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Groove Gaming hit the sweet spot with ALEA

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Energetic aggregator GROOVE GAMING has signed an encompassing partner deal with ALEA and their crown jewel brands SlotsMillion and LadyLucks.

ALEA has created the world’s first real-money virtual reality casino, SlotsMillion, with the brand extension SlotsMillion VR. They are the first online casino to take existing games from developers like NextGen, Microgaming and NetEnt, re-imagine them in VR, and build around them a social and immersive 3D environment; and to take popular 2D games and inject them into cabinets in a virtual reality playground.

SlotsMillion is one of the industry’s leading brands, with a bulging portfolio of over 2000 games, and aims to provide players with the largest number of slot games possible. Since its launch, SlotsMillion has gathered recognition for either Best Casino or Innovation Operator from leading awards shows including EGR, CEEG and IGA, as well as from reputable affiliates such as Latest Casino Bonuses, AskGamblers and Casinomeister. In addition, ALEA.com also operates LadyLucks.co.uk, one of the UK’s favourite mobile casinos, which they acquired from the IGT Group in late 2017.

The core of Groove Gaming’s highly differentiated offering is selecting the highest-quality content to set themselves apart and to drive player-engagement for clients. Groove Gaming has established a world-class portfolio of over 1500 HTML5 slots and other games from leading games makers, including Mr. Slotty, GameArt, Leap Games Studios, Iron Dog, Play’nGo, Betsoft, Playson, Extreme Live Gaming, Merkur, Spinomenal, Habanero, Fugaso and Evoplay, amongst others. The Groove Gaming team are constantly curating a portfolio of high-profile games, which is then made available to clients as a prebuilt library from which they choose the right regionally-compliant titles for their players.

Groove Gaming has a team of experienced gaming professionals working closely with a carefully-compiled cluster of clients, such as EveryMatrix, iGP, Digitain, Equinox Dynamic, Alpha Interactive, FairPlayBet, ProgressPlay and now ALEA, amongst others. Every client enjoys 24/7/365 account services to maximise revenue and introduce games that deepen player involvement.

SlotsMillion co-founder Alexandre Tomic said, “The variety of games we have on SlotsMillion makes the brand unique and we’re constantly searching for the right partners to keep that leadership advantage. Our philosophy at SlotsMillion centres around providing the best possible gaming experience to our players, and that involves offering high-quality games from top providers, which is why we sealed this deal with Groove Gaming.”

Rebecca Sotomora, Head of Sales at Groove Gaming said: “We are very excited to work with an industry heavyweight like ALEA as well as to provide our vast range of games for players to enjoy. We look forward to closely collaborating with one of the world’s most innovative igaming companies.”

 

ABOUT GROOVE GAMING:
Offering an extensive game library of over 1500 HTML5 slots, table games and video pokers, Groove Gaming is headquartered in Israel and holds licenses issued by the UKGC and the MGA. Groove Gaming was founded in 2016 by a group of professionals who all had the dream of creating an exclusive service so entrepreneurs could meet the growing gaming needs of the world. Expert managers control financial transactions with accuracy and foresight, and Groove Gaming’s top-notch customer service rivals, and in most cases beats, most multinational companies operating today. With integrated multiple streams from today’s top providers Groove Gaming powers market access with industry heavyweights.

ABOUT ALEAPLAY, SLOTSMILLION AND LADYLUCKS:
ALEA was founded back in 2012 with the aim of creating a world-class online casino experience and to design and develop new technologies and innovations to drive player engagement and take online casino to the next level. SlotsMillion is their flagship B2C brand while LadyLucks is a leading UK mobile casino.


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Louisiana House Committee Passes Fantasy Sports Restriction Bill

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Louisiana House Committee has passed the fantasy sports restriction bill. Voters of 47 parishes approved fantasy sports betting last fall. The bill leaves committee with an amendment that stipulates “you can only play if you’re at card checking over-21 only in establishments like video poker stops, bars, or casinos.”

“This is obviously not what people voted for, this is not how fantasy sports works, this is not how online entertainment works anywhere, for any medium,” Fairness for Fantasy Sports Louisiana spokesperson Ryan Berni said.

“Right now the proposed tax rate does not cover the cost for the state to collect it. The state actually loses money at the proposed tax rate that they are proposing on fantasy sports,” Video poker lobbyist Alton Ashy said.

“Obviously the intention is that it is places that have video poker. It really is an end around and a subversion of what people know and like about fantasy sports,” Berni added.


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The Battle to be the ‘Netflix of Gaming’

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Entertainment giants like Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Apple are all striving to be the ‘Netflix of Gaming’, making announcements about new cloud gaming platforms or ‘digital only’ consoles like the Xbox S1. Their targets? The ‘digital natives’ a segment that have grown up without discs and are totally unfamiliar with the sluggish cartridge loading times of the 70s and 80s retro style consoles. They are accustomed to content being delivered to an owned device at a click of a button.

This week saw the launch of the Microsoft Xbox S1, at £199 in the UK and $249 in the US, which is significantly cheaper than its other Xbox one siblings. The disc-less device has pre-installed ‘Digital Native’ gaming favourites like Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves on its 1TB hard drive, and offers a discounted subscription to Xbox Game Pass, which is a library of more than 100 games for a monthly fee. Consumers will most certainly be drawn to this subscription model thanks to the savings that can be gained from access to the significant libraries of content.

In the latest Futuresource Gaming Report, it evaluates the market size and value of current digital entertainment content and corresponding subscription-based models and finds that whilst consumer savings are relatively high for video on demand (VoD) and music, in comparison, for gaming, the margin for the publisher is low. However, has the ‘digital native’ segment got the volume potential, over time to reach the mass market margin levels for return on investment?

Microsoft is also working on its xCloud game streaming service which is being designed to stream digital games to PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. Similar to the cloud gaming services offered by Amazon, Apple, Google and Verizon. So, the end of the disc may not be nigh. However, there are clearly road maps in place that could facilitate a hybrid environment with the traditional disc-based gamer co-existing with the non-disc players.

As Microsoft’s Jeff Gattis suggested around the launch of the Microsoft Xbox S1, the disc-less model is not intended to replace disc-based models despite dramatic market trends towards the adoption of downloadable games over the past few years. “We’re not looking to push customers toward digital. It’s about meeting the needs of customers that are digital natives, the ones that prefer digital-based media. I’m not able to talk about future generations of Xbox consoles, for now this is a choice that buyers can make, and the market can take things where it wants to take it.

Futuresource analysis of game purchasing highlights the trend towards full digital game downloads by consumers, with physical unit sales expected to fall from 65% in 2018 to 61% in 2019. Whilst a market worldwide of over 100 million physical game copies is expected in 2023, digital sales will account for a majority of sales worldwide at 52% of Xbox game sell-through. Markets such as the UK will however quickly adopt digital content, with only 36% of Xbox games sold in the UK expected to be purchased in physical format by 2023.

Over time technology continuously changes the way movies, music and games are created, distributed, purchased and enjoyed. In the last year, we’ve seen a number of product announcements and technology developments which are set to shape how consumers can and will access gaming content. The Xbox S1 and Google Stadia point towards the next generation of gaming services, with ever increasing broadband and 5G speeds set to enable more seamless game streaming.


Source: European Gaming Media
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Alphaslot Signs Agreement with Synergy Blue

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Alphaslot, the blockchain gaming platform, has signed agreement with Synergy Blue, the premier creator of skill-based games, to explore innovative entertainment solutions using blockchain technology. The strategic alliance allows Synergy Blue to explore how Alphaslot’s blockchain API could be used in its leading skill-based casino gaming products.

Alphaslot’s blockchain API is the main interface for casino gaming equipment to connect with players on the casino floor via a blockchain network. Synergy Blue provides certified, skill-based games for the casino market. The agreement between Alphaslot and Synergy Blue underscores the interest of both parties towards the future of blockchain technology and the industry.

“Alphaslot is leading the way for blockchain adoption in the gambling industry. While microtransactions are unheard of in the casino/gambling world, they are pervasive in the video game market. Our goal is to explore how to leverage blockchain technology to help attract the next generation of gambler and provide innovative entertainment experiences. We are excited about exploring blockchain technology and working with regulators, casino properties, and Alphaslot to ensure compliance and to help spark adoption throughout the industry,” Georg Washington, CEO of Synergy Blue said.

“This agreement with Synergy Blue in America will give us an opportunity to expand into the emerging market of skill-based casino gaming, which could lead to demand for interactive products powered by blockchain technology. Our new blockchain technology, combined with Synergy Blue’s gaming innovation, could help shape the future of the casino gaming industry. Alphaslot and Synergy Blue are taking our first steps with a serious and continuous commitment. We already had great success presenting our vision at the London ICE show in February and we’re very excited to showcase again our blockchain API at G2E Asia in Macau,” Raymond Chan, CEO and co-founder of Alphaslot said.


Source: European Gaming Media
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