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Fortuna rolls out OpenBet’s SportsCast content in key European markets

Central and Eastern European omnichannel betting group Fortuna Entertainment has gone live with content from OpenBet’s SportCast business. The rollout extends across its online and retail operations within a host of key European markets. As part of the new deal, Fortuna has deployed SportCast’s accumulator service, BetBuilder, which allows consumers to build their own bets within a single event across …

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PickGuru announces UK launch with £1m competition 

PickGuru, the new venture of Stats Perform and DAZN co-founder Oliver Slipper, has launched in the UK, promoting its £1 million ‘UltimateGuru’ game.     The start-up has launched its app on Apple and Google stores, which host UltimateGuru, a multi-sport predictor contest where players forecast the outcome of 12 major sporting events in the 2022 calendar. UltimateGuru participants must predict the …

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DAZN appoints Segev as Group CEO to turbocharge 2022 growth drive

DAZN has completed a group leadership restructure, to help support its global growth ambitions to become the dominant OTT entertainment platform for sports fans.    Updating media, DAZN informed that Shay Segev would take on the sole duties of Group CEO having formally served as a joint-CEO alongside company Co-Founder James Rushton. The former CEO of Entain Plc was branded as …

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Soft2Bet expands Nordic vision by securing Danish Spillemyndigheden licence  

Soft2Bet has achieved a 2022 core business objective after being granted an online gambling licence by Spillemyndigheden, the Danish Gambling Authority. The new licence will enable Soft2Bet to provide its wide-ranging igaming service for the Danish market, covering sports betting, online bingo and a full range of online casino games including roulette, baccarat, punto banco, blackjack, poker and slots. The …

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OpenBet hires new CTO and Compliance VP ahead of Endeavor makeover

OpenBet has moved to strengthen its executive leadership ranks ahead of major imminent changes for the leading tier-1 sports betting technology and platform supplier.  Tech figurehead Florian Diederichsen has joined OpenBet as new CTO, charged with evolving OpenBet’s modular sports betting platform and accelerating the firm’s next cycle of betting innovations. Diederichsen is the former CTO of DAZN, who oversaw …

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Sky Bet wins Glassdoor Employees Choice Award

Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has been recognised as one of the UK’s ‘best places to work’, having been awarded the Glassdoor ‘Employees Choice Award’. Maintaining its fifth straight year on Glassdoor’s top-50 workplace index – Sky Bet ranked as the UK’s 29th best employer, based on the feedback of current and former employees anonymously rating businesses via Glassdoor’s …

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JKO secures Bhargava backing in hot pursuit of Playtech  

Eddie Jordan, who leads JKO Play’s takeover pursuit of Playtech Plc, is reported to have secured the financial backing of former Party Gaming enterprise co-founder Vikrant Bhargava.  The Sunday Times reported that the British Indian tycoon will serve as a co-financier of JKO’s bid that requires its submission to Playtech governance by 2 February. As stands, Playtech governance has backed …

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AstroPay improves withdrawal process through customisable API

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AstroPay will provide merchants with the ability to process withdrawals from a customisable API which adapts to individual requirements around security and velocity. The new solution, AstroPay said, will offer companies the best support in “securely managing and facilitating their payment needs”. Merchants will be able to freely process withdrawals, offering customers a variety of local payment methods through AstroPay. …

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Jumio moves to solidify market position via 4Stop acquisition

End-to-end identity verification, eKYC and AML provider Jumio has acquired 4Stop, a KYB, KYC, compliance and fraud prevention orchestration hub and data marketplace.  The full acquisition of 4Stop – which prior to the takeover was a strategic partner of Jumio – is expected to be completed early 2022, although financial terms have not been disclosed. Jumio aims to offer organisations …

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France Pari rebrands to Sportnco Gaming Group 

France Pari, the operating company of sportsbook systems provider Sportnco, has changed its business identity to Sportnco Gaming Group.  The rebrand reflects the group’s new technology ambitions as a B2B sportsbook systems and platform provider servicing Tier-1 global gambling incumbents. France Pari launched in 2008 as France prepared to launch its sports betting marketplace. The Toulouse-based outfit operated a B2C …

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