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888 Holdings’ Guy Cohen on purchases, PASPA and poker

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Guy Cohen, SVP, Head of B2C at 888 Holdings, discuss his company’s BetBright deal, operating in the newly regulated US sports betting market, and making plans to restore poker to its former glory. SBC: You have been on an acquisition spree lately. Can you explain the philosophy behind this, particularly regarding your BetBright purchase? GC: Sport was the missing link …

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Global Gaming expected to dismiss half of staff following Q2 difficulties

After reporting that ‘the last three months have been the most turbulent and difficult’ in its company history, Malta-based Global Gaming has been forced to let go of half its staff in a bid to reduce costs.  Releasing its interim Q2 report last week, the iGaming operator explained that it had faced tough regulatory headwinds from its home market of …

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Betclic nets first Polish partnership with Lechia Gdansk

French betting group Betclic has confirmed its first-ever Polish football sponsorship becoming a principal partner of Ekstraklasa league football club Lechia Gdansk. The partnership will see the Betclic brand replace German betting group Merkur Sportwetten Polish market subsidiary Totolotek on the back of Lechia’s matchday shirts. Entering 2019, Betclic governance confirmed that it would launch its sportsbook services for the …

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Genting ‘Forty Five’ rebrand sees Kensington property return to its roots

Genting UK will refurbish and rebrand its ‘Cromwell Mint’ casino after renaming the property as the ‘Forty Five Kensington’. One of the oldest casino properties operated by Genting, the Cromwell Mint is set to undergo a multi-million-pound refurbishment which will see it transformed into a ‘world class gaming venue’ featuring a ‘first-class dining facility’ at the heart of London’s South Kensington …

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LeoVegas signs first German betting partnership with Bochum

VfL Bochum 1848 of the 2. Bundesliga has become the first German betting partner of Stockholm based operator LeoVegas. The deal, which has been signed on an initial two year basis, will see LeoVegas Sport take over from Sportwetten.de as official betting partner of the second division club. Hardy Eberle, LeoVegas’ country manager for Germany, commented: “We are proud to accompany such an …

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Dutch KSA fines Kindred €470K for breaching 1964 conditions

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has been fined €470,000 by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA) in relation to breaching legislative terms set by the ‘1964 Gambling Act’. Kindred said that the Dutch KSA has sanctioned the penalty to Malta-based trading subsidiary Trannel International Ltd for accepting wagers from Dutch customers in violation of 1964 Gambling Act regulatory provisions. The European operator details …

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Better Collective Spotlight: ‘Lead generation’ white label gamification on Betarades

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For this month’s Better Collective Spotlight, we returned to Betarades – a provider of sports insights and free betting tips in Greece – to look at its Tipster League product launched in February. Edward Fowler, Marketing Automation Specialist at Better Collective, shares his insights on the product which lets users guess the outcome of events and compete for attractive monthly …

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2019 realities see Catena Media diversify strategy and verticals

Publishing its interim H1 2019 results (period ending 30 June), Catena Media Plc said it is ‘working hard to adapt to new market conditions’ facing all industry incumbents. The Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing network reported tough Q2 2019 trading, facing seasonal adjustments, regulatory headwinds and ‘high casino pay-offs’. The tough set of factors see Catena post a flat H1 2019 revenue …

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Betfred underlines Spanish commitment by sponsoring RCD Mallorca

Betfred has become the latest UK betting incumbent to expand its Spanish football profile, after striking a two-season shirt sponsorship deal with La Liga football club RCD Mallorca. The bookmaker confirmed its first-ever non-UK sponsorship by securing a partnership with the Balearian football club – facilitated by Sportradar’s marketing solution ad:s – ahead of the start of this season’s La Liga …

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Scientific Games lands Turkey National Lottery role

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According to an industry source, Scientific Games has been selected to exclusively supply its lottery instant games, Wave retailer terminals and instant ticket validation system to the consortium selected by the Turkey Wealth Fund to run the Turkey National Lottery. A joint venture (JV) between Italy’s Sisal and Turkish media giant Demirören Holding has secured the operating rights to the …

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