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Community matters… Snack Media invests in Vital Football

Digital sports publisher Snack Media has moved to expand its media network by investing in Vital Football, a creator of digital football communities, information and content. The undisclosed investment will see Snack Media revamp Vital Football’s legacy website, and further improve its associated football communities’ monetisation, fan engagements and content solutions. Further to the investment, Snack Media CEO & Co-founder Niall …

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Executive shake-up sees William Hill appoint Ulrik Bengtsson as Group Digital Chief

Further to publishing its full-year 2017 results, FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has today confirmed the appointment of former Betsson AB Group President & CEO Ulrik Bengtsson to the newly created role of Group Chief Digital Officer. Bengtsson is expected to join the group’s leadership team this April and will report directly to William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock as a member …

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GambleAware calls for creative pitch for new TV marketing campaign

Industry charity GambleAware seeks a new creative marketing agency, to lead its £7 million TV advertising account. GambleAware is currently planning its next UK marketing campaign, focusing on raising public awareness of problem gambling, targeting ‘low-level players’ who may be at risk of becoming addicts. The industry charity will run its creative marketing pitch through the Incorporated Society of British …

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Kindred Group promotes Fredrik Kjell to Chief Product Officer

Stockholm-listed online gambling operator Kindred Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Fredrik Kjell to Chief Product Officer (CPO). Kjell takes leadership of group product development, management and delivery from former incumbent Daniel Eskola, who this month departed Kindred’s executive team, joining industry software supplier Relax Gaming as new Chief Executive. A Kindred senior executive since 2016, Kjell has previously …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – William Hill this week…Who will it be next week?

The Gambling Commission has found “systemic” failings within the AML and social responsibility processes of WHG (International) Limited (that trades as William Hill Online). Those failings resulted in it repeatedly, over a 21 month period between 2014 and 2016, breaching (a) its licence condition requiring compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and (b) LCCP social responsibility code provision 3.4.1 (customer interaction) in its dealings …

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Diversified Playtech posts 2017 growth despite facing end of year turbulence

Publishing its full-year 2017 results (period ending 30 December) FTSE250 gambling technology supplier Playtech Plc has delivered metric growth in-line with corporate expectations, despite facing headwinds in both its regulated and unregulated operations. The industry technology provider reports full-year 2017 group revenues of €807 million, up 14% on corresponding FY 2016’s €708 million. Closing its 2017 accounts, Playtech governance declares …

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Level Up… Ball Street Network launches XO

Social media content and fan engagement specialist, The Ball Street Network has announced its latest YouTube venture, the ‘XO’ channel. Launching XO this week, Ball Street combines the talents of UK leading social media figureheads, The True Geordie, WillNE and Stephen Tries who combined have a YouTube following of +2 million subscribers. The XO channel seeks to bring a fresh …

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Ladbrokes – Three Billboards slight favourite to win Oscars 2018 Best Picture category

Following its weekend triumph at the 2018 Baftas, Ladbrokes Entertainment has placed Martin McDonagh’s ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ as the market even-money favourite to win the Best Picture category at the 90th Academy Awards (4 March). Entering the final weeks of ‘Oscars campaigning’, Ladbrokes details that the Best Picture category will be closely contested by‘Three Billboards’ and Guillermo del …

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Olympic Entertainment books major Neon upgrade with Playtech IGS

FTSE-listed gambling technology supplier Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has expanded its lead systems supplier partnership with Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG), Eastern Europe’s largest gambling operator. Securing a long-term partnership, OEG governance has selected Playtech’s Neon casino management system to deliver on ‘connecting more than 100 casinos in five countries, covering approximately 3,500 electronic gaming machines combined with 150 …

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Raise the Bar… IGT backs All-in Diversity Project

New York-listed gambling technology supplier IGT Group becomes the latest industry incumbent to join the ‘All-in Diversity Project’ as a founding member and participant the diversity initiative’s inaugural year. The All-in Diversity Project is an industry-driven, not-for-profit initiative which aims to deliver a new benchmark combined with better practices and standards for diversity within the global betting and gaming sectors. Entering 2018, IGT …

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