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BoscaSports builds content muscle with PA Betting Services 

Licensed betting office (LBO) display technology specialist BoscaSports has revamped its content and editorial capacities by partnering with PA Betting Services – the betting division of international news agency PA Media. The partnership will see BoscaSports’ display screens upgraded with a custom range of real-time premium sports betting updates provided by PA Betting Services. Premium content services will include ratings, …

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Danske Spil renews Quantum contract with Sportech

Sportech Plc has announced a major client extension as Danske Spil, Denmark’s state-owned lottery operator, renews its pari-mutuel technology agreement with the racing systems provider.  The agreement will see Danske Spil continue to utilise Sportech’s ‘Quantum’ software as lead retail system for racing tote and pari-mutuel markets. Last year, Danske Spil undertook a group-wide overhaul of its retail racing system …

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Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Entain plc has lauded its ability to maintain a strong trading momentum in Q4 2020, with its diversified portfolio being attributed as a key driver for growth.  Delivering its 20th consecutive quarter of growth, Entain has projected that full-year net gaming revenues (NGR) will grow by 27%. Closing 2020 trading on a high, the FTSE100 group delivered double-digit NGR growth …

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FDJ joins l’Alliance skills sharing community

Groupe FDJ has become a member of French ‘skills sharing community’ l’Alliance pour le mécénat de compétences, providing support and solidarity to France’s charitable and civic organisations. l’Alliance promotes skill sharing opportunities and programmes to employees of its members, helping to support French charitable organisations working across multiple areas such as education, the environment, family support, social mobility and research. …

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MGM ends Entain speculation by withdrawing all offers

MGM Resorts International has this afternoon communicated that following ‘careful consideration’ it will not submit a revised offer for Entain Plc. The confirmation ends weeks of speculation surrounding the proposed takeover, which saw MGM’s initial offer of 0.6 MGM shares for each Entain share, representing a value of 1,383 pence per share and a premium of 22% to the company’s …

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The Jockey Club undergoes senior commercial reshuffle

The commercial department of  The Jockey Club has undergone an overhaul, with the organisation naming Charlie Boss as its new Chief Commercial Officer in one of three new appointments. The former Disney Commercial Director for sports in Europe and Africa will work closely with The Jockey Club’s Chief Executive, Nevin Truesdale, in his new role. Boss joined Disney in 2018 …

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Royal Ascot’s ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot ‘massive’ seven-race cards welcomed by bookmakers

Royal Ascot has made the decision to expand its race card to seven meetings a day, in a move which has been well received by betting industry figures. The Copper Horse Stakes, the Palace of Holyroodhouse Stakes and the Golden Gates Stakes flat races were fixed to the venue’s week long event last year. This was followed by the inclusion …

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SAZKA appoints tech guru Brent Hoberman as National Lottery bid advisor

Brent Hoberman (CBE) has become the latest business figurehead to join the ‘UK advisory board’ for SAZKA Group, providing support and guidance to Sir Keith Mills’ bid team competing to win the Fourth National Lottery Licence. Recognised as one of the UK’s most successful digital entrepreneurs, Hoberman will join SAZKA’s bid advisory chaired by former Sainsbury’s Plc chief executive Justin …

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Denmark’s Danske Spil integrates Playtech products

Denmark’s national lottery Danske Spil has become the latest operator to integrate gambling software developer Playtech’s virtual sports betting products. Danske Spil has selected eight of Playtech’s virtual sports titles, covering football, basketball, tennis, greyhound racing, horse racing, speedway, cycling and trotting.  Odds for the virtual betting markets are based on the simulations themselves, enabling Danske Spil’s customers to study …

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Scientific Games appoints Glen Saville as global trading lead

Scientific Games has appointed Glen Saville as its new Senior Director, Global Trading, taking over from Benjie Cherniak. Based in Las Vegas, he will be responsible for growing Scientific Games’ global trading business overseeing Don Best Sports and SG’s European operations to offer a seamless, industry-leading service. With a wealth of operator experience within the global sports betting industry, Saville’s arrival adds strength to the …

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