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Kindred takes next step towards global datacentre solution

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Kindred Group has taken a significant step closer towards creating a truly global online gambling platform by deploying CockroachDB, the world’s first open source, cloud-native NewSQL database with multi-active capabilities. Once fully deployed, Kindred will significantly improve the customer experience across all markets and brands.

 

Kindred Group (previously Unibet Group) has worked closely with Cockroach Labs, the company behind CockroachDB, over the past two years to develop a single, globally geo-distributed platform based on multi‑active datacentres. The first steps of deploying the solution have now been launched with great results.

The solution provided will allow Kindred to improve its resilience towards datacentre failures, as well as seamlessly scale its platform across markets and brands. Being able to set up new datacentres closer to customers will not only significantly improve the gambling experience, but also provide Kindred with the flexibility required in an ever more complex compliance environment.

“Kindred has thanks to the collaboration with Cockroach Labs once again raised the bar on technological advancement in the gambling sector. We are very excited to see this unique solution implemented on our platform and look forward to reaping the benefits in terms of improved customer experience, resilience and efficiency”, says Marcus Smedman, CTO at Kindred Group.

As Kindred expands its operations across new markets such as the US and continues to grow its market share in current markets, the platform must manage an increased workload compared to today. With the current solution this is challenging, but the multi-active datacentre significantly improves Kindred’s ability to expand its capability.

“We already manage on average 30 million transactions per day on our platform, which is comparable to companies such as PayPal. What we are currently building will allow us to grow faster and in a sustainable way across the world”, adds Hans Åkesson, Head of Architecture. “We also know that other companies are looking at this set up but as far as we understand, they have not come as far as we have”.

Multi-active datacentres are common amongst global enterprises such as Google, Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, LinkedIn and others. Through Cockroach Labs, other companies such as Baidu, Bose, Tierion and MetroNOM are expanding their platforms to gain similar capabilities and business benefits.

 

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QTech Games enhances its premium content offering with Yggdrasil

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Leading provider integrates its games with Asia’s top distribution platform for expansion into growth markets


QTech Games, Asia’s number-one games distributor, has announced its latest high-profile partnership with leading igaming solutions provider, Yggdrasil.

Under the terms of the new deal, Yggdrasil’s award-winning content suite has been made available to QTech Games clients and their players, adding more muscle to a pioneering platform setting the pace for bringing the best online games to market across emerging territories.

Yggdrasil’s unique portfolio of games comprises over 70 top-notch titles – featuring classics such as Vikings Go BerzerkValley of the Gods and Jungle Books, alongside exciting new additions like Temple Stacks and their latest release Multifly.

This ever-evolving production line further bolsters QTech Games’ comprehensive catalogue of gaming domains, which offers a definitive one-stop shop for worldwide operators.

The agreement also broadens Yggdrasil‘s global footprint, opening up Asia’s array of both established and emerging markets for accelerated growth. While QTech partners now enjoy access to Yggdrasil’s range of proprietary in-game promotional tools to increase player engagement and foster improved retention.

As the fastest-growing distributor in Asia over the past few years, QTech’s platform boasts the broadest gaming portfolio around, localised for each region, with native mobile apps, powerful reporting and marketing tools, and 24/7 local-language support.

QTech Games CEO, Markus Nasholm, said: “We’re delighted to have partnered up with Yggdrasil, whose stunning games never need any hype. Indeed, they are already exceeding expectations. The QTech Games platform is integrated with the best games from the planet’s top providers – and Yggdrasil now stand at the summit of this mountain.

“Their ability to initiate in-game tournaments, coupled with spontaneous cash-drops, embraces QTech’s shared emphasis on high-end tech creating a superior gaming experience. Together, we can even introduce quest-like missions, providing players with live leaderboards that fuel the battle for social-channel bragging rights so that they can share the fun and drive online dwell-time for any of our partners. Small wonder, then, that Yggdrasil’s games are already proving popular with our clients’ players across many varied markets. 

“In short, we look forward to seeing how these games perform across a patchwork quilt of territories. Particularly in developing gaming spaces where demand for a localised product set is paramount in tackling a diverse backdrop of cultural trends and player preferences.”

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Greentube continues Swiss expansion with Casino777.ch integration

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Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has launched with Casino777.ch, the online brand of Casino Davos, adding to the supplier’s extensive presence on Switzerland’s leading casino sites.

Top-performing titles including the popular Super Cherry series, a favourite among Swiss land-based players, have initially gone live via iSoftBet’s platform, as well as Queen Cleopatra and Wish Upon A StarClassic NOVOMATIC titles which have been adapted for online channels will also launch in April, with Book of Ra™ deluxeLucky Lady’s Charm™ deluxe and Sizzling Hot™ deluxe expected to be major hits with Casino777.ch’s customers.

The integration builds on Greentube’s portfolio of tier-one online casino operator partners in Switzerland as the supplier is now available with the country’s major sites. Casino Davos was the fourth operator to launch online when the market opened for business last year, and its Casino777.ch brand, which is powered by iSoftBet platform technology, has quickly established itself as one the most popular online casinos with Swiss players.

“Thanks to our strong land-based heritage in Switzerland, the unrivalled performance of our content and the diversity of our offering we have quickly cemented our position as the top supplier in the newly regulated online market,” said Michael Bauer, Chief Games Officer at Greentube. “Launching with Casino777.ch through our Casino Davos partnership really is the cherry on the cake after a widely successful market entrance, with Greentube games now live across most online casino sites in the territory.”

Christoph Pychynski, Director at Casino Davos AG at Casino777, said: “Greentube’s premium selection of market-favourite titles like the Super Cherry series make for a valuable addition to our online offering that will allow us to satisfy customer expectations. The online market is growing at a rapid rate, and we are looking forward to collaborating with Greentube further to ensure our platform offers a top-quality online casino experience with the best games available for our expanding player base to enjoy.”

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Relax Gaming Announces Appointment of Nadiya Attard as Director of Sales

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Relax Gaming, iGaming aggregator and supplier of unique content, has appointed Nadiya Attard as Director of Sales to push forward on its global expansion strategy and realise new growth opportunities.

Assuming the position on 30th March, Attard brings over 15 years of B2B and B2C online gaming experience to the company, having held several senior positions at NetEnt, which she joined in 2013 after five years with Betfair, as well as Pari Match, Marathonbet, and Microgaming.

During her tenure as Director of Business Development at the casino games supplier, Attard was a driving force behind its sales department, having played an instrumental part in its commercial success and global expansion into new and regulated markets.

She joins Relax Gaming at an exciting time in its business journey after the company has significantly expanded its geographical reach this year and grown its portfolio with the addition of several tier one operators and reputable platform providers.

Daniel Eskola, CCO at Relax Gaming, said: “Nadiya’s track record for delivering results and going above and beyond targets is admirable. We are thrilled that she is joining the Relax team and are positive that with her ability to develop long-lasting business relationships she will further the company’s success and make a huge contribution to our future growth. 

Nadiya Attard, Director of Sales, said: “Relax Gaming’s reputation for being a forward-thinking, progressive company makes it a fantastic business to be a part of and I’m looking forward to working with some of the most innovative thinkers in the industry. Relax is already growing rapidly so now is the perfect time for me to help accelerate its success.

“I feel motivated by the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead, and together with all the team I’m convinced that we can transform possibilities into realities. When a product and company’s reputation is this strong, it is a pleasure to be a part of.”

Relax Gaming provides its partners with a selection of over 1000 premium casino games, including high-quality aggregated content from selected Powered By and Silver Bullet studios along with its innovative proprietary products.

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