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Newzoo pins hopes on esports for revenue boost in video games

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Newzoo, the Dutch market intelligence company focusing on egaming predicts eSports will gross $1.7 billion in revenues by 2021.

Newzoo makes a bold prediction that by 2021 is that every major U.S. media conglomerate will have esports media rights in their portfolio.

“U.S. media conglomerates such as Disney, Comcast, and AT&T are already looking into content rights for esports,” reads Newzoo’s blog post. “As these companies look to entice younger consumers, they will become even more active in the scene. We expect these companies to not only feature esports on their linear media platforms, as seen with the Overwatch League on Disney XD, but also on non-linear live-streaming platforms, such as Disney’s upcoming streaming service.”

The other major outlook that Newzoo has for esports is how it will drive growth for gaming to surpass the revenue for traditional sports.

“Gaming as a whole, including esports, is already on track to become a bigger industry than traditional professional sports,” Newzoo explains. “We expect that the global games market will generate revenues of $180.1 billion by 2021, and esports will be a major driver of this, with many brands investing in esports to appeal to younger demographics. As more companies get involved and consumers spend more time watching esports content outside of the competitions themselves, esports will generate much growth within the global games industry.”

The research firm has other interesting thoughts about 2021. For example, the Olympics will embrace esports but not as part of its traditional winter or summer games. Newzoo analysts also believe that “esports” will fade by 2021 – the term, that is. Fans will likely talk about their individual game that they are a fan of, but don’t expect too many more generalised “esports tournaments.”

But making predictions is easy, looking back at how wrong you were is tougher. But Newzoo did that for its predictions about esports from 2015. It claimed that esports would reach $465 million by 2017 (it reached $655 million) and outgross the WWE wrestling promotion (it did). It also claimed that media rights would turn into a huge focal point (that’s true), and organisations would need strict rules and regulations to protect tournaments from cheating (the Esports Integrity Coalition began in 2016).

The only thing Newzoo did not nail is that esports would need to shift to a regional structure with city-based teams. Newzoo claims that’s partially true thanks to the Overwatch League, but it also notes that this strategy has gone widely ignored by other leagues. But who knows, maybe that could still happen by 2021.

Source: venturebeat.com

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AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene

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Cutting-edge game developer’s new title in partnership with Yggdrasil features innovative PopWins2122-2 AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene mechanics

Games design studio AvatarUX is back with a bang to deliver its latest video slot, PopRocks2122-3 AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene, the debut title in its PopWins2122-4 AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene series and the second in its partnership with Yggdrasil and the YG Masters programme.

With up to 33,614 ways to win, this awesome game is ready to take the gaming sector by storm.

The second release from the rising star, AvatarUX’s PopRocks2122-5 AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene unleashes mystical gems with arcane powers that pop and multiply, expanding to a maximum win potential of 72,188x bet.

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AvatarUX is an original partner studio of the YG Masters programme which allows independent studios to develop content on Yggdrasil’s platform and in partnership with the supplier. PopRocks2122-8 AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene is AvatarUX’s second title launched through the partnership, following the successful release of Lilith’s Inferno last year.

Marcus Honney, Managing Director at AvatarUX, said: “We’re thrilled to announce the release of PopRocks2122-9 AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene, the first title featuring our innovative PopWins2122-10 AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene mechanics.

“Immersive gameplay, cutting-edge design and bringing excitement to the market is what we pride ourselves on, and with its state-of-the-art technology, PopRocks2122-11 AvatarUX’s latest release PopRocks™ bursts on to the scene is a fantastic addition to any offering and is sure to keep players coming back for more.

Stuart McCarthy, Head of Partner Strategy & Sourcing at Yggdrasil, said: “Our YG Masters programme adds significant business strategy value for our connected partners, and this innovative new title from AvatarUX perfectly showcases our aim to enhance our existing portfolio with innovative quality content from third-party studios.”

Yggdrasil’s YG Masters programme has recently been updated to form an integral part of the supplier’s new business division, Yggdrasil Franchise, which further cements its position as a global publisher of casino content through IP licensing.


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RESTARTING THE SPORTS BETTING INDUSTRY, a hot topic at #MBGS2020VE

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Virtual conference addresses a vital topic of the sports betting industry on the 7th of May.

We have put together a lineup of sports betting industry experts who will join the opening panel discussion at our first virtual conference this year which will take place on the 7th of May.

You can register on this link to save your seat (no travel needed, you can attend from the comfort of your home or office)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are already a registered delegate of MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, you don’t have to purchase a new ticket!

Worldwide disruption of the sports events due to COVID-19 is playing a major role in the halt of the sports betting industry. Restarting the industry will not be easy and we certainly can’t get back and see the same results as we did at the end of 2019. We are speaking here about the classic sports betting industry as virtual sports, eSports, social gaming have now become very popular.

The panel discussion will be joined by Domenico Mazzola (Commercial Director at Altenar), Jakub Myszkorowski (Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE), Chris Nikolopoulos (CCO at BETBY) and Sergio Stankovic (Sales Director at SBTech), and will be moderated by Jaka Repanšek (Media and Gaming Expert).

As mentioned above the virtual edition of #MBGS2020VE will be held on the 7th of May and will gather 300 gambling industry professionals who can attend virtually from their internet browser. The gathering will allow virtual delegates to network at virtual tables in the virtual deal room and conduct 1 on 1 meetings with their prospects/clients/partners.

Register here

For further inquiries about the 2020 edition of CEEGC and CEEG Awards, speaking/attending/sponsoring options, make sure to send an e-mail to Andrada Bota (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency) or subscribe to the weekly newsletter on the following link.

Among the supporters of the conference, you will also find Square in the Air as a strategic partner, and leading media outlets such as Online Casino Reports, CalvinaAyre.com, Focus Gaming News, Gioco News, iGaming Business, iGamingCalendar.com, Gambling Insider, InterGame, Global Legal Group, FortunaWeb, Commission Magazine, Slotegrator and much more.

Visit www.virtualedition.marebalticumgaming.com for more details!

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit Live and BSG Awards

Information about the live edition of the conference and BSG Awards, which will be held on the 6th of August, will be announced at a later stage. The online voting stage for BSG Awards 2020 has been stopped and will be reset in order to allow all participants to focus on different matters.

A new online voting stage will be started between 1 and 30 June. Further information will be released in the upcoming weeks.

MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, also known as the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Summit & Awards offers the opportunity for both new companies and veterans, to learn about industry insights and compliance update, while also being part of a group that is at the forefront of the gambling industry in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Denmark, and also from the DACH region.

The Summit approaches all regulatory and compliance related aspects of the mentioned markets and also highlights some trending topics of the gambling industry.

For more details visit www.marebalticumgaming.com


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How to Make SMS Casino Deposit?

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Mobile phones have become an irreplaceable part of our lives. Can we even imagine a life without them? In 1996, only 16% of households in the United Kingdom had a mobile phone, while in 2016 that number was 95%. Considering that nowadays most households have more than one smartphone, the numbers get even more impressive. Mobile phones affected not only our lifestyle, but many industries as well, and the casino industry is no exception. With the mobile casino industry on the rise, more and more players rely on a reliable sources of online gambling info to experience the thrill of a spinning roulette or the excitement of having the final hand in poker. This payment method is very convenient, safe and easy to use, so no wonder it is taking up the casino industry by the storm.

 

What is Pay by SMS? 

Pay by SMS is a payment method that is becoming widely accepted in online casinos. By sending an SMS from their mobile phones, players can deposit funds to their casino account, without using credit cards, eWallets or vouchers. The amount deposited is either deducted from their pay-as-you-go balance or added to their monthly bill.

How to Make a Deposit in a Pay by SMS Casino?

Casinos that accept Pay by SMS are widely present all over Ireland and the UK, as local teleoperators offer this service. In case your phone operator is not enabling you to make such a transaction, you can always use apps that act as a mobile payment method. Players who use apps will sometimes have to connect their credit card to the app as in most cases it won’t be possible to subtract the deposited amount from your phone.

Some of the popular apps used for SMS deposits are Boku, PayZone, Payforit, and Zimpler. Many of these apps are regulated by the FCA, so players shouldn’t have difficulties in finding a reliable app for smooth SMS transactions.

Step by Step SMS Deposit guide

Making a casino deposit via SMS can be significantly different than depositing by using traditional methods.

  • Find a casino. First and foremost, the player has to find an online casino that supports this payment method by taking a closer look at their banking section. Usually one can find out the accepted payment methods before the registration by checking the website for more details or by contacting customer support.
  • Choose the SMS payment method. Once you have registered with the online casino, go to the deposit section and find the method of your choice. Enter the amount you want to deposit.
  • Type your phone number. You will have to enter your phone number, and don’t even try to mess with other phone numbers, as the deposit won’t be successful.
  • Approve the transaction. This step may be different for different teleoperators or casinos. In most cases, you will have to enter a PIN, a code sent via SMS, or approve the transaction directly in the app.

This may seem complicated, but all the player has to do is follow the steps and not skip any of them.

Is Pay by SMS Safe and Reliable?

Pay by SMS is as reliable as any other online payment method. However, it tends to be a lot safer as you never have to give your credit card details to the third party. This is especially important for players who like to play with different casinos and try out new brands on the market. The only time one has to give credit card information is when funding the SMS pay app.

Pay by SMS is also very fast. The transactions are executed almost immediately. In comparison, the bank wire transfer may take up to 48 hours. Even though players might encounter some small fees when using pay by SMS, these are still not as high as with eWallets.

The only downside of pay by SMS is that players are not able to make a withdrawal by using this method. The main reason for this is that the technology used is simply not meant for receiving money. Most good online casinos will still offer a great number of safe alternatives that can be used to withdraw the winnings and enjoy.


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