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Jumbo Appoints New CFO as Financial Results Climb

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Sharing its financial results for the six-month period ending December 31, 2023, 1H23, Jumbo Interactive also confirmed Jatin Khosla has begun his new role as chief financial officer.

Revenue for 1H23 reached $73.9m, up 18.4% over the 1H22 figure. Underlying EBITDA was also up 15.5% to $35.1m.

Jumbo CEO and founder Mike Veverka said: “1H23 was a tough comparative period with three $100m+ jackpots including a $160m Powerball. We are very pleased with the solid 1H24 revenue growth in lottery retailing despite slightly lower ticket sales and subdued jackpots. Looking ahead, the second half of FY24 has started extremely well with a record $200m Powerball in February, our best draw to date.

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“Despite the final step-up in The Lottery Corporation service fee, disciplined cost management and strong revenue growth resulted in lottery retailing EBITDA margin expansion in the half. Revenue growth from our international subsidiaries was in line with our mid to high single digit growth expectations, with these businesses now representing almost 20 per cent of group revenue.”

Kholsa was announced as the interim CFO last October, but now he officially takes on the role.

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Amusnet Releases a New Generation of Virtual Roulette Games

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Amusnet has released three Virtual Roulettes offering upgraded gameplay that will truly make a difference for all casino game lovers.

The new generation of Virtual Roulette games with captivating themes, top-notch graphics and soundtracks will make the gameplay as thrilling as possible. Apart from the adaptive designs for all kinds of devices and a variety of bet options, the latest portfolio additions also feature additional multipliers to help players boost their winnings. Players are also provided with so-called Fast Rounds that offer them the chance to decide when to spin the wheel, leaving the gameplay entirely up to them.

The Virtual Monaco Roulette will take players to the Pearl of the French Riviera where they will have the chance to multiply their winnings with up to 72x. Then, they can enjoy a stunning night sky theme and an additional multiplier of up to 120x with the Virtual Space Roulette. Last but not least, players can travel to the world’s casino capital with Amusnet’s Virtual Vegas Roulette and enjoy the opportunity to boost their winnings with up to 500x additional multipliers.

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Announcing the 2024 European Gaming Congress: A New Chapter in iGaming Excellence

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HIPTHER, the leading Event Organizer for multiple GameTech industries, is thrilled to announce that the European Gaming Congress (EGC) is gearing up for an extraordinary 2024 edition, poised to redefine industry standards and foster unprecedented growth in the iGaming sector. Set against the backdrop of groundbreaking technological integration and extensive regulatory updates, this event is a must-attend for anyone involved in the gaming and tech industries.

Infinite Opportunities in iGaming

Scheduled to continue the esteemed “Via Infinita” mission, the 2024 European Gaming Congress promises to be an influential gathering, spotlighting the infinite possibilities within the realms of iGaming innovation. The event will focus particularly on iGaming operators and affiliates, offering insights into revolutionizing the affiliate industry, mastering the infinite game of SEO, and pushing the boundaries of marketing and communication. Additionally, the rapid evolution of fintech and the expansive applications of blockchain technology, dubbed ‘The Infinite Ledger’, will be key discussion topics.

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A Convergence of Industry Leaders

EGC 2024 is set to host an array of influential speakers and attendees, including C-level executives, compliance experts, and government officials from across Europe. These industry leaders will come together to share their expertise on crucial compliance updates affecting key regions such as Poland, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Greece, the D-A-CH region, and the Nordics. This diverse gathering of minds will provide a comprehensive view of the latest regulations and best practices, ensuring all participants are at the forefront of the latest industry developments.

Celebrating Excellence: The EiGE Awards

In conjunction with the conference, the 2024 edition of the European iGaming Excellence Awards (EiGE Awards) will celebrate and honor the achievements of top players within the European iGaming ecosystem. This prestigious awards ceremony is a testament to the industry’s vibrant innovation and enduring excellence, providing attendees an opportunity to witness the pinnacle of iGaming achievement.

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The European Gaming Congress will not only be a platform for learning and updates but also a dynamic space for networking and collaboration. The integration of gaming with blockchain, artificial intelligence, and fintech experts is set to create a multifaceted forum for strategic partnerships and growth opportunities.

Join the Forefront of Gaming Innovation

Do not miss out on the most anticipated iGaming event of the year. The European Gaming Congress offers a unique opportunity to connect with leaders from various sectors, explore new business opportunities, and be at the cutting edge of gaming technology and innovation. Whether you are a startup, an established operator, or a seasoned affiliate, EGC 2024 is where you will find the tools and insights to propel your business to new heights.

Join us at the European Gaming Congress 2024 and be part of shaping the future of the gaming industry. This is where the journey to infinite possibilities begins!

Register here to catch the Early Bird Tickets!

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HIPTHER Invites You to Recognize Gaming Excellence at the Baltic & Scandinavian Gaming Awards 2024 – Online Voting Session is Now Open!

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HIPTHER, the One-stop Agency and leading Event Organizer for multiple GameTech industries, is excited to announce the Online Voting Session for the Baltic & Scandinavian Gaming Awards – BSG Awards 2024. The BSG Awards recognizing Gaming and Tech Companies’ achievements in the Baltic and Nordic regions, are held annually under HIPTHER’s pioneering Baltics conference series “MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit”.

The Online Voting Session for the Baltic & Scandinavian Gaming Awards – BSG Awards 2024 will be open between 8-26 April 2024. Following the Nomination Period that took place between 8 January – 15 March 2024, the Online Voting Session now features all Nominated Companies.

Professionals from the entire spectrum of the iGaming industry are invited to cast their votes to determine the Shortlists for BSG Awards 2024. Your voice matters! Start voting now and until April 26 for your favorite and/or your own teams and companies, to highlight their achievements in the Baltic and Scandinavian regions.

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Cast your Votes across streamlined categories covering the entirety of iGaming operations per region (Baltic and Nordic), including:

  • Operator Categories
  • B2B Sports Betting Categories
  • B2B Casino Categories
  • B2B eSports & Fantasy Sports Categories
  • Payments & Certifications

Full list of Operators and B2B Categories, offered for Vote separately per region (Baltics & Nordics):

Operators Categories:

  1. Best Online Casino
  2. Best Sports Betting Operator

B2B Categories:

  1. B2B Providers (Sports): Best eSports Service Provider
  2. Best Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports Provider
  3. Rising Star in Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports
  4. Rising Star in Sports Betting Technology
  5. Best Sports Betting Provider
  6. B2B Providers (Casino): Best Online Casino Provider
  7. B2B Providers (Casino): Best Slots Provider
  8. B2B Providers (Casino): Best Live Casino Provider
  9. B2B Providers (Casino): Rising Star in Online Casino Technology
  10. Connected Services – Best Payment Service Provider
  11. Connected Services – Best Testing Laboratory Provider
  12. Connected Services – Best Hosting Provider

The Baltic & Scandinavian Gaming Awards series has been celebrating the success of the best iGaming companies operating in the Baltics and Nordics since the inception of the MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit in 2018. HIPTHER’s Co-founder, Zoltán Tűndik, commented about the Awards and their Voting System:

As we enter the online voting stage of the BSG Awards, I want to extend my heartfelt wishes for good luck to all the nominated companies. Your innovation and dedication have brought you this far, and as the community casts their votes, may your efforts be rightfully recognized. Here’s to making it to the shortlists—may the best contenders rise to the top! Let the spirit of excellence lead the way”.

Rebranding Excellence: The Brand-New Logo of the Baltic & Scandinavian Gaming Awards

As the gaming industry and technology evolve, so do HIPTHER events! Following our vision to honor the Baltic countries as the home of our pioneering MARE BALTICUM Summit through the conference series’ branding, we apply the same inspiring principles to the Baltic & Scandinavian Gaming Awards. We are thrilled to reveal the new logo of the BSG Awards for this year’s magnificent host, Tallinn, Estonia, and we look forward to it gracing both the online stage and our conference!

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Make your Voice Heard & Your Company Shine!

What are you waiting for? Visit HIPTHER’s BSG Awards 2024 page, view all Nominated Companies across Categories for both regions, and start voting to decide the Shortlists!

The Final Vote will take place at MARE BALTICUM Gaming & TECH Summit by the participants of the event on 4 June 2024.

Please note that you need to select one company in each category before submitting your vote, and you are only allowed to vote once per day, as the voting system refreshes 24 hours after your vote has been submitted.

Vote Now for the Baltic & Scandinavian Gaming Awards Shortlists!

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