Andrew McCarron

Greek OPAP makes 50m euro stake in Stoiximan & Betano brands

Athens-listed  Greek gambling group OPAP has swooped to acquire a 36.75% stake in the holding company of Stoiximan Group, TCB Holdings Ltd for a consideration of €50 million. TCB operates online gaming services under its Stoiximan brand in Greece and Cyprus, and uses its Betano brand in Romania and Germany. In 2017, Stoiximan Group had revenues of 136 million euro and …

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Formula 1 MD to reveal details of $100m live betting deal at Betting on Sports

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Formula 1, the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, has announced a ground-breaking sponsorship and data rights commercial partnership with Interregional Sports Group (ISG) to produce a F1 betting offering and give fans new ways to get closer to the sport they love. In a first-of-its-kind partnership for the sport, Formula 1, ISG and Sportradar will work with data taken …

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50 CEOs & 120 Directors confirmed to speak at #bosweek

A strong line-up of 50 CEOs will be sharing their expertise at this month’s Betting on Sports Week on a final agenda that boasts over 120-director level speakers, and over 250 speakers across the week. The full agenda for Betting on Sports Week has been released with six Betting on Sports conference tracks, the CasinoBeats Summit, and the Esports focused …

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Sue Schneider to drive SBC’s Betting on Sports America

Betting on Sports America has signed up one of the US industry’s leading events experts to help shape the conference and agenda. Gambling industry veteran Sue Schneider has agreed to head up the Advisory Board for SBC’s new Betting on Sports America conference, which is being held 23-25 April 2019 in New York. SBC Events already organises sports betting industry …

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BetConstruct opens platform to competing sportsbooks

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European gambling technology developer BetConstruct is opening up its platform to enable the use of third party sportsbook solutions in a bold move that will provide its customers with greater choice in which sportsbook to use. Previously the BetConstruct platform had been locked into the BetConstruct sportsbook, but the company has announced that it is opening its technology up to the …

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Pras Sri & David Knight strengthen SBC ahead of iGB Live

SBC (Sports Betting Community) has strengthened its talent base once again with two new key hires in business development and sales in the shape of David Knight and Pras Sri. Knight is joining the organisation from NBCUniversal in the new role of Group Business Director, which includes business operations, strategy and business development in its brief. Knight brings extensive experience …

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Sportradar sends a message about protecting its tennis data

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Sportradar has sent a message that it is prepared to protect its data rights and willing to go to some lengths to make sure that the work the firm puts into its data business is not undervalued. To that end, it has now announced it has agreed a settlement with BetConstruct and two unnamed bookmakers regarding its database rights. Sportradar …

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Preparing for Remote Gaming Duty increase: Should operators be looking beyond the UK?

Owen Tustin, VP Gaming, Relationship Management at emerchantpay, looks at the ways that UK operators can prepare for the mooted increase in taxation in the jurisidictions by looking internationally. Much has been written about the likely impact of the impending increase in Remote Gaming Duty (RGD) on UK-licensed operators. As the Government looks to recover an expected £400m shortfall in tax …

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21Bet upgrades to Digitain sportsbook ahead of World Cup

Malta-licensed 21Bet has successfully migrated to Digitain’s fully managed sportsbook solution. Under the agreement, Digitain provided its API technology for 21Bet’s online operations including a new improved version of their sportsbook, with features that include cash out, edit my bet, and express bonus and the latest promotional tools for player marketing acquisition and retention. 21Bet is operated by Aureate Gaming Solutions Ltd …

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britbet and Tote to explore ways of collaboration after standstill agreement

britbet, the pool betting operation backed by most of the UK’s racecourses, has agreed to a ‘Standstill Arrangement’ with the incumbent Tote ahead of the existing Tote exclusivity licence ending on 12 July in order to allow ‘further time to explore opportunities to collaborate’. The deal means that in the short term, the punter will notice no difference as the …

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