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Digitain to showcase latest success at SiGMA

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Leading platform provider to cap stellar year by unveiling 2020 portfolio in Malta

 Leading platform and sportsbook provider Digitain is set to stake its claim as one of Europe’s favourite software partners at SiGMA this week.

The conference, which takes place at the MFCC in Ta’Qali, Malta from November 27th-29th, will see Digitain arrive fresh from recent wins at the RGW, CEEGC, BEGE and EGR Awards with the supplier set to showcase its state-of the-art sportsbook and casino platform for 2020.

Digitain’s team will be on hand to guide delegates through its latest products and trading tools designed to operate seamlessly across Europe’s multiple regulatory environments.

Providing an intuitive multi-lingual, multi-currency, customisable interface that can be easily integrated, Digitain’s unique APIs allow for a bespoke service with both new and existing platforms for online and land-based operators, wherever they are on the continent.

In total, Digitain’s sportsbook product covers 65 sports, covers 7,500 leagues, and offers more than 3,000 betting markets. It also offers odds on 35,000 live events each month, while its casino solution has 3,000-plus games from major casino suppliers (such as Novomatic, Microgaming, NetEnt and Playson).

Demonstrating its growing European leadership and latest strategies, its delegates will be spearheaded by Digitain’s global leadership team, including Suren Khachatryan (Chief Commercial Officer), and Simon Westbury (Director of International Development).

With Digitain on location to meet with partners both new and old, SiGMA 2019 will no doubt offer unparalleled networking opportunities by bringing together the sharpest minds in the European gaming scene.

Commenting on the company’s agenda for the conference, Suren Khachatryan, CCO at Digitain said: “2019 has been a fantastic year for us, including multiple award wins, new international offices and a raft of products, trading tools and functionalities that have gone from strength-to-strength across the globe.

“We’re looking forward to keeping the momentum going at SiGMA by showcasing our latest raft of trading tools for 2020.

“With a bespoke portfolio designed specifically for Europe’s varied regulatory jurisdictions, we work flexibly with operators across nearly every country on the continent. Stop by stand G3 to find out what we can do for you.”

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Melco Appoints Grant Johnson as New Head of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos

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Melco Resorts and Entertainment has promoted Grant Johnson as the Senior Vice President and Property General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos “C2”. Johnson will report to Evan Andrew Winkler, President of Melco.

Johnson is responsible for the continued development of the upcoming City of Dreams Mediterranean which will be the largest Integrated Resort (IR) in Europe and the management and operations of Cyprus Casinos. Mr. Craig Ballantyne, Property President of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos, retired on April 1.

“Congratulations to Grant Johnson on his new appointment. With his proven track record of delivering growth for the company I am confident that we can continue pushing boundaries as a global leader in innovative luxury entertainment offerings. This promotion represents Melco’s commitment to internal career opportunities. I also wish to thank Mr. Craig Ballantyne for his outstanding service to Melco as Property President of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos and wish him the very best for his retirement,” Lawrence Ho, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Melco, said.

Prior to this promotion, Johnson was SVP, Casino Sales, Marketing & Operations at Studio City in Macau, and previously was SVP, Casino Sales & Marketing for Altira Macau and Mocha Clubs. Prior to this, Johnson handled various non-gaming marketing roles throughout Melco properties in Macau. Johnson began his career with Melco in 2011.

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Cyprus Parliament Begins Discussions on Sports Betting Law Amendment

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The Cyprus parliament has begun discussions on amending the nation’s Sports Betting Law.

One of the proposed changes to the sports betting law includes the utilisation of a percentage of all tax revenue generated from betting to support, educate and medically treat footballers across all levels in Cyprus.

More specifically, the amendment proposes that 0.3% of all income stemming from sports betting is funnelled into the programmes of professional players’ union PASP. These programmes include helping football players’ mental health.

PASP’s programmes also support the Red Button initiative, which aims to immediately detect fixed matches, as well as providing education and support to PASP members through college scholarships, specialised training, and more.

These programmes are beneficial to the entirety of Cypriot football, including players themselves, clubs, the Cyprus Football Association and all other bodies involved in the sport.

“We salute this proposal put forth at the House of Representatives which has finally triggered a discussion after a period of three years. We are certain that the relevant officials will decide what’s best for the common good of Cypriot sports,” Spyros Neofytides, executive president of PASP, said.

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Melco Reopens Four Cyprus Casinos

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Melco Resorts has reopened four of its Cyprus casinos on June 13 after a three-month closure due to COVID-19.

The casinos in Limassol, Nicosia and Paphos reopened at 7 am while the satellite casino in Ayia Napa reopened at 3 pm. Restaurant tables have been arranged to ensure the necessary social distancing between guests.

C2 Limassol, C2 Nicosia and C2 Paphos will open 24/7. C2 Ayia Napa will be open from 3 pm to 6 am daily. C2 Larnaca, previously located within the premises of the Larnaca International Airport, will reopen once it moves to a new location.

Gaming table capacity has been restricted to three guests per table, while every second slot machine will be deactivated to allow a safe distance between guests. Moreover, smoking will not be allowed at gaming tables and slot machines, but will be permitted within designated areas.

“The health and safety of guests and colleagues are our top priority. C2 has prepared a comprehensive series of hygiene measures to safeguard the health and comfort of guests and colleagues throughout the casinos. It is our belief that the casinos’ reopening will not only contribute to strengthening the tourism industry, but also the recovery of the local economy. We look forward to welcoming back our guests and employees to C2,” Ms. Devi Kerr, Vice President, Gaming Operations of Cyprus Casinos, said.

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