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Inspired renews virtual sports content partnership with SNAI

Virtual games developer Inspired Gaming has announced that it has renewed its Virtual Sports content partnership with Italian gambling operator  Gruppo SNAI. The developer is set to boost the SNAI virtual games portfolio which currently hosts eight Inspired Virtual Sports titles, including leading title Rush Football. Inspired Gaming will aim to create a Virtual Sports product roadmap for SNAI’s business …

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Mark Frissora takes over as Caesars Entertainment CEO

Embattled US gambling operator Caesars Entertainment Corp, has confirmed the appointment of Mark Frissora as CEO, replacing 12 year leader Gary Loveman, who has taken the position of company chairman. Frissora who joined the corporation as a broad member in February from car rental operator Hertz Global, has been preparing for the transition by visiting Caesars US properties and researching …

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Camelot appoints Duncan Maylon as North America VP

UK lottery operator Camelot has announced that Sales Director Duncan Maylon will join its North America division as Senior Vice President. Maylon will be tasked with helping build Camelot Global’s North American business division, as the lottery operator looks to expand its business services in international territories. Maylon who has served as Sales Director since 2009, will further set up …

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Coral pushes for omni-channel future by appointing Shay Segev as CSO

Gala Coral has announced a major executive coup by announcing the appointment of former Playtech COO Shay Segev as its new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Segev will be charged with leading the operator’s omni-channel strategy, which has proved to be the operator’s key driver for growth. Segev who left leading gambling technology supplier Playtech in April, was a key figure …

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Codere re-elects Jose Sampedro as CEO

The board of Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere SA has unanimously approved the reappointment of Jose Antonio Martinez Sampedro as CEO. Jose Sampedro co-founded the operator and had served as CEO and President of Codere SA since May 1997 Sampedro’s reappointment follows the announcement that Codere aims to form a new business entity following the approval of the restructure of its …

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Betfred on the up with £593 million profits

Manchester based bookmaker Betfred has reported £593 million in profits for the 18 month period from March 2013 to September 2014, up from £362 million for the previous 18 months. Detailing UK media insights into its operations, Betfred reported that it recorded £13 billion in turnover for the period. The bookmaker further noted that its online gaming division had recorded …

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Examiner – Parent bid tops Boylesports for Ladbrokes Ireland

Following its month long review under the Irish High Court, it appears that Ladbrokes Plc rescue plan for its Ladbrokes Ireland division has trumped Boylesports €25 million bid. On Tuesday Ken Fennell (Deloitte), the examiner appointed by the High Court to review the bid process, informed Ladbrokes Ireland creditors and other stakeholders that the examinership review favoured the plans put …

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Playtech wins coveted Norsk Tipping supply contract

Gambling technology supplier Playtech has won the coveted supply contract for Norwegian state owned gambling operator Norsk Tipping. The supply agreement will see Playtech further integrate 4300 interactive gaming terminals throughout Norsk Tipping’s gaming portfolio. Playtech beat the competition of eight gambling suppliers during the procurement process.Playtech will further develop its interactive terminal games offering and, in August, will begin …

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Ladbrokes’ LBO plans include wi-fi and ‘sports experts’

A report in the Daily Telegraph suggests one of new Ladbrokes CEO Jim Mullen‘s plans to revitalise business in the bookmaker’s betting shops is to have them operate as wi-fi hubs, allowing customers to bet with the firm via their own devices. By boosting the wi-fi capabilities in its 2,100 retail estate, the bookmaker is hoping to increase its recreational …

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SIS extends support of Racehorse Owners’ Sponsorship Scheme

SIS is to continue its support of the Racehorse Owner’s Sponsorship Scheme until August 2018, it has announced. The scheme allows the ROA’s 7,000 members to save an estimated £8m each year by claiming VAT back on their racing activities. Since it began in 2012, over 5,000 horses have now carried the company’s distinctive red and white logo thanks to the …

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