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Blue Guru is delighting thrill seekers with high volatility gameplay and two Free Game features

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Blue Guru’s latest release, Totem Link, invites us into a sacred land populated by animal spirits and rich in tribal legend. Illuminated with colourful totem carvings in unspoiled landscapes and offering glittering coin wins. This 5 reel game comes with 40 paylines and dangerously high volatility – coming to the Oryx Platform on October 18.

The Native American Totem tradition is given reverentially reproduced in this beautifully crafted game. You’ll be taken on a whirlwind exploration of Totem traditions, building up wins of up to 6,344 times the bet along the way.

Blue Guru might be a small fish in a vast pond of mega providers, but the studio’s attention to detail and original themes consistently set them apart from the crowd. Totem Link is a great example of the quality players have come to expect.

The game is fully loaded with two bonus games designed to set players up for substantial balance boosts, on top of base game wins. Experience Free Games with Wild Reels, plus a Spinning Totem Bonus that fills the grid with gold coins backed by instant cash prizes. You’ll also be treated to locking symbols, extra spins and crazy jackpot prizes.

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Discover your spirit animal on this Native American journey. Blue Guru as always have paid great attention to the game soundtrack, and you’ll be transported and entertained by the music as spins are transformed into mystical wins.

Kristian Hassall at Blue Guru said: “Totem Link was a joy to create, down to the very last Wild symbol. In Totem Link we pay homage to these truly traditional storytellers! . We’re really excited to watch as players respond to both the animated features, as well as the huge win potential.”

Niklas Mravlje, Director of Product Marketing at Oryx Gaming said: “When it comes down to it, Blue Guru consistently delivers on both sides of the coin; top quality and massive player appeal. Our continued partnership is a testament to the popularity of each game that this studio releases. Totem Link is another example of an immersive game that delights with every spin. From the sharp graphics to the exciting special features – it has it all.”

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OpenBet Powers Record-Breaking 100,000+ Peak Bets per Minute at Grand National 2024

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Provider’s robust engine processed 397 million account transactions during top horse racing festival

OpenBet, a leading content, platform and service provider to the sports betting industry, has reported impressive results at this year’s Grand National Festival, processing 101,000 peak bets per minute, which represents an increase of 21% year-on-year.

The 2024 edition of the iconic race held at Aintree saw jockey Paul Townend secure his first Grand National win with joint-favourite I Am Maximus. During the horse racing festival, OpenBet’s robust betting engine powered the account transactions for market-leading operators such as William Hill, Entain and Flutter, delivering a seamless betting experience for their customers.

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Despite a reduced field size of 34 runners during the flagship race, betting interest remained extremely high across the three-day festival, which remains one of the busiest horse races of the year.

 

Significant highlights across OpenBet’s customers included:

  • 101,000 peak bets per minute (BPM), 21% increase vs 2023
  • 3,000 peak bets per second, 34% increase vs 2023
  • 397 million account transactions, 3% increase vs 2023
  • Average Win and Each Way stake was £5.42
  • 100% uptime

Florian Diederichsen, CTO at OpenBet, said: “We continue to deliver record-breaking results at OpenBet, across some of the world’s major sporting events.

“This year, the Grand National continued to attract extraordinary levels of bettors. With an average win and each way stake being £5.42, any downtime would have risked £100,000s of lost turnover. However, our operator partners were able to deliver a seamless betting experience for the historical event with the support of our highly experienced team, and industry-leading technology. We look forward to delivering even more success during the summer of sport ahead.”

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Salsa Technology is Primed to Showcase its Localised Latin America Solutions at BIS SiGMA Americas

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Salsa Technology is pleased to reveal that it will showcase its localised Latin America solutions at the significant BIS SiGMA Americas. The iGaming event is being held at the Transamerica Expo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from April 23 to 24.

Exhibiting at BIS SiGMA Americas gives Salsa Technology the prime opportunity to promote its cutting-edge technology and highly-flexible solutions created specifically to meet the needs of local markets. Salsa Technology’s expert team will be stationed at stand M51 where it will be available to talk in-depth about its suite of products and solutions. The GLI-certified PAM, Salsa Omni, is already live in the Brazilian regulated market, providing comprehensive solutions including secure migration for peace of mind. Salsa Technology’s recent collaboration and seamless launch with NossaBet is testament to this promise.

Additionally, Salsa Gator is leading the way in the provision of casino gaming in the regulated Brazilian market, working to comply with the specific requirements laid out by state regulators.

The founder of Salsa Technology, Peter Nolte, will be joined by the star Salsa Technology team, which features Eliane Nunes as Head of Marketing and Sales, Otavio Miranda as Business Development Manager, Leticia Nostrane as Key Account Manager, Fernanda Carpinelli as Account Manager, Cathiussa Canez as Operations and Support Manager, Lilian Carmona as Marketing Manager and Flavia Izidoro as Content Analyst. At the event, Salsa Technology’s signature Senhor do Bomfim wish ribbons will be available, the model dressed as a ‘baiana’ and the artisanal cachaca.

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“We’re very happy to once again participate in this event in Brazil where we call home,” Nunes said. “As ever, we cannot wait to share more about our solutions and the positive impacts the tech and localised know-how will have for those wishing to make a success of the regulated Brazilian and other Latin America markets.”

During the event, the industry will get to know the winners of both SiGMA Awards, where Salsa Technology was shortlisted in the category of Best Aggregator (Salsa Gator), and BIS Awards, where Salsa Technology is in the running for Best Platform (Salsa Omni), Best Bingo Game (Salsa Bingo Network) and Executive Woman of the Year (Eliane Nunes).

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Bruce Smith Enterprise and The Cordish Companies Partner on Proposal to Codevelop $1.4B Transformative Mixed-use Development in Petersburg, Virginia

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Bruce Smith Enterprise and The Cordish Companies have responded to a request for proposal issued by the City of Petersburg, Virginia with plans to codevelop a $1.4 billion Live! Gaming & Entertainment District, anchored by Live! Casino & Hotel Virginia. The proposed project will generate billions of dollars in economic benefits and spinoff development, create thousands of new jobs and benefits to the local community, and become a major new tourist destination for the City and the Central Virginia region.

The proposed site is ideally situated at the intersection of Wagner Road and Interstate I-95 with easy access on and off the East Coast’s major north-south interstate, making it the premier location in the Commonwealth. The partners also intend to quickly open an initial first phase casino within a year to begin creating jobs, vendor opportunities and economic benefits immediately for the City of Petersburg and its residents.

Bruce Smith Enterprise and The Cordish Companies’ longstanding relationship dates back to 2008, and most recently the team has partnered to bring a world-class casino resort destination to the Commonwealth. The joint venture partnership is the first-of-its-kind in the gaming and entertainment industry to have a minority-owned business enterprise as co-development partner.

The Petersburg ownership team, which makes up 50% minority equity participation, will become the largest minority ownership opportunity in the gaming and hospitality industry in the country, and will become a model for other projects in Virginia and throughout the nation. The team includes substantial investment from prominent minority businesses and individuals with a long history of residing, working, and investing in the Commonwealth including former Cox Communications GM and philanthropist Gary McCollum, former Philadelphia Eagle and University of Virginia All-American receiver Billy McMullen, and the Reynolds Family, founding family of Reynolds Metals.

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Bruce Smith Enterprise, led by legendary NFL Hall of Fame member and Virginia native Bruce Smith, is a commercial real estate firm that specializes in the development of premier mixed-use projects. Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, the company has developed notable properties throughout the state and the Mid-Atlantic region that feature the cohesive and seamless integration of residential, hotel, Class A office, and retail space. Since retiring from professional football in 2004 after a prolific 19-year career, the NFL’s All-Time Sack Leader has endeavored to bring the same level of unparalleled excellence, diligence, and leadership that he honed as a veteran on the field to the management of Bruce Smith Enterprise. The successful development of timeless mixed-use properties that survive and withstand trends of the marketplace, strengthen, and invigorate the local economy and create jobs are core values of Bruce Smith Enterprise’s primary mission.

Bruce Smith Enterprise has flourished since its inception in 2004, partnering with Armada Hoffler in the development of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, The Swedish Embassy, Harbourside Office Building in Washington, D.C., and Blocks 7 and 10 in The Town Center of Virginia Beach, VA. Bruce Smith Enterprise’s portfolio also includes the Hilton Garden Inn and Smith’s Landing apartment community in Blacksburg, VA – a project built to service the needs of students, alumni, and their families at Smith’s Virginia Tech alma mater – as well as the Hyatt House Hotel and 27 Atlantic Apartments in Virginia Beach.

“I love Virginia. I was born and raised here. I attended VA Tech as a student athlete here, and after retiring from the NFL, I returned home with the inspiration and determination to help make it a more advantageous and prosperous place to live,” said Bruce Smith, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Prominent Virginian Developer and Community Leader.

“I have spent significant time in Petersburg talking with students and the community at large. I’ve had the opportunity to hear first-hand their stories of hardship, and I understand the struggle and the enormous challenges they face. Working as a developer in the state for over 20 years, I’m confident that Bruce Smith Enterprise and The Cordish Companies are the right partners for this undertaking, because we share the same vision and understand the needs of the City of Petersburg and its citizens. Together we can do remarkable work in Petersburg that will transform lives, restore hope, and ultimately imbue a new energy of revitalization that will be felt for generations. Our proposal represents a historic opportunity to prioritize the Petersburg community and put Virginians first,” Bruce Smith added.

“We are incredibly proud to join Bruce Smith and his team to present our vision for a transformational, world-class destination in Petersburg. As our development partner, Bruce shares our core values in investing for the long-term and creating jobs and opportunities for the community. No one comes close to our combined history of success and capabilities to be able to deliver a destination of this scale and complexity. The Cordish Companies’ track record for designing, financing, building, and operating large-scale mixed-use developments and casino resort destinations in the country is unmatched. Our success includes achieving every commitment, program, and goal in our proposals for cities across the country. We are committed to excellence, creating unforgettable experiences for our guests, and treating our team members and communities like family,” Zed Smith, Chief Operating Officer for The Cordish Companies, said.

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