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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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Kindred Group Expands RG Commitment with Middlesbrough FC

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Kindred Group has agreed a community initiative with Middlesbrough FC to promote responsible gambling message to the club’s foundation and supporters.

Kindred Group is committed to promoting responsible gambling messaging via the front of shirt logo and any LED and digital advertising or marketing and their commitment to the community is expanding with this initiative.

Kindred Group has already donated their naming rights for the club’s third kit to MFC Foundation and that relationship will be further strengthened with the players wearing Foundation warm-up t-shirts for a further three games this season.

A percentage of advertising rights are being donated to the Foundation and there is an increased commitment to supporting community-based initiatives.

Kindred has also pledged to donate a percentage of their hospitality and merchandising rights to the club’s fans and this will be available via competitions and giveaways.

Boro head of commercial Lee Fryett said: “We’re delighted in agreeing this MOU. This will offer increased opportunities for both our Foundation and our fans and is also a commitment to responsible gambling messaging. The three key pillars of the MOU and are community, supporters, and marketing and Kindred Group have made a real commitment to show their support for this.”

Neil Banbury, General Manager of Kindred Group UK, said: “We are proud of this ground-breaking agreement reached with Middlesbrough Football Club. It is another example of our deep commitment to developing a new model for football club sponsorship.

“The agreement acts as a baseline for our collective work in ensuring our sponsorship benefits both the club and its communities. Kindred Group is leading the industry on this approach – and we are excited to see the partnership continue to develop in the coming months.”

Helena Bowman, Head of MFC Foundation, said: “We are delighted with the ongoing commitment from Kindred to our local community. At MFC Foundation we aim to make a difference by using the power of the football club badge to raise aspirations and positively change lives.

“Kindred’s dedication to supporting our community initiatives will help enhance the work of the Foundation and allow us to reach even more people through our programmes.”

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Catena Media strengthens strategic partnerships with Betway and other key commercial partners

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In a landmark collaboration, Catena Media and leading online gambling company Betway have agreed on a strategic partnership agreement covering their long-term global commercial relationship. Betway is one of the top industry operators working together with Catena Media on the basis of this new framework.

One of Catena Media’s main missions as a business is to build sound and successful strategic partnerships with its partners globally. In order to further strengthen such thriving partnerships, Catena Media and leading operator Betway have enhanced the contractual framework setting out the basis of their long-term strategic collaboration globally.

Paul Adkins, Marketing and Operations Director at Betway, said: “This is a very exciting global deal which will help us achieve our targets for growth in many important territories. “With their leading operation in this field Catena are the perfect partners. “Their strategic objectives are aligned with ours, making this deal beneficial for both businesses in such a fast-paced sector. “We look forward to building on this important relationship in the future.”

Gloria Cereda, Director of Commercial at Catena Media, said: “We believe that trust is a key aspect in any great relationship, and we are very happy to see that top operators like Betway are willing to build that trust together with us. This cements our already deep relationship with Betway globally to the benefit of both businesses. With our unrivalled network of market leading content sites we can provide operators with quality leads that deliver globally from the UK, to Europe, to the US and LATAM, combined with this kind of framework agreement it means local commercial deals can be done quickly and seamlessly to the benefit of all. We expect to sign more of these agreements in the future.”

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Zitro’s Link King is Now Being Played in Macedonia

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Zitro reports its entry into a new European market. This time around, the successful game Link King is the first Zitro game to hit North Macedonia. This is one more step in the ambitious growth plans, which Zitro is committed to accelerating, as the world moves past the pandemic.

The multigame Link King is satisfying both the operator and the players, as Soren Dano, General Director of Casino Apollonia has stated: “Our Casino is full of gaming options that no slot lover should miss, but Zitro’s Link King has been brought in to complete the Casino’s games offering, giving our clients an eye-catching spectacle of games, fun, joy, and excitement, thanks to its frequent prizes”.

For her part, Nadège Teyssedre, Zitro Sales Director for EMEA, comments: “We are very proud to have reached Macedonia, with a game like Link King that has surpassed the most established brands around the world. Being present at the Apollonia Casino is a new milestone for us. One more achievement in our expansion on the European continent. On behalf of Zitro, we want to convey our gratitude to the incredible team at Casino Apollonia for their trust in us”.

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