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Playtech BGT boosts Terminal capabilities ahead of critical new European football season

Updating the market, Playtech betting subsidiary Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) is gearing up for a critical new European football season detailing that it has enhanced its Self-Service Betting Terminal (SSBT) capabilities. Ahead of season’s kick off, PBS has added new dynamics to its terminals including a new ‘Goalscorer Coupon’, as well as ‘Asian Handicap’ betting lines for the first time, with …

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Coingaming bolsters operations with senior appointment hires

The Coingaming Group, which operates popular bitcoin-led betting brands including Bitcasino.io and Sportsbet.io, has made a series of senior appointments to bolster its marketing and sportsbook teams. Olga Kikas and Ralph Clark have been appointed as Head of Marketing and Head of Business Intelligence respectively across the wider Coingaming Group. Under the Sportsbet.io brand, Dominic Hardcastle has been hired as …

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John Boyle hands Boylesports leadership to son-in-law Conor Gray

John Boyle the founder of Irish Independent bookmaker Boylesports has stepped down from active duty with the company, handing leadership to his son-in-law Conor Gray as new Chief Executive. Last June, Boyle (61) had detailed to Irish media that he was preparing to stand down as leader of the company he founded in 1982, and which has become Ireland’s second …

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Per Norman – ‘Debt-free’ Mr Green eyeing its acquisition move

Having presented a successful Mr Green & Co H1 interim results, in which the company declared its ‘most successful quarter in business’ Chief Executive Per Norman has detailed that Mr Green is now targeting potential acquisitions. Updating investors, Norman detailed that this June Mr Green governance ‘successfully carried out a directed new share issue to Swedish and international institutional investors’. …

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Kristof Fahy departs as Ladbrokes Coral Chief Customer Officer

FTSE-listed bookmaker Ladbrokes Coral Plc has confirmed the departure of Kristof Fahy as Group Chief Customer Officer (CCO). Issuing a corporate statement Ladbrokes Coral detailed “Following the successful integration of the marketing functions and the aligning of the marketing budgets to the Retail and Digital Executives, our Chief Customer Officer, Kristof Fahy has decided it is time to leave the …

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OLG Toronto gambling tender to be ‘High Stakes’ for Caesars Entertainment

Canadian news sources have reported that the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) will select an external gambling firm to run its operations for casino and slot machine services within the Greater Toronto Area. Launching a tender, OLG seeks a gambling enterprise to run its Toronto area racetracks of Ajax Downs and Woodbine as well as its Great Blue Heron …

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MGM confirms Marcus Glover as President of Borgata NJ

Updating the market, MGM Resorts International (MGM) has announced the appointment of Marcus Glover as new President & Chief Operating Officer of its Borgata Hotel Casino property in Atlantic City New Jersey. A US casino industry veteran, Glover joins MGM’s executive team from Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Ohio where he served as Senior VP and General Manager (2010-2017). Glover has been …

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Blackstone acquires majority shareholding in Clarion Events

iGaming Business (Clarion Gaming subsidiary) has today revealed that parent operating company Clarion Events has been acquired by London private equity firm Blackstone. The industry news source did not reveal any details regarding the sum of acquisition but stated that new owner Blackstone had taken over the majority shareholding from Providence Equity Partners who had acquired the company in 2015 …

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Top Performer…Mr Green ‘Business 2.0’ strategy pays-off this H1 2017

Nordic Nasdaq-listed European online gambling group Mr Green & Co (Mr Green), is confident of hitting its full-year targets and corporate expectations having achieved its ‘best ever’ quarter in business this Q2 2017. Presenting its H1 2017 interim results (period ending 30 June), Mr Green detailed that group Q2 2017 revenues had reached SEK 287 million (£26.7 million), up 36% …

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Spectrum Gaming & Gaming Economics: Go West…The opportunities for European providers as land-based gaming meets online in US

As European betting and gaming markets saturate and see industry-wide costs driven up, the USA may provide fertile land for European betting stakeholders as US gambling giants redefine their customer propositions.  In a soon to be published industry White Paper, Spectrum Gaming and Gaming Economics assess current market dynamics, issues and stakeholder opportunities.  ______________________ Overseas online operators and providers who hope …

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