IGaming

GVC’s Simon Hay steps down to join Nektan

Nektan, an international B2B and white label gaming software and services provider, has confirmed that GVC’s Simon Hay will be joining the company as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hay is due to start the new role from June 17,  bringing with him a wealth of experience from two decades in the accountancy and consultancy sectors. Prior to this, …

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The Stars Group appoints Anomaly as US market creative lead

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed the appointment of New York and London based advertising agency Anomaly as lead creative account for its US business and flagship PokerStars property. The Stars Group undertakes its appointment, following a competitive pitch, in which Anomaly is reported to have beaten London agencies’ Droga5 and McCann to win the creative account. Anomaly’s …

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Rank Group pursues Stride Gaming for £115 million

The governance of Rank Group Plc has this morning confirmed that it has entered ‘advanced discussions’ to acquire London AIM-listed online gambling group Stride Gaming Plc. Rank the operating company of Mecca Bingo and Grosvenor Casinos, has tabled a ‘28% premium’ offer on Stride’s share price, putting forward to investors an all-cash ‘151 pence per share’ purchase price to acquire …

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Paysafe confirms Philip McHugh as inbound CEO

Paysafe Group has confirmed the inbound appointment of Philip McHugh as new Chief Executive, replacing long-term leadership incumbent Joel Leonoff. McHugh will take charge of Paysafe’s executive team on 24 June, as Leonoff takes the governance position of Vice Chairman of Paysafe’s Board of Directors. A twenty-year executive, specialising in digital payments, retail banking and corporate finance, McHugh joins Paysafe …

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EGBA – Single Market unity key to protecting online gambling consumers

The European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has backed the European Council’s statement urging the incoming EU Commission and Parliament to ‘focus on ensuring the Single Market rules are better implemented and enforced to benefit European consumers’. The EGBA backs the Council’s statement as ‘timely and justified’, stating that as yet the European Union’s ‘Digital Single Market’ has ‘not been sufficiently …

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BtoBet expands African presence through Innobet

Innobet

STM Gaming, the first partner of the ‘White Label Certification Program’ from BtoBet, has struck the latest in a series of African-based partnerships with Ugandan operator Innobet. Operators across Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Chad, Guinea and Namibia, amongst other countries, are going live this year through “a lite and simplified version” of the BtoBet igaming platform. Innobet will provide its players …

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WLA recognises mkodo as a lottery innovation stakeholder

London based mobile development and innovation studio mkodo has announced a significant coup for its gambling services and profile, confirming that it has been accredited with membership to the World Lottery Association (WLA). Recognised as the ‘leading authority’ for global lottery stakeholders, the WLA is a membership organisation, which seeks to act in the interests of ‘state-authorised’ lottery operators. In …

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PlayOJO launches £10m ‘Thumbs Up OJO’ UK campaign

Fair play’ online casino PlayOJO has launched its new UK £10 million advertising campaign ‘Thumbs Up OJO’ across TV, radio and digital platforms. The campaign sees PlayOJO continue to promote its commitment towards ‘fair play’ and ‘fair treatment’ of players, operating as an online casino ‘with no wagering requirements whatsoever, no minimum or maximum withdrawals and where players receive money …

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Playtech to power RETAbet casino drive

Playtech Plc has become lead online casino platform and live table games supplier for Spanish online bookmaker RETAbet (Retabet.es). RETAbet is the online sportsbook property of Basque country gambling group Euskal Kirol Apostuak SA, which has sanctioned Playtech to boost RETAbet’s online casino capacity. The partnership sees Playtech provide RETAbet with a tailored casino suite featuring the technology firm’s high-performance gaming …

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Unique gaming solution to drive “significant global expansion” for Finunion

Finunion

Finunion has targeted market share in Europe, Asia, LatAm and Africa after the successful deployment of its proprietary software for the Finbet brand. Founded in 2015, the company is ready to take its unique gaming solution to markets across the globe. It already provides a turnkey solution for both Finbet.kz – a multichannel brand for the Kazakhstan market – and …

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