Retail

Inspired Gaming announces senior management changes to support future expansion

Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired), supplier of SBG Video Lottery and Virtual Sports, today announces that Lee Gregory, Managing Director of the UK, takes responsibility for the whole integrated UK P&L and Dave Hammond has been appointed as SVP of Mobile. Lee Gregory will take responsibility for the whole of the UK market across VLT, Virtual Sports and Mobile. Dave Hammond, …

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LGA & ABB announce framework for local partnerships on betting shops

The LGA – ABB framework developed by the Betting Commission is an opportunity to create a new relationship between councils and the betting industry that helps to ensure councils are confident that their concerns are listened to and acted on. It also aims to reassure the industry that councils recognise their right to be on the high streets. The framework builds …

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Sportradar becomes data partner for the Professional Squash Association (PSA)

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) are pleased to announce that they have signed a four-year agreement with sports data specialists Sportradar that will see them become the PSA’s Official Sports Data Partner. Effectively immediately, the agreement will see Sportradar granted the right to distribute all PSA data to the betting and media industry, including data from the Women’s Squash Association …

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Spring Carnival boosts William Hill Q4 performance

William Hill’s Australian operation was the only one that increased its operating profit in the fourth quarter, thanks to the Spring Carnival period, with a 59% jump mitigating somewhat a 13% drop in retail operating profit and a 6% dip online. It meant that the group’s Q4 operating profit as a whole dropped 7%. On a full-year basis, Group net …

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US Treasury Department warns casino operators on taking illegal bets

The US Treasury Department has warned licensed casino operators that they must actively combat illegal sports betting. The Treasury submitted a letter to multiple gambling operator’s just weeks before the NFL Super Bowl, US sports most wagered event. “Increases in sports betting conducted on behalf of third parties are facilitating criminal activity and posing a money laundering risk to the …

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Boylesports expands Irish retail network with acquisition of 6 Tully Bookmakers

Boylesports is set to take its number of Irish betting stores to over 200 after acquiring six Tully Bookmaker stores for a reported €2 million. The bookmaker announced this morning that it had agreed to purchase half of Tully Bookmakers retail betting inventory. Boylesports will redesign and redevelop the purchased bookmaker stores to bring them in-line with the company’s retail …

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Churchill Downs appoints Mike Ziegler as Director of Racing

US racing operator Churchill Downs has announced the appointment of Mike Ziegler as its new Director of Racing. Ziegler will assume full responsibility of the senior management role on 26 January reporting to Bill Mudd the operator’s Chief Financial Officer. Ziegler will take on responsibility of the performance and business strategy of Churchill Downs US racing operations, he will further …

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Caesars places casino operating unit under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

  Caesars Entertainment Corp has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Chicago this Thursday as the operator looks to cut creditor debt for its Caesars Entertainment Operating CO division which operates Caesars’ 50 casino and leisure properties worldwide. US news reports have stated that the gambling operator seeks to reduce its debt from $18.4 billion to $8.6 billion. The casino operator …

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Sisal partners with GameArt studios for new VLT games

Sisal Group S.p.A, the Italian gaming and payment services group, have chosen international game-design studio GameART for the production of new slot games for the Italian Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Comma 6b market. The five year contract provides for multiple slot titles to be developed on an exclusive basis for Sisal’s INGG VLT platform. GameART is a developer of slot games …

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Sportradar secures integrity partnership with Lega Serie B

Italy’s second division, Lega Serie B, signed an agreement with Sportradar Security Services, under which the betting fraud prevention specialists will provide both education workshops and e-learning packages to all 22 club teams for this season and the next two. Under the terms of the agreement, the workshop and e-learning modules will be provided to the senior team and youth …

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