Italy

IGT appoints Christopher Spears as new Group General Counsel

Issuing a market update, New York-listed gambling technology supplier IGT Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of Christopher Spears as new corporate General Counsel and Vice President.  Joining IGT’s executive leadership team, Spears will act as group ‘legal lead’ overseeing all counsel matters and advising corporate governance on legal strategies and regulatory stakeholder management. Spears is set to replace Neil Abrams, …

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Ladbrokes to sponsor forthcoming FFos Las Welsh Champion Hurdle

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Ladbrokes has been announced as the new sponsor of the Welsh Champion Hurdle, which takes place at Ffos Las Racecourse on Saturday 21 October. Revived by the West Wales racecourse in 2011, last year’s edition saw it shift from its traditional February schedule to a new October date, with a victory for Philip Hobb’s Garde La Victoire. This year’s feature …

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NYX Gaming Group expands influence with integration of OIA Services

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NYX Gaming Group has agreed to integrate Italian operator OIA Services Ltd, holder of brands including Betaland and Enjoybet, to its award-winning Open Gaming System (NYX OGS™). The Toronto TSX-listed global betting supplier will oversee a significant expansion of Betaland, with the addition of the OGS Suite that includes leading NextGen Gaming titles such as DoublePlay SuperBet™, Gorilla Go Wild™ and …

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Forza Italia… Kambi increases Italian market presence with StarVegas launch

Updating the market, Nordic Nasdaq-listed Kambi Group Plc has detailed that it has strengthened its supplier position within the Italian betting market, having secured the lead sportsbook platform provisions partnership for StarVegas Italia. The partnership will see Greentube-owned StarVegas launch a ‘premium sportsbook’ product utilising Kambi platform and system provisions. This week, Kambi detailed that it had launched the initial …

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ManBetX nets Serie A Asia broadcast partnership

Lega Serie A has named ManBetX as its ‘International Presenting Partner for Asia’. The new Asian market focused bookmaker will receive heightened coverage across Serie A syndicated Asia broadcasts during season 2017/18. ManBetX marketing secured its broadcast partnership ahead of this weekend’s start of a new Serie A season. The online bookmaker will gain in match graphics, idents and virtual …

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Lottomatica launches new affiliate program for Italian portal

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Lottomatica, the Rome-based gaming, lottery, iLottery and iGaming operator, has launched an affiliate programme for its Italian online gambling web portal.  The new affiliate programme for the multi-vertical brand is in partnership with Income Access, Paysafe Group’s marketing software provider, and will be managed using the Income Access platform. Licensed by Italian gambling regulator Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli …

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Currency impacts effect ‘debt focused’ IGT Group’s Q2 2017 performance

Presenting its Q2 2017 trading update (period ending 30 June), New York-listed international lottery and gambling systems provider IGT Group Plc, has detailed that currency impacts have affected group wide metrics. Updating the market, IGT would declare period group ‘consolidated’ revenues of $1.2 billion down 5% on corresponding Q2 2016’s $1.285 billion.   The company detailed that the decline was …

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Unibet Italia gains full NYX OGS casino suite

Toronto TSX-listed gambling technology provider NYX Gaming has confirmed that it will extend its existing partnership with European operator Kindred Group by servicing its Unibet Italia property with its NYX OGS systems. The agreement will see Unibet.it gain a full OGS suite, expanding Kindred’s Italian vertical current casino games inventory. NYX informs that Unibet.it delivery was undertaken via NYX’s wholly owned …

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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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