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6 of the Best – ICS’ Dean Rayson

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This week’s 6 of the Best comes from Dean Rayson, Business Development Director at Independent Content Services. Read on to discover very contrasting top movie picks, a rich cricketing love and plethora of best betting options. Best Holiday Wow – a hard choice. The Maldives for honeymoon was incredible, however I’d have to go with Cape Town over New Year …

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BetFan sets top five target for Poland’s online betting market

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BetFan has set a target of “three to four years” to secure its place in the top five for licensed online bookmakers in Poland. The Warsaw-based operator wants to stand out for its diverse offering of bets – up to 1.5 million different bets each month – and for innovative solutions that guarantee both fast payouts and a simple/automated registration …

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Irish government pledges to establish independent regulator by 2020

The Irish government’s proposals to establish an independent gambling regulator to oversee the licencing of all gambling operators has received the ‘full backing’ of the industry, according to junior minister David Stanton. According to the Fine Gael MP, the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Bill will oversee licensing in addition to establishing a social fund to provide treatment for gambling addicts, …

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Betway and Mandalorian reprimanded by Swedish regulator

Mandalorian Technologies and Betway have become the two latest gaming companies to be reprimanded by the Swedish regulator, Spelinspektionen, after the two were found to have violated bonus offer rules in place. The two have both received a warning and issued with penalty fees of SEK9m (£730k) and SEK5m (£406k) respectively. Current Swedish regulations state that licence holders are only …

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Sportradar extends OTT deal with Italian TV outlet Sportitalia

Sportitalia

Sportradar has extended its partnership with one of Italy’s leading TV outlets, Sportitalia, to deliver its OTT streaming solution across four new channels from July 2019. The two companies originally partnered in 2017, in a which saw Sportradar provide the streaming platform for Sportitalia’s 24/7 online site, while also making selected content available on demand. As part of the revised …

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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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Inspired Entertainment extends partnership with BetVictor

Industry virtual content supplier Inspired Entertainment has inked a long-term extension with BetVictor which will see them continue to provide its scheduled Virtual Sports product. The new agreement will allow for the increased provision of Virtual Sports content across the BeVictor interactive platform, creating a roadmap of new content. “We have been working with Inspired since 2010 on a number …

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GVC Holdings confirms Triennial & Technology savings

FTSE100 gambling group GVC Holdings Plc will today host its Capital Markets Day, with corporate leadership outlining the firm’s ‘foundations for long-term market outperformance’. Presenting the firm’s strategic objectives and future prospects, GVC governance details progress on the firm’s enlarged agenda, a year following its transformative acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral. Citing an ‘accelerated migration’ of Ladbrokes Coral online brands onto …

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PPB appoints ‘media pro’ Nancy Cruickshank as corporate advisor

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has moved to strengthen its corporate governance advisory, confirming the appointment of Nancy Cruickshank as a non-executive director. The appointment is confirmed, following PPB’s annual general meeting (AGM), where the FTSE firm’s investors approved of PPB’s upcoming rebrand to ‘Flutter Entertainment Plc’. Nancy Cruickshank is the current Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation …

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PA bolsters its Racing & Betting team with two key appointments

The Press Association (PA) has moved to bolster it’s racing and betting division’s commercial capacity, confirming two key appointments. Updating the market, Claire Hunter Gregson joins PA as Commercial Director while Richard Duncan assumes the role of Head of Business Development. A seasoned industry executive in commercial development, Hunter Gregson is the former Vice President of Business Development for Aristocrat …

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