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betconnect builds waiting list of thousands ahead of public launch

George Miller

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betconnect, the world’s first social betting platform, today announces its partnership with Prefinery – a US based technology firm whose software builds pre-launch waiting lists. Using the software, betconnect has already attracted an overwhelming amount of soon-to-be users.

Due to launch in January 2019, betconnect is the first notable application of disruptive technology in the industry since Betfair in 2000.

betconnect is a game-changing new technology platform for the online gambling industry that aims to level the playing field between bookmakers, professional gamblers and punters.

It connects professional gamblers who have been restricted or closed by traditional bookmakers, with a network of regular punters, in a shared betting experience.

betconnect started working with Prefinery in August 2018 following the platform’s closed beta release.

Prefinery was chosen by betconnect due to its successful work with major brands across multiple industries, including Geckoboard, WP Engine and Atlassian. Due to its largely US client base, Prefinery had never previously worked with a company within the betting industry, however the platform’s ability to easily adapt means it was able to create an extremely tailored pre-launch waiting list for betconnect.

Prefinery’s secure and reliable software means betconnect can focus on getting other areas of the platform ready for launch, whilst having every confidence that the pre-launch waiting list is generating hype and boosting sign-ups.

 

Prefinery uses the latest pre-launch waiting list software to ensure:

  • Flexibility – Prefinery’s platform permits betconnect to fully customise exactly how they interact with users, from personalised pro or punter messages to Slack alerting the team on new sign-ups
  • Excitement – Prefinery’s Viral Referral System, means users who share a personalised URL with friends via social media or email can be personally rewarded, whilst allowing betconnect to grow a desirable waiting list

Dan Schreiber, Founder of betconnect said, “To ensure betconnect could launch with a healthy network of pros and punters, we needed to make sure our pre-launch waiting list software partner had experience and the flexibility to meet our ambition. We’re thrilled with the software that Prefinery has produced. All of our needs have been fully met, helping us attract thousands of potential users and keep them up to date in the run-up to full launch. We can’t wait to launch the platform to the public and begin to empower the punters again.”

Justin Britten, Founder and CEO at Prefinery, said, “Working with betconnect and being one of the firsts to witness the team’s exciting vision has been a pleasure. Our flexibility has enabled us to create a tailored pre-launch waiting list for betconnect, that works perfectly for both those placing a bet and experts offering tips. We’re proud to have built the software in a way that helps betconnect generate the greatest amount of excitement and publicity for the public launch.”

 

About betconnect

For many years now, professional gamblers have found their accounts closed or restricted by bookmakers due to their ability to identify value and win. Betconnect aims to solve this problem and promote a fairer experience, whilst also driving punter engagement and transactional volume to unprecedented levels.

Professionals can create and submit bets into the Betconnect platform on all major sports and betting markets, using the very best real-time odds. The bets are then intelligently distributed to a network of punters who are prepared to match the bet in exchange for the tip received in the process.

Punters are sent personalised bet requests from the pros based on their preferences and can then make an informed decision to copy, follow or lay depending on their judgement as to the quality of the tip and the professional behind the bet. Punters can view the pro’s profile and track record within the platform.

Betconnect is regulated by the UK Gambling Commission under a Remote Betting Intermediary License, the company hopes to mirror the success of social trading networks such as eToro, which have proven the demand for expert-initiated crowd transactions in the financial space.

 

About Prefinery

For companies that want a secure, customizable way to manage and grow their waiting list without having to expend the resources to build it internally, Prefinery is the trusted choice among all other product launch software because of their focus on platform flexibility and support.

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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The AskGamblers Awards Finalists’ Names Are In

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The AskGamblers team is happy to announce the AskGamblers Awards finalists’ names are in and ready to share.

For the past two months, the AskGamblers players’ have been nominating their Best Online Casino, Best New Casino and Best New Slot to enter the finals to win the AskGamblers Awards. Two additional categories in the race are the Best Software Provider and the Best Affiliate Partner.

The nomination period has been as exciting and intense as any race of this magnitude, with the accent placed on choosing the best among the best. Now, with the nomination period of two months over and the voting phase in its full speed, the finalists’ names are finally available for the world to hear.

Here are the top 10 finalists who have made the cut:

Best New Casino: 21.com, BaoCasino, MonteCryptos Casino, Maneki, Sportsbet.io, Spinia Casino, SlotWolf, Syndicate, Wishmaker, and Wazamba Casino.

In the category for Best Casino, the following 10 made the cut: Betsson Casino, Bitstarz Casino, CampeonBet, Everum Casino, EnergyCasino, Gunsbet Casino, King Billy Casino, Konung Casino, Mr.Play, and Platincasino.

The Best Slot category lists the following names in the finals: Book of Oz Slot by Microgaming; Cleopatra’s Diary Slot by Fugaso; Dead or Alive 2 Slot by NetEnt; Gold Canyon Slot by Betsoft; Mechanical Orange Slot by BGAMING; Pirates’ Plenty Slot by Red Tiger Gaming; Razor Shark Slot by Push Gaming; Solar Queen Slot by Playson; The Dog House Slot by Pragmatic Play; The Sword and The Grail Slot by Play’n GO.

In terms of the Best Software Provider, we have listed: Betsoft, BGAMING, Fugaso, Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’n GO, Playson, Pragmatic Play , Push Gaming, and Red Tiger Gaming.

The Best Affiliate Partner list goes as follows: LeoVegas Affiliate, Uffiliates, Betzest Partners, Stars Affiliate Club, RP Affiliates, JPJ Partners, Max Affiliates, PlayAttack Affiliates, IVY Affiliates, and Oshi Affiliates.

With the idea of giving the winners the acclaim they deserve, AskGamblers team is organizing the AskGamblers Awards gala night, third year in a row. The night of the final ceremony will be held on 17th January 2020 in Belgrade, allowing everyone absent to follow the event on live stream. The ceremony is expected to be the perfect blend of excitement, enthusiasm, and sweet anticipation – just as every other year before.

Being the most prestigious event in the iGaming industry, the AskGamblers Awards night is when the winners are chosen out of the following categories: Best Online Casino, Best New Casino and the Best New Slot with addition of Best Software Provider and the Best Affiliate Partner. Also, there will be a separate award called Players’ Choice.

As a crew of professionals whose primary mission is to keep its players happy and animated, AskGamblers has turned AskGamblers Awards night into a pure spectacle. By giving the players’ authority to choose the winners through nominations, AskGamblers is trusting and honouring their active dedication, trust, and commitment to the collective iGaming purpose.

AskGamblers’ Product Owner Denis Ristic reflected on the upcoming AskGamblers Awards event by saying: I am forever thrilled with the way AskGamblers team approaches improvement and innovation as well as with the way we manage to make our players feel in the process. Apart from our immense knowledge of the industry’s pitfalls and assets, I believe it is the unity of action, commitment, and creativity that keeps us pushing forward. The AskGamblers Awards night will be amazing, we can’t wait for the winners’ names to be announced!

By successfully keeping the players’ interest in the AskGamblers Awards nominations for a few years in a row, the AskGamblers team has once again proven itself worthy of everyone’s attention and trust. Pushing the envelope on more fronts than we can count has already become a fixed segment of the AskGamblers’s DNA.

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Compliance Updates

MGA Tightens Definition of Start-ups

Niji Narayan

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The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced changes to the regulations on gaming license fees to narrow the definition of start-ups, potentially ramping up costs for smaller gaming businesses.

Previously, a start-up owner had to generate less than €10m in revenue from gaming or related sectors during the previous financial year, but now, such an owner must generate less than this amount over the previous 36 months.

The rule applies both to individuals who have generated more than €10m and to those who are “part of, or controlled by, a corporate group” who have generated the same.

Under the current license fee regulations, start-ups are exempt from paying the compliance contribution, which may be between €15,000 and €600,000, depending on revenue and the type of gaming services offered.

“This amendment is aimed at ensuring that undertakings classified as start-ups are truly such, whilst simultaneously not prejudicing corporate groups that were in the business many years back and wish to benefit from such an incentive by starting up again,” MGA explained.

The changes will come into effect from January 1, 2020.

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Betsoft Gaming Partners with WeAreCasino

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Betsoft Gaming has signed a distribution agreement with the online gaming platform provider WeAreCasino. As per the deal, WeAreCasino will have access to Betsoft’s full portfolio of titles, including the latest releases Gemmed!, Wolf Moon Rising and Gold Canyon.

“We are thrilled to have signed this agreement with WeAreCasino. We have a reputation for developing innovative content and are therefore delighted to partner with an innovative casino like this. They have proven to be very successful in the markets they’re operating in. We look forward to a successful partnership,” Francesca Raniolo, sales executive of Betsoft Gaming said.

“Betsoft’s portfolio of videoslots have a considerable reputation and we are eager to see how their games will perform for us. Betsoft’s innovative content closely aligns with our message so we expect our players to engage well with these games. We are very excited for this partnership to be a success,” Marko Jelen, head of sales at WeAreCasino said.

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