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FSB enters partnership with Hungarian State Lottery backed SZRT Slovakia

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Award-winning technology provider to power SZRT Slovakia’s new online sportsbook in multi-year deal.

Global B2B sports betting & iGaming service provider FSB has secured a significant European partnership by becoming the sportsbook technology provider for the Hungarian State Lottery backed SZRT Slovakia.

In an exclusive multi-year agreement, FSB will power SZRT Slovakia’s newly-launched sportsbook, www.betRing.sk.

Working closely with their new partner, FSB has developed, built and launched a new innovative, feature-rich sportsbook that brings together localised content, dedicated mobile apps, loyalty and gamification programmes and player forums. The multi-award winning supplier will also provide the full PAM tech stack coupled with comprehensive trading and risk management services.

Backed and selected by the Hungarian State Lottery to support the WLA members first international gaming operation, FSB believes it can deliver a leading product and service offering to global State Lotteries looking to enter new verticals and markets.

Dave McDowell, Chief Executive Officer at FSB, said: “We’re delighted to team up with SZRT Slovakia  in this exciting multi-year agreement to become their trusted technology partner. Winning the highly competitive, multi-vendor tender process for this opportunity is a great testament to our agile tech and growing industry profile.

“It has been extremely gratifying to see the talented and highly motivated Slovakian and FSB teams work together. This collaboration has enabled SZRT Slovakia to curate an outstanding feature-rich sports betting experience for the Slovakian market via it’s betRing brand.

Ian FreemanChief Revenue Officer at FSB, said: “We are honoured to be working with the Hungarian and Slovakian teams. This exciting partnership is another step on our journey to becoming the industry’s leading tier one service provider in the  B2B sports betting and iGaming segment.

Miroslav BaranecChief Executive Officer at SZRT Slovakia, said: “FSB was the standout contender during our tender process, and we are delighted to have agreed this partnership for our new sportsbook, betRing.

“FSB has delivered a leading sportsbook experience incorporating in-depth localised features and content like Floorball, Esports and the ongoing Winter Olympics. We’re confident this comprehensive offering will help us recruit, retain, engage and entertain customers in this competitive marketplace.”

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ComeOn Group launches in-house developed casino API with Apparat Gaming as first onboarded games provider

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Leading iGaming operator ComeOn Group announced the launch of their in-house developed casino API. The group announced German based Apparat Gaming to be the first games provider to benefit from its new API approach, giving ComeOn’s customers access to a portfolio filled with a wide range of exciting games. The agreement with Apparat Gaming marks an exciting business relationship as both entities have the German market as one of their core focuses for the upcoming years. The games are currently available for the German market with a plan to expand into other markets in the near future.

The new casino API is based on cutting edge, seamless technology that will enable ComeOn’s content partners to quickly integrate and benefit from instant distribution across all its jurisdictions and brands. This is part of ComeOn’s continuous focus on product quality to deliver a top of the line entertainment experience to its customer base.

Cristiano Blanco, Chief Product Officer at ComeOn Group, said: “We are very pleased to see Apparat Gaming using our innovative integration technology to provide their exciting games portfolio to all our jurisdictions and brands. This integration was completed within a matter of a few weeks, showing ComeOn’s technical integration power and the level of experience Apparat Gaming has”

Martin Frindt, Co-founder responsible for the partnerships at Apparat Gaming, said: “It is a great honour that ComeOn has chosen Apparat Gaming for their first API integration. Based on this confidence in our capabilities as well as our upcoming games portfolio, we look forward to a great partnership.”

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Gauselmann Group Granted Licence for Virtual Slots in Germany

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The Gauselmann Group is one of the first providers to be granted a licence to operate virtual slot-machine games in Germany. Since the beginning of August, the Eastern Westphalian company has been authorised to offer its popular and successful slot-machine games online in Germany under the domain www.merkur-spiel.de and thus legally provide first-class gaming fun on the worldwide web.

The Gauselmann Group filed the application for permission to offer virtual slot-machine games with the Saxony-Anhalt State Administration Office back in July 2021.

“We have been waiting in the wings for some time with our range of virtual slot-machine games under the ‘Merkur Spiel’ brand. So we are all the more enthusiastic that we can now offer our online players the chance to enjoy the same Merkur classics that have been played millions of times at our bricks-and-mortar venues. This approval is an important and big step for us towards becoming the best omnichannel provider in the whole of Europe,” said Markus Ettlin, Management Spokesperson of Merkur Sportwetten GmbH.

The development of games content for both the land-based and online segments has been one of the core competencies of the Gauselmann Group for many years. At a total of 13 locations worldwide, gaming specialists develop highly innovative games and game systems based on current market and customer trends, thus always striking the right cord with gaming enthusiasts. While international gaming has long been at home in the digital world, now the German online gaming market is also able to benefit from the innovative games developments of the Gauselmann Group.

The offering of virtual slot-machine games on the Internet complies with the legal requirements set out in the State Treaty on Gambling. The licence certifies that the family-run corporate group fully complies with the regulatory and statutory requirements governing the operation of virtual slot-machine games.

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German games industry has published its annual report for 2022

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What are the trends in the German games market? How many people are employed in the development and publishing of computer and video games in Germany? And how have the conditions for game development changed here in Germany? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in the ‘Annual report of the German games industry 2022’ that was published today by game – the German Games Industry Association. Over nearly 60 pages, the annual report delivers a comprehensive overview that extends from video game players in Germany to market developments through to regional support measures and fundings. Various German games industry institutions have been given their own chapters, including devcom, the esports player foundation, the Foundation for Digital Games Culture (Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur) and the Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK), as have gamescom and the German Computer Games Awards (Deutscher Computerspielpreis). As a result, the ‘Annual report of the German games industry 2022’ succeeds in providing an in-depth look at the latest developments in Germany as a games location.

The annual report of the German games industry is published in German and English and is available free of charge on the game website.

 

game – the German Games Industry Association

We are the association of the German games industry. Our members include developers, publishers and many other games industry actors such as esports event organisers, educational establishments and service providers. As a joint organiser of gamescom, we are responsible for the world’s biggest event for computer and video games. We are an expert partner for media and for political and social institutions, and answer questions relating to market development, games culture and media literacy. Our mission is to make Germany the best games location.

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