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EitC joins hands with SportPesa

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Everton in the Community (EitC), Everton Football Club’s social responsibility initiative, has partnered with, SportPesa, a global technology and entertainment company. As per the partnership agreement, SportPesa will become an Official Partner of the Club’s charitable arm.

SportPesa will offer funding for Everton in the Community’s long-standing flagship mental health programme “Imagine Your Goals.” So far, the programme has been funded internally using finite charity resources since it was affected by external NHS budget cuts.

Speaking on the new partnership, Everton in the Community CEO Richard Kenyon said: “As a charity we have been delivering mental health provision for over a decade with ‘Imagine Your Goals’ being one of our flagship programmes. It has been extremely valuable to so many people in our local community but almost a year ago our external funding was cut, which has meant we have been funding it internally through Everton in the Community.”

“This partnership with SportPesa means that we can continue with our great work and continue changing people’s lives, but it also means we can plan for the future with a sustainable programme moving forward. It’s a very important partnership for the charity but more importantly, it’s really very valuable to the people it helps every week.”

One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year, while nationally suicide is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 50.

Through its five football therapy sessions each week, Imagine Your Goals has been at the forefront of tackling these issues on Merseyside for over 10 years and supports over 200 individuals each week, offering people who are living with mental health issues an opportunity to talk about their problems and seek help and support in a familiar environment.  And to see the programmes impact first hand, Everton stars Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines, Michael Keane and representatives from SportPesa met participants from Imagine Your Goals at USM Finch Farm to find out more about how Everton in the Community has helped change – and even saved – their lives.

Speaking after the session, Blues star Baines said: “Myself and Jags have been involved with this programme in the past and it’s always good to catch up with the lads and to hear their stories, real genuine stories about how it’s changed their lives so much and in some of their cases, saved their lives. When you get to sit with them and have that conversation it really does bring home the importance of the work that’s being done.

The lads spoke about what the programme gives them on a daily and weekly basis and it’s brilliant. It’s been great to come down and see the impact it’s having.”

Echoing his teammate, Jagielka said: “The whole project here is set up to come to you whenever you need support. If you can stop a problem from becoming anything bigger by speaking to your peers or speaking to our staff, then it can help you out massively. We saw today how comfortable everyone is with each other and even how they accepted us into the conversation and shared their moments in their life where it has been really tough and be able to talk about it openly in such a big group, it’s amazing.”

The partnership will also see SportPesa become a “Founding Partner” of Everton in the Community’s mental-health focused campaign, “The People’s Place,” which will see the charity build and develop a purpose-built mental health facility close to Goodison Park to support anyone in need.

 

About SportPesa:
SportPesa is a growing global technology and entertainment company that is focused on sports and entertainment news. As such, our platforms immediately update sport scores and, in certain markets, offer fully licensed, real money gaming services. We are a brand committed to responsibly delivering our services and investing in the development of sports and our communities. We use the power of sport to unify people everywhere; connecting customers with excitement, sports clubs with funding and society with opportunities.

About Everton in the Community:
Everton in the Community is one of the UK’s top sporting charity’s and firmly established on the world stage of community sports development. As the official charity of Everton Football Club, it is considered one of the Premier League’s leading community schemes due to the quality and reach of its various programmes.
Established in 1988, Everton in the Community has been at the forefront of social intervention across Merseyside, not afraid to tackle issues which others shied away from and offers over 40 programmes covering a range of social issues including health, employability, anti-social behaviour, crime, education, dementia, poverty, youth engagement, youth justice and disability.
Operating 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Everton in the Community supports the most vulnerable and underprivileged members of local communities.

Niji has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. Besides reporting industry headlines from all around the globe, Niji is also head of the content management team at Impressions Content Management, based in Kerala, India, which offers writing and editing services to clients around the world.

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BF Games goes live with 1XBet

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Dynamic game development studio BeeFee has taken its full portfolio of games live with 1XBet.

 

The completed integration sees all BF Games being made available for 1XBet’s customers, including the new releases Lucky Symbols, Bonnie & Clyde and 3D slot Aztec Adventure.

Jane Polushkina Account Manager at 1xBet, said: “We are delighted to announce the completion of the integration with such a powerful and fast-growing game provider as BF Games and are proud to announce that their high-quality games have appeared on our website.

“We are pleased to offer BF Games portfolio of slots to our growing list of customers and are looking forward to getting the first positive results of our cooperation. We are very happy to achieve new goals with the professional BeeFee team on board.”

Claudia Melcaru, Head of Business Development at BeeFee, said: “Our varied and broad portfolio greatly matches the needs of an operator like 1XBet which targets multiple markets and has millions of players with very divers preferences.

“We are very happy to provide our content to them as a valuable add-on to their product offering.”

BeeFee was recently awarded a licence by the Malta Gaming Authority, which enables the supplier to provide its games to operators in the region.

The provider also holds licences in the UK, Latvia and Montenegro.

1xBet is built on BetB2B’s platform which offers operators the opportunity to tailor their offerings to suit their individual needs.

BetB2B gives their partners an advantage by providing the most modern technology on the market and a fully operational suite of sports betting and gaming content.

 

About BeeFee:

BeeFee is a creative and dynamic game development studio that creates innovative slots content and IT services for the global online and land-based market. With a focus on developing high-quality games and platform, BeeFee offers an extensive portfolio of industry-leading products to the sector. The London-based company was founded by industry veterans and is also a land-based operator and slot machines producer in several European jurisdictions. Learn more at: www.beefee.co.uk

 

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Casumo and Nolimit City celebrate content distribution deal

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Nolimit City pens deal with world renowned operator, Casumo.

 

Marking another milestone for the Malta based Software Provider – Nolimit City have reached a partnership deal with the trendsetting casino innovator, Casumo. A deal between the two was inked in January following a long viewed mutual interest in collaborating together.

The Malta licensed operator, known for its quirky and unique approach within the gambling world, has gained steadfast traction in the last years by maximising their games portfolio and offering a best in class player journey. Casumo, a company known for coming up with standout marketing that emphasises their identity as the fun casino, having also entered multiple regulated markets, such as the United Kingdom, Denmark and most recently newly legislated Sweden. Not to mention being home to a large list of jackpot winners across the years.

Casumo will house Nolimit’s content within the growing list of premium suppliers that have helped the company grow to where they are now. The two have agreed a release plan across the month of February and will be going live in the UK, Sweden and additional MGA identified markets. All of Nolimit’s latest and games will go live including their latest releases, Fruits, Ice Ice Yeti and stand out titles like Hot Nudge and Casino Win Spin.

Malcolm Mizzi, Commercial Director at Nolimit City, stated: “Seeing our games live on Casumo’s casino library means the world to us! Everyone knows the level of excellence the company has strived to achieve in all these years, so having partnered up with an operator like Casumo makes us a step closer to realising our dream to becoming one of the leading supplier brands out there”.

Andreas Vickman & Josefine Hellström from Casumo added: “We have been impressed by the quality of the Nolimit portfolio for quite a while now and we believe that the titles will be appreciated by our players, especially within our core markets. We are also excited to see the performance of upcoming games from Nolimit. In addition, Casumo are looking forward to a fruitful long-term business relationship with Nolimit. Let’s go.”

 

About Nolimit City:
Nolimit City is a Malta,Stockholm,India-based online casino platform and game developer, offering high-quality content and services to operators around the world. The company has designed and developed its platform in-house from the ground-up; delivering a strong and powerful engine that can take large volumes of play and social interaction in its stride, on both desktop and mobile. It is coupled to an innovative back office and bonus toolbox, providing a one-stop shop for our partners. It is hugely flexible, and can be tailored to individual operator requirements and needs. We employ some of the smartest minds and artistic talents in the industry; people passionate about gambling and technology. They have helped us to create a portfolio bursting with fun and engaging games.

 

 

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Betsoft Gaming Signs Content Agreement with River iGaming

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Securing its status as a preferred content provider for companies looking to make their mark on the iGaming industry, Betsoft Gaming has signed a strategic content agreement with multinational, multi-pronged business River iGaming.

The agreement is comprehensive, covering every Betsoft slot game accredited for the regulated markets in which River iGaming (hereafter “River”) operates – including all marquee titles from the sought-after SLOTS3TM series.

Founded in late 2017, River iGaming has had a notable first year.  From its headquarters in Malta, the company has driven an ambitious strategy of expansion and acquisition that has seen it establish a player-facing online casino, bring comprehensive digital marketing services in-house, build its own affiliate program, and secure high-profile branding agreements in one of the world’s most competitive markets.

In just twelve months River has grown to a company of more than 40 employees, providing comprehensive B2B and B2C services in 7 different markets.  As its player-facing operations grew (with deposits doubling in less than a year) River began to canvas the market, seeking content providers that could support its players’ appetites and the company’s own ambitions for the future.

“River has very quickly carved out a unique position in the iGaming industry, with a new vision for a comprehensive player journey where every touchpoint is managed under a single roof, and the value of every player is maximised” explains Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director at Betsoft Gaming.  “One of the cornerstones of this vision is, of course, to provide value to the player in return.  This requires the operator portion of River’s business to be able to offer the best slot games the market already has to offer, with a reliable stream of innovative new content being added over time.  We are proud to have met these criteria and to have been selected as a key content partner.  We look forward to supporting River’s ambitions for the foreseeable future.”

In addition to new slot games like the revolutionary Max Quest: Wrath of Ra, the agreement also lays the foundation for the integration of other elements of Betsoft’s offer in the future, as River’s business continues to grow and diversify.

“At River, we look at the iGaming business differently,” explains Ismael Diagne, Chief Operating Officer.  “Our goal is to provide an incredible gaming experience by running in the opposite direction to the competition: prioritising the quality of the player experience over the rate of player acquisition.  We have already been able to secure the right investment and acquire the right innovative technologies to pursue that vision, so the final piece of the puzzle was identifying the right content partner to ensure that our players have access to the finest games available today, and that we have a way of adding tomorrow’s best content to our portfolio quickly and easily.  After analysing the market, we came to the conclusion that Betsoft could deliver everything we required, and we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them.”

 

About Betsoft Gaming:

Betsoft Gaming develops innovative casino games for desktop and mobile.  Its portfolio of more than 190 RNG titles reaches players through partnerships with many of the iGaming industry’s leading operators.  Under the SLOTS3TM banner, Betsoft is elevating players’ expectations; these cinematic slots blend rapid, gratifying gameplay with an audio-visual excellence more typical of movies and videogames.

An early entrant to mobile gaming, Betsoft launched the ToGoTM collection in 2012.  More recently, Betsoft revealed the ShiftTM environment, which supports truly cross-platform development at the same time as increasing performance, drastically reducing file size and streamlining integration.

Casino Manager, Betsoft’s comprehensive back-office platform, rolls reporting, management, marketing, promotion, and administration into a single compelling package.

Betsoft has held a Class 4 license with the Malta Gaming Authority since 2014.  The company’s games and RNG are both independently certified in more than 15 different regulated markets, including Italy, Germany, and Romania.

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