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Stake.com enjoys major growth surge during IPL after adding Indian rupees

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Stake has witnessed unprecedented levels of sports betting activity during the 2024 Indian Premier League (IPL).

The operator customised its global sportsbook for cricket-crazy customers this season by enabling deposits in Indian rupees (INR) for the very first time.

The Indian rupee is the latest of six fiat currencies available on the flagship Stake.com sportsbook, as well as 20 cryptocurrencies.

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The currency integration was launched in tandem with a generous promo, which saw punters paid out as winners, even if their team went on to lose the match, as long as they managed to hit a six during the first four overs.

The only stipulation was that bets must have been placed in INR with a maximum payout of up to US$25.

This occurred during 30 of 48 selected IPL matches, or 63%, leading to handsome rewards for punters who took advantage of the offer.

The bets would have been settled as losses on any other platform, but instead resulted in an extra US$30m of winnings for Stake customers.

The promotion also served as a savvy customer acquisition strategy. More than 80% of users to have redeemed the offer were new to Stake as first time depositors.

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“We are constantly striving to improve our product and want to make Stake easily accessible to as many players as possible,” said Stake’s director of commercial Jarrod Febbraio.

“With more than US$100m wagered this season alone, the IPL is soaring in popularity, and so is Stake.

“We wanted to spice things up for the 2024 season, and this promotion was perfect for our customers who don’t like cricket, they love it,” he added.

The IPL is the most popular cricket league in the world. The current season ends on Sunday 26 May.

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Nazara FY24 EBITDA increases by 16.6% to INR 127.9 Cr, Operating Cash Flow of INR 131.4 Cr

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Nazara Technologies Limited a diversified gaming and sports media platform announced its unaudited Standalone and Consolidated results for the quarter and Fiscal Year ended 31st March 2024.

Key Consolidated Financial Highlights for FY24 are as follows:

Revenue grew by 4.3% to INR 1,138.3 Cr as against INR 1,091.0 Cr in FY23

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EBITDA increased by 16.6% to INR 127.9 Cr as against INR 109.8 Cr in FY23

EBITDA margin increased by 110 bps to 11.2% in FY24 from 10.1% in FY23

Operating Cash Flow (pre-taxes) was INR 131.4 Cr in FY24

PAT (from continuing operations) increased by 41.2% to INR 89.5 Cr in FY24 as against INR 63.4 Cr in FY23

PAT including discontinued operations increased by 21.8% to INR 74.8 Cr in FY24 as against INR 61.4 Cr in FY23

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Net Cash Balance of INR 1,449 Cr as of March 31, 2024

 

Key Consolidated Financial Highlights for Q4FY24 are as follows:

Revenue of INR 266.2 Cr as against INR 289.3 Cr in Q4FY23

EBITDA increased to INR 29.3 Cr as against INR 27.8 Cr in Q4FY23

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EBITDA margin increased by robust 140 bps to 11.0% in Q4FY24 from 9.6% in Q4FY23

PAT (from continued operations) of INR 17.1 Cr as against INR 11.9 Cr in Q4FY24

Commenting on the Q4 & FY24 performance, Nitish Mittersain, Founder, CEO & Jt MD of Nazara Technologies stated:

FY24 has been a year of building a strong foundation for rapid future scaling. We achieved a 4.3% revenue growth and a 16.5% EBITDA growth, with our margin improving by 110 bps YoY to 11.2%. Notably, our Operating Cash Flow increased to INR 131.4 Cr, reflecting the company’s strong underlying performance.

We raised INR 950 crores at Nazara and subsidiaries, our largest fundraise to date, resulting in a net cash balance of INR ~1,450 crores.

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Key initiatives from FY24 are set to yield results in the coming year, including our new publishing platform, new game launches through existing studios, IP partnerships, and a strong M&A pipeline. Subsidiaries are also successfully adopting our M&A playbook, with Absolute Sports (Sportskeeda) acquiring Pro Football Network (PFN) in March 2023, doubling PFN business post-acquisition and turning it profitable. Nextwave acquired UTP (a casual card game) in April 2024, and NODWIN Gaming acquired Comic Con India.

We are optimistic about FY25, expecting accelerated growth in both revenue and EBITDA. With substantial cash reserves and a robust M&A pipeline, we are well positioned to seize further growth opportunities and enhance our growth trajectory through strategic M&A over the next 12 months.

We have also announced acquisition of 100% stake in Nextwave Multimedia Private Limited, developers of the popular mobile cricket games under the “World Cricket Championship” franchise.”

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Amusnet to Showcase Excellence at SiGMA Asia 2024

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Amusnet has announced its participation at SiGMA Asia 2024, which will take place in Manila, Philippines, from June 3 to 5. The company’s presence signifies a pivotal development moment and is a strategic leap forward in its global expansion, with a particular focus on tapping into the rapidly growing Asian market.

The leading casino solutions provider will showcase expertise and a curated selection of offerings across Online Casino, Live Casino and Land-based verticals featuring its latest innovation – the Type S slot cabinet series. The online casino selection consists of signature slot titles like 20 Golden Coins, Extra Crown, and Candy Palace, together with tailored content for the local audience: the upcoming slot release, Dragon’s Birth and the Live casino offers Speed Baccarat and Dynamic Sic Bo.

“As we enter the spotlight at SiGMA Manila this year, we embrace the exciting opportunity to connect with the vibrant Asian gaming community. Our presence at the prestigious event underscores our dedication to broadening our reach and delivering top-notch gaming experiences catering to a wider audience. Do not miss the chance to experience firsthand the premium Type S slot machines at SiGMA Asia, explore the thrill and discover new business opportunities! See you at booth D214,” Borislav Marinov, Head of Land-based Business Development at Amusnet, said.

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Type S is the company’s first-ever high-end slot cabinet series, manufactured according to the utmost standards of the global land-based casino industry. It brings together state-of-the-art technology, premium design and exceptional player engagement for an extraordinary gaming experience. The game portfolio consists of 40 of Amusnet’s in-house slot titles, such as Hot Deco, Phoenix Star, Secrets of Sherwood, Fruits & Gold, Greek Fortune, Cocktail Rush, etc., together with the famous Amusnet’s four-level bonus game, Jackpot Cards.

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Dragon’s Birth is an upcoming slot packed with exciting features promising an exhilarating gameplay experience. During Symbol Shift, eggs randomly transform into high-paying dragons to improve winning combinations. Free Spins have great winning potential thanks to the high-paying symbol multipliers awarded by the Dragon’s Wheel. In addition, players can enjoy the popular Buy Bonus feature.

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At the event, visitors will be able to experience two of the upcoming Live Casino games – Speed Baccarat and Dynamic SicBo. Both are hosted by entertaining live dealers and stand out with a high quality, low latency 24/7 stream, providing fast gameplay, chat functionality and re-bet and double-bet options. Speed Baccarat is a famous Asian card game of luck with three types of bets and a side bet option. The Asian dice game of chance, Dynamic Sic Bo, is played with three dice and offers a wide variety of eight different betting possibilities.

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Quezon City Mayor Bans Government Employees from Solaire North Casino

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The mayor of Quezon City, Josefina Belmonte, has said that all officials and employees of her administration are prohibited from entering the soon-to-open Solaire Resort North casino property, being developed in the city by Philippines-listed Bloomberry Resorts Corp.

Belmonte said Solaire North has created an electronic databank consisting of photographs of all 19K city employees that will be used to assist casino security in preventing access to excluded persons.

The mayor was speaking at the inaugural “International Conference on Responsible Gambling and Gaming Addiction”, held in Quezon City and backed by the country’s gaming regulator, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (Pagcor).

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According to Ms Belmonte, an electronic device posted at each entrance of the casino at Solaire Resort North would identify any city government official or employee, barring their access to the gaming venue. Quezon City public servants would still be allowed to visit other areas of the resort, she added.

“Even if one wears a wig, a mask or a hat, one’s face can still be detected using a very sophisticated system,” the mayor said.

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