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CHIPS confirm September date for flagship Charity Golf Tournament

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CHIPs, the gaming industry charity that’s raised over £2m to fund a total of 535 bespoke powered wheel chairs for children with severe mobility issues, has confirmed that its flagship charity golf tournament will once again be held at the prestigious Woburn Golf Club on Tuesday 3rd September. The CHIPS Charity Golf day, which attracts teams and sponsors drawn from across the gambling landscape, represents the charity’s main fund raising event on the calendar and has become a focal point for members of the industry and their guests who want to combine a day’s golf in the Buckinghamshire countryside with fundraising for a great cause.

Linda Lindsay, who co-founded the charity in 2001, believes the golf tournament is synonymous not just with CHIPs but also with the spirit of the industry.  She said: “Golf is a passion for many people working in the gambling sector and I believe there’s no better industry wide tournament to be part of than the CHIPS Charity Golf Day.  The idea to launch a charity that represented the caring and compassionate face of the industry and whose mission was to help those in the community who were less fortunate, was first raised at a golf tournament and it’s totally fitting that golf continues to drive our fundraising.  September’s golf day, which will be our 17th annual event, provides the bedrock of our funding which is enhanced by the fantastic contributions made by the people working for and behind many of gambling’s best known brands.”

She added: “Having attended the overwhelming majority of the 500+ chair presentations I know that CHIPS chairs really do transform the lives of the children who use them and also for their families. Our pledge is a simple one, and that is to help as many of those families for whom the NHS cannot or will not help as our funds will allow.  I hope to welcome as many members of the industry as possible – golfers and non-golfers – to what I hope will be a sunny Woburn Golf Club.”

The 17th CHIPS Charity Golf Day will be played on the Marquess Course at Woburn Golf Club.  To register a team, which includes a prize giving dinner and evening entertainment, contact Linda Lindsay at: lindaglindsay@icloud.com. Non-golfers are invited to attend the prize giving and evening entertainment.

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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Zynga Poker Partners with Brad Garrett for “Celebrity Home Game”

Niji Narayan

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Mobile poker game Zynga Poker has partnered with Emmy Award winner Brad Garrett for a special “Celebrity Home Game” sweepstakes event.

By completing challenges daily in the Zynga Poker, two lucky players will win seats at a celebrity card game in Southern California, hosted by Garrett himself. Zynga will donate up to $100,000 to the Maximum Hope Foundation, a non-profit organisation founded by Garrett that provides financial stability for parents of children diagnosed with life-limiting conditions.

“What I love about Zynga Poker is that you can practice your game without having to worry about your ‘tells’ or poker table etiquette – it’s just about the cards. I can make a sincere pledge to the winners of this sweepstakes – when you’re at my Home Game, we’ll be playing by these same rules. Check your poker face at the door, and get ready to have some fun,” Brad Garrett said.

“Poker isn’t a game of chance – it’s all about showmanship and skill, and that’s something Brad Garrett has in spades – no matter what he says. We’re proud to bring our players an opportunity to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime poker night, hosted by a legend in comedy and a hero to families in need. Now our players have the opportunity to show off their skills and prove that lady luck plays favorites,” Bernard Kim, Zynga’s President of Publishing said.

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Betsoft Partners with Wanabet

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Casino content developer Betsoft Gaming has partnered with Wanabet. As per the deal, Betsoft’s full portfolio of award-winning slot games will be available to Wanabet’s extensive Spanish customer base.

The deal will also enhance Betsoft’s reach in the regulated Spanish market, after the supplier recently signed a similar deal with Casino Gran Madrid.

“We are delighted to partner with Wanabet, who are one of the most exciting brands in the rapidly growing Spanish market. We continue to develop high-level slot content that is suitable for regulated markets, and we look forward to a long and successful partnership,” Francesca Raniolo, Sales Executive of Betsoft Gaming said.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer Betsoft’s considerable portfolio of best performing slot games. Betsoft are at the forefront of developing unique and innovative content, and we are confident their titles will be a major hit with our customers,” Cecilio Santiago, Head of Brand of Wanabet said.

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Skyrocket Acquires The Games Company

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Skyrocket Entertainment has acquired casino games studio The Games Company for an undisclosed amount.

The studio’s product portfolio comprises 10 games including Hippie Chicks, Cash Cowboy and Super 7 Wilds, which are available in the UK and markets served from Gibraltar, with several new launches scheduled for later in 2019.

“We’re incredibly excited by our acquisition of The Games Company, which represents a major milestone for Skyrocket. TGC has a proven track record for developing and rolling out online games – it also has a pipeline of new integration opportunities and partnerships with online gaming operators so it’s primed to expand recurring revenue,” Sean O’Kelly, CEO of Skyrocket said.

“We’re looking forward to working with Hans and the talented team at TGC to integrate Skyrocket’s existing brands and IP. All of this strengthens Skyrocket’s offering and reach and sets us up for rapid growth,” Sean O’Kelly added.

“We are excited to have TGC aboard Skyrocket – this will significantly help broaden our reach in delivering exciting and standout games using our exclusive media rights through TGC’s certified Remote Gaming Server and existing partnerships,” Richard Clarke, COO of Skyrocket said.

Hans Winkelmann, the co-founder of TGC, will work alongside Skyrocket’s senior management team as chief product officer to implement a revitalised business operations strategy.

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