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Playtech BGT Sports set to showcase innovative new products and features at London event

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Market-leading solutions offer customer convenience and engagement

 

Playtech BGT Sports will unveil a range of new products and features at next week’s ICE 2019 that will boost both customer engagement and revenues for retail operators.

The market-leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions will reveal the new cashless Tap2bet functionality on its market-leading self-service betting terminals. Currently being trialled in Paddy Power’s shops, the feature allows customers to simply ‘tap’ their debit card in order to place a bet.

This will be joined by PBS’ state-of-the-art content Bet Recommender engine, which uses artificial intelligence to suggest relevant selections and interesting content directly to shop customers. Available in Coral’s retail estate at the moment, it is built with anonymous users in mind and harnesses millions of previous calculations and comparisons.

In a move that brings further innovation to the retail space, Playtech BGT Sports will also be discussing its new collaboration with leading content provider Vermantia. The combined retail solution will give customers the chance to bet on over 36,000 live betting events using pictures and data supplied to in-shop screens by Vermantia, with ready access to PBS’s odds and betting markets on its SSBTs.

These unique features and others like it are set to help spearhead PBS’ move into the U.S. market this year, with a dedicated U.S. area featuring products specific to that growing market featuring on its stand too.

Another significant area of expansion is online, giving PBS the opportunity to talk visitors through a host of developments with its digital client, including its new Level Up gamification feature. This original feature encourages customer loyalty by using sports-focused challenges, milestones that educate them on the depth of the product, and achievements that can reward them with free bets or casinos spins.

Playtech BGT Sports CEO Dr Armin Sageder, MBA, said: “The PBS offering provides operators with a complete armoury of engaging content and customer-friendly tools with which to win over new customers and retain existing ones.

“Collectively, it forms an in-shop sweet spot at the junction of data, pictures and betting convenience which is proven to generate additional income for operators in markets around the globe, including the United States where retail is likely to be a key battleground.”

PBS executives will be speaking to show delegates about new functionality for its BetTracker retail mobile app, including free bets triggered by fun side games accumulator insurance, location-based betting using Sensepass, and a virtual customer card they can use to log in to SSBTs.

They will also be showcasing the company’s Bonus Engine. Integrated with IMS to allow seamless bonusing across all Playtech products, it is capable of offering free bet tokens, vouchers, Acca Insurance and Boosts, deposit bonusing and event triggered bonuses.

To experience these exciting solutions first hand visit Playtech BGT Sports on stand N6-140 at London’s ExCeL conference centre. To arrange a meeting with our commercial directors, please email sales@pbs.one.

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The Stars Group 2019 Investor Day Webcast Details

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The Stars Group Inc.  will host an Investor Day in New York City on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. ET.  Presentations by members of executive management are expected to conclude at approximately 12:00 p.m. ET.

This event will be webcast live at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET and can be accessible via the Internet through http://www.webcasthd.com/tsg

Presentation slides will be posted prior to the start of the event to www.starsgroup.com under The Stars Group, Investor Relations, Financial and Corporate Information.

 

About The Stars Group:

The Stars Group is a provider of technology-based product offerings in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries. Its brands have millions of registered customers globally and collectively are leaders in online and mobile betting, poker, casino and other gaming-related offerings. The Stars Group owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Oddschecker, as well as live poker tour and events brands, including the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship, European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK. The Stars Group is one of the world’s most licensed online gaming operators with its subsidiaries collectively holding licenses or approvals in 21 jurisdictions throughout the world, including in Europe, Australia, and the Americas. The Stars Group’s vision is to become the world’s favorite iGaming destination and its mission is to provide its customers with winning moments.

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Studies find links between loot box spending and problem gambling

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New research has proved that there is a strong link between problematic gambling behaviours and spending money on loot boxes.

The results of the research are published in the journal PLOS One as two studies. The results indicate that people who spend more money on loot boxes are also more likely to be unable to keep their gambling habits in check.

“Loot boxes are extremely widespread. A recent analysis we did showed that they may feature in as many as 63% of mobile games. They’re extremely profitable, too: They’re estimated to have perhaps generated as much as $30 billion in revenue in 2018,” said study author David Zendle of York St. John University.

“They’re also highly worrying — there are clear parallels between loot boxes and potentially harmful activities like gambling. Given their prevalence, importance, and the lack of literature on them, I think a good question is ‘Why weren’t more people running these studies?’”

The researchers had 1172 gamers complete psychological surveys regarding problem gambling and loot box spending.

The participants all reported regularly playing at least of one of ten popular games that feature loot boxes: Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Counter-Strike: GO, FIFA 18, Rocket League, DOTA 2, Team Fortress 2, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.

“There is a link between loot box spending and problem gambling. However, we’re not sure if this means that loot boxes literally cause problem gambling, or if it means that people who are already problem gamblers spend significantly more money on loot boxes. In either case, though, it doesn’t look socially beneficial.”

On average, the participants reported spending $19.58 on loot boxes in the past month. But some had spent up to $2300.

The study replicates the finding of previous research conducted by Zendle and published in 2018. That study, which examined 7422 gamers, found that people with more severe gambling problems tended to spend more on loot boxes.

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NESN starts telecast of sports-gambling show

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NESN, the television home of the Boston Bruins and Boston Red Sox, and VSiN (Vegas Stats & Information Network), started the telecast of VSiN’s Follow the Money morning show on March 18. It will be shown on NESNplus every weekday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.

Follow the Money, a three-hour show offering valuable betting information, with a lace of humour and entertainment, is hosted by Mitch Moss and Paul Howard.

“NESN has long been a leader in regional sports television, and there is no better partner to reach sports fans throughout New England,” said Brian Musburger, founder and CEO of VSiN. “As regulated sports betting expands across the country, VSiN will continue to partner with innovators like NESN to help inform the rapidly growing number of Americans wagering on sports.”

In the coming days, the show will include expert insight and analysis around March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament which got underway on Tuesday.

“Sports-wagering regulations are changing quickly and with these changes, we anticipate an increased interest in obtaining relevant and reliable sports information,” said Rick Jaffe, NESN’s vice president of programming and production. “VSiN has both the experience and expertise to deliver the most up-to-date gaming data and analytics to New England’s sports fans.”

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