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Scientific Games Becomes First Platform to Feature IMG ARENA’s Ground-Breaking Golf Content and Betting Product

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IMG ARENA partners with Scientific Games to bring best-in-class sports betting products to new global audiences

IMG ARENA, a leading sports betting service and content hub, has signed a multi-sport, portfolio-spanning partnership with SG Digital, a division of Scientific Games.

Golf will be the first area of focus for the partnership, which will see SG Digital, via its OpenSports™ offering, become the first platform partner of IMG ARENA’s state-of-the-art Golf Event Centre from January 2020. The IMG ARENA events centre is designed to change how fans interact with the sport from both a viewing and betting perspective.

The Golf Event Centre will deliver fans and sports betting operators fast and comprehensive shot-by-shot data, live streaming and interactive course visualisations from both the PGA TOUR and European Tour. It is designed to revolutionise betting on the sport by opening more markets and truly enabling in-play betting.

SG Digital will also take IMG ARENA’s golf trading feed – its first odds property – as part of a wide-ranging deal that includes IMG ARENA’s virtual sports portfolio and best-in-class tennis and badminton data services. This deal expands the capabilities of the OpenSports™ platform, which gives sportsbook operators a streamlined, modular solution for running regulated sports betting.

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP Sportsbook for SG Digital, said: “IMG ARENA has created a betting proposition for golf that befits its position as one of the world’s most popular global sports. The Golf Event Centre brings a new level of immersion and engagement that will positively shake up the live betting experience and the industry as a whole. We are excited to add it to OpenSports™ and continue building on our sports betting technology to bring bettors a well-rounded and content-packed experience. We’re also thrilled to enable all our customers to be early adopters of this game-changing betting solution and look forward to further collaboration with the IMG ARENA team.”

Freddie Longe, SVP of IMG ARENA, said: “SG Digital has a reputation for innovation, and we are delighted to be working with them to deliver our shared goal of evolving how fans engage with sport.

“Incorporating our official content within the OpenSports™ ecosystem will provide many of our major UK, European and US sportsbook customers with seamless access to our full suite of products, including the Golf Event Centre. With its unique set of interactive features, we believe it will quickly become an indispensable part of the global sports betting ecosystem.”

SG Digital has also signed up to IMG ARENA’s Alliance programme, which empowers operators to access IMG Arena’s full suite of official data and live streaming services.

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Players Can Still Vote for Their Favourite Finalists in the AskGamblers Awards Race

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Players Can Still Vote for Their Favourite Finalists in the AskGamblers Awards Race
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The top 10 finalists are lined up within all four categories, and the ultimate winner’s title per category is anyone’s game at this point. With two more months left until the voting phase is closed, the players are encouraged to give their final say and help choose the Best Online Casino, the Best New Online Casino, the Best New Slot and the Best Software Provider winners.

The AskGamblers Awards will be officially closing on 17 January 2020, on the night of the AskGamblers Awards.

Good news for everyone who still hasn’t had the chance to cast their vote and help AskGamblers choose the Best Online Casino, the Best New Online Casino, the Best New Slot and the Best Software Provider winners – there is still time to vote, and the only condition is to be a registered user on the AskGamblers website.

AskGamblers’ Head of Account has excitedly shared his anticipation for the announcement of the winners’ names and the AskGamblers Awards night, too: “Everyone’s biting their nails, waiting to see who the winners are going to be. We’ve been in this for so many months and the fact that the end is so close is keeping us all exhilarated! We couldn’t be happier about the way the process has been going so far. The night of the announcement will be spectacular for sure, and I guess all we can do now is wait for the players’ final votes. So exciting!”

The voting process is taking place on the AskGamblers Awards website, with each player granted the opportunity to vote for only one of their favourites in each category. Once the vote is placed there is no turning back, meaning – the players can’t take their vote back, vote several times per category or rethink their choice.

A reminder concerning categories available for voting:

Best Online Casino – The players vote for, in their opinion, the online casino they’ve had the best experience playing at. This category lists casinos that have been around for a while and have successfully kept their good name intact by continually providing quality gambling opportunities.

The online casino brands that have made the cut are as follows: Betsson Casino, Bitstarz Casino, CampeonBet, Everum Casino, EnergyCasino, Gunsbet Casino, King Billy Casino, Konung Casino, Mr.Play and Platincasino.

Best New Online Casino – The category lists new online casinos to have recently come around and become the players’ gambling go-to. In the industry that’s as competitive as this, it is true success for new casinos to be approved by both veteran and new players.

The best new casinos listed are 21.com, BaoCasino, MonteCryptos Casino, Maneki, Sportsbet.io, Spinia Casino, SlotWolf, Syndicate, Wishmaker, and Wazamba Casino.

Best New Slot – Spinning reels is one of the players’ favourite gambling activities, and when new slots come about, the excitement is almost palpable. This category lists new slots in the industry the players have accepted, approved, and potentially grown to love.

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Gamingtec Marketers Visited SiGMA‘19

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The Gamingtec marketing team visited SiGMA‘19, which took place between 27–29th November at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta’ Qali. The event brought together participants from 80+ countries, who attended conferences, workshops, networking events, and visited the high-energy expo floor.

Malta, well-known as a leading iGaming hub, gathered acknowledged experts and exhibitors at the convention centre. Among the main topics discussed during the summit: finance and blockchain solutions, regulation and compliance across jurisdictions, eSports and sportsbooks.

Olga Stoyan, Chief Marketing Officer of Gamingtec: ‘SiGMA is a must-see iGaming event. Our team was pleased to attend workshops and panel discussions. Great emotions, ambitious projects, and excellent networking – we got everything we had expected and even more! This kind of event always creates next-level business opportunities for the global iGaming sector and we are happy to move with the times’.

She added, ‘Gamingtec offers a full turnkey solution that includes a sportsbook, casino, games, payment solutions and front-end know-how. Understanding of the needs of an affiliate segment is crucial for us to build strong marketing campaigns for our partners and provide advanced CRM services to them’.

‘Visiting such ambitious summits as SiGMA is useful. I was pleased to see the innovations presented by game developers. There were new technologies for slot games and live casinos. Gamingtec tries to increase the number and variety of games integrated into our smart gaming platform’, stated Olga Stoyan, CMO of Gamingtec.

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Work, win, party, repeat! Two prizes for one month for EGT Interactive

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Work, win, party, repeat! Two prizes for one month for EGT Interactive
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EGT Interactive is extremely happy to share the emotions experienced a couple of days ago.

What an Expo, what an emotion! EGT Interactive had an extremely successful days at BEGE Expo this year. So many visitors got the chance to get familiar with the latest releases of the top-notch video slots and complete solutions for iGaming. The cherry on the cake was the 1st prize for “Online Content Provider of the year”! More over, that such recognition comes wright after another one – 1st prize at SEG awards for “Rising Star in Online Casino Technilogy” in Milan just a week before this one.

“We are more than happy to see the results of the hard work of all the teams here at EGT Interactive. These prizes are high acknowledgment that we are on the right path, which is the real, huge prize for the efforts of all teams at EGT Interactive. Thank you BEGExpo! Thank you SEG! Thank you EGT Interactive team. You are fantastic!” Said Irina Rusimova, Business Development Manager at the company.

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