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Sports & Entertainment Innovation Firm, RIISE Ventures Levels Up With Strategic Investment in Georgia’s Largest Esports & Gaming Center: Axis Replay

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As Esports silently continues to grow as the fastest global sport in the world with projections to reach $1.5B by 2020Atlanta-based, RIISE Ventures decides to “get in the game” with its first esports investment in Axis Replay–a premier entertainment and event facility for video games and esports. Together, RIISE and Axis Replay will curate some of the most unique gaming experiences the country has to offer.

RIISE Ventures curates experiences by leveraging major sports, entertainment, and technology events [and venues]. Their proprietary Innovation Is A Sport ™ process helps to advise partners and consult corporate brands on how to stimulate ideas, attract and retain talent and invest capital into growth industries companies.

‘The Godfather of Angel Investing’ and RIISE partner, Sig Mosley, has been privy to the potential of technology long before it reared its head into the world of Esports. As the most prolific investor in the southeast, Mosley is confident that this contribution to Axis Replay and the gaming industry will prove to provide an immediate impact. “It’s important that we stay abreast of the latest insights and trends while investing capital into talented individuals and companies with amazing ideas,” Mosley says, “Esports is an emerging industry and I’m very optimistic about its growth trajectory.”

Axis Replay CEO Allie Young saw the potential for Esports as a commodity early on in its development. With Atlanta being one of the ‘Top 3 Best Cities for Gamers in the US’ according to WalletHub, and a melting pot of millennial energy, Young felt that it was important to provide gamers a community-driven atmosphere to encourage the industry’s growth. “With the growth in Esports and gaming, investing into the infrastructure that will house, train, and develop digital athletes is something that wise investors will seek. Here at Axis Replay, we’re incredibly blessed to have the backing of such a strong network this early in the game. It’s a testimony to the strength of our concept,” Young explains, “When both gamers and supporters like Sig Mosley put their names behind something, we know we have something extremely special.” Having previously owned her own media and marketing company, Young founded Axis Replay and opened it to the public on New Year’s Eve of 2018.

Before it’s Beta Launch, Axis Replay came together with RIISE Ventures to help host the first-ever ‘Esports Week Atlanta‘ in November 2018. This event brought together Esports industry leaders, brand executives, and gamers alike to demonstrate the evolution of the industry through a week of workshops, panels, and tours.

“I’m excited about our partnership with Axis Replay. The Esports space is electric and one of the most fertile verticals for us to create Experiential IP and content right now. We feel what SOHO House is for industry and creative elites, Access Replay will be for gamers and the creative tech space. Adding this to our conversation & portfolio is a win-win for everyone involved.” says RIISE Venture Partner and  ONE Musicfest Founder, J Carter.

The future of RIISE Ventures’ partnership with Axis Replay is pivotal as Atlanta continues to become an ultimate destination for the largest events in sports, technology and entertainment. “These alliances will allow us to continue to showcase how innovation is a sport and what that means for the industry,” says RIISE Venture Managing Partner M. Cole Jones.

RIISE Ventures will continue to explore investing ideas, talent and capital across the esports and other industries that offer distinct experiences in the worlds of sports, entertainment, and technology. Game On!

About RIISE Ventures
RIISE Ventures curate experiences by leveraging major sports, entertainment and technology events . Our Innovation is a Sport™ methodology advises partners and consult corporate brands on how to stimulate ideas, attract and retain talent and invest capital into emerging and growth industries. RIISE Ventures is a member of the Consumer Technology Association (producers of the Consumer Electronics Show) and holds a seat on the Atlanta Super Bowl 53 Technology Committee. Learn more at: http://riiseventures.com.

About Axis Replay 
Axis Replay is a 12,000 square foot entertainment and event facility for video games and esports located across from Krog Street Market in Atlanta, Georgia. This unique facility allows for small to medium-sized eSports events, high-speed internet, high-end gaming systems, tabletop games with café and bar. Axis Replay exists to create fun, social experiences for gamers and their friends so that they can build stronger connections. For more information, visit www.axisreplay.com.


Source: European Gaming Media
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AGA Announces details for 2019 G2E Asia Awards

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The American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, who organise G2E Asia, and the top B2B Asian gaming industry media brand Inside Asian Gaming, co-organisers of the G2E Asia Awards, has announced the details of the 2019 G2E Asia Awards. The Awards ceremony will be held in the Parisian Macao Ballroom on the evening of Tuesday 21 May 2019.

The event, along with the formal dinner, will recognise excellence and innovation within Asian gaming while celebrating the success and outstanding contributions of the entire entertainment industry in Asia. The awards evening will provide an unrivalled industry networking opportunity.

The G2E Asia Awards will recognise merit in 12 categories:

  1. Best IR Non-Gaming Attraction
  2. Best B2B Digital Product Solution
  3. Best Electronic Gaming Solution (Slots and ETGs)
  4. Best Table Game Solution
  5. Best Industry Innovation
  6. Best Gaming Floor
  7. Best Industry Rising Stars (Maximum of 5 Winners)
  8. Best Corporate Social Responsibility Contribution
  9. Best VIP Gaming Promoter
  10. Best Industry Supplier
  11. Best Regional Asian IR (Outside Macau or Singapore)
  12. Best Integrated Resort

The submissions can be made till Friday 5 April 2019. Any member of the gaming and entertainment industry may submit a nomination by visiting G2EAsiaAwards.com.

Tickets for the G2E Asia Awards can be purchased at G2EAsiaAwards.com.


Source: European Gaming Media
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Will online gambling be liberalized in Israel

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Gambling is perhaps the only vertical in Israel that has not high tech. In almost every other sphere, the technology and the R&D surrounding have so advanced that the country has rightfully earned the tag of startup nation.

The Israeli government and courts have been taking a strong stance against liberalising online gambling. It was in 2005, when smartphone casinos were a not even a common reality, the country’s Attorney General slapped  penalties on credit card companies that facilitated online gambling.

That is how the system works in Israel. However, the change is near, there is a chance, if a new trade bill with Guatemala is any indication.

The legislature in Guatemala is on the verge of passing a bill to liberalise the country’s gambling sector. A consortium of Israeli investors has shown interest in investing in Guatemala’s gambling sector. The investment is estimated to be worth $2 billion  and top personalities like Las Vegas mogul Sheldon Adelson are involved.

This shows how Israeli investors are expanding their gambling portfolios abroad. Well-known Israeli-owned e-gambling companies like Playtech are experiencing difficult times. With competition rising from Chinese operators, the gambling software developer has seen profits dip dramatically. In those circumstances, loosening restrictions on domestic operators could become a safety valve for struggling tech firms.


Source: European Gaming Media
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Play’n GO Granted Authorisation by PAGCOR for Philippines Market

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Play’n GO today announced that they have been added to the select list of suppliers authorised to provide software to the Philippines market.

As a leading supplier of gambling software, this authorisation establishes Play’n GO as the supplier of choice in regulated markets, and this authorisation gives the company an even farther reach.

The authorisation comes from the market’s regulating body PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation). A notoriously rigorous organisation, their main focus is “to attain and enforce a regulatory framework that preserves the integrity and propels the development of the gaming industry” in the Philippines.

Johan Törnqvist, CEO of Play’n GO, explained the move was part of the company’s dedication to its commitment as a leading supplier:

“We have a strong presence in regulated markets, and that continues to grow as we expand in both size and standing in the industry. This authorisation opens up a wealth of new opportunities for us in the region and fits perfectly with the strategy that we plan to implement in the coming future.”

 

About Play’n GO:

Founded in 2005, Play’n GO are a leading supplier for slot gaming in the casino industry. One of the first suppliers to recognise and utilise the potential of mobile slot gaming, their innovation has revolutionised the industry and led Play’n GO to the forefront of the casino supplier market. Since its inception Play’n GO have curated a portfolio of award-winning games developed and tailored for compatibility with all devices and operating systems. In addition to this, they also provide back-end services and solutions to ensure operators are equipped to provide the ultimate gaming experience; this includes their casino platform and their server-based gaming solution, OMNY.


Source: European Gaming Media
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