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OKTO takes on Betting on Sports with suite of mobile payment solutions

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OKTO Group, the financial technology provider specialising in digital payment and player engagement applications, will be showcasing the latest wave of gaming payments disruption at next week’s Betting on Sports in London.

OKTO’s commercial team will be at stand #R18 during the prestigious event, which takes place from the 17th to 20th September at Kensington Olympia, to demonstrate how the company’s mobile-centric payment solution for gaming can drive player engagement and cut transaction costs for operators.

The company’s director of gaming, Simon Dorsen, will be also kicking off the first panel discussion of the associated Payments Expert Forum on September 18th, tackling the future relationship between retail betting and fintech.

With years of experience in both the payments and betting industries, Dorsen, who was recently appointed to build on the success of OKTO’s digital banking, mobile payment and retail products in Europe, will be unpacking the impact of financial technologies on consumer gaming interactions.

The Athens-based fintech firm is harnessing the mobile-based payments revolution by bridging the gap between the retail betting and payments experience. Its unique products provide a seamless journey across multiple player channels, as well as add-on loyalty and promotional functions that deliver a player-retaining service.

With experience in directly operating an established network of 5,000 points of sale across multiple jurisdictions and processing transactions reaching up to €1 billion, the payment service provider is well positioned for continuing its rapid growth in the region.

Commenting on OKTO’s plans for European expansion, Simon Dorsen, Director of Gaming at OKTO, said:

“Betting on Sports has a fantastic reputation as an event which opens real business opportunities and our attendance this year will no doubt be the start of some exciting partnerships. We can’t wait to demonstrate how our innovative solutions not only reduce cash handling costs for operators, but also speed up the flow of transactions and deliver a better player experience.

“I’m particularly looking forward to joining a lively discussion on how fintech can transform the retail betting experience – a topic very close to us at OKTO.”

 

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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