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mimik and 3BLACKDOT partner to create new gaming experiences

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Decentralized cloud enables fast, hyper-local gaming across all computing devices

Today, mimik technology inc. announced that 3BLACKDOT (3BD), the leading gaming culture company, is now using the mimik edge cloud platform technology and edgeSDK to create new gaming experiences and utility applications across all devices. mimik’s decentralized cloud platform reduces latency, bandwidth usage and the cost of central cloud hosting while improving data privacy and enabling faster application development.

3BD also plans to distribute the mimik edgeSDK to game developers to give them the ability to communicate directly in realtime across devices cost-effectively and without the need for internet access. This initiative promises to create a new breed of games by enabling “edge” devices such as game consoles, PCs, laptops, and mobile phones with server capability.

“Improved means of user acquisition, stellar entertainment experiences, and affordable, globally scalable infrastructure are three of the top attributes developers are asking for in their video games. Using the mimik platform, we strive to deliver on all three of these by creating unique, unparalleled gaming experiences for our community,” said Angelo Pullen, co-founder and CEO, 3BD. “We’re using the mimik platform to enhance our players’ experiences. mimik’s platform enables direct, hyper-local communication between gaming devices, while also being able to accommodate peer-to-peer interactions around the world. This will reduce hosting, development and maintenance costs, improve latency, reduce bandwidth usage, and will open opportunities to create experiences not feasible using traditional centralized cloud approaches.”

The mimik edgeSDK enables serverless microservice development – a standard cloud-based software development model – on edge devices running iOS, Android, Raspbian, macOS, Windows or Linux. With mimik, microservices can communicate on the same device and/or across devices in a peer-to-peer fashion whether the gamers are playing on the same LAN or on networks across the globe. Similarly, gaming influencers can utilize their own devices and the devices of their fans to create new experiences within their own private cloud.

“We are thrilled to partner with 3BD to help bring gaming developers a faster, less costly, and more engaging user experience. Our decentralized edge cloud platform offers many benefits to the gaming community, and we’re excited to partner with 3BD to make it happen,” said Fay Arjomandi, co-founder and Chief Product Officer, mimic.

About 3BLACKDOT

3BLACKDOT (3BD) is an Influencer-driven Collective, Studio, Production and Marketing company delivering audience engagement, brand value, and entertainment properties harnessing the power of Influencer communities around the world.

3BD is comprised of some of the largest YouTube Influencers in the world who garner hundreds of millions of monthly views. 3BD’s team has integrated brands into over 2500 Influencers’ content and worked with a myriad of leading consumer brands including: Disney, Volkswagen, and Electronic Arts (EA).

3BD believes that the future of digital media and communication lies in peer-to-peer recommendation. 3BD is at the forefront of a worldwide shift in consumer behavior, where Influencers will be the discoverability guides of the future. 3BD and its partners will ultimately help consumers cut through the clutter of overwhelming digital media choice and intend to lead this seismic global change. For more information, please visit us at https://3blackdot.com/

About mimik technology inc.
mimik technology inc. is a software company headquartered in Vancouver BC. mimik provides a platform that turns any computing device into a cloud server, enabling developers to extend the cloud to the edge and create a new decentralized cloud. mimik connects our digital world in new ways and moves us closer to a world where digital freedom is a reality for everyone. For more information, please visit www.mimik.com.

After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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Legislators discuss bill to legalise sports betting in Montana

Niji Narayan

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Legislators discuss bill to legalise sports betting in Montana
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Members of a legislative committee discussed a bill to legalise betting on college and professional sporting events in Montana. The bill proposes to allow betting in bars with full liquor licenses.

The bill is proposed by Republican Sen. Mark Blasdel of Kalispell after the 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows states to legalise sports gambling.

Supporters told the Montana Senate Business, Labour and Economic Affairs committee that passing the bill would allow the state to legalise, regulate, and tax activity that is already happening.

The computerised wagering would be run by sportsbook companies that install equipment in bars. The bill calls for bars to receive 5 per cent of the net sportsbook income derived from the premises while operators would pay an 8.5 per cent state tax on adjusted gross betting receipts.

The committee did not vote on the bill which was drafted in consultation with the state Department of Justice, companies that provide gambling machines to casinos, and the Montana Tavern Association.

If passed, it would not take effect until June 2020, giving the state time to write rules and taverns time to install and test machines, Blaisdel said.

If problems arise, Blaisdel said, the Legislature would be back in session in six months and could address them.

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William Hill US contributes $50,000 in New Jersey

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William Hill, America’s premier sportsbook operator, has donated $50,000 to the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ. This fund helps conduct a campaign that supports people with gambling problems.

The campaign will produce an educational video that shows the family of a problem gambler and directs them to helpful resources. The video will be distributed online and via social media and promoted through ads on TV, on the radio, online and in movie theatres.

“We are proud to partner with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey on bringing attention to this extremely important issue,” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill U.S. “When we settled a lawsuit recently, we said a portion of the proceeds would go to an organization that supports people with gambling problems. The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey saw the article about our intentions and reached out to us. We spent a lot of time working on best use and we decided to focus on reaching out to family members of those with a gambling problem. I know from personal experience that family members of problem gamblers can help push those that need help to seeking it.”

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Yabo Sport Becomes International Presenting Sponsor Asia for Serie A

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Yabo Sport Becomes International Presenting Sponsor Asia for Serie A
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Yabo Sport has become the International Presenting Sponsor Asia for Italy’s Lega Serie A. With this, the company’s brand will be featured in match graphics, idents, and virtual goalmat advertising in all live Serie A TIM matches broadcast throughout Asia.

Yabo Sport CEO Martin Novak said : “ We are a sports betting platform with global aspirations. Serie A has produced more great footballers than any other league. It is no exaggeration that a relationship with Serie A means we are working with one of the very best.”

The package is delivered by Interregional Sports Group (ISG) who are now in their fourth season of providing this tailored approach to sponsorship in Serie A TIM. “We are delighted to have entered into this agreement with such a prestigious brand as Yabo Sport and are looking forward to working closely with them for the rest of this season and beyond,” said ISG’s Group CEO Chris Buckley. “Yabo Sport have a long track record of working with clubs and even national teams but this is their first league-wide deal and demonstrated just what a major force they have become,” he added. “Delivering regional audiences to our brand partners through globally popular sports events is at the core of our business.”

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