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Richard Cammegh joins CasinoCoin advisory board

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Richard Cammegh, Managing Director of Cammegh, the world’s leading specialist manufacturer of roulette wheels, integrated roulette systems and gaming digital signage, has joined the advisory board of the CasinoCoin Foundation.

Cammegh becomes the first member of the non-profit CasinoCoin Foundation’s advisory board with a focus on the land-based gaming sector. The appointment marks a strategic commitment from the CasinoCoin Foundation to establish a path for blockchain technology into land-based casinos.

Since it was founded in 1989, Cammegh has built an enviable reputation for designing and manufacturing world-class roulette wheels,  integrated roulette wheel technology, display technology etc, which are delivered alongside a suite of data analysis software.

Cammegh has a global portfolio of premium customers from Las Vegas, London, Monte Carlo through to Macau, Singapore and Melbourne.

Richard Cammegh, Managing Director of Cammegh and CasinoCoin Foundation advisory board member, said: “Cammegh has been the leading roulette provider to the global casino industry for 30 years, and in that time we’ve succeeded by understanding that there is more to the game than a physical wheel. Our products integrate a range of electronic interfaces and data-driven software, and this is where we could see some interesting opportunities to implement blockchain technology.

“So for me it was a case of finding the right blockchain specialist who genuinely understands gaming from an operator’s and player’s perspective, but perhaps even more importantly a partner wishing to stand shoulder to shoulder with gaming regulators the world over. That’s why I’m so excited to join the board of the CasinoCoin Foundation, which supports technology that has the power and experience to truly revolutionise the casino floor.

“I have been a keen watcher of the cryptocurrency and blockchain space for some time now, and I look forward to working closely with the team to help bring this fantastic technology to a global audience in land-based casinos and beyond.”

John Caldwell, Director of Advocacy at the CasinoCoin Foundation, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Richard to the advisory board of the CasinoCoin Foundation, who brings with him unparalleled experience within the land-based casino sector.

“We see a number of particularly exciting use-cases for CasinoCoin in land-based gaming. With the digitisation of the casino floor, CasinoCoin can bring immense value across a range of fields, including immutable data gathering, as well as benefits across identity and payments.”

Cammegh joins other leading gaming execs on the board of advisors at the non-profit CasinoCoin Foundation, which supports the blockchain-powered payment solution CasinoCoin (CSC). These include Gamesys CEO Lee Fenton, Chair of the Digital Isle of Man executive agency Lydia Barbara and Kindred Group’s chief experience officer Britt Boeskov.

 


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The 5 Best CS:GO Teams You Need To Follow In 2019

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive has been on the global eSports scene for several years now. The competitive play of the game has crafted some magnificent teams whose phenomenal matches surprise even their keenest fans.

Today, we’ll take a look at the 5 best CS:GO teams you need to follow in 2019.

Astralis – the Unprecedented Leader

Originating in Finland, the former Danish Questionmark/Team SoloMid lineup obtained the rights to the name Astralis from the Finnish CS team.

The beginning was hard. The first event of the Danish dream team happened in January 2016 at DreamHack Leipzig. Astralis championed their group, defeating team after team, but Luminosity Gaming eliminated them in the semi-finals.

The next two years were a nerve-wracking mix of ups and downs. Until February 2018 came. Astralis’s team member Kjaerbye left, and was luckily replaced by Emil “Magisk” Reif. This substitute marked the start of a mind-blowing rise to the top and a complete domination of the Counter-Strike Global Offensive scene.

Astralis’s excellence shined in ECS Season 5 Finals, ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018, and FACEIT Major: London 2018, where they trudged over their opponents. After Katowice 2019, both spectators and commentators consider the current team the most dominant lineup in the history of Counter Strike.

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Team Astralis. Credits: Astralis.gg

 

Liquid – from StarCraft to CS:GO

Team Liquid was founded in 2000 in the Netherlands. Originally incepted as a StarCraft: Brood War team, Liquid got into StarCraft 2 in 2010, and in 2015, the clan formed a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.

At first, Liquid had mixed results. When 2016 started, the team continued to dominate domestically, but on a global level, it struggled to secure major wins. Although at MLG Columbus 2016, Liquid lost to the Brazilian Luminosity Gaming, the event proved that Team Liquid would soon be a promising global contender.

In 2017, the team had several fascinating competitive plays, beating Astralis and Brazil’s SK. Liquid’s big event breakthrough was the ESL Pro League Season 7 Finals, where they lost in a close matchup against Astralis.

A peculiar fact about Liquid: The team plays exceptionally well in most major CS:GO tournaments until they reach the semi-finals or even the final stage where their mental fortitude often outplays them.

Team Liquid. Credits: Liquipedia.net

 

Natus Vincere – Born to Win

Natus Vincere, often abbreviated as NaVi, originates in Ukraine. “Born to win” as the name translates from Latin, is the first team in the history of CS, which to dominate three major tournaments in one year.

The team’s history goes back to December 2009 when it was founded. In 2010, NaVi secured wins at major events, including IEM, ESWC, and the WCG. This made them the first team to win the three most prestigious tournaments in just one calendar year.

Another new record, which the team owns is winning $220,000 in one year, which also occurred in 2010.

Team Natus Vincere. Credits: Liquipedia.net

 

MIBR – the New Kid on the CS:GO Block

Owned by the American eSports organization, Immortals, MIBR (Made in Brazil) is a professional CS:GO team established in January 2018. In their short history, the team has played over 140 maps, prides itself on 89 wins and 49 losses, and is one of the most promising Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams as of late.

In June 2018, MIBR announced their new roster, consisting of former SK Gaming players. Made in Brazil has taken part in most major championships, including IEM, Blast Pro Series, DreamHack Masters, and ZOTAC Cup Masters. They won the last one against Kinguin with a solid 3:0, and took home $200,000.

MIBR’s current lineup includes Fallen, fer, coldzera, TACO, and felps. TACO and felps, aged 24 and 22, whose headshot % is around 50, just recently joined the team.

Team MIBR. Credits: mibr.gg

 

FaZe – American Organization with a European Flavor

DreamHack Leipzig 2016 marked FaZe’s entry into the world of CS:GO. Although FaZe is an American eSports organization, its current CS GO team is mostly made of Europeans, including Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia, and Bosnia’s “beast” NiKo.

In 2017 and 2018, FaZe was in a top-notch form, reaping wins here and there. Currently, their win rate is 59%, with 308 wins and 208 losses. FaZe’s top achievements include offline and online tournament placements, consisting of:

Offline championships

1st place at ECS Season 4 – Finals

2nd place at ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018

1st place at ESL One: New York 2017

1st place at SL i-League StarSeries S3

Online championships

1st place at ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2017

2nd place at Intel Extreme Masters XII – Oakland

3rd-4th place at Intel Extreme Masters XI – Oakland

5th-6th place at Esports Championship Series Season 2 – Finals

 

Team Faze. Credits: Liquipedia.net

Besides Astralis, who’s been the undisputed leader lately, all other four teams regularly exchange places. Sometimes, other teams like ENCE, mousesports, NiP, and Renegades enter the Top 5.

The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene is dotted with legendary fights between fantastic teams.

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NJ Regulators Impose Fine on DraftKings

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The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has fined DraftKings for violating the self-exclusion rules.

DraftKings has to pay out penalties totalling $7000 to the gaming regulator and return $3277 to customers after failing to adhere to self-exclusion rules.

The regulator hit DraftKings with the maximum $5,000 civil penalty for taking wagers from customers who had requested a “cooling off” period be placed on their accounts.

DraftKings discovered an error within its systems in November 2018 whereby the “cooling off” period had been set to zero days. During the month in which the system was not correctly in place, 54 people who were not meant to be able to deposit were able to place bets totalling $28,887. They lost $3277, which DraftKings will now have to pay back.


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Bet365 Launches Bet365.mx Domain

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Bet365, the UK based online gambling operator, has launched the Bet365.mx domain in Mexico’s digital market. The site lists Ganador Azteca, Mexico’s second largest media firm, as Bet365’s local partner.

TV Azteca was granted a 25-year gaming license last year that originally allowed it to open one land-based casino in the state of Veracruz. The license also permitted the company to operate a single gambling website.

Last November, this license was amended and permits the company to “operate individually or with one or more operators, to collect bets through various domains or various internet sites.” Later that same month, the license was amended again to specifically identify Bet365.mx as the domain by which the company planned to serve Mexican gamblers.


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