Europe

Codere puts forward ‘2021 transformation plan’ with uncertain horizons

Spanish business news sources have reported that the governance of embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA, are reviewing all financing options as the company embarks on a ‘three-year corporate transformation plan’. Closing 2018, a year in which Codere was branded as the Madrid exchange’s ‘biggest bleeder’, seeing its share price collapse from January’s €9.50 to €2.40 for its December …

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Peter Woodfine: Vermantia – Servicing a cashless wonderland

Omni-channel content provider Vermantia picked up the SBC award for Best Virtual Sport Product last month. Entering 2019, Business Development Director Peter Woodfine has his eye on the efficient delivery of live content and how customers will prefer to make transactions and collect their winnings… _______________________ When I was over in the UK recently, I saw a story on the …

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SBC moves at ICE London to brand new stand location S3-206

SBC (Sports Betting Community) will be in a new location at this year’s ICE London exhibition at the ExCeL Centre from 5-7 February, moving into the main south hall itself at stand S3-206. The SBC team will be on hand throughout all three days to showcase upcoming events in 2019, including Betting on Football (19-22 March), Betting on Sports America …

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Black Type COO, Stephen Davison: Maximising racing’s expansion

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Black Type is looking to build on a positive 2018 and benefit from a rejuvenated digital approach in the year ahead. We spoke to the operator’s new COO, Stephen Davison on how the brand is looking to elevate its digital offering in 2019, as well as what the changes in racing broadcasting mean for Black Type. SBC: Can you detail …

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William Hill appoints Robin Terrell as corporate Audit & Risk chair

FTSE bookmaker William Hill has moved to restructure its governance executive frameworks, confirming that Robin Terrell has been promoted as new chair of the firm’s corporate Audit & Risk Management Committee. Effective from 4 March 2019, Terrell will replace current Audit Chair David Lowden, who as previously announced will step down from the bookmaker’s board by March 2019. A commercial …

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Star Sports launches ‘Star Recruitment’ for globally changing sector

Seeking to diversify its business services, independent betting group Star Sports has announced the launch of its new industry recruitment vertical – ‘Star Recruitment’ (starrecruitment.bet). The new division, which will provide staffing solutions for the global gambling industry, is led by sector resourcing and talent development veteran Simon Banks who will serve Chief Executive (CEO) of the new Star Sports …

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David Armstrong appointed as new Racecourse Association Chief Executive

Ex-Wasps CEO David Armstrong has been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the Racecourse Association (RCA), bringing with him a wealth of expertise from across the sporting world. Armstrong is set to take up the position full-time as of 11 March. He joins the RCA after a three year tenure as Group CEO of Rugby Union team, Wasps. During …

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Sportium lauded for its ‘Employee Innovation’ program

Seeking to deliver new products, propositions and directives to market, Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa Spanish betting joint venture Sportium has launched its “Sportium Employee Innovation Project” for 2019. The initiative has been backed by Barcelona-based business community Sant Cugat Empresarial, who have praised Sportium leadership for its forward-thinking directive and open employee policies. Closing 2018, Sportium held an open forum …

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6 of the Best – Pixiu Gaming’s Tony Plaskow

This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Tony Plaskow, Founder of Pixiu Gaming. Continue reading to discover a duo of best betting fortunes, which personal sporting memory is held dear and a love of un-PC comedies. Best Holiday I always tell people my favourite holiday was when I went on a sports tour with my school when I was …

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Search continues for Richard Scudamore’s successor

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Senior executive of the Premier League, Tim Davie, has become the second person to turn down an offer to succeed Richard Scudamore as the league’s new head. The Premier League have been on the lookout for a leadership replacement after inbound incumbent Susanna Dinnage unexpectedly reneged on the offer. Dinnage backtracked on the new role three weeks ago despite being …

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