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DraftKings ‘Flash Draft’ adds in-play dynamics for NFL season 2018/19

US fantasy sports operator DraftKings has detailed that it will bolster its DFS inventory adding aits new ‘Flash Draft’ component to its NFL Season 2018/19 games/tournaments. The game-play innovation, will allow DraftKings players to make line-up changes whilst NFL games are in-progress, adding an in-play dynamic to DFS tournaments. Updating players, DraftKings expects to launch ‘Flash Draft’ games mid-way through …

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Rank forms ‘Transformation Team’ to lead group-wide recovery

London listed Rank Group Plc, has announced a number of executive management changes, as the company moves to implement its corporate recovery plan. Further to announcing its full-year 2017/18 results, London-listed gambling operator Rank Group Plc confirms the departure of Clive Jennings as Group Financial Director. A long-term Rank leadership executive, Jennings has served as group finance lead since 2011.  …

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Bethard enters Denmark confident of becoming new star attraction

New industry incumbent Bethard Group has confirmed that it has secured a Danish online gambling licence, expanding the firm’s Scandinavian footprint. Launched in Q1 2018, Malta-based Bethard seeks to become the industry’s fastest growth online gambling proposition. Updating the market, Co-Founder and CEO Erik Sharp detailed that his firm was positioning itself to expand its services aggressively within in multiple markets …

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Betway appoints Saatchi & Saatchi to find ‘new marketing direction’

Betway has confirmed the appointment of Saatchi & Saatchi London as its new lead creative agency, as the online bookmaker finalises its marketing restructure. Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the highest profile international marketing agencies will work on Betway’s multi-million £/€ Pan-European account, developing creative concepts for the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany and Belgium as key target markets for the …

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Luckia backs Galician development for start of new Spanish football season

Ahead of the start of La Liga’s new football season (17 August), Spanish bookmaker Luckia has outlined its commitment to developing and improving Galician football. A subsidiary of Grupo EGASA, one of Galicia’s biggest employers, Luckia has launched its “A Xogada” project in partnership with the Galician Football Federation (RFG). Starting with Spain’s football season for 2018/19 and beyond, Luckia …

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LOGiCO calls for operator self-discipline in final months of Italian advertising

Moreno Marasco, the President of Italian online betting/gambling trade body LOGiCO has penned an open letter to industry leadership urging for ‘self-discipline during Italy’s transitional advertising period’. Though all Italian betting stakeholders, face tough adjustments to meet the demands of the incoming (1 January 2019) Lega-5Star ‘Dignity Decree’ banning all forms of gambling advertising, LOGiCO pleads for restraint and responsibility. …

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Curtains for Corbyn? Paddy Power cuts odds on Jezza’s 2018 resignation

It appears that the Labour Party cannot escape charges of antisemitism, as this week Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu released pictures of party leader Jeremy Corbyn ‘supposedly’ attending a wreath-laying ceremony for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games terrorists in 2014. The Labour Party has defended Corbyn’s position, stating that its leader was ‘visiting a Tunisian cemetery to honour innocent victims …

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Luckia points to a ‘cautious approach’ for Portuguese market entry

Spanish gambling group Luckia (Grupo Egasa) has confirmed that it will expand its commercial operations within Portugal, having been granted a license to operate sports betting and gambling provisions by Portuguese authorities. Closing its 2017 accounts, in which the Galician operator recorded group revenues €500 million, Luckia governance states that ‘Portugal will be the firm’s next new market destination’. However, …

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DSWV seeks for ‘constructive voice’ with Kindred & Playtech as new members

German industry trade body Der Deutsche Sportwettenverband (DSWV) has expanded its membership, welcoming FTSE250 Playtech Plc and Stockholm-listed Kindred Group to its ranks. Updating stakeholders, DSWV governance details that as a trade body it now represents over 90% of the active German sports betting market. DSWV increases its representation of sports betting technology provisions, with Playtech group as a new …

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Nigel Eccles sues Paddy Power Betfair for ‘purposely undervaluing’ FanDuel

US Tech news source Recode has reported that FanDuel enterprise co-founder Nigel Eccles (former CEO) is preparing to take Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) to court, regarding its $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July 2018. Eccles representatives have filed a Scottish court order against PPB, representing four of FanDuel’s enterprise co-founders; Nigel Eccles, wife Lesley Eccles (former CMO), Tom …

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