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Allwyn nets 2X profit increase but 2021 landing blurred by Omicron headwinds

Allwyn Group (formerly SAZKA Group) has reported a strong trading performance for 2021 across multiple markets and verticals, with retail holdings experiencing an uptick following the lifting of restrictions during the first half of the year. Updating investors in its third quarter interim trading update, the recently rebranded Czech multinational gambling group experienced a 51% year-on-year increase in consolidated gross …

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GameScorekeeper links with Transient in blockchain-focused data partnership

Esports platform GameScorekeeper has announced Transient as its latest partner in a collaboration aimed at introducing esports data to the blockchain community. The agreement will see Transient offer GameScorekeeper’s esports data to enable its blockchain users to create their own betting markets and compete in the esports wagering industry. In addition to aiming match and tournament data in order to …

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CNMV suspends Codere listing as shareholders press for break-up  

Spain’s National Securities Exchange Commission (CNMV) has been forced to suspend the listing of Grupo Codere SA shares on the Bolsa Madrid Exchange.  The exchange regulator informed that its decision was taken, following an extraordinary meeting of shareholders that approved for Codere to begin a settlement process for the company to be dissolved. As a result, the CNMV has been …

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Spotlight Sports strikes Spanish-language content deal with Diario AS

Spotlight Sports Group and sports publisher Diario AS have entered into a new collaborative agreement, with a stated aim of generating ‘high value revenue streams’. The deal will see the technology, content and media company – which specialises primarily in the sports betting and fantasy sports sectors, including operating the Racing Post – cooperate on management of Diario’s Spanish-language AS.com …

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UK racing expands support for Diversity & Inclusion commitments

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has secured a commitment from UK racing’s nine leading organisations to support and strengthen its Diversity and Inclusion Programme.  Leading racetrack operators Arena Racing Company and The Jockey Club have pledged their support to expand UK racing’s D&I programme that is stewarded by The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG). The programme will be further …

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Betby calls on Oddin.gg to lead esports B2B overhaul 

Betby has entered a strategic partnership with Oddin.gg to amplify the esports trading capacity of its B2B sportsbook platform.  Following an assessment of esports betting suppliers, Betby has selected Oddin.gg to serve as its lead esports wagering solutions and data API provider for its global customer base. Updating stakeholders, Betby stated that the partnership was responding to its sportsbook partners …

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EveryMatrix lauds ‘balanced portfolio’ delivering growth across all business segments

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EveryMatrix has detailed a strong performance across its three main business verticals during the first nine months of 2021, outlining plans for further investments to support its US expansion.  Publishing its interim 2021 trading report (Q1-Q3 2021) – the B2B gaming technology provider reported year-on-year gross profits of €37.6 million, an increase of 35%, as Q3 registered a profit increase …

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Betway avoids maximum penalty on Swedish bonus infringements

Betway has been fined SEK 100,000 (€9,800) by Spelinspektionen, Sweden’s gambling inspectorate, for promoting an unauthorised bonus campaign to its customers. Applied since January 2019, Sweden’s reformed Gaming Act permits licensed operators to offer one bonus to customers as a welcome incentive. On 10 June 2021, Spelinspektionen was informed that Betway SE had contacted a segment of its customer base …

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Mikael Lijtenstein, AstroPay: Putting the customer front and centre to maximise European opportunity

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“What we have learned from the past is what we are using today to launch in Europe. We think it is always about putting the customer at the centre.” Mikael Lijtenstein is the CEO at AstroPay, whose business is best known for handling the local complexity for payment solutions in emerging markets, starting in Brazil back in 2009. However, as …

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JKR announces new year rebranding to reflect shifting strategy

In recognition of its enhanced commercial scope, JKR Investment Group has announced new branding including a ‘refreshed logo’, corporate colours and visual elements, going into 2022. The group has undergone a shift in its strategy in recent years, having initially focused on the entertainment sector but now looking into new economic segments, including the betting and gaming industry. Notable investments …

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