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Igor Vasilj: Making sure the price is still right for NSoft

Igor Vasilj

Price management will become challenging for the betting industry as sports return to action, said NSoft Senior Sports Trader Igor Vasilj (pictured), because of the impact the enforced break has had on some of the information used to determine match odds. Vasilj has now spent more than six years with NSoft – a software solutions provider which provides both pre-match …

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Pin Projekt enters South Africa with Hollywoodbets deal

Live lottery supplier Pin Projekt will make its portfolio of games available to players in South Africa after securing a new agreement with Hollywoodbets. Under the new agreement, Hollywoodbets will use ‘unique technology’ to offer the full scope of games developed by Pin Projekt via a continuous stream that will make it available 24/7. A statement released by Pin Projekt …

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Deji Enwezor to lead Quanta Nigeria as new CEO

Blockchain lottery Quanta has continued to grow its footprint in the African market by confirming the appointment of Deji Enwezor as the Chief Executive Officer of Quanta Nigeria. Enwezor joins Quanta from International Lottery & Gaming where he was CEO. Prior to that, he was a Sports Lotto Consultant at National Sports Lottery and also worked in executive and operations at …

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TIU issues lifetime ban to Hossam over match-fixing

The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has confirmed that Youssef Hossam has been issued with a lifetime ban from professional tennis following his conviction on multiple match-fixing and associated corruption charges. Hassam was issued with the lifetime sanction after a disciplinary hearing held in London in March. The TIU found that between 2015 and 2019, Hassam had ‘conspired with other parties …

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Golden Race boosts African presence with Betway deal

Golden Race has increased its footprint in the African market after signing a partnership with Headsquare, the exclusive brand licensee for the Betway brand in Africa. As it stands, Golden Race processes 80% of the tickets sold for virtual markets across Africa, where its virtual football leagues are particularly popular. “Betway is a world-class company in the online sports betting …

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South Africa targets 1 May to resume racing

Racing authorities across South Africa have outlined new plans to resume racing on 1 May, following the government’s decision to extend the country’s COVID-19 lockdown until the end of April. The target date was confirmed after ‘numerous meetings’ between racing operators, the Racing Association and the National Horseracing Authority over the Easter weekend. In a statement issued by the NHA …

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Golden Race live in Cameroon and Montenegro through Evona

Evona

Virtual sports content from Golden Race is now live in Montenegro and Bettomax.cm through white label partners of Eastern European platform provider Evona Electronic. Golden Race confirmed that it is delighted to announce a new partnership with Evona to deliver its highly engaging offer of virtual sports to more new markets. The first two online betting platforms where Golden Race’s …

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SBTech goes live in South Africa with Bet.co.za deal

Multi-channel sportsbook and systems provider SBTech has secured its entry into the South African market after launching its full sportsbook and igaming platform with Bet.co.za. The partnership will allow Bet.co.za to take advantage of a tailored trading and risk management strategy which has been localised for the South African market. Andrew Cochrane, Chief Development Officer at SBTech, said: “We are …

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1xBet defies COVID-19 disruption to keep 2020 plans in place

1xBet

It is business as usual for 1xBet, said the company, as it continues to deliver uninterrupted online services for both players and its B2B customers in spite of COVID-19 disruption. While admitting that the total number of betting markets had been “significantly reduced” due to the mass postponement of sporting events, 1xBet is confident that customers can mitigate the impact …

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IGT appoints emerging markets expert Beatrice Bassey as a corporate advisor

New York-listed gambling technology and lottery systems supplier IGT Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and general counsel by confirming the appointment of Beatrice H. Bassey as an independent advisor. The strategic appointment of Bassey will see the executive counsel IGT governance on group legal oversight and support the firm’s executive leadership team on ongoing compliance directives related to …

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