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SiGMA / AIBC Manila postponed until May 2021

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SiGMA Group has announced that, due to the COVID-19 global crisis, both the SiGMA Manila and AIBC Manila expos, planned for June 8-9 2020, will now be rescheduled to May 27-28, 2021.

In line with SiGMA Group’s commitment to facilitating new business opportunities for key players in the global iGaming and emerging tech sectors, and together with Clarion Gaming’s ICE Asia, SiGMA Manila will also carry out an online conference in 2020. ICE-SiGMA Asia DIGITAL will take place on June 8-10.

The three day conference will cater for both gaming and tech audiences, with free-of-charge content geared towards bringing the industry together in what has been a difficult time for businesses. Delegates who register for the online conference will also get a free standard ticket for Manila 2021.

Founder and CEO of SiGMA Group, Eman Pulis said, “In line with SiGMA Group’s commitment to facilitating new business opportunities for key players in the global iGaming and emerging tech sectors, the digital conference will embrace the difficulties we are facing at a time when working together has never been more important. COVID-19 has provided a unique opportunity to rethink how we live and work.”

The interactive experience will feature a series of panel discussions and keynotes from leading industry contributors, bringing top speakers together for discussions that will engage the community and shape the future as we adapt to a fast-changing global environment.

After careful consideration, and due to growing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), SiGMA Group has decided to reschedule their flagship Asia events SiGMA Manila and AIBC Manila  to May 27-28, 2021. The company said that while they remain committed to SiGMA Manila, the health and safety of their exhibitors, attendees, partners, and employees is of paramount importance, making this the only responsible course of action.

Clarion Gaming, Managing Director, Kate Chambers said, “My team and I continue to empathise    with our Global Gaming community as well as industries and supply chains around the world that are being affected by COVID-19. We understand the deep impact the virus continues to have with our friends and colleagues across the Asia region and Globally, and our best wishes go out to them.

“These are unprecedented times, and we would like to keep our communication channels open and understand the challenges unfolding across the Asia Gaming community.”

Founder and CEO, Eman Pulis said, “The situation with COVID-19 is still unpredictable but one thing is certain – we remain fully committed to the Asia front with SiGMA Manila. I moved with my family from Europe to Asia last year to make this work and leave no stone unturned. There’s just so many events being pushed to the second half of 2020, that, in everyone’s best interest we feel pushing the show to May 2021 gives us enough time to regroup and launch with a dynamite inaugural show.”

Together with Clarion Gaming’s ICE Asia, the Manila super show was set to take place on June 8-9 this year. SiGMA Group said that rescheduling the 10,000 attendee event is the only responsible course of action which will enable the successful events company to provide the experience that their customers, partners, and employees expect and deserve in a safe environment.

Commenting on the situation, Yabo Serena, the Head of Marketing for Yabo Group said, “We love what SiGMA has been doing in Europe and Asia and look forward to the inaugural show next year in Manila.”

Given the extra eleven months to prepare, SiGMA has also decided to increase the amount of floor space available. “We believe the appetite for iGaming business in Asia will grow even stronger. In other words, expect an even bigger show in 2021, pandemic permitting!” continued Eman Pulis.
A company spokesperson added, “We would like to thank everyone for their continued support. We will be working with our suppliers and partners to finalise further details and will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.”

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Globe Renews Partnership Deal with Mineski

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Globe Gaming, the gaming company based in the Philippines, has renewed its partnership with Mineski Philippines, the country’s leading esports agency. The two companies will focus on developing Liyab Esports and the Philippine Pro Gaming League (PPGL).

Team Liyab will be expanded  with the inclusion of a team for League of Legends Wild Rift.

PPGL will also be made bigger and better by the inclusion of community leagues.

“Our partnership has been very fruitful for both Mineski and Globe,” shares Jil Bausa-Go, VP for Get Entertained Tribe at Globe. “It is a journey marked with milestones which helped make Liyab, PPGL and our continuing vision for Philippine esports grow stronger and more resilient.”

Ronald Robins, Founder and CEO of Mineski Global echoes this excitement for renewed ties with the telco giant: “This is definitely an exciting new chapter for us, and we are happy to have our partners at Globe remain steadfast and committed in accelerating our efforts to grow the esports industry. Unfazed by the current situation, our collaboration pledges to further promote the importance of esports, and the communities that support it in both the local and global stages.”

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Galaxy Pledges Commitment to Japanese IR

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Lui Che Woo, Galaxy Entertainment Group Chairman, spelled out the company’s commitment to build an integrated resort in Japan. He said the company will be ready to adjust even if the Japanese government  brings in changes to the timeline of IR development.

Galaxy’s position in this regard is contrary to the common trend among the other bidders of the Japanese IR facility. For example, Las Vegas Sands has completely withdrawn from the race following a change in timeline.

He emphasized the company’s commitment: “We continue to make progress with our international expansion plans. We do acknowledge that timelines for Japan may be impacted by the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19, however we can adjust accordingly and we remain committed to our Japan expansion plans. Our Japan based team continues with our Japan development efforts even as they deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

“We view Japan as a great long term growth opportunity that will complement our Macau operations and our other international expansion ambitions. GEG, together with Monte-Carlo SBM from the Principality of Monaco and our Japanese partners, look forward to bringing our brand of World Class IRs to Japan.”

Galaxy, a company that owns a policy of maintaining a strong liquidity policy , is a rare Macau operator that is withstanding the crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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9Stacks – India’s leading Poker Platform will host “AZAADI74 Series” Tournament this Independence Day

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  • Top 10 winners on Leaderboard will be awarded with Rs. 7400/- each
  • 6 tournaments, your best 4 will be counted for the leaderboard

9Stacks, India’s fastest growing poker platform brings a One-Day Series Tournament leaderboard “AZAADI74 Series” on the occasion of our 74th Independence Day. 9stacks offers the best experience to its players through its intuitive User Interface and innovative promotions.

COVID-19 may have thrown life out of gear in 2020, but Indians with their unwavering spirit still have a way of celebrating what matters! And what could matter more than the day we became independent. With the AZAADI74 Series, the gamers get to play six tournaments on a single day, and if their overall performance puts them in the top 10 for the day then each of the players will win Rs. 7,400/- from the Azaadi74 leaderboard prize!  Also the player with highest leaderboard points will also get a 9stacks premium poker chipset.

The AZAADI 74 Series focuses on 4 things all poker players want AZAADI from-

i. Azaadi from unplayable structures! –
9stacks have designed the series as an exciting journey through various poker tournament formats and structures with maximum playability – with very high starting stacks (at least 25 blinds) even at the end of the late registration period.

ii. Azaadi from folks who fire unlimited bullets!
9stacks have tried to give each player a chance to try their true skills against the best players of each format, without bankroll becoming a big factor. Therefore, at most 2 Re-entries and no rebuys will be allowed in any tournament.
    

iii. Azaadi from having to play every tournament in a series to qualify for leaderboard prizes! 
The player can play any number of tournament/s as per his/her choice and time availability. Only the best 4 results are taken into account while calculating leaderboard prizes!
    

 iv. Azaadi from multi day commitment to play a full series!
Unlike other series that require a multi-day commitment to figure in the leaderboard, all the tournaments here happen in a single day!

 

The 6 Tournaments on 15th August  2020 are:-

1)      Azaadi PKO (6 Max) – starts at 12:30 PM

2)      Azaadi Turbo – starts at 2:30 PM

3)      Azaadi PKO (4 Max) – starts at 4:30 PM

4)      Azaadi Evening  – starts at 6:30 PM

5)      Azaadi Deepstack – starts at 8:30 PM

6)      Azaadi Closer – starts at 10:30 PM

  

The platform currently has more than 3.5L users across India and has witnessed 350% increase in user-base in 2019. The platform currently offers Texas and Omaha variants of poker that engage both experienced players and learners.

About 9stacks:

9stacks is India’s fastest growing online poker platform. Want to learn how to play poker? Want to learn how to win money at poker? 9stacks is the best poker destination for new, as well as regular poker players in India to have fun, develop poker skills and win money. 9stacks is a professionally run Indian online poker platform and 100% legal in India. As a highly reliable, safe and trusted poker site in India, we process the fastest cashouts when you win money on 9stacks. Both the 9stacks website, and the 9stacks app have an easy-to-use intuitive interface – and you can play online poker seamlessly, on your phone or computer; anytime, anywhere. Indeed, 9stacks is “Where India Plays Poker”.

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