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It’s a KnockOut: Live Tech Games launches new game as the World Cup Kicks Off


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Following the huge success of last month’s WordSurge, which reached Number One in the App Store Free Charts and App Store Trivia Charts, Live Tech Games has launched KnockOut, a brand new interactive game in partnership with ITV.

The innovative new app will host live trivia games alongside the World Cup, giving KnockOut players the chance to become champions themselves. KnockOut is available to download in App Stores now, with the first game on ITV (Senegal v Netherlands) taking place today, [Monday 21st November] and the first KnockOut tournament set to start at 21:00 this evening.

KnockOut brings together the proven Live Tech Games framework of live trivia tournaments with the monumental thrill of ITV’s coverage of the World Cup. The ongoing partnership between  ITV and Live Tech Games continues to astound, introducing new entertainment to UK audiences, encouraging viewers to become part of the World Cup action. With a direct screen-to-screen experience, ITV viewers can test their knowledge of football themed trivia using their mobile phones. As with other Live Tech Games offerings, KnockOut is completely free to enter and play, with champions winning cash prizes.

With World Cup live games and highlights set to be broadcast on ITV with comprehensive coverage and content across its website and social media, fans can tune into multiple platforms to engage with the action. ITV’s stellar line up of presenters and pundits will offer expert insight and analysis and with the launch of KnockOut, the opportunities for viewers to engage in the adrenaline rush of the tournament are better than ever. ITV viewers can now transform into players, putting their World Cup knowledge and passion to the test with KnockOut’s trivia based around the teams and match (or two) of that very day.

Samuel Worsley, co-founder and co-CEO of Live Tech Games, said: “The FIFA World Cup is a huge TV event and we are so thrilled to continue our partnership with ITV on such a momentous occasion. The ITV team is fantastic and has incredible plans to roll out coverage across TV, socials and with the help of KnockOut, interactive mobile platforms too. We can’t wait to see football fans come together to engage in a fun and competitive game themselves.”

Following a multi-million pound investment and a collaboration deal, the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, ITV, and innovative customer engagement strategist, Live Tech Games, have developed a series of exciting live, multiplayer mobile games. Engaging ITV’s audience from This Morning with word trivia game WordSurge proved extremely popular, with over 1.6million minutes played in the app.

Enita Kang, Chief of Staff and Director of Studio 55 Ventures at ITV said:

“We’re very excited to be extending our coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2022 into the gaming realm with this brand new interactive product.

“We love to enhance our reach to new audiences and this exciting new form of interactive entertainment does exactly that.”

The trivia in each KnockOut game is relevant to the matches and teams of the day, with tournaments set to be hosted after the last match of the day is played. Players will go head to head in the live tournament, matched up at random, and compete to answer correctly as fast as they can. KnockOut has a number of different gameplay mechanics from multiple choice to locator, sorter and pass master and iconic sponsors that are yet to be revealed! The success of WordSurge, and now the launch of KnockOut, further Live Tech Games’ aim to create captivating, competitive mobile experiences which constantly engage customers.

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With 17.6% CAGR, Casino Management System Market Worth USD 22.56 Billion by 2030

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The global casino management system market size was USD 6.28 billion in 2022. The market is expected to expand from USD 7.24 billion in 2023 to USD 22.56 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 17.6% over the forecast period. The surge can be attributed to the growing usage of block chain and cryptocurrencies on online gaming platforms. Fortune Business Insights™ provides this information in its research report, titled “Casino Management System Market Forecast, 2023-2030”.

Key Industry Development:

October 2022 – Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) inked a partnership with Strike Games for the provision of world-class platform solutions. The collaboration involves GiG’s player account management, front-end, and Content Management System (CMS).

Report Scope & Segmentation

Report Coverage Details
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR 17.6%
2030 Value Projection USD 22.56 Billion
Base Year 2022
Casino Management System Market Size in 2022 USD 6.28 Billion
Historical Data for 2019 to 2021
No. of Pages 150
Segments covered Module, Application and Geography

Key Takeaways

  • Casino management system market size in North America was USD 3.29 billion in 2022
  • Major driving factors include the rising need and awareness of advanced security and surveillance systems
  • By application, accounting segment holds the maximum market share
  • Global demand is driven by huge fraud and theft occurrences at the casinos
  • Increasing use of digital currencies will drive the market in the forecast period, 2023-2030

Drivers and Restraints:

  • Market Share to Rise Due to Growing Inclination Toward Better Management of Security Operations.
  • One of the prominent factors propelling the casino management system market growth is the increasing concerns over theft and fraud.
  • This is attributed to high volumes of daily monetary transactions in casinos and increasing demand for advanced solutions.
  • However, the market growth could be restrained on account of various factors such as rising smartphone penetration and the surging popularity of online gambling platforms.

Segments:

Table Games Segment to Record Substantial Growth Due to Increasing Popularity Among Young Population

On the basis of module, the market for casino management systems is segmented into table games and slot games. The table games segment is expected to register appreciable expansion throughout the forecast period. The segmental expansion can be credited to the rising number of table games such as blackjack, baccarat, red dog, roulette, and craps.

Security & Surveillance Segment to Gain Traction Owing to Rising Need for Security Solutions

By application, the market is subdivided into player tracking, security & surveillance, accounting, gaming analytics, marketing & promotions, and others. The security & surveillance segment is slated to grow at a considerable CAGR over the estimated period. The rise is being driven by the presence of identity theft attacks and fraud in several financial transactions.

On the basis of geography, the market for casino management systems is categorized into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the rest of the world.

Regional Insights:

North America to Lead Owing to Rising CMS Adoption for Customer Retention

The North America casino management system market share is expected to register substantial expansion over the projected period. The rise is impelled by the growing product adoption for customer retention and the improvement of operational efficiency.

The Asia Pacific market is estimated to record considerable growth throughout the study period. The surge can be credited to the increasing introduction of IT systems and solutions.

Competitive Landscape:

Leading Companies Ink Partnership Agreements to Enhance Product Reach

Major players are focused on the adoption of various strategic initiatives. These steps are being adopted for the consolidation of their industry presence. These include mergers, acquisitions, product developments, and the formation of alliances.

List of Key Players Mentioned in the Report:

  • Ensico CMS d.o.o. (Slovenia)
  • WIN Technologies Limited (Barcelona)
  • Novomatic (Austria)
  • Apex Pro Gaming s.r.o. (Czechia)
  • CT Gaming (Bulgaria)
  • Tangam Systems (Canada)
  • Table Trac, Inc. (U.S.)
  • Evona (U.K.)
  • Casinfo Systems (U.S.)
  • Agilysys NV LLC. (U.S.)

Major Table of Contents:

  • Global Casino Management System Market Size Estimates and Forecasts, By Segments, 2019-2030
    • Key Findings
    • By Module (USD)
      • Slot Games
      • Table Games
    • By Application (USD)
      • Accounting
      • Security & Surveillance
      • Players Tracking
      • Marketing & Promotions
      • Gaming Analytics
      • Others (Digital Content Management, Etc.)
    • By Region (USD)
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Rest of World (RoW)
  • North America Casino Management System Market Size Estimates and Forecasts, By Segments, 2019-2030
    • Key Findings
    • By Module (USD)
      • Slot Games
      • Table Games
    • By Application (USD)
      • Accounting
      • Security & Surveillance
      • Players Tracking
      • Marketing & Promotions
      • Gaming Analytics
      • Others (Digital Content Management, Etc.)
    • By Country (USD)
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
  • Europe Casino Management System Market Size Estimates and Forecasts, By Segments, 2019-2030
    • Key Findings
    • By Module (USD)
      • Slot Games
      • Table Games
    • By Application (USD)
      • Accounting
      • Security & Surveillance
      • Players Tracking
      • Marketing & Promotions
      • Gaming Analytics
      • Others (Digital Content Management, Etc.)
    • By Country (USD)
      • U.K.
      • Italy
      • Ireland
      • Finland
      • Sweden
      • Rest of Europe
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The Malta Gaming Authority has unveiled its refreshed brand identity at ICE London today

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The new logo fuses together visual references to the letter ‘M’ and a play button, simultaneously reflecting the gaming industry and the constant drive for progression and innovation.

The MGA’s website has also been revamped, with a sleeker UX design and an improved user interface that provides easy navigation for users seeking information about the MGA’s work, as well as on how to obtain and maintain an MGA licence.

The brand refresh reflects the values of competence, excellence and innovation that lie at the heart of the Authority.

“We are wholly committed to living up to these values, in our pursuit of retaining Malta’s position as the home of choice for operators of good will, whilst ensuring an ever-safer environment for our licensees’ players,” MGA CEO Carl Brincat said.

It is no coincidence that the refreshed brand has been revealed at ICE London. “The MGA is ever-present, ever-evolving, and always open to listening to the industry. Expos such as ICE London provide us with the opportunity to meet with stakeholders, near, far, and new.”

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ESL FACEIT Group brings world-class Dota 2 action to Germany with the ESL One Berlin Major powered by Intel®

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ESL, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, announced the next ESL One Dota 2 Major, powered by Intel® which will be held in Berlin, Germany, on April 26 – May 7, 2023.

18 of the world’s best Dota 2 teams will battle it out for their share of the $500,000 total prize pool and a chance to play in front of their fans at Velodrom during the final three days of the competition. Furthermore, with the Major, the competing teams can earn the valuable Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) points needed to qualify for the renowned Dota 2 Championship, The International 12 (TI 12), which will take place later this year.

“We’re super excited to welcome the world’s best Dota 2 teams to Berlin for what promises to be a spectacular Major,” said Shane Clarke, Director Game Ecosystems at ESL FACEIT Group. “Last year, with the ESL One Stockholm Major, fans from all around Europe and beyond already showed an incredible support. We can’t wait for the top players to enter the live stage at Velodrom and feel that phenomenal atmosphere once again.”

Dota 2 teams from Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North America, South America, Southeast Asia, and China can look forward to a spectacular conclusion of the DPC Spring Tour 2022-2023. The two to four best teams of each region will travel to Berlin, Germany, as they qualify for the ESL One Dota 2 Major.

The ESL One Berlin Major starts on April 26 with the Group Stage, which uses a best-of-2 round-robin format. Here, the participating teams will be split into two groups of nine teams and compete in a studio environment. The top six teams of each group proceed to the double-elimination Playoff Stage which takes place in front of a live audience at Velodrom in Berlin, on May 5 – 7, 2023.

Commencing April 26, fans from around the globe can tune in during the live transmissions on ESL’s Dota 2 Twitch and YouTube channels and via dedicated broadcast partners.

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