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PRAGMATIC PLAY SIGNS SIGNIFICANT BET365 DEAL

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, has launched its complete slot portfolio with the global operator giant, bet365. 

The important milestone deal sees bet365 customers gain access to award-winning titles such as Gates of Olympus™ and Wolf Gold™, as well as latest releases Drill That Gold and Chicken Chase™.  

In addition, bet365 will participate in the hugely popular Drops and Wins promotion, which sees Pragmatic Play give away £1,000,000 a month to players through its operator network across both its slots and Live Casino offerings. 

The deal will see Pragmatic Play further strengthen its footprint in the United Kingdom regulated market, as well as many other key territories. 

It comes off the back of a number of major partnerships agreed by the supplier in recent months, including 888casino and Romanian market leader Superbet. 

Julian Jarvis, CEO at Pragmatic Play, said: “bet365 is a brand that needs no introduction. As the largest operator in our industry, taking our slots live with them is a hugely important moment for us as we continue to expand. 

“We pride ourselves on our premium, multi-vertical offering and this deal gives us significant scope to grow together with bet365.” 

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Kinguin Launches NFT Marketplace in Partnership with Immutable X

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Kinguin is launching its NFT marketplace, in partnership with Immutable X. Featuring 40+ collections and over 200,000 unique NFTs, it will give gaming and esports customers access to a vast array of exclusive NFT offerings.

The marketplace, built on top of the Immutable X protocol, is mixing the familiarity and practicality of web2 with the freedom and potential of web3. Kinguin offers its users the stability and security of an established digital goods marketplace. Some top NFT games like Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, PlanetQuest and Habbo Hotel will all offer NFTs on the marketplace, with more to be announced in the coming months.

But there’s more than just the high-quality content that will appeal to Kinguin’s vast community. Immutable X, created by Immutable and Starkware, is the technologically leading layer 2 scaling solution for NFTs on Ethereum. The combination of Immutable’s deep knowledge of blockchain technology with Starkware’s cutting-edge ZK-rollup technology, means the Kinguin NFT Marketplace will be lightning fast (at 9,000 TPS) and carbon-neutral, without compromising on security.

The partnership presents mass adoption opportunities for both developers and end-users. By combining Kinguin’s 13 million registered users with Immutable X’s scaling solution, you don’t have to compromise your assets’ security, transaction speed, gas fees and negative impact when diving deeper into NFT, making it easier to scale the game and NFT industries together.

Other features include a dedicated search option, making it easy for everyone to buy and sell NFTs. Users can also connect their MetaMask crypto wallet with the Kinguin NFT marketplace, a free hot wallet service available as a smartphone app or web browser extension. With that, every user can buy NFTs or deposit Ethereum for purchase purposes and also check their NFT balance.

Robert Kalbarczyk, Chief Operating Officer & Acting CEO at Kinguin said “We remain focused on our community’s interests and passions. With Play and Earn on the rise, this felt like the natural next step for us. We’re thankful to have partners that share our vision and we’re looking forward to working with Immutable X to offer our customers a range of exclusive NFT gaming assets.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kinguin’s 13 million users to Immutable’s open order book, and help power the next generation of mainstream gamers to truly own their in-game items,” said Robbie Ferguson, Co-Founder at Immutable. “This is an incredibly significant move — one of the powerhouses of digital goods trading from web2 is expanding their offering to NFTs, and they’ve chosen layer-2 Ethereum as the way to do it. We look forward to helping Kinguin scale this marketplace across hundreds of games and millions of players.”

The NFT marketplace may still be in early stages but long term plans are being considered to ensure its continuous evolution. As well as collaborations with big marketplaces, Kinguin also hopes, in time, to develop its own NFT games.

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Summary from the annual general meeting 2022 of Raketech Group Holding Plc.

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The shareholders of Raketech Group Holding Plc gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, on 17 May 2022 to hold an annual general meeting. The following resolutions were made.

It was resolved to approve the Consolidated Financial Statements of the company, the Director’s Report and the Auditor’s Report for the financial year ending 31 December 2021. The meeting resolved to not pay any dividends for the financial year 2021 in accordance with the directors’ recommendation.

Ulrik Bengtsson was elected as board member and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Erik Skarp, Johan Svensson and Magnus Gottås were re-elected as members of the Board of Directors and Pierre Cadena and Clare Boynton were elected as new members of the Board of Directors, all directors being elected for the period until the end of the next annual general meeting in accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal.

Annika Billberg and Fredrik Svederman did not stand for re-election.

The meeting resolved that the fees to be paid to the members of the Board of Directors shall be allocated as follows: EUR 50,000 to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and EUR 30,000 to each of the other members of the Board of Directors. No Director having an operational role in the Company or its subsidiaries under which the Director receives a salary, or a consultancy fee shall receive any compensation for the work conducted in the Board of Directors and any committees. The meeting further resolved that the Chairmans of the Audit Committee, of the Remuneration Committee and of the USA Committee shall respectively be entitled to a remuneration of EUR 10,000 each.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Malta was re-elected as the company’s auditor for the time until the end of the next annual general meeting in accordance with the Nomination Committee’s proposal and Audit Committee’s recommendation. The meeting resolved that the auditor’s fees shall be payable in accordance with any invoice approved by the Remuneration Committee.

The meeting resolved to approve the Nomination Committee’s proposal on the principles for appointing the Nomination Committee of the company until the annual general meeting of 2023.

The meeting resolved to adopt the Board of Director’s proposal for guidelines for remuneration to senior management.

The meeting further resolved to adopt an incentive program in accordance with the proposal from the Board of Directors. The program comprises of share options which the participants are entitled to exercise to subscribe for shares in Raketech. The program included a maximum of 28 participants and not more than 1,080,000 share options, which may entitle to the same number of new shares. The share options will vest for three years from the allocation to each participant, whereby 1/3 will vest after the first year, an additional 1/3 after the second year and the remaining 1/3 will vest after the third year. After the vesting, the participant can receive shares in the company.

In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the meeting resolved to amend the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the company to form a fiscal unit pursuant to Maltese law.

In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the meeting also resolved to amend the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Company, to alter the maximum number of shares which may be issued by the Directors as payment for an acquisition of assets by the company or by any of its subsidiaries after the date of the meeting and/or as payment to a creditor in settlement of debts owed by the company or its subsidiaries after the date of the Meeting, up to an aggregate maximum of 20% of the issued shares on a rolling 12-month basis, and to extend the validity of the authorisation period set out therein until the end of the company’s annual general meeting for 2023, subject to the company’s ability in general meeting to renew this permission by ordinary resolution for further maximum periods of 5 years each thereafter.

Finally, in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the meeting resolved to amend the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Company, for the purpose of authorising the Directors to issue shares up to the maximum value of the authorised share capital of the company for any other reasons, for a maximum period of 5 years renewable for further maximum periods of 5 years each.

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GoldenRace strengthens its presence in the online Greek market

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GoldenRace, the leading Virtual Sports provider, has recently signed a partnership deal with Betsson, becoming the first and only Virtual Games provider of Betsson Group in Greece.

Thanks to this agreement, Betsson’s online players in Greece will be able to enjoy GoldenRace’s Virtual Sports and Games through an aggregator platform.

Thanos Marinos, managing director at Betsson Greece, said: “At Betsson, we are always listening to our customers’ needs and wants and we constantly strive to provide the very best entertainment to our clients. Bringing in new and fresh content is a big part of what we do, and I would like to welcome GoldenRace to our product portfolio, which I am sure our customers will find as a great addition to our existing offering.”

Martin Wachter, GoldenRace CEO and Founder, highlighted: “The Greek gambling market is growing fast and offers exciting opportunities. We knew that when we first started operations in the country, and it is amazing to join forces with Betsson, to keep offering Greek players our leading virtuals.”

This new partnership contributes to GoldenRace’s growth in the Greek online market, where the company has been operating with great success since they obtained their licence in 2021.

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Skywind soars with Livespins partnership

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Developer’s full suite of content has been integrated into the provider’s innovative live streaming platform that is live on casinofriday and offers an entirely new way for players to experience online casino

Skywind has become the latest supplier to join the Livespins revolution by integrating its full suite of slots into the provider’s cutting-edge live streaming platform.

The partnership will see Skywind’s popular slots made available to Livespins streamers for the first time, including player favourite titles such as Big top Bonanza Megaways, Shaolin Showdown and Teller of tales.

Livespins is on a mission to socially charge the online casino space and it is doing this by delivering shared player experiences through its innovative platform, offering an entirely new category of play.

The provider has assembled a lineup of the best streamers in the business and players can watch but also join in with the action taking place across the reels by betting behind the streamer.

This creates a group bet and a shared experience on the same spin but with each player able to set their own bet amount and number of spins.

Social interaction is offered through the ability for players to chat with the streamer and each other throughout, as well as by adding reactions to the action taking place across the reels.

Michael Pedersen, CCO at Livespins, said: “Livespins is revolutionising the online casino experience for players but the driving force behind any successful stream is the game being played by the streamer.

“Players expect to be kept on the edge of their seats and with Skywind we have a content partner that knows how to get pulses racing and deliver the excitement and entertainment that players, and streamers, are seeking.

“Skywind makes for a great addition to our growing portfolio of games, and I look forward to tuning in to broadcasts of our streamers and players engaged with the action taking place across the reels.”

Hilary Stewart-Jones, CEO at Skywind, added: “The meteoric rise of online casino streaming has been phenomenal and increasingly a mainstay of our business. Livespins is at the heart of this in driving the streamer community forward with a unique platform and player experience.  We are very excited to become a part of that.

“Our games have been designed to thrill and excite with each spin which makes them perfectly suited to streaming and we look forward to seeing Livespins streamers and players enjoy the fast-paced, high-engagement action they provide.”

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nanocosmos Joins The CDN Alliance as Founding Member

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Provider of B2B ultra-low live streaming platform and API nanocosmos joined the CDN Alliance as a founding member. With more than 20 years of experience in the audio/video industry and multiple innovations that nanocosmos has contributed to interactive live streaming, this marks an important milestone. The firm joined the initiative to support and bring forward the global CDN Industry and CDN Community.

The CDN Alliance is an independent nonprofit organization with the goal to connect, support, and represent the global CDN Industry, and CDN Community. The organization announced to dedicate its work to defining best practices and raising awareness about the CDN Industry. It aims to initiate and facilitate activities to work on global industry challenges e.g. availability, scalability, reliability, privacy, security, sustainability, interoperability, education, certification, regulations.

As a pioneer in the B2B interactive live streaming industry, nanocosmos will contribute the expertise of delivering ultra-low latency live streaming based on a combination of a self-managed CDN, browser-based player and advanced analytics. Oliver Lietz, CEO nanocosmos, shares his excitement about the news: “This is a great opportunity to have an overall touchpoint for the industry and, with concerted efforts, to create more awareness in the interest of the CDN Industry and CDN Community. We are thrilled to be part of the founding members and look forward to supporting this initiative with our partners”.

At the NAB Show 2022, nanocosmos announced the new release of nanoStream Cloud, which is the combination of a Global Network (CDN), Player and extended analytics. It not only reduces latency further to remain sub-second, but also takes it a step further and makes interactive live streaming about more than just latency. Their comprehensive approach integrates other elements that proved to be especially relevant during the time of increased virtual interaction like quality of service and thus the quality of experience for end users, data driven streaming and streaming protection.

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NetBet Italy partners with top provider WMG

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By welcoming WMG to its game provider family, NetBet Italy continues to secure its reputation as one of Italy’s favourite online casinos.

NetBet Italy are always looking for new ways to evolve their product offering to meet the demands of discerning customers. They have established themselves as one of the most adaptable online casino platforms, constantly welcoming new providers and their portfolios to the fold.

This new partnership between NetBet Italy and WMG, an iGaming company already popular among Italian players, helps both brands to further connect with their audience and offer an increasingly diverse game selection. Notable games from the WMG collection include Fowl Play GoldHaunted House and Four Fowl Play, all of which and more are now playable on NetBet Italy, as well as many more.

NetBet Italy’s PR manager, Claudia Georgevici, said: “Our goal here at NetBet Italy is to create an online entertainment platform that appeals to players at all levels. We are constantly evolving our providers list to include both established gaming companies and fresh new talent that caters to specific markets.”

“Our recent partnership with WMG is a strong move for both our brand and theirs, helping us make our mark among NetBet Italy’s players and extending WMG’s reach to a wider audience. We look forward to working more with this talented provider in the future.”

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Announcing the Winners of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2022

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The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) are once again back to celebrate outstanding businesses of the region in the Gambling industry. The BSG Awards 2022 recognized outstanding achievements in 28 categories, with final results decided by delegates of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit brought to you by the #hipthers.

Launched in 2019, the BSG Awards is part of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, the key event of the Baltic and Nordic region during springtime, organized by the Hipther Agency, which brings a wealth of information while also focusing on quality networking. Over the past years, the conference has toured the Baltic countries and is now going back to Vilnius, Lithuania.

The voting took place in 2 separate stages. The online voting stage determined the top 5 companies of each category with a total of 9178 votes. These companies entered the shortlists of the second voting stage, which took place in person on 12 May in Vilnius. Votes have been cast by a secret voting session at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel, Vilnius.

The Winners

The final winners in each category had been decided by the attending delegates of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit on 12 May in Vilnius by a secret voting session. Below are the winners of the BSG Awards in each category:

BALTIC Region

BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE BALTICS 2022 (OPERATORS): PAF
BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE BALTICS 2022 (OPERATORS) BETSAFE
BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2022 (B2B) ULTRAPLAY
BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2022 (B2B) BETCONSTRUCT
RISING STAR IN BALTIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2022 (B2B) DS VIRTUAL GAMING
RISING STAR IN BALTIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2022 (B2B) IMG ARENA
BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2022 (B2B) ALTENAR
BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2022 (B2B) TOM HORN GAMING
BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2022 (B2B) WAZDAN
BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2022 (B2B) BETGAMES
RISING STAR IN BALTIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2022 (B2B) ENDORPHINA
BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2022 (CONNECTED) CONNECTPAY
BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE BALTICS 2022 (CONNECTED) BMM TESTLABS
BEST HOSTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2022 (CONNECTED) NETSHOP ISP

NORDIC Region

BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE NORDICS 2022 (OPERATORS) BETWAY
BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE NORDICS 2022 (OPERATORS) BETSSON
BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2022 (B2B) PANDASCORE
BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2022 (B2B) SCOUT GAMING GROUP
RISING STAR IN NORDIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2022 (B2B) KIRON INTERACTIVE
RISING STAR IN NORDIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2022 (B2B) SIS
BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2022 (B2B) DIGITAIN
BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2022 (B2B) SOFTSWISS
RISING STAR IN NORDIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2022 (B2B) WAZDAN
BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2022 (B2B) PLAY’N GO
BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2022 (B2B) XPROGAMING
BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2022 (CONNECTED) TRUSTLY
BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE NORDICS 2022 (CONNECTED) GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL (GLI)
BEST HOSTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2022 (CONNECTED) INTERNET VIKINGS
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IMG ARENA invests in computer vision specialist Signality

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Enables IMG ARENA to capture richer, faster and more accurate data on behalf of sports leagues and federations, enhancing fan experience and engagement

IMG ARENA, a leading sports data and technology business, announced today a strategic investment in Swedish computer vision specialist Signality. Providing IMG ARENA with a controlling interest, the investment will enhance IMG ARENA’s data collection capabilities with leading computer vision and camera technologies.

Combined with IMG ARENA’s leading products, extensive network, and operational scale, Signality’s deep tech, cloud-based platform, which uses artificial intelligence to extract highly accurate sports event tracking data in real-time, provides sports leagues and federations, and ultimately fans, an enriched experience, driving greater fan engagement content solutions.

Established in 2016, the Sweden-based company will become part of London-headquartered IMG ARENA with continued oversight from co-founders Mikael Rousson and Michael Hoglund.

Brad van Wely, Chief Product Officer, IMG ARENA, said: “This is a very exciting and important investment for IMG ARENA. It will enable us to build a next-generation data collection system, which will generate new and exciting insights across a multitude of sports. This compelling data will underpin both our current and future suite of products for rightsholders and fans alike, combining real-time data, and analytics with innovative front-end solutions to enhance the fan experience.”

Mikael Rousson, co-founder and CEO, Signality, said: “Signality was born from a vision of enhancing sport at a fundamental level using computer vision technology. Joining the IMG ARENA business is a natural union born out of synergies in product, customer base and, most importantly, culture and vision. It will accelerate our joint desire of having a global impact on the future of sports and sports fans.”

IMG ARENA is a sports content and technology hub serving the sports, sports betting and sports media eco-systems. IMG ARENA delivers live streaming and data feeds for more than 45,000 sports events annually, as well as for on-demand virtual sports products and front-end solutions including the UFC Event Centre. IMG ARENA’s clients include the ATP, UFC, DP World Tour PGA Tour, MLS and the FA.

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Betsson Group: Two Wins at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2022

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Betsson Group have won two awards at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards! Launched in 2019, the BSG Awards ceremony are held as part of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, the leading boutique style gambling industry conference of the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

This year’s Awards and 5th edition of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit were held on 12th May in Vilnius (Lithuania). The BSG awards aims to reward the hard work of companies within iGaming that are active in the Baltic and Scandinavian region. For a fully transparent process, the final winners of each category are decided by a special voting session during the conference.

Betsson was awarded as the Best Sports Betting Operator in the Nordics 2022, while Betsafe was awarded as the Best Sports Betting Operator in the Baltics 2022.

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