Operator continues to grow its portfolio with Western themed online casino that promises to deliver a thrilling player experience
PressEnter Group, the dynamic online casino operator, has grown its roster of popular brands with the addition of its sixth site, Rapid Casino, a Western themed casino that promises to deliver an explosive player experience.
Players follow the story of Trae Rapid, the son of two enslaved people in Mississippi, who escapes and then taught the ways of the cowboy and told stories of the West and its frontiers by The Old Gungslinger.
When The Old Gunslinger is murdered, Trae embarks on a mission to seek revenge and over the coming years, the legend of Trae Rapid is born. Players join Trae at the Wild Spins Saloon where they can write their own big-win legend.
Rapid Casino is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority and will launch to players in PressEnter Group’s core regulated markets. Players can access more than 2,000 slots, table and live casino games from the most in-demand providers in the market.
This includes Pragmatic Play, Play’N GO, NetEnt, Relax Gaming, Big Time Gaming, Nolimit City, Hacksaw Gamingand many more.
Rapid Casino promises to reward players for their loyalty via a range of promotions and bonuses. This includes “Most Wanted” where the casino’s sheriff picks the luckiest player that week for a special reward. The higher the win multiplier the player lands, the higher the chance of winning a big cash prize.
The fast-growing PressEnter Group has aggressive expansion plans that include launching additional brands and entering new regulated markets. The operator’s existing sites include 21.com, Justspin, NitroCasino, NeonVegas and UltraCasino.
Commenting on the launch of Rapid Casino, Lahcene Merzoug, CEO of PressEnter Group said: “Rapid Casino is a strong addition to our impressive portfolio of online casinos and promises to deliver a superior player experience.
“PressEnter Group is dedicated to launching brands that not only engage and entertain players from the moment they arrive but within a safe and responsible gaming environment. In Rapid Casino, we have a sustainable, fun themed user experience that sets the standard for others to follow.”
AmAff Launches Props.com, A Full Service Media Hub Targeting U.S. Sports Bettors
AmAff, a leading developer of media sites, content, and apps serving the U.S. sports betting and online gambling audiences, has launched Props.com. Props.com provides wall-to-wall coverage of the news, insights, analysis, and trends relevant to the ever-growing population of U.S. sports bettors.
Patrick Everson serves as the Head of Content for Props.com. Everson brings a wealth of experience to the company; he has held various content-focused roles in the gambling space. Most recently, Everson was a Senior Writer for Covers. Prior, he held roles at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Golfing Las Vegas, and Rebel Nation.
Everson says: “In this rapidly expanding space, what I love most is bringing that sports betting experience straight to you, like you’re on the floor of a Vegas sportsbook with me. Taking you behind the counter to tell you where the action is, why the numbers are moving, and more. The idea is simply this: to provide entertaining and informative content that is actionable — info you can then put to use as a sports betting consumer. With the great team Props has assembled, that’s the goal every day.” Everson is joined by Props.com Managing Editor Matt Jacobs and Associate Managing Editor Spencer Limbach.
AmAff brings together a team of gambling experts with years of diverse experience.
Chris Grove is the founder of AmAff. Grove previously co-founded PlayUSA Media, which grew into the largest legal affiliate network in the U.S. before being acquired by Catena Media in 2017. Grove served as the Acting Director of Catena’s U.S. operations through the conclusion of the transaction in October 2019.
“We’ve assembled a top-tier team at AmAff, and the launch of Props.com marks a major milestone on our path to building the first at-scale affiliate company focused exclusively on the legal U.S. sports betting and online gambling market,” said Grove.
Alec Driscoll oversees AmAff’s operations, bringing years of U.S. gambling experience to the table. Driscoll has worked with numerous high-profile gambling organizations, including sportsbook tech provider FSB, Las Vegas casino operator ACEP, and Red Rock Resorts.
Pearl Gallagher adds a wealth of legal expertise to the AmAff team, bringing experience from the real estate, intellectual property, and gaming sectors. Prior to joining AmAff, Gallagher served as Chief Legal Officer for Geocomply.
Sean Hurley rounds out the AmAff team. Hurley has driven the expansion of gaming operations around the world. Notably, he was DraftKings’ first Head of Sportsbook and spearheaded the company’s New Jersey launch.
The launch of Props.com is one aspect of a multi-stage expansion strategy for AmAff, which also operates BetPrep.com, Wagers.com, and one of the fastest-growing sports betting podcast networks in the U.S., including the shows Props City, Hot Read Hits, Givin’ Props, and Givin’ Futures.
Better Collective acquires Soccernews.nl and Voetbalwedden.net to gain leading position in the Dutch online sports betting market
Global sports betting media group, Better Collective, today announces that it has acquired Soccernews.nl, one of the most visited Dutch online sports media, and Voetbalwedden.net, a well-established Dutch online sports betting community, in separate transactions for total upfront payments of 5.9 mEUR, with maximum deferred and earnout payments of 3.75mEUR.
The two acquisitions form a strategic move that will establish Better Collective with a leading position in the Dutch online sports betting market. It is expected that revenue in Better Collective Netherlands will exceed 3 mEUR in 2022, which will be the first full fiscal year in that market. As a new market, the Netherlands is expected to produce high growth for several years.
A new market for on-line gambling
The Dutch ‘Remote Gambling Act’ will come into effect on October 1, 2021, fully regulating online gambling, which until now has been operated as a state monopoly. With the act, iGaming operators will be given the opportunity to apply for a license to operate in the market and more than 20 operators are expected to be licensed by 2022. According to the international betting and gaming consultancy firm, H2 Gambling Capital, Dutch onshore iGaming is projected to increase from 22% of the country’s total iGaming in 2015 to 81% in 2024. As a result, the Dutch iGaming gross gaming revenue (GGR) for online casino and sports betting combined is expected to reach more than 800 mEUR in 2024, making it the fifth largest iGaming market in Europe.
Together, Soccernews.nl and Voetbalwedden.net attract more than 2.5M monthly visitors. The two media platforms will enable Better Collective to take advantage of the Dutch market opportunity from day one and be well positioned to gain from the expected arrival of larger international sports betting operators in the market in 2022.
Financial targets for 2021 remain unchanged
It is expected that the two acquisitions will have a positive impact on Better Collective’s revenue and earnings for 2021 and onwards. The financial impact in 2021 is however expected to be limited due to the time of incorporation and the time needed for the new Dutch market to establish itself. The financial targets for 2021, therefore, remain unchanged.
Better Collective Netherlands
Better Collective has recently incorporated Better Collective Netherlands B.V and the acquisitions add an experienced team to the Dutch business unit. To manage its Dutch operations, Better Collective has hired Joris Dekkers as Managing Director from August 1, 2021. Dekkers knows Better Collective’s business well as he has supported the company’s preparations for the market opening as an external consultant. He brings a strong background and close to ten years of experience from the iGaming industry, where he has worked on both the media and the operator side.
Jesper Søgaard, Co-Founder & CEO of Better Collective, says:
“We are excited about the regulatory opening of the Dutch iGaming market, welcoming licensed operators and laying the foundation for stronger player protection. The Dutch market has high potential and is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. To be able to capitalize on these opportunities, we are pleased to have added two strong Dutch brands to our portfolio and welcomed Joris Dekkers and a new team to Better Collective. These moves will help us establish a leading position in the Dutch sports betting media landscape.”
1xBet to share vision for betting’s future at iGB Live!/iGB Affiliate Amsterdam
‘A glimpse into the future and a chance to see what the industry will be like tomorrow’ is how Alex Sommers, Director of Affiliate Marketing at 1xBet, described the opportunities that he believes will be available to visitors attending the forthcoming iGB Live!/iGB Affiliate Amsterdam which is taking place across 28 September – 1 October at the RAI, Amsterdam.
The leading online brand which is the Diamond Sponsor for the affiliate event series, believes the long gap between major in-person gaming events has made industry professionals hungry for knowledge and networking. He explained: “We are confident that brands will be looking to the future. There was a long pause between major exhibitions, and we’re all clearly gathering here for big plans. And given that such a variety of companies will be represented in one place, it seems that we will discuss all aspects of the betting industry in general. Starting from the work undertaken by brands during the conditions that were in place last year, and ending with the new challenges that will face us.”
Presenting a compelling and passionate case for in-person and the reasons why the industry will be out in force at the Amsterdam-based shows, he argued: “Of course technology allows you to arrange a call with partners on the other side of the world in just a couple of clicks, but we are convinced that live interaction is a much more enjoyable method of communication. We are all human beings who enjoy interacting, communicating and meeting at events such as exhibitions.
“Moreover, at large events, there is always a festive atmosphere and the whole scale of the industry is felt. These emotions cannot be conveyed in the same way via virtual meetings. We’ve made big plans and look forward to meeting old acquaintances.”
The focus is firmly on partnerships both existing and new. “Many meetings with current partners are planned plus we also expect to meet new faces – all the time discussing interesting proposals and ideas ‘ he stated.
“Exhibition days are challenging but incredibly interesting. Our staff get up early in the morning and return late at night. And in the meantime – dozens of meetings and negotiations are planned. Such events help to unite our team even more, we get to not only know our competitors better but also ourselves. Therefore, we look at iGB only in the most positive way. We look forward to our trip to Amsterdam and invite everyone to chat and discuss partnership opportunities with us. There are very specific areas in which we will act, but we like to keep our cards close to our chest – what we can divulge now though is that people will be pleasantly surprised as we share our vision of innovations that will be introduced in the field of betting!”
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