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Camelot adds QR codes to UK National Lottery tickets

Seeking further convergence between its retail sales and mobile channels, UK National Lottery operator Camelot is set to add QR scanning codes to its purchased tickets, allowing players to instantly check their numbers. QR scanning codes will be attached to draw based game tickets for the UK Lottery and its syndicated competitions Thunderball, Hotpicks and EuroMillions. Camelot are reported to …

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Scientific Games wins Belgium National Lottery’s Instant Games

Scientific Games has announced that it will bring its lottery instant games to consumers in Belgium. Following a competitive process, in which the company replaced Loterie Nationale, Scientific Games signed a one-year contract with the option to extend the agreement for an additional three years. The $80.4 billion global instant game category is expanding across Europe with an average of …

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Belarusian Basketball Federation forms integrity partnership with Genius Sports

Sports data technology provider Genius Sports has announced its latest integrity services partnership with the Belarusian Basketball Federation (BBF), extending its coverage within European professional basketball leagues. Genius Sports acquires exclusive data rights to all BBF fixtures for period of three seasons, as part of an extended services partnership between the two organisations. The partnership will see Genius Sports become …

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Antonios Kerastaris – Intralot envisages ‘best-of- breed’ portfolio for future growth

Addressing shareholders at Intralot’s Annual General Meeting, group CEO Antonios Kerastaris detailed that in order to meet its future growth targets, the gambling technology provider would have to tackle new consumer demands and market conditions by delivering a ‘‘best-of- breed’ product portfolio. Kerastaris gave shareholders a breakdown of Intralot’s recent investment/transactional activity as the company expands its international services. In …

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North America uplift sees IGT post ‘solid opening’ to 2016

Presenting its Q1 2016 (period ending 31 March) corporate performance, IGT Plc governance stated its was pleased with its ‘solid opening performance’ as the New York-listed firm saw growth throughout its top line metrics. Reporting group revenues of $1.28 billion up 51% on Q1 2015’s $848 million, IGT detailed growth in its core region of North America. IGT would record …

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Paddy Power Betfair appoints MediaCom & Lucky Generals as lead media agencies

Following April’s news that Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) would seek to merge its media and advertising accounts, following a restructure of its group marketing leadership. UK marketing news source ‘Campaign Live’ today reports that PPB’s merged marketing account will be handled by MediaCom (for PPB planning & buying) and Lucky Generals (for PPB creative strategy). Merging its media assets, MediaCom …

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Tabcorp reviews media planning & buying account

Australian marketing news sources have reported that Tabcorp has called out for a review of its media planning and buying account as the operator looks to restructure its marketing division. Tabcorp will review its partnership with long-term incumbent OMD Australia, who have acted as its media planning lead for the past twenty years. It is understood that Tabcorp management carried …

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OpenBet secures Loto-Québec partnership extension

Updating the market, gambling platform provider OpenBet has announced that it has renewed its longstanding services partnership with Canadian lottery operator Loto-Québec for a further three years. Renewing its partnership OpenBet is set to provide Loto-Québec with its new mobile portal solution which will form a key part in the lottery operator’s future growth strategy. OpenBet governance detailed that Loto-Québec had …

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Google poaches Caesars Commercial Officer Tariq Shaukat

US tech news sources have reported that Google has hired Caesars Entertainment Corporation (CEC) Chief Commercial Officer Tariq Shaukat to lead its enterprise division. Shaukat leaves embattled CEC following four and half years’ services, in which he oversaw group commercial and marketing activities as Chief Commercial Officer (October 2014 – May 2016) and Chief Marketing Officer (March 2012 – September 2014). Joining tech giant …

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HMRC denied Supreme Court appeal against Sportech £95 million tax claim

Issuing a market update, Sportech Plc has announced that the UK Court of Appeal has denied HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) permission to appeal the decision which ruled in Sportech’s favour regarding a £97 million tax repayment claim to the Supreme Court. The decision by the Court of Appeal will likely end Sportech’s 7-year battle with HMRC regarding the tax …

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