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Betway launches ‘The Hunch’ in debut campaign with Saatchi & Saatchi

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Betway, together with Saatchi & Saatchi, have launched a new integrated campaign across Europe ‘The Hunch,’ their first since the account was won in August 2018.

The new campaign brings the notion of ‘having a hunch’ to life. A hunch is a universal feeling we all know. It’s the feeling that makes being a sports fan exciting, and it’s what makes you stick to your guns when debating a sporting outcome with friends.

The new Betway adverts personify ‘The Hunch’ into an all new brand character, and give sports fans an extra reason to trust their convictions, and bet with confidence. He is a charming, larger than life figure who charismatically occupies a part of every betting punter’s brain.

The adverts begin with groups of friends talking amongst each other, debating which way to bet on the Betway app, whether on top scorers in a game, or a match’s outcome. At the moment of decision, the scene switches into the hero’s brain, and into the office of The Hunch where their deliberations are dramatised.

His office is decked in sporting memorabilia and is populated by teams of brain cells, all helping The Hunch to weigh up which information to trust, and eventually formulate the opinion we follow. When The Hunch reaches his conclusion, we rejoin the scene of camaraderie in real life, and hear the lead character make an assured decision, off the back of their hunch.

The new campaign will roll out across TV with three 30” ads, and will be supported across social, display, radio and print.

Paul Adkins, Marketing and Operations Director at Betway said: “Since we partnered with Saatchi & Saatchi earlier this year, our brief to them was to break away from industry norms, and to build us a creative platform which will enable Betway to fulfil its ambitious global growth program. As part of this journey we found that sports is a social currency, a driver of conversation and debate, and behind it all we discovered the universal human truth behind our gut instinct – ‘The Hunch’. We’re very excited to be launching our ‘Hunch’ campaign which we believe will help Betway cut-through a very cluttered advertising landscape.”

Franki Goodwin, Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi London, said: “It’s always a really exciting opportunity, making the first piece of work for a new client, especially inventing a brand new bespoke character. We’ve loved creating The Hunch and getting to know every detail about him. We all can’t wait to take the character further and see how we can develop him as the face of Betway.”

 

 

About the Betway Group:

The Betway Group is a leading provider of first-class entertainment across sports betting, casino, bingo and poker. Launched in 2006, the company operates across a number of regulated online markets and holds licences in the UK, Malta, Italy, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, Germany and Ireland. Based in Malta and Guernsey, with support from London, Isle of Man, Stockholm and Cape Town, the Betway team comprises over 1,000 people.

Betway prides itself on providing its customers with a bespoke, fun and informed betting experience, supported by a safe and secure environment. Betway is a member of several prominent industry-related bodies, including ESSA, the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS) and the Remote Gambling Association (RGA), and is ISO 27001 accredited through the trusted international testing agency eCOGRA. It is also a partner of the Professional Players Federation (PPF) and is a donor to the Responsible Gambling Trust.

In addition to the flagship Betway brand, the Betway Group operates a number of other brands including Dream Bingo, Bingo on the Box, Spin Casino and the Hippodrome Online Casino. For more information about Betway’s various products and licenced brands, please visit www.betwaygroup.com.

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Microgaming Signs Distribution Agreement with Neko Games

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Microgaming has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with game design and development studio, Neko Games.

The studio’s Super Showball video bingo game is live on Microgaming’s content aggregation platform from 26 May 2020, joining hundreds of new games being added throughout the year by the supplier’s diverse roster of exclusive independent studios and content partners.

“Video bingo games are particularly popular in LATAM, and the team at Neko Games have done a tremendous job with their debut title, Super Showball. We are pleased to welcome the studio to our content aggregation platform and look forward to working with them on further diversifying our portfolio for Microgaming customers worldwide,” Leon Thomas, Commercial Director of Microgaming, said.

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ORYX Gaming secures deal with Superbet in Romania

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ORYX Gaming, a Bragg Gaming Group company, has struck a distribution deal with leading Romanian operator Superbet.

The agreement will give Superbet access to ORYX’s RGS library including proprietary ORYX content and titles from partnered studios such as Gamomat, Kalamba Games, Golden Hero and Givme Games, as well as newly-added CandleBets.

Via a single integration, the operator will also gain full access to ORYX Hub’s extensive library of 8,000+ casino games from 80+ premium providers as well as proprietary marketing and player engagement tools, such as real-time in-game tournaments and leaderboards.

Superbet operates an extensive retail network in Romania and launched its online brand in 2016.

The deal will see ORYX further bolster its presence in Romania where its casino offering has been proven popular with players of its operator partners, including Stanleybet, NetBet, PublicWin, GameWorld and Unibet.

ORYX is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) and the Romanian National Gambling Office (ONJN) and its content is certified or approved in 16 major jurisdictions.

Matevz Mazij, Managing Director of ORYX Gaming, said: “Going live with one of the most valuable operators in Romania is a strong statement for us and I am positive that this partnership will be very fruitful both in Romania and other markets that Superbet is planning to expand into.”

Adam Shaw, Online Managing Director of Superbet, said: “We want to provide our customers with the best casino experience through a variety of content. ORYX has a localised approach to games and a fantastic reputation for delivery of top quality games together with player engagement tools.

“We very much look forward to bringing the Superbet player base access to the wide range of content they offer, and we’re delighted to be working with them.”

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OneTouch transports players to Neon 2077

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Mobile-first games developer unveils latest futuristic offering

Mobile-first games developer OneTouch is giving players a glimpse into the future with the launch of cyberpunk release Neon 2077.

Featuring out-of-this-world graphics, only those interested in transporting to a futuristic universe packed with new age themed symbols and a love of techno sound effects need apply.

This 5×1 horizontal reel offering challenges players to match the bonus symbols with any of the symbols above it, with blanks in the main reel also filled with the bonus symbol.

Bonus Reel symbols are also counted as game symbols and when combined offer the potential to win big, giving players several chances to make their future a winning one.

Ollie Castleman, Head of Marketing, OneTouch, said: “We are always looking to push the boundaries in slot innovation, and we have demonstrated that with Neon 2077.

“This latest game is sure to appeal both to traditional players who love the neon theme from a bygone era, as well as players who enjoy social gaming and highly evolved slots.”

OneTouch is rapidly becoming one of the most trusted and recognised suppliers across all major markets and has recently announced a number of high-profile operator deals.

Its full range of slots and classic table games can be played at www.onetouch.io.

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