Ted Menmuir

DCMS shuns Rick Parry’s support of radical reforms to ‘football’s pyramid’

DCMS has criticised English Football League Chairman Rick Parry for his open support of radical changes to English football’s competition and reward structures revealed in this Sunday’s publication of ‘Project Big Picture’. Publishing its ‘worldwide exclusive’, The Daily Telegraph reported that the US owners of Manchester United and Liverpool FC had drafted radical proposals pursuing ‘English football’s biggest shake-up in a …

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Kindred upgrades consensus ahead of Q3 results

Issuing a market update, Kindred Group Plc has disclosed that ‘continued strong momentum’ recorded during Q3 trading has resulted in the company achieving ‘all-time highs’ in active customers and gross win revenues. Recording a ‘strong trading quarter’, Kindred anticipates that group Q3 2020 gross win revenues will be delivered at circa £280 million, up 24% on Q3 2019’s £226 million. …

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Addiction expert Gert-Jan Meerkerk joins KSA senior policy team

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has confirmed the appointment of Dr Gert-Jan Meerkerk as its new senior research advisor on gambling addiction and compulsive behaviours.  Meerkerk is recognised as a figurehead in Dutch healthcare and public welfare, having led Rotterdam-based research unit IVO’s academic studies into addiction, treatment and recovery for the past 25 years.     Key IVO projects led …

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PandaScore raises €5m backed by FDJ enterprise fund

Real-time esports data and AI-powered statistics provider PandaScore has successfully completed a €5 million funding round, driving its next stage of enterprise growth.  The funding round was led by Française des Jeux (FDJ) venture capital fund ‘V13 Invest’, which backed the young Paris start-up’s objectives to bolster its product portfolio delivering new data-led innovations for all wagering stakeholders including bookmakers, …

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GAMING1 hires David Carrion as CMO for imminent international expansion

Belgium igaming platform supplier GAMING1 has confirmed the appointment of former Stars Group Inc executive David Carrion as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), leading the firm’s imminent international B2B expansion. Joining the firm’s C-level executive team, Carrion has been tasked with expanding ‘international awareness’ of GAMING1’s products and services as the company undertakes its commercial expansion beyond 2020. GAMING1 highlighted Carrion’s …

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HGC requires disclosure for key services and personnel

The Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) has announced to all legal entities and interested parties that it has begun to accept submissions to register key personnel, suppliers and services for its licensing procedure.  The HGC is allowed to expand its licensing process to cover further applicant information following the European Commission’s approval of amendments and controls submitted by the Greek Ministry …

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GVC eyes Portuguese top spot with Bet.pt takeover

GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will return to Portugal by acquiring online sportsbook Bet.pt for an undisclosed sum.  The FTSE100 betting group announced its latest acquisition as part of its Q3 2020 trading update, which saw GVC increase full-year EBITDA guidance to the £770-790 million range following a rapid recovery across all core regulated marketplaces. In its trading statement, …

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Know Your Player… African betting can transition to risk-based-approach 

Meeting an increase in consumer demand and operating scale across multiple markets, African operators are being pressured to significantly upgrade their customer KYC provisions. The ‘Know Your Player’ panel at the SBC Digital Summit Africa observed that African betting will have to overcome ‘distinct market peculiarities’ in order to find a common approach on KYC as a corporate discipline. Robert …

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Luckbox appoints Lachlan Thomson to lead new marketing drive

Luckbox has confirmed the appointment of Lachlan Thomson at its new Head of Performance Marketing, leading the esports wagering platform’s planned aggressive marketing drive.  An expert in sports betting and esports disciplines, Thomson is the former Head of Brand Communications for Seattle-based esports entertainment group Unikrn (2018-2020). Taking control of Luckbox’s player acquisition verticals, Thomson will be a key stakeholder …

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Betfair advances Colombian vision with BtoBet

BtoBet, the new sportsbook technology subsidiary of Aspire Global, has further expanded its position in Latin America through a partnership with Betfair in Colombia. The agreement, which aims to further strengthen BtoBet’s position in Colombia, will see its sports and PAM platform, Neuron 3, become even more widely available in the jurisdiction. After the regulation of the Colombian market in 2016 BtoBet has …

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