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Ashley Highfield departs William Hill as Corporate Responsibility Chair

FTSE-listed William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ashley Highfield has formally stepped down as a Non-executive director, departing the firm’s corporate advisory team. As a governance advisor, Highfield headed up William Hill’s Corporate Responsibility Committee. Last October, the FTSE bookmaker confirmed that former Betfair Group Plc Chief Executive Mark Brooker would replace Highfield as Committee Chair. In 2016, restructuring William …

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Sportech approves £53 million capital redistribution for shareholders

Updating the market, London-listed betting systems provider Sportech Plc has confirmed that it has completed its ‘capital reduction plan’ attached to the sale of it’s the Football Pools division, completed in June 2017 for £83 million. In accordance with previous transaction objectives, Sportech governance has declared a 29p-per-share distribution for its shareholders, which will see the company complete a cash …

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Alessandro Fried – BtoBet – Choosing a platform provider to trust for the long term

Alessandro Fried

Operators should think very carefully about using a platform owned by other operators, according to BtoBet Chairman Alessandro Fried. In the latest white paper report for BtoBet, Fried assesses trusting times for sportsbook and casino platform providers, and whether outsourcing your product or developing it in-house is the best way to go. “To be able to deliver a long-lasting software …

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Erlang Solutions: Handling spikes & loads in a new era of gaming


The bookmakers of the future may not be who you’d expect, writes Stuart Whitfield, CEO at Erlang Solutions. Chris Eaton, industry expert, integrity monitor and former investigator for INTERPOL is quoted as saying: “In 10 years’ time, I expect sports betting to be part of major telecommunications companies and data companies.“ Technology and telecommunications companies deal with massive volumes of data …

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Where sports meet esports: Introducing the ESI Super Forum at #bofcon2018

ESI Super Forum

SBC Global and Esports Insider have teased the launch of the ESI Super Forum for next year’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge (20-23 March). Following on from the success of the Esports Insider Forum Series, held at Fnatic’s Bunkr between July and October, the ESI Super Forum has been confirmed as a stand alone event for the second …

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Income Access strike SportingTech partnership

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SportingTech, the iGaming software developer, has announced a new partnership with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. Under the terms of the deal, the Portugal based iGaming solutions and omni-channel retail specialists, are to leverage the Income Access tracking and analytics platform, this will aid the management of affiliate programmes for its catalogue of operator clients. Gonçalo Marcelino, …

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Greece seeks to revamp its gambling laws for foreign investment

The Hellenic Parliament is expected to pass a series of gambling amendments related to VLTs provisions and land-based casino licensing. Last October, Greek news sources reported that the Syriza government had tabled new reforms on industry taxes, licensing arrangements and games provisions, in order to make its national market more attractive to foreign operators. Parliament further seeks to amend existing …

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Proven Player… Better Collective lands 7th Børsen Gazelle

Leading industry affiliate Better Collective continues to be recognised as one of Denmark’s fastest growing and most dynamic enterprises, having secured its seventh consecutive Børsen Gazelle Award. Developed by Danish business publication Børsen, the Gazelle Awards recognise the nation’s fastest growth enterprises, who have displayed consistent value for investors and stakeholders. The impressive places Better Collective amongst an elite small …

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Lottoland aims to work with Northern Territory Government after ban

Online lottery operator, Lottoland has revealed it ‘aims to work with the Northern Territory Government,’ after the Australian regulatory body revealed its plans on banning licensees from betting on Australian lotteries. The ban come as a result of  heavy lobbying against synthetic lotteries,  from the Tatts Group and the Australian Lottery and Newsagent Association (ALNA). Adam Joy, chief executive of …

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Strengthened infrastructure delivers positive Q3 results for Greek OPAP

Publishing its Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September), Greek gambling group OPAP has detailed strong gains in its betting products and video lottery terminals (VLTs) as the firm homes in on full-year corporate targets and expectations. Updating the market, OPAP would detail group gross gaming revenues of €357 million up 12% on corresponding Q3 2016’s €319 million. Improved …

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