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MGM-GVC’s ‘broad vision’ sees Sportradar confirmed as lead US data supplier

MGM-GVC Interactive LLC, the new US strategic joint venture developed by MGM Resorts and GVC Holdings, has confirmed that it will utilise Sportradar as exclusive data supplier for its US sports betting provisions. The agreement sees Sportradar become the lead data provider for MGM-GVC interactive’s new and existing land-based and digital properties. Updating the market, MGM GVC Interactive’s new Chief …

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New look Stars Group shows first glimpse of its enlarged capacity

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has published its first trading update as an enlarged enterprise, incorporating the acquired assets of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) and BetEasy Australia. Closing a group-wide transformative period, the Stars Group announces Q3 2018 (period ending 30 September) group revenues totalling $570 million (Q3 2017: $330m).   The Toronto enterprise displays its enlarged …

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GambleAware commits to funding Leeds gambling-harm clinic

Industry charity GambleAware and the NHS have commissioned the development of a new gambling addiction treatment clinic in Leeds (Yorkshire), strengthening gambling-harm prevention, research and treatment infrastructures for the North of England. Set to open by April 2019, the clinic will be operated by a partnership formed between the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and the GamCare Network. …

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Rank Group appoints ‘media pro’ David Williams as new Public Affairs lead

London-listed gambling operator The Rank Group Plc (Rank) continues the restructuring of its senior executive management team, confirming the appointment of industry communications expert David Williams as new Director of Public Affairs.  Williams the former long-term Media & PR Director of Ladbrokes UK (2004-2017) joins Rank Group leadership, from newly formed racecourse pool-betting operator, Britbet, where he formerly served as …

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DCMS appoints Mims Davies as new UK Sports Minister

The UK government has confirmed that Eastleigh MP Miriam ‘Mims’ Davies will join the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sports (DCMS) as new UK Sports Minister replacing Tracey Crouch. Crouch, who had served as UK Sports Minister since 2015, resigned last week in protest of the government’s ‘delayed’ FOBTs £2 wagering reduction, which had been confirmed for October 2019 …

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gbet and Sportradar strike deal to deliver turnkey sports betting solutions

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GBE Technologies (gbet) has teamed up with sports data leader Sportradar to create next-generation turnkey sports betting solutions for operators across the globe. A bespoke B2B technology supplier to the sports betting industry specialising in platform and product solutions, including sportsbook, betting exchange and ADW/Tote, gbet’s proprietary technology powers the Betdaq and Ladbrokes betting exchanges (www.betdaq.com and www.ladbrokes.com), as well as the New York …

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William Hill presents its global future prospects amid UK woes

Publishing its latest trading update (17-43 week period ending 28 October), FTSE250 William Hill Plc details ‘rapid US progress’, however, the betting group cannot escape its UK woes. Despite progress on its digital agenda, William Hill’s 2018 trading has been impacted by negative sporting results and further group-wide adjustments undertaken to counter a tougher UK regulatory environment. Continuing its digital …

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Frissora leadership departure sees ‘Caesars in play’

The confirmed departure of Mark Frissora as President & Chief Executive of Caesars Entertainment has triggered fresh rumours regarding the future of the legacy US casino operator. This morning, the New York Post reported that the governance of MGM Resorts had hired Morgan Stanley and law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges to act as corporate advisors, examining a potential $20 billion …

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The Sampedro Family launches US appeal against governance dismissal

Spanish business news sources report that the Sampedro Family, the enterprise founders of Grupo Codere have filed a US lawsuit against the firm’s private equity debt-holders, claiming unfair dismissal and non-representation from the firm’s corporate governance structures. The filing is led by former Codere President Jose Antonio Martinez Sampedro and brother Luis Javier (former Vice President), seeking to annul Codere …

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PlayOJO delivers ‘Brexit Facts’ with Luisa Zissman

Online casino operator PlayOJO has launched one of the industry’s most unique viral marketing campaigns, recruiting former Apprentice and Big Brother contestant Luisa Zissman as new spokesperson. Breaking industry norms, PlayOJO will not utilise Zissman to promote its online casino promotions, instead, the TV personality is set to present ‘the real facts about Brexit’. “In a series of short videos …

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