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Sportradar launches next-level OTT solution at Sportel Monaco

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Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data, betting, media and entertainment solutions, has announced the launch of their next-level Sportradar OTT at this year’s Sportel Monaco, featuring a newly developed engine and core that seamlessly connects Sportradar’s range of sports data with video capability.

For over 15 years, Sportradar have provided a dedicated sports video platform that enables sports rights holders to create a global OTT offering and generate substantial digital revenues. More than 25 partners have signed up to Sportradar’s sports media solutions within the last 18 months, complementing their existing OTT partners including Borussia Dortmund, the WRC, Deutsche Telekom, LAOLA1.tv, ITF Davis Cup and Fed Cup, ITTF, EuroHockey and the IMMAF.

A key part of their sports media offering, the latest OTT features fully integrated data and video, providing clients with an even greater and more refined ability to enhance the user experience, create content, engage with fans, increase audiences and therefore generate more revenue.

Managing Director OTT at Sportradar, Rainer Geier, said: “Having data and video together is crucial if you want to supply an OTT solution in this technological day and age.

“With over 15 years of global AV and sports data experience, we have already developed the industry’s leading media ecosystem. This has enabled us build on our truly dynamic and trusted end-to-end OTT solution with a stable technical basis for clients to manage multiple channels, control video strategy, maximise digital platforms, leverage local and global marketing, provide enriching customer data, increase rights value and therefore generate new revenue streams.

“Video is still the most important distribution channel and content is king, so offering more engagement options through one trusted, innovative and flexible solution will help our clients meet the demands of the modern-day sports fan who want seamless accessibility, engagement and gamification, personalisation and a stable user experience.”

Sportradar’s OTT incorporates all aspects required to create a complete and bespoke OTT solution using state-of-the-art technology to produce a holistic platform approach based on a flexible product and business model that can add to the streaming and engagement experience with ability to incorporate all Sportradar’s products.

Clients can also utilise Sportradar’s additional services and knowledge to support the ongoing success of their streaming platform with production, content creation, platform success management and monetisation opportunities.

All new clients will be able integrate the latest OTT, while current clients, which already include a range of sports federations, leagues, clubs, broadcasters and media across the world, will switch over to the new solution. Like all of Sportradar’s products and solutions, they will have a choice of trusted, innovative and flexible options, with OTT core, extensions, customisable and third-party add-ons.

The new Sportradar OTT core incorporates innovative features for content management, video player, user management, platform, analytics, content delivery and monetisation.

The range of individual configurable extensions include mobile and smart TV apps, recommendations, data features, automated content, personalisation and DRM.

The full package offers the opportunity for complete individualisation, allowing clients to further customise their platform using a fully bespoke solution with extra features, personalised design and SSO.

They can also choose to include third party integration, with CRM, data, analytics and PSP.

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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Irish Winner Hits the Stars – Big Winner at Genesis Casino!

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Luck of the Irish rocks the galaxy with a €10,500 win!

One lucky winner from Ireland has landed in space with a massive €10,533.41 on Microgaming’s Cash Splash – 5 Reel. The win, triggered from a mere €3 wager, sent shockwaves throughout the universe!

Microgaming’s first foray in the Cash Splash series had yielded a fun slot across three-reels. It went on to become one of their most famous games, so why not make it even more enjoyable with a five-reel version? Despite being packed with Bonus features such as Wilds, Scatters offering fiery multipliers up to 250x your wager, and a Progressive Jackpot, the game is not known for its massive RTP. Nonetheless, it was big enough to send a meteor shower of cash straight into our lucky winner’s account who’s spilled the space-beans on this astronomic experience.

Reach for the stars and let their light shine on your reeling fun!

Expectant mother, Michelle, was in the hospital waiting room ahead of a routine check-up. “I had just woken up, I was sitting at the hospital feeling really bored.” Minutes and spins went by before she finally hit the winning combination. “I couldn’t believe my eyes,” she tells us, “suddenly my screen lit up and I realised I had won a big sum.”
Did she ever dream of winning big? “I never ever thought I would score a win of this size. I usually don’t bet that much per spin,” says Michelle, “but I gave it a try and landed a nice win just after a few spins. I haven’t told anybody about it yet – up until now, it was still my little secret!”
Michelle plans on using her newly-won cash on a little getaway after the birth of her baby, but she’ll also spend some of it on Christmas presents for her family and friends.

Star formation in the Genesis sky just before Michelle give birth to a star of her own!

Michelle is a relatively new player at Genesis Casino. Her experience in orbit is, in her own words, “no more than a couple of weeks. I was online and I think I saw Genesis Casino on Facebook or some other social media, so I decided to give it a shot.”
There’s a galaxy of choice at Genesis Casino – players can try their hands at over 1300 games, from video slots, to table games, scratch-cards, live casino and a nice selection of jackpots which includes the interstellar Cash Splash itself. There’s something for everybody at Genesis and you never know, the stars could conspire to turn you into the next big winner!

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Police nabs 12 persons for kidnapping US businessman in Costa Rica

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The police arrested 12 persons for allegedly kidnapping an American businessman in Costa Rica. The persons were arrested in Costa Rica and Spain.

The assailants kidnapped William Sean Creighton Kopko, the owner of 5Dimes, an online gambling platform, on September 24 in Costa Rica.

Kopko’s family agreed to pay the ransom of the Bitcoin equivalent of $950,800 after his kidnappers made several calls threatening to kill him.

But once the payment was made, the kidnappers stopped communicating with Kopko’s family and he is still missing.

After the kidnapping members of the gang fled to Cuba, the Civil Guard statement said. On November 9, Costa Rica informed the Civil Guard that three suspects had left Cuba and entered Spain through the Madrid-Barajas airport. The suspects who travelled to Spain were arrested after they rented a house in the city of Zaragoza, according to the news release.

Video from Costa Rican investigators shows authorities raiding a house on Friday in Costa Rica. That raid lead to the arrest of nine others allegedly involved in the kidnapping scheme.

The US State Department has not posted any travel advisories regarding Costa Rica, but there is a warning on its website that crime “is increasing in Costa Rica and U.S. citizens are frequent victims.”

American Carla Stefaniak was found dead after she went missing in Costa Rica in November. A security guard at the Airbnb where Stefaniak was staying was arrested and is a suspect in her killing.

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Casino Technology with premiere of new cutting-edge product offerings at London Exhibition

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Casino Technology launches new cutting-edge product offerings at ICE 2019. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the company will make a spectacular premiere of the latest releases of slot machines with diverse content at stand N5-140.

Rossi McKee, Vice President of Casino Technology commented: “The new offerings include eye-catching cabinets with fascinating new multi games. The quality line-up of leading-edge technology and a brand-new content for truly exciting experience is defying our participation at 2019 ICE edition”.

The successful award-winning series of EZ MODULO™ slot machines were further extended with high end models – EZ MODULO Titan™ and EZ MODULO Tower™ that make the product line a perfect choice for all types of casinos and gaming halls.

The innovative EZ MODULO Titan™ captures the player’s attention with compelling design. Featuring 32” UHD main monitor and an impressive 43” UHD J-curved monitor for displaying the jackpot accumulations and the winning celebrations, the cabinet offers superior ergonomics and improved players comfort.

The machine could be offered with 13″ button deck, which combined with a black chrome finish gives a new sense of sophisticated style and design. EZ MODULO TITAN™  is offered with GORILLA WHEEL™ – a multi level progressive game suite with 12 titles and SPEED KING™ multi game with up to 60 games.

The next new release is EZ MODULO TOWER™. With unique 43-inch J-curved monitor and full touchscreen capabilities, the cabinet offers crystal clear sound, and edge lighting as well as a 27” topper.

EZ MODULO TOWER™ will be available with TOWER™ 102 fruits and TOWER™ 104 multi games. Both consisting of 40 titles, the game packages provide attractive winning combinations for extra thrill, with extra wins in addition to the standard winning lines, such as the whole screen filled with the same symbol and interactive bonus features.

EZ MODULO™ series are presented in another new modification with three 32” HD monitors, featuring the SPEED KING™ multi game.

SPEED KING™ provides an exceptional gaming experience with 60 titles, carefully selected after profound research on the market needs. The multi game has realistic graphics, high quality sound, great effects and efficient set of intriguing game maths.

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