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PIMS-SCA supports GRID’s new online ‘ESPORTS MILLION’ with prize coverage contract

Wed 19 Aug 2020 @ 11:21

PIMS-SCA have partnered with eSports data provider GRID to support the launch of their new online ESPORTS MILLION prediction initiative. The jackpot can be earned by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans predicting results during the Nine to Five event running through to September 2020.

eSports data provider GRID and online bookmaker Unikrn have partnered to launch ESPORTS MILLION, an initiative that offers the chance to win EUR1 million for predicting results in the Nine To Five tournament series of the popular, CS:GO (Counter Strike Global Offensive) game. This massive EUR1 million jackpot prize has been made possible for the first time due to a unique prize coverage contract provided by PIMS-SCA.

Matt Butcher, sales director of PIMS-SCA, said: “PIMS-SCA has always aimed to be a leader in prize coverage and promotional risk management. We were the first to provide prize insurance solutions for online lotteries, the first to insure text to win promotions and the first to insure prizes for sports prediction contests. Now with the support and trust of GRID we have another first to add to the collection. We wish GRID and Unikrn great success with the promotion, it should certainly generate some fantastic publicity and cement their position as leaders in the eSports industry.”

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Why and how to reseed progressives after a big jackpot win – in 4 minutes!

Mon 6 Jul 2020 @ 10:49

The video shows how operators can take advantage of a readily available solution to deliver much bigger jackpots for progressives.

PIMS-SCA’s solution shows how Operators can reseed Jackpots after a big win at levels above £5 Million for a fraction of the expected cost. In times of uncertainty it’s good to be certain of some things.

About PIMS-SCA

PIMS-SCA has been an established partner to the gaming industries for over 25 years. In that time they have helped deliver for some of the biggest names in the gaming, digital and lottery worlds. PIMS-SCA bring insurance expertise and secure technology together to package the right solution for clients looking to offer massive jackpot prizes.

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Is VAR ruining Football?

Thu 27 Feb 2020 @ 12:51

Mark Kimber

Well if you listen to the average football pundit the vast majority of them are saying yes VAR is ruining the game. And one of their main objections appears to be the number of goals being chalked off since VAR came into operation at the beginning of the season.

I was asked this week to analyse a new game that a customer wanted to put out with a jackpot prize as part of their Euro 2020 campaign. As part of that analysis I was tasked with looking at the number of goals scored in the Premiership over the last 3 seasons. Interestingly if you believe the pundits you would have thought that the average number of goals scored per game must be well down on previous seasons – but it isn’t. At the time of writing the average goals per season were:

  • 2019/2020 – 2.764
  • 2018/2019 – 2.821
  • 2017/2018 – 2.679

So, as you can see the average number of goals scored is very, very similar to last season and has actually increased on the 2017/2018 season. That got me thinking maybe VAR is having a hidden impact that we aren’t noticing – maybe defenders are less liable to foul an opponent as they know they will be found out and this more cautious approach allows a striker more opportunities?

Who really knows but things don’t appear to be as bad as people are making out.

I think Gary Neville was right when he said on SKY he had no problem with the Offside law and the VAR methodology – I agree you are either onside or offside – it doesn’t matter if it’s your big toe, your big nose or your forehead you are still offside and you should get over it and move on. No one complains about goal line technology ruling out a goal by 2mm so why should it be any different for offside? Now hand ball is more tricky – but as a Burnley FC supporter and following the events of the weekend I think the arm finishes at the very top of the shoulder – maybe not everyone agrees but BFC supports are loving VAR right now!

Enjoy the rest of the season in the knowledge you are still getting the same number of goals per game as you ever did.

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There’s no longer any excuse to reseed progressive at a lower level after a big jackpot win. Here’s why.

Wed 8 Jan 2020 @ 13:33

PIMS-SCA today released the second in their series of short videos for the Gaming Industry. Each video addresses a different issue faced by Gaming Operators and offers a potential solution. The current series looks at the problems faced by operators in growing a progressive jackpot after a big win – and how a solution is at hand.

The second video picks up from the first, and the challenge that posed for Gaming operators, who, having paid out on a big Jackpot, appear to be forced to reseed that Jackpot at a much lower, minimal base level.

The video shows how operators can take another route, by taking advantage of a readily available solution to deliver much bigger jackpots for progressives. PIMS-SCA’s solution shows how Operators can reseed their Jackpots after a big win at levels above £5Million for a fraction of the expected cost.

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PIMS-SCA video illuminates gaming-industry solutions

Thu 28 Nov 2019 @ 16:04

PIMS-SCA today released the first in a series of short videos for the Gaming Industry. Each will address a different issue faced by Gaming Operators and offers a potential solution.

The first, teaser video, “Bigger Jackpots Now – Part One”, challenges the notion that a Gaming operator, having paid out on a Jackpot, needs to reseed that Jackpot at a much lower, minimal base level.

The video asks whether it’s a matter of resistance, laziness or complacency that prevents operators seeking out an underused yet readily available solution to bigger jackpots for progressives. PIMS-SCA have a solution that is hinted at in “Bigger Jackpots Now – Part One” and will be explained more fully in video 2.

Using real life examples from major gaming operators PIMS-SCA shows how others are able to manage this but also show the fragility of that model.

About PIMS-SCA

PIMS-SCA has been an established partner to the gaming industries for over 25 years. In that time they have helped deliver for some of the biggest names in the gaming, digital and lottery worlds. PIMS-SCA bring insurance expertise and secure technology together to package the right solution for clients looking to offer massive jackpot prizes.

Further Info:

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