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888 regulated market efficiency clears German/Dutch hurdles

​​888 Holdings hails ‘another record breaking year’, as the FTSE250 gambling group publishes its pre-close trading statement ahead of its transformative enlargement with William Hill.     Of significance, expansion within regulated markets offset German regulatory challenges for 888, as the firm detailed that a strong performance in four key markets helped drive revenue by 14% in 2021. Updating investors, the company …

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PDC ends bookies sponsorship affair of World Darts Championship

The Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) has ended the 20-year run of bookmakers title sponsoring its flagship World Darts Championship.  On Monday, Matchroom Sports – the event organiser of the PDC – confirmed that online car buying platform Cazoo would replace William Hill as title sponsor of the World Darts Championship in 2023. The sponsorship forms part of a comprehensive multi-year …

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Playmaker makes first move of 2022 with Futmarketing acquisition

Digital sports media company Playmaker Capital has moved to bolster its position in the Latin American market by completing its acquisition of Brazilian digital media and marketing group Futmarketing. Following the merger, the day-to-day operations of Futmarketing will be managed by Futbol Sites, a Playmaker subsidiary. Playmaker has emphasised that its new holding has ‘played a pivotal role’ in establishing …

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UKGC orders William Hill to correct COVID-19 data supply

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that it has received an ‘incorrect data supply’ from William Hill in its efforts to monitor online gambling trends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, the UKGC has published monthly breakdowns reporting on the key criteria of total wagers, gambling yield by product type, active player accounts and average customer session times. …

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Stats Perform: Industry needs to rethink its view on entertainment

Bet builders have become a hugely popular product as a form of wagering entertainment for many punters, but there are still many things to consider when implementing the product. Discussing the development and future of bet builders after a huge year of sport and with another vast sporting schedule set to continue in 2022, a team of industry experts on …

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888 anticipates closure of William Hill acquisition in Q2 2022

888 Holdings has updated that the full completion of its takeover of the non-US assets of William Hill and William Hill International will take place in the second quarter of 2022. Additionally, Q2 2022 will also see the international gambling group publish a combined circular and prospectus for the acquisition and capital raise, with a shareholder vote scheduled to follow.  …

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Year in Review Part Four – UKGC reaches conclusions and M&A sagas come to a close

The final quarter of the year saw huge news across a range of areas of the international betting and gaming industry, as two major acquisition sagas concluded – with differing results – and the UKGC made a number of important announcements.  In the second half of 2021, the betting sector closely followed a prominent transatlantic development, as major US player …

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Year in Review Part Three – Firms look to Nasdaq whilst William Hill auction comes to a close

The third quarter of 2021 saw further regulatory developments across Europe, and one of the year’s biggest M&A saga’s concluded as 888 Holdings finalised the terms of its William Hill acquisition.  Sportradar, the Swiss sports data and technology company, successfully completed its public listing on the US Nasdaq stock exchange in September, with some assistance from basketball legend Michael Jordan. …

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Bill South: Tackling sports corruption requires an organised operator approach

As the complexity of the sports betting industry has increased with a shift towards online and mobile gaming, a huge range of markets available and more jurisdictions opening up to the sector, it would be easy to assume that maintaining integrity and countering match fixing is harder than ever. This is not the case, however, for Bill South, Group Director …

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Year in Review Part Two: Bidding battle for Hills and legislative backlash in Germany

The second quarter of 2021 saw major developments across the European betting industry, as Germany introduced a new tax regime, British regulators came under increasing scrutiny and a major bidding contest got underway. In Germany, April saw the ratification of the federal Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStV) by the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt, following approval by 13 other states.  The …

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