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DraftKings Eyes English Premier League Season After Epic World Cup

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Fans Across the Globe Submitted Nearly 11 Million Entries During Quadrennial Tournament

DraftKings Inc. welcomes the English Premier League (EPL) back to its platform after an epic World Cup performance that saw international customers account for nearly a quarter of the company’s entries during the tournament.

“The World Cup gave us the opportunity to reach soccer fans, globally, in a new and exciting way,” said Jeffrey Haas, DraftKings’ Chief International Officer. “As we now turn our attention to the start of the EPL season, we plan to carry over this momentum and broaden our international audience engagement even further.”

In the span of the World Cup, DraftKings received nearly 11 million entries from hundreds of thousands of customers globally, who collectively accounted for nearly $10 million in winnings. Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany represented the top countries outside the United States for total entry submissions, with the UK earning the highest value of payouts internationally at over $2 million.

Soccer’s grandest global spectacle shone a light on DraftKings’ offerings surrounding the sport, which continues to be a key business driver abroad. This year’s World Cup also featured more EPL players (106) than any other domestic league in the world1, so fans who watched the games and played DraftKings contests were provided a preview of Premier League players who could be daily fantasy stars when the season begins today.

In addition to the Classic mode salary cap format, which consists of building eight-player lineups from at least three different teams and representing a minimum of two separate matches, this season’s EPL contests on DraftKings will also feature Showdown for single-game matchups. Showdown, DraftKings’ newest fantasy game, works by having fans construct lineups of six flex players, and must feature at least one player from both teams, regardless of position. For soccer fans who want to organize their own private EPL contests of Classic or Showdown, DraftKings Leagues is also available throughout the entire season.

To learn more about EPL contests on DraftKings, visit www.draftkings.com

To enter DraftKings’ EPL $50K Season Kickoff contest, visit: https://bit.ly/2OjcnEM

For more details on DraftKings Classic Soccer, visit https://bit.ly/2M8MSth

For more details on DraftKings Soccer Showdown, visit https://bit.ly/2Mfqyxm

To create custom DraftKings Leagues, visit https://bit.ly/2M5YLQM

About DraftKings
DraftKings is a global sports technology and entertainment company that believes life is more fun with skin in the game. Its mission is to bring fans closer to the games they love via a unique combination of daily fantasy sports, sports betting and media platforms that, combined, deliver “The Game Inside The Game.” Founded in 2012 by Matt KalishPaul Liberman and Jason Robins, DraftKings is headquartered in Boston, MA, and offers daily fantasy sports contests across 11 professional sports in 8 countries including the U.S., Canada, U.K and Australia. Now a licensed operator in New Jersey, DraftKings Sportsbook allows players in the state to engage in betting for major U.S. and international sports.

Media Contacts
Aliza Solc
Media@draftkings.com


Source: Press Releases Published on European Gaming Media Network

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European Lotteries Association joins Betting on Sports Week in September

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The European Lotteries Association will host a meeting for members of its Sport Working Group at next month’s Betting on Sports Week in London (18-21 September), while several of its headline members have been lined up to speak at the event.

European Lotteries is the umbrella organisation of national lotteries operating games of chance for the public benefit, which brings together both state-owned and private operators, both profit and non-profit, who operate on behalf of the state.

Each of the Sport Working Group’s 18 members will be invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday morning 19 September, to discuss topics including sports integrity and sports policy, as well as the planning and content for upcoming European Lotteries events.

This team of 18 includes confirmed #boscon2018 speakers – Jari Vähänen, SVP of Veikkaus, Ludovico Calvi, Board Director of Lottomatica Betting, and Jens Nielsen, Head of Sports Betting at Danske Spil, as well as representatives of Norsk Tipping, SAZKA, Global Lottery Monitoring System, LOTTO Bayern, Szerencsejáték Zrt., Française des Jeux, Österreichische Lotterien, Staatliche Toto-Lotto, Svenska Spel, OPAP, Sisal, Loterie Nationale Belgium and Hrvatska Lutrija.

Vähänen will be helping to provide a snapshot of horseracing around the world, as part of the Betting on Racing track on Thursday 20 September, while Nielsen will be assessing the betting shop of the future on the Betting on Retail track, held on the same day.

Ludovico Calvi of Lottomatica, and also the President of the Global Lottery Monitoring System, will take part in the main integrity panel discussing the future outlook of the US market with PASPA down.

Nielsen commented: “Once again, we are delighted that SBC has embraced the importance of our Sport Working Group by facilitating a meeting at Betting on Sports.

“The rapidly evolving nature of the lottery sector dictates that we need these regular meetups, not just to discuss new points of difference, but also to address the opportunities that changes in consumer behaviour presents.”

Betting on Sports Week will present no fewer than 250 thought leaders, innovators and decision makers from the sports betting, esports, casino, affiliates, media and sports sectors.

 

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Vegas Kings renews Digital Creative Retainer with Resorts Casino and Mohegan Sun

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Vegas Kings renews Digital Creative Retainer with Resorts Casino and Mohegan Sun

August 16, 2018 – New Jersey  – Working closely with one of the leading regulated online casinos in New Jersey, Vegas Kings have been managing all Resorts Digital Gaming’s online and offline creatives for the last two and a half years, and have recently secured a further 12–month retainer contract to continue providing a full tiered service to both ResortsCasino.com and MoheganSunCasino.com.

“We are very excited and proud to continue our close working relationship with the Resorts Digital Gaming team. Both brands are gaining great share within the New Jersey online market and the additional value that VK brings to the table is helping pave the way for both services to be at the forefront of the industry,” says Ashley Adir, CEO of Vegas Kings.

Vegas Kings handles all the daily creative and web development requests ranging from online acquisition banner creatives, social media adverts, HTML mailers, video production promoting new games to full HD TV adverts, billboards and website back-end development.

“We love working with Vegas Kings and were so excited and thrilled to sign another year with them. Without them, being one of the leading operators in New Jersey would not be possible,” says Ed Andrewes, CEO of Resorts Digital Gaming, LLC.

 

For further information, please contact:

Vegas Kings
Ashley Adir, CEO
contact@vegaskings.com

Resorts Digital Gaming LLC
Ed Andrewes, CEO
EAndrewes@resortsac.com

 

About Vegas Kings
Vegas Kings is the most experienced Web Design and Development Agency that exclusively services the iGaming Industry. In operation since 1998, Vegas Kings have successfully serviced hundreds of gaming brands across all verticals including Casino, Sports, Bingo and Poker. Through their years of experience, they have found the formula to design and develop user experiences that truly convert. Www.vegaskings.com 

About Resorts Digital Gaming
Resorts Digital Gaming is the interactive arm of Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City, the first casino to open in the state of New Jersey and operates Internet gambling websites www.resortscasino.com and www.mohegansuncasino.com

 


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iLUCKI makes debut on SoftSwiss’ platform

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iLUCKI makes debut on SoftSwiss' platform

Keen to use the technical know-how of SoftSwiss, combined with their profound experience and insightful knowledge of igaming, the team behind the brand is poised to give it their all to entertain players using the best that technology can offer.

A brief glance at the website distinguishes iLUCKI for its breakout layout and game navigation filters with user experience at the very core.

Advanced or simple – the player decides whether they wish to search for their favourite games with simplified filter options to browse through the entire offering or narrow in on that one game they desire most with pinpoint precision.

The smart filter includes search by number of reels and paylines, as well volatility, hit rate and more. It can be easily activated using an elegant switch found on the navigation menu.

Speaking of favourites, players have the freedom to tag their games into a “Favourite” category, so that no time is spent finding their preferred slots. For those wishing to try their luck at something unexplored, iLucki encourages to try its random slot selector.

What is more, the player-oriented brand rolls out a solid library of the top game providers such as NetEnt, Yggdrasil, Microgaming, Play’n GO, NYX and a plethora of other popular game providers. Thanks to the SoftSwiss Game Aggregator, iLucki establishes a vast portfolio of over 40 game brands.

Crypto-lovers will enjoy the ability to play games supporting their coin of choice, whether it is Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Etherium Classic, Litecoin, Dogecoin or Monero.

Support of cryptopayments is brought to iLucki through CoinsPaid, SoftSwiss’ long-term partner in cryptopayments, offering high-end security and speedy transactions.

Anyone looking for the more traditional payment methods, will be satisfied by the abundance of such options for deposits and cashouts as Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, plus Skrill, Neteller, Zimpler, Yandex Money, Qiwi, Sofort, Paysafecard, ecoPayz and more.

The cutting-edge SoftSwiss Bonus Engine allows iLucki to present one of the most diverse and choice-rich promotional systems to date. This comes in the form of several first deposit bonuses, weekend wager free cashback events, high roller bonuses, weekday freespins and a colourful playlist of daily tournaments with local prize pools.

iLUCKI is passionate to become a top rated and player-favourite online casino through quality service, innovative ideas and bespoke promotions.

The complementary affiliates section of the website utilises the in-house affiliate system, developed by SoftSwiss to bring added flexibility to both operators and affiliates alike.

A comprehensive configuration of affiliate commissions, sub-affiliates and billing periods is supplied to the operator, all the while keeping affiliates in the loop on the latest news and exclusive promotional content.

As iLUCKi’s motto goes: “We speak casino. We are casino!” players can have peace of mind and rest assured that their satisfaction is iLucki’s top priority.

SoftSwiss is overwhelmingly happy to introduce iLucki to the growing roster of cutting-edge casino brands utilising its proprietary casino and affiliate platform.


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