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Entain acquires Unikrn platform to advance its esports vision

Entain has laid out a blueprint in a bid to achieve its goals of becoming “a world leader in sports betting, gaming, and interactive entertainment,” spearheaded by the acquisition of the technology platform, products and team of Unikrn. The purchase of the esports betting and entertainment media firm is expected to be finalised later in the year, and comes amid the appointment …

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Twitch bans gambling links from streaming platform

Twitch has updated its content creator policies in a bid to restrict gambling adverts and advertorials being broadcast on its live video streaming platform.  During the summer, the Amazon-owned platform faced backlash for its failure to police the promotion of gambling content to audiences on live streams. Notable controversies saw video game streamer Tyler ‘Trainwrecks’ Niknam called out for promoting …

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Stats Perform to enhance Signify’s Threat Matrix monitoring online abuse 

Stats Perform has pledged to develop a sophisticated monitoring system to help tackle and reduce social media abuse witnessed across all sports markets.  The sportstech company has partnered with data-ethics specialist Signify Group to establish a new headline partnership, benefiting global sports and media stakeholders. The collaboration launches as governments, athletes and sporting bodies call for social media platforms and …

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Veikkaus ordered to reduce workforce headcount 

Veikkaus OY, Finland’s state-sanctioned gambling monopoly, has confirmed that it will reduce its workforce capacity by approximately 200 employees.  The headcount reduction has been approved by corporate governance, continuing to streamline the Veikkaus operations as a result of new government demands placed on the monopoly. This week, Veikkaus began consultations with 800 staff members with regards to undertaking redundancies, restructuring …

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1account rides with racing prodigy Tom Marquand promoting ID safety

1account has recruited racing prodigy Tom Marquand as new brand ambassador, promoting the importance of maintaining digital IDs safety to users and wider business. Recognised as UK racing’s hottest prospects, Marquand rode 147 winners during the 2020 season and secured two Group-1 wins on Addeybb and a first Classic victory on board Galileo Chrome in the St Leger at Doncaster. …

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Entain hits peak online momentum as leadership launches £100m innovation programme 

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has lauded its diversified business model as the FTSE100 gambling group achieved 22 consecutive quarters of double-digit online growth.  Publishing its interim 2021 trading results (period ending 30 June), Entain registered group revenues of £1.79 billion, up 11% on corresponding 2020’s results of £1.61 billion. Period growth was attributed to improved online trading across all markets (except Germany), …

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Betsson gains Peru top spot with $25m takeover of Inkabet

Betsson AB has continued its recent expansion in South American markets by announcing that it has reached an agreement to acquire the online business of sportsbook and casino operator Inkabet.  The deal has been formalised by Betsson subsidiary SW Nordic Limited, which has agreed to an initial consideration paying $25 million to acquire the Peru-licensed operator’s online assets. Further deal …

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Betway becomes first betting partner of Springboks Rugby 

Betway has signed a ground-breaking agreement with South African Rugby (SA Rugby) to become an ‘associate partner’ of the Springboks national team.  Securing a three-year partnership, Betway has become the first betting operator to partner with SA Rugby – an agreement that will see its brand promoted on the matchday shorts of the Springboks from September onwards. SA Rugby Chief …

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Paysafe appoints Chirag Patel as new CEO of Skrill and Neteller wallets

Paysafe Group has confirmed the appointment of Chirag Patel to the position of Chief Executive of its Digital Wallets unit. The former payments officer for Amazon and Santander Bank will be charged with overseeing the commercial growth strategy and operations of Paysafe’s digital wallets of Skrill and Neteller. Patel will replace Lorenzo Pellegrino as leader of Paysafe’s wallet division – who …

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Kambi leads sportsbook makeover of Island Luck Bahamas

Kambi Group Plc has expanded its commercial reach to the West Indies after becoming the exclusive online sportsbook platform provider of The Bahamas’ Island Luck casino.  Founded in 2009, Nassau-based Island Luck casino operates as the largest gambling enterprise licensed by the Gaming Board of The Bahamas. Kambi has secured a multi-year agreement to redevelop and re-launch Island Luck’s new …

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