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Racecourse Media Group Chairman Roger Lewis extends term until October 2023



Racecourse Media Group Chairman Roger Lewis extends term until October 2023
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Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced that its Chairman, Roger Lewis, has extended his post until October 2023 in order to assist RMG transition to a new Chair.

Roger Lewis has been on the RMG Board for over 10 years during which time RMG has increased its licence fees and dividend payments to its racecourses from £45m to over £110m .

He joined the RMG Board in 2012 and was appointed Non-Executive Independent Chairman on January 1, 2019. He was due to step down in 2022 but has been asked by the Board to extend his tenure. A new Chair will be appointed in 2023.

Lewis, said: “RMG is in great shape, and it is an honour to be asked to continue to Chair the company. We have a strong board and an outstanding team of executives, led by CEO, Martin Stevenson, who together have delivered in spectacular fashion for our racecourses and indeed for the sport of racing.

“We are on track to exceed our record results of last year and we pay tribute to everyone in racing, and give thanks to our racecourses, for allowing RMG to manage their media and data rights across the world.”

Under Roger Lewis’s leadership RMG paid £110m to its racecourse shareholders in 2021. Those payments, earned through racecourses’ media and data rights, exceeded pre-Covid levels.

In the same year, RMG agreed British racecourse licence extensions for audio-visual and data rights for a new five-year term until December 31, 2028.

RMG has also been entrusted with significant broadcast rights of Irish racing since 2019, when Racing UK relaunched as Racing TV, with the strapline of “The best of British and Irish racing.”

RMG is 100% owned by its racecourse shareholders and pays 100% of operating profit back to racecourses, which, in turn, benefits the sport. This collective and collaborative approach has enabled RMG’s businesses to become the biggest single funder of British horseracing.

On the back of that approach and with long-term certainty and confidence in the business, media rights and data revenues are, this year, tracking to exceed 2021’s payments to shareholders.

Nevin Truesdale, CEO of Jockey Club Racecourses, chief shareholder in RMG, said: “I would like to pay tribute to Roger Lewis for a very effective and successful stewardship of RMG, a business which is of fundamental importance to the financial performance of racecourses and therefore to the whole sport of horseracing.

“Under Roger’s leadership, we have faced a number of challenges, in particular during the Covid pandemic, where the robustness of the RMG model was critical to maintaining racecourse financial stability in the absence of other revenue streams for a sustained period. Roger’s influence in establishing long-term deals with key commercial betting and broadcast partners during his tenure has also been hugely positive. On behalf of everyone at the Jockey Club, I would like to thank Roger for all he has done for the business.”

Martin Stevenson, CEO of RMG, added: “We are delighted Roger Lewis has agreed to stay on for almost another year. Roger has been instrumental in the development and success of RMG over the last decade and I very much look forward to continuing to work closely with Roger and the Board as we continue to invest and develop our media assets and new products. Innovations, such as enhancements on the channel – headlined by the virtual ‘green screen’ studio – the Watch & Bet product, ultra-low latency pictures, the investment in on-screen timing data graphics, and capturing the in-play opportunities are all key to the business’s continued success.

“These workstreams, allied to growing our social media audience, securing increased ITV coverage and enhancing international exposure and revenues, will contribute to directing more eyeballs on to our racing and therefore will drive betting turnover, subscriptions, and sponsorship opportunities for the sport. RMG is one the most successful sporting and media rights companies in Britain and Ireland and I look forward to working with Roger in 2023 to take RMG to even greater heights.”

Roger Lewis has held senior positions at the BBC, ITV, Classic FM, EMI and Decca and was GCEO of the Welsh Rugby Union and the Millennium Stadium for nine years. He has held and holds a number of senior positions in the cultural sector for the UK and Welsh Governments.


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Week 28/2024 slot games releases



Week 28/2024 slot games releases
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Here are this weeks latest slots releases compiled by European Gaming

Inspired Entertainment Inc. announced its launch line-up of mobile and online slots: Centurion Big Money and Demon’s Gold. Inspired’s beloved Centurion is back with a bang! The classic-inspired game has been reimagined and brought up to date, with new features. Inspired invites players to embark on a nostalgic, action-packed slots adventure for “Big” rewards.


BGaming is taking fearless players to the depths of the Grand Patron criminal empire. This feature-packed release includes two additional reels, a trio of modifiers, multipliers, three types of Free Spins modes, and a Wild symbol. The cinematic video slot sees players step into the shoes of a cartel boss as two extra horizontal reels dictate their fate. They both reveal one random symbol during each spin in the main game, with the power to unlock one by one during the Free Spins mode.

BGaming evokes cartel chaos in Grand Patron


Silverback Gaming is taking players on a fast-paced thrill ride with the release of a trilogy of blockbuster slots with each game hooked up to a progressive jackpot. The studio’s Wild & Free series is set to take online casino game lobbies by storm by revving up the big-win potential with each spin. The series consists of Wild & Free Moto, Wild & Free Nitro and Wild & Free Retro.


Relax Gaming is unveiling scorching gameplay in its latest dragon-themed hit, Fang’s Inferno Dream Drop. Players are tasked with taming a fierce gold-hoarding beast in this blazing new jackpot slot. If successful, they will be in with a chance of winning up to 5,000x their stake and one of five unbelievable Dream Drop Jackpot prizes.

Step into the dragon’s den in Relax Gaming release Fang’s Inferno Dream Drop



PG Soft, a world-class digital mobile games company, has launched its football-inspired Futebol Fever to celebrate this summer’s Copa América and Euro 2024. Futebol Fever is a 3-reel, 3-row video slot featuring respins of individual reels, full screen bonus wins and multipliers up to x10. A lively, Latin American-themed soundtrack brings the game to life with symbols including footballs, whistles, water bottles, trophies and football boots.


People often say that life is no picnic – but sought-after software provider, Swintt, has decided to challenge that notion this month in Jelly Hunter; a sweet new Premium release that sees a colourful cast of creatures meet up and tuck into a basket of tasty wins! From ravenous raccoons to foxes with forks, players will encounter all manner of cute critters across the game’s five reels and 20 paylines, but the icons they’ll really need to look out for are picnic hamper scatters and stacks of bushes that rustle open to reveal random mystery symbols.


Nolimit City is back on the Punk scene with the release of Punk Rocker 2. After a 4 year hiatus from the original Punk Rocker, the mohawks and spray paint are back! The Punk theme is nothing new for Nolimit City, so prepare to trade the grimy bathrooms of Punk Toilet for the vibrant chaos of NYC’s streets – this time, the rebellion’s taking over the Big Apple!


The Goonies™ gang is back to discover lavish treasures via a host of thrilling bonus games in Blueprint Gaming’s latest release, The Goonies™ Deluxe. Built in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, the newest instalment from the player-favourite series is inspired by Blueprint’s new networked Jackpot system, Rapid Fire Jackpots™ (RFJ).

Treasure and bonuses galore await in Blueprint Gaming’s The Goonies™ Deluxe


Sun Strike game takes you on an exhilarating adventure to sunny Egypt, where you can try your luck and explore across 19 sectors. This unique game mechanic is a combination of gameplay elements and a distinctive mathematical model that is sure to please players. Experience the captivating Strike mechanics, featuring vivid and vibrant effects, and unique gameplay that will captivate every player.

Unleash your fortune in sunny Egypt with Sun Strike Game's unique mechanics!


Betsoft Gaming, a leader in innovative online gaming solutions, has released its new slot game, Coins of Alkemor – Hold & WinTM. This game completes the first trilogy of Alkemor’s long, arcane story, which began with Alkemor’s Tower, then Alkemor’s Elements, and now Coins of Alkemor brings players an enchanting experience filled with magical wins.

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Gaming Corps lands in Bulgaria with Kaizen Gaming deal



Gaming Corps lands in Bulgaria with Kaizen Gaming deal
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Gaming Corps, a publicly-listed game studio based in Sweden that has earned a reputation for developing market-leading casino games, has expanded its global reach into Bulgaria through a major content partnership with Kaizen Gaming.

The deal means that Kaizen Gaming will be able to offer Gaming Corp’s full suite of games to its players on an exclusive basis for the next six months before the studio can strike additional partnerships with other operators in the market.

Kaizen Gaming operates the hugely popular Betano and Stoiximan brands in Bulgaria, a market that has gone from strength to strength since regulating online gambling back in 2012 with high consumer demand for online casino and slot content from new and exciting providers.

The partnership between Gaming Corps and Kaizen Gaming brings the studio’s internationally acclaimed slots to the Bulgarian market for the first time. This includes proven player-favourite titles like 777 Jackpot Diamond Hold & Win, Bon Bon Bonanza and Samba Soccer.

Players will also gain access to Gaming Corps hit portfolio of Smash4Cash™ titles, including both Piggy Smash and RAMPAGE! Smash4Cash™ which were launched earlier this year.

Danielle Calafato, CCO at Gaming Corps, said: “We could not ask for a better operator partner to make our debut in Bulgaria with. Kaizen Gaming operates two of the most popular brands in the market and we are thrilled to see of games land in its lobbies for the first time.

“Bulgaria is a thriving market with plenty of growth potential for operators that bring new and exciting content to their players. Kaizen Gaming has done just that through this partnership, and we are especially excited to see players engage with our Smash4CashTM titles.

“We are committed to expanding our reach into more regulated markets over the coming months as we continue to establish Gaming Corps as a major content provider.”

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LaunchPad finalists announced for iGB L!VE



LaunchPad finalists announced for iGB L!VE
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iGB L!VE organisers have confirmed the five trailblazing start-up businesses who will be showcasing their ground-breaking ideas to a panel of industry entrepreneurs in the final of LaunchPad which is taking place in the Pulse Theatre 16:30 – 18:00 on 18 July. 

The visionary enterprises who will be pitching to the judging panel are Match Hype, Swap Profit, AMARIX, SavageTech GmbH and Lucky Lady Games.

Confirming the shortlist which was handpicked by the iGB L!VE team, Clarion Gaming’s Jamie Coles who is leading the exciting new initiative said: “These businesses will not only gain invaluable exposure, but they will also compete for substantial cash prizes and receive expert guidance from our judging panel of industry titans comprising Michael Caselli, Non-Executive Chairman – Clarion Events; David Sargeant, Investor, Advisor, Consultant – iGaming Ideas; Vladimir Malakchi, CEO and Managing Partner – Xanada Investments; Tony Pearce, CEO and co-founder – Reality+ and Justin Anastasi, CEO, VentureMax Group.

“We are also extremely grateful to Becky Liggero Fontana, Reporter, Producer and Host of Coingeek for agreeing to chair this first edition of LaunchPad @ iGB L!VE.”

He continued: “LaunchPad is not simply a competition; it’s a platform to showcase ground-breaking ideas, pitch to a panel of influential leaders, and secure the support required to take start-ups to the next level. Our vision is to discover those scalable solutions which have the potential to revolutionise the market.”

LaunchPad judge Michael Caselli who also serves as Non-Executive Chairman at Clarion Events highlighted iGB L!VE’s status as a hub for innovation in the industry. He explained: “With Launchpad we are highlighting the latest innovations in the industry and providing a formal platform for innovating businesses to attract the funding or partners they need to make their visions a reality. That is very much the ethos and the DNA of the show.

“Bank finance is a difficult issue as some banks and funds are excluded from backing gaming companies. iGB L!VE is totally different in that we have individual and institutional investors that are actively looking to invest in this space and have the knowledge and experience in the sector to know what projects fit their portfolios.”

“We don’t see supporting entrepreneurs as a responsibility as much as a pillar of what we do and what we stand for. The core value of iGB L!VE is to bring all elements of the industry together to foster collaboration and partnerships in order to drive the iGaming industry forward. Supporting iGaming entrepreneurs is fundamental to that formula.”

Part Dragons Den part Shark Tank, LaunchPad has been curated to add to the onsite experience. Finalists will be limited to a 10-minute on-stage presentation followed by a scrutiny session by the judging panel. The top three will receive a cash prize comprising €6,000 for first place, €3,000 for second and €1,200 for third.

A projected 10,000 delegates are expected at iGB L!VE 2024 which will feature 300+ exhibitors and sponsors occupying 21,000+ square metres of gross space, a figure which is 35% higher than in 2023.

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