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Wazdan confirms partnership with Chippy Software

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Due to go live within the first quarter of 2019, innovative slot game producer Wazdan announce their partnership with Chippy Software.

Chippy Software is a B2B Casino Gaming Software provider, offering turnkey solutions to the online casino industry with their indigenous iGaming Aggregator Platform (iGAP). Offering a one-stop solution to clients in the iGaming industry, Chippy Software is a technology partner with strong strategic alliances allowing them to provide comprehensive global solutions and services to their customers.

With more than 13 years of experience to provide iGaming Back Office technology solutions for businesses of all gaming industries across the continent, Wazdan brings Chippy Software cutting-edge solutions, innovative ideas and best-in-class iGaming products for their customers.

Home to a skilled team with a passion for developing first-class games, Wazdan take pride in their work and boast a portfolio of more than 110 HTML5 game titles, all injected with Unique Wazdan Features – the tech-rich secret weapons that make Wazdan games a clear front runner in the gaming industry.

It is the Unique Wazdan Features that make Wazdan games truly innovative and a stand out amongst the rest. Ultra Fast Mode allows players to adjust the speed of the game to their preferences. Ultra Lite Mode decreases the loading time for the games. Volatility Levels™ enable players to change game characteristics by switching between low, standard and high modes. Energy Saving Mode extends the life of mobile device battery by 40%. The Unique Gamble Feature gives players an opportunity to double their wins in an instant with just one click, and Big Screen Mode offers players a super-sized experience.

Starting the year with a bang, Wazdan showcased seven new game titles at ICE London 2019. The new titles, Magic Stars 5, Magic Stars 6, Space Gem™, Gold Fish, Larry the Leprechaun, Juicy Reels, and Lucky Reels, were received with great success at the event and amongst Wazdan partners.

Sales Director at Chippy, Ram Dasari says: “Partnering with Wazdan is an exciting step for Chippy Software, allowing us to expand our offering while continuing to deliver first-class solutions to our clients. As we expand across Europe it is critical for us to partner with the best game producers in the region, this made Wazdan an obvious choice to add to our solution.”

Wazdan’s innovative, technology-packed slot games are made for desktop, tablet and mobile. Find out more at: https://www.wazdan.com

 

ABOUT WAZDAN:
Wazdan is a popular game producer, developing innovative casino games that deliver an original, fun and truly omni-channel player experience. Offering an extensive game library of over 110 HLML5 slots, table games and video poker games, Wazdan is gaining popularity in the iGaming market thanks to the great quality of their games, interesting themes and engaging gameplay. Wazdan’s game portfolio consists of such popular titles as Magic Stars 3, Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, Valhalla and Wild Guns as well as amazing new and upcoming slot games, including Los Muertos™, Mayan Ritual™ and Larry the Leprechaun amongst others. Wazdan releases new, exciting titles on a regular basis and equips them with Unique Wazdan Features: innovative Volatility Levels™, exciting Unique Gamble Feature and mobile-friendly Energy Saving and Double Screen Modes, Ultra Lite Mode, Ultra Fast Mode, as well the brand new Big Screen Mode. Wazdan holds a number of European trademarks including a trademark for their world’s-first Volatility Level™. Their extensive portfolio of clients includes some of the top gaming operations in the industry. The company is headquartered in Malta and holds licenses issued by the UKGC, the MGA and complies with Curacao regulations. Furthermore, their games use the RNG certified by the NMi, which ensures reliable, fair and secure gameplay.

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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Gambling.com Group Releases 2019 Q1 Interim Report

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Q1 Interim Report | 3 months ended 31 March 2019

JAN – MARCH 2019 COMPARED TO JAN – MARCH 2018

  • Revenues totalled EUR 5.24 (3.46) million, an increase of 52%. The organic growth rate was 50% (98% of total growth).
  • Adjusted EBITDA excluding non-recurring costs totalled EUR 1.75 (1.32) million, an increase of 33%, corresponding to an adjusted EBITDA margin of 33 (38) %
  • EBITDA totalled EUR 1.75 (0.99) million, an increase of 76%, corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 33 (29) %
  • Net cash generated from operating activities was EUR 1.05 (0.93) million
  • New Depositing Customers (NDCs) totalled 26,525 (15,984), an increase of 66%

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS DURING THE FIRST QUARTER 2019

  • Approval to Expand Business in New Jersey | The Group has been granted approval by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement to expand business deals with operators to include revenue sharing components.
  • American Gambling Awards by Gambling.com | The Group announced a new annual awards program aiming to recognise excellence in the American market for regulated online gambling. The results of the program will be announced in the second quarter.
  • Sale of Treasury Bonds | The Group has sold treasury bonds with a nominal value of EUR 0.1 million thus increasing net borrowing from the senior bonds issued at 22 October 2018 to EUR 15.6 million at the quarter end.
  • EUR 7,100,000 Convertible Notes Issue 2017/2019 | The Group redeemed early, part of the Notes with a principal value of EUR 0.1 million. The remaining balance matures on 30th June 2019.
  • Department of Justice Wire Act Re-Interpretation | The United States Department of Justice released an opinion which re-interpreted the Department’s own opinion on the Wire Act from 2011. The ramifications of the new opinion are not yet clear but could create headwinds for the roll-out of regulated online gambling in the United States.
  • Regulation of Swedish Online Gambling Market | As of January 1, 2019 the Swedish market is locally regulated and taxed. We have seen our Swedish assets perform well in terms of NDC production but with a commensurate decrease in player value.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE REPORTING PERIOD

  • New US States Legislation | Indiana, Iowa, Montana, and Tennessee took measures to authorize sports betting.
  • Gambling.com Joins the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (“FSGA”) Board of Directors | In April 2019 the Group represented by Gavin Walters, the Group’s director of business development, was appointed to the FSGA Board of Directors.
  • Membership of the Associated Press Sports Editors (“APSE”) | The Executive Committee of APSE has granted membership to Gambling.com Group Plc thus the Group becomes the first member of APSE focused on covering the emerging sports betting market in the United States.
  • Publication of Annual Report | The 2018 Annual Report and consolidated Financial Statements was published on April 25 and is available on the official website of the Group (www.gambling.com/corporate).
  • Increase in United Kingdom Remote Gaming Duty | The UK government has announced an increase in Remote Gaming Duty on operators from 15% to 21% with effect from April 1st, 2019.

“The Group delivered yet another record quarter. Revenue grew 52% to EUR 5.24 million compared to Q1 2018. Virtually all of the growth was organic. Q1 EBITDA was also a record at EUR 1.75 million.” – Charles Gillespie, Chief Executive

 

About Gambling.com Group:

Gambling.com Group Plc is a multi-award winning provider of digital marketing services for the global iGaming industry. Founded in 2006, the group has a workforce of more than 110 and operates from offices in Dublin, Tampa and Malta. The group publishes websites that offer comparisons and reviews of online gambling websites in 15 national markets in 9 languages. Players use these resources to select which online gambling operators they should trust to offer a safe and honest online gambling experience. The Group’s publishing assets include the leading iGaming industry portal, Gambling.com® as well as Bookies.com and the CasinoSource℠ series of portals, among many others.

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NetRefer Wins Best Industry Contributor Of The Year Award!

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The Malta iGaming Excellence Awards (MiGEA) night took place last Friday 17th May, in an elegant setting at the Laguna Hall in SmartCity, Kalkara. NetRefer supported the evening, as well as participated thoroughly with its submission and got nominated for:

  • Best Industry Contributor of the Year
  • Best Gaming Mark of Excellence
  • Best Technology Provider of the Year
  • Best Customer Support Service Support

MiGEA is a business networking event, offering a unique gathering of Malta’s top iGaming companies and industry leaders, in a casual environment, created for outstanding iGaming achievers. During the evening, networking, new business opportunities and like-minded people, come together to enjoy the event, while celebrating achievements and successes in the past year. Recognition is the key element throughout the MiGEA, which is put together by MBR Publications.

NetRefer’s Marketing & Commercial Teams put together a sound contribution to the Questions put forward, which were the basis for the Awards’ submission. The focus evolved around the Performance of the company via its employees and the way the teams are pushed for optimal accountability, deliverance & dealing with constant change in such a fast-paced environment.

Ms Jacqueline Backman, CPO (Chief Performance Officer) at NetRefer, enforces a Performance-Driven Environment across all departments. The aim is to always push for a maximum sense of belonging and all teams achieve their performance through measured delivery.

Quoting Mr Johann Borg’s speech (Acting DevOps Manager), during the Awards’ night itself, “Most organizations aim for the stars only to land on the moon – We are now aiming for the stars and actually landing amongst the stars” and this led to the highlight of the evening, which was the Awards’ Ceremony.

NetRefer was present amongst top leaders within the iGaming Industry, however, the Best Industry Contributor of the Year Award was well-deserved! Within a short timeframe, NetRefer’s team has exceeded expectations and is still striving to reach new objectives and release new products.

Represented by a team of 7 members, a nice mix of recent employees and those more established, the NetRefer team at the MiGEA Awards’ Night had a good time networking with clients and suppliers alike. Look out for NetRefer’s presence in upcoming events.

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Tom Horn Gaming Earns Double EGR B2B Awards Nomination

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For the second year running, Tom Horn Gaming has been nominated for the EGR B2B Awards. In 2019 the provider will compete against industry peers in two categories, RNG Casino Supplier and Multi-channel Supplier.

Following a host of award nominations with wins at the Login Casino and CEEG Awards in 2018, and two trophies picked up at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2019 earlier this month, Tom Horn team has once more been acknowledged for its outstanding work and achievements in slots provision.

“We’re delighted to have been nominated in two categories at the highly respected EGR B2B Awards. Tom Horn Gaming has been growing continually and it’s good to see that this has been recognised by the igaming community. Our engaging titles combined with constant technology innovation and introduction of new, market and demographic specific products means we’re well positioned to enjoy another good year,” Ondrej Lapides, CEO at Tom Horn Gaming said.

The winners will be revealed at the award ceremony on Tuesday, 25th June 2019 at the Tower of London. You can find the full shortlist and further details on the EGR B2B Award’s website.

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