaction is estimated at approximately €50 million.

Betsson, listed at Nasdaq Stockholm, is one of the most dominant European companies in online gambling with a long and strong track record of brand building, both organically and via acquisitions. It offers online casino, proprietary sportsbook and other online games in a multi-brand strategy via gaming licences in twelve countries in Europe and Central Asia.

The sale of the B2C vertical is a result of GiG’s strategic review, initiated in November 2019, leading to an evolved strategic direction to reduce complexity and improve efficiency. By divesting the B2C vertical, GiG will free up resources, enabling full dedication on driving and growing its B2B business, securing stable and sustainable earnings and profit margins. GiG sees a large and sustainable addressable market for its platform business as the regulation of the iGaming industry continues and is well positioned with the omni-channel platform offering to capitalise on the continued digital transformation of the worldwide gambling market.

GiG has, as part of the strategic review, taken a decision to make its technical platform sportsbook agnostic, and partner with other sport book providers to offer the best solutions to its customers. Betsson’s sportsbook solution is intended to be integrated on GiG’s platform-offering. Both GiG and Betsson will gain strategic advantage in having the possibility to sell their respective B2B solutions in an environment without conflict of their own B2C brands.

In order to keep the strategic position for its own proprietary sportsbook, GiG will seek joint ventures or other constellations with partners to release the true asset value of the sportsbook and to secure external long term funding. The ambition is to gradually grow with existing and new long term partners, including the fast growing US market. GiG is one of the few B2B providers present with omni-channel online gambling services in multi-state jurisdictions in the US.

Pontus Lindwall, Chief Executive Officer of Betsson AB comments: “We believe this deal offers a good opportunity for Betsson to consolidate, create synergies and apply our core B2C skills and marketing insights to scale these assets to their true potential. The agreement with GiG further strengthens and expands Betsson’s outreach and growth potential for its proprietary sportsbook and payments platforms in the B2B market.

Betsson has significantly invested in the development of its sportsbook and now delivers a powerful offering. A key strategy is to grow our sportsbook with B2B customers and I am excited to collaborate with GiG as a distribution channel. We share the same passion for sports betting and providing a player environment which is unique, entertaining and safe.”

Richard Brown, Chief Executive Officer of GiG says: “I am very excited about this transaction as it provides multiple upsides to GiG. While putting the Company in a financially sustainable position, it gives us the ability to focus on where we see real long term shareholder value. This transaction serves as a strategic focusing of the Company's efforts towards the B2B segment. Offering both B2C and B2B services had synergies in the past, however, the current conflicting priorities of the two business areas, and increased complexity in the market, have lessened the potential offering on both fronts and our ability to sign new customers.

I am delighted to retain our brands on the platform and in the process, adding Betsson as a partner as we share the same ambition of responsibility for all stakeholders, safe play for the end user, and an entertaining user experience. I am certain that together with their speciality, focus and strong track record on driving B2C growth, it will be a fruitful partnership. Additionally, the planned integration of Betsson’s sportsbook into our platform offering, not only provides cost saving synergies, it also allows us to offer one of the most well-renowned European sportsbooks to our current and future B2B partners. We are excited to support Betsson’s growth of the brands we have built and now look forward to GiG next chapter as a specialist iGaming B2B provider“. 

GiG’s full year 2019 revenues were €123.0 million (€29.4m in Q4 2019) with an EBITDA of €14.1 million (€4.8m Q4 2019), assuming B2C as continued operations. The isolated B2C full year 2019 revenues were €79.0 million (€19.0m in Q4 2019) with a full year 2019 EBITDA of €8.1 million (€4.1m in Q4 2019). The divestment of the B2C vertical will lead to a write-down of the remaining book value of the B2C assets and related goodwill, an impairment will be recognised in the fourth quarter 2019.

With the divestment of the B2C vertical, full year 2020 revenues are expected in the range of €70 - 75 million, with an EBITDA expected in the range of €14 – 17 million, including, for comparison, B2C as continued operations until completion of the transaction. 

Expected completion of the transaction is mid April 2020, giving time for the compulsory regulatory approvals from merger control and gaming authorities. GiG is in dialogue with its largest bondholders and will seek consent from its bondholders to extend the repayment of the 2017 - 2020 bond from the maturity date in March 2020 until 22 April 2020. Written resolutions for the two bonds will commence shortly, and GiG has received voting undertakings from investors representing around 53% of the outstanding volume in the 2017 – 2020 bond, and around 46% of the outstanding volume in the 2019 – 2022 bond. As compensation for the extension of repayment date in the 2017- 2020 bond, bondholders in said bond will receive a consent fee of 0.35% of the nominal amount.

GiG invites all interested parties to a press conference with Q&A today, 14 February, at 08:30 CET. Questions can be addressed both in the call and via the web. Please find dial-in details and weblink below.

 

Weblink (an on-demand version will be available approx. 30 minutes after the call using the same link):

https://tv.streamfabriken.com/gig-press-conference

 

Participants dial in numbers:

SE: +46 856642651

NO: +47 23500243

UK: +44 3333000804

US: +18558570686

DK: +45 35445577

IT: +39 0236013821

 

Participants Pin code: 84408716#

 

Stella EOC acts as financial adviser to GiG in connection with the transaction.

 

For further information, please contact:

Richard Brown, CEO of GiG, richard.brown@gig.com +34 661 599 025

Petter Nylander, Chairman of GiG, petter.nylander@gig.com  +46 76 525 09 55

Tore Formo, Group CFO of GiG, tore@gig.com +47 916 68 678

 

This information is information that Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, at 07:30 CET on 14 February 2020.

 

About Gaming Innovation Group (GiG)

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing solutions, products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all’. Through its ecosystem of products and services, GiG is connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of Malta and is dual-listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker symbol GIGSEK. www.gig.com

Gaming Innovation Group: 2019 Financial update

 

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) announces today the divestment of its B2C vertical. For transparency, GiG has decided to release its Group revenue and EBITDA numbers for the full year and fourth quarter 2019. GiG’s full year 2019 revenues were €123.0 million (€29.4m in Q4 2019) with an EBITDA 2019 of €14.1 million (€4.8m Q4 2019), assuming B2C as continued operations. The isolated B2C full year 2019 revenues were €79.0 million (€19.0m in Q4 2019) with a full year 2019 EBITDA of €8.1 million (€4.1m in Q4 2019). For more details, see separate announcement today.

Disclaimer: GiG will report its full year and fourth quarter 2019 results on 18 February. The numbers may deviate from the above.

This information is information that Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, at 07:30 CET on 14 February 2020.

About Gaming Innovation Group (GiG):

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing solutions, products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all’. Through its ecosystem of products and services, GiG is connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of Malta and is dual-listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG and on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker symbol GIGSEK. www.gig.com

Wazdan Announce a Stellar Line-up of Nine Brand New Game Titles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday February 12th; 2020, Malta – Wazdan wowed attendees at the recent ICE London 2020 event with the exclusive showcase of nine brand new, entertainment-infused, tech-advanced game titles.

Always eager to delight a crowd, the team at Wazdan set up at ICE London 2020 with nine brand new titles ready to be trialled, tested and enjoyed by event visitors, before their planned releases over the coming months.

Black Horse Deluxe™, Sonic Reels, Reel Hero™, Lucky 9™, Telly Reels™, Power of Gods™: Egypt, Choco Reels™, 9 Tigers, and Sic Bo Dragons, as expected, had crowds in awe and left attendees itching for their official launch dates.

Black Horse Deluxe™ is a classic slot with a Wild West narrative that calls out cowboys and gunslingers for a round of audio-visual excitement and the chance to win big with Black Horse Spins bonus.

Sonic Reels takes players back to the old-school world of tasty fruit slots with dynamic music as well as a Left Speaker Bonus and Right Speaker Bonus to pull off retro vibes.

Reel Hero™, conversely, is a futuristic game set in outer space, following four superheroes on their fights with otherworldly creatures for the chance at special features: Wilds, Scatters and Free Spins.

Lucky 9™ is a retro slot game with smooth, modern execution, overflowing with classic fruit symbols, in pixel-like design for optimal authenticity.

Telly Reels™ calls on the nostalgia of retro TV, inviting players to spin the wheel of fortune. This vintage TV slot offers Wilds, Scatters, and three engaging bonuses.

Power of Gods™: Egypt follows the existing Power of the Gods™ series to bring players to the mythological world of ancient Egypt where hidden treasures await.

Choco Reels™ is a feature-rich tasty slot treat with a little monster that devours the chocolate blocks to increase the number of paylines.

9 Tigers draws on the energy of two opposite forces – fire and water – to unite together and bring harmony to the world, via the Tiger Bonus, which brings players big wins, while restoring balance to the world.

And Sic Bo Dragons is a dice game with a difference, designed with a compelling theme with two lucky golden dragons powering the gameplay.

All games are now scheduled to launch officially over the next few months.

"Wazdan had an incredible time at ICE London, where we were thrilled with the excitement amongst the crowd after previewing our nine new game titles. Each is entirely unique, all rich in entertainment, features, and quality. We are extremely proud of the work the team has done to prepare the games for the event, and we look forward to getting them on the market through our partners very soon," said Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

 

Keep up to date with the latest Wazdan news at: https://www.wazdan.com

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Betsoft passes ISMS Audit to green light games suite in Colombia

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10 February 2020 – Betsoft confirms Regulator’s approval for launch in Colombia

Betsoft have continued their strategic drive into regulated markets through the passing of an ISMS Audit. This is another milestone in Betsoft’s expansion within Latin America over the last year.

The ISMS Audit focuses on extensively monitoring all internal controls to ensure that the business is sensibly protecting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of their games from threats and vulnerabilities.

The rigorous certification processes conducted by iTech Lab, a leading accredited testing lab for online gaming worldwide, confirms that the Colombian jurisdiction will allow Betsoft titles to be used by locally licensed operators.

iTech Labs have been at the forefront of the development of Internet Gaming Standards, which are now used by regulators worldwide.

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said; “As a rapidly growing market within Latin America, Betsoft have moved quickly to secure this certification and approval of games within Columbia. We are proud to have completed such a rigorous process via iTech Labs. This certification allows us to build on our regulatory foothold within Columbia, and further serve our partners within this region.

Wazdan Throws an Appreciation Party to Celebrate Their Clients’ Success

 

Thursday, February, 6; 2020, Malta – Last night thriving slot producer, Wazdan, treated their clients to an appreciation party, gathering at London's Tower Bridge for an evening dedicated to the celebration of success.

While the team at Wazdan have been busy showcasing new games at the ICE London 2020 event, they ensured that no opportunity was missed to gather their clients for an evening where the spotlight shone on their incredible partners, without whom Wazdan’s work would be for naught.

In stunning style, the evening saw guests assemble in a beautiful venue overlooking the River Thames, from the vantage point of London's Tower Bridge. Commencing at 7:30 p.m. and continuing into the night, it was an occasion heightened with a delicious dinner menu, lovely drinks aplenty, and live music provided by an award-winning jazz singer and saxophonist, BB.

The highlight of the evening was the celebration of all Wazdan partners, new and long-standing, who have enjoyed mutual success throughout the past year as a result of new games, expansion and the best tailorable tech in the slots industry.

Since their iconic boat party at ICE 2019, Wazdan has added a staggering number of new clients to their guestlist, including Grand Casino – the only online casino allowed in Hungary, Betclic Group, Coingaming, Logrand Entertainment – opening doors to the Mexican market, Betzest, Hero Gaming, Gaming1, Mr Green, Avento, Kindred Group, ComeOn, InBet Games, White Hat Gaming, Nektan, Chippy Software, SoftSwiss, Microgaming, Rabbit Entertainment, Oryx Gaming, Tipbet Casino, and TGP Asia, many of whom were in attendance at last night’s event.

"It was an absolute pleasure to welcome our clients together to meet one another and enjoy an evening where we could show our appreciation for their support by celebrating their success. Wazdan parties are always a not to be missed event and last night’s celebration was one of our best yet. We are fortunate to work with amazing people who are a great joy to be around. This great company, paired with impeccable food and excellent entertainment from BB, made for an unforgettable evening." says Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

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Betsoft passes ISMS Audit to green light games suite in Spain

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Betsoft's award winning games are now available in the Spanish regulated market

 

03 February 2020 – Betsoft confirms Regulator’s approval for launch in Spain.

Betsoft have continued their strategic drive into regulated markets through the passing of an ISMS Audit. This is another milestone in Betsoft’s expansion within licensed European markets over the last 5 years.

The ISMS Audit focuses on extensively monitoring all internal controls to ensure that the business is sensibly protecting the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of their games from threats and vulnerabilities.

The rigorous certification processes conducted by iTech Lab, a leading accredited testing lab for online gaming worldwide, confirms that the Spanish jurisdiction will allow Betsoft titles to be used by locally licensed operators.

iTech Labs have been at the forefront of the development of Internet Gaming Standards, which are now used by regulators worldwide.

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said; “Spain has long been an important market that we have strived to deliver certified and technically approved content to. Our Spanish partners will now have full access to our award winning content to allow them to distinguish themselves within the marketplace.”

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Wazdan Set to Showcase New Games at ICE London 2020

 

Wazdan are excited to announce they will be showcasing nine brand new games at ICE London 2020.

Primed to kick off the new year with a bang, innovative game producer, Wazdan, have announced that they will be showcasing their brand new games at ICE London 2020 on the 4th of February.

ICE London, the iconic annual gaming event, runs from the 4th to the 6th of February and brings together more than 600 solutions and 35,000 professionals from across the entire gaming sector to learn, network and show off what they have been working on.

For Wazdan that means showcasing nine brand new games, including Black Horse Deluxe™, Sonic Reels and Sic Bo Dragons, all expected to dazzle an eager audience at the prestigious event.

Black Horse Deluxe™ brings players to the Wild West, in a 6-reel online slot that offers unforgettable entertainment. Sonic Reels is a juicy reels game full of stunning visuals, exciting sound effects and engaging special features. And Sic Bo Dragons rounds off the showcase with its enchanting tale of mystery, a captivating narrative for players who enjoy an escape to another world.

As with all Wazdan games, the new titles will come packed with innovative bonus games, stunning graphics and animations and a set of Unique Wazdan Features that make Wazdan games favourites amongst players and operators alike.

Attendees can also expect to see the 2019 award-winning game, Larry the Leprechaun, as well as last year’s final releases Neon City™ and Butterfly Lovers™ on display for visitors to play.

Don't miss your opportunity to play these new Wazdan games before they're officially released. The friendly Wazdan team will be at stand S8-202 looking forward to entertaining passers-by.

We are thrilled to unveil our new games, including Black Horse Deluxe™, Sonic Reels and Sic Bo Dragons at this year's ICE London event. The team have started 2020 at full pace, and we are proud to be leading this year feeling energetic and excited for another year of quality game design and expansion. We would love to see you at ICE London 2020." Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

 

Keep up to date with the latest Wazdan news at www.wazdan.com

 

ABOUT WAZDAN

Wazdan is a popular game producer, developing innovative casino games that deliver an original, fun and truly omni-channel player experience. Offering an extensive game library of over 120 HLML5 slots, table games and video poker games, Wazdan is gaining popularity in the iGaming market thanks to the great quality of their games, interesting themes and engaging gameplay. Wazdan’s game portfolio consists of such popular titles as Magic Stars 3, Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, 9 Lions and Fruit Mania Deluxe as well as amazing new slot games, including Lucky Reels™, Space Spins™, Magic Stars 9 and Larry the Leprechaun amongst others. Wazdan releases new, exciting titles on a regular basis and equips them with Unique Wazdan Features: innovative Volatility Levels™, exciting Unique Gamble Feature and mobile-friendly Energy Saving and Double Screen Modes, Ultra Lite Mode, Ultra Fast Mode, as well the brand new Big Screen Mode. Wazdan holds a number of European trademarks including a trademark for their world’s-first Volatility Level™. Their extensive portfolio of clients includes some of the top gaming operations in the industry. The company is headquartered in Malta and holds licenses issued by the MGA, the UKGC, Romanian National Gambling Office ONJN and Curacao eGaming, and is certified to offer their products in Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Furthermore, their games use the RNG certified by the GLI, which ensures reliable, fair and secure gameplay. Wazdan are exhibiting at ICE London 2020. Visit the team at Stand S8-202.

 

Contact: Laurie McAllister, Digital Fuel, laurie@digitalfuel.marketing

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Award-winning gaming content developer Betsoft finalises deal

with Lucky Days

 

One of the fastest-growing new operators to market has signed up to access Betsoft’s award-winning portfolio of products., including new release SuperSweets as well as mega-hit Take the Bank. Looking for a provider who would offer a well-known brand to drive customer traffic from the offset, Betsoft was the immediate choice for Lucky Days Casino.

Targeting the Finnish, German, Norwegian and Japanese markets, Lucky Days’ business model sits well with Betsoft’s global content strategy. The agreement covers many key titles from Betsoft’s growing portfolio of video slots including the addition of table games later in the year.

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said; ‘We are delighted to have Lucky Days on board with Betsoft. They are precisely the kind of successful and entrepreneurial operator we look to partner with for the long term.’

Andre Swedberg, CPO Lucky Days, confirmed, ‘Since the inception of Lucky Days, Betsoft has been a target content provider to offer to our players. To create a portfolio in today's industry requires both legacy titles and new and unique game features to drive the product forward.’

Upcoming release SuperSweets and Betsoft’s full portfolio of titles will be available to demo at ICE 2020 on Betsoft stand S3-312. Please contact sales@betsoft.com to book your meeting.

 

About Betsoft Gaming

Betsoft Gaming is the market leader in cinematic casino content and gaming solutions, working with 200+ of the most successful casino operators worldwide. Since 2006, the Betsoft brand has been synonymous with commercial success and innovation. Its portfolio of more than 190 RNG titles is proven to attract, engage, and retain players. Headquartered and licensed in Malta, Betsoft operates in more than 15 regulated markets, with its games being independently certified by Gaming Labs International. Visit www.betsoft.com to try our games.

 

About Lucky Days

Lucky Days Casino is one of the fastest-growing new operators on the market. Founded by senior professionals from the industry with a proven track record of success. The games portfolio exceeds 1,000 titles ranging from Slots, Table Games, Live Casino and Jackpots. 

Visit luckydays.com to find your favourite games.

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Betsoft to exhibit an award-winning portfolio at ICE Totally Gaming 2020

 

Opening Tuesday 4th February, ICE Totally Gaming is already expecting in excess of 35,000 gaming professionals and 600 exhibitors from over 150 countries worldwide. The event provides a complete platform both to explore the future of Gaming and to give unparalleled networking and meeting opportunities.

Betsoft will be showcasing their soon-to-launch video slot – SuperSweets - as well as forthcoming release, Total Overdrive. Both games will be available to demo on stand S3-312 throughout the show.

Super Sweets invites players to enjoy a delicious 5x3 video slot experience. Featuring sticky wild re-spins and an action-packed free spins mode, this game offers superb win potential.

Don’t miss out on Betsoft’s pre-launch demonstration of Total Overdrive. This update of the classic fruit machine is sure to inspire nostalgia. With 3 reels and 5 pay lines, this video slot carries Betsoft’s signature cinematic quality that players have grown to know and love.

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director, Betsoft Gaming, said: ‘We are excited to start 2020 with such impact. Both releases carry our signature quality animation and innovation in digital excellence. We are anticipating a highly positive response from our players with both these releases. We are also looking forward to meeting clients old and new at ICE to make 2020 another outstanding year.’

Due to huge demand, there are only a small number of meeting slots with key Betsoft personnel still available during ICE 2020. Please contact sales@betsoft.com to book your meeting.

 

About Betsoft Gaming

Betsoft Gaming is the market leader in cinematic casino content and gaming solutions, working with 200+ of the most successful casino operators worldwide. Since 2006, the Betsoft brand has been synonymous with commercial success and innovation. Its portfolio of more than 190 RNG titles is proven to attract, engage, and retain players. Headquartered and licensed in Malta, Betsoft operates in more than 15 regulated markets, with its games being independently certified by Gaming Labs International. Visit www.betsoft.com to try our games.

Wazdan's Ancient Delight, Power of Gods™: The Pantheon, Now Available to Play Through LeoVegas

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In this latest release, Power of Gods™: The Pantheon, Wazdan have explored the mysticism surrounding ancient Greece and captured the spirit of the era, guiding players on a quest for riches beyond this world.

 

Brought to life through vivid graphics, high-quality sound effects and a captivating narrative, players will encounter the most powerful of gods, facing Zeus, Aphrodite, Poseidon and Hades on their quest to gain favour from these mystic beings and benefit from their powers to be deemed worthy of the various special features offered by this 5-reel, 20-payline slot game.

 

The mighty Zeus uses his lightning bolts to throw Extra Wilds at the reels in the Zeus Spins Bonus, while in the Aphrodite Spins Bonus the goddess of love and beauty charms players with Cascading Reels and Increasing Multipliers up to x7. During the Kraken Free Spins feature the Multiplier increases with every win as Poseidon sets the reels in motion. Finally, doubled winds await those who are tio open the gates of Hades in the thrilling Unique Gamble Feature.

 

As with all Wazdan games, Power of Gods™: The Pantheon is customisable through Unique Wazdan Features, including the world-first, patented Volatility Levels™ for increasing or decreasing volatility, and the Unique Gamble Feature for the chance to double their win on the spot. Ultra Lite Mode and Energy Saving Mode optimise mobile experiences, saving battery and maintaining playability even with slow internet connections. Ultra Fast Mode allows players to super speed gameplay. Double Screen Mode transforms the small screen into the traditional slot interface, and Big Screen Mode supersizes the entire player experience.

 

Power of Gods™: The Pantheon joins a star-studded lineup of Wazdan games including the recently released Dragons Lucky 8, Beauty Fruity™, Larry the Leprechaun, Relic Hunters and the Book of Faith™, Lucky Fish, and longtime favourites such as 9 Lions, Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, Los Muertos, Space Spins™, and the entire Magic Stars series.

 

"We are proud of what the team has accomplished with Power of Gods™: The Pantheon. This is a fun slot game with fantastic graphics and first-class features, which we are sure players and operators alike are going to enjoy. It has been a busy year for Wazdan, and it is a pleasure to have so much to celebrate by way of new title releases, partnerships and market expansions," says Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

 

Currently only available through LeoVegas, Power of Gods™: The Pantheon will soon be made available to all other Wazdan partners as of October 17th.