Technology

James Frendo / Simo Dragicevic: Playtech leads product disciplines in the age of sustainability

Playtech executives James Frendo (Director of Casino) and Simo Dragicevic (CEO of BetBuddy) talk to SBC about how a ‘sustainability-first approach’ to product development has changed the FTSE tech group’s thinking and culture with regards to tackling the industry’s current demands and complexities.  ______________ SBC: Hi Team, can you detail to SBC audiences Playtech’s commitment towards sustainable development. When was this programme …

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GiG strengthens sportsbook profile as recovery blossoms

Following four consecutive quarters of decline, a reformed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has welcomed a return to performance growth. As part of its Q1 2020 trading update, the Stockholm-listed online gambling technology supplier explained that it is benefiting from a group transformation and cost savings programme implemented during 2019, as corporate revenues return to €31m (Q1 2019: €32m). Operational highlights …

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New look Intralot focuses on core business recovery

Intralot SPA has revitalised its strategic mandate to concentrate on the recovery of core business segments having stripped all non-essential assets from its business structure. The Athens-listed technology group detailed that it has completed a ‘year of transformations’ under the guidance of company founder Sokratis Kokkalis, publishing its full-year 2019 results. Tough 2019 trading saw Intralot’s headline ‘licensed operations’ unit record …

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Carousel orders recruitment drive by promoting Littin to Digital lead

Carousel Group has confirmed the promotion of Josh Littin to the position of Director of Digital. He will be tasked with overseeing the firm’s online growth and product development strategies.   Littin has served as Carousel’s Head of Product since 2018, becoming a key stakeholder in the launch and strategic development of the firm’s Sportsbetting.com and Racebook.com properties.  Carousel confirmed that …

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SBC Digital Summit: SEO trends and the importance of preparation

On the final day of SBC’s Digital Summit, a panel of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) experts analysed why SEO is integral to driving new and existing customers on to a user webpage.  Lee Beirne, Ladbrokes Coral’s Head of SEO, highlighted the importance of following some of the latest trends which relate to the betting industry. Beirne explained: “What we have …

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SBC Digital Summit: Customer circumstance is the hardest dynamic to gauge under a crisis scenario

The first-panel session of the Payments Day track, held on day-four of the inaugural SBC Digital Summit, debated how COVID-19 disruptions will impact all dynamics related to AML, fraud and customer verification measures. Payment Expert Editor Joe Streeter led discussions on key industry disciplines that were in the midst of an overhaul, prior to the virus spreading and creating a …

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Stats Perform locks up ‘Big May’ by adding esports and darts content 

Stats Perform has significantly expanded its betting-related content to help bookmaker clients navigate lockdown complexities, facing the global downturn in live sports content.  The sports-tech innovation studio detailed that it will amplify its Watch&Bet service for bookmakers by adding new esports and PDC Darts programming.   Securing a partnership with leading pro-esports organisation BLAST, Watch&Bet will showcase the popular BLAST CS:GO …

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Delasport clients get access to Kiron’s BetMan RGS platform

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Operators running on sports betting and iGaming software from Delasport will now have access to the BetMan RGS platform from Kiron Interactive, which provides them with a ‘rapid play betting experience’ across multiple virtual sports and number games.  The type of games offered as part of the BetMan platform deal, confirmed Kiron, include virtual football, horse and greyhound racing, and …

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Playtech suspends Chairman search after appointing Milne as interim board lead 

Playtech Plc has confirmed the appointment of Claire Milne as Interim Company Chair, succeeding Alan Jackson who chose to end his seven-year tenure as Chairman of the FTSE250 technology group at the start of the year. Assessing market dynamics interrupted by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Playtech detailed that it has chosen to delay its executive search for a new permanent …

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BUFF.bet weighs up IPO options after X-Bet.co merger

Esports wagering systems provider Ultraplay is set to significantly expand its existing relationship with operator XB Systems after entering an agreement to merge its lead B2C white label property BUFF.bet with X-Bet.co. For the past three years, Ultraplay has served as XB Systems main platform provider for X-Bet.co, establishing a brand that has become Ultraplay’s biggest network partner. In its …

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