Platform-to-platform deal boosts Videoslots’ games portfolio

November 30, 2020. Players at Videoslots are now able to enjoy AGS’ wide range of engaging slots as the operator looks to boost its market-leading portfolio of games.

AGS’ team of talented developers is responsible for a host of entertaining titles, including, Golden Wins, Fu Nan Fu Nu, Rakin’ Bacon!, Longhorn Jackpots, Pharaoh Sun and Capital Gains.

William Ahlberg, Head of Commercials at Videoslots.com, said: “These are exciting times for players at Videoslots and our collaboration with AGS will only take that up another level.

“We pride ourselves on providing them with the best and widest range of innovative and original content, and the addition of AGS’ popular and high performing games is a real boost to our portfolio.”

Matt Reback, Executive Vice President at AGS said: “We are delighted to have agreed to this partnership with Videoslots. They are a true innovator and very forward-thinking, so we look forward to a long and successful relationship.

“We’re proud of the games we’ve created and it’s great that more players will now be able to enjoy them on such a popular site.”

Recent ESG ratings by leading rating agencies acknowledge NOVOMATIC’s comprehensive efforts in managing Environmental Social Governance (ESG) factors with excellent risk and performance ratings. A trending example is this year’s Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating, where NOVOMATIC ranks 3rd in the international casino & gaming industry.

As a clearly measurable and transparent asset, similar to financial performance, ESG has become an important element of evidence for investor and other financial stakeholder decisions. Companies have come to clearly acknowledge the significance of efficient ESG commitments and performance improvement in their long-term strategy.

Being a global player in a sensitive business, providing products and services for the international gaming industry, NOVOMATIC aims to be an industry pioneer, not only in terms of leading gaming technologies but also when it comes to social, ecological and governance expectations. With this goal in mind, comprehensive efforts and strategic measures as well as meaningful and measurable key performance indicators (KPIs) have been defined to manage the NOVOMATIC AG Group’s non-financial development.

With the latest independent ratings by leading international rating agencies, NOVOMATIC’s strenuous efforts turned to account. Already in April 2020, internationally acclaimed ESG ratings firm Sustainalytics assessed NOVOMATIC AG to be at “Low risk of material financial impacts driven by ESG factors.” NOVOMATIC received an ESG Risk Ratings score of 18.8, placing it third among 80 international gaming companies rated by Sustainalytics and among the top 100 rated companies in the wider consumer services industry globally.

Rating agency ISS ESG also rates NOVOMATIC AG among the Electronic Devices & Appliances industry’s top tier with a “C-“ rating and a decile rank of 4 in a rating dating of June. VigeoEiris Rating attests the company rank 19th out of 43 versus its European peers in the TechnologyHardware Sector in the V.E’s ESG Assessment. NOVOMATIC AG receives “A” RepRisk Rating (www.reprisk.com) on a scale of D to AAA denoting “Low ESG Risk Exposure” based on RepRisk ESG data science.

Johannes Gratzl, Member of the Board of NOVOMATIC AG, says: “The consistently very positive assessments by leading international ESG rating agencies prove that our efforts to improve our non-financial performance and reduce risks related to Environmental Social Governance are being widely noted as above gaming industry average. We are very much aware of our responsibilities in terms of corporate governance as well as of the social and environmental impact of our business, and we work hard to take a proactive approach by implementing sound principles and best practices. For NOVOMATIC, topics like Responsible Entertainment, reducing the environmental footprint and occupational health and safety are part of our business philosophy.”

A solid database is essential to planning events and promotions for your core customer, but the first step is getting visitors to actually signup. We’ve found it beneficial for properties to host new member signup campaigns in order to promote both new guests and to enhance the overall awareness of your campaign strategy.

Offers

Now that your property has successfully achieved new visitors walking through your door, it is time to put your membership program’s marketing campaign to work. By gathering information on the different types of visitors that come to your property, you are given the opportunity to create specific content and events that hit home to your type of customer. It is also very important to have their contact information as well in order to send offers through the mail, e-mail, surveys and more.

Campaigns     

A new member campaign can be a fun and high-energy event with great incentives. Since this may be some of your customers’ first interaction with your property, it is important that your campaign builds a strong sense of loyalty.

Promotional Events

Events that have done well for our properties include giving out free play with signups or providing a percentage of money back for losses. This can be given back as free play or in monthly offers to equal the amount lost. If you want to take it to the next level, you can add giveaway items or a uniquely designed prize wheel with exciting signage for a larger event.

Buzz is here to help you every step of the way when launching new member campaigns. We’ve found that  eye-catching traditional and digital creative; is integral to all new member campaign results. Our hive is always buzzin’ with more ideas that can be tailored to any property. Contact us today!

Thursday, 26th November 2020 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE); is pleased to announce the launch of three of its latest holiday-themed online and mobile slot games: Christmas Cash Pots™, Santa Stacked Free Spins™ and Santa King Megaways™.

Christmas Cash Pots™ takes players on a cash-filled journey of Free Spins and seasonal cheer. Featuring colourful icons, a festive soundtrack and innovative game mechanics where stacked bonus symbols also combine to deliver stacked line wins, Christmas Cash Pots has an RTP of 96.5% set to engage players and keep them heartily entertained this season. Christmas Cash Pots is scheduled for global release on 1st December.

Santa Stacked Free Spins™ is the Christmas-themed version of smash-hit, Gold Cash Free Spins. Taking players on a bountiful Free Spins journey to bonuses and big cash prizes, the game features a 5x4 reel layout, big bright staked symbols, 8 Free Spins awarded for the 1, 3 and 5 scatters and more.

The game’s bright visuals and engaging graphics coupled with a festive soundtrack, offers players innovative gameplay and keeps them highly engaged with an RTP of 95.9% for big rewards. Santa Stacked Free Spins is scheduled for global release on 7th December.

Santa King Megaways™ brings the joy of the festive season together with the number one Megaways™ game mechanic for an igaming treat. With a seasonal soundtrack and features including cascading reels with advancing “Dings”, a Free Spins gamble and a mini-reel bonus, which leads to Free Spins with an unlimited multiplier, Santa King Megaways has an RTP of 95.56% to entertain and get players in the holiday spirit.

With three levels of entry and the addition of “Dings” in Free Spins, Santa King Megaways is the Christmas version of Inspired’s hit title, Reel King Megaways™, taking this series to another level. A rendition of the much-loved Christmas carol, “Jingle Bells” sounds when a player reaches the game’s bonus round. Santa King Megaways is scheduled for global release on 7th December.

Steve Collett, Chief Product Officer at Inspired, said, “We have Christmas covered at Inspired. With a strong line-up of festive titles, our games are set to provide all-round seasonal entertainment, appealing to an array of different players as they see in the new year.”

“First on the festive list is Christmas Cash Pots – a perfect game for the regular bonus hit player. This game delivers a bonus hit rate circa 110, while offering consistent cash collector pay outs.

Santa Stacked Free Spins is the ideal game for the classic slot player offering an exciting gamble which allows you to reach the Free Spins round from any normal base game win. Last but by no means least is a festive game for the popular Megaways™ ever-growing fan base out there. We’ve taken the hugely successful Reel King Megaways™ and partnered it with the King’s festive relative to create Santa King Megaways, offering players a remarkable 117,649 ways to win on every spin. With the classic Reel King scrolls Ding bonus, the game gives players the chance to earn big cash rewards and up to 25 increasing multiplier Free Spins.”

“We have the festive slots wrapped up for our operator partners. With each of these games, players are set for a merry and bright online and mobile slot experience.”

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample all three games here:



Christmas Cash Pots: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/christmas-cash-pots/

Santa Stacked Free Spins: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/santa-stacked-free-spins/

Santa King Megaways: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/santa-king-megaways/



For all other of Inspired’s online and mobile games, head here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/

New online store features player-favorite brands like Buffalo™, Dragon Link™, Lightning Link™, Mr. Money Bags®, and more

 

LAS VEGAS (November 24, 2020) – Just in time for holiday shopping, Aristocrat Gaming™ the land-based division of Aristocrat Technologies, Inc., has launched Winners Warehouse™, an e-commerce site filled with a huge variety of themed merchandise from every casino player’s favorite brands.

 

Open to United States consumers, Winners Warehouse features apparel, home goods, office supplies, and more with branded merchandise from top Aristocrat slot games like Buffalo™, Dollar Storm™, Dragon Link™, Fast Cash™, Lightning Link™, Miss Kitty™ and VGT® brands like Mr. Money Bags®.

 

“With Winners Warehouse, players are invited to enjoy themed merchandise with their favorite characters in a personalized way. With a wide range of merchandise that features a variety of fan-favorite games, players can see what fun is in store for them with Winners Warehouse,” said Mark Wadley, senior vice president of marketing for Aristocrat Gaming.

 

Get a jump on holiday shopping today at www.winnerswarehouse.com, and join Aristocrat on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and Twitter

November 23, 2020 - Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) will host a roundtable at next month’s Betting on Sports America – Digital that will focus on the industry’s evolving product and service offerings.  

The session, titled ‘New Technology for a Changed World’, is scheduled for 3:15pm ET / 12:15pm PT on December 1st, the opening day of the virtual conference and expo

This year has seen the betting and gaming industry face extraordinary challenges and an unprecedented pace of change, meaning companies have had to accelerate the development and deployment of new concepts.

As part of its commitment to helping customers to navigate the future of gaming, GLI has spent much of 2020 assisting operators, suppliers, and regulators to rethink their approaches to gaming as they adapt to the new increasingly digital-led environment. 

The new products and services encountered during that work form the basis of the roundtable discussion at Betting on Sports America – Digital, when host Salim L. Adatia (Vice President of Client Services – North America, GLI) will be joined by a select group of subject matter experts ready to share their insights on topics such as cashless wagering, iGaming and sports betting, responsible gaming, and cybersecurity.

They include fintech and gaming veteran Victor Newsom (SVP Product Management – Payments Solutions, Everi), compliance specialist Anna Sainsbury (Founder & Chairman, GeoComply and Board Member, American Gaming Association), and Canadian gaming, lottery, and cybersecurity expert Laurie Fisher (Account Executive, Bulletproof). 

The format of the roundtable will allow for both panel discussion and audience participation – with time for attendees to ask questions and contribute their experiences of the subjects being discussed. 

Rasmus Sojmark, CEO of event organizer SBC, said: “The scale of the changes the industry has seen this year has been remarkable, which has made it difficult for people to stay up to date with all the innovations crucial to the future success of their businesses. 

“GLI’s roundtable at Betting on Sports America – Digital will help to change that by providing our delegates with some valuable insights on a number of the products and services that are reshaping the industry. As well as benefiting from GLI’s world-renowned expertise, the audience can also look forward to hearing the perspectives of some of the leading specialists in these areas.” 

In addition to hosting the roundtable, GLI will have a booth in the interactive expo with experts on hand to discuss its services with delegates. GLI is also pleased to be sponsoring the opening morning’s Regulatory Roundup conference track, which will examine the likely next steps in the legalization of sports betting across the U.S.

Betting on Sports America – Digital, on December 1 & 2, 2020, will feature an eight-track conference with a line-up of 130 expert speakers, comprising operators’ senior executives, regulators, affiliates, suppliers, teams, leagues, and advisors.

The event will also host an interactive product display area featuring major international suppliers, as well as provide opportunities for delegates to connect and build their network in the burgeoning North American betting industry via the virtual networking lounge and at the program of themed networking roundtables. 

Betting on Sports America – Digital is free to attend. To join the U.S. and international delegates set to participate in the event, register here: https://sbcevents.com/betting-on-sports-america/registration.

LONDON, Nov. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that its leading PlaySports platform will power world-class retail sports betting at Maverick Gaming's three Colorado-based casinos as well as interactive sports betting throughout Colorado via Play Maverick Sports. Through a multi-year agreement with Maverick Gaming, IGT will provide its proven PlaySports turnkey solution including user-friendly self-service PlaySports kiosks, to Grand Z Casino and Johnny Z's Casino in Central City, Colo. and Z Casino in Black Hawk, Colo. The IGT PlaySports platform, complete with a fully integrated Player Account Management (PAM) solution, will also power Maverick Gaming's "Play Maverick Sports" mobile sports wagering app.

"IGT's comprehensive PlaySports technology will enable Play Maverick Sports to engage new players and enhance our portfolio with exceptional sports betting experiences at our casinos and throughout the state of Colorado," said Justin Beltram, Maverick Gaming Chief Operating Officer. "The turnkey nature of IGT's PlaySports solution and its proven ability to deliver positive player experiences across channels were key drivers of our decision to choose IGT as our sports betting growth partner. Maverick Gaming cannot wait to extend the excitement of sports betting to our players and sports fans throughout Colorado."

"By leveraging the IGT PlaySports turnkey solution, Maverick Gaming is positioned to benefit from the entire PlaySports value chain and operate a top-quality, cross-channel sports betting program," said Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. "IGT will apply the experience and expertise that we have gained through our leading B2B sports betting operations in 15 U.S. states to help fuel the success of Maverick Gaming's Colorado sports betting enterprise."

For more information on IGT PlaySports visit IGT.com/PlaySports.
LAS VEGAS – November 23, 2020 – AGS (NYSE: AGS) (or “the Company”) has been awarded a Nevada Top Workplaces 2020 honor by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and Business Press. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC.

The anonymous survey, taken by AGS’ employees in Las Vegas and Reno, uniquely measures 15 drivers of engaged cultures that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

The Nevada Top Workplaces award follows several other culture-related awards AGS earned earlier this year, including an Atlanta Top Workplaces 2020 honor. 2020 also marks the fourth consecutive year that AGS has been recognized as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in the Nation and in Atlanta’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.

AGS Vice President of Human Resources Kim Nasuta said, “We are humbled by and grateful for the support of our employees and their feedback about working at AGS that earned us this award. During such an extraordinary and challenging year, we have focused on maintaining our engaged employee culture, despite having much of our staff working remotely. Our team has remained productive, upbeat, and connected, with close alignment to our mission and core values. At AGS, we believe there is no greater contributor to our success than our team and our strong company culture.”
LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it recently won the "Sustainable Business Award" for gaming industry suppliers in the 2020 Industry Community Awards. In its inaugural year, the Industry Community Awards recognizes companies and individuals within the gaming industry that have gone above and beyond in helping others and in tackling major issues brought on by the pandemic.

IGT was honored for its sustainable business practices that are anchored by four key pillars: Valuing our People, Advancing Responsibility, Supporting our Communities, and Fostering Sustainable Operations.

"IGT's commitment to sustainable business practices guides our every action and continues to create value for our employees, customers and stakeholders," said Wendy Montgomery, IGT SVP Global Brand, Marketing and Communications. "IGT winning the 'Sustainable Business Award' in the 2020 Industry Community Awards is a reflection of our company-wide dedication to supporting our people and the communities where we do business, and a byproduct of the hard work and focus of our global workforce."

The Industry Community Awards are produced by the same organization responsible for the annual International Gaming Awards and the Women in Gaming Diversity Awards. To learn more about IGT's leadership in corporate social responsibility and to access the Company's 2019 Sustainability Report visit IGT.com

Friday, 20th November 2020 – Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) is pleased to announce the launch of its latest online and mobile slot game, Scroll of Egypt – Twin Pays™.

 

Set in Ancient Egypt, an enthralling ancient civilisation, Scroll of Egypt offers players the allure of iconic Egyptian-themed graphics. With left to right and right to left wins, the game offers a return to player (RTP) rate of 95.5% for big bonuses and cash wins.

 

Scroll of Egypt includes a mixture of classic and modern slot features such as Wilds, expanding symbols, Free Spins and more. Its vibrant and visually impactful graphics coupled with the game’s innovative mechanics, will engage fans of slot games worldwide.

 

Claire Osborne, VP Interactive at Inspired, said, “Ancient Egypt is a highly recognisable and a very popular theme among slot players throughout the world. Scroll of Egypt is packed with innovative game-play features and modern mechanics, including both-ways pays, all of which I’m certain will delight players and keep them thoroughly entertained. We’re thrilled to be adding Scroll of Egypt to our flourishing portfolio of international online and mobile games.”

 

Scroll of Egypt is scheduled for global release on 26th November 2020.

 

Head over to Inspired’s website to sample Scroll of Egypt and its other online and mobile games here: https://inseinc.com/interactive/games/scroll-of-egypt/

LONDON – Nov. 19, 2020 – International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that it has been recognized by the All-In Diversity Project (“AIDP”) as one of the highest-ranking participants in AIDP’s 2019 All-Index™ report, an annually published benchmarking tool that measures the global gaming and betting industry’s progress toward inclusion in the workplace.

Of the 26 entities from around the world that participated in the 2019 survey, IGT received the second-highest score out of 100, with only a five-point difference between it and the top-ranked participant. IGT’s ranking represents a significant increase compared to its ninth-place results among 25 respondents in the AIDP’s inaugural 2018 report.

“The latest All-Index results demonstrate that IGT has made significant progress advancing our goal of creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Kim Barker Lee, IGT Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity. “While there’s still much work to do, the success of ongoing initiatives like our internal diversity training for executives, employee Diversity and Inclusion groups, and our regional and global Diversity and Inclusion councils prove that with a holistic, company-wide approach and the support of the highest levels of leadership, it’s possible to foster a more inclusive and equitable culture, which ultimately creates a more competitive and successful organization.”

“We congratulate IGT on their second-place ranking in the 2019 All-Index and commend them for their transparency and eagerness to share best practices and areas for improvement,” said Kelly Kehn, Co-Founder of the All-in Diversity Project. “With two reports completed, we now have a tangible set of data showing what diversity, equality, and inclusion looks like in practice, and IGT’s rapid escalation to a top position in the latest index shows that the Company has already been able to achieve substantial D&I goals in just a year.”

Developed in partnership with the Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice at Oxford Brookes University in the U.K., the All-Index™ Report aims to track year-over-year progress by providing an accurate picture of diversity, equality and inclusion across the global gaming and betting sector by collecting data on people, corporate governance, internal policies, recruitment practices, equal pay, employment legislation, company benefits, and advocacy. Organizations elect to participate and voluntarily share their data directly with AIDP, and participation is open to any organization of any size and in any location serving the gaming and betting industry.

While participants are not named in the index, the top four highest-ranking respondents agreed to be identified in the 2019 report, which is available at allindiversityproject.com.

AIDP is the first global not-for-profit dedicated to being the central resource for diversity, inclusion and equality for the global gaming and betting sector, and IGT became a Founding Member in 2018.
VIENNA, November 19th 2020 - Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has appointed Steven Batchelor-Manning as Director of Games Technology to drive the company’s technological vision as it prepares to unveil a transformative igaming platform.

Having held various positions with the supplier for over eight years, including his most recent role as Lead Architect, Batchelor-Manning has been elemental in the development of Greentube’s brand new RGS platform. In his new appointment, he will lead on the delivery of cutting-edge technology which will allow the supplier to bolster its product catalogue with market-leading features.

Steven brings unique expertise on the application of modern technologies such as Machine Learning and Blockchain, as well as extensive industry experience to the new position. His knowledge of the product development cycle, specialisation in solving technical problems and experience working end-to-end of the product life cycle will be critical for Greentube as it prepares for a new phase of growth at the forefront of innovation.

Commenting on his appointment, Steven Batchelor-Manning said: “I am incredibly excited to take this step forward with Greentube to lead the delivery of modern technologies and expand our capacity to create market-leading content. My work within Greentube has been focused heavily on innovation, and I look forward to working with the team to bring our vision for the future to life.”

Michael Bauer, Greentube CFO/CGO, said: “Steven’s technical vision and ambition to leverage modern technologies is a major asset for Greentube and it’s been fantastic to watch his career advance within our company. As we start rolling out our innovative RGS platform in Q1 next year, Steven’s appointment comes at a critical time for our business and he will play a key part in driving the future direction of our games vertical.”
IGT PlayDigital's PlayCasino Content and Aggregation Services Strengthen Norsk Tipping's Game Portfolio

LONDON, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC ("IGT") (NYSE: IGT) announced today that IGT Global Services Limited (hereinafter "IGT") has been awarded a tender by Norsk Tipping AS ("Norsk Tipping"), Norway's state lottery operator and World Lottery Association member, to continue supplying its proprietary IGT PlayCasino content, its PlayRGS digital gaming platform, and the IGT Connect™ integration layer. As part of the award, which was the result of a competitive public procurement, IGT will also continue supplying best-in-class licensed third-party game content from sub-suppliers NetEnt Malta Limited ("NetEnt") and ELKAB Studios AB ("Elk").

"IGT PlayDigital's solutions enable Norsk Tipping to provide its players with highly engaging online content, including IGT's top-performing PlayCasino games," said Hans Erland Ringsvold, Head of Gaming Operations at Norsk Tipping"When we first entered the iCasino market in 2014, IGT was our sole digital supplier, and since then has been fundamental to our program's success. We're pleased to continue this partnership by delivering IGT's and select third-party content to our players."

"IGT's best-in-class titles and seamless content aggregation technology ensure that Norsk Tipping can continue to offer their players the widest and most popular selection of entertaining digital games," said Enrico Drago, IGT Senior Vice President, PlayDigital"Adding IGT's and its sub-suppliers' growing stable of popular titles for Norsk Tipping also furthers our goal of delivering unrivalled gaming experiences that engage players."

IGT is one of three primary content suppliers selected by Norsk Tipping as part of the public procurement. The agreement, which allows IGT to offer content to Norsk Tipping over a period of three years with an option for Norsk Tipping to extend for one year, is effective in February 2021 and includes the provision of IGT's proprietary PlayCasino games, in addition to supplying licensed NetEnt Group (including Red Tiger Gaming) and Elk content. As part of the agreement, Norsk Tipping can choose to keep games in operation for up to an additional four years after the agreement has expired.

Norsk Tipping has been a valued IGT customer since 2012, when IGT was selected as the sole supplier for the launch of legal digital gaming in Norway. In 2017, IGT was again awarded a competitive tender to provide Norsk Tipping with IGT proprietary PlayCasino content, as well as licensed content from third-party sub-suppliers, and its PlayRGS digital gaming platform and IGT Connect integration layer. IGT has also supplied Norsk Tipping with its digital bingo platform since 2014, which was re-awarded to IGT in a public tender in 2018.  

IGT PlayDigital's PlayRGS solution powers sites for more than 100 customers around the globe for both lottery and commercial operators. In addition to Norsk Tipping, IGT supplies its PlayRGS solution to World Lottery Association (WLA) customers in Europe including Veikkaus in Finland, Svenska Spel in Sweden, Loterie Nationale in Belgium, and Lottomatica in Italy, and provides PlayRGS content to Danske Spil in Denmark. IGT also supplies PlayRGS to Lotto New Zealand and to Canadian members Loto Québec, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission, and the Atlantic Lottery Corporation.

For more information, visit IGT.com, or go to Facebook at facebook.com/IGT, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/IGTnews, or watch IGT videos on YouTube at youtube.com/igt

18 November 2020. Greentube’s online gaming site StarGames, known in the industry as the first brand to offer the original Book of Ra™ title to online players in the German market, is set to apply for a nationwide licence in the country as new legislation comes into effect in July 2021.

The brand – now owned by Greentube Malta – has experience in the German market through its licensed operations in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. In anticipation of the expansion in the newly regulated German online gaming market, the operator recently released a landing page, which allows those interested to stay up-to-date with the latest developments around the brand.

As part of the preparations to enter the German market, StarGames is taking all steps necessary to ensure that its offering is compliant with the latest Responsible Gaming guidelines and regulations introduced to promote social responsibility and to minimise gambling-related harm. These new regulations include a “reality check” functionality, five-seconds spin intervals, cooling-off periods, a monthly deposit limit, stake and time limits as well as a ban on autoplay and progressive jackpots.

“We’re very excited about being able to fully operate in the regulated German market, and for players across the whole of Germany to be able to enjoy the fresh StarGames”, said Trevor De Giorgio, Managing Director of Greentube Malta. “We proved before in Schleswig-Holstein that we have the games, the technology, the knowhow and the security to offer players transparent, safe, top-quality gaming. While the new regulations certainly bring with them new challenges, we’re looking forward to once again delivering the best product and entertainment possible.”

Greentube Malta Ltd. will continue operating the brand, as it is currently doing in Schleswig-Holstein, and is currently applying for a Malta Gaming Authority licence. The company will also apply for a German online gaming licence as soon as such an opportunity will be made available.

Laszlo Pados, Brand Manager at Greentube, added: “There’s still a long way to go until the German market opens next July, but we’re already working on a lot of exciting features to make sure that the new version of StarGames.de will be a true market leader in the eyes of our customers.”

StarGames has yet to announce an official launch date for the new website, but updates on the new project can be found at https://www.stargames.info/de/

Buzz Creative Group understands the hardship marketing teams are facing during this unprecedented time. It is difficult to know what types of events are safe for players and yet effective. It is essential to still create a “Buzz” on the casino floor and that is why we have come to the rescue by creating turnkey events that are able to be socially distanced, low budget, and all advertising needs are taken care of!

Below you can read more about some of the concepts we have created. We work directly with your marketing team to make sure these events are advertised properly and in front of the right guests.

Million Dollar Holler:

Spice up your monthly promotions by adding Million Dollar Holler! Have your players earn entries all month long for a chance to pick from the Customized Game Board and branded envelopes created by Buzz. This promotion is ready for immediate use and cash giveaways are scalable and tailored to your designated budget. We can assist with giveaway insurance.

Dinner with Elvis:

Dinner events are an easy way to make sure your guests are staying socially distanced and entertained at the same time. This works for a VIP event or it can be sold as individual tables with servers so there is no need for guests to gather around a bar. With Elvis’s birthday right around the corner (Jan 8), get your guests excited for this dinner with lively animations on your casino floor, fun direct mail, social posts and more! Buzz has a variety of Elvis impersonators so we can work backwards from your budget.

Dueling Pianos:

By combining the perfect amount of musical talent and comedy, Dueling Pianos creates a fun and memorable night out for all. Our piano players know how to read the room, feel the vibe, and ensure that the right show is dialed up each and every time. This can be a seated event in a lounge or show room where you can sell tables with 6 feet in between. We have virtual options for song requests and tips, so there is no need for your guests to walk around. Even if you don’t have a show room use those slot seats and create a unique and exciting vibe by bringing the concert straight to your casino floor.

Reach out today if you want help launching your next safe event! Give us a BUZZ.

Playnation, a part of Inspired, contract extended for further five years   

 

Welcome Break, one of the UK’s leading motorway service operators, is pleased to announce the extension of its partnership with Playnation, a part of Inspired Entertainment, a leading provider of gaming machines, who will continue to provide its entertainment services across all Welcome Break sites.  

Playnation has a long-standing relationship with Welcome Break, providing customers with some of the best adult gaming machines across the motorway service sector. Given the success of this partnership and the proven popularity of their products, Welcome Break is pleased to extend this relationship for another five years. Playnation will embark upon a full product refresh in the first 12 months to upgrade their existing gaming offering and systems to enhance the customer experience. 

John Diviney, Chief Executive at Welcome Break said: 

“We are delighted to extend this successful partnership. We look forward to continuing to work with Inspired to provide our customers with a first-class gaming experience at our motorway service areas.” 

Peter Davies, Managing Director of Playnation at Inspired Entertainment adds:  

“We have a strong and long-lasting relationship with Welcome Break, and we are thrilled to renew our partnership. Welcome Break is a leader in their sector and we are excited to continue to build our collaborative and strategic relationship that will bring best-in-class hardware, content and innovation to the UK motorway service infrastructure.” 

The latest installation of the myACP Casino Management System went live on October 28 th at the Casino Corfu in Greece.

Corfu Island is one of the favourite destinations for tourists travelling the Greek islands and famous for its unique traditions. Geographically, it is the northernmost and second largest of the Ionian Islands. Its capital city Corfu is the home of the Casino Corfu.

The recently renovated Casino Corfu is part of the Greek Vivere Entertainment Group operating three casinos across Greece. Casino Rio near Patras, Casino Thraki in Alexandroupoli and Casino Corfu each present innovative gaming technologies and state-of-the-art equipment that guarantees premium gaming entertainment for tourists and locals.

Casino Corfu is located at the ground floor of the 5-star Hotel Corfu Palace in the city of Corfu, just 5 minutes from the well-known Liston plaza, and overlooking Garitsa Bay. The Hotel complex was built in 1954 by the famous Greek architect Perikles A. Sakellarios and welcomes guests with a marvellous blend of lofty Ionian architecture and luxurious marble elegance.

The casino management is fully committed to a hospitality concept that combines international casino atmosphere with unsurpassed Greek service quality. It attaches great importance to the continuous improvement of the service, reliability of the game transactions for both slots and tables and maintaining a strong bond with the customers through a dedicated marketing and loyalty program.

In line with this constant pursuit of maximum facilitation of the customer journey and operational optimization, the casino management decided to implement the myACP Casino Management System across the gaming floor. The system went live in Corfu with the core Accounting, Control and Progressives modules as well as Player Tracking and Loyalty Club, Cashless and Live Gaming modules. As a central management, processing and reporting tool, it fully satisfies the latest compliance and reporting requirements of the Hellenic Gaming Commission.

A total of 111 slot machines and 15 live gaming tables are managed via the myACP system, enabling not only a centralized floor management but also smooth analysis and fully automated reporting processes in real time. The Cashless operation additionally helps reduce cash traffic within the casino, instead promoting secure cashless transactions and thus supporting the management’s complex set of safeguarding measures and strenuous efforts against the spread of COVID-19. The myACP Player Tracking and Loyalty Club employ targeted marketing activities via the promotional module and various customer-centric features that are seamlessly integrated with the cashless functionality.

Konstantinos Piladakis, CEO and Managing Partner of Vivere Entertainment Group, said: “The myACP system installation proves that in spite of the difficult economical and travel situation this year, the group’s vision for excellence in customer services and constant investment in leading gaming technologies will cement our position of one of the major casino operators in the region.”

Asterios Papaoikonomou, Director of Hellenic Casino Corfu, added: “The comprehensiveness of its functionalities, multiple modern features and the powerful architecture of the myACP Casino Management System make it an ideal tool to successfully navigate casino operations in dealing with the new industry challenges.”

“The uncertainties brought by the pandemic have shaped lots of businesses worldwide, especially in the land-based sector, but NOVOMATIC stays strong as ever and consistent with its superior product and customer support. Therefore, the recent myACP system installation in Greece adds value not only to our Casino Management System solution, but also to the brand,” said Sonya Nikolova, VP Sales Asia & Africa and myACP System Europe.

Epic Printers Selected for all 1,350 Slot Machines

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 18, 2020-- TransAct® Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT) (“TransAct” or “the Company”), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, today announced that it has been selected by the all-new Circa Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to support the opening of their new gambling floor. Circa Resort & Casino has chosen both TransAct printers, the industry-leading Epic 950 and Epic Edge, for use in all of their 1,350 slot machines. Opening for the first time at midnight on Wednesday, October 28th, Circa Resort & Casino is the first all-new casino opening in downtown Las Vegas since 1980, and is the third Las Vegas property of Derek Stevens, CEO of Circa Sports.

“We are thrilled to have been selected by Circa, the first all-new casino to open in Las Vegas in decades, to be the sole provider of printers for their slot machines,” said Bart C. Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct Technologies. “Our industry leading casino products are right at home in the cutting edge Circa, and we could not be more excited to work with Derek on yet another groundbreaking project.”

“We chose TransAct’s products for Circa based on the success and reliability we enjoy with them in our two existing casinos, the Golden Gate and the D Las Vegas. Our casino operators and employees are consistently pleased with their easy maintenance and excellent performance, and are pleased to have the best technology in our state-of-the-art Circa Resort & Casino,” said Derek Stevens, CEO of Circa Sports.

Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, has made its market entry into Belarus after taking its popular content live with leading online casino operator GrandCasino.

The supplier’s online adaptions of iconic Multi-Gaminator titles such as Book of Ra™, Lucky Lady´s Charm™, Sizzling Hot™ and Dolphins Pearl™ are now available to Belarusian players. More top performing content from Greentube Collections, an exclusive portfolio which encompasses all the supplier’s games series, is set to be integrated soon.

Many of the titles will already be known to GrandCasino’s players through the operator’s well-established and popular land-based casino. The operator’s online brand has quickly flourished after being one of the first to be granted a licence to offer online games when the market opened in 2019.

Entering the Belarusian online market is another important step for Greentube as it continues to implement its growth strategy into regulated jurisdictions. In 2020, Greentube has taken its content live in new markets, with Denmark and Paraguay being the most recent ones, and has consistently expanded its presence in several other countries both in Europe and in Latin America.

Michael Bauer, CFO/CGO at Greentube, said: “NOVOMATIC games are market leading in the land-based sector in Belarus, driving domestic as well as neighbouring tourist gamblers to our Gaminator slots, and we are now pleased that we can also offer them online with such a renowned operator as GrandCasino. It has been a successful year for Greentube so far, and this partnership and market entry is another jewel in our crown as we continue to expand and grow in regulated markets.”

Andrey Dvoretskov, Director of GrandCasino, said: “GrandCasino aims to create an innovative and secure gaming platform for our customers where they can enjoy a high-quality range of games. Our offering has been significantly strengthened by adding content from Greentube, a leading provider of slot games. We are thrilled to be the first operator in the country to provide their premium titles and look forward to a fruitful partnership.”

Company selected as preferred vendor for up to 13 years following State's competitive procurement process

LONDON, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- International Game Technology PLC (NYSE: IGT) announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Solutions Corporation (hereinafter "IGT"), signed a seven-year base contract with the Nebraska Lottery to serve as the primary vendor for its instants and draw-based games and related services. IGT was selected as the preferred bidder following the State's competitive procurement process.

Under the terms of the contract, IGT will upgrade the Lottery's draw-based central system to IGT's flexible Aurora solution, and the Company will deliver its best-in-class terminal equipment at approximately 1,200 retailer locations statewide. IGT will also provide compelling and innovative instant ticket games and related services. The contract runs through June 30, 2028 and allows for three two-year extensions.

 

"For more than 25 years, IGT's professionalism, expertise, services and solutions have been key to the Nebraska Lottery's efforts to maximize contributions to benefit the environment, education, the Nebraska State Fair, and the Compulsive Gamblers Assistance Fund," said Brian Rockey, Nebraska Lottery Director"We are very pleased to continue the trusted partnership we began with IGT in 1994, and look forward to the products, technology, and concepts they will bring in the future."

"IGT will leverage our decades of lottery experience to deliver industry-leading solutions that will provide the flexibility to help evolve, manage, and grow the Nebraska Lottery's sales now and in the years ahead," said Jay Gendron, IGT Chief Operating Officer, Lottery. "We look forward to continuing our longstanding partnership with the Nebraska Lottery to provide proven technology and innovative games that will engage players and drive sales growth."

The Nebraska Lottery will receive IGT's Aurora Platform and Retailer Pro, IGT's fastest and most innovative retailer-friendly draw-based lottery terminal. IGT will deliver its complete instant game supply chain solution, Instant Advantage™, which includes a tailored and strategic approach to the way IGT will design and print instant ticket games for the Lottery. Secure warehousing and distribution of instant tickets to lottery retailers is also provided.

 

Acquisition of Coolbet’s best-in-class international sportsbook engine provides GAN with a full-service solution to real money gaming in U.S.

Combination brings additional scale, geographical reach and offers new market opportunities for GAN’s B2B technology and a new vertical through B2C

GAN Limited (the "Company" or "GAN") (NASDAQ: GAN), a leading business-to-business supplier of internet gaming software-as-a-service solutions primarily to the U.S. land-based casino industry, today announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Vincent Group p.l.c. ("Coolbet") for a total consideration of approximately €149 million (subject to adjustment as provided in the Share Exchange Agreement). The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory review and the satisfaction of certain closing conditions. GAN expects to fund the acquisition with new capital. Coolbet is an award-winning, Business-to-Consumer ("B2C") iGaming operator, with a footprint in Northern Europe, Canada, and Latin America in real money iGaming and online sports betting.

 

Acquisition Highlights:

  • Vincent Group p.l.c. brings Coolbet, a sports focused brand to GAN, which was founded by the industry veteran Jan Svendsen and is supported by proprietary software with one of the most experienced engineering and trading teams in the industry.

  • Coolbet achieved trailing-twelve-month revenue of €26 million and a 46% revenue CAGR from 2018 to 2020, making it one of the fastest growing European B2C iGaming operators today.

  • The acquisition will leverage Coolbet’s industry-leading, proprietary sports betting technology, which is anticipated to be integrated into GAN’s turnkey technology solutions for launch in the U.S. RMiG market by second half of 2021.

  • Provides additional opportunity to leverage GAN’s business-to-business ("B2B") experience and proprietary technology into Coolbet’s core markets and across its existing relationships with casino operators around the globe.

  • GAN to welcome over 175 new global employees and engineering talent, over 84,000 active customers in the third quarter of 2020, and an industry leading retention rate of 85% Quarter-on-Quarter in 2020.

  • Transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021 and will be immediately accretive.

Dermot Smurfit Commented:

"From the onset of our IPO we have continued to enhance and perfect our internet gaming software-as-a-service solutions for the U.S. market. As a part of that growth strategy, we have been clear that we needed to add a best-in-class sportsbook engine to round out our real money iGaming platform, and we believe Coolbet is the perfect fit for both GAN and our customers. Coolbet launched in early 2016 in a hypercompetitive online market in Northern Europe and subsequently expanded into Latin America and Canada over the last two years. Since its launch, Coolbet has proven that its sportsbook offering is one of the best in the market today. Coolbet’s award winning user interface and proprietary technical platform will enable us to quickly introduce the sportsbook offering to our land-based casino customers across the U.S., who need a flexible and customizable solution to online gaming. Coolbet brings one of the most experienced teams of engineers in the industry and their technology is built on a similar architectural design as our own, which is anticipated to make the integration process fairly seamless. The timing of the acquisition ideally positions GAN to leverage its growing customer base, as well as the momentum that sports legislation has seen with the election results in Maryland, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Tennessee."

"Additionally, Coolbet is more than just the best sportsbook platform we vetted during our process. Coolbet has a well-established global business, a strong and loyal B2C customer base, and a diversified revenue stream. They are expert marketers and have grown their top-line over 46% in highly competitive and established markets in Northern Europe, Latin American and Canada. We will not only achieve scale and diversity across our revenue streams through this combination, but we also see a strong opportunity to leverage Coolbet’s expertise and relationships in other markets where our industry-leading B2B SaaS platform can be deployed."

"In summary, this union brings two of the best-in class, high-growth offerings in the iGaming space together, and makes a powerful combination. We expect to achieve significant revenue synergies across both platforms over the long-term and have structured the deal to be immediately accretive. We are excited to welcome the Coolbet team to GAN and look forward to building one of the most complete solutions in our industry. We view this acquisition as part of our unwavering commitment to shareholder value and our long-term growth strategy."

Coolbet Background

Vincent Group p.l.c. is a Malta public limited company that operates an online gaming platform under the flagship brand, Coolbet. Coolbet’s proprietary platform was uniquely developed in-house, and offers online real-money gaming in sports, casino, poker and virtual e-sports. Coolbet currently has approximately 175 full-time equivalents, primarily based in Tallinn, Estonia, and a management team with extensive experience in the RMiG industry. Currently, the Company has gambling licenses in Estonia, Sweden and Malta.

Coolbet was awarded start-up of the year in 2017 by International Gaming Awards, World’s Best Bookmaker in 2018 and 2019 by TIPS magazine, and mobile sports product of the year in 2019 and 2020 by the International Gaming Awards.

Revenue for the first nine months of 2020 was €18.6 million, split approximately 50% in sports betting and 50% in casino and other. Coolbet has customers in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Chile and recently expanded into Canada and Peru. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on its markets in the second quarter of 2020, the Company has achieved an EBITDA of €0.5M for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and break-even Net Operating Income. Coolbet has previously raised €35 million in equity through private placements and currently has no debt.

Transaction Summary

GAN is acquiring Vincent Group p.l.c in an exchange offer for €149.1 million, on a cash-free, debt-free basis, through a combination of cash and stock. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by GAN Limited’s board of directors, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. It is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.

B. Riley Securities provided a fairness opinion to the GAN board of directors with respect to the acquisition, and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, is acting as GAN’s legal counsel.

A Series of One-On-One Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders

PRESS RELEASE: November 13, 2020

TODAY’S INSIGHTS VIDEO: LEVENSON

Lloyd Levenson CEO of Cooper Levenson discusses US sports betting and online gaming from a public policy perspective with Frank Fantini in the CEO Insights Series.

Levenson’s interview: https://youtu.be/rlNLjOLyCxA


Previous videos feature Tom Reeg – Caesars, Jay Snowden – Penn National,
Greg Carlin – Rush Street, Renato Ascoli – IGT, Barry Cottle –Scientific Games,
George Papanier – Twin River, and Rob Ziems – Aruze Gaming America.


Many other videos have also been released over the past month with great information from top leaders.

All the videos can be viewed at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/ceo-insights.html


Fantini’s CEO Insights are sponsored by IGT.


Any questions about the series can be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

TODAY’S INSIGHTS HOST CRAVENS AND FIELD

PRESS RELEASE November 12, 2020

Galaxy Gaming CEO Todd Cravens and Entercom CEO David Fields discuss gaming and sports betting in a post-COVID world with Frank Fantini in Emerging Insights,
A Service of One-On-One Video Interviews with the Gaming Industry’s Leaders.

Craven discusses Galaxy Gaming’s planned growth and product development, while Fields talks about the two recent deals for Entercom, an audio and entertainment company with a focus on sports.

Craven’s interview: https://youtu.be/CY89DYoD_VE

Fields’ interview: https://youtu.be/gk2PyvmRDyA



Previous Emerging Insights videos feature Axes Network CEO Earle Hall and Tekkorp CEO Matt Davey.

All can be viewed at
https://www.fantiniresearch.com/conventions/emerging-insights.html


This is an ongoing service and more videos will be posted throughout the year.

Questions about any of our video series, or how you can participate should be addressed to Associate Publisher Ashley Diem at ADiem@FantiniResearch.com or at +1 302 730 3793.

LAS VEGAS, NV November 12, 2020 – Ainsworth Game Technology Limited (ASX: AGI) (“Ainsworth”) announced today that its newly created George Lopez Neighborhood Tour video slot debuted at San Manuel Casino in Highland, Calif.

George Lopez at San Manuel

“The game welcomes everyone to the neighborhood,” said George Lopez. “We hope everyone’s a winner!”

A bank of the new games can be found just outside the George Lopez Chingon Kitchen located on the second level of San Manuel.

Ainsworth developed George Lopez Neighborhood Tour in close partnership with the legendary comedian. The game is based upon the lifestyle of George Lopez, incorporating images and custom voiceover messaging to communicate with players.

“The George Lopez brand is a great addition to our product portfolio,” said Ainsworth Chief Commercial Officer Deron Hunsberger. “We are excited to launch this title at San Manuel, a valued partner and word-class casino in Southern California.”

George Lopez Neighborhood Tour offers players an exciting persistent state play game mechanic, the chance to spin a lowrider wheel, Free Games and several random base game bonuses.

The game is now available exclusively on the new A-STAR Curve cabinet, Ainsworth’s first cabinet release in more than three years. The A-STAR Curve features a 43-inch floating infinity monitor, dynamic LED lighting, a state-of-the-art LCD button deck and has been installed in several North American casino markets. It is available as a for sale title or as part of participation agreements.
HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 2020-- TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, today announced Bart Shuldman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will participate in the virtual Southwest IDEAS Investor Conference on November 18, 2020. TransAct Technologies’ presentation will be webcasted and is scheduled to be available at 7:00 am CST on November 18th. The presentation can be accessed through the Southwest IDEAS conference portal for registered participants, in the investor relations section of the Company's website: visit www.transact-tech.com, and on the IDEAS conference website: www.IDEASconferences.com.

About IDEAS Investor Conferences

The mission of the IDEAS Conferences is to provide independent regional venues for quality companies to present their investment merits to an influential audience of investment professionals. Unlike traditional bank-sponsored events, IDEAS Investor Conferences are “Sponsored BY the Buyside FOR the Buyside” and for the benefit of regional investment communities. Conference sponsors collectively have more than $200 billion in assets under management and include: Adirondack Research and Management, Allianz Global Investors: NFJ Investment Group, Ariel Investments, Aristotle Capital Boston, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss, BMO Global Asset Management, Constitution Research & Management, Inc., Fidelity Investments, First Wilshire Securities Management, Inc., Gamco Investors, Granahan Investment Management, Great Lakes Advisors, Greenbrier Partners Capital Management, LLC, GRT Capital Partners, LLC, Hodges Capital Management, Ironwood Investment Management, Keeley Teton Advisors, Luther King Capital Management, Marble Harbor Investment Counsel, Perritt Capital Management, Punch & Associates, Westwood Holdings Group, Inc., and William Harris Investors.

The IDEAS Investor Conferences are held annually in Boston, Chicago and Dallas and are produced by Three Part Advisors, LLC. Additional information about the events can be located at www.IDEASconferences.com.

If interested in participating or learning more about the IDEAS conferences, please contact Lacey Wesley at (817) 769 -2373 or lWesley@threepa.com.

BACKGROUND

Kansas Crossing Casino is located outside of Pittsburg, Kansas and features some of the most popular casino games, hottest slots and 16 live action table games while offering an approachable, first-rate, Vegas style gaming experience. There are food and beverage options; Two Brothers Mining Company and the Bronco Bar located at central points within the property.  We knew there was something missing from an advertising perspective for this property, but who or what could it be?

THE ANSWER: BRUTUS!

When Kansas Crossing Casino was in its initial stages of construction, Buzz Creative gathered together and decided to create Brutus. Brutus is a one-of-a-kind mascot built and named after the iconic ‘BIG BRUTUS’ mining shovel, which is on display just down the street from the property. His character is a fun and loving miner from back in the day when miners strolled the streets of Pittsburg.

Brutus welcomes guests at each event, says ‘hello’ on some direct mail pieces, and checks in on social media. He may also be found high-fiving jackpot winners on the casino floor or dining at one of the casinos restaurants!  Brutus has become more than just the property’s mascot, but an idol in the community. Brutus takes part in non-profit events and teams up with the Pitt State mascot, Gus the Gorilla, to entertain crowds at collegiate athletic events or local parades. Creating Brutus developed an easy and organic way for Kansas Crossing Casino to become invested within the community.

THE WHY

Pittsburg, Kansas’ roots are mining-based. To honor its heritage and keep the historical mining narrative alive, we wanted to create a character that would capture the town’s past. Kansas Crossing is a rural property that boasts a small casino floor packed with gaming excitement and down-home amenities. When you walk into the building, you can feel the fun. Brutus is the perfect concept to support the casino and its amenities. He helps bring life to events and promotions in a fun light-hearted way!

HAMDEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TransAct Technologies Incorporated (Nasdaq: TACT), a global leader in software-driven technology and printing solutions for high-growth markets, today announced the appointment of Randall Friedman to the Board of Directors, effective November 10, 2020. Following the nomination of Mr. Friedman, the Board will expand to six directors from five.

“We are pleased to welcome Randall Friedman to our already talented Board. Mr. Friedman’s extensive knowledge of restaurants and the food service industry and his deep expertise in business-to-business marketing in the restaurant market will be a huge help to our company given how the sales process has changed so dramatically in a Covid-19 environment. No doubt he will provide invaluable support to our BOHA! marketing and sales efforts. Further, Mr. Friedman’s leadership of a number of leading trade journals including Nation’s Restaurant News, Supermarket News, and Chain Store Age, in addition to his experience helping a number of businesses navigate rapid change and disruption, make him a perfect match for TransAct. We could not be more excited to get to work on our massive opportunities,” said Bart Shuldman, Chairman and CEO of TransAct.

Mr. Friedman, age 47, has over a decade of leadership experience in digital innovation and marketing, strategic planning, business acquisitions and divestitures, as well as restructuring and business evolution. Mr. Friedman also brings industry expertise in the food service technology market. For over ten years, Mr. Friedman served in various senior management roles, including President and Chief Executive Officer, at Lebhar-Friedman, Inc., a business-to-business media company where he was responsible for, among other things, sales and marketing, and focused on the food service and retail markets. In addition, Mr. Friedman is the founder of Iaso Health, LLC, an online search tool for on-demand healthcare options. Mr. Friedman is a graduate of Williams College and received his MBA from the Fordham University School of Business.

The inaugural Lexus Melbourne Cup The Race of Dreams televised across Australia


New York, November 10, 2020 – Three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva was the official winner of the inaugural “Lexus Melbourne The Race of Dreams” created by Inspired Entertainment, Inc. (“Inspired”) (NASDAQ: INSE) for the Victoria Racing Club (“VRC”). The thrilling virtual race pitted 24 past champions of the Cup against each other in a live broadcast across Australia on Network 10 ahead of the 2020 Lexus Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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Commemorating 160 years of Australia’s greatest race, Inspired’s ultra-realistic computer-simulated representation of the Cup pitted legendary Melbourne Cup winners head-to-head using a complex algorithm to decide the actual race result, answering the age-old question – who is the ultimate Cup champion? In her signature style, Makybe Diva came up from deep in the field to take the win over Phar Lap in the home straight.

“Melbourne Cup champions such as Phar Lap, Carbine, Makybe Diva, Saintly and Might and Power captured public attention, won our hearts and have all become legends in their own right. It is always uplifting to remember and celebrate those monumental achievements,” said VRC Chairman Amanda Elliott. “In my lifetime I have been fortunate enough to witness some incredible Cup victories, none more impressive than Makybe Diva winning her third Cup in 2005. Creating a virtual race to compare recent winners to those of the past was fascinating and has generated some robust and entertaining debate.”

As the pioneer of Virtual Sports, Inspired has re-created the action of the world’s most popular sports for more than a decade. Inspired has famously created virtual versions of the Cox Plate in Australia, Kentucky Derby in the U.S. and the Grand National in the UK. All of these events were broadcast on national television with millions of viewers, proving that Virtual Sports are realistic enough to take center stage.

“Our goal was to make the race look realistic and be exciting for all the Australian’s watching on television. It turned out to be an amazing race and a thrilling conclusion, coming down to the home straight,” said Steve Rogers, Inspired Chief Commercial Officer for Virtual Sports. “We’d like to thank VRC and its media partners for this opportunity to showcase our award-winning Virtual Sports and celebrate Australia’s racing history."

Inspired’s Virtual Sports are popular worldwide, appealing to a wide variety of players through more than 40,000 retail channels and 100+ websites in 35 countries. Watch the “Lexus Melbourne The Race of Dreams” at https://vimeo.com/474927229. Trailers and demos of the latest Virtual Sports offerings are available at www.inseinc.com/virtuals/

 

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced today that Cameron Bready, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present virtually at Citi’s 2020 Financial Technology Conference at 8:15 a.m. ET on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Interested parties can listen to a live audio webcast of the presentation from the investor relations section of the company’s website at www.globalpaymentsinc.com. A replay of the webcast will also be available after the event.
LAS VEGAS (November 10, 2020) – Today the Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) committed $120,000 to the National Museum of the American Indian’s new National Native American Veterans Memorial. The donation is part of the AGEM/GLI Lasting Impact Philanthropic Initiative, through which they collaborate to create a “lasting impact” inside the gaming industry and beyond.

The National Native American Veterans Memorial is part of the Smithsonian Museum collection. The museum is celebrating its opening with a virtual program tomorrow, November 11, and the event can be seen at AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Situated on the National Mall, a place that draws nearly 24 million visitors annually, the memorial will honor American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian veterans and symbolize the country’s respect for Native Americans’ service and patriotism.

“We are proud to contribute to this important, poignant, and lasting memorial that will be a permanent reminder on The National Mall of the commitment Native American veterans, their families, and governments have made to the United States. Per capita, for decades, Native Americans have had the highest percentage of representation in the military, 1.7 percent of total troops both enlisted and officer, even though overall they represent only 1.4 percent of the total U.S. population, a statistic which is a source of great pride to Tribal members and Tribal governments,” said GLI President/CEO James R. Maida. “The National Museum of the American Indian does tremendous work bringing awareness to the non-Native community about the history and contributions of Native Americans. This Memorial represents yet another important contribution. GLI is honored to be a part of the National Native American Veterans Memorial representing respect and recognition to Native American veterans and their commitment to their Country.”

“AGEM enthusiastically joins our philanthropic partner GLI and Tribal gaming interests across the country in supporting this important new addition to the National Mall for all the world to experience when they visit Washington,” AGEM Executive Director Marcus Prater said. “All veterans who have served our country deserve proper recognition and this memorial celebrates the important role Native American veterans have played in defending our country and giving us the freedoms we enjoy today.”