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Esports Entertainment Group Strengthens Board with New Independent Director

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Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) (the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, today announced gambling industry veteran Warwick Bartlett was appointed to the Company’s Board as an independent director. Esports Entertainment Group CFO Dan Marks also appointed to the Company’s Board.

Warwick was chairman of the Association of British Bookmakers for 10 years, chairman of the Bookmakers Committee to the Levy Board for six years and held a seat on the Horserace betting Levy Board for the same period. Warwick is the CEO and owner of Global Betting & Gaming Consultants (GBGC), which has established itself as the most credible specialist international gambling consultancy in the world. GBGC has worked with, or supplied information to, over 600 clients, the majority of whom are “blue chip.” Projects have included market research/assessments, business/facility planning, product evaluations, design/operational reviews, the development/review of corporate strategies, license applications, regulation development for and on behalf of governments, IPOs, M&A and due diligence. Typically, clients include operators, monopolies/lotteries, suppliers, investment banks, the major consultancies, and governments.

“I am delighted to join Esports Entertainment Group’s Board as a non-executive director, and l look forward to working with Grant and his accomplished team,” commented Warwick. “There are some wonderful opportunities in esports gaming, such as the Company’s recent acquisition of Argyll Entertainment, which provides Esports Entertainment Group with immediate revenue and the foundation for accelerated growth.”

Global esports revenues are expected to grow 15.7% year-on-year to $1.1 billion in 2020, according to Newzoo, while the global esports betting market is forecast to reach $17.2 billion by year end according to data from Esports Insider.

“Warwick has been instrumental in several major developments in the gambling and iGaming space, and we’re excited to have him on the team,” said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “He’s a strong addition to the board as an independent director, and I believe his experience will resonate with the institutional investor community.”

“We have laid the foundation for long-term success with the world’s most transparent esports betting platform,” continued Johnson. “With a strong team, industry-leading partnerships, and significant competitive advantages, Esports Entertainment Group is well positioned for rapid growth in the months ahead.”

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Mr Green Secures iGaming License in Spain

Niji Narayan

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William Hill’s pan-European igaming subsidiary Mr Green has secured a license from Spain’s gambling regulator la Dirección General del Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ). The William Hill brand is already active in Spain’s online sports betting market, with Mr Green to be used to strengthen its casino offering in the country.

“This is an important milestone within our strategy,” William Hill International managing director and chief executive of Mr Green Patrick Jonker said.

“With the launch of Mr Green in Spain, we look forward to expanding our offer by expanding our already strong presence within sports betting, with one of the strongest casino brands in the industry,” he explained.

“With the combination of two industry leading brands, we look forward to deliver the best player experience within sports and gaming.”

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Push Gaming extends global reach with Ichiban partnership

George Miller

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Game designer’s full portfolio set to enhance new casino offering

B2B Gaming supplier Push Gaming has announced a partnership with Ichiban in a deal which sees the slot developer further extend its worldwide presence.

Having gone live in September, the deal gives Ichiban access to Push Gaming’s entire portfolio of hits, including Jammin’ Jars, Razor Shark and Mystery Museum.

Push Gaming has signed numerous strategic partnerships this year, and this latest agreement with Ichiban shows the supplier’s commitment to working with and supporting progressive, rising star casino brands from an early stage.

Fiona Hickey, Head of Sales at Push Gaming, said: “We’re always looking to work with exciting brands that can help us expand on our global footprint, while also placing our games in front of the largest audience possible.

“Ichiban and its upcoming brands may be new to the market, but the team behind it has significant expertise and a history of industry success, and we’re sure it will go on to become a market-leading casino, delighting players worldwide.”

Giuseppe Bellomo, CXO at Ichiban, added: “Push Gaming’s cutting-edge slot portfolio has continuously proven popular in diverse markets across the globe and we’re thrilled to offer our players access to a wealth of innovative games.

“We pride ourselves on delivering to our customers a unique gaming experience and we look forward to working with Push Gaming as we build upon our business relationship.”

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Habanero one of first to go live in newly regulated Germany

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Supplier launches with Löwen Play following social casino success

  Premium slots and table games provider Habanero has staked its claim in Germany as one of the first suppliers to go live under the jurisdiction’s newly regulated framework.

The provider’s immersive social casino offering has already proved popular in the country, having recently debuted earlier this year in partnership with Löwen Play GmbH.

Germany-based players can now also enjoy Habanero’s acclaimed real-money games catalogue, shortlisted for both SBC and EGR awards, which launched in the territory on October 15th, the day that its online gaming market formally opened.

The content developer’s German debut follows an impressive series of agreements it has signed with globally renowned operators such as Marathonbet and Bet365, as well as Southern European leaders including SuperSport and Lottomatica.

Arcangelo Lonoce, European Head of Business Development at Habanero, said: “Germany is set to become one of Europe’s most important markets in the coming years, so it’s fantastic that our hit games went live on the day its regulatory framework came into effect. 

“Our partnership with Löwen Play has been of strong mutual benefit, and we anticipate that the company will continue to go from strength to strength in Germany and beyond.” 

Tal Zamstein, Managing Director at Löwen Play’s Digital Unit, said: “Habanero’s world class portfolio has already been hugely successful with our social casino outlet, so we are thrilled to introduce players to its celebrated real-money catalogue.  

“Recent months have seen the studio further strengthen its position among Europe’s fastest-growing suppliers, and we have no doubt that it will continue to attract new audiences going forward.” 

 

 

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