Europe

Telefonica delivers global operating system for Grupo Codere

Bolsa Madrid gambling operator Grupo Codere, details that it has delivered on a major directive of its ongoing digitisation strategy, as the firm migrates fully to a cloud operating system powered by Telefonica and Hewlett Packard Business Enterprise. Updating the media and stakeholders, Codere details that all global divisions will be supported by a new ‘Microsoft Azure Stack (MASaaS) operating …

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Casa Pariurilor upgrades MTS retail provisions with NSoft

Fortuna Entertainment Romanian sportsbook subsidiary Casa Pariurilor has moved to upgrade its retail in-play wagering provisions installing the managed-trading-services (MTS) solution of NSoft. The partnership sees Casa Pariurilor expand its retail services agreement with NSoft, a partner of the Romanian legacy bookmaker since 2014, acting as lead supplier of Lotto-Six, Virtual Sports and further draw-based games provisions. Moving forward, Casa …

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Trainers blast ‘ridiculous’ cuts to Arc prize-money

Mark Johnston, a leading horse trainer, has blasted the Arena Racing Company’s (Arc) contribution to the prize-money as the racing group prepares to offset the government cuts to FOBT stakes. Arc announced in December 2018 that it “simply cannot continue” to maintain its current contributions to the prize-money fund, and would be issuing a reduction to its contribution by £3m. …

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Gaming Realms agrees on takeover of Bear Group

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London-listed Gaming Realms has confirmed the sale of Bear Group, its real-money gaming operating subsidiary to River iGaming, whilst further offloading its 30 per cent share in River UK Casino. The sale was agreed for a cash consideration of £11.5m, which is set to include the settlement of the contracted deferred consideration of £4.2 million owed to Gaming Realms by …

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Catena restructures board as Optimizer Invest decreases shareholding

The governance of Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has confirmed that it will put forward the appointments of Göran Blomberg and Per Widerström as new members of the board, to be voted on at the firm’s upcoming AGM scheduled for 2 May 2019. Issuing a corporate filing, Catena governance discloses that Optimizer Invest senior partners Henrik Persson Ekdahl …

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Mims Davies signals end of Under-18s gambling

Mims Davies, UK Minister for Sports & Civil Society (DCMS), has detailed that the National Lottery will have to make adjustments, as the government continues to push for higher standards across all UK gambling disciplines. Speaking to the Commons ‘House Magazine’, Davies has stated that she seeks to terminate all current forms of under-18s wagering/betting. The Minister for Sports seeks …

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Government issues racing assurances over ‘no deal’ Brexit

The Government has emphasised it will help owners to navigate the new processes for moving horses and other equine animals from the UK to EU member states, in the event event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Although, leaving the EU with a deal remains the top priority, the government is continuing with ‘no deal’ preparations to ensure the country is …

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More bets wagered on Six Nations as England tipped for success

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UK punters’ interest in the Six Nations has continued to grow, with 26 per cent more bets being placed in comparison to this time last year. Ahead of this weekend, Wales vs England has proven to be the most popular betting event of the tournament so far, with five times more bets being placed on this game in comparison to …

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BETR launches multi-cryptocurrency betting

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Blockchain-technology focused BETR has adapted its decentralised betting system to give customers the opportunity to now place bets using multiple cryptocurrencies. As part of the new system changes, punters will have the option to decide which currency they wish to place a bet in. Wagers will then be stored in any one of the supported currencies, and can then mixed …

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AGCM issues fine to Sky Italia following Serie A marketing violations

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The Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) has issued a €7m (£6.1m) fine to Sky Italia after the pay-television broadcaster was found to have violated the country’s Consumer Code on more than one occasion. AGCM ruled that Sky Italia had failed to market its broadcasting rights to Serie A, the top Italian division of football, on two occasion by suggesting that its …

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