The inaugural BettingGods.com Spring Festival took place on Tuesday 23 May at Nottingham Racecourse and, as hopefully a good time was had by all, we thought we’d take a look back at the day’s horse racing action.
Personal thanks are passed to all members who attended, industry friends, tipsters who attended and especially everyone from Nottingham Racecourse who was involved in making this an amazing, successful day for all involved.
Special guests included Peter Philipson of BettingRant, Dan Flanagan of Honest Betting Reviews, Conall McCable of SBCNews, Adrian White of SiGMA and Karl Dukes of Media Hut.
2.00 The BettingGods.com Quentin Franks Racing EBF Novice Stakes
It was no surprise that the Richard Fahey trained newcomer Panophobia was sent-off favourite, but he and fellow newcomers Master Grey and Macho Guest ran very green throughout the race, whilst the once raced Global Exceed and Zain Flash failed to build on their initial runs. That wasn’t the case for Green Power though who, despite finishing last but one on his debut, stepped-up to land a late gamble as he held on from another horse that was well-backed late on, Raydiance. The two pulled 9-lengths clear of the third.
The winning prize was presented by Betting Gods Ltd founder and director, Darren Moore.
2.30 The BettingGods.com Master Racing Tipster Handicap
Father McKenzie was punted into 3/1 having been available at double those odds in the early-price markets, whilst the steady early gamble on Seaview also rewarded each-way money as they respectively finished third and second. However, both of them succumbed to a powerful finish by the unexposed Fantasy Keeper who, despite there being little money around for him, made it back-to-back wins in the race for trainer Mick Appleby.
The organizers were delighted to see their special guest, Dan Flanagan of Honest Betting Reviews present the winning prize.
3.00 The BettingGods.com Value Racing Tips Handicap
Favourite Coeur de Lion had an obvious chance returning to the flat having had a productive winter over hurdles. Many people’s idea of the banker of the meeting, he duly landed odds of even-money as he sauntered to an easy 3-length win from stablemate McCools gold, giving great satisfaction to Rob of Value Racing Tips who had not only tipped and backed the selection but also awarded it Best Turned Out before the race too.
3.30 The BettingGods.com Sports Guru British EBF Fillies’ Handicap
The betting-market was all over the place throughout the day but an early gamble on Harebell, that had seen her cut to 4/1 was landed, despite the fact she drifted back out to 7/1 on course after a sustained gamble on the eventually unplaced favourite Marilyn.
The winning prize was presented by Anthony of The Sports Guru and The Football Guru.
4.00 The BettingGods.com Free Racing Tips British EBF Maiden Stakes
The off-course and on-course markets were again polarized as Sporting Times was very popular in the early markets, but was uneasy on course before finishing fourth. Meanwhile, Stararchitecture drifted out to 8/1 in the morning, but was backed into 9/2 to land some each-way money in third. There was also plenty of on-course money for the runner-up Maratha, however it was an easy win for 9/1 chance Envoy in the end, who had obviously improved for being gelded since finishing out of the frame on his first two starts.
4.30 The BettingGods.com Big Race Bookie Busters Classified Stakes
There was little confidence behind favourite Al Nafoorah after several Ed Dunlop trained runners had already run below expectations earlier in the afternoon. However, there was also little confidence behind anything else, although Musikel landed each-way support from 12/1 into 8/1, and those two filled the places behind Dragon’s Voice who was making his turf debut after three unsuccessful runs on the all-weather.
The winning prize was presented by Mike of Premier Greyhound Tips and Boxing Betting Tipster.
5.00 The BettingGods.com Free Betting Tips Handicap
The last race was a long time to wait for the Betting Gods nap-of-the-day, but at least it obliged at odds of 2/1 having been recommended at 5/2 earlier in the day. It was a case of only just though as he got up to win by a neck from Borough Boy, to make it 3 wins from 3 visits to Nottingham for inform trainer Robert Cowell.
Best turned our was judged by our guest, Jamie Lakin. The winning prize was presented by Julie Moore, a member of the Betting Gods support team.
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WA.Technology appoints Waldir Marques as Director of Regulatory Affairs
WA.Technology, a leading B2B iGaming solutions provider, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Waldir Marques as its new Director of Regulatory Affairs—this key addition to WA.Technology’s leadership team fortifies the company, particularly in light of recent regulatory changes in Brazil.
Waldir Marques, the former CEO of the government-backed lottery syndicate CAIXA Loterias S.A., brings a wealth of experience and an outstanding track record in iGaming regulation. His high-profile role at Brazil’s CAIXA Loterias S.A., a company renowned for its commitment to ethics, integrity, and transparency, has honed his skills in ensuring strict adherence to regulatory requirements – a crucial asset for WA.Technology’s operations. Waldir’s insights and expertise will be invaluable in bringing credible and knowledgeable advice to clients, opening the door for bigger and better opportunities in a legally compliant way.
“With the latest regulatory developments in Brazil, Waldir’s profound understanding of the legal landscape will be instrumental in guiding our expansion efforts in the country and the wider Latam market,” said Tim Scoffham, CEO of WA.Technology. “His appointment proves our commitment to operating within legal compliance, ensuring our clients receive exceptional service and the peace of mind that comes with rigorous regulatory adherence.”
Waldir’s curriculum vitae is a testament to his breadth of knowledge and experience in the field. His roles as Director-President & CEO at CAIXA Loterias S.A. and Subsecretary of Regulation of Lotteries, Prizes and Sweepstakes at the Ministry of Economy, Brazil, highlight his capabilities in navigating the regulatory environment of the Brazilian market and beyond. His team leadership and governance skills further solidify his fit for this pivotal role.
“I am excited to start this new chapter with WA.Technology and contribute to its growth in the Latam region,” said Waldir Marques. “Ensuring compliance and fostering a trustworthy environment for our clients is my top priority. I look forward to helping to steer the company through the evolving regulatory landscape, particularly in Brazil, in light of the ongoing changes. I’m also looking forward to taking on the challenge of bettering WA.Technology’s advancement in the broader South American market as the company branches out into other markets such as Mexico.”
Waldir Marques will be part of the WA.Technology team at ICE London 2024 and will be available at the WA.Technology stand S4-240. His presence at such a prominent event underscores WA.Technology’s commitment to expanding its reach and expertise in the flourishing Latam market.
This appointment marks a significant stride for WA.Technology in fortifying its position in Latam. WA.Technology is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of regulatory compliance and client service, and the addition of Waldir Marques to its leadership team signifies its commitment to excellence, integrity, and growth in the region.
WA.Technology Expands in Latin America with Latam Entertainment Partnership
WA.Technology, a key player in the Latin American iGaming market, is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Latam Entertainment, a distinguished Consulting and Advisory company for the Gaming Industry.
This collaboration further expands WA.Technology’s leadership in Latam’s iGaming sector, particularly in its planned entry into the Mexican market, solidifying its strong position in Latam.
The partnership highlights WA.Technology’s commitment to the region and will unlock significant projects with major brands, such as current established clients PixBet, F12, Headsbet, Toisbet, FazOBetAí, and PixBet.tv.
Axel Antillon, Director Comercial of Latam Entertainment, shared his views on the partnership: “The entire team at Latam Entertainment is very excited about this partnership. We see this new alliance as an outstanding collaboration due to the enormous potential of taking the WA.Technology products and brands to new levels within Mexico and other Latam markets. Our mission is to guide businesses to success with a comprehensive portfolio of services. Latam Entertainment is a crucial ally in navigating the landscape of diverse Latin American markets.”
The collaboration between WA.Technology and Latam Entertainment is founded on shared values of creative development, a commitment to quality, and a deep understanding of the iGaming landscape in Latam.
This partnership will leverage Latam Entertainment’s extensive knowledge and WA.Technology’s cutting-edge WA.Platform solutions, bespoke products, and expert-managed services, unified for producing the ultimate tailor-made Latin American iGaming experience, reinforced with localised support and expertise.
“Our collaboration with Latam Entertainment will significantly strengthen WA.Technology’s healthy position in Latin America. This robust partnership will pave the way for an enhanced provision that will not only provide market-driven localised solutions that support increased revenue for operators but also elevate capabilities for first-rate player engagement and experiences. We’re excited to combine both teams’ expertise to augment the iGaming experience in this fast-growing emerging market,” commented Tim Scoffham, CEO of WA.Technology.
Golden Matrix Reports Fiscal 2023 Financial Results With Record Revenues of $44.2 Million
Golden Matrix Group Inc. (NASDAQ:GMGI)(the “Company”, “Golden Matrix” or “GMGI”), a developer, licensor and global operator of online gaming and eCommerce platforms, systems and gaming content, today reported financial results for its fiscal year ended October 31, 2023, including:
- Full-year record revenues of $44.2 million, an increase of 23% on revenues of $36 million in the comparable 12-month period ended October 31, 2022; includes record revenues of $11.8 million in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2023.
- Net loss of $1.17 million with Adjusted EBITDA of $2.4 million* in fiscal 2023.
- Cash and cash equivalents of $17.1 million and total assets of $35.6 million as of October 31, 2023.
- Current liabilities of $4.48 million and no long-term liabilities as of October 31, 2023.
- GMGI shareholders’ equity increased to $31.1 million as of 2023.
- Current gaming operators and registered user numbers of 785 and 8.2 million, respectively, in business-to-business (B2B) traditional business.
- Business-to-consumer (B2C) segments – RKingsCompetitions Ltd. (RKings) and Mexplay – now have over 325,000 and 61,000 registered users, respectively.
- Management expects the acquisition of the MeridianBet Group to close during the first calendar quarter of 2024.
Revenue contributions in fiscal 2023 from GMGI’s B2B and B2C segments were $15.63 million and $28.54 million, respectively.
The net loss in fiscal 2023 was due primarily to general and administrative non-cash expenses of $2.45 million for stock-based compensation, an increase in income tax expenses of $264,257, an increase in Mexplay operation costs of $497,278, an increase in consulting fees of $296,771, and a decrease in foreign exchange gain of $269,196.
“Year after year, we continue to achieve significant improvements in revenue,” said Golden Matrix CEO Brian Goodman, who continued, “this solid momentum has delivered four consecutive years of revenue growth and shareholders’ equity increases. GMGI’s success in the past financial year was driven by our diversified portfolio, spanning B2B and B2C, in some of the fast-growing online gaming markets around the world.”
“Additionally, we further strengthened our Mexplay B2C online casino operation in Mexico,” said Mr. Goodman.
“We believe that the results delivered over the last financial year demonstrate the ongoing resilience, competitiveness and diversification of our portfolio, IP and the sound fundamentals in the markets in which we operate,” stated Mr. Goodman.
“Increased costs incurred and investments made in our B2B and B2C platforms this past year have been critical to keeping us competitive and accelerating strong revenue growth. Our state-of-the-art gaming systems and superior gaming content continue to evolve to engage and increase our growing numbers of millions of participants,” said Mr. Goodman.
Mr. Goodman said the acquisition of the MeridianBet Group “is expected to significantly advance GMGI’s global footprint, and significantly increase revenues and profitability. There will be numerous B2B and B2C product offerings in multiple regions worldwide, and we believe that the combined company will be in a favorable position to participate in the online gambling markets in both the U.S. and Canada.”
Selective amounts stated above are rounded to the nearest $100,000, please see the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for exact numbers.
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