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Legal Online Sports Betting Now Live in Colorado

Colorado became on Friday the latest state in the US to be offering legal sports betting after the Supreme Court invalidated a long-standing federal ban on the practice nearly two years ago.

Wagering via retail and digital channels was authorized in the Centennial State last November when voters approved the legalization of the practice in a statewide referendum.

State regulators were tasked with licensing interested sports betting operators and readying the market for May 1 opening, a challenging task they said Friday they were relieved to have achieved.

Unlike other states, Colorado is getting into the US athletic gambling fold amid a very specific situation and at a time when the coronavirus has paused nearly all sports (and pretty much all contours of life as we know it).

With all of the state’s casinos being closed amid the global pandemic and residents being urged to stay home and practice social distancing, Colorado offers them the opportunity to place bets digitally.

Four online sportsbooks were launched in the state on Friday, the first day of legal sports betting, and more are expected to follow suit later this month.

The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission has issued nearly 20 licenses for the provision of online sports betting services, so the state is clearly poised to host a busy marketplace once the local betting sector matures and things get back to normal, or at least back to some relative normalcy.

Four Online Sportsbooks Now Active in Colorado

Colorado now has four operational online sportsbooks and more are expected to arrive soon. BetMGM and BetRivers were the first brands to go live with betting products in the newly opened market.

BetMGM is owned by ROAR Digital, the joint venture between Las Vegas casino giant MGM Resorts International and British gambling group GVC Holdings.

ROAR Digital announced Friday that it has signed an exclusive primary skin agreement with Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino in Cripple Creek. Sports betting operators must sign such skin agreements with local land-based casinos in order to be able to operate on the territory of Colorado.

Of their launch in the Centennial State, ROAR Digital CEO Adam Greenblatt said that they “look forward to offering Colorado sports fans the excitement and ease of betting with BetMGM and working alongside Midnight Rose Hotel and Casino to provide top class betting experiences in the state of Colorado.”

BetRivers, owned by Rush Street Interactive, the online gambling division of regional casino operator Rush Street Gaming, was too among the first entries in the new market. The betting brand has partnered Triple Crown Casino in Cripple Creek to offer wagering in Colorado.

Commenting on their debut in the state, Rush Street Interactive President Richard Schwartz said that they have achieved success in other regulated markets because they focus on offering “a high quality product with exciting sports betting options, knowledgeable customer service, and an overall friendly approach that treats every player with honesty and care.”

Arch-rivals DraftKings, which became a publicly traded company just a couple of days ago, and FanDuel also announced their launch in Colorado on Friday.

The Centennial State became DraftKings’ seventh market in which it offers sports betting services. The company’s Co-founder and President, Matt Kalish, said that they are “thrilled to introduce Colorado’s passionate sports fans to DraftKings Sportsbook” and that customers across the state “will always have a number of year-round, skin-in-the-game opportunities to engage with the premier sports betting experience DraftKings prides itself on.”

DraftKings has been able to enter Colorado through a partnership with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, which operates the Golden Gates, Golden Gulch, and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk.

FanDuel, which too has teamed up with Twin River, was the fourth online sportsbooks to greet Colorado sports fans for the first time on Friday.

The gambling group’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Raffensperger, said in a statement that “Colorado is home to a passionate group of sports fans and we are incredibly excited to show them why FanDuel is the number one sportsbook in the country.”

Aside from its real-money gambling offering, FanDuel is also offering the ANYTHINGBOOK free-to-play game that tests sports fans’ knowledge in sports and pop culture.

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AffiliateCon Virtually Live secures ActiveWin MD Warren Jacobs for affiliate-operator panel

ActiveWin managing director and founder Warren Jacobs will speak at AffiliateCon Virtually Live on Tuesday 12 May.

Taking part in an affiliate & operator panel which will cover market trends from both sides of the equation, Jacobs will be joined by Oddspedia JSC co-founder Jeton Kodia.

AffiliateCon Virtually Live will be free to watch on YouTube, following the postponement of AffiliateCon Sofia to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The affiliate & operator panel will take place at 3.15pm CEST (2.15pm BST), rounding off a day of first-class analysis also featuring speakers such as Louise Agran, Racing Post CMO, Tal Itzhak Ron, Tal Ron, Drihem & Co Chairman & CEO, and Martin Wachter, Golden Race CEO.

ActiveWin MD Jacobs said of the current pandemic: “The greatest challenge has been sportsbook, and the lack of content to drive acquisition, while also ensuring they are protecting players with responsible marketing messages.”

Oddspedia co-founder Kodia explained: “I am very disappointed with a lot of operator behaviour.

“I strongly suggest they should check what they expect and what is allowed before taking any actions and decisions, instead of acting over-the-top and rushing things too fast which they revoke a short time later.”

You can read the full Q & As and event agenda on affiliatecon.com, which also includes talks on SEO, esports, virtual sports and much more. 

Playson Content to Go Live on Playtech POP Platform

Online casino content supplier Playson today announced a major content distribution deal with gambling technology giant Playtech.

The newly penned deal will significantly bolster Playson’s presence across big markets and grow its distribution network.

Under the terms of the agreement, Playson will be able to integrate its content library on the Playtech Open Platform. Popular Playson titles such as Rome: Caesar’s Glory and Solar Queen as well as the Funky Fruits and Timeless Fruits slots series will thus become available to Playtech’s massive and ever-growing network of operator partners and their players.

The recently secured partnership also includes delivery of Playtech’s promotional tools, including its integration-free jackpots, free spins, and regular slots tournaments with daily prize drops. All of these have proven track record in successfully improving player retention.

The Playtech Open Platform (POP) is one of Playtech’s flagship online gambling products. The platform offers licensees access to more than 3,000 gaming titles, including in-house games developed by Playtech’s studios as well as products from more than 30 of the industry’s largest suppliers.

All the new content on POP is launched simultaneously across mobile and desktop. Playtech clients thus get access to a wide variety of classic slot games, multi-line video slots, and premium branded slots, among other products.

Latest Important Milestone

The partnership with Playtech marks the latest important milestone for Playson as the slots provider looks to expand its global presence and cement its place in the ever-growing and highly competitive iGaming industry.

Of the recently penned content distribution deal, Playson CEO Aleksander Ivshin said that they are thrilled to have teamed up with one of the sector’s largest software development companies.

Mr. Ivshin went on to say that with Playtech being present in every key market, “this strategic deal is sure to open up some exciting opportunities in the months and years to come.”

Playtech Director of Casino, James Frendo, commented that Playson’s games are “hugely popular” and that they are delighted to add the supplier’s “burgeoning portfolio” to their POP platform.

Mr. Frendo went on to say that it is their ultimate goal to deliver their customers the best possible experience, “along with the market’s finest games” and that he is certain Playson’s titles will prove to be a huge hit with gambling operators and their players around the world.

Earlier this month, Playson announced a content supply deal with major Romanian gambling operator Baumbet. The partnership would see Playson deliver its entire slots collection to the operator’s online casino.

Including Romania, Playson is licensed or certified to provide its content in more than 17 regulated markets. The company’s portfolio of more than 60 omni-channel games is currently licensed by Romania’s National Gambling Office, the UK Gambling Commission, and the Malta Gaming Authority.

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Red Rake Gaming Casino Titles to Go Live with CasinoSecret

Red Rake Gaming has announced the latest of a flurry of casino content supply deals that would enable the Spain- and Malta-based provider to further bolster its growth.

The popular online casino content supplier today announced that it has partnered with Malta-licensed online casino brand CasinoSecret.

Under the terms of the recently penned deal between Red Rake Gaming and the casino operator, CasinoSecret will gain access to the provider’s entire library of casino games to enhance its offering. Red Rake Gaming will also deliver to its new operator partner a set of unique marketing tools and features that cannot be found anywhere else within the industry.

CasinoSecret is based in Malta. It obtained an iGaming license from the Malta Gaming Authority in 2018. The online casino boasts an innovative cashback model that aims to really improve player experience.

News about Red Rake Gaming’s partnership with CasinoSecret emerge shortly after the provider announced that it has successfully delivered its entire game suite to popular online gambling operator Royal Panda.

Back to the recently agreed collaboration between Red Rake Gaming and CasinoSecret, it will see the online casino gain access to some of the supplier’s hit titles, including the action-packed Super12Stars that boasts a plethora of special features and bonus rounds, the cluster slot Gustav Minebuster, and the recently released Secrets of the Temple online slot that offers 243 different win ways and a multitude of features and bonus rounds.

CasinoSecret will also be able to add any future Red Rake Gaming releases to its catalog of offering as part of its partnership with the renowned content provider.

Growing from Strength to Strength

Commenting on their partnership with CasinoSecret, Nick Barr, Managing Director of Red Rake Gaming Malta, said that they are very excited to be working with the online casino operator and that CasinoSecret has grown from strength to strength since [its] inception” and delivers “the most unique and player-focused promotions seen in the market.”

CasinoSecret offers a wide range of live tournaments that feature different winning mechanics and welcome players into a user-friendly environment.

Of the deal, Antonio La Vigna, Casino Manager at CasinoSecret, said that it was an easy decision for them to partner with Red Rake Gaming and that the provider’s content is the perfect addition ot their ever-expanding library.

Mr. La Vigna went on that Red Rake Gaming’s game themes “range so widely there’s a perfect title in the library for all tastes” and that “experienced and novice players alike will enjoy the guaranteed thrills from playing a great range of slots from this exciting brand.”

Last week, Red Rake Gaming secured a deal that would see it integrate its games range with MrSlotty’s GameHub content aggregator. The move would further help Red Rake Gaming expand its presence and network of operator partners.

Source: CasinoSecret partners with Red Rake Gaming

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Microgaming Takes Inspired Slots, Virtual Sports Live on Platform

Ever-busy online casino content supplier Microgaming has secured yet another important deal that would enhance the offering available across its aggregation platform.

In a press release that hit the wire Thursday afternoon, Microgaming announced that it has teamed up with games technology company Inspired Entertainment, Inc.

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The partnership will see the phased launch of Inspired products on Microgaming’s platform. The agreement between the two companies will thus see Microgaming further diversify the slots, virtual sports, and table games offering available on its platform to its global client base, while also significantly bolstering the reach of Inspired’s content.

The first phase of integration of Inspired products will see the addition of 20 of the provider’s most popular online slots on the Microgaming content aggregation platform. Top performers such as Anubis Wild Megaways, Prison Escape, and Stacked Fire 7s will be among the first to go live with Microgaming and to become available to its network of partners.

Inspired will also be able to integrate its suite of virtual slots and table games at a later stage, it also became clear.

Microgaming’s content aggregation platform currently includes more than 1,000 casino games, including content from its growing portfolio of exclusive studio partners and top performing titles from third-party partners.

The platform supplies casino products to more than 20 regulated markets around the world. Operators can get access to all the offering available through a single integration.

It should also be noted that Microgaming’s platform includes the industry’s largest progressive jackpot network as well as a full suite of administration and marketing tools.

Increasing Reach and Brand Visibility

Of their deal with Microgaming, Claire Osborne, Vice President of Inspired’s Interactive division, said that they are “excited and proud” to team up with the major Isle of Man-based provider and get their range of games live on its content aggregation platform.

Ms. Osborne went on to say that their collaboration with Microgaming will enable them to increase their reach and brand visibility.

Microgaming Director of Global Operations James Buchanan commented that their deal with Inspired will see them further expand their content offering and that their new partner is a market leader in the virtual sports sector and has a “very strong regulatory market reach.”

Mr. Buchanan added that the addition of Inspired content, particularly the company’s virtual sports suite, is part of their strategy to provide their customers with a rich diversity of high-quality games that “deliver ultimate gaming experiences to players” and to thus always keep enhancing their portfolio of partner games.

Microgaming’s partnership with Inspired is the latest of a series of important announcements made by the company in recent weeks. Last week, it announced that its flagship progressive jackpot slot – Mega Moolah – has awarded another eight-figure jackpot. An anonymous Canadian player won more than €10.7 million playing the game at Jackpot City.

Source: Microgaming enhances offering with Inspired content

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Greentube Titles Now Live with Casino Davos’ Casino777.ch

Greentube has expanded its presence in the Swiss regulated online gaming market through a recent partnership with Casino777.ch, the iGaming brand of Switzerland’s Casino Davos.

The online casino content supplier, which is part of the larger NOVOMATIC gambling group, has rolled out a selection of its top-performing titles with the online gaming operation.

Games that are now available to Casino777 players include the Super Cherry series, which has proved to be a hit among Swiss land-based casino patrons, as well as Queen Cleopatra and Wish Upon A Star.

Greentube is also set to launch a number of classic NOVOMATIC titles which have been adapted for online gaming channels later this month. Such classic games include Book of Ra deluxe, Lucky Lady’s Charm deluxe, and Sizzling Hot deluxe.

Casino Davos was the fourth Swiss land-based casino that went live with online gambling following last summer’s reorganization of the local iGaming market. The Casino777.ch operation is powered by technology from iSoftBet. The integration of Greentube’s content was carried out namely via iSoftBet’s platform.

Casino Davos’ online gaming operation has quickly established itself as one of the leaders in the provision of digital casino services in the Swiss market and the addition of Greentube content is anticipated to further bolster its growth momentum.

The Cherry on the Cake

Of their partnership with Casino Davos and its online casino operation, Greentube Chief Games Officer Michael Bauer said that they have been able to quickly cement their position as a top supplier in the newly regulated Swiss market thanks to their strong land-based heritage in Switzerland, the unrivaled performance of [their] content, and the diversity of [their] offering.”

Mr. Bauer noted that launching their games titles with Casino Davos’ Casino777 operation “really is the cherry on the cake after a widely successful market entrance.”

Greentube entered the Swiss iGaming market in October when it announced a partnership with Grand Casino Luzern that saw its content library go live with the gambling venue’s digital gaming operation mycasino.ch.

Over the past several months, Greentube has formed partnerships with most of the iGaming websites operating in the Swiss market.

Commenting on their partnership with Greentube, Casino777 Director at Casino Davos Christoph Pychynski said that their partner’s premium selection of casino titles “make for a valuable addition to our online offering.”

The official added that the iGaming market is growing at a rapid rate and that they are looking forward to working with Greentube to further ensure that their platform offers top-quality online casino experience “with the best games available for our expanding player base to enjoy.”

Source: Greentube continues Swiss expansion with Casino777.ch integration

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iGB Live! And iGB Affiliate Amsterdam 2020 postponed until September

Naomi Barton, Group Event Director of the iGB Affiliate global series of events has confirmed the postponement of iGBLive!, which is co-located with iGB Affiliate Amsterdam, to 22-25 September 2020 due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The events will still take place at the RAI Amsterdam, bringing together the affiliate and iGaming industries later this year in the Autumn season.

In a statement to the iGB gaming community via international media, Naomi said, “Gaming, just like all sectors of the global economy, has been hit incredibly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. As event organisers, we are also experiencing first-hand the impact of this awful virus on multiple levels alongside you, and we know how challenging this period is turning out to be for so many of our customers.

‘After careful consideration, planning and conversations with many stakeholders in our industry, we have made the decision to postpone iGB Live 2020 until September. I utterly recognise that this has so far proved to be an ever-increasing period of uncertainty, and in a way it’s never been more important for us to remain a community, listen to each other and come out of this unprecedented time with some form of plan for future success and business growth. I hope you’re all managing find to ways to cope, and I’m absolutely here to listen and help where I can’.

Pragmatic Play’s Live Casino Suite Goes Live with BetVictor

Provider of diverse content for the online gaming industry Pragmatic Play has extended an existing partnership with gambling operator BetVictor to now cover its Live Casino offering.

Pragmatic Play has previously partnered the British bookmaker and gaming operator to supply it with its slots portfolio.

The iGaming provider ventured into the Live Casino vertical last year. Since premiering its first Live Casino products at last year’s ICE London show, Pragmatic Play said that its new offering has gone from strength to strength and has gone live with a number of major iGaming operators.

The company has also been busy adding more content to its Live Casino portfolio, which now includes variants of blackjack, roulette, and baccarat, three of the most popular table games at land-based casinos.

Earlier this year, Pragmatic Play diversified its Live Roulette offering with the addition of three localized variants in Italian, Russian, and German. It also recently added a Roulette Macao title that evokes the gameplay and feel of playing at luxury land-based casinos.

It was just days ago when the provider debuted its brand new Baccarat and Speed Baccarat products, as well.

Aside from Live Casino, Pragmatic Play’s games suite includes slots and bingo titles that are all available through a single API integration.

Expanding in UK

By strengthening its existing relationship with BetVictor and providing the operator with Live Casino products, Pragmatic Play will also be able to extend its Live Casino foothold in the lucrative UK market.

The provider’s Live Casino range recently went live in the UK with SkillOnNet.

Commenting on securing a new Live Casino partner, Pragmatic Play Chief Commercial Officer Melissa Summerfield said that their Live Casino portfolio is a “point of pride” and that they are delighted to deepen their relationship with BetVictor and provide the operator with their range.

Ms. Summerfield went on that it has been their priority to grow their presence in regulated markets and they are particularly excited to expand in the UK market with a well-respected operator.

BetVictor Director of e-Gaming Turlough Lally said that Pragmatic Play’s slots titles have been “an excellent addition” to their offering so it was a natural next step to add the provider’s Live Casino content.

Mr. Lally went on that Pragmatic Play’s Live products “have a wide scope aimed at players who enjoy a traditional casino experience and players who enjoy swifter gameplay, whilst also accommodating mobile players.”

News about Pragmatic Play’s extended partnership with BetVictor emerge shortly after the provider teamed up with online gaming operator Pomadorro to launch its content across its brands. Pomadorro is the operator behind the Casino X, Drift Casino, and JoyCasino websites.

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Red Tiger’s Slots Suite, Daily Drop Jackpots Now Live with Lottomart

Casino games provider Red Tiger has added a new client to its ever-growing network with the recent launch of its content with Lottomart, a mobile-focused lotto betting and gaming operator.

Under the terms of a recently penned deal between the supplier and the operator, Lottomart can now feature prominently Red Tiger’s suite in its jackpot games lobby.

The provider’s content library can thus complement Lottomart’s existing offering, which includes lotto betting options and scratch card jackpots.

Popular Red Tiger releases such as Piggy Riches Megaways, Reel King Mega, and Dynamite Riches are now available to Lottomart players. In addition, the provider has successfully integrated its Daily Drop Jackpots Network with the operator.

Based in Gibraltar, Lottomart offers a mobile-focused gambling product. As mentioned above, its offering includes betting on multiple lotteries, scratchcards, and online slots. Lottomart is licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and the UK Gambling Commission.

The Lottomart integration was the latest of a series of partnerships secured by Red Tiger in recent months. Last week, the company announced that it has teamed up with Svenska Spel Sport & Casino and that its entire suite of games has gone live with the Swedish iGaming operator.

And earlier this month, the provider partnered up rapidly growing online gaming group Glitnor in a move that secured it with expanded presence in the Nordics, the rest of Europe, and Japan.

Creating Fantastic User Experiences

Commenting on their partnership with Lottomart, Red Tiger Commercial Director Chris Looney said that they are delighted to launch their content with their new partner and that Lottomart is a “highly innovative operator boasting iOS, Android and web applications enjoyed by an impressive variety of players.”

Mr. Looney also noted that their slots catalog along with their Daily Drop Jackpots Network will “undoubtedly make for a strong addition” to Lottomart’s existing offering.

Lottomart’s Chief Product Officer, Dennis Diaconescu added that “life-changing jackpots shouldn’t be limited to lotto betting” and that with the addition of Red Tiger’s “suite of immersive networked progressive slots, players can win big with an even wider variety of games that follow a familiar, approachable, and engaging format.”

Mr. Diaconescu went on that the provider’s mobile-optimized games fit seamlessly with Lottomart’s portrait-first app and custom gameplay features and will cement the operator’s “track-record of creating fantastic user experiences and winning moments” for players.

In separate news from last week, NetEnt, Red Tiger’s new owner, announced that it would implement a full integration with the provider. NetEnt purchased its smaller counterpart last fall.

The Swedish provider also noted that it would reduce its workforce by 120 employees as a result from the integration. The majority of affected workers are based in the company’s Stockholm and Malta offices.

Source: Red Tiger live with Lottomart

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Ethereum-based App Pepo Integrates Zoom for Live Streaming

As per the latest reports, Ethereum-based social media application Pepo has integrated with video conferencing app Zoom. Pepo is built on the Ethereum blockchain and the latest integration with Zoom is aimed to enable live streaming facilities. As of now, live streaming is available on the beta version, only for Pepo community admins, with a time restriction of three hours. However, anyone has access to just participate in live events. 

The COVID-19 outbreak has enhanced the trend of ‘Work from Home’ and hence video conferencing has become more eminent. This might be a reason for Pepo and Zoom’s recent collaboration.

Launched in October last year, Pepo is backed by the OST platform and is powered by ERC-20 type Pepo Tokens that are pegged in a 1:1 ration to OST tokens.

Video Conferencing Amid COVID-19 

As mentioned earlier, video conferencing has taken off in this lockdown scenario, and live video streaming platforms have benefited from this, both in terms of user base as well as share prices. 

Interestingly, many investors placed their bets to a similarly named gaming firm $ZOOM, as a result of which $ZOOM rose by almost 700% before the New York Securities and Exchange Commission struck brakes on it a couple of days ago. 

Zoom Alleged for Weak Privacy

There is no doubt that Zoom has experienced a massive surge in users after many countries imposed lockdowns to stop spreading of the dreaded COVID-19. It has however laid many eyes on the security aspects of Zoom. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) also issued a warning to Zoom users about the potentially weak privacy features of Zoom. 

The EFF alleged that Zoom administrators have full access to the video, audio, and chat transcripts of all calls made on the platform that are recorded by users.