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PlayOJO’s top games data hints at new trend in online casino play

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iGaming is leaning into the true meaning of ‘gaming’, says PlayOJO Co-Founder

New data from UK online casino PlayOJO offers an inside take on rapidly changing casino landscape in 2024. Although established categories such as online slots and roulette continue to be most popular, new formats that emphasise gaming and entertainment are a major trend for 2024.
Live game shows
Live casino games were the big movers in 2023 with games like Lightning Roulette and Crazy Time breaking into the top 50 most popular games for the first time.
Recent data from PlayOJO shows that if anything, the live casino trend is gaining pace, and live game shows in particular may be the fastest-growing format online.
In the last three months alone, the landscape of games has changed dramatically, with 34% of the top 50 games coming from the live casino category, up from 5% in 2023. The number of live game shows in the top 50 has tripled.
Live casino provider Evolution Gaming is a major driving force behind the emergence of live game shows, and its upcoming Lightning Storm and Monster Mash titles are expected to boost the format’s popularity.
Another provider, Eeze, is set to advance the category further with the yet-to-be-released Fantastique World, a live game show developed with Unreal Engine, the technology behind video games such as Gears of War, featuring AI-powered virtual hosts.
Crash games
Crash games were first popularised in crypto gaming, but in 2023 the format was still virtually unknown in the mainstream iGaming sector, with Aviator by Scribe the only crash game to break through in the UK.
Now, this unusual format of casino game is being developed by leading game providers including Playtech, Pragmatic Play and Relax Gaming.
PlayOJO’s crash games: – Currently offers 15 games – More games set for release this year – FlyX from Games Global is the most popular crash game – Cash or Crash from Evolution Gaming is a new contender for top UK crash game
iGaming is really leaning into the true meaning of ‘gaming’ and it’s great to see innovation like this. I think it’s interesting that both concepts came from outside the traditional online casino world. Live game shows take successful features from the TV and entertainment worlds, and Crash is a unique format that presents players with interesting tactical decisions. They both deliver lots of fun but in completely different ways, and we feel that’s what players are looking for this year.

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Bulletin from Kambi Group plc’s Annual General Meeting 2024

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Kambi Group plc (Company Registration Number C49768) having its registered address situated at Avenue 77 Complex, A4, Triq in-Negozju, Zone 3, Central Business District, Birkirkara, CBD3010, Malta (the “Company”) held its Annual General Meeting on 21 May 2024 at its registered office (the “Meeting”).

Fourteen resolutions were presented to the Meeting. Twelve ordinary resolutions (resolutions a – l) were approved:

  • Annual Report and the Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended 31 December 2023 were approved
  • Remuneration report for the year ended 31 December 2023 was approved
  • Number of Board Members 2024 was approved
  • Board Members’ fees 2024 were approved
  • Anders Ström, Patrick Clase and Marlene Forsell were re-elected as Directors
  • Kristian Nylén and Benjie Cherniak were appointed as additional new Directors
  • Anders Ström was appointed Chairman
  • Guidelines on the appointment and composition of the Nomination Committee were approved
  • Mazars Malta were re-appointed as external auditors

All two extraordinary resolutions, resolutions m and n, obtained one majority of two required in terms of Clause 135 of the Companies Act (Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta), and in terms of Articles 48B.2(b) of the Articles of Association of the Company. To this end, an Extraordinary General Meeting is being convened within 30 days of today’s Annual General Meeting, as per proviso in same Clause and Articles, to take a fresh vote on the proposed resolutions.

The Board extends its gratitude to Lars Stugemo and Cecilia de Leeuw for their dedicated service and contributions.

By order of the Board

Sarah Fenech
Company Secretary

 

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UK fans able to bet on OKTAGON MMA with SkyBet after betting market debut on William Hill

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UK fans are now able to get even more involved with OKTAGON MMA, after news broke that fans can bet on Europe’s leading MMA promotion with SkyBet.

Although fans can already bet in the UK via William Hill, the move to SkyBet opens up the market even further for fans wishing to get involved with the action.

OKTAGON has made significant strides to get more involved with its ever-growing UK fanbase, with the first ever show on these shores in November 2023 at the AO Arena in Manchester.

On the back of that success, OKTAGON returned twice in 2024; the first coming at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle in January, before an enthralling night at the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham in April.

OKTAGON MMA co-owner Pavol Neruda commented: “We are really pleased that our fanbase in the UK and Ireland can now engage even further with OKTAGON MMA.

“SkyBet is an extremely well-respected platform, and this exemplifies the growth of OKTAGON MMA in the UK and Ireland, a market where we have dedicated significant effort to expand, and shine a light on up-and-coming MMA talent.”

UK fans can place their first bet via SkyBet for the next OKTAGON tournament, when the organisation lands in Prague at the spectacular Fortuna Arena for OKTAGON 58 for the blockbuster rematch between Karlos Vemola and Attila Vegh in front of 27,000 fans.

 

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BF Group Launches Enhanced Platform for Sports Betting and Casino Operators

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BF Group, a leading innovator in the gaming and betting industry, proudly announces the launch of the latest version of their comprehensive platform designed for sports betting and casino operators. This new iteration stands out with its cutting-edge design solutions, leveraging a headless approach to ensure seamless and modern operations.

The platform is already live with BF Group’s clients, including the leading Polish sportsbook operator, LV BET.

Marcin Doszczecko, CEO of LV BET Poland and Latvia, shared his enthusiasm: “After the initial tests, we are thrilled to be part of the pilot phase of BF Group’s new platform. We’ve observed significant improvements in operational flow and profitability. The feedback from our VIP players has been overwhelmingly positive, underscoring the platform’s quality and effectiveness.”

Wiktor Grabarczyk, CEO of BF Group, commented: “We continually develop our platforms and other products, but the improvements in this iteration are so significant that we present it as a new stage in our product evolution. We are pleased to provide our partners with an even better tool, ensuring operators and their players have a comfortable and enhanced experience with our sports betting products.”

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