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XLMedia recruits ‘transformation pro’ David King as CEO 

The board of XLMedia Plc has confirmed the appointment of David King as inbound Chief Executive of the London AIM-listed global igaming media publisher.  Effective from 1 July 2022, the appointment will see King succeed Stuart Simms, who announced his resignation as CEO of XLMedia in April. A UK media figurehead, King is the former Chief Executive of JPIMedia Group, …

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Stake Casino: Northern Irish reform pushing ‘largest conglomerates’ southward

Stake.com’s igaming brand Stake Casino is evaluating its prospects in the Republic of Ireland, citing upcoming changes to Northern Irish gambling legislation.  The firm stated that the push for reform in Northern Ireland has led to ‘a number of the largest casino, gambling and betting conglomerates to look southward to Ireland as their next business venture’. A crypto gaming provider, …

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BetConstruct expands promotional tools with Sports Tournament Engine launch

BetConstruct has launched its Sports Tournament Engine, a new promotional tool developed to meet its objective of ‘keeping up with the partners’ demands’.  The new tool has been designed with the objective of enhancing BetConstruct’s partners’ profitability and meeting their commercial needs by focusing on diversity and a positive player experience.  Firms using the tool can create ‘sports tournaments’ from …

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W88 removed from Crystal Palace shirts amid gambling ban push

Crystal Palace FC has replaced online gambling company W88 in announcing cinch as its new official front of shirt sponsor for the 2022/23 season. The news follows continuing discussions of a betting sponsorship ban throughout football, and this month the UK government cooperated with the Premier League in a bid to put forward an early end to clubs’ gambling/betting sponsorships. …

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Safer Gambling Week to ‘see a blitz’ of omni-channel messaging

The UK’s four betting and gaming industry trade associations have confirmed that this year’s Safer Gambling Week will take place between 17-23 October. Issuing a joint update, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), Bingo Association, Lotteries Council and amusements representative Bacta pledged to ‘build on last year’s record breaking success’. The organisations stated that this year’s event will feature a …

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Smarkets: Boris clean from Sue Gray report as PM survival chances improve 

PM Boris Johnson remains steadfast that he will not resign over parties held at Number 10, as the UK public observed national lockdown rules, obeying his government’s orders.  The PM stated that he would ‘take full responsibility for the scandal’, as yesterday the Met published Sue Gray’s delayed report that laid bare incidents of ‘intoxicated staff, vomiting on carpets, wine …

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Jada Gaming & Symplify: Why culture is ‘not just a buzzword’ in igaming

Although many may simply write-off discussions of ‘company culture’ as just another business cliche, for Jada Gaming and Symplify this couldn’t be any further from the truth.  Towards the end of last year, Symplify acquired AI specialists Jada Gaming for a total of $30 million, and the two firms have subsequently embarked on a product integration.  Discussing this process, Symplify …

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Super Group marks steady Q1 opening on NYSE 

Super Group Inc, the parent company of Betway and Spin brands, has outlined a confident and stable start to trading as an NYSE-listed business.  Publishing its first quarterly results on the New York Stock Exchange, Super Group achieved group revenues of €334m, attributed to a split of –  53% Betway / 47% Spin. Revenue growth reflected pre-NYSE results of €311m, …

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Leigh Herdman, Algosport: Differentiating the betbuilder product for the World Cup

A packed sporting schedule awaits operators in the second half of 2022, as the domestic football season is intercut with the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. As more betting firms add betbuilders into their product arsenal, Leigh Herdman, CEO of Betting on Sports Europe sponsor Algosport, highlighted the increasing importance of differentiating this offering.  SBC – What makes Betting on …

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Pavlos Sideris: Reducing online slot stake limits could lead to more problem gambling

Writing for SBCNews, Pavlos Sideris, director at Double Up Media, discusses the effects of stake limits when gambling and the potential side effects of a stake limit being applied to online slots. 2018 saw the reduction of fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to maximum stake limits of £2. While this saw a limitation in high-street gambling spend, it’s debatable as to …

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