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Wazdan’s Latest Title, Reel Hero™, Takes Players on a Journey to Outer Space

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Leading game developer, Wazdan, announces the launch of their highly anticipated futuristic title, Reel Hero™.

Reel Hero™ has had players and partners excitedly waiting for its release since a teaser was unveiled at ICE London in February. This hot new game hits the shelves today and sci-fans are set to go wild. Reel Hero™ is a 5-reel, 20-payline online slot that is more than high energy; it’s cosmic. An engaging storyline, compelling bonuses represented by leading characters, and state-of-the-art audio-visuals make for an online slot that is sure to be an instant hit.

“Reel Hero™ is a highly entertaining slot game with a futuristic feel that players of all backgrounds can enjoy. With a rich narrative, many unique bonuses and the very best of Wazdan’s tech expertise weaved into Reel Hero™, we’re expecting it to quickly rise the ranks as a player and operator favourite,” says Andrzej Hyla.

Following four superheroes in outer space, Reel Hero™ has a deeply engaging narrative and draws players into the storyline. Players have the chance to join superheroes on a journey as they fight space-age creatures for the ultimate prize of special features, such as Wild symbols, Scatter symbols and a Free Spins bonus.

Each leading character in Reel Hero™ has their own secret weapon which players can access as bonuses. The Altiera bonus shoots random Wild symbols with a plasma gun and awards additional wins once hit! Rich’s bonus hacks the reel system, when the bonus is activated it expands a Wild symbol to cover entire reel and lock it for a free Re-spin. When the Victoria bonus is activated, it shifts the reels to the right and sets the first reel in motion to create a new winning combination. Finally, the Jax bonus uses a super-sonic weapon to shoot winning symbols out of the reels offering the opportunity to create a new winning combination. Beyond those incredible bonuses, Wazdan’s Unique Gamble Feature allows players to participate in a futuristic race, where their ultra-fast vehicles could double their wins on the spot.

Most recently, Wazdan extended their solutions with the introduction of the Buy Feature, which allows players to purchase bonuses during gameplay, so they can activate the bonuses they want when they want. This new feature increases engagement and speeds up gameplay, and has already proved popular with players.

Wazdan has had quite the year so far with Reel Hero™ now the fifth new game to come online, following the release of 9 Tigers, Black Horse™ Deluxe, Lucky 9™, and Sonic Reels. As with all Wazdan games, the new releases are fully equipped with the Unique Wazdan Features. Wazdan is known for including the innovative feature, Volatility Levels™, which gives players the freedom of choice to modify the volatility of each spin allowing both high and low-rollers to enjoy gameplay. Reel Hero™ also offers Ultra Lite Mode, a feature that significantly speeds up game loading time and Big Screen Mode which expands reels to maximum focus and fun. Finally, when Ultra Fast Mode is selected it triggers the reels to spin really fast so players can enjoy high-speed gameplay.

Reel Hero™ launches on a Curacao licence on the 10th of June and will become available in other regulated markets as of the 12th of August 2020.

eSports

ESL and DreamHack Enter Three-Year Media Rights Deal With Omelete and Globo

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ESL, the world’s largest esports company, and DreamHack, the premier gaming lifestyle festival, announced a three-year media deal with Brazil’s top media outlets Globo and Omelete. In cooperation with professional Brazilian streamer Gaules, who recently joined Omelete, the partnership aims to bring  Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) in Portuguese to the passionate Brazilian CS:GO community. As part of the deal, all tournaments within ESL Pro Tour for CS:GO, including the ESL Pro League, ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Masters & DreamHack Open, will be broadcast in Portuguese language via respective distribution channels of Globo and Omelete.

Beginning in Q1 of 2020 and over the course of the next three years, all ESL Pro Tour tournaments for CS:GO will be brought to the Brazilian community via linear and digital channels of Globo and Omelete. The top ESL and DreamHack CS:GO tournaments will be broadcast in Portuguese by SporTV3, Globo’s principal multi-sport channel on Brazilian linear television, whereas Omelete acquired the rights to distribute all matches online. Contracted by Omelete, Gaules will serve the audience digitally by promoting and broadcasting the competitions, including all qualifiers through live streaming via his Twitch channel as well as through Gaules TV, a show that will feature Brazilian CS:GO talent.

“We are delighted to work together in Brazil with Globo, a leading mass media company, and Omelete, a representative entertainment company. By partnering up with both companies, the Brazilian fans can now enjoy a premium viewing experience via various channels,” said Frank Uddo, Senior Vice President Global Media at ESL. “With Globo serving the linear TV audience and Omelete delivering our content to digital platforms supported by the top local streamer, the partnership allows more fans than ever in Brazil to enjoy professional esports however they choose.”

“All of us at DreamHack are pleased to bring our great content to South America through this new partnership with Globo and Omelete,” said DreamHack Co-CEO Roger Lodewick. “With their impressive reach, we will now be able to connect with even more esports enthusiasts in South America. Gaming brings communities together — and there couldn’t be a better time to bring fans the excitement of esports.”

As part of the partnership, Globo and Omelete as main media partners of ESL and DreamHack  in Brazil, further acquired the rights to execute additional marketing initiatives via social media as well as the right to organize fan fests in order to provide local fans with the opportunity to watch selected tournaments remotely collectively.

“One of Brazil’s biggest entertainment companies, Omelete, which was born on the internet and now enables amazing experiences for millions of people, has now striken a partnership with one of the world’s greatest media outlets, Globo, and a world-class streamer, Gaules, in order to establish what has currently been considered one of the world’s boldest esports coverage strategies”, said Pierre Mantovani, Omelete Company’s CEO.

Globo as one of the top Brazilian media outlets covers 98.6% of the municipalities in Brazil, reaching 99.6% of the country’s population via their linear TV channels. Globo reaches 85% of the Brazilian population that has access to the internet making their sub-entities G1, Gshow and globoesporte.com leaders in market share of their respective categories. By reaching more than 100 million people daily across its linear and digital services, Globo has become truly a global player for content from and for Brazil.

“Since 2017, Globo has been investing in the world of games and electronic sports that go far beyond the media. Important esports championships worldwide are as great as any other sports event, not only when it comes to star players, teams, and fans, but also the show that’s put on, the feeling of joy, the matches, the championships. ESL and DreamHack represent the greatest avatar of it all. The partnership between Globo, Omelete, and Gaules enables us to bring the best kind of CS:GO-related content to all Brazilian fans, from the hardcore players to the casual ones, who will be able to get to know Brazilian athletes who are doing their best during these competitions”, said Leandro Valentim, Head of Games and esports at Globo.

“A partnership with ESL and DreamHack is great, since it allows us to expand the kind of content we offer to the gaming community. I’m really glad we can offer esports enthusiasts the opportunity to choose how to watch streaming sessions! Especially because we will feature a talented team of casters to make it possible. Let’s root together and have fun as fans” said Gaules.

 

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Playtech Casino launches with bet365 in New Jersey

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Playtech, the world’s leading gambling technology company, today announces it has launched its award-winning Casino content with long-term strategic partner, bet365, in New Jersey.

The launch sees bet365 go live with a selection of Playtech’s best-performing games including Playtech classics like White KingGreat Blue, and Frankie Dettori’s™ Magic Seven.

The partnership marks the first step for Playtech into the US market, with plans to partner with more New Jersey operators in the coming months. This follows Playtech securing regulatory approval for the market just last month. Playtech has also started the licensing process in other US jurisdictions.

bet365 entered the New Jersey market in 2019 and has since been providing its sportsbook and online casino to customers in the state.

A bet365 spokesperson, said: “We’re excited to partner with Playtech in order to expand our content offering to the US market. Given the range and caliber of Playtech’s content, being first to market it is a real differentiator for our platform. We look forward to developing upon our already solid partnership as we continue to grow our Casino offering.”

Shimon Akad, Playtech Chief Operating Officer, said: “This is a significant moment for Playtech and our development in the US. Launching Playtech’s software in the US is a landmark, and we are very pleased to be taking this step with one of our most trusted partners in bet365. With more titles and content launching in the coming weeks and months, there are exciting times ahead. This launch also serves as a prime example of our commitment to partnering with leading operators to bring leading software services and great content to new and growing markets.”

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Official list of winners at the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards 2020)

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The winners of the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2020 have been decided by the participants of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Tallinn.

 

Yesterday, on the 6th of August 2020, at the MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, which was held in Tallinn this year, the industry gathered for a full day of learning and networking at the first live conference since March.

As usual, the conference featured the yearly Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards (BSG Awards) and the winners have been decided by a final vote, which was submitted by the attending participants.

So, the winners at the BSG Awards 2020 are the following:

1/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE BALTICS 2020: PAF
2/36 – BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020: OPTIBET
3/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020: BETSAFE
4/36 – BALTICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020: CBET
5/36 – BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: SPORTRADAR
6/36 – BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
7/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020: DS VIRTUAL GAMING
8/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020: SINGULAR
9/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE BALTICS 2020: SG DIGITAL
10/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: SOFTGAMINGS
11/36 – BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
12/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: TOM HORN GAMING
13/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE BALTICS 2020: BETGAMES.TV
14/36 – BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
15/36 – BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
16/36 – RISING STAR IN BALTIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020: MICROGAMING
17/36 – BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE BALTICS 2020: CONNECTPAY
18/36 – BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE BALTICS 2020: GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)
19/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO IN THE NORDICS 2020: CASUMO
20/36 – NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN ONLINE CASINO 2020: NINJA CASINO
21/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING OPERATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020: BET365
22/36 – NORDICS – BEST CUSTOMER SUPPORT IN SPORTS BETTING 2020: OPTIBET
23/36 – BEST ESPORTS SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: ULTRAPLAY
24/36 – BEST FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: SCOUT GAMING GROUP
25/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC FANTASY SPORTS / VIRTUAL SPORTS 2020: GOLDEN RACE
26/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC SPORTS BETTING TECHNOLOGY 2020: ALTENAR
27/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING INNOVATION IN THE NORDICS 2020: NSOFT
28/36 – BEST SPORTS BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: TGLAB SPORTSBOOK & MODELLING
29/36 – BEST MOBILE BETTING PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: BEST GAMING TECHNOLOGY (BGT – PLAYTECH)
30/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: NETENT
31/36 – BEST ONLINE CASINO INNOVATOR IN THE NORDICS 2020: TOM HORN GAMING
32/36 – RISING STAR IN NORDIC ONLINE CASINO TECHNOLOGY 2020: GREENTUBE
33/36 – BEST SLOTS PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: PLAY’N GO
34/36 – BEST LIVE CASINO PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: EVOLUTION GAMING
35/36 – BEST PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDER IN THE NORDICS 2020: TRUSTLY
36/36 – BEST TESTING LABORATORY IN THE NORDICS 2020: GAMING LABORATORIES INTERNATIONAL(GLI)

Congratulations to all the winners!

To have the award delivered to your office, please contact Andrada Marginean for more details.

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