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Jim Mullen named as new Ladbrokes chief

Ladbrokes has announced that its Managing Director of Digital Jim Mullen is to be the next Chief Executive, taking over on April 1st from Richard Glynn. Mullen joined the business in November 2013 after three years at William Hill where he was COO of their on line operations. Since arriving at Ladbrokes he has led the operational transformation of Ladbrokes’ …

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Unibet ends Playtech bingo partnership as operator pushes for stand alone product in 2015

Unibet Plc has announced that it will not renew its online bingo platform provisions partnership with Playtech’s Virtue Fusion network, as the operator will look to develop and launch its in-house bingo product using development studio Relax Gaming. The decision to discontinue its partnership with Virtue Fusion/Playtech follows last year’s launch of its standalone poker room, as the operators looks …

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Mansion Group closes German casino operations

Mansion Group has confirmed that five of its leading casino brands are set to exit the German online gambling market. The software and igaming provisions provider has withdrawn German online casino services for Mansion Casino, Slots Heaven, Les A Casino, Casino.com and Club777. The Playtech powered casino operator confirmed the closure of services for these five brands on 1 February. …

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London Baby Sponsor Profile: Iforium

It’s two years since Phil Parry became CEO at Iforium, and he hopes that 2015 will see the firm’s Gameflex and Wagerflex solutions taken up by more operators than ever before. What has your company and its services and operations learned from 2014? 2014 proved a year of rapid progression and growth for Iforium. It saw Iforium expand the team, …

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Richard Thorp – FSB Technology – 2014 Betting Industry Review

FSB Technology’s Business Development Director Richard Thorp reflects on 2014 and looks forward to another challenging year. When it comes to the betting and gaming industry, I think it’s safe to say that we will look back on 2014 as both the best of times and the worst. It’s biggest event by far, for UK-facing operators and suppliers at least, was …

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Playtech appoints Hilary Stewart-Jones as Deputy Chairman

iGaming technology provider Playtech have appointed former DLA Piper Senior Partner Hilary Stewart-Jones as Deputy Chairman with immediate effect. Stewart-Jones joined Playtech from law firm DLA Piper in October 2013 as Non-Executive Director. A qualified solicitor Hillary-Jones has consulted various igaming operators on governance and legal matters. Stewart-Jones has a tacit understanding and knowledge of igaming law and operations, having …

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Ladbrokes relaunches bingo product with Playtech

Continuing its ongoing transfer to Playtech igaming technologies and provisions, Ladbrokes announced the re-launch of its bingo operations with £3 million in prizes and jackpots for its players. Ladbrokes has been assisted by Playtech’s development team in the redesign of its bingo rooms website design and layout with a view to improving messaging, customer retention and player journey. The transfer …

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Risky business – why investors should beware grey market operators

Scott Longley, editorial director at Regulus Insights, analyses the concept of risk for dotcom operators and their investors. The 9% share price fall that prompted Playtech to issue a stock exchange statement late last week was only the most recent example of how listed gambling companies suffer more than most from the financial market phenomenon of risk on/risk off. This …

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Bwin admits to talks amid rumours of £1.2bn takeover

Bwin.party has admitted to the stock markets that it has been looking at a variety of different partnerships as it looks to create value for shareholders, as rumours persist that the Amaya Group has been making moves to snap up the operator with a £1.2bn takeover offer. In a statement, it revealed: “Further to recent media speculation regarding a possible …

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Playtech plans UK POC supplier strategy

Playtech senior management have stated that it will renegotiate supplier terms with its operators, in order to prepare its igaming technology and provisions network for the changes in market conditions that will be applied by the imminent Point of Consumption (POC) tax. Speaking after Playtech’s Q3 corporate performance presentation, Chief Financial Officer Ron Hoffman said that the company had begun …

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