Scott Smith appointed Director of Racecourse Media Group

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Scott Smith has been appointed Non-Executive Director of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 35 British racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing TV. He will join the RMG Board on October 1, 2023

Smith is Chief Financial Officer at England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and brings to the role over two decades of experience in financial leadership across sectors spanning sport, property, construction and consultancy.

Prior to his appointment at the ECB, Smith was the Chief Financial Officer for the America’s Cup and, previous to that, Finance Director of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.

Smith, whose achievements extend to having climbed some of the world’s most notorious mountains and completing the “4 Deserts” endurance series, said: “I am delighted to be joining the RMG Board at a time when increasing the returns for its shareholder racecourses has never been more important. In such a dynamic and fast-moving industry, I look forward to helping drive innovation and developing growth opportunities for the sport of horse racing”.

Conor Grant, who succeeds Roger Lewis as Chairman of the RMG Board on October 1, said: “I am delighted to welcome Scott to the Racecourse Media Group board. Scott’s experience of many sectors, especially sport, will help shape our business and ensure we are maximising exposure and returns for our shareholder racecourses – and therefore the sport itself.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to Roger Lewis for such an effective and successful stewardship of RMG. Roger has been on the Board for well over a decade, first as a Board member and then Chairman, and has been instrumental in the development and success of RMG and its businesses over the last decade or so. We wish him all the very best for the future.”

Roger Lewis said: “It has been a great privilege and hugely enjoyable to have served on the RMG Board since 2012. I pay tribute to the RMG team for delivering such great results over the years and I congratulate the vision of the RMG racecourses for creating and sustaining such a brilliant model for racing. Under Conor’s chairmanship I am confident that RMG will continue to deliver the best possible results for our racecourses for years to come.”


New partnership alert: Gamzix & Alea

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Gamzix, igaming development studio, has announced a partnership with Casino Game Aggregator “Alea”. The provider is getting wider by adding to its partners дшone more new platform.

Alea is New Generation Casino Game Aggregator with a massive (+10.000)  library of classic casino games, slots, live games and exclusive content with special features. It is giving access to every kind of entertainment and fun just in a few clicks.


For 2,5 years the existing Gamzix developed 29 themed, classic, unique slots. All of them you can find on including the most popular, like Sunny Coin: Hold the Spin, Rich Granny and Gold Mania. And new ones, which have just been released: Buffalo Coin: Hold the spin and 3х3: Hold the spin.


“Realizing the growth of the company is the biggest pleasure for me. And being surrounded by people who support your business and ideas shows that we are on the right path. We are excited about the partnership with Alea and absolutely sure it brings to both sides the best experience”, – added Lida Kosogova, CCO at Gamzix.


“It is a pleasure for Alea to add Gamzix in our portfolio. We are convinced that thanks to the innovation and wonderful job Gamzix is doing, we will soon see them at the top. We are super happy about this new partnership”, – added Eduard Verdaguer, Games Manager at Alea.


Gamzix thanks Alea Team for the trust and looking forward to fruitful cooperation!


Real Dealer Studios and William Hill announce 2022 partnership

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Cinematic casino game specialists team up with global betting giants to roll out five popular releases in .com and .uk markets

Real Dealer Studios, the game developers known for creating titles that combine cinema-quality production values with immersive one-on-one gameplay, have announced they’ve teamed up with casino giants William Hill to bring their games to a new audience in early 2022.

The new partnership will see a phased roll-out of five popular titles from Real Dealer Studios’ catalogue take place across both the William Hill and Mr Green casino brands in January and February, with these games initially being made available to customers in the .com and .uk markets.

The games, which will continue to launch over the coming weeks, are Real Roulette with Sarati, Real Baccarat with Courtney, Real Fortune Finder with Holly, Real Auto Roulette and Multifire Auto Roulette, meaning players at both sites will be able to try an exciting selection of casino staples from the studio.

Although two of the planned releases are “auto” titles, Real Dealer Studios are best known for games that feature professional actors playing the role of dealer. These dealer characters are often country-specific, allowing the studio to provide engaging, fully localised content that’s relevant in each market.

Another hallmark of the Real Dealer line-up is that all titles use recorded video of gameplay that has been captured in the developer’s state-of-the-art studio. This means all games not only feature highly-polished video and audio, but that they’re also able to simulate a more personalised casino experience for players that’s free from the noise and delay that’s usually associated with Live Casino products.
Players can already get a taste of Real Dealer’s signature approach to casino games – the first title from the studio having gone live at William Hill on 6 January.

Richard Atkinson, Global Head of Live Casino at William Hill Group said: “William Hill Group are delighted to partner with Real Dealer Studios to expand our portfolio of top content for customers and we’re very much looking forward to debuting their games on our network in the coming weeks.”

Shane Cotter, Chief Product Officer at Real Dealer Studios said: “2021 was an incredibly successful year for Real Dealer Studios and we’re really happy to be carrying that momentum into 2022 by announcing our new partnership with the William Hill Group.“William Hill and Mr Green are both sites with a huge market presence in the UK and beyond. By teaming up with them, we’ll be able to further strengthen the Real Dealer brand by sharing a selection of top titles with a new audience who might not yet be familiar with our unique way of doing things.”