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IGT Introduces Cashless Gaming in Sweden with IGTPay™ Technology

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International Game Technology PLC announced that its cashless gaming technology is propelling the new era of gaming at Svenska Spel venues throughout Sweden. Through IGT’s INTELLIGEN™ systems product utilizing IGTPay™ technology, Svenska Spel players now have the option to easily and securely fund their play at Video Lottery Terminals (“VLTs”) from their mobile devices.

Svenska Spel’s recent launch of IGT’s INTELLIGEN VLT system and Quasar® VLTs enables players to use their mobile device to register for and log into VLTs by integrating with their individual, nationally available Digital BankID, paving the way for cashless gaming with the addition of IGTPay.

Now, with the deployment of IGTPay, players who are logged onto a Svenska Spel VLT are presented with the option to draw funds directly from their bank account through Swish, a widely used mobile payment service in Sweden that is owned by the banks. Players simply approve the transfer via their mobile device and start playing their favorite VLT games. This end-to-end process takes just seconds. Following completion of gameplay, Svenska Spel can return any available funds directly back to the player’s bank account automatically and instantaneously for a very progressive retail experience.

“Launching IGT’s cashless product provides our players with a reliable, cutting-edge cashless solution that connects directly with the Swish mobile app, helping us drive efficiencies while responsibly advancing the player experience,” said Magnus Lannersund, Director of VLT Operations, Svenska Spel AB. “IGT has been instrumental in our enterprise-wide modernization with solutions such as the Quasar VLT, the INTELLIGEN central system, our responsible gaming functions and now through their next-generation IGTPay cashless technology. This retail project was among the first of its kind in Sweden, enabling a retail business owner to return funds to a consumer’s bank account via a consumer’s mobile app. Svenska Spel is proud to be at the forefront of retail innovation especially when the need for cashless options for the post-COVID-19 era is more crucial than ever.”

“Svenska Spel is at the forefront of innovation with IGT’s cashless gaming solution. This groundbreaking technology introduces a contemporary consumer experience to land-based gaming in one of the most progressive societies in the world,” said Declan Harkin, IGT Senior Vice President and COO, International. “The combination of IGT’s INTELLIGEN and IGTPay products builds upon our payment expertise in the digital gaming and lottery segments to create a solution that enables players to enjoy the convenience and security of cashless gaming in retail.”

“As the relevance of cashless and contactless gaming innovations continues to grow, technologies such as IGT INTELLIGEN with IGTPay become critical components of the player experience, and solutions that can bring tremendous value to our global customers,” said Ryan Reddy, IGT Vice President, Systems and Payments Products. “We have established a dedicated Payments Team to ensure that customers such as Svenska Spel are equipped with IGT solutions and services that deliver modern payment options that align with consumer expectations and future business opportunities.”

IGT has been a Svenska Spel supplier of VLT technology since 2006. The Swedish state-owned gaming operator currently operates 4,750 IGT VLTs in gaming venues throughout the country, leverages the INTELLIGEN central system, and utilizes a vast range of IGT game content.

 

About IGT:

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

 

SOURCE International Game Technology PLC

 

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BETER’s Setka Cup opens table tennis arena in Poland

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Setka Cup, the international table tennis platform, has opened its venue in Gdańsk, Poland. This is the 13th sports arena of the Setka Cup, powered by betting and gaming content provider BETER, and the first launched by the platform in Poland. The opening of Gdańsk sports venue is another step in the Setka Cup’s ambitious expansion strategy.

The new table tennis arena will hold one tournament a day. The tournament system consists of round-robin stages in which 6 players compete with each other for prizes. In total, the tournament includes 15 fast matches. Thus, BETER will provide its operator partners with 450+ additional matches every month.

The Setka Cup has already launched sports locations in several European cities, such as Prague and Chisinau, as well as in a range of Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, Dnipro, Sumy, and Lviv, collaborating with local table tennis federations and associations.

Being powered by BETER, Setka Cup organizes more than 10,000 fast and dynamic table tennis events every month, available via BETER Sports with live streaming, data and odds. Each match lasts around 30 minutes, giving viewers plenty of time to soak up the action and pick the best bets from up to 25 different markets of each event.

Maria Mashchenko, General Manager of BETER Sports, said: “We are thrilled to share news about the Setka Cup’s international development. The launch of the new arena will strengthen and expand our tournaments and sports community, which already consists of 800 athletes.
Setka Cup’s tournaments comply with the principles and rules of fair play, which are part of BETER’s in-house Integrity policy. All events of the Setka Cup maintain a consistently stable margin, fit the high demands of the betting industry, and are designed to meet the needs of next-gen players.”

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The Second Phase of Fasttoken’s Private Sale is Open

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On November 29-30, the Harmony Meetup 3.0 by Fastex hosted around 300 partners from around the world in a fantastic Web3-based gathering for Fastex and Betconstruct partners.

Within two days, the industry’s leading professionals gathered for exciting discussions around Web3 technologies and games, networking and an eventful agenda.

The first stage of this initiative was a huge success, and the second phase of Fastex’s native token’s sale is now open. The public sale of Fasttoken will be unlocked on January 18.

Harmony Meetup 3.0 by Fastex ended with unforgettable memories, new deals, clear business promotion plans, and the confidence to be a guest of SoftConstruct again in Armenia.

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NetEnt’s New Cupcakes Slot Brings a Sweet Experience with Delicious Features

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NetEnt has launched its sweetest video slot this season, where Gumdrops and fluffy Cupcakes come together in a symphony of mouth-watering features boosted by Scatter Pays and signature Avalanche™ mechanics.

When at least eight Gumdrops of the same color pop onto the reels, the Scatter Pays kick in for potentially delightful payouts. As giant Cupcakes fall to the bottom of the reels, they will collect Gumdrops of the same color. When at least ten Gumdrops fill the frosting atop the Cupcakes, they turn into Multipliers to enhance the original wager. Multipliers reset on each spin in the Main Game, as opposed to Free Spins when they only reset at the end of the Bonus Round.

During the spectacular Crush feature, giant Cupcakes may randomly rain down the reels to the bottom, crushing symbols in the way. Coming to rest at the base of the reels after the Crush, Cupcakes will start collecting Gumdrops atop their whipped cream to enhance Multipliers, once again. Free Spins Scatters may also hit the reels during the Bonus Round for retriggers.

Gionata La Torre, Chief Executive Office Europe at Evolution said: “Gumdrop symbols stockpiling on giant Cupcakes for Multipliers is an engaging concept created by the teams to bring additional excitement into this delicious-looking game. This novelty comes in addition to the well-known Avalnche™ mechanic, when the symbols disappear on payout and the empty places are filled with new characters. Cupcakes will surely be a mesmerizing title for all the cake enthusiasts and gum candy aficionados.”

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