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Skillzzgaming introduces the MATCH-3 games genre to the gaming scene

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Skillzzgaming is an innovative and data-driven game studio with a passion for creativity and design, that is pushing the envelope with the new MATCH-3 games, as well as with other game genres, bringing in a breath of fresh air to the real money gaming industry.

We blaze the trail by mixing casual gaming formats with real money game foundations, and pave the way for the gaming industry by introducing new gaming genres to the scene.

Gamers’ DNA is changing

Gamers’ DNA is changing, their preferences are evolving, and casinos’ are constantly looking to expand their portfolio and include new genres to cater for the new generation of native gamers.

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We meet this challenge by introducing a new line of MATCH-3 games – a la “Candy Crush” – which has been very well accepted by operators and players.

Introducing the new MATCH-3 genre

Introducing a new genre presents great challenges with no guarantee of any specific results. In the case of Skillzgaming, however, the data speaks for itself:

According to SlotsCatalog, two of our MATCH-3 games, Fruit Blast and Pets Go Wild, climbed to the top 200 SlotRank for the United Kingdom market and stayed there for a very long while since their respective release dates. This shows that MATCH-3 games are greatly appreciated and loved by players. Our MATCH-3 games are well sought after by a wide audience of casino, bingo, lottery and sports players worldwide.

Skillzzgaming games combine the exciting elements of casual games with real money wagering to create a deeply engaging game experience. In our games, winning is more than random chance or odds – the choices that players make impact the game. Moreover, players discover new content as they progress, and unlock unique and exciting bonus features and mini-games.

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In the coming month we launch our new MATCH-3 title, Alchemy Blast, first going live on the Microgaming platform. Alchemy Blast introduces players to the mystical world of alchemy, allowing them to win big prizes, and brew magical elixirs to reveal secret bonus games.

We are both humbled and delighted to be the first company to create and lead this new successful game genre, and we plan to keep pushing boundaries for the gaming world.

For more information please visit our website skillzzgaming.com

 

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Funds Advised by Apax Partners LLP Fully Exit their Equity Position in Genius Sports

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Genius Sports Limited announced that Funds advised by Apax Partners LLP (Apax Funds) have fully monetized their equity interest in Genius Sports and no longer holds any shares in the Company. The Apax Funds first acquired a majority interest in Genius Sports in September 2018 and have supported the Company through a period of transformational growth over the last six years.

“Apax has been a tremendous partner to Genius Sports, and we are grateful for their valuable insight and expertise over the last six years. Today marks the conclusion of a very successful partnership, and we look forward to welcoming this next chapter with the ongoing support of our high-quality institutional shareholders,” Mark Locke, Co-Founder and CEO of Genius Sports, said.

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Betsson Receives Highest Possible ESG Rating, AAA, by MSCI

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Betsson AB announced that it has been awarded an AAA rating by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) ESG Ratings, an upgrade from the previous AA level. The AAA rating is the highest possible and confirms Betsson’s dedicated efforts in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices, which form a part of running a profitable business long-term.

Pontus Lindwall, CEO of Betsson AB, said: “Receiving the highest ESG rating from MSCI is a testament to Betsson’s dedication to ethical business practices, responsible gaming, and sustainability. These are constant efforts that span across the entire business as we are continuously striving to improve.”

Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) ESG ratings measure a company’s resilience to long-term ESG risks, helping investors identify ESG risks and opportunities within their portfolios. Ratings range from AAA (highest) to CCC (lowest) based on a company’s exposure to and management of industry specific ESG risks relative to peers. Rated companies incur no costs for the rating. MSCI’s methodology ensures unbiased and independent assessments, maintaining the credibility and objectivity of the evaluations.

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Holland Casino Names Hans van Slooten as New Director of Operations

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Holland Casino has named Hans van Slooten as its new Director of Operations.

Van Slooten has been with Holland Casino for three years as Regional Casino Manager in the North-East region and prior to that worked for a variety of companies including KLM, Sligro and FrieslandCampina.

Van Slooten will be taking over the role from Leise, who has been with Holland Casino for 39 years, starting as a Croupier. During his time, he has also been a Casino Manager of various locations, Regional Director and Chief Operations Officer, while also being Director of Operations, and Regional Casino Manager of the South-East region.

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Leise will remain with the company until 1 July 2025 for various strategic projects, while Van Slooten will start his Director of Operations role on 1 October of this year.

Petra de Ruiter, CEO of Holland Casino, said: “With Hans, we have found a worthy internal successor to Noël as director of operations. Hans has a lot of experience both inside and outside Holland Casino. His strength is that he is close to the people, both our guests and our employees. In addition, I am extremely grateful to Noël for his years of dedication and commitment to Holland Casino. I have great admiration for the fact that someone who has been with a company for so long can still think so fresh about the future. That is not given to everyone. I am pleased that Noël is prepared to use his knowledge and expertise for Holland Casino in the coming months.”

Incoming director of operations Hans van Slooten said: “It is a great honor to succeed Noël. I have great respect for his wonderful career, his commitment and inexhaustible drive for our beautiful company. Although it will not always be easy to follow in his footsteps, I will take on my responsibilities with and for the operation with dedication. I look forward to meeting more colleagues in the branches and at the head office from October.”

Director of Operations Noël Leise said: “When you have worked for a great company like ours for almost 40 years, it is difficult to choose the right moment to pass the baton. After all, Holland Casino is such a part of my life that it cannot help but hurt a little. I am happy that I can still be meaningful for the future of our company in a different way in the coming period. I have every confidence that Hans will fill the role of Director of Operations very well in his own way and I wish him every success with that.”

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