Technology

FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m 

Scottish bookmaker McBookie (McBookie.com) has confirmed the sale of its business to Canadian sports-tech group, FansUnite Entertainment Inc. McBookie Managing Director Paul Petrie confirmed that a $2.2 million agreement had been reached with Vancouver-based FansUnite, which listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange earlier this month in a bid to expand its sports wagering capacity. Launched in 2009 by former Tote …

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IGT records dire 2020 opening as COVID-19 impacts all primary revenues  

IGT Plc has declared a tough opening to 2020 trading, reporting that COVID-19 restrictions have impacted ‘all business segments operating all primary revenue streams’.  Dire Q1 2020 metrics saw the firm record an 18% decline in group revenues to $940 million (Q12019: $1.14bn)  As a consequence of Mid-march lockdown orders the New York-listed technology group abruptly lost its revenue streams …

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Aurum cements place in gaming industry with rebrand

Reconciliation specialist Aurum Solutions has reiterated its place in the gaming industry after confirming a rebrand and the launch of its new website. The site, which will include a dedicated gaming section, will offer information on the ways in which Aurum helps automate reconciliations to ‘improve accuracy and compliance’. Phil Hall, Director of Aurum Solutions, explained: “Our new website contains …

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Flutter expands FTP dynamics by deploying GTG’s ‘Skill Zone’

Sports betting innovation studio GTG Network (GTG) has secured a further tier-1 bookmaker client after confirming that Flutter Entertainment will deploy its ‘Skill Zone’ free-to-play (FTP) portfolio across its Paddy Power vertical. The agreement will see Flutter expand its sportsbook FTP content and player engagement capacity by implementing GTG’s Skill Zone inventory.  The popular FTP titles are headlined by GTG’s …

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Scientific Games backs tough measures eyeing fast COVID-19 comeback

Scientific Games (SGC) has booked a net loss of $155 million as part of its Q1 2020 trading update, citing that COVID-19 disruptions have impacted all business channels.  Operating in unprecedented times, SGC has witnessed its land-based casino customers temporarily close their venues across all jurisdictions. Meanwhile, further COVID-19 disruptions have impacted the Nasdaq technology group’s commercial pipeline for SGC …

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Kiron goes global with AGTech deal

Virtual games provider Kiron has agreed to integrate its virtual games offering into the AGTech platform after the duo secured a new ‘global collaboration agreement’. Under the partnership, the two have agreed to distribute the parties’ respective products internationally. Kiron’s content will be made available to AGTech’s client base across Asia, Latin America and Africa, with plans to implement the …

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Intralot adds esports to Peru sportsbook offering

Athens-listed Intralot SPA has supported its South American partner ‘Intralot de Peru’ through the launch of its comprehensive esports betting inventory, enhancing its subsidiary’s capacity to engage with new audiences.  Launched in partnership with Sportradar as lead API provider, Intralot de Peru will offer popular esports coverage on Counter-Strike, League of Legends, Dota2, StarCraft II, Call of Duty and Overwatch, …

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Hellas index recognises SG Digital as top tech employer 

The annual ‘Hellas – Great Place to Work’ index has ranked SG Digital among Greece’s top technology and digital sector employers.  Ranking seventh in the overall company index, SG Digital was recognised for developing ‘excellent workplace learning environments’ and supporting all levels of its workforce with ‘effective talent management’ programmes and resources.   Scientific Games’ digital unit was joined in the …

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Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile

Leading CIS markets bookmaker Fortuna Entertainment has completed the full migration of its Polish sportsbook property onto the Playtech ‘IMS platform’. Optimising its group omni-channel capacities, Fortuna has sanctioned Playtech to deploy new systems integrations across its active market portfolio, which sees Poland join Fortuna’s home markets Slovakia and the Czech Republic in upgrading to IMS.  Completing its Polish deployment, …

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UKGC warns of white label conduct following FSB failings 

White-label services have come under further regulatory scrutiny as the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ordered FSB to pay £600,000 after the regulator identified responsibility failings attached to the management of its ‘subsidiary licensed’ partners.  Conducting an investigation, the UKGC found that FSB white label partners had breached industry standards on customer interactions, AML deficiencies, inappropriate advertising, self-exclusion protocols and …

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