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Lack of Caixa clarity sees BNDES Brazil rethink its LOTEX tender

BNDES – Brazil’s National Bank for Social Development has scheduled a new auction for the sale of state-owned instant games (scratch & win) operator Loteria Instantânea Exclusiva (LOTEX) to be held on 29 November 2018. The tender of LOTEX was first announced on August 2017, with the Brazilian Finance Ministry targeting a BRL 4 billion (€1.2 billion) for its complete divestment …

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Golden Race’s 3D Horses enjoys visual effects transformation

3D Horses

UK licensed virtual sports developer Golden Race has transformed its 3D horse racing product into the “most realistic experience on the market” after updating the graphics and visual effects. The real backgrounds on 3D Horses, which is created through a hybrid system of Artificial Intelligence and reproduction of real races, have been shot and integrated with the latest cinematographic techniques …

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Ainsworth confirms departure of Danny Gladstone as CEO

Industry games manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology has confirmed that Danny Gladstone, will be stepping as Group CEO in 2019. Filing an Australia ASX update, Ainsworth governance confirms that Gladstone will depart corporate leadership on 30 June 2019. Gladstone has served as CEO of Ainsworth since 2007, leading the games manufacturer through a number of transitions and expanding the firm’s services …

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Sportium ESP expands racing live inventory with French PMU

Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa, Spanish market bookmaker Sportium has announced that it will amplify its horseracing inventory by adding the syndicated content of French racing operators Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU). Agreeing on partnership terms, Sportium will be able to offer PMU French racing days and events, which will further be streamed across Sportium betting platforms (land-based and digital). Working on …

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Sky Sports to be exclusive home of French Racing

Sky Sports Racing has been revealed as the UK and Ireland’s exclusive pay TV broadcast home of French racing, on a three year deal from January 1 of next year, PMU and At The Races have announced. Furthermore, At The Races is to also become the PMU’s online video streaming provider within both regions, with a full service of over …

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Power Play! William Hill & IGT partner targeting US lottery betting contracts

William Hill US and International Game Technology (IGT) have confirmed that they have entered a ‘multi-year agreement’, seeking to deliver sports betting provisions to US state licensed lottery incumbents. The alliance sees FTSE250 William Hill partner with IGT the leading technology systems supplier for North American lotteries. Last August, both organisations partnered to provide a ‘full-service sports betting solution’ for …

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Tabcorp continues Racing ATA legacy sponsorship

Australian gambling operator Tabcorp will continue its legacy sponsorship of the Australian Trainers Association (ATA) for a further 12-months. Updating the media, Tabcorp marketing detailed that it would continue to act as the ATA’s ‘official wagering partner’, a position it has maintained since 2014. Renewing sponsorship terms for a further 12-months, the ATA detailed that it would work with Tabcorp …

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Newgioco unveils new US executive team

Italian betting technology group Newgioco Inc has undertaken an executive management restructure, targeting future expansion and growth within the liberalised US sports betting market. Updating investors, Newgioco welcomes four new faces to its executive management team, as the company restructures its financial and commercial divisions to take on future US market challenges. US finance and technology veteran Elizabeth J Maclean …

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William Hill announces long-list for 30th SBOTY award

William Hill has announced the long-list of contenders for its 30th ‘Sports Book of the Year Award’, considered the most prestigious prize in English sports literature. The UK bookmaker announces the 17 sports books and authors that have made its ‘2018 SBOTY long list’, a diverse mix which includes novels, diaries, autobiographies, exposes of sports biggest stars and gonzo journalism. …

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BHA confirms alterations to conditions of selling races

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that it has ratified proposals from the Racecourse Association (RCA) via the sport’s “Racing Group” to adjust the conditions of selling races from 1 October 2018. The objective of the proposals is to make the conditions of selling races much clearer to owners and trainers considering running horses, or bidding for the winners …

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