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AvatarUX Studios strengthens YGS Masters portfolio

George Miller

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Hong Kong-based business adds to diverse range of premier independent studios working to deliver unique Yggdrasil content

 

Yggdrasil has announced that AvatarUX Studios will be the latest independent studio to partner with the innovative content provider through its flagship Yggdrasil Game Server (YGS) Masters programme.

AvatarUX is a real-money and social games studio that specialises in highly interactive, portrait-first casino games with an Asian DNA for the European market, featuring action-packed 3D graphics and state-of-the-art in-game gamification.

The Hong Kong-based business becomes the fourth studio to join YGS Masters following Rabcat, Northern Lights, and Fantasma Games with each one working collaboratively with Yggdrasil to develop and deliver unique content in line with Yggdrasil’s global content roadmap.

AvatarUX has a strong focus on user experience, merging video and casual game concepts with casino features, and delivers its games via Swedish born, Asia-based promoter and serial iGaming investor Carl Wahlin. The first game to be delivered is entitled Kingpin. Click here for an exclusive preview.

Through the YGS Masters programme, Yggdrasil will be the exclusive distributor of this new breed of game, while AvatarUX will gain access to BOOST®, Yggdrasil’s collection of proprietary in-game promotional tools.

Stuart McCarthy, Head of Studio Partnerships at Yggdrasil, said: “We are hugely excited to be partnering exclusively with AvatarUX. What we have seen so far has been stunning so we can’t wait to release a series of collaborative new titles onto the market. As publisher looking to work with studios around the globe that fit local criteria.

“YGS Masters is about forging partnerships with the world’s premier independent studios that fit in with local criteria across a multitude of markets. This then brings new, high-quality and highly original gaming experiences to our customers.”

Carson Wan, Managing Director, AvatarUX, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Yggdrasil. The YGS Masters programme is rapidly growing to become a leading venture allowing independent studios to blossom, and we eagerly look forward to being part of it.

“Our games are unique. Why do we make slot games in Asia for the European market? Well, it worked for Bruce Lee! YGS Masters now gives us the opportunity to use Yggdrasil’s infrastructure and platform capabilities, including BOOST®, to really push us, enhance our games and take our business to the next level.”

Yggdrasil is exhibiting at ICE 2019 at stand number N3-140 in London between 5th and 7th February.

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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Sports betting and Online Casino operator Betzest™ goes live with Rabcat™ casino games

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Online Casino Betzest™ has increased its offering by entering into a new partnership with Austrian slot provider Rabcat.

The agreement comprises Rabcat full collection of casino games, including highly innovative and entertaining online slots such as Castle Builder, River of Riches, Dragon’s Myth, Penguin Splash, Forsaken Kingdom: The Path of Valor, Castle Builder 2 and Moby Dick.

Online casino and sports betting operator Betzest is experiencing massive growth since its launch in 2018 and its portfolio now boasts over 1600 premium online slots.

After a number of major Top Casino provider’s launches over the past few months, this new partnership represents another milestone in Betzest™ rapid expansion. The company is looking forward to even more strategic collaborations with Top game providers already by the end of 2019.

Marius Filip, Founder/CMO at Betzest, said: “After the launch of twelve new top game providers since the beginning of 2019, I am proud to announce that we now concluded Rabcat Casino provider to join the Betzest platform. Rabcat games embodies what Betzest Casino is all about and matches our profile perfectly.

We are always looking to improve the Betzest™ Casino product for our players and we trust that their highly innovative and entertaining slot games will play an important part in making Betzest™ this year’s leading casino operator.

We’ve had an extremely fruitful 2019 already, with a remarkable collection of world-class casino providers on the way, I’m certain the best is yet to come.”

About Betzest:

Betzest is one of Europe’s leading and most distinctive online betting and casino company offering unrivalled sports betting and casino games experience. Betzest also offers Live Betting, Live Casino and Virtual Sports services. Betzest has gone from strength to strength in previous months and continues to dominate the online gambling industry with its robust and multi-functional online sports betting & casino company. Today Betzest has more than 50 employees across four offices all committed to delivering amazing player experiences on each of their verticals, partnering with top providers of only the highest quality.

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Playtech Partners with GVC to Launch Elevation

Niji Narayan

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Playtech has partnered with GVC Holdings to launch a brand new dedicated live casino studio, Elevation. The live casino studio will launch in stages over the next two months, backed by a major marketing campaign and will initially feature five Blackjack tables and a Roulette wheel studio.

“As the parent company behind some of the most iconic brands in online gambling, GVC has been a key partner for us for many years, and we’re delighted to be extending that partnership with the development of Elevation. We’ve significantly invested in our Live Casino technology and facilities in recent years, in addition to continually diversifying our content – so in a year when we’ve done more than ever to enhance our product, it seems only fitting to be working with an industry leader to deliver an ever-more innovative live experience,” Shimon Akad, COO of Playtech.

“Live Casino is one of the major growth areas in the online gambling market, with players looking for a more immersive, entertainment-driven experience. Significant investment has gone into delivering the first stage of the Elevation studio and we’re delighted with the results. Playtech’s track record and experience in delivering innovative Live Casino technology and content is unsurpassed. We’re looking forward to continuing our successful partnership and delivering a world-class player experience,” Shay Segev, COO of GVC said.

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Dutch Regulator to Reveal Names of Operators who Refuse to Pay Fines

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Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has announced that it will make public which gambling operators refuse to pay the imposed fines.

KSA has the authority to impose a fine on a gambling provider that violates the Gambling Act. If a provider does not pay after a reminder, the KSA starts a collection procedure. The Dutch regulator said that it will make this public by mentioning the refusal of payment with the decision on its website.

“Some of the providers take their responsibility for the penalty imposed by paying the fine. Some providers try to escape their punishment. If the provider refuses to pay, the KSA sees a strong indication that that provider is unreliable,” KSA said.

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