Global Gaming, an online live dealer software provider that is based out of Costa Rica, has announced the appointment of Lars Kollind to the newly created role of Head of B2B.

Kollind will be based at Global Gaming’s Malta office where he will launch the company’s future B2B offering in an endeavor to bolster its various growth objectives and ambitions.

Prior to joining Global Gaming, Kollind acted as Sales Director for B2B at Aspire Global.

Kollind commented on his new appointment by saying that he could not think of a better time to join Global Gaming and that as the organization seeks to grow, it seems natural to add a new vertical in the B2B product. He added that drawing from the success story that is NinjaCasino.com, their goal is to keep on focusing on innovation and enhancing the user experience.

Kollind went on to say that as a consequence, their B2B product focus will be on differentiation in the form of experience customization, levering his experience in the field as they seek to attract high-profile partners and white label casinos.

Mark Wadsworth, the CPO and MD Malta at Global Gaming added that Kollind joins them to take complete business ownership and development of their B2B offering and that his experience and knowledge of the B2B marketplace is invaluable as they continue to put in place the foundations for continued growth of Global Gaming.

Global Gaming also added three staff to its Senior Management team from Gaming Innovation Group, namely Head of Development, Head of Payments and Head of CRM.

 

According to racing officials and wagering sources, the major online sports betting companies in Australia have made a commitment not to wind back their multimillion dollar sponsorship and investments in Victoria racing due to the new digital gambling tax.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that a wave of new state-based betting taxes had caused nervousness within the Australian racing and wagering industry follow warnings from business leaders and gaming analysts that a number of Australia’s online-only corporate bookmakers would not be sufficiently profitable to absorb a huge hit to their margins and could be forced to slash spending on marketing and sponsorship.

The new state-based “point of consumption” taxes across Austria would mean that online betting companies such as CrownBet, Sportsbet, Bet365 and Ladbrokes will have their revenue taxed based on where bets are placed and not where they are licensed. A recently announced 8% tax in Victoria alone is expected to generate over $30 million a year.

However, Giles Thompson, Racing Victoria’s Chief Executive, said that several of the wagering providers had “given undertakings to the three racing codes that they would maintain their support of the industry, so long as the Victoria tax rate remained at 8 percent.

Thompson went on to say that the major wagering service providers have committed to continue their critical support of, and investment in, Victoria’s racing industry. He added that this includes support and promotion of all three codes as key wagering products on the wagering service providers’ owned platforms, as well as industry media assets such as Racing.com and club sponsorship agreements.

Microgaming and Just For The Win will be releasing an ancient travel-themed slot game titled Amazing Aztecs with Microgaming and Quickfire operators on Thursday, 31st May 2018.

The 5 reel and 243 ways to win Amazing Aztecs slot game is inspired by the ancient civilization that once ruled South America.

The new slot game that can be played on all devices from 10p to £100 per spin, pays tribute to the awesome Aztec empire that spanned across Mexico from 1300 to 1521 AD when they discovered the riches of Montezuma.

Symbols on the reels of the slot game include Aztec style Orchids, Lilies of the Incas, Marigolds, Tiger Flowers and Hibiscuses as well as 4 characters – Hunter, Shaman, Princess and Chief.

Every win in the slot game gives players a chance to trigger the Giant Re-Spin feature where 2×2, 3×3 and 4×4 Giant symbols can activate wins. A booming sound of ancient drums builds anticipation as the reels spin during the feature which is followed by an avalanche of golden coins when players land winning combinations.

Five Amazing Aztecs logo symbols appearing on a pay line will give players 10 times their stake.

A Giant Re-Spin feature in the slot game can be triggered by a winning combination – the feature is triggered if a symbol in the win is highlighted. Only the highlighted symbol and all instances of that symbol will come into play during the Giant Re-Spin feature.

Amazing Aztecs is a medium variance slot game with maximum Wins of 824 times player’s stake on each spin.

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Durham County Cricket Club, a first-class county club that represents the historic county of Durham, is pleased to announce that 188BET, a prominent bookmaker within the European football market, has signed a contract extension for a period of one year that will see the bookmaker remain as a sponsor for the 2018 cricket season.

In terms of the one-year extension, 188BET logos will feature visually around the Emirates Riverside stadium and will see the betting specialists continuing to sponsor Durham’ T20 Blast half-time activation.

Tom Seymour, the Sales Director at Durham County Cricket Club, commented on the extension by saying that they are extremely delighted that 188BET will be with them next year and eagerly look forward to working closely with them over the 2018 cricket season.

Seymour went on to say that the work that they did in 2017, including the 188BET family zone at their England v West Indies International fixture in September of last year worked excellently and they are hoping to continue to bring Durham fans a vast range of special offers and prizes.

He also said that 188BET have worked very hard to try and drive its audience to Emirates Riverside using competitions through social media channels and digital communications.

Seymour added that discussions have been ongoing since the end of the 2017 campaign about how they can develop the partnership and they are delighted that 188BET were happy to commit to another year, having seen the value of working alongside Durham County Cricket Club.

Yggdrasil Gaming, a leading provider of top-notch online and mobile casino games, is pleased to announce the launch of a thrilling new online slot game titled Lucha Maniacs that is built on the HTML5 framework, iSense2.0, for play on both desktop and mobile gaming.

The 5 reel Lucha Maniacs slot game comes with 3 rows and 20 pay lines and gives players an opportunity to join the loco luchadores wrestlers as they fight for a place in the big time.

The slot game combines engaging gameplay and colorful characters with fantastic feature combos that keep players in the heart of the action.

The retriggering Free Spins round is the main attraction in the slot game where features that range from Multipliers and added Wilds to Merging Symbols and Stacked Reels can mix and match in order to create enormous feature combos.

By paying a little extra with the Golden Bet, players get to gain access to ringside seats of the show and are given an additional feature pick in the Free Spins round.

A pick’n’click game is triggered if players come one scatter short of free spins in the base game that could see players score coin wins or additional scatters to be awarded tickets to the Free Spins.

Jonas Strandman, Yggdrasil Gaming’s head of slots, commented on the launch by saying that they had a fantastic time showcasing Lucha Maniacs during one of Yggdrasil’s famous slot tournaments at ICE and that the time is now ripe to launch the game for real.

Lucha Maniacs is supported by Yggdrasil’s collection of in-game promotion tools, BOOST which are proven to boost retention rates.