Technology

BtoBet: Colombian operators should ‘move towards an evermore digital betting experience’

Developing markets platform provider BtoBet has recommended that Colombian operators should begin to ‘move towards an evermore digital betting experience’ in a bid to diversify their offerings. As revealed in its ‘Colombia Shifting from Retail to Online’ report, only 9.4% of total gaming revenues for the first half of 2019 were generated by the online gaming sector, despite the market …

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Maxima delivers comprehensive legal guidance via Complitech

Global compliance agency Maxima has announced the launch of its ‘Complitech’ database solution, which outlines legislative and technical requirements for more than 20 online gambling markets. The Complitech database has been designed to deliver betting executive teams with acute information on all technical requirements needed for operators to launch product to new markets. Maxima detailed that Complitech provides “up-to-the-minute product compliance information …

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Internet Vikings appoints ‘marketing pro’ Stefan Backlund as corporate advisor

Internet Vikings a specialist provider of technology and software solutions for igaming and online betting incumbents has moved to strengthen its board appointing Stefan Backlund as a corporate advisor. An expert in B2B marketing, Backlund is the former VP of Marketing for leading e-merchant payment solutions provider Trustly, and the European marketing lead for fast-growth Scandinavian Fintech Klarna. Confirming Backlund’s …

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Quentin Martin: Luckbox – Esports can bridge COVID-19 divides 

As the world adapts to the new sporting landscape amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Luckbox’s CEO Quentin Martin has claimed that esports will be able to replace traditional betting sectors for punters as a short term solution. A nightmare 2020 has seen the global sporting calendar disrupted, with two of betting’s most profitable events the Grand National and Euro 2020 Championships …

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Refocused Sportech loses shine on Stamford impairment 

Sportech Plc is confident that its expanded product portfolio will help it through the uncertainty of COVID-19, following a year of vital transformations across the company. Publishing its full-year 2019 results, the firm recorded a 2% group revenue increase to £65 million (FY2018: £63.5m) by optimising its cash-generating assets and operations.  Product upgrades saw Sportech confirm ‘service growth’ for its …

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Smita Saxena: Stanza – Making time count in the age of constant disruption

Betting enters a new decade, in which its product propositions and engagement capacities will be yet again tested by changing consumer demands. Facing disruptions, SBC spoke to Smita Saxena Founder and CEO of Stanza, a fast-growth Silicon Valley enterprise seeking to revolutionise all dynamics related to user scheduling and time-keeping.  Stanza has proven its engagement dynamics for US sports leagues …

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Kokkalis ends INTRALOT CEO tenure transferring control to Christos Dimitriadis

Issuing a market filing, Athens-listed gambling and lottery systems supplier INTRALOT SPA has confirmed that Chairman Sokratis Kokkalis has ended his interim CEO tenure, confirming Christos Dimitriadis as new company leader. Effective immediate, Kokkalis has transferred day-to-day control of INTRALOT ’s executive team to Dimitriadis who takes the position of Group Chief Executive and is further promoted to serve as …

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Scientific Games seeks next level recommendations with Vaix.ai

Scientific Games Corporation has announced its latest digital partnership with artificial intelligence (AI) engine Vaix.ai that is set to offer personalised recommendations and tailored betting choices to sports bettors through the OpenMarket branch of the firm’s OpenSports product suite. As a result, Vaix.ai will now utilize an AI model through the product suite to enhance sports betting experiences by providing sports, league, team, …

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Harald Neumann ends tenure as Novomatic CEO

Novomatic

Austrian gambling technology conglomerate Novomatic AG has confirmed that Harald Neumann has handed his resignation as Group Chief Executive. Issuing a corporate statement this weekend, Novomatic governance disclosed that Neumann had resigned from CEO duties on Saturday 29 February, ending his six-year tenure as company leader. Novomatic governance detailed that Neumann had chosen to leave leadership of the technology group’s executive …

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Better Collective secures esports vision by acquiring HLTV.org for €35m

Stockholm-listed Better Collective A/S has moved to further diversify its publishing network by confirming the outright acquisition of esports player community HLTV.org for €35 million. Updating investors, Better Collective governance stated that the acquisition will establish the company as a leading digital publisher within the burgeoning global esports scene. Operating since 2002, Denmark based HLTV.org is recognised as the leading …

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