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Superbet seeks new Romania CEO following Ardeleanu exit

Superbet is looking for a new Chief Executive in its home market of Romania after confirming the departure of incumbent Vlad Ardeleanu from the betting group’s executive leadership team. This weekend, Romanian business news sources reported that Ardeleanu had chosen to end his five-year tenure leading Superbet’s home market initiatives. Confirming his exit, Ardeleanu stated that he had chosen not to …

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ARC upgrades greyhound capacity by acquiring Nottingham stadium

Arena Racing Company (ARC) has moved to expand its UK racetrack portfolio by acquiring the Nottingham Greyhound Stadium. A member of the British Afternoon Greyhound Service (“BAGS”), Nottingham Greyhound Stadium hosts 154 fixtures per year. Nottingham joins the ARC’s growing portfolio of Greyhound Stadia, alongside The Belle Vue Newcastle and The Perry Barr Sunderland.  In total, 55% of all 1619 annual …

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Paddy Power… England & Ireland need a deep chat ahead of Cheltenham

Paddy Power launches its 2020 Cheltenham Festival advertising campaign, stating that ‘neighbour to neighbour’, Ireland and England ‘need to have a chat’. Moderating proceedings, Paddy Power marketing has recruited the help of Irish acting royalty as Colm Meaney delivers the bookmaker’s urgent message to English sports fans. The Irish bookmakers 2020 Cheltenham Festival (10-13 March) campaign will make its debut tonight, …

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German media association lambasts gambling advertising blackout

VAUNET, Germany’s media owners’ association, has become the latest market stakeholder to demand a redraft of the nation’s inbound ‘Fourth State Treaty on Gambling’. Representing 150 German media firms operating across all broadcast formats, VAUNET governance has stated that Treaty provisions on gambling advertising will undermine ‘regulated market channelling efforts’ serving as counterproductive measures to consumer safeguards. In January, Germany’s …

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David Clifton: Licensing Expert – Consensus cannot be the hardest word

If the gambling industry buzzword for the last two years has been “collaboration”, it looks as if this year’s might well be “consensus”. Speaking personally, I am all for that. It’s a word that featured prominently in speeches by former Labour Party Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, and Gambling Commission CEO, Neil McArthur at ICE on 4 February. Watson used it …

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GiG streamlines development resources with GroupVery

A restructured Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has formed a strategic partnership with IT and engineering studio GroupVery improving its clients’ all-round web development and operating capacities. The London-based studio will be handling frontend development of GiG’s platform services for customers needing specific requirements. Operating since 2017, GroupVery has developed a specialist engineering team developing and maintaining customised frontends for high-volume and …

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Smarkets – Dismal TV outing lengthens Bloomberg’s DNC odds

Tracking the US Democratic Party leadership race, Smarkets Politics predicts that there will be ‘no Bloomberg Surprise’ as the DNC Primary heads towards its make-or-break ‘Super Tuesday’ ballot on Tuesday 3 March. This Wednesday billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has reportedly spent $500 million on campaign advertising, made his TV debut in Las Vegas challenging DNC 2020 suitors. The TV debate …

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New look Newgioco establishes LatAm subsidiary

Fresh from listing its business as a US Nasdaq enterprise, the governance of betting systems supplier Newgioco Group confirms that it has established ‘Newgioco Colombia SAS’ as a new subsidiary servicing LatAm market opportunities. Based out of Bogota, Newgioco Colombia will lead new distribution agreements within South American markets, supporting Newgioco Group’s newly established global growth strategy. In its update, …

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SvenPlay confirms Metric Gaming sportsbook extension

Campeón Gaming Partners (CGP) has confirmed that it will expand the product portfolio of its SvenPlay brand by adding sportsbook provisions powered by Metric Gaming.  An extension of CGP’s fast-growth SvenBet brand, to date SvenPlay has operated as an online casino, using the instant access Pay N Play product from Trustly. Maintaining an inventory of +3000 casino games, Campeón has …

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Norsk Tipping exploring fantasy sports option with Scout Gaming

Scout Gaming, a supplier of B2B fantasy sports solutions for regulated market incumbents, is working with Norwegian state-owned wagering monopoly Norsk Tipping to develop a licensed real-money fantasy sports proposition. The partnership is formed as Norsk Tipping seeks to expand its regulated wagering services for Norwegian sports audiences. Norsk Tipping serves as Norway’s sole lottery, instant win and sports betting …

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