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John Pettit – Playtech BGT: Unifying individual strengths, dynamics & intelligence

Unifying all of its sports betting assets under the Playtech BGT Sports division, leading industry technology provider Playtech aims to bring market innovation through the optimal convergence of its joint products, services and user engagement mechanisms. John Pettit Managing Director of Playtech BGT UK, Ireland, Australia & Asia details to SBC readers his firm’s serious intent at challenging the sports …

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Playtech first to enter Czech online casino market with Fortuna Entertainment

FTSE-listed Playtech Plc has confirmed that it will be the first industry platform provider to launch a licensed online casino property for the Czech Republic in partnership with Eastern European operator Fortuna Entertainment. Updating investors, Playtech governance revealed that on 24 February the Czech Republic Ministry of Finance granted Fortuna the country’s first ever licence to operate ‘online technical games’. …

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Playtech BGT launches retail & digital crossover app BetTracker

Pushing industry omni-channel conversion, Playtech Plc’s sports betting division Playtech BGT is set to launch its BetTracker mobile app, allowing customers to transfer their sports bets to their mobile devices after placing them in-shop. The innovative app allows for retail to digital crossover, as customers can watch their bets progress and even cash them out on the Playtech system, which …

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Strengthened Playtech focuses on customer ‘lock-in’ for 2017

Declaring its full-year 2016 performance, the governance of FTSE-listed Playtech Plc has stated that the firm will now concentrate on a ‘locking-in’ strategy having boosted its sports betting services and added new gaming inventory to its client portfolio. Posting its full-year 2016 financial summary, Playtech would declare increased corporate revenues of €708 million up 12% on corresponding FY 2015’s €630 …

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Playtech focuses on ‘real-time’ rewards and engagement with Captain Up partnership

Seeking to boost its client retention capabilities, FTSE-listed gambling technology and platform provider Playtech has entered a strategic partnership with real-time user engagement specialists Captain Up. The partnership will see Playtech incorporate Captain UP real-time engagement and retention tools which will reward in-play customers playing on the Playtech client network. Captain Up engagement tools, combine social communications, gamification mechanisms and …

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Playtech ups fraud & risk capabilities with Featurespace

Leading industry platform and technology provider Playtech Plc (Playtech) has confirmed that it has entered a strategic partnership with behavioural and machine learning analytics provider Featurespace. The partnership will focus on optimising Playtech assets fraud prevention and risk management capabilities, with the gambling technology firm integrating Featurespace ARIC systems within its current player management network. Featurespace’s real-time, machine learning ARIC™ …

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Betfred.com renews casino supplier partnership with Playtech

Updating the market, FTSE-listed gambling technology provider Playtech Plc (Playtech) has informed investors that UK independent bookmaker Betfred has extended its online casino platform lead supplier agreement for Betfred.com until 2020. In May 2016, Betfred governance surprised industry observers by announcing that it would move its digital platform’s for sports betting and igaming services to GVC Holdings’ newly acquired bwin.party …

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Mor Weizer- Playtech: Convergence to be dominant industry trend in 2017

Speaking to industry media, Mor Weizer CEO of market leading platform and technology provider Playtech Plc, has stated that 2017 will be the year of ‘cross channel convergence’ for industry stakeholders. Asked what will be the dominant industry theme/trend in 2017, Weizer did not hesitate to answer, by stating that convergence would see real B2B through to B2C progress this …

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Playtech eyes soft games boost with Eyecon £50 million acquisition

FTSE-listed Playtech Plc continues its industry M&A strategy confirming the acquisition of specialist ‘soft games’ developer Eyecon for a maximum consideration of £50 million. Playtech will pay an upfront cash fee of £25 million for its acquisition of Brisbane-based Eyecon assets. The technology firm has added a further £25 million in performance-based targets once the initial acquisition is complete. Detailing …

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Playtech hires Alex Latner as new General Counsel

FTSE-listed gambling technology provider Playtech Plc has confirmed that it has appointed long-term legal adviser Alex Latner as its new General Counsel.  Latner has prior experience of working with Playtech governance, having advised the company as a partner of London law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) on several corporate acquisitions, important industry transactions and legal disputes. The appointment of Latner …

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