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GGPoker & World Series Of Poker’s WSOP Super Circuit Series Awards Over $134 Million In Prizes

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GGPoker & World Series Of Poker’s WSOP Super Circuit Series Awards Over $134 Million In Prizes
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Over 485,000 entries in series events

GGPoker reveals details of the recently completed WSOP Super Circuit Series, hosted in partnership with World Series of Poker.

The online poker tournament series ran from May 3 through 31 and consisted of over 500 individual events. Eighteen WSOPC Ring Events headlined the series, each of which awarded a coveted WSOPC Gold Ring to the winning player.

The WSOP Super Circuit Series exceeded operator expectations; the following statistics attest to its popularity:

  • Number of Series Events: 516

  • Total Series Guarantee: $102,365,000

  • Total Series Prizes Awarded: $134,706,274

  • Single Biggest Event Prize Pool: $12,372,500 (WSOPC Ring Event #8: HR Championship $10M GTD)

  • Total Number of Entries: 485,851

  • Largest Number of Entries in a Single Event: 29,357 (WSOPC Ring Event #9: Mini Main Event)

  • Amount Raised for Charity: $177,045 (WSOPC Ring Event #1: COVID-19 Charity Event)

The World Series of Poker is the most recognizable brand name in the poker world, dating from 1970, and its WSOP Circuit tournaments were first held in 2005.

GGPoker’s hosting of the WSOP Super Circuit Series ensured that hundreds of thousands of players dotted throughout the world had an opportunity to play in WSOPC Ring Events, satellites and supporting events; for many this was their first opportunity to experience the thrill of a WSOP tournament.

Much of the headline WSOPC Ring Event action was streamed live on Twitch via GGPoker.TV, which proved a massive hit with poker enthusiasts. This fun, edgy and comedic podcast-style show was hosted by Joe Stapleton and had GGPoker ambassadors such as Daniel ‘DNegs’ Negreanu, ElkY, Felipe Ramos and Fedor Holz drop in to talk viewers through the action. Other well-known poker pros such as Maria Ho, David Williams, Matt Berkey, Jesse Sylvia, Marle Cordeiro and more also featured on GGPoker.TV during the series. All of the streamed action is available via archive videos on the GGPoker.TV channel.

“Over 500 events, more than 485,000 tournament entries and of course over $134 million in prizes awarded – the GGPoker community fully embraced and supported the WSOP Super Circuit Series.” said Jean-Christophe Antoine, Head of Business Development for GGPoker. “It was thrilling to witness all of the action, and to see every single Ring Event guarantee exceeded was something all players could be happy about!”

Ty Stewart, Executive Director of World Series of Poker, added, “The support of the gaming community for the WSOPC on GGPoker was insane. No guarantees were too big. Congratulations to all 18 ring event winners.”

New GGPoker players are eligible to claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, spinning for cash prizes each time they reach a new status level. In June 2020, over $2,000,000 in extra prizes will be awarded to GGPoker players via the poker room’s monthly promotions.

 

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Betsoft Gaming Signs Partnership Deal with Simsino

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Betsoft Gaming has signed a partnership deal with Simsino, iGG’s newly launched casino brand.

The MGA licenced casino – simsino.com – will host Betsoft’s portfolio of table games and award-winning slots. Latest releases Alkemor’s Elements and the anime themed Kensei Blades, alongside classic hits The Slotfather and Weekend in Vegas are already available to play.

In order to further enhance gameplay, Betsoft launched its first promotional product, Take the Prize, earlier this year. The promotional tool will significantly add to the overall player experience by offering a random fortune wheel with cash prizes or bonuses in any of Betsoft’s qualifying games throughout any promotion.

Simsino has been designed to appeal to a younger player base looking for exciting promotions and fast, immersive gameplay. A generous Welcome Bonus and a unique “Simsino Cashback” feature are available as part of the Simsino loyalty programme. Furthermore, the easy-to-navigate site offers a streamlined user experience to take players straight to the games and promotions they want.

Anna Mackney, Head of Account Management at Betsoft Gaming, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Simsino as they are a young and innovative brand. Betsoft has a diverse portfolio which appeals across many demographics and we anticipate a successful relationship with Simsino.”

John Foster, Head of Games & Aggregation Manager, iGG WhiteLabels, said: “Great content is a significant driver of customer traffic and so a provider of Betsoft’s calibre is essential for simsino.com and other iGG WhiteLabels. We look forward to seeing this partnership enhance players’ engagement with the brand.”

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Entain Appoints Rahul Welde as Independent Non-Executive Director

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Entain plc, the leading global sports betting, gaming and interactive entertainment group, announced the appointment of Rahul Welde as an independent Non-Executive Director. The appointment will take effect from 1 July 2022.

Rahul was most recently Executive Vice President of Global Digital Transformation at Unilever plc where he drove digital strategies for the Unilever brands. He is an Indian national and brings over 30 years’ experience in the global fast-moving consumer goods sector. On appointment, Rahul will become a member of the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Committee.

“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to welcome Rahul to Entain. Rahul brings with him exceptional knowledge of customer experience excellence, ecommerce and digital transformation. I am confident that his skills and expertise will further enhance the Board’s ability to support and oversee the delivery of our strategy,” Barry Gibson, Chairman of Entain, said.

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EM Group Joins Dutch Online Gambling Association

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The Dutch Online Gambling Association (NOGA) has welcomed EM Group as the newest member of the trade association.

The move comes as NOGA works to unite industry figures “under one flag” and to represent the industry’s collective interests as a whole.

The organisation has laid out some of its primary objectives, with two major goals being guarantees of consumer protection and the advocation of responsible gambling. NOGA hopes to achieve these through forging new partnerships and alliances with other key industry figures.

NOGA Director Peter-Paul de Goeij says the partnership has given NOGA a major boost, and that “EM Group also endorses NOGA’s core values ​​and objectives, and helps to achieve and defend them.”

He went on to describe how EM Group’s 15 years of international experience “is a great added value for us, and it also offers a wealth of additional expertise and experience that can only benefit the members of NOGA and the wider industry.”

EM Group MD Kees-Jan Avis said: “From EM Group we are very pleased to be part of the NOGA family.”

In describing NOGA and EM Group’s common goals, he said: “Think, for example, of the objectives and core values ​​with regard to the integrity and social responsibility of the sector.

“NOGA also endorses this and that is why we enter into the collaboration with great conviction and confidence. Our goal is to make a joint contribution to the online gambling market in the Netherlands and beyond.”

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