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Playtech stands by Aristocrat deal amid rumours of Asian investors revolt

The board of Playtech Plc has this morning responded to media speculation of a ‘contingency plan’ to break-up its business units, should the sale of the company be thwarted by a ‘collective of Asian shareholders’. As reported by Sky News, boardroom concerns loom at Playtech that the recommended £2.7 billion takeover offer made by Aristocrat Leisure will be voted down …

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JBO creates content marketing opportunities with French Ligue 1 side

Just Bet Online (JBO) has extended its partnership with French Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille as the club’s official asia betting partner. The collaboration looks to continue to create  activations and content-marketing opportunities, in line with the operator’s aim which has been described as ‘to engage, educate and entertain’. A JBO spokesperson welcomed news of the brand’s latest renewal …

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GiG to support regional and online growth of Rank Entertainment’s Marina888

Rank Entertainment has signed a new partnership with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), with the goal of launching its Marina888 into new markets.  The agreement, which is based on a revenue share model and has a minimum duration of five years, will see Rank leverage GiG’s igaming platform to support Marinia888’s international growth. This will include GiG’s player account management solution, …

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RMG renews distribution contract with Dubai Racing Club

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has signed a two-year extension agreement with the Dubai Racing Club, covering production and distribution of horse racing content. The contract renewal will see RMG continue to provide on-course coverage of all fixtures at the Meydan Racecourse over the next two horse racing seasons, with support from Timeline Television. Martin Stevenson, CEO of RMG, said: “We …

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Pinnacle Solution: The more profitable answer to those still ‘line copying’

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Too much ‘line copying action’ was one of the reasons Pinnacle stepped into the B2B space back in 2018, allowing operators to benefit from its trading and risk management expertise – particularly on the esports side – rather than trying to compete against them. Three years on and Pinnacle Solution continues to knock back an industry trend to follow market …

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IBIA: Football friendlies are easily exploited by match fixers

The International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA) has warned betting leadership that a lack of governance of friendly football matches is being exploited by criminal gangs.  New research by the University of Nicosia Research Foundation, funded by the EC’s Erasmus+ programme, has revealed that more than 250 friendly matches involving European clubs “showed signs of suspicious activity” during the recorded period …

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TLCBet renews Asia-focused partnership with Sevilla FC

TLCBet has moved to strengthen its sports focused marketing operations, TLCBet has renewed its agreement with Sevilla FC. The contract extension will see the online sports betting operator continue to serve as the Asian betting partner of the LaLiga football club, with fan engagement for Sevilla in the region playing a role in the partnership. Under the terms of the …

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Gopher withdraws from Playtech bidding war

Gopher Investments has withdrawn from its pursuit to acquire Playtech Plc, confirming that it will propose no counteroffer to investors of the FTSE250 gambling technology group. The Hong Kong investment vehicle that maintains a 5% shareholding in Playtech, had previously stated its intent to table a counteroffer against the £2.7 billion deal put forward by ASX games manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure. …

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FUN88 celebrates decade partnership with Tottenham Hotspur

FUN88 has renewed its agreement with North London football club Tottenham Hotspur,  as its official betting partner in Latin America and Asia. On the 10th anniversary of the partnership, FUN88 will continue its work with Tottenham across a series of activations to engage with fans in both mature and emerging Latin American and Asian markets. The collaboration will also leverage an increasing number …

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Playtech stands by Aristocrat deal as Gopher eyes bidding war

Playtech Plc has responded to media speculation regarding a counterbid that existing shareholder Gopher Investments will table to take control of the FTSE250 gambling technology group. This Sunday, Sky News reported that Gopher – a Hong Kong-based investment vehicle that maintains a 5% shareholding in Playtech – will launch an expected £3 billion counteroffer, triggering a bidding war against ASX …

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