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Vereeni VC backs Megalotto for next stage of critical growth

Malta-based venture capital fund Vereeni Investments confirms that it has undertaken a six-figure investment backing new online lottery brand Megalotto, an enterprise seeking to ‘redefine the online lottery experience‘. Megalotto recently revealed that it had secured a Malta MGA licence, as online lotteries newest incumbent begins its expansion plans across European markets. Built on the Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) platform, …

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Gala gets sassy launching ‘Bingo like a Boss’ campaign

GVC Holdings’ flagship online bingo property Gala Bingo has debuted its new UK-wide digital advertising campaign ‘Bingo like a Boss’.  The digital campaign is fronted by reality TV star Paisley Billings from E4’s ‘Tattoo Fixers’ show, with the aim of showcasing the ‘sassy side of the online bingo community’.  ‘Bingo like a Boss’ is Gala Bingo’s first campaign developed under …

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Golden Nugget adds sports betting to Scientific Games deal

Leading US casino operator Golden Nugget has chosen to utilise the full OpenSports product suite from Scientific Games including managed trading services from Don Best Sports. The deployment of OpenSports will start with mobile sports betting in New Jersey, while additional states will be included pending regulation. There is also an option to roll out OpenSports in retail locations across …

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GiG streamlines development resources with GroupVery

A restructured Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has formed a strategic partnership with IT and engineering studio GroupVery improving its clients’ all-round web development and operating capacities. The London-based studio will be handling frontend development of GiG’s platform services for customers needing specific requirements. Operating since 2017, GroupVery has developed a specialist engineering team developing and maintaining customised frontends for high-volume and …

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Poker legend Molly Bloom in for CasinoBeats Malta

Molly Bloom to host Molly's Malta Game at CasinoBeats Malta

Molly Bloom, the American entrepreneur, author and legendary organiser of high-stakes VIP poker games featuring Hollywood A-listers, is to deliver a keynote at CasinoBeats Malta in March and host the event’s very own poker tournament. Bloom, whose memoir Molly’s Game was turned into an Oscar-nominated hit movie in 2017 starring Jessica Chastain, will open the second day of the event …

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Better Collective defies low sports win margins to post record Q4 revenues

Better Collective

Stockholm-listed Better Collective A/S has posted Q4 revenues of €19.6 million, up 61% from the €12.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018. The igaming affiliate’s record revenue performance was helped by in excess of 118,000 new depositing customers (NDC’s) during the period (55% growth, most of which was organic). EBITA before special items increased by 32% from €5.4 million to …

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Paysafe hires former Barclays UK platform lead Sujit Unni as new CTO

Online payments group Paysafe has confirmed the appointment of Sujit Unni as Group Chief Technology Officer (CTO), leading the firm’s product cycles, payment networks and innovation frameworks. A key leadership hire for Paysafe’s corporate strategy, Unni joins Paysafe from Barclays UK, where he served as a Managing Director overseeing the development of the firm’s retail and business lending platforms. Updating …

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William Hill and Scientific Games announce four-year extension

William Hill and Scientific Games have announced a four-year extension to its existing sportsbook platform partnership, building on a long-standing relationship that first began in 2007. A statement released by Scientific Games this morning confirmed that William Hill will continue to utilise its sportsbook platform – including betting engine OpenBet – and casino content through Open Gaming System (OGS). As …

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GiG divests B2C arm to Betsson AB for €31 million

Issuing a market filing this morning, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has disclosed that it will divest its entire B2C unit to Betsson AB. The company confirmed that it has agreed terms on a share purchase agreement worth €31 million, consisting of a €22.3 million cash payment for the assets on top of a further  €8.7 million prepaid platform fee. …

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Spelinspektionen rejects Ninja Casino domain transfer

Stockholm-listed Global Gaming AB has had its latest attempt to revive its flagship Ninja Casino property within Sweden rejected by gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen. Spelinspektionen governance is reported to have blocked the transfer of Ninja Casino’s SE domain to Global Gaming marketing partner Viral Interactive. A marketing services provider, Viral Interactive had applied to secure the Ninjacasino.se domain under the management …

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