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Lottomart winner claims share of £4.4m jackpot after matching all six numbers on the Irish Lotto

George Miller

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Stoke man lands life-changing sum – from his first-ever bet
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Dedicated dad Daniel aspired to buy a house for his family for years but never believed his dream would come true – until now.

The Stoke-on-Trent retail worker scooped £137,152.75 after matching all six numbers on the Irish Lotto and is already counting the days until he moves into the no-longer-a-fantasy, four-bed semi with his partner and three-year-old-son next month.

And taking pride of place, when it’s parked outside, will be Daniel’s stylish, brand new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, after he traded in their old Ford Focus and cleared debts with the winnings.

Daniel struck his fortune on Lottomart, an app which allows players to bet on the outcome of the world’s most popular lottery draws in innovative new ways.

It took a little while for the news to sink in: “I was in shock. I didn’t believe it, to be honest. I thought, ‘This can’t be real’.

“I was at home, sat in my living room, watching TV. I ran straight up to my partner and told her – she didn’t believe it either,” he said.

But it soon became a reality when the cash arrived.

“I kept looking at my bank account all the time, looking at how much was in there. I was jumping up and down with joy,” said Daniel.

He went for a celebratory Nando’s when the money was deposited, and booked a holiday with his family to Tenerife, but down-to-earth Daniel won’t be splurging the rest.

“We’ve managed to secure a house and give my son a good start in life. I’ll stick to my job – I enjoy it – and it’s great to have some savings in the bank.

“You never think it will actually happen to you. It’s one of the best feelings in the world knowing that you can just get to where you want in life without any struggles or worries,” said Daniel.

His fortuitous flutter was inspired by his father-in-law winning £200 on a football wager earlier in the day on Saturday 30 March.

Feeling lucky, a quick online search led him directly to Lottomart, where he was attracted by the company’s exclusive Boost function, which offers players the unique choice between bigger jackpots or increased chances of winning a jackpot win by multiplying the number of line bets in play and splitting the prize fund into 2, 4, 8, 16 or 32 fractions.

He placed £2 bets on the Great British Jackpot and Irish Lotto and applied a x32 Boost. Instead of having one bet for the £4.4m Irish Lotto total, he had 32 line bets, each playing for £137k, and it was one of the 31 additional, randomly-generated number selections (1-10-14-21-22-39) that struck gold.

“We’re absolutely thrilled for Daniel. It’s fantastic that this prize money will allow him to secure his family’s future,” said Ashley Lang, Lottomart CEO.

“This is why we created Boost: to give more people more chances of winning. We all feel great when we create winners like Daniel,” added Lang.

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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Kambi signs contract extension with DraftKings

Vlad Poptamas

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Extension includes eight additional states, including New York, Indiana and Pennsylvania

Kambi, a leading global sports betting provider, and DraftKings Inc., the sports-tech and media entertainment company, have today signed a multi-state contract extension.

The expansion agreement includes terms for the Kambi-DraftKings partnership to be extended into eight additional states; Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia.

The terms of the deal therefore secure Kambi’s current revenues in New Jersey while also providing the opportunity to generate incremental revenues as and when the partnership enters the additional jurisdictions.

Kristian Nylén, Kambi Chief Executive Officer, said: “Over the course of the past 12 months, Kambi and DraftKings have developed a symbiotic relationship, working closely together to deliver a high-quality sportsbook, which has only improved over time.

“I’m delighted the extension of our relationship through this new agreement will enable players in other states to enjoy the same exciting sports betting experiences that have helped DraftKings become a market leader in New Jersey.”

Jason Robins, DraftKings Chief Executive Officer, said: “Kambi has been a key partner for DraftKings, providing us with backend sportsbook technology that has enabled to us to offer our customers an engaging product in a highly competitive market.”

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Golden Rock to shake up the industry with Volatile Slot

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As one of the industry’s foremost experts on game content and operational excellence following his directorship at both William Hill and Superbet, James Curwen, CEO & Founder at Golden Rock Studios, is feeling confident as the brand launches its latest slot game, Volatile Slot. At a time when playing safe bets is the strategy du jour, Golden Rock is instead focusing on big wins, customer and operator desires and how unpredictability is the “secret sauce” behind the company’s ongoing success…

Previously you worked for some big industry names, how has the journey with Golden Rock differed to your past high profile roles?
It is the first time in 30 years working as a supplier or for myself, so it has been a bit of a change. Previously I was managing large teams in multiple locations on a multitude of aspects raging from operations, VIP through to marketing. I now manage smaller teams and being so close to the product it’s been very exciting to see the progress we have made in our first year.

How has the freedom of driving your own studio offered new perspectives on the industry and is there a feeling you can help drive the future of gaming more significantly than in your previous roles?
I am focusing 100% of my attention on the games we are delivering, the previous operational experience we have is invaluable and we believe it’s our strongest competitor advantage as we have a deep understanding of both the customer and operator needs.
We are launching new games throughout Autumn and the first game is called ‘Volatile Slot’, due in September. It is volatile by name and volatile by nature. With up to 25,600 times your stake available as your biggest win and our unique ‘multiplier wild scatters’ big wins are always only a spin away.

Yourself and your founding partner, Will Mathieson, are adept at delivering blockbuster slots which change the course of the industry, how does the new title fit alongside both your past achievements in game design?
We are always innovating and looking at customer trends, we believe gamblers are more mature now and expect more from their gaming session. Our aim is to deliver those experiences and we believe ‘Volatile Slot’ has our secret sauce.

How much impetus is put into R&D of new games like this at Golden Rock and why is that important to you?
While many studios are just churning out re-skin maths with new graphics, we are totally dedicated to innovation, be that in our game concepts, our maths, our UX/UI to our features, we have spent endless hours ensuring everything is right before a game is launched. This is evident even into the way we have designed our games roadmap, which is in a unique Periodic Table format, to demonstrate that each game we release will be unique in its own right.

Golden Rock’s founders are renowned for producing cutting edge games, playability and appeal, how does an organisation like yours instil a culture of innovation: what practical steps does it need to implement?
Well, at our heart we are gamblers and we build games for people like ourselves, we want to play games that have us on the edge of our seat and have a sense of excitement and anticipation. We hire people who are as passionate as we are about the games we want to build.

With more than 20 years of land-based casino experience, where do you see the big wins taking place in online table games going into 2020?
I believe that there really has been a lack of innovation in terms of RNG table games compared to online slots. We have spent a huge amount of time exploring this area and strongly believe that we have bridged the gap with our new up and coming games Roulette X2 and Back Blackjack which both incorporate bigger wins with better odds and will both be out this year.

August saw your former employer William Hill post significant loss due to regulatory changes, where do you stand on how to achieve a balance between social responsibility and enabling business to operate in a competitive environment?
This is a difficult question as I believe that 99% of gamblers just enjoy the thrill of the ride and gambling is entertainment. Unfortunately, gambling does negatively affect some people and it is up to the operators to identify and help those customers. Not everyone that likes a drink is an alcoholic, not everyone who eats chocolate is overweight and not everyone who likes a bet is a problem gambler however I believe that the media paint it that way and the regulators are having their hand forced.

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BETEGY confirmed as TECHNOLOGICAL SPONSOR at CEEGC Budapest 2019

Zoltan Tundik

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Leading European sports data analytics company to sponsor the 4th edition of the CEE Gaming Conference.

The 2019 edition of CEEGC Budapest will take place on the 24th of September and will bring together some of the most influential companies of the gambling industry from all verticals and spheres.

As announced earlier, the conference will focus on Regulated Central and Eastern European jurisdictions, The Balkans, Emerging CEE jurisdictions, D-A-CH region, and a special IMGL MasterClass about the gambling industry in North America. Besides the compliance panel discussions, key industry figures will share their insights about compliance versus innovation, blockchain, fintech, eSports, artificial intelligence, loot boxes, and many more trending topics.

We are honored to announce that in the support of the conference is growing at an unprecedented pace and among these supporters, you will find BETEGY as TECHNOLOGICAL SPONSOR of the event.

If you would like to meet up with the BETEGY team, make sure to set a meeting with Alex Kornilov (CEO & Founder at BETEGY) who will also give a keynote presentation during the conference.

Make sure that you are among the delegates of CEEGC Budapest this year for a new and engaging format that is going to increase the engagement and interaction of the attending delegates.

Register here or View the Agenda!

Browse the official event website for more details: www.ceegc.eu

About BETEGY

BETEGY is the sports data analytics company which works on the intersection of sports, technology, and gaming. It provides various B2C and B2B products. BETEGY licenses the data and visualization systems to global sports betting and media companies like ESPN (USA), Turkcell (Turkey), Ringier Axel Springer (Eastern Europe), Wozhongla.com (China), Yahoo Sports (UK), Bwin (Russia) and others.

Short demo video:


Betegy – How It Works from Betegy on Vimeo.

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