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Battle of Malta Online 2021 Schedule Unveiled; $25M Guaranteed Series Runs July 11-25 At GGPoker

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Series includes three flagship events, each guaranteeing at least €1M in prizes

GGPoker and Casino Malta by Olympic Casino today reveal the Battle of Malta Online 2021 festival schedule, which takes place from July 11 through July 25. At least $25,000,000 in cash prizes will be won during the series. 

This year’s Battle of Malta Online is headlined by three flagship events:

  • #2: Siege of Malta Bounty MILLION$ – €1,000,000 guaranteed – €105 buy-in – Sunday, July 11 [Final Stage] 
  • #10: MILLION$ European Cup – €1,000,000 guaranteed – €50 buy-in – Sunday, July 18 [Final Day]
  • #18: Main Event – €3,000,000 guaranteed – €550 buy-in – Sunday, July 25 [Day 2]

Each flagship event will award a special trophy to the outright winner in addition to the massive cash prize, while fifteen numbered series tournaments will each award a unique Battle of Malta Winner’s Ring on top of cash. 

Additionally, a Player of the Series leaderboard will award over €25,000 in Battle of Malta 2021 live packages to the top 20 players across the full series. The outright Player of the Series wins a package worth €3,165, which includes Battle of Malta main event and high roller tickets, while the top 10 packages include hotel accommodation. The eagerly-anticipated Battle of Malta will return to a live venue in Malta in October 2021.

“GGPoker is delighted to partner with Casino Malta once more to host a second year of Battle of Malta Online,” said John Scanlon, Director of Sponsorships & Live Events at GGPoker. “There’s at least $25,000,000 in cash to be won this year, with exclusive trophies, rings and a series leaderboard also!”

“It’s summertime in Malta, and things are heating up on and off the tables,” said Jaan Vaabel, Group Poker Manager, Olympic Entertainment Group. “This year’s Battle of Malta Online allows players to take aim at massive cash prizes for relatively modest buy-ins; with at least $25 million guaranteed there’ll be a lot of prizes to go around!”

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.

About Battle of Malta: The Battle of Malta has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2012 and is one of the most popular stand-alone live poker events in Europe. The award-winning festival has smashed records for eight years in a row. With 35 events on the schedule and more than 13,000 tournament entries overall, the Battle of Malta 2019 ran for seven days in the Eden Arena in St. Julian’s, Malta.

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Strive Gaming, the award-winning real money gaming platform provider for North America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Smith as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). With an illustrious career spanning over two decades in the gaming industry, Smith brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Strive.

Smith’s impressive career includes significant leadership roles at William Hill, Rank Group, Flutter Entertainment (owners of FanDuel) and Game Play Network. He has been instrumental in the technical development and growth of these businesses, each at varying levels of maturity and size.

At Rank Group, one of the UK’s leading land-based casino and bingo businesses, Smith oversaw the company-wide expansion of their Player Account Management (PAM) and Omni-Channel experience, demonstrating his ability to drive innovation and scalability within complex environments. This experience is extremely valid to tribal and commercial casinos alike who are figuring out how to create an ideal connection between land based and digital experiences.

With additional experience across Class III and Class II gaming, and a deep understanding of US regulatory and technical complexities, Smith brings a unique perspective to Strive Gaming. Known for his hands-on approach to technical leadership, Smith is committed to driving innovation and excellence within the organization.

“I’m thrilled to join the talented team at Strive Gaming,” said Smith. “Having worked with their PAM product from a customer perspective, I have firsthand experience of its quality and potential. I am confident that together, we can further evolve the company and achieve our vision of becoming the number one PAM provider in North America.”

Smith’s appointment underscores Strive Gaming’s commitment to fostering innovation and delivering cutting-edge solutions to its clients. His vast experience and proven track record make him an invaluable addition to the leadership team.

“We are delighted to welcome Ian Smith to Strive Gaming as our new CTO,” said Max Meltzer, CEO of Strive Gaming. “Ian has rare characteristics; exceptional hands-on skill, experience and yet a sense of calm, humility and above all a desire to help talent around him flourish. This coupled with his extensive industry experience in the gaming industry make him the right person to lead our technical initiatives and helping the business achieve its goals”

 

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Star Sports sponsors new trainer Brian Toomey’s yard

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Former jockey who was pronounced dead for six seconds after a fall in 2013 has embarked on a new training career with some high-profile owners 

Star Sports is the new sponsor of Brian Toomey’s yard in Buckinghamshire.

The 34-year-old, who was forced to retire as a jockey after a horrific fall at Perth in 2013 which almost claimed his life, has embarked on his first full season as a trainer, based at Bowstridge Farm in Chalfont St Giles.

After being granted his trainer’s licence in October, he has already secured some high-profile owners, including Amo Racing, Clipper Logistics, Jimmy Fyffe and Jeff Smith. Harry Redknapp provided him with his first winner when Wake Up Harry won at Kempton on 20th December.

Toomey joins leading jockey Harry Skelton and recently retired legendary rider Davy Russell in Star Sports’ stable of racing ambassadors. He will provide regular updates on the yard’s runners, his views on the biggest races and meetings during the Flat season, and video content looking back at his career as a jockey, his recovery from the fall and life as a new trainer.

“Becoming a trainer has been a dream for a long time,” said Toomey. “My story is an unusual one and I know how lucky I am to be here.

“I’m hugely grateful to all the owners who have supported me at such an early stage of my career, my landlord at Bowstridge Farm as it’s such a brilliant place to train and now to my new sponsors, Star Sports.

“I’m looking forward to telling my story as a new trainer and updating Star Sports’ customers on our runners, as well as my views on the big races and issues in the industry.”

Luke Tarr, Head of PR at Star Sports, said: “Brian’s story is truly inspirational. To achieve what he has, both in his recovery from such a serious head injury and in his determined pursuit of a trainer’s licence, shows exactly what he is made of, and we are delighted to sponsor the yard.

“He has already attracted some massive owners and we’re excited to produce some top-quality content with Brian at the beginning of what we’re sure will be a very successful training career.”

 

 

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SPIN INTO A WORLD OF MYSTERY AND FORTUNE WITH SPIN 2 RICHES™

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 Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: INSE) a leading B2B provider of gaming content, systems, and solutions is thrilled to announce its latest slot game, Spin 2 Riches™, now available the UK B3/LBO market. Offering players an unparalleled gaming experience filled with mystery symbols and Fortune Spins. Spin 2 Riches invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure where every spin brings the promise of untold riches.

In Spin 2 Riches, players can activate the Mystery symbol by playing at the max stake of £2. Watch in anticipation as the Mystery symbol appears, revealing a random symbol that could pave the way for even more significant wins. But the excitement doesn’t end there – prepare to be captivated by Fortune Spins. Land three Fortune Spin symbols on the centre win line to unlock Fortune Spins across four-reel sets, offering an alternative to the base game and presenting players with two thrilling options: 1 in 10 or 1 in 20 chances to win big.

Spin 2 Riches is now available in retail, ready to captive players with its immersive gameplay and thrilling awards.

Richard Terry, UK Market Product director said: “Spin 2 Riches is set to be a great addition to the ever-expanding B3 top Inspired titles. With its vibrant theme, exciting Mystery symbol mechanic and the addition of Inspired’s phenomenal resonantly branded Fortune Spins™, players are sure to enjoy an entertaining experience

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