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XLMedia recruits ‘transformation pro’ David King as CEO 

The board of XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of David King as inbound Chief Executive of the London AIM-listed global igaming media publisher.  Effective from 1 July 2022, the appointment will see King succeed Stuart Simms, who announced his resignation as CEO of XLMedia in April. A UK media figurehead, King is the former Chief Executive of JPIMedia Group, …

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KSA warns affiliates to follow KOA advertising rules 

Dutch gambling regulator Kansspelautoriteit (KSA) has written to ‘more than 50 affiliates’ warning them that KOA online gambling laws must be applied to their advertising activities.   The warning follows an investigation by KSA of affiliates used by licensed KOA operators to promote their online gambling services. The regulator notified affiliates that all campaigns targeting Dutch consumers must follow KOA regime …

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ECB renews Sportradar InteractSport partnership following app success with cricket community 

Sportradar has announced that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has extended its live data and fan engagement partnership with its InteractSport solution until 2024. Collaborating since 2017, the ECB has utilised InteractSport live data and scoring provisions to develop its suite apps providing cricket results, insights, content and stats across England and Wales. The partnership’s success has seen …

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Better Collective ups 2022 earnings guidance following record Q1 opening 

Better Collective AS has declared a ‘record financial performance’, attributed to outstanding US growth that has surpassed all management expectations.  Publishing its Q1 trading update (period ending 31 March), the Stockholm-listed media publisher registered corporate revenues of €67m, up 74% on corresponding 2021 results of €39m. Topline growth was attributed to US market gains, that delivered ‘46% of group revenue …

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Catena targets North America as Europe poses challenges in Q1 earnings

Catena Media has detailed a ‘solid quarter’ across during Q1 2022, as the group’s revenues increased by 11% year-on-year, driven by continued expansion in North America.  Updating investors, the gambling affiliate and media publishing group announced revenue of €45.2 million (2020: €40.7m), whilst EBITDA rose by 2% to €25.6 million (€20m), albeit with a decreased margin of 57% (61%). Revenue …

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Speed Media snaps up CoinPoint’s crypto casino websites

Speed Media, an iGaming digital marketing company owned by JKR Investment Group, has acquired premium blockchain agency CoinPoint Group’s network, including its flagship site BestBitcoinCasino.com. Founded in 2013 as as the first consultation and marketing agency focused on blockchain technology and crypto solutions, CoinPoint Group has created a wide network of websites, including iGaming websites BestBitcoinCasino.com and BestBitcoinSlots.com as well …

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Better Collective cools Spotlight Sports M&A speculation

Better Collective AS has branded UK media reports as ‘highly speculative‘ of its’ front runner interest’ in acquiring Spotlight Sports Group for £500 million. This weekend, The Sunday Times reported that private equity fund Exponent LLP, the majority investor of Spotlight Sports since 2016, had placed its racing and betting media asset ‘under starters orders‘  for a sale to be executed in …

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OneFootball nets $300m funding round to accelerate Web 3  domination

OneFootball has raised $300 million in working capital, completing its series-D funding round led by blockchain investment fund and incubator Liberty City Ventures. The funding round was executed to accelerate the football media platform’s growth and tech expansion within Web-3 to “drive platform and user growth, fund further product development and support an expansion of the OTT streaming portfolio.” Proceeds …

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Regulus acquires GBGC to meet ‘greater need for high-quality data’

Strategic advisory firm Regulus Partners has acquired Global Betting & Gaming Consultants (GBGC), intending to leverage the latter’s proven capabilities and ‘high-quality team’. Regulus, which focuses on the sports and leisure industries including gambling, will incorporate GBGC’s global betting and gaming data and reports into its wider portfolio.  The firm – which contributes regularly to SBC’s Winning Post series examining …

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Ontario Commission clarifies strict advertising rules on player bonuses & inducements  

The province of Ontario’s Alcohol and Gaming Commission (OAGC) has updated its guidance for marketing standards related to its online gambling regime that launched on 4 April.  The Commission seeks to clarify rules and standards related to the marketing of ‘inducements, bonuses and credits’ by third parties such as affiliates and media partners that promote Ontario licensed operators. Ontario laws …

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