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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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Iain Duncan Smith: Radical change requires Gambling Commission to be axed

Senior Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith has reiterated his call for the government ‘to get rid of the Gambling Commission altogether’, as DCMS begins its long-awaited review of the 2005 Gambling Act. Writing in Commons news source PoliticsHome, Duncan Smith stated that the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Gambling Related Harm had been the only committee to maintain pressure on the …

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Shay Segev: Entain’s ARC is a game-changing commitment to lead Safer Gambling 

Shay Segev, Group CEO of Entain Plc (formerly GVC Holdings), has spoken exclusively to SBC about the ‘generational transformation’ that the FTSE100 betting group has undertaken after embracing the key responsibility objectives of its new ‘corporate charter’.  Speaking to SBC MD Andrew McCarron, Segev outlined Entain’s new mission, explaining that the company aims to lead global gambling across all safer …

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Entain debuts Trident Community Foundation for grassroots football

Entain Plc, formerly known as GVC Holdings, has strengthened its ‘Pitching In’ grassroots sports investment programme by launching the ‘Trident Community Foundation’ in collaboration with regional non-league football partners of The Isthmian, Northern Premier and Southern Leagues. Working with its Trident partners, Entain has established a community foundation to provide direct funding to community-based projects, made available to 228 football …

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