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SBTech appoints Gavin Isaacs as Chairman

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Former Scientific Games CEO brings extensive experience to innovative supplier and will help grow company’s rapidly expanding US business

SBTech, a leading sports betting and gaming technology supplier, today has appointed former Scientific Games CEO Gavin Isaacs as its new Non-Executive Chairman.

Isaacs, who joins SBTech today, will use his extensive 20 years’ gaming experience across a series of senior management positions to further grow the company’s rapidly expanding US presence. Since the market opened in mid-2018 SBTech has completed and gone live with several partnership agreements with leading casinos in regulated States including New Jersey and Mississippi.

He spent the last four years as CEO and board member of Scientific Games and was responsible for championing game-changing mergers and acquisitions and growing the global lottery and gaming supplier from $1.3 billion to $2.9 billion revenues in just two years.

“I was approached by a number of companies since leaving Scientific Games, however I chose to join SBTech due to its, superior technology, high standards across every discipline, entrepreneurial approach and incredible ambition and potential to grow further across a wide variety of regulated markets including the US where I am based and have an extensive network, knowledge and experience,” said Gavin Isaacs, Non-Executive Chairman, SBTech.

“The business has already made significant in-roads into the newly regulated US sports betting market and I am extremely excited to be able to help and advise the senior management team to expand that even further across 2019 and beyond.”

 

Isaacs, a qualified lawyer, has a proven track record of successfully leading and establishing companies on strong growth trajectories. Prior to joining Scientific Games in 2014, he was CEO of SHFL Entertainment, where he grew the company to record revenues, globally expanded its slot business, and created a series of commercial opportunities in speciality table-game brands both in land-based casinos and online.

“We’re thrilled that someone of Gavin’s calibre, credibility and experience has chosen to join SBTech. This is a huge coup for the business,” said Richard Carter, CEO SBTech. “Gavin’s two decades of successfully leading, transforming, and acquiring some of the biggest businesses in the gaming sector will be a massive advantage for us, particularly in the US where we have already partnered and gone live with several large brands across multiple states and where there are many more opportunities to grow.

Isaac also spent five years as COO and Executive Vice President at Bally Entertainment eventually leading the negotiations to buy his former employer while at Scientific Games in November 2013 for $1.3 billion; a 37% premium in share price and at sector high multiple. Prior to joining Bally Isaacs spent seven years with Aristocrat Technologies in several roles including President, Managing Director and marketing and business development in Las Vegas, London and Sydney.

 

About SBTech

SBTech is an award-winning global leader in omni-channel sports betting and gaming technology, powering the world’s largest operators, state lotteries, land-based casinos, and horse racing companies. Founded in 2007, and with more than 1,100 employees in nine global offices, SBTech has developed the industry’s most powerful, innovative, data-driven online sports betting and casino platform, serving licensees in more than 20 regulated markets. The group supplies highly flexible and scalable omni-channel betting and gaming software solutions to clients looking for exceptional configurability, differentiation, and the quickest route to market, complemented by proven business intelligence and reporting capabilities. Supported by unrivalled expertise in trading and risk management, acquisition and CRM, and the highest standards of regulatory compliance, SBTech’s partners consistently achieve rapid growth, enhanced brand loyalty and record revenues. For more information, visit: www.sbtech.com

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Richard Johnson announced as new Racing Post columnist and brand ambassador

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Racing Post has announced the signing of an exciting partnership with four-time champion jockey Richard Johnson. The sponsorship will see Johnson as a regular fixture in the paper and online with columns every Saturday and every day of the 2020 Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals. He will also play an valuable part in representing the Racing Post as an ambassador for the all-important subject of jockey welfare.

Johnson is set to return to racing on Thursday at Musselburgh after suffering a nasty fall and breaking his arm just over a month ago. His imminent return to action is not only a timely boost for the jockey before the Cheltenham Festival, but also reignites the title race between himself and Brian Hughes.

Speaking about the partnership, Johnson said: “I’m delighted the Racing Post has come on board and is going to sponsor me, so you will see Racing Post on my leg from the end of this week.

“There will hopefully be plenty of times that I’m in the studio doing shows and I’ll be writing for the paper as well, so hopefully there’s lots to look forward to. This is the main racing paper, so it’s great to be attached and to work with the Racing Post.”

The champion jockey will be working closely with the Racing Post on multiple content and interview features. Johnson will be a regular guest on the new weekly Friday show What A Shout starting this Friday, 28th February. He will offer the audience invaluable insight into his speedy recovery and how he plans to reclaim top spot in the jockeys’ championship.

Louise Agran, Chief Marketing Officer at the Racing Post, commented: “Richard is one of the most successful jockeys around and he is a role model to many in the industry so we are delighted to have him on board. I am thrilled that he has chosen to partner with the Racing Post and we look forward to working together on some exciting projects ahead.”

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Volt City is Live and Ready to Play at Volt Casino

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Volt Casino are thrilled to announce that Volt City is live and ready to play.

After a long year spent developing the industry’s most exciting gamified rewards programme, Volt City is officially ready for players to enjoy, exclusively at Volt Casino.

Envisioning a post-fossil fuel world, Volt City is the player rewards game of the future, where players can develop their own virtual city, built using Volt Crystals, which are picked up playing their favourite online casino games, from Larry the Leprechaun to Magic Stars 3 and every game in between.

Starting from a complete blackout, Volt City challenges players to restore an entire city, develop districts, upgrade buildings, create the technology and items necessary to see their city progress, whilst seeing to the needs of their citizens through missions and quests from the residents themselves.

In the process of building their Volt City, players can level up and discover Mystery Spots, where great rewards are waiting to be grabbed.

Volt City has garnered great praise from leading affiliates who were treated to an early preview of the new rewards game. Pavlos Sideris, from NoWagering.com, said: “Volt City is a groundbreaking revolution which completely breaks the mould of online casinos.  Player engagement and retention is very often overlooked, but this new and exciting experience not only promises to entertain players in a completely new and novel way, it bridges the gap between iGaming and traditional city-building simulation video games.”

Of the launch, Daphne Xerri, Head of Casino at Volt Casino, said: “Volt Casino is delighted to have Volt City officially available for our casino players to build their city and collect rewards. After an entire year in development, with the team working hard to make Volt City the most innovative, technically advanced gamified rewards programme in the industry, Volt Casino is proud to uncover Volt City. The most engaging online casino rewards programme available to date.”

Get on over to Volt Casino today to try your hand at the industry’s leading online casino rewards game: https://voltcasino.com/

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Gamingtec announces a new stage in their partnership with Pragmatic Play

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Independent software platform provider Gamingtec has announced a new stage in their partnership with Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider of Slots, Live Casino, Bingo and more. Pragmatic Play will integrate its Live Casino games with Gamingtec’s platform. This integration is set to include Roulette, Speed Roulette and Blackjack, exciting new additions to the already existing portfolio of products integrated into Gamingtec’s platform.

Various versions of live roulette inspired by different countries will become available for Gamingtec`s partners when the integration is complete.

Gurkan Atakul, Casino Products Manager at Gamingtec, made the following statement: ‘We have been working with Pragmatic Play for many years and are delighted with their random number generator game quality and performance. Now, we come to a new era in our partnership with Pragmatic Play’s live casino. I believe Pragmatic Play’s live casino will be a great addition to our portfolio and will strengthen our partnership’.

In addition, Sapar Karyagdyyev, CEO of Gamingtec said, ‘We are increasing our game portfolio to provide the best solutions for our partners. Live casino games are in high demand, so we signed an agreement with a reliable provider offering its titles’.

Lena Yasir, Vice President at Pragmatic Play, announced, ‘Our live casino is a way to recreate the feeling of a physical casino for players. We are glad to continue cooperating with Gamingtec and appreciate them integrating our latest products into their platform’.

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