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Intralot powers MDJS Moroccan expansion

Athens-listed gambling technology and lottery systems provider Intralot SA will expand its services and presence within Morocco, securing a new services agreement with La Marocaine Des Jeux et des Sports – MDJS. An Intralot customer since 2010, MDJS acts as Morocco’s state-owned sports lottery organisation. Issuing a corporate update, Intralot governance confirms that its subsidiary ‘INTRALOT Maroc’, will act as …

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Kambi backs industry new boy BetWarrior

Stockholm-listed sports betting platform and software supplier Kambi Group Plc has confirmed that it will support the launch of new online sportsbook property – ‘BetWarrior’. BetWarrior is the new venture of former PokerStars executives Morten Tonnesen (enterprise CEO) and José del Pino ( enterprise COO), who seek to establish the brand as a challenger bookmaker within European and LATAM markets. …

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Gambling.com appoints Gerry Ahern as US content lead

Expanding its US profile, Gambling.com Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of Gerry Ahern as Director of North American Content. A 30-year veteran in sports media and publishing, Ahern will oversee the development of Gambling.com content production for US market audiences. Ahern is the former VP of Content for USA Today Sports (2011-2016) and has most recently served as Editor-in-Chief …

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Vbet outlines UK intent through Arsenal FC partnership

BetConstruct’s B2C online sportsbook brand Vbet has announced its biggest commitment to the UK betting market, confirming that it has become the official betting partner of Arsenal FC. Updating the media, Vbet marketing confirms that it will serve as ‘official betting & gaming partner’ of the North London Premier League club until 2022. Detailing further partnership provisions, Vbet has hired …

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JPJ Group moves on enlargement by acquiring Gamesys for £490 million

The governance of London-listed JPJ Group Plc has this morning confirmed that it has reached a ‘conditional arrangement’ to acquire operating partner Gamesys Limited outright. JPJ has put forward a £490 million transaction, moving to acquire Gamesys platforms and the operated brands of Virgin Games, Virgin Casino, Monopoly Casino, and Heart Bingo. Founded in 2001, Gamesys is the former operating …

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Better Collective ups media profile by hiring Shane Anderson as Group Content lead

Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective AB has appointed racing figurehead Shane Anderson as ‘Senior Director of Group Content & Brand’. Anderson, the founding Editor-in-Chief of Australian racing portal Racing.com (2014-2019), will be tasked with overseeing Better Collective’s content and editorial strategy across multiple formats and new markets. Holding an extensive broadcasting background, Anderson has worked as TV host …

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Ladbrokes appoints Children with Cancer UK as lead Charity Partner

Ladbrokes has this morning informed that ‘Children with Cancer UK’ will serve as its new Charity Partner, agreeing on a three-year arrangement which will see the bookmaker raise funds to help the organisation improve survival rates of young patients. Children with Cancer UK has been selected by Ladbrokes staff and will see the bookmaker utilise its marketing assets and sports …

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Unibet ‘chess proposition’ triggers Norway drama

A potential tie-up between Norges Sjakkforbund (NSF) – Norway’s Chess Federation – and online bookmaker Unibet may turn into a political showdown for multiple national stakeholders. Norwegian media reports that NSF has been approached by Kindred Group Plc’s flagship sportsbook property Unibet, offering the federation a NOK 50 million (€5m) partnership – Norwegian Chess’ biggest ever sponsorship. Reacting to the news, …

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£120m retail costs see Betfred report second year of corporate losses

Filing its 2017/18 corporate accounts with Companies House, UK bookmaker Betfred has declared an operating loss of £40 million. Publishing its corporate performance for the year-ending 30 September 2018, Betfred governance has attributed circa £120 million in ‘exceptional costs’ attached to retail writedowns, as the bookmaker is forced to adjust to UK betting’s FOBTs £2 wagering reduction. The results see …

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Betfred backs deeper Racing Post content engagement

Betfred has optimised its retail-to-digital customer engagements after becoming the first bookmaker to roll out Racing Post’s ‘sports content package’ across its website and mobile properties. The update sees the bookmaker ‘amplify’ its existing relationship with the Racing Post, following a number of successful product launches enhancing Betfred’s retail and digital betting platforms. Lewis McMillan, Head of Digital Product at Betfred, describes …

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