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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 integrates Golden Race virtuals in new partnership

888 has strengthened its virtual sports offering after teaming up with Golden Race ‘Beyond Virtuals’ to deliver a range of virtual sports games for its 888casino and 888sport platforms. Under the agreement, players at 888casino and 888sport will gain access to virtual sports betting events including more than 20 leagues and tournaments of 3D Virtual Football, 3D Horse Racing, Dog …

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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 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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Xtremepush: Why real-time messaging is key to maximising revenue from live betting

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Xtremepush will emphasise the importance of real-time, personalised and automated messaging to maximise revenue from live betting at this week’s Betting on Sports. The firm’s multichannel engagement and analytics platform has been driving conversion during live events for sports betting and gaming clients such as Paddy Power Betfair, Oddschecker, Fortuna Entertainment, NetBet, Rush Street Interactive, 888 Holdings, SportPesa and Parimatch. Commenting ahead …

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888 recovers UK traction following costly H1 2019 trading

London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc detailed strong ‘strategic progress’ on its corporate strategy and tech initiatives, as the company adjusts to new regulatory demands across multiple operating markets. Publishing its interim 2019 results (period ending 30 June), 888 recorded a group revenue increase of 2% to $277 million (H1 2018: US $273m) as the company underlined a ‘continued recovery of its …

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Swedish FA clashes with Spelinspektionen over match fixing inaction

The Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has hit back at the country’s gambling regulatory body Spelinspektionen for not prohibiting licensed operators from offering betting on a domestic football club competition – despite its warning of some suspected match-fixing. Last month, the SvFF revealed that it had received reports of match-fixing within Division 2 Södra Svealand, advising the Spelinspektionen to implement a complete ban on …

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BetVictor strikes deal to honour BetBright antepost bets

The controversial cancelling of antepost bets by BetBright when the Irish based operator closed down earlier this month is to be rectified after the stepping in of Gibraltar-based bookmaker BetVictor.  Acting in a ‘personal capacity’, former BetBright Executive Chairman Rich Ricci has partnered with BetVictor to announce a plan which will enable former BetBright customers to have their Ante Post bets reinstated. Former BetBright …

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888 secures sports betting boost through BetBright deal

888 has secured the long-term product development strategy for its 888Sport division after acquiring the BetBright sports betting platform for £15 million. The platform will be integrated into 888’s proprietary gaming backend, giving the online gaming entertainment and solutions provider ‘complete ownership’ over its technology and product development across four key verticals – sport, casino, poker and bingo. However, more …

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888 secures Swedish expansion

Online gaming operator 888 has been confirmed as the latest operator to secure a Swedish expansion after it landed a online gambling licence, which will allow it to offer casino, poker and sports betting in the country. The agreement was confirmed with a statement by 888, to its shareholders, with the operator now being listed among the licence holders on Lotteriinspektionen’s site. The full list of licensees can …

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