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Entain Foundation Appoints Ed Davis as Independent Chair and Franziska van Almsick as Ambassador

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Entain has announced the appointments of Ed Davis and Franziska van Almsick to the Group’s charitable trust, the Entain Foundation. Ed Davis becomes the Independent Chair while Franziska van Almsick has taken an ambassadorial role in Germany.

Lt Gen Davis brings a wealth of international and charitable experience to the Foundation. He most recently served as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar, a position he held from 2016 to 2020. Franziska van Almsick, who will act as an Ambassador for the Entain Foundation, is a ten-time Olympic medallist and former world and European champion swimmer.

Lt Gen Davis said: “I am delighted to have been asked to become the first Chair of the Entain Foundation. This great initiative clearly demonstrates Entain’s commitment to making a positive contribution to wider society by investing in the future of its customers, colleagues and communities. I am excited at the opportunity to help shape this journey.”

Franziska van Almsick said: “This is a great opportunity to play a role in supporting the work of the Entain Foundation. I have been impressed with the passion and commitment of Entain’s team in using their position to invest back in to grass roots sport and the wider community.”

Entain CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen said: “We are honoured to welcome Ed and Franziska to the Entain Foundation. The appointment of such high calibre individuals is a mark of our ambitions for the Foundation’s future. Collectively they bring incredible leadership and organisational skills as well as huge experience in the charitable sector and sporting world.”

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Microgaming Signs Exclusive Supply Deal with GONG Gaming Technologies

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Microgaming has signed an exclusive supply deal with game development studio GONG Gaming Technologies.

Launched in 2020 by a team of passionate industry veterans with more than two decades’ experience in the gaming industry, GONG is devoted to the creation of sensational, premium entertainment products.

Prior to this agreement, GONG had previously collaborated with Microgaming on the creation of two new games, the swashbuckling Pirate’s Quest and the gloriously ghoulish Skulls Heap.

GONG’s first exclusive release under the new deal, Inferno Gladiator, is available via Microgaming’s leading online gaming platform. Set in a fiery colosseum, this high-volatility Roman-themed slot comes packed with free spins and sticky wilds.

“We at GONG are honoured and excited to collaborate with Microgaming! Our main goal is to create high-quality, entertaining and engaging games, and we’re constantly looking to improve and innovate. We were really pleased with the feedback we received for our two recent Microgaming releases, Pirate’s Quest and Skulls Heap, and we can’t wait to take our future content to the next level alongside Microgaming,” Dima Farbman, Co-Founder and CEO at GONG Gaming Technologies, said.

“It’s great to see a new studio bringing multiple games to the market so quickly, and we’re thrilled to welcome GONG to our platform. With a maths-first logic, and some great creations to their name already, GONG are actively pursuing innovative content. We believe they have the potential to deliver even more sophisticated gaming technology, wrapped up with strong artwork, into the future,” Andrew Booth, Director of Games at Microgaming, said.

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Betsoft Gaming Goes Live on Paf.es

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Betsoft Gaming has extended its ongoing collaboration with the government-owned Finnish gaming company Paf to the Spanish market. The renowned content provider’s award-winning portfolio is now accessible on Paf’s Spanish platform.

“Paf is a trustworthy operator with a substantial customer base. We look forward to growing our business relationship together. The Spanish market is important to Betsoft, hence our commitment to translation and localisation of our games. We are delighted to see our portfolio going live on Paf.es,” Anna Mackney, Sales Executive at Betsoft Gaming, said.

“Paf is all about giving our clients great entertainment and promoting socially aware and responsible gaming. The games we showcase must reflect this, as our clients trust us to provide both quality and integrity. Partnering with companies like Betsoft is part of our commitment to ensuring this. We are very happy to launch their leading, certified titles across our Spanish platform,” Eric Castro, Head of Content and Casino Games at Paf, said.

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888 Establishes New ESG Board Committee

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888 Holdings has established a new Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee of the Board, effective immediately.

The Committee will be chaired by Non-executive Chairman Jon Mendelsohn. Senior Independent Director Anne de Kerckhove and Non-executive Director Mark Summerfield will also be members of the Committee.

The Committee will provide Board-level oversight of 888’s ESG strategy, targets and progress against key performance indicators.

“As a Board, we are committed to ensuring that issues such as safer gambling, the climate change agenda, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement are consistently incorporated into the Group’s strategy and decision making. The creation of this Committee demonstrates 888’s firm commitment to continuous ESG improvements and ensuring sustainable and ethical best practice across the Group’s activities,” Jon Mendelsohn, Chairman of 888 and Chairman of the ESG Committee, said.

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