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SBC Magazine Issue 9: Esports future, online shift and Brazil betting soap opera

SBC Magazine

The future for esports betting, the regulatory soap opera in Brazil, a new COO for LeoVegas and how online gaming can drive the industry’s comeback are just some of the key topics in Issue 9 of SBC Magazine. Available to view online HERE, we start by analysing Sergey Portnov’s “calculated risk” approach to Parimatch leadership, before reflecting on how Carsten Koerl …

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SBC Digital Summit: Innovation on hold despite online casino growth – Alex Tomic

Alex Tomic, SlotsMillion CEO, shared his fellow panelists’ view that business for online casino operators has been growing as a result of COVID-19, and the subsequent live sports shutdown, but admitted that it has put a brake on new innovation for the igaming sector. He was speaking as part of the panel titled ‘Gaming – the industry’s lifeline’, held as …

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888 focuses on bolstering safer gambling measures amid COVID-19 crisis

Online gambling group 888 Holdings Plc has predicted that COVID-19 related disruptions will have a ‘single $ digit million impact’ on the firm’s 2020 EBITDA performance. Yesterday, 888 was forced to delay publishing its 2019 results, abiding with an FCA order which sanctioned a two-week moratorium on the publication of results by listed companies.  Updating investors this morning, 888 stated …

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GoWild prepares for UK launch having gained UKGC licensing

A relaunched GoWild Gaming is preparing to enter the UK online gambling market have been granted a Remote Gambling Operating License by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). The news of GoWild’s UK market entry follows a busy H1 2017 period for the operator, in which the company opened offices in Malta and launched its new services utilising its proprietary in-house …

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GoWild continues expansion with opening of Malta subsidiary

GoWild - Copyright: jirsak / 123RF Stock Photo

GoWild has announced the opening of its Malta subsidiary in June this year. The new office will house a dedicated team who will purely focus on the company’s continued growth in the Nordic market. The office in Malta is GoWild’s second physical office, which, until now, had been exclusively based in Bucharest, Romania. The company cites the huge boost in business …

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Finnplay selected as platform provider for GoWild’s return

Malta-based European igaming operator GoWild Gaming (GoWild), will relaunch its online gaming services utilising industry tailored systems provider Finnplay as its principal development and operations platform. Under the leadership of new CEO Itai Zak, the former Chief Executive of industry software and technology provider SBTech (2011-2016), GoWild announced this January that it would relaunch its commercial services by Q2 2017. …

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GoWild launches platform featuring games from 15 providers

GoWild & Microgaming

GoWild has launched a new platform featuring games from over 15 software providers, in addition to Microgaming content, which was already available to its players via the Quickfire platform. After more than 10 years in the business, the new platform has been designed to support GoWild’s multi-product, multi-brand and multi-vertical strategy for continued growth. Games from Net Entertainment, Evolution Gaming, Novomatic, …

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Richard Carter to take over from Itai Zak as CEO of SBTech

Sport betting technology and software provider SBTech has confirmed that Itai Zak is to step down as CEO with gaming industry leader Richard Carter taking up the post.  Carter, former Director of research at Deutsche Bank, was responsible for running the highly rated European equity gaming franchise for the past seven years John Anderson, Chairman of SBTech, commented: “We are honored to …

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SBTech expands in South America with PLE & Spingol

  Industry sports betting software supplier SBTech has signed exclusive agreements to provide two of Latin America’s biggest regulated operators with their award-winning omni-channel sports betting solution. The first will see Promotora Latinoamericana de Entretenimiento (PLE) equipped with the supplier’s innovative retail products through its Mexican licence. Founded in 2005, PLE runs sports betting facilities in land-based casinos, restaurants, bars, …

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SBTech agrees sports supplier terms with Sazka Czech Rep

Sports betting solutions provider SBTech has signed a multi-year deal to provide SAZKA, the Czech Republic’s market-leading lottery operator. SAZKA is part of international investment group KKCG, operating in 11 countries on four continents, and a member of the European Lotteries (EL) and World Lottery Association (WLA). SBTech will supply SAZKA with its sports betting platform, including a customised, fully …

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