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Synergy Blue Signs Distribution Agreement with Reel Games, Inc. to Bring Innovative, Skill-Based Games to the Florida and Caribbean Markets

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Synergy Blue, a leader in skill-based gaming, and Reel Games, a Florida-based casino vendor, signed a distribution agreement. Reel Gaming will provide Synergy Blue’s library of skill-based games and hardware to Florida, the Caribbean and cruise ship industries based out of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Bahamas. Reel Games will provide sales, distribution and support for Synergy Blue’s skill-based games.

The deal was inked at the Global Gaming Expo 2018 in Las Vegas, where Synergy Blue showcased 19 skill-based, arcade-style gambling titles in multiple gaming styles including multiplayer, touch screen, joystick, trackball, gun and driving-style play. Several of these titles are also available on a bartop multi-game version.

“We are excited to work with Reel Games because their reputation for providing quality products and outstanding service to their customers echos Synergy Blue’s commitment to providing fun, engaging skill-based games for the next generation of gamblers,” said Georg Washington, CEO of Synergy Blue. “Florida and the Caribbean will now have access to fun they can bet on, with games for everyone.”

“Synergy Blue’s robust game library provides every demographic with new skill- or chance-based fun,” said Sean Smith, CEO of Reel Games. “Reel Games strives to provide our customers with the broadest and most cutting edge entertainment available, and Synergy Blue’s innovative games help us do just that.”

Synergy Blue’s games are based on its patented HAWG® platform, a class III certified solution that blends GLI11-compliant skill- or chance-based gambling, allowing for regulatory compliance in multiple jurisdictions, and opening new potential revenue streams for casinos and cruise ships alike. Skill-based games help increase consumer engagement, as players strive to improve their score or compete with friends, while satisfying regulatory compliance and providing casinos and cruise ships with new game play experiences. HAWG® and its games are meant to appeal to a new generation of gamers, providing an engaging experience through a seamless gambling component and uninterrupted arcade-style entertainment.

From gambling arcade-gun play to driving games, and skill-based twists on classics like Mahjong and Poker, Synergy Blue’s game library continues to deliver innovative, entertaining fun for everyone.

Synergy Blue game titles available to Reel Games:

Lucked & Loaded™ (Arcade gun play)
Lucky Karts, Traffic™ (Arcade driving play)
Lucky Fa$cination™ (Arcade trackball play)
Erickson’s Golden Quest® (Arcade joystick/button play)
Mahjong® (Touch screen & BT play)
Pixie Match (Touch screen & BT play)
Candy Ca$h™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Match Poker (Touch screen & BT play)
Ka-Ching-Ko™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Cocktail Crush™ (Touch screen & BT play)
Poker (Touch screen & BT play)
Candy Patrol (Touch screen & BT play)
Star Horizon (Arcade joystick/button play)
Dolphy Dash (Touch screen & BT play)
Kickerinho (Arcade button & BT play)
Zombie$® (Arcade gun play)
Safari Match® (Touch screen & BT play)
Lucky Karts® (Arcade driving play)
SquidWords® (Touch screen & BT play)

 

About Reel Games:

Reel Games was founded in 2001, as a service-oriented provider of slot-style gaming machines. Our reputation for attention to detail, insight into emerging gaming industry trends, and unparalleled quality quickly made us one of the major players in the field, a distinction we still enjoy today. Reel Games is backed by the R&D prowess and sustainable growth philosophy of Euro Games Technology.

Reel Games, Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been servicing the Cruise Lines, Caribbean and most US Jurisdictions for several years. We provide unequaled sales, installation and support for all manufacturers throughout these areas. Reel Games,Inc. is a leading manufacturer of video slots machines, progressive jackpot systems and progressive tables games such as Caribbean Stud and Caribbean Texas Hold Em progressive poker. Reel Games has sales and service offices throughout the US including Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Caribbean territories. Reel Games is also licensed in over fifty US jurisdictions which enables us to purchase and sell machines or equipment directly. These jurisdictions include Ms., La., N.J., MI., MN., WI. and many tribal licenses.

About Synergy Blue:

Synergy Blue provides skill-based games and platforms for an emerging class of game players, allowing casino operators to offer a new generation of entertainment with games that are certified and backed by industry leading patents. The company’s HAWG® (Hybrid Arcade Wager-based Gaming) platform blends GLI11-compliant, skill-based, Class II (in process) and III gambling with the uninterrupted entertainment of arcade-style play. Founded in 2013, the company is based in Palm Desert, CA, and has games and software applications placed in six countries.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 20-26

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

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Juicy Stakes Casino has announced Thanksgiving-themed promotions, offering various incentives to its players during the festive season. The online platform aims to engage its audience through a series of offers centred around the Thanksgiving holiday. One of the main features of their promotional campaign is the Thanksgiving Dinner Lucky Pick. This offering aims to provide players with a chance to uncover surprises and exclusive deals by selecting from four Thanksgiving platters. These selections may yield Free Spins, Deposit Bonuses and Poker Promotions.

Bet365 has announced its official launch into the state of Louisiana. With this news, the Pelican State becomes the seventh state of bet365’s expansion in the US, which already includes Colorado, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio and Virginia.

New York State’s Responsible Play Partnership, consisting of New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG), New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and New York State Gaming Commission, continues to improve the voluntary self-exclusion (VSE) process at gaming facilities across the state. The NYCPG has launched a new free VSE Support Programme to help individuals who recognise they may have a gambling problem quickly find the resources they need to exclude themselves from gambling activities in New York.

Partnerships

Bet365 have extended their support of the US Darts Masters with a new sponsorship agreement for the World Series of Darts event in New York. The leading online betting sportsbook has enjoyed two successful years as the title sponsor of the US Darts Masters since the event moved to The Theatre at Madison Square Garden. The bet365 US Darts Masters is one of the World Series’ most popular events, with eight top PDC stars facing off against eight North American contenders across two days.

Hornets Sports & Entertainment and bet365 announced an exclusive long-term partnership under which bet365 becomes an Official Partner of the Charlotte Hornets and will become the Official Mobile Sports Betting Partner of the Charlotte Hornets subject to bet365 becoming licensed to operate in North Carolina. The partnership provides bet365 with significant branding and signage at Spectrum Centre, as well as on hornets.com, Hornets social media platforms, the Hornets App and the team’s TV and radio game broadcasts.

BetMGM has collaborated once again with actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens for its latest online casino campaign, “Library of Games”. The campaign premiered on Monday, Nov. 20. It is a 30-second fresh spot featuring Vanessa Hudgens in an iGame library, and it comes to life using the BetMGM app on her smartphone.

Pragmatic Play is achieving further expansion in Paraguay and Brazil after signing a multi-vertical deal with Giro Win. The deal encompasses the supplier’s Slots, Live Casino and Virtual Sports products, bringing its portfolio to an even greater LatAm audience. Pragmatic Play’s Slots portfolio has seen numerous player-favourite additions in recent weeks that will soon be available for Giro Win’s costumers, including new titles in the iconic Big Bass franchise as well as the renowned John Hunter series. The agreement also includes award-winning staples such as Sugar Rush and Gates of Olympus.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 13-19

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

Latest News

Spatial announced its first season of in-house games; Punch Hero, Racing Empire, Infinite Ascent, Shooty Shooty, Mostly Only Up, Buddy Blitz, & Cyber Punk: Neon Ghost, as well a host of externally built games from leading gaming studios, IzyPlay and Zaibatsu. This marks the first of several releases for Spatial in time for the holidays, with more Spatial-built and external games to be announced, giving developers the power to build the most beautiful games for the browser straight out of Unity – redefining the boundaries of web-based gaming.

Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto announced that its brand-new, state-of-the-art poker room is now fully open with all 30 tables operating around the clock, seven days a week and the introduction of its “Bad Beat” Jackpot. Located on a private floor, this exciting addition to Canada’s largest and newest casino resort caters to the vibrant poker community’s growing demand.

Bragg Gaming Group Inc. announced that President and Chief Operating Officer, Lara Falzon, has provided notice that she will resign from her positions, effective December 31, 2023. Ms. Falzon will remain actively involved in the day-to-day operations of the Company until this date.

Everi Holdings Inc., a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology, player loyalty solutions and bingo, announced the deployment of Entegrity, Everi’s fourth-generation Anti-Money Laundering (AML) solution, at Prairie’s Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls, Minn.

The Registrar of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued PointsBet Canada Operations 1 Inc., a registered internet gaming operator, a Notice of Monetary Penalty totaling $150,000 for failing to meet Ontario’s responsible gambling requirements.

International Game Technology (IGT) announced that it recently installed its Floor Manager systems technology at Casino of Mendoza in Godoy Cruz, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, marking the solution’s first deployment in the region.

Partnerships

International Game Technology PLC announced that it is growing its sports betting presence in Puerto Rico via a multi-year IGT PlaySports technology and services agreement with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino. Located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the casino will leverage IGT PlaySports’ award-winning technology and experienced trading advisory services team to power Puerto Rico’s first casino brand-led retail and mobile sportsbook, PlayBets by Ponce Plaza.

Paysafe, a leading payments platform, announced a new partnership with Fanatics Betting and Gaming, the subsidiary of global digital sports platform Fanatics Holdings Inc. Under the deal, Fanatics Sportsbook has integrated with Paysafe to offer its customers traditional card payments and other alternative payment methods (APMs).

Elys Game Technology Corp., an interactive gaming and sports betting technology company, announced a market access agreement with Caesars Entertainment that unlocks immediate access to the lucrative Colorado sports betting market. This strategic agreement signals Elys’ first entry into the North American mobile sports betting landscape.

emerchantpay, a leading global payment service provider and acquirer, announced that it will further support well-established gambling operator Pinnacle in the Ontario market. The announcement comes as the two businesses celebrate the one-year milestone of this strategic partnership facilitating the operator’s expansion in Ontario.

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Gaming Americas Weekly Roundup – November 6-12

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of American gambling news again! Here, we are going through the weekly highlights of the American gambling industry which include the latest news and new partnerships. Read on and get updated.

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Blazesoft announced that it has been awarded the Great Place to Work certification after a comprehensive evaluation conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada. This prestigious certification is a testament to Blazesoft’s outstanding workplace culture, as determined by direct feedback from employees through an extensive and anonymous survey.

Governor Kevin Stitt announced his plan to make sports betting a reality in Oklahoma. The Governor’s plan, which would allow Oklahomans to place in-person bets at gaming sites operated by federally recognised tribes, would protect tribal investments in brick-and-mortar facilities.

Genius Sports announced that it has been awarded a temporary gaming license by the Maine Gambling Control Unit (MGCU). Genius Sports now holds 43 licenses, or equivalent, in North America across US states, territories, tribes and Canada, providing its award-winning products and services to leading sportsbooks.

UK-listed gambling company Entain revealed that US fund management group Dodge & Cox has doubled its stake. The investment, which took its shareholding from 5.01% to 10.33%, took place on the same day Entain reported an update for the third quarter, during which group net gaming revenues rose 7% year-on-year.

Better Collective has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Toronto-based Playmaker Capital, a leading digital sports media group that owns and operates a number of strong sports media brands in the US, Canada and across South America.

BetMGM, a leading iGaming and sports betting operator, announced that Borgata Arcade is now available at Borgata Online in New Jersey. Borgata Arcade is the new home for fun, engaging and feature-packed non-traditional iGaming content such as LuckyTap, Slingo, scratch games and game-themed slots.

NorthStar Gaming Holdings announced that its CFO Jennifer Barber will resign from the Company effective December 1, 2023 to pursue another opportunity. At that time, Chin Dhushenthen, currently the Company’s Vice President, Finance and Compliance, will assume the role of Interim CFO.

AppsFlyer announced its acquisition of devtodev, a full-cycle data analytics solution for game and app developers. This strategic acquisition bolsters AppsFlyer’s core offerings and marks a significant step in the development of the new AppsFlyer Privacy Cloud Marketplace.

Sports wagering is live in Maine, and Caesars Entertainment Inc. announced that its flagship sports wagering platform, Caesars Sportsbook, is accepting sports wagers on mobile and desktop in the Pine Tree State.

Partnerships

7777 gaming has expanded a collaboration with NetBet to secure growth across .com markets, in addition to expanding across the Mexican online gaming space. Following an initial alliance focused towards the Romanian region earlier in the year, the iGaming supplier’s latest venture concerns Malta Gaming Authority covered regions as well as the aforementioned Latin American region.

Aristocrat Gaming has introduced the first official emoji brand slot machine, emoji ALL STARS. Following its industry unveiling at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, the for-sale, multi-level progressive game featuring iconic emoji brand icons, alongside Aristocrat all-star characters, is sure to delight and engage players in a new way. The deal was brokered by Retail Monster, the emoji company’s North American licensing agent.

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