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Betting on Sports Webinar series hosts AllSported – Racing Developing 20/20 Vision

SBC’s Betting on Sports webinar series continues on Wednesday 4 September 2019 with AllSported – Racing Developing 20/20 Vision, an in-depth look at the new trading solution launched by Racing Post, TXODDS and Banach Technologies. The three-way venture has developed a ‘made-to-measure’ trading solution powered by TXODDS data feeds, servicing Banach’s sophisticated trading algorithms, with Racing Post delivering content-led engagements. …

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Visionary Paul Gauselmann celebrates 60-years in gaming

On Monday 26 August, Paul Gauselmann – founder of German gaming machines conglomerate Gauselmann Group (Merkur Gaming) – celebrated his 85th birthday and six decades working in the gambling sector. The industry figurehead, referred to in Germany as ‘the Pope of the amusement business’, is recognised as one of the top German post-war industrialists, having grown Gauselmann into the lead supplier of …

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Codere secures Hard Rock Mexican market joint-venture

Spanish business news sources report that Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has signed a joint-venture agreement with Hard Rock International, which will see both companies develop new gaming properties within Mexico. The joint-venture will begin with Codere and Hard Rock establishing a new ‘tourist complex’ valued at $1 billion, which will see the US leisure and entertainment group develop …

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B2B and SNAITECH growth gives Playtech confidence in future prospects

Publishing its 2019 interim results (period ending 30 June), Playtech Plc has underlined its confidence in delivering on full-year expectations and strategic targets. Recording a 68% increase in group revenues to €736 million (H12018: €436m), Playtech highlighted growth across its ‘Core B2B Gambling’ division and the integration of SNAITECH Italia assets as key performance drivers. The FTSE250 technology group detailed that …

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AgiproNews Italian View: Salvini betrayal serves up another guessing game

Another year, another Italian political crisis, as Matteo ‘il Capitano’ Salvini (Deputy PM) chooses to abandon the Lega-5Star coalition ship, leaving Italy on course to an unknown destination. At the time of writing, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared his resignation, choosing to avoid a certain vote of no confidence served by Salvini and the far-right populist Lega party. …

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Pinnacle launches its new vision with ‘Future View’ upgrade

Low-margin bookmaker Pinnacle has enhanced its all-round customer engagement capacities by launching its ‘Future View’ website, an initiative it states will act as the company’s ‘foundation for future growth’. Marked as a core project undertaken for 2019, the Future View website offers Pinnacle customers an optimised desktop and mobile experience catering for deeper engagement delivered through enhanced personalisation features. Paris …

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Ceuta launches ‘BetonCeuta’ conference targeting industry transfers

The executive of Ceuta, Spain’s autonomous city based in the north coast of Africa boarding Morocco has confirmed that it will launch its first online gambling function ‘BetonCeuta’, introducing business leaders to the jurisdiction, which seeks to become a new regulatory jurisdiction for European online gambling incumbents. A two-day conference scheduled from 15-16 October 2019, BetonCeuta will showcase the Ceuta …

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Connexi and Athlete Media join forces to optimise global sports market

Sports agency The Athlete Media Group has partnered with new sports technology platform Connexi to form a strategic partnership which aims to enhance the global sports marketplace. The partnership aims to better connect brands with sports rights holders’ assets, whilst further developing deeper evaluations of professional athletes’ profile and coverage. Founded in 2016 by sports-tech Rory Stewart-Richardson, the Connexi platform provides …

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FanDuel founders renew $120m compensation claim against Flutter Entertainment

Nigel and Lesley Eccles, the enterprise founders of US fantasy sports operator FanDuel are reported to be renewing their legal challenge against Flutter Entertainment Plc (formerly Paddy Power Betfair), in relation to the FTSE firm’s $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July of last year. The husband and wife team are joined by FanDuel co-founders’ Tom Griffiths (former CPO) …

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Macri blow threatens Buenos Aires gambling agenda

Industry observers will be monitoring Argentine political movements closely following a week of ‘primary shocks’, which may impact the progress of Buenos Aires launching its approved regulated online gambling marketplace. Last week, the Argentine public shunned President Mauricio Macri and the PRO Party at the nation’s Primary Elections, Argentina’s run-off candidacy format prior to the General Elections scheduled for 27 …

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