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ITTF welcomes 12BET to World Championships

Zoltan Tundik

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12BET also partnered at the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup in London
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12BET is announced as the International Table Tennis Federation’s (ITTF) Official International Betting Partner for the World Table Tennis Championships this April.

The ITTF is delighted to confirm 12BET as Official International Betting Partner for the biggest Table Tennis event of the year: the Liebherr 2019 ITTF World Championships, taking place between 21-28 April.

The partnership will see digital and social media activations carried out during the World Championships, promoting the 12BET brand throughout the world and particularly in Asia, whilst driving fan engagement through competitions and the chance to win special prizes.

Following the successful partnership with 12BET at the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup in London, the ITTF is looking forward to teaming up again to enhance the brand and user experience during the sport’s most followed event of the year.

Last year’s World Championships in Halmstad, Sweden, drew a worldwide TV and OTT audience of approximately 725 million people, almost 550 million impressions across ITTF social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Weibo) and close to 1 million video views on Youtube.

Rory Anderson, 12BET, explained: “12BET is very pleased to have secured a second partnership with the ITTF following the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup: a superb event which achieved impressive marketing and media results.

“With the World Championships being the biggest Table Tennis event in the annual calendar, we are excited to be on that global sporting and marketing platform again and look forward to witnessing the very best players from around the globe compete for the most coveted world titles.”

Jonny Cowan, ITTF Europe Marketing Manager, said: “It was a pleasure to work with the 12BET team last year at the 2018 ITTF Team World Cup, and we are very pleased that 12BET are extending their relationship with table tennis. The ITTF is committed to building long-term partnerships with our sponsors, and we believe we have the events, TV viewers, data and social media strategy to generate significant ROI compared to other sporting properties.”

Tickets for the World Championships are selling fast, with season passes sold out and limited availability for the latter stages.

To join the ITTF at the World Championships in Budapest, visit wttc2019.jegy.hu/programseries/liebherr-2019-ittf-asztalitenisz-vilagbajnoksag-11/

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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Online Casino and Bookmaker BETZEST™ goes live with GameArt™

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Online Casino Betzest™ has enlarged its offering of casino games by launching the full suite of GameArt™ online gaming content.

The agreement includes GameArt™ full collection of games including popular slots like Atlantis World, Tesla, Gold of Ra, Caligula, ThunderBird, Santa’s farm and many more.

Online casino and sports betting operator Betzest are facing significant growth since its launch in 2018 and its portfolio now boasts over 1600 premium online slots on its cutting-edge platform.

Marius Filip, Founder/CMO at Betzest, said: “In a highly competitive sector we listened to requests of our players and we are very happy to straighten our Casino vertical and bring revenue-enhancing GameArt™ slots into Betzest. Stay tuned as we have a few exciting things coming up in the next period of time.”

 

About Betzest

Betzest is your leading premier Online Sportsbook and Casino operator, fresh to the online gambling industry for 2019. Run by a veteran team of experienced gaming experts.

Due to its unique product and marketing proposition, Betzest is rapidly establishing itself as one of the most trustworthy and reliable gaming companies on the market

Betzest is offering unrivaled sports betting and casino games experience. Betzest also offers Live Betting, Live Casino, Live Bingo and Virtual Sports services. Betzest has gone from strength to strength in previous months and continues to dominate the online gambling industry with its robust and multi-functional online sports betting & Casino Company. Today Betzest has more than 55 employees across four offices all committed to delivering amazing player experiences on each of their verticals, partnering with top providers of only the highest quality.

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Word of Mouth: Influencer Marketing in the Gaming Space

George Miller

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Word of Mouth: Influencer Marketing in the Gaming Space
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Traditionally, Word of Mouth Marketing was considered as a free form of advertising or promotion, except today it’s no longer free. Nonetheless, nothing speaks volumes other than “Influencer Marketing”.

You might be surprised to learn that the gaming industry today is worth over a hundred billion dollars. According to new figures, in 2018 alone, the gaming industry generated an astounding $135 billion amassing a growth of 10.9% from 2017. This year, it is set to make $152.1 billion in global earnings.

These numbers say a lot about how the video game industry is a tough market to crack particularly because, with figures like these, the competition is very stiff, trends are fast-changing, and innovation is at an all-time high. Numerous companies have peaked in prior years but had failed to sustain that success because they were too late to adopt the latest technology or they ran out of creativity to improve their existing game offerings. But today, nothing says “viral” than getting your product or service out through viral marketing.

Live Video Game Streaming

The astronomical growth of the video game industry has opened doors to varied forms of businesses, marketing, and advertising, one of which is live video game streaming. Whoever said people hated watching other people play video games? That’s certainly not Twitch.

Twitch, a live streaming video platform, is a subsidiary of Amazon that focuses primarily on the gaming community. Twitch provides an avenue for gamers and gaming enthusiasts to share and watch their gameplays. Aside from hosting live streams, Twitch is an interactive platform that allows its community to connect with fellow players via Twitch Chat or to leave comments in real-time.

Much like YouTube, Twitch was successful in diversifying its revenue streams. Twitch monetizes its platform through advertisements, subscriptions, and merchandise sales. On average, Twitch has more than 15 million daily active users, making it the leading live video game streaming service in the world to date.

The success of Twitch has drawn in other major players such as YouTube and Facebook. YouTube Gaming Live, for instance, is a specialized channel that enables users to share their live gameplays and stream other people’s gameplay videos. Facebook, on the other hand, has created Facebook Gaming, which similarly, allows users to stream, broadcast, and share their favorite games on the Facebook app. Nonetheless, recent statistics show that Twitch still holds as the dominant player in the live game streaming industry accounting for the largest viewership in comparison to Youtube Gaming Live and Facebook Gaming.

Breaking Into the Limelight

With the ever-increasing number of audiences and patrons, we expect steady growth in the live game streaming industry. A strong and loyal fanbase is one of the strengths of the gaming community. And with people interested in watching gameplays after gameplays of their favorite streamers, and with spectators willing to spend just to see their teams battle it out in big E-sport tournaments, only means one thing in the world of business–profits.

Nowadays, video games are no longer just a hobby, it’s a career. Just like how Instagram stars and Youtube vloggers are a thing, game influencers are celebrities in their own playing field. You have probably heard one too many times how someone broke into the millionaire’s club while playing video games and it’s true, they’re living the dream! Gaming influencers with a significant following have caught the eye of both local and multinational companies reaching out to these personalities to get them to sign a deal.

And in this industry, word of mouth holds more power and influence to convert mere spectators into purchasing viewers. A study by Google showed that 90% of avid gamers would turn to Youtube for game reviews, tips, and video game suggestions with a 64% conversion rate. No wonder streamers are raking in millions of dollars from advertisements and promotions.

Consider the case of PewDiePie as an example. PewDiePie is the top-grossing game influencer today with 101 million subscribers on YouTube and an estimated net worth of $30-$50 million. His income streams all came from online advertisements, collaborations, referrals, and online merchandise sales. His career peaked in 2013 when he was the first YouTuber to reach 15 million subscribers.

The rise to fame of game influencers disrupted the way we do traditional advertising. And in an industry that continues to grow and expand in magnitude, game influencers hold a significant role both in the gaming community and in the business scene.

Truly, “word of mouth” has never been this powerful (and expensive!) as it is today, but as long as influencers are maintaining the quality of their content and are keeping the trust of their subscribers, influencer marketing will continue to move in leaps and bounds.

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Tom Horn strengthens its expansion into Portugal with Betclic Group

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Malta-based online casino software supplier revealed that a selection of its gaming content has been made available to online gaming operator Betclic Everest Group in Portugal.

Players in this market can now enjoy the fast-growing provider’s portfolio of engaging slots including their top performing titles like Panda’s Run, Book of Spells or a world-wide favourite 243 Crystal Fruits.

Ondrej LapidesCEO at Tom Horn Gaming said: “We’re excited to see our video slots live in Portugal with Betclic Group. Betclic’s decision to include our games in their offering is a fitting testament to quality and high standards featured in our gaming products. We’re positive our titles will enrich Betclic’s slot library and their players will appreciate them greatly.

François Dogon, Casino Games Specialist at Betclic Group added: “Tom Horn Gaming has been demonstrating the quality of its games for a while now and it was a very obvious choice for us to add their portfolio to our casino offering. I’m certain that our players will be equally impressed by the quality, innovation and amazing features Tom Horn content is renowned for.”

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