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Pragmatic Play secures VSoftCo acquisition

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Leading B2B provider extends multi-product approach with landmark agreement

 

Pragmatic Play, a leading multi-product provider to the iGaming industry, has completed the acquisition of virtual sports supplier VSoftCo.

VSoftCo offers a wide selection of virtual sports products for retail and online customers worldwide, including Fantastic League, a pioneering virtual football game with richly detailed graphics and immersive sound design.

The deal marks Pragmatic Play’s second major corporate acquisition, having taken control of live casino provider Extreme Live Gaming from Novomatic Group in 2018.

Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “We are very pleased to have completed this acquisition, an agreement that broadens our multi-product strategy and underlines our position as one of the iGaming industry’s premier and most forward-thinking providers.

“VSoftCo’s premier suite of virtual sports content speaks for itself, delivering a hugely popular array of products to operators all over the world, and we look forward to enhancing our offering to operators with their games and expertise via one single API.”

The acquisition follows Pragmatic Play’s recent announcement to unveil its multi-product portfolio at ICE 2019. In addition to its already renowned portfolio of over 100 HTML5 Slots, the company will showcase its state-of-the-art Live Casino and all-new Bingo products.

Pragmatic Play products are live with an expanding list of leading casino brands, including Pokerstars, Kindred, GVC Holdings and Casumo.

 

 

About Pragmatic Play:

Pragmatic Play is a leading content provider to the iGaming industry, offering a multi-product portfolio of innovative, regulated and mobile-focused gaming products.

Our passion for premium entertainment is unrivalled. We strive to create the most engaging and evocative experience for all our customers across a range of products, including slots, live casino and bingo.

For more information please visit http://pragmaticplay.com/

 

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32Red Launches New Responsible Gambling Campaign Featuring Wayne Rooney

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32Red, the sponsor of Derby County FC, has launched its latest responsible gambling campaign featuring Wayne Rooney.

32Red released the video as part of their ongoing commitment to encourage responsible gambling, with Rooney at the forefront of the move.

The former Manchester United and England captain, now with Derby, appears in the video along with boxer Carl Frampton and jockey Paddy Brennan.

In the minute-long video, Rooney, 34, who has been open about his own gambling issues in the past, looks straight into the camera and says: “Do you gamble responsibly?”, as well as encouraging gamblers to “set limits on your play” and “how long you play for.”

Neil Banbury, 32Red managing director, said it was vital to have someone with Rooney’s profile and global reach to deliver and get across such an important message.

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Qontigo Launches Two New Thematic Indices On Video Gaming And Healthcare

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Qontigo has expanded its suite of innovative thematic indices by two new concepts: online gaming and the fight against obesity. The STOXX® Video Gaming & eSports Index and the STOXX® Health & Weight Loss Index were introduced today, and financial products based on these indices are expected to launch in the coming weeks.

Both indices are positioned to benefit from structural, global economic growth trends. The STOXX® Video Gaming & eSports Index is comprised of companies focused in the high growth area of video games and eSports. The STOXX® Health & Weight Loss Index includes constituents that are connected to the immediate need of addressing the rising obesity levels in the global population.

“The online gaming and health and weight loss indices are the latest additions to our thematics family that seeks to capture sector-specific, long-term growth. At Qontigo we have advanced thematic investing since 2016 and now offer two dozen theme-based STOXX indices following modern concepts with above-average growth outlooks. Thematic investing aims to capture the momentum of disruptive megatrends that fall into the categories of demographics, climate change and technology. As an investment category, thematic investing has nearly tripled in the three years through December 31, 2019“, said Stephan Flaegel, Global Head of Indices & Benchmarks at Qontigo.

Each index selects constituents from the STOXX® Developed and Emerging Markets Total Market Index, and from certain Chinese markets, with substantial revenue exposure to business sectors associated with the respective concept. The business categories are based on FactSet Revere’s data. Only stocks with a given minimum trading volume are eligible.

Additionally, the two indices will exclude companies that Sustainalytics considers to be non-compliant with the Global Standard Screening and those involved in controversial weapons. This is in line with increasing demand from asset owners and investors to comply with sustainability norms, a drive that has also emerged in thematic strategies.

 

About Qontigo

Qontigo is a financial intelligence innovator and a leader in the modernization of investment management, from risk to return. The combination of the company’s world-class indices and best-of-breed analytics, with its technological expertise and customer-driven innovation enables its clients to achieve competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. Qontigo’s global client base includes the world’s largest financial products issuers, capital owners and asset managers. Created in 2019 through the combination of STOXX, DAX and Axioma, Qontigo is part of Deutsche Börse Group, headquartered in Eschborn with key locations in New York, Zug and London.

About STOXX

STOXX Ltd. is Qontigo’s global index provider, currently calculating a global, comprehensive index family of over 10,000 strictly rules-based and transparent indices. Best known for the leading European equity indices EURO STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 50 and STOXX Europe 600, STOXX Ltd. maintains and calculates the STOXX Global index family which consists of total market, broad and blue-chip indices for the regions Americas, EuropeAsia/Pacific and sub-regions Latin America and BRIC (BrazilRussiaIndia and China) as well as global markets. STOXX is the administrator of the STOXX® and DAX® indices under the European Benchmark Regulation and exercises control over all benchmark administration processes within Qontigo.

STOXX indices are licensed to more than 600 companies around the world as underlyings for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), futures and options, structured products and passively managed investment funds.
www.stoxx.com

 

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Pin Projekt Partners with SBTech for 24/7 Live Betting on Lottery Service

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SBTech to offer supplier’s continuous automated live lottery draws

Pin Projekt, the leading live lottery supplier, has secured a deal with the award-winning platform and technology provider SBTech, for the entire portfolio of their live betting games.

As part of the agreement, SBTech will offer the live service that features over 2,000 daily draws from 4 studios and 20+ betting games to their platform partners.  The service is supplied through all channels including desktop, mobile and retail with the availability of 24/7 driving player engagement.

Lotto Instant Win, a Pin Projekt brand, is also offered through this partnership and sees over official draws completed through a continuous and uninterrupted live stream hosted by live dealers.

Andrew Cochrane, Chief Development Officer at SBTech, said: “We are delighted to be working with Pin Projekt to provide a wealth of live lottery content to our platform partners. SBTech is committed to adding high quality content onto our platform that drives revenue, and this latest partnership showcases this perfectly.”

Ivan Grković , CCO at Pin Projekt said “SBTech is undoubtedly the leading platform provider in the gaming industry and we are excited to enter the Big League with them while SBTech has recognized the superior quality and uniqueness of our innovative and integrated services. Having been recognized by such a reputable company will definitely boost our credibility and give us a push to continue developing the best live lottery betting service out there.’’

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