Foyles plans new flagship branch in Charing Cross

first_imgSunday 27 February 2011 10:58 pm KCS-content FOYLES plans to move its flagship Charing Cross bookshop after its property holding company bought a nearby building. Noved Investment Holdings has snapped up 107-109 Charing Cross Road, currently home to the Central St Martins School of Art, and the bookseller hopes to refurbish and move within two years. Architects at Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands have designed the three-storey shop, while US developer Hines is currently working up plans for residential space above the store. Planning applications are due to be submitted to Westminster council shortly, with the first building work pencilled in for the end of the year. The current Foyles shop, down the road at 113-119 Charing Cross Road, will be available for redevelopment following the move. Central St Martins will move to a new campus near Kings Cross in August. whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com Share Foyles plans new flagship branch in Charing Cross last_img read more

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Japanese food chain Wagamama to be sold for more than £200m

first_img JAPANESE noodle chain Wagamama is expected to be sold to private equity firm Duke Street Capital within the next two weeks, in a deal worth over £200m.The chain’s current owner, Lion Capital, is currently in talks with the firm with a view to striking a deal.Lion had looked to sell Wagamama earlier last year, after it appointed investment bank Rothschild to advise on the process.The private equity firm had previously considered an initial public offering for the firm in 2007, yet aborted its efforts due to choppy stockmarket conditions.Wagamama has expanded rapidly in recent years. It now operates more than 60 restaurants in the UK and almost 40 overseas, including in Australia and the US.The group’s eateries in London have been known to turn over 12 sittings a day.Founded in 1992 in London by entrepreneur Alan Yau, the firm made more than £15m in pre-tax profits in the year to April 2010.Yau sold out to Graphite Capital and entrepreneur Rory McCarthy in 1998, before Lion bought a majority stake from Graphite for £103m in 2005. whatsapp Japanese food chain Wagamama to be sold for more than £200m whatsapp Tuesday 8 March 2011 9:14 pm Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrapcenter_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comlast_img read more

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Brokers’ notes boost UK banks

first_img whatsapp KCS-content Monday 28 March 2011 8:13 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com Brokers’ notes boost UK banks Tags: NULL SHARES in two major UK banks were boosted by bullish notes from brokers yesterday.Barclays and HSBC spent topped the FTSE 100 risers board after analysts at JP Morgan and Barclays Capital said investors should buy European banks.Barclays Capital analysts, led by Simon Samuels, said 11 of Europe’s biggest banks were trading at an average 25 per cent discount to a sum-of-their parts valuation, leaving their total market capitalisations “missing” €150bn (£132.1bn). Barclays closed up 0.8 per cent at 292.4p and HSBC finished 0.9 per cent higher at 653.5p. Sharelast_img read more

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iGaming Dashboard – September 2018

first_img Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Bingo Poker Bingo Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGaming Dashboard – September 2018 Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM US AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 4th September 2018 | By Joanne Christie Projections now extend to 2023 and include post-PASPA US sports betting H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the September 2018 iGaming Dashboard.The iGaming Dashboard is your monthly overview of the igaming sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of the igaming sector.The numbers have recently been updated to include April 2018 IMF GDP forecasts, an extension of the date range to 2023 and US sports betting.We have also recently added the pre-match vs. in-play split for global sports betting GGR.Click on the different years to see how total global gambling gross win for igaming will evolve between now and 2023, geographical breakdowns provide you with an overview of revenue levels for key regions around the world.The vertical breakdown shows how much different product segments generate and the levels they are set to grow to.The term “white market” is used to describe taxed or fully legitimate markets, including the UK and any other that is in transition.We have removed all unconfirmed forecast igaming activity — mostly five to six US states, including the poker market in California — from our projections due to uncertainty over the timing of future market developments.H2 Gambling Capital is the gambling industry’s leading consulting, market intelligence and data team. The company has a track record of 15 years focused on the global gambling industry, its projections have been influential in shaping legislators’  and investors’ views of the gambling sector across the globe. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Hard Rock launches GiG-powered sportsbook in New Jersey

first_img Hard Rock launches GiG-powered sportsbook in New Jersey AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter New Jersey’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has rolled out its new land-based and online sportsbook in partnership with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG).Consumers in the state can now place sports wagers via the HardRockSports.com website and the Hard Rock Casino mobile apps, as well as in-person at the Hard Rock casino.Betting options are available across a host of sports including American football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey and football. Punters can also bet on US college sports events, excluding those that feature New Jersey-based colleges and are taking place in the state.Hard Rock has been testing the sportsbooks in recent days, having said that it hoped to launch the new services during the first quarter of 2019.“The launch of the sportsbook at HardRockSports.com is another milestone on our journey to becoming the most innovative and comprehensive online gaming service for players in the State of New Jersey,” Kresimir Spajic, SVP of online gaming at Hard Rock International, said.“Sports are integral to New Jersey’s culture and HardRockSports.com provides fans with the best platform to bet on their favourite teams and sporting events.”In October, GiG, which already powers the Hard Rock online casino offering in New Jersey, signed a letter of intent with the casino and hotel operator for the launch of a sports betting product in the state. It was announced that Hard Rock will have the full suite of GiG sports betting services at its disposal, including GiG Sports Connect, GiG Trader and GiG Goal.GiG was given approval to operate in New Jersey by the state’s Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) last June.The launch of the sportsbook comes ahead of this weekend’s Super Bowl, the showpiece, season-ending event of the NFL American football league. The Los Angeles Rams play the New England Patriots on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.Image: Farragutful 31st January 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Companies: GiGcenter_img Regions: US New Jersey Tags: Online Gambling Casino & games The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City in New Jersey has rolled out its new land-based and online sportsbook in partnership with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG). Email Addresslast_img read more

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Gamstop names Beerling and Watts as non-executive directors

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland The UK’s national self-exclusion database Gamstop has appointed Kevin Beerling and Dr Jo Watts as independent non-executive directors with immediate effect. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling 11th March 2019 | By contenteditor Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Gamstop names Beerling and Watts as non-executive directors Gamstop has appointed Kevin Beerling and Dr Jo Watts as independent non-executive directors with immediate effect.Beerling joins the UK-focused, industry-managed national online self-exclusion database having most recently served as group finance director of employment, skills, care and education-focused charity the Prospects Group.In his new role with Gamstop, Beerling will take on a number of responsibilities, including governance support for legal services, risk management, human resources and the service’s information and communications technology.Watts joins the Gamstop board having spent much of the last 15 years working in customer analytics and risk management.Currently overseeing the running of data science company Effini, Watts will use her industry knowledge to help the Gamstop scheme grow and develop.Gamstop independent chair Jenny Watson has said the double appointment will support the organisation’s goals of broadening the scheme’s governance and also providing a trusted environment for stakeholders as it works towards becoming a UK licence condition.“We are delighted that these two exceptional leaders in their fields have agreed to lend their expertise to this important project; I am very much looking forward to working with them in the future,” Watson said.Both Beerling and Watts join Gamstop shortly after the scheme was subject to criticism for flaws within its identity verification processes.In January, a BBC Radio 5 Live investigation highlighted a number of flaws in the system, namely the fact that a gambler who had self-excluded was able to bypass the process by simply changing their user details.At the time, GamStop accepted such flaws are a concern and said it was working to improve the solution.GamStop is free of charge for users and provides the option to self-exclude from online gaming activities for six months, one or five years. Having launched in April last year, more than 50,000 UK residents have since used the service to block access to gambling sites.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Email Addresslast_img read more

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NetEnt and Greentube set for Swiss igaming growth

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Tech & innovation Email Address NetEnt has been certified to launch its online gaming content with a number of operators in Switzerland, while Greentube has expanded its presence in the country by striking a new deal with Casino Davos.Stockholm-listed NetEnt was awarded the ISO 27001 global standard covering information security management, allowing it to roll out its content for the igaming brands operated by Grand Casino Luzern and Grand Casino Baden.The Grand Casino Luzern is running on the Paf platform, while the Grand Casino Baden is powered by Gamanza.NetEnt said it is also on track to go live with a number of other licensed Swiss operators in the coming months.“The ISO 27001 certification is an important acknowledgment for us and is the result of dedicated and hard work from our team,” NetEnt Malta managing director Henrik Fagerlund said. “We pride ourselves on being a reliable, trustworthy and secure partner to customers and players.“We continue to deliver on our strategy to grow by strengthening our position in regulated markets.”Meanwhile, Greentube, the interactive arm of Novomatic, has launched a range of its content with Casino777.ch, the online brand of Switzerland’s Casino Davos.An initial selection of games including the Super Cherry series have gone live via iSoftBet’s platform, with other Greentube content to be added later in April.The latest integration builds Greentube’s client base in the country, with the supplier already powering Grand Casino Luzern’s mycasino.ch website.“Thanks to our strong land-based heritage in Switzerland, the unrivalled performance of our content and the diversity of our offering we have quickly cemented our position as the top supplier in the newly regulated online market,” Greentube chief games officer Michael Bauer said.Christoph Pychynski, director for Casino Davos at Casino777, added: “The online market is growing at a rapid rate, and we are looking forward to collaborating with Greentube further to ensure our platform offers a top-quality online casino experience with the best games available for our expanding player base to enjoy.” NetEnt and Greentube set for Swiss igaming growth Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter NetEnt has been certified to launch its online gaming content with a number of operators in Switzerland, while Greentube has expanded its presence in the country by striking a new deal with Casino Davos. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Switzerland 8th April 2020 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

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ICE North America Digital: Day 5 round-up

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter ICE North America Digital concluded with a look to the future through a discussion of esports and innovation, and featured a very special guest, with New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement director Dave Rebuck joining the discussions. First up was Rahul Sood, founder of esports betting specialist Unirkn and Seth Schorr of Fifth Street Gaming (pictured below respectively) discussing how the bricks and mortar industry can rebound after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, while embracing new products and technology.Schorr pointed that the Las Vegas has constantly reinvented itself over the years, underpinned by a focus on delivering “great in-person experiences”. But he admitted that in a state with 70-80% of revenue coming from gaming, it has faced a significant hit from the crisis, and the short-term outlook was far form positive. He warned that any business or property that was experiencing difficulties before Covid-19 hit was very unlikely to reopen in the post-pandemic environment. Looking ahead, he predicted that products such as esports and virtuals would become a bigger component of operators’ entertainment offering. Sood suggested this was something regulators were aware of, and had been “more than accommodating” in helping Unirkn work its way through licensing processes. While its core business has been esports betting, it is now evolving to cover new forms of gambling, such as virtual sports. He pointed out that customers rarely have any deep level of engagement with current virtuals products. “You’re just placing a bet then letting it go,” he said. “There’s been a shift to make it more interesting, with new graphics, but we felt that wasn’t enough.”Unirkn is therefore looking to build ongoing engagement by creating digital thoroughbreds, which have different bloodlines to give them different strengths and weaknesses, and can be bred, traded and raced. “We’re not trying to make them look like real horses, we’re creating racetracks on the Las Vegas Strip, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, trying to create what racing in 2140 looks like,” he said. While Schorr said this would certainly add to the experience, it would be even more engaging when enjoyed with others. “That’s something the online experience will never be able to offer. We can’t forget about the value of brick and mortar,” he said “It is going to be tough for the next six to 12 months, but it will be lack.”Sood was hopeful of Las Vegas rebounding. He pointed out the huge investment in the city, not to mention a number of sports franchises moving there, as some of an ever-increasing number of reasons for visitors to return as soon as the pandemic eased.NJ takes centre stage In a wrap-up session, special guest and Director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement David Rebuck (pictured centre in picture below right surrounded by the week’s moderators) focused on the success of online casino in New Jersey, and questioned why other states had not taken steps towards regulating the vertical.“As regulators, many of us would argue that the controls and standards we have in play on the online side of the house are superior to a brick-and-mortar establishment,” Rebuck said. “The data we have, the information, the ability to verify their identity to the utmost degree is all so much better. You cannot be anonymous online.“Nobody can say the regulatory systems for overseeing online gambling are weak.”Rebuck added that online gambling had been thriving in New Jersey since land-based venues shut down.“Obviously we were zeroed out on retail operations, but our online operations had some staggeringly impressive numbers,” Rebuck said. “If the monthly numbers were to continue at that pace, it’s an industry that would surpass $1bn annually.“Whether that continues when retail comes back, I think that’s unknown.”Moving to the long-term effects of Covid-19, Clarion Gaming director of industry insight and engagement Ewa Bakun said the shutdown was the perfect opportunity to innovate.“This is the time to pause, but also to innovate, partly because the industry might be forced into it,” Bakun said. “The big question to me is about the sustainability of products like virtuals and esports that the industry has been talking about for a long time.”Clarion Gaming non-executive director Michael Caselli said he feared the virus would lead to less innovation than it should.“We have a tendency to do things quarter-by-quarter,” Caselli said. “If things worked in the last quarter then that’s good enough for us. I’m worried that when things open up again, we’ll just go back to normal.”Jason Rosenberg, chief executive and founder of American iGaming Solutions, said anyone looking at New Jersey would see that things should not return to normal.“The answer is to look at the results in New Jersey. Not just online gaming, even social gaming. It’s allowing brands to take in revenue and interact with players.”Read iGB North America’s round-ups of day one, two and three. If you’d like to explore these topics and more with your peers and a host of leading expert speakers, remember all sessions are available on demand. Find out more and register free here. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Skill Games Video Gaming ICE North America Digital concluded with a look to the future through a discussion of esports and innovation, and featured a very special guest, with New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement director Dave Rebuck joining the discussions.  15th May 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: US Casino & games ICE North America Digital: Day 5 round-up Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Video gaming Email Addresslast_img read more

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Regulatory round-up: Louisiana and New York discuss betting expansion

first_img Email Address 16th March 2021 | By contenteditor In Louisiana, a ballot measure has paved the way for lawmakers to regulate the vertical, while in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has thrown his support behind online expansion. Regulatory round-up: Louisiana and New York discuss betting expansion Regions: US Louisiana New York Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting ICE365 Content Series Regulation Online sports betting Retail sports betting Sports betting regulation ICE365 Content Series Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Joseph Addabbo Regulatory Round-up Louisiana Gaming Control Board This session brings together two figures heavily involved in those processes. New York Senator Joseph Addabbo has been a vocal proponent for a liberal online market, while Louisiana Gaming Control Board chair Mike Noel will be responsible for promulgating rules in that state. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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Why blockchain technology company FYX is important for esports betting

first_img Tags: Esports Blockchain Cryptocurrency Player-to-player betting is innovative, but FYX is leveraging its blockchain know-how towards other services too. Its partnership with Unikrn is a joint venture to bring FYX’s gambling products to the mainstream. However, betting operators have a lot more to gain from implementing blockchain technology with FYX and similar companies. Topics: Esports esports betting 6th May 2021 | By contenteditor The blockchain is highly relevant to several of esports’ most significant problems. Cheating and match-fixing concerns have blemished the sector’s public image, but the security of the blockchain could reverse that reputation. The sheer pace of esports can strain operator resources, but digital ledgers improve both automation and security. Blockchain-focused companies such as FYX are already valuable partners, but their value will increase even more as blockchain is further adopted. By Kenneth Williams Overview of FYX and its partnership with Unikrn Bets made on CryptoFights, FYX’s proprietary player-versus-player betting game, will also be hosted and recorded on a fancy new blockchain. Wagers made on Unikrn’s sportsbooks and their outcomes will also be recorded on Unikrn Virtual. The process will be entirely automated thanks to clever engineering from FYX. Partnerships between blockchain companies and betting operators could become a common occurrence thanks to the overlap. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Headquartered in North Carolina, FYX is a unique gaming betting platform where players can place wagers on their own matches. Originally called Kronoverse, the project is set to be released sometime in 2021 and will automatically facilitate tournaments with real cash prizes. The service is powered and recorded over the blockchain, providing security and transparency for player-to-player matches.  How is FYX bringing value to esports betting operators? FYX and esports betting operator Unikrn have announced the development of a new blockchain-based esports betting platform. What’s next for blockchain and esports betting? Logistics and integrity are the two major roadblocks preventing esports betting operators from offering more products in the space. Unikrn Virtual is the esports-exclusive bookies’ answer. Esports betting operators are already aware of the value of cryptocurrency. Quick and cheap transfers make it a preferred tender, and its connection to the blockchain protects both bettors and oddsmakers. Converting the system to track wagers is a logical step.  Why blockchain technology company FYX is important for esports betting Esports CrytpoFights, and its Unikrn Virtual hosting, is also something that betting operators should consider. Esports fans are much more likely to actively play their favourite game than traditional sports bettors. Skill-based gambling games like CryptoFights are much more appealing to esports fans than the simple, predetermined fare that currently populates digital casinos. Operators don’t need to extend themselves into game development, but skill-based PvP betting games could be the next big thing. FYX and Unikrn’s partnership isn’t solely focused on wager recording, though. The pair are breaking new ground in a market that other companies have only touched on. FYX first rose to prominence with its player-versus-player betting game CryptoFights, a one-on-one RPG-style duel based on Dungeons and Dragons combat. The combat RPG will now be hosted on Unikrn Virtual. Players duel each other for real cryptocurrency prizes and can sell loot to other users for real money. The two companies’ strategic partnership will produce blockchain-based wager recording and bring FYX’s premier title CryptoFights to the Unikrn network. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

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