Gaming Technologies, Inc. (OTC: GMGT), also known as Gametech, uses their proprietary gaming platform to enable land-based casinos, consumer brands, and media companies to launch a branded online gambling presence. Online gambling is a rapidly growing industry, projected to reach $123.7 billion by 2027. Gaming Technologies, a US-based gaming software provider with offices in NY, London and Mexico City, is well positioned to grab market share internationally with excellent product offerings and the ability to secure high-end sponsorships. In addition to favorable market forces, Gaming Technologies boasts zero debt, has good cash flow, and based on their growth, is a value pick in their industry.
Betting on Gaming Technologies
Proprietary Platform – Gaming Technologies provides best-in-class content and games. But what sets them apart from competitors is the platform itself. This proprietary platform includes: AI personalization to enhance customer experience, an intuitive backend management system, powerful acquisition tools to capture new customers, and is easily scalable.
Growing Markets – Online gambling is projected to reach $123.7 billion by 2027. New laws are increasing US adoption of online betting (with 28% of states already allowing online gambling in some form), while the European market is expected to sustain a CAGR of 9.2% through 2025. Finally, the rapidly shifting laws of South American countries are expected to bring over 300 million more potential customers to the market by 2022.
Building Global Brands – Gaming Technologies owns and operates Vale.mx, the online gambling site built for Big Bola. This ownership model gives them returns from gaming fees, as well as equity in the brand overall. As the player base grows, Gaming Technologies benefits by being able to steer the overall direction of the brand and online business opportunities, turning their partners into global brands.
Leveraging Sponsorships – Celebrity sponsorships can go a long way to gaining new customers, retaining current players, and bringing a sense of legitimacy to these operations. Gaming Technologies has quite the heavy hitter in Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, the Super Middleweight Champion boxer, as an exclusive sponsorship that covers the US and LATAM markets. Most recently defeating opponent Billy Joe Saunders, Canelo is widely considered to be the pound-for-pound #1 boxer currently fighting. Securing this endorsement is a big win for Gaming Technologies, and it speaks to their ability to leverage influential personalities to gain market share. It wouldn’t surprise us to see other respected personalities promoting Gaming Technologies’ partners all across the globe sometime soon.
Experienced Leadership – The leadership at Gaming Technologies has well over 100 years of combined experience. Some of their past achievements include; taking 9 companies public, founding a company that now has a turnover of over £2.88 billion, being inducted into the American Gaming Hall of Fame, changing the landscape of low-cost online gambling, winning awards for TV production, and managing over $100 million of investments. Gaming Technologies is in very capable hands, with plenty of practice making waves in the gaming industry.
A New Way to Gamble
Online gambling, gaming, and sports betting are exploding in popularity. With 2.2 billion mobile gamers worldwide, and the market expected to exceed $100 billion dollars in just a few years, it’s a good time to get in on an upward trend.
Gaming Technologies, Inc. (OTC: GMGT) is capitalizing on the increasing interest in online gambling by providing land-based casinos and other brands a superior gaming platform, designed to capture and retain a strong customer base.
Until recently, gambling was limited to physical places like casinos, horse tracks, and other small venues. While it remained lucrative, the geographical regulations restricted the nature of the business. Gambling laws still prevent online gambling from being truly worldwide, but that is changing rapidly as more and more states/countries legalize it in one form or another. These brick-and-mortar businesses don’t usually have the know-how to transition to online gaming, which is where Gaming Technologies is able to step in and provide massive value.
Interested brands partner with Gaming Technologies, who provide a platform and branded content, in exchange for a portion of the revenue. It’s a win-win. This business model has proven to be quite successful for Gaming Technologies, who is rapidly expanding in international markets.
Huge Opportunity in US and South America
In 2018, the US Supreme Court decided a case that granted any state that wished to, the ability to legalize sports betting. Now, in states that have allowed it, over 80% of sports bets are placed online. This creates an excellent environment for companies like Gaming Technologies to thrive.
New Jersey may be the best indicator for what’s to come. The state boasts over a dozen legal and licensed online casino sites that generate more than $225 million per year. Each one of those online gaming sites requires a platform, either homespun or provided by a third party like Gaming Technologies. To put the opportunity in perspective, the population of New Jersey represents only 8 million of the 200 million+ mobile gamers in the US.
Meanwhile, there is just as much opportunity in South America. Each country has different laws surrounding online gambling, but just like with the US, those regulations are changing to favor companies like Gaming Technologies. Mexico and Columbia are fully regulated with 32 operators serving 210 million people, Chile and Brazil are discussing legislation and may have legalization as early as 2022, and Peru and Argentina allow local permits.
Gaming Technologies has already been able to capitalize on the growing markets in South America. A recent contract with Big Bola Casinos, one of the largest land-based casinos in Mexico, is their first big foray into the market. Gaming technologies is providing Big Bola with the online platform, called Vale.mx, that includes all of their proprietary outreach and retention. They have populated the platform with 700 premier games, and were able to develop and launch the easily scalable platform in record time.
Big Bola’s Director of Operations, Emilio Quiros, said this in a recent press release,”Mexico is the leading gaming market in Latin America and is also ranked as the 12th largest market worldwide. The timing is ideal to launch Vale.mx and offer a fresh, exciting online platform featuring many of the newest, most innovative online casino games. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with Jason Drummond and his team at Gametech.”
The excitement doesn’t stop there. If you’re a boxing fan, you know that Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is one of the most exciting boxers in the world. The Super Middleweight Champion comes with a passionate fanbase, and he’s now the brand ambassador for Vale.mx, putting the eyes of his 9 million instagram followers on the new platform.
This promo already has over 5 million views on youtube, and has been posted across Canelo’s social media, where it will gain even more. It’s the ability to secure these types of celebrity endorsements, hyperspecific to regional fanbases, that we think will take Gaming Technologies’ projects over the top when entering new markets.
Gaming Technologies, Inc’s Online Mexico Casino Brand, Vale, Announces Brand Ambassador and Endorsement Partnership with Reining WBC and WBA Super Middleweight Boxing Champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
Canelo to wear Vale.net logo on boxing shorts in the upcoming WBA, WBC, WBO Super Middleweight Unification Title Fight against Billy Joe Saunders on May 8, 2021- Gaming Technologies, Inc. (OTC PINK:GMGT) (‘Gametech’), a software platform provider and owner of the Mexico-based interactive regulated online casino and sports betting and gaming brand www.Vale.mx, announced today a one-year endorsement and brand ambassadorship agreement with Mexican boxing champion and icon, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, to help promote and endorse the Vale brand in the United States and Latin America. Alvarez is one of today’s most popular boxers and is currently ranked the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world by nearly all boxing publications. Canelo’s social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter total more than 15 million followers.
Alvarez will defend his super middleweight WBA, WBC and The Ring championship belts at 168-pounds on May 8, 2021, against the WBO titleholder Billy Joe Saunders. As part of the endorsement and brand ambassadorship agreement, Canelo will wear boxing shorts during the fight that prominently display the Vale logo.
The international deal with Canelo will also include TV commercials, advertising, and social media posts.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez commented, ‘I’m excited to be the public face and endorsement champion for Vale, the first online casino and sports betting brand I have ever personally agreed to work with on a long-term basis. The title fight on May 8th will be just the start of working together, and I can proudly say I’m associated with Vale.mx.’
Commenting on the announcement, Jason Drummond, founder and CEO of Gametech, stated, ‘We are thrilled to partner with the immensely popular Canelo, who will spearhead our awareness and branding campaigns for Vale. Canelo is an iconic figure among many Mexicans, and there are 3.5 million Mexican citizens expected to see the Vale logo on his boxing shorts during his upcoming title fight on May 8th. That alone represents tremendous market awareness for Vale’.
Gametech owns and operates Vale.mx under Big Bola Casino’s existing SEGOB license. Big Bola is one of only 14 operators legally authorized to offer legal betting and online casino services in Mexico. Now Vale.mx is positioned to become one of the leading online casinos and sports books in Mexico.
Mexico is the leading gaming market in Latin America. The country is ranked as the 12th largest market worldwide and is regarded as one of the fastest growing gaming markets, benefitting from being the only market next to the United States to offer legal limited casino gaming. ResearchAndMarkets.com recently issued a report stating the global online gambling market is expected to reach USD $127.3 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 11.5% from 2020 to 2027. According to studies, Mexico has around 55.8 million players, who spent approximately USD $1.6 billion in 2018 and USD $1.8 billion in 2019.
Bet on the Bunny
Canello Alvarez isn’t the only high-level partnership that Gaming Technologies has been able to secure, and the most recent feather in their cap could more accurately be called bunny ears. Gaming Technologies has partnered with Playboy to launch a mobile Rummy game in the quickly growing Indian market.
Gaming Technologies will build and launch the game, using the name recognition of Playboy to capture customers. The iconic Playboy brand boasts an impressive 97% unaided global brand recognition, and drives more than $3 billion of sales across 180 countries.
The opportunity for major expansion here is exciting, as the online gaming industry in India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 40% to $2.8 billion by 2022, up from $1.1 billion in 2019, according to a Deloitte India report. Another future opportunity is fantasy sports, which is expected to reach over $5 billion by 2023.
Jason Drummond, founder and CEO stated, “We are thrilled to partner with Playboy and use its iconic brand to launch real money mobile skill-based games in India. We believe that this deal will help to further expand Playboy’s direct-to-consumer reach. The potential market for online games of skill in India is still developing, and we believe that through this partnership, we can create a substantial presence in the Indian market.”
Between boxing superstars and iconic brands, we’re excited to see who Gaming Technologies teams up with next.
The COVID-19 Pandemic had far-reaching impacts across multiple industries. The shut-downs were especially tricky to navigate, as people were required to stay home for safety. One of the side-effects of these stay-at-home initiatives was, simply put, boredom. After all, there’s only so many times you can rewatch Friends.
Across the globe, people turned to mobile games like never before. During peak pandemic, game downloads were up 50% in France, Italy, and the UK. In March of 2020, the US averaged 300 million hours of gaming per week. Worldwide, there was a 25% increase in time spent on apps from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020. It’s clear that mobile gaming became a way people disconnected and recharged, and it appears that the gaming trend will continue even after things get back to “normal”.
All of which is good for Gaming Technologies. The need is clearly there for dynamic games that people enjoy playing, and the ability to assist traditional casinos and sports books in the online transition will be crucial going forward. Gaming Technologies is positioned to be a leader in making that transition, following the changes brought on by the pandemic.
Recent Press Releases
- Gaming Technologies, Inc’s Online Mexico Casino Brand, Vale, Announces Brand Ambassador and Endorsement Partnership with Reining WBC and WBA Super Middleweight Boxing Champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez
- Gaming Technologies, Inc., in Partnership with Big Bola Casinos, to Launch Vale.mx, a New Branded Online Casino and Sports Betting Platform in Mexico
- Gaming Technologies, Inc. Presents at the Q1 Virtual Investor Summit
Major Upside for Gaming Technologies
Gaming Technologies is perfectly positioned for growth. They have successfully launched a new platform in Mexico with rockstar sponsorship, boast a proven track record in Europe, and are making great strides in the US. With zero debt on the balance sheet, and cash on hand, they’re poised to expand operations. When we compare them to similar companies like DraftKings or GAN, we see how it’s possible for a well-run gaming company to reach a billion dollar valuation in no time at all. We’re betting on Gaming Technologies.
Founder & CEO
Jason Drummond has an exceptional track record of founding and building successful companies, including 12 Internet and tech businesses over the last 19 years. He’s also led the IPO of 9 of his companies on European Stock Exchanges since 1999 and has had 3 of the best performing shares on the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) AIM market. In the gaming and gambling space, Jason founded Gaming Corporation plc (LSE:GMC), a leading internet media and gambling affiliate business focused on the gaming sector. In 2005, Gaming Corporation raised $17.42M and acquired Gambling.com for $20M.
Head of Corporate Regulatory Strategy
Darin Oliver has over 30 years of experience in senior financial and commodity roles with UBS, Bear Stearns, Drexel Burnham Lamber and Societe Generele in New York, Chicago, Paris, Tokyo and London. Darin has owned his own SEC/FINRA regulated Broker-Dealer in Boston. From 2012-2015, Darin was Deputy Director of Licensing at the Alderney Gambling and Control Commission, handling licensing and investigations of offshore regulated gaming companies including casino, sports and lottery.
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