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Playson announces Rootz casino games supply deal

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Latest partnership further enhances slot supplier’s European presence

Casino software developer Playson has signed an agreement to provide its extensive suite of popular titles to platform provider Rootz and its casino brands.

As part of a direct integration onto the Rootz iGaming platform, Playson’s entire catalogue of slots including Divine Dragon: Hold and Win, Buffalo Power Megaways ™ and the hit title Solar Queen, will all be available via the provider’s leading site Wildz which was rolled out to critical acclaim in 2019, followed up by 2020 entrant, Caxino. Earlier this year Rootz bolstered its product offering further by unveiling the most recent addition to its portfolio, Wheelz, fronted by Hollywood legend David Hasselhoff.

Alongside the developer’s impressive suite of games, Rootz and its casino sites will gain access to a wide range of promotional tools, including Free Spins, Jackpots, and Network Tournaments, all proven to drive player engagement rates.

Rootz’s cutting-edge casino software platform, which powers its B2C brands, has helped the company enhance its reputation across Europe and will allow Playson to reach even more players in key markets.

Alex Ivshin, CEO of Playson, said: “Signing this content deal with Rootz is an exciting step for Playson as the global profile of our products continues to grow. “

“Wildz, Caxino and the newly launched brand Wheelz have all captured the imagination of players by offering a slick user experience packed with innovative features. It’s fantastic to see our range of games go live with these popular brands and we’re already looking to deliver even more new titles in the following months.”

COO, Tony Kjaldstrom at Rootz, said: “Ensuring our customers receive the best quality entertainment on the market is paramount here at Rootz, and we have been really impressed with the quality of Playson’s games.

“We’re delighted to have joined forces with such a well-respected slot provider and look forward to developing a long and successful business relationship.”

Wildz, Caxino and Wheelz is powered by Rootz Ltd and licensed by the MGA with licence number MGA/B2C/599/2018. Play responsibly. For help visit www.rgf.org.mt. Customers must be over 18 years old.

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Bacta to host Social Responsibility Exchange in November

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Bacta will host its annual Social Responsibility Exchange at the County Hall in London on Thursday 22nd November, the trade body announced today. The event will provide members with an opportunity to share best practice tactics and strategies around Social Responsibility.

The event will be introduced by Elizabeth Speech, chair of bacta’s Social Responsibility Committee. YGAM and GamCare will also be speaking at the event alongside Social Responsibility updates from the Gambling Commission.

Bacta Membership, SR and Compliance Manager Russell Edge said: “Our Social Responsibility Exchange will allow members to hear crucial updates on Social Responsibility from the likes of the Gambling Commission, YGAM and GamCare.

“The day-long event will also provide a structured forum for discussion around the tactics and strategies bacta members are employing across the country.

“Ultimately, we hope members leave the event knowing more about Social Responsibility and having exchanged their knowledge where they can.”

 

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Massive News for the Esports Industry with Potential Inclusion in the Commonwealth Games

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Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world and there’s no limit to how big it could become. It’s already breached a valuation of $1 billion, and it’s expected to grow to $13.05 billion by 2025.

One of the greatest indicators that competitive gaming is going mainstream is the fact that it has been recognised by the Commonwealth Games. Indeed, it is expected to be included when the event takes place in Victoria in 2026.

Test Run Has Already Taken Place

A few years ago, the thought of seeing Esports at the Commonwealth Games would have been laughable. Now, it is a realistic prospect. It was recently reported that a dry run of the Commonwealth Esports Championships was held in Birmingham, England, at the 2022 Commonwealth Games to see if this type of competitive action could be included as an official event in 2026. It went well and garnered positive feedback from the people involved.

The Victoria edition of the Commonwealth Games is set to take place in 2026, with 16 sports already confirmed. However, the organisers are hoping to add more to the schedule with Esports being strongly considered. Competitive gaming has proven to be a popular spectator sport, with more people tuning in to watch it every year. By 2026, there could be close to a billion people watching Esports, meaning that it would be a popular inclusion at a major event.

Esports has been referred to as the “new sporting frontier,” and it wouldn’t be surprising to see it gaining even more credibility in the next decade. Even the world’s biggest traditional sports had to start somewhere. Football and cricket are now well-established and loved the world over, and there’s nothing stopping Esports from following a similar trajectory.

How Will This Affect Related Industries?

With the Commonwealth Games set to take place in Australia next time, the country could be in a prime position to capitalise on the inclusion of Esports. Part of the success of competitive gaming up to this point has been thanks to related industries pushing it, along with big name companies striking sponsorship deals. Australian companies, therefore, will most certainly seek to capitalise in 2026.

The betting industry was built around traditional sports, and it is now a behemoth industry around the world. In Australia, online betting is so popular that there are countless sites vying for bettors’ attention. Indeed, there are so many to sift through that people turn to comparison sites that list the best ones based on their offers and ratings. Bettors simply scroll through and then click a link to be taken directly to a site.

Many of these online sportsbooks are already offering eSports betting, and the number of markets available is only set to rise in the future. When the Commonwealth Games rolls around, betting sites could benefit from special offers. They may also start to have a greater focus on Esports, thus drawing more attention to the competitive gaming industry.

Esports at the Commonwealth Games isn’t just huge news for the industry itself, but it’s a great move for related industries. Australian companies are set to benefit in 2026, with the betting industry being in a particularly strong position to take advantage.

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Nigma Galaxy female CS:GO Champions: New docu-series follows rise to becoming champions

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This Sunday 14th, Nigma Galaxy is set to release the first episode of their new docu-series, Jiggy Biggy Best: A CS:GO Story, which follows their hugely successful female CS:GO team and their journey to becoming champions at two major tournaments this year.

The first instalment of the series will be launching on Nigma Galaxy’s YouTube channel at 1pm CEST on Sunday. You can find more information below, in case the team’s story would be of interest to your editorial plan:

  • Fans will get a behind the scene glimpse into the female Nigma Galaxy CS:GO team preparing for two of the biggest tournaments of their careers – ESL Impact League Season 1 in Dallas to the stand-alone ESL Impact tournament in Valencia
  • The docu-series also offers an exclusive peek into the teams journey to the top – their training regime, team cohesion and a deeper dive into the world of female esports
  • Uncover the dedication and support Nigma Galaxy have placed on the competitive female esports scene, one of the fastest-growing sub-genres in the industry
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