Europe

Wildzcasino integrates Zimpler payment system on site in new partnership

iGaming firm Rootz LTD has cemented a new partnership with Swedish fintech Zimpler which will focus upon its first online casino product, Wildzcasino. Under the terms of the new agreement, Zimpler’s payment system will be integrated into the Wildz website as a new payment option. Wildz founder Mikko Halmela commented on the new alliance: “Wildz are going against the masses in more ways than one, instead of focusing …

Read More »

Spelinspektionen’s ‘draconian measures’ take their toll on Global Gaming in Q2

Facing tough regulatory headwinds in its home market of Sweden, an embattled Global Gaming AB has reported that Q2 2019 has ‘been the most turbulent and difficult in the history of Global Gaming’, with revenues and profits bearing the brunt of the licensing decision.  Releasing its interim Q2 trading update (period April – June 2019), Global Gaming reported that revenues …

Read More »

Digital confidence sees GVC up 2019 profits guidance

A combination of continued online growth and better than expected UK retail performance has allowed FTSE online gambling group GVC Holdings to upgrade its full-year corporate guidance. Citing market share gains across all major territories, the group recorded group ‘pro-forma’ revenues of £1.8 billion up 5% on corresponding H1 2018’s £1.7 billion. During the trading period, GVC’s enlarged multi-regional online …

Read More »

Tabcorp shuts down Lottery split rumours

David Attenborough, the Chief Executive of Australia ASX-listed gambling group Tabcorp Holdings has stated that the company holds no intentions in splitting its lucrative lotteries and keno division into a separate entity, dismissing speculation as ‘complete nonsense’. Yesterday, Tabcorp investors were served mixed results as the company published 2018/2019 accounts (12-month period ending 30 June), reporting on the firm’s first …

Read More »

Acting Premier League chief executive claims betting attracts viewers 

Richard Masters, Interim Chief Executive of the Premier League, has told BBC Sports’ Dan Roan that he believes betting attracts people to football and has in turn become part of the game.  The revelation comes shortly after Wayne Rooney’s controversial transfer to Derby County, involving betting company 32Red, which concluded with the former England captain being given the number 32 …

Read More »

Nektan begins new CEO search after Lucy Buckley’s departure

London AIM-listed mobile gaming group Nektan Plc has begun executive search procedures after confirming the departure of Lucy Buckley as CEO. Issuing a corporate statement, Nektan said that company founder and Executive Director Gary Shaw will act as company Chief Executive on an interim basis. Buckley will ‘remain available to the board’ to help the company with its leadership transition, …

Read More »

Unibet invests into mental health initiative with Newbury sponsorship

In a move which seeks to improve the accessibility to racing for those suffering with mental health problems, Kindred Group-subsidiary Unibet has confirmed it has made an investment into #GoRacingGreen.  Unibet will invest in the initiative, spearheaded by Debbie Matthews, which will see the duo partner at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday 17 August for Unibet Hungerford Day.  #GoRacingGreen aims to: …

Read More »

Football integrity trio reports suspicious betting decrease

The ‘Global Football Report 2019’, released today by the working partnership of Stats Perform’s integrity unit, Starlizard Integrity Services and TXODDS, found that matches identified as having suspicious betting patterns decreased from 397 to 377 in the last year.  The report, which aims to provide stakeholders of the sports integrity community with an informative overview of current trends related to suspicious football …

Read More »

Live or latent? Why scouts need to be in the stadiums

stadiums

Data from live scouts is the fuel that powers the sports betting business says Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE. Yet, while different levels of latency might have been accepted in years gone by, the need for the fastest and most reliable data – particularly to meet the demand for in-play wagering – means that all live scouts need …

Read More »

LeoVegas posts record Q2 revenues despite big market challenges

LeoVegas

LeoVegas said it has found a more balanced geographical mix despite finding the UK market “challenging” and delivering just satisfactory results in Sweden. The operator’s Group CEO Gustaf Hagman said that Q2 2019 was its best quarter ever, with revenues of €94.4 million (up 8 per cent from Q2 2018) contributing to “good underlying growth and profitability” for H1 2019 …

Read More »