Videoslots extends portfolio with Nolimit City games

Industry leader to roll out new content

Videoslots.com, known for their pioneering approach and for hosting one of the largest casino games portfolios in the entire gaming industry, have announced their launch of Nolimit City games following a signed multi-year agreement between both parties in March 2017.

Daniel Hansen, Chief Product Officer at Videoslots, added: “Nolimit City has established itself as a progressive games developer with the release of various enjoyable titles which we’re pleased to showcase at Videoslots.com.

“We’re always looking for ways to expand our gaming portfolio to ensure we provide our players with the most expansive and quality range and integrating Nolimit City’s titles will help with this.”

Nolimit City makes its mark with successful partnerships, and is due to deliver more direct integrations through an array of innovative games and a proprietary-owned RGS platform. With seven state of the art games currently available to the market, Videoslots players will enjoy some exceptionally popular titles. These include WiXX, Oktoberfest, Creepy Carnival, and the Kitchen Drama series. Punters and can now also look forward to the series of exciting titles in the software provider’s pipeline, scheduled across 2018.

Malcolm Mizzi, Head of Sales at Nolimit City, said: “Working with such a key operator in the industry was an important goal for us and having a direct partnership only strengthens our drive to deliver more premium titles.”

“We are very pleased to see our games live with Videoslots and welook forward to future partnerships together.”

 

 

Lotto Warehouse and Platin Gaming Partnership


Lotto Warehouse on the success streak

Lately, it seems as if there is nothing stopping the B2B lottery betting provider Lotto Warehouse. Within less than a month, the company announced several deals with Kootac, Platin Gaming and Giant Gaming Group.

The Platin Gaming deal is truly a success for Lotto Warehouse and the company does not plan to hold in. CEO Thomas Biro made hints that there will be new announcements in the near future.

Thomas Biro expressed, “Platin Gaming are a long established global brand with an outstanding reputation as a first-class provider of turn-key solutions for the gaming industry. We are very pleased that really soon we will be boosting their offering with our world-class selection of lottery betting products.

“The popularity of lottery betting continues to soar and we are perfectly placed to provide operators with an unbeatable solution that can be tailored to suit specific requirements and any platform.We look forward to making more announcements in the future.”

Since its establishment in 1995, Platin Gaming has developed into a powerful global operator.
Besides offering a wide range of white label and B2B services across casino, slots, sports book and virtual racing the company also runs and-based solutions. Platin Gaming powers Tipbet, a well-known sports betting operator.

As part of the new agreements, Lotto Warehouse will become Platin Gaming’s  exclusive provider of lottery betting products. Lotto Warehouse is the only provider holding both, MGA Class 4 and UK GC licenses.

Soner Gurelli, Platin Gaming COO said, “As a pioneering brand it’s important for us to stay ahead of the field. Our success has been built upon forward thinking and high-quality solutions, which is exactly what Lotto Warehouse bring to the table.

“We are very confident the Lotto Warehouse deal will have a very positive impact for our business.”

 

Ladbrokes Coral to Make Job Cuts after GVC Takeover

1,600 employees stand to face redundancy under proposed deal

GVC Holdings’ ongoing takeover of the UK’s largest high street bookmaker could eventually result in up to 1,600 employees being made redundant, as per official merger documents. A scheme document issued to investors by the two organisations notes that the total headcount reduction “will be less than 6%” of the combined group’s employee base of 26,800.

Most of these cuts would occur in the UK, and they are not expected to affect the currently employed staff until next year. It is unlikely that the Ladbrokes network of high street bookmakers will be affected, but the Ladbrokes Coral head office is expected to close – some of the staff therein would relocate to the GVC head office when this occurs

According to industry reports, GVC’s offer is worth up to £3.9 billion, but could fall by £800 million. The UK government might yet opt to slash the maximum permitted fixed-odd betting terminals stake to £2. Since the machines bring in more than half of bookmakers’ revenues, a big chunk of Ladbrokes’ income could disappear.

More takeovers could be in the pipeline, as William Hill, online casino 888 and Mecca Bingo firm Rank are all potential merger or acquisition candidates.
Ladbrokes also revealed information about of its recent trading, showing that revenues rose 12% in the final quarter of the year on the back of a series of unexpected football outcomes.

 

Yggdrasil Gaming Reaching for the Spanish iGaming Market

Yggdrasil Gaming entered the Spanish igaming market by reaching an agreement with existing partner GVC

GVC has a strong presence in Spain including its leading bwin brand, and will be the first operator to offer Yggdrasil titles in the market.
Yggdrasil games are expected to go live in the market during Q2 2018, in full compliance with Spanish requirements. The Spanish online gaming market has enjoyed impressive growth in recent years, particularly since it added slots to its offering in 2015.

According to regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), online gaming revenues were up 37% year-on-year for Q3 2017, to €140.5m.

Yggdrasil Gaming‘s CEO Fredrik Elmqvist stated, “Spain has quickly emerged as one of Europe’s fastest-growing and exciting jurisdictions, making it a perfect environment for Yggdrasil’s award-winning slots and promotional tools.

“To enter Spain with GVC, a long-time partner across multiple jurisdictions, will ensure our games are enjoyed by slots fans across the country. Following recent entries into Denmark and Italy, it also underlines Yggdrasil’s commitment to expanding its footprint in Europe’s regulated markets.”

GVC’s Head of Content Andrew Whitworth, expressed, “We were not going to pass up the opportunity to be the first operator to bring Yggdrasil’s slots to Spain, and we are certain they will perform strongly in the market.”

The move into Spain is the latest example of Yggdrasil’s regulated strategy, which saw it enter Denmark earlier this year and Italy during Q2 2017.

 

Collaboration of Gauselmann Group and BetCenter

Merkur Sportwetten, owned by the Gauselmann Group, has acquired a 50% stake in BetCenter, a Belgian sports betting company

No in-depth details of the agreement have been revealed but the new deal is building on an already successful partnership between Gauselmann Group and BetCenter.

SiGMA-igaming-Niko Steinkrauss

Niko Steinkrauss –  Managing Director at Merkur Sportwetten

18 months ago, BetCenter has switched to Gauselmann Cashpoint’s multichannel product platform.
Since, then the company has achieved an annual growth of 30 percent.
As part of the new deal, three representatives of Gauselmann will be integrated into the BetCenter board.

Niko Steinkrauß managing director at Merkur Sportwetten stated in an interview with Jamma-Europe.eu, “BetCenter is a quality leader in the Belgian sports betting market which perfectly complements Gauselmann’s international business development strategy.”

“The combination of BetCenter’s local market expertise and the resources of the Merkur Sportwetten network will ideally position our partnership for further growth.”

Managing director and chief executive of BetCenter, Seydi Tekin, added: “This joint venture strengthens our company not only by allowing us to draw on the experience of one of Europe’s leading sports betting specialists. It safeguards our strength to enable us to implement our growth and acquisition plans faster.”

 

Finnplay Signs Agreement With Mandalorian Technologies Ltd

Today, Finnplay, the Finnish gaming platform provider, proudly announced that they signed an agreement with Mandalorian Technologies Ltd, a Malta-licensed operator

As part of the collaboration with Mandalorian Technologies Ltd, Finnplay acquired the platform rights in order to develop and operate to their iGaming platform.

Finnplay’s CCO & Partner Erkki Nikunen stated, “We are delighted to have signed this partnership with one of Europe’s truly innovative casino companies and specialists. Our platform will allow Mandalorian to continue to accelerate its unique player strategy of ‘no account required’ under the brand NoAccountCasino.com and instant automatic pay-outs, with access to market-leading games content from providers such as NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Scientific Games, and Microgaming Quickfire titles.”

Mandalorian’s COO Peter Ögren added, “Today’s digital gaming customer expects and demands a frictionless user journey and experience along with instant access to the best gaming content on one platform without any hassle. The natural step after proofing the concept as white label on a different platform was to acquire our own. Finnplay’s platform provided us with a solid foundation on which to build our own technology stack on and continue to develop our unique No Account Gaming concept. Finnplay’s solution improves the customer experience and, in the end, customer satisfaction, by providing marketing leading casino games for both web and mobile. We look forward to a long and productive partnership.”

 

Lotto Warehouse Announce Giant Gaming Group Partnership

Lotto Warehouse, the only B2B lottery betting provider with a UKGC and MGA Class 4 license, has announced a partnership with Malta-based online casino company Giant Gaming Group

Giant Gaming Group, established in 2013, first launched with Lucky Dino Casino in 2014 and has grown rapidly over the course of the last few years, amassing a huge collection of the world’s best slots and table games as well as a growing army of players, and increasing their number of brands to four casinos.

The new partnership will lead to Giant Gaming Group adding the world’s biggest jackpots to their offering on four of their brands. Through the integration with Lotto Warehouse, they can offer their customers the chance to win the world’s biggest jackpots.

CEO of Giant Gaming Group Robert Reinikainen said, “We’re delighted to put pen to paper on this partnership with Lotto Warehouse.

Lotto Warehouse, winner Lotto Product of the Year at November’s Malta iGaming Awards has also partnered with several other leading operators of late, and have several other moves in the pipeline. Lotto Warehouse CEO Thomas Biro commented, “We’re very pleased to announce this new partnership with Giant Gaming Group. We believe our portfolio of lottery jackpots will prove to be the perfect fit for their platform.”

“2017 was an excellent year for Lotto Warehouse as we strengthened existing partnerships and forged fruitful new relationships. We’re delighted to start 2018 in such positive fashion and we look forward to announcing more partnerships in the future.”

Lotto Warehouse offer sports betting and gaming operators the opportunity to add a portfolio of lottery betting products to their platforms, with all higher tier payouts protected by an innovative jackpot coverage model. Jackpots available include America’s world record breaking Powerball and Mega Millions, Europe’s top two EuroMillions and EuroJackpot and many more.

 

Yggdrasil Games Content Integrated by Finnplay

Yggdrasil Gaming has agreed a deal with Finland-based open gaming platform provider Finnplay

The deal will see their full portfolio of playable titles integrated into Finnplay’s Billfold platform.
Founded in 2008, Finnplay provides a handcrafted open iGaming platform with the option to own the source code for the iGaming industry. The gaming platform is compliant in the regulated gaming jurisdictions of Malta, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Mexico and Curacao.

Yggdrasil Gaming is a provider of superior online and mobile casino games. It has emerged as one of the industry’s most respected and acclaimed suppliers and provides games for some of the world’s biggest operators. Yggdrasil was the winner of the Slot Provider of the Year at the 2016 and 2017 EGR B2B Awards.

Under the distribution agreement, Finnplay will be given access to Yggdrasil’s eclectic slot games content library. This contains such acclaimed slots as Vikings Go Berzerk, Orient Express, as well as the forward-thinking jackpot slot, Empire Fortune.

Daniel Eriksson, Partner at Finnplay commented: “Yggdrasil Gaming is an established multi-award winning online and mobile casino games provider and has a strong presence in regulated EU markets. We are therefore delighted that their games portfolio will be accessible for our white-label solution customers across Europe.”

Finnplay are available at ICE Stand N4-321, and Yggdrasil can be found at ICE Stand N3-140 for the duration of the show.

 

Gambling.com Group Plc Purchases Mobile Performance Marketing Network

Gambling.com Group Plc Strengthens the Company’s Position by Acquiring the  Leading Player for Mobile Performance Marketing

Developers Sabin Brooks and Mike Webb have developed websites & mobile apps that specialize in gambling content for mobile users for the last four years. The network focuses primarily on online casino and sports betting operators and drives more revenue from the United Kingdom than any other market. With this latest purchase, Gambling.com Group opens up an entirely new and quickly growing channel through which it can grow its performance marketing business.

Charles Gillespie, CEO at Gambling.com Group was speaking at SiGMA 17 at the Affiliates and CMOs conference (second from the right side)

“Sabin and Mike are talented developers and have built a fascinating business which does something new and different. For us this was a rare opportunity to do an acquisition of a business that actually innovates and has defined a new segment of the market. I look forward to building and improving all of our products alongside Sabin and Mike.” said Charles Gillespie, Gambling.com Group Chief Executive.

 The acquired assets are expected to generate sales in the rang of EUR 400,000, with a pre-tax profit margin of more than 90% during the first quarter of 2018. The acquisition is being consolidated from January 1st, 2018.

The developers will join Gambling.com Group and share their knowledge of mobile development and App Store Optimization (ASO) with the rest of the organization, assisting an internal team with the mobile strategy for Gambling.com. The arrangement will last through at least March 31st, 2019.

The purchase price amounts to an upfront payment of GBP 3.0 million which will be paid as a cash consideration in conjunction with the transfer of the assets. In addition, there is an earn-out of maximum GBP 4.5 million which is based on earnings performance over a period of one year. In order to achieve the full earn-out amount, the sellers need to generate earnings growth during the earn-out period of over 25%. Gambling.com Group may choose to pay any portion of the earn-out payment above GBP 3 million in newly issued shares of the company.

 

 

Tom Horn Gaming in Partnership With Digitain

Tom Horn Gaming, known as a premier slots provider, has secured a deal to supply its full range of titles to Digitain

The company’s full portfolio of video slots will now be at the disposal of the industry-leading sports betting and online gaming platform provider.
Speaking on the latest agreement Ondrej Lapides, Tom Horn CEO explained its importance. “Tom Horn Gaming enjoyed a 2017 to remember and it’s great to kick off the new year by agreeing a partnership with Digitain,” explained Lapides.

“We have put a lot of effort into ensuring our portfolio is as immersive and exciting as it possibly can be, and we hope that Digitain’s players enjoy what we have to offer.”

Some of the Omni-channel options include 243 Crystal Fruits, Book of Spells, Dragon Egg and Panda’s Run. Expect these titles to go through Digitain integration soon.

Suren Khachatryan, Digitain CEO, said, “We’re always looking to add high-quality games to ensure our players remain loyal and happy, and that’s what we have done with Tom Horn. Their portfolio contains something to suit every taste and we are sure they are going to prove very popular. We look forward to pushing forward to achieve common goals.”

Tom Horn Gaming, a leading casino software supplier with a wide portfolio of titles, will be attending ICE 2018 in London, and the company’s games will be shown on stand N7-410.