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Women in Gaming Diversity Awards 2018

The 9th Women in Gaming Diversity Awards will be taking place this year on the 11th of May at Savoy Hotel in London.

If you appreciate the women you work with, consider nominating them to this amazing award event dedicated only for women.

There are several categories, including: B2B Excellence Award, Best Place to Work, Company of the Year, Employee of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service, Hidden Talent of the Year, Industry Achiever of the Year, Innovator of the Year, Leader of the Year (iGaming & land based), Star of the Future, Team of the Year, Young Leader of the Year and Industry Pride of the Year.

The WIG Award supports the BreakThrough Breast Cancer Charity, so by participating to this event you also help a good cause.

The Judges for this year's event have just been announced and are:

  • Anna Hemmings - CamCare CEO
  • Christina Thakor-Rankin – Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd
  • Elizabeth Wilks- Woods – Compliance Director The Ritz Club
  • Kirsty Thompson – CEO 138.com
  • Lydia Barbara – Head of Innovation Microgaming
  • Michelle Elliott – Senior Cash Operations & Collections Executive Les Ambassadeurs Club
  • Sarah Sculpher – CMO Caesars Entertainment EMEA
  • Sari Lichtik – Head of Marcom Playtech

To nominate your favorite co-worker/friend you can do so here.

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s.bostan@simkaconsulting.com (Simona Bostan) News Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:53:19 +0000
Lisbon Affiliate Conference 2018 http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/433-lisbon-affiliate-conference-2018 http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/433-lisbon-affiliate-conference-2018

Lisbon Affiliate Conference 2018

iGB Affiliate Conferences are happing around Europe throughout the year.

The biggest Affiliate Conference being held in London in February, followed by Amsterdam Affiliate Conference in June and the third is going to be moved to Lisbon this year.

Organized previously in Barcelona and Berlin, this year, the October Conference will be in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

It will be taking place between the 17th and 20th of October.

Although the Berlin Affiliate Conference and Financial Partners Expo Berlin were a huge success in 2017, this year they chose a more sunnier place.

The event will be at the Lisbon Exhibition and Congress Centre.

What to expect:

  • Over 3,000 delegates
  • Over 100 affiliate programs
  • Over 1,500 affiliate attendees
  • Conference sessions that increased your revenue
  • Insights from industry experts
  • Amazing networking parties, in incredible venues, in a stunning city
  • And it was all FREE for affiliates and introducing brokers!

The official hotel has not yet been announced.

For more info click here.

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s.bostan@simkaconsulting.com (Simona Bostan) News Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:33:00 +0000
AGS 2018 Hong Kong http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/432-ags-2018-hong-kong http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/432-ags-2018-hong-kong

AGS 2018 Hong Kong

The third Affiliate Grand Slam will take place on the 18th of May 2018 in Hong Kong.

A very exciting opportunity for successful Affiliates has arise with the 3rd Affiliate Grand Slam organized in Hong Kong.

The organizers behind SiGma are bringing the show this time in Asia. After two successful events in Tallinn and Bucharest, 150 Affiliates will have a chance for an all-inclusive tour in Asia.

Together with six Operators and sponsors, this amazing networking event will bring together the best in the industry for a memorable time to visit, enjoy and make business.

So far, bodog, lapalingo.com, Lifeland Gaming are hosting the event. SiGma is looking for three more operators to join forces.

Sponsors so far are: Hastraffic, Highlight Media Group, matching visions and SMS warriors.

Important event details:

Date: 18 May, 2018.

Venue: Kowloon Shangri-La Hong Kong.

Stay tuned for more info to be revealed.

For more: http://affiliategrandslam.com/hong-kong/.

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s.bostan@simkaconsulting.com (Simona Bostan) News Thu, 22 Feb 2018 08:01:54 +0000
PlayOJO crowned Casino Operator of the Year http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/431-playojo-crowned-casino-operator-of-the-year http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/431-playojo-crowned-casino-operator-of-the-year

PlayOJO crowned Casino Operator of the Year

Disruptive challenger takes home trophy at the prestigious Malta iGaming Awards.

Fast-growing online casino operator, PlayOJO, has added more silverware to its trophy cabinet after being crowned Casino of the Year at Malta's iGaming Awards.

The operator, which is powered by popular software provider SkillOnNet, fought off stiff competition to take home the gong.

The recognition comes just weeks after PlayOJO picked up its first EGR Award – for Rising Star of the Year – at the industry bible’s prestigious Operator Awards 2017 in London.

Ohad Narkis, from PlayOJO, said: “We are delighted to have been named Casino Operator of the Year at the Malta iGaming Awards. Despite launching less than a year ago, we have already made a significant impact on the industry by taking the player experience to the next level. This award recognises the hard work and dedication of the PlayOJO team, and I’d like to thank the judges for rewarding our achievements and successes in this way.”

Since going live in February, this disruptive challenger brand, has already made a big impression in the UK market with its unique approach to responsible gambling.

Its innovative OJOplus offering rewards players with money back on every bet – whether they win or lose – which can be withdrawn into their wallet at any time.

In an industry first, all bonuses and rewards come with no wagering requirements, so what players see is what they get – it’s that simple.

For more info about PlayOjo Casino click here.

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s.bostan@simkaconsulting.com (Simona Bostan) News Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:50:55 +0000
IGA Awards - Finalists http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/430-iga-awards-finalists http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/430-iga-awards-finalists

IGA Awards - Finalists

Have you made it to the list?

The 11th International Gaming Awards will take place next year in London.

Best of the best in the industry will win and IGA award and some of the profit will go to a good charity.

Event info:

Monday 5 February 2018 @
Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London
18:30 – 1:00
 
Price:

Individual seat @ £430 + VAT
Industry (Table of 10) @ £3950 + VAT

Each ticket includes:

  • Admittance to the International Gaming Awards Ceremony
  • Welcome Champagne Networking Party
  • Dinner with Wine ½ bottle
  • Awards presentation ceremony
  • Celebration Party
  • All entertainment included.

Don't forget that this is a black tie event.

25 Awards are up for grabs including the following categories:

  • Australia/Asia Focused Technology Supplier
  • eSports Betting Software
  • Gaming Operator Americas
  • Gaming Operator Australia/Asia
  • Gaming Operator Europe
  • Great Place to Work
  • iGaming Software Supplier
  • Innovator Operator
  • Innovator Supplier
  • Integrated Resort
  • Live Casino of the Year
  • Lottery Product
  • Mobile Operator
  • Mobile Product of the Year
  • Online Casino Operator
  • Online Gaming Operator
  • Online Poker Operator
  • Payment Processing Company
  • Slot Provider
  • Slots Operator
  • Socially Responsible Land Based
  • Socially Responsible Online
  • Sports Betting Operator
  • Technology Provider
  • VIP Room

For the finalists click here.

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s.bostan@simkaconsulting.com (Simona Bostan) News Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:34:04 +0000
5 Tips on How to land a job in iGaming without experience http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/429-tips-on-how-to-land-a-job-in-igaming-without-experience http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/429-tips-on-how-to-land-a-job-in-igaming-without-experience

5 Tips on How to land a job in iGaming without experience

If you are fresh out of school or a professional in a different industry, you might want to continue reading this article where we will give you some tips on how to land a job in iGaming without previous experience.

#1 Tip: Getting the chance for an interview

Most of the time the HR department will receive tons of CV's for the same position. It will be time consuming for them to read from top to button every single CV. Use a short phrase at the beginning of your CV where you will describe why you are the best for the job. Make your CV stand out. 

# 2 Tip: Experience and knowledge are two different things

If an employer is looking for a role to fill in his company where no experience is required, that doesn't mean you don't need to know anything about the role.

Lets say you are applying for a position within the Fraud and Payments department. You need to know the definition of fraud, ways to prevent, types of fraud, what is payments, type of online payments etc. 

You might also get a test to spot fake documents, cards etc. Knowledge about this field is essential.

#3 Tip: Know the Company

Preparation for the interview involves knowing the Company you are applying to. All information about the Company you will find it on their website. 

E.g. When the company was founded, where it is licensed, languages offered, products they offer, Terms and Conditions etc.

#4 Tip: Read the job description

Very important. You must carefully read what your responsibilities will be. During the interview use your answer around the experience/knowledge you previously gained that involves your future duties.

#5 Tip: Dress Code

iGaming industry workplace provides most of the time a very relaxed and creative environment. But, that doesn't mean jeans are allowed during an interview. Casual - smart is always the way to go.

To get a job in iGaming, you must be willing to relocate to different countries where companies are licensed and have their offices. Malta, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Curacao are some iGaming hubs. 

Tips:To find a job, you can use iGaming recruitment agencies, go directly to the website of the company or via Facebook groups.

Currently there have been many openings for different language Customer Support roles, such as: Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch and German in Malta. So, if you speak the above languages then you are in luck and much easier to enter in this field.

Good Luck!

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s.bostan@simkaconsulting.com (Simona Bostan) News Wed, 13 Sep 2017 17:56:26 +0000
Affiliate Grand Slam Bucharest http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/428-affiliate-grand-slam-bucharest http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/428-affiliate-grand-slam-bucharest

Affiliate Grand Slam Bucharest

On the first of September, 2017, 200 great Affiliates were invited (all expenses paid) to Bucharest for the second Grand Slam organized by SiGMA (first one was organized in Tallinn, Estonia).

Simka Consulting took part as well, thanks to Casumo invitation.

Hosts: 10Bet, Casumo, GiG Affiliates, GoWild Affiliates, Karamba and twin.

Sponsors: Betting Gods, CareBoom, EveryMatrix, matching visions, SMS warriors and talkingAds.

The event took place at  JW Marriott Bucharest,  the lovely dinner at 'La Brasserie' and the closing party at 'YACHT Bucharest'.

My favorite workshop was Pitfall and opportunities' where Tal Itzhak Ron, the Chairman and CEO of Tal Ron, Drihem & Co, not only discussed the reason for so many merges and acquisitions that happen lately, but also the due diligence process.

I got the chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones and chance to promote two new operators that are relatively new on the market with new products. 

Stroll through the Old City Town

Thank you Eman & Team for a great event and see you in November in Malta for the biggest event hosted for Affiliates ever.

 

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s.bostan@simkaconsulting.com (Simona Bostan) News Mon, 04 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000
Betfair joins William Hill, others out of Poland market http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/427-betfair-joins-william-hill-others-out-of-poland-market http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/427-betfair-joins-william-hill-others-out-of-poland-market

Betfair joins William Hill, others out of Poland market

Betfair has become the latest big name in the iGaming world to announce its decision to exit the Polish market.

The company’s move comes after the country brought in new national gambling laws, which are set to kick in soon.

Updated regulations will say that iGaming operators not willing to apply for a new license, which involves a 12% tax on wagering turnover, must stop operations in Poland by April 1.

Last week, William Hill confirmed it would pull out of Poland, while the likes of Bet365, EnergyBet and Pinnacle have also announced their exit ahead of the deadline.

William Hill shot a letter to all stakeholders in Poland, informing them that it intends to stop offering its products in Poland prior to April 1.

Customers can withdraw their funds from the site until April 1. Post this date, they will have to contact customer support to do the same.

Apart from this, William Hill has informed all affiliates to take off any marketing material directed at Polish customers from their websites.

Despite withdrawing from the market, William Hill intends to return to the market in the future.

Totalizator Sportowy is to remain a monopoly in the country, with complete control over its online gaming market.

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k.graeler@simkaconsulting.com (Simona) News Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:53:28 +0000
DraftKings expands further after going live in Germany http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/426-draftkings-expands-further-after-going-live-in-germany http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/426-draftkings-expands-further-after-going-live-in-germany

DraftKings expands further after going live in Germany

Daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings is set to expand further after launching in Germany.

Earlier in 2017, the company had revealed its plans to increase its presence in the European market after getting a Controlled Skill Games License from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA).

At the time, DraftKings had mentioned Germany as a possible expansion market, and has now accomplished that plan by launching a beta version of its DFS platform for all the customers in the European nation.

German players can access all 10 sports currently offered by DraftKings in US markets, including on contests from NFL American football league, Major League Baseball and the NBA basketball league, as well as seven leagues of football.

Jeffrey Haas, chief international officer at DraftKings, said:

“Germany is known for its passionate sports fans and we are pleased to welcome them to daily fantasy sports.

“Germans show a proclivity for American sports, particularly the NFL and NBA.

“Initial testing in Germany shows that our most popular sport has been the NBA, which is why we are opening our beta test to all German sports fans.”

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k.graeler@simkaconsulting.com (Simona) News Sat, 01 Apr 2017 07:51:37 +0000
GVC cites bwin.party acquisition as main reason for boost in finances in 2016 http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/425-gvc-cites-bwinparty-acquisition-as-main-reason-for-boost-in-finances-in-2016 http://simkaconsulting.com/index.php/blog/item/425-gvc-cites-bwinparty-acquisition-as-main-reason-for-boost-in-finances-in-2016

GVC cites bwin.party acquisition as main reason for boost in finances in 2016

GVC Holdings has stated that its takeover of bwin.party last year was the key reason behind a year-on-year increase in key finances in 2016.

The company’s pro forma net gaming revenue was €894.6 million ($963.7 million), an increase of 9% on the €822.2 million posted in 2015.

Clean earnings, before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), jumped up 26% year-on-year to €205.7 million, on a pro forma basis.

GVC also revealed that pro forma sports wagers were up 4% from €4.39 billion in 2015 to €4.55 billion in the last year, with an increased sports margin of 8.5%.

The pro forma results exhibited a combined group as if GVC acquired bwin.party on January 1.

The company’s actual net gaming revenue rounded up to €843.4 million, while actual clean EBITDA came in at €193.5 million and actual sports wagers stood at €4.33 billion.

Kenneth Alexander, chief executive of GVC, said: “The acquisition of bwin.party in February 2016 was our most ambitious transaction to date and through the hard work of our people we have once again demonstrated our ability to create significant shareholder value through selected acquisitions.

“Our strategy of pursuing international diversification and scale through leveraging our proprietary technology, is more appropriate today than at any time in our history.

“The organic growth opportunity is equally exciting and we are confident of delivering further growth in 2017.”

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k.graeler@simkaconsulting.com (Simona) News Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:49:31 +0000