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Canada Cup, an eSports company in Canada, is all set to launch its own cryptocurrency, called the eSports ecosystem token.

Launched 8 years ago, Canada Cup has been conducting eSports tournaments for various fighting games. It has earned a reputation as the premier fighting game tournament company in the country. For instance, Motherboard describes it has  “the largest and most prestigious fighting game tournament” in Canada.

The company wants to remove whatever roadblocks that prevent further growth of eGames. That is how it developed the eSports ecosystem token.

eSports ecosystem (ESE) is a digital currency that aims to become the standard cryptocurrency for all eSports. The aim is to empower all gamers by creating a digital eSports currency which will provide a medium to transfer value, compliment the current fiat payout structure, and reward both professional and casual players.

Support for the ecosystem is primarily achieved with funds from a community wallet that represents 17 per cent of the initial supply of ESE tokens that is dedicated to giving back to the eSports ecosystem by adding to prize pools, sponsoring players & teams, donating to charities and gaming scholarships, and fund advertisements to bring awareness and growth to eSports.

The ESE token is intended to solve problems faced by the gaming community by:

Complimenting fiat payouts by adding ESE tokens from the community wallet which would increase the value of the total prize pool to support professional gamers financially and make it easier to transition into a gaming career;

Broadening payout structures to allow more players to reap rewards from tournaments – rewards are no longer limited to the top echelon of players, but can be extended to casual players due to an increased prize pool;

Encouraging tournament organisers to continue hosting events by supporting these events financially with ESE tokens from the community wallet to ensure that these events are sustainable.

To provide additional financial support for gamers and the gaming community, holders of ESE tokens will also passively earn additional ESE tokens through a “staking rewards” system, providing an additional source of income for gamers and organisers to fund their passions. On top of the staking rewards, an ESE Loyalty Nodes programme designed to further reward loyal holders and stabilise the ESE token awards additional bonus percentages on top of the existing passive rewards for holders who continue to hold and accumulate ESE tokens.

 

Source: cryptovest.com

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The 5 Most played Slots In Canadian online casinos

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Canada is one of the major online gambling hotspots. People enjoy playing games online. Even so, online slots seem to have the largest audience. Why are they such a draw? While the reasons for this are much-debated, we can all agree that there’s an increasing number of slot games in Canadian online casinos. Even with a variety of options, Canadian players seem to be attracted to specific games. In 2022, the following are the 5 most played slots in Canada:

Immortal Romance

Immortal Romance is played on 5 reels and 3 rows with 243 paylines. The game is mobile-friendly and is playable from at least 30 coins per spin. As such, it caters to players with different budgets. The Microgaming release has a vampire theme that isn’t quite common. Coupled with various bonus features, you get a gambling experience like no other.

You must land 3 or more similar symbols to get a winning combination. Also, the matching symbols must appear on adjacent reels starting from reel 1. As for specific features, the game has an Autoplay feature that lets you select between 10 and 25 auto spins. Moreover, you can opt to play in Quick spin mode.

Off to the technicals, Immortal Romance has an RTP of 96% and a hit frequency of 31.21%. Basically, you can land winning combinations in every 3 spins. Nonetheless, the maximum possible win is 12150x your stake.

Slot Immortal Romance
Provider Microgaming
RTP 96%
Min. Bet 30c
Max. Win 12150x

Starburst

With an outer space theme, Starburst was created for players who love extraterrestrial-themed slots. The NetEnt release is played on 5 reels, 3 rows with 10 fixed paylines. Here, the minimum stake required per spin is 10 coins. High-rollers can stake up to CAD 100 per spin. Starburst has an RTP of 96.09% and a low to medium variance. Therefore, you can expect plenty of small wins.

To form a winning combination, you will need 3 or more similar symbols on a line. However, the game uses a win-both-ways technology. Therefore, the matching symbols can appear on adjacent reels starting from reel 1 or 5. With the Autoplay function, you can choose between 10 and 1000 auto spins. For responsible gambling, you can stop the autoplay feature at any point.

Slot Starburst
Provider NetEnt
RTP 96.09%
Min. Bet 10c
Max. Win 600x

Mega Moolah

Mega Moolah currently holds the record for the biggest payout as far as slots are concerned. The Microgaming release has a unique African theme that makes it stand out. It is played on 5 reels, 3 rows with 25 ways to win. Moreover, the slot features wilds that help in doubling your winnings.

While some slots lack free spins features, Mega Moolah takes a different path. You can activate its Free Spins feature and get up to 30 free spins with a 3x multiplier. Anyway, the minimum stake required per spin is 25 coins. You can use the AutoPlay function, with a range of 10 to 100 auto spins.

Away from that, Mega Moolah has an RTP of 93.42% and a 46.36% hit frequency. Therefore, close to half of your spins could potentially land you winning combinations. By the way, in April 2021, a Canadian player won CAD 19.4 million in the Mega Moolah Jackpot. This record remains unbeaten to date.

Slot Mega Moolah
Provider Microgaming
RTP 93.42%
Min. Bet 25c
Max. Win 1,955 x excluding jackpot

Thunderstruck 2

Thor fans have a slot game from Microgaming to be pumped up about. Thunderstruck 2 is among the most popular slot titles in Canada. It was released in 2010 and has since been remastered to allow mobile gaming.

Thunderstruck 2 is played on 5 reels and 3 rows with 243 ways to win. The Microgaming release has a Norse mythology theme. It is playable from as low as 30p. With its Autoplay option, you can pick from 10 to 100 auto spins. Additionally, you can activate the quick spin feature to increase your winning chances.

For a winning combination, a player must land 3 or more similar symbols on adjacent reels from reel 1. For instance, land Thor symbols on reels 1 to 4, no matter the position. With regard to player returns, Thunderstruck 2 has an RTP of 96.65% and a hit frequency of 32.62%. Therefore, one in every three spins could result in a win. Nonetheless, the game has a max win cap of x8000 the stake.

Slot Thunderstruck 2
Provider Microgaming
RTP 96.65%
Min. Bet 30c
Max. Win 8000x

Gonzo’s Quest

Gonzo’s Quest is powered by NetEnt. It has a Mayan theme that packs a punch on the game’s outlook. Here, the action takes place on 5 reels, 3 rows, and 20 fixed paylines. A single spin costs as little as 20p. This way, any player can play regardless of their budget.

Notably, the game’s Autoplay function lets you pick from 10 to 1000 auto spins. You can choose to end Autoplay on any win. This way, you get to play responsibly. Further, Gonzo’s Quest was designed using HTML5 technology. This makes it mobile-friendly and therefore platform-independent.

To win, you need to get more than 3 matching symbols on a line. The symbols can appear across any payline starting from reel 1 on the left. Since the game has a 95.97% RTP, you can win big on every base game in case you’re lucky.

 

Slot Gonzo’s Quest
Provider NetEnt
RTP 95.97%
Min. Bet 20c
Max. Win 37,500x

Final Remarks

In a nutshell, there are thousands of online video slots available in Canada. Most of them are fun. They have modern graphics, amazing visuals and soothing soundtracks. Some even have insanely high RTPs. Nonetheless, the five titles we’ve discussed above are the most played in the country. We’ve tried them, and we can confirm that they’re fun. You may want to try them as well.

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IGT to Introduce Self-Serve Lottery Terminals in Ontario via 15-Year Contract with OLG

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International Game Technology PLC announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, was chosen by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) following a competitive procurement as the primary technology provider of self-serve lottery terminals.

This agreement marks the first time that self-serve technology is expected to be available to lottery players in Ontario. The contract will run until June 2027 and includes 10 additional one-year contract extension options. Subject to further government approvals, terminals will begin to be installed in retail locations in the second half of 2023.

“As OLG embarks on the next evolution of lottery play in Ontario, we will work with key partners like IGT to deliver responsible, secure and convenient access to player-favorite lottery games. The introduction of self-serve lottery technology throughout Ontario would allow us to continue to drive sales and maximize revenue for provincial priorities for the benefit of the people of Ontario,” Duncan Hannay, President and CEO of OLG, said.

“IGT is excited to partner with OLG to responsibly enhance the player experience in Ontario with the debut of our self-serve lottery terminals. As the largest lottery in Canada, OLG consistently leads the charge in modernizing the player journey for its customers. IGT’s self-serve technology complements OLG’s goals for innovation and provides added convenience, functionality and unrivaled experiences for players,” said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery.

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will provide OLG with 1400 GameTouch 28 self-serve lottery terminals for deployment at lottery retailers across Ontario. The GameTouch 28 terminals are built on more than 30 years of experience designing and deploying some of the industry’s most advanced self-serve solutions. The terminals include responsible gaming functionality and AODA-compliant accessibility features such as a pin pad and audio jack to enhance convenience for all lottery players. Throughout the duration of the contract, additional self-serve terminals such as IGT’s GameTouch Draw may also be installed.

In addition to the self-serve lottery terminals, IGT will provide OLG with its OpenRetail terminal software application, ShowMaker multimedia content creation and management system, and retailer advisory services.

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LeoVegas partners with Premier League Champions Manchester City

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  • LeoVegas has entered into a new partnership with Premier League Champions Manchester City
  • LeoVegas’ brand will feature on the first team training kit and across in-stadia assets, including the Etihad Stadium
  • The partnership will strengthen LeoVegas Group’s sports betting offering and visibility across the world’s favourite sport, and will give LeoVegas customers access to unique matchday experiences

LeoVegas Group and Premier League Champions Manchester City have today announced a new partnership that will see LeoVegas Group become the Club’s Official Betting Partner in Europe and Canada.

With a long history of collaborating with sports teams, the partnership with Manchester City is a natural choice for LeoVegas Group given they are both leaders in their respective industries.

Through this partnership, LeoVegas Group and Manchester City will create extra excitement around the sport through cobranded content with both the men’s and women’s first teams and, LeoVegas customers will benefit from being closer to club events, including unique matchday experiences.

The LeoVegas brand will feature across in-stadia assets at both the Etihad Stadium and Academy Stadium, in addition to appearing on the men’s first team training kit sleeve for the 2022/23 season. The partnership will enable LeoVegas to reach a wider global audience, and it is a part of the Group’s ambition to offer the greatest igaming experience.

Gustaf Hagman, CEO of LeoVegas Group, said “LeoVegas Group is proud to be entering into this partnership with Manchester City, and excited to be able to offer our customers unique experiences with the club. Manchester City is a colossal in the sport, with the same leading mentality as LeoVegas; this collaboration is an opportunity for LeoVegas to build further brand awareness to support our global growth.”

Dina Ahmad, Vice President, Global Partnership Sales, City Football Group, said: “Manchester City are pleased to welcome LeoVegas Group as our newest partner. We look forward to working together to bring fans and customers even closer to the club. Additionally, we are excited that this new partnership will also help spark further growth across Europe and Canada and allow us to continue reaching audiences around the world.

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