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Playtech BGT Sports delivers further improvements to SSBTs

Zoltan Tundik

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Fresh content and new functionality added to comprehensive offering

2nd February 2018, London – Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) has announced a number of new developments and products for its market-leading self-service betting terminals ahead of next week’s ICE Totally Gaming exhibition.

The industry’s leading supplier will showcase an improved lottery service at the show, as well as new displays of its goalscorer and ‘OTC’ coupons.

The new lottery service will see greater content available via its Betradar-powered World Numbers Service and 49s products, featuring a further 50 lotteries from around the world coming under the brand.

This follows its recent exclusive launch of Lottoland Solutions lotto betting service, ensuring PBS now has the widest range of lottery products in the retail market.

The additional content will service an evolving retail demographic, with draws now being accessible on terminals every day of the week, providing operators with cross-sell opportunities to sports bettors, and more traditional lottery players.

Improvements to PBS’ sports products have also been made, with an easy-to-use goalscorer coupon now integrated onto its on-screen match day coupons. This will offer customers the chance to build cross-match accumulators easily for first, last, and anytime scorers on one coupon.

Covering all major European leagues and cups, the new interface is already demonstrating its margin-driving potential for operators.

PBS is also now providing operators with the back-office tools to design bespoke, cost-effective ‘OTC’ coupons based on region, time, sport, and market.

These mitigate the cost and need to have printed fixed-odds paper coupons which can date quickly, for independents in particular, while also allowing operators to target particular customer types based on shop location.

John Pettit, Managing Director for UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, said: “Our development team has been busy making refinements and improvements across our product range in recent months, with the result being a market-leading SSBT, sports and lottery betting provision suitable for all retail operators.

“Our enhanced lottery product will deliver additional content and more opportunities to shop customers, while they’ll also be able to see an enhanced sports betting product with more functional goalscorer coupons, as well as bespoke digital coupons capable of better targeting customers and reducing operator costs.”

Playtech BGT Sports will demonstrate the new additions to its product range on stand S2-350 at ICE Totally Gaming 2018, London.

 

About Playtech

Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000 employees in 17 countries.

Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 140 licensees globally, including many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.

It is the pioneer of Omni-channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.

Playtech BGT Sports (“PBS”) is Playtech’s sports betting division, headquartered in Nicosia with more than 600 employees across 6 different business centres. PBS is the provider of the market leading Self Service Betting Terminals product with over 26,000 terminals supplied to retail operators in the UK and internationally as well as digital sports betting platforms and user interfaces to many major online licensees.

Playtech’s Financials division operates both on a B2C and B2B basis. Its B2C focused offering is an established and growing online CFDs broker, operating the brand markets.com. Its B2B offering includes the division’s proprietary trading platform, CRM and back-office systems, as well as its liquidity technology platform which provides retail brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services, liquidity and complementary risk management tools.

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After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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Luckbox partners with sportsbook solution OddsMatrix powered by EveryMatrix

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Esports betting platform Luckbox has announced a partnership with OddsMatrix, the fully managed solution powered by EveryMatrix. Luckbox is now accepting its first players and will use the OddsMatrix Sportsbook, a platform with an architecture designed for horizontal scalability and high-availability.

Luckbox offers comprehensive betting on CSGO, Dota 2, League of Legends, with other major esports to follow.

The company is based in Isle of Man, where it holds a full licence under the Online Gambling Regulation Act (OGRA), issued by the Gaming Supervision Commission.

Chief Operating Officer Quentin Martin said: “OddsMatrix’s risk management and well-automated trading tools help reduce the demands on our team in the early stages of our company’s growth and its sportsbook software is specially tailored to meet the dynamic nature of esports market.

“Luckbox has been built by our in-house development team to be modular, agile and scalable meaning we are able to cherry-pick the best partners for the various elements of the business and we’re delighted to be working with OddsMatrix.”

Ebbe Groes, CEO of EveryMatrix, commented: “EveryMatrix salutes Luckbox’s dedication to the esports community and we’re pleased to be their choice for a sportsbook solution. Our team strongly believes that Luckbox is an exciting project that’s worth watching on the long run and we’re confident that their innovative perspective brings added value to the iGaming arena. ”

 

About Luckbox:

Luckbox was founded by former PokerStars colleagues Lars Lien and Mike Stevens. Preparing for launch in April 2019, it is being built by a team combining vast experience in the igaming industry and a passion for esports to offer players unique and highly social platform to bet on CSGO, Dota 2 and League of Legends. Real Time Games Holding Limited – the company behind the Luckbox brand – holds a full licence under the Online Gambling Regulation Act (OGRA), issued by the Gaming Supervision Commission.

 

About EveryMatrix:

EveryMatrix delivers a modular and API driven product suite including a market leading one-stop shop casino content aggregator and integration platform, a cross-product bonusing engine, a fully managed sportsbook and sport data services, a stand-alone payment processing product, and a multi-brand affiliate/agent management system.

To offer the services required by operators, the EveryMatrix products work together as an entire platform or independently and can be easily integrated with existing platforms to accommodate different types of clients from bookmakers to lotteries and, from existing large operations to newcomers. Learn more at https://everymatrix.com/.

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YGAM progress gaming debate at Parliamentary Symposium

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YGAM progress gaming debate at Parliamentary Symposium
From left to right: Shahriar Coupal, Director of Committees, Advertising Standards Authority, Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, consultant psychiatrist in Addictions, CNWL NHS Trust and Ian Lucas MP, pictured at YGAM’s Lootboxes, Apps and Freemium Content, Parliamentary Symposium
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YGAM has used the insight and experience gained from its successful work with the gambling sector to help inform its recent Parliamentary Symposium entitled Lootboxes, Apps and Freemium Content.  The Symposium, which was held in the Jubilee Room situated in the annexe of Westminster Hall, was Chaired by Ian Lucas MP, a member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and featured a speaker panel comprising Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO, the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), Shahriar Coupal, Director of Committees, Advertising Standards Authority, Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, consultant psychiatrist in Addictions, CNWL NHS Trust, former gaming addict, James Good, and  YGAM’s Founder and Chief Executive, Lee Willows.

Reflecting on the success of the Parliamentary Symposium, which was attended by close to 70 stakeholders, Lee Willows said: “There has been increasing concern from parents, teachers, youth workers and medical professionals about time spent playing video games, monetary transactions within games and the potential mental and economic impact that this has on day to day life.  In response to this feedback and to coincide with the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s current inquiry into immersive and addictive technologies, as well as the launch of the Gambling Commission’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, and the launch of the YGAM Prevention and Education Strategy, we invited senior professionals from the advertising, gaming and medical industries, people with lived experience, parliament and government to discuss how we can work together to protect and safeguard young people.  The outcomes of the discussion will help YGAM tailor approaches to gaming companies, inform educational outputs and encourage further collaboration.”

Dr Twist, emphasised the many positive benefits of gaming, highlighting data showing only 1% of the population are classified as being vulnerable.  Dr Twist was clear in calling for a focus on digital navigation skills, empowering parents to enforce video gaming/online restrictions and increasing the evidence base of gaming disorder.

Dr Bowden-Jones explained that video gaming is increasingly recognised as a space for addiction and that educating the wider public in digital skills can help people tackle addictive habits. She highlighted that tech can be useful in handling such habits and called for more research, including the establishment of a gaming think-tank.

Lee Willows believes there are lessons from the gambling industry that can help drive the debate.  He said: “Key themes of the discussion focused on developing an evidence base to better understand the characteristics of gaming disorder, the need for education, digital skills and learning from successes in gambling sector regulations.  YGAM is keen to work with Dr Twist on resources and education, sharing information and advice that has already been created and explore the development of any new ideas or collaborations to achieve a greater reach.”  He added:  “There is the appetite for a further Symposium and/or gaming think-tank which will be planned for the autumn to coincide with the publication of YGAM’s latest academic impact assessment.”

The full report form YGAM’s Symposium will be available to download from www.ygam.org in June.

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Wazdan Honoured with Two Prestigious MiGEA Awards

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Wazdan is celebrating after walking off with two key prizes at Malta’s iGaming Excellence Awards 2019.

The innovative games developer prevailed in a competitive category to secure the title of Malta’s Best Gaming New Slots Developer. It also clinched the prestigious Malta’s Best iGaming Online Product of the Year gong, capping a superb 12 months for the company.

Wazdan has caught the attention of leading operators across the globe thanks to its innovative suite of tech-rich, omni-channel casino games. Recent partnerships for Wazdan include tie-ins with Kindred, SuprNation, Avento, InBet Games, ComeOn and White Hat Gaming.

The pioneering team at Wazdan has been honoured with a clutch of awards over the past year in recognition of its contribution to the on-going success of the iGaming industry.

“We are very proud and excited to gain industry recognition from an independent panel of expert judges,” says Wazdan’s Head of Sales, Andrzej Hyla. “The iGaming sector is full of dynamic developers and to be recognized as the best in the business is a great honour.”

“These awards are a testament to the team’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of technology and producing engaging, exciting, feature-rich games that meet the desires of the modern player on a range of different channels. We will continue to blaze a trail of innovation going forwards as we seek to become a trusted partner for operators across the world.”
Games from Wazden boast vibrant graphics and an extremely smooth user interface, while they can be tailored according to the particular preferences of each individual player. This has seen them soar in popularity over the past year. Unique Wazdan Features are the key to Wazdan’s success and include the patented, world-first, truly innovative Volatility Levels™, the thrilling Unique Gamble Feature, Ultra Lite Mode, mobile-friendly Energy Saving Mode, Ultra Fast Mode, Double Screen Mode and the newest Unique Wazdan Feature, Big Screen Mode.

Wazdan has been developing innovative games for more than a decade and it now offers more than 110 striking HTML5 games. The portfolio includes extremely popular titles such as Magic Stars 3, 9 Lions, Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, Los Muertos™, Magic Stars 5 and Space Gem™, as well as newly released titles, such as Juicy Reels, Magic Stars 6 and Space Spins, which were all received with great industry enthusiasm at ICE London 2019. Wazdan releases at least one new game each month and has recently announced the release of three new exciting games: Lucky Reels, Larry the Leprechaun, and Relic Hunters™ and the Book of Faith.

Already off to a rapid start this year, the team at Wazdan shows no signs of slowing down. Be sure to follow all the latest news at www.wazdan.com

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