IGaming

Highlight Games inks new partnership with Microgame S.p.A

London-based video virtual sports specialist Highlight Games has agreed to supply its virtual sports products to Microgame S.p.A after securing a new partnership with the Italian platform provider.  The agreement will see Highlight Games offer its Soccerbet product featuring Italian and English games in league and single match formats, as well as the NBA Last 60 across Microgame’s retail, online …

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Aspire Global appoints figurehead Kärrbrink as Pariplay Chairman

Malta-based iGaming platform provider Aspire Global has moved to strengthen its corporate governance, confirming the appointment of Jesper Kärrbrink as chairman of its subsidiary aggregator and games developer Pariplay with immediate effect. A renowned industry figurehead, Kärrbrink is the former chief executive officer of Mr Green – a fast-growth online casino brand acquired by William Hill Plc for $310 million in 2018. Commenting on his appointment, Kärrbrink, …

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Cash-focused Gamesys sanctions £40m debt repayment 

Gamesys Group Plc has sanctioned a £40 million repayment of its GBP corporate debt to rebalance the firm’s accounts and allow for stronger cash generation.  The approved transaction sees Gamesys lower its long-term GBP corporate debt by 15%, resulting in an outstanding debt reduction of 7% for its combined GBP and EURO tranches. Gamesys governance underlined that the significant debt …

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Mr Green to pay £3m for failures in gambling harm and money laundering prevention

William Hill-owned online gaming brand Mr Green has been told to pay £3m to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms by the Gambling Commission after it found failures in the operator’s procedures for preventing harm and money laundering. The settlement agreement consists of a £3m payment in lieu of a financial penalty and Commission costs of £10,349.77. The Gambling Commission found that Mr Green: did not …

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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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