Latest News

Author Archives: Ted Menmuir

Wayne Shaw’s Sutton pie munch could land Sun Bets in hot water

The English Football Association (FA) and the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) are investigating Sutton United reserve goalkeeper Wayne Shaw for breaching football betting rules during yesterday’s FA Cup Fifth Round match against Arsenal FC. Before the match, which was broadcast on BBC1, new UK bookmaker Sun Bets had offered an 8/1 price on ‘Wayne Shaw to eat a pie live ... Read More »

Veni vidi vici…LeoVegas acquires Winga Italia for €6 million

  Stockholm Nasdaq-listed Leo Vegas Group (LeoVegas) has today announced that it has completed its first corporate acquisition by agreeing terms to purchase licensed Italian online casino operator Winga.it. Updating investors, LeoVegas governance has detailed that it has agreed a €6.1 million cash consideration to buy Winga.it and its related assets outright. In its acquisition note, LeoVegas detailed that Winga.it ... Read More »

Coral bags title sponsorship of Punchestown Gold Cup

UK bookmaker Coral has been confirmed as the new title sponsor of the Punchestown Gold Cup (Wednesday 26 April – County Kildare Ireland). As part of its contribution to the Punchestown Festival (25-29 April), Coral has boosted the Gold Cup prize fund by €50,000 to €250,000. The Gold Cup which dates back to the 1960’s is widely considered Punchestown Festival’s ... Read More »

Entrepreneur alert…Yggdrasil begins search for new Industry Dragons!

Industry content and platform provider Yggdrasil Gaming has launched a new business initiative ‘Yggdrasil Dragons’ that will engage, work with and support mutually beneficial partnerships between the supplier and other sector entrepreneurs and new businesses. The Yggdrasil Dragons programme will give its new partners access to Yggdrasil’s leading technical framework, robust licensing structure and further access to the firm’s operator ... Read More »

Cherry Gaming promotes Anders Holmgren to full CEO

The governance of European igaming operator Cherry AB has confirmed that ‘acting’ Chief Executive Anders Holmgren will take on full leadership duties of the firm with immediate effect. Last January, Holmgren was promoted to the role of interim CEO following the surprise departure of incumbent Fredrik Burvall due to ‘family reasons’. Updating investors this morning Cherry AB governance has moved ... Read More »

Bernard Marantelli – Colossus Bets – Building a Crowd Pleaser with Colossus Syndicates

Bringing new player engagement dynamics to its football pools product, Colossus Bets has announced the launch of its ‘Colossus Syndicates’ feature which will enable users to propose crowdfunded tickets which will compete for Colossus jackpots. Colossus Bets Founder & CEO Bernard Marantelli speaks to SBC on the challenges of developing an effective crowdfunded game for the sports betting market and how his ... Read More »

Ladbrokes Coral appoints Jason Scott as interim CEO of Ladbrokes Australia

Updating the market, Ladbrokes Coral Plc has confirmed the appointment of Jason Scott as Interim Chief Executive of the Ladbrokes Australia division. Scott’s promotion to CEO is further supported by the appointment of Greg Sedgwick as Non-Executive Director. The confirmed appointments, see Scott a veteran executive of Ladbrokes Australia promoted with immediate effect to interim-CEO, following the departure of Dean ... Read More »

GIG strengthens M&A growth strategy with SEK 400 million bond issuance

Further to yesterday’s announcement that Oslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group will enter the UK betting market launching its Nordic flagship betting brands Guts.com and Super Lenny. GIG governance has further detailed that the firm has secured a Nordic bond issuance of SEK 400 million (£35 million), which it will use to further exploit its ongoing M&A growth strategy. The Malta-based operator ... Read More »

ITV launches Racing App featuring £100,000 William Hill predictor game

UK broadcaster ITV has announced the launch of its new ITV Racing app sponsored by William Hill. The app which is currently available on the Apple iTunes store will complement ITV Sports racing coverage and will feature a £100,000 predictor game. Seeking to support its new racing coverage for 2017, ITV has added video clips, results, racing news plus a ... Read More »

Scout DFS announces major governance appointments in Blom & Ternström

New industry daily fantasy sports software supplier Scout Gaming Group (Scout) has announced the executive appointments of Rolf Blom as Chairman of the Board and Andreas Ternström as company Chief Executive. Seeking significant growth in the coming months, Scout has recruited former NetEnt Chairman and serial igaming/betting industry investor Rolf Blom as its first Chairman of the Board. Blom commented ... Read More »