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Square in the Air Launches Disc Jockeys Podcast with Proceeds to go to Injured Jockeys Fund

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New podcast series launched where jockeys are interviewed about their favourite music

Episode one features former National Hunt jockey Tom Scudamore’s stories of celebrating nuns, dream rides that never were and more

Future episodes to feature Barry Geraghty, Harry Cobden, Peter Scudamore and others

Creative marketing agency Square in the Air has today launched a brand new horse racing and music-themed podcast entitled Disc Jockeys in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund.

The weekly show sees host Chris Barnett chat to some of the biggest names in racing with the likes of Tom Scudamore, Barry Geraghty and Harry Cobden looking back on the key moments in their careers through five carefully selected musical tracks.

Square in the Air will donate £250 per episode to the Injured Jockeys Fund on behalf of each guest and are encouraging listeners to also pledge support. Each show will also be available on Spotify.

  • Listen via Spotify: https:// Open.Spotify .com/show/07x8I2CXRZSZJ7jPSyZS4T?si=654e7ca7f642459c
  • Donate via JustGiving: https:// www. JustGiving .com/page/sitadiscjockeys

Episode One: Tom Scudamore stars in Episode One, discusses celebrating nuns and his dream ride that never was, Vautour

Former National Hunt jockey Tom Scudamore reflects on his glittering career in the saddle and among his tales he recalls his first racing memory, the moment when his Catholic school teacher cheered home his dad’s 1988 Champion Hurdle win on Celtic Shot.

“I remember being picked up from school and we were sat in the car listening to the radio,” Scudamore said. “I was at a Catholic school at the time and as Celtic Shot crossed the line, my teacher, who was a nun, came flying across the road waving her arms. She wouldn’t have had a bet on it for a number of reasons, however she must have followed the racing and found some divine inspiration from my father’s success that day.”

The 41-year-old rode against some of racing’s greats such as Kauto Star and Denman but it was the Willie Mullins-trained Vautour who Scudamore really wanted to have sat on.

“There were so many different horses which I loved throughout the different generations,” Scudamore said. “I had huge affection for both Kauto Star and Denman but the one I would have most liked to have sat on would be Vautour, a horse unfortunately who never got to fully prove his potential.

“When he won the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in 2014, it was the best performance I ever got beaten by. The gallop he was able to maintain would’ve won the Champion Hurdle that year. He was just so exuberant and looked like he would’ve been a lot of fun to ride.”

Self-confessed music fanatic Scudamore also picked The Rolling Stones as the song that best describes the Cheltenham Festival for him.

“If the Cheltenham Festival was a song, it would be ‘Start Me Up’ by The Rolling Stones,” Scudamore said. “When I went to see the Stones, they opened with this and when Keith [Richards] played that first chord with the fireworks, it reminds me of the roar when the tape goes back for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle; an amazing moment.”

“We are very lucky at Square in the Air to work with some of the biggest names in horse racing and we thought we could use our relationship with them to help the Injured Jockeys Fund; a charity that does such great work for the racing industry,” the Managing Director for Square in the Air, Bill Esdaile, said. “We’ve got some fantastic guests including Tom and Peter Scudamore, Barry Geraghty and Harry Cobden and the stories they tell through music are brilliant. It’s a great way to learn more about several racing idols, ahead of a celebration in racing this spring.

“We plan to carry the feature over to the flat season and as a business we will donate at least £5,000 to a wonderful cause.”

“We are grateful to Square in the Air for supporting the Injured Jockeys Fund with its new podcast, Disc Jockeys,” the Chief Executive for the Injured Jockeys Fund, Lisa Hancock, said. “They’ve got some great guests involved and we’ve no doubt each show will be fun and informative to listen to. We are hugely grateful for the donation each episode will provide.”

“This is a unique series that combines the best memories of some of the biggest names in racing with some of their favourite music tracks,” Barnett said. “It’s the perfect combination of music and conversation podcast for every racing fan around the world.

“I feel very honoured to have the opportunity to chat to such leading names in the horse racing industry, allowing the audience a chance to discover so much more about our guests, both on and off the racecourse, while knowing they’re helping to donate to a wonderful charity in the Injured Jockeys Fund.”

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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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