V1 Group Limited has announced that the Group’s business reorganisation has been completed. Its new Board members had undergone a smooth transition in early January.
Since initiating its business restructuring, the Group has been accomplishing one major milestone development after another. At the beginning of 2021, V1 Group’s Crazy Sports unit secured approval from authorities to establish in Hainan a sports tournament platform and reward points system, through which quiz games on major sports events are conducted and winners will receive reward points to be redeemed into goods and services to stimulate tourism consumption in Hainan. Crazy Sports later secured official authorization from Fédération International de Footballeurs Professionels (FIFPro) to launch a soccer E-sports mobile game “Ace Soccer” featuring renowned international star soccer players from 54 countries and leagues, and names and portraits of professional players, attracting reservations from more than 1 million users. With the IP official authorization for China Super League secured earlier, Crazy Sports leveraged edges from the sports tournament platform in Hainan and launched a “Dream Super League” game under the “Fantasy” football game community. These are populating into a collection of excellent sports games in football, basketball, tennis, bowling, motor racing, etc., contributing to nurturing of Crazy Sports’ leadership in feature sports IPs, core fan base and sports channel interconnectivity and global sports game development support system.
By end-January, Crazy Sports reached strategic cooperation with Lakala (Beijing) E-Billing Technology & Service Co., Ltd. (E-Billing). In the next three years, E-Billing will become a cooperation partner of Crazy Sports’ sports lottery sales business, accelerates landing of Crazy Sports’ new lottery retail business on brick-and-mortar retail points of sales, but also provides more convenient and intelligent lottery purchase services for the large lottery user base in China. Boosting Crazy Sport’s reach to more than tens of thousands of retail outlets, installation of sports lottery terminals will gather pace in convenience stores in different provinces and cities to offer lottery players more convenient access to the services.
In early February, Crazy Sports participated in the signing of the “two districts” under Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone and thereby becomes a key enterprise introduced to the science and culture integration project segment of the “two districts” (namely “Beijing Economic and Technological Development Zone National Service Industry Expansion and Opening Comprehensive Demonstration Zone” and “China (Beijing) Free Trade High-End Industrial Pilot Zone”). It is eligible for special financial support and green channel treatment for game version number registration from the Beijing Economic Development Zone’s technological innovation research, key equipment research and development, and high-end talent introduction. This accomplishment injects momentum into the further development of Crazy Sports’ businesses.
Crazy Sports has developed a sports community and lottery business ecosystem that comprises Crazy Red Insights APP and Crazy Sports APP online and that integrate streaming dataflows and data sources to constitute an online content entertainment platform spanning the three major areas of sports, games, and lottery, serving a base of more than 200 million users. For offline presence, on the foundation of traditional specialty retail outlets, Crazy Sports continues to expand its network of chain convenience stores bundling terminal installation in pursuit of asset-light operation. The goal is to reach more young lottery players and establish a closed-loop of online sports lottery and entertainment services.
The Group will continue to accelerate the establishment of its nationwide network of sports lottery retail outlets; strengthen its leading position in paid content; leverage its core platform edges to develop new online games; invest in technology and data capabilities; implement marketing strategies to increase the brand awareness of Crazy Sports; and cross-selling between online and offline sports community lottery e-commerce ecosystems to improve cash conversion. Combining with big data accumulation of the Group’s sports lottery entertainment community, Crazy Sports is set to secure a leading position in the trillion-yuan sports market in China, with robust profitability for 2021. It is set to become the most bullish stock in the Year of the Bull.
The renaming of the Group as Crazy Sports Group Limited is expected to be approved in a forthcoming shareholder meeting in May, setting a strong note for its businesses and profitability to escalate to the next level in the years of major international sports events in 2021 and 2022.
PAGCOR extends cash aid to kin of five fallen Bulacan rescuers
THE Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) on September 30, 2022 extended financial assistance worth P100,000 to each of the families of the five rescue workers in Malolos, Bulacan who perished recently in the line of duty at the height of Super Typhoon Karding.
PAGCOR provided the cash aid in recognition of the heroism of Narciso Calayag, Jr., Jerson Resurreccion, Marby Bartolome, George Agustin and Troy Justin Agustin. The victims drowned in floodwater when a wall collapsed on them while performing rescue duties last September 25, 2022.
Apart from providing financial assistance to the families of the five fallen rescue workers, the state-run gaming firm joined hands with the Bridges of Benevolent Initiative Foundation, Inc. (BBFI), the charitable arm of The Midori Clark Casino operated by BB International Leisure and Resort Development Corp. (BBI), in conducting relief operations for the typhoon victims in the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga.
The recipients in the towns of San Miguel and Sto. Nino, Pampanga received 400 and 150 food relief packs, respectively, while a total of 300 families in Hagonoy, Bulacan, were also provided relief items. Each relief pack contained rice, instant noodles, coffee, and canned goods.
As of September 30, 2022, PAGCOR and its licensees have distributed 4,700 relief packs in different areas in Luzon affected by the recent typhoon and are set to conduct more distributions in the upcoming days.
Japneet Singh Sethi, Country Manager, Khelraja wins the prestigious Rising Star Award at the 2nd Edition of The Business Leadership Awards
Owing to his contribution to the iGaming landscape in Asia, Japneet Singh Sethi, Country Manager, Khelraja has been awarded with the prestigious Rising Star Award in the Gaming category at the 2nd Edition of The Business Leadership Awards. The award ceremony was held on 29th September at Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai. Actress Udita Goswami was the celebrity guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the felicitation, Japneet Singh Sethi said, “It is always an honor to be recognized for your work. I was always focused towards building a thriving iGaming ecosystem for the vast community of iGaming enthusiasts and to be recognized for my efforts in this respect is a great boost to the entire industry. I have always wanted to contribute to my country’s economy and I think iGaming is one of the ways I can give back to the nation. I would also want to congratulate all the other nominees and winners who are working towards the development of their respective sectors”.
Khelraja is Asia’s renowned real-money gaming brand that offers sports betting, casino and esports among other categories. Japneet has been instrumental in expanding the brand’s reach in Asia.
Also, speaking on the occasion Ankit Joshi, Founder & CEO, Feather Touch Business Solutions said, “The Business Leadership Award is initiated with the objective of felicitating the innovative businesses who are ensuring that the world becomes a better place with their efforts for growth of the community and society. It is always an honor to meet the entrepreneurs who are helping the country grow through their vision.”
The event witnessed over 120 attendees. Some of the popular categories in which the awards were given included Brand Marketing, CSR, Real Estate, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Startups, Innovation and Strategy, Healthcare and Information Technology.
“MPL launches India’s first multi-game Loss Protection initiative for a risk-free gaming experience”
MPL, one of the world’s largest mobile and skill gaming platforms, has announced India’s first ever multi-game Loss Protection policy that is aimed at safeguarding the interest of the players. With this policy, gamers can claim a refund of up to 100% of the net loss that they may have incurred after playing 10 gameplay sessions with specified thresholds. This initiative is a great step in enabling users to play some of the most popular titles on the platform while keeping their financial security in mind. The loss protection initiative will be available for activation during MPL’s marquee gaming festival, Diwali Lakhpati Party, and will help users enjoy a great gaming experience during the festive season.
This first of its kind initiative in the gaming industry is aligned with MPL’s player-first approach that shows the company’s commitment towards offering a safe and secure gaming experience. This will also enable the players to concentrate on the gameplay without having to worry about the probability of losing money.
Through this program, once a user activates this policy, they can avail the option of claiming a refund of their net loss, if incurred, after 10 gameplay sessions. The policy covers select titles which are some of the top games like Poker, Ludo, Fantasy, Carrom, Block Puzzle, etc. The procedure for activating the insurance entails a successful KYC verification and the amount is directly refunded to the users’ MPL wallet. Gamers need to submit their claims on the app to avail the offer.
Commenting on the launch, Namratha Swamy, Country Head – India, MPL, said, “At MPL, we are committed to offering best-in-class gaming experience to our users always. We feel the Loss Protection policy is a great initiative that can foster safe and risk-free gameplay and is aligned with our player- first approach. With this, we hope our users can enjoy a great festive season and play their favorite games on the platform without having to worry about losing money”.
The MPL Diwali Lakhpati Party, which will run from today until October 31, presents many opportunities for players to try their hand at skill gaming and claim grand cash rewards. The marquee gaming gala, with a total value of Rs 40 crore, will see more than six million gamers with 10,000 users expected to win every hour.
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