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Alizeti comes ‘Together for the Tote’ through £150 million deal

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The Alizeti consortium has secured the future of the Tote by striking a deal to purchase an initial 25% share of the pool betting operation, with an option to purchase the remaining 75%. The deal, said to be worth approximately £150 million, has been reached with Fred Done, the founder and CEO of Betfred who acquired the Tote from the …

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Rapid growth sees Square in the Air bolster team

Multi-award-winning PR agency Square in the Air has recruited four key hires, significantly strengthening the business across major departments and accounts including B2B, B2C and digital media. James Bennett, former senior business journalist, editor of eGaming Review and Head of Communications at Playtech, where he spent the last four years, re-joins the agency within the senior management team as Director …

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BlockChip announces London launch party next month

BlockChip, the self-styled “future of igaming”, has announced a launch event at London’s Hippodrome Casino on 7th June. The startup is aiming to challenge the established igaming incumbents by offering a platform with unrivalled blockchain security. CEO Mark Suwankumpoo said ahead of the launch: “BlockChip is the future of igaming. By utilising cutting-edge blockchain and AI technologies, we are able to …

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Mr Green & Co rebrands to MRG as company sets 2020 vision

Following its ‘Capital Markets Day’, Stockholm-listed European online gambling group Mr Green & Co has announced that it has rebranded its corporate entity to ‘MRG’ (MRG Group). Corporate governance stated that the new group MRG brand reflected the firm’s fast growth profile, and better served its expanded portfolio of online gambling assets. The firm’s markets day would further see MRG’s …

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Mike Rowland: Sporting Index to spread excitement at Russia 2018

SBC speaks to Mike Rowland, Head of Marketing at Sporting Index, the market’s leading spread betting operator, on why World Cup Russia 2018 is the perfect vehicle for Sporting Index to display its market and product strengths.  ____________________ SBC: Why does Russia 2018 represent a significant opportunity for a spread betting operator such as SportingIndex? Mike Rowland: The World Cup is …

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Luckbox recruits David Lyons as Player Engagement lead

Esports betting enterprise Luckbox continues to bolster its executive management ranks, as it prepares for its upcoming product launch this 2018. David Lyons becomes the latest former PokerStars executive to join the Luckbox enterprise team, taking on the responsibilities of Director of Player Engagement. Lyons will be tasked with developing Luckbox’s initial player rewards system, a key component for the start-up’s …

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Racing Post Touch product gets informative new feature

Racing Post B2B has further improved its popular Racing Post Touch product, with the addition of full form for horseracing. Racing Post Touch has been a permanent fixture in a number of betting shops and now the Racing Post B2B team aim to broaden the horizons of the product by introducing full form for horse racing. The addition of full …

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When the Fun Stops, Stop campaign celebrated in new promotional video

Following last month’s move by the Senet Group to waive copyright restrictions on its ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign, the independent body has released a new video extolling the virtues of the responsible gambling promotion. The video, which sets out the rationale behind the main message ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’, includes commentary from industry thought leaders giving their …

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Trustly – SBC Global Championship Headline Sponsor – Decreasing abandonment rates at the registration stage

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Trustly has hailed the opportunity provided by this week’s SBC Global Championship, which doubles up as a celebration of 10 years in business for the global payments provider. As the headline sponsor for tomorrow’s competition at Stamford Bridge (22 May), Trustly has also contributed nine players across two teams – ‘Trustly Avengers’ and ‘Vikings’. We spoke to Trustly Gaming Director …

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bet365 confirms Malta expansion but slams ‘wholly inaccurate’ reports

The governance of bet365 has confirmed that it will open a new operations-led office in Malta, but has downplayed weekend news as ‘inaccurate speculation’ regarding its motives. The stoke-based enterprise, responded to an article published by The Sunday Times of Malta, detailing that bet365 would move some 1,000 Gibraltar employees to Malta, as it prepares for Brexit impacts. For its …

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