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BHA to review +2,000 responses to whip inquiry

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has disclosed that it has received over 2,000 responses to its online questionnaire on horse whip practices. The update follows the closure of the initial phase of UK racing’s review of the use of foam-padded whips during races and the improvement of equine welfare.  Feedback submitted by industry stakeholders including riders, breeders, owners and the …

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Fortuna Entertainment appoints Carlo Di Maio as Romania CEO  

Fortuna Entertainment has confirmed the appointment of Carlo Di Maio as new Chief Executive of its FEG Romania subsidiary.  A 20-year industry executive, Di Maio will lead Fortuna’s Romanian units, having formerly served as General Manager of Goldbet and Intralot sportsbook divisions for Italian gambling conglomerate Gamenet Group SPA. Di Maio will oversee the day-to-day operations and growth strategy of …

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Catena triggers US portfolio expansion acquiring i15 Media 

Catena Media has expanded its North American inventory by a further 100 websites and domains, announcing the outright acquisition of assets held by i15 Media LLC.  The Stockholm affiliate marketing network confirmed that it had agreed a total purchase price of $45 million for i15 Media full inventory – ‘ of which $12.5 million will be paid with 2,207,357 issued …

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VIXIO publishes 5th Global Regulatory Awards shortlist

VIXIO GamblingCompliance has announced the shortlist for the 2021 Global Regulatory Awards (GRAs), with Entain, Flutter and Kambi all making the final three when it comes to being lauded with the prize of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sports Betting Integrity’. It comes in what has been a pivotal year for the gambling sector when it comes to compliance, as consumer habits and …

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Betway adds Sports IQ player props to sportsbook platform

US sports oddsmaker and player prop provider Sports IQ has reached an agreement with Betway to supply its player props, both pregame and in-play, across all major US sports to the sportsbook. Omer Dor, CEO at Sports IQ, said: “As a leading operator in many countries, Betway are a global powerhouse. They have a well-deserved reputation for providing their millions of customers with …

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Intralot continues unit turnaround benefiting from leaner global profile  

Intralot SPA reports a significant improvement in trading, delivering growth across all business units as the Athens listed gambling technology group moves to advance its US market profile.  Publishing its H1 2021 trading results (period ending 30 June), Intralot achieved group revenues of €202 million – up 34% on corresponding 2020 results of €150 million. Revenue growth was attributed to …

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Strong H1 sees Sportech laud its ‘profits first’ identity

Sportech Plc has outlined its transformed organisation that is refocused on delivering a stronger balance sheet performance and profits for investors.  Publishing its first interim results as a London AIM listed enterprise, Sportech registered group revenues to £13.5 million up 70% on corresponding 2020 results of £7.9 million.  Period growth was attributed to Sportech’s 11 US Venue subsidiaries that registered …

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GambleAware commits £2.5m for youth education hubs expansion

GambleAware has committed a further £2.5 million in funding to expand its Gambling Education Hubs network across England and Wales.  The funding commitment follows the success of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub Service, operated by Edinburgh youth work organisation Fast Forward. Advancing its network, GambleAware has issued two new tenders for the design and delivery of hubs in England and …

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SAZKA rides high off 68% EBITDA growth ahead of full unit comeback

SAZKA Group remains confident in its full-year financial outlook, as the enlarged Czech gambling conglomerate prepares for the full comeback of business units across European markets. Publishing its H1 2021 interim results (period ending 30 June), SAZKA recorded group revenues of €1.26 billion – up 96% on corresponding 2020 results of €652 million. Topline revenue growth was attributed to the …

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Stoiximan consolidation sees OPAP survive tough Greek winter

OPAP SA reveals solid progress for its business recording headline growth despite its lottery and VLT units being impacted by significant COVID-19 headwinds.  Publishing its H1 trading results (period ending 30 June), OPAP group revenues stood at €570 million, up 12% on corresponding 2020 results of €507 million. H1 growth was primarily attributed to the full consolidation of the Stoiximan …

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