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Responsibility First… Paf appoints Daniela Johansson as Deputy leader

Åland Island-based gambling operator Paf has confirmed the appointment of Daniela Johansson to the position of Deputy Chief Executive. Focusing on corporate development and social responsibility, Paf governance promotes the fifteen-year company veteran Johansson to the position of deputy leader, supporting Group Chief Executive Christer Fahlstedt. Johansson has most recently served as Paf Chief Responsibility Officer (CRO: 2014-2017), leading the …

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Finnplay secures UKGC software operating licence

Seeking to boost its licensing provisions, Finnish platform and white-label industry solutions supplier Finnplay has confirmed that it has gained a software operating licence from the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). Updating the market, Finnplay management detailed that it had added UK betting industry software supplier certification to its existing UKGC ‘pool betting’ licence, thus being able to better service the …

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Veikkaus Finland selects Kiron Interactive as lead Virtual Sports supplier

Recently enlarged Finnish state-owned betting operator Veikkaus has selected Kiron Interactive to be its lead virtual sports content provider. Updating the market, Kiron Interactive detailed that it would initially supply 17 virtual sports games to Veikkaus retail network. The games inventory will include popular Nordic content Hockey Shots and Speed Skating. Kiron was chosen by the government-owned Veikkaus, which has an …

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ESSA – Tennis heads up suspicious betting activity for the ninth consecutive quarter

Updating the market, international betting integrity body ESSA reported 27 cases of suspicious betting to the relevant authorities during the first quarter (Q1) of 2017. The sport of tennis accounted for 45% of those alerts with 12 cases; the sport has now had the highest number of alerts in the last nine consecutive quarters. The remaining 55% of cases were split …

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Year of corporate restructuring impacts Paf bottom-line

Finnish state-owned gambling operator Paf has announced that it will donate approximately €20 million to national charities and social initiatives, following its full-year 2016 financial update. A year of corporate restructuring, which saw Paf appoint former Tain Networks Executive Per Sahlberg as its new CEO. Paf would report flat-line corporate revenues of €113 million (FY 2015: €110 million). Nevertheless, Paf …

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RakeTech executes M&A growth strategy acquiring BetXpert & Turtle Gaming

Industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition specialist RakeTech Group (RakeTech) has confirmed that its undertaken two corporate acquisitions, purchasing sports betting platform provider BetXpert and affiliate network Turtle Gaming. Confirming its ‘undisclosed sum’ purchases, RakeTech management detailed that it had acquired BetXpert for its ‘high-quality’ sports content, online betting competencies and live score/data capabilities. The acquisition of Turtle Gaming, sees …

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Industry First…Playtech launches cross-border Veikkaus-win2day poker network

Declaring an ‘igaming industry first’, FTSE-listed gambling technology and platform supplier Playtech Plc has confirmed the launch of a ‘cross-border’ poker network in partnership with state-owned operators Veikkaus (Finland) and win2day (Austria). Launching the co-shared network which is powered by iPoker software, Playtech details that this is first time ‘two regulated entities have joined forces to share cross-border poker liquidity …

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Ninja Casino enters Scandinavian market with full multi-media campaign

iGaming group Global Gaming has announced that it will launch a new multi-media campaign for flagship brand Ninja Casino (www.ninjacasino.com), with coverage to be displayed on TV, radio, display and digital video verticals. The new casino brand will initially target the highly saturated markets of Sweden and Finland, promoting Ninja Casino’s vast array of slot games and ease of play …

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Unified Veikkaus ready for €3.5 billion Finnish gambling market

The governance of Finnish state-owned operator Veikkaus OY has stated that it has completed its unification of gambling enterprises under the Veikkaus brand, which will seek to bring a greater market proposition to Finland’s betting/gaming consumers. Last June the Finnish Finance Ministry announced that the state-owned gambling enterprises of Ray (slots & games) Fintoto (racing) and Veikkaus (betting) would be …

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Paf to launch DFS product with Scout Gaming Group

Updating the market Finnish state-owned gambling operator Paf is set to launch a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) product powered by Malta-based Scout Gaming Group (Scout Gaming). The Åland Islands licensed operator will move to incorporate the Scout Gaming DFS platform within its online betting services, boosting its current product inventory which includes; online casino, poker and bingo. The Scout Gaming …

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