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PBSA appoints new strategy and partnerships exec

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Eoin Whelan, VP of Strategy and Partnerships, Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association
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16th May, 2018 (Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada) The Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association (PBSA) has announced the appointment of Eoin Whelan as VP of Strategy and Partnerships.

In the newly-created role, he will oversee the PBSA roadmap and build strategic partnerships with third parties in the gaming, gambling and blockchain industries.

Whelan was previously a senior executive at EY, serving as strategy consulting lead with a focus on emerging technology application to high growth industries. He was also CEO of e-commerce company L-EV8 Marketing.

PBSA president Jonathan Baha’i said: We are thrilled to welcome Eoin to the team ahead of what promises to be an extremely busy summer for the PBSA.   

With two major launches imminent, the time is right to scale up the team and introduce a leadership structure that ensures the continued success of the PBSA in promoting provably fair gaming on the Peerplays blockchain.

Eoin’s extensive experience across strategy, planning and finance make him a perfect fit for the PBSA and we are delighted to have him on board.

VP of Strategy and Partnerships Eoin Whelan said:The PBSA is at the very cutting edge of the blockchain movement, and I am delighted to be joining at such a transformative stage of its development.

We are uniquely positioned to launch market-leading blockchain-based products with truly global appeal, and I look forward to building upon the strong foundations Jonathan and the team have already put in place.

The PBSA promotes provably fair gaming standards for the Peerplays blockchain.

The appointment comes on the back of a series of new hires by the PBSA as it prepares for the launch of the first decentralized applications (DApps) on the Peerplays blockchain.

These include Bookie, a decentralized sports betting exchange, and 5050Labs, a gaming project designed to aid organisations with fundraising.

 

About Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association (PBSA):

Peerplays Blockchain Standards Association (PBSA) is a non-profit organization registered under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act.

The PBSA promotes provably fair gaming standards for the Peerplays blockchain globally, by encouraging and supporting the development of the Peerplays blockchain and related infrastructure for the benefit of the Peerplays blockchain.

It also conducts supporting research pertaining to the Peerplays blockchain, promotes awareness and education, engages in advocacy with relevant industry bodies, and provides assistance and funding with other activities that support the Peerplays blockchain.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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Paf adopts Swish for faster customer transactions in Sweden

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Paf adopts the popular payment method Swish used by 6.7 million Swedes. In the first month of the newly-regulated Swedish gaming market Paf has adopted what is said to be the fastest payment method available in Sweden.

Swish uses mobile telephone numbers to make transfers and is currently used by around 6.7 million Swedes and 180,000 business.

Paf CEO Christer Fahlstedt says: “Swish is without doubt the favourite way for Swedes to transfer money. Our site already offers Swedish players games they can’t get anywhere else. And now our Paf gaming account also offers the speediest payments available. We fully expect the strong growth we experienced in Sweden in 2018 to continue.”

Paf has been operating online in Sweden for 18 years and was granted the maximum possible 5 year licence for the newly-regulated market beginning 1 January 2019.

 

 

About Paf:

Paf is a Nordic gaming company founded on Åland in 1966 to generate profit for the benefit of society. We were one of the very first gaming companies to go online in 1999. Many of our games on Paf.com are exclusive to Paf and developed by our in-house Games Studio. We are an award-winning industry leader in responsible gaming. Our physical gaming operations include over 30 cruise ships criss-crossing the Baltic and North Seas.

Paf has roughly 400 employees representing over 30 nationalities. Our offices are located on Åland, in Helsinki, Stockholm, Riga, Tallinn, Oslo, Norrköping and Madrid. Paf (Ålands Penningautomatförening) is licensed and controlled by the Government of Åland.

In 2017, the Paf Group had a total revenue of 116.5 million euros and a profit of 29.4 million euros.

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Lolita Sumskaite (Head of Unit at Ministry of Finance, Lithuania) to speak at MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit 2

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Leading industry expert responsible for designing the national gambling policy in Lithuania through legislation for more than 17 years, set to join the “Gambling Industry in Lithuania” (Compliance Panel Discussion) at the second edition of the most important gambling industry conference in the Baltic and Scandinavian region.

We are honoured to announce that Ms Lolita Sumskaite will represent the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania at MARE BALTICUM – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit 2019, which will take place on 9 May 2019 at Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel.

Lolita Šumskaitė is working for the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania and was responsible for designing the national gambling policy in Lithuania through legislation for more than 17 years. She was the main author of the first Law on Gambling, which was adopted in 2001. Lolita is a member of EC Expert Group of Gambling Services.

Since 2010, her responsibilities also include insurance – designing insurance policy through legislation and her main responsibility is to implement EU regulation into national legislation.

Starting 2013, she is responsible for anti-money laundering acts – following and participating in the negotiations in the EU Council on the text of Anti Money Laundering Directive, preparing LT positions. Lolita was Chair of the EU Council’s Working Party discussing fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive during LT Presidency of the EC.

MARE BALTICUM – The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit will once again bring together the leading companies in the Baltic and Scandinavian region for a full day of quality learning and networking with local regulators and industry experts.

You can find more details about the Agenda here or you can register here!

Browse the official event website here: www.marebalticumgaming.com

You can view the photo gallery from the inaugural event on the following this link.

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Zitro Video Bingo arrives in Monte-Carlo

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Zitro has installed its Video Bingo machines in the emblematic Monegasque casino Café de Paris, operated by the prestigious Société des Bains de Mer (S.B.M), which also operates the legendary Casino de Monte-Carlo, as well as the other two gaming establishments of the Principality of Monaco. It is the first time that this type of game, of which Zitro is a world leader, comes to the Principality.

Pascal Camia, Executive Vice-President of Gaming Operations, said: “Bingo video games are a distinct and innovative concept, and that is why we want to offer our customers this type of product, unknown until now in Monaco. We thought it was best to introduce video bingo in our operation in the hands of the largest specialist in the market in this type of machines. We are convinced that, thanks to the Zitro video bingo, our customers will find new experiences, excitement and entertainment”.

For her part, Nadège Teyssedre, Regional Director for EMEA, said: “At Zitro, we are enormously grateful to the Casino Café de Paris for its commitment to our product, totally unknown in this market. We are convinced that the expectations deposited in our video bingo will be exceeded, and we trust that this will help us in future to have a growing presence of our products in the casinos of Monte-Carlo S.B.M., a casino operator of reference in Europe and around the world.”

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