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Playtech BGT Sports extends exclusive Racing Post deal

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London, 13th July 2018 – Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), the leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, has extended its exclusive agreement to host Racing Post content on its self-service betting terminals.

Displayed on the SSBT’s dual screen user interface, the content offers data for UK and Irish horseracing and greyhound racing, including in-demand information such as form, age, weight, jockey and trainer, as well as the Racing Post predictor.

In addition, the RP Bet Finder, which is a powerful bet filter tool allowing customers to quickly find the markets they wish to bet on, is incorporated to enhance the user experience.

International racing supplied by SiS and TRP and a committed roadmap of new innovative features will be rolled out in the coming weeks to maximise bet conversion, with key bet prompting and bet generating content for rapid bet placement.

John Pettit, Managing Director UK, Ireland, Asia, and Australia at Playtech BGT Sports, said: “We are delighted to have extended our partnership with Racing Post at a very important time.

“Whether it’s UK, Irish or international horse racing, or greyhound racing, this exclusive deal is designed to offer high street customers engaging content and a first-class racing experience.”

Eugene Delaney, B2B Director, Racing Post, added: “It’s great to be working alongside Playtech BGT Sports and we couldn’t be happier to see our content on their SSBTs.

“Our products are designed to help customers form an opinion and remain engaged thanks to our range of insights, content, and tips. The new content is sure to prove as popular as ever.”

 

About Playtech

Playtech is a market leader in the gambling and financial trading industries. Founded in 1999 and listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, Playtech has more than 5,000 employees in 17 countries.

Playtech is the gambling industry’s leading software and services supplier with more than 140 licensees globally, including many of the world’s leading regulated online, retail and mobile operators, land-based casino groups, government sponsored entities such as lotteries, and new entrants opening operations in newly-regulated markets. Its business intelligence-driven gambling software offering includes casino, live casino, bingo, poker and sports betting.

It is the pioneer of Omni-channel gambling which, through Playtech ONE, offers operators and their customers, a seamless, anytime, anywhere experience across any product, any channel (online, mobile, retail) and any device using a single account and single wallet. It provides marketing expertise, sophisticated CRM solutions and other services for operators seeking a full turnkey solution.

Playtech BGT Sports (“PBS”) is Playtech’s sports betting division, headquartered in Nicosia with more than 600 employees across 6 different business centres. PBS is the provider of the market leading Self-Service Betting Terminals product with over 26,000 terminals supplied to retail operators in the UK and internationally as well as digital sports betting platforms and user interfaces to many major online licensees.

Playtech’s Financials division operates both on a B2C and B2B basis. Its B2C focused offering is an established and growing online CFDs broker, operating the brand markets.com. Its B2B offering includes the division’s proprietary trading platform, CRM and back-office systems, as well as its liquidity technology platform which provides retail brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services, liquidity and complementary risk management tools.

www.playtech.com

 

For further information, contact:

 

Playtech plc

Mor Weizer, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Smith, Chief Financial Officer

c/o Buchanan Communications

 

James Newman, Head of Investor Relations

 

+ 44 (0) 20 7466 5000

 

 

 

 

+44 (0)1624 645954

Buchanan Communications

David Rydell


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Central European panel discussion at CEEGC2018 Budapest to be moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners)

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Budapest – 23 July 2018 – With just 64 days left until the third edition of the Central and Eastern Europen Gaming Conference and Awards will kick off, we are anticipating the 3rd sold out event in our portfolio this year. With over 60% of the tickets already the sold, the most prestigious boutique-style gaming seminar is very much awaited by the industry.

The third edition of CEEGC will be held at the Ritz-Carlton in Budapest on the 25th of September and promises to once again bring quality networking and learning opportunities for industry shareholders from all around the world.

We are also honored to announce that the “Focus on Central Europe – Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland” panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Robert Skalina (Senior Advisor at WH Partners).

The panel discussion will feature experts of the industry such as Bartosz Andruszaniec (RM Legal Kancelaria Radców Prawnych), Gabor Helembai (Bird&Bird), Štefan Švec (Playtech) and Jan Rehola (PS Legal).

You can browse the full agenda and already confirmed speaker list on the following link.

Make sure you grab your seat in time and attend the most prestigious boutique style gaming event which gather C-level executives yearly in one of Europe’s most visited city. Register here!

About Robert

Dr. Robert Skalina is a Czech Advocate as well as a Registered European Lawyer in Malta. He is based in Prague and works in Malta regularly.

He is a financial services and corporate lawyer and provides advice to wide range of investment managers, advisors and funds, including private equity and hedge funds. Robert also regularly advises clients in the gaming/gambling industries and has vast experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions and complex cross border transactions.

Robert has previously held the position of head of legal of a London based investment advisor active throughout EMEA region. Prior to that, he served as legal counsel for the largest retail bank in the Czech Republic.

Robert graduated with an LLM cum laude from the London School of Economics. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the Charles University in Prague. He provides advice in English, Czech and Slovak.

To catch this unique opportunity to learn about how to invest or leverage from the Central European gambling industry, be among the delegates in 2018. Register here!

Quotes about CEEGC Budapest from attending delegates

Rafal Nowak – iGaming Sales Director at Mobiyo

“A week after the Budapest Gaming CEE conferences, I’m still discussing the topics brought up there with fellow delegates. Thank you Zoltan Tundik for organizing an informative an well shaped event on this, often underestimated iGaming territory and good luck with the next one!”

Roy Pedersen – CEO & Chief Editor at All In Translations

“For All-in Translations’ 10 Year Anniversary Tour we decided to attend more smaller conferences. Zoltan and Betty are much of the reason for this. They have a unique way of giving a personal touch to the events they organise while at the same time keeping them highly relevant. CEEGC Budapest was another great example where we felt truly welcome, and at the same time it was great for business.”


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MGM Resorts International Honored With National Council On Problem Gambling’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award

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Company’s GameSense program is already transforming how the industry promotes responsible gambling

 

CLEVELAND, July, 2018  — MGM Resorts International was honored with the National Council on Problem Gambling’s (NCPG) Corporate Social Responsibility Award Friday at the organization’s 32nd National Conference on problem gambling in Cleveland.

The award – which recognizes an organization that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to social responsibility related to problem gambling – was presented in recognition of the company’s ground-breaking responsible gambling program: GameSense. Launched nationwide at MGM Resorts’ properties late last year, GameSense integrates responsible gambling education and support into the company’s industry-leading guest service culture. It’s all designed to help guests make informed decisions and keep gambling fun.

“We are thrilled to receive this honor from the National Council on Problem Gambling and can’t thank them enough for the incredible work they do in raising awareness in the problem gambling community,” said MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren. “GameSense has been a tremendous success and is already transforming the way the industry approaches responsible gambling. MGM Resorts is at the forefront of driving the conversation and culture around this important issue, and GameSense ensures responsible gambling education is at the heart of our guest service model at every one of our casinos – worldwide.”

NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte added that his organization is pleased to recognize MGM Resort’s innovation and leadership with GameSense with its Corporate Social Responsibility Award.

“We’re so proud to congratulate MGM Resorts on this achievement,” Whyte said. “Their steadfast support, innovation and leadership in taking GameSense companywide has set the standard in the casino industry. They have raised the bar considerably and – most importantly – greatly benefited their employees and customers.”

GameSense comes alive through personal interactions between guests and trained staff based at each property’s M life Rewards desk. In addition to speaking to trained employees, guests are also utilizing interactive GameSense touchscreens and picking up educational materials and other resources. This unprecedented commitment to integrating responsible gambling education into the company’s entire guest service model is unlike anything the industry has seen before.

Alan Feldman, Executive Vice President of Global Industry Affairs, said the response to the company’s responsible gambling efforts has been outstanding, adding that guests and employees alike have enjoyed and benefited from having positive, open and proactive conversations about how to gamble responsibly.

“In less than a year, GameSense has sparked more than 350,000 positive conversations and interactions with guests, and the numbers continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. With GameSense, MGM Resorts has expanded and enhanced the scope of responsible gambling culture beyond anything the industry has ever seen,” Feldman said. “The program’s goal of building stronger and more sustainable guest relationships has been incredibly successful, and we look forward to driving the conversation and integrating this program wherever our company operates.”

ABOUT GAMESENSE
Integrated nationwide by MGM Resorts in late 2017, GameSense enhances awareness and education about responsible gambling for players and guests and, in doing so, raising the standards within the industry. The program was developed by the BCLC, British Columbia’s provincial gambling corporation and encourages players to adopt behaviors and attitudes that reduce the risk of developing gambling disorders. This includes setting and sticking to personally allocated time and monetary limits for gambling, as well as being open and honest with family, friends and oneself when it comes to personal gambling habits.

GameSense has earned international recognition such as the World Lottery Association’s Best Overall Responsible Gambling Program (2010), and the U.S.- based National Council on Problem Gambling’s Social Responsibility Award (2015). In addition to being licensed at MGM Resorts casino properties, the program has been implemented by Connecticut Lottery, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission and Canadian provinces Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

ABOUT MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company in 2018 opened MGM COTAI in Macau and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. It also is developing MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

 

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GGRocket Launches World’s First Blockchain and AI Solution for the $50B Virtual Gaming Economy

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SINGAPORE, July, 2018 — GGRocket, an international venture-funded big data analytics and in-game trading company, is launching a high-tech AI solution on the blockchain for the gaming economy via an Initial Token Sale on 01 September 2018.

GGRocket is supported by a development grant from Microsoft as well as several Venture Capitalists, having undergone the prestigious IIDF – Europe’s Biggest Accelerator and VC. The company has a development and business team of more than 30 active personnel.

At the heart of GGRocket lie the principles of a decentralised network of clients and pro-gamers that can securely and trustlessly exchange in-game goods and services for real world assets. The entire virtual ecosystem will be built on top of the proprietary GG Chain, which in turn connects participants to smart contracts and decentralised applications. GGRocket Tokens (GGR) will be used as utility and fuel for the ecosystem, allowing buyers, sellers and participants to interact in a trustless environment.

GGRocket already services a sizeable customer base by partnering with LegionFarm.com, a multi-million dollar marketplace for in-game goods and services. The partnership has actively proven the concept in GGRocket’s solutions to more than hundred thousand buyers and sellers.

“With GGRocket, the virtual gaming economy is about to be positively disrupted with AI, eradicating in-game fraud and boosting revenues of businesses,” says Alexey Belyankin, CEO of GGRocket and LegionFarm.com. “Our blockchain technology will amplify the impact of the solution, allowing anyone, be it a business or a customer to be a participant in an active ecosystem.”

 

About GGRocket:

GGRocket is a blockchain-powered trustless virtual economy and AI driven big data analytics for the gaming industry. GGRocket provides for an escrow service for in-game trading and an analytical tool for platforms to increase their revenue using big data harvested from the ecosystem activity.

GGRocket application functionality is based on 2 main instruments: GG Guard – a video recognition escrow system that decides if the deal has been fulfilled in game. GG Robot – a mechanism that utilises big data and machine learning technology in order to create specified and personalised offers for each customer based on their preferences.

More information on the Initial Token Sale can be found at https://ggrocket.io/

 

Source: GGRocket


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