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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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iGB L!VE announce LaunchPad, a new feature for start-ups with ‘innovation in their DNA’

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Industry professionals attending July’s edition of iGB L!VE will have access to a vibrant new feature which will showcase ground-breaking tech and innovation courtesy of the brightest start-ups and small businesses in gaming.

The iGB L!VE LaunchPad (Pulse Stage: 18 July 16.30hrs – 18.00hrs) will feature five companies to present their innovations to a panel of judges with each presentation followed by a probing Q&A session designed to interrogate the viability and commercial prowess of each product pitch.

Introducing the new feature Portfolio Director Naomi Barton, said: “iGB L!VE is constantly evolving in order to meet the business needs of stakeholders. The research programme that we undertake with customers has consistently highlighted a shared desire to always be ahead of the curve, being the first to access the very latest innovations from the start-up community is part of what iGB L!VE 2024 will deliver.

“In addition, we want to provide a platform for new talented businesses to grow by giving them extra exposure in front of an influential C-Level audience of industry investors and influencers.

“The top five products will be hand-selected by the iGB L!VE team and invited to present from the Pulse Stage. In order to help these businesses, we are providing cash prizes of £5,000 for the winner, £2,500 for second place and £1,000 for third.”

She continued: “We will be giving the feature an authentic iGB L!VE twist with the emphasis on competitive fun. To ensure this, I am delighted to confirm that 25+ year industry veteran and non-exec Clarion Gaming Chairman Michael Caselli has agreed to be our MC and will also head a panel of judges drawn from across the iGB L!VE community of industry professionals, investors and sponsors.

“Start-ups and small businesses which have innovation in their DNA can sign up for iGB LaunchPad at igblive by the 28 June deadline.”

iGB L!VE is the home of the igaming community and the only event that connects the leading igaming affiliates, operators, tech vendors, game providers and suppliers in order to maximise performance and drive tangible business growth in the following 12-18 months. iGB L!VE, which is the fastest growing igaming event, delivers unparalleled business opportunities with attendees having free access to in excess of 300 exhibitors and sponsors occupying 21,000+ square metres of gross space, a figure which is 35% higher than in 2023.

For more information on iGB L!VE (16-19 July 2024: Expo Days 17-18 July) and to register for free visit: igblive website

 

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Ortak x B.F.T.H. Arena Awards 2024 Features Mr. First Ray by Endorphina

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The Ortak x B.F.T.H. Arena Awards 2024 welcomes Endorphina among other top game developers with its Mr. First Ray, a mystical slot game that captures the essence of dawn.

This year’s competition has seen an unprecedented increase in participation, receiving over 100 submissions from more than 70 developers involved in the innovative Ortak initiative. This platform not only promotes collaboration and innovation but also integrates gaming stakes with NFTs on the Bahamut blockchain, thereby broadening investment prospects in the iGaming sector.

Mr. First Ray transports players into a world where each spin can lead to magical wins and enchanting surprises, making it a standout in this year’s entries. As the event approaches, excitement mounts among industry professionals keen to explore this showcase of creativity and excellence in game development, scheduled from July 1 to 4.

Hosted by BetConstruct, the B.F.T.H. Arena Awards provides a prestigious platform for developers to exhibit their creativity and compete for a share of the substantial 3,333,000 FTN prize pool. This year, the event has broadened its scope, introducing new award categories to further celebrate innovation in gaming.

The culmination of the event will see the winners announced at the B.F.T.H. Arena x Harmony Meetup V, ensuring an exhilarating experience for all attendees.

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SPOTLIGHT SPORTS GROUP TO PROVIDE EURO 2024 CONTENT HUBS FOR LEADING BOOKMAKERS

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Spotlight Sports Group (SSG), a world-leading technology, content, and media company specialising in sports betting, has partnered with both William Hill and Betfred to deliver content hubs for Euro 2024.

The upcoming international tournament provides a prime opportunity for operators to generate revenue, and Spotlight Sports Group assists in that right through industry-leading content hubs. SSG Content Hubs allow sportsbooks in any territory the chance to offer a premium and rich content experience, without the technical burden.

The end-to-end product and content solution provided by SSG includes expert editorial, data and statistics that are delivered across multiple formats and customisable for individual bookmaker websites. Designed and created in-house, the specific event hubs allow customers to provide interactive betting experiences, compatible across all devices and include live odds and add-to-bet-slip functionality.

In addition, the content hub provides a Best Bet widget that features daily accumulators and Bet Builder picks, as well as the best daily offers and enhanced odds from the bookmaker partners. Video tipping content is also available for every match, as is a scouting report for every team and every fixture, highlighting the most popular players for Bet Builder selections.

Lee Phelps, William Hill Spokesperson said: “The Euros is one of the biggest tournaments around for bettors, and having Spotlight Sports Groups content hubs, means we can provide a real experience for our customers throughout the tournament with editorial, bet prompts and data”.

Mark Hartley, Head of Sports Product at Betfred, was similarly pleased with the deal: We’re delighted to partner with SSG ahead of Euro 2024. We’re excited by the opportunities it brings to us ahead of one of our busiest periods of the year as a bookmaker.”

Sam Houlding, Spotlight Sports Group’s Managing Director of B2B, has shared his excitement at partnering with two of the UK’s leading bookmakers: “It’s great to have two of our key partners taking our content hubs for the biggest tournament of the year. Our content has a proven record of driving revenue, and as it is available in any language globally it appeals to customers all around the world”.

Spotlight Sports Group’s Content Hubs are proven to drive revenues with a rich content experience for betting audiences.

 

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