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Degree 53 creates a winning redesign for Betfred Lotto

George Miller

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Degree 53, specialists in the UX, design and software development for the online gambling industry, have created a brand new design for the Lotto section for one of the leading UK bookmakers and their long-term client, Betfred. The new Betfred Lotto design has a modern look and optimised user experience, as well as more betting options for a variety of customers. Betfred Lotto was built with a mobile-first strategy in mind and is fully responsive across web, tablet and mobile.

Degree 53 overhauled the Lotto section by creating a new look, redesigning the user journey and updating its functionalities. Customers are able to bet on the outcome of a variety of international lotteries available on the day and upcoming weeks. They can either pick up to eight numbers, perming their bets, or opt for a Lucky Dip, which offers a more fun betting experience. The new Lotto betslip journey includes different cross-selling points for customers, such as the option to use the same numbers when betting on the outcome of other lotteries or play games for additional betting opportunities, such as Instant Wins and Scratch Cards, which increases engagement and keeps players on site longer. The team also added numerous info points across the product to help novices understand the terminology easier.

The team at Degree 53 provided extensive development services for the backend of the Betfred Lotto redesign, updating betting functionalities, improving content management options and optimising the responsive build of the product. The native iOS and Android apps have been updated to a web container, which include the latest native app features, such as Touch ID and Face ID, as well as onboarding, tutorials and push notifications.

Chris Young, Head of Lotto, Virtual Sports & Esports at Betfred comments: “I am very pleased with the work the Degree 53 team have been delivering. Since the relaunch, we have seen record sessions and improved conversions on the product. Feedback has been very positive and we can see that many of our customers have started using the new apps. Overall, the improvements the team made have generated fantastic results and I expect this to continue going forward. Thanks to the team’s expertise, we’ll carry on making small improvements to optimise the user experience and create a fun and exciting product.”

Andrew Daniels, managing director at Degree 53 says: “I’m happy to hear the positive response from the Betfred team and it’s great to see the new Lotto design live. This redesign marks our ongoing partnership with Betfred to continue evolving their product portfolio through UX optimisation and modernising the design. It’s important to track any obstacles in the user journey and make improvements in these areas to increase conversion. Our knowledge of the gaming industry helps us to implement the latest design and technology trends to our clients’ products to facilitate that. We have a number of other projects with Betfred in the pipeline and I’m very excited to see them roll out in the near future.”

Degree 53 has been working with Betfred for over five years. They created the previous version of Betfred Lotto and this project was the next step to modernise the product. Betfred Lotto is available for desktop, iOS and Android devices.

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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The AskGamblers Awards Finalists’ Names Are In

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The AskGamblers team is happy to announce the AskGamblers Awards finalists’ names are in and ready to share.

For the past two months, the AskGamblers players’ have been nominating their Best Online Casino, Best New Casino and Best New Slot to enter the finals to win the AskGamblers Awards. Two additional categories in the race are the Best Software Provider and the Best Affiliate Partner.

The nomination period has been as exciting and intense as any race of this magnitude, with the accent placed on choosing the best among the best. Now, with the nomination period of two months over and the voting phase in its full speed, the finalists’ names are finally available for the world to hear.

Here are the top 10 finalists who have made the cut:

Best New Casino: 21.com, BaoCasino, MonteCryptos Casino, Maneki, Sportsbet.io, Spinia Casino, SlotWolf, Syndicate, Wishmaker, and Wazamba Casino.

In the category for Best Casino, the following 10 made the cut: Betsson Casino, Bitstarz Casino, CampeonBet, Everum Casino, EnergyCasino, Gunsbet Casino, King Billy Casino, Konung Casino, Mr.Play, and Platincasino.

The Best Slot category lists the following names in the finals: Book of Oz Slot by Microgaming; Cleopatra’s Diary Slot by Fugaso; Dead or Alive 2 Slot by NetEnt; Gold Canyon Slot by Betsoft; Mechanical Orange Slot by BGAMING; Pirates’ Plenty Slot by Red Tiger Gaming; Razor Shark Slot by Push Gaming; Solar Queen Slot by Playson; The Dog House Slot by Pragmatic Play; The Sword and The Grail Slot by Play’n GO.

In terms of the Best Software Provider, we have listed: Betsoft, BGAMING, Fugaso, Microgaming, NetEnt, Play’n GO, Playson, Pragmatic Play , Push Gaming, and Red Tiger Gaming.

The Best Affiliate Partner list goes as follows: LeoVegas Affiliate, Uffiliates, Betzest Partners, Stars Affiliate Club, RP Affiliates, JPJ Partners, Max Affiliates, PlayAttack Affiliates, IVY Affiliates, and Oshi Affiliates.

With the idea of giving the winners the acclaim they deserve, AskGamblers team is organizing the AskGamblers Awards gala night, third year in a row. The night of the final ceremony will be held on 17th January 2020 in Belgrade, allowing everyone absent to follow the event on live stream. The ceremony is expected to be the perfect blend of excitement, enthusiasm, and sweet anticipation – just as every other year before.

Being the most prestigious event in the iGaming industry, the AskGamblers Awards night is when the winners are chosen out of the following categories: Best Online Casino, Best New Casino and the Best New Slot with addition of Best Software Provider and the Best Affiliate Partner. Also, there will be a separate award called Players’ Choice.

As a crew of professionals whose primary mission is to keep its players happy and animated, AskGamblers has turned AskGamblers Awards night into a pure spectacle. By giving the players’ authority to choose the winners through nominations, AskGamblers is trusting and honouring their active dedication, trust, and commitment to the collective iGaming purpose.

AskGamblers’ Product Owner Denis Ristic reflected on the upcoming AskGamblers Awards event by saying: I am forever thrilled with the way AskGamblers team approaches improvement and innovation as well as with the way we manage to make our players feel in the process. Apart from our immense knowledge of the industry’s pitfalls and assets, I believe it is the unity of action, commitment, and creativity that keeps us pushing forward. The AskGamblers Awards night will be amazing, we can’t wait for the winners’ names to be announced!

By successfully keeping the players’ interest in the AskGamblers Awards nominations for a few years in a row, the AskGamblers team has once again proven itself worthy of everyone’s attention and trust. Pushing the envelope on more fronts than we can count has already become a fixed segment of the AskGamblers’s DNA.

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Compliance Updates

MGA Tightens Definition of Start-ups

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The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has announced changes to the regulations on gaming license fees to narrow the definition of start-ups, potentially ramping up costs for smaller gaming businesses.

Previously, a start-up owner had to generate less than €10m in revenue from gaming or related sectors during the previous financial year, but now, such an owner must generate less than this amount over the previous 36 months.

The rule applies both to individuals who have generated more than €10m and to those who are “part of, or controlled by, a corporate group” who have generated the same.

Under the current license fee regulations, start-ups are exempt from paying the compliance contribution, which may be between €15,000 and €600,000, depending on revenue and the type of gaming services offered.

“This amendment is aimed at ensuring that undertakings classified as start-ups are truly such, whilst simultaneously not prejudicing corporate groups that were in the business many years back and wish to benefit from such an incentive by starting up again,” MGA explained.

The changes will come into effect from January 1, 2020.

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Betsoft Gaming Partners with WeAreCasino

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Betsoft Gaming has signed a distribution agreement with the online gaming platform provider WeAreCasino. As per the deal, WeAreCasino will have access to Betsoft’s full portfolio of titles, including the latest releases Gemmed!, Wolf Moon Rising and Gold Canyon.

“We are thrilled to have signed this agreement with WeAreCasino. We have a reputation for developing innovative content and are therefore delighted to partner with an innovative casino like this. They have proven to be very successful in the markets they’re operating in. We look forward to a successful partnership,” Francesca Raniolo, sales executive of Betsoft Gaming said.

“Betsoft’s portfolio of videoslots have a considerable reputation and we are eager to see how their games will perform for us. Betsoft’s innovative content closely aligns with our message so we expect our players to engage well with these games. We are very excited for this partnership to be a success,” Marko Jelen, head of sales at WeAreCasino said.

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