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Joris Dekkers: Capitalising on the Dutch opportunity for Better Collective

Jorris Dekkers: Capitalising on the Dutch opportunity for Better Collective

All eyes have been on the Netherlands since it opened its doors to online gambling at the start of this month, and for Joris Dekkers (pictured below) – Managing Director of Better Collective Netherlands – the Dutch market presents a “great opportunity” for growth.  As part of this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, the “highly digitalised” nature of the Dutch market …

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GlüNeuRStv withdrawal sees Catena Media hit with €50m writedowns 

Catena Media Plc has informed that its Q3 trading results will be negatively impacted by the writedown of its German sports betting assets.  The Stockholm-listed publisher issued a preliminary Q3 update, informing investors that it had allocated €42.8 million for the writedown of German sports betting assets acquired between 2016 and 2018. The decision follows an assessment of the assets …

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DraftKings remains confident in potential buyout after Entain extension

DraftKings has maintained confidence in a potential £20 billion buyout of Entain, after the latter extended its ‘Put Up or Shut Up’ deadline yesterday, requesting clarification on a number of issues relating to the transaction. The FTSE100 gambling group has pushed the deadline forward to 16 November 2021, requiring the US sports betting and fantasy sports operator to make a …

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Entain extends DraftKings deadline but warns of definitive deal duties

Entain Plc has extended its ‘put-up or shut-up’ deadline to DraftKings, as investors of the FTSE100 gambling group demand that its US suitor put definitive terms on its $20 billion acquisition bid. In an official announcement this afternoon, the gambling group detailed that it requires ‘a number of matters to be satisfactorily resolved ‘by no later than 5.00pm on 19 …

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bet-at-home forecasts 2021 losses due to Austrian casino judgement 

bet-at-home AG has temporarily discontinued its online casino from Austria as the DACH markets operator faces legal challenges from Austrian customers demanding reimbursement for their online casino taxes.   The decision has been taken as bet-at-home continues to challenge Austria’s national gambling regime that dictates that online casino and poker be controlled by the government’s appointed concession of Casinos Austria.  Notifying …

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MansionBet and Coral join Betway as ARC All Weather Championship partners

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The Arena Racing Company (ARC) has made a number of changes to the format of the All-Weather Championship, including adding MansionBet and Coral to its portfolio of partners. In preparation for the ninth season of the championship, the two operators will join longstanding partner Betway as sponsors of races throughout the campaign. Coral will sponsor the Fillies & Mares and …

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M88 expands esports offering via BETER partnership

BETER will extend its footprint across the Asian market after teaming up with M88 to enhance the sportsbook’s esports coverage.

BETER will extend its footprint across the Asian market after teaming up with M88 to enhance the sportsbook’s esports coverage.  Through the new partnership, BETER will distribute its portfolio of 30,000+ global esports tournament events as well as content from 200,000 ESportsBattle matches each year.   BETER will also provide M88 with customised quarter markets, including live streams, data, odds and …

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Kaizen appoints proven talent Pablo Puertas as Marketing Director

Kaizen Gaming, the online gambling subsidiary of OPAP SA, has confirmed the appointment of Pablo Puertas as Group Marketing Director.  The executive will form part of Kaizen’s new marketing leadership team, led by Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Panos Konstantopoulos, that is charged with leading the strategic oversight and performance of Kaizen’s flagship Stoiximan and Betano brands   Puertas joins Kaizen from …

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BtoBet: Over-regulation and opportunities in the European sports betting sector

Regulatory developments in the European sports betting gaming sector have created both hurdles and opportunities for the continent’s operators, as the UK and Germany implement restrictions while the Netherlands opens its doors. Publishing its latest report, ‘European Sportsbook Opportunities in an Increasingly Complex Scenario’, BtoBet highlighted the potentially lucrative market of the Netherlands – where football and other sports have …

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