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Singular appoints Rob Dowling to lead commercial drive

Strengthening its commercial capacity, Malta-based bespoke igaming and sports betting systems provider Singular has confirmed the appointment of Rob Dowling as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) heading up the firm’s B2B sales unit. A seasoned industry executive, Dowling joins Singular’s senior management team from payment solutions provider emerchantpay Ltd, where he formerly lead the payment firm’s commercial development for the igaming …

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Simon Lidzén: Fast Track – Reshaping CRM as a responsibility discipline

 As social responsibility and sustainability drive the industry’s operational agenda, how should betting incumbents restructure CRM as a core operator discipline? Simon Lidzén Co-Founder and CEO FAST TRACK, a technology seeking to disrupt standard  CRM industry practices, details to SBC that current frameworks will not safeguard betting from its present and future challenges in engaging consumers safely… ______________________ SBC: Fast Track …

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SAZKA confirms OPAP takeover intent

Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group has clarified its intentions to secure ‘full control’ of Athens-listed OPAP SA, Greece’s largest lottery and sports betting operator. On Monday, the Athens Securities Exchange temporarily suspended OPAP’s listing, announcing that the gambling group anticipated a ‘major imminent corporate event’. This morning, Reuters disclosed that SAZKA governance had submitted a formal Athens Exchange filing detailing …

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LiveScore nets La Liga Replay360º partnership

In-play affiliate marketing publisher LiveScore has announced a major coup becoming the first sponsor of La Liga’s new Replay360º feature. An Intel-powered technology, Replay360º will allow La Liga audiences to access 38 individual camera positions across Spanish stadiums, delivering football’s most immersive coverage. La Liga’s new technology will allow for audiences to experience unique camera angles such as a player …

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Betano ups Portuguese profile with SC Braga shirt sponsorship

Betano, the pan-European online sportsbook brand of Stoiximan Group has announced its first Portuguese football sponsorship, becoming principal shirt sponsor of Primeira Liga football club Sporting Clube de Braga (SC Braga). Stoiximan Group officially launched Betano’s Portuguese brand last May, becoming the online sportsbook’s fourth active territory following Germany, Austria and Romania. Presenting its new shirt sponsor to Portuguese media, …

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GVC governance stands by Turkish freeload

The governance of FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings has issued a statement on the press coverage related to the firm’s 2017 sale of its ‘Headlong limited’ Turkish business unit. This weekend, The Sunday Times reported that GVC Holdings faced ‘fresh questions over its corporate governance’, disclosing that Group CEO Kenneth Alexander had sanctioned the sale of Headlong to business associate …

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Athens suspends OPAP listing on speculation of SAZKA takeover

The Athens Securities & Exchange Commission has this morning moved to temporarily suspend the listing of OPAP SA, in light of speculation of a ‘major imminent corporate event’. Greek business news sources this morning report that Czech gambling conglomerate SAZKA Group seeks to significantly expand its holdings in OPAP, the former state-owned enterprise and Greece’s largest lottery and sports betting …

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eCOGRA secures testing rights for Colombia & Argentina

Industry player protection, safety and standards agency eCOGRA has advanced its South American profile, confirming that it has been approved as an ‘independent testing authority’ by Colombian and Argentine regulators. Updating the market, Colombian regulator Coljuegos has certified eCOGRA as an ‘independent testing platform’, which will be allowed to service player safety provisions for Colombia’s fast-growth regulated online gambling marketplace. In …

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Winning Post – Different defensive strategies will lead to the same outcome

Industry strategic consultancy Regulus Partners reviews a week of conflict and consequences for UK betting incumbents adjusting to new FOBTs and social responsibility realities. _______________________ Last week saw optically conflicting news coming from the GB LBO sector as to the impact of the B2 ban (primarily) on likely shop closures. First, William Hill guided that around 700 shops (30% of …

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Digital challenge sees Veikkaus complete stage-1 of corporate transformation

Veikkaus, Finland’s state-owned gambling operator has detailed the successful completion of the initial phase of its ongoing ‘transformation programme’. At the start of 2019, Veikkaus governance announced that it would undertake ‘significant operational restructure’ of its ‘restaurant gambling division’, having identified a number of ‘cost reduction areas’. Competing against a ‘trend of fierce online gambling competition’, Olli Saarikoski, President and …

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