Michael Lawson

Pinnacle ramps up World Cup fever with €20,000 Shoot-Out

Pinnacle customers have been given the chance to hit a World Cup jackpot this summer, with the bookmaker’s €20,000 Shoot-Out competition. As well as the main €20,000 prize, the highly-regarded online operator is offering €10,000 to anyone who can answer the “Golden Goal” question. The promotion rewards predictive skill with ten yes or no World Cup related questions. Anyone who …

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Worldpay notes 18% spike in Champions League final betting

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Online bookies are on track for a bumper week’s trading, as excitement builds in the run-up to this year’s UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, according to payment processing company Worldpay. The firm’s analysis of gambling data from last year’s showdown between Real Madrid and Juventus revealed an 18% spike in online gambling activity compared to an average …

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BlockChip announces London launch party next month

BlockChip, the self-styled “future of igaming”, has announced a launch event at London’s Hippodrome Casino on 7th June. The startup is aiming to challenge the established igaming incumbents by offering a platform with unrivalled blockchain security. CEO Mark Suwankumpoo said ahead of the launch: “BlockChip is the future of igaming. By utilising cutting-edge blockchain and AI technologies, we are able to …

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Nikos Konstakis appointed as SG Digital’s VP of Sportsbook Product

Scientific Games Corporation has strengthened the senior management team of SG Digital with the appointment of Nikos Konstakis as its new Vice President of Sportsbook Product. Konstakis will be responsible for overseeing OpenBet’s product development roadmap and delivering and enhancing its sportsbook proposition for its customers following the Supreme Court’s overturning of PASPA.   Konstakis has a wealth of industry …

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Optimove acquires email-focused marketing brand DynamicMail

Israeli user management software provider Optimove has acquired PowerInbox’s DynamicMail. A leader in real-time personalisation, the purchase of DynamicMail comes after Optimove received $20 million in funding. The 300 brands that use Optimove’s marketing hub have around 500 million consumers in the UK and Europe, with these brands sending over 3 billion personalised emails to their customers last year alone. …

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Better Collective eyes US expansion after PASPA repeal

As the dust settles on the Supreme Court’s decision to repeal PASPA, betting tips provider Better Collective is already positioning itself towards this potentially lucrative market through their latest website, us-bookies.com. Us-bookies.com is an educational platform serving punters linked to the US horse racing community. In line with Better Collective’s current global portfolio of sites, which is predominantly focused on …

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