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Rank clears UKGC hurdle in takeover of Stride Gaming

Closing trading on Friday 20 September, the governance of London Stock Exchange-listed Rank Group Plc sanctioned a formal update on the firm’s acquisition of London AIM-listed Stride Gaming Plc. Updating deal stakeholders, Rank governance confirms that its shareholder approved £115 million acquisition of Stride Gaming has met the requisites of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC). In November 2018, Daub Alderney …

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Oddschecker ups football reach by acquiring WhoScored

Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) affiliate marketing subsidiary Oddschecker Global Media has expanded its football publishing portfolio by acquiring popular match information portal WhoScored.com. Undertaking an undisclosed sum transaction, Oddschecker adds the high coverage WhoScored portal to its portfolio, securing a leading destination for football live scores, statistics and proprietary player ratings generated by Next-Game Limited. Confirming the acquisition, Toby …

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Continent 8: The impact of the Cloud for sports betting operators

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Cloud technology comes in many forms. The most well-known are the ultra-scale cloud providers like Amazon’s AWS or Microsoft’s Azure. The benefits of cloud from these providers are clear, writes Justin Cosnett, Head of Solution Architecture at Continent 8 Technologies. Unlimited compute and storage capability charged on a usage (OPEX) basis. Arguably it’s “cheap” too – I’ll come back to that. …

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Better Collective bolsters UK muscle with The Daily Telegraph

Stockholm-listed affiliate marketing publisher Better Collective AS moves to expand its UK profile and presence, securing a digital services partnership with The Daily Telegraph. The partnership will see, Better Collective integrate its content and referral technologies across Daily Telegraph publishing platforms, promoting content that engages and educates readers on igaming and betting verticals. The Daily Telegraph commercial arrangement will be …

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BETDAQ hosts Rider Cup day for Irish Injured Jockeys Fund

Nine-time Irish champion flat jockey Pat Smullen and three-time Champion Hurdle winner Charlie Swan will lead teams of horse racing greats from the past and present at the second edition of the ‘BETDAQ Rider Cup’ at the Heritage Resort Golf Course in Co Laois tomorrow (Thursday 19th September). The golf day, in aid of Irish Injured Jockeys Fund, mirrors the format of …

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Cultural learnings… Paddy Power launches Japan Slam for RWC 2019

Gearing up for this Friday’s kick-off of the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC Japan 2019), Paddy Power has launched its ‘Japan Slam’ social media series. The series sees Paddy Power cast a number of Irish sports stars, such as champion jockey and long-term collaborator Ruby Walsh, former Ireland Rugby international Donncha O’Callaghan and WWE star Sheamus explore Japan as …

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GambleAware & NHS open Leeds support & treatment clinic

Today NHS England and GambleAware significantly expand UK problem gambling support networks, opening the ‘NHS Northern Gambling Service’ facility in Leeds. A key 2019 UK health directive, the problem-gambling support, treatment and research clinic will be run by Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) working in partnership with GamCare networks. The Leeds clinic is the first gambling-support centre to …

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Looking beyond the “usual runners and riders” for platform and sportsbook delivery

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In an increasingly competitive environment, made more difficult by the chilled winds of regulatory oversight, Conall McSorley from gbet explains why operators are duty bound to evaluate their platform and sportsbook providers with compliance and differentiation the watch words at this years’ Betting on Sports. Betting on Sports is a genuinely unmissable show that improves in terms of quality of …

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GVC appoints Dean Shannon as Australia CEO

The governance of FTSE250 GVC Holdings Plc has this morning confirmed the appointment of Dean Shannon as inbound Chief Executive of its Australian division. Shannon will succeed Jason Scott as leader of GVC’s Australian business unit, overseeing the corporate development of ‘Ladbrokes Australia’ and ‘Neds’ brands. Prior to the appointment, Shannon has maintained a close relationship with GVC, serving as an …

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Kindred rolls out responsible gambling campaign for 2019/20 season

Continuing to strengthen its commitment to the prevention of gambling-related harms, Kindred Group has confirmed an extension to its responsible gambling strategy through its football clubs in the UK which will see the operator group roll out a series of messages across matches in the 2019/20 season. Due to be rolled out through its 32Red and Unibet brands, Kindred will use …

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