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Aspire Global highlights BtoBet acquisition for successful Q1

Aspire Global has reported a successful first quarter for 2021 having achieved key objectives across multiple verticals and recorded a total revenue increase of 42.6%, driven by the global market presence of BtoBet. Publishing its Q1 2021 trading report, the group revealed that revenue had increased to €48.1 million (€33.7 million Q1 2020), attributed largely to the acquisition of BtoBet, …

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Caesars initiates bidding contest for William Hill’s UK and European assets

Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will begin the bidding contest for the European and UK home assets of WIlliam Hill, formally completing its takeover of the heritage bookmaker last month.  Reported in The Telegraph, the sale will include all of William Hill’s high street shops – which number around 1,400 in the UK and Ireland – as well as …

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1account: Building trust is key for digital ID roll-out

1account: Building trust is key for digital ID roll-out

Digital ID can allow bettors to have more control over their information, creating a sense of ‘trust’ between operators and the players. That’s according to Caroline Steele, Senior Client Director – Gaming at 1account. Discussion on ‘The opportunity for Digital ID in a physical world’ panel at this week’s SBC Digital Payments conference quickly turned towards the challenges associated with …

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Tennis and esports lead IBIA Q1 betting alerts report

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has published its report for Q1 2021, revealing that tennis, esports and football accounted for the bulk of alerts. Overall, 18 alerts were generated by tennis, 17 by esports and 12 by football, making up 75% of the 64 total alerts reported, although it has been emphasised that this figure is ‘broadly similar’ to …

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Caesars announces closure of £2.9bn William Hill takeover

Caesars Entertainment has announced the final closure of its £2.9 billion takeover of Gibraltar-registered online and retail betting operator William Hill. Under the terms of the transaction, Caesars will acquire all of William Hill’s online and offline assets, intending to sell all non-US business divisions, including the UK and international online verticals, as well as the operator’s extensive suite of …

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Betbazar: Playing a ‘matchmaker’ role for global sportsbooks

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Betbazar is fast becoming an ‘industry matchmaker’ finding the right bookmakers for the carefully chosen components of its portfolio.  We spoke to the company’s CEO Alex Iaroshenko (pictured) to learn more about its growing role in the market, key contributing suppliers, scouting new opportunities for its global ‘sales house’ and getting involved in the newly regulated Ukrainian market. SBC: Hey …

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Caesars secures High Court approval for William Hill acquisition

The High Court of Justice in England and Wales has approved Caesars Entertainment’s acquisition of British retail and online bookmaker William Hill. Following the ruling by the High Court, the transaction will be completed as of 22 April, ending three weeks of uncertainty surrounding the deal. First agreed in September 2020, Caesars offered a purchasing price of $2.9 billion for …

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Hedge funds take advantage of William Hill delayed Caesars takeover

Hedge funds have begun buying shares in William Hill, as the final judgement on the takeover of the British bookmaker by Caesars continues to be delayed. Caesars Entertainment’s $2.9 billion takeover bid was first disclosed on 30 September 2020 and recommended by William Hill’s board to shareholders. This initial offer represented a bid of £2.72 per share, countering a rival …

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Big Four RET commitment sees GambleAware donations top £19m  

GambleAware has reported a bumper year in voluntary donations, totalling £19 million provided by UK licensed gambling businesses.  Publishing its summary of donations for the 12 months ending 31 March 2021, GambleAware secured a near £9 million increase in voluntary donations provided by UK operators – overall contributions for 2019/2020 reached £10.05 million. GambleAware attributed the significant rise in funding …

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Scientific Games’ OpenSports finds more success at Grand National

Scientific Games has broken its records again in 2021, this time at the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, building on the success of its OpenSports platform at the Cheltenham Festival. The Nasdaq registered firm reported over 50 million bets placed through OpenSports, utilised by a range of online and retail operators, with over 19 million bets placed on …

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