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Money Down The Rain: Brits Lose £100s Thanks To 2019’s “Sun-Predictable Summer”

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  • Over a quarter (28%) admit to losing over £100 having cancelled plans due to the bad weather this summer
  • Almost a quarter of Brits (24%) have had to cancel holidays both home and abroad due to the poor weather affecting their travel plans
  • Report commissioned to launch PlayOJO’s ‘Winning in the Rain’ campaign – designed to compensate people who have had days ruined by the weather 

Brits have lost hundreds of pounds this season as 2019’s ‘Sun-predictable Summer’ has taken its toll, laying waste to our best laid plans and causing increased expenditure on weather-related items.

The report commissioned by fair online casino PlayOJO revealed the economic impact of the weather on 2,000 Brits, as well as gathering their more emotive thoughts on the unpredictable summer. Financially, as Boardmasters Festivalgoers will attest, 56% of Brits have lost money as a result of weather affected cancellations and worse still, over a quarter of Brits (28%) admitted to losing over £100 as a result.

For most (49%), the cancellation of planned events was the biggest reason for the loss of money. The most cancelled event this summer was BBQs/Garden Parties with almost a third of Britons (32%) having to rearrange, sporting events (12%) and birthdays (10%) were also events that fell apart due to poor weather.

In addition to this, the volatile weather has also had a detrimental impact on the holiday plans of Brits as nearly a quarter (24%) revealed that they have had to cancel their trips either at home or abroad as they were unable to get to their destination due to weather related flights or trains cancellations

However, it is not just cancellation costs that have hit us in the pocket – but also spending more on weather-related consumer goods. As many as four in ten (40%) said they had to shell out for extra wet weather supplies to combat the summer’s chaotic climate. According to the report, 40% of Brits have spent an average of £39.15 this summer on additional wet weather supplies, equating to over £500m* spent nationally.

The report also suggests that Brits are not just suffering financially, but our relationships and well-being are also negatively impacted by the weather. Over two-thirds of Brits (71%) agreed that poor weather has a drastic effect on their mood with a further 50% noticing an increase in arguments with friends, family, or partners when the weather is bad.

The report was commission to launch PlayOJO’s ‘Winning in the Rain’ campaign – a month long campaign designed to compensate people who have had special days and events ruined by the weather.

The campaign has seen PlayOJO partner with Love Island and Reality TV personalities Olivia Buckland and Alex Bowen, two celebrities who are well accustomed to good weather having spent eight sunny weeks in Mallorca – but also are partial to having it destroy their social events, even very nearly their very own wedding!

Alex Bowen commented:” The wet weather this year has been so unpredictable, Liv and I can’t plan what we want to do this summer without the weather having a real impact, it’s been so frustrating.

“Although you’ll know us best for living in the sun, we’ve actually been really unlucky with the weather. Our wedding, and even a trip to Barbados has been met with rain. That’s why we’ve teamed up with PlayOJO to help to give back to others who have had their plans rained on this summer.”

So whether your wedding day was rained on, your holiday was cancelled or your barbecue got soaked – PlayOJOwants to hear from you. Simply visit https://www.facebook.com/PlayOJO/ or post on Twitter/Instagram with #WinningInTheRain and tell us the story of how bad weather ruined your day and PlayOJO will look to creatively compensate those stories most in need of a fix.

A spokesperson for PlayOJO, who are challenging the UK online casino by being fair and transparent said:

This summer may have given us our hottest day on record, but its inconsistency has also wiped out birthdays, barbecues and even whole festivals. After the consistently glorious summer of 2018, the summer of 2019 will be known as the UK’s ‘sunpredictable summer’. 

‘It’s bad enough that our bank balances and relationships are affected by the weather, but now social plans are getting ruined at a rapid rate. As a result, PlayOJO are launching the ‘Winning in the Rain campaign – a month long campaign to compensate people who have had their plans ruined by the unpredictable weather. Be it reshooting your wet wedding pictures or providing all the food and drink for your next barbecue, we will endeavour to make wetter better for some of those affected.” 

For more information on PlayOJO, please visit: https://www.playojo.com/blog/weather-the-weather/

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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Stick’em – Hacksaw Gaming’s Very First Slot Release!

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Stick ‘Em, a 5×4 video-slot follows Canny the Can on an adventure which includes features such as sticky win spins, free spins with high paying symbols and an exciting bonus wheel with three levels of progression!

Marcus Codes, COO at Hacksaw Gaming commented: “We’re delighted to release our very first slot today after being exclusive with Leo Vegas for the past 2 weeks. We have seen fantastic numbers and feel Stick Em will be a great hit within the industry. There is more to come from Hacksaw, this is just the beginning.”

As always, the focus at Hacksaw is to create games that excite everyone from all ages and ensure that players feels comfortable/familiar playing, without feeling that the gameplay is too complicated to understand. Hacksaw Gaming teamed this thought up with a cool, 30’s style graphical theme to complete the package.

Stick’em is also their first game featuring our upgraded music engine with dynamic progression in order to enhance the player’s experience, a nice little added extra for the player!

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10bet is Juventus OFFICIAL GAMING AND BETTING PARTNER for next 3 football seasons

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10bet has become the official gaming and betting partner of Italian football giants Juventus, one of the world’s most successful clubs and among the most popular brands in global sport.

The three-year partnership will see 10bet, one of the world’s fastest-growing online sports betting brands, and Juventus, home to some of the most brilliant star players, join forces to offer the club’s millions of global fans the most advanced and enjoyable betting and gaming experience.

Throughout the multi-year deal 10bet will develop promotional content and marketing activities for Juventus supporters, including exclusive content and prize giveaways that will give fans the opportunity to experience the Italian champions close up.

Juventus have won the Italian Serie A title eight times in a row between 2011-2019 and a total of 37 times during its 122-year history. They have also been crowned European Champions League winners twice making the famous black and white kitted team Italy’s most successful domestic club.

A 10bet spokesperson, said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with such a prestigious brand as Juventus and both brands share the same values and principles. We are passionate about presenting our audiences with the most unique and entertaining products and we’re confident this will be a mutually beneficial long-term partnership.”

Giorgio Ricci, Juventus Chief Revenue Officer, said: “We will work exclusively outside Italy together with a partner for whom entertainment and engagement are the core activities.

“The particular attention paid to the global markets and audiences, a key theme for 10bet and the Club, attests to the perfect synergy between our companies.

In fact, this agreement fits ideally into the ongoing international growth project that has been in development by Juventus for years now.”

 

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Soft2Bet celebrates its 3rd birthday!

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Soft2Bet, а leading online gambling operator and software provider, announces third anniversary of the company’s founding.

Established by a few passionate industry veterans in September 2016, now Soft2Bet boasts a team of more than 200 dedicated employees spread in four international offices in key European centres – Kyiv, Sofia, Limassol, and Malta.

Known as a multi-brand company, three years ago Soft2Bet started with MalinaCasino, an online casino and sports brand. Then, by the end of 2016 BuranCasino and YoYoCasino were launched. Nowadays, the portfolio consists of 13 unique brands, the latest of which is called Nomini and went officially live just a few days before the company’s anniversary.

Soft2Bet is known for providing clients with an online casino experience that can be rarely seen anywhere else in the industry. At the beginning its brands were offering well-known casino games as well as sports betting options. Now, clients can play more than 2,500 games coming from industry leading providers. Sport fans can bet on thousands of pre-match and live events on over 30 types of sports including virtuals. Adding more verticals is on the roadmap of the company in the near future. But that is not all – some of the brands, the newest one, Nomini, for example incorporate a gamification technology that allows players not only to enjoy high-quality casino games but participate in ‘a game in the game’ – unlock achievements, collect special points, exchange them, earn prizes, and etc.

In terms of game providers, Soft2Bet brands are offering titles from top companies in the business as well as from trusted emerging iGaming software development studios. Working only with a few of them at the beginning, now Soft2Bet partners up with 44 key iGaming providers. Among the company’s partners are Play’N GoNetEntEvolution GamingAltenarPragmatic Play and Microgaming.

It is important to mention the two significant milestones reached during the last year – the acquisition of a licence from the Malta Gaming Authority and the BMM-certification that brings Soft2Bet one step closer to operating on the fruitful Swedish market. These are huge achievements that place the young company among the major online casino providers on the regulated European market!

Borish Chaikin, CEO of Soft2Bet comments: “We remain ambitious and hungry to improve further – to launch new products, incorporate the latest technologies, expand our geographical reach, introduce our brands to more people. We are at the right place now, and we wouldn’t be here without the continued support of our partners. I hope our growth during these three years has also helped them in the development of their own businesses as well. And as far as I can conclude from our mutual growth results – it is the case. We will continue to put all our efforts to evolve in the future and conquer new heights. A ‘thank you’ doesn’t sound enough, but we are thankful to all parties involved in our success story – from our business partners to our dedicated employees!”

A spectacular event with a circus show was organised on September 12 to celebrate the company’s third anniversary together with employees and valued partners.

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