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Every sports content site is driven by video – why should betting be different?

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A seasoned marketing executive who previously headed up the sportsbook division at 888 Holdings, Yuval Benyamini joined content platform WSC Sports in February 2021 as Head of Betting Business Development. Fast forward just a few months and we learned that WSC Sports had teamed up with Sportradar to launch the sports betting sector’s first ‘Live Video Notification’ push service.  We …

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Dan D’Arrigo joins Gambling.com to oversee auditing and nominations

Dan D’Arrigo has joined the Board of Directors at Gambling.com, conducting oversight of its auditing, nominations and governance. His appointment became effective following the firm’s successful completion of an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Global Market on 27 July. The new appointee will serve as Chairperson of the Nominating & Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit …

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IGT backs its trimmed profile as gaming units return to profitability

IGT Plc has maintained confidence in its 2021 commercial strategy, having reported strong gains in Q2 as its gaming division ‘returns to profitability’. Reporting a yearly increase in revenue of 74% to $1 billion (2020: $600m), the group has also achieved net EBITDA of $442 million (2020: $164m) and operating income of $244 million, a major improvement on the operating …

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EPIC Risk Management recruits Dan Trolaro to strengthen US focus

Dan Trolaro, a problem gambling prevention specialist, has joined EPIC Risk Management as the harm minimisation consultancy’s Vice President of Prevention, as the company looks to expand its focus in the US. Effective from 9 August 2021, Trolaro’s new role will see him work to implement EPIC’s ‘blended, four pillar approach’ combining lived experience, prevention, policy, research and evidence, in …

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FSB appoints David Charnock to oversee LatAm growth

FSB has strengthened the leadership of its expansion strategy in the Latin American markets, appointing David Charnock as its Business Development Director for the region. As Business Development Director for LatAm for the sports betting and igaming platform provider, Charnock will operate out of FSB’s San Jose office, with the responsibility of ‘continuing the upward momentum’ that the firm has …

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Sky Racing World ‘expands menu of North American content’ via AmTote deal

Tabcorp subsidiary Sky Racing World has signed an agreement with North American 1/ST TECHNOLOGY, leveraging the latter’s AmTote International product. As 1/ST TECHNOLOGY’s leading offering in its portfolio, AmTote will be utilised by Sky Racing World as its wagering platform, initially to facilitate international commingling into Australian racing hosts’ pools for greyhound racing from the North American market. The new …

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Jumio strengthens board with appointment of Convery as CMO

End-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions provider Jumio has appointed Anna Convery as its new Chief Marketing Officer, following a positive trading year. Prior to joining Jumio, Convery held the position of CMO at cybersecurity firm Bradware for close to five years, overseeing the company’s marketing strategy whilst also driving revenue and increasing market share by enhancing corporate marketing contribution. …

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Tipico secures US-facing ‘strategic alliance’ with Gannett

German operator Tipico has enhanced its foothold in the expanding American sports betting market via a ‘strategic alliance’ between its US subsidiary and digitally-focused mass media company Gannett. As a result of five-year agreement, Tipico will become the official sports betting and igaming provider for the subscription-based media provider, incorporating its odds, props, free-to-play games and betting trends across the …

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