Luke Massey

Boyan & Tzvetomir Naydenov, efbet: For the love of sports

efbet

Close-knit brothers Boyan and Tzvetomir Naydenov founded the efbet sportsbook back in 2006 alongside their father Stefan. We sat down with both of them to discuss how a ‘love of sports’ has driven the development of the family-owned business ever since. Keep reading to find out how the efbet launch came about, why it quickly became apparent that online betting …

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Indiana marks sixth US state launch for SBTech

Indiana

SBTech has entered its sixth US state in less than 18 months by launching an on-property sportsbook at Rising Star Casino in Indiana under the BetAmerica brand. The new 3,000 sq. ft sportsbook, operated by Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), is located one hour from Cincinnati and within two hours of Indianapolis and Louisville. It features more than 30 television screens …

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Betinvest: The provider’s part in the personalised player experience push

Betinvest

There is so much talk about sportsbook personalisation for the B2C market. In fact, according to Betinvest COO Max Dubossarsky it represents the “horn of plenty” for operators wanting to get as close as they can to their players. But what is the role of the provider? Dubossarsky thinks that it is primarily to provide the tools which help “operators …

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Ganguly rejects conflict of interest claim over My11Circle tweet

Ganguly

Former India captain and current Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly said there was no “conflict of interest” in a tweet he made about fantasy cricket brand My11Circle during his country’s T20 international against Bangladesh. Before the third T20 between the two sides in Nagpur on Sunday, he tweeted his support for My11Circle – a …

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LeoVegas shows support for RG Week through Tigers shorts swap

Tigers

LeoVegas will show its support for Responsible Gambling Week by replacing the LeoVegas logo on the Leicester Tigers shorts for this weekend’s Premiership match against London Irish with the Responsible Gambling banner. Responsible Gambling Week, which runs from 7-13 November, is a cross-industry initiative to promote safer gambling in the UK and Ireland. It has been set up to create …

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Strong Q3 trading sees Scientific Games return to black

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has reported that growth across all core business segments – including its sports betting vertical (SG digital division) but with the exception of gaming operations (sequential loss of $1m) – is growing on “both the top and bottom line”, which CEO Barry Cottle said puts the company on a “path to 5.5x net debt leverage by …

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US acquisitions boost Better Collective balance sheet

Better Collective

Better Collective said acquisitions in the US and Sweden had positively impacted its total growth in Q3 2019 (1 July to 30 September) after posting record quarterly revenues of €17.13 million – up 54 per cent from €11.13 million in the corresponding period of 2018. The industry affiliate added that organic revenue growth was 25 per cent. EBITA before special …

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Internet Vikings appoints Peter Ekmark as new CEO

Ekmark

Peter Ekmark has been appointed as the new CEO for Internet Vikings, a hosting and SEO content provider for the iGaming industry. A month after securing its first major acquisition through Costa PBN, he arrives as part of a new series of changes for the company called ‘Internet Vikings 2.0’. Formerly of William Hill, Jackpotjoy and Unibet, Ekmark has a …

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What drives betting innovation: operators, players or suppliers?

innovation

Innovation is a buzzword that routinely dominates the industry agenda. From a sports betting supply standpoint, innovation often comes in the form of new proprietary features, which combine to deliver a new future for sportsbook personalisation. You can read a full series on the subject here. Yet, within this popular summer series focused on the importance of pricing, risk management, AI …

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STS signs Peter Schmeichel for ‘Bet with the leaders’ campaign

Schmeichel

STS, Poland’s biggest betting operator, has signed up legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel to drive its new ‘Bet with the leaders’ campaign. The former Manchester United and Denmark stopper will serve as a global ambassador for the campaign, which also includes a refreshed logo and visual identity for STS. It has been designed to drive the company’s international expansion through television, …

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