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Diversified Playtech posts 2017 growth despite facing end of year turbulence

Publishing its full-year 2017 results (period ending 30 December) FTSE250 gambling technology supplier Playtech Plc has delivered metric growth in-line with corporate expectations, despite facing headwinds in both its regulated and unregulated operations. The industry technology provider reports full-year 2017 group revenues of €807 million, up 14% on corresponding FY 2016’s €708 million. Closing its 2017 accounts, Playtech governance declares …

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Level Up… Ball Street Network launches XO

Social media content and fan engagement specialist, The Ball Street Network has announced its latest YouTube venture, the ‘XO’ channel. Launching XO this week, Ball Street combines the talents of UK leading social media figureheads, The True Geordie, WillNE and Stephen Tries who combined have a YouTube following of +2 million subscribers. The XO channel seeks to bring a fresh …

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Roberto Carlos – planetwin365: Why Russia 2018 can be Brazil’s stage

When it comes to brand ambassadors, very few resonate with football bettors as much as planetwin365’s Roberto Carlos. The former World Cup winner and Real Madrid legend, strikes a chord with football fans who watched him use his venomous left foot to torment opposing players throughout his 11 year spell at the Santiago Bernabéu. The full back also enjoyed a …

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Tight Timetable – Lotteriinspektionen moves to open Swedish licensing window on 1 July

Swedish gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen has detailed that it will move to open its licensing application window on 1 July, as the government finalises its new online gambling framework. In late 2017, the Swedish government released a draft copy of regulatory provisions for its revamped national gambling policy. As yet Lotteriinspektionen has not presented its final tax plan for online gambling …

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Pro support… Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner backs Luckbox venture

New industry esports betting incumbent Luckbox (Luckbox.com) has secured the support of influential esports figurehead Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner. Chaloner is among the esports community’s best-known personalities, working as a tournament host, presenter and match commentator. Chaloner will advise the Luckbox team on esports engagement initiatives as a corporate advisor and brand ambassador. Founded by former PokerStars executives, Lars Lien (CEO) …

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Adam Silver backs ‘1% integrity fee’ as NBA’s intellectual property protection

ESPN Sports Business Analyst Darren Rovell has published a brief transcript taken from a media Q&A with NBA Chief Commissioner Adam Silver during the league’s union address. Commissioner Silver was asked for clarity on the 1% fee which NBA league executives are reported to want to implement, should licensed sports betting be legalised by the US Supreme Court of Justice. …

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Home expansion sees Codere hit +2,500 betting points in Spain

Spanish gambling firm, Grupo Codere has announced that it has surpassed +2,500 betting points operating within its home market of Spain. During the first two months of 2018, Codere has strategically expanded its retail presence in the regions of Andalucía and the Balearic Islands. The Balearic and Andalusian expansions support Codere’s 2017 dedicated betting shop openings in Madrid and Castilla …

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Winning Post – GVC hit with heavy fine for misleading adverts

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, gives an insight into some of the key developments in the gambling industry as part of its ‘Winning Post’ column. UK: advertising regulation – tough love Amongst the organisations likely to lose out if ever a ban on gambling adverts is instituted is the fines department at HM …

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Cherry AB positive on 2018 outlook following year of tough ComeOn integrations

Closing its full-year 2017 accounts, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Cherry AB reports solid growth, despite its operational restructure to acquired asset ComeOn. Publishing its full-year 2017 results, Cherry records a group revenue increase of 104% to SEK 2,252 million (FY 2016: SEK 1,102 million), with organic assets contributing 27% of revenue share. A strong revenue performance would see Cherry declare …

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OPTIMA – the choice for those who want to lead and be different

OPTIMA & BTC Partnership

Sports betting and gaming solutions provider OPTIMA enjoyed a frantic end to 2017, completing two key deals in addition to scooping the SBC Award for Standalone Platform Provider of the Year. Beginning the new year where they left off the old, Jacob Lopez, OPTIMA Chief Executive Officer, spoke to SBC at last week’s ICE Totally Gaming held at the ExCeL …

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