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Gaming Innovation Group: The Nomination Committee’s proposal for election of Board members 2024



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Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (“GiG”) advances according to plan with its strategic split of its Media and Platform businesses by distributing GiG Platform to its shareholders. As part of this process, the nomination committee of GiG (the “Nomination Committee”) has reviewed and evaluated two separate board compositions with the aim to optimise the growth opportunities for each business entity.

GiG Media will continue to operate under GiG’s current corporate structure, with GiG serving as its listed holding company. GiG Platform, currently operated as a subsidiary of GiG, will be spun off to GiG’s shareholders later this year. The board of GiG Platform will not be elected during GiG’s annual general meeting but will be elected separately during the relevant subsidiary’s annual general meeting. The majority of GiG’s current board members will be elected to the initial board of GiG Platform, with the exception of Karolina Pelc, who has declined re-election due to other commitments. The board of directors for GiG Platform will thus include Petter Nylander as chairman, along with Nicolas Adlercreutz, Mikael Riese Harstad, Hesam Yazdi, Tomasz Juroszek and Steve Salmon as ordinary board members.

The Nomination Committee’s proposal

For GiG, and thereby the continued operation of GiG Media, the Nomination Committee has decided to propose that GiG’s Annual General Meeting 2024 approves the following proposals regarding the number of board members and election of board members.

The Nomination Committee proposes that the number of members of the Board of Directors of GiG shall be five. For the period until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders, the nomination committee proposes that:

Mikael Riese Harstad and Hesam Yazdi are to be re-elected as members of the board.

The following new board members shall be elected to join the board:

Cristina Romero de Alba,

Mateusz Juroszek and

Nicholas Batram.

Mikael Riese Harstad is to be elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Cristina Romero de Alba has a versatile background in finance and law, serving as a partner at LOYRA. She leads one of the most prominent M&A and regulatory practices in the gambling and betting industry, with a particular emphasis on the Americas. Over her 12 years of industry experience, she has provided counsel to institutional and strategic investors, operators and suppliers across more than 30 countries. Additionally, she holds positions as a board member at the ICRG (International Center for Responsible Gaming) in the US and at OMNIGAME in Denmark. Furthermore, she actively supports ALANTRA, a listed financial services group, in their Latin American strategy within asset management. Cristina anticipates contributing to the growth of GiG’s business in the promising LATAM region. She is a Spanish citizen born in 1981 and does not hold any shares in GiG.

Mateusz Juroszek has 20 years of involvement in the gambling sector, primarily as the CEO of Poland’s largest bookmaker, STS, from 2012 to 2023. He has also served as an investor in various gambling ventures worldwide. During his tenure, STS witnessed revenue growth and ascended to become Poland’s leading bookmaker, propelled by innovative sports betting and technological solutions. Notably, he transitioned STS from a retail-oriented model to an online platform, with a specific focus on mobile integration. In 2021, he successfully oversaw STS Group’s IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, achieving an €850 million capitalization. Subsequently, in 2023, Juroszek facilitated the sale of a majority stake in STS Group, integrating it into the Entain Group through the Entain CEE vehicle, a joint venture of the London-listed Entain Group, EMMA Capital, and the Juroszek family (~10%). This transaction valued STS Group at €880 million. Juroszek also holds a position on the board of directors at STS. Furthermore, he has founded Betplay Capital, one of the largest investment funds in the iGaming sector, managing approximately EUR 650 million. Juroszek, a graduate of the Faculty of Strategic Management at Kozminski University in Warsaw, is a Polish citizen born in 1987. He indirectly holds 19,424,518 shares in GiG through his own and family-owned companies.

Nicholas (Nick) Batram recently established his consulting business after serving as Group Director of M&A and Corporate Development at Entain plc, a leading gaming company and a constituent of the FTSE100. During his eight-year tenure at Entain, Batram played a pivotal role in the group’s expansion and geographic diversification, overseeing over 20 transactions totalling approximately $10 billion across various regions. Before joining Entain, he accrued around 30 years of experience in the finance industry, specializing in Leisure & Gaming. His expertise was recognized when he was voted the No.1 Leisure & Gaming analyst in the Extel Survey as voted for by corporates. Batram, a citizen of the United Kingdom born in 1968, does not hold any shares in GiG.

The Annual General Meeting will be held on May 22, 2024, in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nomination Committee’s full proposals and motivated statement will be released in connection with publication of the notice of the Annual General Meeting.

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Meridianbet Launches ‘Scan. Help.’ Humanitarian Initiative to Support Maternity Hospitals in Southeast Europe



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Meridianbet, a member of the Golden Matrix Group (NASDAQ: GMGI), in partnership with Meridianbet Foundation, Expanse Studios, and BC Crvena zvezda Meridianbet announces the launch of a significant humanitarian initiative, ‘Scan. Help.’, aimed at supporting maternity hospitals across Southeast Europe.

The rollout of this action to other market territories is expected in the remainder of 2024.

How It Works

For every scanned QR code and subsequent registration on the Meridian Foundation’s website, funds will be allocated towards equipping five maternity hospitals in Serbia. This innovative approach not only raises awareness but also actively involves the community in our CSR activities.

The initiative is currently ongoing with high media presence and is broadcasted during Southeast Europe’s regional basketball Finals series (ABA League). BC Red Star players wear jerseys featuring the QR code, with additional promotion through basketball arena ads, TV ads, and more, encouraging fans and supporters to participate.

A Unified Effort for Community Impact

The ‘Scan. Help.’ campaign is a collaborative effort involving Meridianbet, Meridianbet foundation, Expanse Studios, and basketball club Crvena zvezda Meridianbet, Southeast Europe’s leading basketball club, of which Meridianbet is the name sponsor. The initiative is designed to leverage our collective resources and influence to make a meaningful impact on local communities.

Multi-Stakeholder Support and Growing Participation

The ‘Scan. Help.’ campaign has received institutional support ad backing from the Ministry of Health, reinforcing the importance and legitimacy of this cause. Additionally, several companies have already expressed their desire to contribute, with provisions made for donations through the Meridian Foundation’s account. This broadening support network amplifies the initiative’s reach and potential impact.

This campaign exemplifies Meridianbet’s dedication to sustainable development and community well-being. In 2023 alone, the company has launched 225 CSR campaigns, reflecting the commitment to making a lasting impact.

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SiGMA Asia Awards 2024: Boomerang Partners Nominated for ‘Rising Star Affiliate Program’



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The fast-growing Boomerang Partners affiliate program continues gaining global recognition, earning a nomination for the prestigious ‘Rising Star Affiliate Program 2024’ category in the Asia region

With a rapidly growing network of over 5,200 affiliates across 70+ countries, the dynamic Boomerang Partners affiliate program has been recognized as a finalist for the ‘Rising Star’ category at the SiGMA Awards Asia 2024. While Asia is not currently the central focus for brand promotion, this prestigious recognition from SiGMA is a notable honor that inspires Boomerang to fortify its global footprint and industry-leading position.

In 2023 alone, Boomerang’s achievements included paying over €50 million to affiliates, creating 22 exclusive branded games, hosting 82 tournaments across 30 regions, and expanding into 31 new markets. This followed prestigious wins like ‘Casino of the Year’ at the SiGMA Balkans/CIS Awards, ‘Commission Offer of the Year’ at the AffPapa iGaming Awards, and ‘Best PPC Affiliate’ at the SiGMA Europe Awards.

This year, Boomerang Partners is highlighting innovations like a worldwide traffic tournament and has already been nominated at the AffPapa, MAC, and AskGamblers Awards – eagerly awaiting the results across these prestigious voting processes and final selections.

“We actively collaborate with SiGMA, having participated in their events and been honored with SiGMA awards in other regions previously,” said Vitalii Prokofev, CEO at Boomerang Partners. “SiGMA sets the standard with premier industry events and accolades worldwide. This nomination at their Asia awards is valuable recognition that fuels our ambition to raise our global profile further.”

Boomerang Partners invites all affiliate managers and industry enthusiasts to learn more about their award-winning program. Voting for the SiGMA Asia Awards runs until May 20th. Winners will be announced at the June 3rd ceremony during the June 2-5 event in Manila.

Support Boomerang in the ‘Rising Star’ category while voting for other favorites at SiGMA.


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PopOk Gaming Unveils Exciting New Instant Game: “Dice”



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PopOK Gaming, a leading innovator in the gaming industry, is thrilled to announce the launch of its latest Instant game sensation: “Dice”.

“Dice” is a dynamic game that puts players’ instincts and strategies to the test. Participants can jump in at any moment and predict whether the resulting number will be higher or lower than their selected number. With every roll, the excitement mounts as players watch the green fields light up, indicating their path to victory.

It’s not just about luck – it’s about strategy too. Players have the opportunity to adjust their multiplier, choose their odds, and press start for a thrilling gaming experience.

Here’s how it goes down:

📈 Move the dice higher or lower on the screen.
🚀 Choose over or under.
⏳ Place your bet and hold on tight.
🎲 Launch the dice!
🏆 Win big, with potential rewards of up to x9600!

With its user-friendly interface and exciting gameplay, “Dice” promises to captivate players of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or new to the world of Instant games, “Dice” offers endless opportunities for fun and excitement.

Join the action today and roll the dice for your chance to win big! Visit PopOK Gaming to start playing now.


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