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GrooveGaming have selected a talented woman as their Technical Project Manager, Tal Gabriel, who is responsible for the technical projects of one of the biggest content platforms on planet earth.

Diversity and inclusion are major corporate priorities for GrooveGaming, especially as the company continues to expand internationally serving a wide range of clients and partners. To fulfill the company’s vision, it is vital to choose diverse talent with the current GrooveGaming workforce being approximately 70% women. Given the aggregator’s innovation profile, this is achieved and sustained by the combination of perspectives from a diverse workforce and good partners. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are a primary focus area for GrooveGaming’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.

GrooveGaming’s 6-Continents Strategy from the get-go was predicated on data empowerment and capacity-building as a transformational company that realised that by increasing local marketing capability while instilling better services, processes and disciplines centrally, would have significant appeal across the industry. Today, more-and-more international casino brands and content partners are looking to develop interesting ventures with the dynamic aggregator of choice, especially in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America.

As a company, GrooveGaming strives to unleash team potential and break records every day, encouraging team members to be bold and make important decisions. In this sense, Tal has a huge impact on the business, lending her problem-solving skills to the technical team to maximise technical performance at the aggregator which is attracting attention from outside the igaming community for the quality of its technology.

GrooveGaming continues to expand rapidly on the back of some of the most robust technology in the igaming industry, constantly developing functionality and improving user experience. GrooveGaming has been recognised as one of the ’10 Best Innovative Technology Solution Providers of 2020′ by IndustryEra, firmly demonstrating that the aggregator’s technology development is being acknowledged not only in the iGaming industry, but also from outside it.

While the working day has not changed enormously for the GrooveGaming development team, who are scattered in 3 major centres – Ukraine, Georgia and Israel; plus serving suppliers and clients around the world, so getting used to working remotely from home has presented some adjustments. The silence of home has led to improved productivity and Tal is coordinating internal and external communications on integrations and other projects, such as business intelligence and big-data projects for the Groove Gaming platform, with a lot of her time being spent in online meetings relaying essential information and keeping everyone in the loop.

Her motto is ‘to be a step before the others’, meaning to know what the next technical step is and then to coordinate it within the GrooveGaming ecosystem. Apart from coordinating integrations with suppliers and clients, managing timelines, allocating tasks and ensuring that every task is assigned across the 3 teams, checking the process and status of everything each hour, she is also planning infrastructural work on the platform that is focused on upgrades and improvements, particularly centred on user experience to make it better for clients and suppliers to work with and taking into account the end goal that the platform is easy to use and comfortable for all the stakeholders making use of it.

Platform development is strongly influenced by taking into account the constantly changing landscape of the iGaming space, and Tal deeply understands the system and the system structure, and it is this knowledge that helps power her team and deliver excellent internal and external service, with Tal being available 24/7 to troubleshoot any urgent requests.

All of this explains why GrooveGaming is the aggregator of choice for a host of big industry names including EveryMatrix, iGP, Digitain, GoBet, ProgressPlay, Hub88, QTech, Alea, Quickfire, Max Entertainment and BetConstruct, amongst others.

GrooveGaming’s powerful platform includes over 4000 casino games as well as a wealth of aggregated content ranging from slots, online casino and live casino, to poker and table games, that operators can access via easy integration to drive player engagement and revenue.

Tal Gabriel, GrooveGaming’s Technical Project Manager says: “We are always trying to be better, to be a step ahead of the market. GrooveGaming is a data company underpinned by big-data technologies, working at scale in the cloud and powered by artificial intelligence and machine-learning. The GrooveGaming development team has helped build significant competitive advantage from devising advanced algorithms, API development and state-of-the-art content management systems which put casino operators in total control of game offerings.”

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Entry into esports: Insurance group die Bayerische becomes new partner of Berlin International Gaming

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The German insurance group breaks new ground and expands its sponsorship commitments to the market of esports. At the beginning of the 2021 season, die Bayerische will start as the official insurance partner of Berlin International Gaming (BIG), one of the most successful esports organizations in Europe. As BIG’s League of Legends team’s main partner, the insurance group also backs the department that has an EU Masters championship and multiple trophies under their belt.

“We have been watching the triumphant advance of esports in Europe with great enthusiasm for some time now,” says Martin Gräfer, member of the Board of Management of the insurance group die Bayerische. “With our commitment to Berlin International Gaming, we are now taking the first step in this young, dynamic and rapidly growing environment. It gives us immense pleasure to do this side by side with one of the absolute big players of German esports clubs. We can’t wait to go on a title hunt together with BIG and the BIG Family.”

“As a club, we are very honored to be able to accompany such a traditional insurance company as a partner in esports for the first time,” says Daniel Finkler, CEO Berlin International Gaming. “The partnership is another milestone in our history and shows the relevance of the German esports market. We are looking forward to a long-term cooperation.”

Based in Berlin, Berlin International Gaming (known worldwide by the acronym BIG) is one of the most successful European esports organizations. Currently, the German club employs top teams and players in the titles League of Legends, CS:GO, Quake, StarCraft, Valorant and Trackmania. Since 2017, the club has been able to establish itself at the top of the world and celebrate numerous respectable successes in various disciplines. BIG’s partner portfolio includes OMEN (HP), Corsair, Red Bull, Betway, SkinBaron, Backforce (Interstuhl) and Volvic.

BIG’s League Of Legends Team secured a total of six championships in 2019, including three Premier Tour wins and one German championship. The highlight of the team is considered to be winning the European Masters Summer 2019 in Katowice, Poland. Since 2020, the team has been playing in the Prime League, the most prestigious League Of Legends division in the DACH region.

As the official insurance partner of Berlin International Gaming, the two partners will develop target group-oriented esports products and services in the future.
As part of the partnership, die Bayerische acquires an extensive main partner rights package in League Of Legends as well as additional rights in the renowned game titles “Trackmania” with racing driver Dennis “Massa” Lotze and “StarCraft 2” with Tobias “ShoWTimE” Sieber.

Die Bayerische and Berlin International Gaming focus on brand visibility and addressing target groups via digital channels in all rights packages. In this way, the insurance group aims to raise its profile among the young target group and create added value for the esports community.

Since 2016, die Bayerische has been the main sponsor of the traditional football club TSV 1860 München and thus has a prominent presence in traditional sports as an insurance partner. In addition, the insurance company also supports clubs and projects in popular sports and is involved in social partnerships. The two brand ambassadors Samuel Koch and multiple Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner, brand ambassador of the sustainable insurance and pension brand Pangaea Life, round off the company’s current sponsorship portfolio.

The insurance group die Bayerische was founded in 1858 and consists of the companies Bayerische Beamten Lebensversicherung a.G. (parent company), BL die Bayerische Lebensversicherung AG and the composite company BA die Bayerische Allgemeine Versicherung AG. The total premium income of the Group amounts to over 600 million euros. The Group is continuously increasing its equity capital and is well above the industry average. Investments of over 4.8 billion euros are managed. More than 12,000 personal advisors are available to Bayerische customers throughout Germany. In a recent comprehensive company analysis, the rating agency Assekurata again awarded Neue Bayerische Leben a quality rating of A+ (“very good”), attesting to the company’s financial strength, which is far above the industry average.

Berlin International Gaming, known worldwide under the acronym BIG, is one of the most successful European Esport organizations with headquarters in Berlin. The German club currently employs top teams and players in the titles League of Legends, CS:GO, Quake, StarCraft, Valorant and Trackmania. Since 2017, the club has established itself at the top of the world rankings and celebrated numerous respectable successes in various disciplines. The partner portfolio of BIG includes OMEN (HP), Corsair, Red Bull, Betway, SkinBaron, Backforce (Interstuhl) and Volvic.
In 2019, the German club was able to secure a total of six League Of Legends championships. In addition to the three Premier Tour wins, they also finished the last ESL Championship season in first place. The highlight of the League Of Legends team has been the championship title of the European Masters Summer 2019 in Katowice. Since the beginning of 2020, the German team is playing in the Prime League, the highest rated national league in League Of Legends.

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Things that Online Slots Players Should Look Out for in 2021

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A year can bring so much within a short time, as 2020 has shown everyone. As we usher in a new year, online casino players have great expectations for the coming year, and they wait with anticipation for recent, better trends to start rolling out.

These trends are expected to shape the 2021 betting industry better than they did the previous year. From payment options to how bettors play slot games online, there are numerous things players can expect from playing online slots in 2021.

For starters, you can expect to see more slot games introduced to online casinos. Slots are trendy among bettors, and every year, game developers are coming up with new, better games for them to sample. They are coming up with new themes every year. Some of the themes you can expect to see in 2021 include popular movies and TV shows, comics, mythology, and popular cultures.

Expect to see more of your favorite Marvel character in slot games as well as new protagonists. More slot developers will start remaking games into virtual reality, which will offer players life-like experiences. With such games, they will feel like they are interacting with the reels and characters one-on-one.

There will also be an increase in life-like 3D slot games that will feature realistically designed symbols. You can also expect a slight change in slots gameplay to make everything more captivating.

Upcoming Slot Titles in 2021

Numerous slot titles are waiting to be unleashed on online casinos. In January, Yggdrasil will release Frost Queen Jackpots, which will match the cold weather this winter. Fans of the frost queen character will have a field day playing the title. The storyline follows a beautiful blue-skinned lady who has white hair. She has evil intentions and magical powers emanating from her tiara. You will have to fight her to reach lucrative jackpots as you spin the snow and icicle-covered reels.

The same month, NetEnt is expected to release the Fruit Shop Megaways game. It is a fruit-themed title with extra details to create more realistic and exciting gameplay. Some of its symbols include lemons, cherries, oranges, and watermelons. These fruits are so realistic that they will leave you with a craving to have some.

Security will Evolve for New Slots

In 2021, online slots will come with top-notch security technologies aimed to protect bettors from hackers. The security will use artificial intelligence to spot any suspicious IP addresses, malicious files, and threats players might face.

Using artificial intelligence to strengthen security measures means detecting any issues within seconds and sending reports to security departments who immediately neutralize the threats. Bettors will, therefore, not be worried about sharing their personal and bank details with online casinos.

Playing More Slot Games on Mobile Devices

While mobile betting is not new in the online casino industry, more bettors will prefer playing slots on their mobile devices. More players own smartphones, and they view them as a great and convenient way to bet online.

With the pandemic that forced many people to remain indoors, more bettors realized that playing online slots on their mobile devices was safer and more comfortable. The trend is likely to continue in 2021, and players can expect to find more mobile-friendly slot games this year.

More Online Pokies for New Zealanders and Aussies

New Zealand and Australia are known for their love for slots, or pokies, as they fondly call them. For that reason, slot developers are designing games aimed for Kiwis and Aussies, with titles resonating with them. In 2021, these players can expect to enjoy more NZ online pokies options at online casinos. These pokies will come with better gameplay, more appealing graphics, and more significant rewards. They will also be from reputable game providers who don’t compromise on quality.

Games developers compete to design new mechanics, especially those with more significant rewards and high volatility. Kiwis and Aussies will now get more number of ways to win playing pokies. These games will come with better features, and they can expect some to feature progressive jackpots.

What is the Future of Online Slots?

In 2021, online slot players will enjoy numerous perks from both developers and betting platforms. Ranging from new title games to software and types of games, the fun is just kicking off. Emerging new online casinos will offer players more slot options accompanied by bigger bonuses and more exciting gameplay. Hit television series and movies will also continue to inspire game titles in 2021. Get started by playing your favorite slot title today.

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THE CASINO HIPÓDROMO DE PALERMO RENEWS ITS ENTERTAINMENT OFFER WITH ZITROS MULTIGAMES LINK KING AND LINK ME

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The Casino Hipódromo de Palermo, recognized for offering a wide range of entertainment at the forefront of technology, added to its slots room the recognized and most successful progressive multigames of the moment: Link King and Link Me, by Zitro.

“As a reference in the gaming industry in our country, at the Hipódromo de Palermo we constantly work to expand and diversify our entertainment offer. We like to innovate, and we seek to incorporate new products that renew and satisfy the experience we offer to our customers. The incorporation of Link King and Link Me arose with that objective: to renew the entertainment offer guaranteeing the technological vanguard in games and our public has received them with great enthusiasm”, said Carlos Casasa, Operations Manager of the Palermo Hippodrome.

Alejandra Burato, Zitro Sales Director for Latin America, commented: “Our objective at Zitro is to offer the best products to assist the operator in the recovery of the damaged to business caused by the pandemic. Link King and Link Me are highly contrasted products that represent a safe bet, since, where they have been installed, they have succeeded. I want to thank the Hipódromo de Palermo for giving us this great opportunity. ”

The Casino Hipódromo de Palermo provides the highest quality of service in its slots halls, implementing the approved Protocol and the measures provided by the authorities.

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