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Champion Sports presents ‘New To The Game’

There are many considerations an operator must make when entering a market for the first time. Important decisions in the fields of tech & infrastructure, product and marketing strategy must be made, all while navigating an unfamiliar regulatory framework. And in many cases, operators must make these decisions before entering a market that already has its own established operators embedded …

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Sportradar appoints Bimson to oversee betting, sports and marketing growth

Sportradar has hired Andrew Bimson as Chief Operating Officer in North America in a bid to expand its betting & gaming, sports entertainment and ad:s (marketing services) operations. The NYSE-listed, Swiss-based sports technology company has stated that Bimson will be reporting to Arne Rees, Sportradar North America’s CEO, and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Rees commented: “Andrew …

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IGT overhauls leadership as Marco Sala takes over Chairman duties

IGT sheds Italian weight offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA

IGT Plc has executed an executive team and boardroom reorganisation, as Group CEO Marco Sala is appointed as Executive Chairman of the NYSE gambling technology group.  The appointment follows wider group developments, that saw IGT majority owner De Agostini SPA announce that Lorenzo Pellicioli had chosen to end his sixteen-year tenure as CEO of the Italian investment conglomerate. B&D Holding …

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Former Sky Bet safer gambling lead joins AnonyMind

Online gambling treatment provider AnonyMind has recruited Andy Atha as its COO, with the new hire looking to leverage his experience and understanding of safer gambling and risk management to the role.  Atha’s previous positions saw him hold three roles at Sky Betting and Gaming in just under three years, with the most recent being Head of Risk and Responsibility, …

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Fortuna rolls out OpenBet’s SportsCast content in key European markets

Central and Eastern European omnichannel betting group Fortuna Entertainment has gone live with content from OpenBet’s SportCast business. The rollout extends across its online and retail operations within a host of key European markets. As part of the new deal, Fortuna has deployed SportCast’s accumulator service, BetBuilder, which allows consumers to build their own bets within a single event across …

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Colbet predicts continued high sports betting turnover ahead of casino launch

Colbet is preparing to launch its live casino offering in the Colombian gaming market, but anticipates that sports betting will remain the dominant vertical across its wider operations.  Speaking to local news outlet La Republica, Santiago Melo, the General Director of the operator, anticipated that the sports betting vertical will continue to contribute around 80 per cent of total group-wide …

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Aspire Global enters Danish sportsbook market via BtoBet

Aspire Global has expanded its presence in Denmark to include sports betting services, securing an operating licence from the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA), the Spillemyndigheden. The igaming supplier’s sportsbook solution BtoBet has received certification according to Danish regulatory requirements, enabling Aspire to provide sports wagering to Danish players alongside its casino offering. Expansion of its foothold in Denmark builds on …

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BGC highlights ‘wake up call’ following latest YouGov betting poll

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has raised concerns regarding a recent YouGov poll of bettors on the subject of affordability checks, describing the results as a ‘wake up call’ for legislators.  According to the poll, 16% of bettors stated that they would welcome affordability checks, the wider implementation of which is under consideration as part of the 2005 Gambling …

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Spotlight Sports Group: Navigating a complex sports betting ecosystem with BetTech

As the sports betting industry continues to grow and change, it can often be quite difficult to understand where each company ‘sits’ within the sector’s ecosystem. So in order to tackle this, Spotlight Sports Group recently launched its BetTech report.  Speaking at the recent SBC Summit North America, Spotlight Sports Group’s Head of B2B Marketing, Alan Davis, shed some further …

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UKGC orders Rank Digital and Annexio to pay £1.3m settlement on responsibility failings 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has notified that Rank Digital Gaming and Annexio Limited have agreed to pay a regulatory settlement totalling £1.3 million.  The settlements are a result of separate investigations carried out by the Commission that reported social responsibility failures found throughout the operators’ domains. Rank Digital the operating company of, and, has agreed …

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