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betFIRST names Timothy Mastelinck as new marketing lead

Belgian sportsbook and casino operator betFIRST has confirmed the appointment of Timothy Mastelinck as its new Chief Marketing Officer. Mastelinck joins betFIRST having previously served as the Global Head of Sponsorships with Kindred and the Belgian Country Marketing Manager for Bwin. Commenting on his new role, Mastelinck stated: “I am very excited to take on this challenge with the leading …

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Jason Ader – No Boogeyman… Activism will play a vital part in reshaping gambling

Jason Ader has stated that his company SpringOwl, an ‘independent sponsor and buyout firm’, is tracking all developments of a disrupted global gambling landscape as ‘the pandemic has opened the market’. Speaking to SBC, Ader stated that he is neither undeterred by talk of ‘doom-and-gloom’ nor swayed by easy rhetoric related to ‘business accelerations’. Instead, Ader recognises that global gambling …

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GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading

GVC Holdings stated that it is ‘well placed to balance the year’, as the FTSE100 company absorbed significant retail shocks across its UK and European units, readjusting its full-year EBITDA outlook to £720m-£740m range (dependent on further COVID-19 outcomes). Publishing its interim results for the six month period ended 30 June 2020, GVC noted that the closure of its Ladbrokes …

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Belgian Pro League selects bwin as its new betting partner

GVC Holdings‘ European flagship sportsbook property bwin has been confirmed as the new betting partner of the Belgian Pro League and Eleven Sports for the next three seasons. The deal will cover the Jupiler Pro League, D1B and the Supercup, with the online operator also becoming the rights holder of the national betting streaming rights to the Pro League, broadcast …

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GVC marks a ‘new era’ as Segev replaces Alexander as CEO 

Kenny Alexander is to step down as CEO of GVC Holdings after 13 years with COO Shay Segev taking control of the FTSE-100 operator almost immediately. Alexander will remain at GVC in the short term as a company executive to support the leadership transition. Confirming the leadership change, Chairman Barry Gibson said: “Kenny has built a remarkable global business, and has …

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Parimatch promotes ‘proven talent’ Dmitry Sergeev as CEO of CIS markets

Parimatch Holdings has confirmed the promotion of Dmitry Sergeev to the newly created executive leadership position – CEO of Parimatch CIS Division.  Sergeev, who has led Parimatch’s Russian unit since 2019, will be tasked with leading operations and growth strategy for the ‘Commonwealth of Independent States’ territories, encompassing – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, …

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GVC backs UKGC’s safeguarding approach

GVC Holdings has backed the UK Gambling Commission‘s (UKGC) decision to enforce additional industry lockdown measures to protect vulnerable consumers. Yesterday, the UKGC published a series of immediate operator requirements on customer interventions, player monitoring, due diligence and affordability checks. The temporary requirements approved by the Department of Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) relate to concerns that UK consumers could …

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Superbet boosts content muscle with Sportal365

Superbet, Romania’s leading bookmaker, has expanded its content capacity by entering a publishing partnership with Sportal365.  The agreement will see Superbet integrate Sportal365’s publishing platform across its key market domains of Romania and Poland, developing deeper sports led content for its customers. In its statement, Superbet detailed that it seeks to ‘power-up’ its content capabilities by utilising Sportal365 publishing platform, …

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NO BS… Brand Architects launches ‘Operator MOT’ appraisal service

Industry strategic marketing and brand development consultancy Brand Architects has launched its new ‘Operator MOT’ appraisal service, which will deliver a ‘zero BS assessment’ of player engagement practices, marketing and operations. Providing ‘MOT reports’ to operators, Brand Architects will independently evaluate a customer’s experience in relation to key services. Core operational disciplines reviewed by Brand Architects MOT will include brand …

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Stoiximan dominates first-ever Betarades Greek Bookmaker Awards

TCB Holdings‘ flagship sportsbook property Stoiximan took home an unprecedented seven awards at the inaugural ‘Betarades – 2020 Greek Bookmaker Awards’. Stoiximan was crowned ‘Best Greek Sportsbook’ by Betarades judges, and also claimed the marquee title of ‘Players Choice’ for best Greek market bookmaker. In 2019, Stockholm-listed industry publisher Better Collective announced that it would be hosting a gala event for …

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