Europe

Aspire Global adds sportsbook vertical to Mr. Play

New online casino operator Mr. Play (Mrplay.com) has moved to diversify its product offering launching a new sportsbook vertical, serviced through industry platform provider Aspire Global. Updating the market, Aspire Global which maintains 40% equity in Mr. Play details that it will extend its existing platform arrangement with the online casino brand, adding a sportsbook vertical featuring ‘35 sports categories, …

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PokerStars decline see The Stars Group reduce IoM headcount

The governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that it will reduce employee headcount within its Isle of Man office, restructuring its flagship PokerStars online gambling division. Stars Group governance has chosen not to disclose specific figures with regards to staff being made redundant from its Isle of Man offices, which have served as the company’s operational …

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Continent 8: The impact of the Cloud for sports betting operators

Continent 8

Cloud technology comes in many forms. The most well-known are the ultra-scale cloud providers like Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s Azure. The benefits of cloud from these providers are clear, writes Justin Cosnett, Head of Solution Architecture at Continent 8 Technologies. Unlimited compute and storage capability charged on a usage (OPEX) basis. Arguably it’s “cheap” too – I’ll come back to that. …

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10bet nets highest profile deal with Juventus FC

Online sportsbook 10bet has announced its biggest sponsorship agreement to date, becoming the official ‘Gaming & Betting Partner’ of Juventus FC, Serie A’s most successful and popular football club. A revamped 10bet secures a three-season arrangement with Italian football’s ‘Old Lady’, detailing its Juventus sponsorship as a key directive in the bookmaker’s aggressive European growth strategy, boosting its brand presence …

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Darko Gacov, Singular: Using technological innovation to secure market advantage

Operators are continuing to find new ways to both keep up with and adapt to a rapidly changing technology landscape, explained Darko Gacov, Founding Partner at Singular Group. But one of the main challenges for suppliers at the minute is developing encaptivating features which give them the edge over others. SBC: In recent years there has been a big focus placed upon …

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Better Collective bolsters UK muscle with The Daily Telegraph

Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective AS moves to expand its UK profile and presence, securing a digital services partnership with The Daily Telegraph. The partnership will see, Better Collective integrate its content and referral technologies across Daily Telegraph publishing platforms, promoting content that engages and educates readers on igaming and betting verticals. The Daily Telegraph commercial arrangement will be …

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BETDAQ hosts Rider Cup day for Irish Injured Jockeys Fund

Nine-time Irish champion flat jockey Pat Smullen and three-time Champion Hurdle winner Charlie Swan will lead teams of horse racing greats from the past and present at the second edition of the ‘BETDAQ Rider Cup’ at the Heritage Resort Golf Course in Co Laois tomorrow (Thursday 19th September). The golf day, in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, mirrors the format of …

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Cultural learnings… Paddy Power launches Japan Slam for RWC 2019

Gearing up for this Friday’s kick-off of the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC Japan 2019), Paddy Power has launched its ‘Japan Slam’ social media series. The series sees Paddy Power cast a number of Irish sports stars, such as champion jockey and long-term collaborator Ruby Walsh, former Ireland Rugby international Donncha O’Callaghan and WWE star Sheamus explore Japan as …

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GambleAware & NHS open Leeds support & treatment clinic

Today NHS England and GambleAware significantly expand UK problem gambling support networks, opening the ‘NHS Northern Gambling Service’ facility in Leeds. A key 2019 UK health directive, the problem-gambling support, treatment and research clinic will be run by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) working in partnership with GamCare networks. The Leeds clinic is the first gambling-support centre to …

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Betgenius evolves BetBuilder adding NFL & NBA provisions

Betgenius has announced the ‘next evolution’ of its BetBuilder product, adding greater market variety and control of pre-match betting inventory for sportsbook clients. The sports data technology group continues to enhance its BetBuilder vertical in partnership with next-generation sportsbook software supplier Sportcast, bringing new innovations to industry ‘Request-a-Bet’ standard disciplines. Expanding the product’s range, Betgenius adds the NFL and NBA …

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