Europe

No-deal Brexit ‘is a real risk to racing’ warns Flutter’s Peter Jackson

With only 79 days until the UK is pencilled in to leave the European Union, horse racing stakeholders continue to make preparations in anticipation of potential disruptions to the sport and further impacts on betting markets.  The Financial Times reported this morning that a no-deal Brexit – which at present appears to be the UK’s likely outcome – will threaten …

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JPJ Group navigates UK headwinds as firm prepares for Gamesys enlargement

The governance of London-listed JPJ Group Plc maintains confidence in the firm’s future prospects, as the company moves to fully integrate operating partner Gamesys, enlarging its commercial capacity. Publishing its interim H1 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), JPJ records a 14% increase in corporate revenues to £170 million (H12018: £149 million), driven by the ‘strong organic growth’ of …

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Stuart Godfree: mkodo – Relax! Apple guidelines won’t trigger industry’s ‘Appexit’

Stuart Godfree, Managing Director & Co-founder of mobile development and innovation studio mkodo, tells industry tech stakeholders to pay no attention to the hysteria generated by Apple’s stricter enforcement of non-native apps… ______________________ On 3 June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines, imposing restrictions on real-money apps. It followed stricter enforcement of guidelines clamping down on non-native applications …

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AffiliateINSIDER supports BetShah affiliate programme launch

BetShah has outlined plans to ‘cement and further enhance’ its current network of partnerships after confirming the launch of its new affiliate program which will be managed exclusively by AffiliateINSIDER. The partnership plans to guarantee both support and development of BetShah’s affiliate marketing strategy to a global market and provide affiliate relationship management of the highest calibre upon launch. Ioannes Lagos, Project Manager at …

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LeoVegas strengthens responsible gambling initiatives with LeoLine

Online gambling group LeoVegas has strengthened its responsible gambling policies after developing new plans to launch  a new live chat service across its UK-facing brands, in collaboration with Gambling Therapy. The new service, LeoLine, will deliver immediate live help to punters that wish to access support in managing their gambling activity. The overall impact of the new service is due …

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GiG divests Highroller.com to focus on core brands

Issuing a market filing Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has confirmed that it has reached an agreement to divest its Highroller (Highroller.com) online casino property to Ellmount Gaming Ltd for a total consideration of €7 million. As part of the agreement, Ellmount will become a B2B customer of GiG services, continuing to operate Highroller utilising GIG’s platform, front-end and managed …

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GVC ‘fine tunes’ operational structure with senior product team reshuffle

Gambling group GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will be carrying out a major reshuffle of its senior product team in a bid to fine tune its current operational structure.  As part of the reshuffle, GVC’s deputy chief operating officer Valery Gelfman will be handed the responsibility of monitoring the operator’s senior product team.   Commenting on the changes, Shay Segev, …

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BetConstruct signs Andriy Shevchenko as brand ambassador

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AC Milan legend and 2004 Ballon d’Or winner Andriy Shevchenko has been signed as a brand ambassador for BetConstruct and its data feed subsidiary FeedConstruct. The company said that Shevchenko will be used to introduce the technological capabilities of both BetConstruct and FeedConstruct, an artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) enhanced feed solution for live scouting data. The Ukrainian, …

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Stars Group revises 2019 guidance citing enlargement responsibilities

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has revised its full-year guidance after citing a number of market headwinds. Publishing its interim H1 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), the Stars Group has adjusted its 2019 revenue guidance to $2.5-2.58 billion mark (previous form $2.6-2.76 billion) and reduced its EBITDA guidance to $905-930 million, having previously held a 2019 earnings target …

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19.com nets Leicester City betting partnership

Premier League-side Leicester City has confirmed a new agreement with 19.com, which will see the Asian betting operator become the club’s new Official Betting Partner.  The Global Gaming subsidiary will have its branding displayed across Leicester’s matchday LED boards, as well as the club’s interview backdrops.  The new agreement is hoped to boost the exposure of the betting operator across …

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