Italy

PokerStars tops Italian casino charts

Issuing a market update, Amaya Inc subsidiary PokerStars has declared that its online casino product has become ‘Italian market leader’ just two years after being officially launched. Backing its claim, PokerStars points to a June report by regulator the Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS), in which its online casino has taken circa 8.85% of GGR market share. PokerStars …

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Betfair joins forces with Old Lady

Betfair has signed up to become the Official Gaming and Betting Digital Partner of Italian champions Juventus for the coming season starting from 2017/18. As part of the partnership, Betfair will be able to use Juventus’ name and image rights in their promotional material in Italy and around the world in Europe, America and Oceania. Supporters of ‘The Old Lady’ …

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SBC Events launches Knowledge Centre for industry professionals

Knowledge Centre

SBC Events has marked the launch of its new Knowledge Centre by sharing specialist sports betting insight from a trio of industry big hitters. During last month’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge, SBC gathered valuable knowledge for sports betting and gaming professionals by conducting exclusive video interviews with speakers and high-level delegates. The first three of these videos …

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Leigh Nissim resigns as CEO of Nektan Plc

London AIM-listed mobile gambling specialist Nektan Plc has today confirmed the departure of Leigh Nissim as its Chief Executive Officer. Issuing a corporate update, Nektan governance detailed that Nissim will officially leave the business this coming August, with founder and Non-Executive Director Gary Shaw retaking the firm’s CEO position on an interim basis. Nissim a former IGT and GTECH executive …

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Betgenius secures Grupo Codere global trading partnership

Genius Sports betting subsidiary technology Betgenius, continues to expand its industry footprint confirming that it has secured an agreement with Spanish legacy gambling operator Grupo Codere which will see it become the lead provider of pre-match and in-play trading provisions. Securing partnership terms, Betgenius will act as preferred provider of Codere trading markets for both its retail and online betting assets. …

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Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc acquires Mondogoal for Italian market entry

European ‘real-money’ fantasy sports operator Mondogoal has been acquired by Vancouver-based DFS systems provider Global Daily Fantasy Sports Inc (GDFSI) for an undisclosed fee. Last week, GDFSI management released a statement confirming the acquisition of Mondogoal and its related assets and intellectual properties. Founded in 2014 by Shergul Arshad, Mondogoal was one of the first companies to focus on expanding …

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1X2 Network expands in Italy with OIA content partnership

OIA Services becomes the latest regulated Italian operator to sign an agreement for 1X2Network’s product suite, including titles from 1X2gaming and the new sisterbrand gaming content  developer Iron Dog Studio. The new partnership will see a vast array of content that is now available for the Italian market made accessible to OIA syndicated brands. With the deal signed this week …

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US & Italy growth helps IGT secure ‘important milestones’ in 2016

Completing its first full-year on the New York stock exchange under the enlarged IGT Group Plc enterprise (combination of IGT, GTECH and Lottomatica). IGT governance states that the company has accomplished several ‘important milestones’, beating analyst 2016 expectations. Presenting its full-year 2016 results, IGT governance points to the firms strengthened performance in its core markets of US and Italy as …

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