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IGT secures new $1.5 billion loan agreement towards debt commitments

New York-listed industry lottery and gambling systems provider IGT Group Plc (IGT) has this afternoon announced that it has secured a new $1.5 billion loan agreement which is set to mature from 2023. Updating the market and stakeholders, IGT governance informs that it will use the proceeds from the $1.5 billion loan to repay the ‘€800 million term loans maturing …

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UKGC launches ‘Resolver’ consumer gambling complaints tool

Updating the market, The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has announced the launch of its new consumer online support tool ‘Resolver’ to help players make complaints related to gambling Planned to be launched on 1 August, Resolver is a free, independent tool for consumers. It provides information about the issue the consumer wants to complain about, and support to help the …

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FSB boosts platform content & data dynamics with Racing Post partnership

Updating the market, industry bespoke betting platform provider FSB Technology (FSB) has announced that it will make Racing Post content and data available to its customer base. Moving forward Racing Post content will be published across FSB platforms, giving client users the most in-depth and informative data for UK and Irish horseracing as well as greyhounds. FSB development detailed that …

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Playtech BGT boosts Terminal capabilities ahead of critical new European football season

Updating the market, Playtech betting subsidiary Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) is gearing up for a critical new European football season detailing that it has enhanced its Self-Service Betting Terminal (SSBT) capabilities. Ahead of season’s kick off, PBS has added new dynamics to its terminals including a new ‘Goalscorer Coupon’, as well as ‘Asian Handicap’ betting lines for the first time, with …

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John Boyle hands Boylesports leadership to son-in-law Conor Gray

John Boyle the founder of Irish Independent bookmaker Boylesports has stepped down from active duty with the company, handing leadership to his son-in-law Conor Gray as new Chief Executive. Last June, Boyle (61) had detailed to Irish media that he was preparing to stand down as leader of the company he founded in 1982, and which has become Ireland’s second …

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OLG Toronto gambling tender to be ‘High Stakes’ for Caesars Entertainment

Canadian news sources have reported that the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) will select an external gambling firm to run its operations for casino and slot machine services within the Greater Toronto Area. Launching a tender, OLG seeks a gambling enterprise to run its Toronto area racetracks of Ajax Downs and Woodbine as well as its Great Blue Heron …

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MGM confirms Marcus Glover as President of Borgata NJ

Updating the market, MGM Resorts International (MGM) has announced the appointment of Marcus Glover as new President & Chief Operating Officer of its Borgata Hotel Casino property in Atlantic City New Jersey. A US casino industry veteran, Glover joins MGM’s executive team from Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Ohio where he served as Senior VP and General Manager (2010-2017). Glover has been …

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SIS agrees broadcast deal with Doncaster and Harlow

SIS has announced a deal with Doncaster and Harlow greyhound tracks for the exclusive rights to distribute live pictures and data to betting offices and online operators worldwide. The deal follows up on last week’s SIS announcement to show greyhound racing from Central Park and Henlow Greyhound tracks. The deal will be seen as a step in the right direction …

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Ladbrokes Coral and The Racing Partnership end commercial stand off

Following a commercial standoff, Ladbrokes Coral PLC (Ladbrokes Coral) and The Racing Partnership (TRP) have announced that a media rights deal has been agreed.  The deal will take effect immediately, ensuring Ladbrokes Coral’s 3,820 betting shops in the UK and Ireland will show racing from 15 Arena Racing Company (ARC) owned racecourses and seven independent racecourses. The deal will also …

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Top Agenda…US Big 4 discuss legalising sports betting

Since the Supreme Court agreed to rehear New Jersey’s state appeal for legalising sports betting last June, the agenda for ‘licensed US betting’ has been placed at the forefront of US Pro-League Commissioners. This week In New York, the Chief Commissioners of the ‘Big 4’ Leagues; Roger Goodell (NFL), Adam Silver (NBA), Rob Manfred (MLB) and Gary Bettman (NHL) will meet …

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