Rivalry Expands Casino Offering with Entry into Slots Category

Custom-Branded Slots Catalog on Casino.exe Leans into Early-2000’s Internet Nostalgia to Strategically Differentiate Product Experience, Enhance iGaming Audience Capture and Retention

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rivalry Corp. (the “Company” or “Rivalry”) (TSXV: RVLY) (OTCQX: RVLCF) (FSE: 9VK), the leading sportsbook and iGaming operator for Millennials and Gen Z, today released a custom-branded slots category on its interactive casino platform, Casino.exe.

“Rivalry’s entry into the casino segment last year has quickly grown into a meaningful source of player activity and revenue,” said Steven Salz, Co-Founder and CEO, Rivalry. “Slots are far-and-away one of the most popular online casino genres and will markedly complement our existing iGaming offering in terms of both betting handle and player satisfaction. We’ve also maintained our high product standard by uniquely incorporating slots into our proprietary Casino.exe platform, which will allow us to continue scaling our iGaming catalog without compromising the premium experiences that users come to Rivalry for.”

The release will add more than two dozen slot-style games to Rivalry’s fast-growing casino offering, which generated C$57.5 million in betting handle in Q2 2023. The addition of slots will support greater capture and retention of the iGaming audience, which is estimated to be approximately 14% larger than online sports betting on a global basis.


Rivalry Slots leans into early-2000's internet nostalgia to further differentiate the Company's
product experience and enhance iGaming audience capture and retention.

Rivalry Slots features its own custom-branded page within Casino.exe, leaning into early-2000’s internet design to present games to users in a unique and relevant visual environment. The slots page includes several interactive elements and Easter eggs intended to surprise and delight users as well as differentiate Rivalry’s overarching product suite by weaving entertainment into the betting experience.

“Our product philosophy is at its core about creating fundamentally entertaining experiences,” said David King, Director of Product Design, Rivalry. “Rivalry Slots delivers that entertainment factor by wrapping an ordinary product in design nostalgia to not only be relevant to a young Millennial or Gen Z customer, but also strategically differentiate our offering from the countless other online casinos players have to choose from.”

Rivalry’s slots category is available today in most of its international markets and will be released in Ontario in the coming weeks.

About Rivalry
Rivalry Corp. wholly owns and operates Rivalry Limited, a leading sport betting and media company offering fully regulated online wagering on esports, traditional sports, and casino for the next generation of fans. Based in Toronto, Rivalry operates a global team in more than 20 countries and growing. Rivalry Limited has held an Isle of Man license since 2018, considered one of the premier online gambling jurisdictions. Rivalry also holds a sports bookmaker license in Australia and an internet gaming registration in Ontario, and is currently in the process of obtaining additional country licenses. Rivalry’s sportsbook is built on a proprietary tech stack and features a variety of originally developed products geared for Millennial and Gen Z fans including Same Game Combos, an esports parlay product, original casino games, and an interactive casino platform, Casino.exe.

Company Contact:
Steven Salz, Co-founder & CEO

Investor Contact:
Oakstrom Advisors
Jeff Codispodi

Media Contact:
Cody Luongo, PR & Communications

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Source: Rivalry Corp.

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