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QTech Games heads to G2E to expand its Asian footprint

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Leading distributor bound for Macau, boosted by success of its new tournament tool

QTech Games is all set for this month’s Global Gaming Expo Asia (aka G2E Asia) where Asia’s fastest-growing distributor will be looking to add to its burgeoning suite of relationships with both suppliers and operators, following the success of its latest innovative tool.

This must-attend gaming and entertainment hub runs from 21-23 May at the Venetian Macao, where QTech Games is unpacking its latest solutions and strategies, bringing operators the best slot games from the best suppliers, majoring in mobile content.

Earlier this year, staying ahead of market demands, QTech launched the QT Tournament tool. It’s an industry-first for a platform, whereby any operator can create their own tournaments across the entire QTech portfolio of products, or the specific games or studios which they wish to promote. Operator demand has already exceeded expectations, with the next major tournament scheduled for this week, sponsored by Habanero. It will be rolled out with operators across Asia and Europe.

QTech Games boasts the broadest gaming portfolio around, localized for each Asian region, with native mobile apps, powerful reporting and marketing tools, and 24/7 local-language support. What’s more, it’s all accessible to operators via the quickest integration on the market.

After a successful year of double-digit growth, enhancing the speed and performance of all games on its platform, QTech has broadened its global reach in 2019 with a series of new deals and tools, including taking a majority share in Snowborn Games, one of Sweden’s hottest video-slots providers. However, it is GameFactory, a global gaming studio with the remit to invest in and recruit smaller studios from across the globe, which lays down their statement of intent for the year to come.

Markus Nasholm, QTech Games’ Global CEO, said: “It’s an exciting time for us to be returning to the gaming capital of Macau. With so much cutting-edge tech and innovation under our belt, coupled to many exciting new deals with both established and rising stars, we can now look forward to growing in stride with this progress. We can’t wait to catch up with existing partners, and meet new clients with whom we can broaden our mutual horizons.”

“GameFactory is the next step in our bid to become the largest provider of digital entertainment in Asia over the next few years. We are currently very active in this arena, looking to enlist small gaming studios with big ideas that can form part of our developing QTech family.

“Just witness how the industry has changed in Asia over the past three years. A flexible platform and an open mind are the only things you must be sure to pack, wherever you’re travelling across this ever-changing landscape.”

G2E Asia is a key port of call on the tradeshow circuit from QTech Games, whose aim is to ensure its partners continue to surpass their rivals. To book a meeting at either gaming summit, simply email: jonas@qtechgames.com.

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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China Lottery Sales Fall for Second Month

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Lottery sales in China have declined in April by 13.7% from the prior-year period.

According to the Ministry of Finance, the total sales in April were nearly CNY35.99 billion (US$5.21 billion). Welfare lottery sales declined by 17.4% year-on-year, to approximately CNY16.29 billion, while sports lottery sales stood at CNY19.70 billion, 10.4% less than a year ago.

For the first four months of 2019, total sales of lottery products declined by 2.5% year-on-year, to approximately CNY142.31 billion. Welfare lottery sales totalled nearly CNY65.35 billion in the four months to April 30, down by 9.2% from the prior-year period, while sports lottery sales increased by 4.1% year-on-year to CNY76.96 billion.

In April, sales went up in only two of 31 provinces and municipalities of mainland China authorised to sell lottery tickets. Guangdong province saw its sales decline by 16.8% year-on-year in April.

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Government Delays the Issuance of Casino Regulations in Japan

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Japanese government has delayed the establishment of Casino Management Board and issuance of the more specific IR bidding regulations in Japan. It is widely assumed that having public attention focused on the IR issue will negatively impact the electoral prospects of the ruling conservatives.

The ruling party now looks inclined not to take up the IR issue until early 2020, seriously impacting the schedules of some local governments. Such a delay may be the death blow for Osaka’s plans to have its anticipated Yumeshima IR opens its doors ahead of the 2025 World Expo, although that remains to be seen.

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9stacks Launches Pokerface With Gopal Datt: India’s First Poker Chat Show

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Pokerface with Gopal Datt is a first-of-its-kind poker chat show which celebrates the lives and stories of poker players. This first episode can be watched on the 9stacks YouTube Channel here. Episode 2 of the series was released on Friday, 17th May 2019, on the 9stacks YouTube channel. The episode that has Datt interview poker heavyweight Deepak Bothraand TVF Bachelors fame Badri Chavan, can be watched here.

The twist is that each episode features one actor/celebrity and one poker player, and gets both to spill the beans about their journey to fame and fortune. In a fun way, this draws parallels between the featured celebrities and poker players and celebrates the achievements of both guests.

The first episode of the show, hosted by Gopal Datt (the Internet’s very own funny man), features Amol Parashar, of TVF Tripling fame, and one of India’s top poker players Nishant Sharma. Last year Nishant won the highest ever prize money by an Indian poker player at the World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas.

Nishant, along with fellow poker pro Vivek Rughani, was part of the 9stacks Team India at the World Series of Poker and they became the first two Indians to enter the top 100 in the prestigious WSOP Main Event. Read the article here.

In the episode, Nishant speaks candidly about achieving his poker dreams and how he became a ‘Hero’ for other players in the industry. Many players now come to him for advice on their gameplay and some even ask him for selfies. His ‘Bina Darre’ playing style has won many hearts.

Nishant is accompanied by the celebrated actor Amol Parashar, who is also an avid poker player himself. An IIT Delhi alumnus, Amol was always into acting and was very interested in theatre. Amol recalled how his poker skills helped him sniff out a bluff early in his career: “Once I was offered a film with big casts like Mr. Amitabh Bachhan, Naseeruddin ShahSharman Joshi. Since I was new in the industry, I was asked to attend the workshop for the same where I was asked to pay Rs. 15,000 as room rent. I couldnt help but smell a bluff there. I mean, after all, if they were such a big film company, they surely wouldn’t ask me to pay Rs. 15,000 to book a room to rehearse in, right?”

Many more revelations came in the rapid fire segment of the show where the answers were ‘rapid and full of fire’. Unlike Koffee with Karan, the guests here got a lot of love instead of hampers!

 

Source: 9stacks

 

About 9stacks:

9stacks is India’s fastest growing online poker platform which provides a fun gaming experience with its easy-to-use interface, fastest withdrawals, attractive promotions and leaderboard prizes.

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