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Playtech BGT Sports enjoying record-breaking World Cup

George Miller

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3.5million tickets processed with turnover up 400 per cent

 

London, 10th July 2018 – Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), the leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, has announced a record-breaking World Cup as its SSBTs continue to drive increased revenues in the retail space.

Enjoying a greater share of overall in-shop turnover than ever before, the terminals have processed more than 3.5million tickets so far – an increase of over 400 per cent on the statistics for the World Cup in Brazil four years ago.

PBS has introduced a wide range of new products and innovative features in recent months, including new markets, an enhanced cash-out tool, goal scorer options and a streamlined in-play user experience,

In-play, especially football, is driving exceptional levels of growth, with in-play turnover now accounting for 34 per cent of terminal World Cup business. This is compared to 12 per cent at the previous World Cup.

The Round of 16 game between Croatia v Denmark has to date generated the most in-play turnover of any match, emphasising it is just not big matches but lower profile games on TV at the right time of day that is a catalyst for growth.

John Pettit, Managing Director for UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports believes the figures should come as no surprise.

He said:We are delighted with the numbers to date and are pleased to have helped generate so much extra revenue for our betting shop partners in the UK and Ireland.

We have undoubtedly benefited from the live World Cup TV pictures available in every shop, which have encouraged in-play betting.

“This World Cup has definitely shattered the old cliché that customers are only interested in betting on England, or the so called ‘big matches’.

“Croatia versus Denmark smashed records and the message to operators is crystal clear: if you combine pictures with data at the right time the revenues will flow.

“It’s a simple message and one we’re excited to be helping deliver as we continue to innovate in this space.”

The record performance has been helped by the successful recent roll out of PBS’ Match Acca product, which allows players to create their own bets by combining selections within popular match markets.

The terminals provide access to hundreds of in-play matches that are popular with players right through to the end of the shop day.

While, traditional Over the Counter business is typically generated throughout the afternoon during horse racing, the terminal continues to generate turnover, especially in play, right into the evening.

 

 

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.

www.playtech.com

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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Sportradar partner with BBC to show European Badminton

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The BBC has reached an agreement with right holder Sportradar to live telecast the semi-final and final of Badminton’s European Mixed Team Championships in Copenhagen. The matches will be shown tomorrow and day after tomorrow on the BBC Sport website and digital platforms.

The tournament started on 13 February, with defending champions Denmark facing challenges from teams like France, the Netherlands and Spain in their group.

England, seeded second, have to face Ireland, Germany and Russia in their group.

England’s Men’s Singles player and National Champion, Rajiv Ouseph, assessed their chances.

“As players, we always enjoy the European team events and go to Denmark with the strongest possible squad which, due to injury, has not always been the case in past seasons.”

“When you pull on that England shirt, you really feel the pride of playing for your country, and we’re already excited to have another opportunity as a team to show that on court in front of the fans.”

Lutz Tigges, senior director audiovisual broadcast at Sportradar said, “We are really looking forward to starting coverage of the European Badminton Mixed Team Championships in Denmark. Demand for the broadcast coverage has been really strong and being able to add the BBC to that across their digital channels is another endorsement of the event.”

Live action will also be available to a global audience through Sportradar’s digital platform for the tournament, www.laola1.tv/badmintoneurope/

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Ubisoft join hands with Mozilla to create AI coding tools

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Ubisoft and Mozilla, who developed Firefox web browser, are joining hands to develop a AI-coding tool called Clever-Commit AI coding assistant. The partnership, initially signed for three years, involves exchange of ideas, techniques, and skills between the two companies in the development of Clever-Commit.

“Working with Mozilla on Clever-Commit allows us to support other programming languages and increase the overall performances of the technology,” said Mathieu Nayrolles, technical architect, data scientist, and member of the Technology Group at Ubisoft Montreal. “Using this tech in our games and in Firefox will allow developers to be more productive, as they can spend more time creating the next feature rather than fixing bugs. Ultimately, this will allow us to create even better experiences for our gamers and increase the frequency of our releases.”

This AI is being developed by the Ubisoft Technology Group, and evaluates whether or not a code change will introduce a new bug and proactively fix it by learning from past bugs and fixes. By applying Clever-Commit to both game development and Firefox development, Ubisoft and Mozilla will learn more about other programming languages and increase the knowledge of the AI’s toolbox.

Clever-Commit was first unveiled last year as a prototype (Commit-Assistant) by Ubisoft La Forge, a research branch of Ubisoft Montreal that works alongside academic institutions, in collaboration with Concordia University. In an effort to improve the overall quality of Ubisoft games, Clever-Commit learns from the development of major AAA games, and quickly identifies and fixes bugs so that teams can release more high-quality features, more frequently. To date, the AI has been able to identify if a code contains a bug with 70 per cent accuracy.

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Login Casino launches contest for 2 VIP passes for RGW

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The Login Casino magazine, the media gambling sponsor of RGW 2019, announces the contest for two VIP tickets for the leading gaming conference in Russia – Russian Gaming Week.

In order to compete for the prize one has to come up with a name for the RGW symbol – matreshka, and send their variant to be considered by the jury of experts. Competition for the tickets starts on February 12.

The winner will be defined on April 17. In general, the applications with contestants’ suggestions will be accepted till April 16 inclusive.

According to the event organizers, this year’s RGW will be even more intensive and diverse. First of all due to the fact that the number of applications for participation exceeds 3000.

Besides, the agenda of Russian Gaming Week also promises to be informative. According to Oksana Marisenko, manager of this project, the list of those presenting their ideas and latest developments will include software developers, payment systems manufacturers and law consultants in the field of gambling business.

The Betting Awards ceremony will include several nominations with the aim to highlight the leading representatives of the betting industry whose achievements in 2019 were the most outstanding”, said Oksana Marisenko.

The VIP pass provides several benefits. Firstly, these are special seats at the conference and a separate registration desk. Moreover, such ticket makes it possible to meet and talk with speakers and delegates in person and in a relaxed atmosphere.

In order to take part in the contest – register here.

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