Natural Intelligence, an Israeli internet firm, is pleased to announce that it has acquired US Sports betting comparison startup Sidelines, a developer of technological tools for smart comparison of tips, odds and American legal sports bookies.

In terms of the deal signed by the parties, Sideline’s employees will join Natural Intelligence’s 300 plus employees in Tel Aviv to supervise sports betting operators in NJ, and will launch its operations in Pennsylvania shortly.

Or Lifshitz, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sidelines, commented on the acquisition by saying that as many states have legalized US online sports betting and others are soon expected to follow, their hope is that will help operators drive high-value traffic.

Lifshitz went on to say that since their launch in October 2017, they have added new features based on user feedback and look forward to becoming a key part of the game-plan for today’s sports bettors.

Nir Greenberg, Chief Executive Officer at Natural Intelligence, said that as part of their expansion into the recently legalized US sports-betting market (which has the potential to become the largest betting market in the world), they acquired Sidelines in order to help them secure their foothold in the market.

Greenberg also said that the Sidelines team have developed some of the leading platforms in the current legal sports betting markets in the UN and in line with Natural Intelligence’s goals and inspirations, these tools offer unique odds-comparison charts including a social fans hub, useful sports betting tips, great UGC and tons of statistics.

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has revealed that it has entered into a two-year partnership with SportPesa, a global Technology and Entertainment Company.

In terms of the new deal, Irish licensed SportPesa will become the FAI’s latest commercial partner.

Mick McCarthy, the Republic of Ireland Manager and SportPesa’s Head of Marketing, Shaun Simmonds, announced the partnership at a joint press conference held at Aviva Stadium.

The deal will also see SportPesa working with the FAI on a corporate responsibility program and sees FAI join the SportPesa sponsorship stable that includes Cork City and English club sides Arsenal, Southampton, Everton and Hull City.

Shaun Simmonds commented that this is an incredibly exciting time for football in Ireland with the country set to host some key matches during next year’s European Championships. He added that as with their other partnerships in sport, they are looking forward to playing a key role in the FAI’s ongoing CSR, programs and initiatives.

Simmonds went on to say that this follows on from their sponsorship deal with Cork City which was the first move they ever made in Ireland. He also said that the partnership is in its second season and was signed back in February 2018. He added that they are the club’s official betting partner, with the usual digital rights and some branding down at Turner’s Cross.

Mark Russel, the FAI Commercial Director said that the strength of the game in Ireland is reflected in the range of high quality brands which have invested in football and who see football as their preferred sport.

Swedish online gaming supplier, NetEnt is pleased to announce that it has been granted an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board through its subsidiary NetEnt Americas, LLC that will see the group supply their internet casino titles while their full license application is pending.

The Pennsylvania state legislature approved a bill in October of 2017 allowing online casino which has led to NetEnt being awarded a Conditional License in terms of which the developer will deliver its successful online casino games in the newly regulated market in Pennsylvania. The company is one of the first providers of online gaming products to have obtained a license by the local regulator ahead of the upcoming official opening of the market.

The Conditional License obtained by NetEnt will give the company the opportunity to partner with land casinos so as to offer online casino games to players that are located physically within the state and will include the company’s slot and table games as well as live dealer titles.

NetEnt submitted an application for an Interactive Gaming Manufacturer Conditional License last September and the supplier will, meanwhile, be allowed to provide its products to interested local gambling operators while its application for a full license is under review.

Erik Nyman, Managing Director of NetEnt Americas LLC commented on the supplier obtaining a license to provide its products across Pennsylvania casinos by saying that they are pleased to be in the first round of licensees. Nyman added that this fits their strategy to be live with their products at the first day of market opening, which is likely to be sometime in mid-2019.

Award-winning online casino platform supplier Play ‘N Go, has announced the release of a new slot game titled Cash Vandal.

Cash Vandal is a 4 reel and 10 pay line slot that is playable from between 10p up to £100 per spin on all devices.

Players get to travel to the biggest street art cities in Europe with symbols on the reels including graffiti style fruits such as raspberries, blueberries, cherries, watermelons and oranges as well as gold bullions, diamonds and wads of cash.

The most rewarding symbol is the Diamond that awards players with 10 times their stake for 4 on a pay line.

The Wild replaces all symbols with the exception of the Scatter with 4 on a pay line rewarding players with 50 times their stake.

The Re-Spins feature in Cash Vandal is triggered when the Golden Spray Can (the Scatter) lands on reel 4 and no other golden spray can land on any other reel.

The City feature is triggered if the Scatter lands on reel 4 on any reel. Players journey through London, Paris and Berlin with each city offering something different.

The Free Spins feature is triggered when the Golden Spray lands on reel 4 with 2 or 3 Scatters on any other reel, giving players 5 or 10 Free Spins respectively.

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Award-winning online casino software provider Microgaming is thrilled to announce that its Mega Moolah Mega Jackpot was hit twice within 48 hours after a lucky player won an amount of €11,546,388.15 after hitting the jackpot on the game on Tuesday, 5th March 2019 at Luxury Casino.

This was followed by a punter having a jackpot win of €2,201,120.31 at Captain Cooks Casino on Wednesday, 6th March 2019. These amounts were both won through Casino Rewards brands.

David Reynolds, the Games Publisher at Microgaming, commented on the wins by saying that Microgaming continues to lead the way with more life-changing wins on the network.

Reynolds went on to say that the fact that these two millionaires were made on consecutive days really demonstrates the strength and popularity of their world-famous Mega Moola slot. He congratulated both players.
The first jackpot win on 5th March 2019 is the fourth largest jackpot on Microgaming’s network.

The second win on 6th March 2019 came in below the $5,874,429 average that is paid out, which is due to the fact that the win came a day after the larger win. The jackpot was won by the punter just 33 spins after registering with the online casino.

Emma Hall, commenting for Casino Rewards, congratulated their winners from everyone at the Casino Rewards team and said they are absolutely delighted to see another two lucky players scoop seven and eight-figure sums on the massive Mega Moolah progressive jackpot.

Microgaming’s progressive jackpot network is the largest network of its kind in the industry and has made a total of 71 millionaires.