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Scientific Games protects executive team as Perelman mulls selling majority stake

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has adopted new controls to protect the firm’s leadership structures should majority investor Ronald Perelman move to fully divest his shareholding in the Nasdaq-listed gambling technology group. This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. Issuing a SEC filing, SGC governance revealed that it had updated its …

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Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL

Newly Nasdaq-listed online gambling group Esports Entertainment Group has signed a ‘letter of intent’ (“LOI”) to acquire the competitive gaming live and digital events and tournaments organiser Esports Gaming League (EGL). This story featured in today’s SBC News 90. To view the latest round-up, watch today’s edition here. The UK-based esports company, founded in 2010, serves a rapidly expanding community …

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Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms

Further to publishing its 2020 interim statement this morning, Kambi Group has disclosed that it has reached a ‘mutual agreement’ regarding the phased conclusion of its US wagering partnership with DraftKings Inc. In 2018, Kambi secured its highest-profile US partnership win, becoming lead wagering systems provider for leading fantasy sports operator DraftKings, beginning its new venture in the nascent US …

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Perelman fund reviews majority shareholding in Scientific Games

MacAndrews & Forbes, the investment fund of American billionaire Ronald Perelman, has filed an SEC note informing that it is exploring a full divestment of its shareholding in Scientific Games Corporation (SGC).  The wholly-owned fund of finance tycoon Perelman has placed its 39% shareholding in SGC under review, but underlined that it has yet to determine a future outcome for …

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Scientific Games expands SGI debt placement to $550m 

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed that it will upsize its previously announced senior unsecured debt note placement from $350 million to $550 million.  The debt placement will be carried by SGC’s global operating unit Scientific Games International (SGI), priced at $550 million with an applied principal aggregate of 8.6% due for repayment in 2025. Net proceeds secured from the …

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Esports Entertainment Group onboards VIE.gg affiliates

Esports Entertainment Group has confirmed that it has begun onboarding new affiliate marketing partners on to its newly relaunched VIE.gg esports betting platform. The new affiliate partners will include esports teams, influencers, streamers, leagues, and super affiliates from Asia, Europe, North America and South America.  “Our Affiliate partners are a very important part of our organic growth strategy in 2020 …

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Scientific Games backs tough measures eyeing fast COVID-19 comeback

Scientific Games (SGC) has booked a net loss of $155 million as part of its Q1 2020 trading update, citing that COVID-19 disruptions have impacted all business channels.  Operating in unprecedented times, SGC has witnessed its land-based casino customers temporarily close their venues across all jurisdictions. Meanwhile, further COVID-19 disruptions have impacted the Nasdaq technology group’s commercial pipeline for SGC …

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All eyes on DraftKings April IPO call 

Amid global COVID-19 disruptions, US analysts are monitoring DraftKings developments closely as the DFS and sportsbook operator pursues its 2020 agenda of listing on the US Nasdaq exchange this April. This morning, the firm published the following statement which read: “We are pleased that our registration statement was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission this morning, which …

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Mike Ciavarella: No Tweaking… A rebuilt Newgioco is the real deal for US Wagering

Newgioco Group Chairman and CEO Michele (Mike) Ciavarella has led an eight-year project to launch the Italian legacy outfit in the US, seeking to be the best-prepared technology incumbent tackling the world’s biggest and most diverse sports market. Speaking to SBC, Ciavarella details that technology stakeholders will face a rude awakening if they simply ‘copy-paste’ European strategies to US market …

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Scientific Games secures $100m in Q2 2020 costs savings 

Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has outlined strong progress for its corporate contingency programme to navigate global COVID-19 headwinds, adding that it expects to secure ‘$100 million in cost savings during Q2 trading’. This morning, the Nasdaq technology group issued new guidance to investors on its COVID-19 contingency programme triggered on 31 March 2020.    Focusing on reducing workforce costs, SGC has …

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