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NZESF together with AESA announces the establishment of Oceania Esports Council

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It seems that the New Zealand Esports Federation has decided to go hand-in-hand with the Australian Esports Association. Disclosing the shift of the two organisations from competing on the electronic playing field to cooperating on the international stage, NZESF accompanied by AESA publicised the establishment of Oceania Esports Council.

The OEC’s is structured centering the purpose of representing Oceania at international meetings, focusing on esports’ inclusion in the Olympics and co-operation on industry issues.

AESA had its inception in 2013 and NZESF in 2016. During this time both groups sent national representative teams to international competitions and have had regular dialogue. Both share common goals on esports integrity, governance, and the development of all esports, including amateur and professional.

Esports in Australasia have enjoyed robust growth recently. The AESA and NZESF have recognised a greater need to collaborate in the development of regulation, policy, anti-bullying initiatives, international cooperation and player opportunities for the Oceania region.

Ben Lenihan, the President of New Zealand Esports Federation said:  “This is a big moment in trans-Tasman esports relations. We are delighted to have reached an agreement after 12 months of dialogue to formalise our relationship. The need for a common representative is of more importance now as the goal of Olympic recognition gets closer.”

Darren Kwan, the President, of Australian Esports Association emphasised  Lenihan’s thoughts.

“A core value of mine is to ensure the players are given greater recognition and credibility for their skill and achievements.This is achieved by building access to platforms and programmes that share this value. Both the New Zealand Esports Federation and Australian Esports Association have been advocating for esports to be recognised as a sport since they were established, and these efforts are beginning to bear fruit.”

The council will include two voluntary representatives from each party and an independent nominated chair.

The council will seek an Australian or New Zealand candidate for the role who has experience in sports governance.


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Viva Las Vegas, the new video slot by Red Rake Gaming!

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The game developer based in Valencia (Spain) has launched a new 5×4 reel video slot where music, fun and entertainment are the real stars of the show.

With this new launch, Red Rake Gaming aims to give players the genuine Las Vegas atmosphere. Lively music that just makes you want to sit down, play and enjoy. An attractive design and a seemingly endless string of incredible prizes make for maximum gameplay enjoyment.

This new video slot adds an original bonus feature with its heart gauge sidebar where players will receive free spins when achieving 4 or more straight respins, as well as having the opportunity to multiply their prizes.

During the Free Spins Bonus feature, the featured “Viva Las Vegas” symbols – inspired by the legendary sign welcoming visitors to the city – will operate as Wilds, offering even more prizes in turn.

Come, enjoy and remember… Anything can happen in VIVA LAS VEGAS!


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BetConstruct brings its latest enhancements to G2E Vegas

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BetConstruct travels to the byword of gambling and entertainment, Las Vegas, to impress all the top figures and decision makers of the industry in the US with its market-leading products.
As the doors open up for online sports wagering in the United States, BetConstruct joins G2E Vegas, a critical event for all companies in the igaming industry. This year at Stand 4818 we are proud to show an even wider line-up of our products which have not been featured in the US in the past.

“The key for BetConstruct at G2E is to show the immense capabilities of our products and our team and to show our commitment to the US market,” comments Jonathan Aiwazian, BetConstruct Regional Director in the US. “We are looking to make big moves in the US market for the rest of 2018 and into 2019, and the plan is to use G2E to ignite some of these plans. With all the leaders in the industry in one place, we will look to exchange ideas and strengthen our path forward.”

Due to the recent changes in the US legal landscape and the intense demand by land-based casinos to get their hands on sportsbook technology, Sportsbook is in the center of the attention. BetConstruct being a veteran in the European sports betting market, will eagerly show off its new American view of Sportsbook tailor specifically for the market.

With our huge library of live match betting choices, we are looking to educate the US market on the excitement of in-game betting, which has become so popular outside the country.

Live Casino have also shown to be quite popular in the states. We look forward to display our Live Studio solution featuring real-life croupier as it presents an amazing opportunity to unearth new players and new revenues. So does our Fantasy Sports software which met a huge appeal during World Cup 2018 enhanced with Tournaments mode and redesigned interface.

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iSoftBet partners up with Betsoft

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iSoftBet continues to position itself as a market-leading casino content provider with another major games developer integration.

The company’s Game Aggregation Platform (GAP), which already boasts over 2,000 titles from 35+ providers, will now see the likes of Stampede, Legend of the Nile, SugarPop! and recently launched Dragon Kings added to its offering following the integration of the complete suite of Betsoft games.

The integration means operators on GAP can access even more blockbuster content across desktop and mobile, and distribute a wider portfolio content among their players in regulated markets such as Romania and Italy.

Michael Probert, Chief Commercial Officer at iSoftBet, said: “As we continue to strive to build a large, high quality network of games provider partners, it was imperative that a deal be struck between iSoftBet and BetSsoft.

“Our operators in Italy and Romania particularly have been awaiting this partnership and we’re excited to be able to provide them with the Betsoft suite of games via GAP.”

Annamaria Anastasi, Marketing Director at Betsoft, said: “This is an exciting development for all concerned. We are delighted to be delivering our games to operators via iSoftBet’s Game Aggregation Platform.

“This opens up new doors for Betsoft as we continue to expand into new markets around the world. With our newly acquired Romanian license and continuous growth in Italy, this partnership made perfect sense.”

Alongside its popular Game Aggregation Platform, iSoftBet has built a formidable reputation for designing and developing some of the most popular original and branded slots and table games in the market.

The supplier’s latest release, Hot Spin, has been a major success with operators and players alike and is available for all key regulated markets including the U.K., Portugal, Romania, Denmark and Lithuania.


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