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PokerStars EPT Barcelona Makes EPT History

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EPT Barcelona Main Event winner Simon Brandstrom
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Main Event and National tournaments also set new records

 The European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona has set a new PokerStars record as the biggest stop in the EPT’s 16-year history.

EPT Barcelona drew more than 23,600 registrations over 12 days of live poker action at Casino Barcelona between August 20 and September 1, and awarded more than €52.9 million to players from 95 different countries.

The €5,300 buy-in Main Event field also became the biggest in EPT history when it attracted 1,988 entries. It broke the previous record of 1,931, set at last year’s EPT Barcelona. Swedish player Simon Brandstrom conquered the field to take home €1,290,166 of the €9,641,800 prize pool.

The €1,100 buy-in National event made it into the record books after drawing in 4,882 entries, the biggest turn-out since the event’s introduction in 2012. The previous record was set in 2017, when the National drew 4,557 entries. Markku Komplimaa, from Estonia, emerged victorious to claim the €585,500 top prize.

Just shy of a new record were the Super High Roller and High Roller events, which drew 64 and 540 entries, respectively. Together they awarded €11,447,280 in prize money.

“We are immensely proud that EPT Barcelona has been such a success and that players enjoyed the extensive 51-tournament schedule,” said Severin Rasset, Managing Director & Commercial Officer, Poker. “Barcelona has always been a well-loved stop and this year’s has showcased its increased popularity. We look forward to the rest of the year with EPT Open Sochi and EPT Prague scheduled, and of course next year’s Barcelona event where the PSPC will be a huge new addition!”

PokerStars recently announced the return of the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC), which will take place at Casino Barcelona from August 20 to 24 2020. The inaugural PSPC broke records as the biggest $25,000 buy-in live poker tournament in history and Spanish gym owner Ramon Colillas topped a field of more than 1,000 players to take home over $5 million. Colillas was one of 320 players who won entry to the event for free via PokerStars’ PSPC ‘Platinum Pass’ campaign.

 

About PokerStars:

PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best online security. More than 200 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.

The Stars Group owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, FOX Bet, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker and BetEasy as well as live poker tour and event brands, including the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK. The Stars Group is one of the world’s most licensed online gaming operators with its subsidiaries collectively holding licenses or approvals in 21 jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, Australia, and the Americas.

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Optimove Extends Partnership with Funstage

Niji Narayan

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CRM solution provider Optimove has extended its partnership with the multiplatform gaming service provider, Funstage. Funstage is a subsidiary of Greentube and part of NOVOMATIC Interactive.

Optimove enables Funstage to execute its marketing strategy across various brands and products, with fully customisable multichannel campaigns, which target granular customer segments. Funstage utilises Optimove’s optimisation capabilities, such as Self Optimising campaigns, Streams (to create a sequence of campaigns and measure their compounded impact), multivariate testing and more, aimed at maximising players’ lifetime value.

“Funstage is a leading, innovative service provider with several brands worldwide, who have been using Optimove for the last four years. This extension of the partnership between our companies is the result of the great success we have achieved working together and will continue achieving moving forward. We are proud to be part of Funstage’s continuing growth,” Asaf Cohen, VP revenue at Optimove said.

“With Optimove, we have significantly improved our ability to communicate effectively to players with the right message at the right time through the right channel. Optimove gives us a very quick way to have a full, comprehensive view of our player base, and we are then able to make strategic decisions based on the information we are getting out of Optimove. Optimove is a strategic partner of ours, contributing to our business success, and we look forward to continuing working together,” Ronald van den Brink, CCO of Greentube said.

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New Wave Esports Announces Strategic Investment in Talon Esports

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New Wave Esports Corp has announced a strategic investment in Talon Esports Limited (Talon). In addition to the Investment, New Wave will work closely with Talon’s leadership to provide advisory support services to help fuel continued growth.

“We are looking to build on our momentum from 2020 by expanding into additional international gaming titles and further developing our brand through the establishment of our very own creative studio. With the addition of New Wave Esports’ leadership and expertise, we are equipped to continue our aggressive growth and achieve our vision,” Sean Zhang, CEO of Talon Esports said.

“Talon’s proven ability to show revenue growth and thorough execution with no external capital raises to date sets them apart as a strong, leading esports organization. Through the new investment and strategic partnership with Talon Esports we are excited to continue building the next generation of esports as a commitment to executing against our Asian growth strategy we announced in October,” Daniel Mitre, CEO of New Wave Esports said.

Pursuant to the terms of a Subscription Agreement dated November 13, 2019, between New Wave Esports and Talon, the Company has subscribed for 681,818 common shares in the capital of Talon at a price of USD$0.44 per Talon Share, for an aggregate investment amount of USD$300,000.

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Skywind Signs Content Deal with Pariplay

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Skywind Group has signed a content deal with online casino operator Pariplay Gaming. Following the deal, Skywind’s portfolio of games will feature across Pariplay’s Network.

In addition to premium content, Pariplay’s clients will benefit from Skywind Group’s wide range of engagement tools, such as the bonus coins reward, which is the first of its kind, and daily, in-game tournaments, must-win and innovative split jackpots, among others.

“Pariplay’s Fusion Aggregation platform has a great distribution network for us, as we continue to expand our reach throughout regulated markets. Pariplay’s platform is licensed in several markets and we share a dedication to enabling our partners’ growth. We are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, Malta Gaming Authority, Alderney Gambling Control Commission, Spain Directorate General for the Regulation of Gambling, Romania ONJN and Gibraltar Gambling Commission,” Oren Cohen Shwartz, Managing Director of the Skywind Group said.

“We are delighted to add Skywind’s superb portfolio of games to our Fusion Aggregation Platform. Their range of non-branded and branded titles along with their excellent gamification and jackpot tools make them a truly compelling addition to our range of content providers,” Richard Mintz, Commercial and Marketing Director at Pariplay said.

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