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LOTTOLAND LAUNCHES FIRST CHARITY LOTTO

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Win-Win Charity Lotto will support four UK charities

Leading online lotto betting operator, Lottoland, has launched its first charity focused lotto in the UK, where 20p of every pound bet will be donated to four charities – The British Red Cross, Hospice UK, Keep Britain Tidy, and The Marine Conservation Society.

Each bet of the Win-Win Charity Lotto will cost £1 and the jackpot will be fixed at £250,000 for every draw. The game format and results will be based on the popular French Lotto, with draws taking place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Five balls will be drawn out of a total of 49, with 10 bonus balls up for grabs.

Lottoland CEO Nigel Birrell said: “We are delighted to be able to launch our charity lotto betting game here in the UK and are delighted to have these four fantastic charities on board, all of whom support amazing causes.

“The whole team at Lottoland are excited to see the launch of the Win-Win Charity Lotto, it’s something we’ve been working on for some time and absolutely feels like the right step for the business. We believe we’ve found a good balance, as the respective charities will all appeal to a different audience and yet are all equally, immeasurably important in what they do.”

Katherine Ross, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the British Red Cross said: “The British Red Cross has been supporting people at every stage of crisis for over 150 years, both in the UK and around the world. In the aftermath of crisis, we are there to help people rebuild their lives and create a more sustainable future. In the UK, we respond to an emergency on average every four hours, from fires and floods to power outages and terror attacks. Through the kindness of our supporters, we can continue our vital work to protect the most vulnerable people.”

Tracey Bleakley, CEO at Hospice UK commented; “Hospice UK are delighted to be partnering with Lottoland on the Win Win Charity Lotto. Hospice UK is the national charity for hospice and palliative care. The Win Win Charity lotto will help us continue our work to ensure all adults and children living with a terminal or life-shortening illness receive the care and support they need, when they need it.”

Richard McIlwain, Deputy Chief Executive of environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, said: “As one of the charities that will benefit from Lottoland’s new Win-Win Charity Lotto, Keep Britain Tidy will be able to undertake more work to support communities up and down the country in improving their local environment so that they can love where they live and feel the benefits that come from having access to great parks, beaches and public spaces.”

Mike Crossley, Director of Fundraising and Marketing  at The Marine Conservation Society commented; “At what is such a challenging time for charities across every sector, it’s fantastic to have the support of Lottoland. The money raised by players of Lottoland will be immensely valuable to our ongoing work fighting for our ocean, working towards a cleaner, better-protected, healthier future where both nature and people thrive.”

Launched in 2013, Lottoland has grown rapidly to become the world leading online lotto betting provider, allowing people to bet on the outcome of lotteries from around the world – it has a range of jackpots on offer at any one time so that people can pick and choose how they want to bet. For more information, please visit www.lottoland.co.uk.

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Newzoo Joins Forces With EVOS Esports To Expand Its Market View With Southeast Asia Data

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Newzoo, the world’s leading provider of games and esports analytics, announced today its partnership with EVOS Esports, Southeast Asia’s leading esports organization housing over 15 professional teams across five different countries.

By adding EVOS Esports to its partnerships program, Newzoo will get improved insights from the Southeast Asian market, a region expected to further boost the growth of the esports business. Furthermore, EVOS Esports’ mobile focus within the market represents an additional layer of insights that Newzoo will use to further solidify its esports estimates, which are featured in its landmark Global Esports Market Report and the Newzoo Platform.

In exchange, Newzoo will advise EVOS Esports with market insights, helping the organization to benchmark, spot opportunities, and provide strategic insights for its further expansion.

“Southeast Asia is currently the most exciting region for the overall future growth of esports and gaming, both from a business and consumer engagement perspective. EVOS Esports is right at the center of this.”, said Peter Warman, Newzoo’s Co-Founder and CEO. “Partnering with an ambitious and forward-thinking esports organization like EVOS Esports supports us in keeping up with this huge esports region to further strengthen our view on the global and local esports ecosystems.”

“We are excited to be the first esports organisation in Southeast Asia to form this partnership with Newzoo. With Newzoo’s market intelligence and expertise, it will assist us in making actionable data-driven decisions as we scale our business verticals across the region. With access to the tools and insights provided by Newzoo, we look forward to achieving continued success, especially when discussing with commercial partners.”, said Ivan Yeo, EVOS Esports’ Co-Founder and CEO.

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MakerDAO Partners with FirstBlood Technologies Competitive Gaming Platform “Earn DAI for excelling at the most popular Esports games available today”

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MakerDAO Partners with FirstBlood Technologies Competitive Gaming Platform “Earn DAI for excelling at the most popular Esports games available today”
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Today, ​FirstBlood Technologies​, the ​online competitive ​gaming ​platform and maker of Gaming Blockchain Dawn Protocol that lets ​esports​players challenge the field and win real rewards for excelling at their favorite games,​is integrating with ​MakerDAO​ to bring decentralized stablecoin integration to the ​FirstBlood Platform​. MakerDAO, the protocol behind the popular ​DeFi stablecoin Dai​, will enhance accessibility for enthusiasts and professional gamers alike by offering rewards in DAI to competitive gamers playing on FirstBlood. This signals an immense victory for gamers, and allows for permissionless cross-border payments to be made in what is arguably the most popular DeFi crypto-token available today. While the FirstBlood Platform supports it’s own native token $Dawn the addition of an algorithmic stablecoin sweetens the prize pot for gamers all around the world.

Joe Zhou, the Co-Founder and CEO of FirstBlood, says “we aim to leverage the massive DAI community and facilitate blockchain adoption into the world of competitive gaming. With players competing from every continent, payments in cryptocurrencies will simplify barriers to entry for users, and provide a stable and secure environment for players to earn rewards for rising to the challenge.” Of the partnership, Rune Christensen, CEO of the Maker Foundation and co-founder of MakerDAO, had this to say, “the borderless, decentralized nature of Dai makes it the perfect stablecoin to use as in-game rewards for FirstBlood players. The stability, transparency and ease of use of Dai will let players spend more time focused on competing and less time sorting out how to manage their rewards.”

To celebrate the partnership, MakerDAO is offering 10,000 DAI in prizes to sign up and compete on FirstBlood. All prizes will be paid in Dai. The details are as follows:

  • Beginning the 3rd week of November 2020, FirstBlood players will have an opportunity to compete against each other in the newest game-integrated on the FirstBlood Platform, Call of Duty: Warzone.
  • On the third Monday for the months of November, and December of 2020 and January 2021, FirstBlood will host the Maker Monthly tournament, which will have a $1,500 prize pool, payable in Dai.
  • Starting November, 4th, 2020, FirstBlood will host the Daily Dai with a prize pool of $100 each day for 40 days.
  • Events are available for players on PC, Playstation, and Xbox.
  • To sign up and get started, simply visit the FirstBlood platform and create an account at https://app.firstblood.io​.
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iSoftBet wins Compliance Outstanding Achievement Award at Vixio Global Regulatory Awards 2020

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iSoftBet wins Compliance Outstanding Achievement Award at Vixio Global Regulatory Awards 2020
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Supplier recognised for impressive 12 months that saw it enter five new territories

iSoftBet, the leading online games supplier and content aggregator, has won the Compliance Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s Vixio Global Regulatory Awards, the most prestigious compliance accolade in the gaming industry.

iSoftBet was named the winner in the category following an outstanding 12 month-focus on becoming one of the most compliant and successful suppliers across established and newly-regulated markets.

The supplier’s compliance team has been at the forefront of managing a raft of changes to existing legislation in markets such as the UK, and has finalised certification in Sweden, Switzerland, Malta, Colombia and Bulgaria, a huge accomplishment with only a few suppliers achieving this level of global compliance excellence and coverage. The provider has recently completed the German regulation process, continuing its regulatory achievements. iSoftBet is currently active in 19 regulated markets across the globe.

The iSoftBet compliance team’s experience, knowledge and commitment has meant the business is fully compliant, licensed and certified in more markets than its competitors. As a result, iSoftBet is live with some of the world’s largest tier one iGaming operators, helping them generate record revenues within a fully compliant and therefore safe and responsible framework.

Nir Elbaz, CEO of iSoftBet, said: “I am extremely delighted and proud of the company’s achievements this year. Compliance is central to our decision making and is one of the pillars in our company culture and we pride ourselves on investing in and employing the best talent to understand the industry. It is at the core of allowing us to bring amazing gaming experiences to the player and our partners.’

 Mark Halstead, Compliance Manager at iSoftbet, said: “It’s great to see the compliance team being a drive for excellence and this is a fantastic acknowledgement of our hard work over the past 12 months.”

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