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Kambi wins two prestigious industry awards ahead of G2E 2023

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Kambi crowned Sportsbook Supplier of the Year at Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas while the innovation of its pioneering AI-powered trading capability is also recognised by GGB

Kambi, the world’s trusted sports betting partner, has won two prestigious industry awards ahead of the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2023, including Sportsbook Supplier of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards Las Vegas.

Yesterday, Kambi was named the Sportsbook Supplier of the Year for the second consecutive year at the Global Gaming Awards which are held annually at the Venetian Las Vegas on the eve of industry trade show G2E.

Independently adjudicated by KPMG, the prestigious Global Gaming Awards are powered by B2B publications Gambling Insider and Gaming America and are judged by a panel of more than 100 C-level industry executives.

Kambi’s success at the Global Gaming Awards came just days after its pioneering AI-powered trading capability was the recipient of Best Sports Betting Product at the 23rd annual Global Gaming Business (GGB) Gaming & Technology Awards.

The GGB award marks the second time this year Kambi’s AI-powered trading has been recognised having previously won the Innovation in Sports Betting Software award at the EGR B2B Awards earlier this year.

Now offered as a standalone modular service, Kambi’s AI trading removes the friction points sports bettors face while also empowering operators to innovate and create unique and custom markets through dynamic APIs.

Cecilia Wachtmeister, Chief Commercial Officer at Kambi, said: “We are delighted to receive these awards, which serve as a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in the sports betting industry. At Kambi, we are driven by a passion for delivering outstanding sportsbook solutions that empower our partners and drive success. These awards are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our talented team.”

To learn more about Kambi’s award-winning sports betting technology and services, visit the Kambi team at G2E in Las Vegas on October 10-13, booth 2230.

Compliance Updates

Pace-O-Matic Wins Landmark Texas Court Case: A Victory for Small Business Owners and Community Organizations

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Pace-O-Matic, the industry leader in skill-based games, today announced a significant legal victory in Texas, affirming the legality of its skill-based games. This ruling, issued Tuesday evening by State District Judge Laurine Blake, emphasized that such games are not considered gambling under Texas law. The ruling represents a triumph for small business owners, bar owners, and fraternal organizations who rely on these games to attract customers and support their businesses.

Michael Barley, Chief Public Affairs Officer at Pace-O-Matic, stated, “This ruling is a monumental victory for the small businesses and community organizations that have been able to thrive thanks to skill-based gaming. Our commitment to providing legal, enjoyable, and skill-based gaming options has once again been validated by the courts.”

This legal win underscores Pace-O-Matic’s dedication to fostering a responsible gaming environment while supporting local economies and community groups.

For more information visit Pace-O-Matic

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NJDGE Closes its Investigation of Evolution AB with No Further Action

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Evolution AB has been informed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) that it has conducted an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Evolution AB and that its investigation has been closed with no further action taken.

In November 2021 the NJDGE received a report prepared by an unidentified firm alleging misconduct by Evolution AB. Following receipt of the report, the NJDGE commenced a thorough investigation into the allegations to determine their validity.

The NJDGE found no evidence that Evolution sanctioned, promoted, permitted, or otherwise materially benefitted from its content offered by operators in any market that the NJDGE considers a prohibited jurisdiction.

Evolution also conducted an internal review, while concluding that its due diligence and compliance processes were sufficient, Evolution took the opportunity to enhance its processes. The NJDGE supports the enhancements that Evolution has made. The enhancements did not relate to any jurisdictional violations.

The NJDGE’s investigation into this matter is closed requiring no further action.

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Gen.G and University of Kentucky Bring Back Award Winning Conference “Campus Takeover” Designed to Drive the Future of Collegiate Esports

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Global esports and gaming organization Gen.G and the University of Kentucky (UK) are bringing back their award winning collegiate esports industry conference, Campus Takeover, on March 30 and April 6. This two-day event will bring together esports professionals with students and administrators from different universities. UK continues to pave the way as an esports ecosystem leader in the SEC and Midwest region.

Campus Takeover Day 1 is a student-focused event leading up to the professional conference, and will be live-streamed at twitch.tv/universityofky on March 30 starting at 4:30 PM EST. Campus Takeover Day 2, the flagship professional conference, will be hosted at the Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building on the University of Kentucky campus on April 6, starting at 10:00 AM EST.

“Since we started this event, we had a responsibility to uphold what future students expect of the University of Kentucky when it comes to their budding esports careers. There’s a lot expected about the future of gaming and esports, and we want to make sure our students are well equipped to be that expected change for years to come,” Heath Price, Associate Chief Information Officer at University of Kentucky, said.

Additionally, many esports professionals hailing from different segments of esports business will participate in various panels during Campus Takeover. The panels and discussions will cover a bevy of topics, including how to maximize your time when looking for new jobs, a conversation around esports, influencers, business, and video games, a look at intersectionality in games, and much more. Other clubs and programs will also be welcome to have tables within the Atrium during Campus Takeover, so even newer students get to see everything UK has to offer.

“University of Kentucky has been our long term collegiate partner; their investment in this community allows us to have a small hand in making sure the future of gaming and esports is secure. We all want to see this industry thrive, and we hope Campus Takeover is a stepping stone for other schools to form their own ways to develop the collegiate esports ecosystem,” Martin Kim, Chief Revenue Officer at Gen.G, said.

Campus Takeover was recognized at the 2023 Esports & Gaming Business Summit Tempest Awards, where it won the award for the Collegiate Esports Program of the Year.

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