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SBI Holdings Partners with SMFG to Offer Digital Banking Services

Major Japanese financial organization, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group is collaborating with SBI Holdings to enhance its digital footprint in the country. 

According to the latest reports, the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) is collaborating with SBI Holdings to introduce a digital banking system accessible from smartphones. This is a part of a multimillion-dollar agreement, that is expected to materialize bu next week. 

The deal will provide SMFG with a 20% equity stake in SBI subsidiary Neomobile Securities, against which, it will give $1 billion to SBI. The fund will be used to invest in companies involved in digital technology in sectors like blockchain, fintech, and 5G. This deal is expected to help SMFG utilize SBI’s heavy footprint in the online trading space in Japan. 

However, it will be pretty beneficial to both the entities, as SBi will be able to boost face-to-face consultations to its digital services, and SMFG stands a chance to ramp up its digital offerings. Moreover, SBI and SMFG are planning to establish their digital foothold in Japan, by collaborating with companies working in the digital space.

SBI has already partnered with local banks like Shimane Bank, Fukushima Bank, and Chikuho Bank. SBI is also looking forward to setting up a new company that will offer fintech and common system services to regional banks. SMFG is also investing in this venture, as a part of the latest deal. 

SBI already has close ties with Ripple. So much so, that it plans to offer shareholder dividends in XRP tokens. In fact, SBI CEO, Yoshitaka Kitao is one of Ripple’s board of directors.

Crypto exchanges and firms in Japan are expected to face some regulatory hurdles in the near future, especially after the Japan House of Representatives have amended the Payment Services Act and Financial Instruments and Exchange Act to enforce stricter crypto regulations in the country. Both these acts are scheduled to take effect from May 1. 


Pragmatic Play partners with Marathonbet across multiple verticals

Marathonbet has launched Live Casino and Videoslot games with Pragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry.

The provider’s acclaimed slot library features a number of top-performing titles, including the award-winning Wolf Gold, as well as the fan-favorite John Hunter series. 

Pragmatic Play’s Live Casino content has been a success since launching in 2019, with a variety of classic casino games available, such as Blackjack and Baccarat, accompanying localised roulette titles and innovative fast-paced takes on the land-based favorites.

The deal will see Pragmatic Play continue its impressive growth in markets around the world.

Albert Pesca, Head of Account Management at Pragmatic Play, said: “We are delighted to launch our products with Marathonbet across several strategic markets. Our product roadmap continues to grow, and our Live Casino portfolio in particular has been a fantastic success. Partnering with Marathonbet adds another impressive operator to our client base and we are delighted that their customers will now be able to play our titles.”

Natalia Zavodnik, CEO of Marathonbet, said: “We are very pleased and proud to offer Pragmatic Play’s games in Marathonbet’s Casino and Live Casino. Pragmatic Play’s wide-ranging portfolio has a number of impressive performers, while the Live Casino games have developed significant momentum since launch, so we can’t wait to see how Marathonbet’s customers receive them.”

Pragmatic Play currently produces four new slot titles a month, as well as delivering Live Casino and Bingo products through its multi-vertical offering. The company’s entire portfolio is available through a single API integration.

GrooveGaming Partners Up QTech Games for Asian Expansion

Casino content aggregator GrooveGaming has announced a partnership with Asia-focused provider QTech Games to further expand its global footprint and explore growth opportunities in established and emerging Asian online gambling markets.

News about GrooveGaming’s new Asian expansion emerge after the company has claimed significant foothold in Europe, Latin America, and Africa.

GrooveGaming points out that its 6 Continents Strategy has been paying off well so far as more and more international iGaming companies have been looking to join forces with the content aggregator.

GrooveGaming’s content platform includes more than 2,500 casino titles as well as aggregated content such as slots, table games, poker products, and live casino titles. Online gambling operators can access the full suite of games via a simple integration process.

The alliance with QTech Games was the latest of a series of partnerships sealed by GrooveGaming in recent months. The content aggregator has also recently teamed up with big industry names such as EveryMatrix, Digitain, iGaming Platform, Quickfire, and ALEA, among others.

GrooveGaming itself says that it has had busy 18 months as its global growth trajectory has seen its brand reach six continents, thanks to its capability to deliver rapid integrations and focus on high-quality customer services as well as to its technology tools that aim to help gambling operators improve productivity and bottom-line performance.

Excited by New Partnership

Commenting on their partnership with QTech Games, GrooveGaming Head of Sales Rebecca Sotomora said that in the era of customization that we live, “QTech really delivers on their brand promise of tailoring content to different cultures.”

Ms. Sotomora went on that this is exactly what makes QTech Games “relevant to players and to the melting-pot that is Asia.”

The GrooveGaming Head of Sales also pointed out that they are all really excited to be teaming up with QTech Games and that they look forward to being part of the provider’s “further expansion in emerging markets with our portfolio behind them.”

QTech Games CCO Ulf Norder commented that “they are pumped at the prospect of being part of the energy that is driving GrooveGaming forward” as it is the “most familiar name in aggregation today.”

Mr. Norder further stressed that GrooveGaming has the content, the technology, and the attitude to be a wonderful partner.

QTech Games has itself had particularly busy few weeks as it has announced several key partnerships. Earlier this week, the company announced that it has added content by major developer and provider Yggdrasil to bolster its Asia growth momentum and help its partner deliver on its own growth strategy.

And last week, QTech Games revealed that it has teamed up with Kalamba Games to take the provider’s casino games library live in Asia and a number of emerging markets.

Source: GrooveGaming push further into Asia with substantial QTech Games partnership

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After GVC, Push Gaming Now Partners with William Hill

Online casino content provider Push Gaming has added a new top-tier client to its ever-growing network amid its ongoing transformation from a boutique casino games developer to a full-fledged industry supplier.

The company announced today that it has partnered up British bookmaker William Hill to provide it with its entire slots portfolio.

Popular Push Gaming titles such as Jammin’ Jars, The Shadow Order, and Razor Shark will go live with William Hill. The supplier will keep rolling out content with the operator as it releases new games in future.

The integration will be carried out via Push Gaming’s in-house gaming platform. The provider will be adding content to William Hill’s games library in the coming weeks.

This is the latest major content supply deal announced by Push Gaming in recent days. Last week, the company announced that it has partnered up with another big industry name as it looks to grow its network of clients and its presence across new and existing markets.

Push Gaming revealed last week that it has agreed to supply its content portfolio to GVC Holdings’ online gaming brands, which include Ladbrokes, Coral, and bwin, among others.

Just as with William Hill, Push Gaming’s suite of casino games will be rolled out across GVC’s brands in several phases.

Teaming Up with an Industry Titan

Of their recent partnership with William Hill, Push Gaming’s CEO, James Marshall, said that the legacy British bookmaker is “a titan of the industry and [they] are delighted to be supplying them with a selection of [their] games.”

Mr. Marshall also noted that the first batch to be added to William Hill’s existing offering will include a selection of Push Gaming’s most popular games, with more titles set to be integrated in the coming months.

The supplier’s chief added that their content has “proven to be hugely popular with players all over the world” and that they believe their games will be a big hit with William Hill’s player base, as well.

As mentioned above, Push Gaming is currently transforming its business from a boutique online casino games developer to a full-blown supplier of content for the online gambling industry that manages its own proprietary platform.

The ongoing transformation was boosted by the acquisition of Game Server Integrations (GSI), which Push Gaming announced early this year.

Thanks to the deal, Push Gaming will be able to implement its growth plans throughout the year, which include the introduction of new content as well as of platform feature innovations and in-game mechanics. All these are anticipated to hit the iGaming market in the months to come.

Push Gaming’s titles are all designed to provide an immersive and engaging, mobile-focused gaming experience. Its games are available across all devices and operating systems, including on desktop.

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BF Games Partners with Dench eGaming Solutions

Online casino games developer BF Games has signed a deal to add its entire slots collection to the platform managed by iGaming provider Dench eGaming Solutions.

The deal will see Dench’s network of operator partners gain access to BF Games’ library of more than 50 online slots titles, including hit releases such as Book of Gods, Stunning Hot, Bonnie & Clyde, and Aztec Adventure as well as any future slots developed by the ambitious studio.

Based in London and Malta, BF Games was founded by a team of industry veterans. The studio creates innovative slots titles for the dynamic online gaming market. As mentioned earlier, its online casino games library currently includes over 50 titles and more games are planned to be added throughout the year.

Aside from its online gaming suite, BF Games also specializes in the creation of products for the land-based sector, with its offering being available in several European jurisdictions. In addition, the company offers B2C services yet again in several European markets.

The recent partnership with Dench came as part of BF Games’ strategy to constantly expand its market reach. The collaboration with the online gaming provider is also set to enhance Dench’s already hefty content library with a wide range of games based on classic slots themes as well as innovative offering.

Partnership Builds on BF Games’ Momentum

Commenting on their latest content distribution partnership, BF Games Head of Business Development Claudia Melcaru said that it would allow them to further grow their reach to “new operators in new regions.”

Ms. Melcaru went on that teaming up with Dench builds on the momentum BF Games has gained over the past several months and that they are looking forward to a successful collaboration with the iGaming platform provider.

Dench’s Core iGaming platform currently features more than 1,000 online casino titles from over 15 major content providers. The wide selection of games is available to operators providing their services in several jurisdictions.

Of their partnership with BF Games, Dench CEO Dobromir Mitev said that their new supplier partner offers a diverse portfolio of slots that appeal to all player types and they are thrilled to be adding them to their list of partners.

Late last month, Dench was awarded a Recognition Notice by the Malta Gaming Authority that authorized it to offer online gaming platform services to MGA-licensed operators. The Sofia, Bulgaria-based company previously held a Critical Supply License from the MGA that enabled it to provide online casino products.

As for BF Games, its partnership with Dench was the latest of several content distribution deals signed by the games developer in recent months. In February, the company announced that it had taken its entire slots library live with iGaming Platform’s dedicated content aggregation and delivery platform GameHub.

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Kalamba Games Partners QTech Games for Asian Expansion

Online casino content supplier Kalamba Games has teamed up with QTech Games in a partnership that saw the former integrate its Remote Gaming Server with the latter.

This latest partnership announced by Kalamba has enabled the provider to enhance its market presence in Asia and emerging markets as part of its strategy to constantly grow its footprint.

QTech specializes in the distribution of casino-style online gaming content across Asian markets where digital gambling has been particularly popular in recent years. Through its in-house platform the company suppliers its network of operator partners with diverse titles via a quick integration.

QTech recently announced its merger with Epic Media, a games reseller that is led by a duo of online gambling industry experts. The deal is set to bolster the position of the content distributor’s platform at the forefront of delivering high-quality online casino games across emerging markets.

QTech’s platform now includes online casino games from Kalamba. With an office in Malta and a development studio in Krakow, Poland, Kalamba produces and supplies content to both real money and social casino operators.

Aside from a number of Asian markets, the content supplier will also be able to expand its footprint in CIS and Latin American markets where QTech boasts solid presence.

Through its latest partnership, Kalamba has made another important step toward further developing its Remote Gaming Server, which is anticipated to be fully launched later this year.

The Ideal Partner

Commenting on teaming up with QTech, Kalamba Head of Sales and Account Management Tamas Kusztos said that their new partner is “a market leader in the Asian market and the ideal partner for us as we look to establish ourselves in the region.”

Mr. Kusztos went on that the team behind QTech “has been really great to work with” and that they are pleased “to be continuing to make positive steps despite current global difficulties.”

QTech CCO Ulf Norder praised Kalamba, saying that it is one of “the most exciting slots developers around with innovative mechanics and features that are very suited for the Asian player.”

Mr. Norder also noted that Kalamba’s Remote Gaming Server is a great addition to their already exciting offering.

QTech’s platform offers various marketing tools, including tournaments and rewards promotions, as well as back-end support such as reporting and responsible gaming tools, and a pretty unique games lobby.

Last month, Kalamba announced that it has partnered up casino games and content aggregator supplier Spinomenal. The deal saw Spinomenal integrate its games portfolio to Kalamba’s Remote Gaming Server product as demand for cross-platform online casino offering has been on the rise.

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1X2 Network Partners BetWarrior for LatAm Expansion

Online gaming software group 1X2 Network has been able to boost its presence in the lucrative LatAm region through a recently signed partnership with iGaming operator BetWarrior.

Under the terms of the deal, BetWarrior and its LatAm gambling audience will gain access to 1X2 Network’s portfolio of games, including hit titles such as Rainbow Wilds and Battle Maidens as well as the content developer’s first Megaways slot – Pirate Kingdom Megaways.

The deal will also see BetWarrior go live with any future releases produced by 1X2 Network’s 1X2 Gaming studio and Iron Dog Studio, including the group’s upcoming second Megaways slot title.

BetWarrior is a mobile-focused online sports betting and casino-style gaming operator. It was launched in 2019 and is licensed in Curacao. Latin America has been among BetWarrior’s core markets since the very beginning of its existence on the global iGaming scene.

Commenting on their partnership with 1X2 Network, BetWarrior Casino Product Manager Katalin Horvath said that their latest content supply deal represented another step towards “delivering players the best casino and virtual sports content in the world.”

Ms. Horvath went on that 1X2 Network “is helping BetWarrior further strengthen what is already the leading mobile casino experience on the market.”

LatAm Focus

Of their partnership with BetWarrior, 1X2 Network Country Manager for Italy, Spain, and LatAm Piero Carlucci said that the operator has quickly cemented itself as a leader in the Latin American region and beyond and that they are “delighted to see our games be made available to its players.”

Mr. Carlucci added that this new partnership will further help them establish 1X2 Network as a leading game provider in the region as they have identified Latin America as “a key area of development.”

The partnership between BetWarrior and 1X2 Network will provide the operator with access to Leap Gaming’s entire suite of virtual sports products, including football, horse and greyhound racing, speedway, velodrome cycling, and tennis.

1X2 Network’s deal with BetWarrior marks the latest milestone celebrated by the company this year. In January, the company obtained a B2B supplier license from the Malta Gaming Authority that would further enable it to expand across desired territories.

As for BetWarrior, its partnership with 1X2 Network was the latest the operator has secured to support its LatAm expansion. Late last year, the company announced that it had teamed up with online slots specialist Play’n GO, which has, too, been focused on growing its presence in the region.

It was late in 2019 again when news emerged that BetWarrior has added NETELLER to the list of payment options available to its Brazilian customers. The partnership between the operator and the major eWallet marked the latter’s return to the Brazilian market after a nearly two-year absence.

Source: 1X2 Network boosts LatAm presence with BetWarrior

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Wildwood Casino in Colorado partners with ISI

Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado, has partnered with ISI Race and Sports, which will provide hardware, software and marketing for the casino’s rollout of sports betting. 

American Gaming Corp (AGC) operates Wildwood Casino. 

“Wildwood has become the market leader for casinos in Cripple Creek and we wanted a partner who could help us achieve the same status for retail and online sports betting,” said Joseph Canfora, CEO of AGC. “We are able to combine our extensive knowledge of the local Colorado market with ISI’s 20 years offering sports betting services and the Amelco betting platform and native mobile apps to create a winning experience for our customers.”

Wildwood Casino opened in 2012 with more than 500 slots, and Colorado is set to launch sports betting by 1 May. 

“We are very excited about the opportunity to help bring sports betting to Colorado,” said Bill Stearns, President of ISI. “We’ve been doing this for more than 20 years and have developed best practices that help our partners get out of the gate early and maintain their lead in sports betting.”

Atromg8 Partners with Sendvalu on Effective Crossborder Payment and Remittance

The Unique Multi-DLT and blockchain landscape, ATROMG8 has been grabbing the headlines lately for its all new emerging technologies manoeuvres. Crossing another milestone in achieving its goal of a reliably decentralized future, the company has announced a significant partnership with Sendvalu, a renowned global money transfer service. The two market giants have joined hands in making the Sendvalu services available to the ATROMG8 community worldwide. The project is currently focused on Latin America, specifically the Brazilian market, to provide the complete benefits of a proactive communication and money transaction service to all. 

The world is a global village marked with millions of people floating abroad for jobs and livelihood. The Migration Data Portal noted that in mid 2019, migrant workers constituted 271.6 million, i.e about 65% of the world’s international migrant population. 2.7% of this class resides and works in the Latin American and Caribbean regions. Most of this population is engaged in hard and low-paying jobs, where once the wages are received, the process of transferring it to the family members residing far away at their homes becomes a daunting process. 

Especially among the low-earning strata, either the sender, the recipient or both do not hold personal bank accounts, which compels the masses to convert their money with rates ranging upto 30% to later be changed back locally. The number of overseas transactions recorded in the higher income brackets is 56% more than that of lower income brackets. Evidently, the physical accumulation and conversion of money to later transfer it manually poses the owner with high risk of losing the money, accompanied by the inconvenience this causes as it is.

ATROMG8, in an attempt to generate a perpetual solution for the issue, has joined hands with Sendvalu.com in offering Sendvalu’s services in South America. As per the project, Brazil is to be set as a hotspot for transaction of money to almost 200,000 payout points in 75 countries. ATROMG8 would provide each of its active users with a digital bank card to be used in nation-wide transactions from Brazil using a POS charging network. 

The entire transaction and communication process is to remain the same as traditional, but with the difference that the online platform would run on the Blockchain technology and the information exchange will take place over the 5.0. MixNet Superstructure which operates through the ATROMG8 coin. This will enhance the security and ease of transaction, with reduced risk of leaving metadata on the internet. Moreover, with implementation of the ATROMG8 – Sendvalu project, the user would be accounted for with an absolute minimal fee structure. 

Digital banking groups such as the DIGITAL Banks Group in Brazil as well as Aleph Bank or Pride Bank will also create bases here which will be connected to support this service and to improve the offer further. Currently, only licensed partners are included in this network to maintain time for market planning. 

ATROMG8 is a leading communication service provider that started with an aim to connect millions of active users through its products and services from different parts of the globe. However, the primary vision of this organization is to provide its consumers with a unique experience that will enable them to keep their data safe and secure. In pursuit of its vision, the company has deviced numerous tools and services including its decentralized messaging and payment gateway facility that went live early in 2020. ATROMG8 also plays a key role in the development of the world’s first independent satellite communication network which serves the exclusive function of accessing distributed ledgers. 

Sendvalu is a monetary service provider stirred from the vision to enable transactions in every part of the world. The organization aims towards the people from lower-income groups who are staying far away from their families and need to send money to their family members at a low cost. Sendvalu was among the earliest so-called Remittance societies which identified the void in this sphere. It has now been 14 years since Sendvalu began to continuously expand its service, making cross-country transactions cheaper and efficient, thus offering their consumers real-time exchange rates.

The novel app is expected to possess the capabilities of 15 different applications that will add more convenience to the life of the consumers, enabling them to get their job done effectively. In its initial phase of launch, the pilot project will help the organizations to get detailed feedback from the users. After rectifying the flaws of the pilot project, the new app will be launched in the global marketplace at the disposal of the larger section of market users. The platform features are to be enriched further with time and the number of users availing the services. The Implementation is reportedly scheduled for the Q2 of 2020.

Standard Chartered Partners with Blockchain-based Shipping Platform TradeLens

As per the latest blockchain news, Standard Chartered Bank has collaborated with TradeLens. It is a blockchain shipping platform, that was created by IT giant IBM and Danish Logistics. Talking about the collaboration, Standard Chartered global head of trade, Michael Spiegel commented that platforms like TradeLens can potentially promote the sustainability of stakeholders in international trade.

TradeLens and Standard Chartered Bank Partnership
Under this newly formed partnership, Standard Chartered Bank will now be able to authenticate shipments in real-time using securely exchanged documents. 

Aarthi Fernandez, Standard Chartered global head of trade operations commented,  “The trade ecosystem has complex processes, slow turnaround times, high paper-based manual documentation and limited connectivity between the various parties involved and it remains a major pain point in the centuries-old trade finance industry.”

TradeLens also works with 150 other members including government authorities, cargo owners, ocean carriers, port operators, etc. 

About TradeLens
TradeLens is a supply chain platform focussed on containerized freight and logistics. It provides standards-based open APIs, which enable immutable tracking of supply chain data on a permissioned blockchain. 

It has already analyzed and processed data on more than 15 million containers, to have captured an enormous number of documents and supply chain events. TradeLens incorporates Internet of Things (IoT) and sensor data technology along with blockchain to monitor various supply chain variables. 

Recently the Indonesian customs department joined the TradeLens platform, becoming the 11th government agency worldwide to do so.