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Flutter makes its bingo play with £402m buyout of Tombola  

Flutter Entertainment has secured a definitive agreement to acquire Tombola Limited – the UK’s leading online bingo and soft games operator for £402 million.  The deal will see Flutter diversify its games portfolio and expand its market share within the UK, in which Tombola generates 80% of its turnover.  “In its financial year to end April 2021 Tombola generated pro …

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Playtech confirms JKO approach as bidding war looms against Aristocrat takeover

The board of Playtech Plc has moved to confirm media speculation that it has been approached by a third suitor seeking to acquire the FTSE250 gambling technology group. This morning, Playtech governance confirmed that on 5 November, a ‘preliminary approach’ was made by JKO Play Limited, a consortium led by former F-1 team owner Eddie Jordan and Scientific Games executive …

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GambleAware recommissions the Scottish Gambling Education Hub

GambleAware has recommissioned the Scottish Gambling Education Hub (SGEH) for a further three years. Run by Edinburgh-based youth wellbeing and education charity Fast Forward, the SGEH has delivered gambling harm and addiction awareness courses since 2018. Fast Forward will maintain its grant funding by GambleAware to support young people and adults o raise awareness of gambling harms across Scottish communities, …

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Sportradar fires US warning shots following blockbuster Nasdaq debut  

Sportradar AG has underlined its position as the world’s leading sports tech and data group, having published its inaugural results as a Global Nasdaq enterprise.    The Swiss group, which made its listing debut last September after securing a target valuation of $8 billion, registered Q3 revenues of €137 million – up 30% on the €105 million from Q3 2020. Global …

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Evolution stands firm against New Jersey accusations 

Evolution AB has hit back against allegations made by a New Jersey law firm that it has breached US laws by providing gaming services to restricted countries under current trade embargo. This morning, Bloomberg reported that NJ law firm Calcagni & Kanefsky LLP had filed a complaint by an ‘anonymous competitor’ to the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement. Penned …

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Spotlight Sports Group rolls out Superfeed to bet365

bet365 has secured access to an expanded range of international horseracing content after agreeing a new three-year agreement with Spotlight Sports Group.  Through the partnership, customers across all of bet365’s domains – including those licenced in North America – will benefit from Spotlight Sports Group’s Superfeed content engine which is offered via a single integration. Content from Racing Post, offered …

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Sportradar nets 10-year NBA partnership

Sportradar will gain the exclusive betting data rights to the NBA, WNBA and NBA G League after signing a 10-year contract. The exclusive partnership will start in 2023-24, kicking in at the end of the existing, non-exclusive deal which runs for two more years. It will see the three leagues use Sportradar’s global and wide-ranging capabilities to grow US operations, …

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BETER carries out strategic makeover to engage next-generation audiences

BETER has carried out a significant overhaul of its content and data services as it seeks to match the demand “for a new era of betting”. As a result, BETER will revamp its multiple live API feeds spanning sports, esports, gaming and live casino to ensure that clients will be supported by “the most reliable supplier available”. “We’re here to …

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US growth helps Catena ride out costly German impairments 

Catena Media Plc has underlined the strategic importance of its globally diversified media portfolio, as a 3x jump in North American revenues and continued Japanese market growth helped offset significant European headwinds.  Publishing its Q3 2021 interim results for the period ending 30 September, Catena registered operating revenues of €33 million, up 33% on corresponding 2020 results of €25 million. …

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Aiste Garneviciene: Reflecting on BetGames 2021 milestones

Aiste Garneviciene: Reflecting on BetGames 2021 milestones

2021 has been filled with several milestones for BetGames, the company’s Chief Operating Officer Aiste Garneviciene told SBC News. But as we edge closer to the new year, it’s full steam ahead for the live games supplier as it seeks to expand into new markets.  Reflecting on the last 12 months, Garneviciene discussed how Lotto Reloaded has been received by …

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