Andrew McCarron

Ladbrokes secures £1.35bn funding for Coral merger

Listed bookmaker Ladbrokes has signed a £1.35 billion facility with a syndicate of relationship banks to provide committed financing for its proposed merger with Coral. The deal means that Coral’s existing debt of £1.4 billion won’t be carried over to the new group. The new facility has three tranches and will be available for drawing subject to completion of the …

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ESL forms data & integrity partnership with Sportradar

Sports data and insights provider Sportradar has announced a multi-faceted partnership with ESL, the world’s largest eSports network. The partnership announced at the 2015 ‘Leaders in Sports’ summit in London, will see Sportrader data team develop a range of products and services to monitor ESL contests. Sportradar detailed that it had gained exclusive rights to process and distribute real time …

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EveryMatrix hits F5 to improve infrastructure

Gaming solutions and platform provider EveryMatrix has consolidated its infrastructure by employing the F5 Networks technology. To keep up with the growing number of clients, EveryMatrix stepped up and incorporated F5 Networks’ advanced solutions that can manage a high number of multiple connections, while maintaining high security over the network resources upon which software products rely. EveryMatrix is recognised for …

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Scientific Games signs 8 year retail deal

Scientific Games Corporation has announced that the company has signed a new contract to provide retail technology, including 600 terminals, software and maintenance services, to the Verwaltungsgesellschaft Lotto und Toto in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern mbH, Germany. The eight-year contract, which was awarded through a competitive procurement process, was signed on 12 August 2015 and may be extended by the Lottery for an …

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Glasgow self-exclusion pilot adds independent bookmakers

The Glasgow pilot scheme which gives someone who may be developing a problem with their gambling a one-stop facility to exclude themselves from all betting shop operators across the City is expanding from today, to include more shops and more operators. Launched in July with 36 participating shops across the five major betting shop operators the scheme will be expanded …

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TV ad spearheads multi-million pound Genting campaign

Genting Alderney, the online casino division of Genting Group, is launching a TV campaign today as part of a multi-million pound marketing campaign. Entitled ‘The Player’, the 30 second commercial follows a fictional character, Charlie, through the streets of Kuala Lumpur, birthplace of the global Genting brand, accompanied by a voice-over narration revealing his thoughts on the ethos of players. …

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Genius move for Betgenius branding

Industry software provider Betgenius has undergone an extensive marketing revamp with the launch of its new parent company brand Genius Sports Group, in order to ‘more accurately reflect the diversity of its products’. The Betgenius brand will become one of the Group’s business verticals and will continue to focus on developing bespoke B2B betting solutions for operators. The second business …

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New media campaign from Sky Vegas

Sky Vegas, the online casino division of Sky Betting & Gaming, is forging ahead with its ambition to become the UK’s market-leading online casino with a comprehensive redesign of its website and a new advertising campaign, designed to make it stand out in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Implemented across all channels, the main vehicle for the campaign is TV, with …

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Ukraine MPs discuss draft gambling law with industry

Members of the Ukrainian Pariment have discussed details on the latest draft gambling law in the country with members of the industry at the Ukrainian Gaming Congress. Invited members of Verkhovna Rada (Supreme Council) of Ukraine, namely Viktor Romanyuk and Gennadiy Krivosheya presented their draft bill on the state regulation of gambling in the country, which is just one of …

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Beat Pagano at AffiliateFEST and win $500

As part of the entertainment provided at this year’s AffiliateFEST event, aimed at up and coming affiliate talent within the iGaming industry, those taking part will have their chance to take on one of the best European poker players of all time. Organisers Optimal Payments Limited are putting up a bounty of $500 to anyone who can beat PokerStars Pro …

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