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GVC appoints ‘digital pro’ Jette Nygaard-Andersen as corporate advisor

FTSE gambling group GVC Holdings has bolstered its corporate governance capacity, confirming the appointment of Jette Nygaard-Andersen as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. A 20-year executive in media, entertainment and digital enterprise, Nygaard-Andersen is the former VP and Chief Executive of Stockholm-listed media conglomerate Modern Times Group’s EMEA division. Recognised as one of Scandinavian businesses top digital executives, …

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Betsson states its Brazilian intent acquiring 75% stake in Suaposta racing

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has confirmed that it has acquired a 75% majority shareholding in Brazilian racing operator Suaposta, securing an early foothold in Brazil ahead of an anticipated regulated market opening. Betsson management has confirmed its investment in Suaposta, but as yet has chosen not to disclose any deal terms or conditions. Operating in partnership with Porto Alegre’s ‘Rio Grande …

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Bookies Corner – Final Take on UK 2019

Just one day of campaign shenanigans remains as the UK electorate heads for General Election 2019 polls on Thursday 12 December. How confident are bookmakers of their market readings, as polls and punters anticipate a Conservative majority outcome, or will  Britain be hung out to dry on its Brexit election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown.!  _______________ SBC: Entering the final …

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IMG Arena nets SPFL global betting streaming rights

Closing 2019 trading, IMG Arena confirms that it has secured a long-term partnership to distribute Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) content to the global betting market. Agreeing terms on a five-year arrangement, IMG Arena will act as lead distributor of SPFL ‘live stream broadcasts’, and will maintain production set-ups for certain SPFL matches. The distribution will encompass Ladbrokes Premiership matches including the …

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Novomatic sells Casinos Austria stake to Czech SAZKA

Novomatic AG has agreed to sell its 17% stake in Casinos Austria to Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group. Issuing a short statement, Novomatic confirms that it has reached a binding agreement with SAZKA dependent on regulatory approvals. The transaction will see SAZKA increase its shareholding in Casinos Austria to 55% (formerly 38%), after securing majority investment rights in the leading …

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FDJ joins Paris 2024 Organising Committee

French national lottery operator Francaise des Jeux (FDJ) has confirmed a major corporate initiative after becoming an official partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Continuing its investment in French sports development, FDJ will join the Paris 2024 organising committee. It has become a key stakeholder in the funding, planning and promoting of the biggest ever global sports …

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TAG Media launches US-Odds.com as first ‘US FTP property’

Industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition agency TAG Media has launched its first US property ‘US-Odds.com’, seeking to engage and educate nascent US betting audiences with free-to-play (FTP) mechanisms. Initially launched for the regulated state of New Jersey, TAG’s new property seeks to become a ‘first of a kind US domain’ merging in-depth bookmaker reviews and pro sport tips with high-definition …

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IOC emphasises stakeholder cooperation protecting sports integrity in critical 2020

Governance of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reiterated its determination to protect the integrity of sports across all levels of competition as an underlining core commitment. The IOC states that it will continue to deepen its collaborative frameworks, which in 2019 saw the launch it’s United Against Corruption’ global campaign in partnership with the United Nations (UN). Noting the complexities …

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Former Scientific Games CEO David L Kennedy resigns from board

Issuing a corporate filing, Nasdaq-listed Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that former Group Chief Executive David L Kennedy has chosen to resign from the firm’s board of corporate governance. Updating stakeholders, SGC informs that Kennedy will end his 10-year executive tenure on 31 December 2019, after choosing to retire from all corporate activities. Kennedy had formerly served as Group …

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INTRALOT expands US leadership through Klironomos promotion

Athens-listed gambling technology group INTRALOT SPA has moved to restructure the leadership of its corporate accounting and auditing units. Updating investors, INTRALOT governance confirms the promotion of current Internal Audit Officer Lampros Klironomos to the executive position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the group’s ‘INTRALOT INC’ US division wagering and lottery systems division. Klironomos has served as group auditing …

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