Tag Archives: Stars Group

Toby Bentall to take up CEO role at rebranded Oddschecker Global Media

Oddschecker Managing Director Toby Bentall will take up the role of CEO at the newly rebranded Oddschecker Global Media. The rebrand comes as Oddschecker merges with iBus Media, majority owned by Stars Group, to create a ‘new superpower affiliate business’, PokerTube has reported. The merger is a result of Stars Group’s acquisition of Sky Bet, with the Toronto TSX-listed firm …

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PokerStars strengthens sponsorship hand with UFC partnership

PokerStars became the UFC’s first-ever ‘Official Poker Partner’ at last weekend’s UFC 232 event, which took place at the The Forum in Inglewood, California. The partnership saw the creation of a new sponsorship category, underlining the UFC’s continued quest for marketing expansion.  At the hugely successful event, PokerStars enjoyed a branded presence inside the world-famous Octagon at UFC’s final Pay-Per-View …

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Celtic, Betway and William Hill – SBC’s biggest hits of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s safe to say that the World Cup embodied what was a year filled with highly engaging betting events. However, this year’s top ten read articles show interest in a wider range of stories published on SBC in 2018. Celtic and Dafabet streaks ahead after MotoGP deal Celtic Football Club are no stranger to …

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Stars Group to publish Sky Bet business report on 17 September

Updating the market, the governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that it will publish a ‘business acquisition report’ (BAR) related to its $4.7 billion takeover of Sky Betting & Gaming on Monday 17 September 2018. The report will include Sky Betting and Gaming’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2018 as well …

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Winning Post – Why time is of the essence for UK Parliament

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: Regulation – Where’s the Harm? The publication this week of Britain’s first reporting framework for gambling-related harm offered a glimpse of future public policy debates – and set out a number …

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The Stars Group sets $38 target for new public share offering

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has today published a market update disclosing the target price attached to its public share offering, first announced on Monday 18 June 2018. The Stars Group governance will move forward on a $38.00 per common share price, with the company having secured underwriters to purchase 17 million common shares, with a further 8 million …

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The Stars Group unveils World Cup £100 Million Challenge

The Stars Group, through its flagship PokerStars, BetStars and PokerStars Casino brands, has announced the biggest prize in online sports betting with the launch of the Stars £100 Million Challenge. The competition puts punters 64 correct selections away from winning a life-changing prize of £100 million during this summer’s much anticipated World Cup. Straightforward and free to enter, this contest …

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Rising Stars and Hill slides – divergent tracks after merger talks

The degree to which the fortunes of the Stars Group and William Hill have diverged since their failed merger talks 18 months ago provides an interesting counterpoint to the current obsession with sector M&A. A recent note on Stars published by the Canadian analyst team at Canaccord Genuity noted that the company’s share price rose 54 percent in 2017, placing …

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The Stars Group completes legacy investments sell-off

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Updating the market, Toronto TSX-listed online gambling firm The Stars Group Plc has informed that it has completed a divestiture of all corporate legacy investments. The Stars Group confirms the complete the disposal of its 7.5% shareholding in London-listed online gambling firm Jackpotjoy Plc for net cash proceeds of $60 million. The company had alerted investors last week that it would proceed …

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The Stars Group appoints Christopher Coyne as new Chief Customer Officer

Toronto TSX-listed online gambling firm The Stars Group Inc, has confirmed the appointment of Christopher Coyne as new Group Chief Customer Officer (CCO). An experienced marketing and digital technology executive, Coyne joins the Stars Group executive team from Australian leisure and casino operator Crown Resorts, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer (2017-2017). Taking on the role of CCO, Coyne …

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