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IGT promotes Fabio Celadon as Gaming Portfolios lead

Updating the market, New York-listed IGT Group Plc has confirmed the promotion of Fabio Celadon to the position of Senior Vice President of Gaming Portfolios. Celadon who formerly served the company as Managing Director of China and as Asian business lead for IGT International will take on the newly formed executive position reporting directly to Group CEO Marco Sala. IGT ... Read More »

BHA – UK Snap Election to have no impact on UK Racing Levy progress

The governance of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has stated that the snap UK General Election will not delay the introduction of UK racing’s central funding levy system. Last week Nick Rust Chief Executive of the BHA, confirmed that the Levy system had been approved by the European Commission, clearing a final hurdle for racing stakeholders. “With the final, outstanding ... Read More »

Matt Wilson: Ball Street – No Hype… Why Fan Media should matter to all industry stakeholders

Matt Wilson Co-Founder & Chief Executive of Ball Street a specialist in sports social media engagement and content creation details to SBC the disruptive and often misunderstood nature of Fan Media. Focusing on viewer engagement and participation, Wilson has grown Ball Street’s network to be a leading social media vertical for sports. Wilson details to betting industry stakeholders the power ... Read More »

GamCrowd & Clarion Gaming partner for London Tech Week

Industry innovation specialist GamCrowd has announced a new strategic partnership with Clarion Gaming, which will see the unveiling of GamCrowd Tech Week, building on the success of the inaugural conference in 2016. GamCrowd Tech Week,  will be held during London Tech Week on the 12th-16th June at the Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square, The aim of the week is to build ... Read More »

Graham Sharpe departs as William Hill media lead following 45-years of service

Graham Sharpe, William Hill’s Media Relations Director has confirmed to the Racing Post that he is leaving the bookmaker following 45 years of service. Sharpe who joined the bookmaker in 1972, has served as William Hill political betting lead and is the co-founder of the prestigious ‘William Hill Sportsbook of the Year’ prize, the firm’s longest serving sponsorship initiative. A ... Read More »

Melco & Hard Rock consortium wins first Cyprus casino resort project

Cypriot business news sources report that the city of Limassol will gain the country’s first casino resort to be operated by the consortium of ‘Melco-Hard Rock’ (Melco International and Hard Rock Entertainment). The consortium expects to finalise contracts for a 30-year licensing agreement with the Cyprus National Gaming Board and Casino Supervision Commission this April. The Melco and Hard Rock ... Read More »

Yggdrasil revamps ‘iSENSE’ mobile platform

Industry games and platform provider, Yggdrasil Gaming has announced it will launch a revamped version of its  ‘iSENSE’ HTML client framework over the coming weeks, with a host of upgrades designed to enhance the user experience. iSENSE 2.0+ is set to go fully live in the summer, although some features will be available earlier on new titles, including the upcoming Power ... Read More »

Betsson AB appoints Telenor’s Kaaren Hilsen as new CFO as group continues European expansion

The governance of Betsson AB has confirmed the appointment of Kaaren Hilsen as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) replacing long-term incumbent Fredrik Rüdén who will depart the operator this coming August. Issuing a corporate communication, Betsson informs that Hilsen will join the firm’s executive team ‘no later than 1 November’. Hilsen joins the Stockholm-listed online gambling operator from Telenor ... Read More »

Verkauft…GIG purchases DACH affiliate marketing asset for €5.7 million

Oslo-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) continues the expansion of its industry affiliate network by confirming that it has agreed to purchase a DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) marketing asset for a total consideration of €5.7 million. Updating investors, GIG governance chose not to disclose the assets name, but stated that its acquisition would bolster the firm’s German language sports ... Read More »

Sportech confirms departure of Roger Withers as Chairman

Updating the market this morning, London-listed racing technology and systems provider Sportech plc has confirmed that Roger Withers is set to retire as Chairman of the company and board on 24 May. A leisure and gambling expert who has held directorship positions at Playtech Plc and Arena Racing, Withers has led Sportech governance since 2011. Withers commented on his departure ... Read More »