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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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New ‘Bet Regret’ sees GambleAware ask bettors to rethink behaviours

Targeting UK football fans, this weekend industry charity GambleAware launches the next phase of its ‘Bet Regret’ safer gambling campaign, which will encourage audiences to reconsider their gambling habits. Launching new Bet Regret marketing inventory, GambleAware will accompany the campaign with the tagline of ‘Think Twice or You’ll Bet Regret it’. GambleAware has run its Bet Regret campaign since February …

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Responsibility mandate sees Ladbrokes end SPFL legacy sponsorship

Serving GVC Holdings’ group-wide ‘Changing for the Bettor’ social responsibility mandate, Ladbrokes informs that it will not renew its legacy title sponsorship of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). The bookmaker, who has served as SPFL sponsor since the 2015/16 season, had previously chosen to donate its £2 million per season sponsorship to industry charity GambleAware, promoting its ‘Bet Regret’ …

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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 …

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Global operators out in force for ‘must-attend’ Betting on Sports 2019

Described as a ‘must-attend’ event for the sports betting market, Betting on Sports 2019 will gather an unrivalled selection of senior decision makers from the world’s leading gambling operators. Many of them feature in the 300-strong line-up of expert speakers who will deliver the in-depth content offering that Betting on Sports is synonymous with, sharing their insights on the opportunities …

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Better Collective advances US profile following strong H1 2019

Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective AB has declared that its boost in exposure across the US market has put the company in ‘pole position for market leadership’ as explained in its Q2 interim report.  Publishing its Q2 2019 trading update (period ending 31 June 2019), Better Collective has reported a 64% increase in revenues up to €15.8m (£14.7m) which …

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GiG maintains global agenda despite tough H1 2019 trading

Despite facing ‘toughened regulatory environments’, the governance of Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) details confidence in the firm’s overriding corporate strategy, pursuing ‘global geo expansion’ growth through ‘strong B2B partnerships’ coupled with ‘internal B2C’ brand launches within ‘selected markets’. Publishing its first interim results as a Stockholm-listed enterprise, GiG records H1 2019 group revenues of €63 million, down 14% on corresponding …

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JPJ Group navigates UK headwinds as firm prepares for Gamesys enlargement

The governance of London-listed JPJ Group Plc maintains confidence in the firm’s future prospects, as the company moves to fully integrate operating partner Gamesys, enlarging its commercial capacity. Publishing its interim H1 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), JPJ records a 14% increase in corporate revenues to £170 million (H12018: £149 million), driven by the ‘strong organic growth’ of …

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