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Golden Matrix Group Joins Rio Grande do Sul Flood Relief Program

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Golden Matrix Group (NASDAQ: GMGI), a leading B2B and B2C gaming technology company utilizing proprietary technology and operating globally across 17 regulated markets, today announced its participation in the global coalition initiative for flood relief efforts in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

This partnership aims to provide substantial support to the communities in this Brazilian state that have been most devastated by the recent severe flooding.

This initiative is part of the gaming industry’s larger collaboration with local NGOs and humanitarian organizations, marking a significant expansion of our intensive CSR efforts, which saw over 225 community impact campaigns last year alone, primarily through the actions of its subsidiary Meridianbet.

The past week has witnessed unprecedented rainfall in Rio Grande do Sul, turning streets into rivers and isolating entire towns. The current situation remains dire, with hundreds of individuals still unaccounted for, while rescue operations have successfully evacuated over 200,000 residents using boats and helicopters.

The floods have wreaked havoc on infrastructure, with numerous bridges destroyed, severely disrupting access to Porto Alegre. The aftermath of the disaster has also led to looting in supermarkets during the night, adding to the urgency of the relief efforts.

Golden Matrix Group invites its stakeholders and the global community to contribute to this cause.

About Golden Matrix Group

Golden Matrix Group, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a leading B2B and B2C gaming technology company utilizing proprietary technology and operating globally across 17 regulated markets. The B2B division of Golden Matrix develops and licenses branded gaming platforms for its extensive list of clients, and RKings, its B2C division, operates a high-volume eCommerce site enabling end users to enter paid-for competitions on its proprietary platform in authorized markets. The Company also owns and operates MEXPLAY, a regulated online casino in Mexico. In 2024, Golden Matrix completed the acquisition of MeridianBet, a well-established and B2B and B2C sports betting and gaming platform operating and regulated in multiple markets in Europe, Africa and LatAm, providing the combined entity with additional international operations.

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Compliable Expands Licensing Offering to Europe and Latin America

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Leading licensing management solution now supports new global markets

Leading compliance software provider Compliable is now supporting licensing in European and Latin American markets, further strengthening its proposition following a successful period of growth in the United States.

With experience of working with prominent industry brands including FanDuel, Bet365 and BetFanatics in North America, Compliable’s platform can now help companies complete, manage and maintain gaming licenses across multiple global jurisdictions.

Compliable is expanding into new markets at a time of increased regulatory obligations in numerous regions as well as a heightened demand from suppliers and vendors to get licensed from a reputational point of view.

Markets in Europe as well as emerging regions in Latin America are now supported by Compliable’s software solution, which enables operators and suppliers to enter new countries more quickly and reduces the ongoing burden of regulatory requirements.

Compliable’s software platform and tools provide customers both significant time and cost savings, as employees enter key information just once in the licensing process with the information then auto-populated across multiple forms, generating error-free applications every time.

The solution cuts the time it takes to get employees licensed by 90% to less than an hour, which has led to an increase of up to 700% in the number of employees that can be onboarded.

“Following discussions with our customers and prospects, it became clear that there is a demand for our market-leading licensing management solution outside of the United States and we are pleased to now be able to streamline the licensing process for even more companies in additional jurisdictions,” the Chief Executive Officer for Compliable, Chris Oltyan, said. “Licensing compliance can slow down your ability to expand into new markets but it doesn’t have to. Using our platform to remove bottlenecks in the acquisition and management of licenses frees up time and attention so our customers can focus on their go to market plans.”

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Yggdrasil joins forces with esteemed partner Campeón Gaming

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Leading iGaming publisher Yggdrasil is set to continue its growth through a strong partnership with Campeón Gaming.

Yggdrasil’s legendary portfolio of games, as well as content from its diverse YG Masters offering, will be made available to the operator’s brands.

Titles include those featuring the supplier’s Game Engagement Mechanics (GEMs), including the newly released Legend of Dragon Wins DoubleMax and top performers from throughout the year such as Starfire Fortunes TopHit and 10 000 BC DoubleMax.

The YG Masters slots library consists of titles from some of the industry’s most unique and innovative studios. They are powered by GATI, Yggdrasil’s state-of-the-art technology enabling partners to produce cutting-edge content followed by rapid distribution.

Yggdrasil made its highly anticipated debut in Latin America in May 2022 upon making a selection of games available to operators in Colombia, highlighting its intention to expand in regulatory markets as part of its wider global business strategy.

Founded in 2017, Campeón Gaming is an esteemed iGaming operator providing tailor-made content to customers in markets around the world alongside an immersive in-house platform, delivering a world class iGaming experience.

Jose Kadala, Commercial Director at Yggdrasil, said: “We have seen players and operators in Latin America take well to both our proprietary content and that of our YG Masters studios and we are extremely excited to further extend our reach in the market by partnering with Campeón Gaming, an established and prominent operator with expertise in the field.”

George Merodoulakis, Group Chief Commercial Officer at Campeón Gaming, said: “We’ve teamed up with Yggdrasil to enrich our game portfolio and offer a broader range of entertainment to our users. This collaboration combines the innovative strengths of both Campeόn Gaming and Yggdrasil.”

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BETBY TO POWER LEADING ASIAN BRAND FUN88 IN LATAM EXPANSION

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Betby, an innovative sports betting provider, has expanded its footprint in Latin America by going live with the Fun88 brand in a new long-term partnership.

One of Asia’s leading betting and gaming sites, earlier this year Fun88 solidified its ties with Premier League football club Newcastle United as the club’s official Asian betting partner for the 2023/2024 season and beyond.

Fun88 carried out a thorough search for a sportsbook partner that would provide it with the level of freedom required for the operator to innovate and develop unique sports betting experiences in the LatAm landscape.

With a proven track record, Betby’s cutting-edge and flexible technology, coupled with official data feeds and advanced suite of APIs will enable the brand to achieve its differentiation goals. The operator will also be able to leverage its access to the Betby.Games AI-generated content module and feed to drive its growth strategy in the region through unique content.

Betby anticipates that this partnership will contribute substantial satisfactions for both parties in alignment with the regulatory updates stemming from the highly dynamic Latin American region.

Chris Nikolopoulos, COO at Betby, expressed optimism about the partnership, stating: “Fun88 has established itself as a leading brand in the Asian market. With an experienced leadership team, and an ambitious growth strategy, Fun88 has all the ingredients Betby looks for in an operator.

A spokesperson at Fun88 said: “We are excited about our partnership with Betby and look forward to bringing our passion and expertise for sports and betting to the Latin-American market. The overall quality and flexibility of Betby along with their dedicated team support makes us confident in this collaboration.”

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IBIA welcomes historic vote of Brazilian sports betting law

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IBIA welcomes the adoption of the sports betting law by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. The law introduces an effective regulatory and licensing system for operators in Brazil for both sports betting and online casinos. It also includes a range of integrity measures to strengthen the fight against sports betting related match-fixing.

The law includes a requirement that sports betting operators are part of an international monitoring body; a provision that will help to ensure proper mechanisms are put in place to help protect operators, their customers, as well as sports, from potential fraud and manipulation. In addition, the ability for betting operators to suspend payments of bets for matches that are under investigation for potential corruption is important in protecting operators and deterring sports betting related fraud.

Khalid Ali, CEO of IBIA, said: ‘This is an historic moment for sports betting in Brazil and is a major step forward in the fight against match-fixing. IBIA welcomes the adoption of specific betting integrity provisions in the law, which the association has been campaigning for since discussions on regulating sports betting began in 2018. A number of Brazilian market focused operators have already joined IBIA, and we look forward to engaging with other operators intent on offering well-protected sports betting products to Brazilian consumers via IBIA’s world leading integrity network.

IBIA is run by operators for operators, with its monitoring and alert network harnessing the collective resources and expertise of many of the world’s largest regulated sports betting companies. It monitors approximately US$150bn in betting transactions on approximately 650,000 competitive sporting events globally, making it the largest monitor of its type in the world.

According to H2 Gambling Capital – the leading independent authority on global gambling market data – IBIA members already account for over 60% of the remote gambling market in Brazil.

IBIA’s international monitoring and alert network will provide accurate and detailed intelligence on suspicious betting activity on Brazilian sport to betting regulators, law enforcement and sports governing bodies.

Khalid Ali stated: “Although the new law is a very important milestone in the fight against match-fixing, there is no room for complacency. We are committed to working more closely and sharing our expertise with the Brazilian regulatory authorities on the implementing regulation on integrity, as well as with sports and law enforcement to ensure we more effectively detect, deter and sanction sports betting related match-fixing and fraud.”

Opening markets to licensed sports betting operators is key to protecting consumers and the integrity of sporting competitions from sports betting related match-fixing. Regulated sports betting markets channel consumers away from the unregulated markets where most of the issues with match-fixing and corruption arise.

Khalid Ali continued: “By opening-up the market to licensed sports betting operators Brazil is sending a very important message to other markets in Latin America that a dynamic and competitive regulated sports betting framework with strong integrity provisions is essential to the fight against sports betting related match-fixing.

Sports betting exists within a highly competitive international market and an overly burdensome framework of regulation and taxation will have the counterproductive, and unintended, consequence of driving sports betting customers into unregulated markets, reducing tax revenues and increasing the risk of corruption and match fixing.

Therefore, whilst IBIA welcomes the fact that the Chamber of Deputies has resisted the temptation to impose higher levels of gambling taxation, the impact of the overall tax burden and the substantial cost of the licencing fee, which remains BRL 30m, may deter investments in Brazil.

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ESA Gaming partners with Novibet for global distribution deal

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ESA Gaming, the innovative games provider, has joined forces with Novibet in a deal that has seen the EasySwipe™ portfolio go live with the operator globally.

ESA Gaming’s mobile-first content is now available to Novibet’s customers in numerous key markets such as Greece, Ireland, Finland, Mexico and Colombia.

Players can enjoy a selection of lightweight titles that integrate seamlessly into a sportsbook or gaming site. By simply swiping in and out of the two verticals, users have access to the best quality casino games without disrupting the sports betting experience.

Novibet will benefit from the games’ proven cross-selling capacity which helps sportsbooks to engage players for longer, increasing retention rates.

Top-performing titles include Pirate Mine, Fruitz & Spinz, Goal Mine, and ESA Gaming’s first crash-style games, Rocket Racers and Big Fish Bonanza.

The partnership sees ESA Gaming significantly expand its footprint in markets in Europe and LatAm, where Novibet has a wide customer base.

Thomas Smallwood, Head of Marketing at ESA Gaming, said: “Furthering our reach in markets around the globe together with Novibet is a fantastic achievement and testament to the growing interest in our portfolio of non-traditional content.

“As we continue to expand our product offering, we are grateful to have strong partners like Novibet to help further establish ourselves as a leading provider to online operators.”

Foteini Matthaiou, Casino Product & CRM Director at Novibet, said: “As new breed of customers and players with diverse demographics choose Novibet for their entertainment, we are always looking for alternatives to traditional slots and ESA Gaming provides just that.

“By integrating the EasySwipe™ portfolio we bolster our offering with unique content that is perfectly tailored to a growing mobile audience and that helps us cross-sell between different verticals.”

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Growth Markets Zone to Launch at ICE 2024 Generating Business Opportunities for Stakeholders Across Latin America and Africa

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Clarion Gaming’s latest initiative to deliver more connections between businesses across the international gaming industry will see the introduction of the first Growth Markets Zone at ICE 2024.

With a renewed focus on opportunities for businesses active in or targeting Latin America and Africa, the Growth Markets Zone will provide a place for suppliers to meet and connect with international businesses. The Growth Markets Zone will comprise circa 15 suppliers and innovators and take pride of place on the ICE show floor.

Explaining the background to the space and his aspirations for its future development, ICE Event Director Andy Ventris said: “We always work in partnership with our stakeholders to deliver initiatives that will help them to meet their business aims and objectives. Part of the feedback following ICE 2023 revealed a demand to target gaming growth markets specifically those in Latin America and on the continent of Africa.

“We developed and refined the concept and we are excited to launch at ICE 2024. One of our focus areas is to provide for visitors with specific product or geographical interests and the Growth Markets Zone will serve as the ‘go to’ location for those interested in the business opportunities that exist in Latin America and Africa.

“We are also working with partners in both markets to help bring this to life; Liliana Costa, Clarion Gaming Latin America Liaison, and John Bamidele, ICE’s Africa Ambassador, both of whom will be happy to speak with those interested in the initiative.”

He continued: “Our creative platform and pledge to the industry for ICE 2024, is to deliver MORE, a theme that reflects our commitment to deliver enhanced qualitative and quantitative business opportunities for our stakeholders. The Growth Markets Zone is born out of that commitment and like initiatives such as the award-winning ICE Consumer Protection Zone we will work in partnership with the industry to deliver.

ICE 2024 and sister show iGB Affiliate, the last to be held in London prior to their relocation to Barcelona in January of 2025, will feature some 750 exhibitors occupying the entirety of ExCeL London. To be part of this historic edition of ICE register for tickets at ICE London 2024 (ICEGaming .com).

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SPORTRADAR SELECTED TO POWER TAIWAN’S SPORTS LOTTERY WITH CUSTOMISED OMNICHANNEL SPORTSBOOK AND PLAYER MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

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Managed-services sportsbook solution, ORAKO, to underpin sports betting in Taiwan for the next decade

Sportradar has been selected as the official technology and services solution provider by the Taiwan Sports Lottery, following an international tender process. Based on the breadth of services included, the structure and longevity of the industry-first agreement, Sportradar is set to transform the sports betting experience in Taiwan as part of the consortium that will operate the Taiwan Sports Lottery from 2024 through 2033.

Being appointed as part of the consortium formed by ADATA Technology as the license holder, Taiwan Sports Lottery Company Ltd (TSLC) as the operator and China Trust Bank, further strengthens Sportradar’s industry position in the Asia Pacific region. The consortium was awarded the third Sports Lottery License issued by the Taiwan Government’s Sports Administration in December 2022.

ORAKO, the Company’s end-to-end sportsbook and player account management solution, will be fully implemented across more than 2,600 retail outlets in Taiwan as well as across web and mobile channels as it is designed to scale for omnichannel use.  Sportradar’s technology will power the Lottery with ORAKO Sports Betting and Player Management platform, Managed Trading Services, Pre-match and Live data and odds, Audiovisual streaming, Marketing services and other Sportradar ORAKO solution integrated services. The solution includes the delivery of the required equipment at retail stores including customized lottery terminals and printers, and digital multimedia displays to provide live sports and betting information.

As part of the agreement, Sportradar also established a local team in Taipei to provide operational support and expertise alongside TSLC’s team members on the ground.

Carsten Koerl, Chief Executive Officer, Sportradar, said: “Our experience working with government-run lotteries around the world, coupled with our innovative technology and end-to-end ORAKO solution means Sportradar is well-placed to operate as part of a successful consortium for the Taiwan Sports Lottery. We’re able to bring the full range of betting services to deliver a high-quality and consistent experience for people playing the games, whether they’re in retail outlets, playing via the internet or on their mobile devices.”

Ted Lin, President of Taiwan Sports Lottery Company Ltd, said: “Our aim is to redefine the sports betting experience and Sportradar has a full suite of technological solutions to help us achieve that. With a proven track record of working with established lottery providers globally, we look forward to harnessing the synergies with Sportradar to transform the sports betting landscape in Taiwan.”

Sportradar supports more than ten government-approved lotteries around the world with its technological solutions including Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Norway and Finland.

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Salsa steps up its Salsa Gator offering with WorldMatch partnership

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Salsa Technology has today launched a wide selection of WorldMatch’s best-selling titles on its Salsa Gator aggregator platform.

This new content agreement means Salsa Gator partners can seamlessly access an abundance of top quality casino games from WorldMatch’s memorable catalogue. Among these titles includes LatAm top-performers American Roulette, Pussycats’ Valley and Book of Pharaon video slots.

WorldMatch specialises in creating engrossing products that consistently satisfy the tastes and preferences of any player and the portfolio has grown to contain more than 200 games.

Salsa Gator is known across the Latin American region for offering a comprehensive and diverse library of casino games from tier one providers that guarantee long-term success. The addition of WorldMatch’s games offering further enhances the platform’s library.

Salsa Technology’s Head of Marketing & Sales, Eliane Nunes said: “WorldMatch’s dedication to  creating games that casino players adore makes them the perfect match for us. Welcoming WorldMatch’s titles to Salsa Gator instantly enhances our offering and we are looking forward to a successful partnership.”

Carlos Garcia Carvajal, Commercial Director Iberian & Latam at WorldMatch added: “Salsa Technology is a crucial key to the WorldMatch expansion throughout the Latam area, adding value in areas where we’re still working towards. At WorldMatch we all are delighted to start a new partnership with a well-known company who has a deep understanding of the Latam region and its customers’ needs. It is a win-win partnership that will bring positive results based on the knowledge and know-how acquired during years.”

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nanocosmos expands reach of nanoStream Cloud for the Latin American region

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The German B2B real-time streaming provider nanocosmos hit the 25-year mark this year with a head start for the growing gaming and betting market in the Latin American region. nanocosmos improved scalability to Central and South America with their unique real-time streaming platform and API nanoStream Cloud. This includes the addition of new server locations alongside a comprehensive set of features to ensure the delivery of high quality and secure interactive streaming experience. In addition and as a result of the recent SRT Plugfest, content providers can benefit from a SRT protocol ingest which has been successfully tested and can be used next to the standard RTMP.

Due to the increased demand for live games to be accessible from anywhere for any device, nanoStream Cloud’s smart spectrum of features are integrated and offered end-to-end. These cover adaptive, data driven real-time streaming and rely on a strong Content Delivery Network (CDN). In addition, stream protection and reliable service have become increasingly important: Protecting streams from unauthorized access has been recently extended by the new feature nanoStream Guardian.

Adapting to market changes quickly has proved to be a critical factor for nanocosmos’ success in serving Quality of Service and Quality of Experience. Chris Strijbosch, VP business development, says “We are proudly bringing 25 years of expertise to the growing Latin American region adapting to the needs of this region with our client-focussed real-time streaming platform. Key requirements such as secure streaming, adaptive bitrate for seamless experience even in remote areas and dedicated local support in Portuguese and Spanish are covered. This is an expansion that underlines our commitment to provide cutting-edge interactive live streaming.”

nanocosmos will debut at the SiGMA America show, from 15th to 17th of June in São Paulo to showcase nanoStream Cloud at booth BR043. LatAm’s platform providers can boost their business and take advantage of the integrated features dedicated to Quality of Service and Quality of Experience: Ultra-low latency, 100% uptime based on a reliable and strong CDN (Content Delivery Network), browser-based player and advanced analytics, 24/7 service and piracy protection.