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Playmaker Commences Trading on TSXV; Jake Cassaday announced as Chief Operating Officer to bolster growth initiatives

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Playmaker Capital Inc., the Toronto-based, newly-listed digital ecosystem for sports fans, is pleased to announced that trading in its common shares on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) will commence today at 9:30 a.m. under the ticker symbol “PMKR”. Playmaker is also pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Cassaday as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cassaday was previously a Partner at Relay Ventures, a prominent North American venture capital fund and lead investor behind Playmaker.

Playmaker has a mission to aggregate an ecosystem of engaged sports fans that will be monetized with sports betting companies, blue chip advertisers, leagues and teams. Playmaker’s vision is to apply an intentional and thoughtful approach to becoming a strategic aggregator of sports fans, the true lifeblood of the sports betting industry.

As previously announced, in April 2021, Playmaker completed its first acquisition, Futbol Sites, a leading digital sports media group connecting brands and sports betting operators to millions of fans in Latin America and the U.S. Playmaker anticipates making further acquisitions focused on brands with high-quality assets and solid management teams with a demonstrable track record for sustained growth and profitability.

Playmaker is led by an experienced management team that is well positioned to achieve the goals set out for the organization. In executive officers, Jordan Gnat (Chief Executive Officer), Jake Cassaday (Chief Operating Officer), Mike Cooke (Chief Financial Officer) and Federico Grinberg (Executive Vice President), Playmaker has decades of transaction and industry experience in both the digital media and sports betting sectors. The board of directors is led by Chair Maryann Turcke, currently serving on the board of directors of the Royal Bank of Canada, and previously Chief Operating Officer of the National Football League (NFL) and President of Bell Media.

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“Today marks the next step in Playmaker’s journey to become a global player in digital sports media. We will leverage our experienced management team and exceptional board of directors to bring great value to our shareholders,” commented Jordan Gnat, Chief Executive Officer of Playmaker. “These are exciting times in the early life of Playmaker. Our mission is to build an ecosystem of assets that will provide sports fans and our clients with outsized value. We are beginning from an already-profitable position, and now we welcome Jake Cassaday as Chief Operating Officer.”

“To be joining Playmaker, fresh on the heels of a go-public, and ready to scale through both organic and acquisitive growth, is hugely exciting for me,” added Jake Cassaday. “Playmaker connects my passions for sports, technology, and media, and allows me to leverage my experience to support the Playmaker growth engine and build a lasting company in the sports media arena.”

Before joining Playmaker, Mr. Cassaday enjoyed a six-year tenure at Relay Ventures where he served on the board of directors of several high-growth companies, and as an advisor to startup accelerators, including Techstars and the Future of Sport Lab. Mr. Cassaday has been heavily involved with Playmaker since its inception, helping to build out its strategy, raise capital, and carry out initial acquisitions. He holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and a BA from McGill University.

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The Mill Adventure Secures Gaming-related Supplier License in Ontario

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The Mill Adventure has announced that it has secured a gaming-related supplier license from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).

The Mill Adventure can now provide its full-service player account management (PAM) platform to licensed operators in Ontario. This achievement demonstrates the provider’s proactive approach to capturing opportunities in fast-evolving, regulated markets.

As one of North America’s most dynamic iGaming markets, Ontario offers substantial growth potential for innovative companies, providing unique avenues for exploring cutting-edge technologies, diverse player engagement strategies, and partnerships with leading operators.

“The dedication and ingenuity of our team, coupled with our stringent compliance standards, have propelled us to this significant milestone. We are eager to introduce our platform to local operators and revolutionize gaming experiences in this thriving region,” Bjørnar Heggernes, Commercial Director at The Mill Adventure, said.

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The Mill Adventure platform, acclaimed for its operational efficiency and unique player engagement capabilities, merges sophisticated technology with inventive functionality — from SmartLobbies, its AI-powered casino management solution to Betpool, a feature designed to reimagine casino and sportsbook as social hubs. The platform features state-of-the-art tools, including a fully automated casino management system, in-house promotional tools, in-depth analytics, and robust security features for fraud and risk management, automated withdrawals, and Responsible Gaming — all designed to ensure relevance and excellence in a competitive market while being fully compliant.

Honored with the “Platform Innovation of the Year” title at SBC’s recent CasinoBeats Awards, the company continues to lead the way in ensuring seamless and secure gaming experiences and is poised to meet the high standards and expectations of Ontario’s operators and players.

In addition to Ontario, The Mill Adventure holds licenses in Germany, Sweden, Romania, and Malta, as well as platform certifications in the Netherlands, Portugal, and Georgia — regulatory recognitions that underscore the company’s reputation for exceptional compliance proficiency in the global iGaming industry.

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GiG signs iGaming platform agreement to expand Ontario market footprint

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GiG signs iGaming platform agreement to expand Ontario market footprint

 

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced the signing of a Head of Terms with Ventures Lab, for the provision of its award winning iGaming platform, and AI tools DataX and LogicX, marking the fourth partner for GiG in the Canadian province and supporting GiG’s global strategy for regulated market growth.

The agreement with Ventures Lab in Ontario will fully utilise the capability of the platform and the ability to support speed to market. GiG’s experience in Ontario and in global regulated markets, and as exclusive regulated markets provider for the brand, the deal includes scope to leverage the possibility to expand into a multi-jurisdictional partnership in the future.

GiG has focused its suite of pioneering solutions on driving exponential growth in revenue for operators with its highly scalable iGaming platform, offering localised third party content and leading suppliers for the Ontarian market. GiGs peerless gamification layer creates an optimised and immersive casino experience tailored to regional preferences, powering increases in both client retention and player engagement.

As part of the deal, Ventures Lab will benefit from the full power of dynamic AI tools DataX and LogicX. With a growing emphasis on cutting-edge artificial intelligence and automation, the incorporation of the advanced machine learning models into it’s toolkit, with enhancing decision-making processes and rule building will help deliver significant increases in player acquisition and customer retention.

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With the reporting year starting April 1st, iGaming in Ontario has published that the 2023-24 year ended with online gaming revenue topping at €3.8 billion, an 88% increase over the previous year, representing the opportunity for significant growth throughout the province.

Andrew Cochrane, Chief Business Officer at GiG, commented, “GiG is continuing to attract experienced partners who trust in our ability as the technology partner to drive efficiency and profitability in their operations. This agreement further underpins our powerful strategy to capitalise on the overwhelming potential within our market leading solutions, forming strong new partnerships in core regulated markets, with the intention of reaching and exceeding our ambitious growth targets for the business.”

Carlos Strazzer, Chief Executive Officer at Ventures Lab added: “This collaboration will enable us to drive substantial growth and expansion leveraging GiGs vast experience in regulated markets and their leading technology. We’re very much looking forward to delivering an unparalleled betting experience for the Ontarian market and seizing the opportunities this region holds.”

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SUZOHAPP Becomes Sponsor of Canadian Gaming Summit

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SUZOHAPP has become a sponsor of this year’s Canadian Gaming Summit.

“We are thrilled to participate in and support the Canadian Gaming Summit, as Canada presents immense opportunities in the retail sector and the industry is rapidly expanding in this region. Ontario was the first territory to allow retail sports betting and our installation of sports betting terminals in premier locations such as Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara has set the stage for further expansion in that market,” Sim Bielak, President of SUZOHAPP, said.

Sim Bielak will be a speaker on one of the panels, sharing his industry insight on capturing the attention of the next generation of Canadian gamblers. The panel, titled “Next-Gen gamification: engaging Millennials and Gen Z”, is scheduled for Thursday 20 from 11.45 am – 12.30 pm.

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