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Betway Concludes ‘smooth’ Launch into Ontario’s iGaming market



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Super Group-owned Betway has confirmed its “smooth” transition to the Ontario online sports betting market. Super Group CEO, Neal Menashe, described Canada as its “largest sportsbook market”, with the arrival of Betway into the Ontario province something of a watershed moment for the group.

When Ontario had a “grey” market for sports betting, the province welcomed Betway and was one of the leading operators before transitioning to its fully regulated marketplace. Menashe revealed that the opening week of figures since Betway’s launch in Ontario were “in line with expectations”.

At the present time, Betway’s sportsbook is the only element of its platform that is live in Ontario. Its online sportsbook covers a multitude of sports leagues and events, including live betting for in-play bettors. Its Betway Live Video service also provides a useful platform for sports bettors, with the ability to catch live sporting events in real time.

There is a likelihood that its casino games will be made available in the coming months, although it could be achieved through another subsidiary of its parent company, which is headquartered on the Channel Island of Guernsey.

The Spin arm of Super Group is due to launch in Ontario imminently and Menashe said the group has “learned a lot” from Betway’s recent arrival that it “can implement” to improve its iGaming experience for Canadians. Live dealer games could be firmly on the agenda given Betway’s new partnership with Playtech for a “multi-year” period.

Betway making moves to embark on the US market too

In February, Betway and Super Group announced ambitious plans to launch its sportsbook operations online in the fast-growing US market. A ground-breaking licensing arrangement with DGC will see Betway ‘go live’ in as many as ten US states simultaneously.


Ahead of Betway’s impending launch stateside, enhancing its North American presence, Menashe said that the overall group’s balance sheet “remains strong” and that it would continue to seek “selection acquisitions” to cement its reputation as a “niche player” in a host of iGaming markets spanning Europe, North America and Asia. It recently entered the Bulgarian market, which is by no means one of the biggest revenue drivers in the European iGaming landscape. However, it has been part of Europe’s number-one iGaming market, the UK and Ireland, where it has sponsored some 4,000 races across the horseracing scene.

Marketing promotions unveiled to celebrate the new football season in African market

Betway has also become one of the most trusted and reputable online sports betting operators in the fledgling African market. In Ghana, where Betway has been live for some time, it has recently unveiled a string of sportsbook promotions aimed at promoting its football betting products.

The site has introduced a promotion called “Beat the Odds”. Launched in early August to coincide with the new English Premier League (EPL) campaign, Beat the Odds will run for 60 days, giving customers a chance to land a share of prizes worth up to 3 million Ghanaian cedi.

To be eligible for the promotion, Ghanaian bettors must place qualifying wagers via the Beat the Odds page on the Betway platform. Bettors will earn or lose points on the Beat the Odds leaderboard, depending on the success or failure of their bets. The lucky bettor that finishes top of the Beat the Odds leaderboard will scoop an immediate 250,000 Ghanaian cedi in cash.

In addition, the operator has also unveiled the Big Betway Jackpot Winners league, whereby bettors can compete to land a jackpot of 16.5 million Ghanaian cedi by correctly predicting the results of no less than 17 football fixtures weekly. The 17-team jackpot costs 1.50 Ghanaian cedi to enter.

Low-roller, casual customers can also enter the 13-team and 8-team jackpot games which offer comparatively smaller jackpots. The 13-team jackpot costs 1 Ghanaiain cedi to enter for a potential 270,000 Ghanaian cedi payday, while the 8-team jackpot costs 0.50 Ghanaian cedi to try and win a payout of 5,000 Ghanaian cedi.

There’s also a Multi Bet bonus that’s focused largely on those who place multiple and acca bets. Acca bettors can get their potential winnings boosted up to a maximum of 500%. To qualify for this bonus, bettors must incorporate at least two legs at odds of 1.30 or better into their betslip.

All of which goes to underline Menashe’s comments that Super Group and Betway remains “in a unique position” when it comes to the “global online gaming universe”, with a “diverse footprint”.

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Casino Crypto Giant Bitline Partners with Ciphertrace for Enhanced Compliance in Digital Asset Transactions



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BitLine, the only industry provider for casino chip access directly from digital assets, announced a strategic partnership with Ciphertrace, a global leader in digital asset transaction monitoring known for its technology widely used by governments and law enforcement worldwide.

The collaboration follows recent developments in the digital assets industry, where regulatory actions and leadership changes have been observed. By integrating Ciphertrace, Bitline enhances its capabilities for real-time transaction monitoring and compliance with global regulatory standards. Ciphertrace automates the screening of incoming and outgoing transactions.

Bitline CEO and co-founder Richard Jones stated: “In the context of the Web3 industry today, competition is not just about bringing in a product that solves a problem, it is also about ensuring that we all stay way above the line when it comes to compliance and regulations. We are enthusiastic about this collaborative journey with Ciphertrace, reinforcing our commitment to security, compliance, and the seamless integration of innovative technologies into the digital asset landscape.”

Acquired by Mastercard in 2021, Ciphertrace is a global leader in digital asset transaction monitoring. Trusted by governments and law enforcement, Ciphertrace provides solutions for compliance, security, and risk management in the cryptocurrency space.

Bitline will implement Ciphertrace Traveler to support compliance with “Travel Rule” regulations and FATF recommendations, strengthening efforts against financial crimes. Bitline launched its service in 2023, facilitating direct access to cryptocurrency and digital asset liquidity in just minutes. The Bitline platform can be used in casinos around the world 24/7.

The latest addition of Ciphertrace’s risk threat detection tools underscores Bitline’s commitment to upholding the highest standards within Web3 compliance.

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Unearth Riches and Mystery in Endorphina’s Latest Slot Adventure: Book of Conquistador!



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Get ready for an exhilarating journey into the unknown with Endorphina’s newest slot game release: Book of Conquistador. This game promises to transport players to a world of undiscovered wonders and hidden treasures. The slot launches on January 18th, so stay tuned!

Book of Conquistador is not just any slot game – it’s an adventure packed into a 5-reel, 3-row, and 10-payline format. Designed to immerse players in a thrilling quest, this game takes you on an expedition to uncover secrets buried beneath ancient ruins.

In this gripping adventure slot, players follow a mystical map leading to forgotten treasures, hidden deep within lost temples. The legendary Book of Conquistador, serving as both a SCATTER and WILD, is your guide to untold riches. The reels are filled with symbols of ancient gold coins, golden masks, mysterious maps, exquisite necklaces, and valuable rings – all leading the way to the legendary lost ancient city.

The excitement intensifies with the appearance of 3 or more SCATTER symbols, which trigger 10 Free Games featuring a special expanding symbol. These Free Games maintain the same bets and lines as the initial game and can be retriggered, offering endless possibilities for big wins. The WILD symbol adds an extra layer of excitement, substituting for 9 regular symbols during Free Games, except for the special expanding symbols.

A unique twist awaits players at the beginning of the Free Games feature. A special expanding symbol is randomly selected and hidden inside the Book of Conquistador. When enough of these special symbols appear on the reels, they expand vertically, potentially leading to significant payouts.

For those who like to up the stakes, the Classic Risk Game offers a chance to double winnings up to 10 times. The Bonus Pop feature is also available, adding another layer of excitement to the gameplay.

Open the Book of Conquistador and let the adventure begin! Watch as fortunes unfold and mysteries unravel, one spin at a time.

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Riot Games Announces VALORANT Esports EMEA Partnership With Unilumin



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With the start of the 2024 competitive VALORANT Esports season now underway, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Unilumin, a world leading LED display solution provider!

Unilumin has been instrumental in helping us level up the fan experience at the all-new Riot Games Arena with their industry-leading LED display technology, of which 250 square meters will now feature across the Riot Games Arena in Berlin. We’re so excited to welcome them on board as an official supplier for VCT EMEA, VALORANT Game Changers EMEA, and VALORANT Ascension EMEA.

Unilumin’s screens will light up the stage at the Berlin arena – and their logo will feature across various VALORANT Esports EMEA broadcasts throughout 2024. They’ve supplied display solutions globally from Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium to the Mercedes-Benz Arena, a mere stone’s throw away from us at the Riot Games Arena in Berlin. They’ve also worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment venues and global sports stadiums to illuminate events across the globe with grandstand, perimeter, and centerhung screens alongside scoreboards in major competition venues.

As we continue to level up the fan experience throughout 2024, we know Unilumin is the perfect partner to help us bring the most immersive experience and exciting atmosphere to the Riot Games Arena in Berlin, for our fans.

“Unilumin Sports is pleased to bring our solutions and technologies to the Riot Games Arena in Berlin and be a partner of VALORANT Esports in EMEA”, said Oscar Feng, the Global Director of Unilumin Sports. “We will use our well-designed products and fast response services to cooperate with Riot Games for their events and show the ultimate audio-visual experience to their fans.”

“After working with Unilumin for the refit of the Riot Games Arena, we’re delighted to welcome them as a supplier for our various VALORANT Esports EMEA events in 2024,” said Daniel Ringland, Head of VALORANT Esports EMEA. “Unilumin has helped us enhance the fan experience for those watching from home and joining us on-site, and we can’t wait to use their display technology throughout the season.”

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