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Betsson orders immediate UK market downsize

Betsson AB has significantly reduced its UK market presence after announcing that all active brands and licences will be transferred to its Rizk (Rizk.com) domain, effective immediately. The decision shows Betsson AB following through with its group-wide transformation directives. The operator has continued to reduce its UK exposure since 2018 – terminating the NetPlay TV subsidiary and closing down its …

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BOSE Digital: Separating product from service for multi-jurisdictional success

It’s important to distinguish product from service, said Microgame’s Marco Castaldo, as a collection of CEOs for leading sports betting and gaming suppliers discussed the best way of working with operators on a multi-jurisdictional basis.  Speaking at Betting on Sports Europe – Digital in the ‘Market fragmentation – Supplier CEO Panel’, sponsored by Altenar, Castaldo was replying to an opening …

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Betting CEOs expected ‘no soft landing’ for 2020

Betting’s C-level agenda holds no respite, as European markets prepare for another round of COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown enforcements.    Moderating a CEO panel at this morning’s Betting on Sports Europe – Digital, Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook & Platforms for SG Digital, asked participants whether a second wave has created further disruptions for betting returning to any semblance of normality. …

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NetShop ISP launches three new data centers in Asia and Europe

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NetShop ISP has confirmed the launch of three new data centers in strategically located regions across Asia and Europe. The company has added Singapore, Hong Kong and the Netherlands (Amsterdam) to its existing spread of global data centers across the US (Los Angeles), the UK, Cyprus and Malta.  Click HERE for more details from Stefano Sordini, NetShop ISP CEO, on …

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Irish bookmakers to close their doors as racing continues in new lockdown

After confirmation that the country would be entering a six-week lockdown, Irish bookmakers will close their doors to the public, with horse racing and greyhound racing exempt from the new measures. The measures, which will see the entire country enter Level 5 lockdown protocols, will affect more than 800 betting shops across Ireland – a move which BoyleSports has said …

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Top five by 2024? RTSmunity tracks the growth of esports betting

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The overall esports betting market size is projected to double in 2020, from $7 to $14 billion, but how does this total number translate to both gross gaming revenues (GGR) and profits for esports operators?  Writing for the latest issue of SBC Magazine, Ondřej Šilhavý from RTSmunity said that the GGR generated by esports betting globally – tracking at $343 …

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Trustly: What do you need to know about Open Banking in the UK?

Open Banking

Open Banking, as the name would suggest, is a directive designed to ‘open up’ banking data by forcing the UK’s nine biggest banks to release their data in a secure, standardised form so that it can be shared online more easily. It brings more competition and innovation to financial services, which in turn leads to better products for customers to …

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Fabio Schiavolin: Resilience in a time of uncertainty

COVID has undoubtedly had far-reaching implications for the betting industry across the world, putting a halt on live sporting events and – according to Fabio Schiavolin, Chief Executive of Snaitech – accelerating the migration of customers from retail to online betting. Delivering his keynote speech on day one of Betting on Sports Europe – Digital 2020, Schiavolin touched on a …

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Liverpool and Manchester United in discussions to join new European Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United are taking part in negotiations to join a new European Super League, according to reports. Earlier this month, the top flight duo were spearheading a campaign, titled ‘Project Bigger Picture’, to reform the Premier League. The new campaign would have axed two teams from the league, giving the ‘big six’ “enhanced voting rights”. However, this was …

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William Hill delivers on group-wide recovery as US takeover priorities loom

William Hill has stated that it is tracking ‘solid progress across all divisions’, as the FTSE betting group returns all operating units to robust trading during a transformative Q3 period. Publishing its Q3 trading update for the 13 week period to 29 September 2020, William Hill noted an ‘encouraging’ performance across all verticals, particularly highlighting growth across its ‘online international’ …

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