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The Stars Group Adds Portugal to Pokerstars Southern Europe Shared Player Pool

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TORONTOMay, 2018 – The Stars Group Inc.  announced that PokerStars players in Portugal have joined the existing PokerStars shared player pool between France and Spain. PokerStars, The Stars Group’s flagship brand, is the first online operator to offer such a shared player pool among the three previously ring-fenced markets, allowing players on the French-, Portuguese- and Spanish-licensed offerings to face each other across real money poker tables.

PokerStars.pt joined the shared player pool following a July 2017 agreement among regulators in PortugalFranceSpainand Italy to form an online poker compact in those countries.

Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive Officer of The Stars Group, said: “Adding Portugal to France and Spain will expand the pool of players in Southern Europe. This is great news for players, who will benefit from larger player pools with bigger prizes, better promotions and a wider selection of games, which we hope will continue to deliver positive results in those markets.

The January launch of shared liquidity in France and Spain has already had a positive impact for PokerStars and its players. Italian regulators have yet to confirm details of the country’s involvement, but are expected to join the other countries next year.

To celebrate the launch of shared liquidity in Portugal, PokerStars will host a €5 million guaranteed prize pool online poker series, known as the Trio Series, with a €500,000 guaranteed Main Event. PokerStars currently anticipates launching the Trio Series in June 2018.

The Trio Series follows the successful France and Spain edition of the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) in April, which surpassed its €10 million advertised guarantee to reach €11.7 million, attracting 37,000 unique entries across more than 100 scheduled events. The FRESH (France Espania Hold’em) Series, which took place from January 28 through February 11, was the first joint series between French and Spanish players and attracted more than 30,000 unique entries across 50 scheduled events and generated a total prize pool of more than €6 million.

 

About The Stars Group:

The Stars Group is a leading provider of technology-based product offerings in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries. The Stars Group directly or indirectly, including through its Stars Interactive Group division, owns gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK live poker tour and event brands. These brands together have millions of registered customers globally and collectively form the largest poker business in the world, comprising online poker games and tournaments, sponsored live poker competitions, marketing arrangements for branded poker rooms in popular casinos in major cities around the world, and poker programming and content created for television and online audiences. The Stars Group, through certain of these and other brands, also offers non-poker gaming products, including casino and sportsbook. The Stars Group, through certain of its subsidiaries, is licensed or approved to offer, or offers under third party licenses or approvals, its product offerings in various jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, both within and outside of the European Union, Australia, the Americas and elsewhere. In particular, PokerStars is the world’s most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related operating approvals in 17 jurisdictions.

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Source:  The Stars Group

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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Relax Gaming strikes Hacksaw Gaming deal

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Innovative studio adds scratch card portfolio via Relax Gaming’s Powered By program

 

Relax Gaming, the new-breed games and platform supplier, has agreed yet another new Powered By plat-2-plat partner, Hacksaw Gaming.

Under the terms of the agreement, Hacksaw Gaming’s range of 26 scratch card games will go live on Relax Gaming’s platform, adding to an offering that now comprises more than 280 games.

The deal sees scratch card products integrated into Relax’s platform for the first time.

Daniel Eskola, Relax Gaming CEO, said: “We pride ourselves on offering a powerful range of content to suit the needs of any operator and adding Hacksaw Gaming’s new take on scratch cards is an exciting new proposition.

“Its commitment to innovation stood out to us, and we are certain that our operator partners will love their games.”

Marcus Cordes, COO at Hacksaw Gaming, said: “Hacksaw Gaming was founded with a vision for revolutionising scratch cards and we are delighted this has been recognised by Relax Gaming, which has shown great enthusiasm for our products.

“Expanding the reach of our growing range of pioneering products is a key priority as we enter 2019, and we are pleased to be doing so with a platform that is gathering so much momentum.”

Relax Gaming has been set up to become a next generation supplier offering transparent fees and scalability for the hand-picked studios with which it works.

 

About Relax Gaming:

Relax Gaming Group was founded in 2010 with the goal of simplifying B2B content delivery for the modern iGaming landscape. With transparency and collaboration central to its ethos, its recent and rapid expansion has been conceived in order to deliver unparalleled global reach.

Via a quick one-time integration, Relax Gaming now provides access to a roster of 280+ casino games and a diverse range of proprietary products, including Poker, Bingo and its recently launched slot portfolio. The high-quality aggregated content is provided through its selected Silver Bullet (commercially represented) and Powered By (commercially independent) partners.

Regulated markets are also at the heart of its growth strategy, with licenses held in multiple jurisdictions including: the Malta Gaming Authority, Alderney Gambling Control Commission, the UK Gambling Commission and the Danish Gambling Authority.

 

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Enteractive set for inaugural London exhibition appearance

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Retention specialists to showcase its (Re)activation Cloud at stand N9-252

 

Enteractive will be exhibiting at ICE for the first time this year, showcasing its range of innovative player retention solutions.

Delegates heading to stand N9-252 will be able to find out more about the company’s innovative (Re)activation Cloud service, which is designed for comprehensive player reactivation.

The solution, which was first unveiled ahead of SiGMA in 2018, is the iGaming industry’s first AI-driven platform for large-scale personal player retention and win-back.

Operators connect to Enteractive’s proprietary platform for player reactivation and activation with 100% maintained real-time control, where they can re-engage with their player base through Enteractive’s one-to-one personal conversations, which results in up to 50% of players re-depositing.

In addition, (​Re)activation Cloud safeguards both operator and customer data to ensure it adheres to the most stringent of regulatory frameworks as well as responsible gaming measures.

Enteractive CEO Mikael Hansson said the company is extremely excited to be exhibiting at the industry’s largest trade event for the first time.

He said: “Following a hugely successful SiGMA at the end of last year, we’re all set to make our debut appearance and showcase our highly-effective retention products at ICE 2019.

“As new regulation kicks in that will affect the way in which operators can target their customer base, now is the perfect opportunity to consider new approaches to player engagement.

“At stand N9-252, delegates can discover how our services, including the (Re)activation Cloud, can help operators tap into an existing customer base and guide them to reactivating in a responsible manner.”

To arrange a meeting with Enteractive at ICE 2019, please contact us at info@enteractive.com.

 

About Enteractive:
Enteractive is a leading provider of player retention solutions for the iGaming industry. Co-founded in 2008 by CEO Mikael Hansson, the company’s Player Reactivation Services help operators return churned players back to action, while its Player Support Offering makes sure active players stay on board. Enteractive received its Responsible Gaming accreditation from the Global Gaming Guidance Group and is committed to supporting and augmenting the responsible gaming policies of its operator clients. This includes promoting the awareness of problem gambling, as well as improving prevention, intervention, and treatment. Their clients within betting and gaming include leading names such as Betsson Group and Gaming Innovation Group.

 

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Foxwoods Resort Casino® Scores New MVP With David Ortiz Partnership

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Red Sox Legend Gets a New Designation with the Northeast’s Premier Resort Destination

 

Foxwoods Resort Casino, voted the Best Casino Outside Las Vegas by a USA Today readers’ poll, has scored big once again by announcing an exclusive partnership with Red Sox legend and Fox Sports analyst David Ortiz.

A 10-time All Star, 7-time Silver Slugger and 3-time World Champion, Ortiz is stepping up to the plate in a new role with Foxwoods, where he’ll join the property’s roster as a designated ambassador. In addition to appearing in upcoming marketing campaigns, the baseball icon will lend support to other exclusive initiatives on property, including gaming tournaments and other hosted events.

“We are so thrilled to welcome David Ortiz to the Foxwoods team, solidifying a unique partnership between two New England institutions,” said Foxwoods’ Interim CEO & Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Council Chairman Rodney Butler. “Big Papi knows a thing or two about hitting it big, and we’ve hit the jackpot in adding him to our lineup to engage with guests and elevate the Foxwoods brand in his new role with the organization.”

“I’ve had such great experiences coming to Foxwoods over the years, so this partnership is a really exciting opportunity for me to show why it’s the premier resort destination in the Northeast,” said Ortiz. “We’re going to have a lot of fun together, and I look forward to sharing the Wonder Of It All with my fans!”

The announcement was made via a special public presentation at Foxwoods today ahead of the property’s 5th Annual Baseball Winter Weekend, an exclusive fan-fest featuring the 2019 Boston Red Sox. For more information, visit foxwoods.com.

 

About Foxwoods Resort Casino:
As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods Resort Casino offers guests a premier destination resort experience throughout its six world-class casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels featuring over 2,200 rooms; dining options for all tastes; luxurious spas; award-winning golf; state-of-the-art theaters; Tanger Outlet Mall; conference space for groups of all sizes; and free online casino games at FoxwoodsONLINE.com. There is always something new at Foxwoods, most recently the arrival of Foxwoods Extreme Adventures. Adventure knows no limit as guests can zipline, free fall, catapult or race around on a European-style indoor karting track. Foxwoods Resort Casino truly is The Wonder Of It All, providing a personalized and exciting escape for everyone. Foxwoods, opened in 1992, is owned and operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. For a detailed look at Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation visit Foxwoods.com.

 

Source: Foxwoods Resort Casino

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