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Live Tech Games scoops a hat trick at National StartUp Awards

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Midlands-founded startup Live Tech Games, now based in London, has been awarded three awards at the Midlands final of the illustrious National StartUp Awards. Following a successful launch to thousands of players nationwide, a pilot with ITV’s This Morning resulting in a multi-million investment from the TV giant, and a step into the US international game market, Live Tech Games has now been named as the Overall Startup of the Year, Digital Startup and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year at the Midlands Final of the StartUp Awards National Series.

The StartUp Awards National Series debuted this year to highlight the dynamic startup scene across the country that skyrocketed during the pandemic, and has been rolled out in nine UK nations and regions, supported nationally by BT, Clearco, Moblox, Fearless Adventures and with regional support from Moja Group.  The final was held in Birmingham and saw 20 awards given out to top new businesses. The awards were judged by a panel of prominent industry experts, including successful entrepreneurs such as Stefania Pellegrino of Purely, Tom Walker of Holy Moly Dips and serial entrepreneur Piers Linney.

Live Tech Games launched during the pandemic and is pioneering a new wave of digital entertainment on a global scale. The UK market launch started in 2020 with Roshambo Live – a competitive rock, paper, scissors game – that achieved phenomenal success, hitting number three on the App Store Game Charts and led to partnerships and collaborations with renowned brands such as ITV, Arsenal Football Club and Tombola. The upcoming launch of pogl will be Live Tech Games’ first US venture, taking the thrill of competitive mobile games internationally with prizes on offer for every winner.

Samuel Worsley, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of Live Tech Games said, “Myself and my co-founder Nathan were absolutely thrilled to be named the winners of awards for Digital Startup, Young Entrepreneurs and Overall Startup for the Midlands. Launching Live Tech Games during Covid has been a challenging journey, however we have come a very long way from our first nationwide game and achieved a great deal, changing the foundations of digital customer engagement strategies and appointment-to-play entertainment. With the support of the National StartUp series and GBEA I am incredibly excited to see where the rest of this year will take us.”

In the UK, Live Tech Games is working collaboratively with media giant ITV to develop targeted and creative new games and campaigns to change the way viewers engage digitally. Live Tech Games’ platform offers previously unseen levels of integrated sponsorship and engagement for brands with non-intrusive formats, such as custom trivia questions and sponsored power ups. Now, winning Overall Startup in the Midlands as well as Young Entrepreneurs and Digital StartUp of the year, Live Tech Games is set to continue thriving and driving the startup entertainment industry.

Creator of the awards Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE said the inaugural event not only celebrated the best new firms in the Midlands, but recognised the amazing entrepreneurial talent across the nation. He said: “We’re so proud of the amazing reception the first year of the StartUp Awards National Series has had across the country.

“There are some exceptional stories of dedication and passion from founders of new firms across the Midlands and it was an honour to showcase these local entrepreneurial heroes in Birmingham last night. As this year’s competition has shown, there are some incredible businesses across all parts of the Midlands and, with the right support, there is huge potential for entrepreneurs to be the real engine of the regional economy over the next few years.

“A huge congratulations to everyone who won last night and especially to Samuel and Nathan at Live Tech Games who were named StartUp of the Year. Given that they started their business in the same month that the economy was shutting down due to COVID-19, this is an incredible achievement that they should be very proud of. They and many of the businesses showcased last night are going to have a significant impact on their sector and I hope that many other entrepreneurs in the Midlands will follow in their footsteps over the next few years.”

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BGaming Presents Its New Eastern-Themed Slot with 4 Jackpot Levels

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BGaming, a fast-growing content provider to the iGaming industry, goes live with its new slot Maneki 88 Gold, packed with Asian-inspired symbols, all-the-rage features, and 4 Jackpot levels.

Maneki 88 Gold is the Asian-themed online slot with medium volatility and 96.9% RTP playing out on a 5-reel, a 3-row field with 243 ways to win.

Magnificent lotus flowers, charming music, and the magic allure of Asian symbolics coincide with the magnificent features of the slot. At the player’s option, the high-paying animal symbols turn into Golden ones, increasing the bet and opening an opportunity for the Jackpot round to be triggered. When at least one golden symbol is activated, and a player collects 12 coins during the main game, every next coin can trigger a jackpot round. The level of available Jackpot depends on the number of golden symbols activated in the main game: a player should activate 2 golden symbols to be able to hit the mini Jackpot; 3, 4, and 5 activated golden symbols can reward a player with minor, major and grand Jackpot accordingly, which increases the bet level and makes the game more risky and exciting.

The slot offers a Buy Bonus feature, meaning a player can buy a round of Free Spins any time during the main game.

Yulia Aliakseyeva, Game Producer at BGaming, commented: “Same as the Japanese Maneki-Neko cat brings luck, our Maneki 88 Gold meets players with exciting features making their way to riches easier. HD graphics, quality features, and multilevel Jackpot with potential to deliver explosive outcomes will undoubtedly attract the players’ attention, making the experience even more engaging.” 

The Maneki 88 Gold follows the launch of the recent ‘hold and win’ slot Miss Cherry Fruits Jackpot Party, which enlarged the collection of over 90 titles in BGaming’s high-quality games portfolio. The slot is already available to players of Mbit Сasino and online casino 7bitcasino.com

 

BGaming is a fast-growing game provider converting gambling into gaming. Thanks to an expert team and a player-driven approach, the studio creates innovative and engaging products featured on reputable platforms and 700+ online casinos worldwide. BGaming is the world’s first to support cryptocurrencies and offer Provably Fair games. Today the brand’s portfolio includes 90+ products with HD graphics and a clear user interface for every device.

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BETVICTOR GROUP ANNOUNCES BRAND PARTNERSHIP WITH TALKSPORT

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talkSPORT BET to combine BetVictor’s technology with talkSPORT’s trusted editorial brand

BetVictor is partnering with talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station and global audio rights holders of the Premier League, for a new UK sports betting brand, talkSPORT BET.

talkSPORT BET will bring together talkSPORT’s trusted editorial brand with BetVictor’s market-leading, proprietary sports betting software and proven operational capabilities.   The service will offer sports fans a range of exciting features, innovative promotions and exclusive offers.

In addition to the long-established BetVictor B2C brand, the new partnership with talkSPORT is the latest white-label deal for the group and aligns with its overall business growth strategy, following on from the successful launches of Parimatch, BildBet and Heart Bingo.

The talkSPORT BET brand will be featured alongside talkSPORT’s existing bookmaker commercial relationships such as show sponsorships, advertising and affiliate partnerships.

CCO of the BetVictor Group Brent Almeida commented: “We’re delighted to be partnering with such a well-respected sports brand. talkSPORT BET will take the great things about talkSPORT radio and add a betting experience to offer players more ways to enjoy sport and engage with their favourite sporting events. We are fully committed to creating a safe and entertaining gambling experience with everything a sports fan could want in a betting brand.”

Gareth Williams, Betting and Gaming Director, talkSPORT, said: “talkSPORT is the world’s biggest sports radio station with a loyal community of listeners. This partnership showcases the power and reach of the talkSPORT brand across its audio and digital properties.   As well as the potential for on-air commercial partnerships, talkSPORT BET will be able to access our digital audiences through creative online activations such as odds integrations and betting widgets.”

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BWF AND OFFICIAL BETTING PARTNER, M88 MANSION, IN JAPAN FOR THE FIRST TIME

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BWF, together with major sponsor M88 Mansion, will be holding the TotalEnergies BWF World Championships 2022 in Japan on August 22-28.

This is the first time the east Asian country will host the competition, and the fifth Asian nation to do so. Matches will be played at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

Over 300 competitors from more than 40 countries will slug it out to emerge as the best in five events, with the host and last year’s overall winner taking the lead.

Reigning champions for each category are: Loh Kean Yew of Singapore (men’s singles), Yamaguchi Akane of Japan (women’s singles), Hoki Takurō and Kobayashi Yūgo of Japan (men’s doubles), Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan of China (women’s doubles), as well as Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai of Thailand (mixed doubles).

The draw was held on August 10 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, producing interesting brackets.

Men’s singles world number one Viktor Axelsen is set on a collision course with fellow Dane Rasmus Gemke in the quarter-finals, while Indonesians Jonatan Christie and Anthony Ginting are also both on the top half of the bracket and could possibly meet in the semis.

Over in women’s singles, top seed Yamaguchi and 14th-ranked Takahashi Sayaka can tentatively clash on the third round, with An Se-young of South Korea and PV Sindhu of India as probable semi-final round opponents.

Hoki and Kobayashi journey back to the top have them starting in the bottom half of the bracket, with the more thrilling matchups found in the upper half of the draw. Chen and Jia also averted some early tough challenges in their section.

Finally, Puavaranukroh and Taerattanachai could feasibly contend against two Japanese pairs en route to the final.

The BWF World Championships follow the single elimination knockout format.

As part of the partnership between M88 Mansion and BWF, updates and highlights will be provided on the M88 Mansion-BWF website and social media accounts before, during, and after the event. A top BWF player will also be featured and interviewed.

First organized in 1977, the tourney has been held annually, except for Summer Olympic years, since 2005. It was last staged in 2021 in Huelva, Spain.

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