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Mitek acquires UK-based KYC specialists HooYu

HooYu, the UK KYC and customer onboarding specialist, has been acquired by San Diego-based digital identity firm Mitek. The acquisition will result in a merger of HooYu’s KYC and customer onboarding capabilities and Mitek’s digital identity, verification and fraud prevention operations.  Mitek aims to leverage this to provide businesses, such as betting and gaming operators, with the ability to know …

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Ian Catchick, BetGames: Emerging markets require a much more bespoke approach to content

As a global company, BetGames has to ensure that its products are tailored towards the differing demographics across each market. But while a ‘one size fits all’ approach may work for some more mature jurisdictions, Ian Catchick, CPO at BetGames, believes that emerging markets require a much more individualised approach to game content. Speaking to SBC News, Catchick begins by …

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Playtech lauds global proficiency as board weighs up future outcomes

Playtech Plc has delivered 2021 results above its expected guidance, as the FTSE250 technology group continues to consider its long-term strategic options.  Updating stakeholders in its full year results for 2021, Playtech reported a 12% increase in revenue from €1,078.5 million to €1,205.4 million – driven by growth of its B2B and B2C units.  Revenue growth was coupled with a …

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Better Collective acquires Canada Sports Betting to tighten North American grip

Better Collective AB has acquired Canada Sports Betting (CSB), completing a strategic transaction that will guarantee its publishing network presence within the province of Ontario’s online gambling marketplace that is set to launch on 4 April  Updating investors, Better Collective revealed that it had acquired all CSB related assets for a maximum purchase price of €21.4 million – of which …

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Alphawin joins Altenar’s roster of partners

Altenar has expanded its footprint across the Bulgarian market after agreeing to supply its betting, trading and marketing solutions to Alphawin. The Bulgarian-licensed igaming operator believes that this new commercial deal with Altenar will support the company’s plans to expand internationally. Having been licensed since March 2022, Alphawin is confident that its plans for growth in new markets will be …

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KSA maintains ZEbetting as Dutch racing’s totaliser monopoly

Kansspelautoriteit (KSA), the Netherlands gambling authority, has announced that ZEbetting & Gaming Nederland BV has been retained as the operating company of Dutch horseracing’s totalizer contract.  Last Autumn, KSA launched a tender for its totaliser contract that was due to expire on 30 June 2022. Updating stakeholders, KSA informed that ZEbetting’s monopoly licence had been extended for a further five …

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Sportradar to provide integrity services to Swedish gambling regulator

Sportradar has entered into an agreement with the Swedish Gambling Inspectorate, Spelinspektionen, which will see the regulator enlist Sportradar Integrity Services (SIS). The partnership – the duration of which has not been specified – revolves specifically around the prevention, detection and investigation of match-fixing. Using its Universal Fraud Detection System (UFDS), Sportradar will monitor “certain sports” from a betting perspective …

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Bacta calls for amusements’ consideration in Spring Statement

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the government’s Spring Statement on the UK budget today, outlining a number of areas for investment as the country’s recovery from COVID-19 continues.  Ahead of the statement, the UK’s betting and gaming trade associations have called on the government to take the industry into consideration, with amusement arcade body Bacta today focusing on …

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OPAP nets 26% profit jump as units return to full strength

OPAP SA has hailed its full-unit business recovery, as the company records a strong end of year performance to offset early 2021 COVID-19 headwinds. Publishing its full-year 2021 results, the Athens-listed gambling group reported corporate revenues of €1.58 billion, up 36% on FY2020 results of €1.13 billion.  Headline growth was attributed to the full-strength return of its lottery unit during …

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