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Irish racing calls for exemption of GBR watershed rules impacting TV coverage 

SBC News Irish racing calls for exemption of GBR watershed rules impacting TV coverage 

Irish racing stakeholders have expressed their concerns about the current terms of the Gambling Regulation Bill (GRB), which they believe threatens the commercial viability of their heritage sports. This week, concerns were conveyed to the government by Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and the Association of Irish Racecourses (AIR) regarding the GRB’s existing terms, which they argue limit the commercial opportunities …

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Abios leaderboard 2023 details 56% of esports betting staked on Counter-Strike

SBC News Abios leaderboard 2023 details 56% of esports betting staked on Counter-Strike

Esports odds provider Abios, a wholly–owned subsidiary of Kambi, has published a leaderboard for 2023 that includes data and insights from the Kambi Network, highlighting the most important esports titles, leagues and markets based on betting turnover in 2023. The leaderboard features the most popular teams to bet on; the most popular leagues; the most popular markets/bet offers; live and …

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Spreadex granted Enterprise Act exemptions on Sporting Index takeover

SBC News Spreadex granted Enterprise Act exemptions on Sporting Index takeover

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has granted a series of derogations (exemptions to the law) related to the acquisition of Sporting Index by Spreadex Limited. As announced on 15 January, the CMA launched an inquiry evaluating Spreadex’s acquisition of its main rival, Sporting Index, and its impact on the UK’s spread betting market. The inquiry will evaluate whether Sporting …

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Will Whitehead: How to truly stand out in the dynamic igaming landscape

SBC News Will Whitehead: How to truly stand out in the dynamic igaming landscape

Ahead of ICE London next month, Will Whitehead, Commercial Director at mkodo, underlines the importance of collaborating with front end experts when it comes to elevating the user experience.   SBC: Let’s talk about the role that operators play in shaping the future of app user experience and how working with front end and UX experts, like mkodo, can help operators …

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Flutter ends listing on Dublin Euronext 

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As of this morning (24 January 2024), Flutter Entertainment Plc has declared that it has ceased trading of its ordinary shares on the Dublin Euronext Exchange. On Tuesday, 23 January, Flutter concluded its final day of trading on the Dublin Euronext, as the global gambling group prepares to list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Monday, 29 January. …

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Pferdewetten.de rolls out retail expansion plan for SW Shops 

SBC News Pferdewetten.de rolls out retail expansion plan for SW Shops 

Pferdewetten.de AG has outlined its plans to acquire 25 new betting shops to help expand the retail presence of its Sportwetten.de brand across Germany’s federal states. As disclosed to German media, Düsseldorf-based Pferdewetten announced that it had “signed a declaration of intent” to acquire 25 betting shops from a “renowned company in German sports betting.” Established in 1997, Pferdewetten serves …

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Better Collective nets unanimous approval of Playmaker €176m buyout

SBC News Better Collective nets unanimous approval of Playmaker €176m buyout

Better Collective A/S inches closer to concluding its acquisition of Playmaker Capital, as the shareholders of TSX-listed sports media group overwhelmingly support the €176m buyout. As disclosed to the Toronto TSX and Copenhagen Børsen, Better Collective has secured investor approval of 99.9% to proceed with its €176m acquisition of Playmaker, first announced on 6 November 2023. In a deal comprising …

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FDJ puts Europe on notice with Kindred move

SBC News FDJ puts Europe on notice with Kindred move

The news that the board of Unibet’s parent company Kindred Group has approved a €2.6bn cash offer from La Française des Jeux (FDJ) comes at a crucial time for the online gambling industry in France, and further rocks the competitive landscape of European gambling across all verticals… For FDJ the announcement follows its acquisitions of Premier Lotteries Ireland and ZEturf …

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Sportingtech appoints Tom Ustunel as new CEO

SBC News Sportingtech appoints Tom Ustunel as new CEO

Sportingtech has confirmed the appointment of Tom Ustunel as the new CEO of the full-service betting and igaming platform and systems supplier. The appointment follows Ustunel working with the Sportingtech leadership team for the past two years on strategic initiatives driving the firm’s global expansion across new and established markets. A seasoned online gambling executive, Ustunel has previously served as …

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