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Sports stars help launch Betsafe’s Walk of Adversity

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A host of global sports stars are the focus of a new Betsafe integrated advertising campaign titled ‘The Walk of Adversity.’ A number of brand ambassadors are amongst those featured in the ad, and include MMA star Conor McGregor, boxer Tony Bellew, jockey Sam Twiston-Davies plus a smattering of stars from Rugby Union outfit Saracens and football side Manchester City. …

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Hall of Fame entry for Paris Smith, Fred Done and Vigen Badalyan

Hall of Fame

Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith, Betfred Founder and CEO Fred Done and BetConstruct Founder and CEO Vigen Badalyan will be inducted into the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame at this year’s SBC Awards. The fourth edition of this end of year industry celebration is being held tonight (Tuesday 5 December) at the stunning Artillery Garden at the HAC in Central …

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Jackpotjoy secures new £385 million loan facility targeting long term group savings

Updating the market, London-listed online gambling group Jackpotjoy Plc has confirmed that it has secured a £385 million senior secured loan with additional access to a new revolving credit facility. Refinancing its organisation, Jackpotjoy governance will gain access to a £375 million senior loan, with a further £13.5 million made available to the operator via a Revolving Credit Facility. Jackpotjoy …

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Bringing out the heavy artillery for this year’s SBC Awards

SBC Awards

There is just two weeks to go until this year’s SBC Awards, the annual end of year celebration for the sports betting industry at Artillery Garden (Tuesday 5 December). With tables fast selling out for the event, we caught up with our hosts Matt Lorenzo, a former Sky Sports presenter, and Luis Garcia, a Champions League winner with Liverpool. Keep …

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High flyer Smarkets looks forward to 2018, following Deloitte ‘Fast 50’ tech recognition

Online betting exchange Smarkets has secured the fourth spot on the ‘Deloitte Fast 50’, an enterprise index listing the ‘fastest growth UK technology businesses’. The only industry enterprise to list in the Deloitte Fast 50, Smarkets joins a prestigious top ten of UK-based technology firms, which is headed up by food delivery platform Deliveroo ranking number 1 for 2017. Recognised by …

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Finance Guru Giles Vardey joins Sportech governance advisory

Further to yesterday’s announcement of a shareholder £53 million capital redistribution, London-listed betting systems supplier Sportech Plc has confirmed the appointment of Giles Vardey as independent Non-Executive Director. A 35-year finance executive, Vardey will advise Sportech governance on stakeholder management as the company undertakes a full-scale sale if its business in 2018. In a distinguished career, Vardey has served as …

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Strong brand portfolio sees Jackpotjoy Plc confident of hitting full 2017 expectations

Publishing its Q3 2017 trading update (period ending 30 September), London-listed online gambling group Jackpotjoy Group Plc has detailed robust growth across its brand portfolio, with the operator confident of achieving its full-year corporate expectations. The strong revenue momentum recorded across its principal brands of; Jackpotjoy (up 12%) and Vera&John (up 28%), would see the company declare period group revenues …

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Out of play… Squawka in danger of going out of business

Popular football analysis and news website Squawka (Squawka.com) is fighting to stay in business, as it’s reported that its senior management team is in current discussions with administrators. Last week, Co-founder Leo Harrison tweeted that he was hopeful that Squawka could remain in business, further stating that there was a ‘real possibility of finding a solution’. Regarding the news @Squawka …

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Betway leadership restructure sees Anthony Werkman promoted to CEO

Online betting firm Betway Group has undertaken a corporate leadership restructure, confirming the promotion of Anthony Werkman current Director of Marketing Operations to Chief Executive Officer. Werkman replaces CEO incumbent Richard Akitt, who has taken the position of Group Chairman, with immediate effect. An experienced industry commercial veteran, Werkman has led Betway marketing operations since 2013, acting as a key …

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Stratagem launches partnership with Offsidegaming

London based, Stratagem Technologies (www.stratagem.co) has announced its new partnership with sports betting and casino solutions provider Offsidegaming. As part of the partnership, both companies will work together to build powerful predictive models to further automate Offsidegaming’s sports betting offering. Stratagem’s proprietary AI solutions, which have been in research and development for four years, work alongside customers’ qualitative analysts, providing …

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