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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces New Esports Sub-Brand Caps Gaming Presented by Leidos

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Will host the Caps Gaming Showcase EA SPORTS NHL 20 competition; Team signs NHL esports pro John “JohnWayne” Casagranda

 Monumental Sports & Entertainment has announced Caps Gaming – a new esports-focused sub-brand that aims to help foster the growth of the NHL competitive gaming community and create visibility for hockey’s esports scene. Caps Gaming will host the Caps Gaming Showcase – a 32-team, 6v6 EA Sports NHL competition on Xbox One. The team has also announced it signed top NHL esports pro John “JohnWayne” Casagranda to join the organization as an official streamer.

“Esports is a key initiative for us at Monumental and we are thrilled to add Caps Gaming to the family as we continue to tap into a new generation of fans,” Zach Leonsis, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “We are excited to welcome John to The District and look forward to hosting the premier NHL competition with the Caps Gaming Showcase in early December.”

A 6v6 EA SPORTS NHL 20 competition on Xbox One, the Caps Gaming Showcase will be a 32-team contest featuring an eight-week regular season beginning in early December. At the conclusion of the regular season, the top 16 teams will move on to a single-elimination tournament. After two rounds of online bracket play, the top four teams will be flown to Washington, DC for live, in-person semifinals and finals in late February where they’ll compete for a $15,000 prize pool. Signups for the Caps Gaming Showcase will begin later this month.

“JohnWayne” is the first NHL esports pro to be officially signed by an NHL organization. He will stream regularly on the Caps Gaming Twitch channel beginning in mid-November through the end of June.

“We believe that we’re signing the top NHL 20 player in the world and the perfect representative to help spearhead the professionalization of NHL esports for the community,” Andrew McNeill, Director of Esports at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “JohnWayne has been one of the top performers at the first two NHL Gaming World Championships and is poised to compete for the title again in 2020. We couldn’t be happier to have him representing Caps Gaming in a new era for NHL esports.”

Leidos will return as the Presenting Partner of Caps Gaming. They will be the presenter of the Caps Gaming Showcase and will have logo integration on all streams on the Caps Gaming Twitch channel.

Follow Caps Gaming on Twitter at @CapsGaming and Instagram at @CapsGaming.

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BGAMING Launches Avalon: The Lost Kingdom slot

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BGaming, a Belarus-based online solutions provider to casinos, has launched its new slot, called Avalon: The Lost Kingdom. It is based on a mythical tale about a magical island.

Legends say that Avalon, the island of Arthurian, was a magic place, also called “apple heaven”, where wounded souls and bodies can be easily healed. A ruler named Prince Arthur was once mortally injured at the battle of Camlann. He was brought back to life from the brink of death in the island, with the help of two gorgeous fairies – Morgana and Mizuilina – the story goes.

BGaming has captured the essence of the story and brought it to life in 5х3 slot with 20 paylines and a wide choice of features like free spins, multipliers and bonus round. The wild symbol in the game replaces any symbol in the line and gives a player a higher chance of winning.

More than 3 scatters in any part of the display start the free spins round that can be retriggered. The player chooses the most likable character to play Wild in the bonus round, we called this feature as a Fateful Wild. Free Spins include increasing multiplier (from 2х to 7x) for all wins of the bonus round. Excalibur feature places additional Wilds on the spinning reels in the bonus round, but no one can predict whether it will appear or not. With a wave of the magic Excalibur Additional Wilds fall on the reels and contribute to increasing the player’s winnings.

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MGA hosts Zimbabwean Official Delegation

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The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA), gambling regulator of Malta, has received an official delegation of members of the Lotteries and Gaming Board and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The meeting was held at the behest of the Zimbabwean government, who are planning to regulate the gambling industry in the country. The delegation will study how the gambling industry is regulated in Malta.

The MGA delivered presentations and materials relating to the licensing and compliance processes, criminal probity assessments, utilisation of the risk-based approach, the design around the legal instruments, and anti-money laundering supervision. Discussions around these topics and exchange of best practices between both regulators ensued.

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FDJ Revenues Rise in 2019

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Française des Jeux (FDJ), the national lottery operator in France, witnessed a 9 per cent year-on-year increase in revenues, as its proceeds reached €1.96 billion in 2019, according to its full financial statement. Total wagers increased 9 per cent to €17.2 billion and EBITDA hiked 9 per cent to €346 million. However, the Net profit saw a 22 per cent decreased compared to last year.

FDJ Chairwoman and CEO Stéphane Pallez, said: “2019 will be remembered as a landmark year for Française des Jeux with the great success of its initial public offering to numerous institutional investors, individual shareholders, and Group employees. 2019 was also characterised by very strong growth in all our businesses, across all sales channels, both physical and digital, and the Group’s excellent operating and financial performances.

The financial statement has its projections for 2020: the French operator forecasts a revenue rise of 5 per cent and 5 per cent increase in stakes. EBITDA margin is expected to be maintained above the 20 per cent mark. These increases are projected due to a busy 2020 with the UEFA Euro 2020 and a new Euromillions format.

 

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