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Relax Gaming signs Powered By partnership with Revolver Gaming

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Relax Gaming, the trail-blazing content provider and distribution platform, has signed a new plat-2-plat partner, adding Revolver Gaming to its Powered By program.

The deal means London-based Revolver Gaming’s impressive slots portfolio will be integrated with the Relax Gaming platform, making for a high-quality addition to the provider’s successful Powered By business proposition.

Revolver Gaming products, including flagship video slot Multiplier Man and soon to be released Neon Blaze and Squish, will be made available to Relax Gaming’s network of operators for the first time as part of the agreement.

Simon Hammon, Relax Gaming CPO, said: “We are thrilled to add Revolver Gaming to our impressive Powered By partnership base.

“Revolver is building a strong reputation for quality and innovation and is a natural complement to our offering – we look forward to helping the team expand their reach.’’

Ryan Lazarus, CEO at Revolver, said: “Relax Gaming’s fresh and open approach to supplier partnerships has revolutionised content distribution, and we’re extremely excited to be a part of it.

“We’ve got some great concepts in the pipeline that we’re looking forward to sharing with Relax Gaming’s extensive network of operator partners.”

Relax Gaming has quickly expanded its global reach in recent months, signing with more than 50 of the industry’s most recognisable names and providing a catalogue of over 570 games.

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The world of gambling – as seen by millennials and Generation Z

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The generation gap is a subject of discussion that continues to be relevant year on year. Why is it that those born since 1981 are so important to the gambling industry and its future? According to Betinvest COO Max Dubossarsky, every new generation contributes to the development of the entertainment industry, raising the standards for how gambling products and services are created.

Millennials caught the peak of digital technology at a young age, at a time when some of the Generation Z babies were being born already with a smartphone in hand.

The issue of continuity of the generations carries from one age to the next and takes on new dimensions. The gambling industry has its finger on the pulse, aware that the characteristics and preferences of each generation provide detailed information about current and potential players.

During recent years, society has had its eyes fixed on the so-called “millennials” – Generation Y – born between 1981 and 1996, and Generation Z – the “New Silent Generation” – born after 1995—1996. Why are their views and way of thinking important to the gambling industry? Mainly because millennials and Gen Z are products of the digital age.

Modern-day innovations, which previous generations could only have dreamed about, are now the norm for Gen Y and Gen Z. So if it is hard to amaze millennials with high-tech “perks”, it is nigh on impossible to surprise Gen Z – who have fully adapted into the world of 3D technology, VR and AR.

To attract and retain the attention of young players and avoid their games becoming a boring alternative to others on the market, operators created products that borrow features from videogames.

The millennial generation is the first to have grown up with videogames, so their way of life has become one of the reasons for developing online gambling.

This first “internet generation” divides their lives between an online and an offline reality. Many things have become possible to do with the use of gadgets, without the need for physical input. In contrast to well-off baby boomers who were big fans of visiting casinos and the luxury entertainment of gambling, millennials lived in unstable economic conditions and are therefore notable for their rationalism. As a result, they prefer more affordable entertainment, including activities which do not involve leaving the house. The gambling industry grasped the attitude of the new generation and changed its approach accordingly: the first gambling websites started to emerge, and the big casinos began organising events with new kinds of entertainment, such as concerts by famous musicians and DJs, opening exclusive malls, and the like.

Another important move in the battle to earn the attention of younger players is product customisation, responsive design, and additional gamification during the gaming process.

Gen Z, who more or less stormed into the digital age fresh from the cradle, have tough demands. In the modern-day world of gambling, it is no longer enough for games to have just high resolution, gripping storylines and 3D effects. Players want light, fun and quality solutions with compatibility across different devices, secure data and convenient payment methods. Products which cannot easily be adapted to the specific characteristics of regional markets lose their standing and risk being unable to keep up with the competition.

Millennials and Gen Z tend to be cautious in what they do online.

Almost every user leaves behind a digital footprint, which is analysed by marketing experts. It “shows” the user’s interests and gives clues as to what the potential customer might like, helping operators to cater to each player better. But at the same time, data confidentiality and secure payment have become two key issues that users consider when completing any online activities.

It is safe to say that each new generation has contributed – and continues to contribute – towards the change in attitudes towards gambling. Each generation develops the industry by demanding more, thereby raising the standards for how gambling products and services are created.

Because of the rapid development in digital technology, today’s players live in two worlds – an online and an offline world. With the huge amount of offers available, they select the products that are easily understandable. Time has become too expensive to waste on figuring out how things work, especially when it comes to the entertainment industry. Their leisure time is therefore crucial for operators to consider.

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LOTTO24 Appoints Carsten Muth to Executive Board

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Lotto24 has appointed Carsten Muth to its Executive Board with effect from December 1, 2019. As a member of the Executive Board, he will be responsible for Legal Affairs and Regulation, Compliance and Human Resources.

Carsten Muth has 15 years of experience as a lawyer in the e-commerce sector. As an in-house counsel, he has been responsible for the legal area of Lotto24 since 2010. As part of the takeover by ZEAL Network SE, the 44-year-old played a major role in the integration of Lotto24 into the ZEAL Group. Carsten Muth was previously a legal advisor and data protection officer at AOL Deutschland Medien GmbH.

“With Carsten Muth, we have not only gained a lawyer with industry experience but also a long-standing Lotto24 employee as a member of the Executive Board. We wish him every success and look forward to working with him in a spirit of trust,” Peter Steiner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Lotto24 said.

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Soft2Bet brings the festive cheer with promotions on seven brands

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Casino and sportsbook group Soft2Bet is getting into the Christmas spirit by offering exciting promotions across its seven brands between 1-31 December.

Popular casino Nomini offers players an opportunity to test their logic with its Christmas Puzzle where punters arrange numbers in ascending order to unlock a daily surprise.

Players on Soft2Bet newest mobile-friendly online casino Wazamba will have access to the Memory Card Games where they must match pairs with holiday symbols, while those who venture over to LibraBet have to pair football players with their corresponding teams. Gifts of bonuses, free spins and cashback are also available on the completion of a successful daily trial.

Players at Malina Casino, BuranCasino, BoaBoa, and CampoBet are also in for a seasonal treat as the brands have a Christmas Road hiding a different promotion every day.

These festive promotions top off an exciting year for the casino group, which saw an engaging range of high-performing slots added to its portfolio, including Larry the Leprechaun, Rise of Dead, Pirates Plenty and many more.

Teodora Breskovska-Hall, Head of Casino and Games at Soft2Bet, said: “It’s been a fantastic year for everyone here at Soft2Bet and it’s important to give something back to the fans of all our brands.

“We know our Christmas promotions are going to be a big hit with players and we wish them the best of luck while on the lookout for fantastic yuletide prizes.”

Soft2Bet currently operates with SGA, MGA, and Curacao licences, with further certification within the EU set to follow.

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