Erin-Marie Gallagher

How SpilXperten is driving engagement among Denmark’s handball fans

How SpilXperten is driving engagement among Denmark’s handball fans

The first matches of the Women’s European Handball Championship are taking place in Denmark today, and this year’s tournament is already generating a lot of excitement amongst the sport’s fans across the country. In this edition of the Better Collective Spotlight, Toke Parbo – Content Manager at Better Collective – discusses why the sport has become so popular in Denmark …

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SoftSwiss debuts B2B sportsbook solution

SoftSwiss debuts B2B sportsbook solution

SoftSwiss has strengthened its product portfolio with the launch of a B2B sportsbook solution, which will provide extensive ‘business growth opportunities’ for its clients. The solution will incorporate ‘all crucial functionality’ and features from the SoftSwiss online casino platform, with a key focus on delivering security, stability, advanced player segmentation and adaptability to operators’ marketing needs. “We are extremely excited …

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BGC praises results of COVID action plan 

Since the launch of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) ‘COVID action plan’, the industry’s unified trade body states that the number of safer gambling messages displayed on gambling sites ‘has more than doubled in just six months’. The 10-pledge plan was initially unveiled at the start of the first COVID-19 lockdown in March and set out the new standards …

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Ireland adopts interim Gaming and Lotteries Act ahead of wholesale 2021 reforms

Ireland has passed the ‘interim Gaming and Lotteries Act’, establishing the foundations for a planned sweeping reform of the nation’s gambling laws in 2021.   The overhaul of Ireland’s gambling legislation will provide a long-awaited modernisation of existing legislation for the sector that dates back to 1931 and 1956, updating codes and standards for the digital age and modern consumer.  The …

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IMG Arena nets Ekstraklasa partnership extension

Sports betting service and content hub IMG Arena has added a multi-year extension to its live-streaming partnership with Poland’s premier football league, the Ekstraklasa. The global deal, which does not include Poland, will allow sports betting operators to benefit from a package of live footage from the league.  Freddie Longe, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of IMG ARENA, said: …

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Evolution takes full control of NetEnt

Evolution takes full control of NetEnt

Evolution Gaming has taken its total shareholding in NetEnt to approximately 96.8% of the outstanding shares, following the expiry of its ‘extended acceptance period’ to buyout the Stockholm-listed casino games developer. Evolution’s acquisition of NetEnt had previously been given the green light from the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), having also cleared the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority …

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BridgerPay boosts Equiti Group’s global deposit approvals

BridgerPay boosts Equiti Group’s global deposit approvals

The integration of Retry technology from payments platform BridgerPay has helped Equiti Group to achieve a 30% increase in global deposit approvals.  The numbers for Equiti, a provider of multi-asset financial products, represent – as a ratio year to date (YTD) – a level 10 to 20% above the industry norm. Ran Cohen (pictured left), CEO and Founder of BridgerPay, …

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Yellowbet chooses BtoBet’s Neuron 3 to power Cameroon brand

Yellowbet chooses BtoBet’s Neuron 3 to power Cameroon brand

BtoBet has agreed to power Yellowbet’s Cameroon brand via its Neuron 3 platform in a deal which strengthens the omnichannel system provider’s presence in the African market. In a deal which will cover the operator’s digital channels, BtoBet will support Yellowbet in migrating its other brands in Africa to BtoBet’s betting and gaming platform. “I am pleased that Yellowbet have …

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EPIC receives ‘highly commended’ recognition at Barclays Awards

EPIC receives ‘highly commended’ recognition at Barclays Awards

EPIC Risk Management has been praised for its efforts in reducing gambling related harm, after receiving ‘Highly Commended’ recognition in the Virtual Barclays Entrepreneur Awards 2020 ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ category. Now in its fifth year, Barclays award ceremony recognises entrepreneurs and new enterprises that develop ‘exceptional innovation, for creating social change and growth, providing the perfect platform to …

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Nigel Railton comes under political fire over u-18 lottery ban

Camelot CEO Nigel Railton has been criticised for stating that it could take up to a year for the UK National Lottery operator to impose a nationwide under-18s ban on playing National Lottery products.   Speaking as part of a recent All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) session, Railton disclosed that there are a series of ‘logistical challenges’ to enforcing such a measure, …

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