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EveryMatrix Integrates MrSlotty Games Porfolio into Platform

Leading iGaming software provider EveryMatrix has integrated the complete MrSlotty slot games portfolio into its platform.

The MrSlotty games portfolio consists of light-sized html5 slot games, which display full HD video quality that can adapt to several web-based and mobile platforms. The slot games are tailored to fit all mobile devices, and are made to respond to online operators’ demands for better technical integration capabilities.

Anatoliy Peev, CEO for the company behind the MrSlotty brand, Loberta UAB, commented: “I am excited about the fact that the integration of MrSlotty to EveryMatrix platform was successful, and the whole portfolio of MrSlotty games is available to EveryMatrix clients. I am confident that our innovative slot games will be much appreciated by EveryMatrix casino operators.”

EveryMatrix solutions and services have been designed to deliver customised products for all operators within the market, and to respect the principle of collaboration between different providers.

The company is progressing towards offering a complete casino platform that covers all integration requirements, while retaining its tailor-made front end design. It has constantly improved its CasinoEngine, which has now become the biggest content aggregator in the market with more than 3,000 casino and live casino games from top providers including NetEnt, Play’n GO, Microgaming and more.

EveryMatrix and all of the above-mentioned providers will be showcasing at Malta’s biggest upcoming gaming event of the year – SiGMA16. If you would like to join this iGaming summit between the 16th and 19th of November, click here to register.

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BetConstruct Expands Asian Presence with New Office in Taiwan

Moving closer to its existing and future potential partners in Asia, award-winning software development company BetConstruct has opened a new office in Taichung, Taiwan.

The company has been working in the region for a few years already, and had targeted the opening of the new office as a part of its overall development plan within the Asian market.

The opening of the new office presents an ideal opportunity to satisfy BetConstruct’s long-term intention to expand its local presence, and the decision has been taken very seriously.

Head of BetConstruct regional office in Asia, Lichun Hsiao, explained: “We have comprehensive gaming products and services, 24/7 technical support and all-embracing marketing tools, which means our partners in the region will have all the necessary tools and assistance.”

He went on to say: “Our Asian office is dedicated to offering intuitive and localised services for partners in Asia. Such an approach will eliminate the language barrier and, most importantly, lead to fast and responsive support.”

BetConstruct will also be showcasing at Malta’s biggest upcoming gaming event this month – SiGMA16. If you’re interested in joining this iGaming event between the 16th and 19th of November, click here to register today!

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iSoftBet Reveals New Paranormal Activity Based Slot Game

Leading online game supplier iSoftBet is launching an all-new digital slot machine game based on Paramount Pictures’ Paranormal Activity.

Inviting players to experience shocks and chills, the game incorporates the same haunting themes that fans have come to expect from what is known to be one of the most horrific franchises of all time.

iSoftBet’s Paranormal Activity slot game comes with impressive visuals and spine-chilling sound effects, and is guaranteed to be the scariest slot you’ve ever played.

Nir Elbaz, Managing Director at iSoftBet, commented on the launching of the game, saying: “Branded games drive player popularity, as it gives fans a chance to interact with their favourite franchises in the form of a slot machine. We are excited to launch a branded game based on one of the most popular horror franchises in Hollywood.”

The Paranormal Activity game is a 5-reel, 3-row, blood-curdling slot game, featuring wilds, bonuses, free spins, and scatters for players to enjoy.

iSoftBet will also be showcasing at SiGMA16 – Malta’s biggest upcoming gaming event of the year. If you’re interested in joining us at this iGaming summit this month between the 16th and 19th, click here to register.

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Unibet to Deliver its Strongest Ever Full-Year Performance

Following a consecutive “all-time high” Q3 performance, European sports betting operator Unibet Plc is on target to deliver its strongest ever full-year performance.

The Stockholm-listed operator detailed that period group revenues had reached £142 million compared to the £83 million in the same period last year. Its strong revenue performance sees Unibet declaring a period EBIDTA of £33.9 million.

Closing the quarter on September 30th, Unibet governance declared profits after tax of £21 million, compared to the £12.9 million in Q3 2015.

The operator continues its strong momentum in 2016, which Unibet governance stated was a testament to the expanded group’s strategy and effective scalability.

Updating investors on its year-to-date performance, Unibet governance declared £391 million worth of group revenues, compared to YTD 2015 with £242 million – combined with YTD group profits after tax of £54 million, compared to 2015’s £36 million.

The combined enterprise of Unibet, iGame, and Stan James has seen the operator hit + 1 million active players during Q3 – 220,000 of which delivered by iGame and Stan James brands.

Unibet governance further informed investors that the operator is closing its full-year 2016 strongly, as the company has been able to sustain its new player acquisitions and revenue momentum gained during the Euro 2016 championships this summer.

Commenting on corporate performance, Unibet Group CEO Henrik Tjärnström stated: “Strong performance across all brands and successful acquisitions deliver 65 per cent increase in Gross winnings revenue (42 per cent in constant currency, of which 27 per cent is pure organic growth)”

“High activity levels driven by the ability to retain the customers from the Euro tournament that started in the second quarter has led to a continued gain in market shares. The margin in the sportsbook was in line with the prior year and the long-term averages, so it was pure activity growth that delivered a new all-time high in Gross winnings revenue of GBP 142.3 million.”

He went on to say that: “It is of course particularly satisfying that the excellent top line growth converted into a new all-time high in EBITDA, demonstrating again the scalability of the Group’s business model which is structured to meet the future challenges of further regulation.”

“All our brands performed very well in the third quarter. The Group underlying EBITDA grew by 38 per cent in constant currency. If iGame Group and Stan James Online had been part of the Group for the full third quarter 2015, their combined EBITDA would have grown by 95 per cent in constant currency.”

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Mr Green Enjoys Revenue and Customer Number Increase in Q3 Report

Online gambling company Mr Green has released its interim report for the third quarter, reporting an increase in total revenue of 14% to SEK 229.9m.

Detailing factors behind the rise, the online operator noted the impact of a “broadened product range, a growing number of customers, and a stronger market position outside the Nordic region.”

Revenue generated by mobile products during the July-September period contributed to 43.3% of the total.

Compared to the previous quarter, EBIDTA before non-recurring items dropped by 57.5% to SEK 17.4m.

Mr Green attributed this decline to higher local betting duties and increased marketing costs.

The number of active customers grew by 39% to 102,429, while customer deposits hit an all-time high, climbing by 21% to SEK 687.2m.

CEO Per Norman commented: “During the period we continued to work intensively on implementing our new business strategy, which we call Mr Green 2.0.

“The business strategy is built on five cornerstones: brand, user experience, product offering, geographical expansion and being the leading player in Green Gaming (responsible gaming).

He went on to say: “I am happy and proud of what our organisation has achieved in such a short space of time and look forward to our journey of change towards continued growth and increased profitability.”

Mr Green will also be showcasing at SiGMA16 – Malta’s biggest upcoming gaming event. If you’re interested in joining this iGaming summit in November, click here to register today.

Ladbrokes-Coral Merger Officially Approved by UK CMA

The merger between Ladbrokes and Gala Coral has officially been given final approval by the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA).

The £2.3 billion deal has taken 18 months to complete since the original announcement for the merger in June 2015. In the final review, the CMA approved the operators’ sale of 322 betting shops to Betfred and 37 to Stan James for £55.5 million.

The Ladbrokes-Coral merger has been under review by the CMA since December 2015, with focus on a market competition study that the operators’ combined retail portfolio would “reduce consumer choice in a number of local areas”, and has subsequently forced the companies to sell 359 retail outlets combined.

Ladbrokes and Coral governance will publish a combined corporate prospectus detailing its joint entry as a single entity on the London Stock Exchange.

The new business seeks to register a premium listing on the LSE granted by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Jim Mullen, CEO of Ladbrokes, will remain leader of the new entity, and Coral CEO Carl Leaver will take on the role of Executive Deputy Chairman for 12 months, charged with delivery of corporate synergies between the newly combined companies.

Commenting on the news of the merger, Mullen said: “I am delighted that the CMA has given approval to our merger with Coral. Both businesses are approaching the merger with good momentum and we are now focusing on completing the merger and delivering on the opportunities it offers.”

Ladbrokes will also be showcasing at Malta’s biggest upcoming gaming event, SiGMA16. If you’re interested in joining this great iGaming summit in November, click here to register today.

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Tipbet Creates Bonus Offer for Newly-Registering Affiliates

Malta-based sports betting and casino solution Tipbet has presented a new 60% revenue share promotion which has been made available to newly-registering affiliates.

The offer is available to those who register before the 31st October, and is valid for three months until January 31st 2017. This offer complements the company’s vast array of marketing tools which help to increase commission for affiliate partners.

Initially launched in commemoration of the 2016 Berlin Affiliate Conference (BAC), for which Tipbet was the Registration Sponsor, this is a great opportunity to increase acquisition. Once again, the BAC was well-attended, and Tipbet was a hub of activity at Booth H50, with its impressive stand and first-class entertainment which included a bar and models.

In order to join forces with Tipbet, affiliates must go through a simple process through which they will be guided with the help of a dedicated affiliate manager.

This includes marketing tools such as custom-made banners which are made to specific requirements, and best practice for landing pages. Unbeatable software also allows for thorough analysis of the affiliate’s website which will be undertaken by the dedicated affiliate manager in order to perfect their strategy.

Tipbet also has several major sponsorship agreements with sports teams and organisations all across Europe.

Historical Bundesliga teams SV Werden Bremen and Fortuna Dusseldorf are merely a part of the impressive portfolio that also includes Gzira United FC, the AD Finem eSports team, and the easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga, among others.

The company’s wide sports offering is enhanced by a free live-streaming service available to customers, who can watch live events without needing to pay a deposit.

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Evolution Gaming Confirms Executive Corporate Restructure

Leading live casino games supplier Evolution Gaming has officially confirmed an executive restructure of its governance and leadership teams.

These changes will see current Chief Executive and Co-Founder Jens von Bahr take on the role of Executive Chairman. Evolution Gaming has informed investors that Joel Citron has stepped down as company Chairman, effective on November 1st. Citron will be taking up a board position with the supplier.

Von Bahr’s promotion to new Chairman sees Evolution Gaming appoint Martin Carlesund as Group CEO. Carlesund joined the games supplier company in June of this year from industry marketing and player acquisition specialist Highlight Media Group, taking on the position of Malta CEO.

Evolution Gaming is also appointing Johan Nordström as Carlesund’s Malta leadership replacement, after having served as President of Asia for international education and learning firm “EF Education First”.

Commenting on the corporate restructure, Jens von Bahr said: “Ever since the IPO, Martin and I have collectively focused on creating an organisation which can take Evolution to the next level. We now have that in place, and Martin is the right person to lead it; which he has proven during his time as CEO of the operational entity.”

He went on to say that: “In the role of Executive Chairman, I will be able to focus fully on the development of our ongoing, successful growth strategy. Among other things, I see the need to increase the time we look at potential acquisitions and strategic partnerships going forward”

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Yggdrasil Expands Slots Portfolio with Super Heroes Game

Casino game provider Yggdrasil Gaming has launched its new slot game, Super Heroes, alongside a special comic book and a network tournament worth a total of €25,000.

The 5×3 slot game, which features an audio and visual layer with cinematic music and full character voiceovers, is set in an apocalyptic place where alien overlords are attempting to take over the world.

Six unique super heroes can appear at random during any spin, each holding a special super power such as wild reels, mystery wins, and win multipliers. When the feature is triggered, two of the heroes appear on each side of the screen to boost winnings. During free spins, the heroes are triggered on each spin, with their super powers growing stronger every time.

As part of the new slot launch, Yggdrasil Gaming has commissioned a special comic book that tells the story of the super heroes and outlines their special powers. Meanwhile, the operator will also host a €25,000 network tournament featuring its in-game leaderboard, in-play raffle, and re-watch tools. The tournament will take place between the 28th October and the 6th November.

Yggdrasil Head of Gaming, Jonas Strandman, commented: “The idea behind Super Heroes was to create a blockbuster slots title with graphics and animations that really make the player feel they are a part of the game. We are rolling out the red carpet for this launch, with a special comic book and network campaign tournament that will get players as excited about this new slot as we are.”

Yggdrasil’s portfolio already contains a wide range of popular casino games such as Big Blox, Double Dragons, and Monkey King. Super Heroes will support both BRAG, the social media tool that allows customers to watch replays of winning spins and share them on social media, as well as the in-game promotional tool BOOST™, which gives operators the power to boost engagement retention.

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Playtech Launches New Warner Bros DC Entertainment Slot Titles

Gambling software development company Playtech has announced that it has officially partnered with the Warner Bros ‘Consumer Products’ division, obtaining the gaming rights for its DC Entertainment catalogue.

The content partnership will see Playtech develop six slot games featuring DC titles. The company announced that it will initially launch two slots themed on DC’s 1960s Batman Classic TV Series – Batman & Catwoman Cash, and Batman vs The Joker.

Planning for the year ahead, Playtech detailed that, in partnership with Warner Bros, its games team will release further exclusive DC Entertainment titles.

Some of the additional titles due to be released by the end of the year and in early 2017 are Superman I (1978), Superman II (1980), Man of Steel (2013), and Green Lantern (2011).

Commenting on his firm’s new content, Playtech COO Shimon Akad said: “Our announcement at ICE this year generated significant global demand in anticipation for the launch of these exciting DC branded games.

He went on to say: “I’m extremely proud of our collaboration between Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Playtech’s innovative development studios. The Batman Classic TV Series games, that will rapidly be followed by Superman I, Superman II, and Man of Steel and a whole host of other DC Super Hero branded games, are a premium addition to our best-performing range of the industry’s leading progressive jackpot slot content and will provide our licensees and DC Super Hero fans with the ultimate Batman gaming experience.”

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