HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has announced a marketing partnership with content driven horse racing website GG.co.uk, giving the firm a future entry point into the UK horseracing market as it strives to become the “market leader in all aspects of sports betting”.With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, GiG are to deliver event and targeted digital paid marketing services from their office in Copenhagen, whilst also taking an “important step” in the utilisation of innovative technologies.Colin Jelfs, Managing Director of GG.co.uk, commented: “Over the years, GG.co.uk has concentrated on building a base of quality content from excellent contributors and providing an effective platform from which to source daily racing information. “We’re excited to be working with the team from GiG, and the capabilities they have within paid marketing, which to date has been unknown territory for us. We’re sure that we can do great things together.” The first of its kind partnership for the online gambling company will see the strategic targeting of horse racing enthusiasts, to offer best informed decisions for picking a winner, with both partnerships focusing on their particular strengths.GG.co.uk is to continue to provide expert knowledge and content, while GiG are set to handle all paid media for the brand.Richard Brown, Chief Digital Officer of GiG, added: “The end game for GIG is to be a market leader in all aspects of the world of sports betting. “And the ability to use our proprietary odds marketing technology in a competitive landscape like horse racing is a great opportunity for us, and with Colin & GG.co.uk we have the right publishing partner to deliver exciting results for both parties.“I am excited to launch a first partnership of this kind. GG.co.uk is a leading horse racing site and we believe there is a vast untapped opportunity to strike similar partnerships with other affiliates across other sports.” GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles Share Share StumbleUpon GiG ups code security oversight with Checkmarx July 10, 2020 Submit
Gaming peripheral company Razer recently led a $4.4m (£3.3m) round of investments contributing $3.3m (£2.5m) itself for Australian-based company Esports Mogul making it a significant shareholder in the company. Other investors in the round of funding include local Australian institutions and Singapore-based technology firm, Cloud Alliance.Esports Mogul manages the Mogul Arena platform which organizes tournaments for games like Dota 2, CS:GO, Vainglory and League of Legends. The platform is currently available in English, Thai and Vietnamese and plans to soon release in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Indonesian.Gernot Abl, Esports Mogul Managing Director said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the level and quality of investor interest in this placement. This is a clear recognition of our business model, go-to-market strategy and the standard of our online esports tournament platform – Mogul Arena.”The company stated it will use the money to further develop Mogul Arena, which Razer already holds a sponsorship in along with Twitch and Nvidia. The company is looking to develop further into mobile gaming as the genre grow popular. Razer will also push it’s Razer zSilver digital currency on the Mogul Arena platform, Esports Elite service.Min-Liang Tan, CEO and Co-Founder of Razer commented: “Esports Mogul and Razer share a common vision to bring phenomenal gaming experiences to gamers everywhere. We look forward to even greater achievements by the Esports Mogul team and we will work together to increase their growth and trajectory.”Last year, Esports Mogul committed $4.9m (£3.9m) in equity investment and marketing contributions into Challengeme Esports. Esports Insider says: It’s no surprise that Razer is looking to get deeper and deeper into esports investments and this is a smart one. Esports Mogul’s, Mogul Arena is a clean tournament platform for users looking for casual, or hardcore competition. As mobile gaming gets more and more popular platforms like Mogul Arena will need to adapt and this investment will surely help.Sign up to our newsletter!
Donegal chef Brian McDermott has been named Ulster’s Local Food Hero at the prestigious Irish Restaurant Awards.Brian – who is fast becoming known all over Ireland as the voice of Donegal food – is famous in his home county as a tireless supporter of local food producers and the food and hospitality industry.The top award of the night and the only one to be awarded on a province-wide basis, the Local Food Hero recognises an individual who promotes food culture in their locality and inspires people to get involved with food. “They may be actively encouraging the restaurants in their area to use local produce, or perhaps they are working to attract food tourists by creating food trails and markets,” the organisers said.Brian said he was “overwhelmed” to be named Ulster’s Local Food Hero.“This is the culmination of the most incredible three weeks in my career,” he said.“As a chef my ethos has always been to promote local food producers, local growers and local restaurants. “We’re lucky in Donegal, because we’ve always had incredible food right on our doorstep, and that’s a message I’ve spent my career trying to get out to a wider audience.“I’m genuinely overwhelmed that I’ve been recognised in this way,” he said.Brian’s second cookery book, Brian McDermott’s Donegal Table – which celebrates traditional recipes, local produce and the county’s people and places – was launched in March to popular and critical acclaim.“I have to give all credit to the people of Donegal,” said Brian.“This isn’t just my award, it’s their award, and it shows that the things we value here in Donegal – hard work, integrity, commitment to quality – really do pay off. “I’ve had a great reaction to the book from all over Ireland and further afield, so I think the secret of Donegal cooking really is well and truly out!”It’s the culmination of the busiest month in Brian’s professional life, as heBrian – who was nominated by a member of the public – received his award at an events ceremony in the La Mon Hotel and Country Club in Belfast on Wednesday night.135 awards were presented in categories which included Best Casual Dining, Best Emerging Irish Cuisine, and Pub of the Year in each county. Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) said the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to showcase the exquisite and admirable calibre of food available in restaurants and pubs nationwide.“Online nominations have increased from 9,000 in 2013 to over 80,000 this year and with the increase in interest comes an increase in standards, making the judging process more difficult than ever,” he said.“Our small island boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the exotic taste explosions of world cuisine to the comfort of traditional dishes.“We have an appreciation for what we eat, for the journey of our food from farm to fork, and for the dedication of those working in the food industry to serve up Ireland’s finest food.”Brian now qualifies for the all-Ireland award in May.Donegal chef Brian McDermott is Ulster’s Local Food Hero was last modified: April 5th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Brian McDermottdonegal foodUlster’s Local Food Hero