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GAMING STARTUP EDGEGAP SECURES $7 MILLION INVESTMENT TO HELP DEVELOPERS TACKLE LAG AND MANAGE INFRASTRUCTURE

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GAMING STARTUP EDGEGAP SECURES $7 MILLION INVESTMENT TO HELP DEVELOPERS TACKLE LAG AND MANAGE INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Edgegap, a Montreal based video game technology startup, announces a $7 million series A investment led by Konvoy Ventures. The funding will enable the company to continue developing its infrastructure platform, built to reduce online gaming latency and automate infrastructure needs across the industry.

Edgegap’s platform leverages edge computing, essentially moving data centers closer to players to tackle lag and improve online experiences. Combined with a proprietary user-server decision-making engine, it empowers developers to launch new game servers and applications closer to players within seconds.

Since its seed investment of $1 million in 2019, Edgegap has tested its technology with two triple A studios, improving latency for 91 per cent of the players involved. On average, round-trip time (the time taken for information to reach its destination and return) was reduced by 46.5 per cent per player and for a quarter of players this dropped to below 50 milliseconds.

“Our goal is to build on the idea of a content delivery network, which already exists for cloud applications. In that sense, Edgegap is building a modern application delivery network, combining a highly distributed infrastructure footprint with a quick decision-making and deployment solution,” said Edgegap CEO, Mathieu Duperre. “We see this as a major paradigm shift for developers looking to distribute their applications worldwide.”

Joining Konvoy Ventures in this funding round is San Francisco-based early-stage venture capital fund GFR Fund, following their investment from the previous seed round. Multinational converged broadband, video and mobile communications company, Liberty Global  and Akamai, leader in powering and protecting digital experiences, have also invested, bringing their expertise in massive scale infrastructure.

With this latest investment, Edgegap will expand its team to build additional services for game studios and beyond. Its aim is to continue helping developers create better real-time applications through leveraging a premium infrastructure, without the cost and the hassle of managing it.

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Play’n GO announces partnership with Canadian operator Loto-Québec

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Play’n GO announces partnership with Canadian operator Loto-Québec

 

Play’n GO, the world’s leading casino entertainment provider, has today announced a partnership with Canadian operator Loto-Québec, launching the Swedish gaming giant’s games into another Canadian province.

Already active in another Canadian province , this partnership sees Play’n GO’s content available in the province of Québec exclusively with Loto-Québec, a state-owned corporation, where online players now have access to titles such as Tome of Madness. 

Magnus Olsson, Chief Commercial Officer, Play’n GO said: “At Play’n GO, we have always been clear in our vision to be active in every regulated market in the world, and this partnership with Loto-Québec is the next step on that journey.

“Our past success in Canada gives us confidence that players in Québec will enjoy the best Play’n GO content, and we look forward to many years of success with Loto-Québec in the province.”

Stéphane Martel, Head of Product and Innovation at Loto-Québec added: “As the sole iGaming operator in Québec, we pride ourselves on offering titles that truly add value to our platform, lotoquebec.com. We are happy to bring Play’n GO games to our players.”

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Court Decision Upholds iGaming Ontario’s Model

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iGaming Ontario has welcomed the decision of the Ontario Superior Court, which found that iGaming Ontario’s model is consistent with the Criminal Code and that iGaming Ontario is conducting and managing igaming in the province.

“We have always been confident in our model and are pleased that the court has ruled in our favour, and that Ontarians can continue to play with confidence in our regulated igaming market,” said Martha Otton, Executive Director of iGaming Ontario.

“Ontario’s model meets the requirements and contributes to the public good by protecting players, their data and their funds, while helping to fund priority public services in Ontario, and bringing well-paid, high-tech jobs and economic development to Ontario,” Otton added.

In dismissing the application brought forward by the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK), the Superior Court found that iGaming Ontario is the “operating mind” behind Ontario’s competitive igaming market in accordance with the conduct and manage requirements of the Criminal Code.

iGaming Ontario will continue to conduct and manage igaming as it has since the launch of the regulated market on April 4, 2022.

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Bragg Gaming Appoints Renowned iGaming Executive Neill Whyte as Chief Commercial Officer

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Bragg Gaming Group, a global iGaming technology and content provider, announced that Neill Whyte has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective 1st May 2024, establishing a new global commercial structure at the Company and bolstering its leadership team.

Whyte brings over 18 years of experience in the iGaming sector, most recently in the role of Chief Commercial Officer at Digital Gaming Corporation’s (DGC), B2B iGaming Division. After joining DGC in early 2020, he was responsible for the commercially successful launch and growth of its content distribution business in the US.

Prior to joining DGC, Whyte held multiple positions in the gaming industry including as Head of Business Development at Isle of Man-based iGaming specialist Apricot Investments, as Board Member at Swedish iGaming product and Lottery content distributor Genera Networks, and in various senior roles over eleven years at leading iGaming content supplier Microgaming, including as Head of Product Channels.

In his new role with Bragg, Whyte will be tasked with leading the Company’s global commercial teams to drive growth across all of the Company’s product verticals which include proprietary online casino content from its Atomic Slot Lab, Indigo Magic and Wild Streak Gaming studios, exclusive content from content partners, HUB a leading casino content aggregation platform, Fuze player engagement, as well as its award-winning player account management (PAM) platform and turnkey solutions.

Matevž Mazij, Chief Executive Officer at Bragg, said: “I am very pleased to be announcing today the appointment of Neill Whyte as Chief Commercial Officer at Bragg. His iGaming product and market knowledge, together with his record in driving growth from developing successful and mutually beneficial commercial partnerships are exceptional.

“As we leverage our broad content and product portfolio to grow in existing and new markets, including in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe, Neill’s unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience in this sector are a perfect fit for our ambitions at Bragg.”

Neill Whyte, Chief Commercial Officer at Bragg, said: “It’s an honor to join Matevž and the wider teams at Bragg already in place across North America, Europe and in India. I have been impressed with the depth and quality of the content, product and technology offerings at Bragg, and its ability to rapidly adapt, certify and deploy this content and technology in newly regulated markets is a distinct advantage.

“We also have a huge opportunity to grow our footprint with our existing customers in markets in which we are already established. Our content and product roadmaps are second to none, and I’m planning to get on the road in the coming weeks and months to meet the team and our customers and to start building for the next stage of mutual growth. I can’t wait to get going.”

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