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BGC initiates ‘Take Time to Think’ campaign to replace ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has replaced its long-running ‘When the Fun Stops, Stop’ campaign with a new safer gambling slogan, ‘Take Time to Think’. A series of TV advertisements depicting customers paying mid-play before considering the use of safer gambling tools will kickstart the campaign, the messaging of which will be adopted across operator’s online and retail channels. …

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Optimove raises $75m investment led by Summit Partners

Summit Partners

CRM marketing specialist Optimove has announced a $75 million investment led by global growth investor Summit Partners. The financing will support continued investment in strategic hiring and M&A, as well as an expansion of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Marketing platform. The company has also announced the addition of Summit Partners Head of Europe, Han Sikkens, and Managing Director Steffan …

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MPs McVey and Phillips criticised for betting industry links

Conservative Party MPs and husband and wife Philip Davies and Esther McVey have been criticized by Liberal Democrats in the latter’s constituency of Tatton, Cheshire, for closeness to the betting and gaming industry. It was revealed by the Daily Mirror this morning that the MPs received £18,000 in free VIP tickets to events from private firms within a two month …

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Bally’s makes ‘transformational step’ with finalisation of Gamesys takeover

Bally’s Corporation has this morning published the definitive terms for its proposed takeover of Gamesys Group Plc, having agreed the combination ‘in principle’ last month. Upon completion of the acquisition, the combined group will be headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, and its shares will remain listed on the New York Stock Exchange, whilst a request will be made for Gamesys …

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Transformed Gamesys delivers record 2020 results

Gamesys Group Plc has praised its diversified brand portfolio and operational execution in delivering a group-wide record financial performance for 2020.  A transformed Gamesys achieved group revenues of £772 million, up 75% on corresponding full-year 2019 results of £415 million – with the company noting that it has secured all operating objectives, merging its legacy Jackpotjoy unit with Gamesys B2C …

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SG delivers raceday excitement with new sports-themed release

SG delivers raceday excitement with new sports-themed release

Scientific Games (SG) plans to bring the raceday experience to slot players through the launch of its new sports-themed slot, Rainbow Riches Race Day. The slot, which will be made available to UK players exclusively through Gamesys, is inspired by the traditional horse racing arcade machines. With a traditional race format featured above the reels, players are required to collect …

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William Hill and Flutter top GambleAware Q1-Q3 donors

GambleAware has released its donor list for the first three quarters of 2020, with William Hill topping the list, followed by Flutter Entertainment and bet365. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 December 2020, GambleAware revealed that William Hill made a pledge of £1.04 million, with £540,000 donated. Following William Hill was Flutter Entertainment – the holding …

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Gamesys among top H1 donors to GambleAware

Gamesys has topped the list of donations made to industry charity GambleAware after figures showed the online operator group donated a total of £450,000. Publishing its industry donation figures for 1 April – 30 September 2020, GambleAware revealed that it had received a total of £2,286,000 in contributions from the industry, not taking regulatory settlements into account. Betway was the …

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Enlarged Gamesys returns to UK growth eyeing FTSE250 spot 

The governance of LSE-listed Gamesys Group, formerly JPJ Group, has cited confidence in achieving its corporate objective of indexing as a FTSE250 firm within the coming months. Publishing its full-year 2019 results, a new look Gamesys has reported a 35% increase in corporate revenues to £415 million (FY2018: £308m), citing ‘high organic growth’ achieved across the UK and Asia.  Corporate …

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Cash-focused Gamesys sanctions £40m debt repayment 

Gamesys Group Plc has sanctioned a £40 million repayment of its GBP corporate debt to rebalance the firm’s accounts and allow for stronger cash generation.  The approved transaction sees Gamesys lower its long-term GBP corporate debt by 15%, resulting in an outstanding debt reduction of 7% for its combined GBP and EURO tranches. Gamesys governance underlined that the significant debt …

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