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Paddy Power unveils 10ft retirement card to Tiger Roll as bookie reveals he earned punters over £500m



Paddy Power unveils 10ft retirement card to Tiger Roll as bookie reveals he earned punters over £500m
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Irish bookmaker Paddy Power estimates that Cheltenham Festival hero Tiger Roll has earned punters in the region of half a billion pounds over the course of his career.

The mega sum was revealed as the racehorse – owned by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary – was primed to land one final blow against the bookies in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase (4:10pm) at Cheltenham this afternoon, ahead of his anticipated retirement from racing.

To celebrate Tiger Roll being put out to pasture, the cheeky bookie sent a special delivery to Cheltenham Racecourse in the form of a GIANT retirement card, created on behalf of all the happy punters he won money for over the course of his career.

Fans will have the opportunity to say farewell to Tiger Roll by personally signing the enormous card, which stands at 10ft in height and 14ft wide, as they make their way to the track for day two of the action in the heart of the Cotswolds.

Those who can’t be there can contribute their message via Twitter (@paddypower) using the hashtag #FarewellTigerRoll.

Having been purchased as ‘an afterthought’ for £10k by trainer Gordon Elliott, Tiger Roll went on to win the Aintree Grand National twice, earned over £1.4m in prize money over the course of his career, and secured five back-to-back wins at the Cheltenham festival.

He had been due to have a crack at equalling Red Rum’s record hattrick in the English National, but a row with the UK handicapper saw owner O’Leary pull his horse out of contention for what is considered the biggest race in the world, next month.

The upshot means that his swansong will instead occur at The Cheltenham Festival this afternoon, where he bids to equal a record set by wonder mare Quevega, who made it six-in-a-row with Ruby Walsh onboard back in 2014.

Speaking about the prospect of his achievement on Quevega being equalled, record-holding Cheltenham champion jockey and Paddy Power ambassador Ruby Walsh said: “It would be great to see it. He’s a wonderful horse. 

“He’s won two Grand Nationals. He’s won a Triumph Hurdle, a National Hunt Chase and now he’s trying to win his fourth Cross Country Chase. Whatever accolades have been thrown at the horse, you’d have to say his trainer deserves them every bit as much.” 

A new poll commissioned by Paddy Power revealed Tiger Roll was voted Ireland’s No.1 horse when measured against racing greats like Red Rum (17%), Hurricane Fly (14%), Desert Orchid (9%), Arkle and Kauto Star (6%) and Istabraq (5%).

UK racing fans put him in the No. 2 spot with 18% of votes, behind Grand National hattrick winning racehorse, Red Rum (28%).

Paddy Power, spokesman for the Irish betting firm of the same name, said: “He might have cost us dearly over the course of his career, but it was worth every penny to see how this horse captured the hearts and imaginations of racing fans. 

“The famous Cheltenham roar we heard earlier this week will sound like a whimper compared to the cheers we expect to hear when Tiger Roll comes up the famous Cheltenham hill in front.

“But I must confess, while his retirement is a bittersweet day for most, it can’t come quick enough for us bookies. So, we sent him this supersized special delivery in the hope his connections won’t have any second thoughts!” 

Tiger Roll remains the firm favourite to win the Cross Country Chase at odds of 6/4 and punters are so confident the superstar racehorse will pull it off, that Paddy is offering odds of the distance he will win by when it does.


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Hipther’s Autumn Flagship Event Rebranded to GamingTECH CEE – Don’t Miss the Early Bird Offer!



Hipther’s Autumn Flagship Event Rebranded to GamingTECH CEE - Don’t Miss the Early Bird Offer!
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The #hipthers are thrilled to announce the biggest edition and rebranding of Hipther Agency’s renowned flagship event for the Central and Eastern European region: the CEEGC Budapest gets a fresh makeover and becomes the GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest!

The hugely successful event series in Budapest has cemented the hipthers’ leadership in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, embraced by the iGaming and Tech industry professionals locally and beyond.

GamingTECH CEE, formerly known as CEEGC, has a 7-year tradition of being the leading event in the Central and Eastern European region during Autumn. The conference brings together key players in the gaming industry, providing a wealth of valuable information and opportunities for quality networking. Furthermore, the GamingTECH Awards recognize and celebrate the most innovative and successful companies in the region.

GamingTECH CEE 2023 will take place on 26 September at the Ritz-Carlton, Budapest, while the hipthers will be offering Early Registration and Welcome Drinks on the 25th, to help participants break the ice, connect with new and old friends, and relax before the knowledge-packed conference.

The final Conference Agenda is to be announced, with the current draft promising insights about the future of Gaming in the Central and Eastern Europe, Compliance Challenges and Opportunities, Responsible Gaming, Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning, as well as Networking Sessions and the Evening Social Gathering to close the event in style and togetherness!

Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder and Head of Business of Hipther, stated about the upcoming event: “We are embracing the boundless possibilities of the future and the transformative power of technology in the gambling industry. Through the rebranding of CEEGC Budapest to GamingTECH CEE Summit Budapest, we herald a new era of excitement, innovation, and limitless potential. Join us this September in Budapest to explore the frontiers of gaming technology, as we pave the way for a future that will revolutionize the way we play, engage, and win”.

GamingTECH CEE 2023 Registration is Now Open!

Don’t Miss the Early Bird Rates & Stay Tuned for the Combo Pass that is coming soon!


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Meet BetConstruct at G2E Asia in Singapore



Meet BetConstruct at G2E Asia in Singapore
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BetConstruct is set to turn some heads with its cutting-edge products and solutions at the upcoming G2E Asia being held May 30 – June 1, in Singapore.

G2E Asia is one of the premier events in the iGaming market for major stakeholders and players to explore the latest trends, innovations, and business opportunities in the Asian gaming sector. The event will centre around networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration opportunities for key executives in the industry.
BetConstruct will use this medium to unveil its latest advancements in gaming technology and bring its extensive portfolio of cutting-edge products and solutions, aimed at revolutionising the gaming experience.

The main highlights of the event include the groundbreaking Fastex ecosystem with innovative ftNFT terminals and Esports-focused Sportsbook solutions. The ftNFT terminal is a state-of-the-art solution allowing visitors to buy and sell NFTs right from the spot. Additionally, with the Esports industry experiencing immense growth, BetConstruct’s sports betting solution provides operators dynamic and engaging Esports betting experience with its live streaming capabilities, real-time odds and extensive market coverage.

Visitors can also explore BetConstruct’s land-based offerings at its dedicated corner, as well as learn more about FeedConstruct products and how to implement them in their business.

BetConstruct will showcase its vast catalogue of offerings at stand B1307 in Marina Bay Sands from May 30 to June 1. All visitors are welcome to join one of the biggest iGaming events in the area and engage in the pool of possibilities.

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Relum Partners with Gamzix



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Relum, the leading supplier of innovative API solutions, has partnered with Gamzix, a slot games provider recognised for youthful energy and creativity.

Gamzix is a rapidly expanding international game developer. They swiftly won recognition in the industry by launching their game engine within just five months of inception. Since then, their high-performance team has produced more than 50 compelling games. The Gamzix portfolio shines with a vibrant collection of slot machines and crash games that captivate players with incredible graphics and immersive soundscapes.

The Relum team believes in the value of diversity in gaming offerings. The portfolio of over 14,000 games testifies to Relum’s commitment to serving the broadest range of player preferences. By integrating Gamzix’s high-quality slots, Relum continues to enrich this assortment and provide even more entertainment choices through its aggregation.

Relum’s advanced promotional and analytical tools will work in tune with Gamzix’s games. Their slots offer high payouts and large jackpots, and Relum’s engagement tools will amplify the thrill of winning for players and enhance the attractiveness of Gamzix’s offerings. Furthermore, the “mobile-first” strategy of Gamzix resonates strongly with Relum’s vision of flexible and convenient gaming. Their best efforts will ensure an unmatched gaming experience for mobile users, perfectly optimised for the small screen.

‍Emil Hakobian, CEO of Relum, said: “The dedication of Gamzix to creativity, quality, and innovation speaks to us. We look forward to offering their variety of slots through our game aggregation.”

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