SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-content supplier of 24/7 live betting services, will sponsor the $100,000 Copa Confraternidad del Caribe on the Clásico Internacional del Caribe race day, the annual Caribbean nations thoroughbred championship day, held on December 10th at Hipódromo Presidente Remón in Panama City, Panama.
The Clásico day attracts the leading horses from Panama, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic competing for more than $800,000 in prize money across six Grade 1 races.
The Grade 1 Copa Confraternidad del Caribe is the second most important race in the Caribbean series, which sees horses aged three and over run on the dirt over 1¼ miles.
The Clásico del Caribe (Caribbean Derby) for 3-year-olds is one of the region’s most revered races, where winning brings national pride and prestige. Panama leads the member nations with 15 winners, while Venezuela and Mexico are tied with 14 each in the 56-year history. Last year’s running held at Hipódromo La Rinconada in Caracas was won by Iniesta, who was an unbeaten colt from Mexico.
The host venue rotates between nations each year with Panama hosting for the first time since 2015. Founded in 1956, Hipódromo Presidente Remón is rich in history and is home to the famous Laffit Pincay Jr. Technical Jockey Training Academy, known as the “cradle of the best jockeys in the world.”
Top jockeys will ride on the card, including Irad Ortiz, Luis Sáez, Ricardo Santana, Paco Lopez, and Javier Castellano. Together, they have accumulated over $100 million in prize money this year. The legendary Laffit Pincay Jr. will be an honorary guest.
All international racing content supplied by SIS is made available as an end-to-end solution, with round-the-clock betting events incorporating live-streamed pictures, data, on-screen graphics with betting triggers, and an extensive range of markets and prices.
SIS delivers more than 35,000 live horse racing events annually, including over 150 race days from Panama and premium races from Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and Uruguay.
Michele Fischer, Vice President at SIS Content Services, said: “The Clásico del Caribe day is one of the biggest events on the Caribbean calendar, and its return to Panama this year promises to create an electric atmosphere. We are pleased to enhance our commitment to global racing by supporting this multinational race day.”
Carlos Alberto de Oliveira, Jr., COO at Hipódromo Presidente Remón Racecourse, said: “We are pleased to share the excitement of this year’s prestigious Clásico del Caribe in Panama.
“On this occasion, we will be awarding over $1,000,000.00 in prizes across 28 races, including 6 International Grade 1 Classics. Additionally on Saturday, we will be celebrating Mother’s Day Classics and Laffit Pincay Jr., along with the debut of students from our jockey technical academy, known as “the cradle of the best jockeys in the world.”
“It is an honor to have the ongoing support of SIS, our valuable partner, playing a key role in one of the most significant days in the Caribbean racing calendar. We deeply appreciate your support, which not only extends our horse racing to over 50 countries but also opens the door to future expansions.”
Circa Sports® Partners with ProhiBet
Circa Sports and ProhiBet have announced a partnership for the utilization of ProhiBet’s advanced fully encrypted decentralized cross-monitoring and notification platform. Designed to safeguard sports integrity, ProhiBet will play a pivotal role in preventing specific individuals, such as athletes, coaches, league officials, and administration, from engaging in prohibited sports wagering.
ProhiBet’s cutting-edge technology provides a secure and transparent method for sports properties, both professional and collegiate, and sportsbook operators, to ensure that athletes, coaches, and league/school administrative staff remain compliant with the intricate web of state regulations that govern sports betting activities.
“We are excited to partner with Circa Sports. The fusion of ProhiBet’s encrypted data transfer system with Circa’s commitment to sports integrity will elevate the transparency and credibility for both existing and upcoming bettors,” said Matt Heap, ProhiBet’s Managing Director. Heap is a seasoned expert in the field, having previously led sportsbook operations at the Colorado Division of Gaming.
ProhiBet is a joint venture between U.S. Integrity and Odds On Compliance. U.S. Integrity offers wagering monitoring services to stakeholders across the sports wagering ecosystem while Odds On Compliance is a leading compliance technology and consultation firm in the sports betting and gaming industry. Following this strategic partnership, the two firms have announced their plans to merge, bringing all of these services under one banner.
Celebrating a Decade of Global Gaming Connections: Pocket Gamer Connects Announces 10th Anniversary Event in San Francisco
Kicking off 2024 with the flagship event in London, Pocket Gamer Connects (PGC) is set to continue celebrating its 10th anniversary with a brand-new special event in San Francisco, California, in March 2024. This milestone event marks a decade of connecting the global games industry, with over 750 attendees expected to participate in two days of networking, discovery, pitching, and learning from some of the world’s leading authorities within the games industry.
The Pocket Gamer Connects: San Francisco event will be held at the Hibernia, a prime venue in the heart of the city. This historic venue, a former bank, is known for its unique Neoclassical Revival-style architecture. It is a short walk from the Moscone Conference Center. Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco is a perfect way to kick off conference week in the city, providing a unique experience, expo showcase and specialised talks and panels in an intimate setting.
Starting in the UK in 2014, the Pocket Gamer Connect event series, now under the parent company Enthusiast Gaming, has transformed from its modest origins into a worldwide sensation, organising 45 events globally. It has become the ultimate hub for the mobile games industry, providing a platform for professionals to gather, connect, exchange stories, and celebrate their achievements.
The PGC San Francisco event is expected to attract over 750 attendees, encompassing a diverse range of industry professionals from all over the globe. These include developers, indie developers, creatives, recruitment professionals, C-level executives, marketing professionals, students, investors, publishers, tool providers, technical teams, ad companies, media, ASO practitioners, app marketers, and app advertisers.
The event will provide an exciting opportunity for these professionals to connect, collaborate, and learn about the latest advancements in the gaming industry. The program will delve into AI, virtual reality, Web3, blockchain, and the metaverse while continuing to provide in-depth coverage of all things mobile gaming.
Exciting Collaboration with MeetToMatch
In a powerful partnership with MeetToMatch, Pocket Gamer Connects San Francisco 2024 is set to become a hub of industry connections. This collaboration positions PGC San Francisco as the official meeting point for this dynamic networking platform. Every delegate at PGC will receive an all-access pass to the MeetToMatch meeting platform, free and unlimited for five whole days during Pocket Gamers Connects and the following days, which runs the same week as Game Developer Conference 2024. Every year, the MeetToMatch San Francisco Edition provides a convenient way to meet people around the city during this busy week. Getting access to this activity as part of your Pocket Gamer Connects ticket registration makes joining the conference even more advantageous and cost-effective.
PGC has partnered with MeetToMatch to ensure that a ticket to PGC San Francisco includes access to MeetToMatch: The San Francisco Edition beyond the conference. Trusted by hundreds of publishers, investors, and developers, the MeetToMatch messaging and matchmaking platform enables ticket holders to connect with the greatest minds from all game companies around the world.
Operating throughout the week’s conference activities, a ticket to PGC enables you to use the platform to schedule meetings all week at various locations around the city. With a PGC ticket, attendees will also have the privilege to use the PGC meeting zone at the elegant Hibernia venue to conduct their meetings; even non-PGC users of MeetToMatch will be able to join you at our meeting tables.
Pocket Gamer looks forward to welcoming all ticket holders to San Francisco in March 2024 for a one-of-a-kind event. For more information about the 10th-anniversary event of Pocket Gamer Connects in San Francisco, please visit http://www .pgconnects .com/sanfrancisco
Enthusiast Gaming, North America’s leading gaming media and entertainment company, supports a proprietary mix of community sites, content, esports, and gaming assets, with Pocket Gamer reaching some of the largest gaming audiences, reflecting the scale and diversity of the gaming industry.
Strive Gaming Partners with Four Winds Casinos for Online Gaming in Michigan
Strive Gaming, the modern, multi-state, multi-tenanted platform provider focused solely on the North American market, has added to its growing list of partners and will power Four Winds Casinos ®’ online gaming services in Michigan. Four Winds Casinos is owned and operated by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan and Indiana.
Known for its award-winning gaming destinations in the midwestern United States, Four Winds operates three casinos in Michigan and one in South Bend, Indiana. Four Winds launched its online casino and sportsbook in Michigan in February of 2021.
Strive will provide Four Winds with its market-leading customer services, technology and bonusing tools, while also providing its award-winning app to Four Winds’ online operation. Strive will also incorporate Four Winds into its Infinity Engine, which drives higher lifetime values by bringing operators closer to their players through operational automation and contextual real-time engagement.
Strive’s platform is the only one that has been built purely for the post-PASPA North American market and to meet the individual needs of operators while also being compliant with differing state and provincial regulations.
Max Meltzer, CEO of Strive Gaming said, “We are thrilled to partner with Four Winds Casinos, which has forged a reputation as a successful, well-managed operator with player experiences at the forefront of its strategy.
“Our team provides expertise across many facets of the North American market, and it will be a pleasure to provide this expertise to Four Winds Casinos with our market-leading solutions, including core PAM technology, customer service, leading bonusing capabilities and front-end development.”
Clayton Mason, Interim COO and CFO of Four Winds said, “We are pleased to welcome Strive Gaming as a new partner to support our iGaming offering in Michigan. Strive provides unrivalled technology and the depth of online gaming experience we can rely on. We look forward to creating an even more exciting and engaging online casino experience for our guests.”
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