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SAZKA Entertainment AG appoints Lord Sebastian Coe CH KBE to its board

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Four time Olympic medal winner, current President of World Athletics, and a global leader in the world of sport, Lord Sebastian Coe CH KBE is to join the board of Europe’s largest lottery operators, SAZKA Entertainment AG. Lord Coe’s appointment as the board´s first Independent Non-Executive Director took effect as of September 14, 2021.

Sebastian Coe entered the global stage via athletics in the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980, winning a gold medal in the 1,500m and a silver in the 800m, a feat he repeated in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

After retiring from competitive sport with twelve world records to his name in 1990, he became a Conservative MP and private secretary to William Hague, the then leader of the UK government opposition. In 2004, he became Chairman of London’s bid to host the 2012 Games. When the bid successfully won against Paris, Moscow, New York, and Madrid, he went on to Chair the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee. He has served as President of World Athletics since 2015, steering the sport on a world stage through the impact of Covid-19, including at a successful Tokyo Olympics. He was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee in 2020.

SAZKA Entertainment is a subsidiary of KKCG, the global investment group founded by Czech entrepreneur Karel Komárek. As chairman of SAZKA Entertainment’s board, Mr Komárek commented: “Lord Coe has been a colossal figure on the world stage of sport, politics and business through his long and distinguished career. We’re honoured to have him join our team as its first Independent Non-Executive Director. He brings tremendous additional strength to our international perspective as we strive to maximise the raising of funds for good causes in all of the markets we serve.”

Lord Sebastian Coe also commented on his appointment. “Over the years I’ve seen the tremendous benefit lottery funds have brought to grassroots and elite sport across the globe. I’m looking forward to joining a team with a proven track record of supporting sport at all levels in the countries where it operates. My role will be to ensure that we develop our support of sport further and ensure that SAZKA Entertainment is a powerful driving force behind grassroots and elite sport funding across Europe and beyond.”

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iSoftBet launches customisable Jackpot Tool to take brands to the next level

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iSoftBet has launched Jackpot Tool, its flagship, data-driven, customisable player engagement solution that operators can tailor and apply to over 8,000 games including 150 top-performing iSoftBet titles to elevate engagement campaigns and enhance the player experience.

iSoftBet recently carried out comprehensive qualitative market research, focused on real money player focus groups seeking opinions on how engagement tools fit into existing gameplay today, and how they enhance the user experience.

It concluded that two main areas should be highlighted by providers: the value of a customised offering and giving players a choice.

Jackpot Tool enables operators to stand out in a highly competitive market, reduce internal investment, set budget controls and analyse player data to monitor and optimise performance thanks to its comprehensive back office. Jackpot Tool gives operators unlimited flexibility, improving gaming experiences for visible results.

Using the tool iSoftBet customers can create and configure any type of jackpot for any customer requirement. This ranges from progressive, multi-level and VIP to promotional and time and/or event based as well as include a host of configurable triggers and settings including hot jackpots, player targeting, cross licensee and much more.

During phase one of launch iSoftBet’s Jackpot Tool has proven to significantly boost player engagement generating 35% more spins on games with the tool compared to games without, while it also saw a 350% uplift in bets and 150% increase in active players.

Andrew Bonnici, Chief Product Officer, iSoftBet, said: “Creating great games is no longer enough. Today’s players demand amazing experiences and our new customisable Jackpot Tool, alongside our suite of advanced player engagement solutions, significantly elevates and enhances operator offerings and the customer experience.

“With players’ behaviour in mind, we have created a series of easy to integrate, customised solutions that present both choice and added value, keeping the players engaged and providing them with the experiences they want.”

Jackpot Tool is one of many iSoftBet player engagement solutions that includes Tournaments, Achievements, Free Rounds and Real-Time Data solutions.

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Triple Cherry secures new slots partnership with 888

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Triple Cherry, the Spanish video slots provider, is delighted to announce a new partnership with 888, one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies, to launch its leading slot content on 888casino.

The partnership will see 888casino host a selection of Triple Cherry’s premium slots titles which have a diverse range of features, graphics and sounds, providing players with an enriching and exciting gaming experience. This includes fan favourites such as Mega Chef, Monsters Fear Bullets and Thunder Rock. This adds to 888casino’s existing portfolio of industry-leading games and content.

Juan Antonio, CEO of Triple Cherry, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with 888, one of the world’s leading online betting and gaming companies. Making our range of quality games available to 888casino customers is a major milestone for our business and will give us further momentum for expansion.

Talya Benyamini, VP B2C Casino at 888, commented: “We are excited to be partnering with Triple Cherry to strengthen our product offering for our casino customers. Triple Cherry’s exciting and dynamic slots titles will add to our existing portfolio of casino games, helping us to continue delivering on our commitment to offering an entertaining and varied gaming experience for players. We look forward to building on this partnership in thefuture.”

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Solverde.pt announces the launch of new games by Portuguese company Darwin

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Solverde.pt is a Portuguese online casino, based in Espinho, and the company highlights the new creations of the Portuguese company Darwin, from ‘Banca Francesa’, the classic Portuguese game of casinos, to the card game ‘Blackjack’.

SOLVERDE.PT, the Portuguese online casino, announces the launch of new games by Portuguese company Darwin, the casino games production studio.

The Portuguese company Darwin started producing games for SOLVERDE.PT in 2019 and distinguished itself by the innovation of its offer, namely: a realistic version of ‘Banca Francesa’, the classic Portuguese casino game; and six versions of the ‘Blackjack’ card game; as well as a series of slot machines aiming at product disruption.

“Darwin bets on the versatility, and at the same time, the simplicity of the game mechanisms. And the goal is always the same: to optimize the gaming systems so that, from any mobile device, the best experience is possible”, says Sílvia Meneses, Head of Casino da Solverde.pt.

Solverde.pt is the Portuguese online casino with more games available on a single platform: 1300 games. In 2021, the company decided to continue to diversify its entertainment offer, one of the keys to SOLVERDE.PT’s success, in a highly competitive market where creativity and innovation are differentiating factors. This year, the company released 359 new games, with 33 games added only last month. The inevitable highlight is slot machines, which remain the Portuguese’s favorite gaming modality – according to the latest data from the Gaming Regulation and Inspection Service (SRIJ), 76% of Portuguese who play online casino choose slot machines.

“It is with great pride that we reached the 1300 games mark, a growth that has been made alongside a number of studios such as Darwin, which has fully captured the interest of Portuguese players. The online casino is an increasingly competitive market in Portugal and we believe that while our offer stands out for its innovation, we will always be one step ahead”, concludes Américo Loureiro, Director of SOLVERDE.PT.

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