LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- AXES.ai ("AXES" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has formed a strategic alliance with Cyprus-based Fintech Blueberry Payment Solutions to offer the AXES European client base an integrated Open Loop cashless eWallet. The Blueberry Payment Solutions eVoucher, eWallet, Card, and IBAN Cloud Account is already integrated with the AXES Butler Closed Loop eWallet, Loyalty, Rewards and Engagement APP, for Merchants and Clients.
"AXES has the most advanced, secure and complete closed loop cashless platform in the global land-based gaming industry," stated Rhyan Bridle, Founder & CTO of Blueberry Payment Solutions. "The Blueberry Payment Solutions platform, technology, licenses, IP and certifications will empower AXES European Clients to instantly transfer funds to their AXES closed loop wallet and to AXES Casino Float Accounts. This powerful partnership will rapidly evolve the fintech performance and possibilities of the land-based gaming industry, and we are very excited to offer the power of the Blueberry Payment Solutions to the AXES client base."
"Blueberry Payment Solutions is a perfect fit for AXES," stated Earle G. Hall, President & CEO of AXES.ai. "Blueberry Payment Solutions truly understands that a casino eWallet is a personal player to casino relationship based on loyalty, engagement and rewards. We are grateful to Blueberry Payment Solutions for having customized their product offering to align with our strategy to support our European AXES clientele to ensure they have the most powerful engagement strategy in the global land-based casino gaming market. We look forward to evolving our product base with Blueberry Payment Solutions as we integrate multiple forms of payment, funding and financial instruments"
ABOUT Blueberry Payment Solutions
Blueberry Payment Solutions is an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) authorized for the distribution of e-Money. Offering an alternative banking platform, Blueberry Payment Solutions, allows the community a safe place to send, receive, hold and invest, with absolute confidence and reliability. The all-encompassing platform empowers merchants, corporations, and end-user clients to perform their day-to-day payments and banking operations. Blueberry Payment Solutions draws on the adroitness of cloud technology to guarantee the highest security and availability of its solution. Currently, in 11 countries, Blueberry Payment Solutions has an offering for both land-based and online merchant services, ensuring the power of personalized banking is not compromised.
For more information, contact https://blueberrycard.eu/
AXES is the Global Gaming Industry's land-based cashless pioneer and FinTech disruptor. AXES empowers governments, casinos and route/street with highly secure, real-time data collection to fuel alerts, events, analytics, cashless and infinite other apps in the AXES APP Store. AXES harnesses the power of blockchain cloud technology to ensure the highest security, speed and availability of any platform in the Global Gaming Industry. With offices in seven countries and clients in more than 40 countries, AXES is the only 100% independent system provider in the land-based gaming industry, providing quantitative actionable intelligence and applications. AXES is the future of casino information management TODAY.
For more information, contact info@AXES.ai
ANAHEIM, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, April 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) ("Everi" or "the Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, today announced it will showcase the new Player Classic Signature™ cabinet with seven new classic stepper themes as well as compelling content for the Empire Flex™ cabinet, alongside the Company's latest FinTech and iGaming innovations at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention, to be held April 21-22, 2022, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Everi will display, in Booth #420, its expanding breadth and depth of player-engaging video content and classic stepper games, as well as fresh takes on entertaining premium titles. More than 10 new innovative themes on the Empire Flex portrait cabinet will be featured, including Cha-Ching!™, Money Line™, and the Press Your Luck™ Series based on the iconic game show. These themes are also available on TournEvent Everiway™, the next iteration of Everi's one-of-a-kind TournEvent® platform. TournEvent Everiway provides added flexibility that enables all TournEvent supported cabinets, including dual-screen and/or portrait, to deliver the group-style TournEvent Classic™ or sit-and-go TournEvent Now® promotions. Player Classic Signature, the newest addition to Everi's successful mechanical cabinet portfolio, will also be showcased with several of its launch themes, including the Gems Deluxe™ Series as well as the Jackpot Power™Series, which features a progressive-tier burnout mechanic.
Smokin' Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel Fire & Ice™, with its two mischievous characters, will be presented on the Flex Fusion™ premium cabinet, Everi's fully featured banked product. Little Shop of Horrors Director's Cut™, which builds off the high-performing theme on the Empire MPX® portrait cabinet, and Outlander™, which is based on the hugely successful television series, will both be shown on the Empire DCX™ premium cabinet. Fu Lu Shou Land of Wealth™, presented on Empire Arena™ cabinet, showcases two unique base games that are chock full of exciting features, including a heart-pounding two-minute frenzy mode.
Everi's FinTech solutions continue to help tribal operator partners meet the emerging mobile ecosystem via the Company's "Digital Neighborhood," its complete suite of financial, casino loyalty and compliance products and services that bring commonality and continuity to operator workflows. With a particular focus on self-service, the growth of Everi's "Digital Neighborhood" suite demonstrates the Company's leadership position and highlights its ability to develop solutions that improve the casino patron experience across loyalty, payments, and casino operations.
The CashClub Wallet® solution integrates and extends cashless payments throughout the gaming enterprise using traditional, alternative, and mobile technologies. CashClub Wallet is a mobile digital wallet that allows casino operators to offer their guests the option of cashless and contactless funding of electronic game play, including funding at the gaming device, as well as payments at the point of sale or online to fund sports betting or social gaming. JackpotXpress, the intuitive jackpot and tax forms management solution, allows casino staff to securely and efficiently process slot jackpots using a mobile device right at the winning gaming machine. Jackpot Xpress is the only jackpot management system that combines mobile productivity, secure payment, tax forms management and anti-money laundering tracking into a single solution. Also on display will be the award-winning Trilogy™ loyalty platform, offering player-centric gaming solutions to enroll and engage customers while providing a premium experience that follows them across the gaming floor and beyond.
The Company will also exhibit its growing and unique library of award-winning iGaming content, including digital progressive games, all delivered via the proprietary Spark™ Remote Game Server ("RGS"). Over the past three years, Everi Digital has extended the footprint of the Spark RGS to include Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia in the United States, as well as Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec in Canada. During this time, Everi has become a top provider of iGaming content to operators and has consistently grown its reputation for creating compelling content. Everi's digital gaming catalog now consists of more than 50 distinct titles, with more on the way.
"We look forward to returning to the Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our Native American gaming partners," said Randy Taylor, Everi President and CEO. "Everi has a long, successful history of supporting tribal gaming operators, providing a broad portfolio of products that enhance the patron experience and help improve casino operational efficiency."
The diversity of Zitro products has arrived at the Cocamatic Group’s Arcadia salons in Madrid, filling them with a new and original variety of games for the satisfaction of multiple players.
Arcadia salon customers can now find the new Altius Glare cabinets, with the new Wheel of Legends multi-game, Fusion Glare with Far West and Allure Glare with the incredible Bashiba Egyptian. These are different multi-game and cabinets that include innovations never seen before in the salon market.
“Zitro’s new products bring a different gaming dynamic to what we offer, in unique and exclusive cabinets that are giving a new twist to the salons, elevating them to a surprising category and are having a great success among players,” say the Cocamatic group managers.
In the words of Vicente Fernández, commercial director of Zitro, “I would like to thank the Cocamatic Group for the great reception they always give to our products, both by their managers and their customers, and we are sure that the great diversity we bring to their salons will delight all player profiles”.
GameSTACK™ technology Platform enabling iGaming and online sports betting, furthering penetration of Michigan’s fast-growing market
Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort is the largest casino in the State of Michigan, with an expansive 210,000 square-foot casino facility that offers thousands of slot machines and the widest variety of floor games available in the Midwest. It also possesses an extremely sizeable database of patrons, who the parties anticipate converting into active online players via GAN’s patented iBridge loyalty platform.
As previously announced under the terms of the agreement, GAN has deployed the Company’s GameSTACK™ enterprise software platform onto the client’s technical infrastructure deployed on-property. GAN has collaborated with the client to design and develop their iGaming and sports betting front-end web application together with counterpart native Apple iOS and Android apps. GAN will deploy the Company’s patented iBridge Framework to optimally monetize the Soaring Eagle patron database and leverage their on-property retail loyalty program later this year. Lastly, the scope of the previously announced agreement has been expanded to include fully managed marketing by GAN via the Company’s Marketing Services team specialists employed to drive online user acquisition and player retention acting in collaboration with Soaring Eagle’s on-property retail marketing and player development teams.
The announcement marks GAN’s fourth client in the state of Michigan and GAN’s tenth client for real money online gambling technology in the U.S. and, inclusive of Simulated Gaming, GAN’s ninth Native American tribal gaming operator client.
Dermot S. Smurfit, President & CEO of GAN, noted:
“We are thankful for Soaring Eagle’s confidence in our B2B platform offering and the opportunity to bring Michigan’s largest Tribal casino operator online. This launch for Soaring Eagle represents the best of GAN’s B2B services, purpose built for Tribal operators: Our highly optimized technology platform has combined with GAN’s comprehensive digital marketing services proven successful at user acquisition and retention marketing in other intra-State iGaming markets such as Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Michigan market has been incredibly strong since its launch more than one year ago, and given Soaring Eagle’s strong brand, sizeable database and planned marketing investment, we believe this client, with GAN’s support, will take their fair share of the Michigan online gambling market.”
Melinda Coffin, Chief Executive Officer of Soaring Eagle, added:
“We are excited to leverage GAN’s proven technical capability, product offering and marketing performance in the State of Michigan to support our iGaming and online sports betting now operational on PlayEagle.com. GAN’s enterprise software and marketing expertise will help drive improved adoption and retention of our online offering for current and future players and we look forward to seeing the newly-launched online business complement our established retail gaming business in the coming years.”
Shark Trap Gaming & Security Systems announced they will showcase the new Super Shuffler in booth 1770 with distributor Aces Up Gaming while at the National Indian Gaming Associations' Trade Show.
The show takes place April 19 - 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, California.
NOVOMATIC Americas and R2 Gaming, Inc., with its corporate seat in Burlington, Ontario, have agreed to a multi-year distribution agreement. The agreement allows both parties to benefit from each other’s experience and reach to expand across North America and all regulated Canadian markets.
Chicago, April 18th, 2022 – R2 Gaming Inc. will make available NOVOMATIC Americas' full suite
of casino products throughout Canada. It includes its portfolio of popular slots like the MONEY
PARTY™ Link, Novo Unity™ II electronic table games, NOVOMATIC ActionBook™ sports betting
and player redemption kiosks.
NOVOMATIC Americas' most successful game content will be prominently featured on the popular
PANTHERA™ Curve 1.43, the V.I.P. LOUNGE™ Curve 1.43, the NOVOSTAR® V.I.P. Royal 2.65,
and other established NOVOMATIC hardware platforms.
"We are pleased to add one of Canada's top distributors as our partner," said Rick Meitzler,
President and CEO of NOVOMATIC Americas. This collaboration offers us tremendous potential
in all of their markets. Our ambitions are aligned in growing the business and expanding our retail
presence in Canada. R2 Gaming Inc. and NOVOMATIC Americas together are a powerful combination. With strong relationships and an accomplished team, combined with NOVOMATIC Americas' diverse product portfolio, we welcome the opportunities to grow together. We're excited to explore the possibilities that lie ahead with R2 Gaming Inc. and look forward to providing the Canadian player base with the exceptional entertainment experiences that we are known for around the globe."
R2 Gaming Inc., (R2) Co-Founders Rocco DiPaola and Ravi Sharma said: “We are very excited about this strategic partnership. Combining NOVOMATIC Americas’ world-renowned products with R2’s customer service and support model will positively impact operators. The partnership will significantly increase NOVOMATIC Americas’ presence within the regulated Canadian markets and provide customers access to NOVOMATIC Americas’ rich portfolio of products. With both companies having a customer-centric philosophy, we look forward to a long, mutually beneficial partnership.”
After a long hiatus, Julia Carcamo is back on the air with a bi-weekly podcast, Drivetime Marketing, to give casino marketers quick tips, tricks and tools to aid their programs.
"After meeting with content experts, Mike McKiski and Landon Jones of MaxBet Media," says Carcamo, "I was convinced the podcast could be a valuable tool in sharing some useful tools for casino marketers. The original structure of the content that is easily consumed on your daily commute makes it very accessible, even if your commute is only to your home office."
While initial episodes will be host-read, Carcamo is looking forward to welcoming casino marketing pros to the podcast.
Drivetime Marketing is available for subscription on your favorite podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts and Amazon Music.
Company recognized for leading cross-platform content and omnichannel slots technology
LONDON, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it was honored for its leadership in cross-platform content and technology by winning the "Multi-Channel Supplier of the Year" designation in the 2022 International Gaming Awards. The annual awards program recognizes leading iGaming and land-based casino suppliers and operators from around the world and is judged by a panel of gaming industry professionals.
"In today's era of accelerated iGaming growth and increased player demand for cross-platform entertainment, IGT winning 'Multi-Channel Supplier of the Year' at the 2022 International Gaming Awards signals our alignment with industry trends and growth opportunities," said Mark MacCombie, IGT Senior Vice President EMEA Gaming. "As an end-to-end solutions provider, IGT is highly experienced in and committed to helping our customers achieve growth in all aspects of their gaming enterprises."
"An award such as 'Multi-Channel Supplier of the Year' spotlights the true power of IGT's leading content library and decades of experience in both the iGaming and land-based gaming sectors," said Gil Rotem, IGT President of iGaming."As iGaming continues to expand around the world, IGT's ability to provide high-performing, cross-platform content and technology will help our customers maximize player engagement opportunities and drive play today and in the future."
IGT won this distinguished award on the merit of its compelling PlayCasino slots, blackjack, bingo, and video poker games on the Company's Remote Game Server and its continued success in delivering high-performing land-based casino games and systems technologies. As the industry's first omnichannel wide-area progressive jackpot, IGT's Powerbucks slots also anchored IGT's win, as it continues to differentiate the Company's game library in Canada.
For more information, visit IGT.com, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or watch IGT videos on YouTube.
Acquisition Increases Loyalty Technology Capabilities
LAS VEGAS, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE: EVRI) ("Everi" or the "Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, today announced that it has acquired certain strategic assets of XUVI, LLC ("XUVI"), a privately owned marketing platform provider designed to value, target and engage customers to increase loyalty through immersive data analytics utilizing customer behaviors and artificial intelligence. The acquisition was funded from existing cash on hand. Financial terms were not disclosed.
XUVI's marketing platform, BEAMSTUDIO, is a cutting-edge technology solution that combines historical and behavioral propensity data to assign a customer's future value based on their unique characteristics and behaviors. The technology provides real-time predictive and actionable insights to augment marketing with targeted campaigns focused on valued customers. BEAMSTUDIO increases operating efficiencies through data analytics and automation of routine marketing tasks, and optimizes marketing spend by reducing over and under-reinvestment. BEAMSTUDIO is expected to assist Everi's current QuikMarketing capabilities and leverage consumer data to assist casino marketers and deliver intelligent interactions across all channels and lay the foundation for highly targeted, cost-effective, and successful campaigns to acquire new patrons and strengthen existing customer relationships with precision and insight.
Darren Simmons, Everi's Executive Vice President and FinTech Business Leader, said, "The combination of XUVI's technology with our existing innovative loyalty solutions and marketing services will further strengthen our ability to provide customers with actionable information to enhance their patrons' gaming experience and drive revenue growth. This transaction marks another proof point of our focus on providing the gaming industry with the most extensive suite of loyalty and marketing technology to deliver a one-stop shop of comprehensive, integrated solutions that enable a seamless, convenient experience for casino patrons while delivering operational efficiencies for casino operators."
Company's patented digital printing technology can be fully customized to enhance instant ticket player experience with high-resolution artwork and new playstyles
LONDON, April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today the introduction of its Infinity Instants™ games that are created using multiple patented digital printing technologies to transform and enhance instant ticket design and gameplay. The innovative printing techniques are unlike any others in the industry and produce games with high definition, richly colored symbols and graphics on the front and back of a ticket, and with unparalleled scene variety and flexibility.
"The technology behind Infinity Instants disrupts and revolutionizes traditional instant ticket printing and endorses IGT's commitment to delivering growth-driving, player-tested, innovative solutions for lotteries," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Global Lottery."The digital preparation process of Infinity Instants allows for every element of the instant ticket to be fully customized, creating an infinite number of possibilities. This high level of detail generates opportunities for lotteries to engage players through more appealing graphics and enhanced playstyles."
IGT Infinity Instants tickets are printed on a physical press but produced through a series of digital printing processes and technologies, allowing for endless flexibility for the design, production, and marketing of instant ticket games. With Infinity Instants, the variable game symbols on instant tickets are generated in full color at the highest known resolution in the industry. The digital production process also allows for every ticket in the pack to display unique artwork.
The transformative Infinity Instants tickets have thus far launched in four U.S. lottery markets and have demonstrated strong performance.
For more information about IGT's lottery business, visit IGT.com and follow us on LinkedIn.
Company recognized as top gaming supplier in acclaimed global awards program
LONDON, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently won the "Casino Supplier of the Year" award at the 2022 Global Gaming Awards London. This marks the second year in a row that the Company received the notable honor.
The annual EMEA-focused awards program, led by Gambling Insider magazine, recognizes the gaming industry's strongest performers across the previous 12 months. Winners were selected by a panel of 60 gaming industry executives and announced during an awards ceremony on April 11, 2022.
"Once again, IGT has confirmed its position as the industry's leading end-to-end casino supplier by winning this distinguished award at the 2022 Global Gaming Awards London," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. "This significant recognition is a reflection of IGT's dedicated employees worldwide and our commitment to developing and supplying superior products and services to our customers that drive outstanding results."
"IGT has proven that it continues to lead the industry by providing casinos with exceptional products that create best-in-class user experiences for their customers," said Julian Perry, Gambling Insider Chief Operating Officer. "It is an honor to recognize IGT's position as a leading global casino supplier with this highly regarded award for the second year in a row."
To learn more about the Global Gaming Awards London, click here. For more information, visit IGT.com, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, or watch IGT videos on YouTube.
Acres Will Demonstrate Three Custom Bonuses Including First-of-its-Kind Mobile App that Combines Bonusing, Cashless and Loyalty Capabilities
LAS VEGAS , April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Acres Manufacturing Company ("Acres") announced today that the Company will debut its revolutionary Precision Bonusing™ platform during the Indian Gaming Trade Show & Convention ("NIGA"), to be held April 19-22, 2022, in Anaheim, CA (Booth #262). Acres will showcase three unique bonuses made possible by Precision Bonusing, each custom themed for the show's location in Orange County. Precision Bonusing provides casino operators the ability to offer players a personalized experience and all of its bonus applications can be quickly reskinned to match a casino's branding.
The demonstration of Acres' innovative Precision Bonusing platform will be headlined by Orange Blast, a first-of-its-kind mobile app that combines the features of a cashless wallet with bonusing and loyalty functionality. The Orange Blast bonus app is available for download in the App Store and on Google Play.
"Orange Blast is a casino player app that encompasses the full spectrum of the player's gaming entertainment experience," said Noah Acres of Acres Manufacturing. "The unique Orange Blast app creates a new way for casinos to drive player acquisition while also increasing visitation by providing players a gamified mobile app that responds to real-time gameplay. During casino play, the app manages the player experience by first funding the game and then by generating personalized messages, bonuses and loyalty rewards derived from real-time gaming data. Importantly, Precision Bonusing technology can be seamlessly integrated with sports betting and iGaming apps, allowing for a complete 360-degree view of the patron across all gaming platforms."
For those who visit the Acres booth at NIGA and download Orange Blast, the app will award players virtual oranges that can be sliced open to reveal a prize. Within the Orange Blast app, Players will find a mobile wallet with a number of value categories, including cash, free play and points. Orange Blast also includes a special wallet balance for Marker Trax™, an automated casino marker solution. Players can use the app to transfer cash, free play or Marker Trax credit to the slot machine or table game of their choice. The app also includes a function for players to convert points to free play or other rewards.
"Casino technology has stagnated over the past 20 years while the player base has continued to age. We developed Precision Bonusing and the Orange Blast app with the goal of providing casino operators with flexible and intuitive technology solutions that can help them address the growing use of mobile technology among U.S. consumers, as the average adult is spending over four hours per day on their smart phone. As our predecessor companies have done for decades, our newest products will be important tools for casino operators in their efforts to grow their player base and revenues," added Noah Acres.
On-game bonuses will also be on display at NIGA. Juicy Jackpots is a multi-level mystery progressive with four static or progressive prize levels. Orange Spin is a prize wheel featuring a configurable number of segments. Importantly, all prize values and hit frequencies can be modified to suit a casino's needs.
JCM Global and Global Payments Gaming Solutions Tuesday announced a collaboration creating a cashless solution workable for all casinos regardless of their CMS provider.
Global Payments’ VIP Solutions cashless gaming solution will use JCM’s FUZION system and iVIZION bill validator to allow casino patrons to fund play by way of a mobile app. The integration will enable casinos to avoid costly CMS upgrades, complex system integrations, and IP patent pool fees required by all other cashless solutions.
Casino patrons will be able to use mobile phones to fund slot machines and table games and make purchases at restaurants and bars. The cashless experience will extend across casino properties, with no system integrations required at any touchpoints.
“JCM Global is a 67-year innovator in automated transaction technologies with installations of more than 700,000 bill validators nationwide,” said Global Payments Gaming Solutions President Chris Justice in a statement. “By integrating our cashless solution and database of more than 3 million players with JCM Global’s technology, it creates a truly powerful combination for casino operators. Together, we offer state-of-the-art, highly secure technology that has perfected the cashless experience for players and operators alike.”
Global Payments Gaming’s cashless solution offers players a seamless cashless gaming experience, from enrollment to funding to game play to cash-out, and is the only solution enabling both rated and unrated play. VIP Mobility also is the only cashless solution that doesn’t require the creation of a wagering account, easing regulatory review and mitigating Tribal compact changes.
JCM’s FUZION system and iVIZION bill validator help casino operators deter cheating, prevent acceptance of fraudulent bills, increase up-time on slot machines, and save labor during routine and emergency drops. FUZION simplifies cash management, optimizes printer and bill validator management, and has several interfaces that use unique data managed by JCM.
“We designed iVIZION, GEN5, and FUZION to empower creativity that would help shape the future of gaming,” said JCM SVP of Sales, Marketing & Operations Dave Kubajak in a statement. “Global Payments has continued to expand their cash access solutions to provide an excellent omni-channel experience with their high-quality products. Now, this partnership between JCM and Global Payments takes full advantage of that forward-thinking technology, making cashless payments a great option to our customers.”
The fully integrated cashless solution will be on display at the NIGA Tradeshow, April 21-22, in Anaheim, California.
This article was written by Rege Behe for CDC Gaming Reports
Combined Remote Game Server patent portfolio offers compelling content for digital and social gaming
Game Feature and Remote Game Server patents can be sublicensed to third parties to advance innovation in the gaming industry
LONDON, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it has signed a broad patent cross-licensing agreement with Aristocrat Leisure Limited (ASX: ALL) ("Aristocrat") that includes valuable patents related to game features and remote game server (RGS) technologies. Under the agreement, IGT will be able to offer licenses to the companies' combined game feature and RGS patent portfolios to the global gaming industry. Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
"This agreement extends and expands the previous patent cross-license between IGT and Aristocrat. This combination of two of the gaming industry's most valuable game features and RGS patent portfolios can help propel the evolution of gaming with compelling content and advanced game mechanics," said Renato Ascoli, IGT CEO Global Gaming. "We look forward to providing the entire gaming industry with the opportunity to license IGT and Aristocrat patents, particularly the compelling content resulting from our combined RGS portfolios, in the spirit of competition and innovation."
IGT will continue in its efforts to protect its intellectual property, individually and through collaborations with gaming industry developers and suppliers, in an effort to advance innovation and excitement in the gaming market.
Inspired awarded additional units following strong Valor™ performance
NEW YORK, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: INSE) today announced it has been awarded an additional 700 Valor™ video lottery terminal ("VLT") placement by Western Canada Lottery Corporation ("WCLC"), acting on behalf of the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority ("SLGA"), following a formal Request for Quotation (RFQ) process. Inspired will provide an updated Valor™ cabinet with several new game themes specifically tailored for the Saskatchewan market as part of the Company's continued commitment to North America. The additional Valor™ terminals are expected to be delivered by the end of 2022 with new games to be released throughout 2022 and 2023.
"We are thrilled to deploy additional VLT products into Canada in partnership with WCLC, as it is a testament to the successful launch and ongoing performance of the initial 100 units deployed in 2021," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. "We are proud of our launch in Saskatchewan and the great working partnership we have developed with the WCLC VLT team to launch our products, especially during the global pandemic. We will continue to innovate and improve on our offerings as we build on this foundation and cement our presence in North America."
"We have been impressed with Inspired's Valor™ VLT and their commitment to launch the product, which we have been operating for the past year in Saskatchewan," said Eric Karmark, WCLC Vice President, VLT Gaming and Operations. "Valor™ has had strong comparative performance and we appreciate the depth and quality of the new and existing game styles, which we believe will offer an exciting and varied experience to Saskatchewan VLT players."
April 12, 2022
Fantini Research has launched the next evolution of providing actionable information for gaming industry stakeholders with a weekly Twitter Spaces talk show called “Your Morning Coffee.”
“Your Morning Coffee” takes place Fridays at 10:00 a.m. ET, shortly after the opening of the New York Stock Exchange, and is hosted by Fantini's Gaming Report Editor Blake Weishaar.
A special episode of “Your Morning Coffee” will be held this Thursday, April 14, at 10:00 a.m. ET to accommodate for this week’s Good Friday holiday.
The Twitter Spaces conversations will cover pertinent information for investors, C-level executives and gaming industry stakeholders including a recap of gaming revenues, upcoming earnings and analyst expectations, analyst ratings and target changes, upcoming potential regulatory action, and a discussion of current major industry news impacting gaming and sports betting.
Occasionally “Your Morning Coffee” will host guest speakers to provide insight and first-hand perspective on timely topics.
Follow @FantiniResearch and @Fantini_Blake to join “Your Morning Coffee”. A link to the show and a recording of the live conversation will be made available to subscribers in the daily Fantini’s Gaming Report.
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D'IBERVILLE, Miss. and LAS VEGAS, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) ("Everi" or "the Company"), a premier provider of land-based and digital casino gaming content and products, financial technology and player loyalty solutions, today announced its subsidiary, Everi Payments Inc., is now live with a leading solution for the liquidity of crypto currencies, B4U Financial, at the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort ("Scarlet Pearl") on Mississippi's Gulf Coast.
Through Everi's financial access solutions, the B4U Financial crypto currency solution allows casino patrons the ability to convert digital currency into cash. Additional integration capabilities include casino operators' ability to track the disbursement of cash through the B4U API to the owners' existing systems in real time. This capability is enhanced by Everi's real-time monitoring tools and remote diagnostics features, which provide greater uptime with quicker response and resolve times.
"Providing new, alternative ways to fund a patron's casino experience is crucial in the age of digital currency. Combining B4U Financial's solution with Everi's ATMs and, in the future, additional financial access solutions at Scarlet Pearl, furthers our collective goal of being able deliver an enhanced and seamless patron experience," said Darren Simmons, Everi's Executive Vice President and FinTech Business Leader. "We continually evaluate advanced technologies that can add new capabilities to our 'Digital Neighborhood,' and our ability to integrate with the B4U Financial crypto solution meets this criterion by enabling us to further diversify the types of financial transactions we can offer to casino guests."
Located in D'Iberville, Mississippi, the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort continues to invest in the existing casino and improve amenities to better serve all customers. Scarlet Pearl's partnership with Everi dates back to the casino's opening in 2015, with the installation of a full suite of financial and loyalty products and services, as well as electronic gaming machines.
"Scarlet Pearl's collaboration with Everi allows our guests a new way to fund their experience, as we continue our focus on setting high standards for player convenience and engagement," Scarlet Pearl CEO LuAnn Pappas said. "We are dedicated to delivering innovative experiences, and we are excited to be the first casino in Mississippi to introduce this new feature for our guests."
LONDON, April 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its subsidiary, IGT Canada Solutions ULC, has signed a contract with the Atlantic Lottery Corporation ("ALC") to provide 1,375 CrystalDual® 27 video lottery terminals (VLTs) throughout the remainder of the year.
As part of the agreement, IGT will launch the VLTs with high-performing themes including The Wild Life™, Big City 5's™, The Big Easy™ and Royal Spins Deluxe™. Additionally, IGT will deploy The Price Is Right VLT content in 2023. Inspired by North America's highest-rated daytime television game show, The Price is Right is among the most recognizable brands in IGT's game library.
"IGT has supplied engaging cabinets and content that have proven to entertain VLT players throughout Atlantic Canada for more than 30 years," said Patrick Daigle, ALC President and CEO. "Expanding on the number of new VLTs in ALC's gaming venues with popular IGT themes allows us to deliver on our promise of providing our players with the most compelling gaming experiences."
"The versatility of IGT's CrystalDual 27 VLT enables ALC to continue modernizing its gaming offering and provides players with best-in-class, market-attuned content," said David Flinn, IGT SVP, Canada, South and Central America. "These 1,375 CrystalDual 27 units, in addition to the more than 350 that are already in the ALC market, reinforce our commitment to the Lottery's growth, and elevate gaming within the region with highly successful hardware."
The CrystalDual 27 VLT features two high-definition displays delivering optimal graphics for players. The terminal has a first-class audio package, ergonomic design, and a mobile device charging port to deliver exceptional player experiences.
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Aristocrat Gaming’s™ Hunt For Neptune’s Gold™ is the #1 top indexing Class II video reel game, and now players can dive deeper into the fun in the all-new Hunt For Neptune’s Gold Diamond™. Hunt For Neptune’s Gold Diamond appears on the Arc Double™ cabinet and has a rapidly hitting $100,000 MSP jackpot and seven new features that appear frequently in this high-volatility game.
The Red Screen Free Spins™ bonus feature fills the entire 7’ game screen, and you never know how many times the reels will re-spin. Shark Attack bonus is triggered by Shark symbols on lines 1, 2, and 3, and the Shark drops random bonuses on the reels. What’s that behind you? A Mega Shark, which multiplies wins.
The Minefield bonus is loaded with awards ready to be picked, and in the Neptune’s Maze feature, revealed credits are added to total prize.
The longer players enjoy Hunt For Neptune’s Gold Diamond, the more chances they have to randomly collect 10 diamonds and trigger bonuses. An easy-to-see counter at the top helps players track how many diamonds they have collected. Match two diamond values to win that amount.
Newton the Nudger is a gremlin that lives inside the game and randomly appears to change a losing spin to a win.
In the Jewel Swim feature, the lead character Jewel randomly awards Neptune’s gems and diamonds as she swims across the screen. Plus, Jewel’s dog, Meatloaf can randomly swim across screen. Players pet him to win a Neptune’s gem, diamond, or credits.
Bring the all-new adventure of Hunt For Neptune’s Gold Diamond to your casino floor today. Contact your Aristocrat representative at (702) 270-1000 for information.
MONTREAL, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- AXES.ai ("AXES" or the "Company") announces that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of a state-of-the-art cloud-based media management platform. This platform will replace the current media screens AXES has deployed globally and connect them to a cloud-based management system for media, automated ad placement and information management.
The platform, to be branded AXES.TV, boasts the ability to build, schedule, manage and track all interaction with patrons as well as to broadcast general publicity, client information and offers to their patrons. The platform connects to all major technology-driven ad placement agencies to offer AXES the ability to broadcast publicity and generate new and accretive revenue for AXES clients. AXES.TV will be fully integrated with the AXES Fintech strategy and will include a frictionless experience between its mobile app (Butler), cashless media screens and kiosk screens with a personalized media experience for each patron.
"This is a quantum leap for AXES interactive strategy to ensure our clients can directly engage with their patrons" stated Earle G. Hall, President & CEO of AXES.ai. "This acquisition will empower AXES clients to offer interactive publicity to tailor a patron's experience to receive, in real-time, communication, marketing and publicity relevant to each person. Moreover, this new product base will fuel the AXES anti-money laundering and responsible gaming surveillance system and further advance the artificial intelligence base for detection and awareness."
The largest gaming hall in the Balearic Islands has once again bet on Zitro to introduce the most incredible products on the market: the brand-new GLARE cabinet line and its extraordinary new multi-game: Wheel of Legends and Bashiba Egyptian.
Thanks to this deployment of Zitro’s product in Punt de Joc, players will now enjoy a new entertainment offer – adapted to all tastes – and an unmatched cabinet quality. Punt de Joc’s new flagship product is now Altius Glare, with the innovative multi-game Wheel of Legends, which has an unprecedented graphic quality, with impressive visual and high-quality sound effects, among many other features. The new Bashiba Egyptian multi-game, along with 4 new games based on Egyptian mythology, adds to the entertainment offer of this prestigious group.
According to Luis Cruz, representative of Punt de Joc, “We are always ready to try the latest in the industry and to offer the diversity of products that our customers demand. On this occasion we premiered new games and Zitro’s Altius Glare cabinet, which is captivating our players and making a difference in our gaming room with its high-definition graphics and impressive format.”
Ángel de Benito, Zitro’s regional sales manager, said “We would like to thank Punt de Joc for once again choosing our products as a guarantee of success for their gaming hall, as well as appreciating the diversity that Zitro offers for all the variety of players in their properties”.
IGT PlayDigital content library will more than double to approximately 225 proprietary games
Will Provide IGT PlayDigital with advanced third-party game aggregation platform
LONDON, April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) ("IGT") today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire iSoftBet, a leading igaming content provider and third-party game aggregator, for approximately €160 million in cash.
The acquisition will more than double the IGT PlayDigital content library to approximately 225 proprietary games, in addition to providing a world-class, proprietary game aggregation platform to distribute third-party games, and leading data-driven promotional and user-engagement tools.
"The acquisition of iSoftBet will provide market-tested proprietary digital content, advanced game aggregation capabilities, scalable promotional tools, analytics and strong creative talent to IGT's PlayDigital operations," said Vince Sadusky, IGT CEO. "This will enhance PlayDigital's competitive capabilities with a proven, complementary content portfolio across Europe and North America as we provide best-in-class games and technology to our fast-growing igaming customers."
The acquisition is expected to be completed during the second quarter of 2022, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Oakvale Capital LLP is acting as lead financial advisor to IGT. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz is acting as legal advisor to IGT and KPMG LLP is acting as tax and financial due diligence advisor to IGT.
M. Firon & Co. and Wiggin LLP acting as legal advisor to iSoftBet. BDO Israel is acting as independent registered public accounting and tax firm of iSoftBet.
LAS VEGAS (April 6, 2022) – Ainsworth Game Technology (“AGT” “Ainsworth”) Technology launched today with Cordish Live in Pennsylvania, bringing the gaming company's digital portfolio of online slots to players in the Keystone State for the first time.
"We're excited to bring Ainsworth’s library of online slot games to Pennsylvania via the GAN SuperRGS," said Ainsworth Interactive’s General Manager Jason Lim. "Ainsworth is committed to enhancing the online player experience for Cordish Live with our latest games and new innovative content.”
Managing Director of GAN Giuseppe Gardali added: 'We are thrilled to rollout Ainsworth content in another state via the GAN SuperRGS. We aim to bring the best, most engaging game experiences to operators and their players and the Ainsworth portfolio certainly ticks all these boxes. We look forward to rolling out more titles to the Pennsylvanian market in due course.”
Ljubljana, April 7, 2022; We are very pleased to announce that SIQ Ljubljana and GLI, the leading global provider of the gaming industry’s testing and certification services, are in final negotiations to cooperate in the field of gaming technologies. We strongly believe the agreement will bring additional benefits to our clients in terms of excellence, range of services, and responsiveness.
The alliance is to cover all SIQ’s gaming technology-related business activities in Slovenia, Italy, Spain, and South Africa, which allows SIQ to retain its total workforce and clients. GLI as a partner brings a great depth of knowledge across the globe, increased bandwidth, and gives SIQ’s clients further global reach. SIQ has cooperated with organizations in their endeavours to enter markets, increase productivity, improve quality, and reach excellence for nearly 60 years, and will continue to do so in the future.
For our clients, we see the new circumstances as “business as usual”, but with the added benefit of reaching over 480 jurisdictions globally, connecting with experts around the world, and leveraging each other’s testing results, thus reducing costs. Our customers will also have long-term support not only from the Slovenian team but also from 1200 colleagues globally. As with all important business decisions, we will work closely with our clients, partners, and employees to make the integration process productive and as smooth as possible.
The companies MGA and Zitro have closed an important commercial agreement to introduce the new GLARE family of cabinets in their Golden Park salons in Catalonia and Madrid. With more than 60 new GLARE cabinets, the Golden Park properties have significantly increased the number of Zitro cabinets installed in their gaming halls, and the agreement is expected to be extended in the coming weeks to cover all the group’s salons.
Thanks to this agreement, Wheel of Legends, an unprecedented multi-game with a totally different game dynamic from what has been experienced until now, arrives at Golden Park gaming halls. In the magnificent Altius Glare cabinet, the visual perspective of the gaming hall changes completely. Now the Golden Park salons also expand their entertainment offer with Far West, the new multi-game from Zitro, presented on the Fusion Glare cabinet, with exciting rounds of free games that will multiply your winnings.
“The Golden Park gaming halls are equipped with the latest novelties in the market and with state-of-the-art cabinets, so it was clear to us that we had to include the new GLARE cabinet line in our entertainment offer. In addition, with the new titles, with such diverse game mechanics, we respond to the demands of different types of players,” Golden Park’s managers affirm.
For his part, Miguel Domenech, Team Leader of Zitro’s Sales Area, added “We thank MGA for betting on our games that we now make available to them. We are sure that what we have installed in their gaming halls will delight all their customers. We are confident that in the next few weeks we will be able to expand the list of Golden Park salons with our extraordinary new products”.
Zitro USA INC, will showcase its exciting new products at the upcoming Indian Gaming Tradeshow and Convention, hosted by the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA). The event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center, April 19-22, in Anaheim, California. Zitro USA INC is proud to be part of the largest gathering of tribal leaders and casino executives in North America at an exciting period of growth in many tribal jurisdictions. The company is set to translate its strong performance in the Florida, California and Oklahoma markets to additional markets throughout the United States.
During the NIGA show, the company will present an attractive combination of games and cabinets that will appeal to players and operators in tribal markets. The new GLARE line of cabinets includes: Altius Glare, Illusion Glare, Allure Glare and Fusion Glare; four unique form factors with their own exclusive game titles and exciting themed features. Altius Glare; the most innovative GLARE cabinet with a visual quality never seen before, will feature Wheel of Legends – a four level – Multigame Progressive Link. Also on display will be the company’s world-renowned and iconic slot games: Link King and Link Me, displayed on the Fusion Glare cabinet and the award-winning 88 Link, along with Far West and Mei Shi Mei Ke displayed on the Allure Glare cabinet. The Illusion Glare cabinet will showcase the popular Bashiba Link and Double Link. These world-class video slots come packed with unique game features and bonuses, designed to enhance player engagement and casino operation efficiency.
“Zitro is thrilled to be attending this year’s NIGA show at a time of tremendous growth in the US gaming industry”, added Derik Mooberry. “This will be the perfect occasion to reunite with everyone at NIGA, and to strengthen relationships with key partners as we continue to grow in the tribal gaming market. We are confident our spectacular new Class III products will satisfy the many preferences of players and operators in tribal casinos”.
NEWS RELEASE - April 5, 2022
New product demo now available from Ainsworth
Lucky Stars Link
Lucky Stars Link marks Ainsworth’s first linked progressive offering on the A-STAR curve cabinet. The games target players with “perceived persistence” and a symbol collection feature. The key attraction element is a fire that burns hotter with each star collected. A single star can trigger the feature, or a player can automatically enter the feature with three scattered stars.
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The Cavalcade of Innovation is sponsored by Ainsworth.
Companies also showcasing products on the Cavalcade include AGS, Aristocrat, Aruze, Eclipse Gaming, GAN, GameCo, IGT, Incredible Technologies, Konami and others.
The Cavalcade of Innovation is a year-round series that features select innovative new products with quick video demos, all in one spot. All videos can be found at https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/cavalcade-of-innovation.html.
Companies interested in displaying new products in the Cavalcade of Innovation
should contact VP of Fantini’s Gaming Show Dee Wild-Shyver at DWild@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.
In addition to the Cavalcade of Innovation, Fantini’s Gaming Show site exhibits companies and products along with announcements of other corporate developments and news with 24/7/365 availability, at https://www.FantinisGamingShow.com. To become an exhibitor contact Dee Wild-Shyver using the above contact information.
Flexible Bonusing Platform and Easy Integration with Acres' Cashless Wallet Drives Casino Player Engagement and Revenue
LAS VEGAS, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Acres Manufacturing Company ("Acres"), a leading casino loyalty and technology developer, today announced the launch of Precision Bonusing™, a bonusing platform compatible with any slot machine connected to the Acres Foundation™ ("Foundation") casino management system. Foundation's market-leading technology uniquely allows casino operators to make any slot machine immediately cashless and bonusing compatible.
Precision Bonusing is a suite of bonus applications that utilize the Foundation™ system to connect to any slot machine. Each bonus application is highly configurable, allowing casino operators to adjust the bonus pay table, trigger events and even the theme and appearance of the player-facing bonus sequence.
"Precision Bonusing allows casinos to easily integrate their own branded content into exciting bonuses on the casino floor," said Noah Acres of Acres Manufacturing. "Our new bonusing application transcends outdated bonusing experiences by providing a fully customizable menu of rules and trigger events. Importantly, while legacy bonusing products deploy the same themes across multiple casinos, Precision Bonusing empowers casinos to differentiate themselves by integrating their unique brand identity into on-the-floor casino bonusing."
Precision Bonusing will debut at the Indian Gaming Trade Show and Convention (commonly referred to as NIGA) April 19-22, 2022, in Anaheim, CA. At the show, Acres will be demonstrating a multi-level progressive, a wheel bonus, and a first-of-its-kind mobile bonus that pays cash and non-monetary prizes directly to an app-based cashless wallet. Casinos can also create their own bonuses or implement bonuses offered at the Foundation App Store by Acres or through third party developers.
Bonusing increases casino excitement by giving players a chance to win cash and prizes beyond the pay table offered by the slot machine. The concept was pioneered by Acres Gaming in the 1990s but has not meaningfully evolved since the company's sale in 2004. As a result, casinos today still rely on the limits of 25-year-old systems hardware that permeates land-based casinos. With the introduction of Foundation™ and Precision Bonusing™ casinos can now deliver the types of real-time, data-driven, personalized experiences that tech companies have used to fuel their rapid growth.
Noah Acres added, "The lack of technological innovation is a key reason casino revenue growth has not kept pace with other tech-driven industries. Precision Bonusing enables casinos to reveal and send cash and other prizes to the player's mobile device, which is the platform of choice for the modern consumer. With the average US adult spending over four hours per day on a smartphone, Precision Bonusing's ability to interface a live gaming session to a player's mobile device empowers casinos to influence players wherever they go."
LAS VEGAS, April 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTC: GLXZ), the world’s largest independent developer and distributor of casino table games and technology will showcase brand new omnichannel content and solutions ICE London from April 12 to 14 in stand S6-120 at ExCel London.
“Our new content, new relationships, and brand-new Triton casino management system will all be on display at ICE London, highlighting our omnichannel table game experience,” said Todd Cravens, President and CEO of Galaxy Gaming. “After a two-year break, we are thrilled to be back at ICE London to collaborate with our partners and customers in-person and showcase what we’ve been working on.”
The Unveiling of Triton Casino Systems
ICE London 2022 will be the first time the gaming industry will see the inventive new Triton Casino Systems in person. More than a progressive system, this is a scalable system that allows for unprecedented customizations. It provides casino partners with the flexibility for a variety of progressive configurations including daily jackpots, real-time progressives, and tiered progressives. It also features a user-friendly dealer pad, enhanced reporting, sleek new sensors, and more.
Continued iGaming Success
Galaxy Gaming is the world’s leading licensor of proprietary casino table games to the online gaming world. Their world-renowned games, such as 21+3™, Lucky Ladies™, Perfect Pairs™, Caribbean Stud Poker™, Buster Blackjack, and much more, appear on over 1,000 of the world’s leading online casino iGaming sites. Over 1.2 billion wagers have been placed on Galaxy Gaming online titles in the past calendar year.
Linked Progressives That Perform
Galaxy Gaming is keen to meet with their land-based casino operators during ICE London to discuss the Galaxy Inter Casino Link system that allows linking progressive jackpots across affiliated casino properties. This new and exciting product adds to the player experience and increases the revenue opportunity for land-based casino operators.
Perfect Pairs & Perfect Pairs Progressive
Announced in March, Galaxy Gaming has reached an agreement with John Wicks, creator of Perfect Pairs, to distribute Perfect Pairs Blackjack and Perfect Pairs Baccarat on land-based table games across licensed markets globally. This agreement is an expansion on Galaxy Gaming’s existing partnership with John Wicks to exclusively provide Perfect Pairs live gaming progressive jackpots on land-based table games in the United Kingdom and its continued success with Perfect Pairs in the iGaming space.
April 5, 2022 — For the sixth consecutive year, Inspired Entertainment, Inc. ("Inspired" or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: INSE) will produce the Virtual Grand National (VGN) race and Virtual Grand National Race of Champions, kicking off the excitement of the 2022 Grand National Festival.
The two virtual races, developed in conjunction with Carm Productions, will delight viewers again the day before the one of the most famous race of all time. The Virtual Grand National brings to life the actual 40 horses and riders, in an attempt to predict the outcome of the 2022 Grand National. The Virtual Grand National Race of Champions tests previous winners and other legendary horses as they run against each other.
Arkle, an Irish Grand National, three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and one of the greatest steeplechasers in horse racing history, will make his debut in Inspired’s Virtual Grand National Race of Champions. Arkle will join National Hunt legends such as Desert Orchid, Dawn Run, Tiger Roll, and Kauto Star as they compete against twenty Grand National winners, led by the legendary Red Rum.
"I’m delighted to announce the return of Inspired’s Virtual Grand National races as a curtain-raiser for one of the world’s greatest horse races," said Brooks Pierce, President and Chief Operating Officer of Inspired. “We have gained worldwide recognition for our virtual events, and the Virtual Grand National races are truly a unique product. Once again, they will add a compelling experience to our customers’ retail and digital channels in advance of the year’s highest-profile horse race.”
"The technology we use to produce the Virtual Grand National races is a unique predictive offering that can be applied to many other sports events," said Steve Rogers, Chief Commercial Officer, Virtual Sports for Inspired. "Our software uses a vast array of data points, including historical performance of participants, to make predictions about who will win the 2022 Grand National, widely considered to be one of the most unpredictable events in the world."
"We are delighted to be working with Inspired on the Virtual Grand National races for a sixth consecutive year," said Carm Productions’ Rob McLoughlin, OBE, who devised the TV format for UK and international broadcasters. "The realism and quality of graphics in Inspired’s Virtual Grand National races deliver a premium experience, and I have no doubt that viewers will be thrilled with the opportunity to watch Arkle make his debut in the Virtual Grand National Race of Champions.”
In association with the Jockey Club, Inspired’s Virtual Grand National special will be broadcasted on ITV4 Friday, April 8th, 2022, at 9:15 pm (GMT) and again on April 9th at 1:00pm (GMT).
Virtual Sports are popular worldwide and appeal to a wide variety of players, providing new revenue streams that gaming providers can easily integrate into existing sportsbooks and websites. Trailers and demos of the latest Virtual Sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/.