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A-list Appointment! Foxy Bingo recruits Heather Graham as new face of Foxy

FTSE-listed GVC Holdings has announced that Hollywood star Heather Graham will be the ‘face’ of UK subsidiary brand Foxy Bingo. Graham star of hit movies ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Boogie Nights’ will head Foxy Bingo’s latest £10 million UK marketing campaign and brand refresh. Foxy marketing detailed that the actress will head-up six ‘tongue-in-cheek’ commercials for the bingo brand. The first ... Read More »

Wynn appoints Craig S Billings as new CFO

Updating the market, US Nasdaq-listed casino operator Wynn Resorts (Wynn) has confirmed the appointment of Craig S Billings as the firm’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Billings is set to officially join Wynn on 1 March, taking over the senior executive role from incumbent Stephen Cootey who left the company last month to ‘pursue personal projects’. Reporting to Wynn governance, Billings ... Read More »

Betradar accredits Platin Gaming sports betting solutions

Malta-based industry full-service white label solutions supplier Platin Gaming has announced that sports and betting data specialist Betradar have certified seven core mechanisms of its sports betting system. Updating the market, Platin Gaming governance detailed that it had asked Betrader the industry’s leader in sports data provisions to review its white-label betting software, adding further reliability and authority for its B2B ... Read More »

Playtech BGT launches retail & digital crossover app BetTracker

Pushing industry omni-channel conversion, Playtech Plc’s sports betting division Playtech BGT is set to launch its BetTracker mobile app, allowing customers to transfer their sports bets to their mobile devices after placing them in-shop. The innovative app allows for retail to digital crossover, as customers can watch their bets progress and even cash them out on the Playtech system, which ... Read More »

William Hill – Can Jeremy Corbyn survive 2017 as Labour Party Leader?

The Labour Party maintaining its ‘heartland seat’ of Stoke-on-Trent, may have seen Jeremy Corbyn avoid complete political disaster last week. However, Labour’s leader still has a daunting task ahead of him if he is to stand as official Party representative for the next General Election. Growing unrest in ‘camp Labour’ regarding leadership has led to senior party officials denying numerous ... Read More »

Industry first…Pinnacle opens market on CrossFit Open 2017

Curacao and Malta-licensed sports betting operator Pinnacle has declared ‘another industry first’, by taking wagers on the ‘CrossFit Open 2017’. Pinnacle states that it is the first bookmaker to offer odds on the sport of Crossfit, which incorporates ‘high-intensity fitness programs with aerobic sports training and muscle conditioning exercises’. Sponsored by Reebok Fitness, the Crossfit competition aims to find ‘the ... Read More »

Appeal loss sees Ladbrokes hit with £70 million HMRC tax charge

UK business news sources have reported this weekend, that bookmaker Ladbrokes has been hit with a £70 million tax charge relating to an overturned UK Revenue & Customs (HMRC) ‘2008 tax avoidance’ scheme. The UK Tax Tribunal stated that Ladbrokes Group and its auditor Deloitte knowingly exploited a 2008 tax loophole relating to loans between corporations and third parties to ... Read More »

Betfair – La La Land 5/4 to break Oscars ‘most wins’ record

As Hollywood’s A-list prepares for the 89th Academy Awards this Sunday night, movie insiders are pondering whether Damien Chazelle’s romantic musical comedy ‘La La Land’ will break the ‘most Oscars won by a movie’ record. La La Land a film described as a ‘love letter’ to classic Hollywood productions, has equalled the most Oscar nominations record set by ‘Titanic’ (1997) ... Read More »

Instant Win Gaming (IWG) appoints Leon Thomas as Commercial lead

Industry specialist instant win games provider Instant Win Gaming (IWG) has confirmed the appointment of Leon Thomas as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Thomas joins IWG from Rank Group subsidiary Mecca Digital where he served as Chief Operating Officer (2016-2017). Updating the market, IWG management stated that it had strengthened its executive team by adding Thomas, an industry commercial ... Read More »

Clarion Gaming – Lee Richardson to head up Totally Gaming’s ‘Sportsbook Management Academy’

Industry events’ organiser Clarion Gaming, has today confirmed that Lee Richardson will head up the launch and content of its ‘Sportsbook Management Academy’ for its Totally Gaming Academy program. Forming part of the Totally Gaming Academy’s twenty yearly education courses, the new Sportsbook Management Academy seeks to train and develop industry stakeholders on sports betting operations, business models and sector ... Read More »