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888.com chooses MuchBetter gaming wallet as new global payment option

Zoltan Tundik

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Service available across all 888.com brands

UK, London, 16 July 2018 MuchBetter, the iGaming payments company, today announced its selection by 888.com as a new payment option across its Casino, Poker, and Sport brands. 888.com is one of the biggest gaming operators in the world and it chose MuchBetter to help bolster the payment options available to its players, lower transaction costs and provide a smooth mobile integration and user experience.

MuchBetter offers integration with mobile and balance between usability and security, with the service incorporating many modern mobile features such as biometric authentication. MuchBetter’s approach to transaction fees was also a key consideration. MuchBetter does not charge per transaction, in the manner of traditional e-wallets. Instead, it charges operators on a net-deposit basis every month according to the monetary value of each player.

Large brands can’t afford not to pay attention to their payment partners. The gaming industry can be a business of fine margins and high volumes, so paying over the odds for something as seemingly small as transaction fees can be incredibly damaging to any operator, even household names.

Besides operating on adequate commercial terms, operator and payment partners need to be in close alignment to support each other in international expansion, a topic increasingly important to drive growth. One of the most business critical items in online gaming is the payments strategy, common sense suggest that a close alignment and strategic spirit between the parties can only be advantageous. Both sides operate in regulatory landscapes with great overlap, whether this being AML or licensing requirements. One can learn and benefit from the other’s expertise and both need to ensure in unison that the payment service provided helps operator stay compliant, with an eye to the future too of course.” – said Jens Bader, MuchBetter co-founder exclusively for European Gaming.

 

About MuchBetter

MuchBetter, operated by MIR Limited UK Ltd, an FCA-licensed and regulated e-money issuer, is the new payments application for iGaming. Available on Android and iOS, MuchBetter make effortless online, offline and contactless payments throughout EMEA. Funds can be transferred and received in real-time and MuchBetter’s unique commercial model increases operator revenues while its anti-fraud features and use of best in class technology reduces risk.

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SiGMA Group Announces Malta iGaming Awards Contenders

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Gala dinner will be followed by a charity auction in aid of the SiGMA Foundation 

SiGMA Group has announced the finalists for the Malta iGaming Awards taking place 26th November 2019, at the Hilton Hotel, St Julian’s, Malta.

The awards evening includes a gala charity dinner at the Hilton Hotel with a number of paintings and artworks to be auctioned off to raise money for good causes. The fund-raiser is organised by SiGMA Group and all proceeds will go towards The SiGMA Foundation.

SiGMA Group is welcoming the cream of the iGaming community to the Awards night gala, which will provide a chance for premier networking with fellow industry leaders, and an opportunity to mingle with the creative minds behind the artworks. The auction will feature a number of innovative pieces from established artists, both local and international.

This year there are some 30 awards categories, reflecting how the iGaming sector has expanded and diversified over the last year.

And the nominations are…

Affiliate Network Of The Year (sponsored by Finductive Max)
– Matching Visions / BetAffiliation / Advendor

Affiliate Program Of The Year (sponsored by STS)
– Betzest / MrGreen / Betsson Group Affiliates

Affiliate Software Of The Year   (sponsored by FunFair Technologies)
– MyAffiliates / Netrefer / CAKE

Casino Affiliate Of The Year  (sponsored by BetSoft)
– Kafe Rocks / Raketech / Blexr

Asian Live Dealer Of The Year  (sponsored by Bank Roulette)
– Oriental Gaming / Lotus Gaming / eBet

Asian Slot Provider Of The Year  (sponsored by Lucky.io)
– Ganapati / Betsoft / Ameba Entertainment

Asian Platform Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Cryptopay)
– Tripleone Tech / SA Gaming / TC Gaming

Asian Product Of The Year  (sponsored by Fashion TV)
Asia Gaming / Betsoft / InPlayMatrix

Game Vendor Of The Year  (sponsored by SimplePlay)
– Yggdrasil / Play’n GO / Pragmatic Play

Hosting Service Of The Year (sponsored by Playtech)
– Internet Vikings / Continent8 / Netshop ISP

Online Casino Of The Year  (sponsored by Pragmatic Play)
– Kindred / Betsson Group / BitStarz

B2B Platform Of The Year  (sponsored by Ganapati)
– BetConstruct / SkillOnNet / Play’n GO

Sportsbook Affiliate Of The Year (sponsored by Intertops)
– BetterCollective / Catena Media / Alex Affiliates

Sportsbook Operator Of The Year  (sponsored by Altenar)
– William Hill / Betsson Group / 1xBet

Corporate Social Responsibility Of The Year  (sponsored by United Remote)
– Betsson Group / Microgaming / Skywind

Crypto Payment Solution Of The Year  (sponsored by Dao Group)
– Cryptopay / CoinsPaid / Bitbay Pay

Instant Win Of The Year  (sponsored by Acquiring.com)
– Hacksaw / Neogames / Gluck Games

Fastest Growing White Label Of The Year  (sponsored by Stakelogic)
– Cashmio / Gate 777 / Frank and Fred Casino

Innovator Of The Year  (sponsored by iGaming Academy)
– Videoslots / Hero Gaming / Evolution Gaming 

Legal Firm Of The Year (sponsored by Netshop ISP)
– WH Partners / KSI Malta / Tal Ron. Drihem & Co

iGaming Media Of The Year  (sponsored by Hexopay)
– Gambling Compliance / Focus Gaming News / CalvinAyre.com

Mobile Gaming Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Pragmatic Solutions)
– Habanero / Play’n GO / Reel NRG

Multi-channel Provider Of The Year  (sponsored by Continent8)
– Betconstruct / Betgames.tv / Singular

Multi-Product Provider Of The Year  (sponsored by Apollo Games)
– BetConstruct / InPlayNet / Microgaming

East-Meets-West Consultancy Of The Year
– BDO / iGaming Asia / SMP eGaming

Payments Provider Of The Year (sponsored by Bitbay Pay)
– Trustly / HiPay / Zimpler

Training Service Provider Of The Year  (sponsored by United Remote)
– iGaming Academy / MCAST / Totally Gaming Academy 

Trustly Pay N Play Product Of The Year (sponsored by Trustly)
– Hero Gaming / No Account Casino / ComeOn!

Tokenized Gaming Asset Of The Year  (sponsored by Betconstruct)
– Lucky.io / G8C / FunFair

Tokenized Casino Game Of the Year  (sponsored by UltraPlay)
Lucky.io / BitCasino / CoinPoker

SiGMA’19 takes place from 26th to 29th November at the MFCC in Ta Qali, Malta, kicking off with the Malta iGaming Awards at the Hilton on Tuesday 26th.

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LeoVegas interim dividend

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At the Annual General Meeting on 29 May 2019 it was decided that the dividend of SEK 1.20 would be paid out in two equal payments. The first payment was distributed on 7 June 2019. The following dates apply to the second payment:

  • November 29 is the last day to buy the share with the right to the dividend.
  • Ex-dividend date is 2 December 2019. The stock is traded without giving the buyer the right to the dividend.
  • Record date is 3 December 2019. The date you need to be registered as a shareholder to be entitled to the dividend.
  • Distribution by Euroclear Sweden AB on 6 December, as shareholders you can expect the dividend on the same day.

The total number of shares in LeoVegas is 101,652,970.

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Fugaso celebrate 3 years of innovation, growth and spinning reels with a raft of new content

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International software provider Fugaso, whose stellar slots are attracting significant operator and player attention, report that the company has been thriving throughout 2019, picking up a host of new partners and launching a number of blockbuster slots titles as well as being nominated in awards shows.

Fugaso is currently on a roll, having recently been announced as a finalist in two AskGamblers Award categories which play to the company’s strengths, Best Slots and Best Software Provider, in what is considered the world’s most prestigious casino awards.

The road to success over the last 3 years for Fugaso has been one driven by innovative in-house technology that is driving growth for the company and manifested in proprietary breakthroughs such as their ‘Rich Free Spins’ feature, which allows operators and casinos to hand out free spins to players with a multiplier on them which provides excitement with the prospect of potentially highly generous payouts. No other games manufacturer is currently offering ‘Rich Free Spins’, a key differentiator in Fugaso’s bulging technology vault.

Backed by a qualified team of iGaming experts Fugaso started out in 2016 by setting ambitious targets and launched with a 15 games-a-year structure which they quickly surpassed and by the end of 2018 began consolidating the design and engineering end of the studio with breakthrough blockbuster TrumpIt Deluxe at the beginning of the year which was launched at ICE.

The rapidly expanding Fugaso portfolio of titles is available via the GrooveGaming platform as well as from Soft Gamings, Soft Swiss, Digitain, EveryMatrix, BetConstruct , IGG, 1XBet and Parimatch, amongst many others. Releases so far this year include Trump It Deluxe, Wild Rodeo, Magic Spinners, Fugaso Airlines, Stoned Joker, Imhotep Manuscript, Book of Tattoo II and blockbuster Cleopatra’s Diary, which is in the running for Best Slots at the AskGamblers Awards. Summer hits included Deep Blue Sea and Imhotep Manuscript, which was also in the running with the AskGambler’s Awards.

All Fugaso games are available in 12 languages and can be adapted for any additional language, every game is supported by all devices, currencies and cryptocurrencies. One of the promotional tools available from the slick slots manufacturer is the Fugaso Jackpot Series Games, covering nearly 40 titles and the popular progressive are attracting substantial interest with 6-figure jackpots providing players with great opportunity of winning and operators a phenomenal promotional tool.

The entire portfolios of almost 70 Fugaso HTML5 games have been developed under the remote technical standards of the UK Gambling Commission as well as the Maltese Gaming Authority. Fugaso is planning to grow towards a much larger number of jurisdictions with many more certifications to expand their offerings further.

In what has been a very successful third year for Fugaso, the popular sequel Book Of Tattoo II has been breaking records in terms of increased player activity, a jump in unique players per session as well as a significant rise in gaming durability.

To celebrate its major milestone, Fugaso has announced that it would be offering a very special birthday commercials for the first 5 companies who integrate the expanded games portfolio, which can be viewed at www.fugaso.com/games.

said: “We’re very excited to reach our third anniversary milestone and to have gained so much business this year along with the market trust that goes with visibility in major awards. We are grateful to all those who have placed their trust in us, it’s a WIN:WIN situation and now we’ve got the kind of momentum which we could have only dreamed of when we took those first steps 3 years ago.”

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