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Entain makes £100,000 commitment to India pandemic relief

Entain has committed £100,000 to assist with relief efforts in India, as COVID-19 cases in the country continue to surge amid a new strain of the virus. The donation will be primarily utilised to fund purchases of medical supplies – such as the essential drugs Remdesivir, Tocilizumab and Dexamethasone, used for the treatment of the virus – as well as …

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Funanga: How cash can help operators navigate payment challenges in Latin America

Funanga: How cash can help operators navigate LatAm payment challenges

Emerging markets are always high on the agenda for iGaming operators writes Jens Bader, CEO of CashtoCode, however some regions such as Latin America (LatAm) can prove tricky – which is why cash can help relieve some of the regulatory headaches when entering new regions. At any given moment, iGaming operators are exploring the opportunities they present or trying to …

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SIS to broadcast Hipódromo de las Américas fixtures via Codere deal

SIS to broadcast Hipódromo de las Américas fixtures via Codere deal

SIS (Sports Information Services) has built upon its Latin American offering by inking a new exclusive partnership with Codere.  Through the deal, SIS has agreed to broadcast the remaining 76 horse racing fixtures of the 2021 season from the Hipódromo de las Américas racetrack in Mexico City.  Coverage will be made available to SIS customers across the world via its …

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EveryMatrix appoints Cnattingius to lead LatAm strategy

EveryMatrix has appointed Staffan Cnattingius as its new Director of Business Development for Latin American (LatAm) markets, overseeing the firm’s strategy for commercial expansion in the region. Cnattingius has two decades of experience in the betting and gaming industry, having served in managerial roles at Play’n GO, Copacabana Gaming and QTech. Additionally, he holds a considerable understanding of the LatAm …

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Betsson invests in JDP Tech to cater for LatAm venture requirements

Betsson AB has agreed to invest €8.8 million in JDP Tech Ltd, a specialist payment processing firm for South American market transactions. The deal, undertaken through Betsson’s venture investment subsidiary Perch AB, will see the Stockholm-listed online gambling group acquire a 50% stake in JDP Tech. “This allows Betsson to secure customer payment flows for the continued expansion in Latin …

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SBC appoints Bob McFarland as SVP Sales & Commercial – Americas

Bob McFarland

SBC has made a major investment into both the North American and Latin American sports betting and gaming markets with the recruitment of Bob McFarland for the role of Senior Vice President Sales & Commercial – Americas.  McFarland brings to SBC over 20 years of international events sales experience and most recently was Event Vice President and Sales Director at …

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Betsson gains a Big Bola kick-start to its Mexico ambitions

Betsson AB continues its South American expansion agreeing to form a strategic joint-venture with Mexico’s Big Bola Casinos. The Stockholm-listed online gambling group has announced that Big Bola, one of Mexico’s fourteen federally approved SEGOB gambling operators, will carry its new ‘Betsson Mexico’ sports betting and igaming brand. Big Bola is recognised as one of Mexico’s leading gambling groups, operating …

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Internet Vikings: Simplifying the complexity around hosting service options

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“If you are in manufacturing, it’s the factory. If you are running a shop, the hosting is your store. And you must treat it that way.” This was an analogy used by Rickard Vikström, Founder at Internet Vikings, to frame the importance of hosting services to an online business as part of a recent webinar. He said: “I’ve seen so …

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Betsson backs Chile’s La Roja 2022 World Cup campaign

Betsson has become the first official betting partner of ‘La Roja’ – the Chilean football’s national team aiming to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Securing an agreement with the Federacion de Futbol de Chile (FFC) until December 2022, the Betsson brand joins Nike, Coca Cola, Banco Santander and Claro supermarkets as a principal partner of La Roja.  …

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SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

SBC Leaders: Regulatory blindspots and the industry’s COVID bounceback

“We need to be able to look ourselves in the eye and say we did everything we could,” explained William Hill CEO Ulrik Bengtsson, as he contemplated the importance of social responsibility and player protection across the betting and gaming industry. This exclusive interview with Bengtsson opens the second edition of SBC Leaders for 2021, where he shares his views …

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