Andrew McCarron

Lord of the Pot to use AffiliateINSIDER for Live Fantasy promotion

Fantasy operator Lord Of The Pot has engaged AffiliateINSIDER to support the launch of the its interactive ‘Live Fantasy’ sports and esports contests platform and affiliate offering for its Tokipot.com brand. This patented product aims to differentiate itself from other fantasy offers by giving customers the chance to pick and edit a fantasy lineup during a live game, allowing players …

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LeoVegas wary of tricky markets despite record Q4 performance

LeoVegas AB has reported its ‘strongest fourth quarter ever’ but has found going tough in its core Nordic markets. Changes in regulations in both Sweden and Norway, and large tax increases in Denmark have caused the company’s Nordic profile to strain, but the group has still been able to report adjusted EBITDA growth of 25 per cent for the full …

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Ulrik Bengtsson: Claiming the black market doesn’t exist is like saying the Earth is flat

William Hill Group CEO Ulrik Bengtsson has warned UK lawmakers that they should be very wary not to open up the door to black market operators as the 2005 Gambling Act review kicks into its next gear.  The deadline for submissions to the DCMS consultation on the gambling laws is today, and Bengtsson is hopeful that those behind the review …

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Martin Lycka: The Empire State asks ‘How About Sports Betting?’

Entain’s Senior Vice President of US Regulatory Affairs & Responsible Gambling Martin Lycka checks his playbook as New York State drives for the mobile betting end zone.  “How about sports betting?”; could these four simple words uttered by NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo at a December press conference be an auspicious sign of things to come as regards regulation of mobile sports betting in the Empire State?  Some would argue …

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Entain says £8bn MGM Resorts offer ‘significantly undervalues’ company but asks for more information

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Responding to press speculation, the Board of Entain has confirmed that it has received proposals from its US partner MGM Resorts International (MGMRI) concerning a possible offer for the company, but has quickly poured cold water on any deal being agreed in the short-term. Reports emerged in the Wall Street Journal yesterday that MGM had made a fresh approach for …

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MGM Resorts makes moves to acquire Entain Group

US casino giant MGM Resorts is attempting to acquire the Entain Group, the new name for the recently rebranded GVC Holdings, according to the Wall Street Journal. Entain operates several global gaming brands, including Ladbrokes, Coral, Bwin, PartyPoker , SportingBet, Gala Bingo, Eurobet and Betboo, but is already a partner with MGM in the burgeoning US sports betting and gaming …

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Winning Post: NY developments, counting problem gamblers and video gaming

Will sports betting come to the rescue for Ney York’s COVID-hit finances? Regulus Partners believes that Governor Andrew Cuomo has a tricky balancing act if he wants to boost coffers with deregulation. And why are regulators changing how they count problem gambling behaviour? US: sports betting regulation – Cuomo takes a bite? There has been a long history of gambling …

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Miomni completes ‘360 platform play’ with i-Pools investment

Gambling technology supplier Miomni has acquired a majority stake in UK licenced betting business i-Pools as it aims to provide a comprehensive range of solutions to the market. The deal means that i-Pools will now be rebranded as MiPOOLS, enabling current and prospective stakeholders in the sports betting and gaming ecosystem to offer ‘softer’ gaming alternatives to their customer bases. …

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Johnstone takes 100% control of AffiliateINSIDER brand

AffiliateINSIDER and SBC are pleased to announce that AffiliateINSIDER co-founder Lee-Ann Johnstone is taking sole ownership after agreeing a deal with SBC to buy its half of the business. Launched originally as a joint venture with SBC, AffiliateINSIDER was created to help the sector adapt to a series of rapid changes taking place in affiliate and digital marketing. The collaboration …

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Ralph Topping – ‘UK could be world leader in safer gambling’

The UK gambling industry could export its safer gambling expertise across the world if the Government were to have some vision for the sector, according to Ralph Topping, the former Group CEO of the William Hill Plc who has been inducted into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame this week. In an interview for SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital, the …

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