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RISQ joins forces with Chalkline Sports to deliver jackpot-enabled free-to-play sports games

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Innovative iGaming insurance platform and US-based turnkey customer acquisition and engagement tool for operators and media, team up to offer engaging acquisition and retention games

RISQ collaborates with Chalkline Sports to deliver jackpot-enabled free-to-play sports gamesJanuary, 2019: RISQ, the iGaming Insurance Platform iGiP™, used by operators to power successful jackpot-based marketing campaigns, has joined forces with Chalkline Sports to scale up incremental revenue opportunities for sports betting operators within new player and existing player segments.

Chalkline Sports provides fun, simple live-odds free-to-play (F2P) sports games backed by rich data visualisation and customer personalisation software, which is powered by proprietary Bettor BI. Engaging, topical F2P games platform drives new sign-ups, re-monetises dormant database segments and predicts future customer behaviour. By using rich data visualisation and employing BettorBI, operators can run campaigns that target higher margin bets and bets struck per session.

Chalkline’s games, which cover all US sports (40+leagues), essentially increase operators’ incremental revenue opportunities by boosting game conversion rate to more than 72% and email open rate to over 45%. Overall this leads to a cut of acquisition costs by 80%.

RISQ’s iGaming insurance Platform iGiP™ gives operators and platform-providers access to some of the biggest non-networked jackpot payouts in the industry. Customisable jackpot size can be used to create winning anticipation among targeted segments of the database.

The combination of RISQ’s audience-pulling customisable jackpots, and Chalkline’s turnkey player engagement platform, predicting players future behaviour make this a very competitive marketing tool in a very cutthroat industry. Chalkline’s social media channel strength and the allure of substantial jackpots create a powerful proposition to penetrate the millennial audience.

RISQ’s iGaming insurance platform (iGiP) leverages the capacity of over twenty global reinsurance markets. The platform includes a range of insurance backed applications which are constantly developing, including: Game Jackpots, Sports Jackpots, Promotional Jackpots, Numbers Betting, and High Stakes Coverage for Sportsbooks and Casinos.

Julian Borg-Barthet, Director of Business Development at RISQ, said: “I am thrilled about the collaboration with Chalkline Sports, one of the best customer engagement platforms featuring all US sports. By offering such a wide choice of US sports events, Chalkline’s personalised and BI powered fun F2P games in combination with RISQ’s strong jackpot-based marketing campaigns, put operators in a strategic position to dominate the market by achieving higher than average customer conversion and incremental revenue increase.”

Daniel Kustelski, CEO, Chalkline Sports said: “At Chalkline we have operated regulated sports books on three continents and built an intelligent F2P sports game platforms around this. Our aim is to get US-based operators a head start in a post PASPA landscape. Being the front-runner in the race for market share boils down to strong performance in important key metrics like reducing customer acquisition costs and retaining and engaging existing customers. Chalkline Sports integration with RISQ is a partnership that places operators in pole position when it comes to acquiring and retaining new players. We’re launching RISQ with the 2019 Super Bowl and have big plans beyond that.”

 

About RISQ:

RISQ is the leading iGaming insurance platform iGiP™ creating new levels in player acquisition and retention via scalable jackpots of up to £150m. These flexible solutions offer operators and platform-providers access to some of the biggest payouts in the industry. RISQ also provide prize coverage for Numbers Betting (including national, state and provincial lottery betting) as well as free-to-play sports jackpot games for event-based competitions. RISQ’s insurance platform provides scalable technology and contracting solutions, backed by a team of innovative and experienced professionals in both risk and sporting analytics, and leverages over a dozen global reinsurance markets.

About Chalkline Sports:

The Chalkline Free-to-Play (F2P) Sports Game platform provides turnkey customer acquisition and engagement tools for operators and media. Chalkline F2P mobile-first live-odds competitions engage and educate sports bettors and fans of all experience levels, and the platform has quickly deployed over 1,000 F2P games from over 100 leagues in 40+ sports. Players can challenge friends in season-long games or enjoy snack-sized pop culture favorites like 2018’s Royal Wedding Game. Chalkline is an approved gaming vendor in NJ and PA.

 

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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PGCB Imposes Fine Totalling US$242k on Two Casino Operators

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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) has imposed the fines totalling US$242k against two casino operators.

Sands Bethworks Gaming, LLC, operator of the Sands Casino Resort in Northampton County, received separate fines of US$120k for underage gaming violations and a second for US$110k regarding the awarding of free slot play. The fine stemmed from 11 incidents in which individuals under the age of 21 accessed the gaming floor.

The second fine was issued for permitting the issuance of free slot play by employees who were not authorised to do so and/or issuing free slot play of amounts above authorised levels.

Washington Trotting Association, LLC, operator of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington County, received a US$12.5k fine for an underage gaming violation. This fine stemmed from an 18-year-old male gaining access onto the gaming floor, wagering at table games and being served alcohol.

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Bet365–EML Partnership to Launch Prepaid Credit Card in New Jersey

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Bet365, the UK based online gambling company, has partnered with EML Payments to develop a new prepaid credit card in New Jersey.

The bet365 branded card will allow both deposit and withdrawal of funds from online account. The card will launch in mid-2019, subject to regulatory approval.

The agreement with EML also includes scope to expand this service into other regulated US states where bet365 may roll out its gambling services.

Bet365 is yet to launch in New Jersey but has a deal in place to do so with the Hard Rock Atlantic City casino, as revealed in a letter sent to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE). The DGE has approved the request for the two parties to enter into an agreement but bet365 is yet to begin operating in the state.

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NetEnt signs landmark deal with DraftKings in New Jersey

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NetEnt has entered into an online casino supplier agreement with DraftKings for the regulated market in New Jersey (USA).

 

NetEnt is increasing its footprint in the regulated online gambling market in New Jersey and is very proud to announce a new agreement with fast-growing operator DraftKings. In the coming weeks, a large selection of NetEnt casino games will be launched and available to DraftKings players.

“We are very excited to have landed a deal with DraftKings. As the world-leader in fantasy sports, with a large player base, they will add a new dimension to the market and we are confident that their players will enjoy our popular games,” says Erik Nyman, Managing Director NetEnt Americas LLC.

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