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Playtika Holding Agrees to $25M Minority Investment in Mobile Gaming Company Ace Games


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Playtika Holding, a mobile gaming entertainment and technology market leader with a portfolio of top casual titles, announced execution of an agreement for a $25m minority investment in Turkish mobile gaming company Ace Games.

Ace is the developer of Fiona’s Farm, a free-to-play innovative casual mobile game that expertly and uniquely combines the mechanics of Match-3, farming, decoration and narrative-driven games into one immersive mobile gaming experience for players.

Ace was founded in 2020 by its Chief Executive Officer, Hakan Bas, co-founder of Peak Games, the developer of Toy Blast and Toon Blast (sold for $1.8 billion). It is led by an experienced and talented team of industry veterans from companies like Dream Games and Playrix, and the team has a proven track record in the mobile casual gaming space.

“Our investment in Ace Games is an important milestone in the execution of our new games investment strategy as Playtika continues to seek exposure to high-growth potential game IP in cost-effective ways. The talented team at Ace has built a best-in-class and innovative product on the ‘Match-3 and Meta’ game model. Playtika can greatly complement Ace with our LiveOps and Digital Studio capabilities, leveraging our enhanced monetization and game operations leadership in mobile gaming,” Robert Antokol, CEO of Playtika, said.

“Playtika has an unrivaled reputation for delivering superior in-game experiences, scaling mobile games to global dominance in their respective categories. We are excited to be teaming up with Playtika as an investor and partner that will help us continue to grow this title, and possibly others, into leading mobile game franchises,” Hakan Bas, Founder and CEO of Ace, said.

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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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