Sky Betting & Gaming renews long-standing Playtech partnership

first_img Playtech goes live in the US with bet365 August 7, 2020 Sky Betting & Gaming has renewed its partnership with Playtech by agreeing a multi-product deal which extends across Playtech’s dedicated Live Casino environment.The long-standing partnership has facilitated year-on-year growth within gaming, live and bingo verticals at Sky Bet, who recently picked up an inaugural award recognising marketing excellence and innovation across the Playtech Casino network of global licensees.For example, Sky Casino’s main Roulette table showcases an ‘ultra-modern environment’ by integrating digital display around the original cloth design and by including a first-to-market Roulette wheel displaying the revolutions of the ball during each spin.Sky Casino, the first brand to launch a dedicated offering within Playtech’s purpose-built live casino studio in Riga, received the top prize of one month’s exclusivity on a new Playtech game as well as £50,000 in marketing budget contribution.Mor Weizer, CEO of Playtech, said: “Over the years we have developed a fantastic relationship with Richard and his team. We’re delighted Sky Betting & Gaming has signed a long-term, multi-product extension that brings together one of the UK’s best-performing and fastest growing UK sports betting and gaming operators and the industry’s best-performing software and technology supplier.“This not only shows the huge strength our products have, but also the great trust and faith Sky Betting & Gaming has put in Playtech to deliver even greater results than it has already achieved. Sky Betting & Gaming is going from strength-to-strength and together I’m confident we can achieve many more years of great success.”Richard Flint, CEO at Sky Betting & Gaming, added: “I’m delighted with the work that we’ve done with Playtech over the years and this new deal is a key part of our plans for continued growth across our biggest brands.” Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling August 20, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Lakers still getting comfortable with versatile Brook Lopez

first_imgEL SEGUNDO — Larry Nance Jr. was driving the lane, saw the defense collapse toward him and flung a pass to the short corner. That chunk of mid-range real estate on the baseline where Timofey Mozgov or Ivica Zubac would have been stationed last season.He forgot he is now playing with Brook Lopez.The new Lakers center was out around the 3-point line on the third quarter play in the Lakers’ final exhibition game on Friday. Nance’s pass sailed out of bounds.“That,” Nance said, “is something that we’re working on.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersLopez led all centers in the NBA last season with 134 3-point baskets (on 387 attempts). Mozgov, by contrast, attempted one.“There’s going to be those little quirks every now and then,” Lopez said, “but the important thing is he’s looking. It’s great that we’re out there looking for each other, looking to make the extra pass.”In his ninth NBA season, Lopez added a perimeter jumper to an already potent collection of scoring moves. He was already effective on the low post and in the mid-range.His ability to linger beyond the 3-point line adds a unique wrinkle to the Lakers, albeit one his teammates will probably still be adjusting to when the regular season starts on Thursday.“In this modern NBA he gives us the spacing on the floor from the big man position,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “Now, normally it comes from the (power forward) instead of the (center), but either way we can get a lot more creative with our offense.” Lopez led the Lakers in scoring with 16 points against the Clippers on Friday, going 2 for 5 from behind the arc. He averaged 20.5 points per game last season.At practice the next morning, Lopez said he felt like the preseason had been productive, despite the back spasms that caused him to miss the first three exhibition games.“I felt good,” he said. “I felt like I had built a good relationship on court with the guys and I continued to grow throughout preseason definitely.”Lakers practices end with a huddle at center court, then the players separate into small groups at each of the eight hoops around the practice floor. One by one, they trickle off the court. Most days, Lopez is the last to head for the showers,  lingering to work his way around the 3-point line while assistant coach Mark Madsen rebounds.Fortunate enough to employ arguably the best perimeter center in the league, the Lakers want to make sure Lopez doesn’t stray entirely from the things that earned him two maximum contracts with the Nets.“Like most players, once they get good at shooting that’s what they prefer to do,” Walton said. “He’s too good on the block to just use him as a space 5-man. So we’ve got to make sure we do a good job of getting him down there, too … as opposed to just trying to shoot jump shots.”Lopez said he takes that to heart.“When I go out to work out, with Mad Dog (Madsen), I’m not just shooting 3s,” Lopez said. “I’m working on my mid-range game, working in the post as well, trying to mix in everything and be the most complete player I can be.”A former All-Star locked in as the starting center answers one question in the Lakers’ frontcourt. Who will start alongside him remains a source of intrigue. The Lakers have three days of practice before opening the regular season Thursday against the Clippers, and Walton said he plans on using all of that time to decide on Nance, Julius Randle or Kyle Kuzma as his starting power forward.Lopez didn’t cast a vote, but Nance is the only one of the three candidates to start next to him. The 7-footer seemed to endorse the relationship they have established, occasional miscues aside.“We definitely contrast each other very well,” Lopez said. “And a lot of the differences that make us good individual players, the way we each play, I think makes us an even better tandem.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more