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Tabcorp governance remains positive on 2017 Tatts deal closure

The governance of Tabcorp Holdings remains positive that it will conclude its planned AUS $11 billion merger with Tatts Group despite this week’s set-back following the Australian Federal Court’s ruling to ‘refer back’ the deal’s review by the Australian Competition Tribunal (ACT). The Tabcorp-Tatts merger hit a further hurdle on Wednesday, as the Federal Court sided with former deal supervising …

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DGOJ looks to expand Spanish opening new tender window this 2017

Spanish gambling insiders expect regulatory body la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), to re-open its tender process window for new market applicants for Spain’s regulated online gambling market. At present the DGOJ has made no formal announcement with regards to accepting new tenders, however, this September the regulatory body announced through its website a ‘draft call’ for potential …

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The Stars Group appoints Christopher Coyne as new Chief Customer Officer

Toronto TSX-listed online gambling firm The Stars Group Inc, has confirmed the appointment of Christopher Coyne as new Group Chief Customer Officer (CCO). An experienced marketing and digital technology executive, Coyne joins the Stars Group executive team from Australian leisure and casino operator Crown Resorts, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer (2017-2017). Taking on the role of CCO, Coyne …

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Stratagem inks its first operator deal with Worldstar Betting Africa

Stratagem a new industry data supplier seeking to bring new AI dynamics to the sports betting sector, has today announced its first partnership with African operator Worldstar Betting. The partnership will see Stratagem will become the lead in-play data provider for fully-automated, real-time prices across all tennis, major football and basketball markets. A big data specialists for sports betting Stratagem’s …

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‘Live in Riga’…Playtech completes largest ever Live Casino customer migration

Playtech development has today announced that it has completed the ‘industry’s largest migration’ of dedicated live casino rooms to its new ‘next generation’ studio in Riga Latvia. Completing one its key corporate initiatives for 2017, Playtech migrates its live casino operations to an 8,500 square capacity site built on top of the city’s fortified 16th-century walls in the heart of Riga Old …

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Fred Done – Tote dispute sees ‘Betfred finished with UK racing’

Independent bookmaker Betfred is ready to scrap its entire commercial relationship with UK racing, detailing that it will no longer sponsor events and cull its entire on-course betting portfolio. A frustrated Fred Done founder of Betfred has stated to the Racing Post that his company ‘can live without the sport’ and that the bookmaker’s ‘association with racing is now broken’. …

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VSoftCo’s Simon Westbury: The Italian Job – Delivering virtual football leagues to Sisal Matchpoint

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This week, VSoftCo announced one of its biggest Virtual Sports delivery projects for Italian betting giant Sisal Matchpoint. Working in partnership with competitor Kiron Interactive, VSoftCo will launch its new football leagues product for Sisal’s +4,000 betting points. Simon Westbury, Chief Commercial Officer of VSoftCo, details the Sisal Matchpoint partnership, and what can be learnt and gained from working with …

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Big Delivery…Playtech BGT begins full rollout of OPAP Self-Service Terminals

Playtech Plc sports betting division Playtech BGT (PBS) has detailed that it has begun its rollout of software and systems provisions of Self-Service Betting Terminals (SSBTs) for OPAP, Greece’s largest betting/gambling operator. Having secured its OPAP partnership in February of this year, PBS acts as the exclusive supplier of SSBTs provisions for the operator which currently services + 4,500 betting …

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Double C Foundation seeks to bring crypto into play with relaunch of CasinoCoin

Double C Foundation a new industry body focusing on the development of crypto facilities and dynamics for the gambling sector has announced that it will relaunch CasinoCoin (CSC). CasinoCoin is an open source, peer-to-peer cryptocurrency designed specifically for the regulated online gambling industry, Double C Foundation aims to relaunch the coin with the aim of bringing crypto functions to a …

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ACCC’s Federal Court win derails Tabcorp-Tatts merger

The Federal Court of Australia has dealt a major blow for the planned merger of Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group, ruling against the Australian Competition Tribunal’s (ACT) right to approve the AUS $11 billion combination. Former merger review body the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) had filed for a Federal Court review in July 2017, having been dropped by Tabcorp …

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