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Tom Galanis – GameOn – Customer Acquisition 2015

Team SBC catches up with igaming industry player acquisition and marketing veteran Tom Galanis, Director of igaming marketing specialists GameOn Marketing, to discuss future impacts and potential blocks with regards to igaming’s marketing value chain. Tom gives insight into how operators will be forced to rethink operations and marketing strategy as new regulations and constraints come into play. Tom Galanis …

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Tom Waterhouse appointed as CEO of William Hill Australia

William Hill has appointed Tom Waterhouse, as Chief Executive Officer of William Hill Australia. Waterhouse is expected to take charge of the bookmakers Australian igaming division by the end of the July. The operator had been seeking to appoint a CEO for its Australian operations, former Sportingbet Australia Managing  Director Michael Sullivan had been overseeing regional operations for the bookmaker. …

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EC seeks improved igaming player protections from EU

The European Commission (EC) has made several customer safety and protection recommendations to the European Union (EU), in the publishing of its Commission Recommendations on European online gambling services. The Document fully titled ‘Principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and for the prevention of minors from gambling online’, recommends the EU to set additional …

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bwin.party set to further cut costs

Under a new revised corporate strategy, bwin.party are set to undertake €10 million (£7.8 million) of cost cut measures, which senior management of the operator believe will help meet its end of year targets and additionally boost shareholder value. bwin.party’s trading statement published on Tuesday said the operator had benefited from the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but the statement …

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Ukash makes Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.

Online cash payments provider Ukash has been recognised for its success in business growth and international sales with its appearance in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The International Track listing, is an expansion of the Sunday Times Track 100 league table, which Ukash has won for three successive years in a row. The league table ranks Britain’s mid-market …

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Hannibal & Harding launch Gambling Business Group

The UK gaming sector is celebrating the launch of a new strategic body which encompasses members drawn from the Pub, Bingo, AGC, FEC, On-line, LBO and Casino sectors. Launched in London last week, the Gambling Business Group (GBG), which already boasts a membership of 50 comprising many of the most influential organisations in gaming, has industry heavyweight and former BACTA …

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Franz Wohlfahrt steps down as CEO of Novomatic

Novomatic CEO Franz Wohlfahrt will leave his position at the end of September, the casino and betting operator has confirmed. The group supplies gaming technology and is one of the largest integrated gaming companies in the world, with more than 20,000 staff (3,000 in Austria). Wohlfahrt has been the firm’s general manager for the last 10 years, and is also …

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Lee Richardson- EIG Berlin Report – World Cup 2014 Initial results, trends & observations.

Lee Richardson Chief Executive of Gaming Economics opens a series of content, interviews and industry commentary building up to the EIG Berlin Expo (21-23 October). In this two part  betting white paper, Richardson presents detail Gaming Economics betting analyses and observations regarding the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. A sports betting industry veteran Lee Richardson has held various senior management …

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GTECH set to buy IGT for $4.7 billion

After weeks of speculation GTECH SpA have confirmed that it will buy Las Vegas based slots machine and gambling provisions manufacturer International Game Technology (IGT) for $4.7 billion (£2.74 billion). Business news sources speculate that GTECH have structured the purchase of IGT using cash and stock equity. The further inclusion of $1.7 billion in net debt, will see the total …

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