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Robert Dowling to call the shots for Ganapati PLC

Athira A

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Ganapati PLC, which develops and supplies online gambling games and offers web service applications for the social media and consumer game markets has commissioned Robert Dowling as their new Chief Commercial Officer.

Going forward, Dowling who took over the role on 1st February will call the shots for the company. In view of this Dowling plans to put his shoulder to the wheels in order to expand and take the company a gear up,  in the international gaming market.

Dowling has a track record of an impressive reputation and a wealth of experience in the gaming and entertainment industries. After having operated some of Malta’s most established entertainment brands, Dowling decided to make the move to the online world four years ago and has not looked back since.

His success over these past few years as part of the EveryMatrix sales team includes attracting some of the biggest household names in the business and developing a network that is second-to-none.

It was through this network that Dowling helped create awareness and recognition for the brand within the Maltese ecosystem, and he will be hoping to recreate and build-upon this success with Ganapati.

Dowling took over the role just in the ripe time to be a part of Ganapati’s successful display at the ICE Totally Gaming Convention in early February, which was a fantastic starting point for the business.

Ganapati PLC are a supplier of high-quality, entertainment-focused online casino content for the international gaming industry. Established in 2016 by a global group of experienced entrepreneurs, Ganapati supplies titles that combine the best Japanese game logic and design with a unique entertainment element.

Dowling in his new role as Chief Commercial Officer for the company will be spending his time developing a dynamic sales network that will take Ganapati PLC  to the pinnacles of success.

Athira is a self-described “logophile” – a lover of words. She loves updating her vocabulary and playing around with words, to frame a sensible world of letters. Letters come alive when they become words and when words become sentences. And that’s her job, to put them together in a meaningful way without loosing its essence. She has written content for websites, articles and poems for an international magazine, and press releases as well. She also loves writing on social media. She holds a Masters degree in bio-technology, but she has always been interested in the organic farming of words. Besides writing content for our daily news feed, she is also working as staff writer/editor with Impressions Content Management, based in Kerala, India, which offers writing and editing services to clients around the world.

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Kambi signs contract extension with DraftKings

Vlad Poptamas

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Extension includes eight additional states, including New York, Indiana and Pennsylvania

Kambi, a leading global sports betting provider, and DraftKings Inc., the sports-tech and media entertainment company, have today signed a multi-state contract extension.

The expansion agreement includes terms for the Kambi-DraftKings partnership to be extended into eight additional states; Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

The terms of the deal therefore secure Kambi’s current revenues in New Jersey while also providing the opportunity to generate incremental revenues as and when the partnership enters the additional jurisdictions.

Kristian Nylén, Kambi Chief Executive Officer, said: “Over the course of the past 12 months, Kambi and DraftKings have developed a symbiotic relationship, working closely together to deliver a high-quality sportsbook, which has only improved over time.

“I’m delighted the extension of our relationship through this new agreement will enable players in other states to enjoy the same exciting sports betting experiences that have helped DraftKings become a market leader in New Jersey.”

Jason Robins, DraftKings Chief Executive Officer, said: “Kambi has been a key partner for DraftKings, providing us with backend sportsbook technology that has enabled to us to offer our customers an engaging product in a highly competitive market.”

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Golden Rock to shake up the industry with Volatile Slot

Vlad Poptamas

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As one of the industry’s foremost experts on game content and operational excellence following his directorship at both William Hill and Superbet, James Curwen, CEO & Founder at Golden Rock Studios, is feeling confident as the brand launches its latest slot game, Volatile Slot. At a time when playing safe bets is the strategy du jour, Golden Rock is instead focusing on big wins, customer and operator desires and how unpredictability is the “secret sauce” behind the company’s ongoing success…

Previously you worked for some big industry names, how has the journey with Golden Rock differed to your past high profile roles?
It is the first time in 30 years working as a supplier or for myself, so it has been a bit of a change. Previously I was managing large teams in multiple locations on a multitude of aspects raging from operations, VIP through to marketing. I now manage smaller teams and being so close to the product it’s been very exciting to see the progress we have made in our first year.

How has the freedom of driving your own studio offered new perspectives on the industry and is there a feeling you can help drive the future of gaming more significantly than in your previous roles?
I am focusing 100% of my attention on the games we are delivering, the previous operational experience we have is invaluable and we believe it’s our strongest competitor advantage as we have a deep understanding of both the customer and operator needs.
We are launching new games throughout Autumn and the first game is called ‘Volatile Slot’, due in September. It is volatile by name and volatile by nature. With up to 25,600 times your stake available as your biggest win and our unique ‘multiplier wild scatters’ big wins are always only a spin away.

Yourself and your founding partner, Will Mathieson, are adept at delivering blockbuster slots which change the course of the industry, how does the new title fit alongside both your past achievements in game design?
We are always innovating and looking at customer trends, we believe gamblers are more mature now and expect more from their gaming session. Our aim is to deliver those experiences and we believe ‘Volatile Slot’ has our secret sauce.

How much impetus is put into R&D of new games like this at Golden Rock and why is that important to you?
While many studios are just churning out re-skin maths with new graphics, we are totally dedicated to innovation, be that in our game concepts, our maths, our UX/UI to our features, we have spent endless hours ensuring everything is right before a game is launched. This is evident even into the way we have designed our games roadmap, which is in a unique Periodic Table format, to demonstrate that each game we release will be unique in its own right.

Golden Rock’s founders are renowned for producing cutting edge games, playability and appeal, how does an organisation like yours instil a culture of innovation: what practical steps does it need to implement?
Well, at our heart we are gamblers and we build games for people like ourselves, we want to play games that have us on the edge of our seat and have a sense of excitement and anticipation. We hire people who are as passionate as we are about the games we want to build.

With more than 20 years of land-based casino experience, where do you see the big wins taking place in online table games going into 2020?
I believe that there really has been a lack of innovation in terms of RNG table games compared to online slots. We have spent a huge amount of time exploring this area and strongly believe that we have bridged the gap with our new up and coming games Roulette X2 and Back Blackjack which both incorporate bigger wins with better odds and will both be out this year.

August saw your former employer William Hill post significant loss due to regulatory changes, where do you stand on how to achieve a balance between social responsibility and enabling business to operate in a competitive environment?
This is a difficult question as I believe that 99% of gamblers just enjoy the thrill of the ride and gambling is entertainment. Unfortunately, gambling does negatively affect some people and it is up to the operators to identify and help those customers. Not everyone that likes a drink is an alcoholic, not everyone who eats chocolate is overweight and not everyone who likes a bet is a problem gambler however I believe that the media paint it that way and the regulators are having their hand forced.

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BETEGY confirmed as TECHNOLOGICAL SPONSOR at CEEGC Budapest 2019

Zoltan Tundik

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Leading European sports data analytics company to sponsor the 4th edition of the CEE Gaming Conference.

The 2019 edition of CEEGC Budapest will take place on the 24th of September and will bring together some of the most influential companies of the gambling industry from all verticals and spheres.

As announced earlier, the conference will focus on Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions, The Balkans, Emerging CEE jurisdictions, D-A-CH region, and a special IMGL MasterClass about the gambling industry in North America. Besides the compliance panel discussions, key industry figures will share their insights about compliance versus innovation, blockchain, fintech, eSports, artificial intelligence, loot boxes, and many more trending topics.

We are honored to announce that in the support of the conference is growing at an unprecedented pace and among these supporters, you will find BETEGY as TECHNOLOGICAL SPONSOR of the event.

If you would like to meet up with the BETEGY team, make sure to set a meeting with Alex Kornilov (CEO & Founder at BETEGY) who will also give a keynote presentation during the conference.

Make sure that you are among the delegates of CEEGC Budapest this year for a new and engaging format that is going to increase the engagement and interaction of the attending delegates.

Register here or View the Agenda!

Browse the official event website for more details: www.ceegc.eu

About BETEGY

BETEGY is the sports data analytics company which works on the intersection of sports, technology, and gaming. It provides various B2C and B2B products. BETEGY licenses the data and visualization systems to global sports betting and media companies like ESPN (USA), Turkcell (Turkey), Ringier Axel Springer (Eastern Europe), Wozhongla.com (China), Yahoo Sports (UK), Bwin (Russia) and others.

Short demo video:


Betegy – How It Works from Betegy on Vimeo.

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