Andrew McCarron

Euro 2020 marketing funds likely to be wasted

Ahead of this summer’s Euro 2020 Championship, sports betting brands will be embarking on a marketing blitz as they jostle for position to be front of mind when the football crazy population look to place bets on the long awaited tournament.  However much of this marketing spend is likely to be wasted, according to Solitics CEO & Founder Tomer Baumel, …

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Ed Pownall’s Industry Eye moves to GamblingTV.com

Ed Pownall’s The Industry Eye series today relaunches in its new home on GamblingTV.com, as SBC continues to expand its video content offering.   Pownall is a renowned betting broadcaster, with appearances on BBC, NBC, CNN, ITV and talkSPORT on his highlights reel, and also a stand-up comedian. The Industry Eye is his wry take on the big news stories in …

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BGC claims SMF economic report uses ‘fantasy figures’ on spend substitution

BGC pledges to maintain safer gambling momentum

A report suggesting that the economy would be better off if fewer people spent money on gambling has been given the short shrift by the Betting and Gaming Council as the battle for parliamentary hearts and minds intensifies ahead of the review of the UK’s gambling laws. The report – entitled ‘Double or nothing? Assessing the economic impact of gambling‘ …

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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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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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