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888 confirms Lord Mendelsohn as inbound chairman for critical 2021 proceedings

888 Holdings has filed a notice with the London Stock Exchange, confirming that Lord Jonathan Mendelsohn will replace Brian Mattingley as its designate company chairman. The appointment of Lord Mendelsohn as new chairman is scheduled to take place at 888’s next annual general meeting in May 2021, with Mattingley officially resigning from all governance duties.  In its notice, 888 highlighted …

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888 confirms Yariv Dafna as inbound Group CFO 

The board of 888 Holdings has confirmed the inbound appointment of Yariv Dafna as its new Group CFO, replacing long-term incumbent Aviad Kobrine. Back in January, Kobrine confirmed that he would end his 15-year tenure as an 888 corporate and governance executive.   Issuing a filing with the London Stock Exchange, 888 stated that Dafna will join the firm’s executive leadership …

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888 appoints VC expert Limor Ganot as a corporate advisor

The board of 888 Holdings has expanded its governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Limor Ganot as a corporate non-executive director. A seasoned executive in corporate financing and strategic planning for technology enterprises, Ganot is the Managing Partner of US/Israeli venture capital fund Gefen Capital. An Israeli business figurehead, Ganot has further served as CO-CEO and VP of Business Development …

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Gamesys tops list for GambleAware Q1 donations

Q1 industry donation figures released by GambleAware have listed Gamesys Group as its highest donor for the period, having contributed more than half of the total £820,000 received by the charity. Donating £450,000, Gamesys topped the list of the 144 donations received, with its Virgin Bet Limited subsidiary also contributing £5,224. UK licensing requirements demand that all license holders should …

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888 calls for Betgenius sportsbook makeover

888 Holdings will deepen its sportsbook in-play and pre-match trading capacity by fully integrating Betgenius content, data and wagering solutions.  Marked as a key directive, 888 will deploy Betgenius data and pricing solutions which will optimise the pre-match and in-play betting markets of flagship sportsbook property 888Sport.    The partnership will cover all 888Sport active territories, in which Betgenius will lead …

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888 focuses on bolstering safer gambling measures amid COVID-19 crisis

Online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has predicted that COVID-19 related disruptions will have a ‘single $ digit million impact’ on the firm’s 2020 EBITDA performance. Yesterday, 888 was forced to delay publishing its 2019 results, abiding with an FCA order which sanctioned a two-week moratorium on the publication of results by listed companies.  Updating investors this morning, 888 stated …

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888 seeks new financial lead as Aviad Kobrine ends CFO tenure

Issuing a corporate filing, 888 Holdings has confirmed that Aviad Kobrine has chosen to end his 15-year tenure as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the LSE-listed online gambling group. Updating investors, 888 governance informs that Kobrine will continue to act as CFO until a replacement is found, helping company leadership through its transition period. Commenting on his upcoming departure, Kobrine said: …

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888 debuts ‘Too Much is Too Much’ social responsibility campaign

LSE-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has emphasised player moderation and the awareness of excessive gambling behaviours through the launch of its new social responsibility campaign – ‘Too Much is Too Much’. 888’s campaign will be initially launched within the UK running from 5-18 January 2020 across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and further digital channels. In its campaign notes, 888 details …

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UK recovery sees 888 confident of delivering on 2019 expectations

London-listed enterprise 888 Holdings is confident of delivering on its full-year 2019 earnings expectations after closing the year with revenues at an “all time high” for December trading. 888’s strong H2 performance was ‘underpinned by the continued success of the Group’s Orbit casino platform’ which was launched across a number of regulated markets. It also sustained improved revenues across its sport betting …

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888 defends Mattingley reappointment despite investor concerns

Online gambling group 888 Holdings has defended its decision to put non-executive chairman Brian Mattingley up for re election, citing Mattingley’s wealth of experience within the gambling industry as a key factor.  The decision follows on from a meeting with investors in which 21% voted against re-election of Mattingley at the company’s annual meeting in May. Mattingley’s re-election faced opposition …

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