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Acquisitions and media drive 2019 growth for Better Collective

Better Collective has revealed that an acceleration of its acquisition strategy and broadening of its media partnership portfolio has allowed the affiliate to land ‘well in line with financial targets’. Publishing its annual report, the industry affiliate marketing publisher revealed a 67% growth in revenues, up from €40,483 in 2018 to €67,449. Meanwhile, EBITDA also saw an increase from €16,241 …

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Racing Post suspends print publishing

The Racing Post has confirmed that it has temporarily suspended the print publication of its daily racing newspaper as of this Thursday (26 March). Racing Post management explained that it is adjusting its business to racing and sports disruptions caused by the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. “Unfortunately, with racing in Britain and Ireland halted, betting shops closed, and our governments …

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WhichBingo survey highlights bingo’s shift towards customer safety 

WhichBingo.com has revealed a strong take-up of safer gambling tools and protections as part of its fifth ‘Online Bingo Market Report’. Publishing an in-depth 64-page report of the online bingo marketplace, WhichBingo underlined that operator focus has shifted to consumer needs on safety.  Key research segments of the report include an online bingo player survey, accompanied by both an overall …

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Government’s business relief ‘will protect tens of thousands of jobs’ says BGC

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has backed the recent government support, welcoming the confirmation that betting companies will now qualify for the same business rates holiday like other businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality industry. Following the government’s instruction to close betting shops and casinos across the UK to limit the spread of COVID-19, the BGC has campaigned …

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Catena Media boosts casino offering to offset sports shortfall

Stockholm-listed industry publisher Catena Media has revealed that it is sourcing ‘alternative revenue streams’ for its sports division, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt global sports fixtures. Publishing a trading update for January – February 2020, Catena Media revealed that sports accounted for 35% off its revenues generated during the period, which saw a 5.7% overall increase from €17.1m …

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Irish racing cancelled as Varadkar increases COVID-19 measures

Horse racing across Ireland came to a halt last night following new restrictions imposed by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, which has seen all sporting events cancelled until 19 April at the earliest due to COVID-19. Irish racing has been taking place without spectators since 13 March, and was subject to strict controls. The restrictions meant that race meetings were closed …

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Brandon Walker: How Amelco is using technology to tap into new markets

Sports betting systems provider Amelco  boosted its Asian market presence earlier this month after securing a football trading partnership with the legacy operator Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Brandon Walker, Head of USA at Amelco, spoke to SBC about how the partnership has put them ‘on the map’, what opportunities  could arise as the Asian market matures, whilst also highlighting the …

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Malta revamps rescue package to focus on workforce protections

The Malta Labour Party has sanctioned wholesale upgrades to its economic rescue package to support vital industries disrupted by the ongoing global Covid-19 crisis. Yesterday, Prime Minister Robert Abela unveiled a raft of new economic measures to protect Malta’s business community and workforce. Malta’s Treasury has pledged to commit €61 million per month to support the employer payroll for its …

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Biden and Trump flip-flopping for favouritism in US presidential race

As the US gears up for election season, Donald Trump and Joe Biden are currently joint favourites to become the next President of the United States. Both Trump and Biden are currently trading at 46% on Smarkets to win the presidential election, while Biden remains the clear front-runner in the Democratic race with 89% to Bernie Sanders’ 2%. Trump’s handling …

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IGT appoints emerging markets expert Beatrice Bassey as a corporate advisor

New York-listed gambling technology and lottery systems supplier IGT Plc has moved to strengthen its corporate governance and general counsel by confirming the appointment of Beatrice H. Bassey as an independent advisor. The strategic appointment of Bassey will see the executive counsel IGT governance on group legal oversight and support the firm’s executive leadership team on ongoing compliance directives related to …

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