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Executive hires further strengthen SKS365’s operations

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SKS365, the international sports betting and gaming operator based in Italy which boasts €1.2bn in turnover through the brand Planetwin365 and almost 1000 shops, has continued its journey of strengthening its regulatory and market operations by announcing the appointment of two new executive hires.  Alexander Martin will now be taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer, while Andrew Mclver …

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EveryMatrix enters Spain with CasinoEngine

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Industry platform and systems provider EveryMatrix has continued to build upon its European expansion strategy after it confirmed the launch of its CasinoEngine product in the Spanish market. CasinoEngine is fully certified and complies with the technical, security, and vulnerability standards imposed by the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ). Stian Hornsletten, Group Chief Commercial Officer of EveryMatrix, commented: …

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STS gets green light to expand into UK

Building on its European and global expansion strategies, STS has been given the green light by the UK Gambling Commission to provide services across the UK, based on an ‘independent licence’. The expansion into the UK will make STS the first Polish bookmaking business to secure a licence in the regulated UK gambling market, having already secured licences in Germany, Iceland, …

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Doha ‘golden match’ casts shadow over tennis integrity

A result from the $15,000 level futures tournament in Doha has swept the tennis world, bringing the integrity of the game into question.  The ‘golden match’, which is a contest that sees a competitor lose every single available point, saw world no.1367 Krittin Koaykul dominate her Ukrainian opponent Artem Bahmet. According to The Telegraph, the initial interest in the game stemmed …

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Weather betting with 1xBet: Not just a Christmas market

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1xBet has added a new betting market to its portfolio as the operator continues to develop new markets that might appeal to a wider demographic than the regular sports offering.  In the UK, betting what the weather will be like on Christmas Day has been a traditional betting market for decades, but 1xBet is now offering year-round weather markets to …

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Peter Nolte lays out Patagonia Entertainment’s 2020 LatAm vision

Peter Nolte, Chief Executive of Patagonia Entertainment, has told SBCNoticias that the bespoke supplier of industry B2B systems and platforms will move to significantly expand its operations in Peru, meeting increased LatAm wagering demands. Expanding its operational capacity beyond its home market of Uruguay, “Patagonia will open an office in Peru during the first quarter of 2020,” he detailed, following a ‘year of …

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EU betting market grows as punters switch to mobile betting

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has revealed an 11% growth in the online gambling market across Europe, with the UK accounting for 32.4% of the market. According to market data published by the EGBA in partnership with H2 Gambling Capital, the market expansion saw gross gaming revenue rise from 2017’s €20m to €22.2m year-on-year. Maarten Haijer, secretary general …

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GVC appoints ‘digital pro’ Jette Nygaard-Andersen as corporate advisor

FTSE gambling group GVC Holdings has bolstered its corporate governance capacity, confirming the appointment of Jette Nygaard-Andersen as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. A 20-year executive in media, entertainment and digital enterprise, Nygaard-Andersen is the former VP and Chief Executive of Stockholm-listed media conglomerate Modern Times Group’s EMEA division. Recognised as one of Scandinavian businesses top digital executives, …

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Betsson states Brazilian intent by acquiring 75% stake in Suaposta racing

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB has acquired a 75% majority shareholding in Brazilian racing operator Suaposta, securing an early foothold in Brazil ahead of an anticipated regulated market opening. Betsson management has confirmed its investment in Suaposta, but as yet has chosen not to disclose any deal terms or conditions. Operating in partnership with Porto Alegre’s ‘Rio Grande do Sul Jockey Club’, Suaposta …

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IMG Arena nets SPFL global betting streaming rights

Closing 2019 trading, IMG Arena confirms that it has secured a long-term partnership to distribute Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) content to the global betting market. Agreeing terms on a five-year arrangement, IMG Arena will act as lead distributor of SPFL ‘live stream broadcasts’, and will maintain production set-ups for certain SPFL matches. The distribution will encompass Ladbrokes Premiership matches including the …

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