NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gaming Nation, Inc. today announced a new brand identity that represents
a significant step in the evolution of the Company. The new name, Ascend
FS (“Ascend FS” or the “Company”), reflects the success of the
fast-growing software technology company and its increasingly prominent
position within the sports and entertainment gaming sector. Ascend FS
continues to be the industry leader in providing games of chance,
including raffles and sports betting systems, to clients across North
America and Europe.
“As the market leader in the games of chance, Ascend FS is at the center
of the rapidly developing sports betting landscape in the U.S. and
across the globe,” said Daniel Lewis, CEO of Ascend FS. “As always, we
are committed to providing our clients with turnkey solutions for their
charitable fundraising, sports betting, and data management needs.”
Continued Lewis, “50/50 raffles have shifted from being only an in-venue
raffle solution to include online gaming lottery with jackpots of over
$1 million. On November 27, 2018, the Vancouver Canucks’ 50/50 raffle
set a new sports world record by raising $1.4 million dollars. Ascend
worked in partnership with the Canucks to guarantee a minimum prize for
the winner, while also raising money for the Canucks for Kids charity
network. During that one single event, over 60,000 tickets were sold
online and in-venue. Not only was this a terrific fan experience on
behalf of our client, but it was an opportunity to showcase our
Ascend.DMS platform, which is one of the best fundraising and commercial
sponsorship tools in British Columbia. Heading into 2019, we believe
Ascend FS is well positioned to continue its success.”
Ascend FS offers a unique platform of services to its clients, including
its core products:
- Ascend.5050— formerly known as 5050 Central, Ascend.5050 is a
digital fundraising platform that allows clients to operate digital
50/50 Raffles both in-venue and on-line.
- Ascend Raffle— the leading online raffle/sweepstakes platform
where foundations and charitable organizations are able to raise money
by raffling one of a kind experiences and items.
- Ascend.DMS— data management platform that allows clients to
securely manage their customer information for fundraising and
commercial marketing opportunities.
- BD Sport— the world’s largest in-stadium sports wagering
company, specializing in bookmaking, operations, brand activation,
sponsorship solicitation, and integration.
Ascend FS works closely with hundreds of clients across North America
and Europe, including iconic rightsholders like the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA,
MLS, CHL, NLL, CFL and NCAA, as well as marquee NASCAR events, PGA
tournaments and charitable organizations. Additionally, Ascend is a
partner to 30 Soccer Clubs including European Premier League teams such
as Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.
About Ascend FSAscend Fundraising Solutions (FS), formerly
Gaming Nation Inc., is a fast-growing software technology company that
is the industry leader in data driven charitable fundraising solutions,
including raffle and sports betting systems. With offices in New York,
Toronto and the UK, we deliver our products to over 450 clients
globally, including some of the most iconic brands across the sports
For more information visit, www.AscendFS.com.
About Orange Capital VenturesOrange Capital Ventures GP, LP
is a New York based investment manager. Mr. Daniel Lewis, founder and
Managing Partner, was the Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
of Orange Capital, LLC, from 2005-2016. Other principals of Orange
Capital include Ankur Dharia, Shawn Canter, and Rhea Persaud.
Daniel LewisChief Executive Officer(416) 479-3873[email protected]
Gagnier CommunicationsDan Gagnier/ Lindsay Barber[email protected]