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Daniel Sebag retires as CFO of Amaya Inc

Further to today’s corporate update on its revised full-year 2016 guidance, the governance of Toronto TSX-listed Amaya Inc has informed stakeholders and the media that Daniel Sebag has retired from his leadership role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Sebag leaves Amaya following ten years’ service as Amaya’s first ever CFO. Announcing his departure, Amaya governance stated that Sebag had played a ... Read More »

LeoVegas announces sponsorship deal with Leicester Tigers

LeoVegas has made a ‘statement of intent’ by announcing a sponsorship deal with one of UK’s most decorated rugby clubs, Leicester Tigers. The company has been revealed as the ‘Official Betting and Gaming Partner’ for the two-time European Cup winners and 10-time English league champions. The three-year deal from January 2017 will include the online casino’s brand logo on the ... Read More »

Scientific Games completes $20 million acquisition of DEQ Systems

Issuing a corporate update Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SCG) has confirmed that it has completed its $20 million acquisition of industry progressive systems and table games manufacturer DEQ Systems Corp (deal first announced September 2016). Updating investors, SCG governance stated that DEQ’s current gaming inventory would be integrated within the firm’s existing services portfolio, boosting SCG’s provisions in proprietary table ... Read More »

Stanleybet launches €12.5 million ‘virtual events’ claim against Cypriot government

European gambling operator Stanleybet is suing the government of Cyprus for breaching European Union trade and business policies. Filing a claim under Stanleybet Malta, the operator is seeking compensation in excess of €12.5 million for loss of operating profits, legal costs and restriction of services relating to the ‘2012 Betting Law’ which banned wagering on Virtual Sports terminals. Furthermore, Stanleybet ... Read More »

Lennart Gillberg – Spiffx – My ICE 2017

My ICE 2017

Lennart Gillberg is the founder of Spiffx, the betting exchange which is using ICE 2017 to promote the launch of its B2B white label product, Take5Live. We caught up with him to find out more about his preparation for 7-9 February, where to find him, and why his company puts so much emphasis on the event. How I prepare for ... Read More »

OPTIMA to showcase award-winning I-Shop at ICE

OPTIMA MGS is preparing to exhibit at the ICE Totally Gaming exhibition on the back of a successful year culminating in the winning of an award for its retail technology. OPTIMA MGS won the Innovation in Retail Betting – Best Retail Betting Product at December’s SBC Awards for its I-Shop product, which had already led to queues of industry experts ... Read More »

GBGA dealt ‘one entity’ blow in UK tax challenge

European Court of Justice Advocate General Maciej Szpunar has dealt a blow to the legal challenge brought by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) against the UK HMRC’s 2014 new tax regime on online gambling duties. Detailing his opinion on GBGA’s ongoing challenge, Szpunar stated that British overseas territory Gibraltar and the UK should be treated as ‘one entity’ with regards to ... Read More »

Boylesports extends sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s racing coverage

Irish independent bookmaker Boylesports has confirmed that it will extend its sponsorship of RTÉ Sport’s horse racing coverage for a further year. As part of its sports content, Irish national broadcaster RTÉ has at present 24 days of racing coverage including popular races the Irish Grand National, Irish Champion Stakes and The Irish derby, as well as festival coverage of ... Read More »

Betway offers 3/1 on Crouch celebrating 100th goal with Robot

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Betway has offered odds of 3/1 on Peter Crouch reproducing the iconic ‘Robot’ dance celebration when he scores his 100th Premier League goal. Last week, the 42-times capped England international scored his 36th Premier League goal for Stoke City, and his 99th in total, to move just one short of joining the illustrious 100 club. More than a decade on ... Read More »

Djokovic defeat opens the door for Murray in Melbourne

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Novak Djokovic’s surprise five-set defeat to Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open has opened the door for Andy Murray to claim a first title in Melbourne. The five-time beaten finalist and world number one is now odds on with the bookmakers to lift the trophy in the Rod Laver Arena on 29 January. However, it is ... Read More »