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Jason McAteer Signs with LV BET as UK & Ireland Brand Ambassador


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LV BET has welcomed former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland football star Jason McAteer as a brand ambassador for the UK and Ireland markets.

McAteer, who appeared at the 1994 and 2002 FIFA World Cups for Ireland and won 52 caps for his country, will provide expert insight and match previews exclusively via LV BET’s channels, beginning with UEFA Euro 2020 and then throughout the 2021-22 season.

McAteer will also share experiences from his more than 400 career appearances at the likes of Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers and Sunderland with LV BET through a series of interviews that will be seen on the bookmaker’s blog and on social media.

Milestones include his memorable goal against the Netherlands that secured Ireland’s place at the 2002 World Cup as well as appearing for Liverpool in the 1996 FA Cup Final alongside the likes of Robbie Fowler, Steve McManaman and John Barnes during a four-year spell with the team he supported as a boy.

McAteer said: “This promises to be a thrilling summer of football, and I’m very much looking forward to linking up with LV BET during the Euros and giving my views on the great players on show and the fabulous matches we are anticipating. It’s an exciting time, with fans returning to stadiums, so I am thrilled to be sharing my thoughts on the game we all love ahead of the Euros and into the 2021-22 season.”

McAteer’s cooperation with LV BET as an ambassador will focus primarily on the operator’s social media channels and in association with its sponsorships. Fans of the former player, Ireland and his former clubs can look forward to a wide range of activations in the coming year.

LV BET operates across Europe with a number of sponsorships and sees this ambassador partnership with McAteer as part of its strategy to grow in both the UK and in Ireland especially.

Marcin Jablonski, CCO of LV BET explained: “Jason is a valuable addition to the LV BET team as a brand ambassador, bringing a wealth of expertise from a playing career that lasted more than 15 years. Having played at two World Cups and spent almost a decade in the Premier League, our followers can look forward to hearing his views on the Euros and throughout next season’s football, both domestic and international.

“Our customers will benefit from being able to engage with Jason’s match previews and opinions and interact with Jason during the partnership. Teaming up with Jason will enhance our credibility in the UK and Ireland market and increase brand awareness.”

LV BET boasts a sportsbook product with a wide range of pre-event and in-play markets to choose from as well as plenty of games for players to enjoy.

The operator is the official betting partner of England’s Vanarama National League, in a deal that is now into its second season. LV BET has previously sponsored the German national team in ice hockey and Kölner Haie, a team from the Deutsche Eishockey League. In Poland, the bookmaker is the main sponsor of Wisla Krakow and Slask Wroclaw, and previously sponsored the European Volleyball Championship – EuroVolley Poland 2017.

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Goat Gamez, the studio founded by Movie Games and Robert Lewandowski, announces the game Sports: Renovations

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Movie Games S.A., a games publisher listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange, has officially announced the game Sports: Renovations. The game is produced by Goat Gamez S.A., a company founded by Movie Games and Robert Lewandowski. The announcement will be accompanied by a trailer featuring Robert Lewandowski and a page on the Steam platform.

Sports: Renovations is a first-person simulator in which the player takes on the role of the person responsible for renovating deteriorating sports facilities and restoring them to their former glory. The player’s task is to raise the money needed to renovate a basketball court in their hometown by carrying out other renovation tasks.

The player will be responsible for the entire renovation process – from collecting and disposing of rubbish, to painting the walls, assembling the sports instruments and furnishing the interior. The player will learn how such facilities are built and will have the opportunity to assemble, for example, a boxing ring, a climbing wall or a turf, as well as paint the ice of a hockey stadium. For each completed task, the player will receive a ‘souvenir’, a kind of trophy, which they can place in a special room in their headquarters. The headquarters can also be upgraded. By unlocking new rooms, the player will gain new benefits or gain access to side missions.

– We are extremely proud of this project – says dr. Piotr Kubinski, CEO of Goat Gamez. – Each level has been thought out down to the smallest detail. There is a unique story associated with each sports facility, which the player, like a detective, puts together while renovating the building. Everything the player comes across during a mission, from the tattered posters on the walls to the flyers and letters scattered on a desk, is relevant to the game’s plot.

– We are delighted to have the support of Robert Lewandowski, Poland’s most famous footballer and co-founder of Goat Gamez. He has expressed his interest in Sports: Renovations and intends to personally promote the game – comments Piotr Gnyp, CMO of Movie Games.

The release of Sports: Renovations on PC is tentatively scheduled for 2023, but the final date will be influenced by production and marketing considerations

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SIS signs landmark 24/7 racing deal with BetConstruct

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SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has signed a deal to integrate its offering onto the platform of leading global provider BetConstruct, starting with its 24/7 Live Racing Content.

The landmark agreement brings high-quality racing content from around the world to BetConstruct’s extensive network, adding significant value for the provider’s operator partners. BetConstruct is a global award-winning technology and services provider for the online and land-based gaming industries and its platform boasts a vast network of global operators.

The deal represents an important step within the stated ambition of SIS to further develop relationships with leading platforms.

Following completion of the integration process, BetConstruct’s partners will gain access to 24/7 Live Racing Content that provides operators with profitable short-form content throughout the day. The content comprises an annual total of over 35,000 horse races and 38,000 greyhound events, taking place at over 170 racecourses across five continents. All racing content is supplied as an end-to-end solution including live streamed pictures, data, commentary, on-screen graphics with betting triggers along with an extensive range of markets and prices.

This delivery of profitable short-form content throughout the day offers a betting event every three minutes, with the BetConstruct agreement further boosting the ever-growing number of leading operators that benefit from SIS’ revenue-boosting services.

Andy Kelly, Commercial Manager (UK & Europe) at SIS, said: “We’ve been extremely open that SIS has a strategic goal of strengthening its partnerships with platforms and distributors. BetConstruct has an excellent global reach that allows for significantly more operators worldwide to have access to the best racing products on the market. It has also been a pleasure working with the BetConstruct team and I am looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”

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Kwalee Reaches One Billion Mobile Games Installs Milestone

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Kwalee, a leading global game developer and publisher, is ecstatic to announce that its mobile app games portfolio has reached the much-anticipated milestone of 1 billion installs. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Kwalee team, partners and the support of its loyal players. Kwalee games have been downloaded on every continent – even Antarctica.

Founded in 2011, Kwalee has become the leader of hypercasual mobile game development in the UK, and its success prompted the company to open studios in India, China, and Portugal. It has consistently delivered fun and innovative titles such as Draw it, Teacher Simulator, and Airport Security. Kwalee has over 45 chart-topping games, and with over 200 million installs last year alone, it has accelerated towards the 1 billion install milestone.

Kwalee CEO, David Darling CBE, says, “We’re elated to reach this milestone. As a founder of Kwalee and someone with a long history in the games industry, it’s incredibly rewarding to see us reach this level of success. I’ve always been passionate about creating games that bring joy and entertainment to people, and to have reached one billion installs is a clear indication that we’ve been able to achieve that goal.

We’ve always believed in the potential of mobile games as a medium to connect people from all walks of life. I’m incredibly proud of our team and their work to get us to this point, and I’m excited to still be playing Kwalee games when we hit 2 billion installs.”

First introduced in 2017, Creative Wednesdays was one of the defining innovations that enabled Kwalee to achieve this astronomical success. Team members in all parts of the business are given the freedom to pitch games and share in the profits if they become a success. Every week, in addition to hearing new pitches, the full Kwalee team gathers in person and remotely to share news, trends and play a new game together. This creative culture has helped Kwalee attract top talent, with the team reading tens of thousands of applications a month for its many remote and hybrid vacancies.

In addition to the success of games developed in-house, Kwalee has built a strong community of third-party game developers from around the world. Games such as Rocket Sky, Let’s Be Cops 3D and Build Your Vehicle were all developed by independent studios. They partnered with Kwalee to benefit from industry-leading marketing, monetisation, funding and development guidance from Kwalee’s expert hypercasual and casual teams. Developers are encouraged to sign up to Kwalee’s Publishing Portal to access free coaching and game testing.

Its strong marketing credentials and commitment to collaborate closely with talented game developers have made Kwalee the partner of choice for established and up-and-coming mobile game developers. Over a tenth of its billion installs have come from publishing external developers, with a success rate recognised by industry awards – Kwalee won Publisher of the Year at both the TIGA and Mobile Game Awards in 2022.

On this special occasion, Kwalee thanks its players, developers, and in-house teams who have driven this success. The company is thrilled to continue growing and expanding its community of players and is looking forward to many more years of successful mobile, PC and console game development.

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