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This Week in the B2B News (August 26) | EGR technology

All the latest industry vendor news including updates from Evoplay, Wazdan and PandaScore

Evoplay signs new integration agreement with Soft2Bet

Soft2Bet has struck a new deal which will see the firm integrate Evoplay titles onto its platform.

As part of the deal, Evoplay will deploy 84 of its MGA-certified titles with Soft2Bet, including 14 online instant casino games and 70 online video slots.

The partnership is already underway, with ORYX’s aggregation platform acting as a go-between for both parties, following Evoplay’s partnership with ORYX Gaming which was completed in April.

Vladimir Malakchi, CCO at Evoplay, said, “Partnering with Soft2Bet is an important step for every game provider, as it offers the opportunity to reach large-scale horizons and implement huge projects alongside other industry leaders.

“For all of us at Evoplay, a partnership with a company like Soft2Bet is recognition not only as a game provider, but also as a partner who helps run and grow video game businesses. That’s why I am so proud, and it motivates me and my team to achieve even more success in the future.

Daniel Mitton, Gaming Director at Soft2Bet, added: “We continually strive to deliver exclusive and up-to-date gaming content to all corners of the gaming world, working alongside companies that share our vision.

“Evoplay has already established its role as an unwavering market leader. We’re incredibly impressed with the gaming products we’ve launched following the deal, giving us the confidence we need to deliver a truly compelling offering to our partners and their players.

Flexia Payments launches its InstaPlay registration and integration module

Flexia Payments has launched its Instaplay registration and integrated onboarding module of its cashless gaming solution.

Instaplay allows players to instantly sign up for Flexia’s cashless gaming solution and the casino’s loyalty and other proprietary systems in a single process. This is done via a QR code in the casino or on the casino website.

InstaPlay can be implemented as a standalone solution or fully integrated with mobile casino applications and systems.

Craig Libson, CEO of Flexia Payments, commented, “Our InstaPlay module exemplifies the power and flexibility of the Flexia platform architecture. We designed InstaPlay specifically for cashless gaming, leveraging our team’s combined experience in gaming and transactional platforms to deliver the best customer experience and efficiency to the casino operator.

Mystino Inks Reaches Deal With Bitpace to Accept Crypto Payments

Online casino Mystino has partnered with global cryptocurrency-based fintech services group SG Veteris to accept payments for games through its Bitpace product.

Bitpace offers lower transaction fees than traditional payment methods such as credit and debit cards. Additionally, Mystino can now accept payments in a number of cryptocurrencies while being protected from price volatility and can receive the money in either fiat or crypto.

Anil Oncu, CEO of SG Veteris, added, “Accepting crypto through Bitpace is a quick and easy process and as a global company, Mystino can benefit from easy cross-border trade as cryptocurrencies are not subject to foreign currency transaction fees, local taxes or exchange rate fluctuations.

“Our goal is to make crypto acceptance a seamless process and increase adoption by attracting consumers looking for more places to spend their crypto.”

AstroPay Appoints New Chief Banking Officer

AstroPay has appointed Sofia Lanza as Chief Banking Officer as the company moves forward with its expansion plans.

Lanza served as COO of the company and will now be responsible for developing and managing AstroPay’s relationships with global banking and payment service providers.

Mikael Lijtenstein, CEO of Astropay, commented: “Sofía is the ideal professional to take on this new role as she has in-depth knowledge of the company’s expansion strategy to become the world’s leading payments provider. She brings considerable experience to a dynamic company like AstroPay and her leadership and expertise continue to be an asset to the company. »

Lanza added, “I have been impressed with AstroPay’s strong growth and exceptional journey so far, and I am making the most of this new opportunity the company has given me.

“AstroPay is growing its operations, reaching users around the world, and making payments accessible to everyone, regardless of location, language or financial status.”

Wazdan debuts in the Italian market

Gaming provider Wazdan has signed a new partnership with Betsson Group’s StarCasino brand.

The deal will see an initial launch of 12 Wazdan titles. An additional collection of products will be released following this initial batch.

Andrzej Hyla, CCO at Wazdan, said, “We are delighted to have finally been able to enter the Italian market with such a well-known and established brand in the region as StarCasino.

“Our slot products are equipped with tools that are proven to drive engagement as well as a player’s sense of agency, and we expect the deal to effectively cultivate our market presence. .”

Marco Strazzulla, Head of Games at Betsson Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to bring some of the best games on the market to our customers by making Wazdan our latest partner.

“We’ve always been committed to finding new ways to grow and strengthen our business, and by adding Wazdan’s engagement-enhancing products to our portfolio, we’ve done just that.”

William Hill announces PandaScore as its new sports betting provider

PandaScore has entered into a new partnership with William Hill to help improve its sports betting product and proposition.

In this deal, William Hill will use PandaScore’s odds feed on popular video game titles like Dota2 and League of Legends. Sporting Solutions will facilitate distribution.

William Hill will also be rolling out PandaScore’s odds feed product for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive at a later stage. The operator will look to expand its offering later this year based on player feedback.

Dasha Kirilishina, Senior Sales Manager at PandaScore, said, “We are delighted to be working with William Hill to help the operator expand and improve their sports betting offering through our industry-leading odds feed.

“Sports betting is on the verge of entering the mainstream, allowing operators to engage new audiences and also deliver enormous value to those who are already active with their brand. William Hill acknowledged the opportunity for growth and, through our odds feed, will be able to deliver a premier sports betting experience.

Nick Maurice, Global Head of Sports Betting at William Hill, added: “We see huge potential for sports betting to allow us to engage an even wider audience while providing existing players with new betting experiences.

“But to not only do that, but do it right, we knew we had to work with a cutting-edge vertical partner, and in PandaScore we have just that. We look forward to leveraging their odds feed and of his unparalleled experience to take our sports betting customer experience to the next level.