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Homa Games and Hasbro Announce NERF Epic Pranks! Releasing Today on Mobile Devices

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Homa Games and Hasbro Announce NERF Epic Pranks! Releasing Today on Mobile Devices
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Fast-growing mobile games publisher Homa Games along with Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, are excited to announce their first IP collaboration NERF Epic Pranks!, a hypercasual game is available on the mobile app stores today as a free-to-play download. Following the incredible success of Hasbro’s iconic brand, NERF, Homa Games is excited to bring the Nerf blasters to mobile for their players to enjoy worldwide. In this immersive, playful game, players will dive right into the action with intuitive, one tap finger controls, innovative slow-motion visuals and lifelike sounds.

NERF aficionados will be able to enjoy this authentic NERF experience while discovering new features and experiences throughout the game.

  • Unlock over 30 character skins
  • Collect over 10 NERF blasters
  • Unlock over 15 dance moves

“We are beyond excited to bring this game in the hands of users across the world. Our technologies to disrupt content creation proved to be very successful in finding the ideal iteration for this game. We are looking forward to producing more playful content in collaboration with Hasbro to entertain players around the world.” Olivier Le Bas., CRO, at Homa Games.

Throughout the game, players find themselves pranking their friends by battling with their epic Nerf Blasters! Hiding behind different objects, running through playful environments, and escaping from being caught by their opponents to play epic pranks. Users can also play as their favorite ‘’heroes’’. Each hero comes with its own personality, which is shown off through personalized clothing and dance moves. The more a player pranks, the more cool NERF blasters players can unlock!

“We are excited for NERF fans to play a new digital game experience,” said Richard Cleveland, Vice President of Marketing, Digital Media at Hasbro. “Homa Games has taken the spontaneous fun of NERF and created an experience you can enjoy without NERF blasters in hand.”

NERF Epic Pranks! is now available on the iOS App Store and can be found via the link below:

iOS store:    https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nerf-epic-pranks/id1492810298

NERF Epic Pranks! is the first of several upcoming titles between Homa Games and Hasbro Inc. The games are published by Homa Games and developed in partnership with game studio Kadka.

NERF Epic Pranks! will soon be available on the Google Play Store, stay tuned.

 

About Homa Games:

Homa Games is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world with people all around the globe playing our games. Homa Games develops games internally and in partnership with more than 200 handpicked studios worldwide. The company has published more than 30 playful games with titles such as Sky Roller, Tower Color and Idle World. Millions of users are enjoying Homa Games’ productions on a daily basis. The company is headquartered in Paris, France.

 

About Hasbro Inc.

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play and Entertainment Experiences. From toys, games and consumer products to television, movies, digital gaming, live-action, music, and virtual reality experiences, Hasbro connects to global audiences by bringing to life great innovations, stories, and brands across established and inventive platforms.  Hasbro’s iconic brands include NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. Through its global entertainment studio eOne, Hasbro is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 13 on the 2019 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past nine years.

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Greece Prohibits Advertisement on Online Slots

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The Greek government has implemented tough norms on online gaming and advertising. As per the new norms, the maximum stakes of random number generator (RNG) games is limited to of €2, and maximum prizes are limited to €5000.

The slot games  should not be advertised anywhere outside of an operator’s own website. Gambling products other than slots can be advertised on social media but the operators must ensure that the ads are viewed only by persons over the age of 21.

There are several other provisions.

Online players now need to fix loss and time limits for play, and operators must inform players when they reach 80% of their limit.

Casino games will have a prize limit of €70,000 and sports betting will have a prize limit of €500,000 per bet.

Fees for for seven-year licences have been fixed at €3million for online betting and €2million for other forms of gaming.

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Dutch Govt. Grants Power to Local Authorities to close Leisure Venues

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Dutch Govt. Grants Power to Local Authorities to close Leisure Venues
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In a significant move, the Dutch government has granted power to Dutch municipal health services (Gemeentelijke Gezondheids Dienst – GGD) to close leisure establishments such as casinos and slot arcades. The GGD can exercise this power, if needed, for containing the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo De Jonge announced this decision amidst concerns about rising Covid-19 cases in the country.

Dutch gambling trade association VAN Kansspelen also issued a warning to its members to strictly implement all restrictions and ensire that customers follow all of the measures intended to limit the spread of the virus, such as keeping a distance from one another.

“The number of infections is increasing and people not adhering to the basic rules as closely, such as observing the 1.5m and hygiene measures,” VAN Kansspelen said. “The national government is taking measures to prevent further spread of the virus.

“As a sector, it is important to contribute to the prevention of infections. We therefore call on you to adhere to all protocols and the rules. Also inform your guests of this if they do not comply with this.

The Netherlands government allowed casinos and slot arcades to start functioning again on July 1, after closing in mid-March.

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SkyCity Shuts Down Auckland Casino as New Zealand Re-enters Lockdown

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Casino operator SkyCity Entertainment Group has once again closed down its flagship integrated resort SkyCity Auckland, after the New Zealand government revealed four new cases of community transmitted COVID-19 on Tuesday.

The cases have come as a huge shock to the country, which only 24 hours earlier had celebrated 100 days without a single new locally transmitted case of the coronavirus. Auckland has immediately been placed back on Stage 3 restrictions for three days as a precautionary measure, with the rest of New Zealand on Stage 2. Under Stage 3 lockdown, bars and many businesses will be closed, gatherings restricted to 10 people and travel in and out of Auckland mostly prohibited.

SkyCity’s casinos in Hamilton and Queenstown will remain open with social distancing measures in place.

“SkyCity is fully complying with this latest update from the New Zealand government. SkyCity is well prepared to respond quickly to these changes and is in a strong financial position to withstand the financial impacts of these temporary restrictions,” Graeme Stephens, CEO of SkyCity Entertainment, said.

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