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The SOFTSWISS Group Crosses the 1000 Employee Mark

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SOFTSWISS is proud to announce the expansion of its team to a total of over 1000 employees. The rapid growth and development of the company requires qualified professionals who can strengthen the brand’s position as a leader in iGaming. As a result, the SOFTSWISS family has doubled since the start of 2021.

The company’s growth is closely linked to several key events that took place in the past year. First of all it is worth mentioning that in 2021 SOFTSWISS expanded its geographical representation by opening new offices in Poland and Georgia. At the moment about 80% of all employees are from Belarus, but the company is actively recruiting professionals from other regions and encouraging diversity.

Belarus (Minsk) currently tops the list of countries from which the SOFTSWISS team works. It is followed in descending order by Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Georgia. SOFTSWISS employees can also be found working remotely from Austria, Bali, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Nigeria, Portugal, Serbia and Vietnam. 

The launch and promotion of new products also had a significant impact on the rapid growth of SOFTSWISS. Although the SOFTSWISS Sportsbook was launched in December 2020, active product promotion occurred throughout 2021. During this time, the Sportsbook platform team more than tripled in size. Also in 2021, SOFTSWISS unveiled the Jackpot Aggregator, a unique solution for organising and managing jackpot campaigns.

Managed Services was one of the fastest growing teams across the entire SOFTSWISS brand. Over the year, they grew by 60%: from 90 people in January to 150+ in December. These changes have had a positive impact on the quality of work, which is confirmed by the fact that Managed Services was shortlisted for the prestigious EGR award.

“This December SOFTSWISS passed an important milestone in its development. Back in January there were just over 500 of us – now we are celebrating the 1,000 people threshold. This figure brings together smart, bright, courageous people who share the principles of respect, freedom and equality both in work and in everyday life. We have come together to create the best iGaming products and achieve common goals. I am happy to be a part of this big team and I thank everyone at SOFTSWISS for their trust and work!” – commented Ivan Montik, Founder of SOFTSWISS.

 

About SOFTSWISS 

SOFTSWISS is an international tech brand supplying widely acclaimed, certified software solutions for managing iGaming operations. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences, providing one-stop-shop iGaming solutions. The company has a vast product portfolio, which includes an Online Casino Platform, Game Aggregator with thousands of casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, Sportsbook Platform and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013 SOFTSWISS was the first in the world to introduce a bitcoin-optimised online casino solution. The company has since been regarded as the leading technical expert when it comes to the use of cryptocurrencies in online gaming.

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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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