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Better Collective: ‘Transformative 2018’ accelerates all future growth options

Publishing its full-year 2018 results, Stockholm-listed Better Collective AS declares a ‘transformative year’ for its business in which it has laid the foundations to become betting/gaming’s leading global affiliate marketing network. Completing its third corporate update as a Stockholm Nasdaq enterprise, Better Collective continues its strong trading momentum recording Q4 2018 revenues of €12 million (Q4 2017: €9.3m). Publishing a …

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888 pens £18m deal to buy JPJ’s Mandalay

London-listed online gambling group 888 Holdings has agreed upon an £18m deal to acquire a number of JPJ Group brands, which include Costa Bingo, City Bingo and Sing Bingo. 888 has purchased a number of digital bingo brands from the Jet Management Group and Jet Media, who form the basis of the Mandalay operating unit. The online gambling group has …

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BetB2B brands pass 1 million mark for daily players

BetB2B

Betting brands created using the BetB2B platform – including 22bet.com, 1xbet.com, 1xbit.com and betwinner.com – are now serving over 1 million players each day. BetB2B, a partner brand of 1xBet, allows for the quick launch of sports betting, esports, slots, live casino, bingo, games, TOTO and financial betting services. Clients can choose which of the betting components are most relevant …

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Irish betting nerves tested by critical tax judgement

Ireland is awaiting the final review of its proposed bookmakers’ turnover tax hike which would effectively double the tax that bookmakers are obliged to pay from one to two per cent. Numerous industry stakeholders have voiced concerns surrounding the damaging effects that the tax hike could have on the Irish gambling industry, and especially how the tax hike would affect …

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Paddy Power: Rebel divorce sees odds tumble on Corbyn departing Labour leadership

Bookmakers have placed the spotlight on Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, and how he handles the departure of breakaway rebels forming a new Independent Party within UK politics. Branded the ‘Gang of Seven’, the rebel cabal has been deemed as the biggest reprimand of Corbyn’s party leadership, and his handling of Labour’s position on Brexit. Since yesterday’s confirmation of the …

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Golden Race debuts “faster, simpler and safer” retail solutions

Golden Race

Virtual betting provider Golden Race has launched a set of “faster, simpler and safer” solutions for land-based betting operators, including Mobiprint 3+ and Golden Box V2, as well as a quartet of new self service betting terminals (SSBTs). Mobiprint 3+ is an advanced ticket printer that produces customised tickets both for bets over the counter and for those placed without …

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LeoVegas AB announces raft of new leadership appointments

LeoVegas - Premier League

Further to publishing its 2018 full-year results, Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has confirmed that it has strengthened the firm’s executive management team, announcing three key new hires. As previously communicated, seasoned digital strategist Richard Woodbridge has joined LeoVegas’ executive team as new Group Chief Operations Officer (COO). A fresh industry recruit, Woodbridge has formerly served as the digital operations lead for …

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Winning Post – Are gambling operations taking the Michael?

An unusually quiet news week for the betting sector has allowed strategic consultancy  Regulus Partners to reach for its history books, detailing that under-siege incumbents can gain applicable learnings helping their operations overcome present regulatory complexities. _______________ General Ludendorff was one of the greatest practitioners of the operational art of war in modern times. He also did more than anyone else …

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BetConstruct secures ADM approval for Italian market

BetConstruct - Law and justice in Italy concept with a 3d rendering of a gavel on a wooden desktop and the Italian flag on background.

BetConstruct has made the latest licensing list for the Agenzia Dogane Monopoli (ADM) – the agency responsible for both the collection of taxes and the protection of citizens’ rights through gambling licensing and regulation in Italy. Trading as Vivaro Limited, the Online Gaming Licence will enable BetConstruct to deliver online sports betting, horserace betting, casino games and poker, as well …

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WATCH: SG Digital – The sports betting experience of the future

SG Digital future

Keith O’Loughlin, SVP of Sportsbook at SG Digital, has predicted a future for sports betting where a majority of bets placed will be created uniquely. In an interview completed at the ICE exhibition, O’Loughlin tracked the evolution of sports betting, specifically in terms of events, markets and prices provided to the end customer. He said this journey, which started with …

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