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Yggdrasil rips up rulebook with launch of first table game, Sonya Blackjack

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June 7th, 2018 ­­– Yggdrasil Gaming is promising to “reinvent casino” with the launch of its first ever table game, using ground-breaking motion capture, Sonya Blackjack.

The multiplayer Blackjack product features intuitive mobile gameplay and a 3D dealer to create the ultimate immersive playing environment.

Up to three players can sit at a single table, with more having the option to stand. Players can watch others, including seeing how much they are betting and winning.

Like in any respectable Blackjack game, the product offers all standard options including Insurance, Even Money, Split, Double and Double after Split, as well as some special features unique to Sonya Blackjack.

Uniquely, operators can fully customise the product – including both the dealer and casino environment – or opt for a standard logo package. Operators will be able to go live with a custom branded skin from launch.

Yggdrasil CPO Krzysztof Opałka said: Yggdrasil has a track record of ripping up the rulebook to deliver products that reinvent online casino and Sonya Blackjack is no different. We’ve witnesses unprecedented interest in the product since we first introduced it at ICE.

“Never before has a table game product been so customisable. With our 3D modelling, operators have unlimited opportunities to create brand- and event-specific environments, at a significantly lower cost than with live dealer.

“We look forward to seeing Sonya in action and will continue to drive forward the table games vertical over the coming months in much the same way we have with slots.”

Sonya Blackjack is built on Yggdrasil’s proprietary tech platform REDUX™ that combines the best aspects of both live and RNG casino, using motion capture technology to model the movements of the dealer.

REDUX™ has been developed internally from scratch and uses the latest technologies to ensure a seamless desktop and mobile game experience with strong performance and rapid loading.

The product will open extensive cross-selling possibilities for operators and will also sync with Yggdrasil’s collection of in-game promotional tools, BOOST®, soon after launch, facilitating network campaigns.

Try Sonya Blackjack: https://yggdrasilgaming.com/games/sonya-blackjack/

 

About Yggdrasil Gaming:

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, including: bet365, Betsson Group, bwin.party, Cherry, LeoVegas, Mr Green, Casumo and Unibet.

The company is headquartered in Malta, with a major development office in Krakow, Poland and regional offices in Stockholm and Gibraltar. The firm holds licences in Malta, Romania, Gibraltar and the United Kingdom.

Yggdrasil’s slots are renowned for their outstanding graphics and gameplay and many have become global hits. They are integrated via the industry-changing iSENSE 2.0 HTML client framework which allows for simultaneous launches on desktop and mobile, and is supported by BOOST®, a collection of promotional tools focused on engagement and retention via concepts such as Missions, Super Free Spins™ and Cash Race, and BRAG, an industry-first concept which allows for the promotion of games via social channels.

iSENSE 2.0+, launched in April 2017, includes a number of industry-leading features, including retina support for crisper visuals, a new minimalistic mobile UI with a sleek and fresh feel, and a new and easy in-game deposit process.

Yggdrasil was the winner of Innovator Supplier of the Year at the 2017 and 2018 International Gaming Awards, Slot Provider of the Year at the 2016 and 2017 EGR B2B Awards, Gaming Software Supplier of the Year at the 2016 International Gaming Awards and Software Rising Star at the 2015 EGR B2B Awards.

 

Source: European Gaming Media and Events

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GAN Launches Internet Casino for Parx Casino

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GAN plc, an award-winning developer and supplier of enterprise-level B2B Internet gambling software, services and online gaming content in the United States, announced that GAN and Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. trading as ‘Parx Casino’ launched 24/7 Internet casino gaming in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania last week.  This launch represents the second major launch of online services for Parx Casino, following the launch of internet sports betting on June 24, 2019.

At launch, Parx Casino was the only Internet casino offering the #1 market leading table game online, ‘Pro Blackjack’ (Pennsylvania Edition), developed and delivered by GAN to be compliant with Pennsylvania’s specifically-approved blackjack game rules. A total of 47 casino games were released via desktop and mobile web together with an Android-compatible mobile App.

Selected casino slots and table games were delivered online for GAN’s Development & Distribution clients, including major U.S. casino equipment manufacturers’ Incredible Technologies, Everi Holdings, DEQ and KONAMI.

Parx Casino patrons can also link their Reward Card online to their counterpart Internet gambling account, enabled by GAN’s U.S. patented integration framework.

Highlights

  • The Pennsylvania regulated Internet Gaming market is forecast to generate $200m1 in gross gaming revenue online during the first twelve months of operation and Internet Sportsbetting is forecast to generate a further $189m2 in the same period.

 

  • Parx owns and operates the #1 land-based casino property in Pennsylvania located a short distance from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city. In the most recent fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, Parx Casino generated $570m from on-property slot machines and table games, representing an 18% share of the Pennsylvania’s $3.2bn gaming market.

 

  • GAN’s US-patented technology enables Parx Casino patrons enrolled in the on-property loyalty program, to sign up online and instantly link their reward cards to their online account permitting those guests to trade in their reward points earned from on-property gaming for cash online and/or to earn rewards points from Internet gaming and/or sports betting to be subsequently redeemed on-property.

Management Commentary

Dermot Smurfit, Chief Executive Officer of GAN commented:

“Launching the largest casino in Pennsylvania online, nearly two years after legislation first passed, appears to have been well worth the wait. GAN’s shareholders can take heart that early indications appear supportive of Industry forecasts for Internet gambling in Pennsylvania and we look forward to expanding into other U.S. States for Parx Casino as well as for new clients, just as we have now expanded from New Jersey into neighbouring Pennsylvania. As the saying goes, ‘experience counts’ and GAN has the experience, capability and opportunity to remain a market leading B2B technology provider as more U.S. States regulate Internet gambling. On behalf of everyone at GAN, we would like to thank our client Parx Casino and the Pennsylvania regulator, the PGCB, for the privilege of serving Internet gambling to residents of your Commonwealth.

John Dixon, Chief Operating Officer of Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Inc commented:

“By leveraging GAN’s proven Platform, Parx Casino has now deployed both Internet sports betting and Internet casino gaming, integrated with our Xclub on-property rewards program, to become among the very first Internet gambling operators to launch in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

Notes
1                Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, LLC | ‘Pennsylvania Gambling Expansion – Overview and Analysis’ November 8, 2017
2                Regulus Partners, an International gambling advisory group June 18, 2018

About GAN Plc :
GAN is a leading business-to-business (“B2B”) supplier of internet gambling software-as-a-service solutions (“SaaS”) to the US land-based casino industry. The Company has developed a proprietary internet gambling enterprise software system, GameSTACK™, which it licenses principally to land-based US casino operators as a turnkey technology solution for regulated real-money internet gambling, encompassing internet gaming, internet sports gaming and virtual Simulated Gaming.  The Company has also launched digital user acquisition & retention marketing in support of the Internet Casino provided by GAN’s Digital Marketing Agency in Tel Aviv, Israel.
GAN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GAN).

For more information please visit www.GAN.com.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
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Play’n GO Create a Frenzy with Brand New Release

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Play’n GO have unveiled their latest game into the market today, and it is titled Firefly Frenzy.

 

Firefly Frenzy is a 5-reel slot with a “unique and colourful” design based around a bright forest theme. The game uses the fireflies of the title as multi-coloured Wilds that land gently on the reels during gameplay.

A beautifully designed 5×4 reel slot, Firefly Frenzy makes use of rich and vibrant colours to light up the reels, bringing the game to life with the bright flower and firefly symbols. The crowning feature of the game is its dynamic special feature, aptly named Frenzy Spins, which will appeal to players who like explosive gameplay with high potential.

While Play’n GO are more well-known for the strong narratives and backstories that come with their slot games, this is a classic and enjoyable slot from them, in the vein of other releases this year such as Inferno Star and Perfect Gems. Play’n GO have also seen success with these simple slots like player favourite Mystery Joker.

CEO Johan Törnqvist spoke of how the game is another example of the company’s diverse range of content in its portfolio:

“Variety is a hugely important factor in creating the best library of content. Slot gaming has an audience of millions worldwide, and so it’s only natural that there are different tastes and preferences within the market.

You cannot truly be a leading supplier in this industry if you do not supply your partners with a diverse suite of entertainment for their players, to appeal to as large a market as possible.

At Play’n GO we have this diversity but, no matter the style, gameplay or theme of the game, they all carry one thing in common, and that is the Play’n GO quality which has led us to the top of the industry.”

Firefly Frenzy is available to play online today.

 

Founded in 2005, Play’n GO are a leading supplier for slot gaming in the casino industry. One of the first suppliers to recognise and utilise the potential of mobile slot gaming, their innovation has revolutionised the industry and led Play’n GO to the forefront of the casino supplier market. Since its inception Play’n GO have curated a portfolio of award-winning games developed and tailored for compatibility with all devices and operating systems. In addition to this, they also provide back-end services and solutions to ensure operators are equipped to provide the ultimate gaming experience; this includes their casino platform and their server-based gaming solution, OMNY.

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Kambi Group plc Q2 Report 2019

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Financial summary

  • Revenue amounted to €21.6 (17.6) million for the second quarter of 2019, an increase of 23%, and €42.6 (34.0) million for the first half of 2019, an increase of 25%
  • Operating profit (EBIT) for the second quarter of 2019 was €2.5 (2.4) million, with a margin of 11.7% (13.8%), and 5.1 (4.4) million, with a margin of 12.1% (12.9%) for the first half of 2019
  • Profit after Tax amounted to €1.6 (1.7) million for the second quarter of 2019 and 3.6 (3.2) million for the first half of 2019
  • Earnings per share for the second quarter of 2019 were €0.052 (0.055) and €0.117 (0.107) for the first half of 2019
  • Cash flow from operating and investing activities (excluding working capital) amounted to €0.4 (1.9) million for the second quarter of 2019 and €1.6 (2.5) million for the first half of 2019

 

Key highlights

  • Solid financial performance with 23% year-on-year revenue growth and 26% operator turnover growth, despite tough comparatives including the 2018 football World Cup
  • Signed a new customer in BetWarrior, which will further Kambi’s expansion in Latin America
  • Took first legal online sports bet in Pennsylvania with Rush Street Interactive (RSI). Powering the first three online sportsbooks to launch in Pennsylvania
  • Took first legal bet in New York State with RSI at Rivers Casino & Resort Sportsbook

 

“I’m pleased to report Q2 2019 was yet another positive period for Kambi, delivering solid financial growth despite the lighter sporting calendar, and signing new customer agreements to keep up our positive commercial momentum.

Kambi’s Q2 revenue increased 23% year-on-year while operator turnover grew by 26%. Operator trading margin was 8.2%, slightly higher than our expected long-term average. Across the first six months of the year, Kambi revenue was €42.6m, an increase of 25% on H1 2018.

It was during Q2 last year that the US Supreme Court decided to repeal the country’s federal sports betting ban, a judgment I said at the time would create significant business opportunities for Kambi. Looking back over the past 12 months, I’m proud to say we’ve built a robust US-facing business with a fantastic portfolio of partners, and I continue to have great confidence in our future prospects.

The development of the competitive landscape in the US has certainly been dynamic, with operators and suppliers taking a variety of strategic routes. For some, joint ventures or M&A have been the preferred choice, while for our multiple US customers, the decision to partner with Kambi has brought them immediate success, and long may that continue.

As the number of regulated states steadily increases over the coming years, so too will the number of attractive opportunities. The fact Kambi has proven its ability to deliver in the US, coupled with our ongoing US investments in people and products, puts us in a good position to convert the best of these opportunities.

Although much focus is on the US, Kambi continues to explore opportunities globally. In this regard, I am delighted we signed another new customer in Q2, with BetWarrior the latest to join the Kambi network. Although a new operator, BetWarrior is led by an experienced and ambitious management team, one which plans to target countries in Latin America, a region where we’ve seen positive regulatory developments of late.

I’m also pleased that we strengthened our partnerships with National Lottery and the Rank Group. National Lottery has taken the Kambi sportsbook into Moldova, having enjoyed strong growth in its home country of Bulgaria. Meanwhile, Rank will soon add the Kambi Sportsbook to its Spain-facing Enracha brand, and we’ll continue to power its Grosvenor Sports brand in the UK.

This remains an exciting time for Kambi and I look forward to seeing what the second half of the year brings.”

You are invited to participate in a report presentation at 10.45 (CET) with Kambi Group plc’s CEO Kristian Nylén and CFO David Kenyon. The presentation will be held in English via a telephone conference and can also be accessed via an audiocast using the link below.

Questions can be asked on the telephone conference or sent via the audiocast link. Please see details in the link below:

https://financialhearings.com/event/12004 

Numbers for participation in the telephone conference:

SE: +46856642704 UK: +443333009264 US: +18338230589

No pin required.

Link to the audiocast: https://tv.streamfabriken.com/kambi-group-q2-2019

 

About Kambi:

Kambi is a provider of premium sports betting services to licensed B2C gaming operators.  Kambi Group plc is listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm. Our services encompass a broad offering from front-end user interface through to odds compiling, customer intelligence and risk management, built on an in-house developed software platform. Kambi’s 20-plus customers include 888 Holdings, ATG, DraftKings, Greenwood Gaming & Entertainment, Kindred Group, LeoVegas, Napoleon Games and Rush Street Interactive. Kambi employs more than 750 staff across offices in Malta (headquarters), Australia, Philippines, Romania, Sweden, the UK, and the United States

Kambi utilises a best of breed security approach, with guiding principles from ISO 27001. Kambi is eCOGRA certified. Kambi Group plc is listed on First North at Nasdaq Stockholm under the symbol “KAMBI”. The Company’s Certified Advisor is Redeye AB.

Source: Latest News at European Gaming Media
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