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Groove take it to the edge with Arrow’s Edge deal

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Rebranded iGaming casino platform provider and aggregator Groove is back in the news with another partnership, this time around with game developer Arrow’s Edge.

Arrow’s Edge is an innovative online game developer with a 10-year track-record, providing a comprehensive range of gripping casino games including counterculture hit Back to the 60s, Formula Fortunes, Wizards Jackpot, Monster Blowout, Ocean Life, Chase the Cheddar, Yakuza Slots, Chef Wars, The Winning Dead, Ibiza, Aruban Nights, Panda Planet, and the American football themed 4th and Goal, amongst a cache of over 60 slots.

In addition to slots, Arrow’s Edge also produces a series of table games and video poker games. Through Groove’s aggregator, GroovePlay, operators can access powerful marketing tools on a local or global level, and implement tournaments available from Arrow’s Edge. These can involve numerous levels of customisation, including varying entry fees, structures, prize pools, and games.

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The games in tournament format come loaded with bonus rounds and animations, and on top of it all, there are dazzling leaderboards which help ramp up the excitement.

Another easy-to-access GroovePlay marketing feature revolves around the jackpots including Mini Jackpot, Video Poker Jackpot or Mega Jackpot; each of which delivers added value to both casinos and players.

Following a brand refresh and outings with the new brand at iGB Live and SBC Barcelona, aggregator and platform Groove attended SiGMA Europe in November, showcasing Groove’s popular portfolio of world-class content and sports-betting that now includes Arrow’s Edge.

Groove’s recent rebrand gives the company a new look and a new website has been launched at www.groovetech.com with the game portfolio now featuring over 15,000 games, adding well over 100 new games monthly from a dynamic stable of over 100 leading content partners, which Arrow’s Edge proudly joins.

Groove works with tier-1 operators and beyond to professionalise technology solutions that deliver high performance and sustainable revenue around aggregated content ranging from slots, online casino and live casino, to poker and table games alongside a suite of new crash games, in multiple currencies and languages.

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A spokesperson for the Arrow’s Edge team said that one of the key values the company is built on is care and dedication for every relationship and each and every partnership no matter the size. The spokesperson continued by saying that Arrow’s Edge cross-platform games and wide range of the matics is a snug fit with Groove, and concluded; “We are sure players and operators will enjoy the variety of excellent features and innovations, including our tournaments and jackpots.”

Yahale Meltzer, COO and co-founder at Groove, said: “After another year of hard-won commercial success, we feel even more committed to continuing to provide our casino cluster with an outstanding offering that pushes the boundaries to the edge; which is why we have onboarded Arrow’s Edge, who have come along in leaps-and-bounds over the last couple of years. We look forward to kicking things off with a bang by listing Arrow’s Edge in our new data-driven B2B Recommender seen by all our casinos.”

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eCOGRA Authorized to Offer Certification Services in Brazil

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eCOGRA, the Internationally renowned Independent Testing Laboratory, has been officially authorized by the Secretaria De Prêmios e Apostas (SPA) to operate as a certifying entity for betting systems, live gaming studios, and online games in Brazil. This announcement marks a significant milestone as eCOGRA continues to extend its international offering of iGaming testing, inspection, and certification (TIC) services in regulated markets across the globe.

The announcement comes two months to the day after eCOGRA received approval to operate as a Certification Laboratory in Peru. The organization now operates in 39 online gambling jurisdictions, including Buenos Aires City and Province, Peru, Mendoza, Colombia, and Brazil in South America.

Since its establishment in 2003, eCOGRA has been at the forefront of online gambling certification, providing assurance on fairness and safety to players while offering the highest standards in TIC services to industry operators and software providers seeking to comply with regulatory requirements. The approval to operate in Brazil reflects both the trust eCOGRA has built in the international iGaming community and the quality of its certification services.

Bradley Khoury, Chief Technical Officer of eCOGRA, said: “We are thrilled to bring over two decades of expertise in online gambling certification to the vibrant market of Brazil. This approval from the Secretaria De Prêmios e Apostas (SPA) of the Brazilian Ministry of Finance is not only a testament to our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of competence and quality but also marks an exciting new chapter for eCOGRA. We look forward to working closely with Brazilian operators and interested parties to ensure a safe and fair gaming environment for all players.”

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The new Brazilian regulatory framework aims to effectively safeguard player interests and enhance the integrity of online gambling operations within the country.

“Brazil offers a dynamic and rapidly growing market, and we are excited to contribute to its development. Our goal is to ensure that Brazilian players have access to certified iGaming experiences, akin to what has successfully been implemented in other highly regulated jurisdictions,” Khoury added.

Operators and software developers offering in the federal Brazilian jurisdiction seeking to comply with the laws and regulations by undergoing testing, inspection, and certification can now turn to eCOGRA for their renowned services, assured of their commitment to quality, impartiality, and fairness.

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IGT and Acres to Resolve All Pending Litigation

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International Game Technology (IGT) and Acres 4.0, Acres Manufacturing Company, and John Acres (Acres) announced that effective April 12, 2024, they have reached an agreement to resolve all legal disputes between the two companies. Terms of the settlement have not been announced.

The resolution was reached in the US District Court of Nevada, directed to US patents that pertain to facilitating use of a financial transaction device in a cashless wagering system in a gaming system, and Nevada State Court directed to a breach of contract claims.

“IGT is pleased to reach a mutual agreement with Acres that resolves all disputes between us. This allows us to dedicate our collective resources where they are better served, driving continued innovation in the exciting and evolving cashless gaming space,” said Nick Khin, IGT COO Gaming.

“We are thrilled to put this matter behind us and work cooperatively with IGT to build exciting new gambling experiences that can increase both player enjoyment and casino profits,” John Acres, CEO of Acres, said.

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FanDuel Mobile App is Now Live in the D.C.

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The Office of Lottery and Gaming (OLG) has announced that FanDuel’s sports betting app and website has officially launched. This development will introduce FanDuel’s sports wagering platform to District residents and visitors, completely replacing the current GambetDC sports betting app and website.

“With FanDuel’s launch, D.C. residents and visitors will have access to a best-in-class sports wagering platform. FanDuel’s entry into our market brings not only a reliable, customer-friendly sports wagering experience to the nation’s capital, but it also includes guaranteed revenue that will be used to fund vital city programs,” Frank Suarez, Executive Director of OLG, said.

FanDuel’s sports wagering platform will be available to all users over the age of 18 within the geographic boundaries of the District of Columbia, except for specific areas where gambling is prohibited. These restricted areas include a two-block radius surrounding designated Class A facilities (Audi Field, Capital One Arena, Nationals Park, and St. Elizabeths East Entertainment and Sports Arena) and all federal lands, including the National Mall, White House, Capitol, Congressional office buildings, East Potomac Park, and Rock Creek Park.

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