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TAB chasing pack must clear regulatory hurdles

Suitors pursuing a break-up of Tabcorp Holdings’ wagering and media assets will have to clear a number of regulatory hurdles in order to complete a deal. As further parties declare their interests in bidding to acquire TAB, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has stated that it is ‘monitoring developments closely’ in a situation that will likely change the …

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Sportech maximises cash position ahead of BetMakers takeover  

The board of Sportech Plc has stated confidence that the LSE firm will deliver its full-year 2020 EBITDA results in line with corporate expectations. Issuing a pre-close 2020 trading statement, Sportech noted that despite enduring COVID-19 headwinds the company maintained its operational efficiencies across its core business verticals. Meeting unprecedented headwinds, Sportech focused 2020 trading on capital preservation and strengthening …

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FDJ scores second place in French ‘gender parity’ index

Groupe FDJ has ranked second amongst French companies in ‘gender parity’ rated by independent workplace and employment ratings agency Humpact Emploi. France’s national lottery operator was highly commended for its transparent and inclusive company policies and recruitment practices, scoring the highest results for Paris Euronext group. Founded in 2019, Humpact Emploi is an independent French enterprise ratings agency evaluating business …

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SIS adds extension to GRI partnership

SIS adds extension to GRI partnership

Sports Information Services (SIS) will continue to distribute live pictures and data from selected Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) tracks after the duo added a five-year extension to their partnership. Through the extended agreement, SIS will offer coverage from the tracks across its retail and online portfolio, including its 24/7 Live Betting channels. Paul Witten, Commercial Director at SIS, said: “We’re …

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UKGC highlights vital feedback of Lived Experience Advisory Panel

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has hosted the first meeting of its ‘Lived Experience Advisory Panel’ providing first-hand accounts and insights on gambling harms, risks and addictions. Beginning in June, the Commission has been working to establish a ‘lived experience group’ to form part of its wider ‘Experts by Experience’ group, providing advice and recommendations on the development of UKGC’s …

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Horse Racing Ireland launches mobile app through PTI Digital collaboration

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has announced that it will launch a new mobile application, assisted by digital and data consultancy PTI Digital. The creation of the app is part of HRI’s wider digital vision that will deliver growth and revenue for the business, enhance race day experience, engage key audiences and meet wider HRI strategic objectives.  In March last year, …

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ANJ sets out French gambling overhaul objectives

L’Autorité Nationale des Jeux (ANJ) has published the ‘working objectives’ of its new ‘three-year strategy’ to overhaul the existing laws, standards and consumer protections of French gambling.   From 2021-to-2023, France’s unified regulatory agency will place its ‘strategic focus’ on ‘ensuring that players are protected from harms’ across all gambling disciplines. Formalised by its new executive team, led by President Isabelle …

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Playtech shareholders revolt on succession duties

Playtech Plc faces a shareholder revolt with regards to how the company handled succession duties following the departure of Alan Jackson as Non-Executive Chairman last year. The Times reported that shareholders of the FTSE250 technology group are unhappy that Playtech’s board suspended its executive search for Jackson’s replacement last May – a move that saw Claire Milne extend her role …

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Entertainment guru Charles Garland joins SAZKA National Lottery advisory

Sazka Group has added Charles Garland to its advisory board that will provide support to Sir Keith Mills as part of the company’s bid for the Fourth National Lottery Licence. The former Global CEO of Syco Entertainment and COO of 19 Entertainment will work closely with Mills to develop plans that will help the National Lottery rediscover its sense of excitement and return the institution to the forefront …

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SIS takes greyhound content down under with Sportsbet deal

SIS takes greyhound content down under with Sportsbet deal

Sportsbet will strengthen its coverage of UK and Irish greyhound content after signing a new agreement with Sports Information Services (SIS).  The operator’s new greyhound offering will consist of up to 53 meetings per week from British tracks including Central Park, Crayford, Doncaster, Harlow, Henlow, Hove, Monmore, Romford, and Towcester as well as Irish action from Cork, Kilkenny, Limerick, Mullingar, …

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