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ePlay Appoints esports and Gaming Advisor For Big Shot Augmented Reality Mobile Game Expansion in Asia

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Phil Chen joins ePlay to help the mobile esports company with market expansion.

ePlay Digital Inc. is delighted to announce Philip Chen is joining its Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) as a special advisor for Big Shot (China). As the company targets specific North American cities with a slate of sports, esports, and entertainment titles, Mr. Chen will support international activities in the fastest growing economies and mobile esports markets in the world.

Philip Chen is Managing Partner and Founder of Dynaco Capital Inc., a financial advisory firm based in Toronto and associated with numerous Global Venture Capital firms, Private Equity Funds, Wealth Management Institutions and multi-billion dollar Chinese enterprises. Over the past 20 years, Philip has worked on dozens of M & A transactions in various sector themes. His current specialization encompasses, but is not limited to, E-commerce, FinTech, AI, Social Media, esports and Gaming.

Philip Chen comments, “I am pleased to work with ePlay Digital and build value by opening up new doors in China for its esports products and games like Big Shot. ePlay has developed best in class esports and gaming technology that is readily appealing to the large gaming-centric Asian demographic.”

Big Shot is an augmented reality mobile game described as Pokémon Go meets sports, esports, and entertainment. The game released as a beta to the Apple App Store in August 2018 will initially be marketed in selected North American cities including Los Angeles, California. The first game title in the Big Shot series is targeted at NBA fans around the world. Other professional sports and leagues will become part of the Big Shot product line in the future.

“We are well aware that the largest mobile esports and gaming market in the world is in China. These are exciting times for our company as we roll out Big Shot in initial key markets and position to expand our augmented reality esports leadership globally including in Asia-Pacific,” says Trevor Doerksen, CEO of ePlay Digital. “Mr. Chen joins us at a great moment to expand our team’s ability to reach existing and new target markets.”

Recently, ePlay announced new strategic financing and partners focused on marketing for the Big Shot mobile esports game. China Daily recently reported the esports market in China alone will reach USD $18 billion with over 430 million players and viewers. Chen joins 7-time NBA champion and Los Angeles Lakers broadcaster, Robert Horry and sports broadcaster and TV host, Lindsay McCormick on the ePlay SAB.

With Big Shot, ePlay, like other game developers and publishers owns the game. Riot Games owns League of Legends and the professional esports leagues and events. Riot Games, it’s titles, esports events and leagues, was purchased by China-based Internet giant Tencent. ePlay is providing esports leadership in a vertically integrated manner – from game to league and from augmented reality to distribution – in multiple esports markets.

 

About ePlay:

ePlay Digital Inc. is a mobile game creator and publisher specializing in sports, esports and entertainment augmented reality titles, including their new flagship title Big Shot Basketball. ePlay is operated by an award-winning team of sports, gaming and esports leaders as well as broadcast and digital technology industry experts, software engineers and athletes who have brought dozens of game titles to market for companies including Time Warner Cable, ESPN, Sony Pictures, AXS TV, Intel, AXN, Fiat, CBS, and others.

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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Patagonia Entertainment gears up for expansion in the Philippines

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Patagonia Entertainment gears up for expansion in the Philippines following a number of its popular Video Bingos have been certified for the iGaming market.

Patagonia’s in-house creative studio produces the best Video Bingo titles in the market. These have a fast-learning curve and perform equally well with players looking for some light entertainment and more adventurous high rollers. These games are particularly popular in the LATAM and Asian markets where Bingo has a strong historical and cultural presence. Each game is developed in HTML5 to enable players to access content from any mobile device.

Patagonia Entertainment’s Global Business Development Manager Victor Arias said: “The Philippines is an exciting opportunity for Patagonia as it represents a huge growth area for the business. Video Bingos are very popular in the region and the games will be a major asset for any iGaming companies expanding into this territory.”

 

About Patagonia Entertainment:

Patagonia Entertainment is a Video Bingo game development company known for creating innovative solutions for the e-gaming industry. Video Bingo is a hybrid between Bingo and Slot games. The company has managed to become one of the most popular game developers in the Latin American market and are rapidly growing into other markets. More information about Patagonia Entertainment can be found at www.patagonia-e.com.

 

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CoinPoint continues its global expansion by signing new deals in the Asian iGaming market in 2019

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It’s a beginning of a very successful year for CoinPoint Group INC. CoinPoint is a leading multinational premium digital marketing agency, with outstanding place on the global blockchain and crypto map since 2013.

CoinPoint a well-known partner within the iGaming business, as it has helped dozen of igaming companies achieve amazing results and exponential growth in their business, while first integrating blockchain into their model and helping operators position themselves better in the market.

Asia, being the major and one of the biggest markets in terms of iGaming for all sectors including live dealers, sports betting and table games, is in a dire demand for new technologies and solutions and also professional and experienced partner to advice on the right marketing approach in such a dynamic and demanding industry. By participating in one of the biggest Asian iGaming events in March 2019, CoinPoint is aimed at confronting these demands and further assist the most aspiring projects in the industry reach the well-deserved prominence.

Denitza Alexieva, Head of Marketing of CoinPoint Group INC. underlines:
Asia is a complex market and our clients recognized they needed a professional agency with global experience and a strong network of local partners. CoinPoint has been in this market since 2013 and it helped numerous platforms, providers and operators implement crypto solutions throughout the years. We see Asia as the leading market to implement blockchain technology into iGaming businesses. We at CoinPoint keep bestowing our blockchain and crypto knowledge to them, so that they can keep up the pace with the latest blockchain trends.

EOSBet is the first fully-licenced and provably fair on-chain casino whose marketing campaigns and Asian market reach is successfully put through by employing CoinPoint’s remarkable strategies and network of connections. EOSBet is currently ranked as no.1 Gambling dApp on ample of dapp reviews, and has seen its user-base grow significantly, especially those from Asian countries.

“We’re very excited about CoinPoint’s expansion into the Asian iGaming market. The vast majority of our traffic comes from Asia, so it’s important to have a strategic marketing partner in the region. Players in the Asian market have a strong understanding of the benefits that blockchain technology brings to the gaming industry, especially with regards to provable fairness and new token economies”.

Similarly, we are lending RWB solutions international a hand in crypto implementation and integration especially in Korean and other Asia-Pacific countries. The immediate upshot of our consultation is an emergence of Asian-based iGaming brands which started optimizing RWB’s resources to the best of their capabilities.

Miscellaneous clients operating on the Asian market, have been added to CoinPoint portfolio, but can’t be quoted because of signed NDA. The majority of CoinPoint’s clients spring from dApp and payment solution industries.

Nowadays and further down the road into 2019, CoinPoint is, and will be, working more with Asian clients and partners to present, implement and monetise blockchain solutions, together with dApps technologies, advanced acquisition channels, hosting and CDN prioritization, new age of gaming solutions, P2P sports betting and many more.

If you are interested in discussing our capabilities and outreach in Asia, you can contact us on sales@coinpoint.net .

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Japanese businessman writes to Philippine Stock Exchange to block listing of Manila casino

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In a strange new development, Japanese businessman Kazuo Okada has written to the Philippine Stock Exchange, seeking to block the proposed listing of Tiger Resort Asia Ltd., a Manila-based casino. He cites that the casino’s parent company Universal does not have authority to go ahead with the listing plan.

Okada founded Universal in the 1960s. It started out as a manufacturer of pachinko and other gaming equipment. But he is at loggerheads with the company now and has been engaged in a complex legal battle.

He was ousted as Chairman of Universal in the summer of 2017 and was accused of misappropriating millions of dollars during the time he was at the company’s helm. Mr. Okada has repeatedly denied those allegations and has been trying to regain control of the gaming giant and of its owner, Okada Holdings.

News emerged last year that Tiger Resort Asia Ltd. would acquire a majority stake in the Manila-listed Asiabest Group International Inc. to pave the way for its backdoor listing. Tiger Resort Asia is the owner of the $2.4-billion Okada Manila integrated resort.

In a letter to the Philippine Stock Exchange dated January 11, Mr. Okada’s legal team said that “the backdoor listing is not authorized and is opposed by the casino magnate,” who is the true owner of controlling shares, and Chairman and Sole Director of Tiger Resort Asia and all Okada companies.

The letter went on that there was “a serious issue as to whether Fujimoto et al. are legitimate directors/officers of Tiger.” Mr. Okada’s lawyers referred to Universal Entertainment’s President Jun Fujimoto.

Earlier this month, the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court Branch 257 issued an arrest order for Mr. Okada. The order was related to a legal battle between the businessman and Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment, one of Universal Entertainment’s Philippine subsidiaries. Tiger Resort sued Mr. Okada for improperly obtaining more than $3 million.

The casino tycoon dismissed those allegations, saying that he received the contested amount as salaries and fees for consultancy services during the time he was serving as CEO and Director of the company. Mr. Okada was ousted from his roles at Tiger Resort in the summer of 2017.

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