GiG appoints Richard Brown as new CEO

(PRESS RELEASE) — Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Brown as Chief Executive Officer effective today. Richard Brown previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer of GiG.

Mr. Brown joined GiG in February 2017 as Managing Director for GiG’s media business, after nearly two years, he progressed to Chief Digital Officer and subsequently took the position of Chief Operating Officer. He assumed the position as acting CEO on 5 September when the Board decided to change leadership of the Company, replacing GiG’s former CEO and co-founder Robin Reed. In this short time, he has shown effective stewardship and gained the full backing and a strong mandate from the Board to take the position as the CEO of GiG.

The appointment of Mr Brown comes after a short, rigorous, evaluation and selection process to identify the right candidate to position GiG for the long term. He has a strong industry and commercial background, a solid track record focusing both on positioning and execution and has earned respect from both customers and employees. At GiG, he has been responsible for delivering organisational excellence and aligning the business to strategic initiatives.

Prior to joining GiG, Richard worked in various senior and directorial roles in companies such as Highlight Media Group, Web Guide Partner and THG Sports delivering exceptional results in line with strategic goals.

Richard Brown will be responsible for the positioning of GiG and for aligning people, technology, product and process development to drive innovation and execution across all verticals. He will initially start a strategic review to identify value-creating opportunities, reduce complexity, improve efficiency and to optimise the company for delivery.

Richard Brown, Chief Executive Officer of GiG, says, “I am delighted to accept the position of CEO for Gaming Innovation Group, having worked here for the past four years I see a massive potential for the Company. While industry headwinds may have dampened progress in 2019, I am extremely excited about the future potential of the group and this new phase of the company’s life cycle. My focus will be on delivery, execution and optimisation, putting us on a path for great focus and renewed growth.

I would like to pass a special thanks to all the people within GiG past and present, who have been supportive of me and I am immensely proud of the work they are doing and the effort all the teams apply to their work. With their help, I am convinced that we will be successful in achieving our goal in providing value to our shareholders.”

Petter Nylander, GiG’s Chairman of the Board, commented, “The Board is delighted to appoint Richard Brown as the CEO of GiG. He is the best person to drive the necessary changes and provide leadership as the company now enters the next phase of its development. The gambling industry is experiencing a challenging period of structural change. However, it is still backed by fundamental strong underlying growth and we need to plan and position ourselves to be most relevant to our partners and end users in order to benefit and accelerate our sustainable growth.

Richard has a strong track record of operational excellence and will be focusing on making the Company more efficient by creating a clear and directional strategy, reducing costs and driving execution. The strategic intent of GiG remains unchanged; to be the global operator and partner for strong brands in iGaming, with a sweetspot in taking an offline casino brand to a strong online offering. I am convinced that Richard will be able to create significant shareholder value by releasing the Company’s full potential.”


Racing Post and bet365 to produce Upping The Ante

(PRESS RELEASE) — Racing Post and bet365 are delighted to announce they are teaming up to produce the latest series of the popular Cheltenham Festival preview show ‘Upping The Ante.’ The third series of the ante-post tipping show will see returning hosts David Jennings and Gavin Lynch joined by bet365’s head of racing, Pat Cooney.

Launching on Tuesday 5 November 2019, the revamped preview show will be produced weekly and will focus on the form and performances of jumps horses across the season in the lead up to the four-day meeting in March.

Speaking about the new series Racing Post Digital Marketing Director Gethin Evans expressed his excitement at the return of the show, “We’re delighted to deepen our video partnership with bet365 on the return of ‘Upping The Ante.’ All parties are enthused by the new look weekly video series which leads up to the 2020 Cheltenham Festival.

“David and Gavin will combine their own expert knowledge with the latest bet365 updates from Pat, taking you through the latest insights and odds surrounding the jumps season.

“This year we are extending ‘made for platform’ distribution across more social channels than ever before and, for the first time, on our sister brand MyRacing.”

The full ‘Upping the Ante’ show will be available on Racing Post Facebook and Youtube channel, with segments produced across all Racing Post, MyRacing and bet365 social channels.


Pariplay signs agreement with 888 in New Jersey

(PRESS RELEASE) — Recently acquired game aggregator Pariplay has entered a breakthrough agreement in New Jersey with long-standing partner 888 Casino, marking Aspire Global’s first entry into the regulated U.S. market. Under the new agreement, Pariplay will be providing 888 Casino with access to its large portfolio of proprietary games in addition to a variety of third-party game titles from leading game producers.

Aspire Global is proud to announce Pariplay’s first step into the regulated US-market as the company enters an agreement for New Jersey with world leading operator 888 Holdings plc, a long-standing partner to Pariplay. Pariplay will be providing 888casino’s U.S.-audience with access to one of the largest content aggregating platforms and a wide range of successful casino content. The game portfolio includes a robust portfolio of proprietary game titles, complemented by a wide variety of games from leading third-party providers – all of which licensed for New Jersey. Pariplay has several other deals in the pipeline and aims at making a big impact in the regulated iGaming market in the U.S., establishing Pariplay as the leading game aggregator.

“This is a significant agreement and we are very excited for Pariplay. We acquired the company with the purpose of accelerating B2B-growth and external game sales through a new sales channel outside of our own partner network. Moreover, we hoped that Pariplay’s iGaming license for New Jersey could act as the spearhead of our future efforts to enter the US market. Today’s news are fully in line with our M&A-strategy and we look forward to realising the full potential of this opportunity”, says Tsachi Maimon, CEO at Aspire Global.

“Pariplay is a long-standing partner of ours and this important agreement strengthens our relationship going forward. We look forward to presenting Pariplay’s leading game content to our New Jersey-audience and hope to go live soon, subject to the relevant regulatory approvals”, says Yaniv Sherman, SVP Head of Commercial Development at 888.


Paysafe launches mobile pay in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) — Global payments provider Paysafe Group today announced the U.S. launch of Mobile Pay, its new cutting-edge mobile point of sale. Featuring apps developed with Apriva, a leading omnichannel payments solutions company, and patented hardware from AnywhereCommerce, a mobile payments pioneer, Mobile Pay offers a highly flexible approach to mobile payments.

The solution was developed following strong interest from U.S. small and medium-sized businesses in integrating mobile payment apps. Thirty percent of American card-present SMBs surveyed by Paysafe in September 2018 planned to add mobile apps by end-2020.

Responding to this market need, Paysafe’s Mobile Pay, which was soft launched in Q3 2019 and has already been adopted by close to 17,000 U.S. SMBs, allows merchants to action a full suite of payment methods wherever they are and whenever they have a smart phone or tablet to hand.

Powered by iOS, Android, and Amazon apps developed with Apriva, the mPOS transforms everyday mobile devices into credit and debit card processing terminals by connecting them to an AnywhereCommerce-designed Walker BT card reader via Bluetooth (with a USB cable also available).

EMV chip- and MSR swipe-enabled, Mobile Pay’s lightweight and user-friendly card reader, which is powered by a battery with extended lifetime, enables merchants and customers to choose how cards are authorised, with keyed entry via the app also available. Traditional payment methods such as cash and checks are also supported as well as subscriptions and other recurring payments.

Larger and growing SMBs will be further empowered by Mobile Pay’s responsive dashboard with multi-merchant and user functionality, plus the ability to store detailed stock and product information in its cloud-based inventory. The dashboard features real-time reporting and analytics, allowing in-depth reports on inventory, transactions, sales taxes and other payment metrics.

Mobile Pay also offers merchants’ customers the security of EMV and PCI DSS compliance as well as convenience. Among other functionality, the mPOS supports fully customisable mobile receipts (via email and SMS text message) as well as paper copies (via Bluetooth printers).

O.B. Rawls, President Payment Processing North America at Paysafe, said, “Smartphone and tablet usage in the U.S. has never been higher, which is serving as a catalyst for the strong growth in mobile payments, especially in the SMB space. We’re therefore excited to unveil Mobile Pay, an mPOS solution that marks a true step forward in mobile payments through our partnerships with two ‘best in class’ technology companies, Apriva and AnywhereCommerce.”


Pariplay unveils Treasure Temple

(PRESS RELEASE) — Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and lotteries, has launched Treasure Temple, a five-reel, three-row online slot that calls players to join in a quest through ancient tombs as they uncover lost treasures and priceless artefacts. With an immersive layout transporting players to another era, Treasure Temple packs exciting features, where players can enjoy the new Tumbling Tiles & Multipliers functionality, a Treasure Jackpot Wheel and Free Spins – a powerful trio creating abundant ways to play and win.

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Further adding to the game’s unparalleled sense of adventure is the Treasure Jackpot Wheel, a random feature that has the potential to be triggered each time a wild symbol lands on the reels. Collecting three gems of the same kind allows players to win one of four in-game jackpots, which awards users with a rich multiplier based on their original bet.

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Richard Mintz, Commercial and Marketing Director at Pariplay, said, “Treasure Temple’s state-of-the-art Tumbling Tiles & Multipliers feature offers a memorable gameplay experience where players can enjoy consecutive winning combinations and the potential to gradually increase rewards. With a focus on innovation, something at the core of all our game offerings, Treasure Temple also serves as an appropriate follow-up to our recently released Gems & Riches online slot.”


Intertops offers free spins and cash bonus

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