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GGPoker & Battle Of Malta Unveil $30M Festival Schedule

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Battle of Malta 2020 hosted at GGPoker from November 1 through November 22

GGPoker and Casino Malta by Olympic Casino today reveal the full schedule for the Battle of Malta 2020 festival, which takes place on the global-facing poker network from November 1 through November 22. Over $30,000,000 in cash prizes will be won during the series.

Fifteen series tournaments will award a unique Battle of Malta Winner’s Ring in addition to cash prizes. The ring events are headlined by a $3 million-guaranteed Battle of Malta $550 Main Event, which features multiple Day 1 flights running from November 8. Other highlights include:

 

  • Battle of Malta Event #6: High Roller Championship $5,250 – $2,000,000 guaranteed

  • Battle of Malta Event #7: Siege of Malta $215 (multiple Day 1 flights) – $2,000,000 guaranteed

  • Battle of Malta Event #11: Mini Main Event $55 (multiple Day 1 flights) – $1,000,000 guaranteed

 

Satellite tournaments into Battle of Malta events run at GGPoker, with buy-ins starting from $0.55.

Additionally, a Player of the Series leaderboard will award over €50,000 in Battle of Malta 2021 live packages to the top 50 players across the full series. The Battle of Malta is planned to return to a live venue in Malta in October 2021.

“With over $30 million to play for, this year’s Battle of Malta will be just as attractive to poker players as previous year’s live festivals,” said John Scanlon, Director of Live Events & Sponsorships at GGPoker. “We hope that everyone who planned to play poker in Malta this year will be able to take part, and can’t wait to see who will be crowned this year’s Main Event champion!”

“Due to the current situation, Casino Malta was ecstatic to be able to find a solution for this year’s Battle of Malta by partnering with such a prestigious brand as GGPoker”, said Slawomir Switalski, General Manager of Casino Malta. “With the help of this grand festival, our tiny, beautiful island of Malta will be showcased to a broader audience all around the world and we will be excited to invite everyone to our next live event in October 2021.”

The much-anticipated festival was initially scheduled to return to Malta in live form but was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Designed for low- to mid-stakes poker players, the Battle of Malta is one of Europe’s biggest poker events and one synonymous with fun and the lighter side of the world’s favorite card game.

New GGPoker players are eligible to claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

For full details on Battle of Malta 2020, please visit: https://en.ggpoker.com/tournaments/battle-of-malta/

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Betway Announced As Premium Partner of VfB Stuttgart

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Leading global online bookmaker Betway, who are owned by Super Group, has signed an exclusive three-year deal with VfB Stuttgart, becoming the premium partner of ‘die weiß-roten’.

Based in southwest Germany, VfB Stuttgart is one of the country’s most successful clubs. Playing in the Mercedes-Benz Arena, the stadium for the five-time national champions will feature Betway’s branding on the LED screens and on cam carpets.

This flagship announcement will also see the bookmaker gain activation rights as part of the deal.

This partnership further highlights Betway’s ever-growing commitment to supporting the best sporting events around the world, adding to their enviable worldwide portfolio of sponsorships.

 

Anthony Werkman, Betway CEO said:

“VfB Stuttgart are one of Germany’s most successful football clubs and we’re very proud to become their premium partner on an initial three-year deal.“This agreement reflects our ambitions as a brand, as the Bundesliga is recognised around the world as one of the biggest football leagues. We’re delighted to have further association with it for Betway, a brand that is synonymous in the highest profile sports and teams around the globe.

“Stuttgart finished in the top half of the Bundesliga last season and we’re looking forward to working with the club as they strive for further success in Germany’s top flight.”

 

Maik Brodowski, Betway’s Head of Marketing for Germany said:

We’re really excited to be growing our relationship with VfB Stuttgart and are thrilled to become their exclusive premium partner.

“The team’s potential is there for all to see having finished in the top half of the Bundesliga last season following their promotion.

“We look forward to sharing the thrill and connecting with the loyal fanbase through various activations over the next few years.”

 

Thomas Hitzlsperger VfB Chairman of the Board of Management said:

“Our partnership has proven successful for both sides, even in a challenging time for soccer.

“We are therefore very pleased that betway is expanding its commitment to VfB and look forward to a long-term collaboration.”

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Simon Booth and Teddy Elias join as Technical Operations Managers with responsibilities split across regions to support the company’s global footprint

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Continent 8 Technologies is taking its technical expertise to the next level after onboarding two experience IT leaders, Simon Booth and Teddy Elias.

Both have been appointed as Technical Operations Managers with Simon looking after the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions while Teddy will cover the Americas.

Working directly with the Technical Operations Director, and managing a regional team of multidisciplined engineers, they are responsible for managing the Continent 8 network functions (backbone, edge, peering and corporate) as well as the company’s private and public cloud infrastructure.

Simon has experience across a range of complex IT roles over a distinguished 26-year career. He started in the finance sector and moved to iGaming eight years ago, with various roles at poker giant PokerStars. This includes Senior Architecture Specialist, Senior Manager of IT Projects and Head of Network Operations.

Teddy has a similar 23-years’ experience in IT, initially working for a range of companies in the shipping and banking sectors, including roles as Technical Consultant and IT Manager.

He joins Continent 8 from comScore and Inovvo where he was responsible for building infrastructure for telco operators including big data, advanced analytics AI and machine learning solutions.

Edward O’ConnorTechnical Operations Director at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “It’s fantastic  to welcome Simon and Teddy onboard and I’m confident that both will have a transformative effect on our team. They bring great leadership experience and technical expertise.

“Simon and Teddy will play a critical role in the daily operation of our company and the support of our growing customer base. I look forward to working closely with them as we continue to expand our global infrastructure and deliver market-leading manged connectivity, cloud and security services to the industry.”

Simon BoothTechnical Operations Manager at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “Continent 8 is a fast-growing business, delivering market-leading products and services to many of the biggest brands in iGaming. It is great to join this exciting and agile company and I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience with the team.”

Teddy EliasTechnical Operations Manager at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “I am thrilled to join a company that is so technically advanced and that can offer its partners the best solutions in the market. The US iGaming market is growing rapidly, so it’s a particularly exciting time to be on board and play a role in the businesses success.”

Continent 8 has grown significantly in the past 12 months, with a network now spanning over 70 connected locations across Europe, Asia and the Americas. As a result, the Continent 8 team has also expanded. The company now employs around 150 talented individuals across the globe.

View the current job openings here

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PRAGMATIC PLAY PROVIDES A WHOLESOME FARM ESCAPE IN CHICKEN DROP™

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Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry, heads in a new direction with the launch of its farm-inspired video slot, Chicken Drop.

The chickens have come home to roost in the provider’s new title, packed to the brim with progressive elements, bonus features and cartoon-style visuals overlayed by a banjo-ridden country soundtrack.

In the base game the Strawberry is the highest paying symbol, where landing a winning cluster of 37 or more will trigger a win up to 1000x the bet. Central to the action is the tumble feature that replaces winning clusters with new symbols, which can lead to repeat wins from single spins.

The Free Spins feature is triggered when four or more scatter symbols land, awarding players with up to 20 Free Games and the ability to retrigger the feature indefinitely.

When tumbles are completed, an egg, that can get to the size of 6×6, will drop onto the reels, increase multiplier up to 11x and interact with other symbols. In certain jurisdictions, it is also possible to head straight to the Free Spins mode with the Buy Feature option.

Chicken Drop™ is the latest title to developed by Pragmatic Play’s, following in the steps of recent hits Book of Vikings™, Empty the Bank™ and 5 Lions Megaways™, which reside amongst 200+ HTML5 titles in the provider’s award-winning slot collection

Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “Moving away from the Viking-inspired action of our previous release, we wanted to treat our players to a fun-filled farm retreat.

Chicken Drop™ provides players with a huge variety of progressive features and huge win potential, all contained within a wholesome environment that our players are bound to love.”

Pragmatic Play currently produces up to five new slot titles a month, while also delivering Live Casino and Bingo games as part of its multi-product portfolio, available through one single API.

For more information, please click here.

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