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Minute.ly Recognized on 2019 Yahoo Sports Technology Awards’ Shortlist

Zoltan Tundik

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Minute.ly Alongside AtletasNOW, Nielsen Sports for Sports Connect and Worldpay for My Business Mobile in Trophy Contention

On 30th January, the shortlist for the 2019 Yahoo Sports Technology Awards was revealed. Amongst the successful shortlistees was Minute.ly, a leading AI-driven video optimization solution, whose work has been recognized in the Best Technology for Sports Commerce category.

This year, once again, seeing fierce competition with entries representing 50 sports from 30 countries doing battle. The complete shortlist sees NASCAR, Hawk-Eye, Sky and FIFA, STATSports and SIS Pitches lining up to take the silverware.

Rebecca Hopkins, Sports Technology Awards Group CEO, said, “We are in the sixth cycle of the Yahoo Sports Technology Awards and this year’s entries, once again, push the boundaries of innovation across the sector. The shortlist highlights frontrunners in every area and proves that these Awards highlight the industry’s technical progress like no other. Every successful brand should be proud to have made it this far given the high standard of competition. We look forward to unveiling the winners on 2nd May in London.”

“It’s an honor to be shortlisted for the Yahoo Sports Technology Award,” said Amit Golan, CEO and Co-founder of Minute.ly. “We are proud of our proprietary AI-driven technology – our products and tools are revolutionizing the homepages of some of the biggest websites on the Internet. Minute.ly is already a trusted partner of the world’s leading sports, entertainment, and news companies and this recognition from Yahoo signals our increasing presence in the sports-tech industry.”

The 2019 ceremony will be hosted at the Roundhouse, London, on May 2nd, an experience enjoyed by leading industry figures, innovators and international athletes, who will be flying in from around the world for the event. Tickets are available through the Group’s Global Ticketing Partner, Ticketmaster Sport, on its Universe platform.

More information about the Awards can be found at www.sportstechgroup.org

2019 Yahoo Sports Technology Awards Shortlist

Best Technology for Sports Commerce

  • AtletasNOW
  • Empower Sports for mycujoo
  • Minute.ly
  • Nielsen Sports for Sports Connect
  • Sport Stadium Solutions for SeatServe
  • Worldpay for My Business

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Big Win at Playamo on Wazdan’s 9 Lions

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Last week, one lucky player secured a €20,000 win following a €50 bet whilst playing Wazdan’s 9 Lions at Playamo’s online casino. Released in 2018, 9 Lions won G2E Asia’s Hot Product Award and has become a firm favourite amongst players and operators.

In what was a thrilling day for the fortunate Playamo customer, the Dragons Bonus was hit after a €50 spin. The lucky Playamo player chose a winning dragon egg that was housing a massive €20,000 prize. The dragons in 9 Lions can be very generous with a 1000x bet bonus on offer. It was a very happy day for this player as they gained a €20,000 win, 400x their initial bet!

Regarding the impressive win, Head of Sales at Wazdan, Andrzej Hyla, said: “We are beyond pleased to see a player win such a significant amount playing one of our most popular games, 9 Lions. This game was an immediate hit amongst both players and operators, and we are really happy to see that the player’s choice to spin on 9 Lions paid off generously for them. We look forward to announce even more of these exciting big wins in the future.”

The game in the spotlight, 9 Lions, is a popular release from Wazdan and is a unique video slot in which traditional reels and paylines are replaced with 9 separate symbols fields. Winning combinations are created by getting a required number of the same symbols anywhere on these fields. The game is set at the top of a mystic mountain, in a temple devoted to 9 Lions. Alongside the Dragons Bonus, 9 Lions also offers a generous Lions Bonus in which gathering 9 of the lion symbols on the special Lions Bonus Matrix Table activates 9 Bonus Spins. 9 Lions also offers the Unique Wazdan Features including much-favoured Volatility Levels™.

Playamo is a leading online gambling platform, standing out from the crowd with their great design and exceptional user experience. They offer a range of 2,000 real money casino online slots, table games, classic games, and live casino games supplied by a handful of major, top-notch software providers in the gambling industry.

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Joycasino is the Most Entertaining Casino in Japan

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During the 2019 UNLV International Conference on Gambling and Risk-Taking, several gambling experts expressed concerns about Japan and its lack of responsible gambling safeguards. Since then, the country has been working on regulations to eliminate problem gambling.

Fortunately, companies like JoyCasino have been at the forefront of fighting this menace. Unlike other gambling companies, they strive to promote responsible gaming as part of their social responsibility. This isn’t the only perk that makes the company attractive to the Japanese gaming community. It has a lot of offers that make its platform not only the most entertaining one but also customer friendly.

Here is why it is considered the best and most entertaining casino in Japan

An Enticing Welcoming Bonus

Many online casinos offer free spins on registration, but there aren’t many that have offers that match those of JoyCasino. Upon signing up, players can enjoy 200 free spins on one of the best games around- Starburst slot by NetEnt. On top of that, players can enjoy a variety of welcome bonuses:

  • 100% up to €2,000
  • 200% up to €50
  • 150% up to €300

While your second deposit can earn you a bonus of 100% of up to €300, the third one will earn you a bonus of 50% up to €400. In total, the company lives up to its name by promising a welcoming bonus of 200 free spins and 2000 euros.

Unmatched Promo Offers

On top of its bonuses, JoyCasino also has some exciting promotional offers. For instance, its cashback bonus ensures that players can get back 10% of their monthly losses on the 1st of every month. They also host weekly contests. Players stand a chance to win Samsung Mobiles and drones if they emerge as winners in these contests.

Lastly, it hosts space-themed tournaments for its users that run from Friday through Sunday. The space-themed slot machines allow players to climb up the ladder and win cash prizes as they play. They have also been known to add jackpot wins on games like Power Force. Another notable tournament is the Zombie Tournament. Anyone in Japan searching for a casino offering the most worth for their money should certainly try JoyCasino.

Play Plenty of Slot Games

The casino offers more than 200 video slot games, with a range of 3-reel classics. Spinners can enjoy games from a variety of software providers such as NetEnt, NextGen and Microgaming. There is a game for everyone with a wide range of designs and themes. Want to try generic games? JoyCasino offers titles like Aztec, Enchanted Woods, and Mermaid’s Millions, meaning that players do not have to play something far from their comfort zones.

For anyone looking to walk the fancy path, titles like Space Corsairs, Alaxe in Zombieland and Hell’s Grannies will do the trick. Anyone hunting for Jackpots can enjoy progressive offers by NetEnt and Microgaming through games like Mega Fortune and Fruit Fiesta 3-reel.

Virtual and Live Casino Games

The casino also looks out for players who would rather do something else other than spinning on the reels. They offer a chance for players to spin the roulette wheels. If a player fancies virtual card games such as baccarat, blackjack and pontoon, they can also play these on the casino’s platform. For anyone itching for live casino games, the fact that the company offers “live dealer” games that feature trained croupiers can be refreshing.

Players Can Embrace Portable Gaming

Not everyone has the time to be seated in front of a computer screen, or visit physical casinos. However, almost everyone has periods of downtime during their day that they would like to bring some fun into. As such, mobile casinos have been on the rise, and JoyCasino hasn’t been left behind when it comes to this trend.

The company offers a wide variety of slot machines and other games that players can access through their mobile-optimised website. The site supports a diversity of smartphones and tablets, including those running on Android, Windows, and iOS. They are also constantly adding more new games into their library to ensure that players are ever entertained.

Reliable Customer Support

It can be frustrating to try and reach customer support with any issues concerning gameplay. In case a problem arises, players can also rely on the customer support team to come to the rescue. They have diverse support staff who can communicate in a variety of languages, including English, Russian and Japanese. The best way to contact customer is through the live-chat on the casino website.

Japanese players need a gaming company that not only provides an entertaining gaming experience alongside diverse incentives, but also caters to their best interest. This makes JoyCasino an excellent option. The company is expected to keep optimising their gaming experience with time.

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Why Are Mobile Casinos So Good For Gaming?

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For a long time, brick-and-mortar casinos reigned supreme in the gambling industry. People would enjoy gaming in classy, relaxed environments that gave them a James Bond-esque experience. As the world ushered in the digital age, the gambling industry was quick enough to take advantage of it through supporting mobile casino gaming. For instance, Joycasino is very popular in Japan as a company that supports mobile gaming.

The software and hardware improvements of the last decade have made entertainment easily available. In fact, mobile casinos are more inviting in comparison to their desktop counterparts, let alone physical casinos. Here is why mobile casinos have become this prevalent:

Global Access

Mobile casinos break the geographical boundaries that brick-and-mortar casinos had to function under. Traditionally, a player had to travel to the casino to play physically. Today, anyone can play from virtually anywhere, as long as they have a reliable internet connection and a device that can play. The legislation in the area that the player is should also allow gambling.

Casino companies have developed websites and apps that help open their business up to a global audience. They have also tailored their websites and apps to be compatible with different devices.

Constant Innovation

Mobile casinos have also been enjoying an increase in popularity owing to the level of innovation across the board. Casino companies are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience. For instance, live casino gaming is one of the most recent innovations. This innovation allows players to play real table games with real dealers at real tables, without having to attend a casino.

The gaming environments are then controlled through a live stream and a camera, while the user participates in the game through their computer or phone. It allows people to play real table games, in real life, with friends and strangers who are all over the world.

Exclusive Mobile Casino Bonuses

The main goal of mobile casinos is to ensure that more customers can access the platforms and play some more. As such, most companies offer incentives, in the form of bonuses, to attract new players, retain them, and encourage them to refer others to the platform. Some common bonuses include:

Welcome bonuses- these bonuses are designed to act as incentives for first-time customers to sign up for playing accounts. Players can easily get to double or triple their money.

No deposit bonuses- these bonuses allow players not to make any deposits before enjoying the bonus on the table. They only need to log in to their accounts and enjoy the funds.

Refer-a-friend bonuses- some mobile casinos offer players bonuses for referring a friend.

Permission to Directly Manage Funds

Mobile casinos have made depositing and withdrawing money much easier. Since players control their finances right on their phones, they can play games with less hustle. Transferring funds has also been turned into something seamless, ensuring players will have no worry getting their hard-earned cash.

Mobile gaming establishments have also been diversifying their payment methods. Users can choose to use the method that suits them best. In a bid to strengthen their credibility, these companies have also enforced stringent security measures to ensure fast and secure transactions. With minimal delays in transactions, players can enjoy a fluid gaming experience.

Additional Functionality, Themes, and Features

Although conventional brick-and-mortar casinos have had amazing appeals, they do not allow the personalisation level that comes with mobile casinos. People have had to always play in a standardised environment.

With mobile casinos, players can theme their gaming experience according to their preferences. If a player likes sci-fi movies, they can design their gaming app around supporting themes. Players who are fans of a specific video game could also theme their casino games around it. This makes the gaming experience more enticing to the users as it is more personalised to their tastes.

Portable Casino Games

Mobile casinos offer unmatched convenience. Since people almost always have their phones around them, they can have fun anytime, without worrying about their current location. This is quite beneficial to gamers who are on a busy schedule without enough time to visit physical casinos.

Rather than being bored in traffic, or when waiting for a bus to arrive, players can simply whip out their phones and start playing their favourite games. The fact that these games are available on smartphones also eliminates the need to have a desktop or laptop to play casino games online.

Mobile casinos are here to stay. The convenience of easily logging in and playing their favourite games anywhere and at any time, makes the games inviting to players from all over the world. As long as gaming companies continue to improve their gaming experience, they can expect mobile casinos to improve in popularity.

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