Connect with us
SOFTSWISS

Eastern Europe

Ukraine’s UPEA Unveils Five-year Strategy for Esports Development

Published

on

Ukraine’s UPEA Unveils Five-year Strategy for Esports Development
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

The Ukrainian Professional Esports Association (UPEA) has introduced its strategy of esports development in Ukraine for the next five years, as well as its structure and key objectives.

UPEA intends to raise funds, develop streaming studios, open an “esports ready” hotel, increase the number of international tournaments, attract investments, and more.

The Association plans to attract $100 million of investments, $42 million of which has already been made towards the purchase and development of the first “esports ready” hotel on the infrastructure base of the Dnipro Hotel. Another $20 million is planned to be invested into its reconstruction, according to a release.

“We want Ukraine to be among the world leaders, and today we have all chances to enter the TOP-5 countries with the most developed esports ecosystem,” Oleksandr Kokhanovskyy, Board Chairman for UPEA and Founder of Natus Vincere, said.

Eastern Europe

BGaming builds momentum in Romania with Skywind Group

Published

on

BGaming builds momentum in Romania with Skywind Group
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Popular iGaming content provider BGaming has penned one more Romanian content partnership with global supplier Skywind Group.

As part of the deal, the online casino provider is set to benefit from BGaming’s engaging and forward-thinking portfolio of BGaming’s games, including top performing titles of the year, such as Aztec Magic Bonanza, Wild Cash and Space XY.

The move follows BGaming’s acquisition of a Class II licence from the Romanian National Gambling Office and a subsequent successful partnership with Superbet and Maxbet earlier this year.

Founded in 2012, Skywind Group has enjoyed exponential growth over more than a decade, with its portfolio featuring more than 300 games. Live in more than 19 regulated markets, the provider has also integrated its content with more than 1,000 operators.

BGaming’s collaboration with Skywind Group will initially focus on Romania, with future plans to expand into Colombia with the premium content provider, highlighting the studio’s impressive growth trajectory.

Olga Levshina, CCO at BGaming, said: “We are proud to further our reach in Romania by partnering with Skywind Group, a supplier that shares our passion for providing the most creative content in the market.

“We look forward to further growth with Skywind, with plans to expand into Colombia, but for now we hope their Romanian players continue to enjoy our fun and engaging games.”

Alina Popa, Business Development Manager at Skywind, said: “We are delighted to be providing BGaming’s top-tier, certified games to our players in Romania.

“BGaming is known for its player-first ethos and we know that the content offering is developed specifically with player feedback in mind. For this reason, we anticipate a long and successful partnership.”

 

BGaming is a fast-growing iGaming content provider converting gambling into gaming. Thanks to an expert team and a player-driven approach, the studio creates innovative and engaging products featured on reputable platforms and 1,000+ online casinos worldwide. BGaming is the world’s first to support cryptocurrencies and offer Provably Fair games. Today the brand’s portfolio includes 100+ products with HD graphics and a clear user interface for every device. The studio is also known for its brand exclusives created in partnerships with leading operators in the industry.

 

Continue Reading

Affiliate Industry

Interview w/ Andre Machado, Head of Publishers Relations and Affiliation at Sportradar

Published

on

Interview w/ Andre Machado, Head of Publishers Relations and Affiliation at Sportradar
Reading Time: 4 minutes

 

Before taking the stage at EEGS’ upcoming Free Webinar, ‘The Relevance of Media Buying Activity in the Affiliate Space’, Sportradar’s Head of Publishers Relations and Affiliation, Andre Machado, sat down with EEGS for an exclusive interview. In this in-depth conversation, Andre shares his expertise on the importance of media buying, affiliate marketing, and navigating the complex compliance landscape. Get a sneak peek at his insights and expert advice before he shares his knowledge with attendees at the free webinar.

Can you share some key insights into the evolution of digital marketing within the iGaming industry over the past decade, and how it has influenced affiliate marketing strategies?

Operators are subsequently turning to automation technology to scale their campaigns and streamline their marketing processes. Automation has been the key and is being used within programmatic advertising technology to efficiently acquire new bettors at this critical time. Programmatic automates the buying of online advertising in realtime to serve highly targeted adverts to the most relevant audiences, which is highly efficient and limits ad wastage. In fact, our proprietary ads programmatic marketing service has enabled our global operator clients to increase click-through-rates by up to 60%, while increasing net gaming revenue by as much as 110%. We estimate that reducing the manual inputs in this process saves our clients up to two months’ worth of productivity annually.

Automation is similarly enhancing operators’ advertising performance across publisher sites, such as high-profile sports and media news websites, and for their sponsorships. By using data to understand fans’ most consumed online content, Sportradar’s Engagement Tool, the adtech we are using in our Affiliate Project, uses automation to display contextually relevant betting ads across both premium publishers and rights holders’ websites. The range of these adverts and the speed at which they are delivered increase click-through-rates by up to 2,2X which would be impossible to replicate manually. The affiliate space is following these macro trends and we are seeing a more sensible vision from the Operators to new ways of cooperation, and Media Buying is one of them.

 

With your extensive experience in digital marketing, what do you believe are the most critical factors for success in affiliate media buying specifically within the iGaming sector?

If operators can better understand their fans’ interests and browsing habits, they can more effectively target and engage them with personalised content. This is key to acquiring new customers, re-engaging existing players and building brand awareness. Marketing solutions that would enable them to fully understand where and how bettors were interacting with their brand. These customer insights power digital marketing technologies, which decide the most relevant bets to serve to players, on the right platform at the right time. This personalised approach engages fans more deeply, delivers greater conversions, customer loyalty and revenue growth, while limiting advertising waste and compensating the right partners/affiliates.

 

How do you see the role of data analytics shaping the future of affiliate marketing, and what tools or methodologies do you find most effective in optimizing media buying campaigns?

AI’s role cannot be understated, but it needs data to deliver marketing efficiency. Similarly, data is a resource that is only as useful as how effectively you use it. Therefore, the real game changer is when the two are combined. Operators possess deep pools of anonymised customer data, which offer valuable insights into fan behaviours and interests, such as previously bet-on teams or most frequented digital channels. AI algorithms within digital marketing technologies process this data to create personalised dynamic football adverts that can be delivered on fan-favourite channels. For instance, a FCPorto fan who regularly uses Instagram might receive dynamic ads containing the odds for their team’s next fixture across the platform’s story’s function. With this data readily available, the AI capabilities within marketing services allow operators to truly create highly targeted and customised fan experiences that achieve greater acquisition and brand awareness.

 

Given the dynamic regulatory landscape surrounding iGaming advertising, how do you advise affiliates to navigate compliance risks effectively while still maximizing their efforts?

By focusing on the content that fans care most about, AI-driven personalisation tools can drive efficiency and limit advertising waste, everything aligned with the current local regulation. This is essential at this moment, when operators must supply advertising creative for the hundreds of weekly matches played across football’s biggest competitions, as an example. While this was previously a protracted, manual process for creative teams, AI and automation technologies are powering Dynamic Creative Optimisation (DCO) solutions to address this operational challenge quickly and at scale. We use DCO in our industry-specific Dynamic Display solution to engineer an unlimited supply of personalised betting advertising creative, based on fan content preferences and the most popular pages on operators’ websites. The customised content within these creatives engages end users more deeply and improves click-through-rates, while automation saves valuable time and money to achieve more effective budget spend and higher ROI.

 

Given the ever-changing landscape of digital advertising, what emerging trends do you foresee shaping the future of affiliate media buying, and how should marketers adapt to stay ahead?

In the same way that football clubs allocate their transfer budgets effectively to deliver the best performance on the pitch, operators who execute efficient marketing strategies are most likely to succeed in the marketplace. By leveraging data and AI within the latest advertising technologies, operators can better understand their customers, find their audience quickly and serve them with the content that’s most relevant to them. As with player scouting, to find a hidden gem, you often need to search where others aren’t looking. Similarly, with betting customer acquisition it pays to have exclusive access to audiences. With our Engagement Tool, we work with a single operator in each geographic market to gain visibility on premium publishers in the region, while using our unique adtech to deliver automated, contextually relevant ads that subsequently delivers strong acquisition performance. This might be a trend, it would help to balance the competitiveness within the markets.

Continue Reading

Eastern Europe

TotalBet Joins Forces with Fast Track to Boost Player Engagement

Published

on

TotalBet Joins Forces with Fast Track to Boost Player Engagement
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Fast Track, a pioneer in customer engagement and CRM solutions for iGaming operators, is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with TotalBet, a leading brand in the online sports and casino industry. This collaboration marks a significant milestone for TotalBet as it aims to enhance its player engagement strategies and deliver unparalleled gaming experiences to its customers.

With a focus on providing innovative and personalised gaming experiences, TotalBet recognises the importance of leveraging advanced CRM solutions to optimise player engagement and retention. By joining forces with Fast Track, TotalBet aims to streamline its CRM operations and foster long-term player loyalty.

“We are excited to embark on this partnership with Fast Track,” said Gabriel Nita, Director of Operations at TotalBet. “Their expertise in CRM solutions and deep understanding of the iGaming industry align perfectly with our goals of delivering exceptional player experiences and driving sustainable growth.”

Fast Track’s cutting-edge CRM platform offers TotalBet the capabilities to orchestrate real-time campaigns, personalise player journeys, and efficiently manage player interactions across multiple channels. By leveraging Fast Track’s advanced technology and industry-leading expertise, TotalBet aims to establish itself as a market leader in player engagement and retention within the Romanian gaming market.

“We are delighted to collaborate with TotalBet and support their vision of elevating player engagement to new heights,” said Fast Track’s Simon Lidzen, CEO & Co-founder. “Our partnership signifies a shared commitment to innovation and excellence in the iGaming landscape. Together, we are poised to unlock new opportunities and drive mutual success.”

As TotalBet prepares to go live with its site operations in the coming months, the partnership with Fast Track underscores its dedication to delivering unparalleled gaming experiences and exceeding customer expectations. With a focus on innovation, agility, and customer-centricity, TotalBet and Fast Track are poised to redefine player engagement standards in the online gaming industry.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Alpha Affiliates
Advertisement

EveryMatrix

Advertisement

Launch your iGaming business swiftly and effortlessly with our comprehensive turnkey solutions

Trending (Top 7)

Get it on Google Play

EuropeanGaming.eu is a premier online platform that serves as a leading information hub for the gaming and gambling industry. This industry-centric media outlet reaches over 200,000 readers monthly, providing them with compelling content, the latest news, and deep-dive insights.

Offering comprehensive coverage on all aspects of the gaming sector, EuropeanGaming.eu includes online and land-based gaming, betting, esports, regulatory and compliance updates, and technological advancements. Regular features encompass daily news articles, press releases, exclusive interviews, and insightful event reports.

The platform also hosts industry-relevant virtual meetups and conferences, and provides detailed reports, making it a one-stop resource for anyone seeking information about operators, suppliers, regulators, and professional services in the European gaming market. The portal's primary goal is to keep its extensive reader base updated on the latest happenings, trends, and developments within the gaming and gambling sector, with an emphasis on the European market while also covering pertinent global news. It's an indispensable resource for gaming professionals, operators, and enthusiasts alike.

Contact us: [email protected]

Editorial / PR Submissions: [email protected]

Copyright © 2015 - 2024 - European Gaming is part of HIPTHER. Registered in Romania under Proshirt SRL, Company number: 2134306, EU VAT ID: RO21343605. Office address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania

We are constantly showing banners about important news regarding events and product launches. Please turn AdBlock off in order to see these areas.