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Codere secures Hard Rock Mexican market joint-venture

Spanish business news sources report that Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has signed a joint-venture agreement with Hard Rock International, which will see both companies develop new gaming properties within Mexico. The joint-venture will begin with Codere and Hard Rock establishing a new ‘tourist complex’ valued at $1 billion, which will see the US leisure and entertainment group develop …

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B2B and SNAITECH growth gives Playtech confidence in future prospects

Publishing its 2019 interim results (period ending 30 June), Playtech Plc has underlined its confidence in delivering on full-year expectations and strategic targets. Recording a 68% increase in group revenues to €736 million (H12018: €436m), Playtech highlighted growth across its ‘Core B2B Gambling’ division and the integration of SNAITECH Italia assets as key performance drivers. The FTSE250 technology group detailed that …

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AgiproNews Italian View: Salvini betrayal serves up another guessing game

Another year, another Italian political crisis, as Matteo ‘il Capitano’ Salvini (Deputy PM) chooses to abandon the Lega-5Star coalition ship, leaving Italy on course to an unknown destination. At the time of writing, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared his resignation, choosing to avoid a certain vote of no confidence served by Salvini and the far-right populist Lega party. …

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Pinnacle launches its new vision with ‘Future View’ upgrade

Low-margin bookmaker Pinnacle has enhanced its all-round customer engagement capacities by launching its ‘Future View’ website, an initiative it states will act as the company’s ‘foundation for future growth’. Marked as a core project undertaken for 2019, the Future View website offers Pinnacle customers an optimised desktop and mobile experience catering for deeper engagement delivered through enhanced personalisation features. Paris …

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Ceuta launches ‘BetonCeuta’ conference targeting industry transfers

The executive of Ceuta, Spain’s autonomous city based in the north coast of Africa boarding Morocco has confirmed that it will launch its first online gambling function ‘BetonCeuta’, introducing business leaders to the jurisdiction, which seeks to become a new regulatory jurisdiction for European online gambling incumbents. A two-day conference scheduled from 15-16 October 2019, BetonCeuta will showcase the Ceuta …

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Connexi and Athlete Media join forces to optimise global sports market

Sports agency The Athlete Media Group has partnered with new sports technology platform Connexi to form a strategic partnership which aims to enhance the global sports marketplace. The partnership aims to better connect brands with sports rights holders’ assets, whilst further developing deeper evaluations of professional athletes’ profile and coverage. Founded in 2016 by sports-tech Rory Stewart-Richardson, the Connexi platform provides …

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FanDuel founders renew $120m compensation claim against Flutter Entertainment

Nigel and Lesley Eccles, the enterprise founders of US fantasy sports operator FanDuel are reported to be renewing their legal challenge against Flutter Entertainment Plc (formerly Paddy Power Betfair), in relation to the FTSE firm’s $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July of last year. The husband and wife team are joined by FanDuel co-founders’ Tom Griffiths (former CPO) …

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Macri blow threatens Buenos Aires gambling agenda

Industry observers will be monitoring Argentine political movements closely following a week of ‘primary shocks’, which may impact the progress of Buenos Aires launching its approved regulated online gambling marketplace. Last week, the Argentine public shunned President Mauricio Macri and the PRO Party at the nation’s Primary Elections, Argentina’s run-off candidacy format prior to the General Elections scheduled for 27 …

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New ‘Bet Regret’ sees GambleAware ask bettors to rethink behaviours

Targeting UK football fans, this weekend industry charity GambleAware launches the next phase of its ‘Bet Regret’ safer gambling campaign, which will encourage audiences to reconsider their gambling habits. Launching new Bet Regret marketing inventory, GambleAware will accompany the campaign with the tagline of ‘Think Twice or You’ll Bet Regret it’. GambleAware has run its Bet Regret campaign since February …

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Responsibility mandate sees Ladbrokes end SPFL legacy sponsorship

Serving GVC Holdings’ group-wide ‘Changing for the Bettor’ social responsibility mandate, Ladbrokes informs that it will not renew its legacy title sponsorship of the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL). The bookmaker, who has served as SPFL sponsor since the 2015/16 season, had previously chosen to donate its £2 million per season sponsorship to industry charity GambleAware, promoting its ‘Bet Regret’ …

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