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Zeal publishes offer document to acquire Lotto24

Niji Narayan

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The UK-based Zeal Network SE has sent its offer document for the complete acquisition of Germany’s largest private digital lottery broker, Lotto24 AG.

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has approved the offer document in accordance with the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (Wertpapiererwerbs—und Übernahmegesetz). Lotto24 shareholders can accept the offer by tendering their shares to ZEAL. Lotto24 shareholders will get one new ZEAL share in exchange for 1.604 shares of Lotto24. The offer will be valid till 10 April 2019 at 24:00 hours (CET).

ZEAL has already secured approximately 65 per cent of the shares and voting rights in Lotto24 through irrevocable tender commitments from major shareholders of the company, namely Günther Group, Working Capital and Jens Schumann.

Dr Helmut Becker, CEO, ZEAL: “We are fully on track to reunite ZEAL and Lotto24. The conversion of Tipp24 to the lottery brokerage model and our combination with Lotto24 will create a superior platform for sustainable and accelerated growth in Germany and beyond. Lotto24 has successfully grown its market share in the German online lottery market to 34 per cent in 2018. Together, we will build on this position, and our combined scale and technology capability to further expand our joint business. We are convinced that the transaction will create significant value for shareholders of both companies, customers, and the German federal states and their lottery beneficiaries. With our offer, we are inviting Lotto24 shareholders to join us on this exciting journey and become part of our combined success story.”

On completion, the transaction will create a digital lottery group with currently more than 5 million combined customers globally, current combined billings of about EUR 500 million, and a diverse international footprint. In the context of the deal, and consistent with its renewed strategy to de-risk its business model and focus on locally licensed businesses, ZEAL intends to transform its German secondary lottery business into a locally licensed online brokerage model after reacquiring control of its myLotto24 and Tipp24 subsidiaries.

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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GrooveGaming has created a bigger blueprint for global gaming with Blueprint Gaming

George Miller

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Slots developer Blueprint Gaming has reached an important content distribution agreement with dynamic igaming aggregator platform GrooveGaming that will see a significant extension of its franchise.

As part of the deal, Blueprint Gaming is making its entire portfolio of content available to GrooveGaming, enabling its fast-growing world-class operator network immediate access to Blueprint’s diverse range of immersive games, including popular releases such as Mars Attacks!™, Fishin’ Frenzy, King Kong Cash and Wish Upon A Jackpot, as well as its series of Megaways titles licensed from Big Time Gaming such as Slots O’ Gold MegaWays™ and Vikings Unleashed Megaways™, amongst others.

Blueprint Gaming is a leading UK based game studio and part of Germany’s Gauselmann Group. The studio creates exciting slot games for the global online and mobile markets and the popular games are also available on over 100,000 land-based gaming terminals across the UK, Germany and Italy. Blueprint Gaming are pushing creative boundaries in the creation of slots that are as successful for operators as they are entertaining and engaging for players.

Blueprint’s games are available in 18 languages, support over 30 currencies, have a release schedule of over 20 new games per year and a unique free spins promotional tool that has proved to be a hit with operators and players alike.

The slot developer’s integration onto GrooveGaming’s platform is part of the appealing aggregator’s international growth strategy and will allow the company to further expand its unique offering of over 2500 games with another rich portfolio of games.

GrooveGaming has curated a diverse portfolio of proprietary and 3rd party HTML5 video slots and table games as well as over 2500 casino games together with the biggest Lotto, Bingo, Live games, Scratch, Multiplayers and Sportsbook. GrooveGaming recognise that different countries have different player patterns and demands, so GrooveGaming tailor games lists and promotions for operators working in multiple markets to reflect typical regional player attitudes thereby helping to drive player engagement and revenue.

GrooveGaming is powered by technology innovation. Apart from the growing portfolio of games, other GrooveGaming services include advanced marketing and management system, risk management, regulatory compliance, business intelligence, affiliate promotion and customer service, as well as support in launching, maintaining, and growing new online casinos.

Siôr Walbyoff, head of business development at Blueprint Gaming, said: “We’re delighted to have secured this partnership with GrooveGaming, one of the industry’s most highly recognised up-and-coming casino providers. Our expansion with the world’s top aggregators gives us the opportunity to supply best-performing content into new markets.”

Yahale Meltzer, COO at Groove Gaming said: “We have received strong interest from operators who are looking to improve their portfolio of casino games. This partnership further strengthens our reputation as an aggregator of choice for Tier 1 operators.”

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Habanero agrees Betflag.it integration

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Deal enhances provider’s European footprint

 

Premium slots and table games provider Habanero has further enhanced its footprint within Europe after agreeing a deal with Italian operator Betflag.it.

Habanero’s full Italian certified portfolio will be made available to Betflag, meaning its players will have access to titles such as Ways Of Fortune, 5 Lucky Lions and Jump!

The deal follows a number of integrations within the territory for Habanero having specifically targeted European expansion over the last 18 months.

Arcangelo Lonoce, European Head of Business Development at Habanero, said: “Betflag is one of Italy’s fastest-growing operators and we can’t wait to see our games go live on site.

“They host titles from some of the industry’s biggest providers and it’s really exciting to see our titles sit alongside them. We look forward to a great partnership together.”

Dario Rusconi, Head of Casino at Betflag.it, said: “It’s important to ensure we offer our players fresh and quality content and we have certainly ticked both boxes with this deal.

“Habanero know exactly what it takes to tailor their content for specific markets and their wide range of offerings means there is something for everybody to enjoy.”

 

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High 5 Games joins forces with White Hat Gaming

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Platform integration extends slot supplier’s global reach

 

Leading independent casino games provider High 5 Games (H5G) has announced a deal to integrate its slots portfolio with platform provider White Hat Gaming.

The agreement boosts the reach of the New York-based developer’s games, with White Hat Gaming’s growing roster of clients now having access to H5G’s top-performing releases, including Way Out Wilds, Midnight Eclipse, The Green Machine Deluxe and Silver Enchantress.

Partnering with White Hat Gaming marks another important platform integration for the slot supplier, which is aiming to enhance its international presence in new and emerging territories.

Anthony Singer, CEO and Founder of High 5 Games, said: “We are delighted to be launching our games on White Hat Gaming’s proprietary platform, which opens the door for a host of new players to access and enjoy our popular titles.

“Partnering with a well-respected brand such as White Hat Gaming is a great opportunity for us and we look forward to growing the relationship together.”

Phil Gelvan, CEO of White Hat Gaming, said: “High 5 Games has built an excellent reputation for providing popular and engaging games.

“The content will allow us to bring yet more innovative gaming experiences to our operator partners and their players, and we very much look forward to rolling out their slots.”

 

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