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Growth hungry Genius Sports begins Apax journey

Sports data and media rights distributor Genius Sports Group begins a new era under the ownership of US multinational private equity firm Apax Partners. This afternoon, Mark Locke Chief Executive and enterprise co-founder of Genius Sports confirmed that Apax had completed its acquisition. “With the acquisition now complete, we are eager to put our growth plans into action and embark …

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Playtech offloads entire Plus500 shareholding

FTSE250 industry technology group Playtech Plc has confirmed this morning that it will sell its entire holding of ordinary shares in CFD trading platform Plus500. Updating investors, Playtech governance has sanctioned the sale of 11.4 million shares in Plus500, targeting a sale price of ‘1,550 pence per ordinary share’ – £176 million (€196m/$228m). Playtech’s current holding represents approximately 10% of Plus500’s issued …

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Windsor and Eton introduce #dothefrankie challenge

Windsor and Eton Brewery has announced a new link-up with QIPCO British Champions Day, which will give customers and landlords of pubs around London and the Thames Valley a chance to win tickets to “Britain’s richest ever race-day”. The promotion, which is to run over the course of the next six weeks, requires customers to upload a picture of themselves …

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CasinoBeats Summit: Countdown to London Begins!

It is now just a month until the international online casino industry comes together at the inaugural CasinoBeats Summit, taking place at Olympia London on 19/20 September. As the event draws nearer, more operators and suppliers are committing to the two-day Summit, which will welcome over 250 delegates and 30 leading industry speakers to its 14 sessions. Among many highlights, …

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GambleAware doubles annual spending to £16m

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GambleAware has announced significant increases in its annual spending in tracking gambling related harms, as the industry charity releases its Strategic Delivery Plan for 2018-20. Spending £32m over the next two years, representing a double of its annual spending, the figure exceeds that agreed by the Gambling Commission and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board, of a minimum £10m target in …

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Betting on Sports 2018 “a unique opportunity” for the PGA TOUR

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The changing landscape of sports betting across the USA has been long debated by many quarters, since that monumental day on May 14, when the US Supreme Court found in favour of New Jersey and repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). As the writing, debate and speculation continues, acquisitions are made and new relationships formed, while the …

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Nominations for the SBC Awards 2018 now open!

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The path to glory at this year’s SBC Awards is now clear, after the nomination phase for the 32 prizes on offer was declared open. Now in its fifth year of rewarding and celebrating the very best the industry has to offer, the number of categories has been boosted from 28 to 32, with 12 awards for operators and affiliates, as …

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Kindred praises International Women in Gaming Diversity triumph

The ninth edition of the International Women in Gaming Diversity Awards has taken place at The Savoy Hotel London, with a number of winners lauded throughout the night. Amongst them was Kindred Group, more specifically it’s legal team, who were crowned ‘Team of the Year,’ being recognised as “a team that has delivered change in the field of equality, diversity …

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Rebel Call! Paddy Power launches CONIFA 2018 documentary series

Paddy Power has announced the launch of its ‘first-ever documentary series’, further supporting its sponsorship of the ‘2018 – CONIFA World Football Cup’ (London 31 May – 10 June). Last March, the bookmaker announced its lead sponsorship of CONIFA’s tournament, stating that it wanted to support ‘football’s rebel nations’, who are currently not recognised by FIFA. Sponsoring CONIFA 2018,  the …

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Yggdrasil posts strong first quarter showing

Yggdrasil Gaming has reported a successful first quarter of 2018, with both revenues and earning showing significant increases. It’s 73 per cent rise in revenues saw figures of SEK57.6m reached, eclipsing the previous years SEK33.3m, whilst EBITDA rose to SEK18.1m, a 26.5 per cent year-on-year increase from 2017’s SEK13.3m. Regarding EBITDA margin, a slight drop from 40 per cent to …

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