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Unikrn upgrades global payment options with Nuvei

Seattle-based esports wagering platform Unikrn will overhaul its global payment options and further maximise its currency range after partnering with Nuvei.  Active in 24 markets, ‘including 41 US states’, Unikrn has selected Nuvei to overhaul its group payment services, maximising payment processing and withdrawal options for its global player base. Unikrn confirmed that it will utilise Nuvei technologies as its …

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Canada ‘Single Sports Betting Act’ enters final Commons passage

The Canadian Gaming Association (CGA) is monitoring Commons developments closely as ‘Bill C-218 – The Safe and Regulated Sports Betting Act’ enters its final passage to become a federal legislation.   Updating industry stakeholders, the CGA confirmed that Ottawa’s House of Commons will undertake its final review of Bill C-218, which aims to amend Canada’s criminal code to allow for single …

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Betting on Sports America – Digital to deliver comprehensive analysis of the industry’s future

Betting on Sports America - Digital

Betting on Sports America – Digital is set to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current state of and emerging opportunities in the North American sports betting industry, complete with input from the senior executives at the forefront of shaping the sector’s growth path.  The virtual conference and expo on December 1-2, 2020 features a series of interviews with leading …

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Pinnacle boosts KYC capabilities through Sumsub deal

Pinnacle boosts KYC capabilities through Sumsub deal

Pinnacle will strengthen its commitment to social responsibility after signing a new partnership with Sumsub, an identity verification platform that covers the compliance disciplines of KYC, KYB and AML. Through the new agreement, Sumsub will support the operator in streamlining its onboarding customer procedures fulfilling key compliance requisites across multiple jurisdictions, as well as helping ‘protect their users from unnecessary …

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Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert joins SG Digital as Chief People Officer

Laura Probert has been selected as the new Chief People Officer for Scientific Games’ Digital team, joining the company from WPP where she served as VP Talent. Confirming her appointment, SG praised Probert’s wealth of experience in delivering ‘successful’ People and Culture strategies. As the new CPO, she is expected to place an increased focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion …

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Betegy grows US footprint with JKR investment

Betegy will accelerate its plans to expand into the US betting market after raising a new round of investment capital from JKR Investment Group. By expanding into the US, the firm will use JKR’s investment to help media companies, gaming operators and professional sports leagues gather and display complex data from multiple sources. In addition, the sports data content production …

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Sokratis Kokkalis retakes leadership of Intralot

Intralot SPA has informed its shareholders that company founder and executive chairman Sokratis Kokkalis has been reinstated as Group CEO effective immediately.  The gambling technology and lottery systems provider issued a statement on the Athens Stock Engage disclosing that majority shareholder Kokkalis had retaken leadership of the firm, replacing Christos K. Dimitriadis as CEO.  The filing stated that Intralot had …

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EveryMatrix files application for New Jersey gaming licence

New Jersey

EveryMatrix has applied for a licence with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) to supply casino operators in the Garden State through its iGaming integration platform and gaming aggregator, CasinoEngine. The technology provider has filed an application to service the state where gross gaming revenue (GGR) for online casino is approaching $1 billion for 2020, including a record …

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GAN acquires Coolbet for €150m to accelerate sportsbook ambitions

GAN Plc has reached a ‘definitive agreement’ to acquire Malta-licensed operator ‘Coolbet’ for a total consideration of €149 million. The igaming software supplier will acquire Coolbet from its operating firm Vincent Group Malta, which will see it takeover the operator’s brand IP, trading and proprietary software assets.  Updating investors, GAN branded Coolbet one of the fastest-growing European B2C operators, who …

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CrustLab: Pairing industry ‘know-how’ with software expertise

CrustLab

Many companies have the technical capacity to deliver custom software for web development and mobile applications, yet delivering solutions specifically tailored to the gambling industry can often come with a different set of challenges.  Adam Gontarz, CEO of CrustLab, explains why his company’s ‘industry know-how’ stands it apart from the competition, before discussing the impact of Apple guidelines, the size …

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