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LeoVegas completes systems migration to Google Cloud

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas Group AB has completed a key technical objective, after migrating its entire gaming and customer management platform provisions on to the Google Cloud. The European online gambling group states that it will gain significant flexibility whilst improving product scaling capacities, as its core systems transfer from being maintained in Malta to the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Fulfilling a …

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Tech hungry DraftKings reported to be eyeing SBTech takeover

Published as a ‘developing news story’, US industry news source LegalSportsReport.com (LSR) informs that DraftKings is on the ‘cusp of acquiring’ online gambling platform provider SBTech in a deal that will have global ramifications for multiple industry stakeholders. In its update, LSR reports that multiple sources have confirmed negotiations between the two parties, but as yet no information has been …

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KPMG terminates Global Gaming auditor contract

Stockholm-listed online gambling group Global Gaming AB seeks a new auditor, as incumbent KPMG sanctions an ‘early termination’ of its existing contract. Yesterday, Global Gaming CEO Tobias Fagerlund issued a corporate statement, informing investors that KPMG account auditor Jonas Nihlberg had called for a termination of services. An embattled Global Gaming finds itself at the centre of a Swedish market …

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Digitain appoints Simon Westbury as international sales lead

Industry multi-channel platform and systems provider Digitain has enhanced its commercial development capacities after confirming the appointment of Simon Westbury as Head of International Business Development. A seasoned executive in gambling technology sales and commercial strategy, Westbury most recently served as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for virtual games provider VSoftCo Ltd, an enterprise sold to Pragmatic Play last January. In …

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Executive reshuffle sees Sportech absorb LOT.TO management

London-listed racing and wagering systems provider Sportech Plc has moved to restructure its executive leadership team, seeking to enhance its B2B structure and capacity. Absorbing the management of recently acquired LOT.TO, Sportech welcomes three new executives to its leadership team. Former LOT.TO CEO and Co-founder Andrew Lindley will take charge of Sportech operations as new Group COO. Lindley has prior …

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Kindred launches US specific affiliate marketing program with Income Access

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc will launch a US-specific affiliate marketing programme powered by Paysafe Group’s Income Access software. Working in partnership with Income Access, Kindred is accelerating its US market prospects having launched flagship Unibet brand in the state of New Jersey this June. Fulfilling a key corporate goal, Kindred has successfully secured a ‘Casino Service Industry Enterprise License’, allowing the Stockholm …

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Enforcement Report details UKGC concerns for consumer protection

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its second annual ‘Enforcement Report’, providing a detailed overview of the work and progress the Commission has made on its regulatory agenda and industry directives. The report updates industry stakeholders on the seven key disciplines central to UK gambling policy and standards – safer gambling, AML, marketing/advertising, illegal activities, affordability, consumer protection and compliance. …

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Club Brugge selects Unibet as ‘fair play’ betting partner

Kindred Group’s flagship European sportsbook property Unibet has upgraded its sponsorship of Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge, becoming official shirt sponsor for season 2019/20. Belgian sports media reports that the ‘Blauw-Zwart’ has secured a ‘club record sponsorship’, as Unibet migrates its brand position to the front of Brugge match shirts, having previously served as ‘sleeve sponsor’. Updating the media, …

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‘Deeper tech arrangement’ sees Playtech launch full casino suite across GVC properties

FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has moved to strengthen its existing partnership with GVC Holdings, detailing that it has launched its entire casino content suite provisions across multiple GVC markets. The expanded agreement sees the UK, Spain, Italy and Georgia, become the latest markets in which GVC brands will service Playtech’s complete casino games portfolio. Replicating Ladbrokes and Coral …

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Sportech delivers on ‘Ascot World Pool’ project

London-listed racing and wagering systems supplier Sportech Plc has announced that it successfully delivered the new “Ascot World Pool’, completing a ‘commingling project’ undertaken for major racing stakeholders Betfred Totepool, Ascot Racecourse, and Hong Kong Jockey Club. Launched at Royal Ascot 2019, the World Pool is a pari-mutuel betting pool designed to maximize liquidity by combining wagers from global Ascot …

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