Parimatch Enters Partnership with FAST TRACK

Parimatch has chosen FAST TRACK CRM (https://www.fasttrack-solutions.com/crm) as the tool for advancing their player engagement strategy.
FAST TRACK’s ambitious team is already hard at work to fully customize the platform and enable Parimatch to create enhanced moments and interactions for their players.
Parimatch was founded in 1994 and was one of the first bookmakers in the CIS region to launch an online betting website. The brand’s success as the leader in this region has allowed them to expand into more than 10 countries, becoming a global brand.
Tamara Babits, Chief Marketing Officer of Parimatch, said: “Parimatch is a dynamic, agile organization. With FAST TRACK CRM, we will have a CRM platform that matches our own way of working: data-led and forward-thinking. The platform will allow us to interact with our players via the best channels and in the right moment.”
FAST TRACK CRM allows operators to control all aspects of player engagement from one place, in real-time. This is key to providing a personalized player experience and taking customer interaction to the next level.
FAST TRACK co-founder and CEO, Simon Lidzén, believes this partnership is a perfect match: “It is incredibly inspiring to be working with people who are already so far ahead of the crowd in their approach to data and automation. The Parimatch team have shown a deep understanding of what it means to create purposeful engagements by targeting players at the right moment, and now it is FAST TRACK’s job to support them in doing so.”
FAST TRACK has enjoyed a lot of interest in FAST TRACK CRM since the product was officially launched in February 2019 and will continue to develop services to simplify the online casino business for its partners.

 

Blueprint Gaming strikes iGaming Platform partnership

Supplier’s slots portfolio integrated onto the GameHub
Leading slots developer Blueprint Gaming has secured a content distribution agreement with iGaming Platform, continuing with its international growth strategy to further enhance its global footprint.
As part of the deal, popular Blueprint releases such as Fishin’ Frenzy, King Kong Cash and Wish Upon A Jackpot, as well as its range of Megaways titles, under license from Big Time Gaming, have all been integrated onto iGaming Platform’s GameHub.
Moving its content onto the GameHub significantly enhances the slot provider’s international reach, with iGaming Platform’s partner network featuring more than 250 operators in 85 different countries across the globe.
Siôr Walbyoff, Head of Business Development at Blueprint Gaming, said: “Our partnership with iGaming Platform allows us to extend our distribution and reach through its GameHub platform to new customers and territories.
“We’re excited about the partnership and look forward to seeing top performing games such as Diamond Mine, Ted and Buffalo Rising go live across the GameHub network.”
Phil Pearson, Head Of Sales & Account Management at iGaming Platform, said: “We’re proud to be launching Blueprint Gaming’s content on GameHub. They’re one of the biggest names within the industry who have established a reputation for creating a mix of exciting games that players love to experience.
“We’re sure the addition of Blueprint’s branded games, as well its range of Megaways titles, will drive greater engagement and deliver further revenues for our operator partners.”

 

Gamesys launches Virgin Bet brand in the UK

The landmark agreement with SBTech sees full platform Virgin Bet sportsbook released with bespoke front-end built using next-generation APIs.
The Gamesys Group has launched Virgin Bet with industry-leading sports betting supplier SBTech.
Aiming to disrupt the UK market, Virgin’s unique personality-led brand will be brought to life through a slick, simple-to-use product focusing on providing a straightforward and engaging betting experience.
Created in partnership with Gamesys’ development teams, SBTech’s award-winning platform powers Virgin Bet with a bespoke front-end interface, signifying their extensive technological capabilities and a firm commitment to the UK market.
SBTech was chosen by Gamesys following a competitive tender process to secure the landmark agreement – which is one of the UK’s biggest iGaming sportsbook deals in recent times.
Gamesys’ Gibraltar Marketing Director Simon Mizzi said: “We’re excited to launch Virgin Bet into the world’s most competitive sportsbook market. We believe the Virgin brand has the ability to help change the industry for the better and we look forward to giving our customers the experience we feel they deserve.”
SBTech CEO Richard Carter added: “This is a significant announcement and achievement for the business which strengthens our UK presence. Gamesys is likely to become one of our largest customers over time and we’re delighted to be working with their management team whom we have long admired.
“Gamesys has put its faith in us due to our proven track record of delivering world-class sportsbook and casino platform solutions. This is a testament to our talented team, outstanding product portfolio and the exceptional results we are able to generate for our partners.”

 

Spirit Gaming announces partnership with StylGame

Spirit Gaming now exclusive partner for the casino chair specialist in Germany.
Spirit Gaming from Germany is proud to formerly announce an exciting new partnership: Spirit Gaming is the exclusive partner for StylGame for the whole of Germany. This agreement also covers part of the Swiss market as well.
Founded by Luigi Iulita in 2001, StylGame has advanced to become a major global player for casino seating. StylGame offers a wide range of solutions. Royal Stool is the brand name that offers an amazing number of casino chairs. Customers are given maximum flexibility in choosing from many different seats and frames. Furthermore, StylGame has the right mix between modern and traditionally styled casino chairs. The trend to larger two-player casino slots is covered by the Double Seating range from StylGame, also with a great variety of choice.
StylGame is the only manufacturer of gaming chairs that has carried out specialist research (together with the local university and Casino de Venezia amongst others) in ergonomic seating. This has resulted in stylish Italian chairs that not only look great – players enjoy the comfort they offer. It has been proven how the positive effect of sitting properly can positively affect player comfort. This research has been so influential in the global gaming industry that major gaming manufacturing companies have adopted StylGame’s recommendations when creating new cabinets – to ensure that players can sit as comfortably as possible.
“StylGame has so much to offer and we see great opportunities here. It’s clear when you see StylGame chairs that this is an Italian company – they are so stylish. The proven player comfort is something that operators in Germany will be particularly open to. A gaming chair is not only an investment; it is a key part of the gaming operations. The more a player feels at ease, the more he or she will tend to choose that particular gaming location. Operators who invest in StylGame will have a competitive advantage over those who use chairs that don’t offer such a comfort value”, commented Frank Ziegler, founder and CEO of Spirit Gaming.
StylGame has a further exciting solution for the gaming market. Service Call is a stand-alone system that enables operators to provide a key service: the ability to call an assistant directly at the gaming machine. Operators can programme the service to relate to Cash-out, Technical Support or simply to order a drink or snack. This further heightens player experience and can thus increase gaming revenue.
“Spirit Gaming has quickly established itself as a major distributor and service partner in the European gaming market. We are making particular use of their roots in the German market and their knowledge of the Swiss market”, explained Luigi Iulita, owner and CEO of StylGame. “We are very excited about this partnership”.
Enquiries may be directed to Vitali Philippi whose contact details are: Email: vp@spirit-gaming.de ; Telephone  (mobile) +49 (0) 160 99645823.

 

Merkur Gaming at Belgrade Future Gaming 2019

Following last year’s successful première, Merkur Gaming is again presenting at this year’s Belgrade Future Gaming 2019 in Serbia from 4 to 5 June. Gauselmann subsidiary GeWeTe will once again also be represented at the trade fair. Alongside around 30 national and international exhibitors, Merkur Gaming and GeWeTe will present a top-class ‘made in Germany’ product show at the Belgrade Expo.
“Serbia is an important market for Merkur Gaming, in which our products are very well received. Belgrade Future Gaming is therefore an ideal platform at which to present them to a wider audience and at the same time underscore our commitment to the Serbian gaming market,” explains Athanasios “Sakis” Isaakidis, Chief Executive, International.
Merkur Gaming’s exhibition stand – Stand C2 in Hall 2 – speaks for itself: with an area of 85 square metres, it is 20 square metres larger than last year. The highlight this year is the Allegro cabinet, which is soon to be rolled out in Serbia. With its spectacular 43-inch curved screen with ultra-HD resolution and an ergonomically streamlined player interface, the Allegro promises a whole new gaming experience. Merkur Gaming will also make an impact at the show with its eye-catching Avantgarde Trio, the Avantgarde RTG with RTG game, the Evostar and the G-Box. GeWeTe’s cash handling specialists will exhibit four state-of-the-art cash centres. “We are looking forward to the trade fair in Serbia and to interesting conversations with customers,” Athanasios “Sakis” Isaakidis adds.  

 

EGT at Belgrade Future Gaming 2019 – code word innovation

“The Belgrade Future Gaming show is a long expected event in Serbia, established as a focal point of all the innovations in the local gaming industry. We have always shown developments that make a lasting impression and our display this year will not make an exception,” promises Aleksandar Kliska, general director of EGT Serbia.
Brand-new, facelifted and bestselling cutting-edge product solutions of Euro Games Technology, EGT Multiplayer and EGT Interactive will welcome the visitors of booth E1. The next generation slot cabinets of General series will be presented with the models G 32-32 VIP, G 27-32 St and Up, G 27-27 St and Up. Their high-resolution frameless monitors with integrated touch screen, optional multimedia toppers and large and convenient keyboard with dynamic touch display and electromechanical buttons ensure maximum comfort, usability and enjoinment to the players and represent EGT’s interpretation of the modern gaming trends. The VIP model in the selection justifies its superior position in comfort with its cozy multimedia chair, equipped with game and sound volume controls in its armrests and with stereo speakers in the headrest.
The General cabinets will team up with the new Red and Fruits General HD multigames, each bringing up 54 engaging titles (video slot, roulette, card, keno, etc.) as well as with the latest member of the Collection mixes – Gold Collection HD of 48 games. The facelifted bestsellers P-24/24 Up and P-27/27 St Slim along with the P-42V St Curved and the Super Premier cabinets will attract the attention with their Red, Green, Orange, Purple and Fruits Collection multigames.
Several jackpot systems at the booth will allure the visitors to different gaming adventures.  The newly developed 4-level Jackpot Cards and the universal to all EGT machines Premium Link give the players the chance to win mystery and progressive jackpots. The 4-level progressive Dragon’s Turn system welcomes into the Asian world of luck and fortune with its main game of 5 reels and 40 lines, and two wheels – inner jackpot and outer bonus, granting numerous surprises.
The latest generation S-Line terminals of EGT Multiplayer will guarantee a suitable solution for every gaming hall, being flexible enough to form various configurations. At d
isplay will be 3 out of all 5 models – S 32, S 32 32 and S 32 32 32, featuring 1, 2, or 3 HD monitors respectively. They feature multigames and multi-language options, offer real-time in-screen HD video streaming and during the show will demonstrate the King 3 and 4 multigame mixes, together with the 4-level mystery Jackpot Cards jackpot system. A dual-sided 49-inch visualization board will be part of the terminals’ configuration, enabling a high-resolution broadcasting of the jackpot levels accumulated value and a HD video streaming of the roulette wheel and the statistics of the game.
The T-Line Series of EGT Multiplayer will be presented with the T84 roulette table of 6 player stations, connected to an automated wheel. The product is equipped with a fast number detection system based on optical and IR sensors and offers the option for classic roulette rules plus dynamic paytable feature.
The Spider casino management system of EGT will demonstrate how it may facilitate the everyday activities in casinos. Along with the well-known jackpot control, Cage, TITO, and Vault modules, the visitors will become also familiar with the recently developed bonusing and player tracking functionalities.
EGT Interactive will take care of the good mood of the online gaming fans. They will enjoy some of the hottest titles in the company’s portfolio, which are available for desktop and mobile devices.

 

Andrian Chin wins Crown Perth Sapphire Series Main Event

The Sapphire Series Poker Challenge at the Crown Casino in Perth has come to a conclusion. The event ran from 23rd May to 2nd June and included 11 events.
Andrian Chin takes down Main Event
The Main Event of the series had a AU$ 1,150 (~US$ 800) buy-in and found 299 entries (with 49 re-entries). This created a total prize pool of AU$ 299,000 (~US$ 207,674) with a first prize of AU$ 80,000 (~US$ 55,565).
The player ultimately winning this prize money was local regular Andrian Chin, making it his biggest ever live cash and bringing him close to $400,000 in lifetime earnings.
Andrian Chin – Photo Crown PerthThe Final Table
Andrian started into the final table second in chips and had a solid journey to the top, facing Andrej Senic heads-up. Andrej had worked his way up from 8th in chips and received a second place reward of AU$ 48,000 (~US$ 33,339).
Main Event Final Table 
Event overview:
Buy-in: AU$ 1,150 (~US$ 800)
Entries: 299 (Re-entries: 49)
Prize pool: AU$ 299,000 (~US$ 207,674)
Top 10 results:
1. Andrian Chin AU$ 80,000 (~US$ 55,565)
2. Andrej Senic AU$ 48,000 (~US$ 33,339)
3. Luke Sharpe AU$ 36,000 (~US$ 25,004)
4. Paul Murray AU$ 27,000 (~US$ 18,753)
5. Peter Brasile AU$ 20,000 (~US$ 13,891)
6. Bruno Battaglia AU$ 13,500 (~US$ 9,376)
7. Jack Owens AU$ 8,500 (~US$ 5,903)
8. Kris Busby AU$ 6,900 (~US$ 4,792)
9. Scott Buchanan AU$ 5,300 (~US$ 3,681)
10. Tu Le AU$ 5,300 (~US$ 3,681)
The “Old School Deepstack Freezeout”
The first tournament of the 11-event festival was the “Old School Freezeout” with 25-minute levels, a 20,000 start stack and no re-entries. The event took place on 23rd May and had a AU$ 550 (~US$ 382) buy-in.
Dinh Pham was the lucky winner to top the 130-strong field for AU$ 19,000 (~US$ 13,196).
Dinh Pham and Dale MarslandEvent Overview:
Prize pool: AU$ 65,000
Entries: 130
Buy-in: AU$ 550 (~US$ 382)
Top 10 results:
1. Dinh Pham AU$ 19,000 (~US$ 13,196)
2. Dale Marsland AU$ 12,000 (~US$ 8,334)
3. Anonymous AU$ 8,500 (~US$ 5,903)
4. Yann Yin AU$ 6,500 (~US$ 4,514)
5. Ize Bourne AU$ 4,700 (~US$ 3,264)
6. Nick Graphia AU$ 3,400 (~US$ 2,361)
7. Gavin Clark AU$ 2,500 (~US$ 1,736)
8. Patrick Meng AU$ 1,800 (~US$ 1,250)
9. Pros Mukin AU$ 1,400 (~US$ 972)
10. Jason Wooster AU$ 1,400 (~US$ 972)
Other Winners
Event 2 – AU$ 350 Triple Chance NLH
Buy-in: AU$ 350
Entries: 115 (Re-entries: 19)
Prize pool: AU$ 34,500
Top 10 results:
1. Tim Mitchell AU$ 10,000*
2. Alan Tchung AU$ 6,700*
3. Michele Palermo AU$ 5,000*
4. Damon Greenwood AU$ 3,600
5. Matt Rynkiewicz AU$ 2,600
6. Martyn Ward AU$ 1,900
7. Rodney Bohan AU$ 1,300
8. Arthur Phillips AU$ 1,000
9. Nick Graphia AU$ $800
10. John Messina AU$ $800
*Denotes Deal Made
Event 3 – AU$ 200 Hyper Turbo 10/10/10
Buy-in: AU$ 200
Entries: 94 (Re-entries: 25)
Prize pool: AU$ 15,040
Top 8 results:
1. Pepsi Ong AU$ 5,000
2. Patrick Murphy AU$ 3,000
3. Peter Vukmirovic AU$ 2,200
4. Dean Cox AU$ 1,650
5. Phil Mamedov AU$ 1,240
6. Mark Van Dort AU$ 900
7. Anthony Fels AU$ 600
8. Raleigh Charpentier AU$ 450
Event 4 – AU$ 200 Rebuy Event
25th May 2019
Buy-in: AU$ 200
Entries: 61
Rebuys: 119 @AU$ 100
Add-on: 65 @AU$ 100
Prize pool: AU$ 28,260
Top 8 results:
1. Steven Piotrowski AU$ 7,800*
2. Tony Aslani AU$ 7,500*
3. Vesko Zmukic AU$ 4,000
4. Tom Labouchardiere AU$ 3,000
5. Tony Tartaglia AU$ 2,200
6. Chris Ngatoa AU$ 1,700
7. Richard Larkin AU$ 1,200
8. Scott Buchanan AU$ 860
*Denotes Deal Made
Event 5 – AU$ 750 6-Max
Buy-in: AU$ 750
Entries: 126 (Re-entries: 33)
Prize pool: AU$ 85,050
Top 10 results:
1. David Lim AU$ 25,500
2. Bruno Battaglia AU$ 16,600
3. Anthony Marenko AU$ 11,500
4. Andrew Miller AU$ 8,900
5. Ben Hon AU$ 6,400
6. Andrea Rispoli AU$ 4,700
7. Dean Finnimore AU$ 3,250
8. Kevin Mcfadyen AU$ 2,500
9. Adriano Scagnetti AU$ $1,900
10. John Corr AU$ $1,900
Event 6 – AU$ 350 No-Limit Hold’em
Buy-in: AU$ 350
Entries: 195 (Re-entries: 37)
Prize pool: AU$ 58,500
Top 10 results:
1. Pepsi Ong AU$ 9,800*
2. Heather D’Orazio AU$ 8,500*
3. John Messina AU$ 8,500*
4. Ooi Keong Yeo AU$ 8,500*
5. Andrew Miller AU$ 8,500*
6. Gerard McNeill AU$ 2,800
7. Nicholas Suter AU$ 2,000
8. Jeff Field AU$ 1,500
9. Josh Conduit AU$ $1,150
10. Brent Steedman AU$ $1,150
*Denotes Deal Made
Event 7 – AU$ 400 NLH Terminator
Buy-in: AU$ 400
Entries: 127 (Re-entries: 32)
Prize pool: AU$ 44,450
Top 10 results:
1. Patrick Murphy AU$ 10,200
2. Peter Frazis AU$ 6,200
3. Jason Byrne AU$ 4,400
4. Gerard Mc Neill AU$ 3,300
5. Matt Velichkovich AU$ 2,400
6. Qian Choong AU$ 1,700
7. Craig Flynn AU$ 1,250
8. Greg Kahl AU$ 900
9. David Taylor AU$ 700
10. Isaac Tan AU$ 700
Event 9 – AU$ 200 PLO Rebuy
Buy-in: AU$ 200
Entries: 31
Rebuys: 84 @AU$ 100
Add-ons: 40 @U$ 100
Prize pool: AU$ 17,360
Top 5 results:
1. Travis Endersby AU$ 7,000
2. Yoshimura Pang AU$ 4,000
3. Anonymous AU$ 2,800
4. Andrian Chin AU$ 2,100
5. Vasily Kwong AU$ 1,460
Event 10 – AU$ 550 Shot Clock
Buy-in: AU$ 550
Entries: 63 (Re-entries: 13)
Prize pool: AU$ 31,500
Top 6 results:
1. Tim Mitchell AU$ 12,000
2. Andrea Rispoli AU$ 7,000
3. Sean Reynolds AU$ 4,700
4. Ben Hon AU$ 3,400
5. Josh Bourke AU$ 2,500
6. Blake Phillips AU$ 1,900
Event 11 – AU$ 575 Deepstack Bounty
Buy-in: AU$ 575
Entries: 79 (Re-entries: 13)
Prize pool: AU$ 41,080
Top 8 results:
1. Anonymous AU$ 12,000*
2. Chris Ngatoa AU$ 9,200*
3. Mile Krstanoski AU$ 5,400
4. Patrick Meng AU$ 4,200
5. Tony Aslani AU$ 3,100
6. Nino Marotta AU$ 2,300
7. Scott Carmichael AU$ 1,630
8. Yu Xiang Tay AU$ 1,150
* Denotes Deal Made
Article by Christin Mashmann
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Natural8’s Rush & Cash celebrates its international launch with $300,000 worth of prizes

Natural8 is giving away $300,000 to players during the month of June in the $300,000 Gold Hunt promotion. Rush & Cash made its debut to Natural8’s Chinese customers earlier in 2019, and now they are celebrating the international launch with $300,000 worth of prizes.

Rush & Cash is Natural8’s take on the “fast-fold” cash games. Players can fold their hand and be moved to a new table with new opponents and hole cards, meaning there is no need to wait for hands to play out before getting back into the action.
The cash part of the game’s name stems from the fact Natural8 gives players 65 percent rakeback through random Cash Drops at the table. These cash drops turn the table gold and award between 10 big blinds and 500 big blinds.
Gold Hunt Promo Details
During the $300,000 Gold Hunt promotion, players earn leaderboard points in three ways:
Three points for winning on Golden Tables
One point for each hand played
One point for each hand going to the flop
It is also possible to earn even more points by playing for higher stakes as shown in the table below:
Ante
Multiplier
$0.02
x1
$0.20
x10
$1
x55
$2
x120
Although the promotion runs through the month of June, it is the final week (June 24-30) that players will have to really get their grind on because their points will be doubled that week, allowing them to catch up with those in front, or earn more points to keep the chasing pack at bay.
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Top 30 Gold Hunt Payouts
Rank
Prize
1
$15,000
2
$11,000
3
$9,500
4
$8,500
5
$7,500
6
$6,750
7
$6,000
8
$5,400
9
$4,800
10
$4,300
11
$3,800
12
$3,400
13
$3,000
14
$2,600
15
$2,300
16
$2,000
17
$1,750
18
$1,500
19
$1,300
20
$1,150
21-30
$1,000
 Need an Account?
If you want to win your share of more than $300,000 in the Gold Hunt promotion you will need an account at Natural8. If you don’t already have an account, Natural8 offers new players a nice welcome package including a big bonus.
Simply download Natural8 through Somuchpoker and make a deposit of at least $10, and it will be matched in the form of a bonus up to $1,688.
The bonus is released at a rate of $10 per $50 contributed to rake, and there is no time limit to clear the bonus provided that you do not request a withdrawal until the bonus is cleared.
In addition, first-time depositors also gain access to a $500 New Player Freeroll once they make a deposit of at least $10.
 
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Neteller is offering a new VIP level for Somuchpoker’s readers

 
Neteller is an e-money transfer service very popular among poker players. High-turnover customers are offered the premium membership “NETELLER VIP”, that offers additional features and lower fees. VIP benefits include multiple currency accounts, VIP chat, free money transfers and lower FX fees. The VIP levels are Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond.
Players that create a Neteller account via Somuchpoker.com are automatically considered a Bronze VIP on Neteller, but since the 6th of May, they are eligible for a new special VIP upgrade to Bronze PRO.
The Bronze PRO Level
Bronze PRO is basically a VIP level between Bronze and Silver and it’s exclusive for Somuchpoker.com sign-ups. It has all the benefits of the Bronze level and includes some additional ones:
Guaranteed limit increase – Limits are the same as for Silver VIP level
Easier access to VIP Silver – The automated target to progress to VIP Silver from Bronze PRO will be USD 20k instead of USD 50k for regular users
1.45% Send Money fee capped at USD 10
2nd currency account will NOT be available. In order to have a 2nd currency account and free Send Money transfers, Bronze PRO upgraded members will have to transfer USD 20k to merchants and become VIP Silver.

How to become Bronze PRO?
Create your Neteller account via the Somuchpoker poker link
Contact Somuchpoker.com to be upgraded
Join Neteller
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Sam Razavi’s WSOP 2019 poker and vlogging ambitions

4-time Asia Poker Tour “Player of the Year” Sam Razavi is a well-known figure of the Asian poker circuit. However, right now his ambitions have switch to a new focus, both as a player and also as a content creator.
 
Sam Razavi has just landed in Las Vegas with his ambition to do better than last year’s runner–up finish in the Millionaire Maker.
He shared with Somuchpoker:
“The main focus will be on the Rio and the WSOP itself, Hold’ em and PLO, up to and including the Main Event. The structures seem to allow for more play this year so as always exact events will be dependent on what Day 2s I have or haven’t made. From a poker perspective my goals are always the same: the focus is on as many WSOP events as possible to maximise the chances of winning a bracelet and of course make as much money as possible.”
He continues, “The WSOP is fast becoming my ‘bread and butter’ months of the year as aside from the Aussie Millions my focus outside of those months involves much less poker than it used to. Aside from that I hope to keep up a healthy routine which should be much easier not only living with my brother but also having our own place instead of living out of the Rio every day.”
Vlogging and Giveaway
Sam also has high expectations for his vlogging. He will produce content built on a combination of his acting skills and the support of his brother. And many will be happy to hear: There will be giveaways!
Sam explains, “A lot of people have been in touch over the years asking if I’m going to write a book about my experiences travelling and playing poker, or to give a greater or more detailed insight into the game in general.”
“So I thought vlogging would be a fun way to start. I’ve moved back to the UK and have been actively getting back into acting and I have plans to write and direct some stuff myself so this also makes the vlogs beneficial to me as of course there will be some fun stuff thrown in there that will utilise the element of performance and it will force me to familiarise myself with filming, editing and so on.”
The support of his brother on more than one level
“My brother Ismaeel has given me some pointers so far as he’s done a fair bit of vlogging himself. We’ve rented a house together and he’s supplying healthy nutritious meals for poker players out there. His cooking is second to none. He was offered a job with Gordon Ramsay on his first meeting with him and couple that skill with him being a certified nutritionist and you can’t go wrong.”
More interaction and entertainment
“The other fun thing with this vlog is that it gives me a new avenue to interact with my followers and they will be rewarded with giveaways of my action throughout the series. The focus is going to be much more on entertainment rather than strategy, although I will touch on interesting hands and keep an update of events paid and profit/loss.“
“What I don’t want to do is alienate and make the vlog only of interest to those that like poker. I’d like to reach a wider audience and I do think there is no harm in showing what life is like as a poker player, if only to help dilute certain stigma that surrounds this profession. I spent many years on the Asian circuit most notably the APT, and as such it would be great to have a following not only from Europe and the UK but also from across Asia.”
“For the Asian community it gives a real insight into Vegas and I will probably do an episode that really covers everything for first time visitors. So it think overall it’s of great benefit for them to follow!”
The first giveaway will end in few hours. Do not miss it!
Article by Christin Maschmann
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WPT announces first-ever event in Australia; Triton Poker confirms £1 million buy-in event

While the poker world is looking at Las Vegas, two other major poker tournament organisers have announced some big news.
WPT announces first ever-event in Australia
The Star Gold CoastThe World Poker Tour has announced a partnership with The Star Gold Coast Casino Queensland and the first WPT ever to be held in Australia.
The full WPT Australia festival will take place from 27th September to 7th October, with a total of 10 events on the schedule and buy-ins ranging from A$330 to A$5,000. The WPT Main Event buy-in is A$2,500.
“The Star Gold Coast and the nation of Australia welcome the World Poker Tour to our home for what is a monumental partnership,” said Geoff Hogg, Managing Director Queensland, The Star Gold Coast.
Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour, added, “The World Poker Tour is proud to add WPT Australia to our roster of wonderful global events and The Star Gold Coast as a casino partner. As a native Australian, I am thrilled to have a WPT event take place in my home country and even more pleased to have it hosted at such a wonderful property.”
The Star Gold Coast itself is worth a visit after a $850 million transformation with its award-winning restaurants and bars, world-class gaming facilities, and an on-site theatre.
And if you haven’t heard, Australia’s Gold Coast is pretty amazing, too, with or without poker.
No more April Fools from Triton Poker: £1 million event confirmed

The one you’ve all been waiting for… THE BIGGEST BUY-IN IN TELEVISED POKER HISTORY
Full Details: https://t.co/1uHnFcUWoQ pic.twitter.com/6Pjnd4qx7x
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) May 24, 2019 read more

 

Play Roulette Online

  Roulette is a table game that originated from France and it is one of the most easy-to-play table games. Although there is no special strategy to win this game, you can win enormously with a streak of luck. The Devils Game as it is fondly called is not only thrilling when played in a […]

 

YGAM welcome new Head of Marketing and Communications

Carly Boyt, Head of Marketing and Communications at YGAM
YGAM, the UK charity which works to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and social gaming, and which has established a reputation as being a progressive organisation that the industry can work with, has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Carly Boyt as Head of Marketing and Communications.  Carly has worked in senior marketing and communications roles for over a decade across a variety of sectors including tourism, fashion, retail and most recently in the third sector, where she led the communications for Look Good Feel Better, the national charity that helps women with cancer regain their confidence. Her role at YGAM is  to build, develop and implement the organisation’s marketing and communications across all channels, help drive the highly successful YGAM Workshops and Student and University Engagement Programme as well as supporting partnerships with commercial organisations operating in the gaming and gambling space.
Heralding the appointment, YGAM Chief Executive, Lee Willows commented: “After four years with an absolute focus on impact, delivery and evaluation we are now starting to invest in key strategic roles at YGAM to help us take flight in 2019/20 as we work towards working with one million young people. Carly’s appointment is an example of this investment and will be critical in helping us create a step-change to raise awareness among professionals of our social purpose as well as developing the positive and productive relationships we already enjoy with the industry and adding to our list of supporters who recognise the very practical work that we undertake with young people in the field.”
Looking ahead to the challenges presented by her new role, Carly Boyt said: “There’s no doubt that I have joined the YGAM team at an exciting time, as we seek to further expand the number of young people we reach.  I’m looking forward to developing and working on unique projects and campaigns, in support of YGAM’s growth and strategic plans.”
To learn more about the work undertaken by YGAM, visit: ygam.org

 

ITL launch Spectral Bunch Note Feeder into Retail Market

Innovative Technology, the leading cash handling technology provider, have introduced the Spectral Bunch Note Feeder (BNF) ideal for self-service, cash deposit and smart safe applications. This combined banknote feeder, validator and large cashbox brings a host of benefits for the retailer including fast acceptance speeds and a significant reduction in refill times while providing convenient, quick bunch note deposits.
Tony Morrison, Sales Director commented, “Our new Spectral BNF has a large deposit capacity with the ability to present 100+ notes and an impressive 2200 cashbox for large scale applications. Notes enter the validator from the bottom of the note pile so constant refill is available, significantly minimising cash replenishment time as retailers no longer need to wait until all notes are fed in before refilling. This highly reliable product combined with fast acceptance speeds of less than 2 seconds across multiple currencies, make it particularly attractive for retail and back-office environments. The Spectral BNF is based on the NV200 Spectral validator and introduces a separate secondary tray to ensure continuous operation in the case of a rejected note. The highest level of security is ensured as our Spectral Technology provides 100% note image capture to validate the authenticity of notes as well as exceptional protection against fraudulent and stained notes.”
Spectral Technology has state-of-the-art spectral sensors which give the highest spectral coverage and features optical and mechanical anti-strimming technology that delivers outstanding fraud protection and best in class performance. The NV200 Spectral’s cutting-edge note centring mechanism bring the user exceptional handling and outstanding first-time note acceptance.
Tony continued, “A safe interface add-on module is also available. When the Spectral BNF is used with ITL’s Safe Interface it is ideal for smart safe customers wanting to improve their back-office security. The combined unit allows customers to gain access to the validator head (and BNF) while the cash is securely stored inside the smart safe. This gives an enhanced level of security and provides ease of access for maintenance for smart safe and deposit applications.”
Check out the ITL website for more information: https://innovative-technology.com/products/products-main/769-spectral-bnf

 

Mayfair Casino Ltd acquires Clermont Club

Mayfair Casino Ltd has announced the acquisition of Clermont Leisure (UK) Ltd located at No 44 Berkeley Square, formerly the Clermont Club.
The club, which has been closed since March 2018, will be refurbished and relaunched in early 2020.
The acquisition is in line with Mayfair Casino’s long-term plans to expand its footprint in London. This becomes Mayfair Casino Ltd’s second property in the city, following last year’s acquisition of Napoleons Casino on Leicester Square, which re-opened as Horizons Casino in July.
A spokesperson for Mayfair Casino says: “We’re very happy to have added such a well-respected and historical brand to our portfolio and will now focus on a smooth transition period before we begin on rebranding and refurbishing the property. It’s a very exciting time for Mayfair Casino Ltd.”
The Grade I listed building is the only surviving townhouse designed by William Kent, built between 1742 and 1745. Since 1950, the address has been a private member’s club and casino.

 

PokerStars prepares major software update, partypoker about to restrict HUDs

The online poker landscape is evolving quickly with private applications taking a growing share of the cash game market and Asian poker sites like Natural8 investing massively in expanding their tournament offerings.
In response to this increased competition, the market leaders PokerStars and partypoker have too keep innovating and double down on safety and trust.
Major software update for PokerStars
As revealed by pokerfuse.com,  new game engine is being rolled out market by market. From players’ perspective most of this will probably not be visible at first. However, online giant PokerStars is showing off what can be done on the surface alone.
Currently only available for the .net client, a first real money rollout of project “Aurora” will be available for the Portuguese market with new animations, sound effects and interactive elements. The old game engine is planned to be retired by the end of the year.

The possibilities are almost endless. Once the new engine is fully in place, we can expect PokerStars to be a lot faster, more creative, fun and innovative.
Restriction on HUDs on partypoker
And while PokerStars makes the headlines with a more stable and faster game engine, partypoker takes another step towards players in gaining their trust with more safety measures..
Recently, partypoker had announced a big move against bot accounts, shutting down 277 of them and paying back players more than $735,000.
The discussion around the use of HUDs and other third party tools has been going on for a long time. Many online poker sites have already decided to ban HUDs, but up until now the two big leaders in poker held off any changes to current policies.
This will now change for partypoker. It was just announced that the world’s second biggest site will drastically reduce the use of tracking tools or HUDs starting early May. read more

 

Everything you should know about the upcoming APL Ho Chi Minh City

The Asia Poker League Taiwan was wrapped up last week and we can already look forward to the next stop of this popular poker festival series.

It will be the first APL event in Vietnam in 2019 from 9th to 20th May at the Pro Poker Club HCMC.
Players are encouraged to travel to the 17-event festival on the first day as there will be a freeroll for one VND 16,500,000 (~US$709.62) Main Event and two VND 11,000,000  (~US$472) Massive Stack seats.
The Main Event and High Rollers
APL TrophiesThe VND 16,500,000 Main Event will have four starting flights starting on 12th May and conclude with the final 9 on 18th May. The prize pool is guaranteed at VND 8 billion (~US$343,984).
The festival will also feature two high roller tournaments. The VND 30,000,000  (~US$1,290)  High Roller from 16th to 19th May with three starting days and the 2-day VND 50,000,000 (~US$2,149) Super High Roller on 19th & 20th May with VND 5 billion guaranteed (~US$214,952).
A guaranteed kick-off and strong finish
Besides the freeroll on 9th May there will be another good reason to arrive early, the VND 6,000,000 (~US$258)Kick Off event with  VND 1,5 billion guaranteed (~US$64,498). It will have three starting days and conclude on 12th May.
Other notable events in the schedule are the two K.O. Bounty events for VND 6,600,000  (~US$283) on 10th May and VND 8,800,000 (~US$378) on 18th May, the VND 6,600,000 (~US$283) Pot Limit Omaha on 12th and a selection of satellites into various bigger events.
This stop for the Asia Poker League will be one of two in Vietnam this year with the second one taking place 7th to 17th November.
More: APL Ho Chi Minh City – Full Schedule
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Natural8 is bringing back the GG Series with $10M GTD across 157 events

This May 12th, Natural8 is bringing back the much anticipated Good Game Series. Since its first installment last November featuring $3.5M in guarantees, Natural8 is making a leap to $10M GTD this May.
The Natural8 Good Game Series 2 (N8GGS2) is a MTT festival comprising of 157 events across 15 days, from May 12 – May 26. This series will cater to all types of MTT players — from low-stakes grinders to the major league high-rollers.

In the second season of this series, the Championship Event is structured as a Phased Tournament (Day1/2) and will feature the largest guarantee of the series. There will be five separate Day1 tournaments (May 19, 23, 24, 25, 26) for an entry to GGS Championship [Day2] $500K GTD on May 26th.
For players who are more tight-fisted on coughing up the buy-in amount in its entirety, there is an alternative – Gain entry to the Championship and various Main Events through different satellites with over $40,000 guaranteed. There will be more than 3,000 seats across 700+ satellites starting on May 1. Buy-ins start from $1. read more

 

APT Philippines early highlights: Christopher Mateo wins the Main Event; Iori Yogo & Narutoshi Otsuka win High Rollers

The Asian Poker Tour is currently running its fourth event of the year with APT Philippines 2019 ongoing at Resorts World Manila. Games began on April 24th and is scheduled to conclude on May 5th. Through the years, this leg has proven to be the most popular. With this year’s festival falling during Japan’s Golden Week, it certainly has reflected on the numbers. The Main Event said it all with a new series record set of 503 entries and a prize pool of P24,395,500 (~US$ 470,700). Owning all the glory was Filipino Christopher Mateo.
The festival also wrapped up several side events. Among the biggest winners were Japanese players Iori Yogo and Narutoshi Otsuka. Each one shipped a High Rollers event. Other big winners were Low Zi Cheng and Louis Bilodeau.
Christopher Mateo wins the Main Event
The Main Event set a new APT Philippines series record of 503 entries and a prize pool of P24,395,500 with buy-in at P55,000 (~US$1,064). This figure more than doubled the advertised P10M guarantee. 51 players earned a cut. Emerging victorious was Filipino player Christopher Mateo to capture his first-ever major career title and his largest score of P4,376,000 (~USD 84,400).
Christopher Mateo – Photo APTThe Main Event ran a course of five days from April 26 to 30. Well known players were of course in attendance with a couple of them grabbing headlines. Singaporean pro Alex Lee topped the starting days overall count, Filipino pro Marc Rivera led at the end of Day 2, and Mateo entered the final 8 round in charge. Among the players also looking to ship it was German pro Marvin Rettenmaier. He eventually finished in 7th place.
Throughout the final race, Mateo held the chip lead and knocked out four players along the way. At heads up, he struck a deal with Singapore’s Lu Zhenghao. Despite a brief switch in stack leadership, Mateo quickly reclaimed it and went on to win it.
Final 8 payouts
1st Christopher Mateo – Philippines – P4,376,000 (deal)
2nd Lu Zhenghao – Singapore – P4,100,000 (deal)
3rd Vamerdino Magsakay – Philippines – P2,357,100
4th Su Tianhong – China – P1,702,500
5th Jung Seungmook – Korea P1,273,200
6th Keichiro Sugimoto – Japan – P982,600
7th Marvin Rettenmaier – Germany – P780,300
8th Jessie Supnet – Philippines – P635,700
Iori Yogo wins the High Rollers #1
The APT announced there would be six high rollers events in the lineup. The first one was the High Rollers #1 with a buy-in of P107,500. It ran for two days attracting 43 runners for a prize pool of P4,171,000 (~US$80,000). Japanese pro Iori Yogo triumphed over John Tech at heads up to pocket a lion’s share P1,308,900 (~US$25,000).

Final 8 payouts
1st Iori Yogo – Japan – P1,308,900
2nd John Tech – Philippines – P872,500
3rd Tobias Peters – Netherlands – P606,600
4th Argyle Alejandria – USA – P438,100
5th Kannapong Thanarattrakul – Thailand – P327,600
6th Linh Tran – Vietnam – P252,900
7th Hirasawa Fumimasa – Japan – P200,800
8th Markus Garberg – Norway – P163,600
Narutoshi Otsuka wins the High Rollers Single Day #1
The next High Rollers was a single day event with the shot clock activated to help speed things up. Buy-in was P86,000 (~US$1,700) for a prize pool of P2,871,200 (~US$55,000). Another Japanese player navigated his way to the top. Narutoshi Otsuka overcame the 37 entries to win the P986,800 (~US$19,000) first place purse. This was Otsuka’s first-ever recorded live tournament victory.
Narutoshi Otsuka – Photo APTPayouts
1st Narutoshi Otsuka – Japan – P986,800
2nd Koichi Aiba – Japan – P634,100
3rd Kosaku Akashi – Japan – P427,500
4th Lester Edoc – Philippines – P301,200
5th Roger Spets – Switzerland – P221,000
6th Ryo Kotake – Japan – P168,200
7th Tobias Peters – Netherlands – P132,400
Low Zi Cheng wins the Dream Maker opening event
Awarded the first trophy of the festival was Singapore’s Low Zi Cheng for his triumph at the Dream Maker opening event. Impressively, Cheng also won last year’s opener at the same series. The draw of the Dream Maker was its payout structure with only 5% of the field earning. With 88 entries at P16,500 each, the prize pool amounted to P1,280,400 (~US$24,500). Only 5 players gained with Cheng defeating Christopher Mateo at heads up to claim P547,000 (~US$10,500).
Low Zi Cheng – Photo APTPayouts
1st Low Zi Cheng – Singapore – P547,000
2nd Christopher Mateo – Philippines – P317,100
3rd Samad Razavi – UK – P196,300
4th Netnapit Muksatean – Thailand – P129,400
5th Hiroyuki Yoshimura – Japan – P90,600
Louis Bilodeau wins the No Limit Hold’em #1
The largest side event so far was the No Limit Hold’em #1 pulling in 143 entries for a pot of P2,496,800 (~US$48,000) with buy-in at P19,800 (~US$382). Out of the 24 players paid shipping the largest share of P593,600 (~US$11,500) was Canadian Louis Bilodeau. This was his first-ever APT victory.
Louis Bilodeau – Photo APTFinal 8 payouts
1st Louis Bilodeau – Canada – P593,600
2nd Kohei Kawai – Japan – P395,600
3rd Roger Spets – Sweden – P275,000
4th Keisuke Okamura – Japan – P198,600
5th Otake Michitaka – Japan – P148,600
6th Wei Xu – China – P114,700
7th Sato Yoshinori – Japan – P91,00
8th Matt Ericson – Thailand – P74,200
APT Philippines 2019 is now running its second featured event, the Championships Event – P10 Million (~US$193,300) guarantee. Buy-in is P82,500 (~US$1600). Somuchpoker will have that result for you once it concludes along with other big winners of the series.
Article by Tricia David
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Three Picks for The Irish Grand National

    What an amazing Spring season it is for the horse racing enthusiasts. In beginning of May, the Kentucky Derby will take place, but before it is time for all the Grand National races. The biggest of the three came from Aintree at the start of April and was won by Tiger Roll, but […]

 

Microgaming’s award-winning games go live with 888 Casino

Microgaming announces its casino content is now live with 888 Casino, one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment and solutions providers. 
The milestone agreement enables 888 Casino to expand upon its current casino offering and access Microgaming’s award-winning portfolio of games, including branded titles such as Jurassic World and Game of Thrones, as well as hundreds of Casino in Bingo (CiB) side games. 
888 Casino has been at the forefront of the online gaming industry for over 20 years, providing players with innovative, world-class gaming solutions. With headquarters and main operations in Gibraltar, 888 Casino has licences in multiple regulated jurisdictions, including Denmark, Italy, Spain and the UK. 
Players on 888 Casino are now able to enjoy a wealth of engaging and compelling casino games from Microgaming and also benefit from access to the world’s largest progressive jackpot network, which has paid out more than €1 billion to date. 
The product rollout will commence in the UK, with further regulated markets, including Denmark and Sweden, to follow. 
John Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Microgaming, comments: “We are thrilled to welcome 888 Casino, a major player in the industry, to our ever growing customer base. I am confident that this will be the start of a positive strategic relationship which will further strengthen the Microgaming brand across Europe, and I look forward to providing 888 with even more of our innovative, popular content in the coming months.” 
Guy Cohen, SVP Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, adds: “888 Casino’s mission is to always exceed its customers’ expectations and provide the most enjoyable online gaming experience possible and this exciting deal takes our casino offering to the next level. Microgaming has a proven track record in delivering high quality gaming products; this deal will enable us to raise our position of offering the most engaging and interactive casino content alongside our existing portfolio of games.” 

 

EGT will soon welcome its guests at Fer-Interazar 2019

On 09 and 10 April Madrid will again become a center of gaming, hosting the Fer-Interazar 2019 show and booth C9 of Euro Games Technology, EGT Multiplayer and EGT Interactive will summon the fans, igniting their curiosity with its latest developments.
For a first time in Spain will be presented the General line of EGT cabinets with the models G 32-32 VIP and G 27-27 Up and St. Their two high-resolution frameless widescreen monitors, securing highest quality picture, ergonomic keyboard with dynamic touch display and electromechanical buttons for the main game functions, modern look and powerful Exciter III platform are but a small part of all their features, set to turn them into Spanish players’ favorites. The top experience for the players is guaranteed with the G 32-32 VIP also for its multimedia chair, incorporating game and sound volume controls, and in addition the latest Gold HD, Red General HD and Fruits General HD multigames are rich in title diversity and strong in potential and effect.
EGT will also exhibit its models P-24/24 Up and P-27/27 St in a B2 salon modification, designed specifically for that popular segment in Spain. They will be equipped with the Orange Collection salon gaming mix and will also be present in their regular version that is already top performing around the world. The Super Premier 75, P-42V Up and St Curved will complete the slot cabinet range, representing the well-known in over 80 countries Premier series.
The exotic themes are leading in the EGT selection of jackpots. Debuting for the country will be the new progressives Ancient Spin (4 levels) and Sands Princess (5 levels). Both will take the players into Ancient Egypt and are generous in numerous wins and different surprises. For those who prefer the Asian designed gaming Cai Shen Kingdom and Dragon’s Turn will promise an experience hard to forget.
The T84 touch roulette table of EGT Multiplayer with an automated wheel will also not go unnoticed by the visitors with its 84-inch main display and 6 touch screen gaming places. Combining the advantages of the slot cabinet with the flexibility of the terminal, the S32 next generation multiplayer terminal of the S-line series will be another highlight at the booth.
EGT Interactive will also take place in Fer-Interazar 2019, demonstrating its vast gaming portfolio and featuring some adapted to internet land-based gaming titles, as well as specially created for the interactive environment.
Mr. Kristian Kostovski, director of EGT Spain, commented on the show: “Fer-Interazar has strong traditions in Spain and is a good opportunity for us to present our latest developments, moreover we have a lot to show at this edition in terms of novelties and product solutions that are eye-catching and offer a perfect price/quality ratio to the operators”.

 

SUZOHAPP Participates at the Feria Internacional del Juego as Complete Source for Gaming Components and Solutions

SUZOHAPP – a leading technology company with over 50,000 products for casino operators and gaming OEMs – will be exhibiting at the Feria Internacional del Juego that will take place in Madrid between 9-10 April.
SUZOHAPP will be present at Booth #C18 in Hall 3 and will be showcasing a complete offering of components and solutions for Gaming, Amusement, Sports Betting, Lottery and Bingo. Including coin and bill validators, LCD monitors, locks, pushbuttons, printers, scanners and more.
SUZOHAPP will be supported by Automated Gaming which is the new SUZOHAPP sales representative and service centre for the Spanish gaming market. “We are excited to be with SUZOHAPP at this year’s Feria Internacional del Juego. We will display a portfolio of unique components and solutions that meets the demands of various gaming market segments,” commented  Genís Catà, CEO of Automated Gaming.
”We are pleased that Automated Gaming will now be supporting us in Spain,” said Goran Sovilj, SUZOHAPP’s Executive Vice President of Gaming & Amusement in Europe.
“They are a team of highly skilled professionals with years of experience and expertise. We see great opportunities in our partnership.”
A full range of key products for gaming and amusement machines and sports betting terminals will be showcased, including:
SUZOHAPP’s latest VisionPro Edge-Lit LED touch and non-touch monitors, and Elo Touch open frame monitors
Nanoptix printers, including the new PayCheck Terminal XL
Newland barcode scanners
Locks, including the new Giussani E-PRL reprogrammable electronic lock
Toppers, pushbuttons and LCD button decks, including the new DPS (Dynamic Panel Systems)
Coin and bill validators, and hoppers
A rich selection of cabinet parts (speakers, power supplies, USB chargers, and more)
Additionally, SUZOHAPP offers an extensive range of cash handling products for the casino cashier. As major highlights, the SCAN COIN ICX Active-9 coin sorter and the CashComplete SDS-35 Smart Deposit Solution will be showcased, coupled with the advanced CashComplete Connect monitoring software.
Mike Sigona, SUZOHAPP’s Global Gaming Product Manager and Business Development Manager in Europe, stated “Simplify your sourcing with us! Discover all advantages of relying on a single supplier with an extremely broad product range, local resources and global capability. It saves time, money and energy when working with SUZOHAPP.”  
“We offer a complete package of all key components to OEMs. Our customers know they can rely on us to support them with integration, just in time delivery, quick spare parts availability and service,” concluded Mr. Sovilj. ”If you are in search of the latest innovations and technologies for improving your gaming business, or just looking for the latest trends – please visit us in Madrid.”