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Sportech to upgrade Parx Racing Pennsylvania mobile & web services

Pennsylvania based racetrack operators Keystone Turf Club and Bensalem Racing Association have appointed Sportech Racing & Digital to upgrade the web and mobile betting solutions for its Parx Racing venue. The agreement sees the Sportech Plc division, extend its totalisator services at Parx Racing, through its agreement with Bensalem and its syndicated off-track betting locations. Deal stakeholders inform, that Parx …

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Yggdrasil expansions continue into Spain

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Yggdrasil Gaming has continued its expansion strategy into new markets, with an announcement that a deal has been reached to offer its titles within Spain. Working in conjunction with existing partner GVC, Yggdrasil details that the firm is set to enter the regulated Spanish iGaming market later this year. GVC, whose strong presence within market of Spain is partly aligned …

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Stars Group appoints Observer to its Board of Directors

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The Stars Group Inc. has announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Mr. Tang Hao and his affiliated entity Discovery Key Investments Limited. Mr. Tang Hao currently holds 26,455,200 common shares of the Company, representing approximately 17.9% of the outstanding common shares of The Stars Group. In connection with that agreement, Melvin Yanmin Zhang has been appointed …

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Yggdrasil reveals fiendish new slot in time for Halloween

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Yggdrasil Gaming has announced an all new Day of the Dead-themed fiesta of colours in Pumpkin Smash, just in time for the famous Mexican holiday. The new slot challenges players to hit sugar skull paylines and bonus game pumpkins for prizes, and its unveiling coincides with both Halloween, and Day of the Dead two days later on November 2. Getting …

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Colijuegos Colombia awards second online licence to Corredor Empresarial’s BetPlay.co brand

Colombia’s gambling regulatory body Colijuegos has awarded its second official online gambling licence to Corredor Empresarial SA, the licensed operator of Colombian provincial lotteries. The licence will allow Corredor Empresarial to operate its new online gambling brand Betplay.com.co, powered by industry software providers Kambi for its sports betting provisions and R Franco Digital acting as lead online casino and platform …

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Paddy Power denies racism claims over Mayweather promotion

Not one to shy away from controversy, Paddy Power has refuted claims that its promotion yesterday could in anyway be construed as being racist. The allegations related to Paddy Power’s use of the phrase ‘always bet on black’ after the company paid out on Floyd Mayweather defeating Conor McGregor. Defending the promotional slogan to SBC, Lee Price (Head of PR …

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GVC exits partypoker from the Australian market

Updating the market, FTSE-listed GVC Holdings has informed that it has withdrawn all poker operations for the Australian market. The operator will no longer service its partypoker brand, following this month’s introduction by the Australian Senate of provisions amending the ‘2001 Interactive Gambling Bill’ banning online poker and in-play sports betting services offered by online gambling operators. partypoker, GVC’s lead …

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Opinium and the changing face of the UK punter

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Strategic insight agency Opinium has compiled a report looking at the ‘changing face of the UK punter’ is the first in a new series from the company. The findings were that ‘retention, cross-selling and building brand loyalty are the key challenges facing operators in the UK’. The new paper is titled “Gaming’s not so quiet revolution: the changing face of the …

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BtoBet – Sponsor Profile – #bofcon2017

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BtoBet is sponsoring the fourth edition of the largest international football and betting trade conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge. Kostandina Zafirovska is the Chief Executive at BtoBet. Ahead of the 3-5 May event, we spoke to Kostandina, about why football is such an attractive sport for betting and how the market is changing from a consumer perspective.  SBC: Why is football …

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Getting shirty in the Bundesliga – A tale of bookmakers and sponsorship

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Last week’s news that the 16 German states have finally agreed on making some changes to the sports betting laws means that SBC’s Betting on Football conference on 3-5 May at Stamford Bridge is a perfect platform to discuss what the implications are for the market.  One of the sessions at Betting on Football is focusing on the development of the German industry …

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