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Wazdan Secures New Partnership with Salsa Technology, extending their reach in Latin America and Asia

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Wazdan is excited to announce a new deal that will see its innovative online slot games integrated onto Salsa Technology’s market-leading Game Aggregation Platform.

This latest venture brings passionate slots producer, Wazdan, to the users of Latin American specialist iGaming platform, Salsa Technology, in a deal that sees Wazdan games available through the Salsa Technology platform, reaching casinos in Latin America and Asia.

Recently rebranded from Patagonia Entertainment, Salsa Technology is an omnichannel iGaming platform, which services both online and land-based operators through its leading Game Aggregating Platform (GAP). Founded out of the Latam region, Salsa Technology is the leading player in this part of the world, with its platform, technology and games portfolio all lab certified for Colombia and Mexico, as well as Asia and soon to be Europe.

Starting as a Video Bingo game development company, Salsa Technology has expanded to become a leader in the Latam iGaming market and increasingly around the globe, while still holding onto its status of producing some of the most renowned Video Bingo titles on the market.

The deal with Wazdan is a content partnership, where Wazdan’s range of first-class, tech-rich games will all be accessible through a single integration with the Salsa Technology Game Aggregation Platform (GAP). Available titles will include the award-winning Larry the Leprechaun and other new releases, such as Butterfly Lovers™, Magic Stars 9, and Dragons Lucky 8™ as well as a host of other player favourites from Los Muertos™ to Valhalla, and the entire Magic Stars series.

Salsa Technology will also gain access to the nine new games previewed at ICE London, once they have been made officially available.

“Salsa Technology is a leader in the Latam market, and we are thrilled to partner with them to offer our games to the users of their GAP. We are excited to continue to expand our reach in Latin America and proud to partner with a strong developer like Salsa Technology to do so,” said Andrzej Hyla, Head of Sales at Wazdan.

Salsa Technology’s Global Business Development Manager Victor Arias followed: “Wazdan works wonders with its creative casino content, and we couldn’t be happier to add these titles to our GAP. Butterfly Lovers™ is the perfect example of Wazdan’s cutting-edge titles.”

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Singapore Games Association Launches

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A new association has been launched in Singapore to bring local Esports and gaming to world stage.

The Singapore Games Association (SGGA), formerly Singapore Games Guild (SGG), officially launched with the mission of creating a sustainable local gaming and esports ecosystem as well as attract more esports events to the region.

SGGA is operating with support from Enterprise Singapore, Infocomm Media Development Authority and the Singapore Tourism Board. SGGA will serve as the sovereign city-state’s primary trade association for gaming and esports.

SGGA’s initiatives will begin by hosting an Industry Day on August 7-8 for local game professionals, as well as those hoping to enter the industry. In the third quarter of 2020, SGGA will launch its paid membership programme, which is open to all companies registered in Singapore, as well as Singapore-based individuals including freelancers.

The SGGA also announced the Singapore Esports initiative to establish industry-wide standards for hosting esports events and to celebrate the achievements of the Singaporean esports community.

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Companies Continue Japan IR Bid Despite Covid-19

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Four of the five front-running companies in the bid for three integrated resort (IR) licenses are keen on competing despite the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the Japan Integrated Resort Association (JIRA).

JIRA conducted the survey in June. The survey covered 132 companies that are involved in the bidding process. As many as 88 companies said they are willing to continue bidding, with 16 respondents suggesting that they are more interested now. Only one among the top-five companies that are tipped to win the bids answered that they are “less interested” in the project now in view of the Covid-19 situation.

Many companies, 118 to be exact, admitted that their bidding preparations had been affected by the pandemic-induced situation.

As expected, a majority of companies (61.4%) suggested problems in international travel as the main hindrance.

Among the respondents, 59.0% expect difficulty in forecasting demand, while 40.9% are concerned with the cost of infectious disease control measures.

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ITL bill acceptor expands into Southeast Asia

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A bill acceptor (CBA9) designed specifically for Southeast Asia has been introduced to the market to simplify cash handling for OEM’s that export throughout the region. Already dominating the vending industry in China, the market-leading, field-proven banknote validator is now available in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand & Vietnam. Following consumer and market demand, ITL are keen to roll-out its accessibility to this vast Southeast Asia region.

Kravitz Liew is ITL’s Business Development Manager for Southeast Asia based in Malaysia. Kravitz commented, “The CBA9 is a cost-effective bill acceptor and boasts a quick transaction time (2-3 seconds) and advanced note-to-note processing capabilities. With its enhanced sensing technology, the CBA yields a high acceptance rate for the Southeast Asian currencies which we have currently available and we are delighted with the positive interest we have received from key Manufacturers in the region. Since I started working for ITL back in February this year, I have built up strong relationships with our customers in Southeast Asia and CBA9 is proof that we are providing the right product for the demands of the region.”

Kravitz continued, “Due to the product’s modular design, the CBA9 can be upgraded to add a note recycler to suit customer needs. It is particularly suited to vending and amusement industries where it offers exceptional field reliability. Free remote updates (including MDB) are available too giving our customers excellent value for money.”

Concluding Kravitz said, “The CBA9 is devised to maximise cash efficiency for customers requiring quick transactions and I am delighted to be able to offer our customers this solution. Southeast Asia is an important region for us, and we look forward to seeing a fast and widespread take-up of this cost-effective bill acceptor in the region.”

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