BitStarz celebrates five years

(PRESS RELEASE) — Five years ago, BitStarz was born. Originally starting out life as “just a Bitcoin casino,” BitStarz soon enabled standard currency play and became the first casino in the world to offer both together on the same platform. Fast forward five years and BitStarz has grown into one of the biggest and best casinos around – hosting some of the most sought-after promotions.

Without its loyal army of supporters, players and heroes, BitStarz wouldn’t be the amazing casino it is today – and for that it’s clear that the legendary casino is very grateful.

Celebrate in style
BitStarz is welcoming everyone to take part in its birthday celebrations, with promotions, free spins and much more lined up. New members will be able to take advantage of the BitStarz welcome bonus, gathering 20 free spins just for creating an account. Then over the next four deposits you will get up to $500/5BTC and a further 180 free spins. After that, every Monday you can take advantage of the generous 50% reload bonus and free spin drops on Wednesdays.

Making millionaires
BitStarz kicked off its fifth year with a millionaire making spin. One ultra-lucky player managed to scoop an epic $1,367,221 (354.24 BTC) from just one spin on Slotomon Go – smashing the BitStarz win record in the process. That might have been the first Bitstarz millionaire, but there are plenty more just around the corner, as big paydays are part of BitStarz DNA.

If Slotomon Go isn’t your cup of tea, there are more than 2,200 games on offer – up from a small selection of 20 games back when BitStarz first launched. BitStarz is home to some of the biggest and best names in the online gaming world, such as Fire Lightning, Stellar Spins, Exotic Fruit, Platinum Lightning, Live Speed Baccarat and so much more.

Out of this world promotions
The promotions over at BitStarz are none too shabby either. Over the years, players have been sent on a globetrotting adventure with epic quests, adventures and trails. In 2018, BitStarz even sent a quest winner all the way to the FIFA World Cup Final in Russia – talk about living the life of luxury. Right now, players are going toe-to-toe for the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to Mexico in Spring Break Cancun, as well as €50,000 in individual prize pools and epic BitStarz Hoodies – the hoodies are the comfiest things around.


GiG signs agreement with Kindred Group

(PRESS RELEASE) — Gaming Innovation Group Inc. has signed an agreement with Kindred Group, for the provision of its innovative B2B marketing compliance technology, GiG Comply.

Kindred has partnered with GiG to further strengthen its already stringent affiliate compliance processes. Kindred will deploy the GiG Comply self-service monitoring solution to track affiliate activity and content for its brands. GiG Comply also offers monitoring over promotional content including text, image and banner promotions.

Kindred will benefit from the GiG Comply software, which can scan up to 30,000 web pages daily, a list of locations where any of its brands are mentioned is compiled on a daily basis. This means Kindred can protect its brands online in a constantly changing environment, helping them to remain compliant.

Ryan Henderson, Head of Affiliates at Kindred Group says: “I am looking forward to working with the GiG Comply product to strengthen our existing compliance processes and ensure our Affiliate activity is compliant and sustainable.”

Richard Brown, chief operations officer at GiG, says: “We are delighted to have partnered with Kindred Group to support them to protect their brands and end users. Kindred is one of the leaders in gambling compliance and we share the same ambition for a safe and trusted gambling environment. Our leading marketing and compliance technology will allow the Kindred Affiliates team to monitor and control affiliate mentions, alongside their existing processes.”


Tax Day poker tournament at Intertops Poker

(PRESS RELEASE) — In America, one of the most dreaded days on the calendar is coming up: Tax Day, 15 April. To ease the pain of handing hard-earned money over to the government, Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are holding a special Tax Day Poker Tournament and guaranteeing a $1,500 prize pool. $3 satellites start Monday.

“Buy-in for the Tax Day Final is only $12. But how’s this for a sweet deduction?” said Intertops Poker’s manager. “You can win your way to the final by winning a $3 satellite!”

Tax Day $1,5000 GTD
$3 Satellites
1 ticket to the Final awarded at each game
8-12 April @ 6:05 p.m. EDT (12:05 a.m. CET) and
13 and 14 April at 9:10 a.m. EDT and 9:10 p.m. EDT (3:10 p.m. and 3:10 a.m. CET)
Buy-in + fee: $3 + $0.30

Last Chance
1 ticket to the Final awarded at each game
April 15 @ 1:05 p.m. EDT (7:05 p.m. CET) and
Buy-in + fee: $1 + $0.10

$1,500 guaranteed prize pool
Monday, 15 April @ 7:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 a.m. CET)
Buy-in + fee: $12 + $1.20


Satellite winners at Intertops Poker head to St Maarten

(PRESS RELEASE) — Five online satellite winners from Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are on their way to the Caribbean to compete in the $250,000 GTD WSOPC St Maarten Main Event.

Lukas, Daniel, Phil, Chris and Chris will converge on the Caribbean from Germany, Hungary and America. They each took down an online satellite at Intertops or Juicy Stakes and won a $4,500 prize package that includes the $1,700 Main Event buy-in and luxury accommodation at the Sonesta Maho resort.

“The resort is between the casino and that beach where everyone goes to get blown around by KLM 747s,” laughed Intertops’ poker manager. “That may be how most people know St Maarten, but poker players know it as a great place to play poker!”

“I played a $2 rebuy to win a seat into the $110 satellite where I won this trip!” said Phil who also won his way to Punta Cana at Juicy Stakes Casino three years ago. “I’m a recreational player. I work for an architect firm in Pittsburgh, but I play tournaments at the casino near me every now and then. Really looking forward to going back to St Maarten!”

Lukas has won a seat in St Maarten before and also won an Intertops satellite for the WPT National in Venice. Last fall he won his way into the €500,000 Malta Poker Festival.

“I’m bring my girlfriend with me so she can relax at the beach and pool while I’m in the casino, hopefully getting my first Hendon Mob listing!” he said. “It’s a win-win situation – if I bust out early, I can have some fun in the sun with my girlfriend!”

Chris Perkins won his way to St Maarten at Intertops a couple of years ago. Since that first taste of international competition, he’s quit his day job and has been traveling and playing poker.

“I’m super excited to go back to the island,” said Chris. “I hope everything looks close to normal after the hurricane.”


LeoVegas launches GoGoCasino

(PRESS RELEASE) — LeoVegas is launching GoGoCasino as the first brand on its proprietary multi-brand platform. GoGoCasino complements and diversifies the Group’s brand portfolio, which is operated under the collective name “Brands of Leo.”

“Shortly after going live with our multi-brand portfolio we are now launching GoGoCasino. The brand has a modern and fun tone that conveys a smooth experience and fills a hole in the market,” comments Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas’ Group CEO. “For customers who value simplicity and speed, GoGoCasino sets an entirely new standard for the industry. The start and response from customers have been very positive and we are capitalising on the Group’s strengths, experience and economies of scale. GoGoCasino is initially being launched in Sweden, but will go live in more markets soon.”

GoGoCasino combines the best functions in casino with a high level of user friendliness and alluring design. The brand features an inventive and innovative product that offers one of the industry’s smoothest gaming experiences.

GoGoCasino has been developed by a small team that has used existing resources within the Group, all in line with LeoVegas’ plan to increase efficiency in the company with existing resources. The aim of the proprietary multi-brand platform is to launch more customised brands.

The multi-brand strategy and Brands of Leo are part of the company’s expansion strategy and will contribute to the achievement of the financial targets for 2021 of €600 million in revenue and €100 million in EBITDA.

Öhman appointed new CFO at Betsson AB

(PRESS RELEASE) — Betsson AB today announces that Martin Öhman will assume the position as CFO of Betsson AB no later than 1 September 2019. Martin has extensive experience from leading positions within Finance, primarily from the automotive and medtech industry. Martin also has extensive experience from M&A. Martin is currently CFO of Upplands Motor, with a turnover of approximately SEK 6 billion, where he has been since 2016. Prior to that, he held the position as Finance Director within the Handicare Group and before that as CFO at Bactiguard. Both these companies have global operations all over the world.

“Martin’s broad financial and management experience and his M&A experiences are valuable assets for Betsson,” says Pontus Lindwall, CEO and President of Betsson AB.

Martin Öhman was born 1976 and holds an MBA in accounting and finance from Umeå University.