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Ladbrokes and Coral to reindex on Oddschecker grid 

Entain Plc has secured a new commercial arrangement with Oddschecker, that will see its flagship Ladbrokes and Coral UK brands return to being listed on sports betting leading odds comparison portal.  Ladbrokes and Coral brands have not featured on the Oddschecker price-grid since July 2020, as GVC Holdings (formerly Entain) could not settle on a commercial agreement to accommodate its …

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GiG promotes proven talent Nicola Fitton to COO

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed the promotion of Nicola Fitton to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Stockholm Nasdaq technology group. The internal appointment follows Fitton’s proven leadership capabilities, having formerly served as GiG’s Director of Media Managed Services since 2019. GiG underscored Fitton’s extensive experience within all commercial disciplines of the igaming sector, in which she has previously …

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DAZN appoints Ian Turnbull to oversee sports betting operations

Subscription sports streaming service DAZN has appointed former Entain executive Ian Turnbull as its new EVP of Betting and Gaming, as the firm looks to increase its engagement with the sector.  Turnbull’s career in the betting and gaming space saw him work as Microgaming’s Services Director, and most prominently as Head of B2B at Entain – prior to its rebrand …

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Winner Group & Sportium merger sees CIRSA transform its Colombia vision 

Blackstone-owned Grupo CIRSA has reorganised its Colombian market presence, allowing its Winner Group CIRSA casino subsidiary to take control of the Sportium Colombia brand.  The move was sanctioned as CIRSA aims to support Winner Group’s ambitions to become ‘Colombia’s leading gambling operator for land-based and online gambling disciplines’. Established in 1997, CIRSA’s Winner Group subsidiary operates 72 gambling venues (arcades, …

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Entain appoints Lt Gen Davis as first Foundation chairman

Entain Plc has appointed Lieutenant General Ed Davis (CBE), the former Governor of Gibraltar, as the first independent chair of the ‘Entain Foundation’ leading the FTSE100’s global sustainability and social responsibility duties. Lt Gen Davis, who ended his tenure as Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Gibraltar in 2020, will lead the governance oversight of the Entain Foundation – which is formalising …

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Soft2Bet bolsters marketing team with Pablo Ferreira appointment

Soft2Bet bolsters marketing team with Pablo Ferreira appointment

Soft2Bet will continue to ‘exceed the requirements of partners across the globe’ after confirming that Pablo Ferreira will become the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Following what Soft2Bet has praised as a ‘successful spell’ in his role as Head of Country Managers, Ferreira will take charge of creating the promotional strategy for Soft2Bet’s flagship 2021 sportsbook as well as the …

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Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Entain plc has lauded its ability to maintain a strong trading momentum in Q4 2020, with its diversified portfolio being attributed as a key driver for growth.  Delivering its 20th consecutive quarter of growth, Entain has projected that full-year net gaming revenues (NGR) will grow by 27%. Closing 2020 trading on a high, the FTSE100 group delivered double-digit NGR growth …

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MGM Resorts makes moves to acquire Entain Group

US casino giant MGM Resorts is attempting to acquire the Entain Group, the new name for the recently rebranded GVC Holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Entain operates several global gaming brands, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Bwin, PartyPoker , SportingBet, Gala Bingo, Eurobet and Betboo, but is already a partner with MGM in the burgeoning US sports betting and gaming …

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March to April 2020 in Review: Betting tackles its Covid trauma

March to April 2020 in Review: Betting tackles its Covid trauma

SBC recounts the traumatic months of March and April 2020, as the deadly coronavirus spread across Europe, leading to nationwide lockdowns and the cancellation of sports fixtures across the world. SBC – COVID-19 shocks signal that 2020 will be no ordinary year… As COVID-19 triggered what has been described as an ‘unprecedented’ situation, the betting industry was forced to enact …

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Entain joins up with Verizon Media for VR integration

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Entain, formerly known as GVC Holdings, has signed a ‘global innovation alliance’ with Verizon Media which will deliver new virtual reality (VR) experiences for live sports viewing. The gambling operator will work alongside Verizon Media to ‘combine live sports viewing with interactive layers of sports data and gaming’, allowing bettors to ‘participate in sports events, check data, socialise with friends, …

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