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ECA Approves New Board Structure, Welcomes New Member and Issues New Responsible Gambling Certificates

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The European Casino Association (ECA) has approved a new structure for the board and welcomed its new member, the Czech Casino Association. Furthermore, three more certificates for Responsible Gambling have been released.

In its General Assembly, held on February 4, 2020, ECA approved a new structure for its Board of Directors that will stay in place until the next general elections in February 2021. The decision was taken following Tracy Damestani’s and Dietmar Hoscher’s resignations, and unanimously approved by the Assembly. Bettina Glatz-Kremsner from Casinos Austria and Jari Heino from Veikkaus are the new board members, respectively representing Austria and Finland. Furthermore, Pascal Camia from Société des Bains de Mer – Monte Carlo was approved as new Vice Chairman of the ECA.

Another highlight of the ECA General Assembly was the approval of membership application of the Czech Casino Association after passing the strict membership requirements and signing up to the association’s code of conduct.

Moreover, the ECA released three new certifications according to the ECA Responsible Gambling Framework to Casino Société de Bains de Mer – Monte Carlo, Westdeutsche Spielbanken and Merkur Spielbanken Sachsen-Anhalt, while Grand Casino Beograd renewed the certificate. The Framework is of utmost importance to set an industry standard for the effective management of Responsible Gambling.

“Our partner Clarion Gaming has once again organised a very interesting and innovative trade show for the gaming industry, ICE 2020 in London. By tradition, the ECA’s General Assembly takes place during this important event. A busy and successful week for has just ended. The new board, approved by the Assembly, is now ready to work hard to promote the interests of our members and strengthen the voice of the European licensed land-based casino industry. We welcome our new member, the Czech Casino Association, which confirms the relevance of the ECA internationally. We are also delighted that our members commit to the responsible gambling framework, indicating a general willingness to multiply efforts in this direction. We now look forward to working together this year and strengthening the land-based casino industry even further,” Per Jaldung, Chairman of ECA, said.

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Wazdan Signs New Partnership with Global Platform Provider, Digitain

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Innovative slots producer, Wazdan, is thrilled to announce their new partnership with global sportsbook and platform provider, Digitain.

A leading solutions provider for the sportsbook and casino sectors, Digitain offers a best-in-class, multi-channel, turn-key solution.

Its white label Digitain Gaming Platform allows operators to plug-in sportsbook, casino, live dealer and virtual sports modules, and also includes an integrated payment gateway, bonus engine, CRM system and dedicated customer support.

Digitain’s casino solution offers operators access to more than 3,000 games from premium casino suppliers, including Wazdan’s portfolio of more than 120 HTML5 games.

Its sportsbook product also covers 65 sports, adding up to 7,500 leagues and 3,000 betting markets, as well as offering odds on 35,000 live events every month. In addition, Digitain also operates as a B2C operator, TotoGaming, where Wazdan games will be available to players.

Primarily focused on the regulated European market, Digitain shares the same ambition as Wazdan to expand their geographical footprint into the Americas and Asia.

Wazdan is a cutting-edge iGaming producer with more than a decade of experience designing and developing tech-rich, visually captivating slot games for casinos, software providers and other partners. Their portfolio of HTML5 slot games are each crafted with the Unique Wazdan Features that make Wazdan games unlike any other.

“Digitain is thoroughly excited to partner with Wazdan to offer their first-class HTML5 slot games to our operators and players via our Digitain Gaming Platform. Sharing many of our values and goals, we expect a fruitful partnership for many years to come,” says Lilit Azatyan, Head of B2B Marketing at Digitain.

“The team at Wazdan are joyous to include Digitain as a partner where we can offer their players and operators our unique titles, while reaching for mutual goals to expand our footprints across the globe. We have a great deal of respect for the services and solutions offered by Digitain and look forward to being part of that offering,” says Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

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Push Gaming launches with William Hill

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Push Gaming has joined forces with leading operator William Hill to make its popular slots portfolio available to players.

Favourite titles such as Jammin’ JarsThe Shadow Order and Razor Shark will be integrated via Push Gaming’s own platform, with its full range of games, including new releases, to follow in the coming weeks.

The latest deal cements Push Gaming’s rise from emerging star to online slot power-player over the past two years and follows a string of chart-topping game launches.

James Marshall, CEO of Push Gaming, said“William Hill is a titan of the industry and we are delighted to be supplying them with a selection of our games. The first batch includes some of our most popular ones, and we look forward to adding more titles over the coming months.

“Our products have proven to be hugely popular with players all over the world and we believe they will be a big hit with William Hill’s player base too.”

With a wealth of specialist games, platform feature innovations and in-game mechanics set to hit the market during 2020, Push Gaming has ambitious plans in the coming months following its acquisition of Game Server Integrations (GSI).

Designed to provide an immersive and engaging mobile experience, its catalogue can be played seamlessly across all devices and operating systems as well as on desktop.

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ORYX Gaming joins forces with SBTech

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ORYX Gaming, a Bragg Gaming Group company, has signed a deal to supply its wide-ranging portfolio of casino content and marketing tools to premium platform provider SBTech.

The agreement follows several high-profile operator deals and will see ORYX’s entire RGS portfolio of casino and slot content made available to SBTech’s platform partners.

The direct integration into SBTech’s iGaming platform will allow its platform partners quick and easy access to a library of over 250 games available via ORYX RGS, including ORYX’s proprietary content and games from partnered studios such as Gamomat, Kalamba, Golden Hero and Givme Games.

Gamomat Games offers over 100 titles exclusive to ORYX with features including unique side-game jackpots that have proven to be extremely popular with players. Golden Hero is the only real pachislot content provider in the iGaming market worldwide and ORYX holds the exclusive distribution deal for its content in Europe. SBTech partners will also have access to Kalamba’s content which offers advanced game mechanics and features that improve KPIs, increase acquisition, retention, monetisation and player engagement.

SBTech has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, and powers some of the fastest growing and best performing operators in Europe; including Virgin Bet and Mansionbet, which will soon be able to benefit from a variety of unique and localised content as well as advanced marketing tools such as promotions, leaderboards, tournaments and jackpots through a single seamless integration.

ORYX is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN) and is compliant, certified or approved in 14 other major jurisdictions.

Matevz Mazij, Managing Director of ORYX Gaming, said: “We’re thrilled to announce yet another partnership in what has been a very successful period for us in terms of growing our partner network of top operators and successful integration with Tier 1 platform providers. SBTech powers some fantastic betting and casino brands in many regulated jurisdictions which will give us access to a new and wide-reaching player base.”

Letizia Angelo, Commercial Partnerships Director at SBTech, added: “We are delighted to add ORYX’s content to our award-winning iGaming platform further expanding our casino content mix for our partners. SBTech is committed to driving partner revenues in all verticals and by adding ORYX’s extensive range of gaming content we will continue to do so in these challenging times.”

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