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Angels back Slipper’s PickGuru to crack live sports gaming conundrum  

PickGuru, the new venture of Stats Perform and DAZN Co-Founder Oliver Slipper, has completed its seed funding round securing an enterprise investment of £2.6 million.  The start-up’s angels that include Paddy Power, have backed Slipper to deliver a ‘social gaming disruptor’ that will bridge real money wagering engagements with live sport. Launching his latest venture, Slipper has gathered a heavyweight …

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Flutter Entertainment enlists BtoBet to support Brazilian DFS expansion

Aspire Global has entered into a deal with Flutter Entertainment, agreeing to support the expansion of the latter’s FanDuel operator into Brazil via its BtoBet brand. The partnership will see FanDuel integrate BtoBet’s Player Account Management platform into its daily fantasy sports (DFS) offering, which it is launching in the Brazilian market via a collaboration announced yesterday with Rio de …

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David Willetts joins BGC as new communications chief

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has appointed David Willetts to coordinate its press and public relations operations as Director of Communications and Digital. In his new position, Willetts will hold the aforementioned responsibilities of maintaining media relations, whilst also working towards the BGC’s objective of ‘building consumer and public trust in the betting and gaming industry’ with assistance from …

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Entain sells Betdaq back to Dermot Desmond

Entain Plc has confirmed the sale of the online betting exchange Betdaq to former owner Dermot Desmond for an undisclosed fee.  The FTSE100 gambling group issued a one-line statement, informing media of its divestment of Betdaq to the Irish billionaire financier and horseracing magnet. Desmond retakes control of Betdaq, a venture the businessman backed in the early 2000s, during the …

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Sportradar enters multi-year integrity agreement with Swiss Handball Federation

Sportradar has further enhanced its portfolio of integrity clients by securing an agreement between its Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS) division and the Swiss Handball Federation (SVF). The multi-year agreement will see Sportradar provide bet monitoring services to the SVF using its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), covering men’s and women’s senior matches at both youth and senior level, including the …

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Germany’s DSWV ’emphatically rejects’ calls for sports betting advertising ban

The German Sports Betting Association (DSWV) has taken a clear stance against alleged calls from a regional Senator to ban sports betting advertising. Issuing a statement today, the trade body responded to German media reports that Ulrich Mäurer, the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Senator for the Interior of the State of Bremen, had called for the imposition of a sports …

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Yossi Abadi: “Looking for quick wins is a quick lose’ in Latin America

Latin America is increasingly drawing the attention of many major international betting operators, but according to Tenlot CEO Yossi Abadi many are not properly taking into account local factors when launching their products. A number of major international betting and gaming operators have been weighing up their options in Latin America in recent years, with Flutter Entertainment most recently signing …

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Betkwiff aims to open ‘opportunities for international traffic’ with Isle of Man renewal

Sports betting service Betkwiff has strengthened its standing within the Isle of Man as the company renews its B2C operating licence. The company, launched in 2015 by Anders Ström and Karl Engström – the respective Founder and Co-Founder of Unibet, detailed that it aims to open ‘opportunities for international traffic’ following its renewal. Commencing on his firm’s renewal of its …

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Flutter moves to strengthen LatAm position via FanDuel

Flutter Entertainment has entered into an agreement with Brazilian multinational mass media corporation Grupo Global, providing the company with daily fantasy sports (DFS) via its FanDuel subsidiary. The multi-year agreement will see Grupo Global’s Cartola FC brand receive DFS services from FanDuel, with the main focus of the deal revolving around the launch of Cartola Express, a paid DFS platform. …

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STS prices up pre-Warsaw IPO bookbuild 

STS Holding has published a corporate prospectus outlining the material information and timetable of the initial public offering (IPO) of STS Gaming Group (STS) on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). This summer, Poland’s Financial Conduct Authority disclosed that the Juroszek family, who control 100% of STS shareholding, had submitted a filing evaluating Warsaw IPO options for STS – Poland’s biggest sportsbook …

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