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Mr Green and Gamingzone establish a joint venture for esports

(PRESS RELEASE) — Mr Green and Gamingzone Entertainment have established a joint venture to create a new community for esports fans with focus on entertainment, news and gaming possibilities.

Mr Green runs several iGaming sites, such as Mr Green Casino and Redbet Casino. Gamingzone Entertainment is specialised in esports and gaming entertainment. The new joint venture will have a new, not yet decided, brand. The joint venture is owned to 55% by Mr Green and to 45 per cent by Gamingzone Entertainment. Karl Mikael Cakste, one of the founders of Gamingzone, has initially been appointed CEO.

“Esports is a quickly growing, global phenomena and an increasing number of fans is spending time on gaming as well as different kind of videos. Experts believe this can become as huge as traditional sports. We want to be part of this development and create a presence among all its fans. In Gamingzone, we have found a partner who understands esports, content and entertainment,” says Per Norman, CEO of Mr Green.

Gamingzone Entertainment was founded in 2017 by individuals with long backgrounds from the media and entertainment industry and companies such as MTG, TV4, Zodiak and Endemol Shine. The company has created the reality show GAMERZ where future talents within the game Counterstrike Global Offensive get the opportunity to become esports professionals.

“Entertainment and betting within esports is still immature. We are convinced that there are interesting and entertaining ways of offering the fans something better than what we have seen so far”, says Karl Mikael Cakste. “We are happy to partner with Mr Green which is an established, knowledgeable iGaming company that acts responsibly and is long-term.”

“Our main ambition is to create a community where esports fans from the entire world love to spend time. People of the age of 18 and older who wants to bet will in due time be offered that opportunity under just and safe conditions,” concludes Cakste.

The new esports community will launch during the fall 2018.

The rational for the new venture will be presented at Mr Green’s Capital Markets Day, 23 May, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. CET in Epicenter, Stockholm. To register. The Capital Markets Day is webcasted live online.

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Relax Gaming and GiG agree on partnership

(PRESS RELEASE) — iGaming solutions provider Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has agreed a partnership to integrate table games content from innovative supplier Relax Gaming.

The deal will see Relax provide the Oslo-listed company with roulette and blackjack in the initial phase, with both made accessible at extremely competitive rates.

Using Relax’s proprietary RNG engine and developed in HTML5, players will experience realistic ball movement based on the latest physics models in the roulette title, while they can play with three hands simultaneously in the mobile-primed blackjack.

Mathias Larsson, Managing Director at GiG Games Services, said, “Our unique iGaming ecosystem and vision of opening up iGaming to make it fair and fun for all ties in perfectly with Relax Gaming’s new table games and we are delighted to provide their innovative gameplay.”

“Relax share our approach of putting the customer at the forefront of all ventures and we are excited to grow this relationship in the future across other genres,” added Larsson.

Daniel Eskola, Relax Gaming’s CEO, said, “It is a pleasure to partner with Gaming Innovation Group, which is at the forefront of delivering the best casino games on the market to its thousands of players.

“We are pleased to offer our premium casino titles at very competitive rates so that we can learn each other’s business requirements, which will enable us to build upon this relationship in the future.”

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Three top talents get new gigs at Global Gaming

(PRESS RELEASE) — Global Gaming has bolstered its talent pool with three key hires from Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).

Duncan Snaith has joined as Head of Development, Josie Cassar as Head of Payments and Shireen Haddadeen as Head of CRM. The appointments will help Global Gaming build on the tremendous growth results achieved by the group in recent years as it continues to develop next-generation iGaming products with both a B2C and B2B market focus.

Duncan Snaith brings 12 years of experience in the iGaming industry, including the development of several multi million-dollar revenue-generating platforms, as well as considerable knowledge in lead generation and affiliate marketing and advertising. Of his appointment, he said, “Global Gaming is a very innovative company. I am excited to be joining the development team and helping to build some truly great, market-leading products.”

The new Head of Payments, Josie Cassar, will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and strategic development of the group’s payments offering. “This is an exciting and challenging role, especially as we grow and enter new regulated markets,” said Cassar.

Newly appointed Head of CRM, Shireen Haddadeen, who has spent nine years in iGaming and is the former CRM Manager at Rizk.com, is equally thrilled to be part of the team. “I feel honoured stepping into such an exciting opportunity. This is a great era where show-stopping customer experience and innovation are products of a cultural vision that takes pride in respect for the individual, agile workflows, quality of service and customer value,” she said.

Mark Wadsworth, Chief Product Officer and Managing Director of Global Gaming in Malta, feels that the appointments will take Global Gaming’s offering to the next level.

“Having the opportunity to build a product team from scratch allows us to try new ways of organising cross-discipline product teams that reduce dependencies and allow rapid market delivery of new features. I’m extremely delighted that Global Gaming is attracting talent of this calibre and I truly look forward to building on the amazing success of our pay and play Ninja Casino.com,” said Wadsworth.

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New Gaming Act approved by Maltese Parliament

(PRESS RELEASE) — Yesterday, Maltese Parliament approved the third and final reading of the new Gaming Act, which shall elevate the jurisdictional profile of Malta from a regulatory perspective by strengthening the MGA’s supervisory role, specifically the compliance and enforcement functions to better achieve the regulatory objectives, in line with concurrent developments relating to anti-money-laundering and combating the funding of terrorism.

This new framework shall also broaden the regulatory scope to increase the MGA’s oversight and to allow, in a proportionate manner, intervention where necessary. As stated previously, the new Act will also segment the role of a Key Official within a licensed entity into various key functions for direct scrutiny and targeted supervision controls, and shall strengthen the player protection framework by formalizing the role of the MGA’s Player Support Unit as a mediator between aggrieved players and operators. The new Act also envisages new and more effective processes for criminal and administrative justice.

Other important areas of focus include consumer protection standards, responsible gaming measures, reporting of suspicious sports betting transactions in the fight against the manipulation of sports competitions and objective-oriented standards to encourage innovation and development.

The legislation is currently undergoing the Technical Regulation Information System process (TRIS) in line with European Union Directive 2015/1535, whereby the EU Commission and Member States may issue their opinions thereon. In the absence of issues emerging from this process, it shall come into force on 1 July 2018 for remote gaming operators and, following a transitory period, on 1 January 2019 for land-based operators. The same considerations apply to the subsidiary legislation and Directives which are envisaged to be issued under the remit of the new Act, which are also currently undergoing the TRIS process. In order to facilitate the transition to the new legislative framework, the MGA has embarked on a process of liaison with existing licensees, and outreach shall be increased in due course both with operators as well as with other interested stakeholders. This shall include guidelines on the application and interpretation of the new laws and policy.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy & Innovation, Hon. Silvio Schembri, said, “I would like to thank the MGA for moving the regulatory agenda for gaming services forward, as well as for identifying areas for further and continuous improvement. The MGA will periodically review the regulatory performance of the sector and the framework itself and will advise Government on the attainment of its objectives mainly focusing on consumer protection and integrity.“

The MGA’s Chief Executive Officer, Heathcliff Farrugia, stated, “This is a very important milestone for the MGA. The new law establishes very robust compliance and enforcement powers and structures, and lays the necessary foundation to continue to strengthen player protection.”

Source: Online.CasinoCity.com

Pragmatic Play teams up with Danske Spil

(PRESS RELEASE) — Pragmatic Play, the multi-award-winning casino games developer, has continued the expansion of its global reach in a landmark partnership with Danske Spil.

The rapidly growing provider will provide Danske Spil with high-performing titles including Wolf Gold, Hot Safari and Journey to the West.

Melissa Summerfield, chief commercial officer at Pragmatic Play, said, “Danske Spil are one of Europe’s foremost operators, and we are very pleased to be bringing our acclaimed portfolio to their players in Denmark. This is another important step for us as we continue to deliver the industry’s most sought-after collection of games in regulated markets.”

Søren Schneider, head of product at Danske Spil, said, “Our core priority is to grow the first-class online casino experience that we bring to our players with the greatest games on the market. Pragmatic Play have been great to work with as we activate this integration, and we look forward to enjoying a long and productive relationship as we move forward together.”

Pragmatic Play releases two new games a month throughout the year, most recently the vibrant and enticing Fire 88.

These games now feature with many of the world’s leading online gaming companies including Mr Green, Betclic, Lottoland and GVC Holdings.

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LeoVegas announces new CFO and Senior Advisor

(PRESS RELEASE) — LeoVegas strengthens group management with the recruitment of Stefan Nelson as the new CFO. Stefan is a director at SEB Corporate Finance, and will start as CFO on 22 August this year when Viktor Fritzén enters his new role as senior advisor to the management team.

Stefan Nelson has a solid background with nearly 20 years of experience in finance. Among other things, he has been an equity analysts of the gaming sector, which brings a wealth of industry knowledge; from understanding the major trends to operational activities and the knowledge about the product. This, combined with a broad experience in M&A, will make Stefan a key player for LeoVegas in the future.

“I think it will be incredibly stimulating to start working at LeoVegas, which is one of the fastest growing companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. In my role at SEB, I led LeoVegas’ IPO in 2016, and have been familiar with the company and management team ever since. LeoVegas has impressively achieved a leading position in a large and fast-moving industry that is still in an early development phase. I am deeply impressed by the company’s unique corporate culture, which is perhaps the most important explanation for its success. And I look forward to being part of and contributing to the continued growth journey that Gustaf and his team have set out for the future.” says Stefan Nelson.

“I am extremely pleased to recruit Stefan Nelson as new CFO to LeoVegas. With his deep expertise in finance and a sense of both the business and the gaming industry, combined with having been Sweden’s most renowned gaming analyst, Stefan will be an addition to the management team and my right hand. Stefan’s broad and deep knowledge within M&A will also be an asset to us in the future. Furthermore, I was looking for a person who has a unique feeling for numbers and the ability to see them in the right context. That is a gift Stefan has,” said Gustaf Hagman, CEO LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group.

LeoVegas CFO, Viktor Fritzén, is taking on a new role by becoming the senior advisor to the management team. Viktor, after a planned parental leave starting at the end of 2018, will focus his work on strategic topics pertaining to growth and value creation. Viktor takes up his new role in the company on August 22.

“My new role as Senior Advisor enables me to focus more on areas that I have particular passion for, which involves strategy, data-driveness and analysis. It’s a fantastic CFO team I’m now leaving for my successor in the fall,” said Viktor Fritzén, CFO LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group.

“When Viktor told me about his upcoming longer parental leave and the willingness to focus on strategic questions, it was obvious to build a role with that in focus. Viktor will in the middle of Q4 this year go on parental leave, then, when he returns to his role as Senior Advisor, he will assist me and the management team on strategic matters and our long-term goals. With Viktor’s expertise and knowledge of the company, I would like to see him as a future member of the board,” said Gustaf Hagman, CEO of LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group.

“Viktor began as CFO in 2012 and has played an important part in the building of LeoVegas, especially in areas such as the creation of our data-driven culture, our capital raising, acquisitions and listings. Viktor’s enthusiasm and unique understanding of numbers is something that has also inspired many of our colleagues. Viktor is an amazing person with unique skills and knowledge about LeoVegas. We have very ambitious plans for the long term so it will be very interesting to see what a more dedicated focus on these topics from Viktor in his new role can provide,” Gustaf Hagman continued.

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