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Distribution fallout sees IGT and Scientific Games cancel LOTEX Brazil contract 

IGT Plc and Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) have published a joint statement confirming that they have withdrawn their consortium to operate Brazil’s exclusive LOTEX instant lottery concession.  The lottery technology groups cited that they have been unable to form a ‘crucial distribution arrangement with CAIXA Federal’, Brazil’s state-owned bank and the incumbent retail distributor of lottery products across the country.    …

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African betting needs to move from its dependence on mobile money

The management of effective payment services has long been maintained as the critical discipline for betting operators servicing Africa’s unique market-by-market challenges. Expert insights detailed at the SBC Digital Summit Africa outlined that betting incumbents should prepare for new compliance demands, as all African markets will yet again be disrupted by rapid consumer changes and distinct technology take-ups.    “Not …

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Colossus Bets backs greyhound Grand National in five-figure deal

Bernard Marantelli, CEO and Founder of Colossus Bets, has agreed a five-figure sponsorship deal with the Greyhound Grand National. It comes after Central Park promoter Roger Cearns admitted that this year’s event was in danger of not being staged after an intended sponsor pulled out due to the threat of the competition being staged behind doors. Commenting on the sponsorship …

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SAZKA moves full steam ahead on National Lottery tender

Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group has officially confirmed that it has entered the UK Gambling Commission’s (UKGC) competition for the 4th licence to operate the National Lottery. Since the UKGC published its competition timetable at the start of the year, SAZKA has long been viewed as a ‘National Lottery suitor’ seeking to win the multi £ billion operating contract from …

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Racing Post launches QR code for betting shop paper download

The Racing Post will allow customers in betting shops to download its daily newspaper to their mobile devices after launching a new QR code system. The new initiative was launched post-lockdown to support high street betting shops increase footfall to their shops and offer customers a chance to read the paper in a safe manner. Discussing the new QR codes …

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Danske Spil begins roll out of player ID cards

Danske Spil has started to roll out its new player ID cards, shifting all land-based betting towards an account-based digital system. The ID card, branded ‘Sikkert Spil’ (‘Safe Play’) – has initially been made available to stores that sell Oddset and Tips services. Rolled-out this October, the state-owned operator confirmed that the card will be made mandatory throughout its partner …

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Buzz Bingo appoints MSG Partners to reconnect with customers

Buzz Bingo is set to overhaul its entire marketing strategy after appointing London-based MSQ Partners as its lead ‘integrated agency’ to revitalise its media planning and brand profile. A key strategic appointment, Buzz Bingo has tasked MSQ agencies with developing an effective high coverage marketing and communications strategy, letting bingo players across the country know that Buzz Bingo venues have …

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Spotlight Sports Group names Sam Houlding as new CCO

Spotlight Sports Group has strengthened its senior leadership team after confirming that Sam Houlding will become the new Chief Commercial Officer. Houlding will take over from former Chief Commercial Officer Mike Griffin, who left his role as Chief Revenue Officer of the group on September 30th. Commenting on his new role, Houlding said: “I am thrilled to be taking the …

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Sportech and UK Tote Group renew sports betting partnership

Sportech has confirmed that it has signed a new multi-year licensing and services contract with UK Tote Group. The extended partnership will assure Sportech’s continued delivery of pools betting technologies and services via its Quantum System, which underpins the Tote’s domestic pools betting. The Quantum system will also allow the UK Tote to significantly deepen its pool volumes, featuring global …

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Anders Dorph to lead Danish regulator as new director

Spillemyndigheden, Denmark’s gambling authority has confirmed that Anders Dorph will assume the role of Director, effective from 1 November. Dorph will join the regulator after serving as the deputy director of the Danish Immigration Service. Commenting on the new appointment, Minister of Taxation Morten Bødskov said: “The gaming authority plays a crucial role in the work of ensuring a proper …

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